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HotHardware's Halloween Spook-Tacular Giveaway, With AMD and Gigabyte!
Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus To Feature Snapdragon 805 And 'Enhanced 4G'
Google’s Nest Gets Cozier With Acquistion Of Revolv Home Automation Startup
Not So Fast Apple SIM Users, AT&T Confirms iPad Air 2 SIM Gets Locked To Its Network
Arma 3 Free To Play This Weekend, Discounted 50 Percent Until Monday
'PiPads' Are Coming, Raspberry Pi Tablets To Arrive By Year End
Sprint Tweaks iPhone For Life Plan, Offers A New Handset Every 12 Months
Shares Of Amazon Dive After E-Tailer Posts $437 Million Loss For Q3
Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop, $500 Off Dell XPS Core i7 Desktop, And More
Two And A Half Geeks 10/24/14: Leaked Nexus 9 Performance, Lenovo Erazer X510, Apple's 5K iMac, New iPads, Windows 10 Hands-On and More
Android 5.0 Lollipop May Land on Samsung Galaxy S5 In December
Microsoft Beats The Street, 25 Percent Revenue Increase, Surface Leading The Charge
Tricky iPad Mini 3 Autopsy Reveals Hidden Screws And Lots Of Adhesive
God Save The Queen’s Tweet! @BritishMonarchy Sends First Royal Tweet
Oops! For Bank of America Customers, You Pay Double With Apple Pay Error
LG Develops Its Own Multi-Core NUCLUN Mobile Processor
Happy Holidays! Microsoft Announces Xbox Music No Longer Free Starting December 1
Huge Price Drops On Sceptre HDTVs, HP ENVY Monitors, Microsoft Surface Tablets And More
Modern Day BBS: Facebook 'Rooms' App Lets User Create Discussion Boards, Public Or Private
Apple CEO Cook Notes Company Planning Additional 25 Stores In China In Next Two Years

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HotHardware's Halloween Spook-Tacular Giveaway, With AMD and Gigabyte!

HotHardware's Halloween Spook-Tacular Giveaway, With AMD and Gigabyte!

Just in time for Halloween, HotHardware, AMD and Gigabyte have teamed up to put together one heck of a spook-tacular giveaway! This time around we're giving two of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely awesome HotHardware fans a chance to win an eight-core AMD FX-9590 Liqid-Cooled Edition processor and a slick Gigabyte...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus To Feature Snapdragon 805 And 'Enhanced 4G'

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus To Feature Snapdragon 805 And 'Enhanced 4G'

Without a hint of fanfare, Samsung has just released an upgraded version of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone - but only in Europe. Called the Galaxy S5 Plus, the phone is spec'd similarly to the LTE-A version of the phone that was released only in Korea. At the forefront is a CPU upgrade, from a 1.9GHz Snapdragon 801 to a 2.5GHz Snapdragon...

Google’s Nest Gets Cozier With Acquistion Of Revolv Home Automation Startup

Google’s Nest Gets Cozier With Acquistion Of Revolv Home Automation Startup

When Google does something, it tends to do it big. So when the company made its acquisition of Nest earlier this year, there was little doubt that it was going to make a noticeable impact on the home automation market. But Nest is more hardware-focused than software-focused, and the software it does have affects nothing other than its own...

Not So Fast Apple SIM Users, AT&T Confirms iPad Air 2 SIM Gets Locked To Its Network

Not So Fast Apple SIM Users, AT&T Confirms iPad Air 2 SIM Gets Locked To Its Network

Apple had good intentions by equipping its cellular-based iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 with SIM card options, thereby giving owners the flexibility to choose from a variety of short and long term data plans from different carriers. This can be especially handy if you're an international man (or woman) of mystery who frequently travels abroad....

Arma 3 Free To Play This Weekend, Discounted 50 Percent Until Monday

Arma 3 Free To Play This Weekend, Discounted 50 Percent Until Monday

Depending on where you live, it's starting to get a bit chilly outside as winter looms right around the corner (we can see you shaking your head in agreement in the midwest and east coast). The bitter air can make you want to stay inside with the heat cranked up, but what is there to do for entertainment? Well, if you're into PC games, fire...

'PiPads' Are Coming, Raspberry Pi Tablets To Arrive By Year End

'PiPads' Are Coming, Raspberry Pi Tablets To Arrive By Year End

Since the Raspberry Pi mini-computer hit the market in early 2012, the company behind it has wanted to release a touch display that perfectly complements it. Well, RPi's founder, Eben Upton, revealed at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference that it's finally on its way. Get ready to build your very-own "PiPad". Admittedly, to call anything a tablet...

Sprint Tweaks iPhone For Life Plan, Offers A New Handset Every 12 Months

Sprint Tweaks iPhone For Life Plan, Offers A New Handset Every 12 Months

As the wireless wars heat up, Sprint continues to modify its plans in hopes to offer customers the best deal around. Sprint has been especially aggressive in trying to attract iPhone customers with special plans, including a lease option starting at $30 per month in which you would be eligible to trade up to a new iPhone model every two years....

Shares Of Amazon Dive After E-Tailer Posts $437 Million Loss For Q3

Shares Of Amazon Dive After E-Tailer Posts $437 Million Loss For Q3

Amazon came up short of analysts' expectations for its fiscal third quarter of 2014. The e-tailer saw its sales increase 20 percent to $20.58 billion, compared with $17.09 billion in the same quarter a year ago, though the firm also posted an operating loss of $544 million, compared with an operating loss of $25 million a year prior. The end...

Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop, $500 Off Dell XPS Core i7 Desktop, And More

Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop, $500 Off Dell XPS Core i7 Desktop, And More

It’s almost time to close out another week, but not before serving up the latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at TechBargains. On the menu for you all today, we have the Lenovo Y40 14" Core i7-based gaming laptop, the Dell XPS 8700 gaming system with discrete NVIDIA graphics, the Samsung UN39FH5000 39" 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV...

Two And A Half Geeks 10/24/14: Leaked Nexus 9 Performance, Lenovo Erazer X510, Apple's 5K iMac, New iPads, Windows 10 Hands-On and More

Two And A Half Geeks 10/24/14: Leaked Nexus 9 Performance, Lenovo Erazer X510, Apple's 5K iMac, New iPads, Windows 10 Hands-On and More

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss the early leaked Google Nexus 9 / Tegra K1 "Dual Denver" benchmarks, Apple's latest iPad and iMac 5K announcements, the Lenovo Erazer X510 gaming PC, Hands on with Windows 10, and more... Show Notes: 01:30 - Leaked Nexus 9 Benchmark Results Show Denver-Based...

Android 5.0 Lollipop May Land on Samsung Galaxy S5 In December

Android 5.0 Lollipop May Land on Samsung Galaxy S5 In December

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5 and don't want to muck around with third party ROMs, hang tight, it looks like Google's latest and greatest version of Android is headed your way in the not-too-distant future. More specifically, Android 5.0 Lollipop (apologies to those of you who were hoping it would be called Lemon Meringue Pie) is said to...

Microsoft Beats The Street, 25 Percent Revenue Increase, Surface Leading The Charge

Microsoft Beats The Street, 25 Percent Revenue Increase, Surface Leading The Charge

Microsoft has seen strong performance across its commercial and consumer segments in its last quarter. According to the company’s fiscal Q1 FY15 earnings report, it was revealed that Microsoft’s revenue was $23.2 billion for the quarter that ended on September 30, 2014. The company had a 25 percent increase in revenue sales, due...

Tricky iPad Mini 3 Autopsy Reveals Hidden Screws And Lots Of Adhesive

Tricky iPad Mini 3 Autopsy Reveals Hidden Screws And Lots Of Adhesive

If there's ever a shortage of glue, you can be pretty sure that Apple is partially to blame. When it comes to Apple products, teardown after teardown reveals that the glue-happy company isn't afraid to lather its mobile products with adhesive. We saw it recently with the iPad Air 2, and here again with the recently released iPad mini 3. It...

God Save The Queen’s Tweet! @BritishMonarchy Sends First Royal Tweet

God Save The Queen’s Tweet! @BritishMonarchy Sends First Royal Tweet

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first royal tweet under her own name. The tweet was witnessed by 600 guests who attended the opening of an information technology gallery at the London Science Museum which will show historic objects and provide visitors with interactive experiences. The royal tweet from the Queen was posted on the @BritishMonarchy...

Oops! For Bank of America Customers, You Pay Double With Apple Pay Error

Oops! For Bank of America Customers, You Pay Double With Apple Pay Error

One could argue that Apple users are accustomed to paying a premium for their mobile brand of choice, but being charged double for the luxury of using Apple Pay, the Cupterino company's new mobile payment system, is not something anybody signed up for. Yet it happened to roughly 1,000 Bank of America debit card holders. "We’re aware...

LG Develops Its Own Multi-Core NUCLUN Mobile Processor

LG Develops Its Own Multi-Core NUCLUN Mobile Processor

LG is no small name in the smartphone space, and its G-series of flagship Android devices have raised the bar year after year. Going forward, however, LG's phones will involve a twist: the silicon within will be LG's own handiwork. The company is revealing this week its first mobile application processor, which features an eight core architecture...

Happy Holidays! Microsoft Announces Xbox Music No Longer Free Starting December 1

Happy Holidays! Microsoft Announces Xbox Music No Longer Free Starting December 1

It’s going to be a sad holiday for Xbox Music users. According to Xbox Support, users will no longer be able to stream music for free effective December 1. No reason was provided as to why Microsoft will no longer offer the ad-supported streaming service for free. According to the Xbox Support FAQ it states, “We are focusing Xbox...

Huge Price Drops On Sceptre HDTVs, HP ENVY Monitors, Microsoft Surface Tablets And More

Huge Price Drops On Sceptre HDTVs, HP ENVY Monitors, Microsoft Surface Tablets And More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at TechBargains. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on a Sceptre 50" Class 1080p LED HDTV, the HP ENVY 23xt Beats Special Edition AIO PC, the Microsoft Surface Pro 10.6" convertible device, and a whole lot more. Full details for all of the deals available...

Modern Day BBS: Facebook 'Rooms' App Lets User Create Discussion Boards, Public Or Private

Modern Day BBS: Facebook 'Rooms' App Lets User Create Discussion Boards, Public Or Private

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on a secret app that Facebook has been working on that would allow people to "poke, stalk, and whine" anonymously. Well, today, the company has taken the veil off of that app, and we can see that the rumors were quite on-the-mark. You will have the ability to remain anonymous with 'Rooms', though that's not...

Apple CEO Cook Notes Company Planning Additional 25 Stores In China In Next Two Years

Apple CEO Cook Notes Company Planning Additional 25 Stores In China In Next Two Years

Despite some fingers being pointed at China for some recent “man-in-the-middle” attacks on Apple, the company is still looking to expand its presence there. Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke to Chinese news portal Sina.com stating that the company plans to add 25 Apple-brand retail stores in Greater China within two years. Tim Cook also...

Ello Pulls In $5.5 Million In VC Funding Even With Uncertain Revenue Stream

Ello Pulls In $5.5 Million In VC Funding Even With Uncertain Revenue Stream

Ello was able to gain some attention recently when it announced that it would be a social media network that wouldn’t sell user data or have advertisements. The invite-only network, which is currently in beta, appears to be an appealing prospect for many who have become tired with ads on social networks such as Facebook, which also collects...

Sprint Sticks It To AT&T And Verizon By Offering Families 1GB Of Shared Data For $20 Per Month

Sprint Sticks It To AT&T And Verizon By Offering Families 1GB Of Shared Data For $20 Per Month

Wireless carriers continue to up the ante in an effort to claim the most subscribers, but which has the best plan? Well, that depends on your needs and situation. For low-end data users, Sprint just ducked under the competition by rolling out a Family Share Pack that offers 1GB of shared data for just $20 per month. That's double the amount...

Vintage ’76 Apple-1 Woz Built Sells For $905,000 At Computer Auction

Vintage ’76 Apple-1 Woz Built Sells For $905,000 At Computer Auction

If you have a ton of money to throw at a computer, you can go in one of two directions -- either all out and load it up with the latest and greatest cutting edge components, or old school (as in, really old school) and pick up a vintage system that's so dated and rare that it's now become a high-priced collectible. The Henry Ford museum complex...

Windows 10 Hands-On: Beyond The Start Menu, What You Need To Know

Windows 10 Hands-On: Beyond The Start Menu, What You Need To Know

It has been a few weeks since Microsoft released its Technical Preview of Windows 10 -- which means we've had enough time to walk around the vehicle, kick the tires, and investigate the product in its current form. After the drubbing that Windows 8 took in the tech press and from angry users, Microsoft badly needs this new operating system...

Chromebook Shipments Jump 67 Percent, Acer Dominates But Chromebooks Still Only 1 Percent Of PC Sales

Chromebook Shipments Jump 67 Percent, Acer Dominates But Chromebooks Still Only 1 Percent Of PC Sales

It took some time for Google's Chromebook platform to find its footing in the market place, but now that it has, these cloud-based PCs are finally starting to hit their stride. In what turned out to be yet another solid quarter, Chromebook shipments jumped 67 percent sequentially, according to new data by ABI Research. At the current pace,...

GrubHub Gobbles-Up Revenue With Increased Customer Demand From Online Foodies

GrubHub Gobbles-Up Revenue With Increased Customer Demand From Online Foodies

It doesn't take a complicated app or business idea to strike it rich, and some of the most popular apps are so simple, you've probably slapped yourself on the forehead while muttering, 'Why didn't I think of that?!' Just look at GrubHub. It's a food delivery service that grabs your grub from local hubs and brings it to you. That simple concept...

iPad Air 2 Teardown Exposes Lower Capacity Battery And Gobs Of Glue

iPad Air 2 Teardown Exposes Lower Capacity Battery And Gobs Of Glue

If a part goes bad in your PC, you whip off the side panel door, yank out the defective component, and replace it with a working one. But should something inside your tablet give up the ghost, you better cross your fingers it's still under warranty, because in most cases, do-it-yourself (DIY) is going to be difficult. That's true of many slates,...

Google Amps-Up Google Play Music With Curated Stations For Your Personal Groove, Rage Or Funk

Google Amps-Up Google Play Music With Curated Stations For Your Personal Groove, Rage Or Funk

Earlier this year, Google acquired a company by the name of Songza. Now, we're seeing some fruits of the integration. Playlists have become awfully important for all music apps, from Beats to Rhapsody to Pandora. And now, Google Play Music is joining the fun with curated music stations that respond to whatever it is that you're presently doing....

Preview: ASUS G751 Gaming Notebook Powered By NVIDIA's Maxwell Mobile GeForce GTX 980M Rips Through Benchmarks

Preview: ASUS G751 Gaming Notebook Powered By NVIDIA's Maxwell Mobile GeForce GTX 980M Rips Through Benchmarks

NVIDIA recently launched mobile variants of their latest Maxwell GPU architecture and we gave you a quick tease to show you what they were all about. Maxwell on the desktop is potent enough. However, the performance and efficiency of NVIDIA's latest GPU architecture would surely play out well in desktop replacement notebooks that cater to...

Price Drops On Dell Inspiron Laptops, Google Chromecasts, Dell Multi-Touch Monitors And More

Price Drops On Dell Inspiron Laptops, Google Chromecasts, Dell Multi-Touch Monitors And More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at TechBargains. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the Dell Inspiron 15 (7000-series) notebook with touch, the HP ENVY Rove 20-k120us 20" AIO mobile desktop, the Samsung UN40H5203 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV, and a whole lot more. Full details for...

Daimler Sells Stake In Tesla, Are More Mercedes-Benz EVs On The Way?

Daimler Sells Stake In Tesla, Are More Mercedes-Benz EVs On The Way?

Daimler AG will be getting a nice return on its investment in Tesla due to the company selling its four percent stake in Tesla Motors. The British automotive manufacturer will be selling its stake for a cash inflow of around $780 million as a result of it reorganizing its cooperation with Tesla. Despite the sale, the cooperation between both...

Survey Sheds Light On Upgrade Habits, 28 Percent Will Buy Apple iPad Air 2 Just To Own Latest Model

Survey Sheds Light On Upgrade Habits, 28 Percent Will Buy Apple iPad Air 2 Just To Own Latest Model

In terms of marketing, the true genius of Steve Jobs is that he was able to create a consumer culture around Apple products in which current owners would always feel compelled to upgrade to the next version. Part of that is due to the planned obsolescence model -- a theory that says Apple intentionally leaves out desired features to shorten...

Microsoft Rolls Out First Build Update For Window 10 Insiders, Nearly 7K Improvements, New Action Center

Microsoft Rolls Out First Build Update For Window 10 Insiders, Nearly 7K Improvements, New Action Center

Microsoft made clear that its Windows 10 Technical Preview is a work in progress and that the whole point of giving users early access to the next generation operating system through the Windows Insider program is to collect feedback (in other words, Microsoft doesn't want another Windows 8 situation on its hands). Well, after just three weeks...

Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight Calls You Or Your Backup If Your CO Or Fire Alarms Go Off

Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight Calls You Or Your Backup If Your CO Or Fire Alarms Go Off

Google may have purchased Nest for $3.2 billion to kickstart its expansion into the Internet of Things (IoT), but that hasn’t deterred other companies and startups from developing their own connected products. While Google Nest has its connected smoke detector, Leeo is also looking to compete in the market with its Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight....

Go Hang With Jane Goodall’s Chimps At Gombe National Park Via Google Street View

Go Hang With Jane Goodall’s Chimps At Gombe National Park Via Google Street View

Back in July, a collaboration between Google and Royal Caribbean International resulted in a virtual tour, through Google Street View, that showed the various decks of the Allure of the Seas. The Google Street View team has also created virtual tours of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Now, users will be able to see the beauty and wonders...

Microsoft Sticks Fork In Nokia Brand, Microsoft Lumia To Be New Bread And Butter In Mobile

Microsoft Sticks Fork In Nokia Brand, Microsoft Lumia To Be New Bread And Butter In Mobile

It's no secret that Microsoft's been wanting to snuff out its Nokia and Windows Phone brands, so you'll have to excuse us for not even bothering to feign surprise that the Redmond outfit has finally gone through with it. In Nokia's place, Microsoft will roll with "Microsoft Lumia" for its branding and related advertising of handsets. This...

AMD Slashes Prices On A-Series APUs, Throws In Games And Apps With A10s To Sweeten The Deal

AMD Slashes Prices On A-Series APUs, Throws In Games And Apps With A10s To Sweeten The Deal

While there’s no guarantee for traction in the market, lowering the price to a point where consumers can’t help but notice is surely a step in the right direction. AMD’s doing just that with its A-series APUs this week, which is hopes will enable more mainstream PC builders to snag a twelve compute core (4CPU + 8GPU) A-series...

Apple’s Tim Cook Heads To China Looking For ‘Man In The Middle’ That Hacked iCloud

Apple’s Tim Cook Heads To China Looking For ‘Man In The Middle’ That Hacked iCloud

Apple recently posted a security bulletin alerting iCloud users to the presence of "intermittent organized network attacks using insecure certificates to obtain user information," and though the company didn't publicly point a finger at China, several reports suggested that's where they're coming from. In response to the attacks, Apple CEO...

Feeling Scammed After Anonabox? Android-Based Project Sierra Claims To Be The Real Deal

Feeling Scammed After Anonabox? Android-Based Project Sierra Claims To Be The Real Deal

In the wake of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's big reveal on government spying, there's been a concerted effort by companies big and small to try and make our lives truly private. One seemingly promising solution was Anonabox, a little plug-and-play device that routes traffic through Tor to keep our online activities anonymous. Unfortunately,...

Google Leap Of Faith, Invests $542 Million In Visual Display Augmented Reality Company Magic Leap

Google Leap Of Faith, Invests $542 Million In Visual Display Augmented Reality Company Magic Leap

A lot of interest is being shown in a startup company called Magic Leap. The company is working on augmented reality glasses that will be able to create digital objects that appear to exist in the real world around the user. It is a device that Google is interested enough in that it is leading a $542 million funding round for the startup company....

Shop Rarely Discounted Samsung Monitors, Bluetooth Light Bulbs, Dell Laptops And More

Shop Rarely Discounted Samsung Monitors, Bluetooth Light Bulbs, Dell Laptops And More

Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at TechBargains. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the Samsung U28D590D 28" 4K UltraHD monitor, the Dell Inspiron 15 (3000-series) notebook with touch, the Qualcomm TOQ Smartwatch, and whole lot more. Full details with links and pricing for all of the...

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Will Rake In An $84.3 Million Dollar Paycheck According To SEC Filing

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Will Rake In An $84.3 Million Dollar Paycheck According To SEC Filing

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has a good reason to smile. According to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nadella will receive a compensation package worth $84.3 million this year. The amount is comprised mostly of the estimated value of one-time stock awards that was given to Nadella as an incentive to keep him...

Apple Tells Developers It's 64-Bit Or Bust For iOS 8 Apps Starting In February

Apple Tells Developers It's 64-Bit Or Bust For iOS 8 Apps Starting In February

Attention iOS developers, Apple just dropped the ban hammer on any 32-bit coding aspirations you may have had for new apps you plan to release on Apple's ecosystem. Effective February 1, 2015, all new iOS apps uploaded to the App Store must include 64-bit support and be built with the iOS 8 SDK, which is included in Xcode 6 or later. "To enable...

Samsung Knox Mobile Security Cleared By NSA For Government Use

Samsung Knox Mobile Security Cleared By NSA For Government Use

Several Samsung Galaxy mobile devices are now cleared to store classified information, paving the way for Samsung to tap a broad market of government agencies and private contractors that handle sensitive data. The green light for Samsung’s Knox security platform comes from the NSA, among other security agencies. Samsung Knox is cleared...

Senator Patrick Leahy Requests Comcast To Swear It Will Not Break Net Neutrality

Senator Patrick Leahy Requests Comcast To Swear It Will Not Break Net Neutrality

While the Federal Communications Commission sorts through all the feedback and arguments regarding net neutrality and internet fast lanes, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy has been taking a more direct approach. Recently, Leahy sent a letter to Comcast executive vice president David Cohen pressuring the company to make assurances...

Apple Rakes In Record Revenue, Reports $8.5 Billion Profit Following Biggest iPhone Launch Ever

Apple Rakes In Record Revenue, Reports $8.5 Billion Profit Following Biggest iPhone Launch Ever

Regarding Apple's financial performance during its fiscal fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014, go ahead and choose whichever adjective floats your boat -- smashing, awesome, fantastic, and the list goes on. By the numbers, it was another record period with Apple collecting $42.1 billion in revenue to the tune of an $8.5 billion profit,...

Samsung Hits Volume Production For First 20nm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM Chips And 32GB DDR4 Modules

Samsung Hits Volume Production For First 20nm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM Chips And 32GB DDR4 Modules

Every few months, some huge chipmaker comes out with yet another advancement in memory technology that makes it simpler to shove more and more memory into tighter and tighter spaces. That's what is happening this week with Samsung's announcement that it is "mass producing the industry’s most advanced 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 memory and 32-gigabyte...

Marty McFly’s Future Realized: Behold The Hendo Hoverboard

Marty McFly’s Future Realized: Behold The Hendo Hoverboard

Holy mackerel, it happened! Somebody actually went and built an honest-to-goodness hoverboard, finally bringing to reality the fantasy we've all shared since seeing Marty McFly escape from Biff and his cronies using a hoverboard in Back to the Future II! We know what you're thinking -- 'Yeah, right, this isn't the first hoverboard hoax' --...

iFixIt Chastises Apple For 'Breaking" The Flexible And Upgradeable Design Of Latest Mac Mini Model

iFixIt Chastises Apple For 'Breaking" The Flexible And Upgradeable Design Of Latest Mac Mini Model

Apple has a history of trying to prevent owners of its products from mucking around inside its devices, and in case you thought the company turned over a new leaf with its Mac Mini system, think again. Though the previous model was relatively easy to service at home -- it scored an 8 out of 10 on iFixIt's teardown analysis -- the recently...

Change.org Petition Asks Toys R Us To Stop Carry Meth-Glorifying 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

Change.org Petition Asks Toys R Us To Stop Carry Meth-Glorifying 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

Breaking Bad's Walter White had a knack for evading authorities and, on several occasions, certain death through the show's five seasons. But of all the adversaries he faced off against, his toughest opponent yet might turn out to be a mom from Florida. Otherwise known as Susan Schrivjer, this pissed off mother is making headlines for launching...