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What happens when you put together pizza, some DVDs, heat-reactive flavored varnish, and thermal ink? Why, a pretty awesome marketing campaign of course!
Domino’s in Brazil has partnered with 10 rental stores located in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to distribute DVDs that have a little trick to them. [...]Read More »
We’re all probably sick of the airplanes, skydiving and hot air balloons that Google Glass has been showing us by now, so it’s time for something a little different. I’m surprised it’s taken this long, but someone has finally put the $1500 Explorer Edition of Google Glass in the hands [...]Read More »
Dell’s Project Ophelia has resurfaced, and it’s sounding a little less ambitious than the last time we heard from it. When rumors first dropped regarding Ophelia, it was pegged as a pretty crazy little device — users were supposedly going to be able to run all the major operating systems [...]Read More »
Just in case you missed it, Google’s rumored universal chat platform, formerly codenamed Babel, made an appearance during the company’s almost 4 hour-long I/O 2013 keynote. It was formerly announced there as Google Hangouts and it replaces Google Talk, Google+ Hangouts, and Gmail’s chat. It’s available on Chrome as an [...]Read More »
Rumors on Yahoo acquiring Tumblr have been swelling over the past couple of days and it’s been widely expected that Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer would formally announce the deal at a media event scheduled for tomorrow in New York (where Tumblr is headquartered). However, The Wall Street Journal has just [...]Read More »
One of the biggest announcements to come out of Google’s I/O conference was that Google Maps is getting a big redesign. If I remember correctly, there weren’t any rumors that this was happening, save for a few minor leaks moments before the conference took place. Nevertheless, the newest version of [...]Read More »
Finally. If you’re an Xbox owner, you’re well aware of the problem. Instead of simply using real world currency to price things on its online marketplace, Microsoft uses, Microsoft Points. 1600 Microsoft Points is $20 and 4000 points is $50. Fun? Intuitive? I thought so.
According to sources familiar with [...]Read More »
This is the moment everything Angry Birds has been leading up to. First, it was an extremely popular mobile game. Then it became an omnipresent merchandise-selling machine. In February, a cartoon series launched. Now, our feathered friends will be hitting the big screen with the Angry Birds movie. Because, what’s [...]Read More »
If you weren’t one of the 6,000 in attendance at this year’s Google I/O developer conference or the million that the company claimed was tuning in live online, YouTube’s got you covered. The entire conference, which runs for almost 4 hours, can be viewed in the video embedded below:
Despite [...]Read More »
At Google’s 2013 I/O developer conference, the company announced its long-rumored music streaming service. It’s called Google Play Music All Access and if you’re familiar with services like Spotify or Rdio — it’s basically the same service, from Google with some improvements over its competition.
Users can subscribe for access [...]Read More »
At their currently ongoing Google I/O 2013 keynote, the company announced a new version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4. This “Google Edition” of the device will not have the usual TouchWiz skin, but will instead be running stock Android. Google says that it will be “Nexus user experience.”
The phone will [...]Read More »
At a conference in Boston, Microsoft’s Tami Reller confirmed that the upcoming update to Windows 8, that has been codenamed Windows Blue, will officially be called Windows 8.1 when it releases. She also brought some good news for Windows 8 users, announcing that it will come as a free update [...]Read More »
The Google Glass Explorer Edition that’s currently out in the wild is an impressive device. The roughly 2000 lucky owners of Glass have shown that it could be used for a variety of things, but many have already begun questioning how useful this thing really is. In its current form, [...]Read More »
During the company’s BlackBerry Live 2013 conference yesterday, BlackBerry announced something that’s been rumored for over a year now — BlackBerry Messenger is going multi-platform.
The service has always been one of the selling points of having a BlackBerry device, and now it’s coming to both iOS and Android through [...]Read More »
A new rumor is claiming that Apple’s next iPhone will ditch the traditional home button in favor of a “capacitive home button.” It would make sense since the home button is known to be the cause of many problems for iPhone owners, but the decision is reportedly being made to [...]Read More »
Google has just announced a little change that should make a huge difference for heavy users of their services. Google Drive, Gmail, and photos stored on Google+ now have a unified storage of free 15GB. Previously, Gmail had free 10GB of storage while Drive and Google+ photos had free 5GB.[...]Read More »
Ever wondered just how often and by how many people update Wikipedia? Just now, someone in Paris edited the article on scientific notation and a few seconds later, the article on cooperative storage cloud was updated in the Czech Republic. This real time map will give you a glimpse of [...]Read More »
Google has a reputation to keep when it comes to easter eggs, and it shows no signs of letting up. In celebration of the Atari classic Breakout’s 37th anniversary, a little easter egg has been hidden away in Google’s Image Search.
The normal protocol for things like this would usually [...]Read More »
Today Nokia officially announced its newest flagship phone, the Lumia 925. If it looks familiar, that’s because the phone is “a new interpretation” of the Lumia 920 — it’s slimmer at 8.5mm and lighter at 135 grams. Perhaps its most noticeable aesthetic change is that it’s now made of aluminum.[...]Read More »
Despite the fact that 4G availability isn’t commonplace worldwide, tech companies are always looking to the next big thing. Samsung has announced that it has successfully tested the 5G platform, attaining speeds of up to 1Gbps — yup, that’s Google Fiber speeds we’re talking about. To spell that out in [...]Read More »
Google has shut down another service, and this time its SMS Search. If you’ve never heard of it before, it might be because you’re used to having a smartphone with a data plan — because if that’s the case, you never needed it, really. The service allows you to make [...]Read More »
Chris Hadfield is not only the commander of the International Space Station, he was also the first to record a song in space. Now, he’s become the first to record a music video in space — this guy is a hero.
A cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is perhaps [...]Read More »
It might be safe to say at this point that Google will indeed by introducing a new, fully-featured games service at Google I/O. A previous leak from the Google Glass companion app revealed lines of code referring to the unannounced service, but now another leak also courtesy of Android Police[...]Read More »
When I first saw an image of Tatsuo Horiuchi’s work, I was certain that he either painted it or used some well-known program like Illustrator. Then I discovered that he actually uses Microsoft Excel to make everything come to life and it made the whole thing even more impressive than [...]Read More »
Three Windows 8 ads by Microsoft have been discovered on the internet after they were mistakenly posted on the company’s general YouTube Channel. The ads, which you’ll see very soon were meant for Asian markets.
The three 30-second spots highlight different strengths of Windows 8 by replacing them with other [...]Read More »
Google, with the help of the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA and TIME, have created a timelapse project that they believe is “the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public.”
To make this all happen, Google began working with the USGS back in 2009. They [...]Read More »
Google I/O is fast approaching (next week!), and some details of what’s gonna be at the conference are now trickling out. We now have heard that there will be… skydiving in Google Maps?
Developed in collaboration with Instrument, Map Diving is an installation that will be available for I/O attendees [...]Read More »
YouTube has officially announced a new pilot program where content creators can choose to have users pay to subscribe to their channels. This doesn’t mean that all your favorite content on YouTube isn’t going to be free anymore — it’s a service that’s open for a small set of YouTube [...]Read More »
After Sony recently announced that it would begin production of PlayStation 3 systems in Brazil, video has made its way online showing off the whole process that goes down in the factory.
I don’t recall seeing video of these consoles being made before (might have something to do with them [...]Read More »
After revealing the world’s first 3D-printed gun, it was only a matter of time before the authorities got involved. Now the files that Defense Distributed has been hosting on its site for anyone to download and print out have been taken down due to a request by the US State [...]Read More »
Internal documents obtained by TechCrunch have revealed that Microsoft may be planning to buy Nook for $1 billion. More specifically, they’d like to purchase the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, which would include the entire ebook and device ecosystem.
According to the report, this move makes sense for Microsoft [...]Read More »
Late last year, rumors circulated that Foxconn was manufacturing a smartphone for Amazon. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal is saying that Amazon might not only be working on a smartphone, but two smartphones (who’s operating systems are not yet known but probably will be Android), an audio-streaming [...]Read More »
In a recent meeting at the White House, President Obama met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye to talk about the recent growing tensions due to North Korea’s threats. They of course shook hands while I assume numerous photographers took pictures of them. So why in the world did Korean [...]Read More »
Sony announces its first net profit in five years at $458 million, expects to sell 42 million phones this year
It looks like things may finally be looking up for Sony after suffering massive losses in recent years. The company has announced its latest financial results for the 2012 financial year, and the once-dominant electronics company has now posted its first net profit in five years.
Sony’s net income was [...]Read More »