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  • Survey finds 45% of Americans have had credit cards stolen

    20 December 2014, 2:00 pm by: Adam Westlake

    Additional information right on the heels of the news about Staples' hacking reveals that 45% of Americans have experienced their credit card information being stolen. Not their physical card being lost or stolen, but card details being compromised as a result…
  • Reddit Notes: users getting 10% equity with kinda-sorta currency

    20 December 2014, 1:00 pm by: Adam Westlake

    Reddit has just announced an odd initiative that aims to see 10% of the company's shares distributed among users, making true on a promise they made back in September after receiving $50 million in new funding. They're calling it Reddit Notes, and the details…
  • Apple ups Russia’s App Store prices due to currency troubles

    20 December 2014, 12:00 pm by: Adam Westlake

    Bad news continues for would-be Apple customers and app purchasers in Russia this week. Due to the rapid and ongoing decline of the country's currency, the ruble, Apple earlier had to take down its online store in order to re-adjust prices of computers and…
  • Galaxy S6: new leaked images point to aluminum body

    20 December 2014, 11:00 am by: Adam Westlake

    As speculation over the next model of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone, one rumor has been getting the most attention: Whether the device will finally move on from using plastic and upgrade to a metal chassis. While there have been several reports already…
  • Boeing, BlackBerry working together on self-destructing smartphone

    20 December 2014, 10:00 am by: Adam Westlake

    The Boeing Black phone, an Android-based smartphone from the aerospace and defense contracting company, has long been in development, but little heard about in the last 2 years. With many questions raised over the devices main feature, its ability to…
  • Kate Winslet, Michael Stuhlbarg tipped to join Steve Jobs movie

    20 December 2014, 9:00 am by: Adam Westlake

    As work on the Aaron Sorkin-penned biography movie of Steve Jobs continues to move forward, the full line-up of actors continues to shift. With Michael Fassbender only recently confirmed to be starring as Jobs, and Seth Rogen to portray Apple co-founder Steve…
  • Stridalyzer smart insoles show how you run

    20 December 2014, 6:27 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Smart products tailored to runners have been cropping up, including the Bionic Runner bike that combines running and cycling into a single hybrid activity. The latest to surface for the marathons among us are the Stridalyzer smart insoles, something users slip…
  • iCamPRO home security “robot” is an all-seeing eye

    20 December 2014, 5:27 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Amaryllo has introduced its iCamPro FHD, something it says is the first home security robot available. The small round unit features an integrated camera that keeps tabs on one's home or office, monitoring movement, sounds, and more to detect if an intruder is…
  • Netflix adds BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

    20 December 2014, 12:37 am by: Brittany Hillen

    If you are a fan of BoJack Horseman, Netflix has a special holiday treat for you: the BoJack Horseman Christmas Special. The show is up to stream on Netflix as of now, starring the voices of Alison Brie, Will Arnett, and Aaron Paul. Of course, the show is a…
  • Duet Display second screen app for iOS and OS X now available

    20 December 2014, 12:00 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Earlier this week we detailed Duet Display, an app that'll turn your iOS device into a second screen for your Mac, giving you an extended display in situations when you need more screen real estate but don't have a monitor around to utilize. The app wasn't…
  • RunKeeper update gives smartwatch users GPS sans phone

    19 December 2014, 11:33 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    RunKeeper has pushed out an update that brings some requested features to smartwatch owners (certain smartwatches, at least). The most notable of the changes is support for wearables that have their own GPS, eliminating the need to lug a phone around while out…
  • 2015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport limited edition has 75 unit run

    19 December 2014, 11:04 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Audi has a new limited 2015 RS5 Coupe Sport edition, a model only available in a 75 unit limited production run. The Sport limited edition model sports a substantial price boost over the standard model, but for the price increase is a design by an exclusive…
  • Comcast brings user time scheduling feature to app

    19 December 2014, 10:20 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Comcast is America's favorite company to hate, and it is trying to change that popular view by eliminating some of the hassle customers often encounter. The latest on the chopping block is waiting on hold, at least under certain circumstances. On Thursday,…
  • Google+ adds auto enhancement feature for videos

    19 December 2014, 9:52 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Google Plus's Auto Awesome feature has been improving its users' images for a while now, and we've seen different updates related to it roll out over the months. Back in December of last year, Google added its year-in-review videos, for example, and it now it…
  • Google adds Christmas window shopping to Maps

    19 December 2014, 8:52 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Google has been progressing nobly in its effort to bridge the physical world with the digital one, and the end result is the ability to tour all sorts of locations you otherwise never would. The recently added The Colbert Report set is one excellent example,…
  • Sims 4 to get “Game Pack” in January

    19 December 2014, 7:59 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The folks behind The Sims 4 have a treat for gamers, and it has been dubbed a "Game Pack". There will be more than one Game Pack in the future, and the first one -- called Outdoor Retreat -- will arrive some time next month. Sound fun? Likely. Details on what…
  • Google wants self-driving car ready in five years

    19 December 2014, 6:50 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Google “doesn’t want to become a car maker”. And judging by their quirky first pass at the job, we’re happy to hear it. Instead, Google wants the hardware for their self-driving cars to be done by someone else. Anyone else. Noting they’re “looking…
  • Apple Pay still trails Google Wallet, gap closing quickly

    19 December 2014, 6:05 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Apple Pay hasn’t been around long, but new research shows those who use it are doing so in a pretty significant way. Via mobile payments research firm ITG, we find that Apple Pay accounted for 1.7% of all digital payment transactions in the month of…
  • Lamborghini’s latest Aventador has a rubber obsession

    19 December 2014, 5:00 pm by: Chris Davies

    What the world needs, Lamborghini has decided, is an Aventador with a pinstripe. Thus we have this, the Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition, a special series celebrating not only the Italian supercar's 700 HP power, but the role Pirelli tires have played in…
  • Staples says 1 million cards fell victim to latest hack

    19 December 2014, 4:57 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Office goods retailer Staples recently saw themselves fall prey to hackers, much as Target, The Home Depot, and a laundry list of retailers ahead of them have. The company has now addressed the hack, saying that over one million unique cards were compromised.…
  • “Ok Google” added to always-listening Chromebooks

    19 December 2014, 4:05 pm by: Chris Davies

    Google has quietly added "Ok Google" support to its bleeding-edge Chromebooks, giving the web-centric notebooks the ability to listen out for voice commands with nary a button press, just as on Android phones and Android Wear smartwatches. The feature, part of…
  • Miyamoto: Nintendo already conceptualizing new hardware

    19 December 2014, 3:36 pm by: Nate Swanner

    When will you see the next Nintendo console? That’s anyone’s guess, but Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed Nintendo is in the early stages of planning for their next hardware offerings. Speaking to the Associated Press, Miyamoto said Nintendo is…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review – Side-screen side eye

    19 December 2014, 3:36 pm by: Chris Burns

    Using the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is an exercise in obsession with using the biggest and the newest in smartphone tech. This smartphone is not necessarily the most well thought out for the end user - you, and it's not necessarily the best smartphone solution…
  • Microsoft’s Titanfall exclusive was a single-game deal

    19 December 2014, 3:07 pm by: Chris Davies

    Titanfall's sequel looks unlikely to be a Microsoft exclusive, with Respawn Entertainment chief Vince Zampella confirming that the studio's deal over the AAA title was for the first installment alone. Details on "Titanfall 2" are, unsurprisingly, scant at this…
  • Facebook ‘Stickered’ app lets you overlay stickers onto your photos

    19 December 2014, 2:51 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Int heir ongoing attempt to dominate your home screen, Facebook is announcing another app today. An accompaniment to Messenger, Stickered is a new app that lets you plaster stickers all over your photos before sending them along to friends via Messenger.…
  • Tesla opening first battery swap station next week

    19 December 2014, 2:28 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Tesla is keen to get more charging stations positioned throughout the country, which will allow Tesla owners to charge their cars at appropriate way stations without ever running out of power. With 312 existing Supercharger stations so far, Tesla is on the way…
  • Obama: Sony pulling The Interview was “a mistake”

    19 December 2014, 2:21 pm by: Chris Davies

    President Obama has criticized Sony for pulling The Interview following the hack blamed on North Korea, saying that while he is "sympathetic" to its losses, he nonetheless believes "they made a mistake." Describing cyber-security as an "urgent issue," Obama…
  • Fire Phone gets arty with Amazon update

    19 December 2014, 2:03 pm by: Chris Davies

    Amazon has given the Fire Phone a high-brow update, adding the ability to recognize famous works of art with its Firefly visual search system, in addition to making the little-loved handset more capable for business users. The update, taking Fire OS to v3.6.5…
  • T-Mobile, FTC settle for $90 mil in ‘cramming’ lawsuit

    19 December 2014, 1:45 pm by: Nate Swanner

    After calling the claim “unfounded and without merit”, T-Mobile has agreed to settle with the FTC over charges they ‘crammed’ bills with unnecessary and unwarranted charges. At least $90 million will be returned to consumers who can prove T-Mobile…
  • A huge ice reservoir could be hiding inside Mars

    19 December 2014, 1:15 pm by: Chris Davies

    A vast cache of water or ice could be lurking just beneath the surface of Mars, scientists claims, using meteorite research to figure out where the "missing Martian water" might have actually ended up. While signs of the historic effects of subsurface and…

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