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All News for December 2013

The mouse and keyboard have been the go-to method of input for computers for ages, but touchscreens and even gestures (with projects such as Leap Motion and Microsoft’s Kinect) have revolutionized how we interact with our computing devices. Still unsatisfied, humans are looking to push thing further. A group... Read more...
Those rumors of Sprint buying T-Mobile? At first blush, it was easy to brush it off as nothing more than a passing whisper, but now, evidence is beginning to mount. Japanese telecomunications company SoftBank is reportedly looking to close a deal "soon" that would see it purchasing T-Mobile. While SoftBank's roots are... Read more...
Last night, I did something that caused me to, ahem, make me exclaim "Yes!" while clenching my first. No, I didn't do anything actually notable, but for me, it felt like a real accomplishment and the end of a long journey. What am I on about? I managed to get the last achievement I needed in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, putting me at 59/59.... Read more...
Just in time for the gift-giving season, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted two patents to Apple - one of which was filed way back in 2008. The first patent is number 8,614,693, titled "Touch and hover signal drift compensation". While its name is pretty self-explanatory, the technology behind... Read more...
You're not bringing home one of Apple's newly released Mac Pro systems without spending a small fortune -- pricing starts at $2,999 for a quad-core model and $3,999 for a 6-core foundation, both of which are rocking dual graphics cards. There's some seriously powerful hardware inside these machines, but are they worth... Read more...
The adorably awesome $35 Raspberry Pi has proven to be a fun, flexible, and relatively powerful tool for hackers, tinkerers, and makers, but the platform has been lacking a modern web browser. That’s changing, as the Raspberry Pi team, in collaboration with Collabora, have developed an “up-to-date”, HTML5-capable web browser.... Read more...
Talk about closing out the year with a bang. The CyanogenMod team has plenty of reason to celebrate going into 2014, not the least of which is notching over 10 million downloads of its installer software to date, according to the CyanogenMod stats page. The most popular version so far is the Nightly-10.1 build -- it's... Read more...
Surprised? Don't be. While HP's foray into the smartphone world didn't work out so well after acquiring Palm, the company has often spoke of getting back into that universe when the time was right. Evidently, 2014 may be "the time." A new report suggests that HP may be on the warpath back into the mobile space, but in... Read more...
For a minute there, AllCast was a great Android streaming app that developer Koushik Dutta made by reverse-engineering a Google Chromecast stick. That is, until Google updated Chromecast and killed AllCast support, a move Dutta believes was intentional. Making lemonade as it were, Dutta kept at it with AllCast, and... Read more...
Mobile security has become an issue of increasing importance, as mobile use has skyrocketed in recent years while cybercriminals have simultaneously spent more time finding ways to attack. There are several solutions out there, but a major one is Samsung’s Knox. According to researchers at Ben-Gurion University... Read more...
It's shaping up to be quite the pleasant holiday season for Windows Phone owners, especially those who are fans of the Temple Run series. Just in time for Christmas, Temple Run 2 is now available for Windows Phone 8 users with at least 1GB of RAM as a free download from the Windows Phone store. Better late than never, right? "It probably needs... Read more...
RSA decided to publicly address recent reports alleging it inked a $10 million contract with the National Security Agency (NSA) to use what's considered a flawed and broken encryption standard called elliptic curve cryptography. In an attempt to set the record straight, the RSA stated in a blog post that it's all a... Read more...
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch was the company’s big foray into wearable tech, but Samsung isn’t satisfied; it may be invading the fitness market, too, impinging upon territory currently occupied by the likes of Nike’s FuelBand and FitBit. According to Korean site DDaily, Samsung is planning... Read more...
By and large, the Lumia line has looked fairly uniform to date, relying on polycarbonate frames, bold colors and stand-out camera features to differentiate itself. The Lumia 925, despite being one of the final Lumias to ship with Nokia's branding, stands as one of the first in the range to truly carve a different path on the design front.... Read more...
Geeksphone has been working with Mozilla on Firefox OS handsets since the operating system’s developer preview was in the works, and the company’s Peak and Keon smartphones offer solid specs and features for lower-end devices. Both run on Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, have large-enough displays, and have... Read more...
It's been more than two years since Tim Cook was named CEO of Apple, and while one could argue there have been any truly revolutionary products to come out of Cupertino since he took the reins, he's done a mostly good job keeping investors happy and consumers interested. This past year was especially busy with the... Read more...
T-Mobile’s prepaid phone service, GoSmart, is doing a little shimmy to get an edge in the prepaid market by offering Facebook access for free, irrespective of whether or not users have a data plan. It’s certainly an interesting idea, and Facebook is in on it. So many people spend so much time on Facebook... Read more...
Believe it or not, the 2014 edition of the International Consumer Electronics Show is about to begin, and companies far and wide are solidifying launch plans when things kick off in Las Vegas. Samsung is amongst the first to offer a teaser, showcasing its 2014 Smart TV line. Samsung’s voice interaction service... Read more...
In the earlier days of iDevice jailbreaking, the process was an absolute chore, and as such, most people avoided it. Over the years, though, as developers began to understand iOS' inner-workings better, jailbreaking became much easier. Even still, many have continued to avoid it because even the minor complexities of the process can ruin the... Read more...
Clark Griswold went bat-crap crazy (NSFW) after receiving a Jelly of the Month Club membership from his boss for Christmas instead of an anticipated bonus check, the latter of which he planned to use to pay for an in-ground swimming pool for the family. Clearly Colts owner Jim Irsay has seen National Lampoon's... Read more...
Can't get enough hell raising fun in Diablo III? You'll be devishly delighted to know the game's first expansion pack is on the horizon. Blizzard says Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will debut on March 25 for both Windows and Mac platforms, and while that requires a little bit of patience on your part, you can pre-order... Read more...
Snapchat has captured the imagination of many, to the point that Facebook has attempted to buy the service for as much as $3 billion, yet even as its popularity grows, Snapchat continues to change. The premier feature of Snapchat is the fact that whatever image or short video you send disappears after it’s viewed, but the company keeps... Read more...
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