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  • Verizon fast-forwards phone upgrade eligibility for some customers

    16 September 2014, 7:00 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Verizon customers chomping at the bit to get the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus as soon as possible are in luck: those with a smartphone upgrade eligibility date of November 15, 2014 or sooner will now be seeing that date changed for an immediate upgrade,…
  • Qualcomm SafeSwitch offers a hardware-based kill switch

    16 September 2014, 6:40 am by: JC Torres

    Depending on your market outlook, Qualcomm could be seen as the top chip mobile chip maker, at least when it comes to smartphones and tablets. Soon, however, it's lead on its competitors might widen even further if it manages to convince device manufacturers…
  • Bose CineMate 15 and Solo 15: audio systems for your entertainment room

    16 September 2014, 6:20 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Joining the company's new SoundLink headphones and speaker comes the Bose CineMate 15 home theater audio system and the Solo 15 television-centric sound system. Both are available now from Bose for $600 USD and $450 USD, and we've got all the details for you…
  • Google Self-driving car gets temporary steering wheels

    16 September 2014, 6:00 am by: JC Torres

    We haven't heard much from Google about its autonomous car project for quite a while, but now the company is giving an the public an update on one of its most ambitious technology projects to date. This includes moving test driving into private tracks and…
  • Bose SoundLink expands with new speaker and headphones

    16 September 2014, 5:40 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Bose has expanded its SoundLink lineup with two new products, the SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker and the SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones. With these products comes two different ways to enjoy your music, one of which involves a rainbow of colors.…
  • iPhone 6 NFC will only work with Apple Pay

    16 September 2014, 5:20 am by: JC Torres

    What's Apple's is Apple's, and Apple tends to keep it that way. Mobile payment businesses, like the renamed Softcard, looking forward to a flood of iPhone users will have to wait a bit longer, or maybe even forever. An Apple spokesperson has just confirmed…
  • Microsoft sends invites for Windows 9 event on September 30

    16 September 2014, 5:00 am by: Brittany Hillen

    It has long been expected that Microsoft would be showing off the next version of Windows this month, something the company has confirmed with an invite to an event taking place in San Francisco on September 30. The invite promises details on "what's next for…
  • InfoSonics verykool SL5000 joins the Android LTE market

    16 September 2014, 4:40 am by: JC Torres

    There are a myriad Android smartphone brands in the market, but majority of the most popular ones either offer rather expensive flagships or budget devices that can only do 3G. If you're on the look out for an affordable 4G handset, you have quite a limited…
  • Nintendo apologizes for banning Super Smash Bros. players

    16 September 2014, 4:20 am by: Brittany Hillen

    It seems this past weekend, some of Nintendo's 3DS players ran into trouble with Smash Bros., ending up with a temporary ban that kept them from playing online. The reason wasn't apparent, though some gamers figured out what was going on, and now Nintendo has…
  • LG budget lineup: G3 Stylus global rollout, A&T G3 Vigor

    16 September 2014, 4:00 am by: JC Torres

    Forever capitalizing on the success of its G3 smartphone, LG has outed several variants bearing the same name but bearing different personalities, such as the G3 Stylus and this new G3 Vigor. Make no mistake, however, as these two are not in the same league as…
  • Sentido touch-panel light switch can be programmed for smart homes

    15 September 2014, 9:57 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Smart lighting is finding its way into more homes, and as such ordinary light switches are no longer good enough. Mobile devices, of course, are the primary way for one to interact with smart lighting, but sometimes it is easier to flip a switch than to fire…
  • HarperCollins now uses invisible watermarks to combat ebook piracy

    15 September 2014, 9:30 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Battling piracy has proven difficult, but that hasn't yet stopped companies from trying, and as such it isn't surprising that a couple publishers have turned to a new option in an effort to pinpoint where, exactly, ebook uploads are surfacing from. Using…
  • Flipboard video ads pilot program kicks off today

    15 September 2014, 9:14 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Flipboard, the snazzy magazine app, has added video advertisements to its roster, following in line with other big-name services that have rolled them out in recent months. The ads have launched today, with Flipboard saying it has eight different brands on…
  • TUL suitcase arrives on Kickstarter with built-in scale

    15 September 2014, 8:39 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    When it comes to air travel, finding the right combination of size, weight, and items can be tricky, and more often than not you find yourself hauling the suitcase onto the bathroom scale to see if it'll meet your airliner's weight limitations. The TUL…
  • Sony SBH60 Bluetooth headset includes wired connectivity

    15 September 2014, 7:41 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Sony recently introduced a new Bluetooth headset called the SBH60. Though not notable in name, the headset features a striking design that stands firmly between stylish and minimalistic, and with it comes a roster of features targeted towards the needs of…
  • iPhone 6 GPU slightly better than 5S in benchmark test

    15 September 2014, 7:40 pm by: Nate Swanner

    The iPhone 5S was a pretty marked improvement over what came ahead of it (speaking strictly of iPhones, of course), but the newest iPhone may not be such an improvement. the first benchmarks are reportedly in, and the iPhone 6’s A8 processor might not be…
  • Amazon closing WebPay, drops P2P altogether

    15 September 2014, 6:45 pm by: Nate Swanner

    When it comes to transferring money between individuals, cash still reigns supreme. Still, some entities have tried to break into the space, digitally speaking, with PayPal and Square being two notable ways to do so. A potentially big player in the…
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 detailed in trailer

    15 September 2014, 6:01 pm by: Chris Burns

    The first full-length trailer has arrived for the game Resident Evil Revelations 2. This game will be rolling out with elements from Resident Evil 2, but will move on from that storyline to a new island entirely. This version will star Resident Evil 2’s…
  • Mercedes bringing hybrid tech to luxury S550 in 2015

    15 September 2014, 5:59 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Mercedes is pairing brains with brawn, as they introduce their first luxury hybrid car, the S550 plug-in. Marrying their penchant for luxury cars and hybrid technology sounds simple enough, but in true Mercedes fashion, they upped the ante. What you’re left…
  • Google wants to test-fly drones in New Mexico

    15 September 2014, 5:13 pm by: Nate Swanner

    There are a lot of Google-owned entities, with some overlapping in a big way. One of those situations involves Project Loon, born of Google X, and Titan Aerospace, which Google purchased earlier this year. The two will team up to offer Internet service over…
  • Nexus 9 keyboard folio possibly outed in China

    15 September 2014, 4:33 pm by: Nate Swanner

    By now, the Android version of the iPad mini — the Nexus 9 — is a foregone conclusion. We’ve seen enough leaks and such to make us believe it’s coming this Fall, so this bit of info falls right in line with the rest. A peripheral keyboard, which may be…
  • Microsoft to “break even” with Minecraft in 1 year

    15 September 2014, 4:02 pm by: Chris Burns

    Let not a single person speak badly of the people at Microsoft who signed the deal to acquire Mojang this year. Though they’ve agreed to pay $2.5 billion dollars for the developer group and the game Minecraft, they "expect the acquisition to be a break-even…
  • iBeacon tech coming to all Macy’s stores this year

    15 September 2014, 3:43 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Having been testing the technology for about a year, Macy’s is now ready to roll iBeacon tech out on a larger scale. After a semi-public rollout during the holiday shopping rush last year in San Francisco and New york, Macy’s is bringing iBeacon tech to us…
  • First ever ‘soft’ robot is frighteningly cool

    15 September 2014, 2:57 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Robotics seem like a great idea, but there’s always that Terminator scenario in the back of our minds. “What if the machines really do become self-aware?”, we ask silently while grinding our teeth to avoid bawling like scared children. If the machines…
  • DisplayPort standard updated for 4K monitors

    15 September 2014, 2:23 pm by: Nate Swanner

    As monitors continue to get more pixel-dense, one well-heeled standard is being scaled equally to remain pertinent. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is announcing the DisplayPort 1.3 audio/visual standard, which brings in more bandwidth to…
  • Apple: here’s how to delete that U2 album

    15 September 2014, 2:09 pm by: Chris Burns

    Supposing you didn’t actually want a new U2 album in your iTunes library, Apple has heard your plea for help. They’ve created a unique link which does all the heavy lifting for you - deleting the album U2 "Songs of Innocence" from your library with ease.…
  • Moto X (2014) Review: Finally, a true Motorola flagship

    15 September 2014, 2:04 pm by: Chris Davies

    Motorola never quite got the praise it deserved with the original Moto X, the company's decision to step off the specs bandwagon unduly masked by relatively uninspiring design. Now, the 2014 model arrives to rectify that, sharing the same name but stepping up…
  • Apple Health medical trials: HealthKit in real life

    15 September 2014, 1:32 pm by: Chris Burns

    It’s time Apple had a true test of wills in a real hospital setting with its HealthKit software. Woefully behind the times, most hospitals still rely on phone and fax to forward test results to patients. Apple hopes to assist with this as well as the reading…
  • Incoming Nexus 6 may have killed off Nexus 5

    15 September 2014, 1:27 pm by: Nate Swanner

    If you needed any more indication that a Nexus 6 smartphone is on the horizon, we may have stumbled onto a neat tidbit of info. When asked why the Nexus 5 was no longer on their support page, a Canadian carrier’s support page mentioned the Nexus 5 was no…
  • Here come the PowerShots: N2, G7 X, SX60 HS

    15 September 2014, 12:48 pm by: Chris Burns

    Three new PowerShot cameras are coming soon from Canon, the lot of which works with unique features made to advance the point-and-shoot universe - even as their competition hits the smartphone environment. The PowerShot N2 works with a flip-up touch panel and…

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