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  • Elon Musk teases mysterious Tesla D for October 9

    1 October 2014, 10:40 pm by: JC Torres

    The illustrious Elon Musk is making headlines today again. After just landing a quote about putting people on Mars, the Tesla CEO has taken to Twitter to tease a certain "D" car. But more than that, he is also teasing that there will be something else as well…
  • First Chinese iOS Trojan Xsser mRAT targets Hong Kong activists

    1 October 2014, 10:00 pm by: JC Torres

    Protesters and activists these days have flocked to social media and mobile technology to circumvent censorship and blockades that prevent their message from reaching other people. But now the tables might have been turned on them. A new trojan malware called…
  • Honda Connect: first infotainment with NVIDIA Tegra, Android

    1 October 2014, 9:15 pm by: JC Torres

    NVIDIA's plans to get its Tegra chips inside cars have just born its first fruit. Honda has announced its new infotainment system called Honda Connect, making it the 19th car maker to incorporate an NVIDIA processor inside but also the first to add Android…
  • Infiniti Q80 Inspiration teases hybrid smart car plans

    1 October 2014, 8:56 pm by: Chris Davies

    It's clearly a day for luxurious sedans, and after Aston Martin's Lagonda for the 1-percent of the 1-percent comes Infiniti's Q80 Inspiration, a hint at the direction the company's next uber-four-door will take. Signaling - but not confirming, Infiniti is…
  • Lamborghini made a hybrid, and you know it’s not dull

    1 October 2014, 8:43 pm by: Chris Davies

    When you think of Lamborghini you don't normally think of a hybrid, but then the new Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 isn't your average EV. Freshly revealed today in Paris, the sleek coupé is the raging bull's first plug-in hybrid, with the combination of a…
  • FAA, Boeing squabble over cockpit screens and WiFi

    1 October 2014, 8:00 pm by: Nate Swanner

    When you fly, the flight attendants always tell you to put your digital self into airplane mode. Some of those flights offer WiFi, with a smaller percentage offering gate-to-gate connectivity, even during takeoff or landing. Now the FAA is ordering planes with…
  • Siri caught using Apple Pay in iOS 8.1 beta

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

    Apple Pay is one of the coolest features we were promised with iOS 8, but the first (and second… and third) version of iOS 8 didn’t have it. With the beta version of iOS 8.1, users are starting to see the first hints of what Apple Pay will be. Expected…
  • Clear Sky’s suite of workout apps a first for HealthKit

    1 October 2014, 6:50 pm by: Nate Swanner

    The aim of Apple’s HealthKit is to bring disparate health apps together under one umbrella, and allow them to communicate info to your Health app. Clear Sky is embracing that fully, and is including their own suite of apps into HealthKit. If you're serious…
  • FCC pressure stops Verizon’s data throttling plan

    1 October 2014, 6:15 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Verizon was set to start throttling those users on unlimited data who had heavy data usage, but have reversed course. In response to heavy criticism from the public and FCC, Verizon is changing course, and will let those data hogs consume at their will. The…
  • Nexus 6 mock-up gives further details; still massive

    1 October 2014, 5:32 pm by: Nate Swanner

    We’ve seen relatively little of the Nexus 6, and have been limited to digital mock-ups and shots of the device possibly being spotted in the wild. An enterprising Android fan has used some of the rumored specs to create a mock-up of the device. What you’re…
  • PlexiDrone is modular, customizable, and cool

    1 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Aerial photography is one of those things that makes drones cool. If you were in awe of the drone video from inside a fireworks show, a new drone might let you do the very same thing. What sets this one apart is modularity, and that you can use your own camera…
  • Hackers charged for swiping military and Xbox data

    1 October 2014, 4:54 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The Department of Justice has announced that four hackers, part of what is being referred to as an "international computer hacking ring" -- have been charged for stealing data and software related to the Xbox and belonging to the military. Two of the four…
  • Aston Martin’s Lagonda superluxe sedan is a heartbreaker

    1 October 2014, 4:51 pm by: Chris Davies

    Back in July when Aston Martin said it would resurrect the Lagonda name for a super-luxe sedan targeting its heaviest spenders, we only had a couple of shadowy images to go by. Now, the Lagonda is making its official - pictorial - debut at the Paris Auto Show,…
  • Big Nexus 6 possibly spotted in-hand

    1 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Yesterday, we posited that a huge Nexus 6 would be a big mistake by Google. It’s hard to put a big Nexus 6 into context until you see it in the hand, though. A new pic alleges to be just that, as we see someone who is holding a Nexus 6, and guess what?…
  • VW’s crazy XL Sport concept packs a Ducatti bike engine

    1 October 2014, 4:18 pm by: Chris Davies

    Somebody clearly forgot to give Volkswagen its medication, because the company's latest XL Sport concept car is quite the oddity. At 197 HP it's certainly not the most powerful model in the company's line-up - you get get a Golf with more grunt - but then…
  • Facebook mends real-name rules, apologizes to LGBT community

    1 October 2014, 3:50 pm by: Nate Swanner

    At first glance, Facebook’s real-name policy doesn’t seem so bad. Unfortunately, that policy edged out some in the LGBT community who weren’t comfortable using their real name on the social entity. To stave off those members leaving — and because…
  • MIT develops pill coated with tiny needles to replace shots

    1 October 2014, 3:37 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Shots are strange things -- though small in the grand scheme of life and injuries, some of the most hardened folks among us turn jelly-knee'd at the sight of them. Perhaps there is some instinctual association between needles and poisonous stingers.…
  • Gimbal, Urban Airship effort adds context to iBeacon

    1 October 2014, 3:05 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Shopping and iBeacon technology go hand-in-hand. When a store — or any venue — places small Bluetooth beacons strategically, timely information is afoot. A new partnership between industry leader Gimbal and Urban Airship add context to your pushed…
  • Sleep Shepherd cap rocks you to sleep using brainwave tech

    1 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Headbands of different sorts have been around for a while promising to boost brain power, gaming performance, and more (the Foc.us is one example). Joining these devices it the Sleep Shepherd, a nightcap for the modern insomniac using various technologies to…
  • Did Microsoft call it Windows 10 because of Win 95 & 98?

    1 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Look, we’ll be honest — the Windows 10 thing threw us for a loop. We all thought Windows 9 was coming, then Microsoft goes with Windows 10. they could have called it Windows TF, because — well, you put that together. Via Twitter, we pick up on one theory…
  • California bill limits the surveillance of student social media posts

    1 October 2014, 2:13 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Social media is an established part of life at this point, but how society deals with it is still be worked out. For a long while, it wasn't uncommon for employers to demand access to accounts, and many have been fired over what they choose to share. Schools…
  • Facebook thinks they can out-Google Google via Atlas

    1 October 2014, 1:35 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Do you know what “people-based marketing” is? Facebook’s Atlas ad server is coining the term to make it seem like it’s not tracking you, but it is. By taking your Facebook info and using it to market directly to you, Atlas also thinks it can outperform…
  • Elon Musk: we must put people on Mars to survive

    1 October 2014, 1:29 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Both NASA and SpaceX have their eyes on Mars, both for seemingly very different reasons. While NASA is busy researching the planet to find out what secrets it holds, Elon Musk is looking towards a future where we establish human colonies on the Red Planet.…
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview now available

    1 October 2014, 12:50 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Microsoft took the wraps off Windows 10 yesterday (we've got nine things you should know about it), and today it has released the technical preview version, allowing anyone interested to download it and give it a go. Both x64 and x86 ISOs are available to…
  • Watch this: The new Interstellar trailer is amazing

    1 October 2014, 12:45 pm by: Nate Swanner

    The concept of having or even wanting to leave Earth for good has long haunted humanity. Are we really destroying our planet, forcing decay acre by acre, or will the terra rebound and take its revenge? Interstellar is Christopher Nolan’s attempt to answer…
  • Comcast X1 DVR cloud service lets you watch shows anywhere

    1 October 2014, 12:15 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    One of the biggest reasons people cite gravitating towards cable cutting is that it better facilitates their needs: many in the modern world are not able to plop down on the couch at a specific time to watch a show, instead catching it later through an online…
  • HTC REcamera hits FCC, BLE and WiFi in tow

    1 October 2014, 12:02 pm by: Nate Swanner

    HTC’s REcamera is a bit of a head-scratcher. Kind of like a periscope, it aims to challenge the likes of GoPro for our sportier photographic endeavors. We’ve seen the pics of HTC’s latest device, but not much in the way of specs. Now we’ve got them, as…
  • What Earth would be if humans were eradicated

    1 October 2014, 11:32 am by: Brittany Hillen

    We hear stories all the time about the effects humans have on our planet, such as the recent news that half of Earth's wildlife has dwindled in the past handful of decades. What would happen if all humans disappeared from our planet, however? Earth Unplugged…
  • Ive: Apple Watch was three years in the making

    1 October 2014, 11:23 am by: Nate Swanner

    In an interview with Vogue magazine, Apple design chief Jony Ive (pardon me, Sir Jony Ive) gave a rare glimpse into the process that led him to what we now know as the Apple Watch. As it turns out, Apple was on the forefront of wearable technology. They just…
  • Surface Pro 3, Type Cover prices slashed for schools

    1 October 2014, 11:02 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Chromebooks get a lot of attention from educational institutions, but Microsoft wants to make sure its Surface Pro 3 isn't left out of the mix. This morning the company has announced a discount on both its new slate and the Type Cover keyboards for educational…

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