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A Google Glass comeback is in the near-ish future, according to an Italian eyewear maker who pegged the launch date as February or March of 2016. That’s a fast turnaround for a device that stumbled so badly in its debut, but the apparent partnership with Luxottica is promising, at least from style standpoint. When... Read more...
As an Android fan who couldn't imagine "suffering" with an iOS device, I admit that I sometimes get a good chuckle out of some of the jabs that are thrown around. And, it really goes both ways - Apple can give it just as well as Google. But I am not sure of the last time I saw an insult as good as this one, right... Read more...
If you're the owner of one of Samsung's 840 EVO solid-state drives, chances are you're familiar with the serious speed degradation problem that can arise over time, in some cases throttling it to 1/10th of the speed it should be. Well, the good news is that a fix is available; the bad news is that it's not even clear... Read more...
Acer already has a major presence in the United States, but up until now, it hasn't tried competing in the smartphone market on U.S. soil. That's about the change. As we head into the weekend, Acer announced that it's expanding its smartphone business stateside with the launch of its Liquid M220 handset in Microsoft... Read more...
Ever since Grand Theft Auto V’s initial release back in September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, PC gamers have been eagerly waiting for Rockstar Games to bring title to the PC. 18 months later, and the long-awaited game has finally been released. Unfortunately, while Rockstar Games is known for releasing some top-notch titles, its... Read more...
Intel gathered a number of software developer and hardware manufacturing partners together this week in New York to showcase the latest technologies and innovations that Intel's RealSense 3D camera technology can enable. From new interactive gaming experiences to collaboration, 3D mapping and gesture control, the... Read more...
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has a penchant for putting out great looking smartphones, and that talent is once again on display with the Mi 4i, a sleek looking device with a 5-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080; 440 pixels per inch) In-Plane Switching (IPS) display that boats 95 percent coverage of the NTSC color... Read more...
Yesterday we brought you a slew of new back-to-school computers and tablets from Acer, and today we’re diving into a brand new display offering from the company — and boy is it featured-packed. The new XR341CKA bring with it 34-inches of curved screen gaming-oriented goodness with a zero-frame design and 21:9 aspect... Read more...
Rather than the fight the movement towards streaming content, Cablevision has instead opted to help TV viewers cut the cord. How so? Cablevision was the first pay-TV provider to offer HBO Now to its broadband customers, and now the Internet Service Provider is offering a couple of Internet-focused Optimum product... Read more...
Do you prefer a more traditional round face when it comes to watches? If so, you'll be glad to know that Samsung is planning to go circular for its next Gear smartwatch. The forthcoming wearable will be Samsung's 7th generation Gear smartwatch, and leading up to the launch, Samsung for the first time is making its wearable software development Read more...
What's one of the most expensive wearable on the market today? It's the Apple Watch, of course, which starts at $349 and goes all the way up to $17,000. An AppleCare+ protection plan and you could be looking at up to an additional $1,500. Or you could take repairs into your own hands. Just how feasible is the DIY... Read more...
As we originally posted yesterday, Comcast today confirmed that it has abandoned its bid to acquire rival Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. The deal, which was originally announced in February 2014, was questionable at best, but came under more scrutiny in recent weeks. The company issued a brief statement this... Read more...
From the moment the proposed $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger was announced over a year ago, many consumers were understandably worried about what that would mean for competition in the broadband and TV markets, not mention how it would affect their bills each month. Add that in with the fact that... Read more...
Acer and Hewlett-Packard are definitely working from a different calendar from the rest of us mere mortals. Back-to-school season usually starts in late summer, but HP dropped a truckload of student-oriented notebooks and convertibles on us yesterday. Acer is jumping onboard today with the announcement of a wide... Read more...
Just when you thought the whole Android micro-console craze might have run its course, here comes Razer ready to shake up the category with its Forge TV, winner of eight awards in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including a pair of "Best of CES" awards. Needless to say, the hype is high for this... Read more...
The House has just passed two cybersecurity bills that should cause some major concern for those who believe the US government's spying efforts have already gone way too far. The House Permanent Select Committee passed the 'Protecting Cyber Networks Act', while the House Homeland Security Committee passed the... Read more...
We reported earlier this month that Tesla could soon unveil a home-targeted battery, and lo and behold, we'll be learning about it before the month's even over. According to an email sent to investors, the announcement will take place on April 30, and as per a Tesla spokesperson, we'll learn why Tesla's solution is so... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft hasn’t quite worked out all of the kinks when it comes to installing (or uninstalling) Windows 10 on smartphones that are supposedly supported. Earlier this month, Lumia 520, 525, and 526 owners ran into difficulties when attempting to uninstall Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10051 to... Read more...
In an effort to lock down our devices with better security, fingerprint scanning is growing in popularity. Unfortunately, as it exists in many current smartphones, including Samsung's previous generation Galaxy S5 device, this type of biometric security may have a severe security flaw, as researchers from security... Read more...
Microsoft is really stepping up the pace when it comes to delivering new builds of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders. And we should expect the new builds to quickly flowing from Microsoft’s tap considering that AMD’s CEO recently let it slip that Windows 10 will see its official retail release in July. The latest... Read more...
Microsoft is giving us a lot to be excited about with the release of Windows 10 -- it's a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, it will introduce a brand new browser (Project Spartan), the return of the Start menu, universal apps, and a whole bunch more. Go ahead and add to the growing list built-in tech... Read more...
Different strokes for different folks, right? Unlike Google, which tapped Lionel Richie to sing "Hello" when you call the number on Project Fi's "Experience" page, Facebook just rolled out a new app called Hello, but opted against any kind of celebrity endorsement. Of course, these are two entirely different things... Read more...
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