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All News for January 2015

As we alluded to in our article earlier today, Apple has just announced its earning for fiscal Q1 2015. The results are nothing short of astonishing, as Apple had record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and along with record quarterly net profit of $18 billion. Yes, you heard that correctly, $18 billion in profit... Read more...
When Intel launched its first NUC in early 2013, it wasn't hard to be impressed. Here was a super-small PC platform that managed to pack in some substantial performance for its form-factor. The first release had a modest Celeron under its hood, but fast-forward to today, and we see full-blown Core i3 and i5 chips... Read more...
Ahead of its earnings release that is due after the closing bell today, Apple has released two updates for its most prominent operating system. The mobile-centric iOS has been updated to 8.1.3, while the desktop/laptop-centered OS X Yosemite gets an upgrade to 10.10.2. The biggest addition with iOS 8.1.3 is a... Read more...
Dell has updated what it claims is the world's thinnest and lightest mobile workstation, the Precision M3800. Checking in at a svelte 0.31-0.71 (H) by 14.65 (W) by 10 (D) inches and weighing only 4.15 pounds, we won't argue that claim, though what's equally impressive is the collection of hardware and... Read more...
Another day, another revelation of how the government has pushed its spying efforts a bit too far. This time, it involves our vehicles and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). I'm sure that little bit of information speaks volumes. In order to better combat the import and movement of drugs, the DEA has been... Read more...
We learned earlier this week that Google has concrete plans to bring its gigabit “Fiber” service to the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham areas in North Carolina. Today, Google confirmed the Fiber additions in North Carolina along with the inclusion of Atlanta, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee. The Google Fiber newcomers... Read more...
Microsoft’s earnings are up, driven in part to blazing sales of the Microsoft Lumia smartphones and Surface tablets. In its quarterly earnings statement, Microsoft announced that it had revenue of nearly $26.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 8 percent from the same quarter a year earlier. Microsoft's... Read more...
It's a good thing Facebook was only out of commission for an hour, otherwise can you imagine the uproar that would have erupted from the hundreds of millions of daily active users who would have to find some place else to post their pictures of dinner or political rants? Instagram wasn't an option, because that was... Read more...
One of the challenges smartwatch designers face is that of battery life. Understanding that users don't want to be bothered with frequent recharges, companies are devoting a lot of time and R&D into figuring out how to extend battery life. Looking to up the ante, ASUS over the weekend hinted that its next smartwatch... Read more...
Some Xbox One owners have been dealing with a controller issue that causes random disconnections. There are several support threads on the topic scattered throughout cyberspace, though no real solution that seems to work for everyone -- moving routers and other items that might interfere with the wireless signal... Read more...
Despite all the distractions over pigskin bladders this past week, the New England Patriots will be prepared for the staunch defense of the Seattle Seahawks and win Super Bowl XLIX, with quarterback Tom Brady earning the MVP award. So says Madden NFL 15 in an annual simulation that Electronic Arts has been doing for... Read more...
As someone who does a lot of driving and depends greatly upon the Waze app (Waze has roughly 50 million users in over 200 countries around the world), this bit of news struck a nerve with me. Law enforcement agencies across the country are coming out against the app, saying that would-be cop killers could use it to... Read more...
When EVGA released its first gaming mouse last fall, it was evident that the company wasn't interested in entering the market with a whimper. While we found that some aspects of the Torq X10 could have used some tweaking, it was without question a solid first effort, and did well to whet our appetites for what was to come. Today, EVGA expands Read more...
We first brought you news of Google’s efforts to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) last week. According to sources for The Information, Google has plans to partner with both Sprint and T-Mobile (America’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers respectively) to provide voice and data service... Read more...
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