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Mozilla Employees Call For CEO Resignation Over Financial Backing Of Anti-Gay Marriage Effort
Tesla To Add Triple Underbody Shield And Better Fire Protection To Magnificent Model S
HotHardware and CyberPower PC Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway!
Carmack Speaks: Blindsided By Facebook Deal But Oculus Needed To Partner
Say Goodbye To The Landline: AT&T And Verizon Want To Cut The POTS Cord
Google Lays Down The Law, Forbids Android Apps From Using Deceptive Ads And Other Shenanigans
Android 4.4.3 Reportedly Spotted On Various Google Employee Nexus Devices
Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight Up For Pre-Order, Screenshots Show New Foe In Action
Yahoo! Considers YouTube-Competitive Service, Could Be Courting Content Creators
Google Now Requiring Manufacturers To Brand Devices “Powered By Android”
Microsoft Catches Heat For Snooping Blogger's Hotmail, Will Lean On Law Enforcement From Now On
Valve Veteran Michael Abrash Jumps to Oculus VR, Believes Facebook Buy “Final Piece Of The Puzzle”
ZTE's Grand S II Could Become First Smartphone to Sport 4GB of RAM
Hot Deal: Dell P2815Q 28" 4K UltraHD Monitor For $594 and More
BlackBerry CEO Hoping Keyboarded Smartphones, BBM Service On Desktops Brings Company Back
Facebook Working With NASA To Expand Global Web Connectivity Allowing More People To Poke, Share, And Selfie
Microsoft Announces Kinect For Windows v2
Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA Solid State Drive Review
Sony Announces Availability Of Digital Paper Document Management Solution
Lenovo Issues Global Recall Of ThinkPad Batteries Due To Fire Hazard, Check Your Model Here

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Mozilla Employees Call For CEO Resignation Over Financial Backing Of Anti-Gay Marriage Effort

Mozilla Employees Call For CEO Resignation Over Financial Backing Of Anti-Gay Marriage Effort

Gay marriage rights is one of the most potent issues of today, and strong feelings from both sides have spilled over into Mozilla’s boardroom. Mozilla promoted Brendan Eich from CTO to CEO last week, but when it was revealed that Eich donated $1,000 to the Prop 8 effort (legislation to ban gay marriage in California, if you were living...

Tesla To Add Triple Underbody Shield And Better Fire Protection To Magnificent Model S

Tesla To Add Triple Underbody Shield And Better Fire Protection To Magnificent Model S

After a couple of accidents involving Tesla’s Model S electric car resulted in fires, the company has scrambled to find a solution that didn’t involve completely re-engineering the undercarriage and engine compartment. That solution has taken the form of a relatively simple three-part titanium shield underneath the vehicle. The...

HotHardware and CyberPower PC Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway!

HotHardware and CyberPower PC Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway!

What better way to say good-bye to winter and usher in the spring season than to give away an awesome gaming rig? We have teamed up with our friends at CyberPower PC and have put together one heck of an awesome gaming system giveaway! This time around you've all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built rig complete...

Carmack Speaks: Blindsided By Facebook Deal But Oculus Needed To Partner

Carmack Speaks: Blindsided By Facebook Deal But Oculus Needed To Partner

This isn’t about cool virtual reality games anymore. When the news first broke of Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR, the knee-jerk reaction from many fans of the Oculus Rift was to feel betrayed that this grassroots tech company, funded in part by its individual supporters, was going to be part of a huge, lumbering...

Say Goodbye To The Landline: AT&T And Verizon Want To Cut The POTS Cord

Say Goodbye To The Landline: AT&T And Verizon Want To Cut The POTS Cord

Two of the biggest telecoms in the U.S. -- AT&T and Verizon Communications -- are on a mission to make landlines nothing more than a footnote in the history of telecommunication. One state at a time, the two companies are lobbying for permission to replace POTS -- the copper-wired landline phone system -- with Internet-based systems that...

Google Lays Down The Law, Forbids Android Apps From Using Deceptive Ads And Other Shenanigans

Google Lays Down The Law, Forbids Android Apps From Using Deceptive Ads And Other Shenanigans

As much as we like Android -- and we like it quite a bit around these parts -- there's no denying that Google could step up its game and more actively police its app store (Google Play) for malicious or otherwise deceptive content. Taking a step in that direction, Google made some changes and additions to its Google Play Developer Program...

Android 4.4.3 Reportedly Spotted On Various Google Employee Nexus Devices

Android 4.4.3 Reportedly Spotted On Various Google Employee Nexus Devices

Android version 4.4.2 (KitKat) has been available for a while now, but there may be yet another incremental KitKat bump coming. Version 4.4.3 has apparently been spotted on some Google employees’ devices. Credit: Android Police Myce sussed out the version number based on Google’s typical naming scheme, and the version is running...

Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight Up For Pre-Order, Screenshots Show New Foe In Action

Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight Up For Pre-Order, Screenshots Show New Foe In Action

Who doesn’t love a good Batman game? Rocksteady has the new Batman: Arkham Knight coming this year, and you can now preorder the title for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. For now, when you preorder, you also get the playable Harley Quinn add-on and can play as the newest baddie in the Rocksteady Batman world. “Become Harley Quinn for the...

Yahoo! Considers YouTube-Competitive Service, Could Be Courting Content Creators

Yahoo! Considers YouTube-Competitive Service, Could Be Courting Content Creators

Technically, Yahoo already has a YouTube-ish video service called Screen (show of hands, who knew that actually existed?), but the company is rumored to be hatching a plan to create a true YouTube competitor. According to Re/code’s sources, CEO Marissa Mayer wants a much bigger web video presence, and to do so, Yahoo is trying to poach...

Google Now Requiring Manufacturers To Brand Devices “Powered By Android”

Google Now Requiring Manufacturers To Brand Devices “Powered By Android”

Yes folks, that is Android running on your Samsung Galaxy S5. The same is true of the HTC One M8. Of course, you already knew that -- and that probably played a big role in your decision to buy your device -- but in case you had any lingering doubt, you'll notice that both handsets make it a point to say "Powered by Android" during boot. This...

Microsoft Catches Heat For Snooping Blogger's Hotmail, Will Lean On Law Enforcement From Now On

Microsoft Catches Heat For Snooping Blogger's Hotmail, Will Lean On Law Enforcement From Now On

Microsoft is reversing course on a recently updated privacy policy that specified it was within its legal right to sift through a user's Hotmail or Outlook email account if the company had reason to believe something illegal was taking place. From here on out, Microsoft will pass the buck to law enforcement officials rather than continue to...

Valve Veteran Michael Abrash Jumps to Oculus VR, Believes Facebook Buy “Final Piece Of The Puzzle”

Valve Veteran Michael Abrash Jumps to Oculus VR, Believes Facebook Buy “Final Piece Of The Puzzle”

The announcement that Facebook bought Oculus VR felt like a suckerpunch to the gut for many ardent fans of the Oculus Rift and all the amazing work that the Oculus team has been doing, and even more people have bemoaned the acquisition as a death knell for the once-promising VR project. However, you can count Valve veteran Michael Abrash among...

ZTE's Grand S II Could Become First Smartphone to Sport 4GB of RAM

ZTE's Grand S II Could Become First Smartphone to Sport 4GB of RAM

The past year has seen a number of high-end smartphones launch with 2GB of RAM, and with 64-bit SoCs to make a big splash in the future, it's sure to become a lot more common - even trickling down to lower-end models at some point. Of course, as is the way with technology, 2GB of RAM is going to feel small in the future, and to help kick-start...

Hot Deal: Dell P2815Q 28" 4K UltraHD Monitor For $594 and More

Hot Deal: Dell P2815Q 28" 4K UltraHD Monitor For $594 and More

If you’re like us and have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of affordable, 4K monitors, today’s HOT deal will be right up your alley. Dell Works is offering the 28" P2815Q 3840x2160 monitor for only $594.99 with FREE shipping. Use the coupon code below to get the final price. The Dell P2815Q features four times the resolution...

BlackBerry CEO Hoping Keyboarded Smartphones, BBM Service On Desktops Brings Company Back

BlackBerry CEO Hoping Keyboarded Smartphones, BBM Service On Desktops Brings Company Back

BlackBerry is a shell of itself, but CEO John Chen has plans to bring the company back to prominence even as BlackBerry’s latest financials were released today showing losses for the year. BlackBerry eschewed its iconic physical keyboard for all-touchscreen devices with its Z10 and Z30 handsets, but after that didn’t pan out especially...

Facebook Working With NASA To Expand Global Web Connectivity Allowing More People To Poke, Share, And Selfie

Facebook Working With NASA To Expand Global Web Connectivity Allowing More People To Poke, Share, And Selfie

We’d bet that when Mark Zuckerberg drunkenly dashed off the original Facebook precursor in his dorm room, he never imagined that within a decade he’d be actively trying to connect two-thirds of the world to the Internet and working with NASA to do so, but that is indeed what has transpired. Zuckerberg announced that Internet.org,...

Microsoft Announces Kinect For Windows v2

Microsoft Announces Kinect For Windows v2

The second version of Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows is nigh, and the company has shared images of the final hardware design. There’s nothing too revolutionary here, but Microsoft has made the Kinect for Windows v2 to be slightly more inconspicuous by moving the “Kinect” label to the top of the device and swapped out...

Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA Solid State Drive Review

Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA Solid State Drive Review

A few months back, we took a look at Samsung’s SSD 840 EVO series of solid state drives. At the time, we found their performance to be quite good, and the drives were competitively priced too. Shortly after the 2.5” versions of Samsung’s SSD 840 EVO drives hit the scene, the company prepared an array of mSATA drives featuring...

Sony Announces Availability Of Digital Paper Document Management Solution

Sony Announces Availability Of Digital Paper Document Management Solution

Somewhere out there is a tree that just carved the word "Sony" into itself with a heart around it. Why? Sony's trying to change the professional working person's game by replacing paper made from tree pulp with Digital Paper. According to Sony, organizations that make the switch to Digital Paper can reduce or altogether eliminate the "time-consuming...

Lenovo Issues Global Recall Of ThinkPad Batteries Due To Fire Hazard, Check Your Model Here

Lenovo Issues Global Recall Of ThinkPad Batteries Due To Fire Hazard, Check Your Model Here

Lenovo, the world's largest supplier of PCs, has issued a voluntary recall for battery packs that shipped with several versions of its popular ThinkPad laptop line, as well as certain Edge Series notebooks. The reason for the recall is because the affected battery packs could overheat, thereby posing a fire hazard. Lenovo's received two reports...

AT&T Reveals ASUS PadFone X Specs: KitKat, Snapdragon 800, 13MP Camera, No Availability Details Yet

AT&T Reveals ASUS PadFone X Specs: KitKat, Snapdragon 800, 13MP Camera, No Availability Details Yet

ASUS is taking another stab at its PadFone concept, which like the name sounds is a hybrid smartphone and tablet device. There have been several iterations already, and presumably coming soon is the PadFone X, an upgraded model that made an appearance on AT&T's Consumer Blog site. AT&T left out details regarding the device's availability...

Roku's HDMI Streaming Stick Now Available For $50, Supports Over 1,200 Channels

Roku's HDMI Streaming Stick Now Available For $50, Supports Over 1,200 Channels

It's not the size of the dongle that matters, but what you can do with it. As long as we're judging them in this fashion (and why wouldn't we?), Roku has about 1,200 reasons why it thinks you should pick its new HDMI Streaming Stick (3500R) over Google's Chromecast device even though Roku's offering carries a pricing premium. Here's the deal...

Russian Officials Ditch Their iPads For Samsung Android Tablets On Fear Of Spying

Russian Officials Ditch Their iPads For Samsung Android Tablets On Fear Of Spying

Russia seems to be making news these days for all of the wrong reasons, but the latest tidbit doesn't involve military actions or international sanctions. Purportedly in response to the NSA outings in the U.S., Russian government officials have traded in their iPads for Samsung tablets. The telecommunications minister has said that the move...

Hot Deals: Lenovo Y410p Gaming Laptop, Xbox One + Titanfall, HP ENVY Monitor and More

Hot Deals: Lenovo Y410p Gaming Laptop, Xbox One + Titanfall, HP ENVY Monitor and More

Lenovo.com is offering a huge $600 coupon code (USPY4178320) on its flagship 14-inch IdeaPad Y410p Gaming Laptop (model 59392578). The price range starts at $719 for Core i5 model but we recommend going for the $749 deal (ends 3/31 or after 150 coupon uses). The featured $749 configuration includes Core i7 CPU, 1600x900 14" screen, 8GB RAM,...

It's Official: Microsoft Office Meets Apple iPad In Long Overdue Union

It's Official: Microsoft Office Meets Apple iPad In Long Overdue Union

Microsoft today talked a lot about embracing the "mobile-first, cloud-first" world that's taking shape, and as was previously rumored this week, the Redmond outfit finally unveiled a version of its Office productivity suite for Apple's iPad. The "Office for iPad" release includes free and reimagined versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel....

Amazon Aims For The Living Room Next Week, Could Be Streaming Video Set Top Box

Amazon Aims For The Living Room Next Week, Could Be Streaming Video Set Top Box

Amazon is holding a press event on April 2nd, and it appears likely that the announcement will be the oft-rumored and long-awaited streaming video set-top box. Or at least, something pertaining to living room entertainment. The image that Amazon sent along with the invitation is a shot of a couch littered with a few kernels of popcorn. “Please...

Amazon AWS, IDrive, Box Announce Price Cuts To Keep Pace With Google In Cloud Storage Competition

Amazon AWS, IDrive, Box Announce Price Cuts To Keep Pace With Google In Cloud Storage Competition

When Google slashed the prices for its cloud storage service earlier this month, it appears to have set off a price-cutting jamboree among some of its competitors, some of whom have also launched new features to boot. In an email, IDrive said, “We launched Sync functionality today, got NSA Proof private key encryption, increased storage...

Dell Trying Hand At Xbox Consoles After Microsoft Patent Deal? (Update: Nope.)

Dell Trying Hand At Xbox Consoles After Microsoft Patent Deal? (Update: Nope.)

Buried under the typical eye-glazing congratulatory corporate-speak that is a mutual press release announcing cooperation between two companies is a curious nugget of information: Dell might start making Xbox consoles. Taking a step back here, the announcement pertains to Microsoft and Dell signing a patent licensing agreement wherein they’ll...

Spherix Accuses Cisco Of Generating $43 Billion In Sales From Infringed Patents, Issues Lawsuit

Spherix Accuses Cisco Of Generating $43 Billion In Sales From Infringed Patents, Issues Lawsuit

Two days after announcing plans to invest $1 billion in an ambitious cloud computing venture, Cisco Systems finds itself having to defend against a lawsuit alleging that some $43 billion in sales over the last five years infringe on patents. The company making the claim is Spherix, which describes itself as an intellectual property development...

Trend Micro Warns Of Malicious Android Apps In Google Play Coded To Mine Virtual Coins

Trend Micro Warns Of Malicious Android Apps In Google Play Coded To Mine Virtual Coins

Security researchers at Trend Micro report finding a new Android malware family designed to mine crytocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin. The malicious mining code is being repackaged in copies of popular apps like Football Manger Handheld and TuneIn Radio. To hide the code, malware writers modify the Google Mobile Ads portion...

WD Treats Mac Users To My Passport Pro, First Portable Dual Drive With Thunderbolt

WD Treats Mac Users To My Passport Pro, First Portable Dual Drive With Thunderbolt

Western Digital used MacWorld as a springboard to announce its new My Passport Pro, the first portable, Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive storage solution. The high-performance storage device is intended specifically for Mac users working with large files including photographers, videographers, graphic designers, and other creative pros, WD says....

Intel Acquires Basis Science To Expand Effort In Wearable Technologies

Intel Acquires Basis Science To Expand Effort In Wearable Technologies

When you consider the microprocessor industry, it's safe to say that things have changed in dramatic fashion over the past five to ten years. Intel's lead in the desktop sector has become increasingly less potent as laptops and tablets usurp desktop sales, and the next obvious frontier is an even smaller footprint. Intel has chimed in here...

Hot Deals: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, Dell Monitor, 3TB HD, and More

Hot Deals: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, Dell Monitor, 3TB HD, and More

Lenovo is offering IdeaCentre Q190 1.5GHz Dual-core Small Form Factor Desktop (model number 57320450) with a 500GB 5400RPM HDD for $279 with FREE shipping. Use $80 instant savings and extra $20 coupon code: USPQ1950320 to get the final price. This is the lowest price on newest IdeaCentre Q190 base configuration. The model featured here includes...

AMD Announces FirePro W9100: Hawaii Goes Workstation

AMD Announces FirePro W9100: Hawaii Goes Workstation

After AMD launched its Hawaii-based R9 290 and R9 290X last fall, it was only a matter of time before the company followed up with a new set of workstation cards. Today, it's rolling out the FirePro W9100 -- a new, R9 290X-based workstation GPU that slots in just above the older W9000. Matt Skynner, VP and GM of AMD's graphics business, introduced...

Sony Backpedals On Android Wear Stance, Says Door Is Open To Using Google's Platform

Sony Backpedals On Android Wear Stance, Says Door Is Open To Using Google's Platform

The thing about knee-jerk reactions is they can cause you to do or say things you regret. Take Sony, for example, which very recently went on record saying it plans to pursue its own homegrown platform for smartwatches since it's already invested time and resources into it. That's understandable, but taking a defiant stance against Google's...

MIT Researchers Build “Mylar” To Spy-Proof Web Applications

MIT Researchers Build “Mylar” To Spy-Proof Web Applications

As both the general public and CEOs of Internet companies seethe in the wake of NSA spying allegations, some researchers at MIT are working on a tool called Mylar that they claim would essentially spy-proof web applications. The pain point, according to the team, is the server. Every web application relies on servers for processing and storing...

Behind The Birth Of The iPhone

Behind The Birth Of The iPhone

Whether you’re an Apple fanboy or a dyed-in-the-wool hater, the influence of the original iPhone cannot be understated. In one fell swoop, Apple essentially created and perfected a new category of device, and it would be years before anyone else caught up. Greg Christie, a senior Apple engineer when the company was building the iPhone,...

Instagram Shoots Past 20 Billion Photos And 200 Million Members

Instagram Shoots Past 20 Billion Photos And 200 Million Members

Facebook isn't afraid to make big acquisitions. Lest anyone need reminding of that, the social networking service dropped a bombshell on Oculus VR fans by announcing yesterday it had acquired the technology for $2 billion. That's just one example of Facebook's willingness to drop big cash on startups. In April 2012, Zuckerberg and company...

Google Reportedly Getting Down To Business With Enterprise-Friendly Features In Next Android Release

Google Reportedly Getting Down To Business With Enterprise-Friendly Features In Next Android Release

Android is dominating the mobile market, but Google is still looking at new realms to conquer, and next on the horizon may be the enterprise. According to The Information’s two sources, (behind a paywall), Google is making a concerted effort to claim the enterprise ground that BlackBerry once held and preventing Apple from grabbing the...

Drobo Refreshes 4-Bay Storage System For Faster Performance, Adds USB 3.0 Connectivity

Drobo Refreshes 4-Bay Storage System For Faster Performance, Adds USB 3.0 Connectivity

Drobo on Wednesday rolled out its third generation 4-bay direct-attached storage (DAS) box. The latest release is three times faster than the previous model and boasts a handful of new features, such as SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, significantly faster rebuild times, and enhanced support for Apple's Time Machine. It also features a lower...

NVIDIA Demos Unreal Engine 4 On GeForce GTX Titan Z At GTC 2014 [Video]

NVIDIA Demos Unreal Engine 4 On GeForce GTX Titan Z At GTC 2014 [Video]

NVIDIA has always been the master of the tech demo.  And though they've previously shown Epic's Unreal Engine 4 in action on even mobile platforms like their forthcoming Tegra K1 mobile SoC, there's nothing like a new flagship graphics card to serve as a vehicle to demonstrate the latest in game engine advancements.  It's showcases...

High End HTC One M8 Scores Low Marks For Do-It-Yourself Repairs

High End HTC One M8 Scores Low Marks For Do-It-Yourself Repairs

As was expected, HTC introduced its new One (M8) handset yesterday, and judging by the media coverage and user comments, there appears to be a fair amount of excitement over the company's new flagship device. Understandable, considering it features a large 5-inch Full HD 1080p display powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor....

Live NVIDIA GTC 2014 Coverage: Next Gen Pascal GPU, GeForce GTX Titan Z, NVLink, 3D Stacked DRAM And Tegra K1 Updates

Live NVIDIA GTC 2014 Coverage: Next Gen Pascal GPU, GeForce GTX Titan Z, NVLink, 3D Stacked DRAM And Tegra K1 Updates

NVIDIA's 2014 GTC (GPU Technology Conference) kicked off with a bang this morning in San Jose California, with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang offering up a healthy dose of new information on next generation NVIDIA GPU technologies for the professional workstation, big data analytics, cloud computing, gaming and mobile markets.  As members...

Facebook To Acquire Oculus VR, Games Only The Beginning

Facebook To Acquire Oculus VR, Games Only The Beginning

Facebook is snapping up Oculus VR, maker of the hotly-anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset. For those immediately worried that Facebook will ruin Oculus Rift, fear not: Mark Zuckerberg assured the world in a post that not only will Facebook be accelerating the Oculus Rift gaming platform, it will be leveraging Oculus VR’s...

Samsung's First NVMe PCIe SSD Sees Action In Dell PowerEdge Server

Samsung's First NVMe PCIe SSD Sees Action In Dell PowerEdge Server

Solid state drives still aren't quite where they need to be in terms of price versus capacity for the masses to shift away from conventional, mechanical hard drives, but they're closer to being the go-to device than ever before. In fact, most mid-to-high end laptops have already made the move entirely to SSD. As these shifts typically go,...

Hot Deals: Dell S2240L + $100 Gift Card, Quadro-Copter, Ouya Game Console and More

Hot Deals: Dell S2240L + $100 Gift Card, Quadro-Copter, Ouya Game Console and More

Dell Home is offering the 21.5-inch S2240L 1080p LED-backlit LCD Monitor with IPS panel for $199.99, with a bundled $100 Dell eGift card and FREE shipping. This is one of the best deals we've seen on this particular monitor; the effective final price is just $99.99 assuming you use the gift card. The Dell S2240L features a native 1920 x 1080...

NVIDIA Updates SHIELD With Kit Kat, New Streaming Options, and Redesigned Gamepad Mapper

NVIDIA Updates SHIELD With Kit Kat, New Streaming Options, and Redesigned Gamepad Mapper

NVIDIA has some big things planned for owners of its SHIELD portable gaming device. In addition to bringing new features and capabilities to SHIELD though an upcoming software update, NVIDIA will be upgrading the base OS to Android KitKat, and redesigning the interface of SHIELD’s gamepad mapper to make it more user friendly. Changes...

Sony Passing On Android Wear For Smartwatches In Favor Of Homegrown Platform

Sony Passing On Android Wear For Smartwatches In Favor Of Homegrown Platform

It would seem that Google’s groundbreaking Android Wear UI (and forthcoming SDK) will open up a wealth of possibilities for wearable hardware makers, but don’t count Sony among that group. The company is reportedly not interested in Android Wear and will instead continue developing with its own homegrown SmartWatch platform, according...

NVIDIA Talks High Performance Graphics APIs: DirectX12, DirectX11 Improvements, and New OpenGL Extensions

NVIDIA Talks High Performance Graphics APIs: DirectX12, DirectX11 Improvements, and New OpenGL Extensions

We recently had the chance to sit down with some folks at NVIDIA to discuss high performance graphics APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). With all of the noise recently surrounding AMD’s Mantle, DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and even OpenGL, NVIDIA wanted to clear the air somewhat, and explain the company’s position and plans...

New Flagship Smartphone HTC One (M8) Now Available

New Flagship Smartphone HTC One (M8) Now Available

The HTC One (M8) has landed, and HTC’s new flagship phone features a curvy brushed metal unibody frame, dual front-facing speakers, and the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The 5-inch display is a full HD 1080p affair, and the smartphone comes with HTC Sense and HTC Blinkfeed. The HTC Ultrapixel camera can shoot in 1080p...

MSI Launches Thin And Light GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost Gaming Notebooks

MSI Launches Thin And Light GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost Gaming Notebooks

MSI has a pair of gaming notebooks coming out with the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost, and the company claims “unmatched” gaming power wrapped in slim and light chassis. The 17-inch Stealth and 15-inch Ghost are thin indeed, measuring just 0.85-inches and 0.78 inches thick, respectively. Both notebooks rock an Intel Core i7-4700HQ...

Temporary Xbox One Titanfall Bundle Price Cut Levels The Playing Field With PlayStation 4

Temporary Xbox One Titanfall Bundle Price Cut Levels The Playing Field With PlayStation 4

Without getting into a long-winded debate about the hardware and platform differences between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the main advantage Sony's console has over Microsoft's is that it's a $100 less expensive at $399 versus $499. Of course, the Xbox One comes with a second generation Kinect motion controller, so while the price difference...

New Kid On The (SmartPhone) Block: OnePlus To Debut "One" With CyanogenMod April 23rd

New Kid On The (SmartPhone) Block: OnePlus To Debut "One" With CyanogenMod April 23rd

OnePlus is a company that’s looking to disrupt the smartphone market, and its flagship “One” smartphone is set to debut on April 23rd. Among the details that the company has been offering up little by little over the last few months, perhaps the most intriguing is the fact that OnePlus has partnered with Cyanogen on software....

Google Glass Going Upscale And Stylish With Cool Luxotticca Ray-Ban And Oakley Frames

Google Glass Going Upscale And Stylish With Cool Luxotticca Ray-Ban And Oakley Frames

If the one thing that's holding you back from adopting Google Glass and joining the wearable computing market is the lack of trendy designs, you're in luck. Google is teaming up with The Luxottica Group, a company that specializes in luxury and sports eyewear. While you may not have heard of Luxottica, there's a good chance you're familiar...

Cisco Plans $1 Billion Investment In Cloud Computing To Compete With Amazon

Cisco Plans $1 Billion Investment In Cloud Computing To Compete With Amazon

It's often said you have to spend money to make money, and if that's true, Cisco may make a fortune in the cloud space. That's because the networking guru is reportedly planning to invest a king's ransom -- $1 billion, to be precise -- over the course of the next two years building data centers that will help run a new service it's calling...

Trend Micro Report Details Exploit That Could Brick Your Android Device

Trend Micro Report Details Exploit That Could Brick Your Android Device

Security outfit Trend Micro is warning Android users that a recently discovered vulnerability in Google's open-source platform could allow cybercriminals to do "substantial damage" on smartphones and tablets. By exploiting the vulnerability, a hacker could effectively put an Android device in an endless reboot loop, thereby making it unusable....

Futuremark Unbans Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 From Using 3DMark Benchmark

Futuremark Unbans Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 From Using 3DMark Benchmark

Smartphone makers may have learned an important lesson -- don't try to pull a fast one in Futuremark's 3DMark benchmark, because if you're caught, Futuremark will make a public spectacle out of banning your product. This happened last November when Futuremark delisted several Samsung and HTC handsets for breaking benchmarking rules, stripping...

Microsoft Addressing Achilles' Heel Of Windows Phone Store With Better App Search

Microsoft Addressing Achilles' Heel Of Windows Phone Store With Better App Search

We've been using (and reviewing) Windows Phone devices for years now, and while market share numbers still favor iOS and Android, it's obvious that Microsoft isn't going to give up on the race. The company has been building Windows Phone into a full-fledged mobile OS, and today it stands as a formidable competitor. That said, it still has...

Hot Deals: Lenovo Core i7 Gaming Laptop, HP ENVY 17t, Alienware TactX Mouse and More

Hot Deals: Lenovo Core i7 Gaming Laptop, HP ENVY 17t, Alienware TactX Mouse and More

Lenovo.com is offering their 15.6-inch IdeaPad Y510p Haswell-based Core i7 Gaming Laptop (model no. 59405668) for $879 with FREE shipping. Use $500 instant savings and extra $20 coupon code: USPY5168320 to get final price. The IdeaPad Y510p featured in the deal also includes 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 24GB SSD, 2GB GeForce GT 755M Graphics and...

WD My Cloud EX2 Personal Cloud Server Review

WD My Cloud EX2 Personal Cloud Server Review

Western Digital’s original My Cloud personal cloud storage solution brought a unique approach to the NAS segment, for individuals and the SOHO crowd, and the subsequent multi-bay My Cloud EX4 offered a beastly amount of storage--8TB, 12TB, or 16TB--via the same “My Cloud” platform. WD introduced the My Cloud EX2 as something...

HTC’s One M8 Rocks Rightware Benchmarks

HTC’s One M8 Rocks Rightware Benchmarks

We’ve already discussed the impending HTC M8 (One), or One M8, or whatever the final official name will be, but Rightware has shared the new handset’s benchmark results from its Basemark and BrowserMark tests. The HTC One M8 beat out the Nokia Lumia 1520 to take the top spot in gaming performance, topping the field in the Basemark...

LG’s Smart Light Bulb Talks To Your Smartphone

LG’s Smart Light Bulb Talks To Your Smartphone

LG is developing smart lighting solutions. Its first release to that effect is an LED smart light bulb, and it actually sounds like a somewhat compelling product instead of some eyeroll-inducing googah for the geek elite. The bulbs come packing Bluetooth and WiFi technology and works with devices running Android 4.3 and higher as well iOS...

Microsoft’s Nokia Acquisition Delayed Until April

Microsoft’s Nokia Acquisition Delayed Until April

The deal that will see Microsoft gobble up Nokia’s Devices and Services business was announced back in September and was expected to be finalized in Q1 2014. That hasn’t happened yet, but both Microsoft and Nokia have put out press releases pledging that the deal will be complete in April. The deal has cleared regulatory hurdles...

Microsoft Doubles New PC Discount Incentive To $100 As Windows XP Deadline Looms

Microsoft Doubles New PC Discount Incentive To $100 As Windows XP Deadline Looms

Microsoft has given Windows XP users plenty of notice that it plans to stop supporting the legacy operating system on April 8, 2014, and as that date draws near, the Redmond outfit is ramping up its efforts to get XP holdouts to upgrade. One of the ways it's been trying to do that is through monetary incentives -- a week ago day, Microsoft...

Have 15 Minutes To Spare? Here's An Extended Look At HTC's Unannounced M8 (One)

Have 15 Minutes To Spare? Here's An Extended Look At HTC's Unannounced M8 (One)

HTC is expected to unveil its new One (not to be confused with the current HTC One) smartphone during a press event in New York City tomorrow, which just might be one of the worst kept secrets on the web. That's because the One (codenamed M8) has been the subject of numerous rumors, speculations, and leaks, the newest of which is a 15-minute...

Apple And Comcast Reportedly In Talks To Tag Team A Streaming TV Service

Apple And Comcast Reportedly In Talks To Tag Team A Streaming TV Service

A pair of tech titans could make major waves in the entertainment industry if a deal to launch a new streaming TV service can be reached. According to multiple reports, Apple is currently in talks with Comcast about using Apple's set-top box to deliver the new service, which would give users the ability to stream live TV, on-demand programming,...

Want To Be A Siri-Like Voice Surrogate For The Speech Impaired? You Can With VocaliD

Want To Be A Siri-Like Voice Surrogate For The Speech Impaired? You Can With VocaliD

As it turns, you can donate more than just blood to help others; you can donate your voice, and all it costs you is a stretch of time in a recording booth. And if Professor Rupal Patel and Dr. Tim Bunnell fulfill their vision, voice donations from all over the world may someday be generated with an iPhone app.   There are millions of...

Facebook Open Sources Streamlined “Hack” Coding Language

Facebook Open Sources Streamlined “Hack” Coding Language

Facebook has endeavored to make coding a more efficient process by developing a coding language called Hack. Facebook has been using Hack internally for quite some time, and now the company is open sourcing the tool for anyone to use. “Hack is a programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP,” reads the “Hack...

A New Obsession: Tracking How Many People Read Your Tweets

A New Obsession: Tracking How Many People Read Your Tweets

As if any of us needed a reason to spend more time doing things online that are ultimately unnecessary, Twitter is apparently testing a new feature that lets individual users--and, it would seem, anyone else--see who views each Tweet receives. Twitter itself is mum on the possible feature, but a friend of The Verge noticed the tweak on her...

Time Warner Cable's First Transparency Report Shows 12,000 User Information Requests Last Year

Time Warner Cable's First Transparency Report Shows 12,000 User Information Requests Last Year

Following in the footsteps of future owner Comcast and other cable and wireless operators, Time Warner Cable (TWC) just released its first transparency report. It's for the entire year of 2013 broken up into two periods -- from January to the end of June, and from July to the end of December. During the entire year, TWC processed around 12,000...

AT&T Blasts Netflix's 'Self Righteous' Plea For Net Neutrality

AT&T Blasts Netflix's 'Self Righteous' Plea For Net Neutrality

Proving once again that there are two sides to every story, a senior executive for AT&T fired back in contentious fashion at a blog post written by Netflix chief Reed Hastings calling for net neutrality. AT&T's Jim Cicconi called Hastings' plea "self righteous" and "arrogant," to use a couple of choice terms sprinkled throughout his...

No Longer TITAN or Bust: EVGA Outs 6GB GeForce GTX 780 Models

No Longer TITAN or Bust: EVGA Outs 6GB GeForce GTX 780 Models

Gamers who've wanted to build a very high-end PC this past year with NVIDIA graphics cards have had to face a bit of a dilemma: Opt for the high-performing GeForce GTX 780 (or Ti) and risk the chance of 3GB being too restrictive down the road, or splurge hundreds of dollars more in order to negate that possibility with the 6GB TITAN....

CyberPower’s Mega Miner Series PCs Claim To Be Your Ultimate Coin Mining System

CyberPower’s Mega Miner Series PCs Claim To Be Your Ultimate Coin Mining System

A couple of months ago, iBUYPOWER got into the coin-mining craze by designing a PC series targeted squarely at it. Called Mine, the PCs feature only AMD Radeon graphics cards, since those currently give the best returns. In that post, I mentioned, "Given the incredible growth that cryptocurrencies have seen over the past year, I'm willing...

Apple Considering Spotify Rival And Android iTunes App As Digital Music Sales Drop

Apple Considering Spotify Rival And Android iTunes App As Digital Music Sales Drop

The sands of the ever-fickle music industry are shifting again, and this time it’s Apple that has to scramble to adjust. Once the king of digital downloads, Apple is facing a reported double-digit drop in music sales, largely because of competition from streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify. In response, Apple is considering...

Don’t Look Now But Someone Just Cracked WPA2 WiFi Security

Don’t Look Now But Someone Just Cracked WPA2 WiFi Security

Wireless security has always been something of a problem. Basic WEP encryption, for example, has been beaten so soundly that it’s a wonder device makers even offer it as a security option anymore. Fortunately, we’ve had WiFi protected access 2 (WPA2) keeping our networks safe--but perhaps no longer. According to Phys.org, researchers...

Zuckerberg, Musk, and Kutcher Offer VC Backing To AI Startup That Wants To Replicate Your Neocortex

Zuckerberg, Musk, and Kutcher Offer VC Backing To AI Startup That Wants To Replicate Your Neocortex

Setting aside for a moment how jarring it is to see Ashton Kutcher’s name associated with Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, the trio are among investors in a startup called Vicarious FPC that has lofty goals for artificial intelligence technology. Specifically, Vicarious wants to essentially replicate the human brain’s neocortex,...

Oppo Find 7 Superphone Sports 5.5-Inch 2560X1440 Display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 50MP Camera That Shoots 4K

Oppo Find 7 Superphone Sports 5.5-Inch 2560X1440 Display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 50MP Camera That Shoots 4K

You may want to hide your so-called "smartphone" before reading any further -- we don't want any hurt feelings. As big and bad as your current handset might be, odds are high that Oppo's new Find 7 trumps its. Heck, it even has some low-end PCs feeling bad about themselves. Enough of that, though, let's go over what exactly makes the Find...

Lenovo Gobbles Up $100 Million 3G And LTE Patent Portfolio

Lenovo Gobbles Up $100 Million 3G And LTE Patent Portfolio

Securing patents is an important part of doing business in today's corporate world. Lenovo understands this, hence why it just agreed to purchase a portfolio of mobile technology patents from Unwired Planet for $100 million dollars in cash, the two companies announced. The deal also gives Lenovo a term-based license to Unwired Planet's patent...

Google Sets The Record Straight With The Top 10 Glass Myths Busted

Google Sets The Record Straight With The Top 10 Glass Myths Busted

As soon as Google announced its Glass digital eyewear, the world went nuts with speculation; pros and cons simply flooded the Web. Since then, a lot of people have been left without a solid conclusion, no doubt thanks to the number of walls Glass has hit. We've learned of bars that have banned the device from being worn, and Google even once...

And So It Begins: Pocket Debuts Android Wear Prototype App

And So It Begins: Pocket Debuts Android Wear Prototype App

The ink is barely dry on the announcement about Android Wear, Google’s forthcoming wearables platform, but developers are already tinkering with the Developer Preview SDK. Pocket, which makes a nifty tool that lets you save anything you see online, be it in a web browser or app, to view later in a “pocket”. You can even view...

Far Cry 4 Will Put You Atop Elephants In The Himalayas, Reportedly Shipping In First Half Of 2015

Far Cry 4 Will Put You Atop Elephants In The Himalayas, Reportedly Shipping In First Half Of 2015

Admit it, you've always wanted to ride on an elephant, right? Okay, maybe that wasn't on your bucket list, but would you really turn down an opportunity to sit atop an elephant if it presented itself? Now imagine riding on one into an outpost of bad guys with guns-a-blazing and explosions in the background. Now it's starting to sound like...

Google Sends Message To NSA Snoopers With Enhanced Gmail Security

Google Sends Message To NSA Snoopers With Enhanced Gmail Security

For all the ire the NSA’s spying practices have fomented among users and Internet companies alike, the revelations are prompting some positive changes. For Gmail users, those changes are coming in the form of better encryption on Google’s part. Although it’s been the default option since 2010, Google says that Gmail will...

Catch The Falling NAND: Solid State Storage Poised To Break Out On Better Pricing In 2014

Catch The Falling NAND: Solid State Storage Poised To Break Out On Better Pricing In 2014

If you've been reluctantly holding on tight to your aging mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) because of the comparatively high price of a solid state drive (SSD), this might be the year you finally make the jump to faster storage. Why is that? NAND flash memory prices are coming down, which means less expensive SSDs could be on the horizon....

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Finger, Well Sometimes: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Review

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Finger, Well Sometimes: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Review

Samsung introduced its PRO line of Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note tablets at CES in January. We had a brief chance to check out these new tablets while at CES and now we have the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in house for a full hands-on review. As you may recall, this tablet features a 10.1-inch WQXGA display that supports a resolution of 2560...

White House Could Be Ditching BlackBerry For Samsung And LG Android Smartphones

White House Could Be Ditching BlackBerry For Samsung And LG Android Smartphones

The White House and its most important denizen have never exactly been bastions of hot new technology, but this current president has always at least appeared to live in the 21st century. President Obama famously refused to give up his BlackBerry when he took office, but now the White House may be ditching BlackBerry altogether in favor of...

Bethesda’s Wolfenstein: The New Order Brings Back Classic Evil For Gamers

Bethesda’s Wolfenstein: The New Order Brings Back Classic Evil For Gamers

Where does the time go? I can remember playing Wolfenstein 3D as if it weren't all that long ago, though it's actually been a long 22 years since it was released. Fast forward to today and we've seen a handful of followup titles, though the forthcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order will be the first not to bear the Id Software badge. You'll play...

Netflix Chief Reed Hastings Rages Against Internet Tolls, Makes Case For Net Neutrality

Netflix Chief Reed Hastings Rages Against Internet Tolls, Makes Case For Net Neutrality

After reading through the latest rhetoric by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, you get the feeling that he views his company's recent deal with Comcast as essentially sleeping with the enemy. The multi-year agreement ensures that Comcast subscribers will enjoy higher quality Netflix streams and less buffering, but Hastings warns that if left unchecked,...

Two Cans Of Chips, A Bottle Of Water, This Message Will Self-Destruct: AMD Hints Hard Of Duality - Dual Hawaii?

Two Cans Of Chips, A Bottle Of Water, This Message Will Self-Destruct: AMD Hints Hard Of Duality - Dual Hawaii?

Last week I was sent a rather bizarre picture of my likeness, doubled over as if I was being reflected in a mirror.  The message read "wouldn't you agree that two is better than one?"  This week, two cans of potato chips, a bottle of Hawaiian Volcanic water and specific details of a mission assignment were sent to me.  All of...

Valve Turns To 3D Printing For Rapid Prototyping Of Next Gen Steam Controller Designs

Valve Turns To 3D Printing For Rapid Prototyping Of Next Gen Steam Controller Designs

Valve is still working on the final edits to its new Steam Controller, and it’s showing off the device at GDC where we got to spend some time snapping pictures of it on the show floor. We’ve already discussed what the new controller will look like, particularly compared to the original, but what we didn’t know was how Valve...

Nvidia And Microsoft Jointly Demo DirectX 12, Offering Improved Performance, Better Multi-Threading And Backwards Compatibility

Nvidia And Microsoft Jointly Demo DirectX 12, Offering Improved Performance, Better Multi-Threading And Backwards Compatibility

One of the most anticipated announcements of GDC this year has been Microsoft's unveiling of DirectX 12. The event today was light on some details, but didn't disappoint -- DirectX 12 looks like a huge step forward for gaming. The problem DX12 wants to solve is the same issue that drove Mantle. DirectX 11 isn't very good at allocating resources...

AT&T Announces Pre-Ordering For Samsung Galaxy S 5 And Galaxy Gear 2 Devices

AT&T Announces Pre-Ordering For Samsung Galaxy S 5 And Galaxy Gear 2 Devices

Were you just about to upgrade your phone to something newer? Hold the boat, player. Before you proceed with your order, be advised that AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy S 5 smartphone tomorrow in the U.S. You can stop by AT&T's website or one of the company's retail stores to place your pre-order, and then hang...

Rescape Kickstarter Project Overlays Augmented Reality FPS Game On Your Surroundings With A Mobile Device

Rescape Kickstarter Project Overlays Augmented Reality FPS Game On Your Surroundings With A Mobile Device

If running around your house, office building, or a public space with your smartphone strapped into a gun-like gaming accessory while you and your pals engage in augmented reality video game that overlays gameplay in real time over whatever environment you’re in, you might be a person that wants to drop some cash on the Rescape project...

Google Updates Search App For Android With Camera Voice Commands So You Don’t Miss A Shot Or Video Memory

Google Updates Search App For Android With Camera Voice Commands So You Don’t Miss A Shot Or Video Memory

Somewhere in the land of missed opportunities are millions, if not billions of fantastic photographs and videos that were never taken. Maybe not Pulitizer Prize worthy, but definitely some real gems that we'll unfortunately never get to see. Why not? Think about how many times a fleeting photo opportunity presented itself and passed you by...

Charlie Rose Interviews Google’s Larry Page: Clunky Computers, Powerful AI, And The Future

Charlie Rose Interviews Google’s Larry Page: Clunky Computers, Powerful AI, And The Future

Charlie Rose sat down with Google’s Larry Page to talk turkey about the present and future of Google and technology at a TED talk, and the main takeaway is that the most exciting innovations are yet to come. If there was any doubt about Google’s intentions in the AI space, making computers smarter, Page made it clear how Google...

HP To Enter 3D Printing Market With 'Big Technology Announcement' In June

HP To Enter 3D Printing Market With 'Big Technology Announcement' In June

For a lot of people, their first 3D printer may well be an HP printer. The company is readying a big announcement for June that will pertain to 3D printing technology, and although there’s not much else to go on in terms of details, the company has revealed to Reuters that it has figured out some of the technical issues that can make...

Microsoft OneNote Skyrockets To Top Of Mac App Store Downloads, Shows Redmonds Strength

Microsoft OneNote Skyrockets To Top Of Mac App Store Downloads, Shows Redmonds Strength

Microsoft's been pushing its OneNote app pretty hard in the last few months, first by updating it for Windows 8.1 with new features, and more recently by porting it over to Mac and iOS where users can download and use OneNote for free. Apparently the offer of using OneNote for free was too good to refuse, as it quickly climbed to the top of...

Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Says Birds To Soar Again

Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Says Birds To Soar Again

Good news, fowl obsessed gamers, the casual game that became a bizarre phenomenon is coming back. We're of course talking about Flappy Bird, the creation of Dong Nguyen, who once revealed his addictive title was generating $50,000 per day through in-game ads. It was that revelation that made his decision to yank Flappy Bird from iTunes and...

Oculus VR Announces Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 Availability

Oculus VR Announces Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 Availability

For as much hype as the Oculus Rift has garnered, it's almost impossible to believe that the actual product still isn't out. Yes, prototypes have been around, but a finalized edition for the masses has yet to see the light of day. Of course, perfecting the art of virtual reality is no small chore, and it looks as if the team is getting tantalizingly...

New Reports Claim Microsoft's DirectX Rips Off Mantle, Won't Help Xbox One -- But Is It True?

New Reports Claim Microsoft's DirectX Rips Off Mantle, Won't Help Xbox One -- But Is It True?

Earlier this month, Microsoft acknowledged that it would debut DirectX 12 at GDC this year, with promises that it would offer many of the same features as AMD's Mantle. Fast on the heels of that announcement came news that the API would also be deployed on the Xbox One, presumably as part of a future update. Now, a report from SemiAccurate...

Intel Outs Haswell-E and Devil’s Canyon CPUs, Ready Mode Technology, and More at GDC

Intel Outs Haswell-E and Devil’s Canyon CPUs, Ready Mode Technology, and More at GDC

Intel used the backdrop of the Game Developers Conference currently taking place in San Francisco to make a handful of interesting announcements that run the gamut from low-power technologies to ultra-high-end desktop chips. In addition to outing a number of upcoming processors—from an Anniversary Edition Pentium to a monster 8-core...

AMD And Crytek Announce Mantle Support For Cryengine-Powered Games

AMD And Crytek Announce Mantle Support For Cryengine-Powered Games

Nvidia may have just announced GameWorks support will be baked into Unreal Engine 4, but the Red Team is firing back with its own announcement today: Upcoming versions of Cryengine will support AMD's Mantle API. Just to be clear, this announcement refers to an upcoming engine that hasn't been used for a shipping title yet -- Cryengine 3, the...

Unreal Engine 4 To Incorporate NVIDIA GameWorks Libraries In Partnership With Epic

Unreal Engine 4 To Incorporate NVIDIA GameWorks Libraries In Partnership With Epic

It's not uncommon to see a new game title come out that touts that the "best" experience will be on either AMD's or NVIDIA's (or Intel's in rarer cases) GPUs, but it is uncommon to see a game engine as a whole being given the nod by its developer to one or the other. In this case, the engine is Unreal Engine 4, and it s developer, Epic Games....

Toshiba's Canvio Adapter Turns Your External Hard Drive Into A Wireless Storage Device

Toshiba's Canvio Adapter Turns Your External Hard Drive Into A Wireless Storage Device

Pictures, videos, and other forms of digital data aren't getting any smaller, and you may find that your tablet or smartphone is suddenly short on space. There are a variety of solutions available, one of them being Toshiba's new Canvio Wireless Adapter, a simple yet creatively designed gadget that adds wireless networking capabilities to...

DigitalGlobe Powers Crowdsourced Hunt For Missing Malaysian Flight 370

DigitalGlobe Powers Crowdsourced Hunt For Missing Malaysian Flight 370

Every now and then we need a reminder that technology is more than games and gadgets, and this is one of those times: To help in the bizarre and tragic case of the Malaysia Flight 370 jet that has mysteriously vanished without a trace, a company called DigitalGlobe is using satellite images and crowdsourcing to help in the search. DigitalGlobe...

Apple’s Latest Patent Details How Siri Will Help Control Your Home Life

Apple’s Latest Patent Details How Siri Will Help Control Your Home Life

Apple has snagged a patent from the USPTO for what amounts to Siri, evolved. The “method and apparatus for building an intelligent automated assistant” appears to be a situation where your whole home or office is littered with sensors that track where you are and what you’re doing while always being at the ready for voice...

Sony’s Project Morpheus VR Headset For PlayStation 4 To Take On Oculus Rift And Others

Sony’s Project Morpheus VR Headset For PlayStation 4 To Take On Oculus Rift And Others

There’s a new member in the small-but-growing virtual reality headset club, and it’s from a major player, as Sony announced that’s developing Project Morpheus, a VR headset that will rival the likes of the Oculus Rift. “I have long dreamed about VR and the possibilities it brings in regards to game development”,...

Walmart Gets In On Used Game Purchases and Sales

Walmart Gets In On Used Game Purchases and Sales

Microsoft nearly flipped the used games market upside down when it first began revealing details about its Xbox One console prior to launch, though in the end, the Redmond outfit listened to its customers and reversed course. As a result, not only is the used games market still thriving, it's expanding and drawing interest from new players,...

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks 3/19/14:  Asus Chromebox, Dell XPS 13, Dell 4K Monitor, CyberPower Zeus Mini

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks 3/19/14: Asus Chromebox, Dell XPS 13, Dell 4K Monitor, CyberPower Zeus Mini

In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss the cool little Asus Chromebox, the powerful little CyberPower Zeus Mini Gaming PC, the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, and the Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q 4K super high res monitor - AND you can win that CyberPower Zeus Mini PC if you check out this episode for details!...

Pandora Increases Rates For Pandora One Subscription Services

Pandora Increases Rates For Pandora One Subscription Services

If you've been thinking about subscribing to Pandora One, you'll want to make a decision sooner than later to avoid paying a higher price. Beginning in May, the cost of an ad-free Pandora One subscription is going up to $4.99 per month. That's a dollar more than what it costs now and it's intended to help offset rising costs, such as growing...

Intel To Join The Android Wear Party With New Innovations In Wearables

Intel To Join The Android Wear Party With New Innovations In Wearables

Intel and wearables. Two names that you best get used to seeing together, as the aforementioned company is diving into the wearables sector in a major way. As part of the broader Android Wear rollout announced this week, Intel has made a point to emphasize its role in the coming explosion of wearables. The company has stated that it's "excited...

Apple Replaces $399 iPad 2 with iPad 4, Launches Cheaper 8GB iPhone 5C Overseas

Apple Replaces $399 iPad 2 with iPad 4, Launches Cheaper 8GB iPhone 5C Overseas

Apple is a company that's constantly in motion -- if it's not launching new products, then it's refreshing existing ones and tweaking its lineup. Such is the case at present starting with Apple's decision to snuff out the iPad 2 and replace it with the resurrected iPad 4, which the Cupertino company had discontinued last year. This is a pretty...

SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Mouse Says It Can Hang With Anything Wired, Synch Your Settings And Look Hot Too

SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Mouse Says It Can Hang With Anything Wired, Synch Your Settings And Look Hot Too

Not too long after SteelSeries released its original Sensei in 2011, I realized that it was a mouse I could spend the rest of my life with. A bit later, I adopted a [RAW] variant for my second PC. Overall, I consider both of them to be stellar mice - some of the best ever made. Of course though, no product is perfect, and one big complaint...

Linux To Gain More Gaming Street Cred With Support From GOG This Fall

Linux To Gain More Gaming Street Cred With Support From GOG This Fall

In terms of gaming, Linux is on a roll lately. The latest company to throw its weight behind the open source platform is GOG.com, which says it's been working on bringing Linux games to its service for the past few months. There's still work to be done, buy by this fall, GOG.com plans to launch at least 100 classic titles on Linux. "We're...

Google Goes All-In On Wearables With Android Wear, Check It Out On The Motorola Moto 360

Google Goes All-In On Wearables With Android Wear, Check It Out On The Motorola Moto 360

Google may have just figured out smartwatches--and other wearables, too. The somewhat mysterious wearables SDK that Google’s Sundar Pichai mentioned briefly just days ago isn’t coming until later this year, but Google did announce a rather important precursor with Android Wear. Essentially, Android Wear is a unique UI, and it’s...

Amazon Set Top Box Might Not Be A Box At All But A Chromecast-Style HDMI Dongle

Amazon Set Top Box Might Not Be A Box At All But A Chromecast-Style HDMI Dongle

There have been plenty of rumors suggesting Amazon will offer a set-top box of its own, but according to new reports, it appears the e-commerce giant might be readying a streaming device similar in form and function to Google's nifty Chromecast dongle. More than just for streaming movies and TV shows, those close to the situation say it'll...

Dropbox Acquires Zulip Messaging Service In Move For Stronger Workplace Foothold

Dropbox Acquires Zulip Messaging Service In Move For Stronger Workplace Foothold

Dropbox is a hugely popular cloud storage and sharing service with individuals, but the company has its eye on the enterprise market, for sure. That couldn’t be clearer with the company’s acquisition of Zulip, a messaging service that’s not yet even out of private beta. Zulip’s integration into Dropbox wasn’t...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Retail Launch Could Be Delayed Due To Camera Issues

Samsung Galaxy S5 Retail Launch Could Be Delayed Due To Camera Issues

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, is coming soon, but its release is reportedly being delayed by an issue with its camera. Specifically, according to Korean news site ETNews, is that Samsung can’t figure out a way to fit all the parts for the device’s 16MP camera together without damaging the lens. The...

Hacker Crashes Google Play Twice While ‘Testing’ A Vulnerability He Discovered

Hacker Crashes Google Play Twice While ‘Testing’ A Vulnerability He Discovered

It’s great that there are folks out there who look for exploits and vulnerabilities and then let companies know about them before ne’er-do-wells have a chance to perform malicious actions, but one hacker made himself something of a nuisance early this week by doing just that. According to CNN Money, Turkish hacker Ibrahim Balic...

Apple Factory Partner Pegatron To Begin iPhone 6 Production In Q2

Apple Factory Partner Pegatron To Begin iPhone 6 Production In Q2

The web is always awash in iPhone rumors, and right now all the chatter is focused on Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 device, assuming the Cupertino outfit sticks with its current naming convention. Regardless of what it ends up being called, you can feel reasonably assured that Apple will release another handset, and word on the web is that...

Sacramento Kings Let You Watch Them Pat The Rock From Their View With Google Glass

Sacramento Kings Let You Watch Them Pat The Rock From Their View With Google Glass

I'm a short Italian a hair-length away from being 5-foot 9-inches tall, yet despite my height deficiency, I know what it's like to play basketball above the rim. It's not because I have an amazing vertical like Nate Robinson or, for your old school ballers, Spud Webb, both whom have won the slam dunk contest. No -- one reasons I know what...

Crucial M550 Series Solid State Drive Review

Crucial M550 Series Solid State Drive Review

The solid state storage market continues to be one of the hottest in the PC industry. Over the last few weeks alone, we’ve seen the release of the Intel SSD 730 and the OCZ Vertex 460 series of drives and there are still plenty more on the horizon, as many companies ready products with different capacities, form factors and connectivity...

Microsoft Releases OneNote For Mac and iOS And It’s Free

Microsoft Releases OneNote For Mac and iOS And It’s Free

There's nothing quite like a little cross-platform love to get your morning started. Microsoft has long since supported rival platforms, with iOS and Mac coming immediately to mind. As Apple continues to grow, Microsoft realizes that it can't just shun its biggest threat. Instead, it's embracing diversity, this week announcing OneNote for...

Hot Deals Galore On Dell HD and Ultra HD 4K Displays

Hot Deals Galore On Dell HD and Ultra HD 4K Displays

There are a number of HOT deals in place on an array of Dell monitors today. Whether you’re looking for something like the ultra high-end 31.5” UP3214Q 4K display (reviewed here) or the more mainstream 1080P S2440L, we’ve got you covered. Even the highest pixel density 24” UP2414Q 4K is on sale, and for under a grand...

Google Patents Radial Menu Design Similar To Right Click Menu

Google Patents Radial Menu Design Similar To Right Click Menu

An intuitive menu system can greatly enhance the usability - and perhaps even enjoyment - of a device, and many companies have offered various solutions that they've hoped would set themselves apart from the crowd. With a newly-granted patent, it looks like Google is soon to try to convince us that its latest idea is worth getting excited...

Apple May Launch 8GB iPhone 5C to Compete with Low Cost Android Handsets

Apple May Launch 8GB iPhone 5C to Compete with Low Cost Android Handsets

Apple is doing pretty well for itself in the smartphone market, but there's always room to do better, especially in the lower-end segment where inexpensive Android devices are virtually unchallenged. To offer up some increased competition, Apple is rumored to be releasing an iPhone 5C model with 8GB of internal storage tomorrow. At present,...

Microsoft Debuts $679 Surface 2 Tablet With AT&T 4G LTE

Microsoft Debuts $679 Surface 2 Tablet With AT&T 4G LTE

We found that Microsoft’s Surface 2 is a solid-enough tablet, but a new version launching tomorrow is bringing a much-needed feature with 4G LTE connectivity. In order to be a true mobile device, in the sense that you can stay connected anywhere you might find yourself, the Surface needed mobile broadband capabilities. The new version,...

Google Play Games Update Expands Multiplayer Support To iOS

Google Play Games Update Expands Multiplayer Support To iOS

While Microsoft considers whether or not to take its ball and go home, Google wants to play with everybody. The company’s Google Play Games is dropping some new features this week at GDC, including the expansion of multiplayer support for iOS devices. That’s right--Android and iOS gamers can challenge each other, in turn-based...

Microsoft Continues Mounting Campaign To Migrate Users Off XP With Incentive Discounts

Microsoft Continues Mounting Campaign To Migrate Users Off XP With Incentive Discounts

It's been one heck of a ride, but like all good things, the Windows XP era is officially coming to an end next month. For many users, the XP era ended long ago, though according to market research firm StatCounter, around 2 out of 10 PC users are still rocking the legacy OS after all these years, which is more than Windows 8 and Windows 8.1...

Swing That Axe, Baby: Revamped "Gauntlet" Coming To Steam This Year

Swing That Axe, Baby: Revamped "Gauntlet" Coming To Steam This Year

Warner Bros. is bringing back “Gauntlet”, and the classic title will be arriving on Steam for PC this summer with full support for SteamOS and Steam Machines. Developer Arrowhead Game Studios Studios is collaborating on the project that will be a modern overhaul of the 1980s game. “With ‘Gauntlet’ we combined...

Apple’s ‘Selfie Sharing’ App Store Portal Shows The Selfie is Here To Stay

Apple’s ‘Selfie Sharing’ App Store Portal Shows The Selfie is Here To Stay

Teenagers are doing it, and so are young adults. Heck, even some older folks are doing it, and none of them seem to mind having a public audience. They're doing it on trains, on buses, in restaurants, and everywhere else when the urge arises. Some of them do it in groups, others prefer a single partner, and a great many are doing it by themselves....

Irate Gamers Launch Campaign Over Dark Souls II Console Graphics Downgrade

Irate Gamers Launch Campaign Over Dark Souls II Console Graphics Downgrade

Despite receiving mostly high scores and praise from review sites and gaming publications, Namco Bandai's Dark Souls II is the subject of a controversy over its in-game graphics. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers have taken to the Internet to voice their collective displeasure regarding what they feel are significantly downgraded graphics...

European Commission Calls For Development of Universal Mobile Device Charger

European Commission Calls For Development of Universal Mobile Device Charger

We've heard rumblings of this happening for some time, and it looks like the fire has finally been properly lit: the European Union is one step closer to passing a law that would mandate a single, universal charger for mobile device sin order to "reduce waste, costs, and hassle for users." It's a move that we certainly applaud, and we wish...

Every South Park Fan Should Play The Stick of Truth

Every South Park Fan Should Play The Stick of Truth

I finished South Park: The Stick of Truth early this morning after navigating the wilds of Canada, alien starships, the Lost Forest, encounters with Crab People, and the myriad dangers, pitfalls, and ridiculous events that weave the fabric of life in the quiet mountain town of South Park, Colorado. The vast majority of licensed games wallow...

Head-To-Head Battle Confirms Titanfall Is Best Played On PC

Head-To-Head Battle Confirms Titanfall Is Best Played On PC

Titanfall has been one of the most anticipated and important games of the Xbox One's short life, but a head-to-head comparison between the new console and high-end gaming PCs has illustrated that once again, the PCs come out on top. The problem, in this case, isn't that the Xbox One's visuals are poor -- the differences between the PC and...

Banks To Owe Microsoft Big Time For Securing ATMs Running Windows XP

Banks To Owe Microsoft Big Time For Securing ATMs Running Windows XP

We've been talking about the demise of Windows XP for what seems like forever, but at the turn of the new year, a new reality came to face: Most of the world's ATMs are still running the OS. Given the fact that Windows XP's been on life-support for some time, it's unbelievable that so many banks still haven't updated their ATMs - it's totally...

San Antonio Likely Next To Score Google Fiber Fat Pipe

San Antonio Likely Next To Score Google Fiber Fat Pipe

The lucky residents of San Antonio in the great state of Texas will probably be next to have access to Google's uber-fast fiber-optic network. As part of a long-term contract, Google will lay down 40 "fiber huts," which are 12-foot by 26-foot communications shelters that contain the infrastructure for Google's fiber-optic gigabit Internet....

Sprint Debuts New Prepaid Plans, $60 For Unlimited Everything

Sprint Debuts New Prepaid Plans, $60 For Unlimited Everything

It’s by no means a volley in a massive price war, but Sprint has revised its prepaid phone plans, which is good timing as AT&T is in the midst of doing the same (albeit by acquiring Cricket to add to its Aio Wireless stable). Actually, Sprint’s new plans put it right about on par with what Aio Wireless offers. Aio has an unlimited...

Musicians And ASCAP Lose Higher Royalties In Legal Battle Versus Pandora

Musicians And ASCAP Lose Higher Royalties In Legal Battle Versus Pandora

Pandora has just won the current round in the ongoing struggle over royalty fees with ASCAP (one of the agencies that collects and distributes royalty payments for musicians), and ASCAP is deeply unhappy with the ruling. Judge Denise Cote presided over the case and ruled that Pandora did not have to pay ASCAP any more than the 1.85% royalty...

Office 365 For Mac, iPhone, And iPad Coming As Microsoft Considers Future Strategy

Office 365 For Mac, iPhone, And iPad Coming As Microsoft Considers Future Strategy

Microsoft appears close to releasing the cloud-based Office 365 version of its ever-popular suite of Office applications for Mac and iOS devices, according to several reports. For Office 365 subscribers, this news is a huge boon, as it would allow them to use the software on a greater variety of devices. A Microsoft representative admitted...

Mozilla Firefox Most Exploited Browser At  Pwn2Own 2014 Event

Mozilla Firefox Most Exploited Browser At Pwn2Own 2014 Event

This shouldn't come as a complete shock to anyone who's been around the online block a time or two, but no web browser is 100 percent secure. That much was once again proven at the annual Pwn2Own hacking event held at the CanSecWest security conference. By the second day of the event, every major browser had fallen -- Firefox (Mozilla), Chrome...

AT&T Eats Cricket Wireless, Affecting 4.6 Million

AT&T Eats Cricket Wireless, Affecting 4.6 Million

The FCC has approved an AT&T acquisition of Leap Wireless, which includes Cricket and all of its 4.6 million customers--but the agency did not greenlight the deal without caveats. AT&T does get all of Leap Wireless’ spectrum, networking equipment, and “other assets”, but the company will have to divest spectrum in...

Valve Teases Redesigned Steam Controller With D-Pad And Standard Buttons

Valve Teases Redesigned Steam Controller With D-Pad And Standard Buttons

Valve has been tinkering with a new design for its Steam Controller for some time, and there’s finally a prototype upon which to gaze. Valve posted some images of the new controller and noted that they’re currently building 10 of the units by hand that they’ll bring with them to GDC. “These prototypes incorporate much...

Woz Says Snowden Is A Hero, Bill Gates Disagrees

Woz Says Snowden Is A Hero, Bill Gates Disagrees

Edward Snowden, former contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) who blew the whistle on the U.S. government's spying efforts by disclosing thousands of classified documents -- is he a hero for what he did, a traitor, or something else? It's a discussion point that may be debated for decades for come, and is certainly being talked...

US To Turn Over Control Of The Internet With ICANN

US To Turn Over Control Of The Internet With ICANN

Ownership of the Internet is about to undergo a massive change, as the U.S. is planning to cede sole control of Internet governance to the global private sector. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it will fulfill the mandate outlined back in the late 1990s...

PS4, Xbox One Nearly Tie For Hardware Sales, But Software Slumps Year Over Year

PS4, Xbox One Nearly Tie For Hardware Sales, But Software Slumps Year Over Year

The latest data from NPD is in and it shows a significant jump in Xbox One's relative sales position versus PS4. In January, reports indicated that the PS4 had been outsold by the PS4 nearly 2:1, but February closed that gap with the Xbox One moving an estimated 258,000 units against the PS4's 286,000 units. Year-on-year hardware sales increased...

Hot Deals: Lenovo Yoga 10, LG 55" HDTV, WD Black 2 and More

Hot Deals: Lenovo Yoga 10, LG 55" HDTV, WD Black 2 and More

We’ve got a handful of HOT deals on tap for your today, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction is Lenovo’s sleek Yoga 10 tablet. With free shipping and a coupon code that brings the final price down quite a bit, a 32GB Yoga 10 with BlueTooth keyboard can be had for only $319. Today’s other deals include...

Microsoft: Don't Believe the Rumors, Xbox One Controller WILL Eventually Support PCs

Microsoft: Don't Believe the Rumors, Xbox One Controller WILL Eventually Support PCs

After being on the market for around four months, the Xbox One's controller still doesn't work natively with Windows-based PCs. The natives are growing restless and you may have heard rumors that support for the controller is never coming. Microsoft's Albert Penello caught wind of the rumors and took to a forum post to set the record straight....

Facebook Rolling Out 15-Second Newsfeed Premium Video Ads

Facebook Rolling Out 15-Second Newsfeed Premium Video Ads

The video ads that Facebook began testing back in December are coming. The social network announced that starting today, a “select group of advertisers” will be able to post video ads that will appear in your Newsfeed and last up to 15 seconds. Like the other videos that you see in your Newsfeed, these video ads will autoplay silently...

Wikipad Slashes Price of 7-inch Android Gaming Tablet to $199

Wikipad Slashes Price of 7-inch Android Gaming Tablet to $199

Remember when the only Android tablets on the market were models in the $500 range? That seems like a century ago, and it might as well have been, as low-cost Android slates are now the norm, not the exception. It's becoming a tough landscape to compete it, and to ensure its Wikipad 7 tablet isn't overshadowed by less expensive models, Wikipad...

Google Slashes Cost Of Google Drive Cloud Storage

Google Slashes Cost Of Google Drive Cloud Storage

The consumer-level cloud storage market is a highly competitive one, and Google is taking things up a notch (or is it down?) by deeply cutting the cost for Google Drive storage. The monthly cost for 100GB is now $1.99, and it’s $9.99 for 1TB. Google has also added a new 10TB tier for $99.99 per month. Previously, 100GB cost $4.99 per...

Target Knew Of Hack, Failed To Act

Target Knew Of Hack, Failed To Act

The good news for Target and its customers is that the retailer’s robust IT system detected the massive holiday season hack that affected tens of millions of accounts before it ever happened. The bad news is that Target failed to act on that detection, and the rest is history. According to Bloomberg, Target’s security tools detected...

Steiger Dynamics Blends Luxury and Power with Maven Home Theater PC

Steiger Dynamics Blends Luxury and Power with Maven Home Theater PC

There will be no deduction of geek cred points if you've never heard of Steiger Dynamics, a relative newcomer to the scene. However, from this point forward, you may want to make a mental note of the company, which is breathing some fresh air into the growing home theater PC (HTPC) market. Introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)...

ASUS VivoTab Note 8 Goes Up For Pre-Order Today, In Stores March 23rd

ASUS VivoTab Note 8 Goes Up For Pre-Order Today, In Stores March 23rd

Up until now, the only place you've been able to score an ASUS VivoTab Note 8 tablet is from the Microsoft Store, and that's provided it would be in stock (it is at the time of this writing). From here on out, availability should be a little easier to come by, as ASUS just let us know that its Windows 8.1 tablet is going up for pre-order today....

Time Warner Cable Customers Aren't Interested In Usage Caps, Even For a Discount

Time Warner Cable Customers Aren't Interested In Usage Caps, Even For a Discount

If you think most Americans are too uneducated about technology to know a scam when they see it, think again. As the world of data caps have crushed the spirits of many home Internet users, Time Warner Cable had been experimenting with a pricing scheme that would lower bills of its broadband customers in exchange for even lower data caps....

Samsung Smartphone Display Patent Shows Super Wide With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

Samsung Smartphone Display Patent Shows Super Wide With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

The biggest craze in mobile display technology in recent years is no doubt a surprise to no one. Manufacturers have made it their mission to cram as many pixels into as small a display as possible. The result? Panels that display hundreds of pixels-per-inch - some have even reached the ridiculous heights of 400+ (it's generally accepted that...

Stay Dry and Safe Riding the Colorado River in Google Street View

Stay Dry and Safe Riding the Colorado River in Google Street View

If you've never been to Colorado and you have an opportunity to visit, you should do so -- it's a gorgeous state. Unfortunately, little things like time, money, and work have a tendency to interfere with travel plans, but thanks to Google, you can still explore places you might not otherwise be able to using just your Internet browser. The...

Bright House Networks Bringing All-Gigabit Communities To Tampa Bay, Florida

Bright House Networks Bringing All-Gigabit Communities To Tampa Bay, Florida

The advent of gigabit Internet continues its slow-but-steady growth with the news that Bright House Networks is working with the Metro Development Group to bring gigabit Internet to new communities in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. The groups are building new housing developments and will construct them with fiber, pre-wired for gigabit Internet...

Google Begins Encrypting Web Searches To Thwart Government Surveillance

Google Begins Encrypting Web Searches To Thwart Government Surveillance

Google has had enough of government surveillance. The search giant has been encrypting web searches in China to more effectively circumvent the government’s sensors, and that encrypting is rolling out globally, too. Within months, all Google searches made over a modern browser will be encrypted. Make no mistake, this encryption is a...

Crytek Adding Linux Support For CryEngine

Crytek Adding Linux Support For CryEngine

Linux users have long championed their platform of choice as a viable option for gaming, and with solutions like WINE having been around for quite some time, playing games on a Linux box is certainly nothing new. However, there's been a recent push to promote the open source platform as a gaming powerhouse, especially by Valve with its Steam...

Amazon Raises Prime Pricing To $99 A Year, Is It Worth It?

Amazon Raises Prime Pricing To $99 A Year, Is It Worth It?

Spoiler alert: Yes, Amazon Prime is still totally worth it for $99 a year, if you actually take advantage of what the service offers. The company announced today that it’s jacking up the annual cost of Amazon Prime from $79 to $99 (and up to $49 for students). Amazon cites rising fuel and transportation costs as the need to bump up the...

Apple Slashes Return Policy On Fancy New iPhones From 30 Days To 2 Weeks

Apple Slashes Return Policy On Fancy New iPhones From 30 Days To 2 Weeks

Up until recently, you could purchase an iPhone from Apple (online or in an Apple Retail Store) and have a full 30 days to return it for a full refund, provided it was in new condition and repackaged with all of the original contents. According to Apple's revised return policy, you can still return an undamaged iPhone for a full refund, but...

United Offers Passengers In-Flight Movies and TV Streamed To iOS Devices Starting In April

United Offers Passengers In-Flight Movies and TV Streamed To iOS Devices Starting In April

The so-called friendly skies are about to get a little bit friendlier for United fliers... that is, until everyone in your cramped economy row pulls out an iPad and goes arm-to-arm in a battle for space. The airline has this week announced that its app will soon see an update in order to transition in-flight entertainment from the plane to...

Angry Birds ‘Epic’ Leak Screen Shots Shows Turn-Based RPG Medieval Gaming Fun

Angry Birds ‘Epic’ Leak Screen Shots Shows Turn-Based RPG Medieval Gaming Fun

Angry Birds developer Rovio Games recently teased fans of the franchise of an upcoming title seemingly set in medieval times. The 29-second video Rovio posted to YouTube was short on details, though you could hear in the background the constant clashing of swordplay. Well, we now have more details to share, starting with the title: Angry Birds...

Documents Reveal NSA's Alleged Plot To Hijack Millions of PCs, Infect Internet's Infrastructure At Will

Documents Reveal NSA's Alleged Plot To Hijack Millions of PCs, Infect Internet's Infrastructure At Will

A new comprehensive writeup at The Intercept claims to reveal additional details of the NSA's plans to infiltrate and conquer the Internet -- as well as its desire to bring virtually all data, everywhere, within its reach. A year ago, this kind of claim would've sounded like hyperbolic conspiracy theory, but no longer. Whether the NSA could...

LaCie Claims "World's Fastest" Portable Storage With Thunderbolt 2-Equipped Little Big Disk

LaCie Claims "World's Fastest" Portable Storage With Thunderbolt 2-Equipped Little Big Disk

Seagate’s LaCie brand has boldly laid claim to the distinction of having the world’s fastest portable external storage solution with its Thunderbolt 2-equipped Little Big Disk. LaCie says that the unit can rock speeds of up to 1,375MBps. (Note that’s megabytes, not megabits.) The Little Big Disk is outfitted with two 500GB...

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M Mobile GPUs Land On Gaming Notebooks From CyberPowerPC, MSI, Maingear, Origin And Razer

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M Mobile GPUs Land On Gaming Notebooks From CyberPowerPC, MSI, Maingear, Origin And Razer

Every time NVIDIA drops a new line of GPUs, all your favorite boutique PC builders refresh their systems with the tasty new components, and today’s debut of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series of GPUs is no exception, as CyberPowerPC, Maingear, MSI, Razer, and Origin PC all have new machines ready to go. For more on the 800M series GPUs,...

25 Years Later, Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Envisions a Different Internet

25 Years Later, Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Envisions a Different Internet

Assuming you were already born, do you remember what you were doing 25 years ago? Tim Berners-Lee, a name you've likely heard many times before, was busy inventing the world wide web some two and a half decades ago. These days he's the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the web's continued development, and a lobbyist...

Hot Deals: Dell XPS 18 Mobile All-In-One Touch PC, Titanfall, and More

Hot Deals: Dell XPS 18 Mobile All-In-One Touch PC, Titanfall, and More

Dell Home is offering the 18.4-inch Dell XPS 18 Full HD All-in-one touchscreen PC with built-in battery and for $699.99 with free shipping. Use $100 instant savings and extra $200 coupon code: ZQ0KP7Z97M5X45 to get final price. With a starting weight of under 5lbs, the Dell XPS 18 Portable All-in-one features convenient flip-out feet, 18.4-inch...

NVIDIA Unveils Lineup of GeForce 800M Series Mobile GPUs, Many With Maxwell

NVIDIA Unveils Lineup of GeForce 800M Series Mobile GPUs, Many With Maxwell

When we evaluated NVIDIA’s Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti a few weeks back, we lauded the GPUs for their competitive performance and class-leading power efficiency. The GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti are mainstream products that didn’t tear up the benchmark charts like a bleeding-edge high-end GPU would, but their Maxwell-based...

Massive Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D Printer Now Available

Massive Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D Printer Now Available

Makerbot’s making them both big and small these days. Just weeks after beginning orders for the Replicator Mini Compact 3D printer, Makerbot announced that the big brother of its new line of 3D printers, the Z18, is available for purchase. Whereas the Mini Compact offers a petite build volume of 10x10x12.5 inches, the Z18 can handle...

Review: Tiny ASUS Chromebox Small Form Factor PC Delivers Efficient Computing And Google Cloud Services

Review: Tiny ASUS Chromebox Small Form Factor PC Delivers Efficient Computing And Google Cloud Services

To date, we've shown you a few versions of Chromebook notebooks, like the Acer C720 Chromebook and Google's own Chromebook Pixel.  Today, however, we have a look at the very first "official" Chromebox to hit the market and it comes to us by way of ASUS. The ASUS Chromebox is a tiny palm-sized machine similar in form and footprint to Intel's...

Google's Deal with Green Throttle Gaming Could Mean a Set-Top Box is Imminent

Google's Deal with Green Throttle Gaming Could Mean a Set-Top Box is Imminent

The Internet is abuzz with speculation on Google's future plans following news that the search giant acquired certain assets of Green Throttle Games, a Santa Clara-based startup that crowdfunded the creation of an Android-based virtual gaming console and Atlas game controller. On the surface, it appears Google is collecting pieces that will...

Beats Music Eyes Streaming Exclusives to Rival iTunes and Pandora

Beats Music Eyes Streaming Exclusives to Rival iTunes and Pandora

What's in a name? A lot, evidently. While the streaming music universe hasn't really needed another major player for some time now, Beats Music is going against the grain. Despite having Rdio, Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, iTunes, Google Play Music, and plenty of others, Beats Music has decided to enter the streaming game late after acquiring...

Flappy Bird Creator Considers Bringing Game Back to iOS and Android

Flappy Bird Creator Considers Bringing Game Back to iOS and Android

Given the fact that Flappy Bird suddenly went viral and was generating $50,000 per day from in-game ads, it was all the more shocking that its creator, Dong Nguyen, made good on his promise to yank the app from iTunes and Google Play. At the time, he claimed his decision was for the greater good of gamers who were becoming addicted to his...

Panasonic's 20-inch Toughpad 4K Tablet Packs an Intel Core i7 Processor, NVIDIA Quadro Graphics

Panasonic's 20-inch Toughpad 4K Tablet Packs an Intel Core i7 Processor, NVIDIA Quadro Graphics

Have you ever seen an iPad cry? Would you like to? It's easy -- just plop one next to Panasonic's Toughpad 4K tablet and start comparing specs. The same goes for any other tablet, really. Panasonic has thrown down the gauntlet in terms of performance slates by launching the world's first 20-inch 4K ultra high definition (UHD) tablet. There's...

Hot Deals On Dell XPS 14 Notebook, HP Envy 700 Desktop, HP Envy 27 LCD Monitor

Hot Deals On Dell XPS 14 Notebook, HP Envy 700 Desktop, HP Envy 27 LCD Monitor

LogicBuy has a few choice items for us today, one desktop, one notebook and a 27-inch IPS display.  These deals come courtesy of Dell and HP so you'll want to check them out.  The Envy 700 is especially tasty at $625 or so with Haswell on board... Here are today's deals: 14-inch Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook w/Core i5, GeForce GT 630M, 900p...

Samsung Taps Marvell to Power Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Global Tablet

Samsung Taps Marvell to Power Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Global Tablet

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is going global and it's bringing Marvell's ARMADA Mobile PXA986 platform with it, Marvell announced today. The ARMADA Mobile PXA986 is a unified multi-core platform offering support for both 3G and LTE in a single-chip package. It's based on ARM's 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A9 application processor and also features...

Facebook Gives Pages A Facelift

Facebook Gives Pages A Facelift

If your company has any sort of web presence, you’re on Facebook, and the company is rolling out changes to its official Pages that are designed to simultaneously make it easier for consumers to find the info they’re looking for and make Page management easier for businesses. The new look features all your Page’s posts just...

Sprint Chairman Promises "Massive Price War" With Verizon And AT&T, If Sprint/T-Mobile Buy Succeeds

Sprint Chairman Promises "Massive Price War" With Verizon And AT&T, If Sprint/T-Mobile Buy Succeeds

While plenty are skeptical of the value to consumers if Sprint is allowed to acquire T-Mobile, effectively reducing the number of wireless carriers in the U.S. from four to three, Sprint’s chairman Masayoshi Son (who is also the president of SoftBank) promises that it will be a boon to all. Son told Charlie Rose that he wants to be a...

NVIDIA Has Your Titanfall-Ready WHQL Drivers, Download Them Here

NVIDIA Has Your Titanfall-Ready WHQL Drivers, Download Them Here

id you call in sick to work today in order to play Titanfall? Wait, don’t answer that--but if you are locked in with a six-pack of Mt. Dew and copious bags of Cheetos for a day or two of nonstop Titanfall action, don’t forget to grab some fresh GPU drivers for your NVIDIA-based system. There’s a lot in this particular release,...

The NSA Cites Anyone Using Encryption To Secure Online Activity As Suspect

The NSA Cites Anyone Using Encryption To Secure Online Activity As Suspect

It's with panels like Glenn Greenwald's that makes me regret not making it down to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. At this particular event, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was broadcast from Russia to answer a number of questions that Twitter users had for him, and in the end, one of the biggest things to take away from his discussion...

Titanfall Servers Hit Hard As Respawn And EA Drop Blockbuster Title In Hot

Titanfall Servers Hit Hard As Respawn And EA Drop Blockbuster Title In Hot

PC and Xbox gamers have been anxiously awaiting the release of Titanfall since it was unveiled last June, and that wait has finally come to an end. Publisher Electronic Arts (EA) and developer Respawn Entertainment released Titanfall to retail stores across North America today, which is notable for a few reasons. The first is that it's an...

Microsoft To Ship Surface Power Covers For Extended Battery Life Starting March 19

Microsoft To Ship Surface Power Covers For Extended Battery Life Starting March 19

If you've been holding off on buying a Surface, perhaps the thought of a tremendous boost in battery life will sway you. As the tablet wars move into more granular battles, Microsoft has placed a new "Power Cover" up for pre-order on its site. In essence, this is a Type Cover (a cover that contains a tactile keyboard), but with additional...

Samsung Develops Energy Efficient 20nm 4Gb DDR3 Modules with Improved Yields

Samsung Develops Energy Efficient 20nm 4Gb DDR3 Modules with Improved Yields

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it is now mass producing what it considers the most advanced 4Gb (Gigabit) DDR3 memory based on a new 20nm manufacturing process technology. Using Samsung's innovations in manufacturing, the South Korean chip maker says it's been able to improve yields by more than 30 percent compared to 25nm DDR3, and more...

Xbox One May Still Get 1080p Titanfall In Post-Release Patch

Xbox One May Still Get 1080p Titanfall In Post-Release Patch

Expectations are high for the imminent launch of Titanfall. The game is a major test for Microsoft's Xbox One -- its one of the biggest exclusive projects, its beta was well-reviewed, and gamers have been looking for a game that would clarify just what the Xbox One is capable of when compared against the PlayStation 4. The game's beta ran...

Apple Debuts CarPlay In-Vehicle Technology With iOS 7.1 Release

Apple Debuts CarPlay In-Vehicle Technology With iOS 7.1 Release

Apple has released an update to its latest mobile OS with iOS 7.1, and among the bug fixes and miscellaneous tweaks, there’s a big new feature with CarPlay. CarPlay allows you to connect your iPhone to your vehicle in a powerful way, most notably by bringing up a variety of apps and tools from your iPhone to the car’s built-in...

Pinterest Reveals First Transparency Report On Government Data Requests

Pinterest Reveals First Transparency Report On Government Data Requests

The numbers from Pinterest’s data request transparency report are either impressive or laughable, depending on your point of view. Although the tech industry is rising up in force in reaction against the NSA’s spying tactics and forceful and shadowy means of “requesting” data from major Internet companies with FISA,...

EVGA Rolls Out 80 Plus Gold Certified SuperNova G2 PSU Line with 10 Year Warranty

EVGA Rolls Out 80 Plus Gold Certified SuperNova G2 PSU Line with 10 Year Warranty

It's one thing for a company to say they believe in their product, but it's quite another to prove it. That said, it's obvious EVGA truly believes in its new SuperNOVA G2 power supply line, as evidenced by the generous10-year warranty. In addition to a elongated warranty period, EVGA's newest PSUs also boast 80 Plus Gold certification and...

Zotac Announces New ZBOX Mini-PCs With Intel Haswell CPUs And Intel Iris Pro Graphics, AMD A8 APUs

Zotac Announces New ZBOX Mini-PCs With Intel Haswell CPUs And Intel Iris Pro Graphics, AMD A8 APUs

Zotac has a new lineup of mini PCs that alternately rock Intel Core CPUs and AMD A8 APUs, and some of them are aimed at mainstream gamers. The Zotac Zbox E-Series offer Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics with 128GB of EDRAM and Intel Pixel Sync technology and have quad-core Intel Core i7-4770R (3.2GHz) or Intel Core i5-4570R (2.7GHZ), both with...

Verizon CFO Sees Risks in Installment Plans, Says Subsidized Route is Safest Bet

Verizon CFO Sees Risks in Installment Plans, Says Subsidized Route is Safest Bet

It might not be the most cost-effective solution for smartphone owners, but paying for installment plans that allow subscribers to break up the retail cost of their handsets into monthly payments in exchange for being able to upgrade more frequently are proving somewhat popular, especially among smartphone enthusiasts. Interestingly, at least...

Review: 2014 Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Delivers With Exceptional Battery Life

Review: 2014 Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Delivers With Exceptional Battery Life

Today we’re going to take a look at the latest version of the XPS 13. This updated version has not been redesigned, but it does include a new, larger capacity battery (55WHr compared to the previous 47WHr battery). And along with Intel's 4th generation Haswell Core series processor for more efficient computing, Dell claims the new XPS...

Google Commits To Developer Support For Broad Range Of Wearable Devices With Upcoming SDK

Google Commits To Developer Support For Broad Range Of Wearable Devices With Upcoming SDK

Google is looking to gain a huge chunk of the wearables market with an SDK--no not, the Google Glass GDK, which is still in the offing as a Developer Preview, but a more general SDK that could be used for just about anything that you can wear as a garment or accessory and has some sort of “smart” capabilities. The news was revealed...

Sony and Panasonic Collaborate On 300GB Optical Archival Disc With Path To 1 Terabyte

Sony and Panasonic Collaborate On 300GB Optical Archival Disc With Path To 1 Terabyte

One area of technology that never ceases to amaze me is storage. Despite the extreme complications in increasing densities, it continues to happen, and while at one point an 8GB mechanical hard drive seemed incredible, 4,000GB models are easily found today (with 5,000GB models on the way). When looking at "small" storage products, the increases...

Next Angry Birds Release To Get Medieval On You

Next Angry Birds Release To Get Medieval On You

Now that Flappy Bird has flown the coop, Rovio thought it was high time the casual gaming crowd had a new Angry Birds title to play with, but the question isn't, "Where will it take place," but "When?" The answer is medieval times, or so it appears from a new teaser trailer Rovio put up on YouTube. Rovio's trailer lasts all of 29 seconds as...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday To Bring Zero-Day Vulnerability Fix And Other Critical Updates

Microsoft Patch Tuesday To Bring Zero-Day Vulnerability Fix And Other Critical Updates

We're coming up on the second Tuesday of the month, which is when Microsoft rolls out a collection of security updates for Windows and Internet Explorer. Otherwise known as "Patch Tuesday," the one that's coming up tomorrow will be relatively light compared to previous ones as it contains only five security bulletins, however two of them are...

Neil Young’s PonoMusic And PonoPlayer To Bring Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses On Kickstarter Soon

Neil Young’s PonoMusic And PonoPlayer To Bring Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses On Kickstarter Soon

What's a man to do after a thrilling career in music? Invent an MP3 player is an unlikely guess, but it's the winning selection in today's Q&A. Neil Young is a name well recognized around the music universe, and at SXSW this week, he is introducing the PonoMusic streaming store as well as the $399 PonoPlayer. Aside from being awkwardly...

Video Demo Pits 2012 Watch Dogs On PC Versus 2014 Console Version And It Ain't Pretty

Video Demo Pits 2012 Watch Dogs On PC Versus 2014 Console Version And It Ain't Pretty

Ever since Ubisoft unveiled its upcoming open-world, action-adventure game Watch Dogs, the game press has been looking towards the title as a no-holds barred example of next-generation innovative gameplay. Unlike most games, which place an emphasis on run-and-gun shooting, Watch Dogs revolves around the idea of hacking. The main character,...

Google Rumored To Be Forbidding ASUS Transformer Book Duet Dual Boot Hybrid

Google Rumored To Be Forbidding ASUS Transformer Book Duet Dual Boot Hybrid

Plenty of manufacturers and consumers alike are intrigued by the potential of Android/Windows dual-boot devices, but it would seem that you can count Google in the camp of those not too keen on the idea. ASUS’ plans for a dual-boot devices called the ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 are rumored to have been scuttled by Google. The search...

Google Glass App Brings Out Your Inner Empath Reading People’s Feelings With ‘Sentiment Analysis’

Google Glass App Brings Out Your Inner Empath Reading People’s Feelings With ‘Sentiment Analysis’

Alright Google Glass haters, I’m actually kind of with you on this one. A new app for Google Glass (aka “glassware”) is designed to read people’s emotions and respond accordingly, and if there’s anything people dislike more than being stared at by a Google Glass wearer, it’s wondering if that person (most...

Intel Education-Designed Amplify Tablet Offers Rugged Mobile Computing For K - 12 Schools

Intel Education-Designed Amplify Tablet Offers Rugged Mobile Computing For K - 12 Schools

In a world where for some reason there are schools think that outfitting students with delicate and expensive iPads is a good idea, Intel Education has designed a rugged tablet that may actually survive the toughest test there is: kids K-12. The Android-based Amplify Tablet was built specifically for “the K-12 environment” with...

Windows XP Slated To Be Mothballed April 8th But What About Your Bank’s ATM?

Windows XP Slated To Be Mothballed April 8th But What About Your Bank’s ATM?

In December, we talked about the "damned if we do, damned if we don't" situation Microsoft was finding itself in with Windows XP. At this point, the OS could be considered ancient - at least in software years - yet, it still has a massive following. The OS has been out for nearly 13 years, and since its release, we've seen three other major...

AT&T Slashes Wireless Data Prices for Solo Subscribers

AT&T Slashes Wireless Data Prices for Solo Subscribers

Wireless carriers seem to be feeling the squeeze from T-Mobile and it's "Un-carrier" strategy. That includes AT&T, which for the second time this year has lowered wireless pricing. This time around Ma Bell said it is slashing wireless data charges for individual customers who aren't signed up to an annual contract. Such customers will...

Pebble App Store Arrives On Google Play For Android

Pebble App Store Arrives On Google Play For Android

A month ago, Pebble announced that its app store was going to be available within its iOS and Android app, and after a delay, the Android version is now available in addition to the iOS version. You can simply snag the Pebble app store app from Google Play and use it to browse for and download watchfaces and other Pebble apps. For instance,...

$179 ASUS Chromebox Up For Preorder

$179 ASUS Chromebox Up For Preorder

Just as inexpensive laptops running Google’s Chrome OS are looking to eat away at traditional PCs’ market share, there’s a new spate “chromeboxes” that are designed to do the same on the desktop side. ASUS’ $179 Chromebox model is now available for preorder at Amazon, Newegg, and Tiger Direct, with more...

HP Slips Out HP 8 Budget Android Tablet For $170, Quad-Core CPU And IPS Display

HP Slips Out HP 8 Budget Android Tablet For $170, Quad-Core CPU And IPS Display

We're not sure why Hewlett-Packard went into stealth mode on this one, but in any event, the OEM has quietly made available a reasonably equipped Android tablet for a penny shy of $170. It's called the HP 8 and it enters the tablet scene with a 7.85-inch multi-touch IPS (In-Plane Switching) display with a 1024x768 resolution powered by an...

NASA Admits To Selling Google Exec-Owned Company Discount Jet Fuel

NASA Admits To Selling Google Exec-Owned Company Discount Jet Fuel

In an embarrassing revelation, NASA admitted that it has been selling jet fuel at a steep discount to a company called H2-11, which is owned by Google’s top brass--Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin--and has hangar space at Moffett Field. According to NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Team, NASA allowed H2-11 jets to fuel up...

comScore Report: Apple And Google Dominate Smartphone Platform Market Share, Google With A Commanding Lead

comScore Report: Apple And Google Dominate Smartphone Platform Market Share, Google With A Commanding Lead

All you have to do is take a stroll in a public place to see what a new comScore report confirms. Pay attention to the smartphones people are using and you'll see more Android devices than iPhones, though if you're able to discern the specific models, you'll find more iPhones than any specific type of Android device. Such is a short summary...

Samsung's Milk Music Will Do Your Earbuds Good

Samsung's Milk Music Will Do Your Earbuds Good

Milk -- it's not just for coffee and cereal anymore, it's now the name of yet another streaming radio service, this time from Samsung. The full name of the service is called Milk Music, and where it trumps some of the competition is by being both free to use and free of ads -- a pretty potent combination if you're going to throw your hat in...

Bitcoin Inventor Outed, Mining Community Furious As Nakamoto Denies Role

Bitcoin Inventor Outed, Mining Community Furious As Nakamoto Denies Role

2014 is quickly shaping up to be a paramount year for Bitcoin, with this month in particular kicking-off with some non-stop action. At the start of the month, we learned that popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox had declared bankruptcy, causing many to suddenly see their coins turn to nothingness. At that time, that was one of the biggest stories...

Privacy Groups Call For FTC Investigation Into Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition

Privacy Groups Call For FTC Investigation Into Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition

Facebook’s blockbuster $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp has raised a lot of questions--such as “Why?”--but among those unanswered queries is a concern that Facebook will collect user data for advertising purposes, which some privacy groups argue cuts against expectations that WhatsApp users previously had about what their...

Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Windows 8.1 Spring Update

Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Windows 8.1 Spring Update

There’s a much-anticipated update to Windows 8.1 coming, and it seems that it leaked early to the web. The culprit? Microsoft itself. According to ZDNet, by using a direct link or making an adjustment to the registry to allow the update to come up in Windows Update, users could snag the new version of Windows 8.1 for themselves early....

Dell Throws Water On Lenovo’s X1 Carbon, Claims Dell Latitude 7000 Is Much More Durable

Dell Throws Water On Lenovo’s X1 Carbon, Claims Dell Latitude 7000 Is Much More Durable

Well now. Dell and Lenovo are of course direct competitors, as both offer a wide lineup of PCs, laptops, and more, but the former has taken direct aim at the latter by claiming that the Dell Latitude 7000 Series ultrabooks are more durable than the Lenovo X1 Carbon. Dell released a video showing lab tests wherein a pair of hands snaps the...

Sony PlayStation Boss Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment To Step Down

Sony PlayStation Boss Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment To Step Down

We've seen a little bit of everything over the years in the gaming and electronics industry, yet some announcements still manage to surprise us. This is one of them. Jack Tretton, the face of Sony's PlayStation console for nearly the past two decades, is stepping down from his role as President and CEO of Sony effective March 31, 2014. "Working...

Apple Readying ‘Pixel Double’ Retina Mode For 4K Mac Displays

Apple Readying ‘Pixel Double’ Retina Mode For 4K Mac Displays

It won't be long before we're all living in a 4K world, but for now, it's up to manufacturers to mature the technology and roll out support for the ultra high-definition resolution. Apple is apparently on board with the idea, as the first beta for the upcoming release of Mac OS X Mavericks version 10.9.3 includes some enhancements for users...

Razer Launches ‘World First Mechanical Switch Designed For Gaming’ Keyboards

Razer Launches ‘World First Mechanical Switch Designed For Gaming’ Keyboards

You won't find larger fans of mechanical keyboards than right here, which is why we're pretty pumped each time we see a company push the envelope in the space. Razer's the latest to do so, introducing a the Mechanical Switch. It's a mechanical keyboard technology engineered first for gaming, while most of the mechanical boards on the market...

Latest Android Threat is a Malicious Night Vision Camera App in Google Play

Latest Android Threat is a Malicious Night Vision Camera App in Google Play

Believe it or not, malware for Android exists, and the best way to avoid it is by only downloading apps from trusted sources, such as Google Play. That said, you're still not immune to threats, and according to security firm Avast, makers of self-titled antivirus software, the newest threat to the Android platform is a night vision camera...

Vine's Updated ToS Nixes Showing Off Your Naughty Bits and Other Sexually Explicit Content

Vine's Updated ToS Nixes Showing Off Your Naughty Bits and Other Sexually Explicit Content

A change to Vine's Rules and Terms of Service (ToS) has Greek gods and goddesses like Aphrodite and Himeros all in a tizzy. In a blog post, the Twitter-owned video sharing service announced that it now prohibits pornography and sexually explicit content, regardless of whether it's you or someone else, or if you marked the video as sensitive....

 Ubisoft's Watch Dogs Poised To Bite Down May 27th

Ubisoft's Watch Dogs Poised To Bite Down May 27th

At long last, Watch Dogs appears ready to pounce on previous and current generation game consoles, along with our favorite platform, the PC. After a trailer of the upcoming game leaked to the web, Ubisoft has come out and confirmed that Watch Dogs will launch around the world on My 27, 2014, to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation...

M.O.J.O Android Console Adds Ouya Content With “Ouya Everywhere” Initiative

M.O.J.O Android Console Adds Ouya Content With “Ouya Everywhere” Initiative

Oddly, it seems like it’s been a while since the Ouya Android gaming console felt truly compelling after a whirlwind Kickstarter honeymoon, fundraising explosion, and emergence of the device as a Real Thing, but the company is trying to change that with its “Ouya Everywhere” initiative. Basically, Ouya Everywhere is a way...

Facebook, Instagram Crack Down On Illegal Gun Sales And Other Regulated Items

Facebook, Instagram Crack Down On Illegal Gun Sales And Other Regulated Items

Facebook, and every other social network and website where people virtually congregate and communicate, has a delicate balancing act of allowing as much freedom as possible while also ensuring that the environment is a safe and legal one. Facebook is taking a step further in the “legal and safe” direction by cracking down on the...

Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q 4K Ultra HD Monitor Review

Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q 4K Ultra HD Monitor Review

In case you didn't get the memo, the 4K Ultra HD revolution has begun. Services like YouTube and Netflix are already serving up 4K streams, while hardware makers like Dell are stepping to the plate with displays that can playback 4K video in all its native glory. The latter is what we have here for review -- a Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q monitor...

Oscar Mayer Bacon Alarm Clock App Encourages You To Wake Up And Smell The Bacon

Oscar Mayer Bacon Alarm Clock App Encourages You To Wake Up And Smell The Bacon

Bacon is over. Or at least, it’s over in the sense that whenever a pop culture Thing makes it up the ladder to the corporate world, it immediately stops being cool. Thus, the official Oscar Mayer Bacon Alarm Clock seems to indicate that the nation’s cult of bacon has run its course. (Or perhaps bacon worship has reached its zenith...

Texting And Walking Is Hazardous To Your Health Too But You Knew That

Texting And Walking Is Hazardous To Your Health Too But You Knew That

We're all aware of the dangers of texting and driving -- it's generally not wise to take your eyes off the road when barreling down the freeway encased in a hunk of steel and glass -- but what about texting and walking? There's at least one medical professor out there who believes that walking and text messaging is even more dangerous than...

Google Exec Implies Facebook Was Nuts To Pay $16 Billion For WhatsApp

Google Exec Implies Facebook Was Nuts To Pay $16 Billion For WhatsApp

If you thought Mark Zuckerberg and company were out of their minds to approve a $19 billion (with a "B") acquisition of WhatsApp, an instant messaging service, you're not alone. Sitting on the other side of the social networking aisle is Google, which knows a thing or two about spending crazy amounts of money on acquisitions, and as far as...

America Ranks 31st Globally For Internet Download Speeds, 42nd For Upload, You Can Thank Big Telecom Companies

America Ranks 31st Globally For Internet Download Speeds, 42nd For Upload, You Can Thank Big Telecom Companies

The United States of America is home to many great things, with widespread Internet access typically counted among them. But if you've been paying attention, just having access isn't the token that it used to be, and by and large, the USA has stagnated in terms of Internet innovation. Based off of results from a recent Ookla Speedtest study,...

RootMetrics Rates Verizon Most Reliable Network, AT&T The Fastest

RootMetrics Rates Verizon Most Reliable Network, AT&T The Fastest

The marketing team at Verizon Wireless has tried to hammer home that Big Red's network is the most reliable in the nation, and now they have a study to lean on when making that claim. RootMetrics, a company that specializes in mapping out wireless coverage (you might also know the firm by Root Wireless), conducted a national study of network...

Microsoft Confirms DirectX 12 Lives, Will Showcase Technology At GDC

Microsoft Confirms DirectX 12 Lives, Will Showcase Technology At GDC

Buzz has been building for the last week that Microsoft would soon unveil the next version of DirectX at the upcoming Games Developer Conference (GDC). Microsoft has now confirmed that its discussion forums at the show won't just be to discuss updates to DX11, but that it's putting a full court press behind the DirectX 12 brand and concept....

Valve's Source 2 Engine Will Improve, Accelerate User-Created Content

Valve's Source 2 Engine Will Improve, Accelerate User-Created Content

Valve CEO Gabe Newell did a Reddit AMA yesterday, tossing open a window into the production plans and viewpoints of one of the industry's most beloved companies. One of the topics he opened up on was the future of the Source 2 engine. We discussed leaked screenshots that purportedly showed a Left 4 Dead 2 level running in Source 2 last month,...

Hot Deal: Dell P2815Q 28" 4K UltraHD Monitor For $629 Shipped

Hot Deal: Dell P2815Q 28" 4K UltraHD Monitor For $629 Shipped

If you’re like us and have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of affordable, 4K monitors, today’s HOT deal will be right up your alley. Dell Works is offering the 28" P2815Q 3840x2160 monitor for only $629.99 with FREE shipping. Use the coupon code below to get the final price. The Dell P2815Q features four times the resolution...

Rockstar Games Adds New Weapons and Items to Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar Games Adds New Weapons and Items to Grand Theft Auto V

One of these days, we're going to post an article declaring that Grand Theft Auto V is finally available for PC. Unfortunately today is not that day. However, Rockstar Games isn't just sitting around idle -- we've seen a handful of game patches released in the last few months, and there's yet another available that adds some new items and...

Jerry’s Place VR Let’s You Stumble Around Seinfeld’s Apartment With The Oculus Rift

Jerry’s Place VR Let’s You Stumble Around Seinfeld’s Apartment With The Oculus Rift

Although it’s as gimmicky as they come, the Jerry’s Place VR project is simply terrific: Seinfeld superfan Greg Miller, who also happens to be learning to develop for the Oculus Rift, decided to virtually recreate Jerry’s iconic apartment from the popular 90s show. “Television is virtual reality in some ways. We make...

Enormous Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 Tablet Drops March 9th

Enormous Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 Tablet Drops March 9th

Samsung’s enormous 12.2-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro tablet will be available on March 9th from the usual spate of retailers. This follows the availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and 8.4 last month. The Galaxy Tab Pro boasts a 2560x1600 display and rocks a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor and offers...

Fender SLIDE Interface Let’s You Rock It Into Your PC Or Mobile Device, Comes With AmpliTube

Fender SLIDE Interface Let’s You Rock It Into Your PC Or Mobile Device, Comes With AmpliTube

You want to record yourself playing music? Easy. Plug in to a Fender SLIDE, connect the SLIDE to your PC or mobile device, and have at it. DIY home recording has come a long way; a certain number of years ago (let’s not specify how many), if you wanted to lay down tracks with your band or just have some good demos of your burgeoning...

Fond Memories: Cool Website Simulates AmigaOS

Fond Memories: Cool Website Simulates AmigaOS

If you're in your thirties or older, then perhaps you cut your teeth on an Amiga, and specifically the Amiga 500, the best selling model in the series. It was put out by Commodore, and compared to the popular Commodore 64 released in 1982, the Amiga 500 was a big step up. At the heart of the system was AmigaDOS, later renamed AmigaOS, which...

Samsung Introduces  The Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit In Detailed Promo Videos

Samsung Introduces The Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit In Detailed Promo Videos

You have to admire Samsung's ability to clown the competition in advertisements and social media, though not everything the company puts out there is intended to draw laughs. Samsung has a serious side as well, which is on display in a couple of new and informative videos showing off the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit. They're a nice change...

Yahoo! To Drop Facebook and Google Login Options From Flickr, Fantasy Sports, Other Popular Services

Yahoo! To Drop Facebook and Google Login Options From Flickr, Fantasy Sports, Other Popular Services

For the most part, we're taught from a young age to try and work well with others. Sharing, caring, and not hogging all of the spotlight is generally in one's best interest. So much for that. Yahoo has announced that it will cease letting users login to various services (including its popular Fantasy Football and photo-sharing Flickr sites)...

Facepalm Moment: Study Finds 11 Percent of Americans Think HTML is a Sexually Transmitted Disease

Facepalm Moment: Study Finds 11 Percent of Americans Think HTML is a Sexually Transmitted Disease

Not everyone needs to be a geek or even particularly tech savvy, though the latter is a trait that will certainly come in handy time and again. We get it, we all have different interests and what not. At the same time, we're a little taken aback by a new survey indicating that around 1 in 10 Americans (11 percent) think HTML is an STD. Like...

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires Thanks To Low Loyalty, Limited Benefits

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires Thanks To Low Loyalty, Limited Benefits

For the past few months, Microsoft has been loudly and insistently banging a drum. All support and service for Windows XP and Office 2003 shuts down on April 8 -- no more security updates, no more fixes. In early February, faced with a slight uptick in users on the decrepit operating system the month before, Microsoft hit on an idea: ...

AMD Debuts AM1 Platform With Socketed Kabini APUs For SFF And Affordable Systems

AMD Debuts AM1 Platform With Socketed Kabini APUs For SFF And Affordable Systems

AMD announced its new AM1 platform, which consists of dual- and quad-core Kabini APUs that slot into motherboards using the FS1b socket. The idea is that AM1 gives users a powerful but compact and affordable--not to mention upgradable--system. Designed for the mainstream market, Kabini APUs come equipped with Jaguar core architecture and Graphics...

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks 3/4/14: Intel SSD 730, Ivytown, Merrifield and Moorfield, NVIDIA Maxwell, Samsung Galaxy S 5 and More

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks 3/4/14: Intel SSD 730, Ivytown, Merrifield and Moorfield, NVIDIA Maxwell, Samsung Galaxy S 5 and More

In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz talk about Intel's hot new SSD 730 Series solid state drives, Intel's Ivytown Xeon E7 v2 server processors and Merrifield and Moorefield processors for smartphones, as well as the LG G Flex, hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy S 5, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and details of...

Sub-$1000 Price and Free Shipping on Dell UP2414Q UltraSharp 24" 3840x2160 IPS Monitor and More

Sub-$1000 Price and Free Shipping on Dell UP2414Q UltraSharp 24" 3840x2160 IPS Monitor and More

Dell Home is offering up the recently released 24-inch UP2414Q UltraSharp 3840x2160 Monitor for $994 with free shipping. Use the coupon codes below for instant savings and to get final price. That’s a nice discount over the regular asking price of $1299, for what is one of the highest PPI monitors currently available....

Facebook In Acquisition Talks With Drone Manufacturer Titan Aerospace To Further Internet.org Alliance

Facebook In Acquisition Talks With Drone Manufacturer Titan Aerospace To Further Internet.org Alliance

You have to hand it to Mark Zuckerberg: He is not screwing around when it comes to his ambitious Internet.org venture to connect the entire world to the Internet, at least if the rumors are true that Facebook is going to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million. Titan Aerospace makes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones,...

Samsung Launches Chromebook 2 Series 11- and 13-Inch Stitched, Pleather-Bound Notebooks

Samsung Launches Chromebook 2 Series 11- and 13-Inch Stitched, Pleather-Bound Notebooks

Samsung announced the next generation of its chromebook series with the 11.6- and 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 laptops that have unique pleather stitching on the chassis and specs that are starting to match up more with “real” notebooks. The two chromebooks, which are identical save for their respective sizes and the fact that the 13.3-inch...

WD Adds 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage Device To My Cloud Product Family

WD Adds 2-Bay Personal Cloud Storage Device To My Cloud Product Family

There’s a new member of WD’s My Cloud family, and it’s designed to fill the niche between the consumer-level My Cloud personal cloud storage device we reviewed a few months ago and the more professional-leaning My Cloud EX4 (with up to 16TB of storage capacity). The My Cloud EX2 lands somewhere in the middle and offers up...

Logitech Launches Harmony Smart Keyboard To Integrate Control Of Your Living Room Media Experience

Logitech Launches Harmony Smart Keyboard To Integrate Control Of Your Living Room Media Experience

Universal remotes typically fall into one of two categories: Logitech's and all others. We've played with several of Logitech's Harmony remotes over the years and rarely have we been disappointed. This time around, Logitech is taking things a step further by announcing its Harmony Smart Keyboard, which is a wireless keyboard and touchpad combination...

AMD Launches Radeon R9 280 Midrange Graphics Card For Gamers

AMD Launches Radeon R9 280 Midrange Graphics Card For Gamers

AMD is determined to offer gamers a modern generation graphics card at nearly every price point, and having completed its Radeon R7 stack, the Sunnyvale chip designer just launched the Radeon R9 280, a mid-range part that slips in neatly below the R9 280X. It's built for gaming at resolutions exceeding Full HD 1080p and according to AMD, the...

Sony Racks Up Over 6 Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold In Less Than 4 Months

Sony Racks Up Over 6 Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold In Less Than 4 Months

As of a month or so ago, Microsoft had sold around 4 million Xbox One consoles globally. Sony's PlayStation 4, which launched right around the same time pre-Christmas last year, has gone on to sell over 6 million units. Announced today, Sony has said that it's latest and greatest console/home entertainment unit has sold 6 million units globally,...

Android Now Top Dog Tablet OS With 62 Percent Market Share

Android Now Top Dog Tablet OS With 62 Percent Market Share

Call it a war of attrition if you will, but when it comes to tablet warfare, Android simply has a bigger army. Partially for that reason, Google's open source Android platform now claims the largest share of tablets at just shy of 62 percent (61.9 percent, to be precise), well ahead of iOS (iPad and iPad mini devices) at 36 percent, according...

OCZ's Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series Boast Mind Boggling Read and Write Speeds

OCZ's Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series Boast Mind Boggling Read and Write Speeds

Having Toshiba swoop in and acquire all of OCZ Technology's storage assets might have been the best thing that could have happened to the company. Without skipping a beat, OCZ Storage Solutions -- a newly formed entity owned by Toshiba and run by many of the same employees as before -- has been announcing new storage products, including today's...

Gall: US Government Sues Sprint, Alleges Company Overcharged For Spying on Americans

Gall: US Government Sues Sprint, Alleges Company Overcharged For Spying on Americans

The United States Government has filed a lawsuit against Sprint Communications requesting triple damages to the tune of $63M. Sprint's crime? Overcharging the NSA, FBI, and various other government agencies for the cost of spying on millions of Americans and turning their data over to the government. This is another "unintended consequence"...

DDoS Extortion Attack Knocks Social Networking Site Meetup Offline

DDoS Extortion Attack Knocks Social Networking Site Meetup Offline

As unfortunate as it is, DDoSing is as easy to pull off as it is frustrating. With enough computers at their disposal, anyone could force enough traffic to a website in order to take it down, and even massive services are not immune. A perfect example of this is ongoing, with popular social networking site Meetup. This is a site that's ranked...

Location-Aware Wi-Fi To Make Fans A Part Of The Show, Find Beers And Dogs For You

Location-Aware Wi-Fi To Make Fans A Part Of The Show, Find Beers And Dogs For You

The in-stadium experience has become a selling point for venues, and there’s a new technology available designed to make it even better. UK-based Mobbra has a special WiFi technology called Massivity that’s both aware and can also handle massive (ah, hence the name) numbers of devices at once (about 500 per access point) without...

Microsoft Starts Selling Titanfall-Branded Two-Year Xbox Live Subscriptions for $100

Microsoft Starts Selling Titanfall-Branded Two-Year Xbox Live Subscriptions for $100

Time flies, doesn't it? That seems especially true when it comes to Xbox Live Gold subscriptions -- before you know it, Microsoft is nagging you that it's nigh time renew that 12-month subscription you purchased last year, leaving you to wonder where the time went. Inevitably, you end up picking up another 12-month card, so if Microsoft offered...

CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780 SFF Gaming PC Review

CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780 SFF Gaming PC Review

We’ve been hankering to test out one of CyberPowerPC’s new Zeus Mini SFF gaming desktop models ever since we got some hands on time with it at CES, so we were happy to unpack the black and neon green Zeus Mini-I 780 that CyberPowerPC sent us this week. Small form factor (SFF) PCs are something of a trend these days, and frankly,...

 Sneak Peek Of Microsoft’s Siri Competitor Cortana Leaks

Sneak Peek Of Microsoft’s Siri Competitor Cortana Leaks

It’s no secret that Microsoft has a competitor brewing for Apple’s Siri, and to a lesser extent Google Now, but Cortana is inching ever closer to becoming something you can actually use on your Windows Phone. According to “sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans”, The Verge outed some sneak peek pics of what Cortana...

Reddit To Give Away 10 Percent of 2014 Ad Revenue To Charities Chosen By The Community

Reddit To Give Away 10 Percent of 2014 Ad Revenue To Charities Chosen By The Community

Props go out to Reddit, the popular social news and entertainment website comprised of user-submitted content, for deciding to donate 10 percent of its advertising revenue in 2014 to charity. In keeping with the spirit of the community, Reddit's users will be the ones who determine which 10 non-profits receive a slice of the pie. "Whether...

Kickstarter Cracks The Billion Dollar Mark And Keeps On Rolling

Kickstarter Cracks The Billion Dollar Mark And Keeps On Rolling

Just how popular is Kickstarter’s crowdfunding site? Or perhaps a better question is how important is Kickstarter to those raising funds for grassroots projects? The answer can be found in this stat that the company announced today: Backers have pledged a billion dollars on the site, as of today. We’ve covered our share of Kickstarter...

Lenovo To Introduce Ashton Kutcher-Designed Smartphones This Year

Lenovo To Introduce Ashton Kutcher-Designed Smartphones This Year

Asthon Kutcher certainly knows how to keep his name in the headlines. He spent some time pulling pranks on fellow celebrities, married and divorced Demi Moore, replaced Charlie Sheen as one of the main characters on Two and a Half Men, recently popped the question to former That '70' Show co-star Mila Kunis, and still is finding time to design...

Two Top Microsoft Execs Exit, Former Clinton Aide Appointed of Chief Strategy Under Nadella

Two Top Microsoft Execs Exit, Former Clinton Aide Appointed of Chief Strategy Under Nadella

Microsoft's newly appointed CEO may have received near-universal praise, but that doesn't mean that things are completely rosy internally. As these events always tend to do, there are at least a few folks who aren't exactly thrilled with the way the decision went down. Due to that, a few key executives are heading for the exits at Microsoft,...

Apple’s CarPlay Officially Hits The Road, A ‘Smarter, Safer, More Fun’ iPhone In The Car

Apple’s CarPlay Officially Hits The Road, A ‘Smarter, Safer, More Fun’ iPhone In The Car

As previously rumored, the folks at Apple are joining forces with a whole bunch of automobile makers to implement and roll out the company's CarPlay technology. What is CarPlay? According to Apple, it's the "smarter, safer, and more fun way to use iPhone in the car," though if you're looking for a less vague description, it's essentially a...

Apple iOS Boots Up First In-Car Demonstration Driving A Smart Ferrari

Apple iOS Boots Up First In-Car Demonstration Driving A Smart Ferrari

Make no mistake, connected cars are an emerging reality, and Apple wants to be there as early as possible. The Cupertino company is launching an in-car OS next week in a bid to help push cars into a new age where they use an operating system and are connected to services such as navigation, communication, video, and more. According to CNBC,...

Cisco Offers $300K Bounty For Internet of Things (IOT) Security Apps

Cisco Offers $300K Bounty For Internet of Things (IOT) Security Apps

Now we’re talking: Cisco is putting up hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to deliver the security solutions necessary to protect the growing wave of connected devices in the Internet of Things. IoT security is a huge deal, both because of the potential disasters that could befall individuals, businesses, and cities with unprotected...

Google Mystery Barge Booted From San Francisco Bay, May Be Homeless

Google Mystery Barge Booted From San Francisco Bay, May Be Homeless

The mysterious barge that Google has been renovating in San Francisco Bay is now without a home. There was an earlier report indicating that Google could be kicked out of its space for a smattering of regulatory reason, and according to CNET, that has indeed occurred. Further, although initial reports indicated that the barge was going to...

Apple May Charge for Chat Support for Out of Warranty Devices

Apple May Charge for Chat Support for Out of Warranty Devices

Apple may have found another source of revenue, one that would stem from customers who own out-of-warranty products and are in need of technical assistance. Rumor has it Apple will soon start charging these users for online chat support using a brand new web payment system it recently developed. It could be introduced as early as this week....

MtGox Files for Bankruptcy After Losing Nearly $500 Million in Bitcoin Currency

MtGox Files for Bankruptcy After Losing Nearly $500 Million in Bitcoin Currency

It's not as though crytocurrencies like Bitcoin are in need of any more bad publicity, though that being the case, it didn't stop MtGox from giving it to them. MtGox, formerly a popular Bitcoin exchange based in Tokyo, Japan, has filed for bankruptcy protection after admitting to having lost 850,000 Bitcoins worth approximately $477 million....

Steam Family Sharing Exits Beta, Now Available To All Gamers

Steam Family Sharing Exits Beta, Now Available To All Gamers

Just like a game title you purchase on a disc, you can now share your Steam games with family and friends. The Steam Family Sharing feature has exited the beta phase, so it’s now available to all Steam users. Perhaps the sharing feature seems too good to be true, but the restrictions are quite minimal. You can authorize up to 10 devices...

Could Microsoft Eventually Offer Windows 8.1 For Free?

Could Microsoft Eventually Offer Windows 8.1 For Free?

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and there’s more than one way to monetize your company’s products, especially when your product portfolio is as vast as Microsoft’s. To that end, Microsoft is reportedly experimenting with different ways to make money from its products and services that include offering its flagship...

Latest Google Chrome Beta Offers ‘Hands-Free’ Voice Search Feature

Latest Google Chrome Beta Offers ‘Hands-Free’ Voice Search Feature

In the next few days, you’ll be able to control Google searches on the Chrome browser using only your voice, as the latest Chrome beta brings this capability to Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. In a new tab, you can simply say, “Ok Google” and then speak your search. Beyond that, you can also tell Google to perform actions,...

Searching For Some Good Eats?  Google Adding Restaurant Menus To Search Results

Searching For Some Good Eats? Google Adding Restaurant Menus To Search Results

Looking up a place to eat on your smartphone is a piece of cake -- just tell Siri or Google Now that you're hungry for seafood or Italian, or whatever you're in the mood for. What's not so easy is figuring out which restaurants will appeal to your entire group. Little Johnny only likes mac'n'cheese, while your friend Dawn from out of town...

Apple’s Cook Blasts Climate Changes Deniers To Get Out Of Apple Stock

Apple’s Cook Blasts Climate Changes Deniers To Get Out Of Apple Stock

From a product release standpoint, we're still collectively waiting for Apple chief Tim Cook to make a splash and really knock our socks off. That's not to say he hasn't been a fine replacement for Steve Jobs -- Apple is still making an obscene amount of money, and Cook is more than willing to discuss how much friendlier his company is towards...