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The Oculus Rift is being promoted by its creators as the “first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games.” Its Kickstarter asked for $250,000 and ended up with almost $2.5 million. Luminaries in the video game industry like Gabe Newell of Valve and John Carmack of id Software have [...]Read More »
This is probably one of the coolest music-related uses of the browser yet. The Netherlands’ Light Light has a new music video called “Kilo,” and you probably won’t find anywhere else but on its homepage. Why? Because the whole thing just wouldn’t be possible on TV.
Kilo is a browser-based, [...]Read More »
It’s been over a month since Google announced that it would be shutting down the beloved Google Reader on July 1st, and there’s a really good chance that you’ve moved on to one of the many alternatives by now. And if you haven’t yet, maybe dotTech can help you with [...]Read More »
Just a day after announcing that the first shipments of Google Glass had gone out to the first lucky users, we have what is most likely the first peek into what it’s like unboxing Google Glass.
Brandon Allgood’s clearly excited about the future with Google Glass, as the device is [...]Read More »
This is probably one of the crazier stories out there yet, but it’s also definitely one of the coolest. A project called Mars One is attempting to start the first ever human colony outside of our planet. On Mars. And turn the entire thing into a crazy reality TV show. [...]Read More »
Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has made an interesting prediction that you might see as an optimistic view of our future — or a downright impossible view that belongs in Crazy Town. Schmidt believes that by 2020, everyone on this earth will be connected to the internet.
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Forget Google Fiber! Japanese internet-provider So-net, which is backed by Son, has just begun offering what might be the best deal on internet plans ever. The Sony-owned company is now providing subscribers with 2Gbps download speeds and 1Gbps upload speeds for a mere $50 a month. I know, it’s sounds [...]Read More »
BitTorrent has just announced the release of BitTorrent Surf, a sharing plugin that “brings BitTorrent to your browser.” Basically, BitTorrent Surf hopes to eliminate the need for a separate torrent client and make downloading easier.
In addition to making downloading content easier, BitTorrent is hoping that Surf will make discovering [...]Read More »
Google has just took a major step into making the Glass-wearing future they envision a reality. The company has just announced that the first units meant for those in the Glass Explorers program are now shipping, the API and documentation have been released and they’ve also revealed all the tech [...]Read More »
Like it or not, we’re all going to someday kick the bucket. The problem with this is, today we’re all increasingly living our lives on the internet. Wouldn’t it be a little awkward when we have all our data still floating around online after we pass? Online profiles still there [...]Read More »
Ever wondered what people might be downloading over there in North Korea? Oh, right. As if the bigwigs over there would let everyone access the internet and the free flowing information available across the web. But that doesn’t mean nobody has access to it — in fact, a few hundred [...]Read More »
A man in Shanghai, China has been caught after pickpocketing a lady of her iPhone. The crazy part is, as you can probably see above, is that he did so using chopsticks — while she was riding a bicycle. The man’s got skills!
But unfortunately for our chopstick-wielding thief here [...]Read More »
Oh, HTC. It’s a little sad that amazing phones like the HTC One will get buried by Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 (and their aggressive marketing campaigns), because if anything, the phone is pretty darn solid. But like how our very own Ashraf wrote some time ago, HTC just doesn’t seem [...]Read More »
This is getting even more ridiculous. First, we heard that Apple was working on their very own smart watch. Then we heard rumblings and eventually a confirmation from Samsung that they too were working on a smart watch device. Then Google and LG joined in.
Now, it probably shouldn’t surprise [...]Read More »
Facebook’s ad for Facebook Home is not only great, but also stars real people… including Zuckerberg [Video]
As you probably already know, Facebook Home was recently just launched. In fact, you can grab it over at the Google Play Store right now! And I’m sure a bunch of people will after seeing Facebook’s ad for Facebook Home, fittingly called “Launch Day.”
First thing you might have noticed [...]Read More »
Here’s a potentially disturbing statistic from a UN report, depending on how you think about it. There are currently more people in the world that have cellphones than people with access to toilets. There are 7 billion people in the world. 6 billion of them have cellphones. Only 4.5 billion [...]Read More »
Google’s Glass project isn’t even officially out yet and it’s already starting to gain a healthy amount of opposition. The device was recently banned from a Seattle bar, and while that one might have been more publicity stunt than actual rule, this one’s an actual bill.
Lawmakers are in West [...]Read More »
Windows Blue leaked in video, reveals more Live Tiles sizes, side-by-side Snaps Views, and more [Video]
An early build of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Blue has been leaked online, revealing many of the feature additions and changes we can expect to see when it releases officially later this year.
The build is listed as Build 9364, and some of most notable differences noticeable from Windows 8 are [...]Read More »
We might not have to deal with those pesky warnings about turning off our tablets or e-readers on flights much longer. The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States may announce a more “lenient” policy on electronics usage later this year, with it taking effect sometime in early 2014.
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Just 2 months ago, we reported on Facebook launching free calling for iOS users in the US and Canada. Now, Facebook has enabled the free calling feature to users across the pond (sorry, couldn’t help it)!
The process remains pretty much the same: When in the conversation view, tap on [...]Read More »
The crystalline form of aluminum oxide, sapphire, might be what covers the screen of your next smartphone. A report out of the MIT Technology Review says that sapphire could compete with Corning’s Gorilla Glass which is currently being used in most phone’s displays, in the very near future.
Right now, [...]Read More »
Apple has achieved 100 percent renewable energy for all its data centers, releases video of nation’s largest user-owned solar array
Apple takes environmental impact seriously. No, really. A report from Bloomberg notes that Apple has updated their environmental policy pages, and the company has a pretty impressive statistic to share: 100 percent renewable energy powering its data centers.
You can sync to iCloud as many times as you want — [...]Read More »
Last month, tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Adobe were summoned to explain in a hearing the significantly higher prices of tech goods in Australia. Adobe’s CEO even went as far as dodging the questions during pre-interviews, quite expertly I might add.
Now that the hearing has already taken place, we’ve [...]Read More »
In a blog post on Hulu’s official blog, the site announced that they would be making every episode of Star Trek available for free until the end of March.
This comes around two months in advance of the release of J.J. Abrams highly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness, and is [...]Read More »
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is teaming up with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to create the country’s new ”open and standardised operating system.”
The new version of Ubuntu, which is codenamed Kylin, will be completely tailored for the local needs of Chinese citizens. Baidu maps will be [...]Read More »
The headline says it all — this is getting ridiculous. A report out of The Korea Times says that LG is also building a smart watch. The company joins Apple, Samsung and Google as companies who are heavily rumored to be working on a smart watch. Well, maybe except for [...]Read More »
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S4 has a little brother on the way. Leaked images of what look like is going to be the Galaxy S4 mini have been spotted by SamMobile, and there is both good news and bad news about the phone.
First, the good news for all the people [...]Read More »
When Sony announced the PS4 around a month ago, a lot of people were hung up about the fact that they didn’t show off the console’s design. So even if we know what the PS4 is capable of doing, we still don’t know what the box sitting in our entertainment [...]Read More »
Apple may have fixed their password security hole, but you should probably enable two-step verification
Just in case you missed it, Apple made a pretty serious boo-boo on the security front yesterday. The security issue was that Apple’s iForgot password reset tool was made vulnerable to hackers — if they managed to manipulate the URL in the date of birth page, they could reset your [...]Read More »
Internet-wide scan reveals millions of devices are exploitable due to use of default passwords like “admin” or “root”
A researcher, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has performed an internet-wide scan to determine the security level of gadgets like printers, webcams, and set-top boxes all across the world.
The scan was done by using the researcher’s custom-written code to send out more than 4 trillion messages. To put [...]Read More »
The next version of Google’s Android storefront, Google Play, has been leaked in a recent video walkthrough by Droid Life. The version number is listed as 4.0.16 and while not all parts of the store are functioning just yet, it’s a pretty good glimpse of what you’ll probably be [...]Read More »
Recognize that fellow up there? That’s Guy Kawasaki, formerly of Apple but now at Google’s Motorola division. If that picture he posted on Google+ seems completely unrelated and harmless to you, hold on. There is reportedly more to it.
The Porsche video he linked in the post is an exclusive [...]Read More »
Shortly after CES 2013, Sony released a video of one of their engineers assembling some of their hottest gadgets in only 5 minutes.
Now it’s upcoming Xperia Tablet Z, which is due in May, is getting its own video — but this time of the teardown variety. Normally you’d see [...]Read More »
Google Chrome’s latest Experiment might just be the most entertaining one yet. “World Wide Maze” allows you to turn any website of your choosing into a 3D Marble Madness-esque game with your computer’s monitor as your main screen and your phone as a tilt controller.
To set this up, all [...]Read More »