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  • Audi A6 TV spot shows technology that won’t try to kill you

    6 March 2015, 5:50 am by: JC Torres

    We are almost all awed by advancements in technology, especially just in the past two or three years, with intelligent virtual assistants, self-driving cars, and drones that can deliver packages. But as wonderful as these things are, we can't be also help feel…
  • Google researchers work around Quantum Computing errors

    6 March 2015, 5:30 am by: Lindsey Caldwell

    Quantum computers can solve problems that would take an ordinary computer millions of years to complete. It would take not thousands, but millions of years to create solutions to complex equations. Google and researchers at the University of California, Santa…
  • “FREAK” security hole affects even Windows after all

    6 March 2015, 5:10 am by: JC Torres

    Microsoft almost had it good. Long lambasted for being so easily hacked, it was almost believed that the company's operating system, at least those well-patched and up to date ones, were immune to the latest security vulnerability causing worry over the…
  • Facebook’s business Page likes will drop as they get more accurate

    6 March 2015, 4:50 am by: Lindsey Caldwell

    Social media can be a great tool for modern businesses. We've seen a growing number of businesses use Facebook to promote their brands. Some low-budget businesses forgo a website altogether and only create a Facebook page instead. These businesses should…
  • Gmail for iOS makes life easier with quick actions, sharing

    6 March 2015, 4:30 am by: JC Torres

    iOS 8 has introduced a lot of new features that add convenience and speed to the platform, but not all apps have immediately taken advantage of those. Some are just starting to catch up to go with the times. Google has just pushed out a few updates to its apps…
  • Ringo is an adorable robotic pet

    5 March 2015, 11:30 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Robotic pets have been around for a while, but the older versions were usually frightening (for example, the Furby). As robotics in general have improved, so have the quality of robotic pets, and while you'd be hard-pressed to find one willing to take a bullet…
  • New iOS app Spotless keeps your Instagram comments spam-free

    5 March 2015, 10:55 pm by: Lindsey Caldwell

    Love Instagram but hate all the insta-spam? If you're looking to clean up the comments section of your Instagram feed, you can keep it free of trolls, promoters, cyber-bullies, and bots using Spotless. Spotless is the new app for Instagram that allows you to…
  • Google’s MVNO vision reported to only see the Nexus 6

    5 March 2015, 10:14 pm by: JC Torres

    When Google's Sundar Pichai drew associations between it's planned cellular service and the Nexus program, we didn't quite expect him to mean it literally. But that might just be the case based on reports coming from sources close to the matter. According to…
  • Hulu original series Deadbeat Season 2 announces guest star lineup

    5 March 2015, 9:40 pm by: Lindsey Caldwell

    Hulu is adding to its growing list of original programming. The supernatural comedy, Deadbeat, is adding a second season this April. The show is getting a boost for its second season in the form of famous guest stars. Headlining these guest stars are James…
  • Four major theater chains boycott Netflix’s latest film

    5 March 2015, 8:33 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Netflix has long been changing the way television shows are consumed, but more recently its business moves have threatened to alter the future of feature films, and theaters aren't taking kindly to it. Earlier this week, Netflix bought "Beasts of No Nation"…
  • Research group: Pandora is most popular online radio service

    5 March 2015, 7:55 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Times change fast, and the number of places where you can listen to music online have grown greatly over the past few years. Long gone are the days of listening to poorly ripped songs uploaded to YouTube alongside cheesy stock-photo fan videos. Robust options…
  • I drooled a little on the 2016 Ford Focus RS

    5 March 2015, 7:45 pm by: Chris Davies

    Sorry Ford, but you can't bring a ridiculously appealing 315HP hot-hatch along to a motor show and not expect car fans to drool around it. The surprise edge had already been taken off the 2016 Focus RS, a Ken Block tuned five-door with serious road-going…
  • Kickstarter cracking down on fake products with new hire

    5 March 2015, 7:16 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Those who back products in crowdfunding campaigns have gained some elements of protection in recent months, but it is still largely a game of risk, one that relies on backers being unable to sniff out a scam when it surfaces. We've seen some pretty absurd…
  • Gigantic hands-on with Xbox One

    5 March 2015, 6:20 pm by: Chris Burns

    Earlier this week at GDC 2015, Microsoft's Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced competitive action game Gigantic would be coming to Xbox One. This game was previously revealed to be coming to Windows 8 and Windows 10, and it'll be rolling with Xbox One at…
  • Apple Watch has hidden diagnostics port (for now)

    5 March 2015, 6:20 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Some interesting news about the Apple Watch has surfaced today, all of it revolving around a hidden diagnostic port available on the Apple smartwatch. This diagnostic port is said to contain a 6-dot brass contact array, which is inside of the bottom strap's…
  • Lexus LF-SA Concept wants to chew up Smart and MINI

    5 March 2015, 5:41 pm by: Chris Davies

    It may look like a Predator helmet mounted on ridiculous alloy wheels, but the Lexus LF-SA Concept is actually pretty sensible: think Alien-hunter for the urban dweller. Freshly revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this week, the diminutive two-door is Lexus'…
  • Shazam plans to add object recognition to service

    5 March 2015, 5:35 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    In case you've managed to go all these years without hearing about it, Shazam is a service that allows users to play part of a song or TV show and discover what it is, as well as more about it and buy the content if desired. It comes in handy when you catch a…
  • Peugeot’s Quartz is our post-apocalyptic monster truck of choice

    5 March 2015, 5:08 pm by: Chris Davies

    It's not often you see a car and instantly start looking round for Tina Turner to strut out in complete Mad Max get-up, but if there was ever a concept to get the big-voiced singer back into a leather corset, Peugeot's Quartz is it. The French car company…
  • Shazam looks to access camera for more context

    5 March 2015, 5:00 pm by: Nate Swanner

    If you find yourself looking to Shazam for song recognition routinely,you already know how capable it is. The listening app is typically pretty adept at finding that song you can’t quite place, and even makes itself aware of what certain TV commercials are…
  • Camera that will take 1000-year exposure to debut tomorrow

    5 March 2015, 4:51 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Out of all the odd ways one can get a world record, this probably isn't the oddest of them. Still, one photographer's plan to take the longest-ever photo exposure is unusual, and a lot can go wrong in a thousand years (invading aliens, an earthquake where the…
  • Divoom Bluetune Bean speaker includes selfie button

    5 March 2015, 3:51 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Portable speakers are old news at this point. It is not hard to find a little Bluetooth offering to complement your on-the-go lifestyle, and so another announcement elicits little more than a yawn. What's a company to do? Try to make its product unique by…
  • iTunes streaming service, new Apple TV reportedly delayed until WWDC

    5 March 2015, 3:34 pm by: Nate Swanner

    That Beats/iTunes streaming music service Apple is believed to be working on won’t be showing up Monday, a new report claims. The new service, which is widely expected to roll in a total iTunes streaming option, is being ‘delayed’ as Apple finalizes…
  • Samsung Dream Doghouse includes hot tub

    5 March 2015, 2:35 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Some of us stuff a pillow in a box and make our cat's day; others buy their dog a miniature doggy mansion and go to bed at night knowing their pet could lounge in its own hot tub if it wanted. Such a reality has gotten a little more real with Samsung's new…
  • Analysts: Apple Watch will hold 55% of smartwatch market by 2016

    5 March 2015, 1:59 pm by: Nate Swanner

    One of the flashier undercurrents of the incoming Apple Watch is how well it will sell. With about 42% of the smartphone market, domestically, Apple has a stronghold when compared to other OEMs. That doesn’t necessarily relate to wearables, though, where the…
  • Even the inventor of K-Cups regrets his coffee mistake

    5 March 2015, 1:59 pm by: Chris Davies

    Pod coffee has proved controversial for its taste and its ecological impact, and no single-serve option has been more contentious than Keurig's K-Cups. On the one hand there's the convenience: drop in a pod, hit the button, and seconds later be drinking hot…
  • Microsoft releases Office 2016 for Mac preview

    5 March 2015, 1:48 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Microsoft has launched its Office 2016 for Mac preview, giving Apple users with a taste for office software a chance to preview its upcoming release. The official release won't take place until sometime in the second half of this year, but we've been given a…
  • Back to Dinosaur Island: hands-on with Crytek’s newest in VR

    5 March 2015, 12:56 pm by: Chris Burns

    This week we've had the opportunity to take a peek at the newest in virtual reality computing and entertainment at GDC 2015. Oculus VR is working with multiple content creators and game engine-makers - one of the most impressive of which is Crytek. Utilizing…
  • Rock Star 4 coming to PS4, Xbox One this Fall

    5 March 2015, 12:45 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Did you miss standing in front of your TV and rocking out? If you haven’t smashed your plastic guitar to bits after getting through a flawless rendition of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ (and if you did, Pete Townshend is sad for you), we’ve got good news.…
  • Turns out, the Jolla Tablet is really onto something

    5 March 2015, 12:44 pm by: Chris Davies

    Sometimes a few inches is all it takes to make a difference. Back when Jolla first started, a team of former Nokians taking MeeGo and spinning it into their own Sailfish OS, it became a smartphone curio. The simple UI and gesture-based navigation had promise,…
  • NextVR aims to transform sports entertainment forever

    5 March 2015, 12:32 pm by: Chris Burns

    Late last month, the virtual reality specialists at NextVR successfully tested out transmission of an NHL game with Live VR. This means that no matter where you are - just so long as you have an internet connection - you'll be able to watch the game. Not just…

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