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We’ve all been there before; you’re sitting at your desk — either in your home or at your office — when the internet goes out. Given how connected we’ve all become these days, this can often lead to sudden panic, followed by tremors and profuse sweating (ok, we made that last part up). If the problem isn’t with our... Read more...
After making waves with its Snapdragon 820 System-on-Chip (SoC), Qualcomm is taking the wraps off its mid-range Snapdragon SoC updates. The new Snapdragon 430 and 617 are set to bring more power and new features to 4G LTE devices. The SoCs make use of ARM Cortex A53 octa-core CPUs and Qualcomm Hexagon DSP. The two... Read more...
After first announcing the operating system in June, Apple is now ready to make iOS 9 available to the masses. Apple switched things up a bit leading up to the official release of iOS 9, allowing the public widespread access to the beta operating system which allowed customers to be on the bleeding edge of Apple’s... Read more...
Sexual fembots don't exist outside of Hollywood movies, but just in case they ever become a reality, robot ethicists (yes, there's such a thing) are already campaigning against having sex with robots. Those who support the "Campaign Against Sex Robots" feel that shagging with a scrap of parts resembling a person is... Read more...
Amazon produces quite a few tablet that it markets under the “Kindle Fire” brand. The online retailer has produced tablets in the 6-inch, 7-inch, and 8.9-inch size classes and seemed to be content with those offerings. Well, that is about to change, and we have mobile devices leaker Evan Blass to thank for giving us a... Read more...
Are your Skype chats boring? Microsoft seems to think so and it’s launching a tool to spice things up. With the new Mojis, you can pop short clips from popular movies and TV shows into your chat. I have to admit that, while part of me wants to make fun of this, I have a feeling I’ll be using this. C’mon, they have... Read more...
Hewlett Packard is getting ready to eliminate as many as 30,000 jobs and likely no less than 25,000 as it splits away from its printer and PC business. All of the job cuts will be associated with the newly formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a separate entity that HP expects will pull in more than $50 billion in... 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 Erazer X315 AMD A10-7800-based desktop system, a D-Link DIR-860L Wireless AC Router, a Dell M115HD 720p HDMI LED Projector, and more. Full details for all of today’s deals... Read more...
Microsoft is one of the countless number of companies that is aiming to make an impact on the automotive market. Rather than go the route of Apple and create its own vehicle, or lend its hand to autonomous driving, the company wants Cortana infused into our future vehicles. It's hard to consider this revelation too... Read more...
Are you having trouble beating a level boss or figuring out an in-game puzzle? Invite one of your gaming buddies to lend a helping hand! It's one of a handful of nifty features NVIDIA implemented in its GeForce Experience Share, which is now available in early access beta form. The newest beta includes a new in-game overlay that makes it Read more...
Best Buy is planning to make spaces available for dedicated AT&T and Verizon sections within 250 of its retail store locations by the end of the year, according to separate press releases issued by both wireless carriers. These mini store sections within Best Buy would be similar to the ones that already exist for... Read more...
We learned last month that Microsoft would be rolling out a Start menu update to Windows RT devices, and today, that update has arrived. When Microsoft’s Windows 10 FAQ was previously updated, it wasn't clear what the update would entail; it was up in the air whether or not the new Start menu would take on the... Read more...
AT&T, America’s second largest wireless carrier, has come under fire not only from customers, but also the FCC for its throttling practices on “legacy” unlimited data plans. The FCC fined AT&T a record $100 million for data throttling, with FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Travis LeBlanc stating, “Unlimited means... Read more...
Remember that $15 Windows DVD Player app Microsoft's been peddling in the Windows Store? The notion that Microsoft is charging $15 for basic DVD playback software that doesn't even support Blu-ray discs is a slap in the face in and of itself, but to add insult to injury, the app is riddled with bugs. That's the bad... Read more...
Will they or won’t they? It’s been a topic of discussion surrounding Facebook for years — will the company introduce a “Dislike” button to go alongside the inescapable “Like” button? When we last visited the topic in late December, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the idea outright, citing its negative... Read more...
Where computer security is concerned, it almost seems like unauthorized access can be granted via an unlimited number of ways. While computer security in the home is obviously very important, having good defenses in the enterprise market is paramount. In some cases, slipping up could result in the loss of millions of... Read more...
Snapchat is a runaway success in terms of having a massive userbase and brand recognition, but when it come to making money off the app, the developers are still trying to figure out how best do that. One way they've come up with is by selling the ability to replay snaps. With the update that's rolling out today, Snapchat users can purchase Read more...
If you know anyone that’s been a longtime iOS user, chances are that they have a “junk” folder on their device that is used to banish unwanted Apple apps that they don’t use. These apps come preinstalled with every iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and cannot be deleted. They can’t even be hidden unless you jailbreak — but... 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 a ton of deals on TP-Link networking gear, a Samsung T1 Portable 250GB USB 3.0 External SSD, a Travelpro Crew Executive Choice Checkpoint Friendly Computer Backpack, and more. Full details... Read more...
It seems as though Google just can't catch a break with foreign governments. In recent months, we've seen the EU pressure the company over supposed favoritism it's showing itself within shopping results, and now, Russia is accusing Google of breaking antitrust laws by bundling its own apps with Android. Oy! In... Read more...
Ahead of this year's Tokyo Game Show, which begins on Thursday, Sony has revealed the final name for its "Project Morpheus" virtual reality platform. While "Morpheus" would have undoubtedly been very cool to stick with, the company has instead decided to go with a name anyone could have guessed: PlayStation VR. The... Read more...
Back in mid-2014, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu lobbed quite a few grenades at the nascent market for QHD smartphone displays. At the time, 1080p displays were quite common on flagship smartphones, so Yu stated, “I don't think we need QHD displays on mobiles. Your eyes totally cannot identify between... Read more...
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