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In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a steady stream of new solid state drive releases, from the likes of Plextor, Crucial, and SanDisk. Today, however, Samsung is unveiling something new we think you'll really take interest in. Up next for your reading pleasure, we have Samsung’s brand-new SSD 850 PRO series. The 128GB and 1TB... Read more...
There are generally two things you can expect from Samsung year after year. The first is a new flagship smartphone -- this year it was the Galaxy S5 (see our review). And the second is a mini version of whatever its flagship device happens to be. Well, it just so happens that Samsung's predictably forthcoming Galaxy... Read more...
If a recent trip by Google’s Eric Schmidt is any indication, Cuba may be considering easing its heavy restrictions on Internet access. Unconfirmed reports are suggesting that Google may have sent a team to the island nation to meet with Cuban officials. The discussions would likely involve promoting the benefits... Read more...
We first caught wind of Microsoft’s next version of its Windows OS back in December (and learned a bit more in January), and Redmond’s strategy for unifying the Windows experience across various types of devices is becoming more clear. According to a report from ZDNET’s Mary Jo Foley, Windows... Read more...
There are many ways to get beer from a container into your mouth, but the founders of a curious machine called SYNEK believe they’ve developed the best method of all time. SYNEK is a portable (all you need is an outlet) machine that dispenses cold beer on demand, like a tap, but without the need for a keg. The... Read more...
Android TV is coming, and as we mentioned earlier, one of the killer features of the product will be the ability to play Android games on a nice, big TV. It appears that Android TV will ship on certain devices, but apparently there will also be a standalone Android TV box, and there’s a controller that will ship with said box. Google... Read more...
Sometimes, you just never know where technology is going to wind up next. Walking through a park, would you ever expect that a simple bench would be able to charge your phone? That's a reality that's soon to come to some Boston parks, thanks to "Soofas", solar-powered benches. Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh greatly... Read more...
Go ahead and check one more state off the list of where you're not allowed to text message while driving. New Mexico is catching up with the majority of the country with a ban intended to prevent distracted driving that goes into effect tomorrow (Tuesday), after which offenders will be hit with a $25 fine for the... Read more...
For anyone that follows the technology space, you're used to this refrain. A promising startup is acquired, and the monolithic corporation that acquired it dabbles on a bit before shutting it down entirely. Sometimes, it's more frustrating than others. When Google acquired Sparrow, many were left upset about the state of the left-for-dead... Read more...
There's no arguing that Samsung's flagship devices (Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5) are the cat's meow, but what really makes investors purr are when companies have a fleshed out lineup to collect revenue from a wide and assorted customer base. No worries there -- Samsung just expanded its Galaxy line with four new and... Read more...
Soccer might not be the most popular sport in the U.S., but it's certainly growing on Americans. Of course, soccer enjoys an enormous global audience, and if anyone needs reminding of that, just check out the World Cup activity on Facebook. At only halfway through the tournament, there are more than 1 billion related... Read more...
Here’s an interesting psychological factoid: Emotional states can be transferred to other people via text-based messages on social media, such as Facebook. That means that if, for instance, you view a bunch of sad posts, you’re more likely to pen a sad post yourself shortly thereafter even though you... Read more...
As we dive deeper into the era of the so-called "Internet of Things" (IoT), some exciting things are happening. One of them is a joint collaboration between Ford and Intel to make automobiles more connected, which would include the ability to remotely view what's happening inside your vehicle using a smartphone app... Read more...
Google had a whopper of an I/O conference last week, and if there was one prevailing theme from the whole event, it is this: Android has evolved. Already a mature mobile OS that is one of the two dominant operating systems in a huge and still-growing mobile market, Android is officially not just for phones and... Read more...
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