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  • Hungary’s Internet providers could soon be taxed per gigabyte

    22 October 2014, 7:48 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Internet usage is still mighty expensive in some regions, but all could pale in comparison to what residents in Hungary may soon be paying: the country is set to impose the first-ever tax on Internet usage, and it's a hefty one. The announcement was made…
  • Google Inbox is great; here are two more awesome email apps

    22 October 2014, 7:45 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Google’s Inbox has some great features, and can definitely make your email experience a lot easier. It also might not be right for you. It might do quite a bit, but there are also a lot of things it doesn’t do. Rather than assume Inbox might solve your…
  • New Ikea standing desk adjusts with push of a button

    22 October 2014, 6:41 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Standing desks are one of those mildly polarizing topics. You probably shouldn’t be sitting all day, but standing desks are either really expensive, or really suck (sorry, but it’s true). Ikea has stepped in with their first truly convertible stand/sit…
  • Shutter HALO review: a selfie’s best friend

    22 October 2014, 6:16 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Capturing the moment is something we all enjoy, and we’re turning to our smartphones more and more to do so. If you’d rather be in the shot than hidden behind the screen, Shutter Halo might be what you’ve been looking for. The small button links to your…
  • iPad Air 2 teardown confirms Apple did not defy laws of physics

    22 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Chris Davies

    Wondering what mysteries are inside the iPad Air 2? Apple didn't leave itself much room for surprises in its new flagship tablet, with the 6.1 mm slate not only the company's thinnest, but also its most powerful. As we found in our review of the iPad Air 2,…
  • Yahoo Mail app now tracks your flights, event info

    22 October 2014, 5:23 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Yahoo is announcing some changes to the Yahoo mail app today, bringing in some features that will remind you of Google’s Inbox. Yahoo’s latest update rolls in cards that will tell you about travel plans, and even lets you get real-time info about possible…
  • This BMW i3 Coupe lookalike could school EV makers

    22 October 2014, 5:21 pm by: Chris Davies

    Electric cars may already be out on the roads around us, but that doesn't mean the segment isn't ripe for some innovation, and while Tesla might be doing its level best to push speed and luxury at the top end of the market, so one German team believes it has…
  • iPad Air 2, mini 3 may be available in-store today

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

    When the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 launched, Apple wasn’t entirely clear on when we might see them in-store. They told us how great both tablets were (or not, depending on your needs), but didn’t commit to a time we’d actually get them. Now it seems…
  • Jawbone Drop app hands-on: strange musical connectivity

    22 October 2014, 3:34 pm by: Chris Burns

    This afternoon we've been having some fun playing with the new Jawbone app called Drop. This app allows you to connect to your RDIO or Spotify account to play music in just about as simplified a manner as possible. Almost as if the folks at Jawbone hired the…
  • Some Apple Pay users being charged twice for transactions

    22 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Nate Swanner

    If you’ve been all over town slapping your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus on the point-of-sale terminal at the stores you frequent, you might want to take a breather and check your bank statement. If you’re using a Bank of America card, you might have been…
  • How Google’s Inbox is better (and worse) than your email app

    22 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Google’s Inbox is a neat new way to use email, that much is clear. From the layout to the use-cases for taking advantage of all the bells and whistles, Inbox is a great way to re-experience email. Though it has a lot going for it, some of what’s there…
  • Google buys Firebase for real-time cloud syncing

    22 October 2014, 2:41 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Google has made another acquisition, this time snapping up Firebase. If you’ve not heard of Firebase, that’s alright, nobody will fault you for that. Their service is meant to allow Developers easy cloud sync with apps, and have that data synced to device…
  • Twitter wants your digits to log you in on every app

    22 October 2014, 2:37 pm by: Chris Davies

    Twitter is hoping to embed itself as the authenticating heart of every app and service, with a new way to use phone numbers rather than usernames or email addresses a key part of its new Fabric mobile platform for developers. Dubbed Digits, the system allows…
  • Inbox for Gmail hands-on: email’s next generation

    22 October 2014, 2:25 pm by: Chris Burns

    Google suggests with Inbox that they’re creating a new generation of email. It’s not meant to replace Gmail - yet - but it is made to turn your everyday un-modified email experience into a far more simple one. Instead of the face-melting masses of spam…
  • Inbox from Google re-imagines how we use email

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

    Google has re-imagined email. Today, the company is introducing Inbox, and app that takes email to a different level, and will have some interesting features for power users. Inbox is a bit like Google Now, Keep, and email rolled into one. You can set…
  • Google Earth for Android revamped: Smoother 3D & faster updates

    22 October 2014, 1:15 pm by: Chris Davies

    Google is pushing out a new version of Google Earth for Android that will boost the 3D navigation of the geographic app, as well as see updates to mapping data be pushed out to users more rapidly and thus cut down misdirections. The refresh sees Google change…
  • Galaxy S5 Plus revealed, but why?

    22 October 2014, 1:10 pm by: Chris Burns

    Just as Samsung revealed a late-season upgrade to their Galaxy S4 with the "LTE-A" model last year, this year’s Galaxy S5 Plus has arrived. Here in 2014, this means an upgrade past the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 to a higher-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with…
  • The Mini Cooper just got a spanking

    22 October 2014, 12:55 pm by: Chris Davies

    BMW has been forced to change its fuel economy ratings for select 2014 Mini Cooper models, after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did some testing of its own and found the German firm had over-estimated exactly how frugal the distinctive car could…
  • Apple Pay, Amazon Visa to work together (someday)

    22 October 2014, 12:39 pm by: Nate Swanner

    One thing you can bank on with Amazon (pun intended) is that they’ll do their own thing, in their own way, on their own time. You can also safely assume that if an outside interest doesn’t align with theirs, they’ll be sure to resist it. That was the…
  • Kinect Adapter for Windows makes Xbox One device a USB joint

    22 October 2014, 12:22 pm by: Chris Burns

    The newest way Microsoft is making Kinect more accessible to the masses is with a device called the Kinect Adapter for Windows. This device allows the Xbox One Kinect to work with your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device with a simple USB plug. You’ll need USB…
  • This is probably as close to inside the McLaren P1 GTR as you’ll get

    22 October 2014, 12:19 pm by: Chris Davies

    Owning a McLaren of any sort is something most people don't get to experience, so we'll forgive you for trying to achieve the feeling of sitting inside the bespoke track focused racer by checking out these brand new interior shots and making "vroom-vroom"…
  • SensoTRACK monitors biometric health through your ear

    22 October 2014, 12:06 pm by: Chris Burns

    If you’re part of the biometric sports monitoring device craze, you’re going to want to listen up. SensoTRACK is a wearable device you attach to your ear. You’ll be able to monitor 4 major vital signs at once, count steps, and check your body position.…
  • iOS 8.1 Jailbreak released for iPhone, iPad

    22 October 2014, 11:26 am by: Chris Burns

    While the iOS 8 Jailbreaking universe was a mixed bag of oddities, many creators stuck in Beta mode for many moons, iOS 8.1 ready right off the blocks. This entirely un-authorized look at iOS 8.1 comes from the folks at Team Pangu. That’s inside China - and…
  • Mercedes-Benz just made $780m from Tesla

    22 October 2014, 11:13 am by: Chris Davies

    Mercedes-Benz has sold off its remaining stake in motor industry disrupter Tesla, pocketing around $780m in the process, but insisting that it won't stop the two companies from collaborating on new and existing electric car projects. The German firm had…
  • Your internet is about to be rated like a TV show

    22 October 2014, 10:55 am by: Chris Burns

    This week the folks at Adobe and Nielsen have made clear their intent to rate the internet. These ratings won’t necessarily be used the same way movie ratings are - you probably won’t be banned from seeing an R-rated website if you’re under-age any more…
  • Can “The Like Machine” take Facebook’s rating success in-store?

    22 October 2014, 10:31 am by: Chris Davies

    The excitement of the retail experience has never quite pushed us to shouting "yes!" in the aisles, but we might be tempted to hit a Facebook-style "Like" button if there was something which particularly caught our eye. That's what The Like Machine is hoping…
  • Now Barnes & Noble has a 10.1-inch Samsung Nook tablet

    22 October 2014, 9:50 am by: Chris Davies

    Samsung's latest Nook-branded iteration on its Android tablet line-up has been announced, with Barnes & Noble putting the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 up for sale in-store. Following the existing 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, released back in August, the new version has…
  • Kidizoom Smartwatch: a durable wearable for kids

    22 October 2014, 7:30 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Camera. Smartphone. Tablet. Smartwatch. If you have it, your kid no doubt wants to use it, and that presents a problem, as kids aren't always gentle when handling delicate devices. That's where kid-centric alternatives come in, such as the various tablets…
  • RogerVoice subtitles phone calls for the hard-of-hearing

    22 October 2014, 7:10 am by: JC Torres

    These days, speech recognition is a lot about Siri versus Google Now versus Cortana, but that is definitely not the only use case for the technology. We often take for granted what we are able to use our smartphones for because we are physically capable of…
  • DARPA turns its attention to atom-wide brain sensors

    22 October 2014, 6:50 am by: Brittany Hillen

    DARPA, known half-jokingly as the Department of Mad Scientists, has again turned its attention to the human brain, this time hoping to expand our insight into it and its structure through the use of incredibly tiny (read: atom-sized) graphene sensors. It…

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