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  • Aaron Paul teases his role as Han Solo

    8 July 2015, 12:53 am by: Chris Burns

    Jesse Pinkman may have let the cat out of the bag - sort of - again. This evening the actor best known for his role on the TV series mega-hit Breaking Bad sent out a bit of a convoluted set of messages that, together, point toward him being cast as Han Solo in…
  • Capcom finally makes a wearable Mega Man helmet

    7 July 2015, 11:30 pm by: JC Torres

    Riding on the good will that was generated when it announced Mega Man Legacy last month, Capcom is giving die-hard fans another but more rare treat. At the San Diego Comic Con this year, the game publisher is putting outs its new wares and collectibles, but…
  • Coders warn that security backdoor will open a can of worms

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

    The US and UK governments continue to push for a VIP backstage access to the world's computers, networks, and devices, sometimes using the most emotional, not to mention deplorable, arguments. But such a security setup is ultimately a technical consideration…
  • Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Destiny bundle arrives in September

    7 July 2015, 9:29 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Not satisfied with your regular ol’ PlayStation 4? Sony has taken the wraps off a new limited edition Destiny console that will be arriving in September as part of a larger bundle. The bundle centers around a 500GB PlayStation 4 with a silver themed design…
  • Skugga glasses instantly darken via e-tint tech

    7 July 2015, 8:48 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Glasses that tint when you're out in the sun are nothing new, but you're at their mercy -- the tint takes place without any input from the wearer, and so will tint at times when you don't want them to and will be clear in moments when you might want some…
  • Uber wants to buy Tesla’s entire first batch of self-driving cars

    7 July 2015, 7:59 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    It's no secret Uber is excited about our future of self-driving cars. The company's business model revolves around drivers using their own vehicles to transport goods and people, but for Uber those drivers represent a significant expense. Self-driving cars,…
  • Study hints kids are future cord-cutters

    7 July 2015, 7:09 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    The television industry has been scrambling to stave off the pressure it feels from services like Netflix and the subscribers it is losing to them. Its efforts may prove to be in vain, however, at least according to a recent study. Miner & Co. Studio conducted…
  • Republic Wireless upsets subscribers with new data plans

    7 July 2015, 6:35 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Republic Wireless has decided it was time to do away with unlimited data, and instead go with a new refund-based data setup where users buy the amount of data they think they need and then either pay more if they go over or get a refund for unused data at the…
  • Tinder adds Verified Profiles for its well known users

    7 July 2015, 5:38 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    If you're a Tinder user and you've come across the profile of a well known individual, your first thought was likely yeah right. Or, at least, that would be the sensible thought. It is possible the profile you came across was legit, though, in which case…
  • BBC micro:bit explained in 5 steps

    7 July 2015, 5:32 pm by: Chris Burns

    The BBC collaborates with 29 partners to send thousands of miniature computers to every grade 7 child in the UK. This is the BBC you're thinking of - the news organization - and this is not the first time they've done such a project. Micro:bit is aimed at…
  • Star Wars Han Solo film to be directed by LEGO Movie duo

    7 July 2015, 4:40 pm by: Chris Burns

    Christopher Miller and Phil Lord are announced to be taking the helm of the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film. This will be one of several Star Wars Anthology movies, the first of which will be Rogue One - a film focusing on the events that lead up to the…
  • Ford takes 2017 Raptor for a frantic play in the sand

    7 July 2015, 4:38 pm by: Chris Davies

    Ford raised eyebrows when it said its aluminum F-150 truck was spawning a 2017 Raptor, only for those brows to shoot off altogether at the news it would be a V6. Seems we needn't have worried, however; the company has taken the latest prototype sports trucks…
  • Microsoft Office 2016 preview arrives for Windows 10

    7 July 2015, 4:36 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Those in the Windows Insider program just recently received an email update, and nestled within it is a little tidbit of info: the Microsoft Office 2016 preview is now available for installing on Windows 10, letting those testing the newest version of the…
  • Netflix’s original movies start arriving this October

    7 July 2015, 4:13 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    It wasn't too long ago Netflix announced plans to make some original movies. The backlash in the industry was immediate. Some theaters revolted over same-day streaming releases, others called for boycotts. Not all were upset about the news, though, and it has…
  • Yamaha Reface reboots classic synths for mobile

    7 July 2015, 4:01 pm by: Chris Davies

    Yamaha has put four of its classic synths through the shrink-ray, coming up with the Reface series of portable keyboards intended for on-the-go noodling. Each of the four new models targets a very different style, from the reface DX that's inspired by the DX7…
  • Seriously, Google wants to put remotes on your eyes and teeth

    7 July 2015, 3:46 pm by: Chris Burns

    A patent revealed this week suggests that not only is Google still working on smart contact lenses, they've got all kinds of body-mountable devices on the books. While we've not heard from Google about this Google X project since March - and even then just…
  • Showtime’s Internet streaming service now live

    7 July 2015, 3:24 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    In early June Showtime announced it would be following in competitor HBO’s footsteps by launching its own online video streaming service, lending fans of the network’s shows a way to watch them without springing for a cable subscription. The online service…
  • The Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer returning to show

    7 July 2015, 2:41 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    In mid-May some sad news for The Simpsons fans was announced: Harry Shearer, the voice actor behind several of the shows’ regulars like Mr. Burns and Principal Skinner, was leaving. This left fans in a state of limbo — with Shearer gone the show couldn’t…
  • Star Wars Uprising gameplay shows age after “Jedi”

    7 July 2015, 1:50 pm by: Chris Burns

    Earlier this year Lucasfilm and Disney revealed that "Star Wars: Uprising" would be one of several games that'd forge the future of the film franchise. In-game players would take on the role of a rebel rising up against the Empire immediately following the…
  • Airbus patents even more massive double-decker airplane

    7 July 2015, 1:32 pm by: Chris Burns

    A new patent shows the Airbus company may be making an aircraft larger than its already largest air-ready vehicle. This patent application suggests that a double-decker airplane is once again in order, making way for more fuel economy as it carries just as…
  • Jolla and Sailfish OS to split in two, go Nokia’s way

    7 July 2015, 1:05 pm by: Chris Burns

    Jolla announces that they'll be pushing for two separate companies in the near future, one focusing on software, the other on hardware. While they suggest this morning that "the new Jolla devices company will be announced separately after the summer," they…
  • SpaceX still bemused over CRS-7 explosion says Musk

    7 July 2015, 1:03 pm by: Chris Davies

    SpaceX is struggling to figure out what exactly happened to the CRS-7 rocket last week, after the planned resupply mission to the ISS exploded after takeoff. "The data does seem to be quite difficult to interpret," SpaceX founder Elon Musk conceded, speaking…
  • Groove rebrand cuts Xbox confusion says Belfiore

    7 July 2015, 12:35 pm by: Chris Davies

    Is Groove a dumb name for a music app? Microsoft's Joe Belfiore doesn't think so, arguing that criticism of the Xbox Music rebrand misses the point. Announced yesterday, Groove - along with Movies & TV, the new name for Xbox Video - came in for some immediate…
  • LG G4 drone footage released in full HD

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

    This morning LG released footage of the LG G4 working with a mount on a high-powered drone. If you're the sort of person to pick up a drone and fly it around Los Angeles, you'll know exactly what it's like to have to deal with less-than-fantastic camera action…
  • Withings Activite watch adds swim tracking

    7 July 2015, 11:41 am by: Chris Burns

    Smartwatch Withings Activite ads the ability to detect when its user goes swimming. This new bit of functionality is built in to the device that's already on the wrists of users, needing only a software update to activate. This system will automatically…
  • Helio reborn, but probably should’ve stayed dead

    7 July 2015, 11:40 am by: Chris Davies

    Helio has been resurrected from the grave, with the short-lived network that helped usher in social on your phone being reborn as a budget option. Emerging as an MVNO - and using the Sprint network that actually absorbed the company back in 2010 - the promise…
  • Hannibal creator says Netflix, Amazon declined to pick up show

    7 July 2015, 11:23 am by: Adam Westlake

    It was only a few weeks ago that it was announced that NBC was canceling the popular show Hannibal, deciding not to renew the cannibal drama for a fourth season. Unsurprisingly, dedicated fans of the program were upset, and almost immediately went to Twitter…
  • NuSTAR uncovers five new black holes and a galaxy full of potential

    7 July 2015, 11:05 am by: Chris Burns

    Using NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), researchers have uncovered five new supermassive black holes and the potential for many more. This research, led by astronomers at Durham University, United Kingdom, suggests that not only are there…
  • For surprise hit Tangerine, iPhone the movie camera of choice

    7 July 2015, 10:59 am by: Chris Davies

    Necessity is the mother of invention, but moviegoers were still astonished to hear that unexpected Sundance 2015 hit Tangerine was filmed entirely on iPhone. The high-energy, sharply comic, but also touching film wasn’t the first to rely on Apple’s…
  • Star Trek Communicator Bluetooth handset gets unveiled at Comic-Con

    7 July 2015, 10:31 am by: Adam Westlake

    Star Trek fans rejoice! You're now going to have the chance to own an exact replica of the sci-fi show's Communicator device, and it's fully-functioning to boot. Sadly, the Communicator won't let call up to the Enterprise, but it will work as Bluetooth handset…

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