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All News for December 2014

With Google responsible for at least 50% of the world's search traffic, I think it's safe to say that the company knows what it's doing in search -- but that doesn't mean that its service can't be improved over time. No one seems to realize that better than Google itself, as we've seen many features rollout over the... Read more...
For those who celebrate the occasion, Christmas is just a day away, and it certainly has Amazon in the giving mood. Getting into the holiday spirit, the mega online retailer kicked off Christmas week with sale prices on a bunch of gadgets, and here on the home stretch, the company is offering a bodacious bundle... Read more...
Fancy yourself a PlayStation gamer? In the need for a new television? If you answered "Yes" to both questions, then hang tight and be on the lookout for new Samsung smart TVs coming out in the first of 2015. Why? Samsung has partnered with Sony to integrate its PlayStation Now game streaming service on select models, giving you access to hundreds Read more...
While AT&T is pausing its fiber network rollout in 100 U.S. due to its opposition to President’s Obama’s proposed net neutrality rules and Google is delaying its fiber expansion in 34 markets, it looks as though US Internet is forging ahead with an even faster fiber service. US Internet this week announced that it has... Read more...
Android 5.0 Lollipop was officially rolled out in early October and smartphone OEMs are already pushing out the major operating system update to their newest smartphones. Google’s Nexus devices have been graced with Lollipop goodness and Motorola, which had close ties to Google before being bought by Lenovo, has... Read more...
In the mobile space, it's a given that we'll see evolution and innovation each and every year. That's a great thing. It keeps things interesting, and gives us a reason to be excited about what's to come. But, as we all know, it's hard to have a "great" thing that doesn't have some glaring caveat. That caveat, in this... Read more...
When a computer vulnerability is revealed by both the Department of Homeland Security and Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, I'd say there's a pretty good chance that it shouldn't be ignored. Apparently, Apple agrees. Today, the Cupertino firm released its first-ever forced update, taking... Read more...
The sub-$200 category isn't the only place you'll find Chromebooks hanging around. For example, take witness of Hewlett-Packard's updated Chromebook 14. It sports most of the same guts as the original, but has been updated with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) touchscreen display. With the fancy display added to the mix, HP has it priced at $440 Read more...
On Monday, North Korea’s Internet was taken offline. The country suffered a complete Internet outage that lasted around nine hours before it was restored on Tuesday. However, the cause for the outage has yet to be determined. According to Dyn, a company based in the U.S. that monitors Internet infrastructure, the... Read more...
We applaud companies willing to push the envelope with innovative new design approaches. Sometimes their efforts aren't rewarded with complete market acceptance, but unique features and hardware that attempt to blaze new trails in existing markets, are always interesting to say the least. In a way, the Galaxy Note Edge fits... Read more...
Breaking news, folks -- Sony has decided not to bow to pressure from hackers to cancel the Christmas Day debut of "The Interview," at least not outright. In a statement pulled from NBC's Facebook page and making the rounds on the web, Sony confirmed the film will have a limited theatrical release in the United States... Read more...
Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone project took a huge leap forward in late October, as the company for the first time publicly showed a fully functional prototype device running Android. At the time Google also discussed the promising progress that was being made moving from Spiral 1 prototypes to more... Read more...
Google's self-driving car project has crossed a new milestone with the unveiling of its first fully functional prototype. The team behind the project will spend the holidays testing the newest build on its private track with the hope (and goal) of having it ready to hit the open road in Northern California sometime... Read more...
It's quite tempting to catch up on sports scores or scroll through your Facebook feed while nestled in your cozy bed with your tablet of choice. However, according to a new study, reading from a light-emitting device before drifting off to sleep can shift your body's natural clock and delay certain parts of your sleep... Read more...
Since Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s launch in November 11, the game has been plagued by bugs, glitches, and an assortment of issues that has resulted in Ubisoft releasing multiple patches to rectify these problems. This resulted in Ubisoft promising free DLC and, later on, a free game to those who have purchased the... Read more...
Sony is having a tough time figuring out its true enemy (psst, Sony, it's North Korea!). Following a massive cyberattack that resulted in the theft of data and ultimately led to the company cancelling the Christmas Day debut of "The Interview," a far-fetched comedy involving an assassination attempt North Korean... Read more...
The Tesla Motors Roadster was first released way back in 2008. The vehicle, which was loosely based on the Lotus Elise, is what put Tesla on the map, so to speak, with regards to electric vehicles. Over the course of its four-year production run, Tesla produced 2,600 examples of the Roadster. But just because the... Read more...
Samsung announced today that it has begun volume production of its 8Gb LPDDR4 memory chips, with expected commercial shipments in 2015. The announcement is noteworthy for a number of reasons. First, one of the most important characteristics of a modern mobile device is its battery life, and moving to a new memory... Read more...
Xiaomi has a success story most companies can only dream of. Despite having been founded only in 2010, the company is already a major player in the mobile market, with the likes of Samsung finding that out the hard way. One of the reasons Xiaomi has proven so successful is that it's delivered great hardware at... Read more...
If you mess with the bull, you’ll get the horns. Sony became the victim of a massive cyberattack that took place in late November. But not only was Sony a victim, but numerous Sony employees were caught up in the mess when sensitive personal information like social security numbers were leaked onto the... Read more...
Last Wednesday, Sony decided not to release “The Interview” in theatres as the hacking group Guardians of Peace threatened 9/11-style attacks at theaters that showed the movie. However, it appears Sony has decided that it will show “The Interview” in some way according to a company lawyer. On Sunday, attorney... Read more...
ASUS has posted a cryptic teaser for its newest ZenFone, which will debut at CES 2015 in Las Vegas next month. The headlining feature of the new ZenFone, and the dominant focus of the teaser video, is what appears to be a dual-LED flash setup. Some have indicated that the new ZenFone will instead feature a dual-lens setup, but we’re only Read more...
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