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Not only is BlackBerry getting back to its roots by releasing a Passport device that harkens back to the company's glory days, it's also willing to get in the trenches and fight aggressively to win back customers, especially those who may have flocked to Apple while it was busy experimenting with a name change and... Read more...
The San Antonio Spurs won the NBA Championship last season and are legitimate contenders to do it again in 2015, but if you need another reason to move to Texas, consider the good fortune falling upon San Antonio's neighbor to the northeast. Lucky folks in Austin, Texas, are being treated to Google's ultra high speed... Read more...
It feels like only yesterday that we were whipping up last year’s holiday gift guide, but somehow a full year has passed and we’re staring yet another winter in the face. Don’t fret, though — just because you haven’t prepared for this season doesn’t mean that you’re hung out to dry. As the technology behind smartphones, tablets, and laptops... Read more...
If you happen to own a 4K television from Samsung that was released this year, you're in for a bit of a treat. Today, the Korean-based company announced a partnership with NanoTech Entertainment, which ultimately brings the "UltraFlix 4K" channel to current Samsung's TVs. Not much imagination is needed to... Read more...
It appears that Sony has become the victim of a massive ransomware hack which has resulted in the company shutting down. An unnamed source spoke to Business 2 Community claiming that the company shut down after its computers in New York and around the nation were infiltrated. The source, according to the website... Read more...
Who would have thought that bootleg watch faces would become a thing? Yet that is what is occurring as smartwatches continue to make their way to consumers. The Apple Watch isn’t out yet, but the need for consumers to customize the watch face of their device is growing as smartwatches like the Moto 360, allows them to... Read more...
Get ready to start your engines, mobile users, because a new Need For Speed title is headed to a device near you (provided you're rocking an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone). Electronic Arts that Need For Speed No Limits will launch to iPhone, iPad, and Android devices sometime in 2015, and has put out a launch... Read more...
While Samsung is reportedly getting ready to shake up management over disappointing sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 device, rival Apple continues to celebrate another record iPhone launch. Looking forward, the Cupertino outfit expects to ship more than 71.5 million iPhones in the fourth quarter, based on a report by... Read more...
When Valve initially revealed its partners for the company’s Steam Machine, Alienware was one of the first on board. However, since the Steam Machine was delayed, Alienware decided to go ahead and re-package the device. Called the Alienware Alpha, the company has started shipping the device out to consumers who pre-ordered the PC console. The Read more...
Samsung to date hasn't sold as many Galaxy S5 smartphones as it hoped, and as a result of the flagship device not meeting sales expectations, there could be a major shakeup among management at the South Korean electronics firm. Should that happen, nobody at Samsung would be untouchable, not even co-CEO and mobile boss... Read more...
The Federal Communications Commission is in the process of auctioning off 65 megahertz of the electromagnetic spectrum and it is going very well. As of Friday, bidding for six blocks of airwaves has reached an unprecedented amount sailing north of $34 billion. This particular auction, which started November 13, is... Read more...
Apple is partnering with dozens of app developers for (RED), a campaign to raise money for the fight against AIDS. Starting today, apps that participate in the (RED) program are donating all proceeds to The Global Fund.  The (RED) apps will be available until December 7th, but Apple is highlighting two days during... Read more...
It feels as if we've been waiting for decades for battery technology to take its next quantum leap in terms of capacity and longevity. Sure, laptops these days last a little longer than they did ten years ago, but much of that is due to processors and the like consuming far less power now compared to yesteryear. But... Read more...
We've said it a thousand times before, but to make it a thousand and one, the big trend in mobile design these days appears to be adhesive, and lots of it. Whether it's a smartphone or tablet device, manufacturers seem obsessed with lathering the chassis with glue to seal the front and back panels together. Breaking... Read more...
Redbox is putting the word out that it plans to hike the price of its DVD rentals by 25 percent next month, as well increase the cost of borrowing Blu-ray discs. Effective December 2, 2014, the price for DVDs will increase to $1.50 per day, up from $1.20, while Blu-Ray discs will jump $0.50 to $2. Starting January 6... Read more...
After years of working on prototype vehicles, multiple car companies have announced a major push for hydrogen fuel cell automobiles. At the LA Auto Show last week, Toyota showed off its Mirai, a four-door passenger sedan with a $57,500 base sticker price and a hydrogen-only fuel system. Honda recently delayed its... Read more...
Symantec made the unsettling announcement today that it has discovered sophisticated malware that has been operating successfully on and off since 2008. Named Regin, the malware launches in a series of stages and is designed to avoid detection at each stage. Symantec hasn’t identified the organization that created... Read more...
The point of a product like the Oculus Rift is to immerse its user like never before - they're put "into' the action. For gaming, the experience a good VR product offers can be nothing short of spectacular, but truthfully, it's not only games that can benefit from an increased level of immersion. Up to this point... Read more...
For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, Google released “A Journey through Middle-Earth.” It is an interactive map of the Middle-Earth where everyone can explore all 27 locations that were shown in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. But now the map has been updated to include a peer-to-peer battle... Read more...
The Xbox One reached the one-year milestone this weekend, and to celebrate its first anniversary, Microsoft is sending just about ever owner of its console a gift package containing several digital goodies. This applies to customers who purchased an Xbox One between November 22, 2013, and November 11, 2014, within... Read more...
In a continuation of the legal battle between NVIDIA and Samsung, the latter company has just filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission to block sales of NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet on the basis that it infringes on its patents. This legal battle began this past September, when NVIDIA sued both... Read more...
Unless you have unparalleled willpower and have managed to avoid all of the Internet these past few months, you're probably well aware that sexism, feminism, and misogyny have been extremely hot topics. While these issues have long existed, it seems lately like a bubble has finally burst, and accusations are being... Read more...
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