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Best Deals on Sony NEX-6L Kit, ENVY Recline 23 Beats Edition AIO PC and Dell UP2414Q UltraHD Monitor

Best Deals on Sony NEX-6L Kit, ENVY Recline 23 Beats Edition AIO PC and Dell UP2414Q UltraHD Monitor

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have the Sony Alpha NEX-6L/B 16.1 MP camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom lens, a 23-inch HP ENVY Recline 23 TouchSmart AIO PC, the 24-inch Dell UP2414Q UltraSharp 3840x2160 IPS display and more. Full details and links available below:...

Amazon Debuts Wearable Technology Store

Amazon Debuts Wearable Technology Store

If there’s ever a sign that a product segment is gaining traction, it’s when Amazon rolls out a store for it, which is what has occurred today with Amazon’s new Wearable Technology store. Billed as “a one-stop shop where customers can easily discover the latest in wearable technology and research wearable devices including...

Several Governments Warn Users To Switch To Chrome Or Firefox In Wake Of IE Exploit

Several Governments Warn Users To Switch To Chrome Or Firefox In Wake Of IE Exploit

If you haven't already, you should consider dropping Internet Explorer and using a browser like Chrome or Firefox, at least until Microsoft rolls out a fix for a zero day vulnerability that reportedly affects nearly every version of IE. Worse yet, if you're still stubbornly rocking Windows XP for whatever reason, this is potentially a permanent...

Share The Road, Google: Volvo Testing Self-Driving Cars In Sweden

Share The Road, Google: Volvo Testing Self-Driving Cars In Sweden

Google isn’t the only company out there field testing self-driving cars. A day after Google provided a long-overdue update on its autonomous auto project, Volvo stated that it, too, is cruising city streets with robot drivers. Volvo’s driverless cars are navigating the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Volvo says that its Autopilot...

Further And Further Apart: Microsoft To Drop “Nokia” Name From Future Smartphones As Nokia Gets New CEO

Further And Further Apart: Microsoft To Drop “Nokia” Name From Future Smartphones As Nokia Gets New CEO

There was a moment when Microsoft and Nokia were married; it was that time period starting when then-Nokia chief Stephen Elop went all-in with Microsoft’s new Windows Phone platform at the expense of Nokia’s homegrown options and ending when Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile business. As the dust settles, Elop is back at...

Samsung Launches Galaxy K Zoom Smartphone With 20MP Camera And 10X Optical Zoom

Samsung Launches Galaxy K Zoom Smartphone With 20MP Camera And 10X Optical Zoom

Samsung's new Galaxy K zoom (with a lowercase "z") gets straight to the point for social media junkies by being equal parts digital point-n-shoot and smartphone. This is a handset for folks who are primarily interested in taking photos, whether it be of their lunch to post on Facebook or little Johnny's baseball game to send to his grandparents...

FreedomPop Announces Free Mobile Service Plans For The iPhone

FreedomPop Announces Free Mobile Service Plans For The iPhone

FreedomPop is determined to turn the wireless industry on its head. You may recall that FreedomPop last year made waves by launching a free mobile phone service for select Android devices in certain areas, and it nearly immediately sold out of $99 HTC Evo Design 4G handsets it was offering with the service. FreedomPop would later expand its...

AT&T To Bring 4G LTE In-Flight Service To The Friendly Skies By 2015

AT&T To Bring 4G LTE In-Flight Service To The Friendly Skies By 2015

The art of flying isn't getting any less uncomfortable, but at least you'll soon be able to get online via one more provider soon. AT&T has surprisingly announced this week that it too would love to grab a piece of the growing Wi-Fi in the sky pie, boosting 4G LTE speeds up to 35,000 feet as flyers crisscross the country. The service,...

Apple Cuts Prices On MacBook Air, Gooses Haswell Processor Speeds

Apple Cuts Prices On MacBook Air, Gooses Haswell Processor Speeds

Owning a MacBook Air just got a little more affordable thanks to Apple's latest refresh, which also feature faster Haswell processors to boot. Each model is $100 less expensive than before, with cost of entry into the MacBook Air club starting at $899. That gets you the 11-inch model with an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz...

AMD Beema and Mullins Low-Power 2014 APUs Tested

AMD Beema and Mullins Low-Power 2014 APUs Tested

A couple of weeks back, we got the chance to get some hands on time with AMD’s upcoming mainstream and low-power APUs (Accelerated Processing Units), codenames Beema and Mullins. These APUs are the successors to last year’s Temash and Kabini APUs, which powered an array of small form factor and mobile platforms. With this release,...

Lowest Price Yet on Dell UP3214Q Monitor, FreedomPop 4G Hotspot and More

Lowest Price Yet on Dell UP3214Q Monitor, FreedomPop 4G Hotspot and More

What better way to kick off a new week, than with a fresh batch of HOT deals courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy? On the menu today, we have the awesome Dell UP3214Q UltraSharp 32" 3840x2160 4K IPS display, a Dell Inspiron 15 (3537) 15.6" Haswell-based laptop, an HP Spectre 13t-3000 13.3" Core i5-based Ultrabook with a 2560x1400 display and...

Microsoft To Debut Nokia “Superman” Smartphone With 5MP Front Camera

Microsoft To Debut Nokia “Superman” Smartphone With 5MP Front Camera

Now that Microsoft has finished acquiring what it wants of Nokia, the company is readying new smartphones for release. The first one slated for release may be a handset nicknamed “Superman” that will rock a 5MP front camera. According to The Verge’s sources “familiar with Microsoft’s plans”, Superman will...

Checking In With Google’s Self-Driving Car: Mastering The City Streets

Checking In With Google’s Self-Driving Car: Mastering The City Streets

For as potentially exciting (or terrifying, depending on your point of view) as Google’s self-driving car project is, the company has been strangely mum on its development. A new Google blog post sheds some light on what they’ve been working on, and much of it has to do with figuring out how to safely navigate busy city streets...

Microsoft Focuses On Color In First Nokia Ad

Microsoft Focuses On Color In First Nokia Ad

After completing its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business (mobile unit, basically) on Friday, Microsoft wasted no time in putting its stamp on the company brand by releasing an advertisement today that focuses on color. Color, you say? That's right -- though it's not as simple as that. It's a bit of an artsy ad that highlights...

Latest Zero Day Microsoft Exploit Affects Virtually All Versions of IE, No Fix For XP

Latest Zero Day Microsoft Exploit Affects Virtually All Versions of IE, No Fix For XP

Microsoft is scrambling to fix a security flaw in its Internet Explorer (IE) browser that could allow a hacker to remotely execute malicious code if users visit an infected website. Unfortunately, the security bug is present on just about every version of IE, and if you're a Windows XP user, be advised that no security fix is coming your way...

iOS Big In Japan, Android Dominance Grows In U.S.

iOS Big In Japan, Android Dominance Grows In U.S.

Some new smartphone sales numbers are available via Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, and they point to Android’s continued dominance, particularly in the U.S.; however, iOS is making up ground in a few areas. Blackberry is tanking almost across the board, and Windows Phone continues to flounder in many countries. From January through March...

Microsoft's Xbox Originals To Rival Amazon and Netflix in New Programming Effort

Microsoft's Xbox Originals To Rival Amazon and Netflix in New Programming Effort

For years, many thought that pay-TV companies could continue to do as they pleased, knowing full well that if they never offered their programming online, people would have no choice but to continue to pay ruthless prices for content. Now, we're starting to see exactly how the disruption is going to happen. With Netflix and Amazon already...

Comcast Agrees To Shed 3.9 Million Subscribers In Charter Deal If Time Warner Cable Merger Is Approved

Comcast Agrees To Shed 3.9 Million Subscribers In Charter Deal If Time Warner Cable Merger Is Approved

Comcast is highly motivated to complete a $45 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable. So much, in fact, that Comcast has come to a separate agreement with Charter Communications to get rid of 3.9 million of subscribers, which is contingent on the TWC merger taking place. It's Comcast's hope that divesting itself of subscribers will be enough...

Forget Two-Bit NAND, Samsung Announces 3-bit NAND Flash For Solid State Drives

Forget Two-Bit NAND, Samsung Announces 3-bit NAND Flash For Solid State Drives

Samsung has started mass producing what it claims is the industry's first high-performance, 3-bit NAND-based solid state drive (SSD) -- PM853T -- for servers and data centers. According to Samsung, the new SSD option will make it easier for data centers to manage workloads related to social networking, web browsing, and email, as well as enhance...

ASUS Previews Full Spate Of Z97 Motherboards

ASUS Previews Full Spate Of Z97 Motherboards

It’s that time of year again folks, and we’ve been getting some previews of the hot new motherboards coming down the pike. We already discussed what Gigabyte has in store, but ASUS gave us the grand tour of their new, extensive lineup of Z97 motherboards. We’re talking the whole socket LGA 1150 schmeer here, from mainstream...

Nike Out Of FuelBand Business And Into Software, Apple Partnership To Shift Wearable Focus

Nike Out Of FuelBand Business And Into Software, Apple Partnership To Shift Wearable Focus

As we reported on last week, Nike has decided that it's had enough of producing its own wearables, resulting in a seriously short one-year lifespan for FuelBand. With the move, about 55 people were said to have been laid-off, and speculation ran rampant about what Nike would do next. Well, in a new interview with CNBC, Nike CEO Mark Parker...

Windows 8 App Remover Helps You Get Rid Of Unwanted Bloatware

Windows 8 App Remover Helps You Get Rid Of Unwanted Bloatware

You know how Microsoft has gradually started pre-loading Windows 8 with a glut of apps? Sure, it’s kind of convenient--emphasis on the “kind of”--and having certain apps such as Skype ready to roll as soon as you install the OS is indeed rather handy, but a lot of it just feels like bloatware. (Cough, Bing, cough.) There’s...

Lenovo Australia Leaked ThinkPad 10 Tablet, Now Says "Coming Soon"

Lenovo Australia Leaked ThinkPad 10 Tablet, Now Says "Coming Soon"

Lenovo's Australian portal had an oopsy-daisy moment over the weekend when it inadvertently posted a full listing for its as-yet unannounced ThinkPad 10 tablet. The listing has since been pulled offline, though with the cat out of the bag, Lenovo is at least willing to concede that the ThinkPad 10 is "coming soon," as it states on its ThinkPad...

E.T. Went Home To A New Mexico Desert Landfill

E.T. Went Home To A New Mexico Desert Landfill

Back in 1983, Atari had a flop on their hands with “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”. Officially, no one knew what happened to the scads of unsold cartridges, but the legend was that Atari secretly just dumped them all into a New Mexico landfill and covered them up with concrete. (Um, yeah, it was a different time.) After more than...

Behold The ‘Pi Phone’ Raspberry Pi-Powered Cellphone Built By Resourceful DIYer

Behold The ‘Pi Phone’ Raspberry Pi-Powered Cellphone Built By Resourceful DIYer

An enterprising tinkerer named David Hunt built a “smartphone” from a Raspberry Pi and off-the-shelf parts. Appropriately, he named the contraption the PiPhone, and it actually functions. Hunt used an Adafruit touchscreen as a display and popped in a SIM900 GSM/GPRS module to enable phone calls, send texts, and use data. There’s...

Verizon Planning To Snoop Customer Usage And Sell It To Advertisers

Verizon Planning To Snoop Customer Usage And Sell It To Advertisers

Oh Verizon Wireless, must you be so nosy? It's one thing for the government to spy on our every movement under the guise of great justice and all that jazz, but in attempt to fatten shareholder's wallets, Verizon is "enhancing" its Relevant Mobile Advertising program by spying on its customers and selling their usage habits to partners with...

You Too Can 3D-Print Electronic Circuits With Rabbit Proto Extruder

You Too Can 3D-Print Electronic Circuits With Rabbit Proto Extruder

3D printing is quickly evolving, and a group called Rabbit Proto is pushing that evolution onward with its 3D printer attachment that lets you print 3D electronic circuits on or within an item while that item itself is being printed. Put more simply, Rabbit Proto makes it possible to print electronic devices and their cases simultaneously...

Tesla Could Shake Things Up: FTC Officials Back Direct-To-Consumer Sales Model

Tesla Could Shake Things Up: FTC Officials Back Direct-To-Consumer Sales Model

Lumped on top of the many engineering challenges that Tesla has had to solve while bringing all-electric vehicles to market is a problem with its sales model. Tesla wants to sell its cars directly to consumers, which seems like a sensible, simple thing to do, but there are laws and regulations all over the country that prevent just that, and...

Apple To Fix Malfunctioning iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button For Free

Apple To Fix Malfunctioning iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button For Free

Good news for iPhone 5 users who have been struggling with a finicky sleep/wake button. Apple has acknowledged the issue and set up a special website where you can request a free repair. According to Apple, the issue affects a small percentage of iPhone 5 models in which the sleep/wake mechanism may stop working altogether or work intermittently....

Lowest Price on Lenovo Z510 Core i7 Laptop, Dell Slim Desktop System and More

Lowest Price on Lenovo Z510 Core i7 Laptop, Dell Slim Desktop System and More

It’s time to close out another work week, but not before posting the latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you this Friday, we have the Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 15.6" Haswell-based laptop, a Dell S2340T 23" 1080p Multi-touch monitor with built-in dock, a Dell Inspiron 300 slim desktop system and more....

Report: Google+ Future In Flux As Gundotra Departs

Report: Google+ Future In Flux As Gundotra Departs

The sudden retirement of the man behind Google+, Vic Gundotra, was emotional and certainly appeared genuine, but there have been an additional impetus behind Gundotra’s decision to call it a career at Google. According to a TechCrunch report, Google+ is being dismantled--or at least, Google is completely changing how it views and uses...

GameStop Wants To Expand Into Mobile, Plans To Shut 120 Retail Locations

GameStop Wants To Expand Into Mobile, Plans To Shut 120 Retail Locations

Maybe Microsoft gave GameStop a scare when it briefly flirted with ditching optical discs in favor of streaming games from the cloud for its Xbox One console or tying game discs to specific systems, either of which would have a put a serious dent in the company's used games business. Or perhaps GameStop realizes there's a ton of cash to be...

Dell, Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, and Other Tech Giants Back OpenSSL Project To Prevent Future Heartbleed

Dell, Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, and Other Tech Giants Back OpenSSL Project To Prevent Future Heartbleed

The Heartbleed Bug illustrated just how vulnerable our global communications structure really is, and now a glut of important tech companies in collaboration with the Linux Foundation are launching a new initiative called the Core Infrastructure Initiative to better support the open source projects and technologies that keep the Internet afloat....

Unreal Engine 4.1 Released With PS4, Xbox One, And SteamOS Linux Support

Unreal Engine 4.1 Released With PS4, Xbox One, And SteamOS Linux Support

It's a great time to be an aspiring game developer. There are some big time resources available, such as access to Unreal Engine on a subscription basis for $19 per month, which was just recently announced at the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC). If you weren't enticed to subscribe before, perhaps the UE 4.1 update will push you over...

Microsoft Completes Assimilation of Nokia

Microsoft Completes Assimilation of Nokia

The process that began back in September is now complete: Microsoft has finished subsuming Nokia’s Devices & Services business. Nokia said in a statement that the final transaction price will be slightly higher than the originally-announced 5.44 billion euros. Among the adjustments to the final details, Microsoft is not getting Nokia’s...

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus - The HotHardware Review

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus - The HotHardware Review

Two years ago, Samsung launched its Series 9 ultrabook and proved the company could design a thin and light notebook that is both beautiful and powerful. Since the launch, Samsung has unified its Windows PCs under the ATIV brand and continues to innovate and build on the popularity of the Series 9. The new Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus features...

Denmark Recreates Their Entire Country In The World of Minecraft

Denmark Recreates Their Entire Country In The World of Minecraft

Lest anyone carp about tax dollars being wasted on such a seemingly ridiculous endeavor as recreating the entire country of Denmark in Minecraft--which is an actual thing that the Danish Geodata Agency (Geodatastyrelsen) did--note well that the project is intended to be as educational as it is awesome. First of all, the Geodatastyrelsen had...

First Big US Cable Providers Bring Netflix To Their Customer Base

First Big US Cable Providers Bring Netflix To Their Customer Base

The future of television is upon us. With pay-TV transforming, slowly but surely, service providers have little choice but to come to grips with the realities surrounding their business. More and more individuals are growing up on a steady entertainment diet of Netflix and YouTube, and once they grab jobs and own homes, they aren't as likely...

Google To Potentially Roll Out Municipcal Wi-Fi In Fiber Cities

Google To Potentially Roll Out Municipcal Wi-Fi In Fiber Cities

To misquote a famous grammatically incorrect phrase, "All your Internet is belong to Google." Eventually, anyway. Word on the web is that Google is thinking about deploying Wi-Fi networks in cities where its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service already exists, which would be a double-win for such areas. According to Computerworld, Google...

Facebook Announces Facebook Newswire For Journalists

Facebook Announces Facebook Newswire For Journalists

Facebook wants to be the No. 1 source for breaking news stories, and with over 1 billion members playing on the world's largest social playground, it's certainly feasible. What's lacking are resources journalists (or would-be journalists), but that's changing with the roll out of FB Newswire, which Mark Zuckerberg and the gang say will make...

Watch Dogs Analyzes Your Digital Shadow: Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You

Watch Dogs Analyzes Your Digital Shadow: Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You

A new website sponsored by Ubisoft as part of its advertising campaign for the upcoming hacking-themed game Watch Dogs isn't just a plug for the title -- it's a chilling example of exactly how easy it is for companies to mine your data. While I'm normally averse to giving any application or service access to my Facebook account, I also take...

OCZ Launches Blisteringly-Fast RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD With Up To 1.8GB/s Bandwidth

OCZ Launches Blisteringly-Fast RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD With Up To 1.8GB/s Bandwidth

Hot on the heels of OCZ’s Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD series launch comes another spate of PCIe drives from the Toshiba-owned company. OCZ’s new RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSDs are built for workstations and high-performance gaming, boasting triple the performance of SATA SSDs. OCZ says that the RevoDrive 350s offer up to 1.8GBps sequential...

Adafruit Throws Pi In Your Eye With Google Glass-Like Project For Raspberry Pi

Adafruit Throws Pi In Your Eye With Google Glass-Like Project For Raspberry Pi

We love a good mod around here, and this one is priceless: Using a Rasperry Pi, a pair of hacked-up video glasses, a tiny wireless keyboard, and some 3D-printed parts, you can create your own Google Glass-like spectacles that will mount on virtually any sunglasses or prescription frames. Basically, you can pull apart the video glasses and...

Awesome Deals on HP 27xi IPS Monitor, Lenovo 5000mAh PowerBank and More

Awesome Deals on HP 27xi IPS Monitor, Lenovo 5000mAh PowerBank and More

Welcome to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this fine Thursday, we have a 27" HP Pavilion 27xi LED-backlit LCD monitor with IPS display, a Lenovo PowerBank PB410 5000mAh portable battery, a Dell Latitude 10 64GB Windows 8 Pro Tablet, and more. Full details with links and coupon codes...

Google Plus Boss Vic Gundotra Bids An Emotional Farewell To Google

Google Plus Boss Vic Gundotra Bids An Emotional Farewell To Google

Life is a funny thing. What seems important one day and consumes all of our time and energy eventually fades into another chapter of our past. Sometimes it takes a major event to put these moments and decisions into perspective, and so it happened that way for Vic Gundotra, the driving force behind Google+, who today announced he is leaving...

Ubisoft Unveils 8 Minute Watch Dogs Multiplayer Walkthrough Video

Ubisoft Unveils 8 Minute Watch Dogs Multiplayer Walkthrough Video

With a just-released video, the team of Watch Dogs shows us what we can expect from the game's online capabilities, and as someone who was curious about this but hadn't done a lick of research, I have to say things are looking awesome. The video opens up with the player roaming the streets, just as he would in the single-player campaign. He...

Alienware 17: AMD's R9 M290X Goes Mobile

Alienware 17: AMD's R9 M290X Goes Mobile

NVIDIA holds the lion's share of the market in mobile graphics hardware, but it's not the only competitor. When Alienware asked if we'd be interested in looking at a notebook based on AMD's top-end R9 M290X in a single-GPU configuration, we agreed. This system is based on exactly the same hardware and chassis as the Alienware 18-inch model...

Microsoft Surface Mini Case Pops Up Online, Hints At Impending Tablet Release

Microsoft Surface Mini Case Pops Up Online, Hints At Impending Tablet Release

Psst, hey you -- can you keep a secret? If so, you're ahead of tablet accessory makers and Amazon, both of which may have just confirmed the existence (and impending release) of Microsoft's rumored Surface Mini device. There's a listing on Amazon with an ultra-thin Smart Cover Case for the Microsoft Surface Mini, complete with a few pics,...

Microsoft Rumored To Be Developing Free Windows Cloud-Based OS

Microsoft Rumored To Be Developing Free Windows Cloud-Based OS

Microsoft has done a good job of embracing the cloud as it pertains to its lucrative consumer products--look no further than Office 365 and the free online Office suite at Office.com as proof--but the Redmond company may be taking things even further by rolling out a cloud-based operating system, too. The information is from Russian leaker...

Twitter’s New Profile Design Is Now Live For All Users

Twitter’s New Profile Design Is Now Live For All Users

As Twitter looks to become a viable platform for mobile advertisers much like Facebook, there have been a series of changes to the service leading up to that goal, both behind the scenes and on the surface. Today's update falls into the latter category -- the recently introduced web profile experience is rolling out to all users worldwide...

Apple Posts Solid Gains On Share Repurchases And iPhone Sales

Apple Posts Solid Gains On Share Repurchases And iPhone Sales

Continuing with its stellar performance, Apple posted financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014, during which time it generated $45.6 billion in revenue for a net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These numbers are up from $43.6 billion in revenue and a net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09...

Amazon And HBO Sign Exclusive Deal To Bring Series Programming To Prime Instant Video

Amazon And HBO Sign Exclusive Deal To Bring Series Programming To Prime Instant Video

Look out, world -- we might finally be moving beyond cable TV after all. For years now, HBO has outright refused to offer up its older programming for streaming. If you wanted to re-watch 'The Wire,' you had to go buy the DVD set. No more. Amazon has reportedly spent around $300 million for a three-year deal that'll have HBO series like The...

Gigabyte Previews New Intel-Based Motherboards For Gamers, Overclockers, and the Rest of Us

Gigabyte Previews New Intel-Based Motherboards For Gamers, Overclockers, and the Rest of Us

Gigabyte is obviously feeling bullish about the future of desktop PCs if the energy and resources that the company is putting into its upcoming line of motherboards is any indication. Earlier this week, Gigabyte previewed its boards for a few journalists and discussed a new million-dollar-plus lab that it built for the sole purpose of providing...

Hot Specs, Cool Price: OnePlus Looks To Upset Mobile Industry With “One” Smartphone

Hot Specs, Cool Price: OnePlus Looks To Upset Mobile Industry With “One” Smartphone

Details of the OnePlus One smartphone are here. The phone boasts terrific specifications and features while keeping the cost in check--there are two handsets, actually, a 16GB white one for $299 and a 64GB black model for $349--and they’ll be available in Q2 2014. There’s no compromise on hardware here. The One runs on a quad-core...

Upcoming FCC Decision Expected To Kill Net Neutrality

Upcoming FCC Decision Expected To Kill Net Neutrality

The FCC has confirmed that it will hold a May 15 vote on a new set of policies governing net neutrality and ISP behavior -- but according to the Wall Street Journal, the commission's proposed regulation will effectively kill the idea of a level playing field. The Wall Street Journal reports that the proposed rules would prevent ISPs from blocking...

Google Maps Takes You Back In Time With Street View Historical Imagery Collection

Google Maps Takes You Back In Time With Street View Historical Imagery Collection

Google Maps has been around for a good long while now, and the search (er, maps) giant is still updating its images of the whole world in order to keep those Street View shots as current as possible. Now, with a catalog of aging photos, Google has opted to make something cool out them instead of just dumping them into the abyss of history....

Two and a Half Geeks 4/23/14: AMD Radeon R9 295X2, GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round-Up, Das Keyboard 4, Gigabyte BRIX Pro and More

Two and a Half Geeks 4/23/14: AMD Radeon R9 295X2, GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round-Up, Das Keyboard 4, Gigabyte BRIX Pro and More

In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Andrew, Dave and Marco (Iyaz is on vacation!) talk about the insanely powerful AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablet, our GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round-Up featuring cards from MSI, Gigabyte, and EVGA, the slick new Das Keyboard 4 Professional, the Gigabyte...

BOXX Rips Apple's "Elegant" Mac Pro and It's Hilarious

BOXX Rips Apple's "Elegant" Mac Pro and It's Hilarious

Microsoft could take a few lessons from BOXX in how to poke fun at the competition in a tactful yet hilarious manner. BOXX, which builds high-end workstations and rendering systems for a variety of applications -- film and television, visual effects, game development, simulation, government and defense, and the list goes on -- decided to compare...

Lowest Prices on Dell UP3214Q 32" UltraHD Monitor, Logitech G602 Wirless Gaming Mouse and More

Lowest Prices on Dell UP3214Q 32" UltraHD Monitor, Logitech G602 Wirless Gaming Mouse and More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. We’ve got some cool stuff in store for you today, including huge discounts on the 32-inch Dell UP3214Q UltraSharp 3840x2160 4K IPS display, an HP USB 3.0 3005pr Port Replicator, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Flex 14 Convertible Touch Ultrabook, the Logitech...

‘Flippypad’ Project Ara Controller Concept Turns Modular Smartphone Into A Gaming Device

‘Flippypad’ Project Ara Controller Concept Turns Modular Smartphone Into A Gaming Device

Even though Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone isn’t a Real Thing just yet (but allegedly will be come January), creative minds are already cooking up intriguing modules and add-ons for the smartphone. One from Samuel Herb, “The Aether Technician”, is a device that attaches to the Ara phone and turns it into a...

Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme Laptop Hits The Battlefield, Fire And Police Front Lines

Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme Laptop Hits The Battlefield, Fire And Police Front Lines

Dell is touting its Latitude Rugged Extreme laptops that boast shock, water, and dust-resistant capabilities that go beyond industry standards; Dell notes that as these lappies are being used in environments such as the battlefield and in police and fire department work, there’s no room for failure. These notebooks are built to be virtually...

Trio Of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Models Coming In 7, 8, And 10.1-Inch Sizes

Trio Of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Models Coming In 7, 8, And 10.1-Inch Sizes

It seems like the number of Samsung Galaxy Tab models in the company’s lineup is already quite large, but three more are landing as of May 1st. There will be 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, and you can preorder them starting tomorrow. Available in black or white, all three of the Tab 4 tablets will be available...

2K Games Taking Civilization And Borderlands Series To Valve Steamworks

2K Games Taking Civilization And Borderlands Series To Valve Steamworks

Gamespy's multiplayer servers are getting unplugged and going dark on May 31, and as the deadline approaches, game publishers are scrambling to find new homes. For 2K, the solution is simple -- send its more popular games over to Steamworks. That includes the first Borderlands titles and several Civilization games, which are all headed to...

WhatsApp Expands User Base To Half Billion, So Facebook Paid $38 Per User?

WhatsApp Expands User Base To Half Billion, So Facebook Paid $38 Per User?

Facebook isn't afraid to make a splash, hence the decision back in February of this year to scoop up WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock options. It remains Facebook's largest transaction to date, though it could prove a brilliant move in the long run, especially as WhatsApp keeps attracting more users. As of right now, WhatsApp is...

Roku Devices Get YouTube App Now Available In The Channel Store

Roku Devices Get YouTube App Now Available In The Channel Store

At long last, you don't need two streaming boxes just to have a suite of services on one, and YouTube on the other. Roku has made a name for itself in the streaming box industry, but it has lacked perhaps the most demanded channel on the planet for as long as the company has existed. Yes, we're talking about YouTube. This week, Roku announced...

Apple’s 5.5-Inch Wicked Thin ‘iPhone Air’ Reportedly Delayed Until 2015

Apple’s 5.5-Inch Wicked Thin ‘iPhone Air’ Reportedly Delayed Until 2015

For those of you patiently waiting on Apple to deliver a phablet-sized version of the iPhone, get comfortable, it doesn't look like a release is imminent. Instead, the latest rumors suggest Apple is having some difficulties finding a thin-sized battery that's powerful enough to drive a 5.5-inch display for a sufficient amount of time and has...

Apple OS X Beta Seed Program Let's You Test Drive Next Gen Mac OS For Free

Apple OS X Beta Seed Program Let's You Test Drive Next Gen Mac OS For Free

Are you interested in testing out pre-release versions of OS X, but don't develop? Don't fret: Apple's just loosened the restrictions on its beta OSes, and now everyone is free to participate. This move is substantial for Apple, as it's traditionally been quite strict about what beta software reaches the public - and here, we have an...

HBO's New HBO Go Ads Are Hilarious And Effective

HBO's New HBO Go Ads Are Hilarious And Effective

A couple of disclaimers are necessary before moving on. First, each one of us at HotHardware loves our parents. We could go on and on with reasons why, just understand that despite the embedded videos you're about to watch, we have nothing against moms and dads -- we just don't always want to watch movies and TV shows with them. Secondly,...

Best Deals on Lenovo Yoga 2, Titanfall, Crucial SSD and More

Best Deals on Lenovo Yoga 2, Titanfall, Crucial SSD and More

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today, we have a great deal on the 13.3” Lenovo Yoga 2 “multi-mode” Ultrabook, the 23" HP ENVY Recline 23-k110 TouchSmart AIO PC, a Toshiba Encore 8" 32GB Windows 8 Tablet, Titanfall (for multiple platforms) and more. Full details...

Bring Your Old Apple Products To Any Apple Store For Free Recycling

Bring Your Old Apple Products To Any Apple Store For Free Recycling

It’s Earth Day, and Apple is marking the occasion with some good PR, announcing a new free recycling program on its Environment website. Starting now, you can take your old Apple products to any Apple store, and they’ll recycle the product(s) for free, and responsibly. Apple also said that occasionally, it will hold events where...

Lytro Announces Second Generation ILLUM Light Field DSLR Camera

Lytro Announces Second Generation ILLUM Light Field DSLR Camera

Lytro tried to flip photography on its head a few years ago with the introduction of its original light-field camera. Sporting a funky design reminiscent of a kaleidoscope, the rectangular-shaped tube-like camera excelled at capturing the entire light field around an image, thereby allowing photographers to refocus photos and change their...

Get Ready For Faster Google Glass Updates Thanks To Android KitKat

Get Ready For Faster Google Glass Updates Thanks To Android KitKat

Suddenly, Google Glass updates are coming hard and fast, and Google says that’s largely due to the Android KitKat update. The most recent updates include the ability to view SMS text messages via iOS devices on Glass and a new Calendar Glassware that offers increased functionality, but that’s just the beginning. The KitKat update...

Netflix Hints At Price Increase In Strong Q1 Earnings Report

Netflix Hints At Price Increase In Strong Q1 Earnings Report

It should come as no surprise that Netflix is doing well, and indeed the company’s Q1 earnings report evinces just that. Revenues are up across the board--with the lone exception of its international streaming business, which is still less in the red than ever and will turn black sometime this year--and Netflix has successfully cracked...

Microsoft Debuts Office Mix Interactive Presentation Software To Beta Testers

Microsoft Debuts Office Mix Interactive Presentation Software To Beta Testers

The next-generation of PowerPoint presentations is almost here, and to help get the ball moving on getting some projects created, Microsoft has just opened up what it's calling the "Office Mix Preview". At the moment, anyone with an access code can get in; otherwise, you'll need to fill out a survey and hope to gain access once Microsoft deems...

LG G Watch ‘Powered By Android Wear’ Announced, Dust And Water Resistant, Always On Display

LG G Watch ‘Powered By Android Wear’ Announced, Dust And Water Resistant, Always On Display

Google obviously has a vested interest in seeing Android wearables succeed, so rather than watch its hardware partners flounder around in a sea of custom platforms, the sultan of search introduced the world to Android Wear, a special version of Android specifically built for the wearable market. It's drawing interest from hardware players...

Nintendo’s Game Boy Turns 25; Yes You’re Getting Old

Nintendo’s Game Boy Turns 25; Yes You’re Getting Old

By today's standards, Nintendo's original Game Boy is an ancient, outdated piece of technology. It had a simple D-pad with A and B buttons, along with Start and Select, a tiny dot matrix display, and a fugly color scheme. However, the 25-year-old handheld deserves mad respect from gamers and fans of  technology in general. Nintendo launched...

AT&T To Expand Its Gigabit Fiber Network To 100 US Cities

AT&T To Expand Its Gigabit Fiber Network To 100 US Cities

It happens all too infrequently in the ISP business, but when it does, it's a beautiful thing. We're talking about good, old-fashioned competition, and that's what Google is getting now that AT&T is upping its fiber efforts. After Verizon nixed FiOS expansion a couple of years ago, the only real fiber-to-the-home growth has happened in...

Micron M500DC Enterprise Class SSD Review

Micron M500DC Enterprise Class SSD Review

Despite being limited by the capabilities of the SATA interface, many solid state drive manufacturers continue to innovate and introduce new products that improve on their elder siblings. For example, Micron recently released its M550 series of drives, which was an evolution of the previously released M500 series, but built around newer, 20nm...

Hot Deals on Samsung 840 EVO SSD, HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook and More

Hot Deals on Samsung 840 EVO SSD, HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook 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 the excellent Samsung 840 EVO 2.5" solid state drive, the HP Spectre 13t-3000 Core i5-based Ultrabook, the HP ENVY 23 23" 1080p IPS display, a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p Core i7-based gaming laptop and more. Details and...

Google And HTC Rumored To Collaborate On An 8-Inch Nexus Tablet

Google And HTC Rumored To Collaborate On An 8-Inch Nexus Tablet

Working together, Google and ASUS have produced some of the best 7-inch Android tablets ever released - I still use and love my first-gen model. Given the overall success of Nexus 7, it seemed likely that both companies would again work together on a third iteration, but sometimes the tech world can throw a curveball. DigiTimes is reporting...

UberX Adding $1 “Safe Rides Fee” To Peer-To-Peer Cab Service

UberX Adding $1 “Safe Rides Fee” To Peer-To-Peer Cab Service

UberX, the non-professional version of driver service Uber, is a rideshare service wherein any Tom, Dick, or Harriet can sign up to be a driver and offer themselves and their vehicle for hire. The whole thing runs on mobile apps; riders use an iOS or Android device to book rides, and drivers use the same to accept a gig, process payments,...

Samsung Innovation Museum Chronicles The Digital Age, Even Includes Apple And Sony

Samsung Innovation Museum Chronicles The Digital Age, Even Includes Apple And Sony

It might not be every day that you find yourself strolling around Suwon, South Korea, but should you be in the area, there's a new place to check out. To celebrate its 45th anniversary -- and love of technology -- Samsung today opened the doors to the Samsung Innovation Museum to the public. Inside you'll find all kinds of modern wonders,...

Apple And Google Fight For Exclusive Access To Mobile Game Access

Apple And Google Fight For Exclusive Access To Mobile Game Access

At some point, mobile gaming became a legitimate battleground for competitors Apple and Google and their iOS and Android platforms. It only makes sense, as mobile gaming continues to increase in popularity while mobile devices boast stronger and stronger graphics and processing capabilities, but apparently things are getting intense. According...

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Dual GPU Liquid Cooled Graphics Card Now On Sale, Seriously Pricey But Powerful

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Dual GPU Liquid Cooled Graphics Card Now On Sale, Seriously Pricey But Powerful

If you've been wanting to upgrade your setup to run the fastest consumer level graphics card on the planet, today's the day you've been waiting for. AMD's insanely powerful Radeon R9 295X2 card is now starting to pop up online for purchase. The card isn't for everyone -- many gamers will find it cost prohibitive -- but if you have the disposable...

AMD Updates Its Never Settle Forever Game Bundles

AMD Updates Its Never Settle Forever Game Bundles

AMD is updating its Never Settle Forever bundles yet again, and as usual, the company is adding more value and expanding what games and graphics cards you can get with the deals. This time around, you can get one, two, or three games with the purchase of various R7 and R9 graphics cards, including the Radeon R9 295X2. New titles you can snag...

Facebook To Announce Mobile Ad Network At ‘F8’ Developer’s Conference This Month

Facebook To Announce Mobile Ad Network At ‘F8’ Developer’s Conference This Month

Facebook has long been a major competitor to Google from many different respects, and now, things are set to heat up even more. It's being rumored that at the company's F8 conference to be held later this month, the veil will be taken off of its mobile ad network. This is something that's been rumored for a long time, and given this rumor...

Quantenna To Set Air Speed Record With 10Gbps WiFi Network Technology

Quantenna To Set Air Speed Record With 10Gbps WiFi Network Technology

Wireless network speeds have improved substantially over the past decade or so, but those who can't risk a drop-out or need to get things accomplished in the fastest manner possible still revert to tried-and-true hardline connections. Quantenna is hoping to change that mindset somewhat, by announcing this week plans to offer a Wi-Fi chipset...

Nike Sticks A Fork In FuelBand Wearables, Fires Development Team

Nike Sticks A Fork In FuelBand Wearables, Fires Development Team

Well, that was a relatively short run for shoe maker Nike. After barely more than a year of market activity, Nike's reportedly decided to just not do the wearable computing thing and is shutting down its FuelBand division. That means there won't be a slimmer version coming out this fall as originally planned, and many of those involved in...

Apple iPad Air 2 Rumors Point To Bonded Display, Custom A8 Processor, Touch ID Sensor

Apple iPad Air 2 Rumors Point To Bonded Display, Custom A8 Processor, Touch ID Sensor

Apple typically lets a year lapse in between iPad releases, the one exception being the iPad 4, which came out eight months after the iPad 3 and shifted the release schedule to the holiday shopping season. If Apple sticks to this schedule, we can expect an iPad Air 2 launch this November. The question is, what feature upgrades can we expect?...

Yahoo! Taking On Instagram With Flickr

Yahoo! Taking On Instagram With Flickr

Yahoo announced some new changes to Flickr with version 3.0 for iOS and Android, and they seem to be aimed at competing with the wildly popular Instagram photo sharing service with a number of filters, advanced editing, intelligent search, and plenty of social elements. There are fourteen different live photo filters you can employ even before...

Mysterious, Ambitious OnePlus One Smartphone Images Leak

Mysterious, Ambitious OnePlus One Smartphone Images Leak

The curious OnePlus One smartphone is set to debut in a few days, but a host of images have already leaked out showing the phone’s look and design as well as a peak of the UI. You can see that the design is minimalist in nature, with graceful, subtle curves and a white back. The phone will also apparently employ StyleSwap covers so you...

Drones, Glass, Implants, Driverless Cars, and Robots, Oh My: American Attitudes About Future Technology

Drones, Glass, Implants, Driverless Cars, and Robots, Oh My: American Attitudes About Future Technology

We live at a quizzical time in technology. The tech boom has revolutionized the world, and the innovations that are pouring out of brilliant minds are incredible in both their frequency and content. But there is also a backlash against a lot of technology, perhaps highlighted best by the curious rage that Google Glass seems to engender in...

Don't Feed Trolls: U.S. Government Is 'Arguing' With Terrorists On Social Media

Don't Feed Trolls: U.S. Government Is 'Arguing' With Terrorists On Social Media

The U.S. government might not negotiate with terrorists, but it is willing to use social media as a tool to engage in conversation with jihadists and their sympathizers online. Why bother? The U.S. government hopes that it can convince potential terrorists to go in another direction. It's an ugly world the government's stepping into, but can...

AT&T Doles Out More Data For GoPhone Plan Customers With No Contract

AT&T Doles Out More Data For GoPhone Plan Customers With No Contract

Often overlooked in the mobile market for some reason is prepaid plans, and AT&T’s prepaid GoPhone deals are about to get sweeter. Customers will soon enjoy an increase in monthly data without an increase in rates, and more importantly, they’ll be able to use their phones as a mobile WiFi hotspot. There are three new plans...

Android Activations Hold A Commanding Lead Over iOS In Q1

Android Activations Hold A Commanding Lead Over iOS In Q1

For those of you who like to keep track of such things, Android is still the most popular mobile operating system on the planet. Android's big advantage is that it's an open source playground where anyone and everyone can come play with the equipment, and that's precisely how things have gone down. With so many handset, tablet, and system...

Microsoft Plans $1.13 Billion Data Center Project In Des Moines, Iowa

Microsoft Plans $1.13 Billion Data Center Project In Des Moines, Iowa

West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer has a plan for his city, and it involves attracting major technology companies to Central Iowa. So far so good: Microsoft is going to spend $1.13 billion on building a data center in West Des Moines to support its online services. Dubbed “Project Alluvion”, the data center will be phased in over...

Lowest Prices on Dell Multi-Touch PC, HP Chromebook, WD Blue Hard Drive and More

Lowest Prices on Dell Multi-Touch PC, HP Chromebook, WD Blue Hard Drive and More

Welcome back for this week’s final edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today we have deals on the Dell Inspiron One 2020 20" Multi-Touch AIO PC, the HP Chromebook 11, a 1TB WD Blue 3.5" 7200RPM hard drive, and the Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless AC Router. Full details and links available below: Dell...

General Mills Limits Legal Recourse If Customers Engage The Brand In Social Media Or Email

General Mills Limits Legal Recourse If Customers Engage The Brand In Social Media Or Email

You might want to be careful with that next "Like" on Facebook, because as it appears, companies can use that to their advantage in the event a lawsuit is filed against them. In General Mills' updated legal terms, the company totally backs consumers into a corner if they follow the company on social media, use its digital coupons, subscribe...

Try Before You Buy: Google's Letting Potential Buyers Borrow Non-Functioning Glass Headsets

Try Before You Buy: Google's Letting Potential Buyers Borrow Non-Functioning Glass Headsets

Your chance to snag a pair of Google Glass came and went earlier this week when Google opened up its Explorer (beta tester) program to the general public for one day only. However, Google's been expanding the availability of Glass little by little -- the question is, are you willing to spend $1,500 on a pair? Apparently many people are, as...

Microsoft Continues To Have A PS4 Problem, Xbox One Outsold By 2 Million Units

Microsoft Continues To Have A PS4 Problem, Xbox One Outsold By 2 Million Units

Comparatively, the numbers don’t look great for Microsoft: The company has sold 5 million Xbox One consoles so far--which by itself seems a fine number--but competitor Sony has sold 7 million PS4s. That’s quite a margin of difference, although there’s are some nuances to consider, too. According to Geekwire, the PS4 is available...

AMD Beats The Street On Q1 Financials With Strong Console APU Sales

AMD Beats The Street On Q1 Financials With Strong Console APU Sales

You have to love these financials reports; they treat every bit of data with roughly equal weight, even though there are parts that are uninteresting and parts that make you do a double-take. Case in point, buried halfway down the page on AMD’s press release about its Q1 results is the tidbit that its Graphics and Visual Solutions revenue...

GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round Up: EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI

GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round Up: EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI

Do you know what gets our juices flowing even more than high-end hardware? It's having the opportunity to wrangle and evaluate multiple versions of a top-tier product. In this case, we've gone out and collected NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards from three different enthusiast brands: EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI. Each of the cards in this...

Google To Offer $100K Bounty In Project Ara Module Developer Challenge

Google To Offer $100K Bounty In Project Ara Module Developer Challenge

The Project Ara team just wrapped up its first developers conference, and although there was plenty of excitement, there are many huge challenges ahead before the modular smartphone becomes a Real Thing. To that end, Google is laying down a challenge to developers and offering a $100,000 prize as an incentive. The details of the competition...

Google Sells Out Of Glass Explorer Spots At $1500 A Pop

Google Sells Out Of Glass Explorer Spots At $1500 A Pop

It's been said that you can't truly boast about "selling out" if on one ever knew how many units you had to begin with, but make no mistake: there's demand for Google Glass. While Google has made recent efforts to quell the "Glasshole" mentality and make it more appealing to the mass market, pundits have suggested that it's mostly doing so...

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’ Released For ‘Cost-Effective Windows XP Replacement’

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’ Released For ‘Cost-Effective Windows XP Replacement’

Linux, and Ubuntu in particular, missed a golden opportunity to truly break into the mainstream market during the early days of Vista. The buggy operating system (prior to SP1) left consumers angry and willing to consider alternatives, but at the time, even Ubuntu was still a little rough around the edges to draw widespread interest among...

LG Reportedly Rolling Its Own ARM-Based Processor For Upcoming G3 Android Superphone

LG Reportedly Rolling Its Own ARM-Based Processor For Upcoming G3 Android Superphone

Just when we thought we might know everything there is to know about the LG's forthcoming G3 superphone, a new report throws a wrinkle into the mix. Rather than run with a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor to power the G3's 5.5-inch qHD (2560x1440) display, there's chatter that LG might equip its flagship device with its own...

Republic Wireless Plus Moto G Equals The Mobile Service Sweet Spot

Republic Wireless Plus Moto G Equals The Mobile Service Sweet Spot

Republic Wireless announced that it now offers Motorola’s Moto G smartphone with its mobile service packages, and with this move, Republic Wireless has found an elusive sweet spot in the industry--a mobile plan that offers great functionality for the price with a smartphone that you can be glad to have but costs very little. When Republic...

Comcast Increases Download Speeds to 105Mbps For Blast Internet Service Customers

Comcast Increases Download Speeds to 105Mbps For Blast Internet Service Customers

It looks like rumors that hit the Web a couple of months ago have proven true: Comcast has just upgraded its Blast package from 50Mbps to 105Mbps - an increase of 6.25MB/s to 13.13MB/s in megabyte terms. As a free upgrade, this kind of jump is nothing short of "awesome", although some might balk at the lack of an upload increase - it remains...

Facebook Rolls Out 'Nearby Friends' Feature To Let You Stalk In Person

Facebook Rolls Out 'Nearby Friends' Feature To Let You Stalk In Person

Some might consider it to be a major breach of privacy, but Facebook sees it as a major feature. With "Nearby Friends", the Facebook mobile app will be able to tell you if any of your contacts are - as you'd expect - nearby. This feature was first rumored just over a year ago, and at the time, many were up-in-arms - oblivious as to how Facebook...

Great Deals on Dell Inspiron Laptops, Lenovo A1000 Android Tablet and More

Great Deals on Dell Inspiron Laptops, Lenovo A1000 Android Tablet and More

We’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals for you, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have a Dell Inspiron 15 (7000-series) Haswell-based laptop with touch, a Dell Inspiron 17 with Windows 7, a Lenovo IdeaTab A1000L 8GB Android Tablet, and a Lenovo N700 Wireless Bluetooth Mouse and Laser Pointer. Full details...

Terminated Yahoo! COO Nets A Cool $58 Million Along With His Pink Slip

Terminated Yahoo! COO Nets A Cool $58 Million Along With His Pink Slip

Not to self: Yahoo isn't a bad place to work for. Second note to self: Yahoo is an even better placed to be fired from. We know, that sounds insanely crazy, and typically speaking, that's a bunch of hogwash (the part about being fired from Yahoo, that is), But it turned out to be true for Henrique de Castro, Yahoo's former Chief Operating...

Apple To Fully Integrate Shazam Into iOS For Melodic Identification Of Your Groove

Apple To Fully Integrate Shazam Into iOS For Melodic Identification Of Your Groove

Apple is reportedly working with Shazam to integrate a song-discovery feature into iOS. This would allow iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners to be able to identify a song and artist that they hear blaring over the radio or on television, just as iOS, Android, and Windows Phone users can currently do using the official Shazam app. According...

Microsoft Introduces Wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard To Control Your Man-Woman Cave

Microsoft Introduces Wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard To Control Your Man-Woman Cave

Microsoft has a new wireless All-In-One Media Keyboard that offers solid functionality for not a lot of cash, and it looks like an ideal accessory for anyone with a multimedia setup in a rec room or simply anyone who wants a smoother way to control a smart TV. In addition to a full-size set of typical keys, the device offers an integrated...

Microsoft's Cortana Gets Her Bing On For More Personal Searches

Microsoft's Cortana Gets Her Bing On For More Personal Searches

With Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft’s Siri-like personal digital assistant Cortana becomes a crucial part of the user experience. She’s powered by Bing, and between the two, the system is designed to learn about you in order to anticipate your needs and deliver pertinent information to you while filtering out the clutter. The video...

Shocking: Nokia Halts Lumia 2520 Sales In Europe, UK Due To Power Brick Issues

Shocking: Nokia Halts Lumia 2520 Sales In Europe, UK Due To Power Brick Issues

Shortly after Sony had to recall its very last Viao Fit notebook due to a potential battery issue, Nokia has today issued a product advisory notice of its own. The notice impacts the  European and UK variant of the AC-300 charger, which is used exclusively with the Lumia 2520 tablet. Consumers in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia,...

Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Exceed 7 Million Mark, PS4 System Software Update Coming

Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Exceed 7 Million Mark, PS4 System Software Update Coming

Gaming is alive and thriving. Not that it was ever in question, but in case anyone's wondering what the market is like for the new era of consoles, Sony this week announced cumulative sales of more than 7 million PlayStation 4 systems as of April 6, 2014. That's an impressive feat and it comes barely more than a month since Sony announced...

LG’s G3 Smartphone Coming This Summer With 2560X1440 Display And Super Thin Bezel

LG’s G3 Smartphone Coming This Summer With 2560X1440 Display And Super Thin Bezel

At the beginning of the week, word spread that Sprint had inadvertently leaked LG's spec sheet for its forthcoming G3 smartphone. The highlight of that leak is the revelation of a 5.5-inch qHD (2560x1440) display, which works out to about 530 densely packed pixels per inch (ppi). Following up on that leak, Twitter user "@evleaks" posted a...

AT&T Threatens To Take Its Ball, Sit Out Spectrum Auction If FCC Doesn't Kowtow To Its Whining

AT&T Threatens To Take Its Ball, Sit Out Spectrum Auction If FCC Doesn't Kowtow To Its Whining

Ever since terrestrial broadcasters shut down their stations and went off the air, the FCC has been mulling what to do with sections of spectrum and how that wireless space should be allocated between wireless broadcasters and other types of use. It's a complicated issue, in that much of the frequency in question is in the valuable 1GHz band....

Price Drop On WD Black2 Dual Drive, Latitude 10 Tablet & More

Price Drop On WD Black2 Dual Drive, Latitude 10 Tablet & More

Solid deals here today on solid state and other bleeding-edge tech, from tablets to speakers and headphones.  So, we'll get right to it without further delay... Ends soon! WD Black² Dual Drive 2.5" 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Kit for $194.67 with free shipping (normally $229). Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Pro Tablet w/ 10.1" IPS Gorilla Glass...

Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus

Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus

Since its release back in 2009, Microsoft Security Essentials has become a respected anti-virus / anti-malware solution. Even I, someone who never went out of their way to run such a solution, used it from the get-go due to its solid design and effective scanning. The fact that it was a cost-free solution sure didn't hurt, either. As it is...

Intel Says Earnings Are Up To $12.8B, Mobile Down, Servers, Software, And Services Up

Intel Says Earnings Are Up To $12.8B, Mobile Down, Servers, Software, And Services Up

Intel’s first quarter earnings report shows some uneven results across the company’s market segments and vast product portfolio, with a particular drop on the mobile side. Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group had a revenue of $156 million, but that was 52% from last quarter and down 61% year-over-year. In fact, sequentially,...

Seagate's LaCie Admits To Customer Data Breach Lasting A Year

Seagate's LaCie Admits To Customer Data Breach Lasting A Year

LaCie is in the process of informing its customers that any purchases made on the company's website within the last year could be compromised. The even scarier part about this is that the suspected data breach could have went on longer -- maybe much longer -- if the FBI didn't inform LaCie last month that it had reason to believe a person...

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet: Windows 8.1 And A Gorgeous Display

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet: Windows 8.1 And A Gorgeous Display

Lenovo is targeting its ThinkPad 8 at business users, which makes sense. Everyone values portability and power, but it’s the business user who’s most likely to say “I need my tablet to be capable of doing everything that my main PC can do.” With a full 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 and a 1920 x 1200 display, the Lenovo...

Samsung’s Tizen Phone Cometh In Q2, Galaxy S5 To Outsell S4

Samsung’s Tizen Phone Cometh In Q2, Galaxy S5 To Outsell S4

Remember Tizen, the Linux-based mobile operating system that's backed by Samsung and Intel, among others? There hasn't been much noise about Tizen lately, but rest assured, if you're hoping for another player in the mobile software space, Samsung still has plans of launching Tizen-based handsets later this year. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Sensor Security Already Hacked And Compromised

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Sensor Security Already Hacked And Compromised

It appears that smartphone makers have been watching too many spy flicks, hence the sudden fascination with fingerprint scanning as a security measure. While that may seem like a fine and dandy idea on paper -- and in Hollywood -- the truth is, the biometric technology that's available for consumer handsets just isn't secure. This was again...

Logitech Debuts “Tunable” Proteus Core Gaming Mouse

Logitech Debuts “Tunable” Proteus Core Gaming Mouse

We love a good gaming mouse around here, and Logitech unveiled a doozy with the G502 Proteus Core, which is designed to let you tune the mouse to your preferred weight, balance, tracking speed, and more--as well as a given gaming surface “unique physical and reflective characteristics”. There are a series of 3.6g weights, 11 programmable...

Google’s Project Ara Modular Smartphone Coming January 2015, Will Cost $50 (For Developers)

Google’s Project Ara Modular Smartphone Coming January 2015, Will Cost $50 (For Developers)

The first Project Ara Developers Conference is underway, and the big news up front is that Google’s ATAP team will get the first model to market in January 2015, and it will cost a mere fifty bucks--at least for developers to make. It’s not yet known how much the devices will cost at retail, but presumably that will vary, as the...

Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T And Verizon Back Smartphone Theft Deterrent Kill Switch Initiative

Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T And Verizon Back Smartphone Theft Deterrent Kill Switch Initiative

Apple's iOS 7 already saw the introduction of Activation Lock, which was built to prevent stolen phones from being wiped, unlocked, sold elsewhere, and activated by a buyer who wasn't aware of the phone's illicit journey. But phone manufacturers are looking to take things a step further, and for good reason. Phone theft has become quite the...

Lenovo Chases Your Tax Refund With Low Cost Laptops, AIO Desktops, And Dual Mode FLEX 2

Lenovo Chases Your Tax Refund With Low Cost Laptops, AIO Desktops, And Dual Mode FLEX 2

Unless you applied for an extension, the deadline to settle up with Uncle Sam and file your taxes was yesterday. Assuming you did that, you now know how much of a refund you're owed, and Lenovo would like nothing more than for you to spend it on a new PC. If you owe taxes instead but are still in need of a new system, Lenovo rolled out some...

Samsung Patent Points To Google Glass Competitive Headset With Heads-Up Display

Samsung Patent Points To Google Glass Competitive Headset With Heads-Up Display

Hot on the heels of Google rolling-out a limited batch of Google Glass to the public, Samsung has applied for a patent involving a competing product that it's calling "Earphone". That name highlights the biggest difference between Glass and this, however; rather than act as pair of glasses, Earphone's HUD extends out from an earpiece. Given...

Intel Launches ‘INDE’ Cross-Platform Development System For Android And Windows Devices

Intel Launches ‘INDE’ Cross-Platform Development System For Android And Windows Devices

Last spring, we talked about "Beacon Mountain", Intel's pre-packaged Android development environment that caters to developing around both Intel and ARM architectures. We haven't heard too much about Beacon Mountain since, but as we can now see, Intel had even greater plans for it; it's been swallowed-up into Intel's INDE, or "Integrated Native...

 Microsoft Office Online Apps Come To The Chrome Web Store

Microsoft Office Online Apps Come To The Chrome Web Store

In a continued effort to make its Office productivity suite more easily accessible to a wider audience, Microsoft has made the web versions of its Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote apps available to download through Google's Chrome Web Store. This boils down to an added convenience for Chrome users. As Microsoft points out in a blog post...

Lowest Price on Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop, 2TB Portable Hard Drive and HP Desktops

Lowest Price on Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop, 2TB Portable Hard Drive and HP Desktops

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Tuesday, we have an awesome Alienware 14 Core i5-based gaming laptop, a 23-inch Lenovo C560 All-In-One PC, Up to 65% off select Kingston flash memory products, an HP ENVY 700-215xt Core i7-based desktop system and more. Full details...

Mozilla Appoints Chris Beard As Interim CEO, Is "Strong Candidate" For Permanent Position

Mozilla Appoints Chris Beard As Interim CEO, Is "Strong Candidate" For Permanent Position

Mozilla promoted its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chris Beard, to the position of interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), replacing co-founder Brendan Eich after he stepped down amid a controversy that swept through the Internet. Beard has been with Mozilla since the early days and is considered a "strong candidate" to fill the roll permanently....

Apple’s CarPlay Coming To Your Vehicle With Aftermarket Pioneer Kit

Apple’s CarPlay Coming To Your Vehicle With Aftermarket Pioneer Kit

Apple’s CarPlay looks to be one of the more innovative products that the company has created since the passing of Steve Jobs, and although it’s likely that we’ll see new cars on the lot with CarPlay technology built in yet this year, Pioneer is offering an aftermarket CarPlay product that you can pop into the car that you...

Microsoft Debuts “Office 365 Personal Plan” To Push Adoption Of Office for iPad

Microsoft Debuts “Office 365 Personal Plan” To Push Adoption Of Office for iPad

There was a moment there when new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had to decide if the company would push its Office 365 product out to as many platforms as possible, thus ensuring maximum adoption for its software, or withhold one of its most valuable assets and leverage that to boost its hardware sales. Nadella chose the former option, and thus...

Google Updates Its Terms Of Service, Details How Your Content And Email Are Scanned To Target Ads

Google Updates Its Terms Of Service, Details How Your Content And Email Are Scanned To Target Ads

Ever have a funny feeling you're being watched? You're not being paranoid, you're just savvy to the way things work in the Internet era. Between Uncle Sam keeping tabs on your communications to Google trying to learn what makes you tick so that it has something to sell advertisers, you are indeed being watched. With regards to Google, the...

Air Superiority Battle Begins As Google Snaps Up Potential Facebook Acquisition Target Titan Aerospace

Air Superiority Battle Begins As Google Snaps Up Potential Facebook Acquisition Target Titan Aerospace

There’s a new battlefront in the tech field, it involves air space and the Internet, and it’s an exciting front. Google and Facebook are forerunners here, and the former just snapped up drone maker Titan Aerospace, which the latter was reportedly interested in buying recently. Facebook ended up with drone maker Ascenta, and now...

Toshiba’s Satellite P55t Laptop Sports 15.6-Inch 4K Ultra HD Technicolor Certified Display

Toshiba’s Satellite P55t Laptop Sports 15.6-Inch 4K Ultra HD Technicolor Certified Display

One has to wonder: is it possible to have access to too many pixels? Probably not, particularly if you're Toshiba. The company has just outed one of the planet's first 4K laptops, and if pixel density is your top priority, this one's going to be tough to resist. The Satellite P55t has a full-fledged 4K display, and the first to earn Technicolor's...

Microsoft Underscores Windows 8.1 Will Not Be Supported, Get Windows 8.1 Update If You Want Security Patches

Microsoft Underscores Windows 8.1 Will Not Be Supported, Get Windows 8.1 Update If You Want Security Patches

Riddle us this - what do Windows XP and Windows 8.1 have in common? They're both in Microsoft's rear view mirror, and come May 13, 2014, the latter will also no longer receive security updates. Scratching your head? Here's the thing -- Microsoft isn't abandoning its newest operating system, but it is forcing users to apply the latest update...

Netflix Performance Jumps After Controversial Comcast Deal

Netflix Performance Jumps After Controversial Comcast Deal

Last month, Comcast and Netflix announced a controversial deal in which Netflix would pay Comcast directly for improved service. The reason this deal is controversial in many quarters is that it's seen as triple-dipping by Comcast -- the company is already paid by companies like Level 3, which provide Internet back-haul across the country,...

EVGA Tegra Note 7 NVIDIA Tegra 4 Tablet-A-Day Giveaway!

EVGA Tegra Note 7 NVIDIA Tegra 4 Tablet-A-Day Giveaway!

One of the biggest gaming events on the east coast, PAX East, is about to hit this weekend, and to get you all ready for the show, our friends at EVGA and NVIDIA have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win one of FIVE awesome, new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered...

Free Gift Card With Dell 24" UltraHD Monitor, QuickBooks Pro 2014, and More

Free Gift Card With Dell 24" UltraHD Monitor, QuickBooks Pro 2014, and More

Welcome back folks! We hope you had a good weekend. To start the week off right, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we’ve got a 24-inch Dell UP2414Q UltraSharp 3840x2160 4K IPS Monitor with a $300 eGift Card, a Dell Optiplex 3020 4th-gen Core i5 "Haswell" based Mini...

Amazon Knocks $30 Off Kindle Fire HDX, Now $199 For Limited Time

Amazon Knocks $30 Off Kindle Fire HDX, Now $199 For Limited Time

It's not exactly a hot time for tablet shopping -- back-to-school is pretty far out, and the holidays are behind us. Which probably explains why Amazon is trying to jumpstart the movement of its Kindle Fire HDX. If you're still in the market, your patience has paid off: for a limited time, the heralded slate is being offered with a $30 discount,...

CCP Cancels World of Darkness MMO, After Seven Years of Development

CCP Cancels World of Darkness MMO, After Seven Years of Development

This might not come off as a major surprise to those who've been waiting all this time - 7 years - to see CCP's World of Darkness come out, but it's still incredibly unfortunate. Despite being in development since at least November, 2006, CCP's hand has been forced to pull the plug on the project; at the same time, it has also had...

Samsung Gear Fit Teardown Highlights Another Repairable Wearable

Samsung Gear Fit Teardown Highlights Another Repairable Wearable

As gadgets shrink in size, it brings up the question of how feasible it is to perform repairs on your own at home. So far the answer depends on the device, as well as your level of patience and expertise. Some are a bear to repair, and others, like Samsung's Gear Fit, are a bit easier, though it's not without its challenges. The folks at iFixIt...

Gigabyte BRIX Pro And Intel Iris Pro Graphics Review

Gigabyte BRIX Pro And Intel Iris Pro Graphics Review

Intel's Haswell 4th generation Core series processors with Iris Pro Graphics (formerly known by the code name Crystal Well) offered the promise of more robust integrated graphics performance, since we first laid eyes on the Gigabyte-built device we're showcasing here today, back at CES 2014 in Las Vegas earlier this year. The Gigabyte BRIX...

Oops! Sprint Inadvertently Leaks LG G3 Spec Sheet, qHD Display Trumps Samsung Galaxy S5

Oops! Sprint Inadvertently Leaks LG G3 Spec Sheet, qHD Display Trumps Samsung Galaxy S5

Choosing a high-end Android handset isn't getting any easier these days. There are several worthy options to consider, including LG's forthcoming G3 smartphone. LG has yet to formally introduce the world to the G3, but thanks to Sprint's posting of a UA profile, we pretty know what the new flagship phone will bring to the tablet. Perhaps the...

Google Security: Chrome, Chrome OS, Android Immune To Heartbleed Bug--Except For Still-Unpatched Android 4.1.1

Google Security: Chrome, Chrome OS, Android Immune To Heartbleed Bug--Except For Still-Unpatched Android 4.1.1

As the Heartbleed bug inflicts damage in absentia (or not, there’s no way to tell), Google Security wrote a blog post letting users know that although the company has actively patched to numerous Google services, some important Google products are immune to the bug including Chrome, Chrome OS, and all versions of Android--except for...

FINsix Claims Tiny, Clever Dart Laptop Power Adapter “World’s Smallest”

FINsix Claims Tiny, Clever Dart Laptop Power Adapter “World’s Smallest”

Battery life is a constant headache for laptop users, and lugging around a bulky charger to stay plugged in when necessary is part of the annoyance. It seems ridiculous to carry around a svelte little ultrabook only to have to also schlep a charger that’s twice as thick. FINsix is working to change that problem with the Dart, a tiny...

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Launches Salvo Against Overage Fees With Change.org Petition

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Launches Salvo Against Overage Fees With Change.org Petition

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is once again trolling the mobile industry--to the benefit of consumers. This time around, his target is overage fees and his weapon is petition site Change.org. "Today I'm laying down a challenge to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to join T-Mobile in ending these outrageous overage penalties for all consumers--because...

Age Of Empires Is Headed To Mobile Devices In Free-To-Play Form

Age Of Empires Is Headed To Mobile Devices In Free-To-Play Form

Microsoft is planning to follow the money trail into mobile, albeit through a licensing play. KLab, a maker of smartphone games based in Japan, is building a free-to-play version of Age of Empires for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS devices. It's called Age of Empires: World Domination and it will feature "simple and intuitive touch controls"...

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Lets Players Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Lets Players Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Well, we've gone and done it now. In an effort to advance civilizations through the wonders of science and technology through the years, mankind has ruined this hunk of rock known as Earth, which is no longer fit for human habitation. If our species is to survive, we'll need a new home, and it's with that premise that Sid Meier's Civilization:...

You’ve Been Poked: Facebook Transparency Report Shows 18,700 Accounts Probed By The Feds

You’ve Been Poked: Facebook Transparency Report Shows 18,700 Accounts Probed By The Feds

Like a scorned ex-lover, the U.S. government might be very interested in your Facebook activity these days. According to a new transparency report published by Facebook, Uncle Sam and his merry band of freedom fighters asked the world's largest social network to provide information on 18,715 user accounts between July and December of 2013....

Sprint Offering Up To $650 To Switch Carriers And Pick Up A Samsung Galaxy S 5

Sprint Offering Up To $650 To Switch Carriers And Pick Up A Samsung Galaxy S 5

It’s almost as if mobile carriers are throwing money at people to switch carriers these days. The latest overtures are from Sprint, which is offering up to $650 in incentives for those who switch their numbers from a competitor with the Framily Switching Bonus. “For a limited time, new customers who bring their number to Sprint...

Titanfall: Expedition DLC Announced For May With Three New Maps

Titanfall: Expedition DLC Announced For May With Three New Maps

If you’ve been digging Titanfall but have exhausted all the maps, here’s some good news for you: The game is getting three new maps with the "Expedition" DLC next month. According to CinemaBlend, Expedition is one of three DLC packs coming soon, and each will cost $10 each, or you can get them for “free” if you have...

IRS Whiffs On Windows XP Deadline, Will Pay Microsoft Millions For Extended Support

IRS Whiffs On Windows XP Deadline, Will Pay Microsoft Millions For Extended Support

For an agency that’s quite stern about deadlines (reminder, by the way: tax day is on Tuesday), the IRS missed a big one. Perhaps you saw this one coming a mile away, but the IRS has failed to migrate all of its systems from Windows XP to Windows 7. (So we’re officially skipping Vista then, right? Right.) Because Microsoft ceased...

The NSA Denies Exploiting The Heartbleed Bug, What If It's Telling The Truth?

The NSA Denies Exploiting The Heartbleed Bug, What If It's Telling The Truth?

As Seth covered earlier today, Bloomberg has accused the NSA of benefiting from the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug. The NSA denies this in fairly strong terms. I'd like to draw attention to a different facet of the topic -- first, by discussing the semantics of the NSA's denial and then the wider impact of how that denial is perceived and what it...

Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill Begins Shipping In July For $499

Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill Begins Shipping In July For $499

If you were one of the early believers in the Virtuix Omni virtual reality treadmill, your faith will finally be rewarded when the company ships a unit to your front door starting in July. The earliest adopters who secured their treadmills back during the halcyon Kickstarter days will be the first in line, but even if you preorder now, you’ll...

Facebook Wants To Un-Spam Your Newsfeed

Facebook Wants To Un-Spam Your Newsfeed

Chances are, you’ve noticed a gradual uptick in the amount of spam in your Facebook Newsfeed. You know the stuff--"like-baiting", spammy links to trick you into clicking on a junk website, and even seeing the content over and over again--and Facebook is trying to get rid of it. “A smaller set of publishers who are frequently and...

NSA May Have Exploited Heartbleed Bug For Years

NSA May Have Exploited Heartbleed Bug For Years

The news of two truly horrible security breaches broke this year; one was the NSA’s shadowy data grabbing and surveillance program, and the other was the Heartbleed bug that left about two-thirds of the Internet utterly exposed to any bad actor. According to a Bloomberg report, these two stories have merged, as “two people familiar...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Arrives With Beastly Snapdragon 801 Processor, 16MP Camera, And A Heartbeat Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S5 Arrives With Beastly Snapdragon 801 Processor, 16MP Camera, And A Heartbeat Sensor

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has arrived. While the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a blockbuster event, the successor to the role of Samsung’s flagship phone hasn’t made nearly such an impact despite sporting strong features and specifications. The LTE-equipped Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch (1920x1080) display and rocks a quad-core Snapdragon...

Amazon Rumored To Be Prepping Smartphone For September Launch

Amazon Rumored To Be Prepping Smartphone For September Launch

Rumors have a tendency to come and go, that is unless you're talking about Amazon's supposed plans to launch its own brand smartphone. That bit of water cooler talk is a subject that just won't go away, and at some point, Amazon should do the Internet a solid and either debunk the rumors outright, or release a smartphone. According to latest...

Titanfall Developer Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Amp Up Titanfall

Titanfall Developer Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Amp Up Titanfall

One of the hot topics in the wake of Titanfall's launch has been whether or not DirectX 12 would make a difference to the game's sometimes jerky framerate and lower-than-expected 792p resolution. According to Titanfall developer Jon Shirling, the new Microsoft API isn't needed to improve the game's performance, and updates coming down the...

Dell Windows 7 Laptop Deals, Beats Solo Headphones, and More

Dell Windows 7 Laptop Deals, Beats Solo Headphones, and More

What better way to ring in the weekend than with a healthy serving of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today, we have the Dell Inspiron 17R notebook, the Dell Inspiron 15, Logitech’s Z509 surround sound speaker system, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD ControlTalk Green Headphones, and more. Full details below the...

IDC Predicts Wearable Computer Market Will Grow To 112 Million Devices In 2018

IDC Predicts Wearable Computer Market Will Grow To 112 Million Devices In 2018

From the vantage point of International Data Corporation (IDC), the wearable computing market is extending beyond early adopters and getting ready to hit its stride. More stylish and and functional accessories are being featured in magazines like GQ and Shape, which is indicative of growing interest beyond just geek circles. IDC says wearables...

TinkerBots Robotic Building Blocks Are Like ‘Living Legos’ And Amazingly Cool

TinkerBots Robotic Building Blocks Are Like ‘Living Legos’ And Amazingly Cool

Inspired by Lego, a small team has developed TinkerBots, which are building blocks that you (er, your children) can use to create robotic toys. They’re designed to let you create whatever you want without necessarily locking you into a specific end product. The heart and brain of TinkerBots is the red cube Power Brain, which contains...

Micro 3D Printer Explodes Past $2.25M Funding On Kickstarter In Just Days

Micro 3D Printer Explodes Past $2.25M Funding On Kickstarter In Just Days

Remember that neat little Micro 3D printer that we covered a few days ago? The one that was looking for $50,000 in funding via its Kickstarter campaign? It was doing well out of the gate, nabbing about $1 million on its first day, but that frenetic pace has not abated much. The current total in pledges is at $2.28 million and counting, and...

You Too Can Become A Glass Explorer At Google’s One Day Only Sale For Only $1500

You Too Can Become A Glass Explorer At Google’s One Day Only Sale For Only $1500

If you’ve been dying to find a way in to the Google Glass Explorer program, April 15th is your lucky day. Google is opening up the Explorer program to all comers for that one day, provided you are a U.S. resident (with a shipping address) and are 18 years of age or older. Spots are limited, although Google has not stated to what extent,...

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 WIMBoot Lets You Install The OS In Only 3GB Of Disk Space

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 WIMBoot Lets You Install The OS In Only 3GB Of Disk Space

Microsoft just made it feasible to install Windows on a small capacity solid state drive (SSD) or hard drive with not much space left. Using a new deployment option called Windows Image Boot, or WIMBoot, users can install Windows 8.1 in just 3GB of space. This is an option that could come in handy if you're rocking a system with a 16GB SSD...

NVIDIA And Ubisoft Release Impressive Watch Dogs PC Game Trailer

NVIDIA And Ubisoft Release Impressive Watch Dogs PC Game Trailer

You never know how a game will actually turn out until you've had a chance to play it and/or see it in person, but with that said, we're confident that Ubisoft's forthcoming Watch Dog title is going to at least look fantastic on the PC. You will too after viewing the latest Watch Dogs trailer, which showcases various NVIDIA technology. "Ubisoft...

Chromebleed Chrome Browser Plugin Will Safeguard You Against Heartbleed Exploit

Chromebleed Chrome Browser Plugin Will Safeguard You Against Heartbleed Exploit

The discovery of a security vulnerability in OpenSSH, which is a set of programs that provide encrypted communication sessions using the SSH protocol for an estimated two-thirds of the web, challenged the notion that anyone can ever be truly safe on the Internet, regardless of how careful you surf. How so? Researchers discovered a major vulnerability...

Hot Hardware: Sony Issues Immediate Recall Of Vaio Fit 11A Due To Battery Fire Risk

Hot Hardware: Sony Issues Immediate Recall Of Vaio Fit 11A Due To Battery Fire Risk

Battery issues aren't as common as they once were, but every so often, there's still a model that pops up as being a potential threat to human safety. Slight exaggerations aside, Sony has just announced that some 26,000 of its newest Vaio machines posed a fire risk. The batteries are built by Panasonic, and Sony believes that they could "overheat...

BioShock's Burial At Sea Part 2 Is The Return to Rapture You've Always Wanted

BioShock's Burial At Sea Part 2 Is The Return to Rapture You've Always Wanted

One of the most profound questions BioShock Infinite's original story left open was the relationship between the floating city of 1912 and the undersea empire of Rapture that we explored in the original BioShock. BioShock Infinite's Burial at Sea DLC (Parts 1 & 2) answer that question -- but it's the second chapter that really stands out...

Best Deals on HP ENVY TouchSmart 14t Ultrabook, Dell Venue 8 Tablet, and More

Best Deals on HP ENVY TouchSmart 14t Ultrabook, Dell Venue 8 Tablet, and More

We’ve got another fresh batch of HOT deals on the menu today, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap this fine, spring Thursday we have an HP ENVY TouchSmart 14t-k100 14" touch-enabled notebook, a 32GB Dell Venue 8 Android tablet, a 27-inch Dell U2713HM UltraSharp 2560x1440 LED-backlit display, and a Lenovo H530s SFF PC. Full details...

Apple Human Interface Design Lead Greg Christie To Retire And Hand Off To Jonathan Ive

Apple Human Interface Design Lead Greg Christie To Retire And Hand Off To Jonathan Ive

Longtime Apple Human Interface designer Greg Christie is retiring from the company, and reportedly friction between he and designer Jonny Ive hastened his departure. According to 9to5Mac’s sources familiar with the matter, Christie’s software group will now report to Ive, who himself oversees the industrial design of Apple products....

HP Admits To Bribery And Money Laundering, Pays $108M To Settle

HP Admits To Bribery And Money Laundering, Pays $108M To Settle

If you picture an HP executive as a straight-laced person in a conservative suit, it’s time to shake up that image, because three HP subsidiaries--in Russia, Poland, and Mexico--have spent years bribing government officials in those respective countries to snag lucrative contracts. "Hewlett-Packard subsidiaries created a slush fund for...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Teardown Shows Why A Warranty Might Be A Good Idea

Samsung Galaxy S5 Teardown Shows Why A Warranty Might Be A Good Idea

Depending on who you ask, Samsung's Galaxy S5 is the best Android smartphone (or smartphone, period) on the planet (Apple and HTC would both object). At the very least, it's in the discussion, as it should be when you consider the spec sheet. Far less impressive, however, is how difficult the Galaxy S5 is to repair on your own. Samsung's Galaxy...

Microsoft Launches 'Escape From XP' Online Game To Celebrate The Retirement Of A Legend

Microsoft Launches 'Escape From XP' Online Game To Celebrate The Retirement Of A Legend

You have to give Microsoft credit for having a sense of humor. Now that the company has ceased support for its venerable but aged Windows XP, users need to upgrade or become (even more) vulnerable. As a nod to those who no doubt will hang on to that old OS come hell or high water, Microsoft created a humorous game called “Escape From...

AMD Releases Socketed Athlon and Sempron APUs For New AM1 Platform Starting At $34

AMD Releases Socketed Athlon and Sempron APUs For New AM1 Platform Starting At $34

AMD’s socketed “Kabini” Athlon and Sempron APUs, designed for the new AM1 platform, have arrived in the form of the AMD Athlon 5150/5350 and the AMD Sempron 2650/3850. These chips are designed for the mainstream market and promise superb affordability and the kind of performance most users will be happy to have, with Graphics...

Das Keyboard 4 Professional Review: Cherry MX Flavored Typing

Das Keyboard 4 Professional Review: Cherry MX Flavored Typing

As a species, we've come a long way from the days of carving notes into stone. While our ancestors used chisel and rock, we now use keyboards to hammer out our thoughts and anything that needs to be documented. Some of us spend hours a day sitting in front of a PC, a large portion of which is dedicated to punching keystrokes at a frenzied...

Kingston's HyperX FURY Memory Lets You Color Coordinate Your Setup

Kingston's HyperX FURY Memory Lets You Color Coordinate Your Setup

Long gone are the days of boring beige boxes and otherwise vanilla looking systems. These days you can make a fashion statement with your PC -- it's as simple as color coordinating your case and components, and to help you do that, Kingston is rolling out its HyperX FURY line of system RAM available in four different colors. These modules...

RealNetworks Launches ‘Listen’ Ringback Tone App To Entertain Your Callers As They Wait For You To Pickup

RealNetworks Launches ‘Listen’ Ringback Tone App To Entertain Your Callers As They Wait For You To Pickup

Don't call it a... ringback? The tones that were frequently played back on dumbphones never really found their way into the smartphone realm, but that's changing. RealNetworks has announced plans to launch a "Listen" app for iPhone, Android, and mobile web in order to give callers the ability to pipe music to the ears of the folks that they're...

Are You A Sick Selfie Addict? Doctor Claims It Could Cause ‘Body Dysmorphic Disorder’

Are You A Sick Selfie Addict? Doctor Claims It Could Cause ‘Body Dysmorphic Disorder’

It's said a picture is worth 1,000 words, and if that's the case, then what do selfies say? Perhaps quite a bit, actually. For the uninitiated, a "seflie" is the practice of taking your own picture, and these days it's typically done with a mobile device's front-facing camera. You've probably seen teens and adults alike make goofy faces at...

Dropbox Unveils Carousel Photos And Video App, Project Harmony For Business Collaboration And Mailbox For Android

Dropbox Unveils Carousel Photos And Video App, Project Harmony For Business Collaboration And Mailbox For Android

Dropbox helped pioneer the concept of the cloud by offering users a free and easy way to store and sync files on the web so that they're accessible (and look the same) from any PC or mobile device with an Internet connection. Company founder Drew Houston initially created the app for his own personal use, though quickly realized others could...

Lowest Price Ever on Dell XPS 11 Convertible Touch Ultrabook, ASUS 27" WQHD Monitor, and More

Lowest Price Ever on Dell XPS 11 Convertible Touch Ultrabook, ASUS 27" WQHD Monitor, and More

Welcome back to another edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have the slick Dell XPS 11 Convertible, a Jabra SOLEMATE MINI Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker, a Lenovo H530s Small Form Factor, and a gorgeous 27” monitor from Asus. Full deal details available below: Dell XPS 11 Convertible...

Microsoft Pulls Windows 8.1 From WSUS Servers For Companies And IT Admins To Deploy To Users

Microsoft Pulls Windows 8.1 From WSUS Servers For Companies And IT Admins To Deploy To Users

As we discussed yesterday, Microsoft's latest Windows 8 patch is well-worth downloading; it brings some long overdue enhancements that will make using the OS all the more enjoyable. However, as worthwhile as the update is, it appears as though Microsoft was a bit slack in testing it on the server side. In effect, installing 8.1 Update could...

Massive Security Flaw ‘Heartbleed’ Exposes Yahoo Mail And Internet HTTPS Encryption

Massive Security Flaw ‘Heartbleed’ Exposes Yahoo Mail And Internet HTTPS Encryption

Terrible news, everyone: There’s a coding error in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library that allows anyone with the right tools and a little know-how to access secret encryption keys, usernames, passwords, and even content on sites using OpenSSL for protection. That includes roughly two-thirds of the Internet’s web servers,...

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Torn Down And An Easy Repair Effort Too

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Torn Down And An Easy Repair Effort Too

If handset makers have their way, eventually we'll all be wearing smartwatches synced up to our mobile phones. The verdict is still out on whether this type of wearable has the legs to go the distance in the consumer market, but if it does, what happens when one of these pricey gadgets breaks and is out of its warranty period? Surprisingly,...

GameFace Labs Delivers First 1440p Wireless VR Android Gaming Headset

GameFace Labs Delivers First 1440p Wireless VR Android Gaming Headset

It's hard to believe that Nintendo was so, so incredibly far ahead of the curve on this one. While the Virtual Boy was a failure by practically every known metric, face-worn devices that look awfully similar to it are becoming all of the rage these days. Oculus just sold itself to Facebook for $2 billion, and plenty of other companies are...

US Air Force Considers Google Glass For Battlefield Deployment

US Air Force Considers Google Glass For Battlefield Deployment

Count the United States Air Force as fans of Google Glass. The USAF has been testing the high-tech specs for use in a variety of scenarios, including helping fighter jets and bombers locate their targets, search and rescue missions, and ground-to-air communications out on the battlefield. The BATMAN group within the USAF’s 711th Human...

Office Mobile For iPad and iPhone Review

Office Mobile For iPad and iPhone Review

Office for iPad is finally here, and for once, the term “finally” is truly justified. For nearly as long as the iPad has been available, general consumers and enterprise users alike have been clamoring for Microsoft’s suite of document editing tools. In fact, the dearth of Office on iPad enabled an entire ecosystem to grow,...

Video Game Related Violence Linked To Gamers Getting Pwnd Rather Than Violent Games Themselves

Video Game Related Violence Linked To Gamers Getting Pwnd Rather Than Violent Games Themselves

A new study further debunks the idea that violent video games turn people into cold blooded killers, or whatever politicians are claiming these days. In an interesting twist, the study does link aggression and hostile behavior to games, but it's not the violent content of a title that gets a gamer's blood boiling, it's the frustration level....

Robert Downey Jr Pitches HTC One M8 And He's Serious In Olde English

Robert Downey Jr Pitches HTC One M8 And He's Serious In Olde English

HTC doesn't have a problem building high-end handsets that stand up to the competition. The HTC One is evidence of that. However, hardware will only get you so far, and without proper marketing, you'll get buried under a sea of Galaxy and iPhone devices, which is where HTC finds itself now. HTC doesn't spend nearly as much as Samsung or Apple...

Logitech K830: An Illuminated Living Room Keyboard For Night Owls

Logitech K830: An Illuminated Living Room Keyboard For Night Owls

Logitech is certainly no stranger to the living room. The company boasts a range of universal remotes and keyboards designed to help you navigate channels on your swank HDTV and HTPC, but up until now, the company was missing an illuminated keyboard option. Not anymore. Logitech today looks to brighten your home entertainment setup with the...

Samsung Accelerates DDR4 Production Ahead Of Intel Xeon Launch

Samsung Accelerates DDR4 Production Ahead Of Intel Xeon Launch

Last summer, Samsung started mass producing DDR4 RAM for servers and data centers, and in now the company is ramping up production in anticipation of a strong demand for the new generation of memory that will be paired with Intel’s forthcoming Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 products. Samsung has some competition though, as Micron also announced,...

Great Deals on Toshiba Qosmio X70 Gaming Laptop, Dell Multi-touch Monitor and More

Great Deals on Toshiba Qosmio X70 Gaming Laptop, Dell Multi-touch Monitor and More

We’ve got another bunch of HOT deals on tap for you today, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today we’ve got the 17.3-inch Toshiba Qosmio X70 gaming laptop, a Haswell-based Dell Inspiron 3000-series desktop system, a Lenovo Miix 2 8" Quad-core Windows 8 tablet and a few more goodies from Dell and JBL. Full details...

Windows 8.1 Update Is Here, Migrate Now To Continue Receiving Patch Updates

Windows 8.1 Update Is Here, Migrate Now To Continue Receiving Patch Updates

As of today, Windows XP is retired. So, it seems fitting that Microsoft chose the same day to roll-out a huge update to its current flagship OS, Windows 8. Simply called "Windows 8.1 Update", this ~800MB patch aims to vastly improve usability for keyboard+mouse users, as well as enhance other parts of the OS to make the entire experience that...

Your ATM Is Probably Running Windows XP, Should You Trust It?

Your ATM Is Probably Running Windows XP, Should You Trust It?

After so much waiting, it's almost hard to believe that the day of XP's death is upon us. At this point, if you're still running Windows XP, you're either incredibly loyal to the OS, or don't surf the Internet too much. Given the fact that this April 8th date has been known about since 2009, it's truly amazing that it's still so widely used....

Maingear High Power Desktops Now Available With AMD's Radeon R9 295X2 Dual-GPU Graphics Cards

Maingear High Power Desktops Now Available With AMD's Radeon R9 295X2 Dual-GPU Graphics Cards

The level of performance that today's graphics cards can achieve is nothing short of mind boggling, especially as you venture into elite territory. Should you do that, you'll come across AMD's recently announced Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, a beastly dual-GPU part that isn't intimidated by 4K gaming, and currently the fastest single video...

Samsung Rumored To Be Readying USIM-Equipped ‘Gear Solo’ Smartwatch

Samsung Rumored To Be Readying USIM-Equipped ‘Gear Solo’ Smartwatch

Samsung is rumored to be developing a standalone version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch called the “Gear Solo”, which would actually feature a USIM card and thus allow the device to make and receive calls without needing to be paired with a smartphone. One of the complaints, legitimate or not, about most smartwatches is that they’re...

Stanford Engineers Mod Xbox 360 Controller To Sense Your Feelings

Stanford Engineers Mod Xbox 360 Controller To Sense Your Feelings

You know those people who always lose at video games and scream, “This game cheats for you!”? Stanford engineers have modified an Xbox 360 controller in such a way that a game can, actually, “cheat” for a given player. Well, sort of. The team, led by professor Gregory Kovacs and in collaboration with Texas Instruments,...

GoGo Promises 70Mbps In-Flight Wireless Worldwide

GoGo Promises 70Mbps In-Flight Wireless Worldwide

In-flight wireless is a godsend if you’re stuck on a plane for three hours and have a lot of work you need to get done, and provider GoGo is upping its speeds even as it pushes forward with new technology to provide its service. GoGo is developing a worldwide 70Mbps solution, which blows past what it could offer before. "When we launched...

Size Matters: Lenovo Announces Three Different Size Android Tablets

Size Matters: Lenovo Announces Three Different Size Android Tablets

Most of us learned the lesson that one size doesn't fit all from Goldilocks and her little crime spree that included a B and E and porridge theft. Apparently it's one that Lenovo is also familiar with, hence the company's roll out of not one, but three different size Android tablets, including the 7-inch TAB A7-50, 8-inch TAB A8, and 10.1-inch...

Intel Adds Networking Emulation To Thunderbolt For 10GbE Speeds

Intel Adds Networking Emulation To Thunderbolt For 10GbE Speeds

It's tough to say when, or if, the heralded USB port will ever be truly replaced in the eyes of the masses. But Thunderbolt is sure working towards becoming a great secondary option, if not an outright replacement in time. At this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas, Intel announced Thunderbolt 2. It's the latest edition of the high-speed transfer...

Apple Instructs iTunes Users How To Request Refunds For Unauthorized In-App Purchases

Apple Instructs iTunes Users How To Request Refunds For Unauthorized In-App Purchases

If you've ever made an in-app purchase in Apple's App Store, be on the lookout for an email with instructions on how to request a refund. As part of an earlier settlement agreement, Apple is reaching out to iTunes users to give them a chance to request a refund for any unauthorized purchases "made by a minor." "We've heard from some customers...

No More Delays: China Approves Microsoft's Plan To Acquire Nokia's Devices Division

No More Delays: China Approves Microsoft's Plan To Acquire Nokia's Devices Division

It may have taken a little longer than expected, but Nokia has won approval from China to sell its Devices and Services business to Microsoft. The two companies announced the roughly $7.2 billion deal back in September, at the time saying it would need to clear regulatory hurdles. Nokia and Microsoft expected to wade through all the red tape...

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: Hawaii x 2

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: Hawaii x 2

Going back all the way to the Rage Fury MAXX, ATI/AMD has had a long history of releasing dual-GPU powered graphics cards. During the previous generation, AMD so much as said the Radeon HD 7990 was coming well before the single-GPU powered Radeon HD 7970 even launched, but a number of things delayed the arrival of the 7990, and towards the...

Twitter to Acquire Cover, Popular Android Lock Screen App

Twitter to Acquire Cover, Popular Android Lock Screen App

Twitter has kicked its week off by acquiring an up-and-coming Android app, called Cover. As a lock-screen app, we're not quite sure what Twitter plans on doing to exploit its full potential, but given the fact that the app has 26,000 ratings on the Play Store for an average of 4.4/5.0 stars, we're sure there are many fans hoping that it's...

Huge Savings on HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Laptop, PC Components and More

Huge Savings on HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion Laptop, PC Components and More

Welcome back, folks. To kick off the new week, we have a fresh batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for your today, we have an HP ENVY 17T Leap Motion-equipped laptop, a Dell S2440L 24” LCD monitor, 50% off select PC components at Amazon, and a 32" Samsung UN32EH4003 720p LED HDTV. All of the links are available...

Rasberry Pi Compute Module Puts Tiny PC On A SODIMM

Rasberry Pi Compute Module Puts Tiny PC On A SODIMM

A new flavor of Raspberry Pi is going to lead to some interesting mods, or so that's the hope. Raspberry Pi is being shrunk down and baked onto a SODIMM module, which modders and makers will be able to plug into their own home brewed Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). If that's above your skill or interest level, the Raspberry Pi Foundation also...

Windows XP Goes EOL Tomorrow, Migrate Or Prepare For Immediate Vulnerability

Windows XP Goes EOL Tomorrow, Migrate Or Prepare For Immediate Vulnerability

For those of you who have been holding onto Windows XP for the past decade, it may seem surreal to stare down at its long overdue expiration date. You might have even been secretly (or openly) hoping Microsoft would issue a last minute stay of execution. Hey, it's been a good run, but now it's time to face reality, and the reality is Microsoft...

Promising Charging Technology Recharges Depleted Samsung Galaxy S4 In 30 Seconds

Promising Charging Technology Recharges Depleted Samsung Galaxy S4 In 30 Seconds

Imagine plugging your fully depleted smartphone into its charger, waiting a mere 30 seconds, and then having it fully recharged again. Sounds far fetched, doesn't it? That's what makes StoreDot Ltd.'s technology so jaw dropping -- the concept is far fetched, yet it's much closer to becoming a reality than you might think. In fact, it's already...

Livestream Video Broadcasting App Comes To Google Glass

Livestream Video Broadcasting App Comes To Google Glass

Livestream is an application that lets you stream a video broadcast, and you can now use the app right from Google Glass specs perched on your face, a development that both heightens privacy concerns and also promises a new wave of POV journalism and entertainment. As a means to broadcast events, Livestream is a great tool, and downloaded...

Microsoft And Yahoo Entering Original TV Show Arena To Take On Netflix And Amazon

Microsoft And Yahoo Entering Original TV Show Arena To Take On Netflix And Amazon

It seems like everybody thinks they can make great TV shows these days. Following in the formidable footsteps of Netflix and (to a lesser extent) Amazon, both Microsoft and Yahoo are looking to get into the original programming business. Yahoo’s effort in that direction, as reported by the Wall Street Journal and its anonymous sources,...

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Goes To The Moon On PCs And Consoles

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Goes To The Moon On PCs And Consoles

As if 2014 hasn't already delivered plenty of video gaming goodness to keep you occupied well into the weekend (as in, every single weekend), here's a bit of news that'll have avid RPGers excited: Borderlands is back. The next rendition of the heralded title will be a "pre-sequel," described as a "full-on co-op shooter RPG set in the five...

“Affordable, Effortless” Micro 3D Printer For Everyone Killing It On Kickstarter

“Affordable, Effortless” Micro 3D Printer For Everyone Killing It On Kickstarter

In the race to drive down costs for and increase the capabilities of 3D printers, the team behind the Micro 3D printer believe they’re among the frontrunners. The Micro is designed to be inexpensive and incredibly easy to use while also offering reliability and consistency. “It is the most affordable 3D printer that can be used...

Qualcomm Announces Next-Gen Snapdragon 808 And 810 SoCs

Qualcomm Announces Next-Gen Snapdragon 808 And 810 SoCs

Last week, we took a trip to San Diego to meet with Qualcomm and discuss the company's cutting edge 20nm radios and upcoming Snapdragon processors. Unlike the already-launched Snapdragon 801 and 805, these are fundamentally new chips with updated CPU cores as well as Qualcomm's new Adreno 400-class GPU. Qualcomm is announcing two new chips...

HTC Loses $62 Million To Start The Year, Pins Hopes On HTC One M8

HTC Loses $62 Million To Start The Year, Pins Hopes On HTC One M8

Following a string of wins in the early days of Android, HTC these days is struggling to compete with Samsung and Apple, the two giants in the smartphone space. Quarterly losses are becoming all too familiar for HTC, which just posted another one to kick off 2014. HTC said it collected NT$33.12 billion (around $1.06 billion in U.S. currency)...

NVIDIA's New DX11 Drivers Promise Huge SLI Performance Benefits, Assault AMD's Mantle

NVIDIA's New DX11 Drivers Promise Huge SLI Performance Benefits, Assault AMD's Mantle

At GDC a few weeks ago, NVIDIA teased a new set of drivers that it promised would offer huge scaling benefits for both single-GPU and SLI configurations. The new driver, 337.50 Beta, drops today -- so what kind of gains can users expect? If you own a high-end NVIDIA card, apparently quite a bit, especially if you game with multiple GPUs in...

Seagate Outs 6TB Hard Drives Destined For The Cloud

Seagate Outs 6TB Hard Drives Destined For The Cloud

There’s another 6TB HDD player in the mix, as Seagate announced its latest enterprise-class hard drive, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v.4, and the company claims that it can beat the competition’s performance by 25%. Regardless, 6TB is incredible density for a single HDD, and Seagate’s version features enterprise-class...

Rumor: Google May Partner With Verizon To Be An MVNO, But Why?

Rumor: Google May Partner With Verizon To Be An MVNO, But Why?

There’s a rumor that Google may jump into the wireless provider game, which would be huge news except for the fact that Google wouldn’t be launching a fifth competing wireless network; it would simply function as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator), reselling one of the big four’s services. The rumor comes from The...

Buggy Technology: Mazda Recalls 42,000 Cars Due To Spiders (Again)

Buggy Technology: Mazda Recalls 42,000 Cars Due To Spiders (Again)

Any time you deal with technology, rooting out bugs is inevitably part of the process. Sometimes it's a literal step -- just ask Mazda, which for the second time in three years is recalling its Mazda6 sedans in North America because of spiders that like the smell of gasoline crawling up into the fuel system and weaving webs that could cause...

Android TV Launch Is Imminent, Here’s An Early Look

Android TV Launch Is Imminent, Here’s An Early Look

Google TV was a swing and a miss in terms of Google’s play for living room dominance, and thus it was good news when word leaked that the company was both rebranding its TV platform to “Android TV” and ostensibly making it better with a different foundational version of Android. Now, The Verge reports that it has acquired...

Gamers Play Tetris On The Side Of A 29-Story Building

Gamers Play Tetris On The Side Of A 29-Story Building

Tetris is available on a wide array of gaming platforms, so you can play it on screens ranging from 2-inch square monochromatic affairs to glorious 4k displays--also, on the side of a Philadelphia’s Circa Centre, whose effective “screen” is 100,000 square feet. The Circa Centre’s facade had hundreds of LED lights, embedded...

Chasing That Dollar: Twitter To Introduce 15 Additional Ad Types This Year

Chasing That Dollar: Twitter To Introduce 15 Additional Ad Types This Year

Twitter's job over the course of the next six months is to figure out how to inject 15 new ad types into its microblogging service without turning users away. Reportedly that's the plan, as Twitter finds itself under increased pressure to prove to investors that it can leverage a successful ad platform and become a profitable company. The...

Samsung Boasts “New Era” Of Electronics With New Method Of Synthesizing Graphene

Samsung Boasts “New Era” Of Electronics With New Method Of Synthesizing Graphene

Graphene is a sort of super material for electronics; it’s thin, durable, light, transparent, and flexible, and Samsung says that it’s developed a way to synthesize the substance so it can speed of the commercial development of graphene and thereby usher in a new era of electronics development. Samsung noted that graphene has “one...

HIO Project To Further Internet of Things Development With Tiny, Open Freescale i.MX6 ARM Board

HIO Project To Further Internet of Things Development With Tiny, Open Freescale i.MX6 ARM Board

The Internet of Things is coming, and there are increasing numbers of products designed to make the IoT reality more feasible and easier to build for. Enter The HIO Project, which offers an open hardware platform that features a tiny mainboard rocking Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex A9 processor technology. The premier portion of the project is...

Amazon Dash Is Revolutionizing Grocery Shopping, But You Can’t Have It Yet

Amazon Dash Is Revolutionizing Grocery Shopping, But You Can’t Have It Yet

The Amazon Fire TV isn’t the only intriguing new tech to come out of Amazon this week. The company is also debuting a powerful new shopping tool called Amazon Dash, and it portends a future where you can order all the groceries and supplies you need as you go and as you think of them. Dash is a small handheld device that connects to...

Wireless Warfare: T-Mobile Uses Twitter To Lob Insults At Sprint And Its "Gimmicky" Framily Plan

Wireless Warfare: T-Mobile Uses Twitter To Lob Insults At Sprint And Its "Gimmicky" Framily Plan

All is fair in wireless and war, especially now that mobile has become such an important part of so many people's daily lives. In the U.S., there are four major wireless carriers looking to serve our mobile needs, the bottom two of which are Sprint and T-Mobile. Though both have bigger rivals in AT&T and Verizon, they're just as willing...

Kaspersky's Real Time Cyber Threat Map Is One Part Cool, Two Parts Terrifying

Kaspersky's Real Time Cyber Threat Map Is One Part Cool, Two Parts Terrifying

Sometimes it's helpful to have a visual aid to better understand something, and with that in mind, security vendor Kaspersky Labs has launched an interactive cyber threat map that lets viewers see cyber security incidents as they occur around the world in real time. It includes malicious objects detected during on-access and on-demand scans,...

Holy Buckaroo, Batman! Best Buy Selling HTC One M7 For A Dollar To Clear Room For M8

Holy Buckaroo, Batman! Best Buy Selling HTC One M7 For A Dollar To Clear Room For M8

There's money to be saved if you don't always have to own the latest and greatest flagship version of a product. For instance, if you head over to Best Buy's website or pop into one of the electronic chain's brick-and-mortar locations, you can walk away with the original (and still pretty snazzy) HTC One (M7) for a dollar, provided you ink...

Google Says It Owns Your Glass And Wants To Trademark The Word

Google Says It Owns Your Glass And Wants To Trademark The Word

Ok, Google: We see what you’re going for by trying to trademark the word “Glass” and its stylish font. “Google Glass” is a mouthful and is actually a bit of a tongue-twister, like “law blog” or “rural juror”, so using that name as a trademark isn’t ideal. “Glass” just...

Unreal Engine 4.1 To Support Linux And SteamOS, Elemental Demo Free For Subscribers

Unreal Engine 4.1 To Support Linux And SteamOS, Elemental Demo Free For Subscribers

We’ve had more than one look at Unreal Engine 4 demos, and they look amazing; with the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.1 update, though, Epic is adding support for more platforms. “We have good news for you! The 4.1 source code has initial support for running and packaging games for Linux and SteamOS. We love Linux!”, wrote Epic’s...

Teardown Analysis Shows How Not To Get Burned Repairing Amazon's Fire TV Box

Teardown Analysis Shows How Not To Get Burned Repairing Amazon's Fire TV Box

In a perfect world, you'd never need to crack open any of your electronic devices because they'd work forever, dutifully doing their job and never needing repair. Here in the real world, things break, and they have a tendency to happen once that all-important warranty period expires. What then? Well, if you're handy and feeling adventurous,...

HotHardware and CyberPower PC Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway Winner!

HotHardware and CyberPower PC Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway Winner!

Our Spring Fling ’14 gaming system giveaway with CyberPower PC has come to a close and we’re ready to announce the winner! In case you missed it these last few weeks, readers had a chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of awesome G.SKILL RAM, a powerful EVGA GeForce GTX 780 graphics card,...

Google Project Ara Team Takes To Youtube With Impressive Behind The Scenes Update

Google Project Ara Team Takes To Youtube With Impressive Behind The Scenes Update

Google’s Project Ara, an effort to develop a modular smartphone platform, sounded at first as much like vaporware as anything we’ve ever encountered, but Google is actually making it happen. In a whimsically upbeat YouTube video, Dave Hakkens (the guy who created the Phonebloks design that appears to be the conceptual basis for...

Lowest Prices on Dell Windows 7 Laptop, Audio Accessories and More

Lowest Prices on Dell Windows 7 Laptop, Audio Accessories and More

Happy Friday, Folks! To usher in the weekend, we’ve got some more HOT deals lined-up, courtesy of LogicBuy. On the menu today is a Dell Inspiron 15 dual-core laptop with Windows 7, a Dell AY410T1 Multimedia Speaker System, a Lenovo Bluetooth Speaker model BT820, and an Alienware X51 4th-gen Core i7 "Haswell" based mini Gaming PC…...

Google Project Loon Balloon Circles The World In 22 Days

Google Project Loon Balloon Circles The World In 22 Days

Google has quickly transformed from a search engine to a hub of innovation, crafting everything from Gmail to Google Fiber -- a dedicated ISP. Google's impact is impressive, and one of the most outlandish attempts to change the world seems to be doing just that. Last year, Project Loon was unveiled, which sought to send a balloon up into the...

Samsung’s ATIV SE Is A Beefed-Up Galaxy S4 In Windows Phone 8 Dress

Samsung’s ATIV SE Is A Beefed-Up Galaxy S4 In Windows Phone 8 Dress

Samsung has won a fair number of fans in the Android space with its Galaxy line of smartphones, so if looking to duplicating that success in Windows Phone territory, it makes sense to stick with a physical design that works. That's what Samsung has done -- the company's ATIV SE is now official and it arrives at Verizon dressed like a Galaxy...

Microsoft Proudly Declares 12 Million Office For The iPad Downloads

Microsoft Proudly Declares 12 Million Office For The iPad Downloads

Rivals Microsoft and Apple both stand to benefit from the former making available its Office productivity suite on the latter's iPad devices, and having now done that, the reception by users has been encouraging. Barely more than a week after launching its suite of apps on iPad, Microsoft took to Twitter to announce 12 million combined downloads...

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Gay Rights Firestorm

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Gay Rights Firestorm

The newly-appointed CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, has decided to step down after a firestorm of criticism erupted when it was made known that he donated $1,000 to support Prop 8, which was a measure to ban same-sex marriage in California. Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker penned a blog post discussing Eich’s resignation, and...

Huge Savings On Lenovo Yoga 10 Tablet, Dell U2414H Monitor and More

Huge Savings On Lenovo Yoga 10 Tablet, Dell U2414H Monitor and More

We’ve got a handful of HOT deals on tap for your today, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. The featured attraction is Lenovo’s sleek Yoga 10 tablet. With free shipping and a coupon code that brings the final price down quite a bit, a 32GB Yoga 10 with BlueTooth keyboard cover can be had for only $299. Today’s other deals...

Micro Phone Lens 150X Turns Your Smartphone Into A Power Microscope

Micro Phone Lens 150X Turns Your Smartphone Into A Power Microscope

Here’s one: Thomas Larson of Seattle, WA has developed a tiny lens that attaches to your smartphone or tablet’s camera and offers a 150x magnification microscope. Larson is raising funds for the project on Kickstarter, and to date he’s blown past the $50,000 he was looking for, and it’s not hard to see why. The Micro...

Apple's Next WWDC To Be Held June 2 - 6, 2014 In San Francisco

Apple's Next WWDC To Be Held June 2 - 6, 2014 In San Francisco

Apple has today announced that this summer's WWDC will be held between June 2 - 6 in its usual Moscone West location in San Francisco. This year's event will feature 100+ technical sessions, 1,000+ Apple engineers on-hand, 100+ hands-on labs, and a number of other highlights that a developer's conference of this scale tends to bring. For the...

Verizon Scales Back 'More Everything' Pricing To Compete With AT&T

Verizon Scales Back 'More Everything' Pricing To Compete With AT&T

In the high stakes game of mobile, wireless carriers have been flirting with a price war. That's not to say it's exactly cheap to rush out and sign up a family of four to a mobile phone plan in which all four members have a smartphone and generous data allotment, though prices are certainly coming down. The latest to slash prices is Verizon,...

European Parliament Overwhelmingly Votes To Approve Net Neutrality

European Parliament Overwhelmingly Votes To Approve Net Neutrality

The U.S. may be embroiled in a bitter fight over net neutrality, but Europe has few such issues. European Parliament voted to protect net neutrality rules by an overwhelming margin of 534 votes to 25 (with 58 abstentions). Forbes quoted rapporteur Pilar del Castillo Vera as saying, “We have achieved further guarantees to maintain the...

Digital Storm Debuts Behemoth Gaming Notebook Packing SLI NVIDIA GTX 880M

Digital Storm Debuts Behemoth Gaming Notebook Packing SLI NVIDIA GTX 880M

Digital Storm debuted a new fleet of gaming notebooks rocking NVIDIA GTX 800M series graphics and Intel Core i7 4000 series CPUs, and one of the four--the aptly named “Behemoth”--offers a pair of NVIDIA GTX 880M GPUs in SLI. There are four notebooks in the family, the 15.6-inch Javelin and Lance and the 17.3-inch Krypton and Behemoth....

Nokia Lumia Icon Review: Verizon's Windows Phone 8 Flagship

Nokia Lumia Icon Review: Verizon's Windows Phone 8 Flagship

If you want the latest and greatest Nokia-built Windows Phone phone, and you’re an AT&T customer, the Lumia 1520 is a beast of a smartphone, but it’s not available to Verizon customers. Instead, Verizon offers the newer, and arguably more refined, Nokia Lumia Icon, which has nearly all of the same internal specifications as...

Micron Kicks DDR4 Memory Into Production, Support Intel's Upcoming Xeon Processor Launches

Micron Kicks DDR4 Memory Into Production, Support Intel's Upcoming Xeon Processor Launches

Micron Technology, one of the world's largest makers of DRAM and based out of Boise, Idaho, has started mass producing next-generation DDR4 memory that will support server systems based on Intel's upcoming Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family. As time goes on, we'll also see DDR4 memory appear in high-end desktops. For now, Micron is touting the...

Don't Hassel The Hoff, He's Selling Knight Rider's KITT

Don't Hassel The Hoff, He's Selling Knight Rider's KITT

It's unfortunate that today's generation is more likely to associate David Hasselhoff with his drunken attempt at eating a cheeseburger off of the floor than with his portrayal of Michael Knight, a high-tech crime fighter who rode around in one of the coolest cars of all time, a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am, otherwise known as KITT. What made KITT...

Microsoft To Offer Windows For Free On Smartphones And Tablets, Universal App Development

Microsoft To Offer Windows For Free On Smartphones And Tablets, Universal App Development

Winds of change are surely blowing now that Satya Nadella has taken over the CEO role at Microsoft. During the company's BUILD conference this week, blockbuster news was announced regarding the pricing future of its most notable product: Windows. Going forward, Microsoft will make Windows free for phones and tablets, likely in a bid to better...

Nokia First To Roll Out Windows Phone 8.1 Devices - Lumia 630, 635, and 930

Nokia First To Roll Out Windows Phone 8.1 Devices - Lumia 630, 635, and 930

Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, Nokia unveiled a trio of handsets built around the platform. They include the Lumia 630, Lumia 653, and Lumia 930, the latter of which has the distinction of being Nokia's new flagship smartphone. As such, all eyes will be on the Lumia 930 to see if it can pull...

Qualcomm's New Standard Takes Gigabit Wireless From Pipe Dream To Deployment

Qualcomm's New Standard Takes Gigabit Wireless From Pipe Dream To Deployment

Today, Qualcomm is announcing full support for a new wireless transmission method that could significantly boost performance on crowded networks. The new standard, MU-MIMO (Multiple User - Multiple Input and Multiple Output) has a clunky name -- but could make a significant difference to home network speeds and make gigabit WiFi a practical...

Best Deals on Lenovo Flex 14, Dell Wireless Projector, Moto G and More

Best Deals on Lenovo Flex 14, Dell Wireless Projector, Moto G and More

We’ve got another bunch of HOT deals in store for you all today, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap today are the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex Ultrabook, a wireless projector from Dell, a contract-free Motorola Moto G smartphone, an HP ENVY 17T with built-in Leap Motion controller, and more. The full list of deals is available below:...

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 Update Introduces Friendlier Pricing, Refreshed Look, Cortana Voice Assistent

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 Update Introduces Friendlier Pricing, Refreshed Look, Cortana Voice Assistent

Big things are coming to Windows Phone users. Microsoft today announced a bunch of new features as part of its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, not the least of which is a personal digital assistant of its own called Cortana. It's similar to Siri and Google Now in function, but named after the Halo character and powered by Bing. Microsoft...

Nexus 10 Refresh Could Be Imminent; Google Play Listing Changed to 'Coming Soon'

Nexus 10 Refresh Could Be Imminent; Google Play Listing Changed to 'Coming Soon'

When Google's Nexus 10 came out in late 2012, it proved to be a great choice for those looking to get a larger tablet - and even today, it still has respectable specs. But, a span of 17 months since its original launch and the fact that it hasn't seen an update since shows that we're long overdue for an update. Well, one might be coming,...

Gartner Reports IT Spending On The Rise To $3.8 Trillion In 2014

Gartner Reports IT Spending On The Rise To $3.8 Trillion In 2014

A million dollars isn't cool. Do you know what's cool? Try $3.8 trillion, which is how much market research firm Gartner anticipates will be spent around the world on IT in 2014 (Gartner was equally optimistic last year). If that proves to be accurate, it would represent a 3.2 percent jump compared to what was spent in 2013 on IT services...

Amazon’s $99 Amazon Fire TV: Movies, Music, Games, Voice Search, And More

Amazon’s $99 Amazon Fire TV: Movies, Music, Games, Voice Search, And More

Amazon confirmed today one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry, which is that the company now has its own streaming set top box. It’s called the Amazon Fire TV, and true to the rumors, it offers streaming TV and movies as well as games. “Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV. It's the easiest way to enjoy Netflix,...

Intel To Bolster Ecosystem, Software, And Content Exclusively For Intel Powered Devices

Intel To Bolster Ecosystem, Software, And Content Exclusively For Intel Powered Devices

For as dominant as chipmaker Intel has been in the PC market, it’s been unable to replicate that success in the mobile market, losing extensive ground to ARM-based devices. The company has an aggressive plan to change that, and it’s starting soon--in Shenzen, China. Intel reportedly announced that it’s spending $100 million...

Two And A Half Geeks 4/2/14: NVIDIA GTC, Pascal, Titan Z, Crucial and Samsung SSDs, WD MyCloud EX2

Two And A Half Geeks 4/2/14: NVIDIA GTC, Pascal, Titan Z, Crucial and Samsung SSDs, WD MyCloud EX2

In this episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz discuss various announcements that came out of NVIDIA's GPU Tech Conference last week including the big, bad dual-GPU powered GeForce GTX Titan Z, SHIELD updates, and an upcoming Tegra, SSDs from Samsung and Crucial, WD's MyCloud EX2 and details of our giveaway where...

Microsoft Developing Windows For Smart Devices And Robots With Intel Quark and Galileo

Microsoft Developing Windows For Smart Devices And Robots With Intel Quark and Galileo

Microsoft is getting into the smart devices business. The company’s BUILD conference is happening this week in San Francisco, and it appears that someone at Microsoft made a new “Windows on Devices” website live before they were supposed to, because it was only up for a few hours (and somehow The Verge spotted it) before...

WhatsApp Claims To Have Sent 64 Billion Messages In 24 Hours

WhatsApp Claims To Have Sent 64 Billion Messages In 24 Hours

WhatsApp just refuses to work with pedestrian numbers. Take for example its sale price to Facebook, which is snatching up the instant messaging service for $19 billion. That's a pretty big number, though not as high as the new record the service set in daily messages sent and received, which totaled 64 billion messages combined. "New daily...

33 Percent Of Wearable Device Early Adopters Reportedly Are Bailing On Them

33 Percent Of Wearable Device Early Adopters Reportedly Are Bailing On Them

Entirely new product categories generally take time to take off. Even the smartphone took years before penetration rose above 50% in advanced markets such as the United States. But it certainly feels as if there's something different at play when it comes to wearables. While there's plenty of buzz about every new watch, fitness tracker, and...

KitKat Now On Over 5 Percent Of Android Devices

KitKat Now On Over 5 Percent Of Android Devices

Slowly but surely, Android 4.4.x KitKat is finding its way onto an increasing number of mobile handsets, tablets, and hybrid devices. According to Google's Developers Dashboard for Android, KitKat is now found on 5.3 percent of Android devices, a figure that's generated by analyzing devices that have checked into Google Play during the past...

BlackBerry Breaks Up With T-Mobile, Leaves Door Open For Future Reunion

BlackBerry Breaks Up With T-Mobile, Leaves Door Open For Future Reunion

Evidently BlackBerry is still miffed at T-Mobile for encouraging users to trade in their BlackBerry handsets for iPhone devices. As a result, the Canadian handset maker has decided to terminate its relationship with the fourth largest carrier in the U.S. by opting not to renew T-Mobile's license to sell BlackBerry products when it expires...

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 SSD Family Review

ADATA Premier Pro SP920 SSD Family Review

A few weeks back, we took a look at a new series of solid state drives from Crucial, the M550, which leveraged Marvell controller technology, 20nm MLC NAND flash memory, and firmware optimizations gleaned from the last couple of years of SATA SSD advancements. Ultimately, we found the M550 series of drives to be solid offerings, with well-rounded...

Oracle Sails Past IBM To Become World's Second Largest Software Vendor, Microsoft Sill No. 1

Oracle Sails Past IBM To Become World's Second Largest Software Vendor, Microsoft Sill No. 1

Though the hardware market has been contending with declining sales -- at least in terms of traditional PCs -- software is another story altogether. According to latest data released by market research firm Gartner, the worldwide software market grew 4.8 percent to $407.3 billion 2013, compared with $388.5 billion in 2012.d Microsoft is by...

Chromecast Levels Up With VUDU, Crackle, And Rdio Apps

Chromecast Levels Up With VUDU, Crackle, And Rdio Apps

Google faces immense competition in the streaming space, but even so, the company's Chromecast dongle has two things going for it. The first is price. At just $35 -- and sometimes cheaper if there's a promotion or sale taking place -- Chromecast is one of the most affordable ways to upgrade your home or dorm room entertainment scheme with...

Best Deals on Western Digital NAS Hard Drives, Bose Headphones & More

Best Deals on Western Digital NAS Hard Drives, Bose Headphones & More

We've got a number of HOT deals on tap for you all today, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. In addition to discounted WD RED 3TB hard drives, we've got some nice Bose OE2 headphones, a Core i7-based Dell Optiplex and 24" monitor combo, an HP Spectre Ultrabook with with high-resolution display and more. 3TB WD Red 3.5" NAS SATA III Hard...

Apple Patenting Interchangeable iPhone Lens Bayonet Mounts

Apple Patenting Interchangeable iPhone Lens Bayonet Mounts

Apple snagged a patent from the USPTO for a bayonet mount for the iPhone that would be used to attach and swap out interchangeable camera lenses. It could be used for any iOS device, ostensibly, but it really only makes sense on a mobile device with a high-quality camera. Apple notes in the patent that problems with existing means of attaching...

Slic3r Version 1.0 Now Available For 3D Printing Mavens And Novices Alike

Slic3r Version 1.0 Now Available For 3D Printing Mavens And Novices Alike

Although the 3D printing market has and will continue to grow rapidly, there are still some capabilities that the market needs that we take for granted on the paper printing side of things. For instance, you have to convert those excellent 3D models into a printable format, and that can be tricky. Enter Slic3r, a free and open source tool...

Intel Launches MinnowBoard MAX Single Board PC With Bay Trail

Intel Launches MinnowBoard MAX Single Board PC With Bay Trail

Bigger may be better, but small is most certainly en vogue. The Raspberry Pi jumpstarted the modern day small PC craze, and the Intel-based MinnowBoard family is growing as well. The MinnowBoard MAX is the latest member -- a single-board PC with Bay Trail. It's based on an open hardware design that enables plenty of customization options and...

Apple iPhone 6 Displays Reportedly Enter Mass Production In May, Coming in 4.7-Inch And 5.5-Inch Flavors

Apple iPhone 6 Displays Reportedly Enter Mass Production In May, Coming in 4.7-Inch And 5.5-Inch Flavors

If you're going to hang around the web's rumor mill, then today -- April 1, otherwise known as April Fool's Day -- is one of the better days to do it, because at least you have an 'out' if a story ends up being bogus. That said, Apple product rumors are never hard to come by, and the based on the latest chatter making the rounds, mass production...

Futuremark Bans HTC One M8 From 3DMark For Android Benchmark Results, HTC Defends Device's Behavior

Futuremark Bans HTC One M8 From 3DMark For Android Benchmark Results, HTC Defends Device's Behavior

Futuremark isn't letting up on its decision to publicly shame handsets and device manufacturers that get caught trying to game the company's 3DMark benchmark. Just the opposite, Futuremark wasted no time calling out HTC and its recently refreshed One (M8) for the way the device handles itself when running 3DMark . One of the rules manufacturers...

ASUS Debuts Quietest, Coolest Compact PC Of All Time

ASUS Debuts Quietest, Coolest Compact PC Of All Time

ASUS is boasting that it’s achieved an industry milestone by developing a PC that requires essentially no cooling and emits zero noise. It’s also remarkably compact, measuring just a couple of inches square. There’s an Intel Core i7 chip inside that ASUS has paired with one of its own ASUS DirectCU II GPUs. There’s...