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The Xbox App for Window 10 is getting some worthy new tweaks this week, including real-time updates for your Activity feed. While giving Xboxers the low-down on the new updates, Major Nelson also announced the Xbox Beta app, which will be available before the end of the month. The upcoming Xbox Beta app will work... Read more...
Unless you've found a spectacular deal, there's really no reason to buy a game console that doesn't come with bundled extras, usually in the form of a free title or two. Sometimes the game bundles come in digital form, which means you won't find them at GameStop. That's because GameStop has made it a policy to not... Read more...
There’s a lot of activity happening in the streaming device market these days. Over the past week, we’ve seen the announcement of a new Apple TV which is backed by a powerful A8 processor and a touch- and motion-sensitive remote and a refreshed Fire TV which is capable of streaming 4K content. Since introducing its... Read more...
Google Glass has a new name and some new blood. Google Glass is now known as Project Aura and Google has hired engineers to give the project momentum.   The company has been searching for a way to bring its techie glasses to the world after its initial attempts floundered. Google took the project out of the... Read more...
We already know that Google is invested in autonomous vehicles, but what about Apple? It was reported this past summer that Apple's Special Project group met with officials at GoMentum Station, a 2,100 acre former navel base in San Francisco thought to now be a secure testing ground for new vehicles. Now word is... Read more...
When Microsoft first announced the Surface Pro back in 2012 (it launched in early 2013), many Apple fans snickered. Here was Microsoft, releasing a somewhat thick and heavy tablet that not only had a kickstand, but also an “odd” cover that doubled as a keyboard. And to top things off, the device made use of a stylus... Read more...
Go big or go home, right? That's the idea behind phones like Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, both of which tote a curved 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560x1440 resolution (Quad HD). To help take advantage of these large displays, Samsung is offering Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 owners a... Read more...
AVG has long been considered one of the so called good guys in security software. It drew fan support for offering a no cost version of its antivirus software, which traditionally has worked quite well, but its reputation as a champion of the average Joe is now in jeopardy over a revised privacy policy. As part of... Read more...
Microsoft has just released a major update for the Xbox 360 that owners are going to want to download ASAP. Most of what's new isn't a surprise, as the company has been talking about the new features for the past couple of months, but there are some extras we weren't expecting. Perhaps the most significant addition... Read more...
It seems as though smartwatches are all the rage these days. Although smartwatches have been around for quite some time, things didn’t really start heating up until Motorola launched the Moto 360 last year. The market really took off when the Apple Watch was launched this past spring, and we’re looking forward to even... Read more...
The incredibly hyped Star Wars Battlefront is set to release on November 17 in North America, which by all accounts isn't far off at all. So it's with much anticipation that fans of the series - those who've been praying for this game to become a reality since the release of Battlefront II in 2005 - are awaiting news... Read more...
When Apple unveiled its next-gen Apple TV last week, it surprised a lot of people by touting that it'd be great for gaming. It's largely interesting because gaming has never been a focal point for Apple before in this particular arena, but it didn't come as much of a surprise given that its competitors are all... Read more...
The wait is over. The time is nigh for sci-fi super-spy gadgets, cigar-smoking, and rampant exclamation points. Oh yes, the one-eyed one has returned. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has landed on the PC and it’s a doozy. Using the same Fox Engine game engine, this latest effort nicely follows-up last year’s... Read more...
Updated The lock screen on your phone might not be foolproof as you thought. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin released a demonstration this week of what they say is a vulnerability in mobile devices running Android 5.x. Also known as Lollipop, it is the latest version of Android and is run by many... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo Z51 15.6" Core i7 Gaming laptop, an LG 34UM57 34" UltraWide IPS WFHD LED Monitor, a Dell Inspiron 14 Windows 10 Laptop, and a whole lot more. Full details below. For more... Read more...
We were tipped that Amazon would be introducing a $50 tablet earlier this month, but we were left to speculate as to how exactly the online retail giant would be able to hit that price point. Well, today we’re finding out all the gory details on Amazon’s latest effort to push its services into the hands of more... Read more...
Android fans are in a tizzy over a new app in Google Play that helps users move their content from an Android device to an iPhone or iPad. Apple built the app, which is called "Move to iOS," and made it available for free in Google Play where it's getting hammered by user reviews. It has a 2-star rating out of more... Read more...
Whether it's barking commands to Siri (or Cortana or Google Now) on our smartphones or interacting with Amazon's Echo speaker, digital assistants are all over the place. You can go ahead and add another one to the mix. Meet Ivee, "the first multi-room voice assistant for the home" that draws inevitable comparisons to... Read more...
Around this time last week, Apple was making waves with its all-new Apple TV. Apple boasted that its new streaming device features a brand new motion- and touch-sensitive controller, potent A8 processor with 2GB of memory, support for Siri voice recognition, and a brand new App Store. However, given how long Apple... Read more...
Have you heard the one about an enterprising high school student who built a clock from scratch, took it to school to show his teachers, and was subsequently arrested? Neither had we until it happened to Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, who was put in handcuffs by local... Read more...
We may not have flying cars or homes above the clouds as portrayed in The Jetsons, but as we dive deeper into the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) categories, our everyday gadgets are becoming smarter and more capable than ever before. So it is with iRobot's latest Roomba vacuum, the Roomba 980. Out of all the... Read more...
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