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It was only a matter of time. Both BMG and Round Hill Music have decided to sue Cox Communications as they feel the ISP isn't doing enough to punish those who pirate materials via its network. For those who believe that these companies have no right to pursue legal action on ordinary citizens, it's hard to not admire... Read more...
While playing my favorite MMORPG a couple of nights ago with a friend, the subject of emulation came up - one that I'm always happy to indulge in. This friend told me that while mobile, she uses a Game Boy emulator on her phone to help pass the time. That led to me say, as I have many times in the past, that it'd be a... Read more...
On November 24, Sony Pictures became the victim of a massive ransomware hack that resulted in the company shutting down its computer network. Since then, Sony Pictures has been investigating the possibility that it was North Korean hackers behind the attack, according to Variety. According to unnamed sources... Read more...
For most folks, it's back to the daily grind on Monday, which is a double-whammy if you'd prefer to sit at your PC all day stocking up on deals courtesy of Cyber Monday savings. Well, don't despair -- it's becoming customary for retailers and e-tailers to jump the gun on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and you can count Amazon among them. Just Read more...
If the next time you open up the Safari browser on your iOS device and it appears to be blushing, don't try adjusting your display, it's normal behavior when you're being courted by multiple suitors. Such is the case with Safari, which is reportedly seeing interest from both Microsoft and Yahoo to replace Google as... Read more...
If you have Flash Player installed, and chances are pretty overwhelming that you do, you'll want to make sure that you're equipped with the latest and greatest version. Last month, Adobe issued a Flash update that blocked certain exploit kits from being able to take advantage of a user's PC, but as it turns out, that... Read more...
We wrote earlier this week about Twitter's plans to begin tracking the apps we have installed on our mobile devices, and now, the company's launched a page that lays all of the details out on the table. In a way, we should give props to Twitter for being so transparent about this, because it's the kind of feature that... Read more...
For what it's worth, Apple iOS device owners were victorious over their Android-toting brethren in the Thanksgiving Day mobile spending war. In terms of dollars spent, iOS owners on average doled out $118.57 per order, over $20 more than the typical Android user, who spent on average $95.25 per order. That's... Read more...
Black Friday is officially in the rear view mirror, but it's full "stream" ahead for Cyber Monday. No, we didn't mean to say "full steam," not when there are so many deals on streaming devices to be had, including a delightful $11 savings on Google's Chromecast dongle. We've been fans of Chromecast ever since we... Read more...
Amidst rumors and leaked images, Star Wars fans finally get a glimpse of the new movie. The teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens has been released online for everyone to watch. Clocking in at 90 seconds, the teaser trailer opens up with a shot of the desert, which could be Tattooine, with a... Read more...
Wearables are the hottest thing going at the moment, and despite it still being a new area, it already seems like there's not that much differentiation in the market. Sony apparently recognizes this, as it's planning to integrate a technology in some of its wearables that others seem to be overlooking: epaper. On... Read more...
Despite the tablet market being oversaturated, the Jolla tablet has gained quite a bit of attention. Built around the open source Sailfish OS, the Jolla Tablet’s Indiegogo campaign had a goal of $380,000 that was quickly reached. But since passing the $1 million mark, the company has added three stretch goals to its... Read more...
It's hard to believe that Samsung's future is in question after all the success the South Korean electronics giant has enjoyed the past few years. Yet that's the situation facing Samsung -- following a disappointing quarter in which the company's flagship Galaxy S5 didn't sell as well as anticipated, there's now talk... Read more...
If you're out in the cold putting up with aggressive drivers and rabid shoppers who wouldn't think twice about trampling you in pursuit of a $100 savings on a high definition TV, you're doing Black Friday wrong. For some, it's become tradition, and we understand that. But for the most part, that's the antiquated model for scoring a deal. We Read more...
As time goes on, we continue to learn new things about the Windows 10 operating system, the successor to Windows 8/8.1 that Microsoft is planning to launch next year. The latest tidbit comes from Gabriel Aul, head of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group's Data and Fundamentals team, who took to Twitter to announce that Windows 10 will support Read more...
Whenever an organization becomes too large, too complex, and too intertwined in too many facets of business, governments begin to take notice. You need look no further than the breakup of the Bell System last century to see what's possible when a single entity begins to control too much of a given field. Now, regulators in the European Union Read more...
Imagine you are sitting in a restaurant and, instead of being served by a human waiter; a small, flying robot comes up to your table to serve you. That’s the scenario taking place in Singapore as restaurant-goers visit one of Timbre Group’s five outlets. By the end of next year, the autonomous flying robotic... Read more...
Has the beginning of the end of Facebook finally arrived? Probably not, but any hint at a decline isn't a great sign. While Facebook at the moment still dominates social media, both on the desktop and mobile, a recent study reveals that many people in the US and UK are beginning to use the service less and less. This... Read more...
On Thursday, some people visiting a selection of major news websites were surprised by a rogue popup saying that they have been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. The attacks seemed to have been focused on North American and British media organizations by the hacker group that is linked to the Assad... Read more...
By this point, everyone and their dog should know that the oddly-named Windows 10 is en route. Months ago, Microsoft released a developer preview that anyone could download, and surprisingly enough, it happens to be very, very good. I've personally been running it on and off and have been quite pleased with it. The... Read more...
Razer today announced that its Nabu smartband will begin its world tour in North America on December 2, at which time you'll be able to purchase the wearable device for $100 at Razer's online store and, shortly after, from select retailers. It will be available in two sizes -- small-medium and medium-large -- along... Read more...
One of the reasons to give thanks today is for not having to brave the crowds or camp outside your local Best Buy to score some hot deals on electronics. Yes, we realize it's only Thursday, but like most retailers, Best Buy has kicked off its Black Friday sale early -- really early -- and to the chain's credit, many... Read more...
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