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Google Complies With ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ EU Court Ruling, Posts Online Submission Form
Price Drops On Flagship HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Laptop, Alienware Aurora Bundle and More
Lenovo B750 All-in-One 29-Inch Desktop Review
Acer Unveils Spate Of “Liquid” Smartphones, Plus A Tablet And The Liquid Leap Smartband
Amazon Looks To Break Into Streaming Music Offering Services For Prime Customers
Epic Posts Video Of First Unreal Engine 4 Powered Unreal Tournament Game Play Action
Nintendo To Bring GameCube Controller Support To The Wii U
Report: Deutsche Telekom AG May Sell T-Mobile To Softbank, Will Keep Minority Stake
Intel - Rockchip Deal Could Mean A New Player In x86 And Transform Intel's Mobile Division
Microsoft Smartwatch Could Be Coming This Summer And Play Nice With Android, iOS, And Windows Phone
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Inks Deal To Acquire Los Angeles Clippers For $2 Billion
Last Chance To Score A Dell XPS Core i7 PC + UltraSharp Bundle, Sharp 65" HDTV and More
U.S. Secret Service-Backed Survey Says Cybercriminals Are Winning While Companies Take The Hit
Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 2nd-Gen V-NAND Flash Memory Destined For Consumer Storage
The NFL Announces Programming Partnerships For Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, And Roku, Joining Verizon, Microsoft and Yahoo
Google Considering Home Security Play With Possible Acquisition of Dropcam
Seagate Acquires LSI’s Flash Business For $450 Million Ahead Of Enterprise Push
HotHardware's Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review
$3 Billion Apple-Beats Deal Goes Through, Iovine Key To Bringing Back The Funk
Australia’s Apple iCloud Device Hijacking Threat Lands In The U.S.

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Google Complies With ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ EU Court Ruling, Posts Online Submission Form

Google Complies With ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ EU Court Ruling, Posts Online Submission Form

Google may not like the EU’s recent “right to be forgotten” ruling (Google CEO Larry Page certainly doesn’t), but the search company is already taking the first steps to comply. A page in the Legal section of Google’s support website now has a form users can fill out to request that certain search results be removed....

Price Drops On Flagship HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Laptop, Alienware Aurora Bundle and More

Price Drops On Flagship HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Laptop, Alienware Aurora Bundle and More

It’s almost time to close out another week, but not before serving up a healthy dose of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today, we have deals on the 17.3" HP ENVY 17t-j100 laptop with built-in Leap Motion controller, an Anker Mechanical Backlit Gaming Keyboard, a 10.1" Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 tablet, and a whole...

Lenovo B750 All-in-One 29-Inch Desktop Review

Lenovo B750 All-in-One 29-Inch Desktop Review

We've all heard the phrase "Go big or go home," but how about "Go wide or go home?" The latter is the message Lenovo is sending with its B750 All-in-One Desktop PC, which offers a spacious and brilliant 29-inch super-widescreen In-Plane Switching (IPS) display to play with. It has a Full HD 2560x1080 resolution, which works out to a 21:9 aspect...

Acer Unveils Spate Of “Liquid” Smartphones, Plus A Tablet And The Liquid Leap Smartband

Acer Unveils Spate Of “Liquid” Smartphones, Plus A Tablet And The Liquid Leap Smartband

When Acer announced its BYOC (bring your own cloud) initiative yesterday, it was just getting started. Today, the company announced a new spate of smartphones as well as a wearable device. Up first is the Acer Liquid X1 smartphone, a monster 5.7-inch device with an octa core (1.7GHz) processor and a quad-core graphics processor. The LTE handset...

Amazon Looks To Break Into Streaming Music Offering Services For Prime Customers

Amazon Looks To Break Into Streaming Music Offering Services For Prime Customers

It would appear that Amazon is on a mission to make its Amazon Prime service the end-all-be-all package for entertainment and convenience. Amazon Prime members already receive free and discounted expedited shipping options, unlimited streaming of a vast catalog of movies and TV shows, free Kindle ebook rentals, and other benefits. On top of...

Epic Posts Video Of First Unreal Engine 4 Powered Unreal Tournament Game Play Action

Epic Posts Video Of First Unreal Engine 4 Powered Unreal Tournament Game Play Action

Find yourself wondering how development on the newest Unreal Tournament is coming along? It just so happens that Epic Games posted video footage of its upcoming first person shooter to YouTube, which offers up a limited look at Unreal Tournament's first-ever Deathmatch game play. Things are pretty basic at the moment, though coming along....

Nintendo To Bring GameCube Controller Support To The Wii U

Nintendo To Bring GameCube Controller Support To The Wii U

Nintendo has decided to mix a bit of old school styling with a new generation video game. More specifically, Nintendo is releasing a four-port adapter for the Wii U that will allow gamers to plug in up to four GameCube controllers for its upcoming Super Smash Bros. title. It's not yet clear if the adapter will work with other titles or if...

Report: Deutsche Telekom AG May Sell T-Mobile To Softbank, Will Keep Minority Stake

Report: Deutsche Telekom AG May Sell T-Mobile To Softbank, Will Keep Minority Stake

Back in December, we caught wind that Japan’s Softbank was looking to snag T-Mobile, and now that deal is closer to becoming reality, according to new reports. Deutsche Telekom AG currently owns a majority stake in T-Mobile, but it’s apparently willing to sell that majority to Softbank while keeping a minority stake for itself....

Intel - Rockchip Deal Could Mean A New Player In x86 And Transform Intel's Mobile Division

Intel - Rockchip Deal Could Mean A New Player In x86 And Transform Intel's Mobile Division

Earlier this week we covered a deal between Intel and Rockchip that will combine Intel's Atom with Rockchip's graphics IP and considerable share of the Chinese market. I'm returning to the topic because there are some interesting big-picture facets to this move that we didn't cover with the initial announcement. Over the long term, this partnership...

Microsoft Smartwatch Could Be Coming This Summer And Play Nice With Android, iOS, And Windows Phone

Microsoft Smartwatch Could Be Coming This Summer And Play Nice With Android, iOS, And Windows Phone

At this point, it seems like we need another heart rate-monitoring smartwatch like we need a hole in head (seriously, when did knowing one’s heart rate become such a big deal?), but everyone is jumping in the smartwatch game, Microsoft included. We’ve known about a Microsoft smartwatch for a while, but according to a Forbes report,...

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Inks Deal To Acquire Los Angeles Clippers For $2 Billion

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Inks Deal To Acquire Los Angeles Clippers For $2 Billion

It's being reported that a deal has been made to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer, 58, the former chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft. Shelly Sterling, estranged wife of disgraced Clippers controlling owner Donald Sterling, signed off on the agreement as sole trustee of the Sterling family trust. The deal will now be sent...

Last Chance To Score A Dell XPS Core i7 PC + UltraSharp Bundle, Sharp 65" HDTV and More

Last Chance To Score A Dell XPS Core i7 PC + UltraSharp Bundle, Sharp 65" HDTV and More

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. Today we’ve got deep discounts in store on the Dell XPS 8700 desktop system with 24” monitor, a 65" Sharp LC-65LE643U 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV with a bundled Roku stick, an HP ENVY Recline 23-k110 TouchSmart AIO PC, and a whole lot more. Full details...

U.S. Secret Service-Backed Survey Says Cybercriminals Are Winning While Companies Take The Hit

U.S. Secret Service-Backed Survey Says Cybercriminals Are Winning While Companies Take The Hit

The takeaway from a new survey is short and alarming: Hackers are winning the war. In a survey co-sponsored by PwC, the U.S. Secret Service, the CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, and CSO security news magazine, it was found that cybercriminals are more relentless than ever. Some 500 executives of...

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 2nd-Gen V-NAND Flash Memory Destined For Consumer Storage

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 2nd-Gen V-NAND Flash Memory Destined For Consumer Storage

Samsung announced that it is putting its second generation of Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory into mass production, and unlike the enterprise-facing first-gen V-NAND products, this new glut of storage is aimed at high-end consumer storage. This generation features 32-layer 3D V-NAND, which is a step up from the older generation’s...

The NFL Announces Programming Partnerships For Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, And Roku, Joining Verizon, Microsoft and Yahoo

The NFL Announces Programming Partnerships For Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, And Roku, Joining Verizon, Microsoft and Yahoo

Good news, football fans -- the NFL today announced new distribution partnerships with Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire, along with the Roku streaming platform for NFL Now, which is scheduled to launch in August ahead of the 2014 NFL season. NFL Now will be personalized based on each fan's interests, so they can follow the NFL how they want,...

Google Considering Home Security Play With Possible Acquisition of Dropcam

Google Considering Home Security Play With Possible Acquisition of Dropcam

You had to expect that Google had more in mind than trendy home thermostats when it acquired Nest Labs in February. Word is trickling in that Google’s Nest unit is now planning to acquire Dropcam, maker of Internet-connected webcams. There’s no official word yet on a possible sale. Dropcam's Wi-Fi connected webcam It’s easy...

Seagate Acquires LSI’s Flash Business For $450 Million Ahead Of Enterprise Push

Seagate Acquires LSI’s Flash Business For $450 Million Ahead Of Enterprise Push

Seagate announced that it has acquired LSI’s Accelerated Solutions Division (ASD) and Flash Components Division (FCD) from parent Avago for $450 million in cash. What Seagate is getting is a nice big pile of enterprise PCIe-based flash and SSD controller technologies that will allow it to push harder into the enterprise storage space....

HotHardware's Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

HotHardware's Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Early last week, Microsoft unveiled the third iteration of its Surface Pro tablet, the aptly named Surface Pro 3. Unlike previous revisions to the product, the new Surface Pro 3 can be considered a major overhaul. Not only does the new device feature more powerful internal components and offer a handful of new features, but its form factor...

$3 Billion Apple-Beats Deal Goes Through, Iovine Key To Bringing Back The Funk

$3 Billion Apple-Beats Deal Goes Through, Iovine Key To Bringing Back The Funk

First things first: Apple’s Beats acquisition is happening, and Apple has confirmed it. The deal is for $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stocks, and--perhaps more notably--it will bring Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre to Apple. And that last bit, it seems, was and is the key to the whole thing. Apple doesn’t...

Australia’s Apple iCloud Device Hijacking Threat Lands In The U.S.

Australia’s Apple iCloud Device Hijacking Threat Lands In The U.S.

Australian authorities are advising Apple device owners who have iCloud accounts to change their passwords due to a recent hacking/hijacking outbreak, and now it appears to be spreading to the U.S. as well. The attacks involve a hacker logging into an iCloud account and using the lost device feature to lock users out. Once the device is locked,...

Broadcom's Multi-Standard Wireless Charging Chip Could Spur Mainstream Adoption

Broadcom's Multi-Standard Wireless Charging Chip Could Spur Mainstream Adoption

For years now, "wireless charging" has close to taking off. There have been major efforts to make it a household item, even reaching back to the original Palm Pre and its Touchstone charger. Lately, a few Nokia Lumia devices have supported wireless charging via accessory backs, and some of the larger players have converged into alliances in...

Acer Wants You To Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) With New Storage Services

Acer Wants You To Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) With New Storage Services

If Acer, the world's fourth largest PC maker in terms of shipments, thought competing in the computer space was tough -- which it certainly is -- just wait until it gets a feel for the competition in the cloud sector that it's about to dive into. Acer's venture into the cloud will consist of making software and offering online computer services...

Firefox OS Driven 'Flame' Developer Smartphone Now Available For Pre-Order

Firefox OS Driven 'Flame' Developer Smartphone Now Available For Pre-Order

One thing is clear: the next area of consumer gadgetry to boom is apt to be extremely refined low-end smartphones. Over the past year, we've seen entrants from BLU, OnePlus, and Motorola (to name a few) that cost under $200 without a contract, yet perform superbly -- even compared to flagship phones costing well over $500. But most of those...

Best Deals on Windows 7 Desktops, Samsung LED TV and Refurb PS3

Best Deals on Windows 7 Desktops, Samsung LED TV and Refurb PS3

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a HP ENVY 700-215xt desktop system, a Dell Inspiron 3000, a Samsung UN46EH5300 46" 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV with gift card and wall mount, and a whole lot more. Full details with links available below... HP ENVY...

Futuremark Outs New 3DMark “Sky Diver” DX11 Benchmark For Gaming Laptops And Midrange PCs

Futuremark Outs New 3DMark “Sky Diver” DX11 Benchmark For Gaming Laptops And Midrange PCs

We use a number of Futuremark’s benchmarks when we test systems around here, and there’s a new one coming called 3DMark “Sky Diver”, a DX11 bench aimed at gaming laptops and midrange PCs. “Sky Diver is the ideal test for benchmarking systems with mainstream DirectX 11 graphics cards, mobile GPUs, or integrated...

Valve Announces Steam Machines and Controllers Are Delayed Until 2015

Valve Announces Steam Machines and Controllers Are Delayed Until 2015

Valve announced some bad news for gamers and PC makers alike: its highly anticipated Steam Machines won’t be available this year. If you’re one of the lucky few who has already tried a prototype Steam Controller, you know just what we’re all missing out on. Valve is now aiming for a 2015 release, and it hasn’t been...

ASUS Delivers 28-inch PB287Q Monitor, 4K For $649

ASUS Delivers 28-inch PB287Q Monitor, 4K For $649

ASUS announced its latest 4K monitor, and it’s a 28-inch 4K panel that starts at $649. ASUS touts the PB287Q’s color reproduction, saturation, and smooth color gradations. The monitor also boasts a zippy 1ms response and 60Hz refresh rate. Ports include DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI ports, the second of which supports MHL, and the...

New Matter’s MOD-t 3D Printer Targets Mainstream At $249

New Matter’s MOD-t 3D Printer Targets Mainstream At $249

A company called New Matter has developed an inexpensive 3D printer called the MOD-t that aims to bring 3D printing into the average home. It will cost just $249--although if you snag an Indiegogo bundle you could pay as little as $149 or $199--and it’s designed so that you have to do essentially zero calibration on your own. However,...

EVGA Puts Stamp On NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan Z Graphics Card, Offers Three Separate SKUs

EVGA Puts Stamp On NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan Z Graphics Card, Offers Three Separate SKUs

If you're looking to make a splash in your next high-end gaming rig and have the requisite funds, EVGA will tempt you with not one, but three different NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z graphic card options. There's the standard model, if you can use such a term to describe a dual-GPU beast like the Titan Z, as well as a Superclocked SKU and a version...

Yahoo! Planning Its YouTube Competitor Debut For Summer Launch

Yahoo! Planning Its YouTube Competitor Debut For Summer Launch

Yahoo is reportedly in discussions with video producers about plans to debut a video service that will go head-to-head against YouTube, the uber-popular video site owned by Google. People at Yahoo originally planned to unveil the rival service in April to advertisers, but ultimately needed more time to iron out some contract issues. The new...

Google’s Self-Driving Car Debuts With No Steering Wheel And No Brake Or Accelerator Peddles

Google’s Self-Driving Car Debuts With No Steering Wheel And No Brake Or Accelerator Peddles

Perhaps some day in the far off future, we'll all own self-driving cars that get us from Point A to Point B with no fuss. We're nowhere near that point yet, but we are at the beginning stages. Google is especially pushing the concept and more recently began exploring what fully self-driving vehicles would look like by building some prototypes....

Microsoft Demos ‘Skype Translator’ Real-Time Language Translation, Coming As Windows 8 Beta App In 2014

Microsoft Demos ‘Skype Translator’ Real-Time Language Translation, Coming As Windows 8 Beta App In 2014

Recently appointed Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella had an onstage conversation that lasted more than an hour at the inaugural Code Conferences in Ranco Palos Verdes, California, and among the topics that came up is language translation. Not by coincidence, the planned topic allowed Nadella to demo a new capability Microsoft...

Price Drops on Best-selling Dell, Lenovo and HP Laptops

Price Drops on Best-selling Dell, Lenovo and HP Laptops

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today, we have a bevy of laptop deals, including the Dell Inspiron 15 15.6" multi-touch, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 with backlit keyboard, the HP ENVY 17t-j100 with integrated Leap Motion controller, and lots more. Full details with links to...

Intel Partners With Rockchip To Develop Quad-Core Sofia Mobile Processors For Android Tablets

Intel Partners With Rockchip To Develop Quad-Core Sofia Mobile Processors For Android Tablets

Intel has announced a new partnership with mobile SoC developer Rockchip, with plans to bring new Android products to China beginning in the first half of 2015. The partnership will use Intel's SoFIA platform with an integrated 3G radio and Atom processor initially, though Intel does plan to deliver a follow-up version of that platform with...

LG Unveils “Smart And Simple” G3 Smartphone With 2650x1440 Display

LG Unveils “Smart And Simple” G3 Smartphone With 2650x1440 Display

The LG G3 smartphone is here, and LG is touting the high-end G2 successor as smart and simple, harnessing the best that technology has to offer while keeping the user experience as straightforward as possible. First off, there’s a lot happening under the hood. The G3 rocks a quad core Snapdragon 801 (up to 2.5GHz) processor with up to...

Two And A Half Geeks 5/27/14: Z97 Mobo Round Up, MS Surface Pro 3, OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD, Amazon Fire TV

Two And A Half Geeks 5/27/14: Z97 Mobo Round Up, MS Surface Pro 3, OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD, Amazon Fire TV

In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss HotHardware's Z97 Motherboard Round Up, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, OCZ's killer-fast RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD, Amazon's Fire TV streamer and details of our next give-away where you could win a killer gaming rig based on EVGA performance PC components! 01:55 -...

NVIDIA And AMD Launch Updated Graphics Drivers For Watch Dogs Release

NVIDIA And AMD Launch Updated Graphics Drivers For Watch Dogs Release

Ubisoft’s “Watch Dogs” has been a hotly anticipated title--a franchise, even--and both AMD and NVIDIA are releasing graphics drivers for the game’s release. This game is a demanding one, to be sure. NVIDIA says that minimum requirements include an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 (2.66 GHz) or AMD Phenom II X4 940 (3.0 GHz),...

Spotify Urges Users To Reset Login Info In Wake Of Breach

Spotify Urges Users To Reset Login Info In Wake Of Breach

There are data breaches and then there are data breaches. The Target breach, for example, was (and continues to be) a total disaster for the company with millions affected. Other hacks are made better or worse by a given company’s attitude and response. Spotify has apparently experienced some sort of breach of its own, but if you’re...

Uncovered Windows XP Registry Hack Allows Continued Free Security Updates From Microsoft

Uncovered Windows XP Registry Hack Allows Continued Free Security Updates From Microsoft

Although Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP, many people haven’t bothered to update from the legendary and now terribly aged operating system (you guys, seriously, just do it already). However, in what is the most perfect XP-related real-life joke ever, someone discovered that there’s a hacky workaround that lets you continue...

Toshiba Launches Updated Windows Touchscreen Laptops, Detachables and Tablets

Toshiba Launches Updated Windows Touchscreen Laptops, Detachables and Tablets

When it rains, it pours. Toshiba took the wraps off half a dozen refreshed and new mobile devices today, including convertible and detachable laptops, Windows tablets, and a bargain-basement Android tablet. The laptops will start dropping in June, followed by the tablets in July, in plenty of time for students gearing up for fall classes....

Kids React To Old Computers: Disgusted, Confused And Frustrated

Kids React To Old Computers: Disgusted, Confused And Frustrated

Today's children are the key to a better tomorrow, and unless you're a curmudgeon, there's a distinct joy in watching little ones grow and blossom into the next generation of decision makers. It can be your own kids, your nieces and nephews, or ones you've met for the first time -- their innocent view of the world is heartwarming and takes...

Test-Driving NVIDIA's GRID Virtual GPU Cloud Computing

Test-Driving NVIDIA's GRID Virtual GPU Cloud Computing

NVIDIA's GRID is a virtual GPU technology that allows for hardware acceleration in a virtual environment. It's designed to run in concert with products from Citrix, VMWare, and Microsoft, and to address some of the weaknesses of these applications. The problem with many conventional Virtual Desktop Interfaces (VDIs) is that they're often either...

Marbel Electric Skateboard Is App Controlled And All The Cool Kids Want One On Kickstarter

Marbel Electric Skateboard Is App Controlled And All The Cool Kids Want One On Kickstarter

We've reluctantly come to accept that we may never see a hoverboard like the ones featured in Back to the Future II. And if they do ever come out, we'll probably be too old to care by that point -- hip replacements aren't cheap or fun. While we're faced with that unfortunate reality, we're pretty intrigued by an a skateboard of a different....

Zotac ZBOX EN760 Mini PC For Gamers Rocks An Intel Haswell CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GPU

Zotac ZBOX EN760 Mini PC For Gamers Rocks An Intel Haswell CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GPU

Leave it to Zotac to build a mini-PC designed for gamers. Zotac lives and breathes pint-sized PCs, and thanks to an era where the hardware is generally outpacing the software, Zotac was able to build a pretty impressive gaming system within the popular ZBOX mold. Specifically, Zotac's new ZBOX EN760 comes out swinging with an Intel Core i5...

Minecraft To Arrive On Xbox One, PS4 and PS Vita In August

Minecraft To Arrive On Xbox One, PS4 and PS Vita In August

For many game developers, simply striking it rich on a single platform is a lifelong dream. But for Minecraft, one platform just isn't enough. In a world where fads come and go, and the time that gamers spend can shift from one title to another almost overnight, this particular game has remained atop the most-played list for an atypically...

Lowest Prices Ever on Entire HP Monitor Range with Extra 15% Coupon

Lowest Prices Ever on Entire HP Monitor Range with Extra 15% Coupon

Hope you all had a nice weekend and are mentally ready for some great Memorial Day savings on HP monitors. For a limited time (ends 5/27), you can save an additional 15% using on most HP monitors (including Touch and ENVY range) using ACE8477 coupon code. This coupon stacks on top of generous instant savings HP store is offering as part of...

Apple Rumored to Unveil 'Smart Home' System at WWDC

Apple Rumored to Unveil 'Smart Home' System at WWDC

Apple's WWDC always brings on some intriguing announcements, and the upcoming event looks to be no exception. The Financial Times is reporting that Apple will be unveiling a "Smart Home" system that will allow users to control their home's lights, appliances, security, and, I'd assume, temperature. Of course, such a system would be perfectly...

Study Shows Teens Buying iPhones, Not Brand Name Clothes, To Increase Social Status

Study Shows Teens Buying iPhones, Not Brand Name Clothes, To Increase Social Status

Unless you're willing to live out the rest of your life as a hermit, you'll notice there's a pecking order wherever you go. This is especially true among teenagers, but what might surprise you is exactly how their social statuses are determined these days. Instead of name brand clothes, which has been the case for many years, a teen's social...

Paralyzed Teen To Kick First World Cup Ball Using A Motorized Exoskeleton And 3D Printed Helmet

Paralyzed Teen To Kick First World Cup Ball Using A Motorized Exoskeleton And 3D Printed Helmet

Technology isn't just about improving the speed of graphics cards to push more pixels on a display, nor is it limited to the pursuit of bigger and faster storage devices, though we're fans of such advancements. More than that, we're passionate about technology because of the wonderful things it can accomplish. Case in point, at the 2014 FIFA...

U.S. CERT Recommends Apple Users Install Latest Safari Security Update Immediately

U.S. CERT Recommends Apple Users Install Latest Safari Security Update Immediately

The United States Computer Emergency Response Readiness Team (US-CERT) has taken interest in a pair of security updates Apple released for its Safari web browser. These include Safari 6.1.4 and Safari 7.0.4, which are available to download now for OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, and OS X Mavericks v10.9.3....

Sony Bringing PlayStation To China

Sony Bringing PlayStation To China

China is a curious market for game consoles, but Sony is about to dive in and try to make its bones in the populous country by selling its PlayStation there. According to the New York Times, Sony and Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group are setting up two ventures to sell Sony’s hardware and software, respectively, in China. The NYT noted that...

Adobe, Google And Apple Settle No-Hire Lawsuit for $324.5 Million

Adobe, Google And Apple Settle No-Hire Lawsuit for $324.5 Million

Four major technology firms agreed to pay a combined $324.5 million to settle what essentially boiled down to a wage-fixing lawsuit. Employees of Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel alleged that their employers conspired to suppress salaries by secretly agreeing not to poach talent from each other. More than 64,000 workers were represented in...

Another “One”: HTC One M8 Ace Specs Leaked

Another “One”: HTC One M8 Ace Specs Leaked

HTC’s new flagship smartphone is the HTC One M8 (review here), but it’s not the only One in the company’s refreshed lineup. There’s also an HTC One M8 mini 2, and there have been rumors of a plastic-shelled HTC One M8 Ace. The latter has apparently broken cover with a pretty press render and full specs. HTC One M8 Ace...

EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse Up For Preorder With Deep Discount

EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse Up For Preorder With Deep Discount

EVGA took the wraps off of its hot TORQ X10 gaming mouse at CES this January, and now the device is up for preorder at Newegg. For now, the two iterations of the TORQ X10 are deeply discounted; the original is available for $49.99 (down from $99.99) while the Carbon version is $69.99 (down from $129.99). The mouse features a max DPI of 8200...

Isoscope Maps Powered By Nokia HERE Knows How Long It Will Take You To Get Around In Traffic

Isoscope Maps Powered By Nokia HERE Knows How Long It Will Take You To Get Around In Traffic

No matter how advanced tools like Google Maps have gotten, this is the question we all still have whenever we map a route: How long will it take me to get there--no, really? Maps always give you an estimate, and they try to take into account factors such as traffic, but they’re not ideal. Further, if you want to see multiple options...

Think Again About That Leaked Copy Of Watch Dogs, It Contains A Bitcoin Miner

Think Again About That Leaked Copy Of Watch Dogs, It Contains A Bitcoin Miner

We're not going to stand on our soap box and talk about how pirating games is wrong and how it robs publishers and developers of the fruits of their labor. We won't even bring up how piracy has led to increasingly intrusive and annoying DRM schemes. However, we will point out that there are other reasons why you should think twice about pirating...

Ex-Google Dads Start-Up Tangible Play Connects Traditional Kids’ Toys And Games To The iPad

Ex-Google Dads Start-Up Tangible Play Connects Traditional Kids’ Toys And Games To The iPad

You’re not the only one who’s a little concerned about the hypnotic effect of screen time on your kids. A pair of former Googlers, Pramod Sharma and Jérôme Scholler, felt the same way, and so they developed a gaming platform called Osmo that connects the physical and digital worlds. The idea is that not only are kids...

Apple’s Acquisition Of Beats On The Rocks? Dre And Company Need To Chill

Apple’s Acquisition Of Beats On The Rocks? Dre And Company Need To Chill

Dr. Dre and everyone else at Beats Electronics certainly seem anxious to close a reported $3.2 billion merger with Apple -- and who could blamed him, as the deal would make him the richest person in hip-hop -- but the fact that it hasn't happened by now might be cause for concern. News of what was billed as an impending deal first hit the...

FCC Gets Court Approval For Rural Broadband Subsidies

FCC Gets Court Approval For Rural Broadband Subsidies

Back in 2011, the FCC put forth a plan that would convert some of the subsidies that bring telephone service to rural areas to Internet access. The idea is simple: Years ago, it was decided that rural areas needed the same access to current communications technology that more populated areas enjoy. Back then it was telephone service, and now...

LBA Scrambler Technology Could Increase SSD Performance 300 Percent On Current Drives

LBA Scrambler Technology Could Increase SSD Performance 300 Percent On Current Drives

When SSDs hit the market, it was a revolution in terms of storage speeds, unlocking a serious performance bottleneck over slower (but generally higher-capacity and much less expensive HDDs), but a team of Japanese researchers has developed technology that could significantly boost SSD performance while also making NAND flash-based devices...

Windows Support For Microsoft's Excellent Xbox One Controller Is Coming 'Soon'

Windows Support For Microsoft's Excellent Xbox One Controller Is Coming 'Soon'

Microsoft sure has been taking its sweet little time porting the wonderful Xbox One game pad over to Windows. Sure, we're still big fans of the mouse and keyboard combination -- nothing beats WSAD + mouse for moving and strafing as you gun down your enemies in a first person shooter -- but there are some titles that are simply better suited...

Could A Samsung Kindle Be On The Horizon? Amazon And Samsung eBook Service Announced

Could A Samsung Kindle Be On The Horizon? Amazon And Samsung eBook Service Announced

Samsung and Amazon are getting cozier, as the two companies announced that they’re creating a custom eBook service called Kindle for Samsung. It will operate as an app, and it will initially be available on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy phones and tablets that run versions of Android over 4.0. Users will get to take advantage...

YouTube To Launch App For Creators, Direct Channel Donation, Multilingual Captions

YouTube To Launch App For Creators, Direct Channel Donation, Multilingual Captions

In it's most basic form, YouTube is a place to go watch overzealous Warcraft players screw over their clan by charging into battle without a game plan, or to be hypnotized by Psy's Korean rap song en route to 2 billion video views. But that's focusing on the consumption side. It takes creators to make YouTube what it is, and to make sure unique...

LG Mobile Korea Teases G3 Android Superphone In Brushed Aluminum And It’s Kinda Hot

LG Mobile Korea Teases G3 Android Superphone In Brushed Aluminum And It’s Kinda Hot

LG was kind enough to not pretend that its May 27th press event was anything other than the LG G3 superphone reveal, and now there’s a teaser video out that shows off--just for a couple of seconds--the device’s beautiful chassis. We mean “seconds” literally, but you can see that the G3 will sport a gorgeous brushed-metal...

Incredible Bundle Deal on XPS Core i7 Desktop with 24" UltraSharp Monitor and More

Incredible Bundle Deal on XPS Core i7 Desktop with 24" UltraSharp Monitor and More

It’s about time to close out another week, but not before serving up a fresh batch of HOT deals courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have an awesome deal on a Dell Core i7-based XPS 8700 with a 24” monitor, for under $850. We’ve also got deals on the Dell Venue 11 Pro, the Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop,...

Microsoft Now Shipping Low-Cost Windows 8.1 With Bing OS Variant

Microsoft Now Shipping Low-Cost Windows 8.1 With Bing OS Variant

For months, it's been rumored that Microsoft would unveil a new version of Windows 8.1 with specific Bing branding and a lower price tag. Now the company has formally unveiled the SKU, which will carry a "reduced cost" to manufacturers of PCs that cost less than $250. Microsoft also makes Windows free to devices with a screen smaller than...

The PlayStation 4 Continues to Edge Out the Xbox One, But Will it Last?

The PlayStation 4 Continues to Edge Out the Xbox One, But Will it Last?

From the get-go of the launch of Microsoft's and Sony's next-gen consoles, it's seemed like the PlayStation 4 has had a comfortable lead. Part of the reason owes its thanks to the fact that Sony's console has cost $100 less - that's a big deal when it means the excess cash could be used for more games or accessories. Well, as we learned a...

Microsoft Reportedly Built 20,000 Surface Mini Tablets Before Scrapping Launch

Microsoft Reportedly Built 20,000 Surface Mini Tablets Before Scrapping Launch

It was quite a surprise when Microsoft neglected to launch a Surface Mini device during a recent press event in New York City. Leading up to the event, Microsoft had sent out invites for "a small gathering," which was seemingly a big hint that a Surface Mini would be on tap. Combined with the rumors and speculation, along with a Surface Mini...

Samsung Rumored To Have Stand-Alone Smartwatch Ready For Summer Release

Samsung Rumored To Have Stand-Alone Smartwatch Ready For Summer Release

The term "smartwatch" is an interesting one. Yes, these watches are "smart," but there's a limit to the intelligence. Most of them require, at the very least, a partner device to do the thinking. Smartwatches aren't so smart without a smartphone hanging around and giving orders via Bluetooth. But evidently, that's about to change. A new report...

HP Reassesses Restructuring Plan, Decides To Eliminate Up To An Additional 16,000 Jobs

HP Reassesses Restructuring Plan, Decides To Eliminate Up To An Additional 16,000 Jobs

Hewlett-Packard, the second largest supplier of PCs in the world, announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended April 30, 2014. The company grew its profits year-over-year by 18 percent to $1.3 billion on $27.3 billion in total revenues, though despite the profit growth, HP said it plans to cut up to an additional 16,000...

Google’s Project Tango Team Developing 3D Vision Tablet

Google’s Project Tango Team Developing 3D Vision Tablet

Perhaps it was inevitable, but Google’s Project Tango team has expanded its device experimentation beyond smartphones into tablets. The tablet will, like the Project Tango smartphone, provide real-time 3D mapping overlays of real environments using cameras and sensors. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, Google is planning...

Ubisoft's Official Watch Dogs Trailer Shows Exciting Hackeriffic Fun Is In Store

Ubisoft's Official Watch Dogs Trailer Shows Exciting Hackeriffic Fun Is In Store

Four more days. That's how much longer you have to wait for Ubisoft to release Watch Dogs, one of the most anticipated games of the year, though it might has well be four hundred days, because that's what it feels like. With each new trailer Ubisoft teases us with, we grow increasingly anxiously and more impatient to jump into the role of...

Samsung Reportedly Developing VR Headset To Compete With Oculus Rift, Of Course

Samsung Reportedly Developing VR Headset To Compete With Oculus Rift, Of Course

To the surprise of few, Samsung is reportedly working on a VR headset that would compete with the Oculus Rift (now a Facebook joint) and Sony’s Project Morpheus. (And, for that matter, dark horses like GameFace Labs.) According to Engadget, this isn’t just a vaporware project; Samsung already has early units in developers’...

Apple Trumps Samsung In U.S. Smartphone Sales, Samsung Sells More Handsets

Apple Trumps Samsung In U.S. Smartphone Sales, Samsung Sells More Handsets

Based on the latest data provided by Counterpoint's Market Monitor quarterly tracker program, the U.S. smartphone market grew to 33 million units at the end of the first quarter of 2014, representative of a modest 7 percent growth rate. However, smartphones now account for more than 87 percent of total handsets, which is the highest ever....

Cox Launching Gigabit Internet Service In Phoenix, Las Vegas, And Omaha

Cox Launching Gigabit Internet Service In Phoenix, Las Vegas, And Omaha

Google’s push for gigabit Internet service has, directly or indirectly, created pressure on ISPs to explore the same, and Cox is the latest company to dip its toe in the gigabit waters and plans to get the service out to its first residential customers as early as Q4 this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, Cox president Pat...

Microsoft Defeats FBI In Case Blocking Disclosure Of Government Data Requests

Microsoft Defeats FBI In Case Blocking Disclosure Of Government Data Requests

One of the most troubling facts that came out of Edward Snowden's disclosures last year was the degree to which the government has relied on National Security Letters to compel companies to reveal information about their clients without producing a warrant. Many NSLs were accompanied by non-disclosure orders that forbade the receiving company...

Great Deals On Just-Released Lenovo Flex 2 Convertible and Y50 Gaming Laptop and More

Great Deals On Just-Released Lenovo Flex 2 Convertible and Y50 Gaming Laptop and More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the slick Lenovo Flex 2 14" Core i5-based Touchscreen Ultrabook, the Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop, the Dell XPS 8700 (with 24” monitor), and a whole lot more. Full details with links available below: Lenovo...

FreedomPop Announces $20 Unlimited Everything Plan, LTE Service And Handsets

FreedomPop Announces $20 Unlimited Everything Plan, LTE Service And Handsets

FreedomPop announced some big updates to its free (and almost free) mobile services. The MVNO has moved to Sprint’s LTE network to offer 4G service (and is launching commensurate handsets to take advantage of it) and is also rolling out a new $20 unlimited everything plan. The unlimited plan is notable in the MVNO world as not only does...

Uncomfortable Nest “Recalls” Smoke And CO Detectors Due To Alert Failure

Uncomfortable Nest “Recalls” Smoke And CO Detectors Due To Alert Failure

Whuh-oh. In the quest to conquer the Internet of Things (IoT), Google’s Nest just had a hiccup; Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms are being “recalled” by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to an alert failure problem. The issue is that the Nest Wave feature, in which a user can wave his or her arms near a unit to...

Latest Chrome Beta Now Supports ‘OK Google’ Voice Search

Latest Chrome Beta Now Supports ‘OK Google’ Voice Search

Get ready to see a lot of people talking to their computers. Google has officially rolled out a new feature in Chrome that lets you conduct a voice search on a desktop or notebook using just your voice. From a Google page, you can simply say, “OK Google” and say whatever you want to hunt for. This was a feature that Google had...

California DMV Officially Approves Autonomous Cars On Public Roads, With Regulations

California DMV Officially Approves Autonomous Cars On Public Roads, With Regulations

Usually, technological advances substantially outpace legislation to manage them, but give a tip ‘o the cap to the California DMV for drawing up regulations for autonomous cars before the vehicles become widespread. In two separate “packages”, the DMV has rules both for testing autonomous vehicles by manufacturers and deployment...

Hackers Exploit Apple iCloud Activation Lock Allowing Restoration Of Stolen iPhones

Hackers Exploit Apple iCloud Activation Lock Allowing Restoration Of Stolen iPhones

Life just got a little easier for iPhone thieves, though technically that's not the intended purpose of a new tool that helps iDevice owners bypass Apple's iCloud activation lock. Officially -- and we're not sure if that comes with a *wink* *wink* or if the developers are being sincere -- a tool called "doulCi" is supposed to restore locked...

PC And Projector In-One: Gigabyte's Brix Projector Reviewed

PC And Projector In-One: Gigabyte's Brix Projector Reviewed

These are the days of form factors. The PC market is changing rapidly as tablets supplant some laptops, new players such as the Chromebook disrupt the old WIntel model, and innovations in processors and graphics allow for ever-smaller PCs such as Intel’s NUC. Here’s a new one for you: a tiny NUC-style PC that doubles as a video...

Facebook Updates Privacy Settings Making Them Less Complicated For The Technically Challenged

Facebook Updates Privacy Settings Making Them Less Complicated For The Technically Challenged

Your life can be an open book on Facebook if you want it to, but the problem for some less savvy users is that it's an open book even they don't want it to be. After all, it's not just experienced PC users posting to Facebook anymore -- anyone and just about everyone users the social network these days, and to make sure people aren't sharing...

Apple Says iMessage/Texting Bug Will Be Sorted in Future Software Update

Apple Says iMessage/Texting Bug Will Be Sorted in Future Software Update

Yell loud enough, long enough, and even Apple will hear you. For years now, users who have dabbled in the iOS universe, only to switch back to a rival platform, have grumbled about lost messages. You see, once iMessage knows your phone number, it attempts to route texts and short messages to that via the iMessage platform. But if you ever...

Epic Releases Flappy Bird Clone 'Tappy Chicken' Based On Unreal Engine For Android And iOS

Epic Releases Flappy Bird Clone 'Tappy Chicken' Based On Unreal Engine For Android And iOS

Sure, on some levels, it's arguably sacrilegious to use a popular and powerful 3D game engine to create a Flappy Bird clone. But then again, Flappy Bird was netting its developer $50,000 per day through in-game ads before he did addicted gamers a solid by removing the app (it's coming back this summer, by the way). Besides, there's a bigger...

Hewlett-Packard's HP 7 Plus Is A Quad Core Android Tablet For Cheapskates, Only Costs $100

Hewlett-Packard's HP 7 Plus Is A Quad Core Android Tablet For Cheapskates, Only Costs $100

Remember when Hewlett-Packard tried to compete in premium tablet category? It didn't work out so well - not only did the company's TouchPad tumble in price, it was such a colossal flop that it sent webOS into a tailspin, which is too bad because we had high hopes of what HP could do with it after acquiring Palm. Fast forward to today and HP...

Valve Takes In-home Game Streaming Out of Beta, Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

Valve Takes In-home Game Streaming Out of Beta, Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

Valve has today pushed out a new update to its Steam client on all three of the major OSes that finally takes in-home game-streaming out of beta. Similar to NVIDIA's GameStream, which streams native gameplay from a GeForce-equipped PC to the NVIDIA SHIELD, Valve's solution lets you stream from one PC to another, regardless of which OS...

Lowest Prices On Samsung 840 EVO SSD, HP ENVY 15z Laptop and More

Lowest Prices On Samsung 840 EVO SSD, HP ENVY 15z Laptop and More

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a 120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD, the HP ENVY 15z-j100 15.6" AMD A8-based laptop, the 27-inch Dell P2714T 1080p Multi-Touch monitor and a whole lot more. Full details and links available below: 120GB Samsung 840 EVO 2.5"...

Verizon Planning VoLTE Rollout This Year For Higher-Quality Calling Plus Video Chat

Verizon Planning VoLTE Rollout This Year For Higher-Quality Calling Plus Video Chat

Hot on the heels of the news that Verizon is doubling LTE speeds with XLTE, the company announced that it will rolling out VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service to its nationwide network at some point later this year. “Choosing a national rollout on the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, Verizon can deliver a seamless customer experience...

Zotac Launches Mysterious-Looking “ZBOX Sphere” PCs

Zotac Launches Mysterious-Looking “ZBOX Sphere” PCs

There are lots of SFF PCs floating around these days, but the Zbox Sphere from Zotac is an odd duck among them. Instead of a tall and slim chassis or a tiny square-ish thing like a NUC, this PC is a sphere. (Er, hence the name.) It’s not just a gimmick to hear Zotac tell it, either; in a press release, Zotac actually calls it a “sphere...

Motorola's Moto 360 Smartwatch Tipped To Release In July For Around $340

Motorola's Moto 360 Smartwatch Tipped To Release In July For Around $340

There's plenty of skepticism floating around the web on whether or not smartwatches can truly represent the next big thing in technology, but perhaps two things working in its favor are Android Wear and the Moto 360. The former is Google's optimized version of Android built specifically for smartwatches, and the latter is Motorola's take on...

10 Million People Are Paying For Spotify

10 Million People Are Paying For Spotify

Spotify has proven to be quite a popular streaming service since its launch in 2008, as the company announced today that it has reached 10 million paying subscribers. That’s 10 million people across 56 markets paying for the Premium level of the music streaming service that lets you find and play virtually any song on any connected device...

Box 3.0 Android Update Arrives With Big Improvements, Free 50GB For LG Users

Box 3.0 Android Update Arrives With Big Improvements, Free 50GB For LG Users

Box continues to think outside of itself (see what we did there?) with new and improved ways to approach the cloud storage game. Following the launch of a redesigned app for iOS users, Box just rolled out an overhauled version for team Android, as well as a special bonus for LG device owners -- 50GB of free space. Dubbed "Box for Android 3.0,"...

Lenovo Continues To Outperform PC Market, Surpasses Apple in US For First Time

Lenovo Continues To Outperform PC Market, Surpasses Apple in US For First Time

Who says the PC market is dying a brisk death? While the numbers in some segments may be cause for concern, Lenovo's bucking the trend by announcing better-than-expected figures for its fourth quarter earnings. The company recorded 55 million PC shipments, 50 million smartphone shipments, and 9.2 million tablet shipments in its last full year,...

Ebay Requests All Users To Change Passwords ASAP, Victim Of ‘Cyber Attack’

Ebay Requests All Users To Change Passwords ASAP, Victim Of ‘Cyber Attack’

Attention all eBay users, go ahead and change your password to the auction site. Like, right now -- we'll wait. Take your time, we'll be here when you get back. Finished? Good! Don't worry, it wasn't an arbitrary exercise -- eBay later today will be sending out emails and posting notices asking you to change your password due to a security...

Amazon Adds First Wave Of HBO Programming To Prime Instant Video

Amazon Adds First Wave Of HBO Programming To Prime Instant Video

Amazon pulled off a bit of a coup last month when it an inked a three-year deal with HBO worth $300 million to stream older HBO programming on Prime Instant Video. The deal marked the first time HBO has ever agreed to let another company stream its shows, and that will remain the case for the next three years as part of the exclusive agreement....

Lowest Price On Dell Core i3 AIO Touch PC, Crucial 480GB M500 SSD and More

Lowest Price On Dell Core i3 AIO Touch PC, Crucial 480GB M500 SSD and More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today, we have deals on the 20" Dell Inspiron One 2020, a 480GB Crucial M500 SATA SSD, the Lenovo Y40 14" gaming laptop, a 50" Samsung UN50H6350 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV and a whole lot more. Full details and links are available below... 20"...

MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer Now Shipping

MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer Now Shipping

MakerBot has a whole new line of 3D printers, and the littlest sibling in the bunch, the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D, is now shipping. “As soon as we announced the MakerBot Replicator Mini, we received calls and orders from customers who couldn’t wait to purchase this easy and affordable 3D printer,” said Bre Pettis,...

Survey Shows Americans Generally Unhappy With Their Cable Company, Particularly Time Warner Cable

Survey Shows Americans Generally Unhappy With Their Cable Company, Particularly Time Warner Cable

No need to brace yourself for this one, but in case you were wondering, Americans are typically dissatisfied with their cable and Internet service providers (ISPs). That won't be shocking to most, but lest there was any doubt, numbers from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index show that cable companies and ISPs are doing a poor job keeping...

Revealed: Microsoft Promises That Surface Pro 3 Tablet Will Replace Your Laptop

Revealed: Microsoft Promises That Surface Pro 3 Tablet Will Replace Your Laptop

Microsoft took the wraps off of its new, much-rumored Surface Pro 3 at an event in New York City today, and the key takeaway as far as Microsoft is concerned is that this tablet (when paired with the new Type Cover and pen) is designed to replace your laptop. And, for that matter, your tablet. The Surface Pro 3 offers a relatively large (for...

Update Your Auto Correct: Merriam-Webster Adds Hashtag, Selfie, And Crowdfunding to Dictionary

Update Your Auto Correct: Merriam-Webster Adds Hashtag, Selfie, And Crowdfunding to Dictionary

If you thought it was tough reading through a Shakespeare play back in high school, imagine if he was alive today and you had to explain the terms currently in use, such as "selfie" and "hashtag." The former might not be so difficult, though the latter could present a challenge. It's one that Merriam-Webster has taken on by adding the two...

Chuck E. Cheese Testing Oculus Rift Virtual Ticket Blaster In Three Markets

Chuck E. Cheese Testing Oculus Rift Virtual Ticket Blaster In Three Markets

When Facebook bought Oculus VR, there was an uproar from the community, with serious concerns that the heartless, data-hoarding behemoth run by Mark Zuckerberg would ruin the amazing potential of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Facebook countered by hinting that it had huge plans for the Oculus platform far beyond mere gaming. It’s...

Two Cores, No Fan: Fanless Gigabyte Brix PC Powered By Intel Bay Trail Coming

Two Cores, No Fan: Fanless Gigabyte Brix PC Powered By Intel Bay Trail Coming

Although it’s not the first fanless NUC-ish PC to hit the market, the Gigabyte Brix (GB-BXBT-2807) is the first to offer a dual-core Bay Trail chip with no fan. The unit has been out for a couple of weeks, but Fanless Tech has confirmed that this Brix PC will indeed be fanless. That’s a notable feature for a tiny PC that’s...

Verizon Chief Squashes Dish Network Merger Rumor, Chalks Chatter Up To "Someone's Fantasy"

Verizon Chief Squashes Dish Network Merger Rumor, Chalks Chatter Up To "Someone's Fantasy"

In case you were wondering -- and it would only be natural, given AT&T's recent move -- Verizon Wireless is not the least bit interested in acquiring satellite provider Dish Network. So says Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who is well aware of the rumors floating around suggesting Big Red and Dish Network might become a couple. "I know there...

China Drops Ban Hammer On Microsoft's Windows 8 For Government PCs

China Drops Ban Hammer On Microsoft's Windows 8 For Government PCs

China's Central Government Procurement Center has reportedly issued a ban on installing Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system on government computers. The ban is supposedly in place to ensure computer security after Microsoft decided to end support for Windows XP last April, a legacy OS that was released to the public nearly 13 years ago....

IBM Watson Group Acquires Cognea To Help Build Conversational Computers

IBM Watson Group Acquires Cognea To Help Build Conversational Computers

We often joke about the machines that humans build coming back to rule the planet, but you have to wonder if IBM's Watson isn't scheming in a way that mere mortals can only hope to comprehend. IBM's Watson group has acquired a new company this week, which will enable Watson to become even smarter than it already is. The new acquisition is...

Dell Inspiron 15 7537: NVIDIA Graphics Bring the Game

Dell Inspiron 15 7537: NVIDIA Graphics Bring the Game

As one of the top-shelf systems in the company's mainstream line-up, the Inspiron 15 7537 is in an interesting position in Dell’s extensive family of laptops and ultrabooks. This laptop is too pricey to be considered affordable by most consumers, and yet it’s not quite in the same class as and doesn't have the luxury features of...

Verizon Wireless Debuts Details On XLTE Network: Higher Peak Rates, 2x Bandwidth

Verizon Wireless Debuts Details On XLTE Network: Higher Peak Rates, 2x Bandwidth

The leak that we spotted a couple of days ago has been confirmed: Verizon Wireless is gearing up to introduce a new version of LTE, dubbed XLTE, which promises 2x the bandwidth of its already peppy LTE network. The company has published a new commercial on its YouTube channel, as well as adding snippets of XLTE verbiage to its website for...

Microsoft Xbox One Developer Teases External Storage Option Coming Soon

Microsoft Xbox One Developer Teases External Storage Option Coming Soon

Games aren't getting any smaller these days, and though Microsoft gives gamers 500GB of internal storage to play with on the Xbox One console, you might find that you're filling it up faster than you thought you would. What's a hardcore gamer to do? Hang tight -- it would appear that Microsoft is getting ready to support external storage options...

Rare Discount on Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, HP Multi-monitor Bundle and More

Rare Discount on Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, HP Multi-monitor Bundle and More

Welcome back. It’s time to kick off a new week with a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today we have deals on the 12.5” Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga with solid state storage, an HP ENVY 700-230qe desktop system, a trio of HP W2371d 23" 1080p LED-backlit LCD monitors, and a whole lot more....

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Criticized for Their High Energy Requirements

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Criticized for Their High Energy Requirements

In terms of overall capabilities, both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are a good improvement over the previous generation. But, one thing that's not been talked about too much is that with these increased capabilities have come higher power requirements - and the differences are somewhat staggering. According to the Natural Resources Defense...

U.S. Charges China With Hacking Half A Dozen American Companies

U.S. Charges China With Hacking Half A Dozen American Companies

The United States Justice Department has brought forth criminal charges against several members of Unit 61398 of the Chinese military, alleging that these members hacked into computer systems of six American businesses, including Alcoa Inc., United States Steel Crop, Allegheny Technologies Inc, Westinghouse Electric Co, and SolarWorld AG....

Microsoft Rumors: Surface Pro 3 Coming, May Be A Monster 12-Inch Tablet

Microsoft Rumors: Surface Pro 3 Coming, May Be A Monster 12-Inch Tablet

Microsoft is planning to make a major announcement tomorrow concerning its Surface line of tablets, and in addition to a rumored Surface mini, the company is expected to reveal the Surface Pro 3. The scuttlebutt is that the Surface 3 will not just be a refresh of the Surface Pro 2, but an entirely different device rocking a larger form factor...

Cricket Relaunches Brand With 4G LTE After AT&T Acquisition

Cricket Relaunches Brand With 4G LTE After AT&T Acquisition

Speaking of AT&T acquisitions, just a couple of months after buying Leap Wireless (which includes Cricket Wireless), AT&T has relaunched the Cricket brand with 4G LTE capabilities. AT&T has also folded its prepaid Aio Wireless service into Cricket, uniting the two into one brand. “We kept the Cricket brand name, but one thing...

Today’s Google Doodle Is A Virtual Rubik’s Cube

Today’s Google Doodle Is A Virtual Rubik’s Cube

With apologies in advance for the amount of time you (we) will waste today on Google’s homepage, the current Google Doodle is a virtual Rubik’s Cube. As in, you can actually click the image and then try (and fail) to solve it. The occasion is the fact that today is the 40th anniversary of the enigmatic cube, which has now confounded...

AT&T Inks Deal To Acquire DirecTV For $48.5 Billion

AT&T Inks Deal To Acquire DirecTV For $48.5 Billion

It's official -- AT&T has agreed to acquire DirecTV, the largest satellite TV provider in the U.S. with 20 million customers, for approximately $48.5 billion. It's a stock-and-cash transaction deal worth $95 per share based on AT&T 's Friday closing price, which represents a 10 percent premium. DirecTV shareholders will receive $28.50...

YouTube Acquires Popular Streaming Site Twitch For A Billion Dollars

YouTube Acquires Popular Streaming Site Twitch For A Billion Dollars

Twitch is a popular platform for watching and sharing video game footage, seeing top-notch players broadcasting their thing, enjoying special events, and more--and now it’s the property of Google, via YouTube. According to Variety, YouTube acquired Twitch for a cool billion dollars. The deal is reportedly an all-cash offer and will be...

Battlefield 4's Most Frustrating Bugs Finally Ironed Out

Battlefield 4's Most Frustrating Bugs Finally Ironed Out

Ever since it launched last year, Battlefield 4 has been practically synonymous with how not to launch a major entry to a beloved online franchise. Finally, some of the major flaws are being repaired -- or at least, they've been fixed on the beta Community Test Environment (CTE) server. This is the new server system Dice has set up for PC...

Facebook Takes Aim At Snapchat With Slingshot Video Chat App

Facebook Takes Aim At Snapchat With Slingshot Video Chat App

Apparently fed up with being rejected by Snapchat, Facebook for the past several months has reportedly been working on a video sharing and chatting application of its own. It's called Slingshot, and like Snapchat, it allows users to send short video messages to recipients with just a few taps. However, it's not yet clear if Facebook will release...

Adidas App Lets You Trick Out Your Kicks With Instagram Photos

Adidas App Lets You Trick Out Your Kicks With Instagram Photos

Adidas is relaunching its "mi adidas" app late this summer, though it comes with a twist to sneaker customization. This time around, mi adidas users will be able to apply any photographic image, including Instagram photos, to the 2014 model ZX Flux. Once you're happy with the result, Adidas will build the customized kicks and deliver them...

MotionSavvy Converts Sign Language To Speech Using Leap Motion Controller

MotionSavvy Converts Sign Language To Speech Using Leap Motion Controller

Perhaps it’s stating the obvious, but deaf people can have a difficult time communicating with hearing people. The easiest method of interaction is sign language, but unless you or a loved one regularly use it, you probably don’t know how to communicate in ASL (American Sign Language). Thus, deaf people often must resort to a time-consuming...

Google Adds Elevation Profiles To Google Maps Bike Routes

Google Adds Elevation Profiles To Google Maps Bike Routes

Perhaps you’re a truly robust cyclist, thoroughly unafraid of hills of any size, but many of us are not. (Especially those who frequently schlep one or more children in a tow-behind.) Thus, having a sense of the elevation of your chosen bike route is quite a helpful tool. Google Maps has added just such a feature to its bike routes,...

The Snowden Effect: EFF Report Reveals The Most (And Least) Trustworthy Tech Companies

The Snowden Effect: EFF Report Reveals The Most (And Least) Trustworthy Tech Companies

From Apple to Yahoo, tech companies have a great deal of our data in their hands, and thanks to whistleblower Edward Snowden, we know that the government wants as much of it as possible--and has been too successful in that regard. In some cases, there’s just nothing much a company can do when the NSA comes knocking with a warrant, but...

Is It Over? Apple, Google Settle Smartphone Patent Litigation, Pledge Reform

Is It Over? Apple, Google Settle Smartphone Patent Litigation, Pledge Reform

In what is an incredibly pleasant surprise, Apple and Google released a joint statement stating that the two companies have agreed to drop all of the ongoing patent litigation between them pertaining to smartphones. "Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform," said the statement, according to Reuters....

Google Now Bill Reminder Will Let You Know When Payments Are Due

Google Now Bill Reminder Will Let You Know When Payments Are Due

Google Now really wants to be helpful for you. In addition to the various ways Google Now can predict your needs before you know you have them, the little buddy in your Android smartphone will remind you when your bills are due. The Android Police found code in an APK that points to just such an ability, however basic. By integrating with...

Verizon Enhancing 4G LTE Network Dubbed ‘XLTE’ With Spectrum Advances, 2X Bandwidth

Verizon Enhancing 4G LTE Network Dubbed ‘XLTE’ With Spectrum Advances, 2X Bandwidth

Verizon, for all its done on net neutrality and other issues to anger consumers, has been the industry leader in 4G LTE deployments, and the company is stepping things up a notch on that front. Actually, by “a notch” we mean “doubling”; Verizon is deploying a new service called XLTE on Monday that will offer double...

Google Bolsters Google Translate Services With Quest Visual Word Lens Acquisition

Google Bolsters Google Translate Services With Quest Visual Word Lens Acquisition

Quest Visual, a company that makes the impressive Word Lens app that translates words on signs that you capture with your device’s camera, is now owned by Google. In a statement on its website, Quest Visual said that it’s jump to Google will allow it to “incorporate Quest Visual's technology into Google Translate's broad...

Extra Coupon Savings On Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet, HP 23xi IPS Monitor and More

Extra Coupon Savings On Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet, HP 23xi IPS Monitor and More

Today we've got a slew of deals from our buds at LogicBuy, to tied you over for the weekend.  In the mix are tablets, LCD monitors, desktops, laptops, even TV's furniture and air purifiers. Just what you need to get your geek on real good... Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" Quad-core Intel Atom Windows 8.1 720p Tablet for $299.99 with free shipping...

Fastest Texting Teen Uses Fleksy To Break Guinness World Record

Fastest Texting Teen Uses Fleksy To Break Guinness World Record

When Marcel Fernandes Filho was 13 years old, he smashed his Dell computer in a fit of rage because the monitor wouldn't stop flickering. Suddenly without a PC, the young teenager from Brazil began using his iPhone 3GS more often. Such began his journey to becoming the world's fastest texter, as recognized by Guinness World Records. Part promotional...

AT&T Announces HD Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) Coming To Four States This Month

AT&T Announces HD Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) Coming To Four States This Month

If you've ever initiated a call on your LTE-enabled smartphone while in an LTE area, you may have noticed what happens once the call actually connects. It's no longer using LTE. That's because Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) remains a fledgling feature, barely supported anywhere in the world, and certainly not broadly in the United States. As with...

Rest Easy, You Can Now Text To 911 Emergency Lines

Rest Easy, You Can Now Text To 911 Emergency Lines

Imagine that you're a 911 dispatcher and you receive a text message that reads, "OMG, sned hlp nao! Its an emergency! no joke, lol!" That's something emergency responders are going to have to figure out, because as of now, all four major wireless carriers in the U.S. -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint -- are offering text-to-911 service...

Ubisoft Announces Far Cry 4 Coming This November On Console And PC

Ubisoft Announces Far Cry 4 Coming This November On Console And PC

It turns out the scuttlebutt from back in March is true: Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 4 is coming this November for consoles and PCs. It will be out on November 18th in the U.S. and November 20th in EMEA, and it will be available on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows PCs. “Pack away your tropical gear, because Far Cry 4...

Lead Engineer On Google Glass Leaves For Virtual Pastures At Oculus And Facebook

Lead Engineer On Google Glass Leaves For Virtual Pastures At Oculus And Facebook

Armed with Facebook’s deep pockets and strong backstop, Oculus VR is much better able to poach talent from big companies than when it was just an exciting startup (John Carmack notwithstanding). The big get for this week is Adrian Wong, who left his post as a lead electrical engineer at Google[x], where he worked on Google Glass, to...

NVIDIA Waves Flag On First Tegra K1 Powered Tablet By Xiaomi

NVIDIA Waves Flag On First Tegra K1 Powered Tablet By Xiaomi

Xiaomi announced a new, relatively inexpensive Android tablet yesterday called the MiPad, and NVIDIA has made sure to bang the drum for the new device as it has the company’s Tegra K1 SoC inside, and NVIDIA talked up Xiaomi as a company, too. “Fast. Xiaomi does everything fast,” wrote NVIDIA’s Will Park in a company...

Google Play Store Now Accepting PayPal And Carrier Billing

Google Play Store Now Accepting PayPal And Carrier Billing

You can now use eBay's PayPal service to pay for purchases made through Google Play, the search giant announced. The new feature went live in a dozen countries, including the United States, Canada, and Germany. If if you live in one of 12 countries being served by the new feature, you'll find PayPal as a payment option in your Google Wallet....

Hot Hardware's Amazon Fire TV Review

Hot Hardware's Amazon Fire TV Review

The ability to stream movies and other content to your TV is relatively commonplace thanks to set top boxes such as the Roku 3, Apple TV, gaming consoles that support streaming, and built-in functionality that comes with many of today’s Blu-ray players and TVs. Even so, there’s always room for additional competition, right? Amazon...

NPD Group Says PlayStation 4 Took Xbox One Out Behind The Wood Shed Again In April

NPD Group Says PlayStation 4 Took Xbox One Out Behind The Wood Shed Again In April

More console gamers are choosing Sony's PlayStation 4 than Microsoft's Xbox One system. This was confirmed by market research firm NPD Group, which pegged the PS4 as the best selling game system in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive month, followed by the Xbox One, which Microsoft confirms sold 115,000 units in April. It will be interesting...

Tesla’s Planned Gigafactory To Reduce Battery Costs By 30%

Tesla’s Planned Gigafactory To Reduce Battery Costs By 30%

No one can accuse Tesla’s founder Elon Musk of thinking too small, and his latest vision is for a monstrous “gigafactory” to make batteries (at a reduction in cost of about 30%) that will not only power electric Tesla cars but would also serve any number of other applications in various industries. According to the San Jose...

FCC Votes To Advance New Net Neutrality Rules Including “Fast Lane”

FCC Votes To Advance New Net Neutrality Rules Including “Fast Lane”

More or less as expected, the FCC voted to advance the new net neutrality rules that would allow ISPs to charge certain web companies more for “fast lanes” for content. It’s a decision that net neutrality advocates are unhappy with because they see it as an unhealthy compromise, while net neutrality opponents are annoyed...

Microsoft Reiterates Support For Windows XP Is Dead, Proves It By Neglecting OS On Patch Tuesday

Microsoft Reiterates Support For Windows XP Is Dead, Proves It By Neglecting OS On Patch Tuesday

One could make an argument that Microsoft is the king of mixed messages. Just look at how the Redmond software giant has handled Windows XP over the years -- it was given several reprieves before finally being shunned for support, though it still received an out-of-cycle patch for Internet Explorer to address a serious zero-day bug. However,...

Nintendo Facing Lawsuit To Ban WIi U Sales In The U.S.

Nintendo Facing Lawsuit To Ban WIi U Sales In The U.S.

To paraphrase David Letterman, we wouldn’t give Nintendo’s troubles to a monkey on a rock. Amid a terrible sales performance that only got worse over the first quarter of this year (Nintendo president Satoru Iwata took a 50% pay cut over the the Wii U’s awful sales back in January) and a mini-scandal when word emerged that...

Review: OCZ's RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD Tears Up Benchmarks With Reckless Abandon

Review: OCZ's RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD Tears Up Benchmarks With Reckless Abandon

OCZ's RevoDrive series has been a popular enthusiast and workstation-class storage product family for years now.  The last time we looked at an OCZ RevoDrive, the RevoDrive 3 X2 offered smoking-fast performance and bandwidth of up to 1.5GB/sec for reads and 1.25GB/sec for writes, thanks to its PCI Express-based design, which basically...

Low-Cost Windows Phones Coming As Blu And China’s K-Touch Team With Microsoft

Low-Cost Windows Phones Coming As Blu And China’s K-Touch Team With Microsoft

Microsoft successfully acquired Nokia’s mobile unit and thus brought the vast majority of Windows Phone handsets under one roof, but that doesn’t mean Redmond isn’t branching out to other manufacturers. Both U.S.-based Blu and China’s K-Touch will be developing Windows Phone handsets in the future. Credit: Livesino...

Sony Slashes $200 Off Pre-Order Price of 4K Ultra HD Media Player, Ships In July

Sony Slashes $200 Off Pre-Order Price of 4K Ultra HD Media Player, Ships In July

The 4K Ultra HD revolution is in its infancy, but if you want to be an early adopter of the technology, there are several resources available. One of those is Sony's 4K Ultra HD Media Player (FMP-X10), which is now available to pre-order from Sony's online store. The cost is $500, and while that sounds steep (because it is), it's actually...

Comcast Envisions Switching Broadband Model To Usage Based Billing In Five Years

Comcast Envisions Switching Broadband Model To Usage Based Billing In Five Years

If you thought Comcast wouldn't try to defend its "Worst Company in America" designation as voted by Consumerists' readers last month, think again. The broadband company holding the Golden Poo award has gone on record saying it wants to move to a usage-based billing model similar to how the wireless industry works within the next five years....

Flappy Bird Will Return To Mobile In August With Multiplayer Element

Flappy Bird Will Return To Mobile In August With Multiplayer Element

One of the more bizarre stories in the history of gaming has yet to write an ending. We're talking about the rapid rise and intentional decline of Flappy Bird, a stupidly simple game that at its peak was raking in more than $50,000 per day through in-game ads. After gaining attention in the media, the game's developer, a soft-spoken 28-year-old...

HTC Shrinks The One (M8) To Produce The One mini 2 Smartphone

HTC Shrinks The One (M8) To Produce The One mini 2 Smartphone

HTC's One (M8) has done quite well for the company. It has received rave reviews (including our own), plenty of commercial time, and it seems that the company's focus on premium design and elegance is starting to pay off in a world dominated by Samsung and Apple. Hot on the heels of the M8 comes this guy: the One mini 2. The naming scheme...

Zuckerberg Turns The Big 3-0 And Is Now Basically Unemployable

Zuckerberg Turns The Big 3-0 And Is Now Basically Unemployable

Today is a momentous occasion in the life of one the tech world’s greatest wunderkinds: Mark Zuckerberg turns 30. It’s an even more notable birthday for the Facebook founder than the average joe because of an off-the-cuff comment he made about younger people being smarter than older people back in 2007 when he was, most definitely,...

Google Glass Now For Sale To Anyone In The US, Still $1500 Or Roughly 10X The Cost

Google Glass Now For Sale To Anyone In The US, Still $1500 Or Roughly 10X The Cost

If you know anything about Google's history, you'll know that the company loves beta products. Gmail was in beta for years, and even after it left that phase of its life, Google allowed users to retain the "beta" graphic -- yes, that many people just couldn't let go of what was. Now, Google Glass is finally breaking into its most daunting...

Charity Lunch Auction With Apple's Tim Cook Brings In $300,000

Charity Lunch Auction With Apple's Tim Cook Brings In $300,000

It might seem hard to fathom, but $300,000 is hardly the most expensive lunch date ever. In fact, it's not even the most expensive lunch date with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. In a charity auction last year, the winning bid to spend some time with Cook eating and chewing the fat came to over $600,000, which obliterated what had been a record $255,000...

AOC Builds In Stereo 7W Onkyo Speakers To 24-Inch Full HD IPS Monitor

AOC Builds In Stereo 7W Onkyo Speakers To 24-Inch Full HD IPS Monitor

AOC’s new 24-inch monitor looks nice enough at first blush, with a relatively thin silver bezel and what is no doubt a crisp, bright image, but underneath is where the good stuff is located. The company built a pair of 7W Onkyo speakers into the base. AOC is billing this display (the i2473Pwm) as “ideal entertainment hub”...

Netflix Now Comprises A Full 1/3rd Of The Internet Traffic In North America

Netflix Now Comprises A Full 1/3rd Of The Internet Traffic In North America

If there was any doubt about Netflix’s huge popularity in North America, consider that according to a new report from Sandvine, the streaming video service accounts for more than one-third of all Internet traffic. Netflix was responsible for 31.6% of traffic, but with a bump to Super HD (4K) content for users, it’s already boosted...

Limited-Time Deals on Roku LT, HP ENVY 700 Desktop and More

Limited-Time Deals on Roku LT, HP ENVY 700 Desktop and More

Welcome to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have a limited-time deal on the slick Roku LT media streaming device, along with deals on the HP ENVY 700-215xi desktops system, the Dell Inspiron 15 and more. Full details and link are available below: Today only! Roku LT Streaming...

Microsoft Refreshes The Windows Store For Easier Navigation And App Discovery

Microsoft Refreshes The Windows Store For Easier Navigation And App Discovery

Microsoft keeps pushing out updates by and by to improve the overall Windows 8.1 experience, and the latest update concerns the Windows Store. Microsoft announced that it has gussied up the look of the store and has made it easier to navigate and find the apps you’re looking for. The old store There is now a persistent navigation bar...

Intel-Based Surface Pro 3 A Possible Companion To Surface Mini Unveiling Next Week

Intel-Based Surface Pro 3 A Possible Companion To Surface Mini Unveiling Next Week

This is a big month for mobile. In a couple of weeks, LG will unveil its G3 superphone at a press event in New York City, and before that, Microsoft will hold a press event of its own (also in NYC) to announce a new Surface device. Speculation has been that it will be a Surface Mini model to compete with the 7-inch and 8-inch tablets in the...

Thermaltake’s Titanium Limited Edition “Level 10” Chassis On Sale In July

Thermaltake’s Titanium Limited Edition “Level 10” Chassis On Sale In July

There are killer chassis and then there are killer chassis, and Thermaltake’s special edition Level 10 Gaming Station is a thing to behold. The unique construction coupled with the fact that it’s made from titanium makes this case a jaw-dropper, but if you want one, you’ll have to be quick--Thermaltake is only making 500...

Ubisoft Reveals Watch Dogs Will Run At 900p on PS4, 729p On Xbox One

Ubisoft Reveals Watch Dogs Will Run At 900p on PS4, 729p On Xbox One

This may come as a shock to the system if you were expecting Ubisoft's upcoming Watch Dogs title to run at Full HD 1080 (1920x1080) on your PlayStation 4 console, especially after Sony straight up said "the game will run at 1080p and 60 frames per second on the PS4" in a recent blog post, but it's actually going to run at 900p on Sony's game...

LG Makes G3 Superphone Official With Press Invitation To NYC Event

LG Makes G3 Superphone Official With Press Invitation To NYC Event

Sometimes we wake up to little surprises in our inbox, such as this morning when we discovered an email from LG inviting us to a press event in New York City in a couple of weeks. Rather than play it coy and keep the unveiling cryptic, LG flat out says on the invitation that it's planning to unveil the oft-rumored and highly speculated G3...

Report Notes Global Mobile Subscriptions At 7.1 Billion Or 100 Percent Of The World’s Population

Report Notes Global Mobile Subscriptions At 7.1 Billion Or 100 Percent Of The World’s Population

Given the extraordinary acceleration of mobile growth we've witnessed over the past decade, this landmark comes as little surprise: We've just hit 7.1 billion unique mobile subscriptions worldwide. As the title of this post suggests, that's enough to average out to one subscription per person on a global scale. Of course, a good chunk of people...

Huge Price Drops on Dell Venue 11 Pro, Logitech Accessories And HP 25xi Monitor

Huge Price Drops on Dell Venue 11 Pro, Logitech Accessories And HP 25xi Monitor

Dell, Amazon and HP are stepping up with today's deals.  From tablets to monitors, desktops and mice, there's a little something for everyone today but just a few select killer deals... Dell Venue 11 Pro 64GB Windows 8.1 Quad-Core Atom 1080p Tablet for $449.99 with free shipping (normally $499.99).   1-day Amazon sale! 50% off Logitech...

Rock Legends Stipe, Vedder, And Others Step Up To Defend Net Neutrality

Rock Legends Stipe, Vedder, And Others Step Up To Defend Net Neutrality

Okay, you feel strongly about net neutrality rules, but you roll your eyes at the prospect of a bunch of aging rockstars advocating for it. What do cats like Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello, Michael Stipe, Fugazi, and more have to do with any of the issues at hand? Actually, they have a really good point to bring to the fore. "The open Internet's...

Twitter Puts You In Control With The Mute Button

Twitter Puts You In Control With The Mute Button

One of the biggest downsides of social media is that there's way too much information to take in. It's made worse when some people like to post a lot more than the usual person. There are some people I follow on Facebook or Twitter that can post upwards of 10 - 20 times a day. That's hard to deal with sometimes, when there's only so much time...

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Android Tablet Powered By Intel Bay Trail Platform Leaks To Web

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Android Tablet Powered By Intel Bay Trail Platform Leaks To Web

A sleeping giant has awoken in the mobile space, that giant being Intel, which slept through the initial transition in the mainstream market place. Not anymore. We're seeing Intel's Atom parts find their way into more and more mobile devices, and if leaked information turns out to be true, the forthcoming ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C will also cross...

Microsoft Confirms $399 Xbox One Console Without Kinect Shipping June 9

Microsoft Confirms $399 Xbox One Console Without Kinect Shipping June 9

Microsoft is finally going to give gamers what they've wanted since the Xbox One launched -- a cheaper version that doesn't come bundled with a motion controlled Kinect sensor. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, made the announcement in a blog post today, saying Microsoft will begin selling a Kinect-free Xbox One console for $399 beginning June 9,...

Archos Unveils $170 ArcBook 10-Inch Touchscreen Notebook Powered By Android

Archos Unveils $170 ArcBook 10-Inch Touchscreen Notebook Powered By Android

In a market where one of Google’s operating systems (Chrome OS) is gobbling up sales from traditional notebooks, another of Google’s operating systems (Android) is getting a new treatment with the Archos ArcBook. The company is calling the device an Android netbook. It has a 10.1-inch (1024x600) touchscreen, runs Android 4.2 Jelly...

BlackBerry Launches Z3 Jakarta Edition, Its First Smartphone Co-Created With Foxconn

BlackBerry Launches Z3 Jakarta Edition, Its First Smartphone Co-Created With Foxconn

As part of BlackBerry's attempted comeback tour, the Canadian handset maker today officially unveiled its new BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition smartphone during a launch event in Jakarta, Indonesia. As the model name implies, this budget friendly device is being built exclusively for Indonesia, though the other notable thing about the Jakarta...

Microsoft Reportedly Dropping Gold Live Subscription Requirement To Stream Netflix And Hulu

Microsoft Reportedly Dropping Gold Live Subscription Requirement To Stream Netflix And Hulu

The number of connected devices offering access to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu continues to grow. Heck, don't be surprised if the capability is baked into the next smart toothbrush you buy. What most of these devices have in common is they typically don't sit behind a paywall, though that isn't true of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and...

Like Project Ara, Entegra Technologies Already Building Modular Tablets

Like Project Ara, Entegra Technologies Already Building Modular Tablets

Google’s Project Ara seeks to develop a modular smartphone that could revolutionize the mobile industry, but one company--Entegra Technologies--has already announced a modular tablet that it believes will bring about radical change perhaps even sooner. The Entegra Crossfire Pro is a tablet whose components you can swap in or out without...

Beware: Valve Steam Guard Phishing Attack Discovered

Beware: Valve Steam Guard Phishing Attack Discovered

Another day, another exploit/attack/hack/breach/phishing scam to worry about. This one concerns Valve’s Steam Guard Protection and a new phishing scheme that, if successful, allows a cybercriminal to steal a file that will bypass the Steam Guard Protection and allow the thief to log in to the victim’s account from any computer....

Moto E Smartphone Brings Android To The Masses For $129 Off-Contract

Moto E Smartphone Brings Android To The Masses For $129 Off-Contract

Motorola has just introduced the newest smartphone in its growing Android line, the Moto E. In an effort to continue proving that highly adaptable and responsive phones don't necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg, the Moto E is even more affordable than the already affordable Moto G (which, as it turns out, is receiving a small refresh...

Lenovo Outs ThinkPad 10 With Intel Atom Quad Core Processor

Lenovo Outs ThinkPad 10 With Intel Atom Quad Core Processor

Lenovo is supplanting its ThinkPad Tablet 2 with the ThinkPad 10, a device that shares a naming scheme with the smaller ThinkPad 8 and runs on an Intel Atom Quad Processor with Windows 8.1 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions). The ThinkPad 10 also sports Intel HD Graphics (gen 7), 2GB or 4GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage. There’s...

VESA Standards Group Adds 'Adaptive-Sync’ DisplayPort Video Standard

VESA Standards Group Adds 'Adaptive-Sync’ DisplayPort Video Standard

Over the past nine months, we've seen the beginnings of a revolution in how video games are displayed. First, Nvidia demoed G-Sync, its proprietary technology for ensuring smooth frame delivery. Then AMD demoed its own free standard, dubbed FreeSync, that showed a similar technology. Now, VESA (Video Electronics Standard Association) has announced...

Seagate Releases New Kinetic Open Storage API For The Enterprise

Seagate Releases New Kinetic Open Storage API For The Enterprise

You won't hear us complain about the term "open source," particularly when it's used to further storage innovation. This week, Seagate has announced the expansion of the open source program associated with its Seagate Kinectic Open Storage platform to include API and libraries. It's an enterprise announcement, enabling those firms to leverage...

Hot Deals: Cheapest Dell 27-Inch UltraSharp Monitor, HP ENVY 15 Laptop and More

Hot Deals: Cheapest Dell 27-Inch UltraSharp Monitor, HP ENVY 15 Laptop and More

We've got another batch of <HOT> deals served up here today fresh from our buds at LogicBuy.  Today we've got three laptops, two from HP and an Inspiron from Dell, long with a sweet 27-inch Dell panel and audio gear by Lenovo.  Check it out... 27" Dell UltraSharp UZ2715H 1080p Anti-glare IPS Monitor w/ 2MP Webcam, USB 3.0 Hub...

Kingston’s HyperX Memory Supports Intel Z97 Chipset

Kingston’s HyperX Memory Supports Intel Z97 Chipset

Intel’s latest chipset is Z97, and along with a growing mountain of motherboards sporting the new tech, HyperX (a division of Kingston) is releasing memory kits that support the chipset, too. All three of its FURY, Genesis, and Predator memory lines are getting a 9-series refresh, and the company said that it worked closely with motherboard...

LG To Debut 7, 8, And 10.1-Inch G-Pad Tablets

LG To Debut 7, 8, And 10.1-Inch G-Pad Tablets

Perhaps taking a page from Samsung’s Galaxy Tab playbook (“Let’s give them all the form factors!”), LG announced a trio of new G Pad tablets at 7-, 8-, and 10.1 inches. The tablets will be unveiled in full at the MedPI 2014 trade show in Monaco on May 13-16. “Unlike smartphones, tablets are not one size fits all,”...

EA Kills Support And Online Services For Long List Of Games, Including Crysis, Battlefield And Star Wars Titles

EA Kills Support And Online Services For Long List Of Games, Including Crysis, Battlefield And Star Wars Titles

No, your PC can't run Crysis online, not after June 30, 2014, anyway. It doesn't matter how big and burly your setup is, playing Crysis online will no longer be an option after next month, as it's one of about a trillion and a half titles (small exaggeration) getting booted offline this summer and beyond. The list of games starts with Lord...

Parrot Bebop Drone Lets You Experience Flight With Oculus Rift

Parrot Bebop Drone Lets You Experience Flight With Oculus Rift

You surely know about Parrot and its drone quadricopters, but the company is releasing a new version called the Bebop that comes loaded with impressive features, including the ability to experience POV flight via the drone’s HD camera and an Oculus Rift headset. (Incidentally, we sort of did the same thing with a Nokia Lumia 1020 and...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Reportedly Skyrockets To 10 Million Units Shipped In Only 25 Days

Samsung Galaxy S5 Reportedly Skyrockets To 10 Million Units Shipped In Only 25 Days

Though it didn't ship with every fancy new feature that was rumored and speculated prior to its official launch, the Galaxy S5 smartphone from Samsung isn't having trouble finding an audience. A Korean news website is reporting that Samsung shipped around 10 million Galaxy S5 devices in just 25 days. If that's accurate, it means the Galaxy...

Apple Invests In Expedited Refunds In Hopes Of Boosting Online Sales, Cuts Wait Time In Half

Apple Invests In Expedited Refunds In Hopes Of Boosting Online Sales, Cuts Wait Time In Half

Attention online shoppers, Apple really wants your business, and one way it plans to get it is by cutting in half the wait time to give refunds to customers who want to return their iPhone, iPad, and other devices. This sounds like a small thing -- and for the consumer, it sort of is -- but it's actually a costly move for Apple, one that's...

Report Shows Traditional And Tablet PC Shipments Up Just 5 Percent; Windows XP Migration Boosts Sales

Report Shows Traditional And Tablet PC Shipments Up Just 5 Percent; Windows XP Migration Boosts Sales

Market research firms have a tendency to separate traditional PC sales (desktops, laptops, and ultrathins) from tablets, but Canalys clumps them together, thereby giving us another angle to analyze the landscape. So, according to Canalys, the two categories combined to reach 123.7 million unit shipments worldwide in the first quarter of 2014,...

Segway Maker’s Amazing Lifelike “Luke” Prosthetic Arm Funded By DARPA, Gets FDA Approval

Segway Maker’s Amazing Lifelike “Luke” Prosthetic Arm Funded By DARPA, Gets FDA Approval

Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, lead a DEKA Research and Development team that built an amazing prosthetic arm that they affectionately call “Luke” (after the handless hero of Star Wars), and that arm has now been approved for sale in the U.S. by the FDA. What makes the Luke DEKA Arm System so compelling is that it uses...

Google Puts Up $1 Million Little Box Challenge For Solar Inverter Innovation As Obama Administration Pushes Renewable Energy

Google Puts Up $1 Million Little Box Challenge For Solar Inverter Innovation As Obama Administration Pushes Renewable Energy

Google is kind of involved in everything, and the company is tackling clean energy with gusto, too. In conjunction with a White House push for renewable energy and agreements from some 300 organizations to pursue clean energy options that includes 1 billion square feet of buildings in the U.S. (and a $2 billion investment in making federal...

Health Care Data Breach Leads To Record $4.8 Million HIPAA Settlement

Health Care Data Breach Leads To Record $4.8 Million HIPAA Settlement

A pair of healthcare organizations have agreed to pay a combined $4.8 million to settle charges that they potentially violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (otherwise known as HIPPA). The charges were the consequence of a data breach in which protected health information of thousands of patients was compromised....

Yahoo Plans To Gimp Webmail Service For Older Browsers

Yahoo Plans To Gimp Webmail Service For Older Browsers

Attention Yahoo Mail users, if you're rocking a browser release that's now dated, you'll need to upgrade to a newer version to continue to have access to all the same features you've grown accustomed to. Beginning June 5, Yahoo will put into effect a new policy to support only the two most recent versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome,...

Tesla’s Week: No More Batteries For Toyota’s Hybrids, Potential Sales Ban In Missouri

Tesla’s Week: No More Batteries For Toyota’s Hybrids, Potential Sales Ban In Missouri

Tesla has had an interesting week. First, the company talked about a political move in Missouri that would effectively prevent the company from selling its electric cars in the state, then in a quarterly filing, Tesla revealed that it will no longer supply batteries to Toyota for the latter’s RAV4 EVs. To the first issue, the Tesla team...

Intel Z97 Motherboard Round-Up: EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte

Intel Z97 Motherboard Round-Up: EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte

Although Intel isn’t quite ready to take the wraps off of its updated Haswell-based processors (codenamed Devil’s Canyon) or its next-gen Broadwell-based processors, the company is at the ready with a brand new chipset that ups the ante in terms of features and overall performance. Intel’s 9-series chipset isn’t quite...

Google Offers A Mother’s Day Tribute As Seen Through Glass

Google Offers A Mother’s Day Tribute As Seen Through Glass

Is Google trying to gussy up the image of Glass, which for some odd reason many people find upsetting, with a touching video? Yes? Is Google exploiting Mother’s Day to do so? Yes. Do we care? No, and that’s partially because director Aneesh Chaganty shot the whole thing with Google Glass, and the result is an engaging bit of film...

Oracle Wins Appeal Versus Google Over Java API Clone With Lasting Implications

Oracle Wins Appeal Versus Google Over Java API Clone With Lasting Implications

Oracle sued Google over its use of Java to build the Android operating system a few years ago, but Google won the case. However, an appeals court has overturned that ruling, finding that “the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of the API packages are entitled to copyright protection”. This ruling is a...

Say What? Amazon Awarded Patent For Photos Shot With White Backgrounds

Say What? Amazon Awarded Patent For Photos Shot With White Backgrounds

A big shout out goes to Amazon for forever changing the way we think about photography. You see, Amazon was recently granted a patent that, in short, describes taking photos of subjects and/or or objects against a white background. Brilliant! Wait, what's that? Photographers far and wide have long known about this technique and used it extensively...

Opera 21 For Mac And Windows Released With Aura Hardware Acceleration

Opera 21 For Mac And Windows Released With Aura Hardware Acceleration

The latest edition of the Opera browser, Opera 21, is now available for Windows and Mac. Chief among the many changes, tweaks, and updates is hardware acceleration via Aura technology. Aura “allows us to hardware-accelerate the entire browser, including the user interface,” wrote the Opera Desktop team in a blog post. Aura acceleration...

Facebook Says No More Poke And Camera Apps

Facebook Says No More Poke And Camera Apps

The "Poke Wars" have ended folks, as Facebook has decided that nobody really cares about the Poke app, which was only available on iOS anyway -- it was never released on Android. It's the end of a 10 year run from when Poking was first made available. It would launch to mobile in 2012 and offer users a self-destruct timer similar to Snapchat's...

Mid-Range Motorola Moto E Spotted In Leaked Images With Full Specs

Mid-Range Motorola Moto E Spotted In Leaked Images With Full Specs

There’s a new member of this generation of Motorola phones: the Moto E, an entry-level handset that will join the Moto X and Moto G, has been spotted in leaked photos, and the device’s specs are available, too. The Moto E will run on a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (with...

Nintendo Can't Update Tomodachi Life To Include Same Sex Relationships, Is Sorry For the Oversight

Nintendo Can't Update Tomodachi Life To Include Same Sex Relationships, Is Sorry For the Oversight

Responding to criticism on the web, Nintendo issued a statement apologizing for the inability to engage in same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life, a game available in Japan for the 3DS handheld console. Outside of making headlines for limiting relationships to members of the opposite sex, the title isn't well known in the U.S., though it's...

Apple's New Law Enforcement Guidelines User-Protective Measures Or Cop Out?

Apple's New Law Enforcement Guidelines User-Protective Measures Or Cop Out?

Earlier this week, Apple released an updated set of legal guidelines spelling out exactly what it can and cannot access on your iDevice, what material it will turn over to the police, and under which circumstances it will surrender it. What's particularly interesting is the split response we've seen from different corners of the Internet....

Huge Discount on Just-released Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop and More

Huge Discount on Just-released Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop and More

It’s almost time to close out another week, but not before we bring you a fresh serving of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today, we have an awesome deal on a new Lenovo Y40 gaming laptop, with a Core i7 processor and discrete Radeon graphics. In addition, we’ve got a slick BitFenix case, an Alienware...

Sprint Wavers On "Truly Unlimited Data" Promise, Will Start Throttling Heavy Data Users

Sprint Wavers On "Truly Unlimited Data" Promise, Will Start Throttling Heavy Data Users

Sprint prides itself on offering "data without limits" and "truly unlimited data," which are a pair of taglines you may have seen the company use when advertising its $79.99/month unlimited plan. Go ahead and put on your umpire cap because you may want to call foul once you learn that Sprint intends to throttle data speeds for subscribers...

Google’s Next Gen Nexus 8 “Flounder” Device May Have Peeked Its Head Up In KitKat MR2

Google’s Next Gen Nexus 8 “Flounder” Device May Have Peeked Its Head Up In KitKat MR2

A couple of weeks ago, a rumor emerged that Google was collaborating with HTC on a new Nexus tablet with an 8-inch display. Further evidence has emerged that the two companies are working on--something--and it may very well be the aforementioned tablet. XDA Developers found some code in the Android 4.4.3 (KitKat MR2) changelist that reveals...

Epic Announces Next Unreal Tournament Will Be Free With Crowdsourced Development

Epic Announces Next Unreal Tournament Will Be Free With Crowdsourced Development

Epic has confirmed what it teased earlier this week, which is that they’re making a new “Unreal Tournament”. “The coolest thing is not just that we’re making a new ‘Unreal Tournament’”, said senior project programmer Steve Polge in a video. “We’re planning on doing it in close collaboration...

U.S. FEC Approves Bitcoin Donations To Political Committees

U.S. FEC Approves Bitcoin Donations To Political Committees

Depending on where you live and shop, you can buy a taco with Bitcoin, a form of virtual currency. You can also buy computer systems and even a Lamborghini with Bitcoin. Despite various shady activities and scandals associated with untraceable crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, the list of things you can buy with it keeps it growing. Heck, you...

Netflix Hikes Price $1 Per Month, Still A Laughably Great Deal

Netflix Hikes Price $1 Per Month, Still A Laughably Great Deal

This morning Netflix confirmed that it will be raising its rates for monthly streaming subscribers to $8.99 per month, which is a $1 increase over the current price. However, current customers can keep the old rate in place for two years if they don’t change their plan. Netflix said it was upping rates “in order to continue adding...

California Passes Revised Smartphone Kill Switch Bill Requiring Anti-Theft Software And Manufacturer Compliance

California Passes Revised Smartphone Kill Switch Bill Requiring Anti-Theft Software And Manufacturer Compliance

Mere weeks after voting down legislation that would require smartphone makers to implement anti-theft technology into handsets, the California Senate on Thursday passed a revised version of the bill. As rewritten, technology titans Apple and Microsoft, both with vested interest in such a bill, withdrew opposition to legislation. Authors of...

NVIDIA Kicks Off Year With A $1.1 Billion Quarter, Cites Strength Of PC Gaming And Cloud Growth

NVIDIA Kicks Off Year With A $1.1 Billion Quarter, Cites Strength Of PC Gaming And Cloud Growth

Even though it was AMD that secured lucrative contracts with the major console makers, NVIDIA's benefiting from an impressive lineup of mobile and desktop GPUs for the PC. Citing growth in PC gaming as a partial reason for its profitable quarter, NVIDIA raked in over $1.1 billion in total revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, ended...

Supply Chain Sources Say Apple Will Announce iPhone 6 In August

Supply Chain Sources Say Apple Will Announce iPhone 6 In August

Bigger is in, certainly when glancing at the smartphone universe. Phablets have proven to be more than a fad, and even "normal" smartphones are above the 4" mark. Now, Apple is about to join that bandwagon. According to suppliers in Taiwan cited in a new Reuters report, the next iteration of the iPhone (likely the iPhone 6) will boast a 4.7"...

Apple Getting Its Beats On In $3.2B Buyout Of Beats Electronics

Apple Getting Its Beats On In $3.2B Buyout Of Beats Electronics

If rumors prove true, Apple is on the verge of making its largest acquisition to date. While it might seem like a bit of a strange move at first, Apple's keen on purchasing Beats, the maker of the current de facto trendy headphones, those founded by successful hip-hop star / producer / entrepreneur, Dr. Dre. If this deal goes through,...

Throwback Thursday: Sony's 185TB Cassette Tape Could Store 47 Million 80s Tracks And A Flock Of Seagulls

Throwback Thursday: Sony's 185TB Cassette Tape Could Store 47 Million 80s Tracks And A Flock Of Seagulls

Earlier this week, when I talked about SanDisk's mind-blowing 4TB enterprise solid-state drive, I remarked that such storage densities still impress me, SSD or not. This is especially the case when I look back five years or more - the progression has been unbelievable. Perhaps more unbelievable though is Sony's latest magnetic storage technology,...

Apple Has Legal Right To Extract User Data From Locked iOS Devices

Apple Has Legal Right To Extract User Data From Locked iOS Devices

By now, it's pretty much assumed that any unencrypted data on your phone could be accessible to someone with the right tools, and with its latest guideline updates, Apple's further confirmed that to be the case where iOS devices are concerned. Apple admits that if a warrant is issued, it would be able to extract certain data from a locked...

Bethesda Delays Elder Scrolls Online Console Release By "About 6 Months"

Bethesda Delays Elder Scrolls Online Console Release By "About 6 Months"

It has been rumored recently that Bethesda would have to push back the release date of Elder Scrolls Online for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so this official news isn't surprising. What is, though, is the fact that the game's being pushed back an entire six months. This is sure to come as a disappointment to those who had plans to spend...

Lowest Price on Alienware TactX Keyboard, Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14, Dell Wireless Touchpad and More

Lowest Price on Alienware TactX Keyboard, Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14, Dell Wireless Touchpad and More

Welcome to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogiBuy. We’ve got a healthy serving of deals for your today, which includes the Alienware TactX gaming keyboard and mouse, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14, the HP ENVY 27 IPS-panel 27" LED-backlit LCD monitor and much more. Full details and links available below: Alienware...

Samsung NX3000 Smart Camera: Old School Design Meets Modern Day Features And Connectivity

Samsung NX3000 Smart Camera: Old School Design Meets Modern Day Features And Connectivity

Snapping selfies is a relatively new fad, and it's one of the things you can do on Samsung's retro-looking NX3000 Smart Camera. That's because it has a 3.0-inch flip-up display with Wink Shot -- just open up the display so that it's facing frontward, frame a face in the display, give it a wink, and capture a selfie "in one hassle-free motion,"...

Netflix Streaming “Breaking Bad” In 4K, Will Shoot Original Programming In 4K, Too

Netflix Streaming “Breaking Bad” In 4K, Will Shoot Original Programming In 4K, Too

Netflix is staying ahead of the curve by offering a small amount of content in 4K, readying a near future where the streaming TV and movies service can take advantage of the slew of Ultra HD 4K TVs that will be hitting the market from the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizio. “Breaking Bad” is one program that Netflix said would...

Microsoft Patent Application Details Smartwatch Design Efforts

Microsoft Patent Application Details Smartwatch Design Efforts

We don’t know much about Microsoft’s smartwatch efforts beyond the assumption that the company is surely making one if for no other reason than all of its competitors are, but a patent application granted to Microsoft a few days ago gives us a number of clues as to what its smartwatch will be like. First, according to the drawings,...

Funktastic 'Birdly' Apparatus For Oculus Rift Will Fulfill Your Fantasy To Fly Like An Eagle

Funktastic 'Birdly' Apparatus For Oculus Rift Will Fulfill Your Fantasy To Fly Like An Eagle

A fantasy that's fairly common among the human population is to be able to fly, soaring high above the cityscape and over rural farmlands like all those lucky winged creatures get to do on a whim. In pursuit of this desire, mankind has created many things -- airplanes, hot air balloons, wingsuits, and more. Add to that list Birdly, a sort...

Mink 3D Printer Could Shake Up The Makeup Industry With DIY Color

Mink 3D Printer Could Shake Up The Makeup Industry With DIY Color

A new twist on 3D printing could let users print their own cosmetics at home. That’s the angle inventor Grace Choi is taking with her sub-$200 Mink 3D printer, anyway, and she hopes that young ladies age 13-21 will be the ones buying up the machines. Perhaps it seems unbelievable impractical to own a 3D printer whose sole purpose is...

Adobe Voice Story Telling App Lets iPad Users Create And Narrate Video Stories

Adobe Voice Story Telling App Lets iPad Users Create And Narrate Video Stories

Do you consider yourself a storyteller blessed with the gift of gab? If so -- or if you simply have a sexy voice you want to show off -- you might be interested in Adobe Voice, a new animated video app for iPad users. Adobe's new app pits you as the engaging storyteller/narrator and allows you to create and share video stories without any...

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Review

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Review

You might recall that we recently rounded up a collection of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards and put them through a gauntlet of benchmarks and tests. Each of the cards represented brought something unique to the table and stood out in some way, but curiously missing from the bunch was an entry from ASUS. Not to worry -- we didn't...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Design Head Shown The Exit

Samsung Galaxy S5 Design Head Shown The Exit

All Samsung's mobile division has done in recent years is build wildly popular handsets and tablets in the mobile space to the point where it now sells twice as many smartphones as rival Apple, but if you think those accomplishments come with job security, think again. Chang Dong-hoon is reportedly stepping down as head of Samsung's mobile...

Apple North American Sales Head Replaced By Japan And Korea Sales Chief

Apple North American Sales Head Replaced By Japan And Korea Sales Chief

Seasons, even in the world of technology, come and go. Lately, Apple has been in a season of change, with quite a few executives moving around, retiring, or otherwise being replaced over the past couple of years. None of that movement has caused any negativity for the brand itself, and we don't expect the latest move to reverse the trend....

Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Pushes $50 Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription

Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Pushes $50 Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription

The upcoming PS4 game Driveclub (currently scheduled for release in October 2014) is making waves for reasons that have nothing to do with its gameplay or development status. In a new video, the company has spelled out its free trial and upgrade policies, and the requirements are a doozy. First, the good news -- PlayStation Plus subscribers...

Route This: Law Firm Threatens To Sue Over Negative Amazon Review, With Predictable Results

Route This: Law Firm Threatens To Sue Over Negative Amazon Review, With Predictable Results

One of the downsides (or upsides, depending on your point of view) of Internet memes is that they're ephemeral. Once-popular touchstones like "All your base," or "Hamster dance" have slunk off to the Island of Forgotten Internet Cliches. But there's one meme -- more of a rule, really -- that continues to wreak havoc on companies and lawyers...

Nintendo Falls Short Of Wii U and 3DS Sales Goals, Ends Fiscal Year With A $229 Million Loss

Nintendo Falls Short Of Wii U and 3DS Sales Goals, Ends Fiscal Year With A $229 Million Loss

Thank you Nintendo, but your profits are in another castle. Such is the paraphrased message Nintendo's accounting team had to deliver after going over the numbers for Nintendo's fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. Sales for the year totaled 571.7 million yen (around $5.6 billion), down from a revised forecast of 590 million yen (~$5.8 billion)....

Symantec: “Antivirus Is Dead”, Company Focusing On Mitigating Data Breaches Instead

Symantec: “Antivirus Is Dead”, Company Focusing On Mitigating Data Breaches Instead

Symantec, which has been making antivirus products for decades (including Norton, the first piece of software most people would try to remove from a new PC), is getting out of the antivirus game, sort of. Brian Dye, Symantec's senior vice president for information security, told the Wall Street Journal that in Synamtec’s view, antivirus...

Intel Invests In ZMP Autonomous Driving Technology Company

Intel Invests In ZMP Autonomous Driving Technology Company

You can count Intel among the companies getting behind the self-driving car trend. The company’s investment wing announced that it’s putting money into ZMP Inc., a Japan-based company that’s developing autonomous driving technologies. Intel Capital did not disclose the amount it’s putting forth, but the money is coming...

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare To Feature Entirely New Game Engine

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare To Feature Entirely New Game Engine

It's hard not to get excited about Activision's upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare title after watching the recently released trailer showing game footage from Microsoft's Xbox One console. The storyline, while not completely new, is certainly intriguing, and the voice acting headlined by Kevin Spacey is simply superb. Game play and graphics...

Crucial Now Shipping Next Generation DDR4 Memory

Crucial Now Shipping Next Generation DDR4 Memory

The DDR4 future looms increasingly large, as Crucial announced that it’s now sampling DDR4 server memory to channel partners who are working on platforms to support the latest generation of RAM. "Memory is one of the biggest limitations when it comes to enterprise server environments,” said Michael Moreland, worldwide product marketing...

HP To Make Big Play In OpenStack Cloud Computing With $1 Billion Investment

HP To Make Big Play In OpenStack Cloud Computing With $1 Billion Investment

Hewlett-Packard this week announced plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years on cloud-related product and engineering initiatives, professional services, and expanding the global reach of HP Helion, a new portfolio of cloud products and services. HP Helion is intended to help organizations build, manage, and consume workloads...

Google Maps Update Brings Uber Integration And Offline Functionality

Google Maps Update Brings Uber Integration And Offline Functionality

Google's Maps platform has rocketed into perhaps one of the most vital in the company's portfolio, both in terms of usefulness and in terms of user loyalty. This week, Google Maps is seeing a major update across both iOS and Android, adding a slew of new features and refining others. Now, for motorists in the United States as well as select...

Intel And Google Join Forces To Further The Chromebook With Lenovo, Dell, ASUS And Others

Intel And Google Join Forces To Further The Chromebook With Lenovo, Dell, ASUS And Others

A pair of technology titans have joined forces to promote the Chromebook platform, and in doing so, multiple OEMs have lined up to support the initiative. Those titans, of course, are Intel and Google. Specifically, Intel is pushing its Bay Trial-M system-on-chip (SoC) and 4th Generation Core i3 (Haswell) architectures into the category, and...

iBuypower Launches Itty Bitty HEXA Gaming Systems

iBuypower Launches Itty Bitty HEXA Gaming Systems

CyberPowerPC isn’t the only boutique gaming PC maker building tiny PCs this week. iBuypower announced a new rig of its own called the HEXA Ultra Compact Performance System, which is available in both Intel and AMD flavors. On the Intel side, the HEXA will come with the Intel Core i7-4770R with Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics while the AMD...

Best Coupons on HP ENVY 15 Core i7 Laptop, Dell UP2414Q UltraHD Monitor, and More

Best Coupons on HP ENVY 15 Core i7 Laptop, Dell UP2414Q UltraHD Monitor, and More

Welcome back for another installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. Today’s deals include the slick HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition laptop, a Dell UP2414Q UltraSharp 24" 3840x2160 4K IPS display, a 32" LG 32LN530B 720p 60Hz LED TV with $125 eGift card and more. Full details and links available below... HP ENVY 15t-j100...

ASUS Debuts C200 And C300 Chromebooks With Intel Bay Trail-M

ASUS Debuts C200 And C300 Chromebooks With Intel Bay Trail-M

Chromebooks are slowly gaining traction in the PC market, and ASUS is pushing the trend with a pair of new models, the 11.6-inch C200 and the 13.3-inch C300 (both 1366x768). Both are powered by Intel Bay Trail-M N28230 (2.42GHz) dual-core processors and boast up to 10 hours of battery life. ASUS C200 Chromebook The C200 weighs just 2.5lbs...

Seagate's Wireless Plus Streaming Hard Drives Add Cloud Storage Integration

Seagate's Wireless Plus Streaming Hard Drives Add Cloud Storage Integration

Another day, another batch of mobile hard drives to store your ever-growing library of memories and documents. Seagate has today announced that its Wireless Plus mobile storage family has added a 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB version. Plus, there's now integration with popular cloud storage platforms such as Google Drive and Dropbox. In essence, these...

CyberPowerPC Unveils Fang Mini SFF Gaming Rigs, Starting At $799

CyberPowerPC Unveils Fang Mini SFF Gaming Rigs, Starting At $799

The SFF gaming PC craze is in full swing, and CyberPowerPC has lent the “Fang” moniker to a pair of the little beasts. The company is rolling out the Fang Mini R9 (which is based on an AMD platform) and the Fang Mini Pro (which is based on Intel), both of which are available today. How small is small? The chassis measures just...

U.S. Government Pinged AT&T And Verizon Combined Once Per Minute For User Data Last Year

U.S. Government Pinged AT&T And Verizon Combined Once Per Minute For User Data Last Year

Thanks to the whistle blowing efforts of former CIA contract work Edward Snowden, we're now often reminded by just how little privacy we really have. Transparency reports alone provide a glimpse into how active the U.S. government is when it comes to homeland security and how interested officials are in our daily activities. In case you need...

Google Play Music Migrates North To Canada

Google Play Music Migrates North To Canada

After a lengthy U.S.-only rollout, Google Play Music streaming is now available in Canada, and the timing comes on the verge of Canadian Music Week. "Canada you have spoken and we have heard you loud and clear,” said Google's director of global music partnerships Zahavah Levine on Monday. “I could not be more thrilled to announce...

Two and a Half Geeks 5/6/14: HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, Micron M500DC SSD, AMD Beema and Mullins and More

Two and a Half Geeks 5/6/14: HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, Micron M500DC SSD, AMD Beema and Mullins and More

In this episode of Two and A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz discuss AMD's new low power Beema and Mullins processors for mobile devices, the HTC One (M8), Samsung's Galaxy S5, Micron's new M500DC SSD for enterprise applications, and the Alienware 17 and Samsung ATIV 9 Plus notebooks. We also reveal some of the components that'll be used...

Microsoft Surface Mini Coming May 20th?

Microsoft Surface Mini Coming May 20th?

Microsoft has sent out invites to a Surface event on May 20th with the tagline “a small gathering”, and the widely-held assumption is that Redmond will use the occasion to unveil the rumored Surface Mini tablet. The little tablet has not been a terribly closely-kept secret, particularly after the Amazon listing for a Surface Mini...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition Lands At Verizon With Unlocked Bootloader In Tow

Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition Lands At Verizon With Unlocked Bootloader In Tow

For a company that's ultra obsessed with asking, "Can you hear me now?," Verizon Wireless is unusually quiet about getting its paws on the Developer Edition of Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone. Nevertheless, Big Red has it and it's yours for the taking if you have a spare $600 weighing you down. It's pricey, no argument them, but hey, it comes...

Microsoft Downplays Bill Gates Saying He Would "Absolutely" Support Xbox Spin-Off

Microsoft Downplays Bill Gates Saying He Would "Absolutely" Support Xbox Spin-Off

When the world's richest person offers an opinion on a business strategy, it's a good idea to listen to what he or she has to say. In this instance, that person happens to be Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and also currently the world's wealthiest person. In a recent interview, Gates said he would "absolutely" support Microsoft's newly...

Boost Mobile Rolls Out $40 Per Month Unlimited Everything Plans

Boost Mobile Rolls Out $40 Per Month Unlimited Everything Plans

The mobile industry is pushing out increasingly good service plan deals for consumers, and Boost Mobile won’t be left behind. The no-contract MVNO announced its “Monthly Unlimited Select” plans which offer customers unlimited talk, text, and (certain types of) data on any phone in the Boost Mobile portfolio, including the...

ARM's Race: An Attack Plan For Servers and Mobile

ARM's Race: An Attack Plan For Servers and Mobile

It has been nearly a year since we visited ARM in Cambridge, UK, and the company recently held another tech day -- this time in Austin, Texas. During the three-day session, ARM covered a wide range of topics, with a primary focus on server ecosystems and next-generation mobile hardware. The company started off with an in-depth exploration...

Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD Review

Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD Review

The near-constant influx of new solid state storage solutions has shown no signs of letting up. In the last few weeks alone, we have looked at new drives from Micron/Crucial, ADATA, Intel, Samsung, OCZ and SanDisk, and today we’re going to cover something a little different from Plextor, the new M6M series. Plextor’s M6M series...

AMD Announces ARM-based "K12" Custom Core, Pin-Compatible x86/ARM Chips Coming In 2015

AMD Announces ARM-based "K12" Custom Core, Pin-Compatible x86/ARM Chips Coming In 2015

Ever since AMD announced it would build an ARM processor, there've been questions about how the company would balance its x86 and ARM obligations and product lines. Today, the company gave a major update to how it sees the future of these products. This year, AMD will debut its first Cortex-A57 based server (codenamed Seattle). In 2015, AMD...

Lowest Price on WD Black2, HP ENVY 27 Monitor and More

Lowest Price on WD Black2, HP ENVY 27 Monitor and More

Welcome to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the WD 120GB SSD + 1TB Black² Dual Drive, a 17.3" Dell Inspiron 17R notebook, the 10.1" Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 32GB Android 4.2 Tablet, a 27" HP ENVY 27 IPS-panel 1080p LED-backlit LCD Monitor and more. Full details...

Samsung Reportedly Prepping Galaxy S Tablet Line With 2560x1600 Display, Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Reportedly Prepping Galaxy S Tablet Line With 2560x1600 Display, Fingerprint Sensor

No rest for the weary -- hot on the heels of technically losing (but really winning) a patent infringement trial brought forth by Apple, Samsung is supposedly gearing up to further flesh out its tablet family with the addition of the Galaxy Tab S. Word on the web is that the Galaxy Tab S will come in two display sizes -- an 8.4-inch model...

Oculus Responds To Zenimax Claims: Carmack’s Code Is Clean, Digging For Facebook Gold?

Oculus Responds To Zenimax Claims: Carmack’s Code Is Clean, Digging For Facebook Gold?

John Carmack’s former employer, Zenimax, went after the industry veteran last week claiming that important code that he used in helping to build the Oculus Rift VR headset is actually IP owned by Zenimax. The company also stated that it provided VR technology to Oculus VR’s Palmer Luckey and others over the past couple of years...

Miami To Host First Microsoft Innovation Center

Miami To Host First Microsoft Innovation Center

Florida will be home to the first Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) in the U.S. when Microsoft cuts the ribbon later this spring, the Redmond outfit announced. There already exist over 100 MIC locations scattered throughout the world in places ranging from Brazil to Uganda and everywhere in between. The facility being opened up in Miami, Florida...

SanDisk Launches World First 4TB SAS SSD, 8TB On The Horizon

SanDisk Launches World First 4TB SAS SSD, 8TB On The Horizon

I have a NAS box, and in that NAS box is a couple of 4TB hard drives. Despite being data-hungry, that's still impressive to me... 4,000GB per drive. It seems like not long ago 2TB drives were the cream of the crop, and now, 6TB hard drives exist. It goes without saying that while big drives...

Unreal Tournament 4 Expected To Debut This Week With Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Tournament 4 Expected To Debut This Week With Unreal Engine 4

We’ve been covering Unreal Engine 4 aplenty, but in one post from several weeks ago, our Rob Williams remarked, “At this point, the only thing that could make me more excited for UE4 games to get here is if one of them happened to be Unreal Tournament 4.” Today’s a good day for Rob, because that’s what’s...

Google Shopping Express Same-Day Delivery Service Comes To Manhattan And LA

Google Shopping Express Same-Day Delivery Service Comes To Manhattan And LA

Google is determined to solve the first world problems of being ever-too-busy to find time to shop local brick and mortar stores, too impatient to wait for standard delivery, and unwilling to pay the up-charge for expedited shipping. Hey, these are real concerns, folks -- that empty Oreo bag isn't going to fill itself! However, if you live...

Foursquare Splits App In Two With Swarm Location-Based Reviews

Foursquare Splits App In Two With Swarm Location-Based Reviews

For many fledgling companies, consolidation becomes necessary after a period of, quite frankly, throwing anything and everything against a wall to see what sticks. For Foursquare, the opposite's happening. The check-in app is splitting into two apps, with "Swarm" being introduced as a companion to Foursquare, which will remain around as a...

HTC One mini 2 Leaked Images Appear, 4.5-Inch Display With Three Color Options

HTC One mini 2 Leaked Images Appear, 4.5-Inch Display With Three Color Options

There are hardly any secrets in the Android camp these days thanks to Twitter user @evleaks, who's been responsible for more leaks than a submarine with screen doors. They keep on coming, the latest being an unreleased press photo of HTC's forthcoming One mini 2 handset that will apparently be available in three base color options. The leaked...

Lost Nokia May Find Itself In Driverless Cars From Tesla, Google, Others

Lost Nokia May Find Itself In Driverless Cars From Tesla, Google, Others

Now that Nokia’s Mobile Devices unit has been assimilated into Microsoft (to the point that Redmond is dropping Nokia’s branding), the company has an identity problem. What is Nokia now? What does it do? New Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri dropped some clues in Nokia’s Q1 financial report, including that Nokia is a large software company...

How Long Before Your Kid Would Lose A LeapBand Smartwatch?

How Long Before Your Kid Would Lose A LeapBand Smartwatch?

LeapFrog, the company that makes all sorts of fun/educational products for kids, mostly centered around technology, has a smartwatch aimed at 4-7 year olds. The device looks cute, with a bright and colorful display, and it’s designed to encourage kiddos to engage in active play and learn about food, nutrition, health, and hygiene. There...

Bill Gates On Track To Own Zero Stock In Microsoft By 2018

Bill Gates On Track To Own Zero Stock In Microsoft By 2018

It's hard to imagine a world where Bill Gates isn't directly vested in Microsoft, the company he co-founded and that made him a multi-billionaire. But as weird as that may be to fathom, Bill Gates may be all out of Microsoft shares within the next four years if he keeps selling them off at the pace he's been on for the past 12 years. As part...

Apple’s Acquisition Of LuxVue Could Lead To Better Low-Power Displays

Apple’s Acquisition Of LuxVue Could Lead To Better Low-Power Displays

Apple snapped up a small stealthy display maker called LuxVue. Apple buys up smaller companies all the time, so you never can tell just how important a given acquisition may eventually be to Apple’s product line, but this is intriguing because it may allow Apple to manufacture its own displays. Sourcing displays from outside companies...

Blizzard Offers Game Classics For Free Download At Battlenet

Blizzard Offers Game Classics For Free Download At Battlenet

If there's one price nobody can argue with, it's "free!" Not freemium or free with in-game purchases available, just straight-up free, no strings attached. Such is what you'll pay for a trio of classic titles Blizzard has decided to make available to the public. These are truly classic games that deserve a fist-bump if you played them when...

Sony Edges Into Best Buy Stores, Samsung Increases Presence

Sony Edges Into Best Buy Stores, Samsung Increases Presence

When you walk into a Best Buy store, several major companies have a special corner all carved out for themselves to showcase their wares, including Google and Apple. Sony is about to join that group, and Samsung is expanding its presence beyond mobile to include the home theater. The “Sony Experience At Best Buy” will land in 350...

In Fight For Privacy, Google, Microsoft, And Apple Will Notify Users Of Government Subpoena Requests

In Fight For Privacy, Google, Microsoft, And Apple Will Notify Users Of Government Subpoena Requests

When you push the tech giants, they push back, and that’s exactly what’s currently happening with Google, Microsoft, and Apple in the case of customer data requests by the government. While the companies are forced to comply with the requests, they’ve decided to notify users whose data has been subpoenaed. According to the...

‘Halo’ The TV Series Rumored to be Coming to Showtime and Xbox

‘Halo’ The TV Series Rumored to be Coming to Showtime and Xbox

It looks like the much-anticipated Halo live-action TV show could be announced soon. According to Variety, Xbox Studios is soon to close a deal with Showtime, which will result in the Halo-themed show airing on its channel first, and then on the Xbox after-the-fact. It's being noted that when the show hits the Xbox, users will be able...

Firefox 29 Released, Features Brand-new Menu and Customization Mode

Firefox 29 Released, Features Brand-new Menu and Customization Mode

As appreciated as new Web browser versions are, there's often very little for an end-user to pay attention to - unless, of course, bug fixes and back-end enhancements excite you. With Firefox 29, though, Mozilla's delivered a genuinely exciting release - one that's so good, I'm starting to wonder if it's time to make the leap from Chrome....

Comcast Pursuing Groundbreaking Deal With Electronic Arts To Stream Games

Comcast Pursuing Groundbreaking Deal With Electronic Arts To Stream Games

Who would have thought that a cable box might provide the biggest competition yet to dedicated consoles like Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4, and Nintendo's Wii U systems? As unlikely as that might sound, Comcast is reportedly close to striking a deal with Electronic Arts that would allow customers to purchase and play games through...

Jury Awards Apple $120 Million In Patent Trial, But Samsung Is The Real Winner

Jury Awards Apple $120 Million In Patent Trial, But Samsung Is The Real Winner

On paper, South Korean smartphone maker Samsung has lost another patent infringement trial filed against it by Apple, this time to the tune of $119.6 million in damages. However, that amount is no where near the $2.2 billion Apple wanted Samsung to cough up, and it's substantially less than the $930 million (reduced from $1.05 billion) awarded...

Report: Apple Prepping iOS 8, New Mac OS X Version For WWDC

Report: Apple Prepping iOS 8, New Mac OS X Version For WWDC

Apple’s WWDC is just around the corner, and reports indicate that fresh new goodies in store include a new version of Mac OS X (10.10), iOS 8, and new features for Apple TV. According to 9to5 Mac, OS X 10.10 is a complete redesign with a new look not dissimilar to some of iOS 7’s aesthetic features, perhaps in an effort to keep...

Google’s Project Tango Teardown Reveals Snapdragon 800 SoC, PrimeSense Tech

Google’s Project Tango Teardown Reveals Snapdragon 800 SoC, PrimeSense Tech

Much is made of Google’s Project Ara smartphone (and for good reason), but that ballyhoo has caused Google’s other special smartphone under development, Project Tango, to fly under the radar. Even so, iFixit tore down the intriguing real-time 3D mapping Google ATAP project to see what’s inside. “Project Tango is basically...

EVGA Announces Trio Of Z97 Motherboards

EVGA Announces Trio Of Z97 Motherboards

More Z97 motherboards are emerging, and EVGA is the latest to announce its lineup. The company has just three boards built for Intel’s Z97 platform, but they include multiple form factors to satisfy a variety of enthusiasts. EVGA’s Z97 boards are focused on a new look for the BIOS, more efficient VRM, and a solid array of features...

Could Google's Test of Hiding Complete URLs in Chrome Become a Standard?

Could Google's Test of Hiding Complete URLs in Chrome Become a Standard?

The address bar in a Web browser has been a standard feature for as long as Web browsers have been around - and that's not going to be changing. What could be, though, is exactly what sort of information is displayed in them. In December, Google began rolling-out a limited test of a feature in Chrome called "Origin Chip", a UI element situated...

Weekend Deals on Dell Multi-Touch Monitor, Lenovo Horizon Table PC, and More

Weekend Deals on Dell Multi-Touch Monitor, Lenovo Horizon Table PC, and More

It is just about time to bring another work week to a close, but not before we serve up the latest batch of HOT deals, fresh from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today we have the Dell E2014T 20" 1600x900 multi-touch monitor, a Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27" multi-touch AIO mobile workstation, a BitFenix Prodigy mini-ITX case and a few...

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Shows Mech Suits, Kevin Spacey And Whole Lot Of Badass

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Shows Mech Suits, Kevin Spacey And Whole Lot Of Badass

The first images of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare hit the Web yesterday, in advance of what was supposed to be a proper unveiling this coming Sunday. Activision decided to pull the trigger early, however, and we're glad it did: Advanced Warfare could be the best Call of Duty title we've seen in quite some time. Like Modern Warfare 3, Advanced...

3D Systems 3D Printing With Conductive Ink For Project Ara Antennas

3D Systems 3D Printing With Conductive Ink For Project Ara Antennas

3D Systems is as enmeshed with Google’s Project Ara team as possible; there’s even a 3D Systems employee camping out with the team and developing 3D printing technology for the project right there in-house, and some of the fruit of that labor is the news that 3D Systems is experimenting with printing using conductive ink. That...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review

The Android smartphone wars are heating up here in Q2 with Samsung, HTC and soon LG releasing flagship devices targeted at luring in enthusiasts and mainstream consumers who might be looking to upgrade to the latest technologies and screen sizes.  We just gave you a detailed evaluation of HTC's One (M8) for 2014 and today we're here to...

Yahoo Turns Back On Do Not Track Requests, Figures 'Why Bother?'

Yahoo Turns Back On Do Not Track Requests, Figures 'Why Bother?'

Yahoo is proud as a peacock to point out that it was an early adopter of Do Not Track, but at the same time, the company isn't willing to let that little tidbit prevent it from suddenly abandoning the privacy initiative by ignoring DNT requests. In case you're wondering why Yahoo changed its mind, the company's excuse boils down to, 'Meh,...

Twitter Testing “Mute” Feature To Keep Annoying Tweeters At Bay

Twitter Testing “Mute” Feature To Keep Annoying Tweeters At Bay

Sometimes when a company rolls out a new feature, it’s such an obviously good idea that everyone wants that you barely even have to talk about it further. Such is the case with a new Twitter feature spotted in the wild that lets you “mute” annoying Tweeters. Simply put, you can mute someone on Twitter to avoid seeing their...

Vine Video Sharing Service Revamps Desktop Portal, Comparison To YouTube Unavoidable

Vine Video Sharing Service Revamps Desktop Portal, Comparison To YouTube Unavoidable

Vine continues to change as it grows under the ownership of Twitter, which acquired the video sharing service back in October 2012 for a reported $30 million. Following the acquisition, Vine launched on iOS and then several months later it swung over to Android, giving mobile users of both camps the ability to shoot and share six-second video...

Total Materials Cost For $1,500 Google Glass? $79.78

Total Materials Cost For $1,500 Google Glass? $79.78

Google Glass costs $1,500 for the time being, but a teardown of the spectacles reveals that the total cost of the materials inside totals $79.78. That’s what you’d call a significant markup. TechInsight’s Teardown.com did the dirty work, and they found that the most expensive part was the Texas Instruments OMAP4430 processor...

Move Over Google, Cox Communications Readies 1Gbps Broadband Deployment

Move Over Google, Cox Communications Readies 1Gbps Broadband Deployment

If you've been dreaming about 1Gbps Internet service, hang tight, it may be headed to your location. However, it might not be Google or AT&T that delivers it, but Cox Communications, the third largest cable company in the U.S. Cox chief Pat Esser went on record saying his company plans to roll out 1Gbps Internet service before the end...

Life After PCs Proves Rough For Sony, Warns Of Worse Than Expected Losses

Life After PCs Proves Rough For Sony, Warns Of Worse Than Expected Losses

The restructuring road Sony finds itself on after deciding to sell its VAIO brand PC business isn't without its bumps and challenges. As such, Sony has gone and revised its consolidated results forecast for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2014 to reflect a preliminary net loss of 130 billion yen (around $1,3 billion) for the 12-month period....

John Carmack's Prior Employer Claims He Stole Code, Used It In Rift VR Headset

John Carmack's Prior Employer Claims He Stole Code, Used It In Rift VR Headset

Yeesh. One has to wonder: "Can't we all just get along?" Evidently not, as John Carmack (yes, that John Carmack) is now staring down a lawsuit from his previous employer, which suggests that he stole precious information on his way out. Carmack has of course landed at Oculus, which has since been acquired by Facebook prior to the Rift virtual...

Cheapest Core i5 Desktop with Windows 7 Pro, Yoga 10 Tablet Bundle and More

Cheapest Core i5 Desktop with Windows 7 Pro, Yoga 10 Tablet Bundle and More

Welcome to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all this fine Thursday, we have a Dell Inspiron 3000-series desktop system, a 24-inch Dell U2414H UltraSharp 1080p IPS display, a 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p gaming laptop with discrete NVIDIA graphics and more. Full details with links available...

Microsoft Plugs Major Security Hole In IE, Throws Windows XP Users A Bone

Microsoft Plugs Major Security Hole In IE, Throws Windows XP Users A Bone

Rather than wait around another couple of weeks until this month's scheduled Patch Tuesday to address a security flaw in virtually all versions of its Internet Explorer browser, Microsoft decided the situation was serious enough to warrant an out-of-band security update. The fix has been fully tested and is ready to deploy on affected versions...

As Microsoft Tries To Kill Windows XP, Diehard Users Shrug

As Microsoft Tries To Kill Windows XP, Diehard Users Shrug

Microsoft has been trying to get users to move on from its iconic and hugely popular Windows XP operating system for a long time, and after years--years!--of warnings, the company finally ceased official support for the OS last month. That means, as we’ve said before, that Windows XP gets no tech support and no security patches, which...

HTC One (M8) Android Smartphone Review

HTC One (M8) Android Smartphone Review

HTC has clearly been putting in considerable effort into its products' industrial design. For years, the company has churned out some of the most appealing flagship devices, running both Android as well as Windows Phone. As of late, the Taiwanese outfit has been struggling to turn a profit, and that’s despite a robust, well-received...

Google Now Remembers Where You Parked Even If You Don’t

Google Now Remembers Where You Parked Even If You Don’t

Google Now keeps getting smarter, and with Google’s latest update, its new trick is the ability to find your parked car. Or, put another way, it “remembers” where you parked, even if your aged, decrepit, or sleepy brain doesn’t. (We’d include “or otherwise impaired” on that list, but you wouldn’t...

T-Mobile Adds 2.4 Million Customers In Q1, More Than AT&T And Verizon Combined

T-Mobile Adds 2.4 Million Customers In Q1, More Than AT&T And Verizon Combined

T-Mobile's whole "un-carrier" strategy seems to be resonating with wireless subscribers, both new and old. In regards to the former, T-Mobile reported 2.4 million total net customer additions, including over 1.3 million branded postpaid net customer additions during the first quarter of 2014 -- that's more than AT&T and Verizon combined....

Redbox Instant For Android Comes To Chromecast

Redbox Instant For Android Comes To Chromecast

Google’s charming little Chromecast dongle has proven to be quite a popular device, and the latest app to add Chromecast to its list of supported devices is Redbox Instant. The latest version, 1.5.1, includes Chromecast support as well as minor bug fixes. Redbox Instant allows users unlimited movie streaming on your phone or tablet--and...

Intel Adds New NUC To The Family Powered By Atom E3815

Intel Adds New NUC To The Family Powered By Atom E3815

When you hear DE3815TYKHE, you probably aren't familiar with what it represents. But when you hear Intel NUC, things are likely a little clearer. The first NUC powered by an Intel E3815 Atom processor is now available, boasting a tiny, fanless design, on-board eMMC memory and the space savings of a 4”x 4” motherboard. There's also...

Snapchat Puts ‘Chat’ Into Snapchat Service, Taking On Facebook-Owned Rival WhatsApp

Snapchat Puts ‘Chat’ Into Snapchat Service, Taking On Facebook-Owned Rival WhatsApp

Watch out all you instant messaging applications, Snapchat just learned how to send texts in traditional form. What started off as a disappearing photo and video sharing service is now becoming a full-fledged communication platform that combines fun and functionality. Suddenly it starts to make sense why Snapchat rejected two separate (and...

Big Deal: AT&T Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Satellite Operator DirecTV

Big Deal: AT&T Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Satellite Operator DirecTV

By this time next year, we may look back and remember when AT&T and DirecTV were separate entities. Nothing is yet imminent, but word on the web is that AT&T is gauging DirecTV's level of interest in being bought out in a deal that could have a monumental impact in the intertwined telecom and pay TV industry. DirecTV's satellite service...