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  • Amazon outlines nationwide drone exclusive airspace aspirations

    29 July 2015, 7:00 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Many of us thought Amazon had gone crazy when it started to talk up its plans to deliver packages to Amazon Prime users via drones. Not too long after the first announcement of its drone aspirations, Amazon actually began preparing for drone deliveries. It…
  • Beats by Dre begins sharing product instruction videos on Twitter

    29 July 2015, 6:38 am by: Adam Westlake

    The hardware division of Apple's Beats by Dre has begun posting videos of its headphone products on Twitter. These aren't your typical ads or commercials, but rather instructional videos that introduce the product's features and show how they work. To that…
  • Kumho Maxplo morphing tire changes shape with driving conditions

    29 July 2015, 6:30 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Tires are a very important part of any vehicle because they are the sole contact between the car and the road. Different tires are needed in different conditions, this is why drivers in many cold weather states have to swap to special winter tires during snowy…
  • Intel, Micron 3D XPoint memory tech can support 8K gaming

    29 July 2015, 6:00 am by: JC Torres

    When id Software's RAGE video game started flaunting "4K textures" around, there was much debate on the practicality of that amount of data versus what our eyes can distinguish and what our beefiest PCs can handle. And now Intel and Micron, two of the biggest…
  • Lexus teases hoverboard again, promises full reveal on August 5

    29 July 2015, 5:43 am by: Adam Westlake

    It was almost a month ago exactly that out of the blue Lexus released a video showing off a "real, rideable hoverboard." With a design and shape clearly inspired by a skateboard, little else was shown in the teaser, with an abrupt ending as someone approached…
  • Facebook testing out profile tags feature

    29 July 2015, 5:30 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Facebook is in the process of testing out a new feature on some user accounts that allows you to tag your profile with things you are into. Facebook says that Profile Tags are creative tools that allow the owner of the profile and friends to tag things that…
  • Qualcomm reveals wireless charging for metal encased devices

    29 July 2015, 5:00 am by: JC Torres

    Wireless charging is slowly becoming a staple feature in mobile devices these days, but not all mainstream flagship smartphones are able to take advantage of this technology. Some, like the HTC One M9, are prevented from adopting wireless charing because of…
  • Elio Motors raises $25M in “non-binding” crowdfunding

    29 July 2015, 4:30 am by: JC Torres

    Crowdfunding the production of a vehicle? Sure that's done before, but not really on Kickstarter and nowhere near the sophistication that "equity crowdfunding platform" StartEngine offers potential businesses. But that seems to be exactly what Elio Motors…
  • Hyundai provides DIY Android Auto update for 2015 Sonata

    29 July 2015, 4:00 am by: JC Torres

    Today, Hyundai is fulfilling its promise and its boast of being the first auto maker to put Android Auto on a production vehicle. While many of its rivals have also advertised support for the in-vehicle version of Android, those are still coming in future…
  • Razer willing to shoulder OUYA’s indie debt

    29 July 2015, 3:30 am by: JC Torres

    OUYA might have found a bit of salvation in Razer when the latter acquired part of OUYA's operations, but that doesn't mean it has completely escaped controversy. Now hounding both companies, indie developers have voiced out concerns over OUYA seemingly…
  • Windows 10 begins its rollout to 190 countries

    29 July 2015, 2:30 am by: JC Torres

    The day has finally arrived. Microsoft has opened the floodgates and started the ball rolling to bring Windows 10 to desktops, laptops, and tablets everywhere. And by everywhere, we mean a whopping 190 countries. Naturally, Microsoft is in a very celebratory…
  • Nokia does VR with OZO virtual reality camera ball

    28 July 2015, 11:15 pm by: JC Torres

    So the rumors were true after all. Nokia is indeed getting into the whole virtual reality train, but those expecting an innovative new VR headset might be extremely disappointed. Instead, Nokia has announced OZO, what it claims to be the first commercially…
  • DxOMark ranks the Moto X Style above the iPhone 6

    28 July 2015, 10:30 pm by: JC Torres

    Usually, we have to wait for a few more days after a new smartphone has launched to see any kind of camera benchmark from DxOMark. Surprisingly, the website has come out with one immediately after Motorola announced its new smartphones. In this case, DxOMark…
  • Verizon will offer HBO Now through its Go90 streaming service

    28 July 2015, 9:11 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Verizon and HBO announced a new deal today under which the wireless carrier will offer HBO Now (which doesn't require cable credentials, unlike HBO Go) on its own digital platform. Under this agreement, Verizon has been given the thumbs up to distribute HBO…
  • CBS tipped in plan to livestream Super Bowl 50 ads

    28 July 2015, 8:29 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    On February 7, 2016, many people will swarm around the TV to watch Super Bowl 50, and a decent number of them will just be in it for the commercials. Watching those coveted Super Bowl commercials has always required you to catch them live or, in recent times,…
  • Sources: Google tried to nab a veggie burger biz

    28 July 2015, 7:47 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Veggie burgers have a poor reputation, but it is largely undeserved at this point, as the quality of such meat-imitation creations have improved drastically over the years. Veggie burgers also are increasingly looking like the future, as those with concerns…
  • Nike’s developing an ice hat to keep your head cool

    28 July 2015, 7:04 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Feel too hot after your summer runs but don’t like pouring water on your head? Nike’s developing an alternative, a yet-unnamed ice hat of sorts that will chill your head more effectively, and without the mess. It’s more of a shrouded helmet than a hat,…
  • Military testing noise gun that shoots loud plasma ball

    28 July 2015, 6:18 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Non-lethal weapons are used in a variety of situations and contexts: during riots, as deterrents, and more. Shooting bean bags and pepper spray isn't always ideal, however, and the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program group is actively developing alternatives. One…
  • Original LEGO calculation busted by math professor

    28 July 2015, 5:50 pm by: Chris Burns

    This Friday a documentary will be released by the name of "A LEGO Brickumentary," and in it, a math professor will tell you how many different LEGO creations you can make. Of course the real number isn't entirely feasible to calculate. Back in 1958, LEGO…
  • VSCO Collections ushers in curated photos

    28 July 2015, 5:40 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    VSCO offers what is arguably one of the best mobile camera apps available — it allows filtering like Instagram and other camera apps, only the filters are aggregated into packs and are both higher-quality and less in-your-face than many filter options. The…
  • Twitter beats earnings expectations by signing up SMS users

    28 July 2015, 5:21 pm by: Chris Burns

    Twitter's financial Q2 this year brought the company up just over their revenue expectation range with a cool $502 million in revenue. This put them above a previously forecast revenue range of $470 million to $485 million, with a cool 61% increase in revenue…
  • VK-1 Classic, Legacy and Carbon headphones are handmade in France

    28 July 2015, 4:48 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    French company Aedle has introduced its VK-1 luxury headphones in Classic, Legacy, and Carbon iterations. All three versions are handmade (assembled by hand, that is) in France, and feature a minimalist but stylish design that eschews typical plastic elements…
  • Amazon Laundpad service helps startups get started

    28 July 2015, 4:05 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Amazon has introduced its new “Amazon Launchpad” service, a program for startups that allows new companies to distribute and market their products. Amazon’s global fulfillment network is one of the perks for startups, as well as custom pages for one’s…
  • Galaxy Note 5, Gear A, Edge may add up to Samsung’s biggest Unpacked yet

    28 July 2015, 4:00 pm by: Chris Burns

    Earlier today Samsung sent out invitations to an event that'll have three devices (at least) released to the masses. Just following Motorola's event today and before Apple's event later this year, the "Galaxy" giant will more than likely be revealing two…
  • Verizon XLTE expands into half a dozen new markets

    28 July 2015, 3:35 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Verizon has announced an expansion of its XLTE market. With XLTE, the wireless carrier says it has essentially doubled “the number of lanes on a freeway … all traffic can move faster but we haven’t change the speed limit”. It brings faster peak speeds…
  • Lenovo S21e-20 laptop — three things to know

    28 July 2015, 3:00 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Regret never getting in on the netbook craze? Lenovo's new S21e will solve that woe, as it is essentially a high-end netbook with a low price tag and svelte design. Lenovo lumps it in with its back-to-school offerings, and its' $219 USD price tag puts it in…
  • T-Rex’s serrated, folded teeth used like near-unbreakable knives

    28 July 2015, 2:31 pm by: Chris Burns

    Theropod dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus Rex have been known to have serrated teeth for some time - today it's apparent why. A study has been published this week by lead author Kirstin Brink, a postdoctoral researcher of biology at the University of Toronto…
  • OK Google now works with WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat

    28 July 2015, 1:07 pm by: Chris Burns

    Google has updated their Android-based voice-command system to include a number of messaging services like WhatsApp and Viber. This update comes to the base version of the Google Now Launcher, available in the Google Play app store to most devices released…
  • Moto X Pure Edition: 5 facts you need to know

    28 July 2015, 12:28 pm by: Chris Burns

    Today Motorola revealed several new smartphones, the most compelling of which happens to be coming without a carrier. The Moto X Pure Edition will be released in the United States without a carrier starting at four hundred dollars. While smartphones (like…
  • Counterfeit iPhone makers busted by police in China

    28 July 2015, 11:16 am by: Adam Westlake

    Chinese authorities recently revealed details about the bust of a factory responsible for producing counterfeit iPhones. While this kind of thing happens all the time, and with all kinds of products, in China, the news is interesting in how many fakes they…

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