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All News for July 2013

Well now, color us intrigued (that is a color, right?). Paul Deneve, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, is joining Apple to work on...well, we're not sure what. Officially, Deneve will lend his expertise to "special projects" and serve as a vice president in his role... Read more...
For users of the now defunct Google Reader service, Flipboard was supposed to serve as a saving grace of sorts by offering back in March to swoop in and automatically migrate their feeds. All a user had to do was create a Flipboard account and then sign into their Google Reader account via Flipboard prior to its... Read more...
Ubisoft announced that it was hacked, and some user account information including usernames, passwords (even encrypted ones), and email addresses were compromised. “We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain unauthorized access to some of our online systems,” wrote the company in a... Read more...
Motorola's pitching itself as one of the good ol' boys in a new ad boasting about its Fort Worth, Texas assembly plant and the fact that you'll be able to customize its unreleased Moto X smartphone tomorrow. The full-page ad is scheduled to run today in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal... Read more...
Southwest is already one of America's most beloved airlines due to its bags-fly-free policy, and now, technology lovers are about to have one more reason to chose this airline over the others. Dish and Southwest have joined hands in order to deliver a new TV Flies Free program. This will bring free live and on-demand... Read more...
New York City's a special place, but this special? We'll let you be the judge. NYC has become one of the first cities in the universe to grab its own top-level domain, or TLD. The city has been progressing when it comes to integrating technology and making the lives of citizens and visitors alike better through the use of tech, and this is... Read more...
When you're suddenly launched into money, you have the potential to do some wild things. Not that the Winklevoss twins were ever poor, but after the Facebook ordeal that landed 'em millions, they've started to make a serious name for themselves. They've rekindled a start-up scene in Southern California, and now... Read more...
Every now and then, it's easy to forget that certain items sure could use a dash of innovation. Every eight or so years, our entertainment + gaming consoles are completely overhauled. Even now, automobiles are evolving from gas to electric. But what about the flashlight? Sure, there have been minor advances, but when... Read more...
Canon Announced the Canon EOS 70D, promising that the DSLR will offer “instant and precise” focusing in both still images and video thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus feature and phase-detection AF. Canon also says the camera can shoot video near the quality of a camcorder, in 1080p HD at 30 FPS. The... Read more...
Billionaire businessman Carl Icahn may ultimately fail in preventing Michael Dell from acquiring the company he founded and taking it private, but he isn't going down without a fight. Icahn keeps coming back to the table with new proposals, and the latest development is that he's seeking a meeting with Dell's board of... Read more...
With Amazon’s GameCircle, gamers using the Kindle Fire had the ability to save their game data in the Amazon cloud, so they never lost their saves and other data. Now, Amazon is expanding GameCircle and bringing its game-saving, leaderboard, and achievements features to all Android devices. Game devs can start implementing the updates... Read more...
Happen to own both a Tesla Model S and Google Glass? Alright - let's be honest, the number could no doubt be counted on two hands, but if you happen to be one of those fingers, there's an app designed just for you. It's designed by Sahas Katta, and called, quite simply, "Glass Tesla", and is touted as being "Wearable... Read more...
The Pebble smartwatch has come a long way. In the spring of 2012, the team behind Pebble racked up millions in funding on Kickstarter after launching a campaign aimed at raising just $100,000. Now, the smartwatch is available at electronics retailing giant Best Buy. The device is “coming soon”, but 9-to-5 Mac found a screenshot... Read more...
What’s a fellow to do when the campus Beowulf cluster isn’t quite ideal for his Electrical and Computer Engineering dissertation project? Build one of his own, of course. Boise State’s Joshua Kiepert did just that, and he used 32 Raspberry Pi boards to do it. Kiepert’s dissertation is focused... Read more...
Let's be brutally honest, shall we? The failure of Microsoft's Surface RT and Pro platforms to catch on with consumers the way the iPad and Android tablets have isn't because Surface stinks. That would imply there's a problem with the hardware, and for the most part, there really isn't. Instead, the blame falls on Microsoft's shoulders for... Read more...
Ask any person who owns a dual-monitor setup and they'll all tell you they couldn't fathom going back to a single display. Maybe you're one of those people, and if so, you know exactly the feeling we're talking about. But what if you could enjoy all the benefits of a dual-monitor configuration from a single monitor? Would you be game to reclaiming... Read more...
Motorola decided to tease the launch of its upcoming Droid Ultra smartphone by setting up a product page on its website devoid of any product shots. Instead there's a little gray box with the device's name and a bold tagline that reads, "Think Thin." That's certainly not a problem, as each new generation of smartphones seem to be slimmer than... Read more...
Anticipation is running high for the Galaxy Note III, just as it typically does for pretty much any Samsung device, hence why the company poses such a big threat to Apple in the mobile space. But that's a story for another day. The topic here is the Galaxy Note III and when it will release to retail. Assuming the latest leaked information... Read more...
Microsoft has reason to celebrate today, as its Windows Store is now filled with over 100,000 Windows 8 apps. It's an important milestone en route to a much larger goal of building out a rich ecosystem, and while it's true Apple and Google have Microsoft beat in the apps department, the Redmond outfit reached the 100,000 mark much faster than... Read more...
Not interested in ponying up for an Xbox One? Looking to spruce your Xbox 360 up? Microsoft has just the hardware for you. The company announced this week the introduction of the Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Gold Wireless Controller. Aside from the outrageous new color, the functions remain the same. It'll pack a pretty pricey $54.99... Read more...
Look, desktops may be on the decline, but if you're still using one, you're going to want this monitor. Asus has just opened up pre-orders for its PQ231Q monitor -- the world's first consumer 4K LCD. It's a 31.5" screen with four times the resolution of a typical 1080p panel. Starting now, US consumers will be able to pre-order the world's... Read more...
Where there's a will, there's a way -- and an opportunity. Woot sort of set the tech world aflame when it launched onto the online liquidation + deals scene, and ever since, there have been copycat sites cropping up all over. If there's one thing we love more than innovation, it's a good deal on new gear. Now, one of the tech world's largest... Read more...
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