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Want a free Galaxy S4? Samsung gave away free Galaxy S4s to whomever stared at the phone for 60 mins [Video]
This is probably the best marketing of any kind for the Galaxy S4 yet. Samsung held a S4 stare down in Zurich late last month and offered a free Galaxy S4 for those that could stare at the handset for 60 minutes straight without looking away. Don’t worry, no eyeballs [...]Read More »
After discovering Wikipedia sometime after its launch 12 years ago, it’s hard for me to imagine the world without it. But YouTube user Squirrel-Monkey has imagined it in a completely different decade and place. Could you see Wikipedia running in DOS, as freeware, in the 1980s? Apparently he can, and [...]Read More »
A porn app made its way onto Google Glass today, but it was pulled by Google merely hours after its release. Appropriately titled Tits and Glass, the app was design to let users take, upload, and rate pictures online (not video, surprisingly). According to the company behind the app, Mikandi, [...]Read More »
You know what was one of the coolest things about Glass when Google first showed it off? It was the ability to take pictures and video from your perspective, while you did things that you wouldn’t normally be able to do if you had to hold a camera in your [...]Read More »
I know it’s important to learn how to fix your car up, and it’s especially important when you run into unexpected emergencies on the road. But despite that, not all of us are capable of solving our car problems. This augmented reality app isn’t an actual product that’s out on [...]Read More »
Microsoft wants to give you rewards for watching TV and commercials, and that might not be a bad thing
One of the more addictive additions in gaming came in the form of achievements (rewards). After Microsoft introduced them back in 2005 with the launch of the Xbox 360, its popularity has spread everywhere from their rival Sony all the way to Apple’s GameCenter. But because achievements have proven to [...]Read More »
Move over, Burj Khalifa. At 2,749 feet (838 meters), China’s Sky City is poised to become the tallest building in the world when it rises this year. But perhaps the more amazing feat for this massive skyscraper is the duration of its construction — from no building to 220-floor building [...]Read More »
Google I/O 2013 came and went. No Android 4.3 surfaced and there was absolutely no mention of a new Nexus device. We did get a new Galaxy S4 that will run stock Android and come with the bootloader unlocked — and it looks like that might be the closest we’ll [...]Read More »
US government accuses Apple of dodging billions of dollars in taxes, CEO Tim Cook calls for tax reform
Apple has almost $100 billion of cash offshore, and the company doesn’t pay US taxes for this large amount. They also recently took on billions in debt to buy back shares instead of bringing over money from their massive offshore cash reserve. On May 21st, Tim Cook testified on behalf [...]Read More »
On April 11, 2012, Apple and five major publishers were sued by the US over alleged ebook pricing. Three of the publishers, namely Simon & Schuster, Hachette, and HarperCollins, agreed to settle with the DOJ shortly after to avoid a legal battle. That left Apple, Macmillan, and Penguin as the [...]Read More »
When Microsoft announced the Xbox One, the company detailed virtually everything you needed to know about the device’s capabilities. Tech specs for the console, the Kinect motion sensor, and the new controller were easily available for anyone to see. But those details didn’t tell the whole story of the console, [...]Read More »
A working model of Apple’s first ever computer, the Apple 1, was recently auctioned off in Germany with a price tag of $671,400. That $671,400 breaks the previous record held at the auction house, which was set last year at $640,000.
The unit is also special in that it’s been [...]Read More »
In a week that’s been dominated on news about Microsoft’s latest console, Sony has still found a way to make headlines. First, they gave us a first (blurry) sneak peek at the PlayStation 4 hardware and now they’ve confirmed something that should make a lot of Europeans very happy: The [...]Read More »
Back in January, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wrapped up its investigation on Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices regarding its search business. Google promised to make the necessary changes and all was well and good. But now, Google is reportedly facing another investigation by the FTC over anti-competitive conduct in [...]Read More »
When Microsoft unveiled its next-generation video game console, the Xbox One, they announced that every system would come with the next version of its Kinect sensor. In fact, the Xbox One requires the Kinect to function. Now the company has confirmed that the new Kinect is also coming to Windows [...]Read More »
Apple’s latest ad campaign continues with the newly released “Music Every Day” commercial. After the extremely relatable (and touching) commercial that highlighted how popular the iPhone is for taking pictures, this one is all about it being one of the most popular music players in the world.
It also seems [...]Read More »
This is exactly what HTC needs amidst all the bad news of high profile departures and company instability. Although the company originally denied that this would be happening, it looks like an HTC One with a pure Google experience might be on its way. And very soon too.
Citing unnamed [...]Read More »
Now this is interesting. For Microsoft’s newest Windows 8 commercial, the company decided that they would use one of Apple’s own features against them — Siri.
The ad shows Siri highlighting all the different things that the iPad can’t do, and Microsoft’s Surface tablet can. Multitasking is of course one [...]Read More »
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting awfully tired of hearing about the latest 3D-printed guns. That’s why the news that NASA is funding research into a 3D printer with the goal of printing food is probably the best thing I’ve heard all week.
A mechanical engineer by the [...]Read More »
During the 17th annual Webby Awards, Steve Wilhite received the Lifetime Achievement award. He deserves it too, since he’s the guy that brought us the Graphics Interchange Format. Or the GIF, as everyone calls it today. GIFs have a very special place on the internet — you can’t go through [...]Read More »
The Leap Motion controller is supposed to change the way we use computers. After seeing this video of the Leap controlling Windows 8, I’m starting to believe them:
Microsoft designed Windows 8 to be used with touch — that’s why so many PC manufacturers are now shoving touch screens into [...]Read More »
After several months of leaks and rumors, Microsoft officially announced the successor to the Xbox 360 at an event in their Redmond headquarters today. All signs pointed to the name, “Xbox Infinity,” but Microsoft amazingly kept its true name under wraps until the official reveal: the Xbox One.
In contrast [...]Read More »
Remember all that hubbub over China hacking US companies a few months ago? It looks like they’re back at it. Surprisingly, the attacks have not only resumed but are originating from the same source – Unit 61398 in Shanghai. Why they chose to resume operations from a location that’s already [...]Read More »
When the Liberator first made its way onto the internet, many people bemoaned the fact that a dangerous weapon could be easily made using a 3D printer. What they didn’t realize was that the 3D printer that was used to create the original Liberator costs around $8,000 — well out [...]Read More »
Amazing 18-year-old invents tiny device that fully charges in 20 seconds, could power mobile devices of the future
18-year-old Eesha Khare just won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award and $50,000. Why? Well, you know, no big deal, she just invented a new supercapacitor that charges in 20-30 seconds.
The device, which is small and around an inch in length, has the ability to “hold a lot of [...]Read More »
Yahoo completely redesigns Flickr — now provides 1TB of free storage, has new image-focused UI and sharing options
At an event in New York today, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made the expected acquisition of popular microblogging service Tumblr official. But before that, Yahoo also announced a massively redesigned version of Flickr (which was also rumored). After checking out the site and its new look, I have to say [...]Read More »
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 »