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Facebook Alters Almost 700K User Feeds In Mind Warping ‘Emotional Contagion’ Experiment
Ford And Intel Pioneer Facial Recognition Technology For Cars
Android Evolved: Recapping Android, Wear, Android Auto, And Android TV
ASUS Reportedly Launching Inexpensive Android Wear Smartwatch In September
Microsoft To Stop ‘Patch Tuesday’ Security Patch Email Notifications, Updates Windows Update Client
CNBC Host Hobbs Sticks Foot In Mouth On Air, Claiming Apple CEO Host Is ‘Openly Gay’
Root Out Power Hogging Applications Using Microsoft's Sleep Study Tool For Windows 8.1
U.S. Authorities Auctions Off 30,000 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road
Google Boots Up A Project Ara Prototype At I/O And It Lives!
Weekend Deals on Jawbone JAMBOX, Roku 3, Samsung SSD, and More
Google Starts Honoring And Removing ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Search Results
Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail Tablet Reviewed
Australian Government Warns Against Using Cheap USB Chargers Following A Recent Death
YouTube Offers 60fps Video Support, Gamers Get Ready To Flaunt It, Battlefield Hardline Trailer Showcased
Verizon Expanding XLTE Network To Over 300 Markets For Better Performance
Attention Walmart Shoppers, Apple iPhone Price Cuts Are In Effect (In-Store Only)
Amazon Serves Up ‘Summer App Bundle’ With 30 Top Paid Apps For Free
Extra Coupon Savings on Toshiba P50 Laptops, Free Gift Card on LG 4K TV and More
ASUS Climbs Mt. Elbert, Sets Record For Highest Elevation LAN Party Using New G550JK Gaming Laptop
Google Cardboard, A DIY VR Headset You Can Build, Fold And Recycle

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Facebook Alters Almost 700K User Feeds In Mind Warping ‘Emotional Contagion’ Experiment

Facebook Alters Almost 700K User Feeds In Mind Warping ‘Emotional Contagion’ Experiment

Here’s an interesting psychological factoid: Emotional states can be transferred to other people via text-based messages on social media, such as Facebook. That means that if, for instance, you view a bunch of sad posts, you’re more likely to pen a sad post yourself shortly thereafter even though you don’t realize that the...

Ford And Intel Pioneer Facial Recognition Technology For Cars

Ford And Intel Pioneer Facial Recognition Technology For Cars

As we dive deeper into the era of the so-called "Internet of Things" (IoT), some exciting things are happening. One of them is a joint collaboration between Ford and Intel to make automobiles more connected, which would include the ability to remotely view what's happening inside your vehicle using a smartphone app, as well as give or deny...

Android Evolved: Recapping Android, Wear, Android Auto, And Android TV

Android Evolved: Recapping Android, Wear, Android Auto, And Android TV

Google had a whopper of an I/O conference last week, and if there was one prevailing theme from the whole event, it is this: Android has evolved. Already a mature mobile OS that is one of the two dominant operating systems in a huge and still-growing mobile market, Android is officially not just for phones and tablets. It’s on your wrist,...

ASUS Reportedly Launching Inexpensive Android Wear Smartwatch In September

ASUS Reportedly Launching Inexpensive Android Wear Smartwatch In September

Google’s Android Wear is now a Real Thing, and there’s no doubt that a slew of manufacturers will be jumping on the bandwagon. (That is to say, more of them will.) You can count ASUS in that number, as the manufacturer is reportedly going to release an Android Wear-based smartwatch in September. According to TechCrunch’s...

Microsoft To Stop ‘Patch Tuesday’ Security Patch Email Notifications, Updates Windows Update Client

Microsoft To Stop ‘Patch Tuesday’ Security Patch Email Notifications, Updates Windows Update Client

IT admins take notice, you will no longer receive email notifications from Microsoft announcing Patch Tuesday security bulletins. This includes security bulletin advance notifications and summaries, as well as new security advisories and bulletins and major or minor revisions to security advisories and bulletins, Microsoft announced. This...

CNBC Host Hobbs Sticks Foot In Mouth On Air, Claiming Apple CEO Host Is ‘Openly Gay’

CNBC Host Hobbs Sticks Foot In Mouth On Air, Claiming Apple CEO Host Is ‘Openly Gay’

Things took a turn for the awkward when a CNBC host accidentally "outed" Apple CEO Tim Cook as being openly gay. It occurred during a discussion on gay CEOs in which Jim Stewart, a columnist for The New York Times, visited the set of "Squawk on the Street" to discuss his upcoming column on John Browne, the former CEO of BP and the first CEO...

Root Out Power Hogging Applications Using Microsoft's Sleep Study Tool For Windows 8.1

Root Out Power Hogging Applications Using Microsoft's Sleep Study Tool For Windows 8.1

Are you suffering from a bout of the battery life blues? Microsoft may be able to help, provided you're running a Windows 8.1 system that supports InstantGo (previously called Connected Standby), a new power mode used on some Windows 8.x devices. If so, you can take advantage of a command line tool called Sleep Study. Sleep Study is part of...

U.S. Authorities Auctions Off 30,000 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road

U.S. Authorities Auctions Off 30,000 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road

The bumpy Silk Road saga is finally coming to an end after the U.S. Marshals Service auctioned away some 30,000 Bitcoins that were confiscated from the site. It was a 12-hour auction consisting of nine blocks of 3,000 Bitcoins and a single block of 2,657 Bitcoins. All combined, the confiscated cryptocurrency was worth just shy of $18 million....

Google Boots Up A Project Ara Prototype At I/O And It Lives!

Google Boots Up A Project Ara Prototype At I/O And It Lives!

There's probably a million and one reasons that skeptics can think of as to why Project Ara is doomed. And to be fair to the naysayers, the initiative certainly seemed doomed when Google sold its Motorola Mobility division to Lenovo for $2.91 billion earlier this year. But Project Ara lives, and though it remains to be seen if we'll be touting...

Weekend Deals on Jawbone JAMBOX, Roku 3, Samsung SSD, and More

Weekend Deals on Jawbone JAMBOX, Roku 3, Samsung SSD, and More

It’s time to close out another week, but not before we server up the latest batch of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this fine Friday, we have deals on the Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth Speaker, the Roku 3, a Dell Optiplex 7010 Core i7-based mini tower, a 120GB Samsung 840 EVO 2.5" SATA III SSD, and whole lot more....

Google Starts Honoring And Removing ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Search Results

Google Starts Honoring And Removing ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Search Results

We now live in a world where nothing is gone forever. If something happens on the Internet, it's there for eternity, and it can shape images and reputations like no other medium can. That's troubling, and the European Union thinks it's troubling enough to ask Google to do something about it. Starting this week, the search giant will start...

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail Tablet Reviewed

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail Tablet Reviewed

As a followup to its ThinkPad 8 tablet, Lenovo has now incorporated Intel's Bay Trail platform into its larger ThinkPad 10, a business-ready slate the company claims can offer users a full PC experience. Stopping there would be selling this tablet a bit short, however, as it's really a multi-mode device that can serve a number of purposes,...

Australian Government Warns Against Using Cheap USB Chargers Following A Recent Death

Australian Government Warns Against Using Cheap USB Chargers Following A Recent Death

A recent death that may have been caused by a faulty USB charger has prompted Australia's Fair Trading Commissioner, Rod Stowe, to issue a warning to consumers about the potentially fatal risk of using non-compliant or otherwise unapproved USB style charges. These are typically cheap knock-offs that can find at discounted sites and on eBay....

YouTube Offers 60fps Video Support, Gamers Get Ready To Flaunt It, Battlefield Hardline Trailer Showcased

YouTube Offers 60fps Video Support, Gamers Get Ready To Flaunt It, Battlefield Hardline Trailer Showcased

Get ready to see gaming action on YouTube as you've never seen it before -- in 60 frames per second! That's right, YouTube will soon give you the option of uploading game footage that renders at 60fps, which is double the previous 30fps rendering cap. Game developers and publishers are stoked at the announcement because it means they can offer...

Verizon Expanding XLTE Network To Over 300 Markets For Better Performance

Verizon Expanding XLTE Network To Over 300 Markets For Better Performance

More elbow room is being created on 4G LTE networks operated by Verizon Wireless as the wireless carrier rolls out a technology upgrade to more than 300 markets. Called XLTE, Verizon's plan is to enhance its entire 4G LTE network spread across over 500 markets with the faster service by the end of the year. Don't worry yourself if you've never...

Attention Walmart Shoppers, Apple iPhone Price Cuts Are In Effect (In-Store Only)

Attention Walmart Shoppers, Apple iPhone Price Cuts Are In Effect (In-Store Only)

Hey, you there. The one holding the iPhone 5S. We see you getting ready to pay full price, but that's a sucker's game. Put the iPhone down and slowly walk away. Now head to your car and race over to Walmart (obeying all traffic laws on the way, of course) and shop the same exact model you were just holding, only now you'll pay less for it....

Amazon Serves Up ‘Summer App Bundle’ With 30 Top Paid Apps For Free

Amazon Serves Up ‘Summer App Bundle’ With 30 Top Paid Apps For Free

Do you know what's better than paying for apps? Not paying for apps! Whoa there, young fella, slow your roll and close out that torrent site -- we're not encouraging software piracy, which even beyond the moral implications is risky business due to the amount of malware that's out there. But fear not, if it's a bevy of paid apps you're after...

Extra Coupon Savings on Toshiba P50 Laptops, Free Gift Card on LG 4K TV and More

Extra Coupon Savings on Toshiba P50 Laptops, Free Gift Card on LG 4K TV and More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we heave deals on the 15.6" Toshiba Satellite P50-AST3NX1 Haswell-based laptop, a 49" LG 49UB8500 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV with a bundled $400 Dell eGift Card, the Dell Inspiron One 2020 all-in-one, and much more. Full...

ASUS Climbs Mt. Elbert, Sets Record For Highest Elevation LAN Party Using New G550JK Gaming Laptop

ASUS Climbs Mt. Elbert, Sets Record For Highest Elevation LAN Party Using New G550JK Gaming Laptop

ASUS is so excited to promote its G550JK gaming laptop that it felt compelled to shout it from a mountain top. No, seriously -- ASUS's Republic of Gamers (ROG) division scaled Mt. Elbert, the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains at 14,440 feet, with the G550JK in tow and set a world record for the highest elevation LAN party. Talk about an...

Google Cardboard, A DIY VR Headset You Can Build, Fold And Recycle

Google Cardboard, A DIY VR Headset You Can Build, Fold And Recycle

Google's I/O developer conference has had a large number of announcements, some a little more interesting than the others. Then there are some that are down-right strange - at least at first. Google's "Cardboard" easily falls into that category. Imagine sitting at I/O, watching a keynote, and then being told to pick up some cardboard on the...

Verizon Apologizes To Disgruntled Chromebook Pixel LTE Customers, Promises To Restore Data Service

Verizon Apologizes To Disgruntled Chromebook Pixel LTE Customers, Promises To Restore Data Service

It may have taken a minute or two in order to correct a situation that should never have become a situation in the first place, but according to reports, Verizon Wireless will honor a second year of free data service (100MB/month) to Chromebook Pixel LTE customers who saw their service shut off prematurely. For some unknown reason, Verizon...

LG G3 Review: QHD High Res Android Power

LG G3 Review: QHD High Res Android Power

LG is probably getting a little tired of scraping for brand recognition versus big names like Samsung, Apple and yes, even Google. However, the company is also likely taking solace in the fact that their smartphone sales figures are heading for an all-time high in 2014, with an estimated 60 million units projected to be sold this year. Part...

Nikon D810 DSLR Boasts Drool-Worthy 36.3MP Full Frame Sensor And Snooze-Worthy 1080p Video

Nikon D810 DSLR Boasts Drool-Worthy 36.3MP Full Frame Sensor And Snooze-Worthy 1080p Video

Have you been patiently waiting for Nikon to update its medium-format D800 DSLR? After roughly two years, your patience is being rewarded with Nikon's new D810 DSLR. If it's a high level of detail you're after, the D810's 36.3-megapixel, full-frame FX-format (7360x4912 resolution) CMOS sensor aided by Nikon's EXPEED 4 imaging processing engine...

Google Aims To Equip The Next Billion People With Low Cost Android One Smartphone

Google Aims To Equip The Next Billion People With Low Cost Android One Smartphone

Now that even toddlers are walking around texting each other these days, the focus is starting to change towards developing regions, and Android is front in line. We saw it recently with Microsoft's Nokia X2 -- Redmond's first Android handset, which will probably never get released in the U.S. -- and now Google has announced an initiative...

Facebook On Workforce Diversity: We Have A Lot More Work To Do

Facebook On Workforce Diversity: We Have A Lot More Work To Do

There's a giant microscope hovering over Silicon Valley examining workplace diversity, or the lack thereof, as more and more companies release reports on the topic. The latest to do is Facebook, and as with many other tech firms, the majority of the company's employees are white and male, especially those holding down management positions....

Foxconn Chief Speaks Out Against Curved Smartphones

Foxconn Chief Speaks Out Against Curved Smartphones

Curved displays are a relatively new development in the consumer space. Samsung is super proud of its curved 4K television, and in mobile, both Samsung and LG are showing off curved smartphones, which they say are designed to fit rear pockets. However, not everyone is convinced that this is the future of display design. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou...

Google Enters The Car With Voice-Guided Android Auto

Google Enters The Car With Voice-Guided Android Auto

Part of Google's mission at this week's I/O conference was to put the focus firmly on Android, and not just Android as you know it today, but Android everywhere. It's a new concept that sees Google implanting Android at every possible turn, including literal ones that you'd make while driving. Android Auto was unveiled in order to rival Apple's...

Apple Upgrades 16GB iPod Touch With Rear Camera And Color Options, Cuts Prices Across The Board

Apple Upgrades 16GB iPod Touch With Rear Camera And Color Options, Cuts Prices Across The Board

This might be Google's week to shine with its I/O developer event taking place, but lest anyone forget about its main rival, Apple today made an announcement of its own. Effective immediately, Apple's 16GB iPod touch is available in the same color options as its larger capacity brethren -- pink, yellow, blue, silver, space gray, and (PRODUCT)...

Price Drops on HP 27xi Monitor, XPS 8700 Desktop, Dell Projector and More

Price Drops on HP 27xi Monitor, XPS 8700 Desktop, Dell Projector and More

Welcome back for another installment of HOT deals, direct from our tech savvy friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this fine July Wednesday, we have deal on the HP Pavilion 27xi 27" 1080p IPS display, the Dell XPS 8700 Haswell-based desktop system, the Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1 tablet and a whole lot more. Full details with pricing and links...

Google Taps NVIDIA Tegra K1 For Android TV And Project Tango at IO

Google Taps NVIDIA Tegra K1 For Android TV And Project Tango at IO

Google's ongoing I/O conference has so far been bursting at the seams with interesting announcements. In fact, there's been so many announcements that it's been a little hard to keep up. One of the more interesting ones surprisingly doesn't come from Google, though. Rather, it comes from NVIDIA, and it's a development that bodes well for its...

Supreme Court Rules Warrantless Cell Phone Data Search And Tracking Illegal

Supreme Court Rules Warrantless Cell Phone Data Search And Tracking Illegal

Today, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on data privacy, holding 9-0 that neither police officers nor federal law enforcement have a unilateral right to search cell phones without first procuring a warrant. Prior to today, the government had previously argued that the police could search a cell phone under previous court rulings...

Gigabyte Adds A Pixel Pushing Punch To Mini PC Family, Unveils Brix Gaming PC Kit

Gigabyte Adds A Pixel Pushing Punch To Mini PC Family, Unveils Brix Gaming PC Kit

Intel developed its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) device to run general purpose computing applications in a space saving form factor, but why stop there? Gigabyte's been running with Intel's NUC design and selling its own mini PCs marketed as Brix, the newest of which takes aim squarely at gamers. Called Brix Gaming, Gigabyte's latest DIY mini...

AT&T CEO Promises Lower Costs If Merger With DirecTV Passes, But Not For Consumers

AT&T CEO Promises Lower Costs If Merger With DirecTV Passes, But Not For Consumers

AT&T and DirecTV are trying to convince lawmakers that a proposed $48.5 billion merger between the two companies--that’s forty-eight and a half billion dollars--and so far the best argument they have going in their favor is the promise of lower costs when comes to pricey negotiations for rights to video content. It what seems like...

Toyota To Take On Tesla With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car In 2015

Toyota To Take On Tesla With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car In 2015

While Tesla is making waves with its all-electric fleet of cars, Toyota is exploring a non-fossil fuel alternative vehicle as well. The company announced that it will release a hydrogen fuel cell sedan next year, coming to Japan by April and in the U.S. and Europe sometime next summer. Why hydrogen? “Hydrogen is a particularly promising...

Google To Make Good With Chromebook Pixel Owners Shorted On Verizon Data, $150 Credit

Google To Make Good With Chromebook Pixel Owners Shorted On Verizon Data, $150 Credit

It's very likely Google knew from the outset that its Chromebook Pixel with LTE would be a tough sell at $1,449 (price at launch in April 2013), even with its glorious 2560x1700 touchscreen display. To help take some of the sting out of the price tag, Google teamed with Verizon Wireless to offer two years of free data. It was only for 100MB...

Facebook And Oculus VR Acquire Xbox 360 Controller Designers, Carbon Design Group

Facebook And Oculus VR Acquire Xbox 360 Controller Designers, Carbon Design Group

Can you imagine what it's going to be like playing Candy Crush through an Oculus Rift headset? We only jest and certainly hope Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of the gang at Facebook and Oculus VR have some way cooler things in store than that (and we're not talking about the ticket blaster at Chuck E. Cheese). Giving us hope that they do, Oculus...

Microsoft General Counsel, Smith Warns Of ‘Bleak’ Future, Urges Congress To Help Stop Unlawful Government Data Collection

Microsoft General Counsel, Smith Warns Of ‘Bleak’ Future, Urges Congress To Help Stop Unlawful Government Data Collection

In a lot of ways, the public is resigned to the fact that almost nothing is truly "private." We're given identification numbers from birth, nearly everything about us is volunteered online, and even our mobile devices have GPS modules in them. In a lot of ways, those things are worth the hassle, and worth giving up some level of privacy. But...

Montana State Health Department Hacked, 1.3 Million People Potentially Exposed

Montana State Health Department Hacked, 1.3 Million People Potentially Exposed

Talk about an unpleasant conversation -- officials from Montana have begun alerting approximately 1.3 million people that their personal information may have been compromised by a data breach. At present, there's no evidence that any information was stolen, however it has been confirmed that hackers infiltrated a server used by the state health...

New Features, New Apps. Better Performance And More RAM Coming To Google Glass

New Features, New Apps. Better Performance And More RAM Coming To Google Glass

Google may be whiffing badly in terms of marketing for Google Glass, but at least there are plenty of solid updates coming out, both in terms of the actual hardware and available apps. Google noted in a Google+ post that it’s already improved battery life by 20% and increased voice search speed by 10% along with new frames, shades, and...

Rumor: Google To Load Android On Set-Top Boxes In Bid For Your Living Room (Again)

Rumor: Google To Load Android On Set-Top Boxes In Bid For Your Living Room (Again)

Google is undeterred; after brilliantly failing to wedge itself into our living rooms with Google TV (though it’s made modest inroads with the Chromecast dongle), the company is rumored to be mounting another effort by partnering with other companies to put out set-top boxes loaded with Android. According to CNET’s sources, at...

Microsoft Officially Unveils Their Secret Android Envy, Nokia X2 Announced

Microsoft Officially Unveils Their Secret Android Envy, Nokia X2 Announced

Microsoft has today unveiled the latest iteration of its Nokia X2 smartphone, a release that could be considered one of the company's most interesting to date. The reason for that is unique: It's the first smartphone Microsoft has released since its takeover of Nokia that's featured an Android base. This is kind of like one top car manufacturer...

CryTek Cancels Sequels, Allegedly Can't Make Payroll -- Are They On The Brink?

CryTek Cancels Sequels, Allegedly Can't Make Payroll -- Are They On The Brink?

Crytek -- developers of the CryEngine and the hit Crysis series -- is, by all accounts, in significant trouble. Reports of problems are mounting at multiple publications as employees speak out about missed paychecks, layoffs, and multiple staff departing in the wake of non-payment. Eurogamer is reporting that Crytek UK has laid off or lost...

Extra 10% Savings on Dell Latitude 15 Laptop, Optiplex 3020 Core i5 Desktop and More

Extra 10% Savings on Dell Latitude 15 Laptop, Optiplex 3020 Core i5 Desktop and More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the 15.6" Dell Latitude 15 3000-Series notebook, the Dell Optiplex 3020 Haswell-based mini-tower, the Samsung F90 720p HD camcorder and a whole lot more. Full details and links available below... 15.6" Dell...

Logitech Announces Nest Integration For Popular Harmony Remote Line

Logitech Announces Nest Integration For Popular Harmony Remote Line

Earlier this month, Logitech bolstered the featureset of its Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control remotes by adding support for SONOS' wireless speaker system. Today, it's become clear that the company didn't want to risk the Harmony brand leaving our head, as it's now added support for one of the hottest products out there: Nest Learning Thermostat....

Intel And Micron Empower New Xeon Phi Processor With Hybrid Memory Cube Technology

Intel And Micron Empower New Xeon Phi Processor With Hybrid Memory Cube Technology

Intel today made a splash at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany by revealing new details about its next-generation Xeon Phi processor technology. You may better recognize Xeon Phi by its codename, Knights Landing, which we covered in some detail earlier this year. No matter what you call it, this represents a significant...

Is Facebook Getting Its Mojo Back? Teens Returning To Poke, Stalk And Friend

Is Facebook Getting Its Mojo Back? Teens Returning To Poke, Stalk And Friend

Last fall, a couple of reports trickled out that didn't bode too well for Facebook's future. They claimed that teens were effectively leaving the social network en masse - it was simply no longer cool, a reality heightened by the fact that so many parents also use the service. Well, as it now appears, some conclusions might have been met too...

3D Printer Market Continues to Gain Traction, 46% of Sales Attributed to Regular Consumers

3D Printer Market Continues to Gain Traction, 46% of Sales Attributed to Regular Consumers

By now, it should come as a surprise to no one, but the 3D printer market is on fire. While a year or two ago, printer options were limited, today the selection is quite vast, with cheaper, more advanced models coming out all of the time. We've even seen a couple of Kickstarter projects which have promised units costing under $500 - pricing...

Xplore Technologies Uncages Bobcat, A Lightweight And Rugged Windows 8.1 Tablet

Xplore Technologies Uncages Bobcat, A Lightweight And Rugged Windows 8.1 Tablet

If you're planning to hike in the mountains or if your work takes you to locales that are off the beaten path, you may want to bring something a bit more durable than a standard tablet. That's where Xplore Technologies comes in -- the company just announced its Bobcat, a fully-rugged Windows 8.1 tablet with MIL-STD 801G certification and IP65...

Sprint Trumps T-Mobile’s 7-Day iPhone “Test Drive” With Monthlong Framily Plan Trial

Sprint Trumps T-Mobile’s 7-Day iPhone “Test Drive” With Monthlong Framily Plan Trial

The one-upmanship between mobile providers continues. Just days after T-Mobile announced its “T-Mobile Test Drive” program that lets you try out an iPhone 5s and the associated 4G LTE network free for seven days, Sprint announced a 30-day risk-free trial. You can try out Sprint’s service for a month for free, and the company...

Here's A Glimpse Of What The Next Version Of Android Might Look Like

Here's A Glimpse Of What The Next Version Of Android Might Look Like

Tomorrow kicks off the first day of Google I/O, and that means lots of product and service announcements throughout the week. One of those is likely to include the next major release of Android, though not before leaked screenshots made their way to the web. A couple of new icons in the screenshots has sparked a bit of speculation as to what...

McAfee Threats Report Warns Nearly 8 Out Of 10 Flappy Bird Clones Riddled With Malware

McAfee Threats Report Warns Nearly 8 Out Of 10 Flappy Bird Clones Riddled With Malware

Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen has promised to bring his popular game back to app stores in August complete with a multiplayer component next time around, but if that isn't incentive enough to wait for the real deal, perhaps the risk of malware infection will push you to patience. According to the latest Threats Report from McAfee Labs,...

Rumor: iPhone 6 Production Begins Next Month

Rumor: iPhone 6 Production Begins Next Month

Typically with every iPhone release, the rumors trickle in months ahead of time, and the release of the iPhone 6 has been no different. We’ve heard that the iPhone 6 will come in two sizes, 4.7- and 5.5 inches, we know that it will have some health-related features thanks to iOS 8, and we’ve seen leaked photos or the new handsets....

Nest Announces Developer Program To Jumpstart Internet Of Things Explosion

Nest Announces Developer Program To Jumpstart Internet Of Things Explosion

Who would have thought that the standard bearer of the Internet of Things (IoT) wave would be a company that makes smart, connected thermostats and alarms? Yet indeed, Nest announced the Nest Developer Program with numerous partners that should lead to a rapid proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations and related products. Call...

How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law

How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law

The transistor is one of the most profound innovations in all of human existence. First discovered in 1947, it has scaled like no advance in human history; we can pack billions of transistors into complicated processors smaller than your thumbnail. After decades of innovation, however, the transistor has faltered. Clock speeds stalled in 2005...

Bundled eGift Cards on Samsung LED HDTVs, Cheapest HP Core i7 Desktop and More

Bundled eGift Cards on Samsung LED HDTVs, Cheapest HP Core i7 Desktop and More

Welcome back to another installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a 46" Samsung UN46H5203 1080p Smart LED TV with a $200 Dell eGift card, a HP ENVY 700-215xt Core i7-based desktop system (with Windows 7), the 28" Dell P2815Q UltraHD monitor, and a whole lot more. Full details...

Over 300,000 Web Servers Still Vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug

Over 300,000 Web Servers Still Vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug

When the OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed broke cover in April, it felt like it was the only thing that mattered for an entire week. Like many news outlets, we reported on the bug from a number of different angles, and it was all for good reason: It's a severe bug, and one that the world needs to know about. Given all of the attention Heartbleed...

Here's What To Look For As 7-Inch Tablet Prices Come Tumbling Down

Here's What To Look For As 7-Inch Tablet Prices Come Tumbling Down

Remember when only cheap knock-off tablets ventured into the realm of affordability? That was forever ago, and thanks to the proliferation of 7-inch Android slates that have been flooding the market, you don't have to search very far or wide to find a slate that won't kick your wallet in the gut. Just how low have tablet prices fallen, and...

Samsung And Sprint Debut Galaxy S5 Sport, IP67 Water And Dust Resistant

Samsung And Sprint Debut Galaxy S5 Sport, IP67 Water And Dust Resistant

Samsung has made a smartphone designed for your active lifestyle, and you can only get it with Sprint. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport boasts IP67 water and dust resistance and is loaded with multiple health and fitness features from the likes of Under Armour and MapMyFitness. Featuring Sprint Spark technology, the Galaxy S5 Sport also offers...

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Review

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Review

Wearables in general--and smartwatches in particular--are among the hottest tech trends of today. Despite a great deal of hullabaloo over these devices, though, many aren’t quite finding them as compelling as you might think. As a result, there’s a sense that no one has yet figured out the secret sauce that makes a wearable / smartwatch...

Microsoft Slashing Cloud Storage Costs For OneDrive By 70%, Office 365 Backed By 1TB

Microsoft Slashing Cloud Storage Costs For OneDrive By 70%, Office 365 Backed By 1TB

The cloud storage market is hotly competitive, and amid the dustup between various providers, consumers are winning. The latest win for us is that Microsoft announced that it’s slashing the cost for its OneDrive cloud storage service by a whopping 70% and offering better freebies, too. Every OneDrive user gets 15GB of cloud storage for...

High Fashion Editions Of Google Glass Available To General Public For $1,800

High Fashion Editions Of Google Glass Available To General Public For $1,800

Google, listen: You already have a serious image problem as it pertains to Google Glass. Granted, it’s undeserved, but far too many people view Glass as either a silly, expensive gadget for the snobbiest of techies or a googah for those with too much money to throw around. (Or both.) People are getting physically accosted just because...

Apple, Google, And Samsung Aggressively Exploring Glucose Monitoring With Wearables

Apple, Google, And Samsung Aggressively Exploring Glucose Monitoring With Wearables

Biometric monitoring via wearables appears to be the Next Big Thing, as far as the biggest tech companies are concerned. Samsung is on its second generation of smartwatches (with a new generation already rumored), Google is expected to reveal much more about its Android Wear wearable platform next week, and Apple’s iWatch is allegedly...

NVIDIA Announces Major 64-Bit ARM HPC Server Platform Push With Tesla GPUs

NVIDIA Announces Major 64-Bit ARM HPC Server Platform Push With Tesla GPUs

Like any smart company, NVIDIA is always looking for new markets and segments to dig into, and the company is doing just that with a push into high-performance computing (HPC). NVIDIA announced that its Tesla GPUs are being used to bring ARM64-based servers to a new level of performance. There are several vendors using the Tesla GPU accelerators...

Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth DLC Brings Asia-Pac Urban Warfare

Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth DLC Brings Asia-Pac Urban Warfare

Electronic Arts is getting to release its fourth expansion pack for Battlefield 4. Called Dragon's Teeth, the upcoming DLC will thrust gamers into dense Asian Pacific cities for all-out urban warfare with four new maps, lots of potential for destruction, new weapons, and more. There's even a new Battle pickup -- the R.A.W.R., which is a heavily...

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Makes Cameo In AnTuTu With Strong Performance From Exynos 5433

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Makes Cameo In AnTuTu With Strong Performance From Exynos 5433

Phablet fans are in a good place right now -- there's the LG G3 with impressive specs, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4, and even Apple is rumored to be releasing a large size version of its iPhone. Having choices is always a good thing, especially when those choices put up impressive benchmarks scores like the Galaxy Note 4. Samsung's upcoming...

HTC ‘Volantis’ Could Be The New Google Nexus 9 Powered By NVIDIA Tegra K1

HTC ‘Volantis’ Could Be The New Google Nexus 9 Powered By NVIDIA Tegra K1

Google hasn't been bashful about tapping into various manufacturers to build Nexus-brand devices, and if you've been listening to the chatter coming out of the rumor mill, you may have heard that HTC's been working on a bigger size tablet to serve as the forthcoming "Nexus 9." Some recently leaked specs and photos would suggest that this is...

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Teardown: Slim Form Factor is Tough to Crack

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Teardown: Slim Form Factor is Tough to Crack

If there's a new gadget in the world, iFixit has probably purchase one and promptly torn it apart. Such is the case with Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 -- the first device that the company is directly marketing as an all-out laptop replacement. Early reviews of the tablet hybrid have been quite positive, but if you're wondering what exactly...

Abitcool Developing Chromecast-Like Open Source Firefox OS Streaming Stick

Abitcool Developing Chromecast-Like Open Source Firefox OS Streaming Stick

Low cost and convenient streaming solutions are become pretty plentiful these days. One of our favorites in this category is Google's Chromecast dongle, which we liked at the outset (see our review) and has continued to improve with feature updates ever since. Perhaps inspired by what Google has done, Mozilla is said to be working on a streaming...

Intel Developing RFID Tracking And ‘Kill Switch’ Technology For Laptops

Intel Developing RFID Tracking And ‘Kill Switch’ Technology For Laptops

Dirty rotten laptop thieves may want to consider another way to make a quick buck, as there are forces in play that will hopefully render this business model obsolete. Intel has teamed up with Impinj, Technology Solutions UK Ltd. (TSL), and Burnside Digital to create an RFID solution called Wireless Credential Exchange (WCE) to track lost...

Apple’s iWatch Reportedly Coming To Wrists This Fall

Apple’s iWatch Reportedly Coming To Wrists This Fall

You'd have a better chance navigating a newly constructed minefield a mile long with a blindfold on and emerging unscathed than you would of dodging all the iWatch rumors. The web is rampant with rumors and speculation as to when Apple will release its first smartwatch device, which is no different than a year ago when were discussing the...

FCC Managing Project To Get WiFi In Schools, Increase Broadband Access

FCC Managing Project To Get WiFi In Schools, Increase Broadband Access

Although the FCC is drawing the ire of many for its new stance on net neutrality, it’s important to remember that the agency is also doing good work to get Internet access to people who will certainly benefit from it. The FCC is “modernizing” its E-rate program to increase broadband Internet access into schools and libraries...

See The World's First Microchip, Asking Price $1 Million

See The World's First Microchip, Asking Price $1 Million

There’s a little mess of wires and solder that started it all--the world’s first microchip for which its creator, Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments, eventually won the Nobel Prize in physics. And although at auction, the thing stirred up bids as high as $850,000, it failed to reach the reserve bid nor hit the $1 million to $2 million...

Facebook Streamlines Android App For Emerging Markets

Facebook Streamlines Android App For Emerging Markets

Facebook has a billion users, but its sights are set squarely on the next billion--or several billion--in developing nations. Sure, some of that drive represents a desire for profits, but Mark Zuckerberg also appears to genuinely believe that Internet access is a human right. In any case, he wants everyone to have Internet access, and he wants...

Sony's PlayStation Now Charges Beta Testers Outrageous Prices For Game Rentals

Sony's PlayStation Now Charges Beta Testers Outrageous Prices For Game Rentals

When Sony bought the Gaikai streaming service and announced it was building custom PlayStation 3 boards to drop into servers for its PlayStation Now game service, a lot of folks got excited by the potential. This type of service delivery could mark the future of gaming, make backwards compatibility a non-issue, and in the long run, completely...

Google ‘Android Wear’ To Be Front And Center At IO, Samsung To Unveil

Google ‘Android Wear’ To Be Front And Center At IO, Samsung To Unveil

Google's annual I/O developer conference takes place in San Francisco next week, and while there's sure to be a surprise or two to come out of it, it should come as no surprise that wearables is going to have a major focus. The wearables market is on fire at the moment, which is impressive given the fact that it was virtually non-existent...

Russia Industry And Trade Ministry To Replace Untrusted Intel And AMD Processors With Their Own ARM Designs

Russia Industry And Trade Ministry To Replace Untrusted Intel And AMD Processors With Their Own ARM Designs

Sometimes, it's just better to build something yourself - even microprocessors. That's something that Russia proved this week as it was announced that the government would be funding a project to build a custom CPU, codenamed Baikal. The deal is worth "dozens of millions" of dollars, and supercomputer designer T-Platforms will be the firm...

The Moto G, Now With 4G LTE For $219

The Moto G, Now With 4G LTE For $219

Motorola’s surprisingly inexpensive-yet-quality handset, the Moto G, just got an upgrade. Whereas previously there was only a 3G option, the handset is now available with 4G LTE capabilities. You can configure yourself a Moto G in black or white with 8GB of storage, and the 4G LTE-equipped device will have a microSD card slot capable...

RIAA Peppers Google With Its 50 Millionth Pirate Link Takedown Request

RIAA Peppers Google With Its 50 Millionth Pirate Link Takedown Request

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to wiping the web of links that participate in or encourage piracy. Just the opposite, the RIAA is ramping up its efforts and has now surpassed 50 million pirate link takedown requests issued to Google, up from 25 million less than a year...

Gigabyte Offers Peak Into “Black Edition” Motherboard Facility

Gigabyte Offers Peak Into “Black Edition” Motherboard Facility

We’ve had a few looks at Gigabyte’s Black Edition motherboards (including in our first Z97 roundup), and Gigabyte has posted a video showing off the manufacturing and testing facility in Taiwan where the boards are built. Gigabyte’s Colin Brix hosts the video and notes that the company puts the Black Edition boards through...

Birds Of A Feather: Google’s Nest Welcomes Dropcam Video-Monitoring To The Flock

Birds Of A Feather: Google’s Nest Welcomes Dropcam Video-Monitoring To The Flock

Following Google’s initial foray into the connected home front with the acquisition of Nest is an acquisition of Dropcam, a startup that makes a cloud-based WiFi video monitoring service. Rumors had emerged a few weeks ago that this was happening, but now the deal is going through for $555 million. According to the Wall Street Journal,...

EA Offers Free Titanfall Trial -- No Constraints, No Feature Reductions

EA Offers Free Titanfall Trial -- No Constraints, No Feature Reductions

If you're bored this weekend with a fast Internet connection and some time to kill, EA is offering a free download of Titanfall to everyone, no questions asked, for the next two days. The game is the full version -- you won't have any feature restrictions or locked-off areas. While it's being billed as a weekend offer, that's not the case...

Weekend Deals on HP, Lenovo, Toshiba and Alienware Gaming Laptops

Weekend Deals on HP, Lenovo, Toshiba and Alienware Gaming Laptops

It’s time to close out another busy week, but not before serving up the latest batch of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all this fine Friday, we have an array of gaming laptops deals, featuring machines, from HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, and Alienware. We’ve also got deals on a number of accessories...

Nintendo Loses Wii U Controller Patent Infringement Case Against Philips In UK

Nintendo Loses Wii U Controller Patent Infringement Case Against Philips In UK

Last month, news emerged that Philips was suing Nintendo over alleged patent infringements in the U.S., and the proverbial chickens are already coming home to roost in other countries. According to Reuters, Philips said it has won a patent suit in the UK (although no details about amounts for compensation have been shared). The patents concern...

AMD Sets Goal Of 25X Efficiency Gain For APUs By 2020

AMD Sets Goal Of 25X Efficiency Gain For APUs By 2020

According to AMD, there are 3 billion personal computers worldwide and some 30 million servers, and they consume approximately 1% and 1.5% of all energy consumed annually. The cost for all that juice is between $14-$18 billion, and the company believes it can do better--25 times better, actually. AMD is planning to increase the efficiency...

Zotac Zbox OI520 Plus "Sphere" SFF PC Review

Zotac Zbox OI520 Plus "Sphere" SFF PC Review

The small form factor market has seen a ton of innovation as of late, and while it’s quite nice to have so many tiny PC options that offer generally impressive performance in a package that you can stick just about anywhere (often with price tags that make these machines affordable enough as your second PC), system builders need to work...

US House Votes To Cut Funding For NSA Spying On American Citizens

US House Votes To Cut Funding For NSA Spying On American Citizens

Even when the government conducts secret activities, those ventures have to be funded, and a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives last night took a swipe at the NSA’s domestic spying practices by cutting some of its funding. According to Ars Technica, Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Thomas Massie...

Woopsie! US Marshals Accidentally Leak List Of Silk Road Bitcoin Bidders

Woopsie! US Marshals Accidentally Leak List Of Silk Road Bitcoin Bidders

We all make mistakes, but as it turns out, some of them are more significant than others. As the Silk Road and Bitcoin saga continues, it appears that a list of bidders who were hoping to place bids for the ~$18 million in seized assets from Silk Road's closure have been made public. For a bit of background, around 30,000 Bitcoins were confiscated...

Microsoft Caught Trying To Pay Off Bloggers For Positive Reviews Of Internet Explorer

Microsoft Caught Trying To Pay Off Bloggers For Positive Reviews Of Internet Explorer

There's a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things, and while sometimes there exists a gray area, offering to pay bloggers for positives reviews of a product or service falls on the wrong side, plain and simple. That said, Microsoft needs to be a little more careful in which marketing firms it hires, because one of them made the...

Outspoken T-Mobile Chief Uses "Rated R Vocabulary" To Discuss Amazon Fire Phone And AT&T Exclusivity

Outspoken T-Mobile Chief Uses "Rated R Vocabulary" To Discuss Amazon Fire Phone And AT&T Exclusivity

T-Mobile considers itself the "Un-carrier" in the wireless industry, part of which entails shooting it straight. That's something T-Mobile chief John Legere has no problem doing, and though sometimes his words could benefit from a filter, he gets his point across. With that in mind, you can bet he had some things to say about Amazon's newly...

 Is Nokia's X2 Android Smartphone Imminent?

Is Nokia's X2 Android Smartphone Imminent?

Microsoft has something up its sleeve that it's planning to unveil next week, and if the speculation turns out to be true, that "something" is the Nokia X2 smartphone. We'll find out for sure as the calendar flips over to Tuesday, June 24, right at the stroke of midnight PST (or in the wee hours of the morning for those on Eastern time). There's...

Steam Summer Sale Has Begun, Massive Savings Await

Steam Summer Sale Has Begun, Massive Savings Await

Ah, the delightful double-edged sword known as Steam's Summer Sale is upon us, and it will cut through virtual wallets with big-time savings from now until it ends on June 30. You should know the drill by now -- you stock up on games you'll probably never find time to play, but you purchase them anyway because some of the deals are too good...

Apple iWatch Reportedly Headed To Mass Production In July, Retail Availability In October

Apple iWatch Reportedly Headed To Mass Production In July, Retail Availability In October

We reported earlier this month on a rumor that Apple's iWatch would be hitting the shelves this October, and today, we get further confirmation of that. According to Reuters, Taiwan-based Quanta Computer will begin the manufacturing process next month, which should supply the market with an ample amount of product in advance of the fall. Up...

EVGA Intros Fully Modular SuperNOVA 1200 P2 PSU with 10 Year Warranty

EVGA Intros Fully Modular SuperNOVA 1200 P2 PSU with 10 Year Warranty

EVGA has long been offering some of the most impressive-looking power supplies on the planet, both in terms of performance and features. With its just-announced SuperNOVA 1200 P2, the company looks to continue that legacy. As you may have been able to glean from its name, EVGA's latest PSU is a 1200W unit. Promising up to 92% efficiency at...

Best Deals on Chromebooks, 1TB SSD, Lenovo Accessories and More

Best Deals on Chromebooks, 1TB SSD, Lenovo Accessories and More

Welcome back, everyone. It’s time for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the 11.6" Acer C710 and 13.3" Toshiba CB35-A3120 Google Chromebooks (among others), a 1TB Samsung 840 EVO SATA SSD for under 400 bucks, a Thermaltake eSports KNUCKER Plunger Gaming...

Elon Musk And SolarCity To Collaborate On Massive Solar Farm In New York

Elon Musk And SolarCity To Collaborate On Massive Solar Farm In New York

One has to wonder if Elon Musk if even human. When he's not busy working on electric supercars, he's launching satellites into space. And when he's not doing that, he's working to plant a massive solar field in New York. The latest news involving one of today's greatest innovators has arrived this week, with SolarCity announcing an agreement...

iPhone Kill Switch Leading To Decline In Theft, Microsoft And Google To Follow Suit

iPhone Kill Switch Leading To Decline In Theft, Microsoft And Google To Follow Suit

Apple introduced a kill switch to its iPhones last autumn, and it appears that the new security measure is actually curtailing theft. Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, and George Gascón, San Francisco’s DA, both believe that kill switch technology has led to fewer robberies involving iPhones. “The introduction...

Harley-Davidson 'Project LiveWire' Marks The First Electric Hog

Harley-Davidson 'Project LiveWire' Marks The First Electric Hog

Holy smokes, Harley-Davidson is going green! No, we're not talking about a Lime Green motorcycle or anything to do with paint jobs, but a brand new hog that runs on electricity instead of gasoline! To kick off the initiative, which HD is calling "Project LiveWire," the iconic motorcycle maker is taking 22 electric bikes on a tour across the...

LEGO Fusion Kits Lets Kids Of All Ages Bring Physical Creations Into Digital Games

LEGO Fusion Kits Lets Kids Of All Ages Bring Physical Creations Into Digital Games

Kids have never had it so good. As if having myriad digital entertainment options in addition to marvelous physical toys such as LEGOs weren’t enough, now they get both. LEGO is coming out with Fusion kits, which consist of 200 pieces and let you build facades on a special “Fusion Capture Plate”. The facades are 16x16 bricks,...

T-Mobile To Offer Free One Week iPhone 5S Test Drives

T-Mobile To Offer Free One Week iPhone 5S Test Drives

T-Mobile is determined to live up to its self-given designation as the "Un-carrier." The latest attempt to separate itself from the competition is to allow users to take an Apple iPhone 5S handset out for a seven-day spin at no cost and with unlimited nationwide service. It's called "T-Mobile Test Drive," and it's intended to help consumers...

Facebook Facepalms After Going Down Worldwide For 30 Minutes

Facebook Facepalms After Going Down Worldwide For 30 Minutes

Facebook doesn’t go down all that often, but when it does it’s big news. The social network reportedly experienced an outage at approximately 1 a.m. PST that affected users all over the world. Users in countries including Australia, New Zealand, England, South Korea, India, were unable to access Facebook, instead seeing an error...

Watch Dogs Patch For All Platforms Expected Next Week To Cure Many Ills

Watch Dogs Patch For All Platforms Expected Next Week To Cure Many Ills

Publisher Ubisoft is promising to release a major patch in the next few days that will fix a plethora of issues in Watch Dogs, arguably one of the most anticipated games of the year that unfortunately debuted with several bugs and performance issues. The fixes apply to all platforms, and in fact a patch for the PlayStation 4 version is already...

Hardware Boost: Intel To Offer Custom Xeons With Embedded FPGAs For The Data Center And Enterprise

Hardware Boost: Intel To Offer Custom Xeons With Embedded FPGAs For The Data Center And Enterprise

For years, we've heard rumors that Intel was building custom chips for Google or Facebook, but these deals have always been assumed to work with standard hardware. Intel might offer a different product SKU with non-standard core counts, or a specific TDP target, or a particular amount of cache -- but at the end of the day, these were standard...

Amazon's Innovative Fire Smartphone With Dynamic Perspective and Mayday Could Disrupt The Market

Amazon's Innovative Fire Smartphone With Dynamic Perspective and Mayday Could Disrupt The Market

Amazon's long-awaited smartphone is finally here, and sticking to tradition, the company's named it "Fire". Many of the rumors surrounding the device over the past month have proven true, such as the four cameras at the front, and its AT&T exclusivity. Admittedly, the hardware strikes me as the least-interesting part of Fire, so let's...

Price Drops on Dell S2340T Multi-touch Monitor, Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop and More

Price Drops on Dell S2340T Multi-touch Monitor, Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop 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 23" Dell S2340T 1080p Multi-Touch monitor, the Alienware 17 Core i7-based gaming laptop, a 42" LG 42LN5300 1080p LED HDTV with bundled Blu-Ray player and whole lot more. Full details with pricing and links...

Ubisoft Says Far Cry 4 On Xbox One And PS4 Will Rival Ultra High Quality On PCs, Yeah Right

Ubisoft Says Far Cry 4 On Xbox One And PS4 Will Rival Ultra High Quality On PCs, Yeah Right

Ubisoft doesn't have the greatest of reputations among PC gamers at the moment, and it's becoming increasingly clear that the company's totally indifferent to it. When Watch_Dogs released, the company was widely criticized for reducing the graphics detail in the PC build, based on the fact that the game looked better at E3 two-years-ago. It's...

Intel SSD DC P3700 NVMe PCIe Review

Intel SSD DC P3700 NVMe PCIe Review

We have already looked at a number of PCI Express based drives, with wide ranging price points and performance levels. Some of the drives use proprietary technologies, while others are simply SATA RAID configurations, bridged to PCI Express. Intel, however, recently released a whole new family of PCI Express solid state drives, the SSD DC...

Sharp Announces ‘Free-Form’ Display Technology Based On IGZO Shaped To Application Needs

Sharp Announces ‘Free-Form’ Display Technology Based On IGZO Shaped To Application Needs

All the talk in the display sector seems to revolve around 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) these days, but that's not the only thing going on in the industry. If you focus your attention over at Sharp, you'll see the company is pretty excited about its new "Free-Form Display," a new type of technology that allows for the creation of varied...

What Corners Were Cut With Apple’s New $1,099 iMac?

What Corners Were Cut With Apple’s New $1,099 iMac?

Previously, Apple’s least expensive Intel Haswell-based iMac was the 21.5-inch version with a quad-core Intel Core i5 (2.7GHz) that started at $1,299, but the Cupertino company has bumped the bottom line down a bit with a new model that costs $1,099. Apple tends not to skimp on specs with its pricey machines, but the company surely had...

Yahoo! Workforce Diversity Called Into Question As Company Reveals Demographics

Yahoo! Workforce Diversity Called Into Question As Company Reveals Demographics

It's not too often that you see technology firms reveal data on diversity in the workplace -- or lack thereof -- so kudos to Yahoo for stepping to the plate with a bunch of figures. In a blog post this week, Yahoo disclosed details about gender, ethnicity, and how they break down across technical and non-technical positions, as well as leadership...

Curiously Affordable OnePlus One Smartphone Gets A Teardown

Curiously Affordable OnePlus One Smartphone Gets A Teardown

The OnePlus One is a snappy-looking, well-spec’d, heavily-teased smartphone whose defining characteristic is a surprisingly low price tag of just $350. This, when most high-end smartphones can cost twice that. The folks at iFixit tore down the device to see what’s inside and how repairable it is (or isn’t). iFixit gave the...

YouTube Planning Launch Of Paid Music Streaming Service, Major Labels Already On Board

YouTube Planning Launch Of Paid Music Streaming Service, Major Labels Already On Board

Google's billion dollar purchase of YouTube was certainly a wise buy, but it's been some time now since the service has innovated in a huge way -- particularly on the financial front. Now, according to reports, YouTube is planning to launch a paid streaming music service. Though it may be tough to believe, YouTube is actually a primary source...

Samsung Offers New Galaxy S5 With 2560X1440 QHD Display In South Korea Only For Now

Samsung Offers New Galaxy S5 With 2560X1440 QHD Display In South Korea Only For Now

You could make a strong argument that Samsung's Galaxy S5 is the top handset on the market right now -- we certainly thought highly of it in our review. That said, we were surprised to learn that Samsung just launched an upgraded version of its flagship smartphone that boasts a higher resolution display and faster processor. The Galaxy S5...

MakerBot Hopes To Disrupt Market With Large Z18 3D Printer

MakerBot Hopes To Disrupt Market With Large Z18 3D Printer

MakerBot announced a new line of 3D printers at CES that run the gamut from smallish and more affordable to large (and less affordable, for the average Joe). The latter is now shipping, and MakerBot believes that it’s more than just a big 3D printer. “This is a massive scale for a 3D printer and comparable to 3D printers that cost...

Facebook Flings Out Slingshot Photo And Video-Sharing App To Rival Snapchat For iOS And Android

Facebook Flings Out Slingshot Photo And Video-Sharing App To Rival Snapchat For iOS And Android

Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of the gang at Facebook finally launched a photo and video sharing app to compete with Snapchat. Called "Slingshot," Facebook's version is more than just a clone, though it may appear as such at first glance. After all, it allows you to take a photo or video, scribble some artistic flair on top of it, add a caption,...

Proposed Senate Bill Would Block Internet Fast Lanes, Mandate Net Neutrality

Proposed Senate Bill Would Block Internet Fast Lanes, Mandate Net Neutrality

Ever since Tom Wheeler unveiled a plan last month that would allow Internet Service Providers to charge for paid content prioritization, accusations have flown thick and fast that the proposed rules would effectively kill net neutrality. On the side of "Scrap Wheeler's net neutrality plan" you have more than 100 corporations including Google,...

Best Deals on Lenovo Core i7 Laptop, Dell Dual Monitor Bundle and More

Best Deals on Lenovo Core i7 Laptop, Dell Dual Monitor Bundle 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 IdeaPad Z510 15.6" laptop, the HP Z6500 Wireless Trackpad, two (2) Dell Professional P2414H 24" 1080p IPS Anti-glare Monitors with a dual monitor stand, and a whole lot more. Full details with links...

Unicode Consortium Announces Latest Batch Of Emojis, Including Flipping The Bird And Live Long And Prosper

Unicode Consortium Announces Latest Batch Of Emojis, Including Flipping The Bird And Live Long And Prosper

The latest version of the Unicode standard has been released this week, and for those out there who love emoji characters, there's some 250 reasons to be excited about it. The Unicode standard is what helps make it possible to see the same characters across multiple platforms, whether it be a language character, or something like an emoji....

Are These Images Of Apple's iPhone 6? They Could Very Well Be

Are These Images Of Apple's iPhone 6? They Could Very Well Be

Over the weekend, we reported on some leaked photos of Apple's upcoming iPhone 6, and for the most part, the device looked real. Well, as it happens, even more pictures have leaked since then, and now it seems definitive that we're looking at the next iPhone 6 - sans an Apple logo at the back, something common of prototypes. I have never been...

Cable Set Top Boxes Are The Silent Power Hog In Many Homes

Cable Set Top Boxes Are The Silent Power Hog In Many Homes

Try to imagine the amount of power four giant-sized nuclear reactors would put out if running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Quite a bit, right? Well, it just so happens that set-top boxes for cable and satellite TV put out the same amount. Not yours alone, mind you -- but collectively, the 224 million cable and satellite set-top boxes around...

Google Pushes Glass In The Workplace With "Glass At Work" Partners

Google Pushes Glass In The Workplace With "Glass At Work" Partners

Google has needed to change its tactics with respect to getting Google Glass into people’s hands. There’s a curious societal backlash against Google Glass that is causing the search giant’s pet project to flounder with the general public, and so the company is working to bring Glass into the workplace. Google announced its...

Tesla Clears Major Hurdle To Allow Sales In New Jersey

Tesla Clears Major Hurdle To Allow Sales In New Jersey

Tesla has faced sales bans of its electric cars in multiple states, but there’s reason for optimism for the company in New Jersey. The state is considering a bill that would allow Tesla to sell its vehicles directly to consumers in the state, and it has just passed the state Assembly. It still must pass the state Senate, which is a significant...

Microsoft Announces New Developer Channel, Enhanced Dev Tools

Microsoft Announces New Developer Channel, Enhanced Dev Tools

Microsoft wants to be more open with the web developer community, and thus the company has a new developer channel for Internet Explorer. It’s a fully-functioning browser designed to give an early sneak peek at new IE features, and it’s currently available for download for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1. UI enhancements Users...

Samsung Considers Acquisition Of Nuance, The Voice Behind Apple’s Siri

Samsung Considers Acquisition Of Nuance, The Voice Behind Apple’s Siri

Nuance Communications is a company you may or may not be familiar with, but you're almost certainly familiar with its products. Whether you know it or not, the company's voice recognition processing powers Apple's Siri, and according to a new report, that technology could be up for sale. So it goes when you don't actually own the things that...

Graphics Card Business Turning South As Demand From Bitcoin Miners Cools Off

Graphics Card Business Turning South As Demand From Bitcoin Miners Cools Off

Turn out the lights, the party's over. Graphics card vendors enjoyed a boost in sales thanks in large part to the Bitcoin mining craze (along with other forms of virtual currency, like Litecoin) that everyone seemed to get caught up in, but the thing about these cryptocurriences is that they're exceedingly difficult to mine and profit from...

AT&T Reportedly Inks Deal To Exclusively Carry Forthcoming Amazon Smartphone

AT&T Reportedly Inks Deal To Exclusively Carry Forthcoming Amazon Smartphone

Word around the web is that AT&T is going to be the exclusive carrier of Amazon's rumored smartphone, which the online retailer is expected is finally introduce this week (perhaps as early as tomorrow). News of AT&T's reported agreement brings up a sense of déjà vu --the wireless carrier also held an exclusive grip on...

iHeartRadio Storms To 50 Million Users In 3 Years, Launches Version 5.0

iHeartRadio Storms To 50 Million Users In 3 Years, Launches Version 5.0

Clear Channel has reason to celebrate today. It's iHeartRadio streaming radio service just surpassed 50 million registered users, a feat that took just three years to accomplish. To put that into perspective, iHeartRadio's rise to 50 million users came faster than it did for rival Pandora, as well as couple of social networking services you...

Limited Time Price Drops on Lenovo Multimedia Remote, Dell UZ2715H Monitor and More

Limited Time Price Drops on Lenovo Multimedia Remote, Dell UZ2715H Monitor and More

Welcome back to latest installments of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. To kick off this week, we’ve got deals on the Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote N5902, the 27" Dell UltraSharp UZ2715H 1080p Anti-glare IPS Monitor, a MOTA 12,000mAh Backup Portable Power Bank, and a whole lot more. Full details and links available...

MSI GT60 Dominator Pro Gaming Laptop Review

MSI GT60 Dominator Pro Gaming Laptop Review

MSI's Dominator Pro GT60 packs two significant firsts. It's the first high-end gaming laptop we've reviewed with a HiDPI display (the GT60's 2880x1660 panel is the equal of the vaunted MacBook Pro's Retina display), and it's the first system we've looked at to sport NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 880M. MSI has also packed this system with a plethora...

Will Amazon’s Coming Smartphone Disrupt The Major Players?

Will Amazon’s Coming Smartphone Disrupt The Major Players?

It's widely believed that Amazon will take advantage of an event on Wednesday to launch its first-ever smartphone, and now, and even after the launch, there will be much speculation about what the company will be able to pull off. One thing's for sure: Things are about to get interesting. The smartphone realm is one rife of fierce competition,...

No Cloud Necessary: iStick USB Flash Drive With Integrated Lightning Connector Lets Users Transfer Files To iDevices

No Cloud Necessary: iStick USB Flash Drive With Integrated Lightning Connector Lets Users Transfer Files To iDevices

Apple has worked hard to deliver synchronized data across all of your iDevices with iCloud, but for those who aren’t so keen on trusting the cloud with their data, there’s a device coming called the iStick that allows you to transfer files locally. Yes, it’s a USB flash drive (nothing interesting there)--however, it also...

Roku CEO: “DVRs Are Just A Stepping Stone Technology”

Roku CEO: “DVRs Are Just A Stepping Stone Technology”

It’s hard to imagine what else the CEO of a company that makes streaming media boxes would say, but Roku CEO Anthony Wood boldly claimed that it’s just a matter of time before DVRs become a thing of the past. “To me, it's pretty clear that all TV is going to be streamed. It's either going to be streamed to a smart TV, a gaming...

GoPro Integration with BMW and Mini Vehicles Provides Proof of Your Driving Skills

GoPro Integration with BMW and Mini Vehicles Provides Proof of Your Driving Skills

With a GoPro IPO on the horizon, it's safe to say that what started as something that extreme sports fanatics took advantage of is about to becoming a mainstream hit. In a lot of ways, the tiny action camera already is. Now, the BMW Group's Technology Office has partnered with GoPro to build the first-ever in-car integration between GoPro...

Monster Solid State Move, SanDisk To Acquire Fusion-io For $1.1 Billion

Monster Solid State Move, SanDisk To Acquire Fusion-io For $1.1 Billion

Two well known players in the flash storage business are about to become one. In somewhat of a surprise move, SanDisk inked an agreement to acquire Fuision-io in a deal that's worth about $1.1 billion. It's an all-cash offer of $11.25 per share, which is about 21 percent higher than Fusion-io's closing price on June 13. This is a big acquisition...

Google Fiber One Step Closer To Portland, Oregon

Google Fiber One Step Closer To Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon is one of the nearly three dozen additional lucky locales slated for a Google Fiber rollout, and the city is now one step closer to being wired for the search giant’s gigabit Internet service. Portland’s commission has approved a franchise agreement with Google, which was a big hurdle to overcome before the service...

DinnerTime Parental Control App Let’s Parents Prioritize Family Time Over Screen Time

DinnerTime Parental Control App Let’s Parents Prioritize Family Time Over Screen Time

If you're the parent of a teenager, you've probably seen your son or daughter make all kinds of goofy faces at their smartphone. That's probably because they're using Snapchat or any number of photo, video, and messaging applications available. It's a new generation, and like it or not, mobile phones have become a big part of daily life. There...

HEXO+ Aerial Drone Follows You For Amazing Action Footage, Comes To Kickstarter

HEXO+ Aerial Drone Follows You For Amazing Action Footage, Comes To Kickstarter

Drones aren't just good for military use, they're proving to be fun tools for the public, as well. One day in the future, aerial drones might be a part of your everyday life by delivering Amazon packages (or pizza from Dominoes) to your door, recording your backyard shenanigans, and even accompanying you on extreme sports adventures where...

Poor Watch Dogs PC Performance?  Here's Why And How To Fix It

Poor Watch Dogs PC Performance? Here's Why And How To Fix It

Over the past few weeks, I've spent a significant amount of time with Watch Dogs. The game is infamous for not running very well on PCs -- and after some legwork, I've figured out a hefty chunk of the reason why:  Ubisoft royally screwed up its suggested VRAM (graphics card frame buffer) settings. Watch Dogs sucks down far more memory...

Tesla Met With BMW This Week Following Bold Patent Open Sourcing

Tesla Met With BMW This Week Following Bold Patent Open Sourcing

Tesla and it’s fervent visionary founder, Elon Musk, made a bold move this week by open sourcing its patents in hopes of jumpstarting the electric car industry. It’s a calculated move that wagers that Tesla can make the best electric cars even while allowing other companies to use its innovative technology all while taking away...

MIT Researchers Develop Technology To Detect Pulse And Breathing Wirelessly

MIT Researchers Develop Technology To Detect Pulse And Breathing Wirelessly

Health monitoring is all the rage in the mobile market these days as evinced by giants such as Apple and Google announcing new technologies with HealthKit and Google Fit, respectively, and the growing pile of wearable devices coming to the fore. A new technology from a team at MIT could either take that trend to a whole new level--or obviate...

SteamBoy Handheld Gaming Device Lets You Take Your Steam Games Anywhere

SteamBoy Handheld Gaming Device Lets You Take Your Steam Games Anywhere

When it comes to gaming, the next step after launching a great console is launching a handheld variant of it. Although Steam Machines have not yet taken hold--and might not until next year--there’s already a handheld device that presumably runs SteamOS called SteamBoy. The announcement comes via teaser video only, but a company called...

AT&T Hacked, Customer Data Exposed In Effort To Unlock Used Cellphones

AT&T Hacked, Customer Data Exposed In Effort To Unlock Used Cellphones

Security breaches that expose sensitive customer data are becoming uncomfortably common these days. The newest firm to fess up to falling prey to a hacker attack is AT&T, which has begun sending letters out to customers letting them know about a breach that occurred between April 9 and April 21 of this year. According to a report in Dallas...

Lowe’s Gets Into VR With The ‘Holoroom’ Virtual Reality Area In Select Toronto Stores

Lowe’s Gets Into VR With The ‘Holoroom’ Virtual Reality Area In Select Toronto Stores

It's too bad the sitcom Home Improvement isn't still pumping out new episodes, as star Tim Allen would have been inspired by the announcement that Lowe's is building virtual reality "Holorooms" in select Toronto stores. Could you imagine the trouble the comedian could have gotten into playing around with VR? While that's not going to happen,...

Sprint Bringing High Speed Spark Broadband To 50,000 Students With White House's ConnectED Program

Sprint Bringing High Speed Spark Broadband To 50,000 Students With White House's ConnectED Program

The White House wants to see more people connected to the Internet, and to that effect President Obama put forth the ConnectED initiative to bring broadband to more teachers, students, and schools last year. Sprint is plugging into the effort by pledging to connect up to 50,000 kids by providing Internet access outside of the classroom. “Helping...

FCC Investigating Netflix-ISP Fight

FCC Investigating Netflix-ISP Fight

In case you hadn’t noticed, ISPs and Netflix aren’t exactly friendly right now. In addition to bowing to Comcast and paying extra fees (that surely stuck in Netflix’s craw), the video streaming provider passive-aggressively accused Verizon of delivering substandard network performance, and Verizon countered by blasting Netflix...

Latest Apple iPhone 6 Photo Leaks

Latest Apple iPhone 6 Photo Leaks

Apple is replacing its flagship iPhone 5 with the impending iPhone 6 in August (most likely), and although not all that much is known about the new handset, new pictures have leaked courtesy of blogger Sonny Dickson. Credit: Sonny Dickson The photo shows alleged iPhone 6’s in two sizes, which are presumably the rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch...

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Pokes Fun At Google Glass In Hilarious Fashion

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Pokes Fun At Google Glass In Hilarious Fashion

Where would the world be without some much needed satire to put things into perspective? Thankfully that's not a question we have to worry about, not when there are shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart that are willing to take on tough subjects -- you know, like the current discrimination against Google's Explorers. You can see where...

Microsoft's July Update For Xbox One Introduces New Achievements Mode, Easier App Switching

Microsoft's July Update For Xbox One Introduces New Achievements Mode, Easier App Switching

The Xbox One experience is about to get even better, especially if you're heavy into Achievements. Microsoft's Major Nelson revealed at E3 that his company is getting ready to roll out an update for its next generation console in July, though some folks will receive the update over the course of the next few days. What can you expect? For...

Federal Court Rulings Chip Away At NSA Secrecy

Federal Court Rulings Chip Away At NSA Secrecy

Ever since 9/11 and the passage of the Patriot Act, the federal government has pursued an aggressive set of data collection policies and surveillance practices. Edward Snowden's leaks last year may have raised public awareness of many of these events, but simply being aware of practices doesn't do a thing to stop them. Recent court decisions,...

Rare Low Prices on Toshiba Qosmio Gaming Laptop, Webroot, Windows 8 and More

Rare Low Prices on Toshiba Qosmio Gaming Laptop, Webroot, Windows 8 and More

It’s time to close out another week, but not before dishing out a fresh serving of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all this fine Friday, we have deals on the Toshiba Qosmio X70-ABT3G22 17.3" gaming laptop with discrete NVIDIA graphics, Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Upgrades, Dell Inspiron 3000 slim desktop...

Website Reveals What Your Facebook Posts Say About Your Personality

Website Reveals What Your Facebook Posts Say About Your Personality

Have you ever stopped to really think about you're throwing out there in the social stratosphere? On the surface, they may appear to be a bunch of silly posts and status updates about your weekend or where you went for lunch, but on a deeper level, perhaps posting to Facebook reveals more about yourself than you thought. That's the general...

AMD Announces Re-Org Into Two Main Business Units: Computing And Graphics, Enterprise And Embedded

AMD Announces Re-Org Into Two Main Business Units: Computing And Graphics, Enterprise And Embedded

Nothing really pauses for long in the technology industry, and when it comes to microprocessors, that pace of change is typically even more rapid. AMD's keeping things fresh by announcing a few key managerial changes this week, all wrapped up under its "multi-year strategic transformation." In essence, the company is working to better combine...

Could AT&T’s Acquisition Of DirecTV Limit Consumer Choice Even More?

Could AT&T’s Acquisition Of DirecTV Limit Consumer Choice Even More?

AT&T last month inked a deal with DirecTV to acquire the satellite TV service provider for around $48.5 million in a cash and stock deal. Now all that waits is regulatory approval, but one thing the suits in charge will have to figure out is what the real cost will be to consumers. One of the concerns is that deal like this could ultimately...

CloudFlare Protects The Public Against DDoS Attacks With Project Galileo

CloudFlare Protects The Public Against DDoS Attacks With Project Galileo

The Internet is as wide and wonderful as it is dark and dangerous. So many individuals and groups use it as a powerful platform for advocacy, raising awareness, disseminating “dangerous” (to tyrants) ideas, and more, but all too often those entities face threats from actors looking to censor them, knocking them offline using DDoS...

Elon Musk To Open Source Tesla Patents To Further EV Industry

Elon Musk To Open Source Tesla Patents To Further EV Industry

There are far too many headlines about Company X suing Company Y over alleged patent infringement, and Company Z spending an inordinate amount of money on patents in hopes of not being the next to be hit with a lawsuit. It's become a game of sorts, and unfortunately it stifles innovation and growth. Luckily, not everyone wants to play. Tesla...

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX User Support Serviced 75 Percent Via Mayday Button, In Under 10 Seconds

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX User Support Serviced 75 Percent Via Mayday Button, In Under 10 Seconds

Time will tell, but we might look back one day and talk about how Amazon reinvented tech support. How so? The company's Mayday button that connects Kindle Fire HDX owners to a live tech support agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. There were no shortage of concerns when Amazon first announced its Mayday feature, such as...

Google Heats Up Fitness War With Impending “Google Fit” Platform

Google Heats Up Fitness War With Impending “Google Fit” Platform

We probably don’t really need another health tracking platform or app at this point, but everyone is making them anyway. Most notably, Apple has its HealthKit (coming this fall with iOS 8) that should unlock all sorts of health- and fitness-tracking possibilities for developers, and Google is reportedly following suit. According to Forbes’...

Nintendo Makes Your Childhood Dreams Come True, Design Your Own Super Marios Bros. Levels With “Mario Maker”

Nintendo Makes Your Childhood Dreams Come True, Design Your Own Super Marios Bros. Levels With “Mario Maker”

Remember how the old NES game Excitebike was amazingly cool because you could make your own courses? It took Nintendo 29 years to follow suit, but now you can actually design your own levels of Super Mario Bros. with the company’s upcoming “Mario Maker” on the Wii U. Nintendo is showing off the--game?--at E3, and judging...

Hands-On: Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With 2560X1600 Super AMOLED Display

Hands-On: Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With 2560X1600 Super AMOLED Display

Samsung unveiled its latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, at an event in New York City, and the new device is thin, lightweight, and sports a killer Super AMOLED display. Samsung boasts that the Tab S’s 2560x1600 display has a 73% better color reproduction rate than conventional LCD displays and can match colors up to 94% of “nature’s...

Price Drops on Popular Alienware, Lenovo and Dell Laptops

Price Drops on Popular Alienware, Lenovo and Dell Laptops

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 Alienware 17 Core i7-based gaming laptop, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, a 240GB Kingston SSDNow V300 for under $100, and a Lenovo A7 7" 8GB Quad-core Android Tablet, among many other. Full details with links available...

Father's Day Gift Idea: Amazon Marks Down Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire HDX 7-Inch Bundle To $249

Father's Day Gift Idea: Amazon Marks Down Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire HDX 7-Inch Bundle To $249

Procrastination gets the better of us from time to time, and with Father's Day peeking around the corner -- this Sunday, June 15th, in case you forgot -- you may find yourself in a panic yelling, "Game over man, game over!" Don't sweat it, there's still time to be the hero son or daughter (or wife, or whatever) by taking advantage of Amazon's...

Devil's Canyon: Intel Core i7-4790K Overclocking and Review

Devil's Canyon: Intel Core i7-4790K Overclocking and Review

Intel has been slowly releasing information about its Devil’s Canyon processors for a few months now. If you’ve been on top of the processor scene, you probably know that Devil’s Canyon is the codename for a new revision of Intel’s 4th Gen Core processors, based on the Haswell microarchitecture, that features a high...

HP Unveils ‘The Machine’ Computer Architecture Based On Memristors And Silicon Photonics

HP Unveils ‘The Machine’ Computer Architecture Based On Memristors And Silicon Photonics

Once a revered giant in the tech world, HP has floundered in recent years. With a new CEO in Meg Whitman, though, the company has taken steps to reassert itself in various marketplaces, but no effort is as bold or as risky as its current endeavor: HP is trying to completely revolutionize computing from the ground up with something it’s...

Starbucks Begins Offering Wireless Powermat Charging Stations Nation-Wide

Starbucks Begins Offering Wireless Powermat Charging Stations Nation-Wide

Don't let your dying mobile device keep you from stopping into Starbucks and ordering that hazelnut macchiato you've been craving. Starbucks and Duracell Powermat have partnered up to roll out wireless phone chargers in Starbucks and Teavana locations across the U.S., so you can give your smartphone a jolt of juice while guzzling your daily...

Microsoft Underscores Service Agreement Not To Sell Ads Targeted At Your Private Data

Microsoft Underscores Service Agreement Not To Sell Ads Targeted At Your Private Data

Privacy has become an incredibly hot topic in the tech world as cloud computing and online services of many kinds proliferate rapidly while concerns of snooping by the U.S. government escalate. To engender some good faith from its throngs of customers, Microsoft has revamped its service agreements to enact more privacy, better transparency,...

Easy Score: LeBron James Cashes In $30 Million In Beats-Apple Deal

Easy Score: LeBron James Cashes In $30 Million In Beats-Apple Deal

LeBron James is on top of the world. As you're reading this, he's preparing to play Game 4 in the NBA Finals, the world's largest stage for basketball. He's paid well -- extremely well -- to go out there and put a ball through a hoop, but it's his endorsements and investments that bring in the serious money. For example, when Apple acquired...

Intel Loses Legal Battle Against $1.4 Billion EU Fine For Anti-Competitive Practices

Intel Loses Legal Battle Against $1.4 Billion EU Fine For Anti-Competitive Practices

The EU does not fool around when it comes to handing out fines, and it also apparently does not second-guess itself. The European Commission levied a hefty fine of 1.06 billion euro (or roughly $1.44 billion USD) at Intel for anti-competitive practices back in 2009, and after years of legal supplication, the decision has been upheld according...

Amazon Prime Music Stream Service Is Go, 1 Million Songs Strong

Amazon Prime Music Stream Service Is Go, 1 Million Songs Strong

If you're not grooving to the funk of your favorite songs on a daily basis, it's certainly not for a lack of options. Music is everywhere these days, including all-you-can-consume on-demand streaming services, which are ultra popular (and competitive) at the moment. On top of the all the existing options already available, Amazon just launched...

Sony Bringing its PlayStation TV Microconsole to the US this Fall

Sony Bringing its PlayStation TV Microconsole to the US this Fall

As someone who doesn't own any of the current-gen consoles, there hasn't been too much coming out of the ongoing E3 to truly grab me. A major exception, though, is Sony's PlayStation TV, a "microconsole" device that's set to compete with the likes of Amazon's Fire TV. Released in Japan this past winter as "PlayStation Vita TV", the device...

Great Deals on Fire TV + Kindle Fire HDX Bundle, Gaming Accessories and More

Great Deals on Fire TV + Kindle Fire HDX Bundle, Gaming Accessories and More

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you today, we have deals on a Kindle Fire HDX 16GB 7" tablet and Amazon Fire TV bundle, a CM Storm Inferno Twin Laser MMO Gaming Mouse, a Monoprice Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches and a whole bunch more. Full details and...

Google Acquires Skybox Imaging To Bolster Maps Technologies

Google Acquires Skybox Imaging To Bolster Maps Technologies

For mere mortals and smaller companies, $500 million is a lot of green. But for Google, a firm with a market capitalization exceeding $380 billion, investing $500 million acquiring Skybox Imaging is a logical move as it continues to grow, expand, and elevate the possibilities of its Maps technologies. It also works out well that Skybox is...

Microsoft's Next Windows Phone 'Lumia McLaren' To Feature 3D Touch Technology

Microsoft's Next Windows Phone 'Lumia McLaren' To Feature 3D Touch Technology

Since 2007, smartphones have largely looked the same. Form factors have grown slimmer, and displays are denser, but the overall motif really hasn't evolved much. So, what's truly "next" for smartphones? Perhaps it's intelligence. With Siri, Google Now, and Cortana taking the stage as personal assistants, Microsoft is hoping to take that notion...

Amazon To Roll Out Local Services Marketplace Sometime This Year

Amazon To Roll Out Local Services Marketplace Sometime This Year

Slowly but surely, Amazon is inserting itself into every part of our daily lives. The site is already a terrific place to buy products of every kind, and Amazon has also made forays into grocery home deliveries, delivery by robot helicopter, and local deals, but now a report indicates that Amazon is planning to roll out a local services marketplace,...

Former Vice President Al Gore Says Snowden Provided An ‘Important Service’, Not A Traitor

Former Vice President Al Gore Says Snowden Provided An ‘Important Service’, Not A Traitor

When it comes to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, opinions vary, with some people viewing him a traitor to the U.S. and others viewing him as a hero for shining a light on the shadowy practices of the government. Former vice president Al Gore is on record with his take on Snowden, and although he wouldn’t specifically say that he’s...

id Software Doom Trailer Marks An Unleashing At QuakeCon

id Software Doom Trailer Marks An Unleashing At QuakeCon

“Doom” is one of those titles that is both legendary and also has been a frustrating tease. Back in 2012 “Doom 3” was remastered (we guess) for the Xbox and PS3, and earlier this year you could get access to a new Doom beta if you preordered “Wolfenstein” (what?). But now, in conjunction with QuakeCon 2014,...

Nintendo Amiibo Turns Your Virtual Game Characters Into A Physical Toy

Nintendo Amiibo Turns Your Virtual Game Characters Into A Physical Toy

Ah, do you smell that? It's coming from Nintendo's direction and it's either the scent of brilliance or desperation, we're not quite sure yet. Faced with disappointing Wii U console sales and having to compete with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles, Nintendo has to try something different to remain relevant -- that something...

Alamo Drafthouse Chain Bans Google Glass In Movie Theaters, May Reverse Course Later

Alamo Drafthouse Chain Bans Google Glass In Movie Theaters, May Reverse Course Later

Add the Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters to the list of locations where you're not allowed to wear Google Glass. According to reports, Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League made it the company's official policy to ban the wearable device once the lights go down and the previews begin to ensure that no illegal recording is taking place. The...

Lookout Below, Futuremark's Sky Diver Test For 3DMark Hits The Ground

Lookout Below, Futuremark's Sky Diver Test For 3DMark Hits The Ground

Futuremark first revealed in May of this year that it was working on a new DirectX 11 test for its popular 3DMark benchmarking program that would focus on gaming laptops and mid-range systems. Now just a few short weeks later, Futuremark is announcing the immediate availability of Sky Diver, which is a free update for all 3DMark users. Sky...

Nexus 5 Receives Android 4.4.3 Update, More Nexus Support to Follow

Nexus 5 Receives Android 4.4.3 Update, More Nexus Support to Follow

It should come as no surprise given the large number of rumors lately, but Google's just hit the Nexus 5 with the latest version of Android, 4.4.3. If for some reason you're not receiving an OTA notifier yet, it should come soon. For those not patient enough to wait, there are some steps to perform a manual update, but given the slight complexity...

E3 2014: EA, AMD Announces Mantle Support For Multiple Upcoming Titles

E3 2014: EA, AMD Announces Mantle Support For Multiple Upcoming Titles

One of the ongoing questions around AMD's Mantle API is how much support it would garner in actual shipping titles. True, EA had committed to adding support to the Frostbite engine, but that's the kind of announcement that can be quietly swept under the rug or might be integrated into the engine but with a minimal number of titles actually...

Great Deals on Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop, LG Smart TV and Gaming Accessories

Great Deals on Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop, LG Smart TV and Gaming Accessories

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you today, we have some great prices on the Lenovo Y40 14” gaming notebook, the Dell Inspiron 15 with touch, an HP ENVY 700-230qe Haswell-based desktop system, and a whole lot more. Full details with links for all of the deals are available...

Form 1+ 3D Printer Aims For The High End And Promises Speedier Prints, To Boot

Form 1+ 3D Printer Aims For The High End And Promises Speedier Prints, To Boot

The 3D printing market is a growing yet nebulous one, populated by a many different types of printers of varying quality. There are lots of players already, but it’s still a wide open market as each manufacturer looks to find that special sauce that entices the most users. Formlabs is updating its offering, the Form1, a 3D printer that...

Apple To Randomize Device MAC Addresses In iOS8 For Better Network Security And Privacy

Apple To Randomize Device MAC Addresses In iOS8 For Better Network Security And Privacy

While no operating system is foolproof, iOS has been relatively exploit-free given the attention that's on it. And with the impending launch of iOS 8 this fall, Apple's ratcheting things up in a bid to add even more user privacy -- something that is becoming more of a foreign concept as advertisements grow and users become the product. With...

Verizon Sends Cease And Desist To Netflix Over Video Quality Error Message, Netflix Caves (Sort Of)

Verizon Sends Cease And Desist To Netflix Over Video Quality Error Message, Netflix Caves (Sort Of)

Netflix and Verizon are in a bit of a spat at present. The issue is that some Netflix users on Verizon networks started seeing an error message when experiencing a laggy connection that said “The Verizon network is crowded right now” followed by a note that said Netflix was “Adjusting video for smoother playback”. It...

Rockstar Games Confirms GTA V For PC, PS4, And Xbox One

Rockstar Games Confirms GTA V For PC, PS4, And Xbox One

Back in March we posted an article about GTA V and said that one of these days we’d post a piece stating that the title is finally available for the PC. Well, today is that day. Rockstar posted the news that Grand Theft Auto V is indeed coming to the PC, this fall. It’s also going to be available on Microsoft’s and Sony’s...

PlayStation 4 Gamers Get Destiny First Look Alpha Access Starting Thursday This Week

PlayStation 4 Gamers Get Destiny First Look Alpha Access Starting Thursday This Week

Score a victory for Sony, which managed to secure for PlayStation 4 gamers first access to Bungie's much anticipated shooter Destiny during the alpha phase beginning this Thursday, June 13 (the last day of E3), and lasting throughout the weekend. And if that wasn't a pleasant enough surprise for PS4 gamers -- at least for those who didn't...

Review: Kyocera Hydro Vibe, A Waterproof Smartphone For Folks That Care About Phone Performance

Review: Kyocera Hydro Vibe, A Waterproof Smartphone For Folks That Care About Phone Performance

Life is full of accidents and mishaps. Unfortunately, our favorite electronic devices often pay the price for our clumsiness. If you’ve ever jumped in the pool, forgetting your smartphone was in your pocket or accidentally dropped your phone in the toilet, you know all too well the feeling of frustration and disappointment that comes...

First Far Cry 4 Game Trailer Shows 5 Minutes Of Impressively Brutal Footage

First Far Cry 4 Game Trailer Shows 5 Minutes Of Impressively Brutal Footage

Among places to not feel safe, the foothills of the Himalayas, in a bus with a monkey, at a checkpoint manned by rifle-wielding militiamen, with a psycho in a helicopter coming in for a landing, would be close to the top of the list. Yet that is exactly where we find ourselves in the 5-minute trailer for Far Cry 4, a game that takes place...

Facebook Scoops PayPal President David Marcus For Message Products Division

Facebook Scoops PayPal President David Marcus For Message Products Division

With only so much top level talent available in the technology industry, it's not uncommon for high ranking employees to change firms. Such is the case for David Marcus, president of eBay's PayPal division, who is joining Facebook to spearhead the company's efforts in mobile messaging. His primary responsibility will be running Messenger,...

Xbox ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ Lands In Q4, Halo 5 Set For 2015 Release

Xbox ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ Lands In Q4, Halo 5 Set For 2015 Release

It's a bit of a bummer that Halo 5: Guardians isn't set to release until sometime next year, but on the bright side, some semi-new content is coming soon. In Microsoft's continuing effort to milk the popular franchise -- and rightfully so, we might add -- the Redmond outfit announced that it will be shipping Halo: The Master Chief Collection...

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Under Siege Sneaks Up On Xbox One, PS4, And PC Gamers In 2015

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Under Siege Sneaks Up On Xbox One, PS4, And PC Gamers In 2015

From what we've seen so far, Rainbow Six fans are in for a big time treat. At the E3 convention taking place this week, Ubisoft announced that it's working on Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, the latest and perhaps most ambitious installment yet in the popular franchise. Ubisoft Montreal is heading up the development and drawing inspiration...

EA Surprises With Battlefield Hardline Beta, PC Gamers Register Now For Access

EA Surprises With Battlefield Hardline Beta, PC Gamers Register Now For Access

We've known for several days that EA would unveil a new chapter in the Battlefield universe at E3 2014, but the company has done more than that -- it also launched a surprise beta test for the upcoming Battlefield Hardline. The new game will be an urban cops-and-robbers shootout that drops players into the boots of either side in a more limited...

Lowest Prices on HP Laptops, Chromebook, PS4, iTunes Gift Card and More

Lowest Prices on HP Laptops, Chromebook, PS4, iTunes Gift Card and More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all this Monday, we have deals on the HP ENVY TouchSmart 17t-j100 laptop, the HP Chromebook 11-1101, a Dell M115HD Mobile Projector, and even had a deal on the PS4! Links to these deals and a while lot more are available below... HP ENVY...

Minecraft Creator's Latest Game Pokes Fun at Early Access Titles, Requires Dogecoin to Purchase

Minecraft Creator's Latest Game Pokes Fun at Early Access Titles, Requires Dogecoin to Purchase

When I first caught wind of Markus "Notch" Persson's latest game, called Cliffhorse, the first thing I thought was, "Is this a joke?" As it turns out, it is a joke, and personally, I think it's a pretty good one. "Early Access" games are common, and it seems that everyone has an opinion on them. Personally, while I can appreciate their purpose,...

Amtrak Soliciting Bids To Build Trackside Wi-Fi Network With Broadband Speeds

Amtrak Soliciting Bids To Build Trackside Wi-Fi Network With Broadband Speeds

In this day and age of creature comforts and ubiquitous access to the Internet, the simple act of riding on a high-speed train is not enough to keep passengers content, nor is slow Wi-Fi while traveling the tracks across the country. Ah, but rest assured that Amtrak has a plan to improve its crummy Wi-Fi service, so if you'd rather scroll...

Doodle 4 Google Winner Audrey Zhang, A 5th Grader With Mad Drawing Skills

Doodle 4 Google Winner Audrey Zhang, A 5th Grader With Mad Drawing Skills

Kids are great. Their optimism, unique view of the world, and relentless energy are refreshing, and Google tapped into that with its Doodle 4 Google contest, which was won this year by an 11-year-old. “For our 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition, we asked kids, grades K-12, to draw an invention that would make the world a better place,”...

Confident Motorola Rolls Out ‘Try Then Buy’ Program For Moto X

Confident Motorola Rolls Out ‘Try Then Buy’ Program For Moto X

Apparently Motorola isn’t selling enough Moto X handsets, because the company is pulling out the stops to persuade you to try it--just try it, you’ll like it, is the overture. You can grab yourself a Moto X to take home for two weeks for just a penny. If you like it enough to keep it, Motorola will just charge your credit card...

Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control Remotes Add SONOS Speaker Support, Speech To Text Search

Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control Remotes Add SONOS Speaker Support, Speech To Text Search

Logitech has added more functionality to some of its remote control products, and with them the company is aiming for a smarter home. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Smart Control now have the ability to control SONOS wireless HIFi System speakers and Philips Hue lights, and they offer speech-to-text capabilities through...

Ford And Samsung Develop Lithium-Ion Battery For Cars

Ford And Samsung Develop Lithium-Ion Battery For Cars

At first glance, Ford Motor Company and Samsung SDI may seem like an odd couple, but together they're working on a hybrid battery technology that could eventually be mass produced on non-hybrid vehicles for better fuel savings. The collaborative technology is part of a 10-year research effort and involves a dual-battery system that combines...

Lytro Announces Pre-Order For Illum Light-Field Camera, Specs Show ‘40 Megaray’ Custom Sensor

Lytro Announces Pre-Order For Illum Light-Field Camera, Specs Show ‘40 Megaray’ Custom Sensor

Lytro is doing something that few other companies are these days: launching into a new hardware sector using the conventional means, instead of relying on Kickstarter to simply serve a specific niche. The original Lytro camera was a rectangular device that looked nothing like a camera, but the Illum is easy to mistake for a typical micro-four...

Back Against The Wall, Kim Dotcom Offers $5M Bounty For Whistleblowers

Back Against The Wall, Kim Dotcom Offers $5M Bounty For Whistleblowers

Kim Dotcom has a history of bad behavior that runs the gamut from computer fraud to insider trading and embezzlement. More recently, Dotcom ran Megaupload, a now defunct website that was once a popular portal for hosting files, especially copyrighted material, which is why the U.S. government shut it down in 2012. U.S. authorities are now...

Changing Of The Guard: Sony Trumps Nintendo In Console Sales For First In Nearly A Decade

Changing Of The Guard: Sony Trumps Nintendo In Console Sales For First In Nearly A Decade

Simply put, Sony is kicking tail in the console market these days, thanks in large part to strong demand for its PlayStation 4 console. Sales of the PS4 have not only consistently outpaced rival Microsoft's Xbox One, the other major console that launched in November of last year, but have also helped Sony skip past Nintendo for the first time...

Heavy Weapons Guy Singing "Let It Go" Is The Frozen / Team Fortress Mashup You Never Knew You Always Wanted

Heavy Weapons Guy Singing "Let It Go" Is The Frozen / Team Fortress Mashup You Never Knew You Always Wanted

The song "Let It Go," from Disney's smash hit Frozen describes Queen Elsa's decision to embrace her own magical powers and abilities rather than continuing to hide from her people -- and herself. It's a turning point for the character and hugely popular; Let it Go is the first Disney single to break the Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten since 1995....

Apple’s iOS 8 Killer Feature Could Be Credit Card Scanning

Apple’s iOS 8 Killer Feature Could Be Credit Card Scanning

Apple didn't reveal a new iPhone, iPad, or iPod during its recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), nor did the Cupertino company unveil any new systems or hardware of any kind. Instead, it was all about the software, first with a focus on OS X Yosemite and it's pretty new trash can, followed by iOS 8 for mobile devices. With iOS 8,...

Is The Google Nexus 6 Drawing Near?  Tweet Suggests Maybe

Is The Google Nexus 6 Drawing Near? Tweet Suggests Maybe

Oh Google, you're such a tease! We say that because Google's Android team posted a rather interesting picture to Twitter seemingly intended to promote the ingredients feature in Google Search, but the true intent might be to tease a new smartphone release. The device Google chose for the Twitter post is one that's never been seen before, leading...

A Shatterproof And Flexible Smartphone Screen? Yes Please

A Shatterproof And Flexible Smartphone Screen? Yes Please

You know how it goes when your phone slips from your hand onto the pavement. That display shatters, and you can either try and make the cracked screen work for a while or you can suck it up and drop some hard cash on a new handset. Either way, it’s a bummer. However, researchers at the University of Akron have developed technology that...

Google Eyeing $15 Million Acquisition Of Songza Music Streaming Service

Google Eyeing $15 Million Acquisition Of Songza Music Streaming Service

We’ve been getting used to billion-dollar-plus acquisitions lately, and thus a rumor that Google is in talks to buy streaming music service Songza for just $15 million doesn’t quite make ones eyes pop, but it’s still noteworthy that the search giant is working to enhance its product offerings. It would seem that the current...

Razer Offers Candid Apology For Blade Laptop Delay, Says "We Suck" At Anticipating And Meeting Demand

Razer Offers Candid Apology For Blade Laptop Delay, Says "We Suck" At Anticipating And Meeting Demand

The co-founder of Razer didn't mince any words when posting a humble apology to the company's Facebook page for failing to deliver Razer Blade laptops to gamers in a timely manner. Point blank, Min-Liang Tan said that Razer's "been doing a terrible job anticipating and meeting demand" for its products, including the Blade announced in March...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Watches As Factory Workers Build Mac Pros With Windows Workstations

Apple CEO Tim Cook Watches As Factory Workers Build Mac Pros With Windows Workstations

Apple CEO Tim Cook toured an Austin, TX facility that manufactures the new Mac Pro, and his crew predictably used the visit as a photo op, snapping an image of Cook peering over the shoulder of a worker soldering something and posting it on Twitter. “Watching the Mac Pro come together in Austin yesterday,thanks to a team loaded with...

PayPal Payments Arrive On PlayStation Network, What About Bitcoin?

PayPal Payments Arrive On PlayStation Network, What About Bitcoin?

Have you ever found yourself yelling at Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN), "Hey, just take my money!"? Neither have we, but in case you've been frustrated with the available payment options, you'll be happy to know that you can use PayPal to make purchases through PSN (by funding your Wallet). It's a thoughtful addition, especially if you're...

Virginia DMV Flips Rideshare Services Lyft And Uber The Bird

Virginia DMV Flips Rideshare Services Lyft And Uber The Bird

Rideshare services Lyft and Uber (“hipster taxis”, a friend calls them) are facing some backlash over their business model of peer-to-peer ridesharing, particularly in the state of Virginia. The Virginia DMV has made it clear that this ridesharing paradigm is against current law. There’s a provision in the law for ridesharing...

Apple Smartwatch Reportedly Coming In October With Curved OLED Display

Apple Smartwatch Reportedly Coming In October With Curved OLED Display

Apple’s long-rumored smartwatch, which may or may not be called the iWatch, may finally arrive in October, according to a new reports. An unidentified parts supplier and person familiar with the matter let slip that the company will build 3-5 million smartwatches per month for its initial run of the devices. That’s some bold predicting,...

AMD May Outsource Chipsets, Teases Customer Wins And Shorter Console Life Cycles

AMD May Outsource Chipsets, Teases Customer Wins And Shorter Console Life Cycles

Earlier this week, AMD's Chief Financial Officer, Devinder Kumar, gave a presentation at Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Global Technology Conference. He covered several aspects of AMD's several year turnaround, its focus on new product strategies, and the company's long-term goal to earn 50% of its revenue from the non-PC market by 2015....

Weekend Deals on Alienware X51 Mini Gaming PC, Amazon Fire TV and More

Weekend Deals on Alienware X51 Mini Gaming PC, Amazon Fire TV and More

It’s time to close out another week, but not before bringing you a health serving of HOT deals. To usher in the weekend, we have deals on the Alienware X51 small form factor gaming PC, the Amazon Fire TV, the Dell Inspiron 23 AIO PC, and a whole lot more. Full details with links to all of the deals are available below: Alienware X51...

Microsoft Makes Kinect Sensor For Windows v2 Available For Pre-Order

Microsoft Makes Kinect Sensor For Windows v2 Available For Pre-Order

We first got a glimpse of the second generation of Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Windows back in March, and now the device is available for preorder for $199 in the U.S. (It’s also available in a number of other countries.) “The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor gives developers more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive...

Canon Launches Irista Digital Image Cloud Storage Platform

Canon Launches Irista Digital Image Cloud Storage Platform

Organizing your collection of digital photos is often a chore, though it doesn't have to be. There are services intended to make photo management a lot easier, including a new one by Canon. It's called Irista and it's essentially a digital image storage center in the cloud to take the place of Dropbox, Google Drive, and other similar cloud-based...

Contract Free: Moto G And Republic Wireless Review

Contract Free: Moto G And Republic Wireless Review

When we last checked in with Republic Wireless, we found that the service itself was as advertised (inexpensive and very good), but the asterisk was the handset--the Motorola Defy XT, a decidedly midrange smartphone that was the only handset you could use with the service. Worse, the price tag was a mite steep at $249. Subsequently, however,...

Tokyo’s “Pepper” Is The First Emotional Humanoid Robot And Slightly Creepy

Tokyo’s “Pepper” Is The First Emotional Humanoid Robot And Slightly Creepy

We as a society are still coming to terms with folks wearing Google Glass on their face, and eventually, we're going to have to come to grips with robots such as this walking around in parks and shopping malls. The Japanese-born robot, named Pepper, is set to go on sale early next year in Japan for just under $2,000. As of now, plans to ship...

ASUS PA328Q 32-Inch Monitor Does 4K At 60Hz Over DisplayPort And HDMI 2.0

ASUS PA328Q 32-Inch Monitor Does 4K At 60Hz Over DisplayPort And HDMI 2.0

ASUS has been busily outing new monitors this week, but it isn’t done. The company announced three more 4K panels with the 32-inch PA328Q, 27-inch PA279Q, and future 28-inch monitor with G-Sync. The smallest of the three is aimed at prosumers and gamers and features wide viewing angles, a slim 9mm bezel, and a 5ms response. There’s...

Video Game Classic, Tetris Turns 30 Years Old

Video Game Classic, Tetris Turns 30 Years Old

One day you're sitting around playing a new game called Tetris and then BAM! -- it's 30 years later in the blink of an eye. So it goes in life that Father Time relentlessly marches on, even when you're too busy to notice. This is our way of saying we can hardly believe it's been a full three decades since Tetris first appeared, but lo and...

Shattering Stereotypes: Survey Finds Today's Gamers Are Social And Natural Born Leaders

Shattering Stereotypes: Survey Finds Today's Gamers Are Social And Natural Born Leaders

Let's not tread lightly here, we all know how the stereotypical video gamer is portrayed on TV, and perhaps in our own minds sometimes as well -- overweight, anti-social, hyperactive (especially on chat), lazy, living in their parents' basement, and the unflattering list goes on. Just reference the "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode of South...

Creeped-Out Facebook Users Sign Petition To Remove Feature That Allows App To Listen In On You

Creeped-Out Facebook Users Sign Petition To Remove Feature That Allows App To Listen In On You

Facebook rolled out a new mobile feature that uses your device’s microphone to “hear” a song you’re listening to or a TV show you’re watching so you can append that item to a status post. Predictably, a lot of people believe that this is a feature designed for snooping and are not happy that it exists. They’re...

Feds And ACLU Battle Over Alleged Cover-Up Of Police Illegal Use Of Cellphone Snooping Technology

Feds And ACLU Battle Over Alleged Cover-Up Of Police Illegal Use Of Cellphone Snooping Technology

Last week, the ACLU was scheduled to meet with local police in Sarasota Florida to discuss the use of cell phone interception towers, dubbed stingrays, that are an increasingly common feature of federal and local investigations. A stingray is a fake cell phone tower that law enforcement can configure to temporarily replace the real towers...

Lowest Price on Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop, Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet and More

Lowest Price on Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop, Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet and More

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Lenovo Y40 14" Core i7-based gaming laptop with discrete AMD graphics, the Dell UP2414Q UltraSharp 24" 3840x2160 IPS display, the Dell Venue 8 Pro quad-core tablet and a whole lot more. Full details with links...

Google Unveils Project Tango 3D Mapping Tablet DevKit Powered By NVIDIA's Tegra K1

Google Unveils Project Tango 3D Mapping Tablet DevKit Powered By NVIDIA's Tegra K1

Google's Project Tango Tablet development kit is a 3D mapping and spatially-aware device that, with a number of cameras and sensors on board, can detect its surroundings and your movements in three dimensions. As such, you can utilize the device to develop applications and uses that integrate the physical world around you in a virtual representation...

Maingear Ups Small Form Factor Ante With Liquid-Cooled Epic Torq Gaming PC

Maingear Ups Small Form Factor Ante With Liquid-Cooled Epic Torq Gaming PC

Small form factor PCs are all the rage these days, and the boutique builders are no exception. Increasingly, companies are looking for ways to push the envelope in terms of what they offer in a compact rig, and to that end Maingear built a liquid-cooled system called the Epic Torq. The system offers closed-loop liquid cooling on both the CPU...

Oh Happy Day! Microsoft Finally Makes Available A Windows PC Driver For Awesome Xbox One Controller

Oh Happy Day! Microsoft Finally Makes Available A Windows PC Driver For Awesome Xbox One Controller

Bust out those happy feet and get to dancing for joy, provided you're a PC gamer who happens to also be a fan of Microsoft's Xbox One controller. If you are, today is the day you've been waiting oh-so-patiently for. At long last, Microsoft has made available a driver download so that you can plug the Xbox One controller into your PC and use...

Alliance For Wireless Power Expands Rezence Initiative To 50 Watts To Include Tablets And Laptops

Alliance For Wireless Power Expands Rezence Initiative To 50 Watts To Include Tablets And Laptops

The promise of wireless charging isn't without its limitations. Two of the big ones are that it usually requires a pad of some sort, and it's limited to smaller devices. Not so with Rezence, the first standard to wirelessly charge higher power devices with spatial freedom. It's backed by the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), which is comprised...

Apple Introducing Headphone Connector Via Lightning Instead Of 3.5mm Jack

Apple Introducing Headphone Connector Via Lightning Instead Of 3.5mm Jack

Apple has added a spec to its MFi (Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod) program that allows for a headphone connection via the Lightning port instead of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack, and the functionality will come via an iOS 7.1 software update. According to 9to5Mac, the Lightning port will allow headphones to receive lossless stereo 48kHz...

Amazon Looks To Be Readying A 3D Device, Smartphone Or Tablet?

Amazon Looks To Be Readying A 3D Device, Smartphone Or Tablet?

There’s an Amazon event happening on June 18th, and although Amazon is poking at us with teasers that offer next to nothing in terms of usable clues, the general consensus at the rumor mill is that Amazon will unveil a smartphone or tablet with a 3D holographic display. How much of the above is actually true is a matter of pure speculation,...

Sprint Agrees To T-Mobile's $32 Billion Asking Price, Other Terms Still Need Hammered Out

Sprint Agrees To T-Mobile's $32 Billion Asking Price, Other Terms Still Need Hammered Out

History may look back at this time period and consider it the era of consolidation, especially in the technology sector. Hence, we're not shocked to learn that Sprint has agreed to buy T-Mobile for roughly $32 billion, though there are some significant hoops and obstacles to maneuver if a deal like this is to go through. The first one is coming...

The Next B&N Nook Tablet Will Be Built By Samsung

The Next B&N Nook Tablet Will Be Built By Samsung

In the bid to dominate all of mobile, Samsung is sinking its teeth into yet another department: e-readers. Over the years, the Kindle (from Amazon) has outsold the Nook (from B&N), and we haven't seen a new one pop out since the middle of last year. B&N informed the public that new Nook products were indeed in progress last fall, but...

Microsoft Confirms Disconncecting Kinect Gives Developers 10% More GPU Horsepower

Microsoft Confirms Disconncecting Kinect Gives Developers 10% More GPU Horsepower

Today, Microsoft confirmed a development rumor that's been swirling around its next-generation console ever since it announced Kinect would become an optional add-on rather than a mandatory boat anchor.  Lifting that requirement will give game developers 10% additional graphics power to play with and help close the gap between the Xbox...

Fusion-io Announces Ultra-Fast Atomic Series Accelerators

Fusion-io Announces Ultra-Fast Atomic Series Accelerators

Fusion-io just took the wraps off a new, high-performance series of MLC NAND flash-based accelerators that push the limits in terms of speed and capacity. There are two families of products in the new Fusion-io Atomic series, the high-end PX600 series and the not quite as high-end, but still drool-worthy SX300 series. The Fusion-io SX300...

Great Deals on Dell Desktop and Monitor Bundle, Samsung SSD, and More

Great Deals on Dell Desktop and Monitor Bundle, Samsung SSD, and More

We've got a slew of deals for you today, including slim Haswell-powered desktops, convertible notebook hybrids, TouchSmart all-in-ones, tablets and a good deal on Samsung's super speedy 840 EVO SSD.  Check out the links and codes below and happy hunting! Dell Inspiron 3000 Dual-core "Haswell" Slim Desktop w/ 19.5" Monitor for $420.09...

Intel's 14nm Broadwell Core M To Power Detachable 2-in-1 Devices Later This Year

Intel's 14nm Broadwell Core M To Power Detachable 2-in-1 Devices Later This Year

Intel has been busy with announcements this week, but one that was somewhat overlooked is rather interesting on its own: The chipmaker is building a fanless 2-in-1 mobile PC reference design powered by a new class of processor. The device is powered by Intel’s next-gen 14nm Broadwell processors--called the Intel Core M processor--that...

Artist And Scientists Regenerate Vincent van Gogh’s Severed Ear From Great-Great Grandson’s DNA

Artist And Scientists Regenerate Vincent van Gogh’s Severed Ear From Great-Great Grandson’s DNA

The age-old question asks: If you replace every part of a ship, is it the same ship? Converted into 21st-century tech, the question becomes whether a 3D bioprinted ear created in part from Vincent van Gogh’s s great-great-great nephew’s DNA is actually the famous painter’s ear. The answer is that we don’t know, but...

Endless Runner 'Temple Run' Series Races To 1 Billion Downloads (And Other Fun Stats)

Endless Runner 'Temple Run' Series Races To 1 Billion Downloads (And Other Fun Stats)

I don't even want to try and calculate the amount of time I've wasted playing Temple Run, the popular endless runner app by Imangi Studios that spawned a sequel and several knockoff titles, including a couple of officially licensed spinoffs for Disney's Brave and Oz movies. Temple Run became an instant hit when it was released in 2011, and...

US Secret Service Looking For Sarcasm Detector For Social Media Networks

US Secret Service Looking For Sarcasm Detector For Social Media Networks

The U.S. government is somewhat like that older family member you have that understands the importance of social media but is rather baffled at how to actually use it effectively. Particularly, the Secret Service is trying to find a tool that analyzes social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and it includes a rather long list of sought-after...

Instagram 6 Release Brings Photo Editing Tools To iOS And Android Users

Instagram 6 Release Brings Photo Editing Tools To iOS And Android Users

After spending $1 billion acquiring the service, it would be pretty silly for Facebook to let Instagram grow stagnant. You needn't worry about that if you're an Instagram user -- effectively immediately, you now have more creative tools to play around with, which apply to both Android and iOS users. These include the ability to adjust brightness,...

Google Has Your Back, Releases End-To-End Email Encryption Plugin For Chrome

Google Has Your Back, Releases End-To-End Email Encryption Plugin For Chrome

Our innocence lost, we now know that the National Security Agency (NSA) effectively strong arms technology companies far and wide into dishing out our personal information. It's a bum rap, and it may make you think twice about firing off that email to a friend or family member criticizing one of the government's policies, lest you both end...

Intel In-Vehicle Solutions Group Begins Developing Technologies For The Autonomous Car

Intel In-Vehicle Solutions Group Begins Developing Technologies For The Autonomous Car

In just a few short years, Intel's entire world has changed. The company used to rake cash in with server, desktop, and laptop chip sales. These days, desktop sales are waning and laptops are being replaced by tablets. In other words, Intel has to figure out a way to get its silicon into different and more varied products if it wants the growth...

Adobe Video Benchmark Report Shows Online TV Consumption Up Nearly 250 Percent

Adobe Video Benchmark Report Shows Online TV Consumption Up Nearly 250 Percent

Here's a bit of good news -- a new study shows that we're not a bunch of couch potatoes flipping through cable and satellite TV channels all day. The bad news? We may have simply transitioned our viewing habits to connected devices. However you want to slice it, Adobe today released its Q1 2014 Video Benchmark Report and in it stated that...

AMD's Kaveri APU For Notebooks Tested, A Strong Showing In Mobile

AMD's Kaveri APU For Notebooks Tested, A Strong Showing In Mobile

AMD has had a tough time competing with Intel on the desktop lately, but when it comes to mobile technology, in the notebook arena, performance, value and power efficiency are measured against a very different yardstick.  That's not to say that CPU throughput and IPC isn't important in a notebook, not by a long shot, but multimedia performance...

Best Deals on Lenovo Flex 2 Convertible, Dell Multi-Touch Monitors and More

Best Deals on Lenovo Flex 2 Convertible, Dell Multi-Touch Monitors and More

Welcome back to the latest edition of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Lenovo Flex 2 14"convertible device, the HP Pavilion 500-210qe desktop system, a 27-inch Dell P2714T 1080p Multi-Touch monitor and a whole lot more. Full details with links to all of the deals are available below......

Intel Launches Blistering-Fast SSD DC P3700, P3600, and P3500 PCI Express SSDs

Intel Launches Blistering-Fast SSD DC P3700, P3600, and P3500 PCI Express SSDs

Intel is rolling out a new line of enterprise-class SSDs with PCIe interfaces that are designed to meet “the increasing needs for high-performance, consistent and reliable storage solutions in the data center while helping to lower total cost of ownership.” The drives include Intel SSD DC P3700 (for more write-intensive applications),...

Scottish Man Fakes Murder In Front Of Google Street View Camera, Gets Visit From Local Authorities

Scottish Man Fakes Murder In Front Of Google Street View Camera, Gets Visit From Local Authorities

We take a short break from all the frenetic and amazing happenings at Computex to bring you a hilarious/not-so-hilarious story of a Scottish fellow who spoofed the Google Street View car and got himself a visit from the local authorities. Back in August of 2012, Dan Thompson, owner of Tomson Motor, saw the Google Street View car coming down...

Pixar To Release Free Version Of 'Toy Story' 3D Animation RenderMan Software

Pixar To Release Free Version Of 'Toy Story' 3D Animation RenderMan Software

Here's some great news for creative types who are into 3D rendering -- Pixar is getting ready to offer up a completely free version of its RenderMan 3D software for non-commercial use. This will be a fully functional release with no watermarking, time restrictions, or gimped features. Pixar intends for the software to be used by students,...

Google Announces DVF Glass Collection Of Fashion-Geek Eyewear

Google Announces DVF Glass Collection Of Fashion-Geek Eyewear

One of the things Back to the Future II got right was that we'd eventually be wearing glasses with embedded electronics by 2015. Here we are a year ahead of schedule and though it's not JVC supplying the wearables, Google has stepped in with Glass. To Google's credit, Glass looks far less dorky than the JVC specs Marty McFly, Jr. wore at the...

ASUS Launches Entire New Line Of Sizzling ROG Gaming Machines And Components

ASUS Launches Entire New Line Of Sizzling ROG Gaming Machines And Components

ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) motherboards have been around for a while, and ASUS has rolled out some solid pieces of ROG-branded hardware to go along with them, but the company has taken things to a whole new level by launching an entire lineup of ROG-branded gaming machines that includes a desktop, a console, a gaming notebook, a...

SanDisk Launches Super Speed Extreme PRO SSD For Gamers And Enthusiasts

SanDisk Launches Super Speed Extreme PRO SSD For Gamers And Enthusiasts

Attention gamers, SanDisk just launched a solid state drive built specifically for you. It's called the SanDisk Extreme PRO, and in case you can't tell by the "PRO" designation, the use of all-caps should let you know that SanDisk means serious business here. All kidding aside, this really is a performance-oriented SSD. SanDisk claims the...

Gigabyte's Limited Edition Z97X-SOC Force LN2 Motherboard Collects A World Record On Launch Day

Gigabyte's Limited Edition Z97X-SOC Force LN2 Motherboard Collects A World Record On Launch Day

You'll find all sorts of amenities on Gigabyte's newly launched and limited edition Z97X-SOC Force LN2 motherboard. It boasts a 2x copper printed circuit board (PCB), onboard buttons for various functions, four-way CrossFire support with an "OC Brace" to keeps those cards in place when using an open-air chassis (or none at all), and much more....

VESA's DockPort Standard Brings USB Data And Power Charging To DisplayPort

VESA's DockPort Standard Brings USB Data And Power Charging To DisplayPort

As Computex marches on over in Taiwan, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has announced the proper release of the DockPort standard. VESA, as you're likely aware, is the team behind those mounting plates that enable you to hoist monitors and HDTVs up on your wall using uniform standards, but it's also responsible for certain...

Intel Announces New Merrifield, Moorefield Tablets, Designs Shipping in August

Intel Announces New Merrifield, Moorefield Tablets, Designs Shipping in August

Last year, at IDF, Intel announced that it would soon make a concerted push into both the Windows and the Android tablet markets, with an aggressive contra-revenue strategy (meaning, they'd ship devices at a loss) and a huge set of marketing campaigns. On the Windows side we've seen the fruits of that push; many companies now offer Bay Trail...

Intel Announces New Devil's Canyon CPU: 4GHz Base Clock, 4.4GHz Turbo Mode

Intel Announces New Devil's Canyon CPU: 4GHz Base Clock, 4.4GHz Turbo Mode

Last year, Intel launched two new processor cores -- the Core i7-4770K, based on the Haswell core, and the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-4960X. Both chips were incremental updates over their predecessors; Haswell may have delivered impressive gains in mobile, but it failed to impress on the desktop where it was only slightly faster than the chip...

Apple To Allow Bitcoin Apps On The App Store

Apple To Allow Bitcoin Apps On The App Store

Apple made a huge amount of announcements today as it pertains to OS X and iOS 8, but one theme managed to translate throughout: it's opening itself up a bit more than it has in the past. That means that third-party keyboard apps will now be supported throughout the OS, and third-party apps will have access to the Touch ID fingerprint sensor....

Samsung Z: First Tizen-Powered Smartphone Delivers "Fast, Optimal" Performance, Improved Memory Management

Samsung Z: First Tizen-Powered Smartphone Delivers "Fast, Optimal" Performance, Improved Memory Management

Samsung is introducing the Samsung Z smartphone at the Tizen Developer conference tomorrow. The Linux-based Tizen OS is an Android/IOS alternative developed by Intel, Samsung, and other mobile players. It’ll be interesting to see if Tizen phones can put a dent in Android and IOS market share, but for now, we’ll have to wait: the...

Apple Says iOS 8 Is Their Biggest Release Since App Store

Apple Says iOS 8 Is Their Biggest Release Since App Store

Apple is quite proud of its upcoming mobile update, iOS 8; the company says that the new version is its biggest mobile release since it created the App Store. Coming this fall, iOS 8 will offer a host of new and gussied-up features as well as a new iOS 8 SDK that will allow developers to create more and better apps. “iOS 8 offers simpler,...

Crucial MX100 Affordable Solid State Drive Review

Crucial MX100 Affordable Solid State Drive Review

Crucial has been on a tear as of late. In the last few weeks alone, the company has released a couple of new series of solid state drives, one targeting the enthusiast segment (the M550) and the other targeting data centers (the M500DC). Today, Crucial is at it again with the launch of the brand new MX100 series. The Crucial MX100 series of...

Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite Brings A Refined Interface To Mac Users For Free This Fall

Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite Brings A Refined Interface To Mac Users For Free This Fall

Apple CEO Tim Cook took a risk by going to WWDC without any hardware announcements -- no new iPad or iPhone, for example -- but in the absence of new gadgets, the Cupertino outfit generated some excitement by overhauling Mac OS X 10. The new version -- OS X 10.10 Yosemite -- brings to the table a redesigned UI with a few slick new features....

Shh--Zotac Uncovers Silent ZBOX Mini-PCs At Computex 2014

Shh--Zotac Uncovers Silent ZBOX Mini-PCs At Computex 2014

Zotac is busy on the mini PC front, and the company has a quartet of the little buggers to show off at Computex. The four fanless systems all bear the C-Series moniker and run either AMD A6 APUs or Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 chips. “Many users demand a completely silent PC for audio production, video and audio editing, content playback...

Dell Announces New Inspiron 2-In-1 Notebooks And All-In-One

Dell Announces New Inspiron 2-In-1 Notebooks And All-In-One

Tablets aren’t the only goodies Dell has in store at Computex this year. The company is rolling out new Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 notebooks and an Inspiron AIO, too. The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 features quad-core Intel Pentium (N3530) or Celeron (N2830) processors and 500GB of storage (plus 20GB of Dropbox storage) with battery...

Cheapest 27" Dell UltraSharp Monitor, Lenovo Z510 Core i7 1080p Laptop and More

Cheapest 27" Dell UltraSharp Monitor, Lenovo Z510 Core i7 1080p Laptop and More

Welcome back everyone—we hope you all had a great weekend. It’s time to kick off a new week of HOT deals, with a fresh batch of goodies from LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the 27" Dell UltraSharp UZ2715H, the 15.6" Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop, the Logitech K760 Wireless Solar Keyboard and a whole bunch more....

Dell Rolls Out Intel Merrifield-Powered Venue 7 And 8 Android Tablets

Dell Rolls Out Intel Merrifield-Powered Venue 7 And 8 Android Tablets

Computex is rolling, and thus so are the product announcements. Dell’s latest includes new Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets packing Intel Merrifield processors, the Intel Atom Z3460 (Venue 7) and Atom Z3480 (Venue 8). The devices offer Fulll HD displays and run Android 4.4 KitKat, with Waves MAXXAudio Pro for an optimal audio experience....

ASUS Unveils Transformer Book V Hybrid Android Smartphone, Tablet, And Windows 8.1 Convertible

ASUS Unveils Transformer Book V Hybrid Android Smartphone, Tablet, And Windows 8.1 Convertible

ASUS’ biggest reveal at Computex is the intriguing Transformer Book V, a device ASUS calls a “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop”. The Book V features Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4 KitKat laptop that is also a tablet that is also an Android smartphone. The 12.5-inch device runs an Intel Core processor and has 1TB of internal...

Mortal Kombat X Is Finally Official, Bone Crunching Trailer Will Make You Cringe

Mortal Kombat X Is Finally Official, Bone Crunching Trailer Will Make You Cringe

When the original Mortal Kombat released to arcade cabinets over two decades ago, players delighted in the violent game play while parents and politicians were shocked at the content. It may not seem like a big deal today, but at the time, it pushed the envelope in terms of what was acceptable in video games. Fast forward to today and the...

Google To Invest Billions In Global Satellite Broadband Build Out

Google To Invest Billions In Global Satellite Broadband Build Out

How do you deliver broadband Internet access to areas that are off the beaten path, both stateside and abroad? Google may have found that answer to that question by staring into space. According to several reports, the Mountain View firm is planning to spend anywhere from $1 billion to $3 billion shooting low-altitude satellites into space....

HP Announces Android And Tegra 4 Powered SlateBook

HP Announces Android And Tegra 4 Powered SlateBook

It looks like HP is wanting to flesh out its product line so that it has a little something for everyone, hence the launch of the HP SlateBook, a 14-inch laptop running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. That's right -- Android is the star of the show, not Chrome OS or Windows. Why Android? Perhaps HP is looking to test the market. After all, the OEM...

What Do Engineers Do In Their Spare Time? Take Over a Satellite

What Do Engineers Do In Their Spare Time? Take Over a Satellite

An abandoned NASA satellite is under new management. After floating in space without a mission for 17 years, the International Solar-Environment Explorer (ISEE-3) has been brought out of retirement by a group of scientists and engineers who used their spare time to reestablish contact with the satellite. The ISEE-3 Reboot Project, which is...

HTC Reportedly Cancels Plans To Release 5.5-Inch One M8 Prime Handset

HTC Reportedly Cancels Plans To Release 5.5-Inch One M8 Prime Handset

Smartphones that are the roughly the size of Texas don't exactly dominate the handset category, but there's certainly an audience for so-called phablet devices. Hence why HTC launched the One Max last year, a bigger sized version of the One and the foil to Samsung's popular Galaxy Note family. This year HTC was supposed follow up the release...

TrueCrypt Encryption Software Calls It Quits; What Should You Use Instead?

TrueCrypt Encryption Software Calls It Quits; What Should You Use Instead?

It's time to say 'goodbye' to TrueCrypt, the popular open-source full disk encryption software, which was abruptly shut down earlier this week by the anonymous developers who built the program. According to a message on TrueCrypt's website, the software is no longer secure and may contain unfixed security issues. "The development of TrueCrypt...

Legendary Atari Games Unearthed In New Mexico Landfill Being Sold Off

Legendary Atari Games Unearthed In New Mexico Landfill Being Sold Off

It was the stuff of gaming lore, but after being unceremoniously buried in an Alamogordo, NM landfill in 1983 after selling poorly, a multitude of Atari cartridges were dug up this spring. It was a lark for anyone remotely keyed into the story, but then--what exactly is supposed to happen with 1,377 unsold Atari game cartridges from over thirty...

Leap Motion Tapped For Deaf Communication By BabyTaxi, Too

Leap Motion Tapped For Deaf Communication By BabyTaxi, Too

Earlier this month we covered a great project called MotionSavvy that seeks to help deaf people communicate better with the hearing using Leap Motion technology that converts sign language into audible speech. Another company working to deliver essentially the same service--also with Leap Motion--reached out to let us know what they’re...