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  • Siri-led Apple TV said bigger and more expensive

    30 August 2015, 4:09 pm by: Chris Davies

    Apple's new Apple TV set-top box will add to, rather than replace, the existing model new rumors suggest, with the 4th-gen establishing a range ahead of cord-cutter plans. The new box is widely expected to be revealed at Apple's September 9 event in San…
  • BlackBerry Venice caught in wild: A QWERTY-lover’s Android dream

    30 August 2015, 3:57 pm by: Chris Davies

    BlackBerry's Venice slider smartphone has been caught in the wild, with the handset proudly flaunting its Android software. The images, shared on Vietnamese site Tinhte, show the traditional - and much-loved - physical keyboard, as well as what's said to be a…
  • 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country first-drive – Swedish Oddball

    29 August 2015, 11:01 am by: Chris Davies

    The Swedes aren't the first people you'd associate with wacky projects, but the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country may force us to change that perception. Latest in the company's line of 60 series variants, it takes the venerable S60 sedan and gives it an unexpected…
  • Six teenagers arrested in UK for alleged cyberattacks

    28 August 2015, 8:40 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Law enforcement officials in the United Kingdom have arrested half a dozen teenagers who are said to have used a tool from Lizard Squad to carry out cyberattacks against online retailers, a school, a newspaper, and more. The teenagers, who range in age from 15…
  • Wii U’s Netflix app gets complete overhaul, more features

    28 August 2015, 7:53 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Disappointed by the slow, often poor experience of using Netflix on the Wii U? Then today brings good news: users are reporting that the Netflix for Wii U app has been updated and the update brings a complete overhaul, including new features and improved…
  • Mighty No. 9 backers score exclusive demo

    28 August 2015, 7:17 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The Kickstarter success and hotly anticipated game Mighty No. 9 has become a disappointment for many backers, as the planned release date came and went, and then the second planned release date — next month — was postponed until later on next year. Backers…
  • FAA ‘B4UFLY’ drone safety app enters beta

    28 August 2015, 6:39 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The FAA doesn’t take improper drone usage lightly, and while it has gone after operators in violation of regulations, it is also working to educate the public on what it can and can’t do in an effort to prevent the issues from happening. Part of its…
  • New Kraftwerk “album” will be released in 3D

    28 August 2015, 5:58 pm by: Chris Burns

    While past Kraftwerk albums have been traditional in presentation, more or less, their next album will summon the heart of the band with a full 3D experience. While we're still crossing our fingers for a virtual reality presentation, thus far it would appear…
  • Doctor Strange: Marvel’s seeking Mads Mikkelsen as villain

    28 August 2015, 5:45 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Marvel’s Doctor Strange may have Mads Mikkelsen playing as one of its villains, according to a new report. The actor is said to be in early talks with the studio, which has previously cast Benedict Cumberbatch to play Stephen Vincent Strange, also known as…
  • Tencent QQ Watch wearable for kids is rugged, colorful

    28 August 2015, 5:10 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    We’ve seen wearables for kids in the past, some of them with an educational slant, others designed solely for parents to track their whereabouts. The newest kid-friendly wearable is a mixture of both those things, and comes from Chinese company Tencent. The…
  • Amazon Underground aims to be the Netflix of apps

    28 August 2015, 4:45 pm by: Chris Burns

    Details of how the Amazon app "Amazon Underground" works for developers has surfaced this week after the app itself was let loose just days ago. We'd wondered how Amazon would manage to attract developers to a system where their otherwise money-making apps…
  • Lionsgate: “Borderlands” movie is in the pipeline

    28 August 2015, 4:29 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Lionsgate has announced that it will be making a “Borderlands” movie, and the news was confirmed on the official Borderlands Twitter account. The video game launched in 2009 from Take-Two Interactive and Gearbox Software, and has had sustained success…
  • NASA responds to Curiosity’s photos of little green women

    28 August 2015, 4:02 pm by: Chris Burns

    This week one of NASA's scientists working on the Mars rover project was asked to comment on multiple sightings of odd objects on the planet's surface. Everything from Martian crabs to Martian rats and back to the newest: a lizard! Today we'll go through a…
  • Virginia teen behind ISIS Twitter account gets 11 year sentence

    28 August 2015, 3:50 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The Virginia teenager who supported ISIS on Twitter, among other things, has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced. The matter concerns 17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin, the Virginia-based teenager behind the…
  • Ashley Madison boots CEO Biderman in bid to save company

    28 August 2015, 3:15 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The CEO of Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media has, with the agreement to the company, resigned from his position. The company recently suffered a massive data hack that exposed intimate details on millions of users, some of which have resulted…
  • Amazon to make original series based on Galaxy Quest

    28 August 2015, 2:40 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The 1999 movie Galaxy Quest will be returning as an Amazon original series, it has been announced. The movie featured Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and other well known celebrities, and centered around a group of actors who end up…
  • Android Marshmallow Update: Granting Permission

    28 August 2015, 2:12 pm by: Chris Burns

    Today we're going to talk about how the next version of Android will have app-makers asking for your permission to access your phone or tablet's features. This might seem scary at first if you have no idea what "permissions" are in the first place - but have…
  • Peak Design launches CaptureLENS and Lens Kit for DSLR lenses

    28 August 2015, 1:18 pm by: Chris Burns

    This week the folks at Peak Design have added a couple of devices to their already-active Kickstarter campaign. This campaign is primarily for The Everyday Messenger bag which we reviewed back on the 14th of August. Now the system is continuing to expand with…
  • iPhone 6s rumored to undercut Galaxy S6 with 16GB storage

    28 August 2015, 12:50 pm by: Chris Burns

    A piece of packaging from France suggests the iPhone 6s will be revealed with a 16GB internal storage size. To be entirely clear up front - Apple has not revealed this device yet, nor have they suggested they'll be doing anything specific to battle Samsung's…
  • Direct Messenger lets you use Twitter DMs and nothing else

    28 August 2015, 12:29 pm by: Adam Westlake

    While Twitter has been revamping its Direct Messages feature recently, including the elimination of the 140-character limit, letting users message people not following them, and supporting pictures & URLs, its official apps still heavily focus on the rest of…
  • Metal Gear Solid V custom PS3 shows true depth of obsession

    28 August 2015, 11:50 am by: Chris Burns

    This week we're not the only ones getting pumped up about the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. One fan has gone the extra mile to customize their PlayStation 3 for the release. While we're a bit more partial to the shape of the PlayStation 4 at…
  • You can bend AUO’s flexible phone to navigate apps

    28 August 2015, 11:40 am by: Adam Westlake

    While we're now well into the era of curved screen smartphones, thanks to hits like Samsung's Galaxy Edge devices, Taiwanese manufacturer AUO has raised the bar with its new flexible phone concept. Unveiled at Touch Taiwan 2015 this week, the screen isn't just…
  • NASA-funded research enacts Wolverine-style healing

    28 August 2015, 11:15 am by: Chris Burns

    Researchers have created a material compound that, when ripped, punctured, or damaged in any way, is able to heal itself in a very short span of time. While we're not quite sure on if this technology has any applicability to human or mutant skin, like that of…
  • Smaller Xbox One hardware dismissed by Microsoft

    28 August 2015, 10:31 am by: Adam Westlake

    With a Microsoft event coming in October expected to reveal a number of new Windows 10-related devices, including smartphones, tablets, and wearables, another rumor began earlier this month that a smaller version of the Xbox One console would also be…
  • Russia reveals photos of its latest manned spacecraft

    28 August 2015, 10:00 am by: Adam Westlake

    It's sometimes easy to forget that the US's NASA and SpaceX aren't the only agencies coming up with new and improved ways to get humans into space. Russia is another nation with similar ambitions, and they've recently revealed the first photos of their new…
  • Xperia Z5 render leak hints “greater focus” is 23MP camera

    28 August 2015, 9:30 am by: JC Torres

    When it comes to Sony's IFA 2015 event in a few days, you might be in either of two camps (not counting those who don't care). Either you're waiting with interest to see if the Japanese OEM has anything left to offer the mobile world, or you're no longer…
  • SmartHalo leads you to your destination

    28 August 2015, 9:00 am by: Shane McGlaun

    In many big cities around the world, the best way to get around is on a bicycle rather than in a car. Bicyclists still need to be able to navigate their way to an unfamiliar location and a new device has debuted that will make your bike smarter. That device is…
  • HTC Vive VR headset delayed until Q1 2016

    28 August 2015, 8:30 am by: Shane McGlaun

    HTC and Valve teamed up on a cool looking virtual reality headset called the HTC Vive that we spent some hands on time with back in March. If you were looking forward to getting your hands on the Vive this year, some bad news has surfaced from HTC and Valve…
  • Lara Croft GO: imagine Tomb Raider as a board game

    28 August 2015, 8:00 am by: JC Torres

    Square Enix seems to have found a new distraction: turning existing popular game franchises into turn-based strategy games played over what feels like a diorama board set. It has happened before with Hitman and has now happened again with Tomb Raider. Or…
  • Chrome will auto-pause select Flash content starting September 1

    28 August 2015, 7:40 am by: Adam Westlake

    The battle against Adobe Flash content on the web continues to move forward. Google has just revealed that starting September 1st, its Chrome browser will automatically pause Flash content on web pages. This option has actually been available for some time now…

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