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During CES 2013, Samsung unveiled its successor to the company’s current Exynos 4 Quad. The new processor, which is designed to deliver twice the performance of its predecessor, is the Exynos 5 Octa.
The processor contains two sets of four cores each, making it an 8-core processor — for smartphones [...]Read More »
Federal Trade Commission drops cases against Google, and Google promises changes to mitigate anti-competitive concerns
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has closed its investigation of Google’s potentially anti-competitive practices related to Google Search and other services. The verdict? Google’s services are now in the clear and considered good for users and competition. In other words, FTC did not find enough anti-competitive wrongdoing on [...]Read More »
A critical vulnerability in the Ruby on Rails framework has been discovered to bring devastating effects to those affected. One of the developers that confirmed its existence, Ben Murphy, says that it “gives hackers a simple and reliable way to pilfer database contents, run system commands, and cause websites to [...]Read More »
Remember when Samsung was teasing us with a TV that has an ‘unprecedented shape and timeless design’? Well, it looks like Samsung has just shown us this timeless design and — it’s on an easel?
Samsung says that this ‘floating’ TV design can revolutionize home cinema. The screen can be [...]Read More »
Like seemingly every other new OS that’s left in the wild for awhile, Microsoft’s Windows RT has been jailbroken. But hold on before you start rejoicing about the prospects of running all your favorite desktop applications on a Surface, it isn’t quite there yet — at least for now.
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It looks like it didn’t take very long to see NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 in action. The company is going to release their own dedicated gaming handheld, codenamed Project Shield, which they are calling a “Pure Android” device powered by the Tegra 4 chip.
Project looks to be a cross between [...]Read More »
Apple planning to launch a larger, low-cost iPhone later this year… for as low as $99 (no contract)?
Rumors of Apple launching a low-cost version of the iPhone have been around for quite some time now, but they’ve always focused on the device being smaller than its original counterpart — an iPhone nano, if you will. Digitimes, however, is reporting that we might see the exact opposite [...]Read More »
Formerly known by its codename Haswell, Intel’s latest generation of Core processors were officially launched during CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The company is touting ‘all-day battery life’ on ultrabooks, which translates to about 9 hours of continuous battery life on new systems.
Windows 8 looks like it’s about to [...]Read More »
Apple sometimes gets a lot of flak for what they deem can and cannot be on their App Store. Sometimes it’s understandable and sometimes it’s just downright head-scratchingly baffling.The news of a game that deals with the current conflict in Syria getting banned might fall somewhere around the middle, I [...]Read More »
It looks like Yahoo! has learned its lesson when it comes to security. After its mail service was recently hacked by an XSS exploit, the company has not only patched the problem but is also quietly rolling out an HTTPS option for its users.
HTTPS or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure [...]Read More »
Google, in a press conference along with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Senator Charles Schumer, have announced that it is going to provide free Wi-Fi service to Chelsea, a New York City neighborhood.
The company says that it hopes to keep the thousands of residents and millions [...]Read More »
eBay is introducing two new pilot programs aimed at making it easier for you to sell your stuff. If you’re looking to sell things as quickly as possible, these methods might not be such a bad idea.
The first of which is an eBay “selling assistant” who will pick up [...]Read More »
Remember this little guy? That’s right, it’s a netbook. Remember those things? They were affordable, light and had pretty great battery life. But a lot has changed since the netbook segment was introduced 5 years ago — and it looks like the little guy’s not gonna make it.
When Dell [...]Read More »
Not satisfied with the amount of data your current flash drive can store? Well, with Kingston’s latest flash drive, most people will be able to store all the data they own in a flash drive. The company has announced what they’re claiming is the world’s first 1TB USB 3.0 flash [...]Read More »
When we hear about people pirating things online, the usual media or software are things like music, movies, games and some common software. A Chinese man has pleaded guilty to selling high-end commercial software meant for enterprise setups — possibly worth $100 million.
The US Department of Homeland Security caught [...]Read More »
With the iPhone 5 selling over 50 million units just in the last quarter alone, you’d think it was the top smartphone on the market, right? Consumer Reports doesn’t seem to think so.
The magazine has been bringing reviews for almost 80 years now, so their opinion carries a lot [...]Read More »
Disney wants to make its theme parks more interactive and more intimate. To try and accomplish that, the company plans to introduce a new program called MyMagic+ that will track your current location and spending habits in the park to monitor behavior. Sound a little excessive and creepy? Stay with [...]Read More »
When Sony ceased shipping the PlayStation 2 in Japan late last year, we all saw this coming — Sony has confirmed that production of the PlayStation 2 is now over worldwide. Once the current stocks of consoles on store shelves are sold, they will no longer be replaced with more [...]Read More »
NVIDIA has unveiled the Tegra 4, which it’s dubbing the ‘world’s fastest mobile processor.’ Like previous generations of the Tegra chipset, the Tegra 4 is designed for use in notebooks and perhaps more notably, in tablets and smartphones.
The previously codenamed “Wayne” brings with it a similar setup to the [...]Read More »
Are you unsatisfied with the current speeds that your USB 3.0 devices give you? Worry not, as the organization has announced a new upgraded specification that will bring higher speeds using the current connections.
The new enhanced SuperSpeed USB 3.0 spec will double the current transfer speeds of 5Gbps to [...]Read More »
Now this is definitely one of the stranger bugs we’ll come across. A bug in Google’s text-to-speech engine that affects the Google Now and Google Translate services causes it to add the phrase “he now praises the iPad” to sentences ending with “end with,” “enraged with,” and “filled with.”
The [...]Read More »
If you’ve never used Apple’s Find My iPhone app, then good for you — I’m glad you’ve never needed to. But for those of us who’ve used it to locate a misplaced or even stolen phone, it’s a godsend. A musician named Nadav Nirenberg, however, shows us how to really [...]Read More »
With last year now almost a week behind us, it’s easy to forget all the big things that happened over the course of 2012. With many things good, bad and even great, 2012 was a year of many accomplishments as well as many losses.
Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist is a great [...]Read More »
Well, that didn’t take very long. Around 24 hours after Windows Phone users began reporting that they been blocked from accessing Google Maps when using Internet Explorer on their phones, Google says that they’re now going to fix that.
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“We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make
First of all, I’m not sure I’ll be able to ever get over that title. Formerly titled, ‘Jobs. Get Inspired,’ the ‘jOBS’ title isn’t much better — it’s a lot worse, actually. But that’s beside the point. The movie chronicling the life of the late former Apple CEO is due [...]Read More »
When you see the Android logo these days, it’s instantly recognizable. Maybe not as recognizable yet as the Windows or Apple logo yet since those have been around for much longer, but you know what I mean. It’s cute, simple and even iconic.
So what comes to mind when you [...]Read More »
When performing searches on Google’s Hong Kong-based site, Google warns users about potential censorship by displaying a message. The message would usually tell the user that searching for that particular term may “temporarily break your connection to Google” and that “This interruption is outside Google’s control,” due to the results [...]Read More »
According to numerous reports from Windows Phone users, they are no longer able to access Google Maps on their phone. Instead, when attempting to load the web version of Google Maps, they are redirected to the main page of Google.
When asked about the issue, Google issued this statement to [...]Read More »
According to a report out of The NPD Group, there are now more devices in the U.S. that are connected to the internet than there are people.
U.S. homes have 425 million internet-connected devices, while the human population sits at around 315 million. Information was gathered using a survey [...]Read More »
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is planning to make a trip this month to a very interesting destination — North Korea. Reports reveal that he’ll be making the trip with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson but not details about their exact itinerary have been made public.
North Korea is of [...]Read More »
R2 Studios, a startup that focuses on home automation technology, made the news recently due to the high-profile companies trying to acquire them – namely, Apple, Microsoft and Google.
It looks like Microsoft is the one of the three that was able to seal the deal, although the price for [...]Read More »
Polaroid has done some pretty questionable things in the past — like making Lady Gaga the face of their company, for example. It’s understandable given the situation of the company, which is way past its prime and is arguably now just a niche product in the photography market. It seems [...]Read More »
The mobile OS market has a new challenger — Canonical has unveiled the mobile version of Ubuntu, with plans to launch devices in early 2014. Ubuntu for phones is “Mobile industry ready,” meaning it will be easy for Android makers to adapt the OS and run it on their Android [...]Read More »