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Texting While Driving Google Glass Explorers Still A Hazard But With Faster Reflexes

Texting While Driving Google Glass Explorers Still A Hazard But With Faster Reflexes

Those hoping to Glass-and-drive might soon be in for a rude awakening: Research shows that using Google Glass while driving is just as dangerous as using a smartphone, and as it stands, 44 US states have banned the latter. The most important factor during this study was how quickly people reacted to an accident and slammed on the brakes -...

Boo! Microsoft Ending Windows 7’s Life Cycle Officially On Halloween

Boo! Microsoft Ending Windows 7’s Life Cycle Officially On Halloween

Consider this your friendly reminder that we're fast approaching Microsoft's cutoff date for providing its hardware partners with copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, or Ultimate to pre-install on new systems. Once October 31, 2014 (Halloween) comes and goes, OEMs like Dell and Hewlett-Packard can still sell whatever inventory is...

Want An Unlocked iPhone 6? Pick Up The T-Mobile Version Contract-Free

Want An Unlocked iPhone 6? Pick Up The T-Mobile Version Contract-Free

There seems to be a bit of confusion over how to buy one of Apple's iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus handsets in unlocked form. In the past, Apple has let consumers buy unlocked and contract-free iPhone models direct from its website, but this time around, there doesn't appear to an option to do that -- only the "contract-free" option is listed for...

Streaming Music Services Begin To Eat Into Profits Of Digital Music Downloads

Streaming Music Services Begin To Eat Into Profits Of Digital Music Downloads

It should strike no one as a surprise that music streaming is big business. But did you know that it's become so big, that it's begun to seriously eat away at downloadable music revenue? According to the Recording Industry Association of America, it has, and the fact that iTunes revenue dropped 12% in the first six months of this year highlights...

Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Gaming Monitor Review

Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Gaming Monitor Review

Last year, when I was first exposed to NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology, I turned to one of our contacts at the company and said, “The moment someone comes out with a nice 4K version, I’ll hand over my credit card”. At the time, I had been riding along on a 30” HP display with a resolution of 2560x1600, and quite frankly,...

Price Drops On Alienware Gaming PC & Accessories, $99 Printers, Lenovo Clearance, And More

Price Drops On Alienware Gaming PC & Accessories, $99 Printers, Lenovo Clearance, And More

It’s almost time to close out another week, but not before serving up the latest batch of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the slick Alienware X51 small-form-factor gaming PC, the Lenovo Yoga 10 multi-mode 10.1" quad-core 32GB Android tablet, the Epson WF-2540 All-in-One...

Google Proclaims They’ve Done “More Than Almost Any Other Company” To Fight Online Piracy

Google Proclaims They’ve Done “More Than Almost Any Other Company” To Fight Online Piracy

It’s the war of the open letters. Last week, the CEO of News Corp took a shot at Google in a letter to the European Commissioner for Competition, claiming that “Google has been remarkably successful in its ability to monetize users, but has not shown the willingness, even though it clearly has the ability, to respect fundamental...

Intel Investing $1.5B In Chinese Mobile Chip Suppliers To Bolster Handset Business

Intel Investing $1.5B In Chinese Mobile Chip Suppliers To Bolster Handset Business

Intel is looking to be a major player in the mobile market. How else could you explain its acquisition of 1,400 Powerwave patents earlier this month? But the company is not done. Yesterday, Intel announced that it is investing $1.5 billion into Chinese mobile chip suppliers. Intel and Tsinghua Unigroup LTd have signed a series of agreements...

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 To Address Several iPhone 6 And Network Bugs

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 To Address Several iPhone 6 And Network Bugs

"Mulligan!" That's the sound heard loud and clear coming out of Cupertino as Apple releases its iOS 8.0.2 update to fix the damage done by iOS 8.0.1, the first update to iOS 8 that wasn't long for this world. Shortly after releasing iOS 8.0.1 to the wild, complaints began to surface of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners not being able to connect...

Microsoft To Unveil Windows 9 Threshold This Tuesday, 9/30

Microsoft To Unveil Windows 9 Threshold This Tuesday, 9/30

It feels like just yesterday that we were investigating the ins and outs of Windows 8, and already, enough time has passed that a new version of Microsoft's flagship desktop/laptop operating system is imminent. Windows 9, code-named Threshold, may end up dropping the number on its end altogether. At this point, Windows itself is a pretty powerful...

FBI Director Takes Issue With Apple and Google Smartphone Encryption Technology

FBI Director Takes Issue With Apple and Google Smartphone Encryption Technology

There's a fine line between privacy and safety, and the question we face as a nation is how much information should government agencies be allowed to access? Privacy advocates would argue that the U.S. government is stepping way over the line with the level of spying it's capable of, and in the aftermath of that all that, Google and Apple...

Apple Support Rep Says The Company Will Replace Bent iPhones Upon Visual Inspection

Apple Support Rep Says The Company Will Replace Bent iPhones Upon Visual Inspection

It's still being determined just how widespread the issue pertaining to bent iPhone 6 Plus models really is. Bendgate, as it's being called, has received lots of media attention, though Apple contends that they're isolated incidents with complaints to company still in the single digits (nine in all) six days post launch. At the end of the...

Conan Rips On Apple’s Flaccid iPhone 6 Plus With Samsung’s Stiff 'Raging Phoner'

Conan Rips On Apple’s Flaccid iPhone 6 Plus With Samsung’s Stiff 'Raging Phoner'

Apple finally responded to complaints that its giant sized iPhone 6 Plus is having trouble staying firm, saying the problem is an "extremely rare" one (that excuse never works, btw) and that only nine customers have complained to the company about it so far. That might be true, but given the widespread media attention the device's bendable...

Two And A Half Geeks 9/25/14: iPhone 6, GeForce GTX 900 Series, Dell Inspiron 3000, Maingear Pulse 15 and More

Two And A Half Geeks 9/25/14: iPhone 6, GeForce GTX 900 Series, Dell Inspiron 3000, Maingear Pulse 15 and More

In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks webcast, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (including "bendgate"), the affordable Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1 convertible, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards, Intel Broadwell low-power processors, the Maingear Pulse 15 3K gaming laptop, our next...

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