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As we're seeing in the smartphone wars, size matters these days, but lest you think the segment is growing stale with little else to offer than bigger displays, wait until you see Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Note Edge. It's the first smartphone of its kind with a functional, curved display that wraps around the side... Read more...
The first Nexus slate loaded with a 64-bit architecture and Android 5.0 is now available to ship, and if you're a sucker for impulse buys, we apologize in advance for bringing this to your attention. The Nexus 7 was amongst our favorite tablets of 2013, despite it being a lower-end affair that was aimed at the masses... Read more...
Just in time for the flu season (ugh...), Google has given an overhaul to its Flu Trends service. At one point, this service was highly praised for the job it was doing, but in recent years, that praise has turned to criticism. By now, big mistakes really can't be accepted, and last year in particular, there was a big... Read more...
Recently, Sprint went on the offensive with its data plan by offering families 1GB of shared data for $20 per month and introducing a double data plan that offers 20GB for $100. In response, Verizon and AT&T have fired back with their own updated data plans to entice consumers over to their services. On Friday... Read more...
Airbag maker Takata Corp fessed up that there may be more defective air bags in the wild than previously thought. A defect in the driver-side air bag inflator has already been linked to at least four deaths and over a dozen injuries, along nearly 31,000 recalled vehicles by GM and Nissan, and now Takata is saying that... Read more...
Back in late September, HP unveiled its affordable "Stream" line of Windows notebooks and tablets with expected availability in early November. Well, we're into the first week of November now, and as promised, you can hop on the web and order a Stream 11 or Stream 13 laptop with Windows 8.1 at a rock bottom price. How... Read more...
How unflattering. Apple appears to be preparing, at least according to rumors, a 2-in-1 hybrid tablet convertible that's very much competitive to what Microsoft's Surface Pro line offers, along with countless hybrid tablet-notebook convertibles that have custom-built detachable keyboards. Though Jony Ive gets a little... Read more...
Are you in the market for a seriously powerful graphics card? Are you at least a little bit intrigued if I said you could buy one and get a free PC along with it? It sounds too good to be true, but the wizards at MAINGEAR have made it happen. This past week, the company revealed its X-Cube 'TITAN Z' edition, a PC... Read more...
After a recent judge ruling, the ultra-secure fingerprint login feature your smartphone may offer doesn't seem quite so secure after all. Virginia Beach Judge Steven Frucci has ruled that while a person does not have to hand over their phone's passcode so that law enforcement can gain entry, a fingerprint is fair... Read more...
LG didn't just come out with another run-of-the-mill 4K monitor. Instead, the South Korean electronics maker dropped the gauntlet by introducing its 31-inch 31MU97 with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel and Digital Cinema 4K resolution, which trumps all those Ultra HD monitors out there by more than half-a-million... Read more...
Just when Mac users might have thought Microsoft forgot all about them as it relates to productivity software, the Redmond software giant made a couple of big announcements that show otherwise. The first is there's a new and polished version of Outlook for Mac available, and the second is that Mac users can expect the... Read more...
So, how's that Fire Phone working out for you? Oh, you don't own one? Welcome to club. If you're like the vast majority of smartphone owners, you're carrying a handset made from Samsung, Apple, or even HTC. But the Fire Phone? It was supposed to be Amazon's next big thing, like the Kindle, only it wasn't. And if you... Read more...
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