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Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe have all been summoned to appear before a pricing inquiry regarding the higher prices Australian consumers have to pay for tech goods compared to those of other economies. Here’s what the lower house committee had to say in a statement:
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Finally. I was beginning to feel like something was wrong with the tech world, due to the lack of Apple versus Samsung news. Turns out the war between the two tech juggernauts wouldn’t even be a thing today if Tim Cook had his way. A report from Reuters says that [...]Read More »
Apple is working on a smartwatch made of curved glass, according to Wall Street Journal and New York Times
Rumors have been circulating for a couple of years now that Apple would release its own smartwatch. The previous generation iPod nano even became a popular watch option for some people. Now, reports out of The New York Times then The Wall Street Journal are saying that Apple is indeed [...]Read More »
Try going to MegaUpload.com and you’ll see an FBI anti-piracy warning. The warning is for the purposes of discouraging people from pirating copyrighted content. But that doesn’t mean the FBI doesn’t like to pirate things themselves! BitTorrent monitoring company ScanEye has once again given us a little peak into what [...]Read More »
Now this is pretty weird. If you use Google Search, you might be aware that the tool can do a lot more than just finding stuff. It can convert measurements, currencies, do instant translations, and even make calculations for you. But what happens when you enter an equation that the [...]Read More »
A report from China is claiming that an iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 have been spotted at one of Apple’s supplier factories. While the iPhone 5S was reportedly familiar-looking as expected, the iPhone 6 had a nearly 5-inch display. Investor site BrightWire has translated the report from Chinese site Laoyaoba.com:[...]Read More »
Hackers have managed to access one of the US Federal Reserve’s websites and steal a “limited amount of data,” according to a statement. The notice that was sent via the Fed’s Emergency Communication System, however, warned that email addresses, phone numbers and other contact information had been stolen and published.[...]Read More »
It’s no secret that Google likes airplanes, in fact, that’s how they first demoed Project Glass at Google I/O last year. Google currently has its private planes, including their own Boeing 737 and 747 jets, parked at the Moffett Federal Airfield.
Now the company is looking to close an $82 [...]Read More »
“You don’t need [a zero-day exploit] to attack most Android devices if consumers are running 13-month old software,” says Chris Soghoian. Soghoian is principal technologist and senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union. He believes that the reason why there are millions of Android phones in the hands [...]Read More »
Scientists from the University of Surrey in the UK are getting ready to launch their latest satellite, on February 25th. It’s called the STRaND-1, and it has a very interesting characteristic. It’s powered by a smartphone. A Google Nexus One to be exact.
The satellite, which is a 30cm CubeSat [...]Read More »
Microsoft tells users to ditch Gmail for Outlook.com because Microsoft “doesn’t go through your email to sell ads”
So while we take a break from all the Apple versus Samsung lawsuits, why don’t we shift our attention over to the brewing Microsoft versus Google battle. This time, we have Microsoft on the offensive with their current “Scroogled” ad campaign — which also cost them a seven figure amount. [...]Read More »
A law in England is now requiring all dogs to be microchipped by April of 2016. The chip is for identification purposes, and would allow lost pets to be reunited with their owners. It will use RFID technology, and contain a 15 digit code — 3 digits serve as a [...]Read More »
What happens when you put together Apple’s Siri, a Raspberry Pi, and the SiriProxy hack? Well, this guy used those things and a long weekend after Christmas to put together one of the most impressive Siri-related hacks yet. Check it out at the video below:
His garage door, thermostat, TV, [...]Read More »
Before looking at any statistics, most people are aware that the current dominators of the handset market are Apple and Samsung. Just how dominant were the two rivals during 2012? According to Canaccord Genuity, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103% of handset profits for the entire year.
Apple had 69 [...]Read More »
Looks like Android 5.0 isn’t the only thing Google has planned for its Google I/O conference, at least if this video is talking about a real product in development. If it is indeed real, Google will be launching a laptop that would match Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro’s in pixel-density, while [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro reviews roundup: what reviewers from three different blogs say about the tablet
Microsoft’s Surface Pro has received its review treatment on the Internet, and there’s an underlying theme hidden in a lot of the reviews. If you were consider getting Microsoft’s latest tablet/laptop, you might wanna check these out first.
The Verge liked the device’s performance and solid 1080p display, but the [...]Read More »
You probably read the headline and thought, “wait, what?” Don’t worry, it’s exactly what you think it is. A bizarre North Korean propaganda video has been taken down by YouTube after video game publisher Activision filed a DMCA complaint.
The video shows dreams of future space dominance by North Korea, [...]Read More »
The next-generation of video game consoles is closer than ever, with Sony rumored to announced their next PlayStation in 2 weeks. Microsoft probably didn’t want Sony to hog all the limelight, and fortunately for them some more news about the next Xbox has surfaced — it might be not good [...]Read More »
Jeremy Clarkson, host of the BBC’s Top Gear, recently showed off what appears to be the tiniest car. It’s called the P45, and it looks more like a go-kart where the driver wears armor. But according to Clarkson, the helmet is actually the car’s roof, the visor is its windshield. [...]Read More »
Were you ever too tired to clean your smartphone or tablet? Was it just too tiring a task to endure? Well, Japanese company, Takara Tomy has a solution for you! If you’re familiar with the Roomba, then this should be pretty self-explanatory — it’s a roomba for your smartphone or [...]Read More »
‘Six-Strikes’ anti-piracy system is powered by the same company that flagged HBO.com for pirating HBO content
I’m sure you all know what the Six-Strikes system is by now, and that it’s set to launch in a few weeks. But what do we know about the company that’s going to be flagging users who share copyrighted content?
Turns out the CAS (Copyright Alerts System) that AT&T, Cablevision, [...]Read More »
How much storage do you have on your cloud backup service? 40GB, 50GB? How does infinite sound? That’s what a new service, Bitcasa, is offering. Check out the video below!
So how much is infinite storage going to cost? Not so much, actually. This month, they’re offering a discounted fee [...]Read More »
Facebook’s current tracking system allows you to check-in places ala Foursquare, and add locations to your posts. According to a report by Bloomberg, Facebook expand its tracking into a standalone app that can track your location in the background so you can find friends and your friends would be able [...]Read More »
Dell is officially off the publicly-traded stock market and is now a private company. This was made possible through a $24.4 billion deal, which includes cash and equity from their CEO Michael Dell, funding from investment firms Silver Lake and MSD Capital, debt financing from a number of banks, Dell’s [...]Read More »
In the wake of (alleged) cyberwarfare by China, US president now has the power to order (preemptive) cyber attacks
According to a report by The New York Times, a secret White House legal review has granted the president of the United States the legal authority to order preemptive cyber attacks against a target (which can be a country), when there is credible evidence of a pending attack.
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Remember the Nokia PureView 808? Sure, it ran the obsolete Symbian operating system at a time where everyone had mostly forgotten about it, but it’s 41-megapixel sensor was a first for phones — and it was also amazing. Take a look at these specs!
- Primary camera sensor size: 41.0 megapixels
A hacker has been toying with the police and the general public in Japan since last summer. The hacker has remote controlled innocent people’s computers to send killing spree threats and a bomb threat to Nintendo headquarters. This was followed by cryptic messages involving anime characters and even a microSD [...]Read More »
Jailbreak users have gone a long while without a proper untethered solution for their iPhone 5 and iOS 6 devices, but a new jailbreak developer team called the “Evad3rs” have released the long-awaited jailbreak for those devices. The team isn’t new to the scene by any stretch, and includes many [...]Read More »
Well, that didn’t take very long. Initial reports pegged a reveal around Feb. 17, but I guess HP decided to unveil its latest laptop earlier. The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is the first ever HP laptop dedicated to running Google’s Chrome OS, and it is officially here.
The HP Pavilion [...]Read More »
Wine for Android lets you run Windows programs on your phone or tablet, but it is still a work-in-progress
Wine is a free Linux program that allows you to run Windows programs on Linux (e.g. run Microsoft Word on Ubuntu via Wine). Alexandre Julliard, a developer, is developing an ARM-friendly Wine compatibility layer that runs on Android. So Wine on Android mean Windows programs on your phone — if [...]Read More »
An upcoming book co-authored by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen was previewed by The Wall Street Journal, and it looks like China’s reputation as of late isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The book is called The New Digital Age, and it says that China is the ”the [...]Read More »
Check out all of this year’s Super Bowl ads, including Samsung’s $15 million commercial and the return of BlackBerry
If you were somehow unaware of the Super Bowl going on today, well, it’s over now. And the Ravens won… Yeah. Anyway, what’s the Super Bowl without some pretty awesome ads! The commercials that air during the game have become a part of the culture, and they can get pretty [...]Read More »
Acer says that their Chromebook sales are doing well and HP is about to launch their first ever Chromebook this month. The relation of these two stories? Disappointing and dropping Windows 8 sales.
Acer President Jim Wong tells Bloomberg, ”Windows 8 itself is still not successful, the whole market didn’t [...]Read More »
No one’s really safe from hackers these days, with Twitter joining the New York Times as one of the recent victims of security breaches recently. Twitter announced in a blog post that it detected unusual access patterns during the week, which led them to discovering attempts to access user data. [...]Read More »