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  • Das Keyboard 4C Review

    28 January 2015, 5:01 pm by: Chris Burns

    This is the newest in a line of high-end mechanical keyboard from Das Keyboard, the Das Keyboard 4C. This unit works with a tenkeyless design - which basically means that it drops the number pad found on many keyboards in favor of a slightly more sleek piece…
  • Facebook Q4 2014 earnings give company its first $10 billion year

    28 January 2015, 4:28 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Facebook once again outpaces analyst expectations with their earnings. In Q4 2014, the social giant had revenue of $3.55 billion, ahead of the 43.77 billion Wall Street estimated. Their earnings per share were $0.54, outpacing the estimated $0.48/share. On the…
  • Galaxy S6 case sparks interest, but it’s probably nonsense

    28 January 2015, 3:48 pm by: Nate Swanner

    At MWC this year, we’re likely going to get our hands on the Galaxy S6 from Samsung. While rumors have been circulating about the new flagship from Samsung, we’ve not seen much that gives us a hint at anything official. A case has been spotted on amazon,…
  • Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes: the strangest album you’ll ever hear

    28 January 2015, 3:22 pm by: Chris Burns

    Pay what you like for this album made by Jeff Bridges - yes, that Jeff Bridges: the actor - and discover what it means to be famous. Discover what it is to be a person like Jeff Bridges, complete with Spoken Word interludes between songs played on wind…
  • Unreal Engine 4 Paris virtual tour: indistinguishable from reality

    28 January 2015, 3:00 pm by: Chris Burns

    A virtual Parisian apartment has been rendered in video form for your enjoyment this week. Not by an architecture firm, nor a home furnishings group, but by a video game developer by the name of Dereau Benoît. This short journey through a virtual space was…
  • FTC issues $40 million fine to TracFone for false ‘unlimited data’ claim

    28 January 2015, 2:24 pm by: Nate Swanner

    TracFone has been issued a $40 million fine today by the FTC, who have ruled on a complaint regarding ‘unlimited’ data. The carrier was selling ‘unlimited’ data plans to customers, but heavy throttling made those plans unusable at a certain point.…
  • Roadie, the crowdsourced courier system, now open for business

    28 January 2015, 1:51 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Getting yourself from one place to another is tough enough at times. Getting items moved around can be even more headache-inducing. Your mom wants you to take her favorite chair to get upholstered, but you’re at work and can’t get to her place and —…
  • Slack acquires startup to add voice, video chat to service

    28 January 2015, 1:11 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Slack, the messaging platform that is slowly becoming a go-to for bothindividual and group chats, is getting much better today. Via an acquisition of startup Screenhero, Slack will soon have video and voice chat, as well as screen-sharing capabilities.…
  • DJI Drone update restricts flight inside Washington DC

    28 January 2015, 1:00 pm by: Chris Burns

    Supposing you've got a DJI Drone in your possession and you planned on flying it inside the Washington DC downtown area, you may want to rethink your plans. A "mandatory" firmware update has been issued by the company to all DJI drones, one that restricts the…
  • Google Play has 60% more downloads, but App Store more lucrative

    28 January 2015, 12:37 pm by: Nate Swanner

    App Annie released their year-in-review for 2014 today, and among all the charts and figures, one stood out. Navigating the ins and outs of Android and iOS is intriguing, with Android commanding the lion’s share of market percentage. Even with that, iOS…
  • HTC One M8 Lollipop update released in Europe

    28 January 2015, 12:03 pm by: Chris Burns

    This morning Euro lovers of the HTC One M8 will be seeing an update to their smartphones in the form of Google's newest candy: Lollipop. This update has been released now to the developer version of the device, the Google Play edition of the device, and to…
  • Spotify partners with Sony: Music Unlimited is dead

    28 January 2015, 11:32 am by: Chris Burns

    This week the folks at Sony Network Entertainment International have announced a strategic partnership with Spotify on a global level. According to Sony, Spotify's streaming music network will be pushed to PlayStation Music as an exclusive partner. Spotify on…
  • Apple crushes it in China

    28 January 2015, 11:04 am by: Chris Burns

    Perhaps you expected that Apple's last seven quarters in China were going to be an indicator of a less-than-stellar holiday quarter reported this week? Analysts like Ben Bajarin suggested earlier this month that Apple's China iPhone sales would be monstrous,…
  • You can now buy the Gear VR from Best Buy, online only

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

    If you've been waiting to get your hands on Samsung's fancy VR headset accessory but aren't a fan of having to buy it through Samsung itself or aren't eligible for AT&T's offer, then your prayers might have just been answered. Somewhat. Now you can try your…
  • Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ gets first teaser trailer

    28 January 2015, 9:10 am by: Brittany Hillen

    It was nearly a year ago when rumors surfaced that Netflix would be rebooting Wet Hot American Summer, something that was eventually confirmed and has since been ongoing. It took several months of patience, but we've finally got our first official look at the…
  • Falcon Heavy flight animation reveals SpaceX’s future vision

    28 January 2015, 8:50 am by: JC Torres

    Elon Musk's SpaceX has just released a new flight animation video that reveals its vision of how it wants it next launch to proceed. Presuming, of course, it doesn't end up in flames. It shows what will be the first test flight for the heavy-lift Falcon rocket…
  • Scientists capture laser bouncing off a mirror on video

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

    The fact that lasers can be bounced off a mirror is nothing new. Anyone with a laser pointer can figure this out for themselves and researchers have been bouncing lasers off mirrors for years. A group of scientists has captured the flight path of a laser beam…
  • Luna smart mattress cover learns to keep your bed toasty

    28 January 2015, 8:10 am by: JC Torres

    You better be paying attention to the latest smart home trends, because before you know it, the Internet of Things will be crawling with you into bed. Take for example Luna, touted to be the world's first smart mattress cover. It can learn from your habits,…
  • ZTE Blade S6 4G LTE rocks Snapdragon 615 and Android 5.0

    28 January 2015, 7:50 am by: Shane McGlaun

    ZTE has rolled out its latest smartphone that it promises offers premium features at a price for the masses. The smartphone is called the Blade S6 4G LTE and it uses a Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset under the hood. The smartphone also comes out of the box…
  • Kindle Unlimited subscribers buy more books, says Nielsen

    28 January 2015, 7:30 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Last summer, Amazon introduced its Kindle Unlimited subscription ebook service, something that gives users access to hundreds of thousands of books for a flat rate via their Kindle. The benefits are obvious, and those who consumer a lot of books in a month…
  • Ideum’s Duet brings Windows 8, Android to one table

    28 January 2015, 7:10 am by: JC Torres

    Some people complain that smartphones are too large or that even some tablets are too big. You might wonder if they're going to complain about something that's actually the size of a table as well. Ideum has quite a number of such touch-enabled smart tables,…
  • Alpine Vision GT concept races onto the virtual track

    28 January 2015, 6:50 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Renault has rolled out a slick looking concept car called the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo concept and it looks really cool. The car has lots of curves and reminds of something that Speed Racer or one of his pals would drive. The car is set to make its debut in…
  • Temporary tattoos measure sugar levels without drawing blood

    28 January 2015, 6:30 am by: JC Torres

    Diabetics need to closely monitor their blood sugar levels. However, this crucial routine becomes more than a chore since it usually involved drawing blood. That is why researchers are continually searching for non-invasive, not to mention not painful, ways to…
  • AmbyGear wearable for kids includes educational games

    28 January 2015, 6:10 am by: Brittany Hillen

    A new wearable for kids has cropped up, and it's called the AmbyGear Smart Watch. The wearable has a typical smart watch design with decidedly kid-friendly flavors (there's zebra print, for example), and a low-end display that young children won't mind. It's…
  • Prynt instant camera case now seeking crowdfunding

    28 January 2015, 5:50 am by: JC Torres

    If you've been waiting for Prynt to actually become a real product, you might have to wait just a bit longer. The good news is that startup behind it is finally taking the first step by launching on Kickstarter. What is billed as the first instant camera case…
  • MIPOW M3 wireless headphones feature built-in retractable cable

    28 January 2015, 5:30 am by: Brittany Hillen

    MIPOW has introduced its new M3 Bluetooth wireless headphones with an integrated (and retractable) cable. Fashion is given a big focus with the M3, but function hasn't been ignored and the result is a pair of stylish and easy-to-use headphones with a few…
  • Linux C library exploit affects all systems dating back 2000

    28 January 2015, 5:10 am by: JC Torres

    Sometimes, the price of popularity is more scrutiny. As the Linux operating system, and open source in general, gets more and more coverage in mainstream media and news, a lot of security holes, and big ones at that, are being exposed, or at the very least…
  • HP Spectre 13 x360 convertible laptop surfaces online

    28 January 2015, 4:50 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Convertible laptops have found favor among consumers, and we've seen different options from various makers, mostly notably being some of the YOGA devices from Lenovo. Clues have surfaced indicating that HP will be launching it own new convertible in the…
  • YouTube matures, uses HTML5 video by default

    28 January 2015, 4:30 am by: JC Torres

    Further driving the obsolescence of technology like Flash, Google is announcing that YouTube will default to using HTML5 video by default, at least on the most recent versions of major browsers. While it might take some time before the web is truly rid of…
  • White House drone crash was caused by drunk gov worker

    27 January 2015, 11:09 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Remember that drone discovered on the White House lawn? The Secret Service was looking into the matter and had said it wasn't a safety risk, but concerns quickly spawned that such an incident could serve to further harm the already damaged reputation…

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