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Netflix has released their original series, ‘House of Cards’. To push their second original series, the company wants as many people as possible to watch it. What better way than to make the premiere episode available for anyone to watch, at no cost?
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Finally. After rumor after rumor, Sony officially released a teaser for the “future of PlayStation.” People assumed that it was the PS4, but you can never be too sure about these things. Then The Wall Street Journal comes in and says that Sony won’t only reveal the new console at [...]Read More »
The Dubai skyline is becoming one of the most awesome views you can see today, and what better view can you get than from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building?
This interactive 360-degree view of Dubai was created by photographer Gerald Donovan, in honor of the [...]Read More »
The Caribbean island of Antigua is launching a government-run pirate (file sharing) website, to “punish” the US
You think Kim Dotcom and his Mega service should worry anti-piracy advocates? That is nothing. The government of Antigua, which is a small country in the Caribbean, is set to a launch a government-run pirate website. Yep, movies, music, TV shows, and software will all be available for download on [...]Read More »
The Sandy Hook shooting last month has sparked countless debates recently about the possibility that violent video games or violent media in general could be the cause of all these acts of violence. Senator Lamar Alexander, thinks it’s not only a possibility — he believes that video games are to [...]Read More »
Some may call it obvious but just having antivirus software installed isn’t going to help you much if hit by zero-day attacks. The New York Times had antivirus from Symantec (Norton) installed on the devices connected to their network, but that didn’t stop Chinese hackers from retrieving usernames and passwords [...]Read More »
US law allows ‘wire-tapping’ of people who use US-based cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud — even if you don’t live in the United States
European privacy expert Caspar Bowden is warning that the data of people who use US-based cloud services might be monitored by the American authorities. In other words, Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive, and Amazon’s Cloud Drive are all services that could be “wire-tapped” due to the American Foreign Intelligence Surveillance [...]Read More »
When Amazon announced it’s fourth quarter earnings, you’d think they were doing pretty good. The company made a profit of $97 million last quarter on sales of $21.27 billion, and the sales which are up by 22 percent from the same time last year. But if you look at the [...]Read More »
We all know how BlackBerry’s (formerly RIM) latest devices were going to look like, but here are the first official images of the two handsets announced at the BlackBerry 10 event.
The Z10 is BlackBerry’s first all-touch device running the latest OS, and it’s available in black for all and [...]Read More »
When Apple tried to trademark their stores, the US Patent and Trademark Office rejected their request twice on the grounds that the design was not “inherently distinctive.” The company fired back with a 122-page document filled with customer surveys and photos of the stores to argue their case. That seemed [...]Read More »
RIM is now BlackBerry. CEO Thorsten Heins announced during the BlackBerry 10 event that Research in Motion will no longer be the name of the company, and will be called BlackBerry instead.
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“We have reinvented the company, and we want to represent this in our brand. One brand. One promise.
Remember that little problem with the Surface RT? You know, the one where you buy a 32GB version, come home and open your brand new tablet then discover that you can only use half of that? Well, it looks like Microsoft’s Surface Pro is going to have the same problems, [...]Read More »
A new initiative hopes to help people realize the value of an online education, without the financial risk. How do they plan to do this? By offering full credit courses that can lead to master-level degrees. For free.
The initiative is called MOOC2Degree (where MOOC stands for massive open online [...]Read More »
After uncovering some details in Apple’s recently released iOS 6.1, rumors began circulating that Apple would be launching a new 128GB of the 4th-generation iPad with Retina display. Turns out the rumors were spot-on, as Apple has officially announced the latest high-capacity SKU for release on February 5.
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If you ever tried taking a peek at North Korea through Google Maps before, you’d have to be content with the image above. Sparse, with no details about roads or any sort of locations within North Korea for that matter — just the landmass. Thanks to the data that Google [...]Read More »
It sounds like Japan is getting pretty bored of plain ol’ high definition. According to a report by the Asahi Shimbun, the government is planning to start the world’s first 4K TV broadcasts as early as July next year.
4K or Ultra HD TVs only drawback right now (besides [...]Read More »
While YouTube currently charges for things like movies and TV shows, individual channels remain free for everyone to subscribe to and watch. A report from AdAge says that Google is looking into launching paid subscriptions for a particular set of channels, with prices ranging from $1 to $5 a month.[...]Read More »
Microsoft’s latest version of Office is here, it’s in the cloud, and it costs $100 per year for 5 computers
Microsoft has announced that Office 2013 and Office 365 are now available for purchase on Office.com and in retail stores across 162 countries. When you purchase your copy and unbox it at home, don’t be surprised if you don’t find the usual DVD inside it. It was never there, and [...]Read More »
The Chinese government banned video game consoles back in 2000 due to fears that it might negatively affect the mental and physical development of the Chinese youth. Gamers in the country have had to get their gaming fix through PC gaming, mobile games, and the black market, where video game [...]Read More »
Samsung worker died at semiconductor plant due to gas leak and Samsung is trying to hide it, according to Korean news agencies
A gas leak at one of Samsung’s semiconductor plants in Hwaseong, Korea has led to the death of a maintenance worker on the scene. Korean news agencies are reporting that Samsung is trying to “cover up” the whole incident. Let’s look at how everything went down.
At around 11pm local [...]Read More »
Remember Vine? Twitter’s newly launched app that lets you embed quick six-second videos in your tweets? Well, it’s only been out for a couple of days and they’ve already made the quite the blunder. And of course, it involves porn.
When Vine launched with the ability to shoot video, I’m [...]Read More »
You can be fined 1 million dollars and be imprisoned for 10 years for unlocking your phone in the USA
If you don’t already know, unlocking your phone in the US without carrier permission has become officially illegal since January 26th. Section 1204 of Public Law 105-304 says that any person who violates the law willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain will be subject to [...]Read More »
Oh RIM, did you let your white Z10 leak, too? Fortunately for the BlackBerry maker, no. The images featured in this article are not the by-product of another leak, Rather, these are 3D renders of the white Z10 made by Martin Hajek based on the physical data that did leak [...]Read More »
We’re probably all used to Siri being one of the iconic features of iOS devices by now, but let’s not forget that there was once a time that Apple did not own Siri and it was a standalone app. A feature on The Huffington Post looks at the story behind [...]Read More »
The Steve Jobs biopic, titled Jobs and featuring Ashton Kutcher as the late former Apple CEO, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. This is in advance of its nationwide screening, which is set for April 19th. Reviews from various sites have been published, and it’s looking like reactions are pretty [...]Read More »
Google has redesigned a lot of its core services like Gmail and even turning Google Docs into Google Drive. So it’s about time that they made significant changes to how image searches work, as its mostly stayed the same over the years save for the few tweaks here and there.[...]Read More »
If the same company that’s making something like Project Glass is doing something else that’s also unheard of, you wouldn’t be very surprised now, would you? That’s why this latest rumor about what Google’s up to now is exciting — if it’s real, and there’s a good chance it is, [...]Read More »
Intel has announced that it will be ramping down its desktop motherboard business in the next three years — all the way down to zero.
Motherboards with the upcoming Haswell chipset will be Intel’s last hurrah in the motherboard biz, then it’s leaving everything up to third party manufacturers like [...]Read More »
Apple’s annual supplier audit, which is in its seventh year, has been released. According to the audit, underage workers were discovered in 11 factories, with 106 cases in total being investigated. However, one manufacturer in particular had excessive use of child labor and is getting the boot due. Guangdong Real [...]Read More »
Apple’s App Store review process has struck once again! The latest victim is 500px for iOS, a photo-sharing app not very different from the popular Instagram, which of course still remains on the store. The reason it got pulled? Because “it allowed users to search for nude photos in the [...]Read More »
While Microsoft’s Surface didn’t do so well during the holiday season, it’s getting another shot this February with the Surface Pro. Microsoft has announced that while they missed their January target date, the Surface Pro will be launching just a month later on February 9th.
For those of you who [...]Read More »
After launching Mega in one of the strangest technology press conferences to date, it looks like the site is already target of anti-piracy groups that want it shut down.
Robert King, who is affiliated with the adult industry, is also behind an anti-piracy group called StopFileLockers. Just how do they [...]Read More »
This is the CST-01. It doesn’t connect to the internet, display biometrics or control your phone. But it’s probably the most innovative use of technology that we’ve seen awhile.
The CST-01 uses E-Ink technology for its display due to it being low power and flexible. This allows the watch to [...]Read More »
With the launch of BlackBerry 10 only a little over a week away, it’s a little strange to be hearing RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins speak of selling the company’s hardware division:
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This strategic review is still running, even if the pressure… has decreased. We do not want to limit our