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  • HP Stream 11 Windows laptop now available

    24 October 2014, 7:10 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Last last month HP rolled the red carpet out for its new colorful -- and more importantly, cheap -- Stream laptops. Their appeal is multi-fauceted, and though they aren't the most powerful machines out there, the mixture of a sub-$200 price tag and the…
  • VisionTek Pocket USB 3.0 SSDs available in 120GB and 240GB

    24 October 2014, 6:50 am by: Shane McGlaun

    VisionTek has announced the launch of a pair of new pocket size USB 3.0 SSDs that are designed to work with any major computer OS out there. These new drives will support Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows computers. VisionTek says that the performance of these USB…
  • Modified Toyota Supra hits 240mph in quarter mile

    24 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Drag racing is a sport that people all around the world participate in. The sport has one or two cars line up and then blast off down the track to see who can go the fastest in the quarter mile length of the track. In the drag racing world, a streetcar that…
  • Woman turns home into anti-WiFi zone with shielding paint

    24 October 2014, 6:10 am by: Brittany Hillen

    There's an interesting story coming out of the United Kingdom this week about an elderly woman who has paid a substantial amount of money to turn her house into an anti-wireless technology zone. Stefanie Russell, who is 72-years-old and from Steyning,…
  • LG G Watch R global rollout announced

    24 October 2014, 5:50 am by: JC Torres

    If you thought that the smartwatch craze has died down, think again. Just recently Google has revealed the latest update to the Android Wear platform, bringing GPS support, standalone music playback, and the strappings of Bluetooth audio output. That goes hand…
  • PlayStation 4 software update 2.0 arrives October 28

    24 October 2014, 5:30 am by: Brittany Hillen

    The past couple of weeks have been a blur of game console updates and pre-update details, with the Xbox One October update having started rolling out on October 15, and PlayStation having followed closely behind it with details about its own users can expect…
  • Kindle Fire HDX 7 lands on AT&T to help Fire Phone sales

    24 October 2014, 5:10 am by: JC Torres

    You may have heard that Amazon is entering a trying financial period, and that its first ever smartphone isn't helping its cause. Some are pinning the Fire Phone's failure on its exclusive availability to AT&T but now the carrier seems to be trying to make up…
  • South Korean ISP announces 10Gbps broadband Internet plan

    24 October 2014, 4:50 am by: Brittany Hillen

    The United States is clamoring for widespread availability of 1 gigabit Internet service options, something that is slowly rolling out but is still a long way off from being an option for most. In the meantime, Internet users in South Korea are slated to get…
  • It’s really official: “Microsoft Lumia” is the name

    24 October 2014, 4:30 am by: JC Torres

    Nokia Lumia is no more. Of course, that was already made known by Microsoft's French Facebook account, but you know how social networks can be so fickle-minded these days. It can't get any more official than this though. Microsoft Senior VP for Marketing for…
  • LG reveals NUCLUN chip, G3 Screen spotted in leaked photos

    23 October 2014, 11:19 pm by: JC Torres

    As if on cue, LG has finally acknowledged that it has indeed been working on a mobile processor of its own. And it isn't called Odin anymore. Opting for a stranger name instead, LG has announced the LG NUCLUN. This octa-core ARM chip sports the usual mix of…
  • Torrent sites hurting after Google’s latest anti-piracy change

    23 October 2014, 10:54 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Last Friday Google revealed its newest anti-piracy efforts, which largely amounted to a mixture of demoted rankings for torrent websites and a new box dangling legal download alternatives to those looking for content. It hasn't been quite a full week since the…
  • Aereo denied license request, but hope remains

    23 October 2014, 10:05 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Aereo, swept up in a legal battle earlier this year that it ultimately did not win, has been denied a license that would let it operate as a cable company. Aereo had requested this license during the late summer, and was told in August that it needed a court…
  • Paranautical Activity creator resigns after making death threat

    23 October 2014, 9:23 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    In case you missed it, a bit of hoopla surfaced earlier this week revolving around Steam, the game Paranautical Activity, and the game's rage-prone creator Mike Maulbeck. The final version of Paranautical Activity was released on Steam on Monday, but some…
  • Counter-Strike zombie chickens rise for Halloween

    23 October 2014, 8:32 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    What's more fun than video games? Easter eggs and similar things slipped in games for the sole purpose of giving you a smile (or, you know, a fowl-based zombie to kill). Halloween is quickly approaching, and as it approaches gamers have been presented with…
  • Google DeepMind partners with Oxford for AI push

    23 October 2014, 7:59 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Back in January of this year, Google bought DeepMind, a startup focused on artificial intelligence and its possible future uses. Though the company has been relatively quiet on its efforts since then, work has been underway and will soon get a boost from…
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 8-player Smash, Mewtwo & Ridley

    23 October 2014, 7:07 pm by: Chris Davies

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U may well be the most hotly anticipated Nintendo title for the holidays, and so the Japanese gaming firm isn't stinting on features. The game will include a whopping eight player "Smash" mode during which players will be able to…
  • Ford gives pedestrian-spotting bumpers access to the brakes

    23 October 2014, 6:32 pm by: Chris Davies

    Ford is rolling out a new set of smart driving aids that the car company claims could potentially eliminate frontal collisions involving pedestrians, using a combination of radar and lasers to spot people walking out into the road unexpectedly. Contrary to…
  • Nexus 9 hands-on – Google’s tablet grows up

    23 October 2014, 5:48 pm by: Chris Davies

    A new HTC tablet has been a long time coming, and so the Nexus 9 takes no chances, HTC partnering up with Google to make not only the Android retort to the iPad Air 2 but a showcase for what Lollipop can do when given more than a smartphone screen. Replacing…
  • Fire Phone bombs: Amazon takes $170 million writedown

    23 October 2014, 5:45 pm by: Chris Burns

    Amazon is not having a great afternoon. After reporting an operating loss of $544 million this most recent quarter, Amazon is suggesting that one big reason they're headed into the hole is the Amazon Fire Phone. During their earnings conference call for…
  • Surface drives nearly billion dollar revenue for Microsoft in Q1

    23 October 2014, 5:07 pm by: Chris Burns

    This quarter is a rather good one for Microsoft's Surface tablet lineup, that's for certain. Their financial crew reported Microsoft Financial 2015 Q1 results today, showing the Surface Pro 3 to have driven Surface revenue up to $908 million for the quarter.…
  • Amazon loses big, but the worst is yet to come

    23 October 2014, 4:34 pm by: Chris Burns

    It's not looking especially good at Amazon right this minute for investors. While operating loss was $25 million USD in Amazon's Q3 of 2013, this quarter (one year later), they've reported operating loss at $544 million. Net loss, on the other hand, was $41…
  • Police Alerts NOT new on Google Now

    23 October 2014, 4:16 pm by: Chris Burns

    So you'd like to keep an eye on your local police department's doings, yes? Lucky you, there's a new Police Alerts segment being added to Google Now as we speak. This isn't brand new, on the other hand - it's all part of Google's team-up with Nixle earlier…
  • Apple looking to keep Sapphire hopes alive

    23 October 2014, 4:08 pm by: Nate Swanner

    The Apple and GT Advanced partnership might be dead, but the Sapphire plant in Arizona could still live on. Apple is reportedly seeking a way to keep the plant alive, possibly even producing Sapphire glass as planned. Though GT won’t be involved, Apple is…
  • Apple unleashes TestFlight beta for Devs, gives users early access to apps

    23 October 2014, 3:15 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Apple has announced their TestFlight Beta program, which allows Developers to seed beta builds of their apps to users, is now live. Registered Apple Developers can now distribute up to 1,000 copies of their app to testers, using the iTunes Connect portal to…
  • Facebook launches Rooms, a forum for everyone

    23 October 2014, 2:47 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Facebook has introduced Rooms, a new app adding yet another layer to social connections. Rooms isn’t like Facebook, nor is it a skinned version of like Paper. Rooms is a new way to connect and interact, where users create rooms based on interests. Though…
  • Real Bunny Smartphone Case: behold, the newest tech trend

    23 October 2014, 2:17 pm by: Chris Burns

    Over in Japan there's a trend in smartphone cases where real rabbits are used to protect their iPhones. The rabbits used for these cases range in size and shape and breed, but for the most part they're just about the right size for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus…
  • Here’s why Ikea BEKANT has standing desk fans frantic

    23 October 2014, 1:59 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Ikea’s new BEKANT standing desk is quite the marvel. It raises and lowers with the push of a button, and is height adjustable to just about any standing or sitting height. It’s also Ikea’s first foray into the truly adjustable desk realm, whereas…
  • Etsy Credit Card Reader released for your smartphone this Autumn

    23 October 2014, 1:08 pm by: Chris Burns

    The team behind Etsy's success know good and well there's quite a bit of money transferring hands between citizens of the Etsy community. Because of this - and because they want to continue to grow with great success - they've decided to get into the credit…
  • Uber giving out flu shots today, but you better hurry!

    23 October 2014, 1:03 pm by: Nate Swanner

    For many, Flu Shots are a necessary right of passage into the Fall and Winter months. The immunizations are increasingly easy to get, with many pharmacies across the United States administering them on a walk-in basis. Sometimes you just can’t find the time…
  • Ello raises $5.5 million, solidifies ad-free existence

    23 October 2014, 12:31 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Ello, the social network that’s also not a network (or very social), has raised another $5.5 million. The venture funding comes on the heels of a massive expansion last month that saw a flood of users bog down Ello servers, causing the company to freeze…

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