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Today Facebook has announced a redesigned of the News Feed, one of the most crucial aspects of the popular social network. People’s complaints of the feed in the past have been mostly directed at how cluttered it felt, so the new feed was designed to make everything much cleaner looking, but has also added some new features as well.…Read More »
Google’s I/O event isn’t until May, but the company already has a site up for registration but also to host a ton of little easter eggs — if you can find them all, that is.
After loading up the site, you’ll be able to click on the large I and O on the logo to enter codes and certain combinations will take you to other special pages, bring up secret sound effects and one combination even nets you an awesome cat version of the I/O logo.…Read More »
If you’ve never ever played Angry Birds, which might actually be pretty hard considering the fact it’s available on anything at this point, this might be your best chance. The original game is Apple’s App Store Free App of the Week!…Read More »
Bug in Galaxy S III makes lockscreen disappear, allows complete access to phone without password or pattern
Remember that security flaw on iOS 6.1? The one that would allow anyone to bypass your passcode and gain access to contacts and photos? It looks like Samsung’s Galaxy S III has a similar problem, and it might even be worse — it makes the lockscreen disappear completely until rebooted, therefore allowing complete access to the phone.…Read More »
Reports have surfaced that Intel and Apple executives have been in negotiations over the past year to form a potential deal that would see Intel manufacturing chips for Apple’s mobile devices.
This would be highly desirable from Apple’s perspective, as their current chip manufacturer is arguably their biggest rival in the mobile space, Samsung.…Read More »
Apple has found an unlikely ally as they seek for a sales ban on Samsung products that infringe on their patents. Nokia has filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.…Read More »
HBO shows will now be available to international viewers one week after US broadcast, instead of months
In a move that international audiences will definitely approve of, HBO is going to make their original TV content available internationally one week after it airs in the US. This change was mentioned when referencing Game of Thrones, which is set to premiere at the end of this month. …Read More »
Last week, AT&T attacked T-Mobile in an ad campaign that saw full-page newspaper ads highlighting the disadvantages of going with the carrier. According to the ads, compared to AT&T, T-Mobile has “2x more dropped calls, 2x more failed calls, and 50% slower download speeds.”
Now, TmoNews has acquired what is undoubtedly going to be the smaller carrier’s answer to the AT&T ads — they’re very own attack ads.…Read More »
Microsoft has just been fined 561 million euros (approximately $732 million) for breaking an antitrust agreement made in 2009.
In that agreement, Microsoft complied with the EU’s request to include a “browser ballot box” in every new copy of Windows which allows people to select their default browser for Windows.…Read More »
To celebrate the one year anniversary since the Android Market was rebranded into what you know today as the Google Play Store, Google is marking the occasion with a week of free downloads and discounts!
Throughout this whole week, you’ll be able to get special deals on everything from movies, music, apps and even magazines.…Read More »
Today marks a very important milestone for those of you who are like me and created (and destroyed) countless cities in the SimCity games. Whether it was in the original game, or the more recent SimCity 4, (yes, SimCity Societies does not exist) you’ll probably be excited with the news that a new game in the series is finally launching!…Read More »
I’m noticing a trend here. First it was Apple, then Qualcomm — and now Sharp has announced and confirmed reports that they will be receiving $112 million from Samsung.
This deal nets Samsung a 3 percent stake in Sharp, making them the largest non-financial institution stakeholder and the fifth largest overall. …Read More »
In a world where every phone’s successor is getting bigger and bigger, and companies are trying to cram in all the latest and greatest tech, Japanese carrier Willcom announces the complete opposite.
The Phone Strap 2 WX06A is the successor to the original Phone Strap and Willcom is calling it “the world’s smallest and lightest phone.” It measures a ridiculous 32 × 70 × 10.7 mm and weighs just 32 grams.…Read More »
A report out of Bloomberg is claiming that we’ll see Apple’s fabled smartwatch project as an actual product as soon as this year. The Verge followed that news shortly after with additional information from sources claiming that Apple has chosen to rework iOS to run on the “iWatch.”
Also included in the Bloomberg report are features that are being considered for the device, which include making calls and seeing incoming callers’ identities and checking map coordinates.…Read More »
The Pirate Bay’s Kim Jung-Bay has issued a “press release” announcing that they have been invited by “the leader of the republic of Korea” to fight their battles on their network.
After recently moving their operations provider from Sweden to Norway and Spain, TPB claims that they will be providing their services from within the reclusive nation of North Korea.…Read More »
White House and F.C.C. want unlocking cellphones to be legal in the US, throw the ball in Congress’s court
Remember that petition that asked the White House to make unlocking cellphones legal? You know, the one that more than 100,000 Americans signed? The White House has issued their official response — they not only agree, they’re not alone.
The official response from the White House states that they agree “with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties.” They even believe it should be the same for tablets, which they think are growing increasingly similar to phones (cause phones are getting huge that’s why).…Read More »
The @evleaks Twitter account has leaked what may be images of the Galaxy S IV that’s set to be announced not too long from now.
First, we got a huge leak on all the specifications of the device, and then rumors of the device’s software tricks like eye-tracking to scroll pages surfaced.…Read More »
3-day intensive raids in 124 location in all 47 regions of Japan? Yup, that’s Japan’s government showing they mean business when it comes to piracy.
Last year in June, an amendment to Japan’s Copyright Law was approved by the government. The new legislation would impose criminal penalties on not only those who upload content, but began to include also people that download content knowingly.…Read More »
Amidst global domination by rivals Apple and Samsung, Sony’s head of mobile, Kunimasa Suzuki, has told reporters that the company is now aiming to win 3rd place behind Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market.
This puts them in contention with Huawei (currently in third place with 4.9 percent) and ZTE (4.3 percent).…Read More »
That van you see up there isn’t just any van. In fact, many years later when we’re all surfing the web on our transparent bendable phones with 5G speeds, we’ll look back on this day and thank the little guy.
The reason for that is this vehicle was used in an experiment by NTT DoCoMo and the Tokyo Institute of Technology that successfully in “ the world’s first packet transmission uplink rate of approximately 10 Gbps.”
What are you going to do with all that mobile upload speed you say?…Read More »
Were you excitedly waiting for Samsung’s Galaxy S IV launch event in New York? Then get a load of this: Someone in possession of the device (reportedly a prototype), has leaked the device’s specifications 2 weeks ahead of the announcement.
If this is indeed a Galaxy S IV, and if Samsung doesn’t change its specs before launch, here’s what you can expect from the next big flagship phone: 4.99-inch screen at 1920 x 1080 resolution, 8-core Exynos 5410 chipset at 1.8GHz, PowerVR SGX 544 graphics processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, GSM and LTE capabilities and Android 4.2.…Read More »
You know who just showed off how do to do teasers, followed with an intense build-up to a successful event that was viewed live by millions online? Sony. They did it just over two weeks ago, so I don’t understand how Samsung could totally botch the first teaser video for their next flagship phone so badly.…Read More »
Take a look at that little guy. Innocently playing his game on the iPad. But Danny Kitchen isn’t your everyday kid — he’s got a very special superpower: the ability to spend £1,700 ($2,500) on in-app purchases in just 15 minutes.…Read More »
Now that the “six-strikes” Copyright Alert System has gone live, and we know exactly how some of these alerts will look like, it’s about time that ISPs revealed how they’ll be implementing the system. Let’s go through each of the participating ISPs one by one and see how each of them will go about enforcing the new CAS.…Read More »
Apple is reportedly deleting any emails received in iCloud email accounts that contain the phrase “barely legal teen.” What makes things even more interesting is that the company is also deleting emails that are sent from iCloud accounts that contain the phrase… which is pretty much a form of censorship, even though most people would agree the bulk of emails containing the phrase “barely legal teen” are probably undesirable anyway.…Read More »
Watching movies at 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution? Sounds great, doesn’t it? Too bad it’s gonna take quite awhile for most of us to download any movie if Sony COO, Peter Molyneux, is on-point about file size — 100GB each. Yikes.…Read More »
A couple of days ago, the “six-strikes” Copyright Alert System was officially launched in the US. But until now, all we’ve known about the system are the details of how it works and the ISPs that will be participating. We haven’t seen what an actual alert looks like.…Read More »
3D printing is still in its early stages, and most of us probably won’t be getting one anytime soon. Despite how awesome (and cheap) some of them may be. But science waits for no one, and in a recent TED appearance, Skylar Tibbits of MIT showed off what scientists have dubbed “4D printing.”
The fourth dimension, as you might already know, is time.…Read More »
You don’t want the super fast Internet speeds that services like Google Fiber can provide. Nope. You don’t really need that sort of thing. Only business customers do, for their business applications in their businesses. At least, that’s what Time Warner Cable thinks anyway.…Read More »
If these rumors saying this exact same thing don’t stop, I’m just gonna start calling it a fact that Apple will indeed release a cheaper iPhone with a larger screen — I don’t know how many reports have surfaced over the past year claiming this.…Read More »
Slow down Japan! While everybody else in the world is seemingly still preparing for self-driving cars, they’ve already got theirs on the road. Japanese company NEDO, has a convoy of four trucks programmed to drive 4 meters from each other while on the road.…Read More »
If there’s one video that the Chinese government probably wants blocked by its Great Firewall, it’s this latest one that’s been making the rounds on the Internet today.
The video shows Chinese official Yan Linkun wrecking havoc in an airport in Kunming.…Read More »
I never thought I would be saying something like this, but here we are. In perhaps one of the stranger announcements at MWC this year, Fujitsu has shown off a prototype for its next-generation walking cane.
So just what makes this the cane of the future?…Read More »
We’ve posted recently about the amazing things in technology that are right around the corner. Things like how it feels like to use Google Glass, or a motion controller that will change the way we use computers.
But today I need to tell you something much more important than that.…Read More »
Did you ever play Bomberman on the NES? There’s a good chance you have. But what you probably haven’t played yet is this new unofficial 1,000-player (yup, you read that right) online version of the game called Bombermine!
The game is just like the original, with destructible walls and tons of power-ups to collect.…Read More »