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Mars rover Opportunity is in the news again, this time for suffering a spell of "brief amnesia" related to its 256MB flash memory just five (5) days after a full reformatting of its memory banks. No scientific data was lost as a result of the blip... Read more...
When Valve unveiled its VR solution at GDC earlier this month, no one was surprised - outside of the fact that it'd be partnering with HTC. Given the somewhat odd pairing, it was hard to speculate whether or not the two companies had a hit on their... Read more...
Late last week, and to little fanfare, Google began inviting people to opt into the beta channel for ChromeOS to help the company "shape the future" of the OS. Some betas can be riskier than others, but Google says that opting into this one is just... Read more...
No one likes a thief, but it's somehow better to hear about one that's as dumb as a doorknob. I'm talking the sort of thief that doesn't know when to call it quits, and ends up doing something... Read more...
It's said the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but Lululemon Athletica is quickly finding out that the way to his wallet is by focusing on his family jewels. Get your mind out of the gutter, we're not talking about anything illegal here... Read more...
Slack, the fast-growing startup previously known as Tiny Speck, has rolled out an optional two-factor authentication feature in response to a recent hacker attack. The company confirmed there was unauthorized access to its database containing user... Read more...
HTC just released its flagship One M9 smartphone in the U.S., priced at $649 unlocked. But that isn’t the only new smartphone coming from the HTC camp these days; the company just officially announced the One E9+ phablet for the Chinese... Read more...
Amazon created quite a ruckus this week when it was revealed that it was requiring low-wage, low-skill warehouse workers to sign non-compete clauses when taking a job with the company. This requirement even extended to seasonal workers and... Read more...
Intel is reportedly attempting to negotiate a deal to acquire Altera, an American company that designs and manufacturers FPGAs, or field-programmable gate arrays. The figure that's out there is $10... Read more...
The most successfully funded campaign in the history of Kickstarter (in terms of amount raised) belongs to a smartwatch. That was true a few weeks ago when the Pebble Time smartwatch raised over $17 million from more than 67,000 backers with 18 days... Read more...
Microsoft released its first public build of Windows 10 for smartphone on February 12. While Windows Phone users were excited at the prospects of testing out Microsoft’s next generation mobile operating system on their existing hardware, many were... Read more...
If Google isn’t getting under your skin yet, it might be in the future. Medical devices juggernaut Johnson & Johnson announced this week that one its companies is partnering with Google to create... Read more...
Facebook’s efforts to spread Internet connectivity to nearly every person on the globe will get off the ground this summer. A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Facebook’s... Read more...
Apple is riding high these days. The company is coming off a blockbuster [calendar] Q4 in which it sold a record 74.5 million iPhones. Apple’s stellar performance was enough to put it ahead of Samsung in global smartphone sales for the quarter... Read more...
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