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  • Apple’s trade-in program in China may not be going so well

    1 April 2015, 1:28 pm by: Nate Swanner

    A new iPhone is expensive, which is why Apple’s trade-in program is so popular. Take your old phone in, and you’re immediately credited towards the purchase of a new iPhone. When it works, it’s sublime. Recently launched in China, Apple’s iPhone…
  • TweetDeck for OS X now supports Teams, group DMs, GIFs

    1 April 2015, 1:00 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Twitter users, especially those who track multiple accounts for business purposes, are likely aware of TweetDeck. The homegrown Twitter app is handy for keeping tabs on multiple items, and is now seeing an important update for the Mac client. After a…
  • Inside CT6: The Cadillac putting German luxe on notice

    1 April 2015, 12:43 pm by: Chris Davies

    It's hard to overstate quite how important the 2016 CT6 is to Cadillac. Absent for some time from the full-size luxury segment, Cadillac needs a flagship that can not only take on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and others in features, but convince drivers that its brand…
  • John Carmack’s “Dawn of Mobile VR” from GDC 2015 is now public

    1 April 2015, 12:36 pm by: Chris Burns

    Today you can watch the entirety of the super-packed massive session "The Dawn of Mobile VR" as presented by Oculus VR's John Carmack at GDC 2015. This VR headset talk was a whopping one hour and 30 minutes long, including a question and answer session - and…
  • Adonit Jot Script 2 Evernote Edition review

    1 April 2015, 12:22 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Adonit wants to keep you scribbling away digitally, and their new Jot Script stylus is their best effort to that end thus far. Though penning a long letter digitally probably isn't the aim (or your desire), quick notes are. Jot Script 2 boasts improved…
  • April Fools’ Day 2015 roundup: Google Only

    1 April 2015, 11:52 am by: Chris Burns

    Oh great, it is April Fools' Day again. We started making an April Fools' Day roundup for all the pranks all over the web, then we realized that Google let the dogs out. They let ALL the dogs out. They've made so many pranks that we had to make a round-up of…
  • Obama signs bill to allow sanctions be placed on ‘malicious’ hackers

    1 April 2015, 10:56 am by: Nate Swanner

    Taking dead aim at “malicious cyber attackers”, President Obama today signed into law a bill that will allow those who target US companies for things like DDoS attacks to have sanctions imposed upon them. In announcing the bill, Homeland Security and…
  • Pandora CFO talks streaming music, calls Apple a ‘frenemy’

    1 April 2015, 10:15 am by: Nate Swanner

    We know how we feel about an Apple streaming music option, and we’re sure you have likely formed an opinion or two yourself. Will we ditch our chosen streaming option for Apple’s? Time will tell, as the service is believed to come to fruition at WWDC this…
  • This is the 2016 Lexus RX

    1 April 2015, 9:43 am by: Chris Davies

    Lexus has taken the wraps off of the 2016 RX, its all-new update to the best-selling luxury SUV. Revealed at the New York International Auto Show today, the new car pushes Lexus' distinctive design language, with a huge, angular grille, "floating roof", and…
  • Twitter profiles may soon see ads in timeline

    1 April 2015, 9:39 am by: Nate Swanner

    Like any publicly traded company with a business model that lets you use the service for free, Twitter is going to have to monetize. Either we all pay up to Tweet (not going to happen), or we start seeing ads here and there (already happening). A new report…
  • Retouch3D lets your put the finishing touches on 3D prints

    1 April 2015, 8:30 am by: JC Torres

    The democratization of 3D printing has made many a dream and idea come true, but for all the fairy tale stories, some things are kept out of the media. Yes, 3D printing does seem like magic, almost instantly giving physical existence to otherwise digital only…
  • Office 365 mobile device management rolls out to paid users

    1 April 2015, 8:10 am by: JC Torres

    Microsoft is really getting aggressive in reclaiming its lost territory in the office space, especially with the growing number of mobile devices. But while the company is indeed pushing its Office suite to more mobile platforms, that, in turn, has become…
  • Supreme Court rules GPS trackers are a form of search and seizure

    1 April 2015, 7:50 am by: Shane McGlaun

    This week the US Supreme Court clarified a law by ruling the Torrey Dale Grady v. North Carolina case that had to do with clarification of the Fourth Amendment. The case was sent back to the state high court after a unanimous opinion set down by the Justices…
  • Porsche Boxster Spyder packs 375hp and 180 mph top speed

    1 April 2015, 7:30 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Porsche has unveiled the new Boxster Spyder to the world at the New York International Auto Show. The car is the top of the line for the Boxster family and is only available with a manual transmission for weight savings and driver enjoyment according to…
  • Play Arts figurines give Star Wars a Square Enix flavor

    1 April 2015, 7:10 am by: JC Torres

    Collectors are most likely familiar with Play Arts KAI, Square Enix's figurine branch that gives a different visual twist to iconic characters, whether with reverence or irreverence. The store has outed many figurines ranging from game characters to…
  • WD My Passport X brings 2TB of storage to gamers

    1 April 2015, 6:50 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Western Digital has launched a new portable hard drive that is aimed at gamers who need more storage space for their Xbox One or PC. The storage device is called the My Passport X portable hard drive for gamers and it adds 2TB of storage space to Xbox One or…
  • Intel’s ‘Cherry Trail’ Atom chips do more than run Microsoft Surface 3

    1 April 2015, 6:30 am by: Lindsey Caldwell

    Intel's "Cherry Trail" line of Atom X5 and X7 processing chips is featured in Microsoft's newest tablet, the Surface 3. Cherry Trail chips are the next generation of processors for mobile devices and tablets. These chips surpass their predecessor "Bay Trail"…
  • Xperia Z4 appears on GFXBench with unsurprising specs

    1 April 2015, 6:10 am by: JC Torres

    Given the existence of the Xperia Z4 Tablet, there is very little doubt that an Xperia Z4 will soon be making its way to our hands. Indeed, it's more a question of when rather than if, as Sony's mobile division really can't afford to skip a flagship…
  • 2016 Malibu is all-new and gets 37mpg on the highway

    1 April 2015, 5:50 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Chevrolet has redesigned the Malibu for 2016 making the car all-new and much better looking than in the past. The 2016 Malibu has an available hybrid powertrain that uses some of the tech pioneered with the Chevy Volt. Thanks to that Volt tech, the new Malibu…
  • New Atmel IoT chip’s battery life can last 10 years

    1 April 2015, 5:30 am by: JC Torres

    Batteries, already the Achilles heel of mobile devices, present an even bigger challenge for even smaller devices, like wearables and the budding Internet of Things industry. These latter devices are not things that you would, or should, associate with the…
  • Festo’s latest insect-like robots: BionicANTS, eMotionButterflies

    1 April 2015, 5:10 am by: Lindsey Caldwell

    The German robotics company, Festo, is up to its impressive tricks again, making robots that are modelled on real-life insects and animals. Festo has quite a penchant for animal-like robots, and its latest creations include BionicAnts which move like ants and…
  • OnePlus launches DR-1 drone on April Fools Day

    1 April 2015, 4:50 am by: JC Torres

    While it was probably a fun tradition in the past, and might still be for a few, April Fools Day has become a mixed bag, especially when it comes to the Internet and news. Company's in the West, or at least those who are mindful of their Western and…
  • Phase One Industrial’s iXU 180: compact 80MP drone camera

    1 April 2015, 4:30 am by: Lindsey Caldwell

    Phase One Industrial is coming out with a new camera, the iXU 180, specifically designed for to be mounted on drones and aircraft. So, you could even mount it on an awesome Star Wars themed drone like this. The camera has an 80 megapixel CCD sensor, allowing…
  • Volkswagen at New York Auto Show: four Beetles, SportWagen Alltrack

    31 March 2015, 11:33 pm by: JC Torres

    The New York International Auto Show 2015 kicks into high gear this week, and Volkswagen is ready not with one nor two but five models to show off. Granted, four of them are concepts, but considering they're legacy, they are more than noteworthy. In time for…
  • You can finally opt out and remove Verizon’s “supercookie”

    31 March 2015, 10:41 pm by: Lindsey Caldwell

    Verizon Wireless is finally letting users completely opt out of its tracking program which uses undeletable tracking codes called "supercookies". Prior to this, customers no longer received targeted advertizing after opting out from Verizon's data collection…
  • 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan makes its official debut

    31 March 2015, 9:52 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    It hasn't been a secret that the 2016 Cadillac CT6 would be making it public debut at the New York Auto Show, and leading up to it the auto maker has teased the car in a myriad of ways. We can finally put those teases to rest: the luxury sedan has arrived, and…
  • Facebook said to be violating European law by tracking users

    31 March 2015, 9:04 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Facebook has been found running afoul of the law in Europe, at least according to researchers commissioned to look into the matter. Last month a draft report pegged the social network as being in violation of European law, and so a further look into the matter…
  • Flickr introduces public domain option: SpaceX gets on board

    31 March 2015, 8:07 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Flickr, the Yahoo-owned photography storage and sharing website, has been slowly adding features it hopes will make it appeal to a larger audience of photographers, and latest among its efforts is the introduction of two new copyright designations: Public…
  • Limited Edition PS4 Batman: Arkham Knight bundle unveiled

    31 March 2015, 7:32 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Sony has announced the new Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Batman: Arkham Knight bundle. With the bundle comes a Steel Grey PS4 console decked out with a partial silhouette of Batman and a subtle emblem reading out the name of the game. A controller with the…
  • Appkettle smart kettle lends mobile control

    31 March 2015, 6:46 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Appkettle is a smart kettle that allows users to set the temperature, monitor the process, and more when warming up water for their morning coffee or afternoon soup. It works, as you'd expect, in conjunction with a mobile app lending hands-off control of the…

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