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Since the Raspberry Pi mini-computer hit the market in early 2012, the company behind it has wanted to release a touch display that perfectly complements it. Well, RPi's founder, Eben Upton, revealed at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference that it's finally on its way. Get ready to build your very-own "PiPad". Admittedly... Read more...
As the wireless wars heat up, Sprint continues to modify its plans in hopes to offer customers the best deal around. Sprint has been especially aggressive in trying to attract iPhone customers with special plans, including a lease option starting at $30 per month in which you would be eligible to trade up to a new... Read more...
Amazon came up short of analysts' expectations for its fiscal third quarter of 2014. The e-tailer saw its sales increase 20 percent to $20.58 billion, compared with $17.09 billion in the same quarter a year ago, though the firm also posted an operating loss of $544 million, compared with an operating loss of $25... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss the early leaked Google Nexus 9 / Tegra K1 "Dual Denver" benchmarks, Apple's latest iPad and iMac 5K announcements, the Lenovo Erazer X510 gaming PC, Hands on with Windows 10, and more... Show Notes: 01:30 - Leaked Nexus 9... Read more...
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5 and don't want to muck around with third party ROMs, hang tight, it looks like Google's latest and greatest version of Android is headed your way in the not-too-distant future. More specifically, Android 5.0 Lollipop (apologies to those of you who were hoping it would be called Lemon... Read more...
Microsoft has seen strong performance across its commercial and consumer segments in its last quarter. According to the company’s fiscal Q1 FY15 earnings report, it was revealed that Microsoft’s revenue was $23.2 billion for the quarter that ended on September 30, 2014. The company had a 25 percent... Read more...
If there's ever a shortage of glue, you can be pretty sure that Apple is partially to blame. When it comes to Apple products, teardown after teardown reveals that the glue-happy company isn't afraid to lather its mobile products with adhesive. We saw it recently with the iPad Air 2, and here again with the recently... Read more...
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first royal tweet under her own name. The tweet was witnessed by 600 guests who attended the opening of an information technology gallery at the London Science Museum which will show historic objects and provide visitors with interactive experiences. The royal tweet from the Queen was... Read more...
One could argue that Apple users are accustomed to paying a premium for their mobile brand of choice, but being charged double for the luxury of using Apple Pay, the Cupterino company's new mobile payment system, is not something anybody signed up for. Yet it happened to roughly 1,000 Bank of America debit card... Read more...
LG is no small name in the smartphone space, and its G-series of flagship Android devices have raised the bar year after year. Going forward, however, LG's phones will involve a twist: the silicon within will be LG's own handiwork. The company is revealing this week its first mobile application processor, which features an eight core architecture... Read more...
It’s going to be a sad holiday for Xbox Music users. According to Xbox Support, users will no longer be able to stream music for free effective December 1. No reason was provided as to why Microsoft will no longer offer the ad-supported streaming service for free. According to the Xbox Support FAQ it states... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on a secret app that Facebook has been working on that would allow people to "poke, stalk, and whine" anonymously. Well, today, the company has taken the veil off of that app, and we can see that the rumors were quite on-the-mark. You will have the ability to remain anonymous with... Read more...
Despite some fingers being pointed at China for some recent “man-in-the-middle” attacks on Apple, the company is still looking to expand its presence there. Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke to Chinese news portal Sina.com stating that the company plans to add 25 Apple-brand retail stores in Greater China within... Read more...
Ello was able to gain some attention recently when it announced that it would be a social media network that wouldn’t sell user data or have advertisements. The invite-only network, which is currently in beta, appears to be an appealing prospect for many who have become tired with ads on social networks such as... Read more...
Wireless carriers continue to up the ante in an effort to claim the most subscribers, but which has the best plan? Well, that depends on your needs and situation. For low-end data users, Sprint just ducked under the competition by rolling out a Family Share Pack that offers 1GB of shared data for just $20 per month... Read more...
If you have a ton of money to throw at a computer, you can go in one of two directions -- either all out and load it up with the latest and greatest cutting edge components, or old school (as in, really old school) and pick up a vintage system that's so dated and rare that it's now become a high-priced collectible... Read more...
It has been a few weeks since Microsoft released its Technical Preview of Windows 10 -- which means we've had enough time to walk around the vehicle, kick the tires, and investigate the product in its current form. After the drubbing that Windows 8 took in the tech press and from angry users, Microsoft badly needs... Read more...
It took some time for Google's Chromebook platform to find its footing in the market place, but now that it has, these cloud-based PCs are finally starting to hit their stride. In what turned out to be yet another solid quarter, Chromebook shipments jumped 67 percent sequentially, according to new data by ABI... Read more...
It doesn't take a complicated app or business idea to strike it rich, and some of the most popular apps are so simple, you've probably slapped yourself on the forehead while muttering, 'Why didn't I think of that?!' Just look at GrubHub. It's a food delivery service that grabs your grub from local hubs and brings it... Read more...
If a part goes bad in your PC, you whip off the side panel door, yank out the defective component, and replace it with a working one. But should something inside your tablet give up the ghost, you better cross your fingers it's still under warranty, because in most cases, do-it-yourself (DIY) is going to be difficult... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google acquired a company by the name of Songza. Now, we're seeing some fruits of the integration. Playlists have become awfully important for all music apps, from Beats to Rhapsody to Pandora. And now, Google Play Music is joining the fun with curated music stations that respond to whatever it is... Read more...
NVIDIA recently launched mobile variants of their latest Maxwell GPU architecture and we gave you a quick tease to show you what they were all about. Maxwell on the desktop is potent enough. However, the performance and efficiency of NVIDIA's latest GPU architecture would surely play out well in desktop replacement... Read more...
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