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  • How the world’s tallest water slide was built

    29 July 2014, 6:35 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Kansas City is home to the world's tallest water slide, and we recently got a POV look at what it's like sailing down this massive structure. Details on what went into creating the Verruckt, as it's called, have been given to Smithsonian Magazine, revealing…
  • Amazon is giving Prime users video credit for choosing slower shipping

    29 July 2014, 5:42 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Amazon has given its Prime subscribers a new perk, and it comes in the form of slower shipping. What's the benefit of choosing the slower free shipping option? A $1 Amazon Instant Video Credit, potentially shaving down the costs of that series you plan to…
  • Instagram Bolt launched: no Snapchat rival for you!

    29 July 2014, 5:41 pm by: Chris Burns

    The hottest new Snapchat rival has launched for iOS and Android - but you can’t have it yet. Not unless you live in New Zealand, South Africa, or Singapore. That’s where the developers behind Instagram have decided to launch this platform first. What is…
  • WTC 18th century mystery ship traced back to Philadelphia

    29 July 2014, 4:49 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    A few years ago, an 18th-century ship was discovered at the former World Trade Center site in New York City. Researchers had suspected at the time that the ship was a Hudson River merchant vessel, and over the years have worked towards learning more about the…
  • IDC: Samsung slides, Apple loses market share in smartphones

    29 July 2014, 4:13 pm by: Chris Burns

    Wait a second, did you say that both Apple and Samsung were losing footing in the smartphone market? Yes and no. According to the IDC, an organization which tracks shipments of devices, not final sales, and both Samsung and Apple had lower numbers in different…
  • Ford drops BlackBerry for iPhone

    29 July 2014, 3:46 pm by: Chris Burns

    A Ford spokesperson spoke today on the next big internal transition for the company: one of phone switching. Ford’s Sara Tatchio suggested that by the end of this year, 3,300 Ford workers will no longer carry BlackBerry smartphones. Instead, they’ll be…
  • Fire Phone teardown: Extra cameras set Bezos tough challenge

    29 July 2014, 3:17 pm by: Chris Davies

    Amazon's Fire Phone could have been a potent mid-range challenger had the retailer opted to leave out the 3D interface gimmicks, teardown analysis suggests, with the polarizing quad-camera system an outlier in what's otherwise an exercise in cost-cutting. The…
  • Toyota Mirai name tipped for fuel-cell car launch

    29 July 2014, 2:52 pm by: Chris Davies

    Toyota's fuel-cell car will launch as the Toyota Mirai, insiders claim, naming the hydrogen-powered vehicle after the Japanese word for "future". The car, expected to go on sale sometime before April 2015, has so far only been known as the Toyota FCV (or…
  • Turtles 9/11 Poster destined for PR fail infamy

    29 July 2014, 2:34 pm by: Chris Burns

    Earlier today, Paramount Pictures Australia tweeted a poster which features the Ninja Turtles jumping from an exploding building. No problem, right? How about if the release date for the film in Australia is September 11th? Still not a problem, you say? How…
  • Elon Musk to guest star in The Simpsons

    29 July 2014, 1:54 pm by: Chris Davies

    Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk may have got an electric car company and - quite literally - rockets off the ground, but his biggest achievement is still in store: a guest appearance on The Simpsons. The billionaire inventor will be appearing as himself (in…
  • EA Access is Netflix for games on Xbox One

    29 July 2014, 1:50 pm by: Chris Burns

    EA Games have made clear their intentions to launch an Xbox One-based subscription service to games for their burgeoning set on the platform. Starting with four games in what they call "The Vault": FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4, EA…
  • Honda axes Insight hybrid and Fit EV

    29 July 2014, 1:23 pm by: Chris Davies

    Honda is quietly weeding out its eco-friendly car range, killing two models and retiring its fuel-cell vehicle as it reacts to disappointing sales. The Honda Insight - notable for being America's first hybrid car - has been axed, after demand dwindled to just…
  • Google makes Material homescreens of Docs, Sheets, and Slides

    29 July 2014, 12:46 pm by: Chris Burns

    Given Google’s most recent modifications of Docs, Sheets, and Slides, you’ll be encouraged to use one or all of the collection as your ever-rotating homepage. When you visit any of the three services now with google.com/docs, /sheets, or /slides, you’ll…
  • Verizon’s first sapphire display won’t be iPhone 6

    29 July 2014, 12:07 pm by: Chris Burns

    This week leak with Kyocera’s name all over it has appeared with a sapphire-glass front. While we’ve reported the tips on the iPhone 6 having just such a front panel cover, the company known for going above-and-beyond in the strange phone components…
  • EV makers form Smart Grid platform for cleverer charging

    29 July 2014, 11:59 am by: Chris Davies

    The days of plugging a smart electric car into a dumb outlet may be numbered, with eight of the top auto firms joining forces with power companies to work out a universal "smart grid" standard for charging EVs and hybrids. The Electric Power Research Institute…
  • Apple TV adds FOX NOW, CNBC and more

    29 July 2014, 11:13 am by: Chris Davies

    Apple TV has gained a jolt of new content this morning, with an update for the set-top box bringing four new sources including FOX NOW. Joining the ranks of Netflix, Hulu Plus, and of course Apple's own iTunes content, the content additions include CNBC for…
  • Achievement Unlocked: Mars rover sets off-world driving record

    29 July 2014, 10:59 am by: Chris Burns

    NASA’s Opportunity Rover has set the human record for off-world driving distance this week. This record was previously held by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover, whose record was smashed as Opportunity kicked out 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. Any…
  • NVIDIA stacks screens for high-res wearables on a budget

    29 July 2014, 10:52 am by: Chris Davies

    Sandwiching several cheap LCDs together to fudge a higher resolution version could be the secret to making cheap head-mounted displays, NVIDIA researchers are suggesting, taking an unusual approach to competing in the pixel density race. While Samsung, LG…
  • HTC One W8 or (M8) for tipped Windows Phone

    29 July 2014, 10:47 am by: Chris Burns

    Though not extremely official at the moment, it would appear that the HTC Windows Phone environment is about to get a lot more metal. While previous releases in Windows Phone 8 from HTC have been colorful and soft-rubbery, the next release has been tipped to…
  • Soon, you won’t be able to chat in the Facebook app

    29 July 2014, 10:19 am by: Chris Davies

    Facebook is cutting chat support from its main mobile app on iOS and Android, following up on its promise to split the Messenger functionality out and drive users to the standalone app. Facebook users are being notified from today with an in-app message…
  • New Windows Phones said to push PureView and “selfies”

    29 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Chris Davies

    Microsoft may have killed off its Windows Phone flagship but there are two new phones waiting in the wings for imminent release, it's said, including one unofficially dubbed a "selfie phone." The two handsets were shown off internally during a meeting at…
  • NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

    29 July 2014, 9:01 am by: Chris Burns

    Having cut its teeth on the still-successful NVIDIA SHIELD and their first tablet, the Tegra Note, NVIDIA brings the culmination of years of research and implementation to fruition in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This device is being released this season with the…
  • NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet DirectStylus 2 Review

    29 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Chris Davies

    With all its gaming prowess, you could quite forget that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet has a second personality. Taking the clever Tegra-accelerated stylus technology of NVIDIA’s Note 7, and supercharging it with more sensitivity, less latency, and custom-created…
  • Drobo Mini with SSDs pre-loads speedy portable drive

    29 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Chris Davies

    Drobo has pushed out a new preconfigured external drive, the Drobo Mini with SSDs, slotting up to 4TB into a portable form-factor aimed at mobile media pros. The drive can muster read rates of up to 300 MB/sec, Drobo says, and write writes in excess of 225…
  • Sharks Cove board – Microsoft and Intel collaborate to take on Raspberry PI

    29 July 2014, 8:07 am by: Ewdison Then

    The popularity of Raspberry PI board has not gone un-noticed by big boys like Intel and Microsoft. The two companies are joining hand with a hardware manufacturer CircuitCo, the maker of BeagleBone Black and MinnowBoard; in creating a low-cost SoC development…
  • Windows Phone 8.1u1 leak – catching up with the big boys

    29 July 2014, 7:29 am by: JC Torres

    One sign that a "major" platform is quite far behind the race is that it is still trying to catch up with other players in some rather basic aspects. Microsoft may have just started rolling out, and rather slowly at that, version 8.1 of Windows Phone, but the…
  • PS4 Update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray playback – still no DLNA support

    29 July 2014, 7:21 am by: Ewdison Then

    The console war between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft isn't only about putting powerful gaming machines in the market but pushing the focus at all-in-one entertainment system. While PS4 games are in Blu-ray format, it was unable to do 3D playback on the newest…
  • Canon PowerShot SX520 HS, SX400 IS boast super high zoom

    29 July 2014, 7:05 am by: JC Torres

    Near, far, or wherever you are, Canon will make sure that you will be able to take that perfect shot. With the PowerShot SX400 IS' 30x zoom and the PowerShot SX520 HS' even higher 42x zoom, Canon's latest Super-Zoom digital compacts can definitely go the…
  • New Retina MacBook Pros arrived: more power at no extra cost

    29 July 2014, 6:16 am by: JC Torres

    Apple has finally rolled out the its refresh of its MacBook Pro with Retina Display line. The slightly revamped specs match what was leaked from China yesterday, with the absence of a new super-powered model. This time, however, we also get to see what has…
  • Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with Snapdragon 805 seen in AnTuTu

    29 July 2014, 5:56 am by: JC Torres

    Amazon may have just launched its first smartphone ever, but it might already be busy with a refresh to its existing tablet line. Coming by way of benchmark site AnTuTu is a reference to a certain Kindle Fire HDX, with an 8.9-inch screen and bearing, quite…

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