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Adobe Creative Cloud Suite With Streaming Photoshop Coming To Chromebooks
Facebook Ads Will Now Follow You On Or Off Facebook, Wherever You Go
Microsoft To Open Swank Flagship Retail Store In The Big Apple
Lowest Prices Of The Year On HP Envy Laptops; Plus Price Drops On Dell Inspiron Desktops, Samsung HDTVs And More
Micron M600 SATA & M.2 Solid State Drive Review
HP Delivers First 64-Bit ARM Servers For The Enterprise
GoPro Unleashes The HERO4 Action Video Camer, Available October 5th
Smartphone Makers Eager To Adopt 64-Bit Version Of Android L
Lenovo To Close $2.1 Billion IBM Deal October 1, Will Become World's Third Largest Server Player
Microsoft Finally Launches Xbox One In China, Only 10 Games Available So Far
Microsoft Should (And Reportedly Will) Make Windows 9 Free For Windows 8 Users
AT&T Doubles Data For Free On Select Mobile Share Plans
Chevrolet Corvette’s Valet Mode Is Illegal In Some States, GM Warns Owners
Snowden Effect: iPhone 6 Advanced Encryption Causes Major Heartburn For US Law Enforcement
Vine Update For Android Lets You Access Camera Roll And Trim Existing Videos
Motorola ‘Shamu’ Nexus Device Breaks Cover, Leaked Again And It’s Big
Shellshock Fixes Ready For Download, Get Your Bash Patch Here
Apple Expected To Consume 25% Of All DRAM In 2015, Impact Industry Trends
Intel Edison-Powered Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist To Capture The Moment
Ello Is Supposed To Be The ‘Anti-Facebook’ But Is Its Business Model Sustainable?

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Adobe Creative Cloud Suite With Streaming Photoshop Coming To Chromebooks

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite With Streaming Photoshop Coming To Chromebooks

In a move to supplement its list of applications available on its Chromebooks, Google has announced a partnership with Adobe on its official website. The new partnership will bring Adobe’s Creative Cloud onto Chromebooks starting with a streaming version of Photoshop. Google revealed that the new feature will be available first to U.S.-based...

Facebook Ads Will Now Follow You On Or Off Facebook, Wherever You Go

Facebook Ads Will Now Follow You On Or Off Facebook, Wherever You Go

Facebook has been making a push into ad marketing. Earlier this year, it acquired video ad company LiveRail to improve the social media company’s video ads. Now, Facebook has unveiled a rebuilt Atlas for the purpose of allowing advertisers the ability to track and measure the effects of their ad campaigns not only on Facebook, but browsers...

Microsoft To Open Swank Flagship Retail Store In The Big Apple

Microsoft To Open Swank Flagship Retail Store In The Big Apple

Microsoft's plans to build open a flagship store in New York has been in the works for about five years, and at some point in 2015, it'll finally become a reality. Current plans are to take over Fendi, located at 677 Fifth Ave., which is about five blocks away from Apple's flagship store at 767 Fifth Avenue. David Porter, Microsoft's Corporate...

Lowest Prices Of The Year On HP Envy Laptops; Plus Price Drops On Dell Inspiron Desktops, Samsung HDTVs And More

Lowest Prices Of The Year On HP Envy Laptops; Plus Price Drops On Dell Inspiron Desktops, Samsung HDTVs And More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you today, we have deals on the HP ENVY 15z-j100 15.6" AMD-based laptop, Dell P2815Q 28" 4K UltraHD monitor, a Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 multi-mode PC with touch, and a whole lot more. Full details with links and pricing for all of the deals...

Micron M600 SATA & M.2 Solid State Drive Review

Micron M600 SATA & M.2 Solid State Drive Review

Samsung made some waves earlier this year with the introduction of its 850 Pro family of solid state drives and the first commercial iteration of 3D stacked flash memory. Micron is striking back with lower-geometry 16nm conventional NAND, however, and a new drive technology it claims will accelerate performance more effectively than other...

HP Delivers First 64-Bit ARM Servers For The Enterprise

HP Delivers First 64-Bit ARM Servers For The Enterprise

ARM continues to make headway into territories typically occupied by AMD and in particular Intel. Namely, the server market. Giving ARM a boost in the enterprise segment, Hewlett-Packard today announced two ARM-based servers, one of which is the first enterprise-class 64-bit ARM-based server. In addition, HP is making available a production-ready...

GoPro Unleashes The HERO4 Action Video Camer, Available October 5th

GoPro Unleashes The HERO4 Action Video Camer, Available October 5th

GoPro has earned a reputation as the go-to brand when you need a camera for recording action on the go, but if you thought the company planned to rest on its past success, think again. Today sees the unveiling of GoPro's HERO4, the title given to the company's highest performance line of capture devices it has ever made. The HERO4 comes in...

Smartphone Makers Eager To Adopt 64-Bit Version Of Android L

Smartphone Makers Eager To Adopt 64-Bit Version Of Android L

Google is getting ready to unveil Android L (or Lemon Meringue Pie or Lollipop or Licorice or whatever tasty treat will serve as the next build's namesake), and one of the big features is that it will optionally support 64-bit processors. Of course, it will be up to smartphone and tablet makers to take advantage of the 64-bit opportunity that's...

Lenovo To Close $2.1 Billion IBM Deal October 1, Will Become World's Third Largest Server Player

Lenovo To Close $2.1 Billion IBM Deal October 1, Will Become World's Third Largest Server Player

Lenovo is already the world's top PC maker in terms of shipments and sales, and once it closes the deal with IBM for its server division, the Chinese company will become the third largest player in the global x86 server market. No small deal, Lenovo is paying IBM $2.1 billion to increase its standing in a market that's worth $42.1 billion....

Microsoft Finally Launches Xbox One In China, Only 10 Games Available So Far

Microsoft Finally Launches Xbox One In China, Only 10 Games Available So Far

Last week, Microsoft had announced that it was delaying the launch of its Xbox One in China from September 23 to the end of the year. However, no sooner was the announcement made before the company then decided to release it on September 29. Well, Microsoft has stuck to its guns, making the Xbox One the first console to launch in China. Consumers...

Microsoft Should (And Reportedly Will) Make Windows 9 Free For Windows 8 Users

Microsoft Should (And Reportedly Will) Make Windows 9 Free For Windows 8 Users

At the risk of getting people's hopes up, the web is quickly filling with reports that Microsoft is planning to offer Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold) as a free upgrade for Windows 8 users. The original source of the rumor comes from an Indonesian-language website quoting Andreas Diantor, President of Microsoft Indonesia, as saying that Windows...

AT&T Doubles Data For Free On Select Mobile Share Plans

AT&T Doubles Data For Free On Select Mobile Share Plans

For those who just can't seem to get enough data on a monthly basis, AT&T is upping the ante for select customers. For those who are willing to dive into the carrier's Mobile Share Value plans of 15GB and up, you'll get double the data for no extra charge for the life of the plan. The only catch? You need to sign up by October 31st, and...

Chevrolet Corvette’s Valet Mode Is Illegal In Some States, GM Warns Owners

Chevrolet Corvette’s Valet Mode Is Illegal In Some States, GM Warns Owners

Owners of 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes could be breaking the law if they use the vehicle’s Valet Mode feature. General Motors has been sending out letters to Corvette owners and its Chevrolet dealerships with the warning that the use of this feature could be illegal in some states. Valet Mode is simply a Performance Data Recorder that allows...

Snowden Effect: iPhone 6 Advanced Encryption Causes Major Heartburn For US Law Enforcement

Snowden Effect: iPhone 6 Advanced Encryption Causes Major Heartburn For US Law Enforcement

Late last week, we reported on the FBI's latest beef with Apple, as the company is soon to make encryption standard on its customer's iPhones. Perhaps not surprisingly, it's not just the FBI that's upset, but law enforcement in general. Since the FBI spoke out, some Bay Area police officials have spoken out as well, and they really don't like...

Vine Update For Android Lets You Access Camera Roll And Trim Existing Videos

Vine Update For Android Lets You Access Camera Roll And Trim Existing Videos

A little over a month ago, Vine gave iOS users the ability to tap into their existing videos and turn them into short Vines, complete with trimming and stitching functionality. Where's the love for Android, you ask? No need to pout if you're rocking an Android handset -- the newest update for Vine lets you take clips from your device's camera...

Motorola ‘Shamu’ Nexus Device Breaks Cover, Leaked Again And It’s Big

Motorola ‘Shamu’ Nexus Device Breaks Cover, Leaked Again And It’s Big

We suppose a smartphone as big as the rumored Shamu from Motorola (likely to be called Nexus 6 or Nexus X) is tough to hide, hence all the leaks to the web. The latest leak comes from an anonymous person who has been posting a supposed photo of the giant handset shown sitting next to an LG G3 device on at least two different forums. The picture...

Shellshock Fixes Ready For Download, Get Your Bash Patch Here

Shellshock Fixes Ready For Download, Get Your Bash Patch Here

Red Hat has announced that it has issued a complete set of patches to battle the 'Shellshock' Bash bug that it revealed to the world last week. You might notice that I said "patches", and that's because shortly after the initial CVE-2014-6271 was discovered and patched, more vulnerabilities came to the surface. These were not nearly as severe...

Apple Expected To Consume 25% Of All DRAM In 2015, Impact Industry Trends

Apple Expected To Consume 25% Of All DRAM In 2015, Impact Industry Trends

For years, RAM has followed a predictable pattern in the computing industry. New standards debut, with questionable performance gains and at significantly higher costs compared to previous products. As time passes, the new standard is adopted by more and more chipsets and vendors until it becomes dominant. Costs drop, volume rises, and everyone...

Intel Edison-Powered Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist To Capture The Moment

Intel Edison-Powered Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist To Capture The Moment

There are very few products that have genuinely made me go "wow", but I can safely add the Nixie drone camera to that modest list. Over the past couple of years, drones have become popular enough to the point where a new release doesn't excite most people. But Nixie is different. It's a drone that you wear, like a bracelet. Whenever you want...

Ello Is Supposed To Be The ‘Anti-Facebook’ But Is Its Business Model Sustainable?

Ello Is Supposed To Be The ‘Anti-Facebook’ But Is Its Business Model Sustainable?

Many people have finally become truly fed-up with the likes of Facebook. All the ads, all the tracking, all the rules. Last month, the world's most popular social network found itself in hot water after it forced some drag performers to use their real names, and while it's not hard to understand Facebook's reasoning, it's a no-brainer that...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Gaming Monitor Review

Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Gaming Monitor Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FBI Director Takes Issue With Apple and Google Smartphone Encryption Technology

FBI Director Takes Issue With Apple and Google Smartphone Encryption Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apple Claims Only 9 People Have Complained About iPhone 6 Plus Bending Issue

Apple Claims Only 9 People Have Complained About iPhone 6 Plus Bending Issue

It appears that “Bendgate” is not as big an issue as some are claiming. At least that is what Apple is saying. Recently, rumors and claims came to the forefront regarding consumers who had bent their iPhone 6 Plus simply by carrying it in their front or back pockets. According to Apple, it says that only nine people, out of the...

GoPro HERO4 Could Save The Action Video World In Mid October

GoPro HERO4 Could Save The Action Video World In Mid October

The next GoPro is expected to launch in mid-October, and rumor has it, it's going to be one draw-dropping device. Compared to the GoPro HERO3, the upcoming 4 model is said to cost about $100 more, putting it at $500. That might seem a bit steep, but if the specs prove true, it's going to be worth it. At the forefront, HERO4 is said to...

Valve Launches Steam Music Player To Pipe Your Bumpin Beats While You Frag

Valve Launches Steam Music Player To Pipe Your Bumpin Beats While You Frag

Valve recently gave Steam, the company’s digital distribution platform, an overhaul consisting of an updated look and making it easier to search for games. But the company is not finished. Valve has launched the Steam Music Player so that users will be able to listen to music while they game within Steam itself. Users wishing to use...

Facebook’s Internet-Beaming Solar-Powered Drones Are Coming

Facebook’s Internet-Beaming Solar-Powered Drones Are Coming

As Facebook and Google rush to connect the remaining regions of the world that lack Internet connectivity, they are increasingly looking to the skies. While Google has balloons in mind, Facebook is planning drones that will be able to fly for days or months at high altitudes, beaming Internet connections to remote areas below. A high-flying,...

Heads-Up, Mac and Linux Bash Shell Vulnerability Could Leave You ‘Shellshocked’

Heads-Up, Mac and Linux Bash Shell Vulnerability Could Leave You ‘Shellshocked’

It's being called a worse threat than Heartbleed, but unlike Heartbleed, "Shellshock" can affect home users just as well as servers. The bug is tied to the Bash Unix shell, one that's pretty much de facto in Linux, and can be found in all Mac OS X releases. While you'll be in a Bash environment whenever you open up a terminal, there are many...

Price Drops On Dell UltraSharp Monitors; Lenovo Erazer Gaming PC and More

Price Drops On Dell UltraSharp Monitors; Lenovo Erazer Gaming PC and More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Dell UltraSharp UZ2715H 27" 1080p Anti-glare IPS Monitor, the Dell E5515H 55" 1080p Conference Room Monitor, a Logitech Z506 5.1 Speaker System and whole lot more. Full details with pricing and links available...

Mighty Mouse? EVGA's Torq X10 Reviewed

Mighty Mouse? EVGA's Torq X10 Reviewed

If your any kind of a computing enthusiast, you're quite familiar with EVGA, even if you haven't bought and of their hardware. From power supplies to motherboards and graphics cards, the company has established a solid reputation for producing high-quality, enthusiast equipment. EVGA recently sent over one of their new Torq X10 gaming mice...

Google's Next Generation Nexus Smartphone Rumored To Arrive In October

Google's Next Generation Nexus Smartphone Rumored To Arrive In October

There have been no shortage of rumors and speculation suggesting that Google is getting ready to unveil new hardware next month, and when there's this much smoke, you can typically expect to find fire. Or, in this case, you'll find the Nexus 9 with HTC likely in charge of manufacturing. As to when, mark your calendars for October 15th or 16th....

Karma Go Wireless Hotspot Let’s You Take Sprint’s LTE Mojo Anywhere In The US

Karma Go Wireless Hotspot Let’s You Take Sprint’s LTE Mojo Anywhere In The US

Hotspots are becoming less necessary due to most smartphones these days offering tethering by default, but hardcore road warriors still appreciate having a dedicated device, with its own battery pack, to provide Internet signals to a variety of hungry gadgets. Karma is stepping up their place in the game with the new Karma Go. This puck takes...

NVIDIA And AMD Reportedly Heading For Soft GPU Demand In Q4 Due To Low Cost Notebook Launch

NVIDIA And AMD Reportedly Heading For Soft GPU Demand In Q4 Due To Low Cost Notebook Launch

Intel and Microsoft have been working with laptop makers to release low-cost models capable of competing in price with Google's Chromebook movement, hence why we're starting to see Windows-based laptops selling for as little as $199. In order to get down to that range, however, certain sacrifices must be made, such as eliminating discrete...

Adding Items To Your Amazon Wish List Is Now Totally Tweetable

Adding Items To Your Amazon Wish List Is Now Totally Tweetable

With the holiday shopping season right around the bend, companies will be ramping up efforts to draw eyeballs to their wares and solicit your business. Enter Amazon and the introduction of a new shopping hashtag that allows Twitter users to add items to their Amazon Wish List simply by tweeting. Just include #AmazonWishList and a link to the...

Samsung Outs Massive Enterprise-Class 3.2TB NVMe SSD Featuring 3D V-NAND

Samsung Outs Massive Enterprise-Class 3.2TB NVMe SSD Featuring 3D V-NAND

Samsung this week announced that it has begun mass producing capacious 3.2-terabyte NVMe PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) based on its 3D V-NAND (Vertical NAND) flash memory technology. Before you run out and empty little Tyler's college fund as you dream of building a dream machine with massive amounts of fancy storage, bear in mind this isn't...

Euclideon Teases Photo Realistic Voxel-Based Game Engine -- But Can It Deliver?

Euclideon Teases Photo Realistic Voxel-Based Game Engine -- But Can It Deliver?

One of the most hotly debated issues regarding current consoles isn't just whether the PS4 or Xbox One is the better device -- it's whether the new consoles launched with sufficiently advanced hardware at all. Many in the press and readers alike have complained that next-gen devices just aren't powerful enough to justify an upgrade when compared...

Apple Pulls Back iOS 8.0.1 Update Which Seems To Be Rotten To Its Core

Apple Pulls Back iOS 8.0.1 Update Which Seems To Be Rotten To Its Core

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus may have sold 10 million units combined during the first weekend of launch, but the new iOS software has been causing problems for Apple’s latest products. Consumers have reported that, since the release of iOS 8.0.1, features such as Touch ID are no longer working and even cellular reception...

Desktop PCs Gain Traction In American Customer Satisfaction

Desktop PCs Gain Traction In American Customer Satisfaction

Some have claimed that the desktop is dead, and admittedly, it's not hard to understand why. Over the course of just a handful of years, mobile has become more important and in-our-face than ever. Not only do we have smartphones in our pockets, we have notebooks at home, and perhaps even a tablet. Soon, we might even have a smartwatch on our...

Comcast Defends Time Warner Cable Deal, Accuses Discovery of “Extortionate Demands”

Comcast Defends Time Warner Cable Deal, Accuses Discovery of “Extortionate Demands”

Comcast has accused many of its critics and rivals of “extortion” in regards to its acquisition of Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. The cable company filed a 1,000 page document with the Federal Communications Commission defending itself from the various accusations and concerns aimed at the deal. One of the most vocal businesses...

Can Your PC Run WoW: Warlords of Draenor? Recommended Tech Specs Here

Can Your PC Run WoW: Warlords of Draenor? Recommended Tech Specs Here

As Blizzard gets ready to release its Warlords of Draenor expansion pack for its highly popular World of Warcraft MMORPG, you might find yourself wondering if your PC will even be able to run it. After all, it's going to introduce higher levels of detail, updated animations, lots of new visuals, and new and improved character models. So, should...

Lowest Price Ever On Dell Core i3 Desktops; Plus Save Big On Dell All-In-OneTouch PCs, Samsung HDTVs And More

Lowest Price Ever On Dell Core i3 Desktops; Plus Save Big On Dell All-In-OneTouch PCs, Samsung HDTVs And More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on Dell Inspiron 3000-series desktop systems, the Dell Inspiron One 2020 20" multi-touch all-in-one system, a Samsung UN65F8000 65-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV, and a whole lot more. Full details,...

ARM Launches Cortex-M7 Processor Architecture For The IoT

ARM Launches Cortex-M7 Processor Architecture For The IoT

ARM has been a dominant force in mobile for quite some time, and clearly, the company would love for that to continue. With its just-released Cortex-M7 processor, ARM is looking to make sure that its chips continue to be found in IoT (Internet of Things) devices all over the world. It's not like the company doesn't already have its feet in...

Behold The 3D Print It Yourself Pi-Top Raspberry Pi Powered Laptop

Behold The 3D Print It Yourself Pi-Top Raspberry Pi Powered Laptop

Netvertibles, Chromebooks, and Xbox consoles turned into laptops. We've seen all of that, but a 3D-printed laptop huddled around a Raspberry Pi? It sounds like nerd heaven, and it's now a reality. The Pi-Top is very likely the world's first 3D-pri ted, Raspberry Pi-powered laptop, and rather than just being a one-off project, it's one that...

Taiwan Launches Xiaomi Probe Over Cyber Security Threat Concerns

Taiwan Launches Xiaomi Probe Over Cyber Security Threat Concerns

Governments have long worried that foreign device manufacturers could use their products to spy on users, but proving that it’s actually happening has been notoriously difficult. The Taiwanese government is the latest to investigate claims of Trojan horse devices, after receiving complaints accusing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi of...

AT&T Offers $39 U-Verse Bundle With TV, HBO, U-Verse Internet and Amazon Prime

AT&T Offers $39 U-Verse Bundle With TV, HBO, U-Verse Internet and Amazon Prime

The vast majority of three-piece bundles from cable companies include Internet, television channels, and landline phone service rolled into a single package. That's fine and dandy, but there are a growing number of cord cutters who have no interest in a landline, or even full blown cable or satellite TV service for the matter. Kudos to AT&T...

Amazon Developing Net Connected Smart Home Gadgets With One Button Ordering

Amazon Developing Net Connected Smart Home Gadgets With One Button Ordering

Technology companies have been talking up smart homes for years at trade shows, but it’s a concept that has a hard time getting significant traction – until now. Google recently entered the market in a big way with its $3.2 billion purchase of Nest, which makes Wi-Fi connected home thermostats, smoke alarms, and surveillance cameras....

Blackberry Passport Launched To Battle Samsung And Apple But Does Anyone Even Care?

Blackberry Passport Launched To Battle Samsung And Apple But Does Anyone Even Care?

On one hand, we have to give credit to BlackBerry for attempting to think outside the box as it struggles to find relevance in a crowded mobile market. However, we're not sure the Canadian handset maker's new Passport device with its large square screen and touch-sensitive tactile keyboard is the answer to the company's problems. BlackBerry...

Samsung Gear S Tizen Smartwatch Headed To All Four Major U.S. Carriers This Fall

Samsung Gear S Tizen Smartwatch Headed To All Four Major U.S. Carriers This Fall

The wearable revolution is underway, and sometime before the winter months hit, you'll see an increasing number of people talking and tapping on the top side of their wrists. The reason? Samsung on Wednesday put the word out that its Gear S smartwatch is headed to U.S. shores this fall and will be available at all four major wireless carriers...

The Amazing Bendable iPhone 6 Plus,  Users Report Warping Of Apple's Big Boy

The Amazing Bendable iPhone 6 Plus, Users Report Warping Of Apple's Big Boy

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus packs a bevy of improvements into its phablet-sized frame -- its battery life dwarfs all previous iPhones, its screen quality and resolution are excellent, it's just six ounces, and a scant 7.1mm thick. As an added bonus, according to a number of MacRumors readers, it's got a hidden feature -- it bends! And no, we don't...

Valve Overhauls Steam Website, Adds Personalized Shopping and DRM Warnings

Valve Overhauls Steam Website, Adds Personalized Shopping and DRM Warnings

If you ever have any doubts about the success of PC gaming, look no further than Steam. On any given day, a bunch of different content gets released - from full titles to DLC - and it just never seems to slow down. For proof of that, Valve says that over the course of the past nine months, it's added over 1,300 titles to the service, and Steam...

Microsoft Unveils Miracast Compatible Wireless Display Adapter, Pre-Orders For $59.95

Microsoft Unveils Miracast Compatible Wireless Display Adapter, Pre-Orders For $59.95

An update on the official Windows Blog by Microsoft senior marketing communications manager Brandon LeBlanc unveiled the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. It is a device that will connect to a monitor, HDTV, or projector with both HDMI and USB connectivity. Retailing for $59.95, the wireless adapter will allow users to share content but...

Cook Says Apple’s Future Space Ship Campus Is Not Only Alien-Cool But Environmentally Green As Well

Cook Says Apple’s Future Space Ship Campus Is Not Only Alien-Cool But Environmentally Green As Well

Last month, we got our first major preview of Apple's upcoming 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino thanks to an enterprising drone owner. While all we saw was basically an outline of things to come, it quickly became clear that once finished, this campus is going to be nothing short of staggering - both in size, and design. It could very well...

AT&T Deal With Mojio Could Turn 160 Million Vehicles Into Connected Cars

AT&T Deal With Mojio Could Turn 160 Million Vehicles Into Connected Cars

A deal between AT&T and Mojio will turn cars, manufactured after 1996, into connected cars through AT&T’s wireless network. This would allow eligible cars already on U.S. roads, around 160 million vehicles, to be able to run a self-diagnostic to make sure everything is alright among other things. “Having AT&T as our...

NVIDIA Begins Offering Lighted GeForce GTX SLI Bridges

NVIDIA Begins Offering Lighted GeForce GTX SLI Bridges

There are plenty of ways to bling out your PC with an LED light show. You can install LED fans, cold cathode tubes, LED strips, and a few other options. Still not enough? Than perhaps you'll be interested to know that NVIDIA, for the first time ever, has begun selling GeForce GTX SLI LED bridges in 2-Way, 2-Way Spaced, and 3-Way Spaced configurations....

Lowest Price Yet On Dell Touchscreen Laptops; Plus Save Big On HP LCD Monitors, iPhone 6 Accessories And More

Lowest Price Yet On Dell Touchscreen Laptops; Plus Save Big On HP LCD Monitors, iPhone 6 Accessories And More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Dell Inspiron 15 (3000-series) touch-screen laptop, the Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB Windows 8.1 tablet, an HP ENVY 23xt Beats Special Edition all-in-one PC, and a whole lot more. Full details with links and pricing...

Vizio Advances 4K Ultra HD TVs Into Mainstream Contention With Models Starting At $999

Vizio Advances 4K Ultra HD TVs Into Mainstream Contention With Models Starting At $999

Content creators are quickly running out of excuses for not taking advantage of 4K Ultra HD resolutions. That's because the transition from Full HD 1080p to 4K Ultra HD is taking place faster than anyone expected, and it's due to hardware makers taking the initiative rather than waiting on content creators to force their hands. Not only are...

Tesla Model S 6.0 Software Update Brings Remote Start And Traffic-Based Navigation

Tesla Model S 6.0 Software Update Brings Remote Start And Traffic-Based Navigation

If you’re driving a Tesla Model S, you’ll soon notice an update to the software powering your car’s wildly-cool, 17-inch display. In fact, you may have already received Tesla’s Software 6.0 update, thanks to the electric car’s over-the-air updating capability. The Tesla Motors Model S has a 17-inch touch display...

Microsoft Offers Free Office Suite For Students With A Valid Email Address

Microsoft Offers Free Office Suite For Students With A Valid Email Address

Microsoft has a long history of heavily discounting its software for students and teachers, but its newest offer takes the price tag right off the popular Microsoft Office. If you are a teacher or a student who has a valid email address from your school, you may well be able to sign up for a free subscription to Office 365. The Office 365...

Samsung Power Sharing Cable Transfers Charge From Galaxy Devices To Micro USB Gadgets

Samsung Power Sharing Cable Transfers Charge From Galaxy Devices To Micro USB Gadgets

Samsung just came up with a solution for those times when you need a quick charge but there's no power outlet in sight. Using the company's new Power Sharing cable, you can transfer power directly from your Galaxy device to any micro USB-compatible gadget, like a smartwatch or a tablet, to name just two examples. "The new Power Sharing cable...

Lyft Acquires Hitch Ridesharing Platform To Bolster Carpooling Services

Lyft Acquires Hitch Ridesharing Platform To Bolster Carpooling Services

Lyft, a privately held ridesharing service headquartered in San Francisco, has pulled over curbside to pick up Hitch, a carpooling startup also located in the most densely populated city in California (and second most densely populated city in the entire U.S. after New York City). The acquisition will be used to accelerate Lyft Line, Lyft's...

Apple Refutes Reported Plans To Shut Down Beats Music Service

Apple Refutes Reported Plans To Shut Down Beats Music Service

Short and to the point, Apple says that reports claiming the company plans to shutter its streaming Beats Music service are "not true." Beyond that succinct statement, Apple had nothing else to say on the matter, so we'll have to draw our own conclusions on what's going on, one of those being that the Beats Music service may not be long for...

AT&T Announces Availability Of LG G3 Vigor For Zero Down

AT&T Announces Availability Of LG G3 Vigor For Zero Down

As the smartphone wars rage on, LG's tossing out yet another device with even more impressive innards. The company's new LG G3 Vigor is coming to AT&T with HD Voice starting September 26, all for zero down and a $100 bill credit with a new line of service on AT&T Next. Of course, you'll need to be prepared to pay monthly for your device...

iOS8 Reported To Be Piggish For Some Users, Battery Hog, Dog Slow WiFi

iOS8 Reported To Be Piggish For Some Users, Battery Hog, Dog Slow WiFi

As iOS 8 rolls out across Apple's devices, the bug reports -- the inevitable, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes maddening bug reports -- have begun to surface as well. iPhone and iPad users are complaining of slow keyboards, iMessage problems, glitches, app crashes, content management issues, missing content, sticky notifications, and a host...

Microsoft Announces Xbox One’s Launch in China Delayed

Microsoft Announces Xbox One’s Launch in China Delayed

After China announced that it would be removing its ban on gaming consoles, there was speculation as to which console manufacturer would try to take advantage of the new market. Up until now, it appeared that Microsoft would be the first to release its console in the Chinese market on September 23. However, the company changed its mind today,...

PlayStation 4 Online Multiplayer All Access Free This Weekend

PlayStation 4 Online Multiplayer All Access Free This Weekend

Good news for PlayStation 4 owners who have yet to subscribe to Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription which gives access to the PlayStation Network. The company announced today that this weekend, PS4 users will have access to the console's online multiplayer for free. Starting on September 26 at 12:00 AM Pacific, and lasting until September...

Corsair Announces New ‘Gaming’ Brand Of Products, K70 Mechanical Keyboard

Corsair Announces New ‘Gaming’ Brand Of Products, K70 Mechanical Keyboard

Corsair has long been a part of the PC gaming world, thanks to its Dominator line of memory and high-end power supplies, cases, and other gaming accessories. Now, the company is planting its flag firmly in the gaming PC accessory space with its Corsair Gaming brand. Headsets, keyboards, mice, and other accessories for gamers are tied together...

AOC Targets Competitive Gamers With G2460PG 24-Inch Display Featuring G-SYNC Technology

AOC Targets Competitive Gamers With G2460PG 24-Inch Display Featuring G-SYNC Technology

We think NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology holds a lot of promise for gamers, though availability is a bit scarce at the moment, with just a few panels supporting the feature. Go ahead and add AOC's G24060PG 24-inch gaming monitor to the mix. AOC's newest display implements G-SYNC technology, which works with supported GeForce GPUs to synchronize...

Google Stops Forcing G+ Accounts On Gmail Users

Google Stops Forcing G+ Accounts On Gmail Users

We've always wondered if the digital world was spacious enough for Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, and it seems that the answer to that is becoming ever clearer. G+ was mocked for years by those who felt that it joined the social race too late, and that Google was simply bullying users of its other products into signing up and linking an account....

Super HOT Deal On Dell All-In-One PCs; Plus Lowest Prices Ever On HP ENVY Desktops, Y40 Gaming Laptops And More

Super HOT Deal On Dell All-In-One PCs; Plus Lowest Prices Ever On HP ENVY Desktops, Y40 Gaming Laptops And More

Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you today, we have deals on the Dell Inspiron One Core i5-based All-In-One PC with touch, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" tablet, the HP Pavilion 22xi 21.5" 1080p IPS LED-backlit monitor, and a whole lot more. Full details for all of the deals...

Google Nexus 9 By HTC Draws Near, NVIDIA Tegra K1 And Android L On Board

Google Nexus 9 By HTC Draws Near, NVIDIA Tegra K1 And Android L On Board

It looks as though the rumored Nexus 9 tablet is indeed in the works and will be manufactured by HTC, a company that has largely avoided the competitive tablet game. Although neither Google nor HTC have officially revealed the Android tablet, The Wall Street Journal is reporting confirmation from its sources that Google chose HTC instead of...

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Brings Its Metal Frame To AT&T September 26

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Brings Its Metal Frame To AT&T September 26

Sure, there exists an intense animosity between Samsung and Apple, the top two players in the mobile phone market, but both should be flattered for taking design cues from one another. Apple did it by finally bringing bigger size iPhone models to market, something Samsung has been doing for several years now, and Samsung has now taken a page...

Kickstarter Updates Terms Of Use, Details What Happens When Projects Fail

Kickstarter Updates Terms Of Use, Details What Happens When Projects Fail

A lot of interesting products have received funding on Kickstarter over the years. The Oculus Rift started out as a successful Kickstarter campaign along with the Virtux Omni VR Treadmill while AirVR is one of the latest projects to seek funding. However, there are times when projects aren’t able to be completed and Kickstarter...

Dell Inspiron 11 3000: A Budget 2-in-1 For The Masses

Dell Inspiron 11 3000: A Budget 2-in-1 For The Masses

As much as we obsess about the latest and hottest hardware, we sometimes like to take a look at a value system to see what kind of bang you can get for your buck on a tight budget. And with the school year just getting underway, the Dell Inspiron 11 3147 caught our eye as a possible candidate for a highly mobile classmate or conference room...

EMC Exploring Merger Opportunities With HP And Dell

EMC Exploring Merger Opportunities With HP And Dell

EMC, a player in the IT data storage field and headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is trying to decide what direction to go in once its Chief Executive Officer Joe Tucci steps down early next year. Under pressure from hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., which now has a big stake in the company, EMC is once again considering a merger...

Verizon VoLTE Now Available On iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Here’s How To Enable It

Verizon VoLTE Now Available On iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Here’s How To Enable It

Here's a PSA from your favorite tech website (HotHardware, of course!): Verizon Wireless is now offering Advanced Calling 1.0 across its nationwide network on select smartphones. Advanced Calling is more commonly known as Voice over LTE, or VoLTE, with Verizon's offering a first-generation service suite available on just a handful of devices...

Apple iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Top Record 10 Million Units Sold In First Weekend Launch

Apple iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Top Record 10 Million Units Sold In First Weekend Launch

A week removed from boasting a record 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order sales in 24 hours, Apple today announced that its newest handsets set the bar once again by notching over 10 million sales during its first weekend, making it the biggest iPhone launch yet. As expected, consumers came in record numbers to own the largest size...

Google and Dropbox Form ‘Simply Secure’ Collaborative To Foster Open-Source Security

Google and Dropbox Form ‘Simply Secure’ Collaborative To Foster Open-Source Security

Events of the past year or so have really highlighted the importance of both our security and privacy, but the sad fact of the matter is, the majority of people don't take simple precautions to vastly improve either of those things. Take two-step authentication, for example. It's widely available, but not widely used. A new consortium headed...

NVIDIA Bust Apollo 11 Landing Conspiracy Myth With Maxwell Graphics Muscle

NVIDIA Bust Apollo 11 Landing Conspiracy Myth With Maxwell Graphics Muscle

NVIDIA's just-launched Maxwell-based GeForce GPUs bring a lot to the table - something Marco's in-depth article from last Thursday does well to highlight. Without question, one of the most impressive (and complicated) features NVIDIA packed into Maxwell was unparalleled rendering performance of Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI for short), a...

Booo!  FAA Grounds Michigan Wolverine Pigskin Delivery Drone

Booo! FAA Grounds Michigan Wolverine Pigskin Delivery Drone

Maybe your kids or grandchildren will inherit a world where delivery drones are the norm, but for now, the Federal Aviation Administration is keeping a close and cautious eye on these unmanned aircraft. Current restrictions are so tight that the University of Michigan had to cancel plans to have a drone deliver the game ball before kickoff...

Home Depot Hack, Much Larger Than Target, Security Tiger Team Ignored By Execs For Years

Home Depot Hack, Much Larger Than Target, Security Tiger Team Ignored By Execs For Years

Attention Home Depot shoppers, your credit and/or debit card information may be compromised. The hardware chain confirmed that a recent cyber attack is estimated to have put the payment card information of around 56 million unique credit and debit cards at risk due to malware that it suspects has been present between April and September 2014....

Oculus Peeps Prototype ‘Crescent Bay’ Rift VR Headset With Integrated Audio, 360-Degree Tracking

Oculus Peeps Prototype ‘Crescent Bay’ Rift VR Headset With Integrated Audio, 360-Degree Tracking

Oculus VR held its first developer conference where nearly 1,000 developers attended. At Oculus Connect, the developer unveiled a new, upgraded prototype of its VR headset designated Crescent Bay. The new prototype features integrated audio, 360-degree head tracking, new display technology, expanded positional tracking volume, and improved...

Oculus Reported To Be Readying Handheld VR Controller At Connect Conference

Oculus Reported To Be Readying Handheld VR Controller At Connect Conference

With the Oculus Connect event underway in Hollywood, Calif., rumors are swirling that an official controller will be announced before the legions of virtual reality enthusiasts head back to the real world. Oculus, which was recently acquired by Facebook, is the maker of a virtual reality headset that puts you inside a life-like world. The...

Chinese Alibaba Launches Largest IPO In US History, Founder Jack Ma China’s Wealthiest Man

Chinese Alibaba Launches Largest IPO In US History, Founder Jack Ma China’s Wealthiest Man

When talks broke down between Alibaba Group and Hong Kong regulators last fall, the company decided to try filing for its initial public offering in the US. Today, we can be rest-assured that those aforementioned regulators are now kicking themselves, because Alibaba's entrance on the market is nothing short of spectacular. It's no doubt also...

SwiftKey Keyboard For iPhone Surges To 1 Million Downloads In 24 Hours

SwiftKey Keyboard For iPhone Surges To 1 Million Downloads In 24 Hours

Do you think maybe that iPhone users are hungry for third-party keyboards? It would be hard to argue otherwise after seeing the SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone surpass 1 million downloads in less than 24 hours. SwiftKey is now the number one app in the U.S. free app charts, and it was all made possible thanks to third-party keyboard support baked...

You Need A Hamster Wheel Treadmill Desk, The Ultimate Office Productivity Accessory

You Need A Hamster Wheel Treadmill Desk, The Ultimate Office Productivity Accessory

Any health expert will tell you that sitting on your rump for hours on end each day is detrimental to your well being. Yet, that's what many of us do, sitting tethered to our PCs as we toil for the fat cats in charge. The wiser (and more fit) among us have adopted standing desks, and the truly health conscious have even adapted treadmills...

ARChon Runtime Allows You To Run Any Android App On Chrome Or Any Other OS

ARChon Runtime Allows You To Run Any Android App On Chrome Or Any Other OS

Google last week announced the availability of four Android apps on Chrome OS as the result of a projected called App Runtime for Chrome (beta). That was pretty exciting, but what if you could run more than just four Android apps on Chrome OS? And what if you could run them on other operating systems as well? A developer by the name of "Vladikoff"...

YouTube Investing In Its Top Content Creators To Make More Videos

YouTube Investing In Its Top Content Creators To Make More Videos

Google may have missed out on acquiring Twitch, but it still has YouTube which is a powerhouse among video-sharing websites. While 1 billion viewers visit the site on a monthly basis YouTube wants to keep its viewer base growing and has announced that it is investing in its top stars by paying them to create more videos. “We feel the...

EVGA Greets GeForce GTX 980 & 970 Launch With Brand-new ACX 2.0 Cooler

EVGA Greets GeForce GTX 980 & 970 Launch With Brand-new ACX 2.0 Cooler

By now, you've hopefully had a chance to check out our in-depth look at NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 & 980 graphics cards. Unless you were half-asleep while reading, chances are you've been left very impressed, and now you're wondering which is the right make and model to go with. Well, it's hard to draw a definitive conclusion so easily,...

Creator of the World Wide Web Calls Internet Fast Lanes "Bribery"

Creator of the World Wide Web Calls Internet Fast Lanes "Bribery"

If I were standing in front of an auditorium full of people and posed the question, "How many of you are in favor of Internet fast lanes?", I'd have to imagine that not a single hand would be raised. Well, unless someone who stands to profit from such mechanics is present, of course. Most people (rightly) believe that the Internet should be...

Windows Users Gain Access to iCloud Drive Before Mac Users

Windows Users Gain Access to iCloud Drive Before Mac Users

Yesterday, Apple rolled out the iCloud for Windows update giving Windows users access to iCloud Drive. While the update also rolled out for iOS 8, Mac users will have to wait since OS X doesn’t support iCloud Drive yet. At least, not until OS X Yosemite rolls out later this fall. Meanwhile, Windows users who own an iPhone can take advantage...

Save Big On Dell Ultrabooks; Plus New Reductions On Samsung HDTVs, HP LaserJet Printers And More

Save Big On Dell Ultrabooks; Plus New Reductions On Samsung HDTVs, HP LaserJet Printers And More

It’s almost time to close out another week, but not before serving up the latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the Dell XPS 12 Core i5-based convertible ultrabook with touch and solid state storage, a Lenovo H535 AMD A10-based desktop system, a Samsung UN50HU6950...

Toshiba To Scale Back Consumer PC Business, Laying Off 900 Employees

Toshiba To Scale Back Consumer PC Business, Laying Off 900 Employees

Hot on the heels of Microsoft issuing a second wave of layoffs, Toshiba announced that it too will be handing out pink slips. The reason? Apparently the consumer PC market is just too damn volatile, so Toshiba plans to accelerate its restructuring effort that will ultimately see a reduced presence in that market and an increased focus on the...

Gartner Predicts Android Smartwatches Will Average $30 Next Year

Gartner Predicts Android Smartwatches Will Average $30 Next Year

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you paid several hundred dollars for your smartwatch, you may have grossly overpaid for the right to be an early adopter. According to market research firm Gartner, Android-based smartwatches will sell for an average of $30 in 2015 as Chinese OEMs and ODMs capture the consumer market mass market....

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Encourages Students To Get Into Tech And Coding

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Encourages Students To Get Into Tech And Coding

The tech industry is constantly evolving and technology is becoming a larger portion of our lives than ever before. To that end, Facebook ceo Mark Zuckerberg is encouraging students to get into tech and coding as the company is looking to attract young techies and hire them to work for the company. On Thursday at Redwood City’s Sequoia...

Google On Board To Defend Privacy, Android L Encryption Enabled By Default

Google On Board To Defend Privacy, Android L Encryption Enabled By Default

Among all the different things Google is introducing in Android L, the next major version of Android, the one that will be of most interest to anyone concerned about privacy is the default setting for encryption. It will be the first version of Android to enable the setting by default, which means that a password will be required to view pictures,...

Qualcomm Unveils Vuforia SDK For Augmented Reality Development, Next-Gen Glasswear

Qualcomm Unveils Vuforia SDK For Augmented Reality Development, Next-Gen Glasswear

Nearly a decade ago, it was smartphones. A few years ago, it was tablets. These days, it's all about 3D printing and Augmented Reality, as evidenced by the availability of the former in conventional shops such as Staples, and the multi-billion dollar purchase of Oculus by Facebook in the case of the latter. Qualcomm has toyed around with emerging...

Rattle and Hum: U2 And Apple Working On ‘Non-Piratable’ Music Format

Rattle and Hum: U2 And Apple Working On ‘Non-Piratable’ Music Format

U2’s collaboration goes way beyond the album Apple forced on iPhone users at the launch event. According to a report in TIME, the band and tech company have been working on a project that could give bands a new way to deliver albums to their audiences. Hopefully, this new album format doesn’t involve auto-downloads. Itunes already...

Samsung Galaxy S5 And Galaxy Note 4 Could Get Android L Update Late November

Samsung Galaxy S5 And Galaxy Note 4 Could Get Android L Update Late November

Google's next major version of Android, currently called Android L and likely to be named Lemon Meringue Pie, isn't far off in the distance, at least not as a mobile operating system release. As for when it will drop on your Android smartphone or tablet, well, that's another story -- bear in mind that only a quarter of all Android devices...

iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Tear Downs, Oh What A Big Battery You Have!

iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Tear Downs, Oh What A Big Battery You Have!

You know what they say about dudes who carry around big phones, right? Indeed, they have big batteries, too! That's especially true of Apple's recently launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, both of which are bigger than any previous iPhone model. Our friends at iFixIt felt like ending the work week by slicing into these Apple devices,...

Review: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 And GeForce GTX 970 Maxwell Powerhouse GPUs

Review: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 And GeForce GTX 970 Maxwell Powerhouse GPUs

NVIDIA has lifted the embargo on its latest flagship graphics cards based on their Maxwell GPU architecture, the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970. The two cards are somewhat similar and share the same 4GB frame buffer and GM204 GPU, but the GTX 970’s GPU is clocked a bit lower and features fewer active SMs and CUDA cores. The GeForce GTX...

5 Million Viewers Watched Destiny On Twitch During Its First Week

5 Million Viewers Watched Destiny On Twitch During Its First Week

It seems that not only were people interested in purchasing Destiny that amounted to $325 million in worldwide sales within its first five, but also watching it. According to Activision, Destiny content was watched by 5 million unique viewers on Twitch during its first week. This means that not only is Destiny the best-selling new video game...

Acer Announces 28-Inch XB280HK Monitor With 4K Resolution And NVIDIA G-SYNC

Acer Announces 28-Inch XB280HK Monitor With 4K Resolution And NVIDIA G-SYNC

Two of the hottest technologies in the display category right now are 4K Ultra HD and NVIDIA G-SYNC. What happens when you combine the two? You end up with Acer's XB270H, a 28-inch 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) display with a 60Hz refresh rate, blazing fast 1ms response time, and G-SYNC to keep things honest. The XB280HK is one of two new XBO Series...

Lowest Prices Ever On Lenovo Touch PCs And TouchPads; Plus Save Big On WiFi TVs, Dell Monitors And More!

Lowest Prices Ever On Lenovo Touch PCs And TouchPads; Plus Save Big On WiFi TVs, Dell Monitors And More!

Welcome back for another installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 multi-mode touch PC, an HP Pavilion 23tm 23" 1080p touch-enabled display, a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with touch, and a whole lot more. Full details with links and pricing for all of...

Microsoft Sends 2,100 Pink Slips In Massive14 Percent Job Cut

Microsoft Sends 2,100 Pink Slips In Massive14 Percent Job Cut

In a second round of layoffs, Microsoft has let go of 2,100 employees on Thursday. According to a company spokesman, 747 of those employees were located in the Seattle area and the remaining cuts will occur at other locations worldwide. The layoffs are part of Microsoft’s plan to eliminate a total of 18,000 jobs as Microsoft chief executive...

Hell-Bent On Killing The Open Internet, US Senate Still Doesn’t Get Net Neutrality

Hell-Bent On Killing The Open Internet, US Senate Still Doesn’t Get Net Neutrality

This past Wednesday, several Republican senators argued before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the topic of Net Neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission. While a large amount of companies are asking that the FCC classify the internet as a utility, Republicans are arguing such a move would give the FCC too much power which would...

Apple Says Your iPhone 6 Is Secure From Prying Eyes, Even With A Search Warrant

Apple Says Your iPhone 6 Is Secure From Prying Eyes, Even With A Search Warrant

Not even three weeks removed from a rather controversial iCloud hacking incident in which hackers were able to obtain nude photos of celebrities and post them online, Apple is championing itself as the protector of user privacy. Not many companies have the marketing mojo to go from one extreme end of the spectrum to the other, let alone do...

Verizon Planning To Launch WiFi Calling Capability By Mid-2015

Verizon Planning To Launch WiFi Calling Capability By Mid-2015

When was the last time a wireless carrier announced a new service feature without heavy marketing fanfare? Verizon Communications’ executive vice president and CFO Fran Shammo announced Wi-Fi calling for the service this week, but seemed to play down the importance of the feature. Wi-Fi calling will let customers use their mobile phones...

Tinba Trojan Targets U.S. Bank Customers With Browser Exploit

Tinba Trojan Targets U.S. Bank Customers With Browser Exploit

Avast, makers of the self-titled free antivirus software (along with paid Internet security suites), has discovered that the "Tinba Banker" Trojan is back in circulation, and this time it's targeting more than two dozen financial institutions in the United States. There are some big names among them, including Bank of America, HSBC, TD Bank,...

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Up For Pre-Order Tomorrow, Deliveries October 17th

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Up For Pre-Order Tomorrow, Deliveries October 17th

To borrow (and slightly butcher) Samsung's favorite catchphrase, the next big thing is almost here. That big thing, of course, is the Galaxy Note 4, the Android-based arch-nemesis of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. If you've been holding out for the Galaxy Note 4, the wait is nearly over -- you can place your pre-order tomorrow with availability in...

Stick An iPad On Your Face, AirVR Kickstarter Envisions Virtual Reality For iOS

Stick An iPad On Your Face, AirVR Kickstarter Envisions Virtual Reality For iOS

Metatecture is hopping on the virtual reality bandwagon with a low-cost alternative called AirVR. Similar to the Samsung Gear VR, AirVR is a bring-your-own-hardware affair, that hardware being an iPhone 6 Plus or an iPad mini. Yes, you're going to look a little (or a lot) ridiculous with an iPad mini pressed against your face, but the upside...

New Radar Gun Technology Will Allow Police To Catch Motorists Texting While Driving

New Radar Gun Technology Will Allow Police To Catch Motorists Texting While Driving

It should be common sense by now that you shouldn’t text and drive. Currently, 44 states in the U. S. have banned the practice and now police may be able to enforce the government’s harsh stance on texting and driving with a radar gun that will be able to tell if a driver is texting or not. The radar gun-like device is being developed...

Amazon Releases Four Refreshed Fire Tablets And Two Kindle E-Readers

Amazon Releases Four Refreshed Fire Tablets And Two Kindle E-Readers

As the run-up to the annual holiday shopping season gets ever closer, major companies are unveiling their newest wares and putting them on sale just in time. Amazon's in that bunch as well, sprucing up its tablet line, revising its Android-based Fire OS, and even introducing a fancy new Kindle for those who'd prefer to stick to the basics...

Logitech Harmony Remotes Can Now Harmoniously Control Your Smart Home Too

Logitech Harmony Remotes Can Now Harmoniously Control Your Smart Home Too

Having put every last entertainment device in your living room under the control of the Harmony Remote, Logitech is ready to take over the rest of the house. The company firmly stepped into the home control market today, releasing two high-end home remotes and the necessary Logitech Harmony Home Hub, which manages the traffic between the remotes...

Lowest Prices Ever On Lenovo Laptops; Plus New Low Prices On HP Pavilion Monitors, Bowers & Wilkins Speakers And More

Lowest Prices Ever On Lenovo Laptops; Plus New Low Prices On HP Pavilion Monitors, Bowers & Wilkins Speakers And More

It’s time for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all this hump-day, we have deals on the Lenovo Z50 Core i5-based notebook with hybrid drive, a Dell Venue 7 16GB Android tablet, a Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System, and a whole lot more. Full details for all of the...

Destiny Pulls In $325 Million Worldwide Within First Five Days

Destiny Pulls In $325 Million Worldwide Within First Five Days

Despite mixed reviews from game critics, Destiny’s sales have been great for Activision and Bungie. Activision announced today that the persistent online FPS title has sold-through over $325 million worldwide during its first five days since it was released on September 11. Activision also revealed that Destiny players had logged in...

AT&T Starts Taking Pre-Orders for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 And 8.4

AT&T Starts Taking Pre-Orders for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 And 8.4

Wireless carrier AT&T announced that it's taking pre-orders for Samsung's thinnest and lightest 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch tablets to date. More specifically, we're talking about the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, which measures a scant 0.26 inches thin and weighs 16.5 ounces, and the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, which also measures just 0.26 inches wide but weighs...

Sony Struggles In Smartphone Segment, Predicts $2.1 Billion Loss For Fiscal Year

Sony Struggles In Smartphone Segment, Predicts $2.1 Billion Loss For Fiscal Year

Sony today revised its consolidated forecast for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, and the new numbers don't look so hot. Just the opposite, Sony now expects to post a 230 billion yen ($2.1 billion in U.S. currency) loss. The Japanese electronics company also said there will be no interim dividend or year-end dividend of common stock....

Facebook Preparing ‘Moments’ Private Sharing App For Just Close Friends And Family

Facebook Preparing ‘Moments’ Private Sharing App For Just Close Friends And Family

Although Facebook hasn’t made any official comments about a new app, reports are surfacing that an app, codenamed Moments, make break cover soon. If these reports are accurate, the app will be meant to give users a better tool for sharing messages with specific groups of people privately. That’s a feature that both Facebook and...

Xbox One Game Controller Coming To Windows PCs In November

Xbox One Game Controller Coming To Windows PCs In November

Good news for PC gamers who have wanted to use the Xbox One’s controller on the PC. Microsoft has announced that it is releasing a wired Xbox One controller for the PC platform this November. Just in time for the holidays, the controller was designed for use with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 PCs.  Simply connect the controller...

2K Games To Employ 3D Face-Mapping Tech For ‘NBA 2K15’  Player Characters

2K Games To Employ 3D Face-Mapping Tech For ‘NBA 2K15’ Player Characters

After blowing out both of my knees, at least one of which is still in need of more surgical repair, I find it's safer and generally easier on my body (though not always my sanity) to drop dimes and take it strong to the rim in basketball simulations than it is to hop back on the blacktop. That's one of the reasons why I'm looking forward to...

NVIDIA Game 24 Global Celebration of PC Gamers Event Starts September 18th, 6PM PDT

NVIDIA Game 24 Global Celebration of PC Gamers Event Starts September 18th, 6PM PDT

Have you gone and registered for NVIDIA's upcoming GAME 24 event? As a friendly reminder from your favorite technology site on the web, GAME 24 is scheduled to take place on September 18, 2014, at 6PM PDT. What the flip is GAME 24? The aptly named event is a 24-hour celebration of PC gaming hosted by NVIDIA in which there will also be "major...

Google Adds Twitch, iHeart Radio, Watch Disney and Other Apps To Chromecast

Google Adds Twitch, iHeart Radio, Watch Disney and Other Apps To Chromecast

As HBO mulls the addition of a streaming-only option for its content, Verizon and Sony consider cloud-based pay-TV replacements, and Roku celebrates sales of 10 million devices, it's obvious that the future of television looks different than what we've dealt with in the past. Google's Chromecast is amongst the least expensive and most flexible...

California Starts Issuing Self-Driving Car Permits To Google, Mercedes, Audi, Others But They Need A Steering Wheel

California Starts Issuing Self-Driving Car Permits To Google, Mercedes, Audi, Others But They Need A Steering Wheel

California is making it legal for self-driving vehicles to hit the road. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has started issuing permits allowing these self-driving cars to be tested on the state’s public roads so long as certain requirements are met and fees are paid. A $150 application fee is required that will provide permits...

Netropolitan Is Facebook For The Rich, Only A $9000 Fee To Join

Netropolitan Is Facebook For The Rich, Only A $9000 Fee To Join

Facebook has become too crowded and too mundane. With around 1.3 billion Facebook users, it’s understandable to be overwhelmed by everything and want to get away from it all. However, unlike Facebook which is looking to connect everyone to the internet, there is a new site called Netropolitan that focuses more on exclusivity and privacy....

Research Shows Violent Video Games May Reduce Real Life Violent Crime Rate

Research Shows Violent Video Games May Reduce Real Life Violent Crime Rate

For about as long as video games have existed, so too have the folks that have tried very hard to pin the blame of any increased violence on them. That's despite the fact that there's never been documented proof of such trends - but for some, reason isn't exactly their forte. Nonetheless, researchers at Villanova University and Rutgers University...

Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Multimedia Remotes; Plus One Day Only Deals On Amazon Headphones, Logitech Keyboards And More

Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Multimedia Remotes; Plus One Day Only Deals On Amazon Headphones, Logitech Keyboards And More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote N5902, a Dell XPS 8700 Core i7-based desktop system with GeForce graphics, a Samsung UN55F8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV, and a whole lot more. Full...

Micron's New M600 SSD Offers 16nm NAND, Dynamic Write Acceleration

Micron's New M600 SSD Offers 16nm NAND, Dynamic Write Acceleration

Earlier this year, Samsung made major waves with the introduction of its 850 Pro SSD and the first commercial iteration of 3D stacked flash memory. Now, Micron is striking back with lower-geometry conventional NAND -- and new drive technology it claims will accelerate performance more effectively than other competing solutions. The new M600...

Microsoft Universal Keyboard Doesn't Discriminate, Works With Windows, Android and iOS

Microsoft Universal Keyboard Doesn't Discriminate, Works With Windows, Android and iOS

Mobile Bluetooth keyboards are a dime a dozen, but mobile Bluetooth keyboards that come from Microsoft and support Android, iOS, as well as Windows, are far less common. But that's what the company gives us with its "Universal Mobile Keyboard", a very compact option that allows you to prop either a smartphone or a tablet on a stand...

Windows 9 Cometh? September 30th Windows Event In San Francisco Confirmed

Windows 9 Cometh? September 30th Windows Event In San Francisco Confirmed

There's been a great deal of Windows 9-related news this past week, but now, we have what's sure to be the most interesting: September 30th will be when we get our first real preview of what's coming. According to Re/code, Microsoft will be holding an event in which it wants you to, "Join us to hear about what's next for Windows and the enterprise"...

Latest Google Transparency Report Shows 150 Percent Increase In Government Data Demands

Latest Google Transparency Report Shows 150 Percent Increase In Government Data Demands

We already know that Uncle Sam is keeping tabs on us, or at least those of us who might trigger a red flag for one reason or another. The question is, to what degree? We might never know the full answer to that, though we can parse together bits and pieces to get an idea. For example, Google's latest transparency report reveals that government...

195,000 iPhone 6s Board A Plane From China To Alaska U.S., You Are Now Free To Move About The Country

195,000 iPhone 6s Board A Plane From China To Alaska U.S., You Are Now Free To Move About The Country

There's a lot of attention paid to the manufacturing side of devices like the iPhone, though rarely does anyone take the time to share shipping details. Sounds pretty boring, right? It would be, except that in the case of the iPhone, you're talking about shipping a highly desirable product on a mass scale. And in regards to the iPhone 6 and...

Atari Minimum ‘Minimalistic Stylized’ Multiplayer Shooter Comes To Steam

Atari Minimum ‘Minimalistic Stylized’ Multiplayer Shooter Comes To Steam

Yes folks, Atari is still around, and though it's no longer the same company that brought us the iconic Atari 2600 game console in the late 1970s, the brand is still involved in gaming. Atari's latest project is called Minimum, a third-person shooter set in a minimalistic stylized universe featuring 5-on-5 combat, and it's now available on...

VESA Announces DisplayPort 1.3 With Higher Bandwidth, 5K Monitor Support

VESA Announces DisplayPort 1.3 With Higher Bandwidth, 5K Monitor Support

Many companies haven't even introduced 4K displays with their own logo on them yet, and we're already looking ahead to what's next. That's typical for the tech space, but 5K displays seem closer than most would have guessed. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has just announced the DisplayPort 1.3 audio/video standard, which...

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet 32GB 4G LTE Now Available To Pre-Order For $399, Ships September 30

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet 32GB 4G LTE Now Available To Pre-Order For $399, Ships September 30

There's a new SHIELD tablet coming to town, and this one wields 32GB of built-in storage and 4G LTE connectivity certified on AT&T's high-speed network. That's twice as much storage as the Wi-Fi version, and when you activate NVIDIA's SHIELD tablet on a qualifying LTE plan through AT&T, you'll receive a $100 bill credit that offsets...

Comcast Denies Report That It Has Threatened To Disconnect People Who Use Tor Browser

Comcast Denies Report That It Has Threatened To Disconnect People Who Use Tor Browser

Over the weekend, there was a report from DeepDotWeb talking about users who were contacted by Comcast agents that proceeded to tell them to stop using Tor Browser or risk losing their service. This has prompted Comcast to release a statement denying these claims. DeepDotWeb reported that users were contacted about their use of Tor with one...

Moto X, Moto Hint And Moto 360 Pre-Order To Start Tuesday, 9/16

Moto X, Moto Hint And Moto 360 Pre-Order To Start Tuesday, 9/16

Motorola has a number of products launching within the next month, and it's making sure that we don't overlook any of them. The company's latest high-end smartphone, Moto X, will become available for pre-order beginning tomorrow, and as long as you're fine with going through AT&T, you'll be able to score it for $99.99. If you need it unlocked,...

Lowest Price Of The Year On HP ENVY Laptops; Plus Big Savings On Brother Printers, Dell Monitors And More

Lowest Price Of The Year On HP ENVY Laptops; Plus Big Savings On Brother Printers, Dell Monitors And More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the HP ENVY 15z-j100 15.6" AMD-based laptop, a Lenovo Erazer X315 gaming system, a Dell P2714T 27" 1080p multi-touch monitor, and a whole lot more. Full details for all of the deals, complete with links...

Ebay Apologizes For Yet Another Service Disruption, Blames Downtime On Power Issue

Ebay Apologizes For Yet Another Service Disruption, Blames Downtime On Power Issue

You may have noticed that auction site eBay was down for the count or slow loading for a period of time over the weekend. Don't worry, the problem wasn't on your end -- eBay's VP of Global Platform & Infrastructure Group, Sri Shivananda, issued an apology for the recent site troubles, adding that the company believes "unexpected power...

Apple Spurs User Outrage Forcing iTunes Download Of New U2 ‘Songs of Innocence’ Album [Updated]

Apple Spurs User Outrage Forcing iTunes Download Of New U2 ‘Songs of Innocence’ Album [Updated]

Update, 0915 - 4:30PM - Apple is now offering iTunes users the ability to remove U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, from their library. However, the company warns that once the album has been removed users will not be able to re-download it as a previous purchase. The company also aid that the album will remain free for everyone until October...

Maingear Pulse 15 3K Gaming Laptop Review

Maingear Pulse 15 3K Gaming Laptop Review

We think it's fitting for Maingear to bring 3K resolution gaming to its Pulse line of laptops. Consider that playing games at full HD 1080p (1920x1080) on the desktop is nothing special these days, which is why we're seeing more and more players jump to higher resolution displays, from 2560x1440 (most 27-inch class monitors) on up to the emerging...

Apple iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders Top 4 Million In 24 Hours

Apple iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders Top 4 Million In 24 Hours

As expected, Apple announced a record number of day one pre-orders for its recently announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. The larger screen sizes proved popular and led to over four million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, as well as a shortage of devices -- Apple says that while a "significant amount" of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus...

Oculus CEO Says Facebook’s Disruptive Play For Rift Will Be The Virtual Classroom

Oculus CEO Says Facebook’s Disruptive Play For Rift Will Be The Virtual Classroom

It was two years ago this month that the original developer kit for the Oculus Rift blew past its $250,000 goal on Kickstarter en router to raking in nearly $2.5 million. The headline read, "Step into the Game" with the Oculus Rift being billed as "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games." At the time, few could have...

Confirmed: Microsoft To Acquire Minecraft Developer Mojang For $2.5B, Founders Set For Departure

Confirmed: Microsoft To Acquire Minecraft Developer Mojang For $2.5B, Founders Set For Departure

It appears that the rumors have turned out to be true. Today, both Microsoft and Mojang announced that they have reached an agreement where Microsoft will pay $2.5 billion for Mojang, which includes its Minecraft franchise and other IPs currently being developed. However, it was also revealed that the game developer’s founders will be...

HTC Nexus 9 With NVIDIA Tegra K1 Rumored To Launch At October Event

HTC Nexus 9 With NVIDIA Tegra K1 Rumored To Launch At October Event

Thank's to NVIDIA's legal spat with Samsung and Qualcomm over GPU technology patents, we know that HTC is building the Nexus 9 tablet for Google (more on that in a moment). We also know the Nexus 9 will come to town with a Tegra K1 System-on-Chip (SoC). The biggest mystery that we've yet to solve at this point is the Nexus 9's release date,...

Android One Marks Google’s Drive To Enable Sub-$100 Smartphones To The Next 5 Billion Users

Android One Marks Google’s Drive To Enable Sub-$100 Smartphones To The Next 5 Billion Users

While Google has grown into a multifaceted company with many areas of focus, connecting people remains at its core. Without people connected to the Internet, people can't connect to Google's services. And without that, there's no Google. In a bid to assist the next billion in getting connected, Google debuted Android One at its I/O convention...

Microsoft To Announce $2.5B Minecraft Acquisition Monday, A Surprising Mobile Play

Microsoft To Announce $2.5B Minecraft Acquisition Monday, A Surprising Mobile Play

The rumors keep on flying as an unnamed source “briefed on the matter” told Reuters that Microsoft is not only looking to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang, but buy it for the hefty sum of $2.5 billion. That’s $500 million more than was previously rumored last week. The same source went on to say that an announcement could...

Reports Say Internet Explorer 12 Looks Like A ‘Blend of Chrome and Firefox’

Reports Say Internet Explorer 12 Looks Like A ‘Blend of Chrome and Firefox’

The next version of Internet Explorer might look more like the competition rather than a retooled version of itself. Scheduled to debut in Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold), Internet Explorer 12 (IE12) is said to look like a "cross between Chrome and Firefox" as part of a massive overhaul to the user interface that will give it a flatter appearance....

Users Get Steam Wallet Picked Clean By Twitch-Bot Malware

Users Get Steam Wallet Picked Clean By Twitch-Bot Malware

Some Steam users are waking up to an unpleasant surprise after falling for a scam on Amazon's Twitch streaming service. According to the security gurus at F-Secure, there's an insidious piece of malware going around that involves a Twitch-bot bombarding the service's chat channels with invites to participate in a weekly raffle. The supposed...

Verizon To Offer Internet TV Service With Custom Programming In 2015

Verizon To Offer Internet TV Service With Custom Programming In 2015

Could it be that a TV service provider finally 'gets it'? If you're like most people who subscribe to cable or satellite television, you have dozens if not hundreds of channels that you'll never watch, yet you pay for that tier of service because it's the only way to get the handful of channels you're interested in. Why not let consumers build...

Tables Turn: Samsung Disses Apple iPhone 6 As A Big Imitation

Tables Turn: Samsung Disses Apple iPhone 6 As A Big Imitation

It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, though Apple certainly wasn't flattered when it accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of the iPhone with its Galaxy line. Instead, the cranky Cupertino outfit took Samsung to court in several territories and at one point won a $1.05 billion verdict (it was later reduced in...

HTC Reported Working Up A GoPro Competitive Wearable Camera

HTC Reported Working Up A GoPro Competitive Wearable Camera

Whether it's skiing down slopes or navigating the winding roads on a motorcycle, the go-to camera to catch footage of outside activities is the GoPro, at least for now. HTC, a major player in the mobile phone industry and maker of the popular One series of handsets, is reportedly developing its first camera. Like GoPro's models, it will have...

First Destiny Reviews Not Flattering, A ‘Confusing Combination’ Of Issues For Multiple Genres

First Destiny Reviews Not Flattering, A ‘Confusing Combination’ Of Issues For Multiple Genres

Given all the pre-release hype and anticipation leading up to its release, Destiny may have been destined to become the biggest new video game franchise launch in history, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's well executed. In fact, several early reviews have some unflattering things to say about the game, most of which criticize the title...

Next-Gen Edition of Grand Theft Auto V Out This November, PC Version Next Year

Next-Gen Edition of Grand Theft Auto V Out This November, PC Version Next Year

Back in June, Rockstar Games confirmed that it was developing Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms. Now we know when it is coming out. For those who own the Xbox One or PS4 will be able to purchase GTA V on November 18. Unfortunately for PC gamers, the PC version will not be available until January 27, 2015....

Google Offering $100,000 In Cloud Platform Credits To Startups

Google Offering $100,000 In Cloud Platform Credits To Startups

Last month Google acquired Zync Inc, a company that has provided special effects for movies such as Star Trek Into Darkness. With that acquisition, Google gained the cloud-rendering visual effects company to try and make the creation of visual effects cheaper and lure people to use its Cloud Platform. Now Google is offering $100,000 in Cloud...

Lowest Price Ever on Lenovo Gaming Laptops; Plus save big on Vizio TVs, Dell Inspiron Laptops and more!

Lowest Price Ever on Lenovo Gaming Laptops; Plus save big on Vizio TVs, Dell Inspiron Laptops and more!

Slow down there, young fella! We know you're anxious to kick off the weekend, but before you call an official end to the work week, we have another collection of HOT deals from our friends at LogicBuy. This batch is overflowing with awesome bargains on things like a Lenovo Y40 gaming laptop, HP ENVY 23xt Core i5 23-inch All-in-One PC, Logitech...

US Government Allegedly Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250K Per Day For Not Turning Over User Data

US Government Allegedly Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250K Per Day For Not Turning Over User Data

The Edward Snowden revelations have faded a bit from public view in light of other, more recent political activities, but a new report regarding the NSA and Yahoo has people talking about it once more. Reportedly, the United States government threatened to fine Yahoo a quarter of a million dollars <i>per day</i> in 2008 "if it...

Windows 9 Threshold Video And Screen Shot Leak Shows Start Menu, Task Bar And More

Windows 9 Threshold Video And Screen Shot Leak Shows Start Menu, Task Bar And More

Windows 8 hasn’t been doing as well as Microsoft has liked, prompting the company to announce the next OS quickly. To that end, there are rumors that the company is planning a Windows 9 preview on September 30. However, screenshots and even a video have been leaked showing Windows 9’s layout and how it works. German website WinFuture...

SanDisk Announces World's Largest SD Card At 512GB

SanDisk Announces World's Largest SD Card At 512GB

With cameras routinely supporting Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) video recording and 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) trying to fast-track its way into the mainstream, photo and video buffs are in need of higher capacity storage cards. Lo and behold, SanDisk is ready to answer the call with its new 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I memory card, which it claims...

HP Pleads Guilty To Bribing Russia, Poland And Mexico Government Officials

HP Pleads Guilty To Bribing Russia, Poland And Mexico Government Officials

HP is smarting from a $108 million fine today, thanks to a guilty plea it entered in a San Francisco federal court. HP and its subsidiaries were accused of paying bribes to officials and businesses in Mexico, Poland, and Russia to buy lucrative contracts. The fine wraps up the settlement, which was announced in April. HP has since jettisoned...

iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Come To AT&T, $0 For AT&T Next Customers

iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Come To AT&T, $0 For AT&T Next Customers

As some of you are already aware, AT&T is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the first batch of which will arrive in retail stores next Friday, September 19. Both phones can be had for $0 down plus a monthly payment via AT&T Next. In addition, you can get up to $300 in trade-in value when trading in your existing...

Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

Historically speaking, we typically see impressive performance gains each time Apple releases a new custom processor for its mobile products. Certainly that was true of the A7 System-on-Chip (SoC), the world's first 64-bit smartphone processor offering desktop-class performance. In our evaluation of the iPhone 5s, the A7 chip dominated our...

Apple Store Buckles Under Load Of iPhone 6 Pre-Orders

Apple Store Buckles Under Load Of iPhone 6 Pre-Orders

Woe are the Apple fans who stayed up late to pre-order the iPhone 6 the moment it was supposed to become available, only to run into problems. Pre-orders were supposed to open at midnight Pacific Time, but as people flocked to Apple's website -- probably in record numbers -- it was too much for the servers to handle, and down it went. According...

Russian Hackers Dump 5 Million Gmail Passwords On Bitcoin Forum

Russian Hackers Dump 5 Million Gmail Passwords On Bitcoin Forum

Every year it seems like hackers are breaking into websites and online services to get at everyone’s personal and credit card information. Kickstarter and Forbes were just some of the websites attacked, causing users to change their passwords. The latest occurrence revolves around five million Gmail addresses and passwords showing up...

Intel Grabs 1,400 Powerwave Patents In Bid To Boost Presence In Wireless

Intel Grabs 1,400 Powerwave Patents In Bid To Boost Presence In Wireless

Intel has the lion’s share when it comes to the total graphic chips market, John Peddie Research estimated that it has 67.3 percent of the market, but is starting to make some aggressive moves when it comes to wireless telecommunications technology. Intel just announced that it has signed a deal to acquire over 1,400 patents and patent...

Yes! Android Apps Becoming Available On Chrome OS Today

Yes! Android Apps Becoming Available On Chrome OS Today

Whether it's because consumers simply didn't take to Windows 8 the way Microsoft hoped or because there's a genuine like for Chrome OS, Chromebooks have grown to become super popular, especially among students who need a cheap, basic machine for surfing the web. In a way, Chromebooks are the modern day netbooks, and they're about to get a...

Skype Update For Windows Phone 8/8.1 Adds Location Sharing

Skype Update For Windows Phone 8/8.1 Adds Location Sharing

Windows Phone owners needn't feel like the red-headed stepchildren of the mobile industry. It's true that Microsoft's share of the mobile market is a drop in the bucket compared to Apple (iOS) and Google (Android), but regardless of that, it's all about the apps and hardware, both of which have been steadily improving. That includes Skype,...

RadioShack Needs More Money For Turnaround Effort, Hopes To Avoid Bankruptcy

RadioShack Needs More Money For Turnaround Effort, Hopes To Avoid Bankruptcy

RadioShack is fast approaching a major hurdle in its long-running turnaround effort: it’s woefully short on cash. The company has been fighting declining sales with strategies that have left critics scratching their heads and was warned by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in July that its stock price was putting the company...

Lowest Price Ever on Lenovo H500 Desktops; Plus Adobe Photoshop, Dell Monitors and More!

Lowest Price Ever on Lenovo H500 Desktops; Plus Adobe Photoshop, Dell Monitors and More!

Psst, you there. Yes, you! Stop what you're doing, unless you're in the middle of saving the world, then carry on and come back later. For everyone else, get your click finger ready because we've got another fresh batch of HOT deals from our friends at LogicBuy. What kind of deals? You'll find groovy savings on a Lenovo H500 Dual-Core Mini...

Google Nexus 9 To Be Made By HTC, Powered By NVIDIA Tegra K1

Google Nexus 9 To Be Made By HTC, Powered By NVIDIA Tegra K1

We now feel reasonably confident in saying that HTC is building Google's Nexus 9 tablet and that it will be powered by NVIDIA's mighty Tegra K1 platform. The reason we believe all this to be the case even though there hasn't been an official announcement is because NVIDIA tipped its hand in a legal document accusing Qualcomm and Samsung of...

Will Ferrell Wants To Kick Cancer's Butt, So He'll Play Games With You On Twitch To Raise Donations

Will Ferrell Wants To Kick Cancer's Butt, So He'll Play Games With You On Twitch To Raise Donations

We can all agree that cancer sucks, right? Well, let's do something about it! Wondering how? Just follow Will Ferrell's lead. Yes, that Will Ferrell, the hilarious star of Anchorman, Step Brothers, and several other flicks, not to mention various TV show cameos and online skits. Here's the thing -- Will Ferrell hates cancer, but he loves video...

California "Yelp Bill" Prohibits Online Retailers From Fining Customers For Negative Reviews

California "Yelp Bill" Prohibits Online Retailers From Fining Customers For Negative Reviews

Californians who want to complain on Yelp about a bad experience dealing with a business are free to do so without fear of being fined. That wasn't always the case -- businesses have gotten into the dubious habit of inserting non-disparagement clauses into contracts to prevent peeved customers from leaving a negative online review, but such...

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210 Brings LTE and 1080p to Low-Cost Smartphones

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210 Brings LTE and 1080p to Low-Cost Smartphones

The trickle-down effect has applied to technology for some time, but this feels more rapid than usual. Just a few years after LTE was introduced, and reserved only for flagship phones, Qualcomm has introduced a new SoC that could bring LTE access to millions of new users. The new Snapdragon 200 tier (namely the Snapdragon 210), will offer...

Microsoft Research Project Aims To Bring 60 FPS Xbox One Gaming To Your PC Browser

Microsoft Research Project Aims To Bring 60 FPS Xbox One Gaming To Your PC Browser

Last month, we covered a new research project from Microsoft, dubbed Project DeLorean, that seeks to dramatically improve the subjective experience of cloud gaming by cutting perceived latency between the player and the server. Today, in a potentially related announcement, comes news that Microsoft is also working on a system that would allow...

Hands-On With ASUS Transformer T300 Chi And Zenbook UX305 Core M-Powered Ultrabook And Hybrid

Hands-On With ASUS Transformer T300 Chi And Zenbook UX305 Core M-Powered Ultrabook And Hybrid

While making our rounds at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, we made sure to stop by to see ASUS, and we're glad we did. The company had on display its Transformer Book T300 Chi, purportedly the world's thinnest 12.5-inch detachable 2-in-1 laptop, and also its Zenbook UX305, supposedly the slimmest 13-inch QHD+ Ultrabook the world...

Microsoft Says Noisy Xbox One Consoles Are Safe And Functional, Offers To Replace Anyway

Microsoft Says Noisy Xbox One Consoles Are Safe And Functional, Offers To Replace Anyway

When it comes to new technology there is always going to be issues with hardware and software that need to be worked out. It is one of the risks one takes as an early adopter of new tech. However, a number of consumers have noticed that their Xbox One consoles are being rather loud and Microsoft is offering to replace the units. The issue...

Long Island Officials Propose Disabling Smartphones For People Caught Texting And Driving

Long Island Officials Propose Disabling Smartphones For People Caught Texting And Driving

Texting and driving continues to be an issue that the government is trying to discourage people from practicing. In Long Island, drivers could be mandated to have their mobile phones temporarily disabled when they head back onto the road. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Price is proposing that either hardware or software be used...

Lowest Price Yet on HP ENVY Laptops; Plus save big on Dell Monitors, Printers and more!

Lowest Price Yet on HP ENVY Laptops; Plus save big on Dell Monitors, Printers and more!

What's this you say, yet another batch of HOT deals? You betcha, and as always, they come courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. This time around, we have some great deals that include the HP ENVY 15t Touchscreen laptop, Dell UltraSharp 27-inch monitor, a ginormous Sharp 70-inch television (just in time for football season!), and a bunch more....

OCZ Storage Solutions Unveils Z-Drive 6000 NVMe SSD With Smoking Bandwidth Up To 3GB/Sec

OCZ Storage Solutions Unveils Z-Drive 6000 NVMe SSD With Smoking Bandwidth Up To 3GB/Sec

Sometimes it's the enterprise sector that gets access to all the coolest toys. Certainly that argument could be made today with OCZ's introduction of its wicked fast Z-Drive 6000 NVMe solid state drive (SSD). OCZ unveiled the new drive at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco telling attendees that it will provide industry-leading...

Apple Shares Fall Following iPhone 6 Event, Goldman Sachs Reiterates 'Buy' Rating

Apple Shares Fall Following iPhone 6 Event, Goldman Sachs Reiterates 'Buy' Rating

Apple investors always seem to have a tough time figuring out how to react to news and events. Such is the case again following yesterday's unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch devices, along with some supplementary announcements. The initial reaction was to sell, and as investors hurried to unload shares, Apple's stock...

Today Is 'Internet Slowdown' Day In Protest Of FCC's Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

Today Is 'Internet Slowdown' Day In Protest Of FCC's Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

If you have been following the battle between cable companies and major online companies, you won’t be surprised when you notice a “Loading…” icon or banner on some of your favorite websites today. Proponents of the existing net neutrality rules have been encouraging everyone from individuals to major companies to...

Sprint Gets Serious, Introduces $50 Unlimited Everything Plan For iPhone 6 Owners

Sprint Gets Serious, Introduces $50 Unlimited Everything Plan For iPhone 6 Owners

Sprint may catch some flak for playing favorites here, but if you're an iPhone fan and plan on picking up the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, the wireless carrier has a deal you might find to be too good to refuse. In an attempt to trump its competitors, Sprint is offering individuals a special $50 per month plan that includes unlimited data, talk,...

Activision Reaps Over $500 Million In Day One Destiny Sales

Activision Reaps Over $500 Million In Day One Destiny Sales

Publisher Activision Blizzard has reason to celebrate today, or more precisely, 500 million reasons to celebrate. Day one sales of its much anticipated Destiny title topped $500 million, which qualifies it as the biggest new video game franchise launch in the history of everything. It's also the highest-selling day one digital console release...

AT&T Confirms Plans To Carry Nokia Lumia 830, The "Affordable Flagship" Phone

AT&T Confirms Plans To Carry Nokia Lumia 830, The "Affordable Flagship" Phone

If you’re an AT&T customer who has been eyeballing the Nokia 830, you won’t have to wait much longer. AT&T confirmed that it will be carrying the “affordable flagship” phone, which is getting attention for having a stylish body and high-end features at what is expected to be a low price. Sadly, AT&T isn’t...

Microsoft In Discussions To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang AB For $2 Billion

Microsoft In Discussions To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang AB For $2 Billion

There is no doubt that, at this point, the Xbox One needs a shot in the arm. While Microsoft has struck a deal with Square Enix for limited exclusivity over Rise of the Tomb Raider, Sony was able to hog the advertisement spotlight when it came to Destiny. Now Microsoft is reportedly looking to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang according to...

Hands-On: Dell's Venue 8 7000 Series Tablet With Intel RealSense

Hands-On: Dell's Venue 8 7000 Series Tablet With Intel RealSense

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the world's thinnest tablet. That's the claim being tossed out there by Intel and Dell in regards to the latter's forthcoming Venue 8 7000 Series Android slate, and at just 6mm thin, we won't dispute the claim. In addition to having the slimmest profile among its fellow tablets, the Venue 8 7000 is also the first...

Western Digital HGST Unleashes 8 and 10 Terabyte Helium Hard Drives

Western Digital HGST Unleashes 8 and 10 Terabyte Helium Hard Drives

One day, we'll think back on the concept of a 8TB hard drive and scoff at how puny it sounds. But that day is not today. Today, shipping a 8TB hard drive is an impressive feat, and it is one that has been accomplished by HGST. The storage outfit has just commenced shipments of its 8TB and 6TB HelioSeal platform HDDs, with a path already defined...

First Actual Intel Broadwell Core M Benchmarks From IDF 2014

First Actual Intel Broadwell Core M Benchmarks From IDF 2014

We’re currently at the Intel Developers Forum checking out all of the technology being showcase by Intel and its partners. Just in case you’ve missed our coverage from earlier in the day amidst all of the Apple news, we’ve got video of Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich on stage demoing RealSense posted here, in addition to...

Intel, Cisco, and IBM Join Dozens Of Other Tech Titans In Net Neutrality Debate

Intel, Cisco, and IBM Join Dozens Of Other Tech Titans In Net Neutrality Debate

The Federal Communications Commission has been considering the implementation of new neutrality rules in an attempt to determine how internet service providers should manage web traffic on their networks. The outcry against the FCC and the concept of “fast lanes,” in addition to treating IPSs more like public utility companies,...

Intel's Krzanich Demos RealSense Interface With Michael Dell At IDF

Intel's Krzanich Demos RealSense Interface With Michael Dell At IDF

Let's go ahead and dispense with the inevitable shout out to Minority Report, the futuristic flick that seems an obligatory mention whenever there's talk of next-generation 3D technology. What Intel's working on is not Minority Report -- it's called RealSense, and using the technology, you can scan, modify, print, and share in 3D, as well...

Intel Unveils Android Development Platform For Tablets At IDF

Intel Unveils Android Development Platform For Tablets At IDF

There's an age-old warning about putting all of one's eggs in a single basket. It's a lesson Intel is determined not to learn the hard way, hence why you'll find Intel inside Windows machines, Apple systems, and Android devices. In terms of mobile, Android is the most successful at this point (as it relates to market share), and to make it...

Price Drop On The Amazon Fire Phone; Plus Dell Inspiron Laptops, Adobe Premier Pro And More

Price Drop On The Amazon Fire Phone; Plus Dell Inspiron Laptops, Adobe Premier Pro And More

Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for your all today, we have deals on the 32GB Amazon Fire Phone, a Dell Inspiron 15 (3000-series) laptop with touch, Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013, and a whole lot more. Full details to all of the deals, with links and pricing...

Intel Demos Skylake Processor Performance Live At IDF 2014

Intel Demos Skylake Processor Performance Live At IDF 2014

This morning at the Intel Developers Conference in San Francisco, Intel PC Client Group Vice President Kirk Skaugen offered a live demo of "Skylake," the follow-on to the company's Broadwell processor platform.  Set for launch before the end of 2015, the platform is claimed to offer significant battery life gains for 2-in-1 hybrids and...

Apple Watch To Face Off Against Android Wear In Early 2015 Starting At $349

Apple Watch To Face Off Against Android Wear In Early 2015 Starting At $349

After countless rumors, speculation, and supposed leaks prompting us to believe Apple would introduce an iWatch during its press event today, the Cupertino company shocked the world by making no such mention of it. Really? Well, we jest -- while Apple didn't announce an iWatch, it did unveil the Apple Watch, an iOS-friendly wearable with a...

Apple Debuts iPhone 6, 6 Plus Pack Larger Screen, More Powerful SoC

Apple Debuts iPhone 6, 6 Plus Pack Larger Screen, More Powerful SoC

Today, Apple unveiled the upcoming iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, ending months of speculation over whether or not the company would ever move to larger screens or higher PPI. The answer, it turns out, is yes -- the iPhone 6 will pack a 4.7-inch screen while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. Resolution on the iPhone 6 is 1134x750 (326 PPI) while...

Toshiba To Invest $1.9 Billion Into Its Chip Manufacturing Business

Toshiba To Invest $1.9 Billion Into Its Chip Manufacturing Business

The television may not be what it once was for a mainstay like Toshiba, but the company's still investing in other growth areas. Just this week, it announced plans to plow 200 billion yen (around $1.9 billion) into its chip business beyond the current year. The outfit's CEO, Hisao Tanaka, confessed as much during an opening ceremony surrounding...

Home Depot Hack The Result Of New Variant Of BlackPOS Malware That Hit Target

Home Depot Hack The Result Of New Variant Of BlackPOS Malware That Hit Target

We reported a week ago today that Home Depot is the latest retailer to be struck by a security breach, and at the time, it seemed certain that the attack was similar to the one cast on Target last year. As it turns out, that happens to be the case, with the point-of-sale malware "BlackPOS" at the root of it all. According to KrebsOnSecurity,...

Legendary Doom Designer John Romero Is Making A New First Person Shooter

Legendary Doom Designer John Romero Is Making A New First Person Shooter

Back in 1999, I picked up the latest issue of Incite magazine at the store as I did every month, anxious to read more about Daikatana. There wasn't just some basic preview inside the magazine itself, though; instead, the included CD-ROM featured a 4 minute video showing the developers hard at work. After watching, my want for the game...

Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To Android-Based Smartphones Via Updated App

Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To Android-Based Smartphones Via Updated App

Amazon on Tuesday announced that Prime members in the U.S., U.K., and Germany can now tap into Prime Instant Video content on their Android smartphones, a new feature of the updated Amazon App for Android. Once you update the app (or install the latest version for the first time), you'll have the option of installing the Prime Instant Video...

Batman: Arkham Knight Swings Into Action June 2, 2015, Pre-Order Now To Unlock Harley Quinn

Batman: Arkham Knight Swings Into Action June 2, 2015, Pre-Order Now To Unlock Harley Quinn

There's still going to be a Batman game released this fall, it just won't be Batman: Arkham Knight. Instead, you'll have to get your DC superhero fix with Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is still scheduled for this fall (knock on wood). As for the Arkham Knight, Warner Bros. delayed the launch until June 2, 2015, though if you're super...

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Xbox One Update, Adds DLNA Streaming And Improved Snap Support

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Xbox One Update, Adds DLNA Streaming And Improved Snap Support

Microsoft has begun doling out its October update for the Xbox One to preview program members. It's a pretty big update with somewhat of a heavy focus on improving Snap support. After applying the update, the Snap Center will include faster access to Friends, Messages, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator when playing a game. A double tap...

Amazon Drops Price of Fire Phone To $0.99 In Advance of Expected iPhone 6 Launch

Amazon Drops Price of Fire Phone To $0.99 In Advance of Expected iPhone 6 Launch

It's no secret that Amazon's Fire smartphone (our review) hasn't taken off quite like the company has hoped, but let's face it: It's worth $0.99. Well, at least if you're willing to enter into a 2-year contract with AT&T, that is. It's undoubtedly a little odd that Amazon would drop the price of its Fire from $199 to $0.99 mere months...

Google To Hold Debate Panel In Madrid Over ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Issues And Privacy Rights

Google To Hold Debate Panel In Madrid Over ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Issues And Privacy Rights

When the EU began forcing Google to abide by its "Right to be forgotten" laws, it caused a major stink all over the world. For those unaware, these laws allow anyone within the EU to submit a link removal request to Google if the link happens to involve their personal information, or can be deemed irrelevant. In essence, this ability gives...

Biggest Discount Yet On Lenovo Desktops; Plus Dell Laptop Bundles, SanDisk Flash Drives And More

Biggest Discount Yet On Lenovo Desktops; Plus Dell Laptop Bundles, SanDisk Flash Drives And More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo K450e Core i7-based desktop system with 32GB of RAM and NVIDIA graphics, a Dell Inspiron 15 (7000-series) touch-enabled laptop with 16GB of RAM, an Onkyo HT-S3500 5.1-Channel Home Theater kit and a whole...

Stephen Hawking Expresses Concern Over Higgs Boson, ‘God Particle’ Could Destroy Our Universe

Stephen Hawking Expresses Concern Over Higgs Boson, ‘God Particle’ Could Destroy Our Universe

Walk along a road in New York City and, sooner or later, you are bound to see someone holding up a sign that talks about the end of the world. But what if that person is famed physicist Stephen Hawking? In the preface to a new book titled “Starmus,” Hawking talked about his concerns regarding the Higgs particle and the possibility...

Intel 18-Core Haswell-EP Xeon E5 v3 Preview

Intel 18-Core Haswell-EP Xeon E5 v3 Preview

Earlier this year we detailed the launch of new 15-core Ivy Bridge-based server processors from Intel, as part of the Xeon E7 refresh cycle. Today, Intel is pushing the Xeon E5 family forward -- except in this case, the new Xeon E5 v3 chips are leaping to higher core counts, the more advanced Haswell-EP architecture, and DDR4. The result?...

JP Morgan Analyst Predicts Up To 235 Million Apple iPhone Sales In Fiscal 2015

JP Morgan Analyst Predicts Up To 235 Million Apple iPhone Sales In Fiscal 2015

Tomorrow is the big day Apple fans far and wide have been waiting for. Barring a surprise turn of events, Apple will use its planned press event tomorrow to unveil its next iPhone -- presumably called iPhone 6 -- which is rumored to come with two screen size options. One of those will be 4.7 inches and the other will be a phablet friendly...

GameStop Expands Its Wings, Will Offer Cricket Wireless Service In Over 2,800 U.S. Stores

GameStop Expands Its Wings, Will Offer Cricket Wireless Service In Over 2,800 U.S. Stores

GameStop is fast becoming more than just your local one-stop shop for new and used games. Accessories abound, as do mobile devices like Android tablets and iPads. In addition to all that, you'll soon be able to walk into a GameStop store and emerge with a no-annual contract service through Cricket Wireless. Following a successful run in trial...

Facebook Rolls Out Enhanced Video Features With YouTube-Like Capabilities

Facebook Rolls Out Enhanced Video Features With YouTube-Like Capabilities

While mobile users are worrying about their monthly data allowance, with Facebook’s auto-play feature eating it up, Facebook is focusing its efforts on videos. The social media site announced that it would be rolling out some YouTube-like features as well as showing related video suggestions when a user is done watching a video. Facebook product...

Twitter Tests Buy Button For Purchasing Directly From Tweets

Twitter Tests Buy Button For Purchasing Directly From Tweets

One of the biggest dilemmas facing the decision makers at Twitter is how to turn a highly popular microblogging platform into a money generating machine. Integrating ads is one answer, though it's not the only one. In the near future, you might see a "buy" button inviting you to purchase goods and services from tweets posted to the social...

New TiVo Mega DVR With 24TB Of Storage Is So Big It’s ‘Almost Innappropriate’

New TiVo Mega DVR With 24TB Of Storage Is So Big It’s ‘Almost Innappropriate’

Finally, there's a DVR to pair with that 100-inch television you've been eyeballing. It's the TiVo Mega and it matches the TV's obscene nature by serving up a massive 24 terabytes of storage space in a hot swappable RAID 5 configuration. There's enough storage in the TiVo Mega to record 26,000 hours of standard definition television, which...

Intel’s Core M Processor To Reinvigorate Hybrid Laptop Tablet PCs With Super-Thin, Powerful Designs

Intel’s Core M Processor To Reinvigorate Hybrid Laptop Tablet PCs With Super-Thin, Powerful Designs

It's no secret that the past few years in mobile have been rough for Intel, largely due to the fact that ARM has proven itself to be an intense competitor. When smartphones exploded years ago, and tablets later on, it was ARM that dominated the landscape, and today, nothing has changed. ARM has even found itself in some ultra-portables, with...

Nevada Scores Official Site For $5 Billion Tesla Battery Gigafactory

Nevada Scores Official Site For $5 Billion Tesla Battery Gigafactory

After a couple of months of anticipation, Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the state to house its $5 billion "Gigafactory". Final state approval has to go through Nevada's legislature, but it seems unlikely that there will be any roadblocks. This Gigafactory is ultimately going to add about 6,500 jobs to the economy, with each paying an average...

Rock Is Dead: Gene Simmons Claims Piracy And ‘The Kids’ Killed Rock And Roll

Rock Is Dead: Gene Simmons Claims Piracy And ‘The Kids’ Killed Rock And Roll

In a new interview with Esquire, legendary rocker Gene Simmons claims that the music industry isn't dying - it's been dead for quite some time. As the interview was conducted by Gene's 25-year-old son Nick, it seems inevitable that file-sharing would be brought into the discussion, and it was. But despite that, this isn't a simple matter of...

Facebook Auto-Play Videos Are Chewing Up Your Mobile Data

Facebook Auto-Play Videos Are Chewing Up Your Mobile Data

Mobile data plans can be an annoying thing to have. Unless you have an unlimited data plan, chances are that you have to be mindful of how much data is being used up each month. So it would behoove you to know that Facebook’s auto-play feature tends to chew away at your mobile data. Just browsing through Facebook’s Newsfeed will...

Bungie Offers Destiny Digital Upgrade For Last Gen Consoles To Next-Gen, Free

Bungie Offers Destiny Digital Upgrade For Last Gen Consoles To Next-Gen, Free

It is launch week for Bungie’s highly anticipated FPS title Destiny. There have been many videos showcasing the game; especially the exclusive content consumers will receive if they purchase the game on PlayStation. While the videos have exclusively promoted Destiny on Sony’s PlayStation consoles, it hasn’t stopped Microsoft...

HP Launches New Hybrids And Chromebooks, One With NVIDIA Tegra K1 Inside

HP Launches New Hybrids And Chromebooks, One With NVIDIA Tegra K1 Inside

It looks like HP has decided to take a page from the retail guidebook, as it's teasing us with some holiday-targeted product well before the holiday season could even be considered "close'. This product comes to us in the form of five notebooks, with three targeting the low-end part of the spectrum, and the other two skirting the $1,000 price-point....

MOTA SmartRing Puts Your 70s Mood Ring To Shame, Empathy Not Needed When You Have Notifications

MOTA SmartRing Puts Your 70s Mood Ring To Shame, Empathy Not Needed When You Have Notifications

We've been talking a lot about smartwatches lately - so much so, that I wouldn't blame you if you forgot that other wearables could actually exist. To the rescue for a refresher on that is MOTA, a company that has just announced its first "SmartRing", and based on its name alone, you can probably already tell what this wearable sets out to...

iWatch and Wearables: Apple Hires Time Piece Designer Marc Newson To Join Jon Ive’s Design Team

iWatch and Wearables: Apple Hires Time Piece Designer Marc Newson To Join Jon Ive’s Design Team

The wearable market is heating up incredibly fast, and with its MICA fashionable smartwatch announced earlier this week, Intel highlights the fact that style is a very important aspect to ensure the success of devices in this market. This is something proved even further this week by Apple, with its hire of renowned designer Marc Newson. Marc's...

Facebook Willing To Spend Billions To Connect Everyone In The World

Facebook Willing To Spend Billions To Connect Everyone In The World

Facebook seems to be prepared to spend billions in order to reach its goal of providing everyone with access to the Internet, according to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Speaking at an event in Mexico City, which was hosted by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, Zuckerberg said, “What we really care about is connecting everyone...

Dyson's All-Seeing 360 Eye Vacuum Roams For Dirt

Dyson's All-Seeing 360 Eye Vacuum Roams For Dirt

In some ways, the vacuum is like the toaster. It has been around for as long as anyone can remember, has become a staple of households everywhere, and it's pretty tough to innovate on. Unless you're Dyson, in which case you've been making outlandish dirt suckers for years. The company's newest invention is the Dyson 360 Eye, which aims to...

Second Generation Moto X Launched With ‘Turbo Charger’ Power Adapter

Second Generation Moto X Launched With ‘Turbo Charger’ Power Adapter

It didn't take too long after Motorola's release of the Moto X and Moto G smartphones to understand what kind of success they'd become. The Moto G, in particular, became Motorola's best-selling smartphone of all time, and it's of little surprise: It was affordable, and spec'd well (I still love mine). So, to say that the company had something...

Microsoft Launches Fake Destiny Fragrance Ad, Reminds Gamers That Destiny Is On Xbox

Microsoft Launches Fake Destiny Fragrance Ad, Reminds Gamers That Destiny Is On Xbox

If you haven’t noticed by now, all of the Destiny trailers have been focused on PlayStation and, more recently, showcasing all of the exclusive content that will be available on Sony’s PlayStation consoles. However, Microsoft UK isn’t going to sit back and let people think that Destiny is only coming to the PS3 and PS4. To...

Lowest Price Ever On Dell Optiplex Mini Towers; Plus Huge Discounts On Lenovo Desktops, Dell Laptops And More

Lowest Price Ever On Dell Optiplex Mini Towers; Plus Huge Discounts On Lenovo Desktops, Dell Laptops And More

It’s almost time to close out another week, but not before we serve up the latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Friday, we have deals on the Dell Optiplex 7010 Core i7-based mini-tower, a Lenovo B40 Touch Dual-core 21.5" 1080p All-in-one Touch PC, a Sceptre E505BV-FMQR 50-inch 1080p 60Hz...

ALIEN UNBOXING: Intel Core i7 8-Core Extreme Edition Invades Test Lab

ALIEN UNBOXING: Intel Core i7 8-Core Extreme Edition Invades Test Lab

As you can imagine, we tend to get a lot of boxes here at Hot Hardware.  Some packages are small, some larger, some fancy, some pretty ho-hum.  Intel shipped us a package this week. It came in a typical, brown cardboard box. However, inside that box was something more than a little flashy (it flashed us quite a bit actually), it...

Xbox One Promotion Lets You Grab A Free Game With Console Purchase Next Week

Xbox One Promotion Lets You Grab A Free Game With Console Purchase Next Week

Here's a friendly heads up that if you're planning to purchase an Xbox One console, do yourself a solid and wait until next week. Waiting sucks, we know that, but in exchange for your patience, Microsoft will reward you with a free game. It's part of a promotion that runs from September 7 (Sunday) through September 13 (Saturday). If you purchase...

Intel Core M Broadwell Speeds, Feeds And Performance Unveiled, Hybrids And Tablets Targeted

Intel Core M Broadwell Speeds, Feeds And Performance Unveiled, Hybrids And Tablets Targeted

Intel's next-generation Broadwell Y (now known as the Core M processor) is set to ship on schedule for the end of the year. The company, occasionally flagged with criticism of its repeated delays and with its IDF show ramping up next week, is sharing more detail on the upcoming hardware, features and performance characteristics of its new...

Move Over Spotify, Rdio Is Moving To A Freemium Music Model, Too

Move Over Spotify, Rdio Is Moving To A Freemium Music Model, Too

The streaming music landscape isn't getting any less competitive -- just the opposite -- so in order to remain relevant in what's become a fast growing market, Rdio reportedly will join some of its more popular competitors by launching a free, ad-supported radio service. Rdio's transition to a freemium model will kick off with an updated app...

Dell Previews 5K UltraSharp 27-Inch Monitor, Renders Your 4K Panel Old News

Dell Previews 5K UltraSharp 27-Inch Monitor, Renders Your 4K Panel Old News

Look, that 4K monitor you just spent a king's ransom on isn't obsolete, but it's no longer cutting edge. How can that be? You can thank Dell for deciding that 8,294,400 pixels (3840x2160) just isn't enough, so it's going to release a 5K panel with a 5120x2880 resolution. That works out to 14,745,600 pixels, nearly twice as many as today's...

Intel Releases Major Iris Graphics Driver Update for Haswell CPUs, Promises "Stunning" Performance Gains

Intel Releases Major Iris Graphics Driver Update for Haswell CPUs, Promises "Stunning" Performance Gains

Intel's attempt to flip the script on integrated graphics began when the chip maker introduced its Iris (HD Graphics 5100) and Iris Pro (HD Graphics 5200) GPUs infused on certain 4th Generation Core (read: Haswell) processors. We've seen some promising results out of these parts, and with a major driver update now available, Intel says you...

NVIDIA Files Complaints For GPU Patent Infringement Against Samsung and Qualcomm

NVIDIA Files Complaints For GPU Patent Infringement Against Samsung and Qualcomm

NVIDIA has announced that it has filed complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm stating that both companies are infringing on NVIDIA GPU patents. The complaints were filed at the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court in Deleware. NVIDIA states that the patents being infringed cover technology that includes programmable...

Dell Unveils New Chromebox, Latitude Laptops, and OptiPlex Systems for Business Users

Dell Unveils New Chromebox, Latitude Laptops, and OptiPlex Systems for Business Users

Dell is wrapping up the week with a bang, refreshing both its laptop and desktop lines for businesses. The Latitude refresh spans the business laptop line, from the value-oriented 3000 series to the high-end 7000 series models. Even Dell’s Rugged line is seeing new hardware and features. For those of us chained to our desks, Dell is...

Lowest Price Yet On HP Pavilion Laptops; Plus Lenovo IdeaCentre PCs, Epson Printers and More

Lowest Price Yet On HP Pavilion Laptops; Plus Lenovo IdeaCentre PCs, Epson Printers and More

Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the HP Pavilion 15t-n200 15.6" Haswell-based laptop, a Dell XPS 13 Core i5-based Touch Ultrabook with an SSD, an Epson Expression Home XP-410 Small-in-One printer, and a whole lot more. Full details with...

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 Hands-On Demo From Samsung Unpacked

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 Hands-On Demo From Samsung Unpacked

Yesterday at its Unpacked Event in New York City, Samsung announced a couple of new high-end smartphones and a companion virtual reality headset, namely the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Note Edge, and the Galaxy Gear VR. Just in case you missed the initial announcement, the Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super AMOLED display,...

Two And A Half Geeks 9/4/14: Intel Haswell-E, AMD Radeon R9 285 and FX CPUs, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and Lots More

Two And A Half Geeks 9/4/14: Intel Haswell-E, AMD Radeon R9 285 and FX CPUs, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and Lots More

In this episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks webcast, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss HotHardware's Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU review, AMD's new Radeon R9 285 GPU and FX series processors, Samsung's just-announced Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge smartphones, 4K displays and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 02:00 - Intel...

Labor Watchdogs Bark At Apple Over Unsafe Working Conditions In China

Labor Watchdogs Bark At Apple Over Unsafe Working Conditions In China

Just days before Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone model, two U.S. watchdogs have come out and jointly criticized the Cupertino outfit for allowing "a number" of health and safety violations to take place at a second-tier supplier factory in China that builds parts for the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad. China...

Mozilla, Reddit, And Other Popular Sites Plan 'Go Slow' Day To Protest Net Neutrality Rule Changes

Mozilla, Reddit, And Other Popular Sites Plan 'Go Slow' Day To Protest Net Neutrality Rule Changes

On September 10th, several of the popular websites you visit may appear to have trouble loading content, but that won't really be the case. All those slow loading animations are actually widgets, banners, and animated images provided by BattleForTheNet, a coalition of companies, organizations, and people who have come together to oppose changes...

Intel Unveils MICA ‘My Intelligent Communication Accessory’ Smart Bracelet

Intel Unveils MICA ‘My Intelligent Communication Accessory’ Smart Bracelet

With a few companies introducing smartwatch products at IFA in Berlin, Intel's taking a slightly different approach. The chip-maker's wearable debut in Berlin is far different than those being issued by LG, Samsung, and Motorola, focusing on fashion instead of nuts-and-bolts. It's called MICA, which is short for "My Intelligent Communication...

LG Announces Production Of World’s First Round OLED Display, Ideal For Smartwatches And Other Wearables

LG Announces Production Of World’s First Round OLED Display, Ideal For Smartwatches And Other Wearables

LG Display announced that it has begun mass producing what it claims is the world's first circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, an innovation that will first be seen on the company's G Watch R smartwatch, which will be shown off at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Going forward, circular P-OLED could be a game changer in the field of wearables. People...

HTC Unveils 8-Core 64-Bit Desire 820 Android Powerhouse Phone

HTC Unveils 8-Core 64-Bit Desire 820 Android Powerhouse Phone

HTC is billing its Desire 820 as its new flagship mid-range handset, but as one of the first smartphones to rock Qualcomm's 64-bit capable Snapdragon 615 SoC (System-on-Chip), don't be surprised if it gives some competitors' top shelf models a run for their money. This will especially be true when Android L (likely to be called Lemon Meringue...

Latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Gives Us A Multiplayer Deep Dive

Latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Gives Us A Multiplayer Deep Dive

Last month, we were given a quick preview of what to expect from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer, and given the introduction of a power jump, it became clear that the game wasn't going to be typical CoD fare. With the just-released "deep dive" trailer, we can really see that this is the case. In fact, multiplayer in Advanced Warfare...

Verizon Agrees To Cough Up $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Probe

Verizon Agrees To Cough Up $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Probe

Verizon will pay a hefty $7.4 million fine as part of a settlement agreement with the Federal Communications Commission to end an investigation into the wireless carrier's use of personal consumer information for marketing purposes without their consent, the FCC announced today. In addition to the fine, Verizon agreed to notify customers of...

NVIDIA Invites The World To Help It Celebrate PC Gaming On September 18th

NVIDIA Invites The World To Help It Celebrate PC Gaming On September 18th

NVIDIA's holding a big event on September 18th to help celebrate PC gaming - and you're invited. Thanks to the little thing we have called "The Internet", even if you're not able to attend an event in person, you'll be able to hop online and watch the stream, as well as take part in the live chat. And yes - there's a chance at some prizes,...

Huge Price Drop On Linksys AC900 Router; Plus Save Big On Sony Headsets, Lenovo Laptops And More

Huge Price Drop On Linksys AC900 Router; Plus Save Big On Sony Headsets, Lenovo Laptops And More

Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Linksys AC900 Dual-Band+ wireless router, a Lenovo Z50 Core i3-based laptop, a ell UltraSharp UZ2215H 21.5" full HD IPS display and a whole lot more. Full details for all of the deals, with links and pricing,...

Toshiba Rolls Out Second-Gen Chromebooks and 7-inch Windows 8.1 Tablet

Toshiba Rolls Out Second-Gen Chromebooks and 7-inch Windows 8.1 Tablet

The computing world is in something of a frenzy with IFA ongoing in Berlin, and Toshiba's offering up a couple of new items in the wake of that. First up is the Chromebook 2. It's the outfit's second-generation Chromebook, boasting a 13-inch display and two SKUs to choose from. There's a 1080p option as well as integrated Skullcandy audio,...

Acer Expands Iconia Tab Line With 8-Inch Windows and Android Variants, Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1

Acer Expands Iconia Tab Line With 8-Inch Windows and Android Variants, Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1

Things are kicking up leading at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Acer has announced a bevy of new products at the trading convention that includes new Windows and Android variants for its Iconia Tab line and a new model for its Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 line of products. The Iconia Tab line will have three more options for users to choose from. The Iconia...

Samsung Shows Off 32-Inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor For Professionals

Samsung Shows Off 32-Inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor For Professionals

We've seen display makers focus on lower cost 4K Ultra HD monitors in recent months, and while we applaud the effort, what about the graphics professional who is willing to spend more on a panel with better color accuracy? It looks like Samsung is ready to answer the call. In addition to a handful of mobile devices unveiled today, Samsung...

Samsung Unpacked: Episode 2 Premiers The Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, And Gear VR

Samsung Unpacked: Episode 2 Premiers The Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, And Gear VR

Samsung announced some exciting products today during its Unpacked event, among them the newest Galaxy Note device, the Galaxy Note 4. Not only is the Galaxy Note 4 faster and more power efficient than its predecessor, it also brings with it an evolved S Pen with several improvements intended to make it feel more like a real pen. The Galaxy...

ASUS Unveils Stylish ZenWatch, MeMO Pad 7, Core M Zenbook UX305, EeeBook X205 at IFA

ASUS Unveils Stylish ZenWatch, MeMO Pad 7, Core M Zenbook UX305, EeeBook X205 at IFA

It's been a bit quiet over at ASUS lately, and apparently that's because the company's been hording a bunch of product announcements for IFA in Berlin. Wasting no time at the convention, ASUS came out swinging with bunch of new products, one of which is the ZenWatch, the company's first wearable device in partnership with Google. ASUS wisely...

WD My Passport Wireless Hard Drive Boasts Up To 2TB Density, Includes SD Card Slot

WD My Passport Wireless Hard Drive Boasts Up To 2TB Density, Includes SD Card Slot

I've been a fan of WD's My Passport series of external hard drives for some time, but with some wireless drives having come and gone over the past couple of years, I could never help but wonder where on earth the WD option was. Well, that question has now been answered, with the just-announced and appropriately-named WD My Passport Wireless....

Lenovo Takes On Gamers with Amped-Up PCs and Laptops

Lenovo Takes On Gamers with Amped-Up PCs and Laptops

Lenovo has some good news for gamers today. The PC maker is adding new gaming systems to its desktop and laptop lines and has a sleek new 8-inch tablet. Some gamers will undoubtedly scoff at the idea of a mainstream PC maker like Lenovo building gaming rigs, but we’ve seen big names (including Lenovo) put together competent gaming PCs...

Home Depot HACKED: HD Suffers ‘Massive’ Data Breach Of Customer Credit Card Information

Home Depot HACKED: HD Suffers ‘Massive’ Data Breach Of Customer Credit Card Information

It's seemingly impossible to go any real length of time without learning of some security breach, but more often than not, the number of affected people is arguably minimal. Today, news is breaking of a breach involving Home Depot that's not minimal, and it's not a mere matter of some credentials being leaked, but rather current credit and...

Google Continues To Amp Android Wear, Bluetooth Streaming, GPS And Frequent Updates Promised

Google Continues To Amp Android Wear, Bluetooth Streaming, GPS And Frequent Updates Promised

Since the announcement of the Android Wear platform this past June, Google has said very little about what's in store for the future. As it stands today, we're anticipating the launch of three smartwatches based on the platform, including LG's G Watch, Samsung's Gear Live, and of course, the much-touted Moto 360. All three are set to launch...

The New Vista, Windows 8 Still Behind What Was Arguably Microsoft’s Worst OS Release Ever

The New Vista, Windows 8 Still Behind What Was Arguably Microsoft’s Worst OS Release Ever

It appears that there is still some life left in Window’s 8. Microsoft’s current operating system has been a disappointment for the company since its release. While the OS has seen its percentage of user shares increase it has been unable to outpace Windows Vista during the same time period six years ago. According to web analytics...

Activision Could Be No-Scoping For A Take-Two Takedown

Activision Could Be No-Scoping For A Take-Two Takedown

When it comes to lucrative game franchises two of the most well-known ones happen to be Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. Activision publishes the CoD franchise while Take-Two Interactive is responsible for publishing GTA. However, there are rumors floating around that Activision might be trying to purchase Take-Two. Speculation began when...

Netflix Clues Into The Fact That You Don’t Want To Share Everything You’ve Watched On Facebook

Netflix Clues Into The Fact That You Don’t Want To Share Everything You’ve Watched On Facebook

We're all pretty proud to admit that we've watched Citizen Kane or any other legendary classic, but those late-night cartoons and goofy sob stories? Not so much. Part of the digital economy is sharing. If you've got a product, it's really only to grow so much as folks will talk about it online. Obviously, Netflix stands to gain a lot (new...

Lowest Price Ever On HP ENVY 15t Touchscreen Laptops; Plus Hot Deals On Alienware Aurora Desktops, Dell Monitors And More

Lowest Price Ever On HP ENVY 15t Touchscreen Laptops; Plus Hot Deals On Alienware Aurora Desktops, Dell Monitors And More

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed the long holiday weekend. It’s time to kick off another week with a fresh batch of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a HP ENVY 15t Core i7-based touchscreen laptop, an Alienware Aurora r4 Core i7-based gaming PC with GeForce GTX Titan Z graphics,...

Microsoft Lifts 2GB Limit, Adds Ability To Search For ‘Sensitive Data’ On OneDrive

Microsoft Lifts 2GB Limit, Adds Ability To Search For ‘Sensitive Data’ On OneDrive

There's a bit of an arms race going on in the cloud, with services like OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox continually adding new features and options. Last week it was Dropbox that made a major move by consolidating its three paid subscription option into a single plan with more storage, and this week it's Microsoft that's bring about changes...

Apple Unveils Top Reasons Why Your App Gets Bounced From The App Store

Apple Unveils Top Reasons Why Your App Gets Bounced From The App Store

Rejection is tough to deal with, but what's even worse is when you're clueless about the reason(s). It's true of dating, and up until now, it was also true of having a failed app submission to Apple's App Store. Perhaps Apple is tired of swatting away submissions that fail to meet its criteria, or maybe the Cupertino outfit just wants to foster...

AMD Radeon R9 285 GPU Review: Tonga Arrives

AMD Radeon R9 285 GPU Review: Tonga Arrives

Today, AMD is launching a new mainstream graphics card based on another fresh GPU, codenamed Tonga. Typically, when the big GPU manufacturers launch a new high-end product, they pare that GPU down to create more affordable offerings with nearly identical feature sets. But Tonga is not simply a pared down version of Hawaii. AMD has actually...

Electronic Arts Gives Birth To "Emotionally Aware" Sims 4 For PC

Electronic Arts Gives Birth To "Emotionally Aware" Sims 4 For PC

There's a new Sims title in town, and it's unlike any previous version you've played before. The Sims 4, now available on PC, lets you create Sims that have their own personalities, and just as in real life, they change over time depending on how you interact with them. According to Electronic Arts, these new Sims are smarter, more relatable,...

Secret ‘Fake’ Cell Towers Found In The U.S. Could Be Eavesdropping On Android Calls

Secret ‘Fake’ Cell Towers Found In The U.S. Could Be Eavesdropping On Android Calls

Privacy is becoming quite the profitable enterprise for those who can offer it. That includes Les Goldsmith, Chief Executive Officer of ESD America, maker of the CryptoPhone 500. What's special about the CrytpoPhone 500 is that it it sports a Samsung Galaxy S III body with a "hardened" version of Android that's had 468 vulnerabilities removed...

Eight Cores Shredding: AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E Reviewed

Eight Cores Shredding: AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E Reviewed

It has been more than a year since AMD launched its last major update to the top end FX processor line -- the FX-9590. The company has been quiet in the face of Intel's high-end launches, but today AMD is shipping a new CPU that's aimed at multi-core performance enthusiasts who don't want a furnace sitting on their motherboards, and prefer...

Internet Archive Uploads Massive Database Of Historical Images To Flickr, 'The Commons'

Internet Archive Uploads Massive Database Of Historical Images To Flickr, 'The Commons'

There have been times when I've uploaded what I considered to be a "slew" of images to some service, which in reality might have peaked at about 50 or so. But then there's someone like Kalev Leetaru, who comes along and makes 50 seem like an actual drop in a bucket. You see, Kalev has taken on the task of scouring all of Archive.org's public...

Apple Joins Forces With Visa and MasterCard For NFC-Powered Mobile Transactions

Apple Joins Forces With Visa and MasterCard For NFC-Powered Mobile Transactions

The unveiling of Apple's next iPhone is expected to take place next Tuesday, but despite that, the rumor train surrounding the device refuses to slow down. Late last week, we reported that the iPhone 6 could include an NFC chip under its hood, and as far as many Apple fans are concerned, that's long overdue. Now, we learn that Apple's possible...

343 PAX Prime Unveiling Details Halo: Nightfall And More Insight On The Halo Channel

343 PAX Prime Unveiling Details Halo: Nightfall And More Insight On The Halo Channel

Halo fans looking forward to more about the Halo Channel and Halo: Nightfall were in for a treat at PAX Prime. At the convention, 343 Industries revealed some more information about the channel and the live-action series. Halo: Nightfall, a live-action series, was shot in Iceland and is set between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians. It takes place...

Microsoft Defies Federal US Court Order To Disclose Customer’s Overseas Email

Microsoft Defies Federal US Court Order To Disclose Customer’s Overseas Email

Microsoft is flat out ignoring a federal court order to provide U.S. prosecutors access to a customer's emails being held on a server in Ireland. For Microsoft, this boils down to a matter of trust with its users, and so long as the case continues to maneuver through the appeals process, the Redmond outfit has no intention of complying with...

Minix To Launch Intel Bay Trail Powered Zeo Z64 Mini PC In October For $129, Runs Windows 8.1 Or Android

Minix To Launch Intel Bay Trail Powered Zeo Z64 Mini PC In October For $129, Runs Windows 8.1 Or Android

Your options in the mini PC space rapidly expanding. Not only that, but they're becoming more intriguing with each new release. Come October, Minix plans to launch its Neo Z64 mini, a pint-sized system powered by Intel's Bay Trail platform with Android 4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed for a mere $129. Don't care for Android? The Neo 64 can also...

Is The HealthKit API The Last Product Vision Legacy Steve Jobs Left Apple Before His Death?

Is The HealthKit API The Last Product Vision Legacy Steve Jobs Left Apple Before His Death?

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs left this world far too early, and during his waning moments at the company he built into an empire, his declining health due to pancreatic cancer and subsequent complications was painfully obvious. Ironically enough, his final contribution to Apple and consumers around the world may not be one of the company's...

Gigabyte Lets Fly With New Intel X99 Motherboards, Looking HOT

Gigabyte Lets Fly With New Intel X99 Motherboards, Looking HOT

Here's hoping you didn't burn through all of your upgrade cash last month, as Gigabyte has a new series of motherboards that any Intel-centric gamer is going to want. The company's new X99 Series Mobos support Intel's latest Core i7 Extreme Edition (LGA 2011-v3 socket) processors as well as DDR4 memory. The company says that these boards use...

Facebook Speaks Out On Messenger App Misinformation And How It Uses Devices, Cameras And Mics

Facebook Speaks Out On Messenger App Misinformation And How It Uses Devices, Cameras And Mics

There has been a lot of backlash since users were forced to download the Facebook Messenger app while removing the same feature from the primary app. In addition, a lot of criticism has been thrown at the social media company due to the Messenger app requiring access to a smartphone’s camera and microphone. The requirement has led many...

Motorola ‘Shamu’ 6-inch Nexus X Phablet Breaks Cover Along With Moto X+1

Motorola ‘Shamu’ 6-inch Nexus X Phablet Breaks Cover Along With Moto X+1

While smartphone buyers are fixated on Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 launch, Motorola is getting ready to make a splash with Shamu, the rumored successor to Google's Nexus X (some have also speculated that Shamu could be the forthcoming Nexus 6). As the device gets closer to launch, two Shamu prototypes were spotted on Zauba, an Indian site that...

Apple iCloud Hack Reported As Cause Of Leaked Jennifer Lawrence And Other Celebrity’s Nude Photos

Apple iCloud Hack Reported As Cause Of Leaked Jennifer Lawrence And Other Celebrity’s Nude Photos

It's a little bit awkward when you're flipping through photos in front of a group and come upon that one sexy pose in skimpy clothing you forgot was on there, but imagine if someone hacked your phone and uploaded all your private photos for the entire world to see. Jennifer Lawrence and several other celebrities don't need to imagine because...