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This video posted by AppAdvice gives us the best look yet at what is most likely Apple’s next lineup of iPhones. It features both the heavily-leaked ‘champagne’ colored iPhone 5S, as well as a blue version of the lower-cost iPhone 5C.…Read More »
In a newly released video, Rovio has announced that the next game in the Angry Birds series will not be of the usual “sling-shot the pigs on the other side of the screen” variety. Instead, Angry Birds Go will be a kart racer!…Read More »
When people learned that Apple’s iPhone event is most likely scheduled for September 10th, many speculated that it meant iOS 7 being released to the general would come shortly after. But now, a developer named Owen Williams has received an email which clearly states that iOS 7 will be released on the same day as the event:
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Dear NDEV Developer,
As you are probably aware, iOS 7 GA will be released on September 10th.
“I’m not Glass. And I’m just fine with that.” Those are just one of the newest responses Siri has when you talk to her like she’s Google Glass. Apple has been known to give Siri some interesting things to say regarding pop culture references and even other competitors’ products.…Read More »
September 4th is starting to look really interesting. In addition to Samsung announcing its long-rumored smartwatch and Galaxy Note successor, Sony is prepping an announcement of their own. The company released a new teaser video, which says that ”the best of Sony is about to get even better.”
If you remember when the Xperia Z was launched, it was called “the best of Sony in a smartphone.” So what can we expect from an Xperia Z successor?…Read More »
Earlier this year, Samsung confirmed that they were working on a smartwatch device. Last month they trademarked something called ‘Samsung GEAR.’ Now we have confirmation from Samsung Mobile executive Lee Young-hee that the company will be unveiling the device at an event as early as next week.…Read More »
Samsung Galaxy Note III debuting next week, rumored to feature 3GB RAM, full 1080p display, and 4K Ultra HD video recording
Samsung’s Unpacked event is scheduled to take place next week, on September 4th. The Korean tech giant is expected to announce its long rumored smartwatch, but also a successor to its highly successful Galaxy Note devices.
The Galaxy Note III is rumored to be packing a an octa-core Exynos or quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 5.7-6-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera OIS, LTE-Advanced capability, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with an improved version of TouchWiz.…Read More »
The Guinness World Record for the tallest Lego tower has been broken by a school community in Delaware. The tower is 11 stories high, measuring at exactly 112 feet and 11 and 3-quarter inches, weighs nearly a ton, and is composed of around 500,000 Lego bricks.…Read More »
Employees of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business will be getting a nice little gift this holiday. According to this image, which comes from a number of sources who know someone on the Xbox team, Microsoft will be giving away:
- A Unique Special Edition White Xbox One
- 1 Year of Xbox Live
- All First Party Games
- Unique Achievement
To be eligible, the employee must have been part of the division since July 12, 2013 and still work for Microsoft at the time of the Xbox One launch.…Read More »
Microsoft has announced that Steve Ballmer will be stepping down as CEO in the next twelve months. His replacement will be selected by a committee that includes Bill Gates, and candidates from outside and within Microsoft will be considered.
Ballmer sent an internal email to Microsoft employees, which you can read in its entirety below:
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I am writing to let you know that I will retire as CEO of Microsoft within the next 12 months, after a successor is chosen.
So with Street View, Google gave us the ability to virtually explore the Burj Khalifa, a Harry Potter movie set, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the interiors of a gigantic airplane. The next logical choice? Why, the zoo of course!…Read More »
College student makes joke on Tumblr, goes to jail for six months and is banned from social media for five years
20-year-old college student Caleb Clemmons has been in jail for six months after being charged for making ”terroristic threats.” On his Tumblr blog. Here’s what he wrote:
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“Hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has.
LG has announced that they’ve developed the world’s first “Quad HD” display for smartphones.
If Full HD today means a 1920 x 1080 resolution, Quad HD apparently means a whopping 2560 x 1440. Because this panel is designed for smartphones, all those pixels are being packed into a 5.5-inch display.…Read More »
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced Internet.org, a new group that aims to bring the whole world online.
Today, the internet is only accessible to one-third of the world’s population. So Facebook is partnering with companies like Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson on little initiatives to get the next 5 billion people online.…Read More »
At a press conference in Cologne, Germany, Sony executive Andrew House announced the official release date of the PlayStation 4. Sony’s next-gen console will be hitting shelves in North America on November 15th, and Europe on November 29th.
Some of the confirmed games that will be available for launch are Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, DriveClub, FIFA 14, Killzone Shadow Fall, Watch Dogs and more.…Read More »
In addition to announcing a release date for the PlayStation 4 (November 15th!), Sony also made some pretty big announcements regarding its handheld gaming device, the PS Vita.
The first thing, which people have been clamoring for since the launch of the device, is a price drop.…Read More »
Humble Bundle lets you pay whatever you want for high quality EA Games worth over $200, proceeds go to charity
The Humble Bundle is a regular collection of games (now music and eBooks too) that are sold to people at a price of their choosing. Proceeds can go to the developers of the game, the organizers of the Humble Bundle and charities.…Read More »
For a few minutes late last week, Google suffered a pretty serious and as-of-now unexplained outage: All of Google’s services were unable for a few minutes. While a few minutes without Google doesn’t exactly sound catastrophic, the effect it had on the web worldwide was profound.…Read More »
Previously only available in Europe and Japan, Sony has now released a flash-based 12GB PS3 in the US and Canada. Unlike the massive storage options available on other PS3 models (up to 500GB), the 12GB PS3 might not seem too appealing.…Read More »
Microsoft has accidentally announced that its Games for Windows Live service will be discontinued in July, 2014.
In an announcement (which has since been pulled) regarding the closure of its Age of Empires Online game, the company mentioned the end of GFWL:
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“Games for Windows Live will be discontinued on July 1, 2014.
When Lavabit, the email service used by Edward Snowden, shut itself down, many people were worried that it was the end of secure privacy-focused email. Kim Dotcom has decided to capitalize on that by putting up a ”highly-secure email service to run on a non-US-based server.”
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“The biggest tech hurdle is providing email functionality that people expect, such as searching emails, that are trivial to provide if emails are stored in plain text (or available in plain text) on the server side.
Trying to emphasize just how much activity is going on all over the internet at any given moment is definitely nothing new, but the website One Second on the Internet does the job in an attractive and easy-to-understand manner.
Each icon represents activities like how many Skype calls were made and Tweets that were tweeted every second.…Read More »
One of the biggest selling points for the upcoming Moto X is the ability to customize the phone. You can choose different front and back covers, accents and even have the phone engraved with a custom signature. But it turns out that there are some words that Motorola would rather you not say.…Read More »
Just in case you hadn’t heard yet, the long-awaited sequel to Plants vs. Zombies was finally released last Thursday. Fittingly called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, the game is free-to-play and available only for iOS devices (for right now).…Read More »
So we’re already expecting the iPhone 5S to be announced next month and that it will come with a new fingerprint sensor. But according to mounting reports and claims from various sources, Apple will also be adding a brand new color option to the iPhone: Gold.…Read More »
Last weekend, the biggest Dota 2 tournament in the world wrapped up. Alliance, a Swedish e-sports team, were crowned the champions and the recipients of the grand prize: $1.43 million dollars.
According to Valve, the developer of Dota 2, that amount is the biggest single-event prize awarded at a video game event.…Read More »
Last month, Google took action to dismiss a lawsuit which accused the company of breaking wiretap laws when it scans emails sent from other email providers to Gmail users (for the purposes of serving ads). Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog recently uncovered the filing and says they found a “stunning admission” from the internet giant.…Read More »
If you’re in North Korea and you’ve managed to snag yourself your very own North Korean Android tablet, congratulations. Also, you might be interested in pairing it up with a North Korea’s first Android hand phone. Yes, it’s being called a hand phone and I’m not sure why either.…Read More »
After recently being leaked online, Samsung has officially announced the Henessy.
Samsung’s latest announcement not only has an interesting name, but a very interesting form factor as well. In an industry seemingly obsessed with making the thinnest and lightest slab phone, seeing a flip-phone is actually a pleasant surprise.…Read More »
Microsoft just officially announced Windows 8.1 will be available on October 17th. Will you be upgrading?
Shortly after news broke that Windows 8.1 would be out sometime in October, Microsoft has decided to give us the official word. Windows 8.1 will be officially available on October 17th.
If you already own Windows 8, you’ll be receiving Windows 8.1 as a free update from the Windows Store on the 17th.…Read More »
Well, this is… interesting. LG is releasing a 32-inch LED HDTV in its home country of South Korea with a very interesting design. Instead of trying to set the next standard for modern TV design like most companies are trying to do, LG’s new set is going retro.…Read More »
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is reportedly scheduled to launch this October. The company is currently testing near-final versions of the OS, with the finalized version to be completed by the end of the month. Despite being finalized, Microsoft intends to release Windows 8.1 a whole two months later to give its partners and other PC manufacturers time to do testing and finalize their drivers.…Read More »