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Unsurprisingly, in the wake of the new Nexus 7 launch, we’re hearing some rumblings about a new iPad mini. The Wall Street Journal is citing “people familiar with the matter” regarding a new report that Apple is looking to introduce a new iPad mini with an upgraded display by the end of this year.…Read More »
You might have heard that the UK will be blocking porn by default in all households by the end of 2014. But what you might not have heard yet is that this ‘porn’ filter will actually be blocking much more than just that.…Read More »
In response to reports claiming that Samsung artificially boosted the Galaxy S4′s benchmark performance, the company is now basically saying: We didn’t do it.
According to a translation of its official statement on the matter, Samsung says that the Galaxy S4 “operates up to 533MHz at its best performance in normal conditions.” They say that “full screen apps” like the camera, browser or benchmarking tools require the highest performance available from the device.…Read More »
If you’ve been jealousy watching your friend play around with Google Glass but didn’t manage to get into the Explorer program yourself, now’s your chance. Google has been sending out emails to owners of the Google Glass Explorer Edition, telling them that they can now invite one friend into the exclusive group of Glass-wearers.…Read More »
One of the more prominent features rumored to be making its way into Apple’s next iPhone is a fingerprint sensor. It began with Apple’s purchase of security firm AuthenTec last year and numerous rumors since then have indicated that it could the iPhone 5S’s exclusive feature over the older models.…Read More »
A user on the Tech Inferno forums has posted a gaming setup unlike any other: An 11-inch MacBook Air connected via Thunderbolt to a dedicated Nvidia graphics card.
But as you can see in the image above, it isn’t exactly just a Thunderbolt cable connecting the two devices.…Read More »
Don’t like ads on your Facebook News Feed? Well, have some video ads then! A report from Bloomberg says that Facebook is looking into increasing their advertising revenue by adding video advertisements to the social network.
Facebook will reportedly give companies the option to purchase 15-second spots (same length as standard TV ads) that will appear on users’ News Feeds.…Read More »
360TB on a single disc sounds great and all, but we don’t really know when we’ll get our hands on such technology. Sony and Panasonic, however, have just agreed on developing the next-generation of optical discs and are targeting 2015.
PanaSony (can I call them that?) are aiming for a more modest but still impressive 300GB on these discs.…Read More »
Edward Snowden, who I’m sure we all know by now as the whistleblower that leaked the US government’s PRISM program, has his very own video game. It’s an endless runner too.
If you’ve ever played games like Temple Run or Canabalt, you’ll know exactly how to play it.…Read More »
Scalpers are a normal problem at Apple Stores worldwide, especially during major launches. But in China, the scalpers have a new tactic to take advantage of Apple Stores and their customers — and it’s very sneaky.
Customers have been complaining about being unable to book any Genius Bar appointments, and according to a report from the Beijing Morning News, this is because scalpers have now turned to booking every available appointment for the Genius Bar.…Read More »
Remember when HBO asked Google to take down VLC? Yeah, that’s got nothing on this. Microsoft has managed to send a takedown request to Google… for Microsoft itself.
The request was sent by LEAKID, a company that manages all of Microsoft’s other takedown requests.…Read More »
Bethesda Game Studios is known for making some massive games. From Fallout 3 to the most recent Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, the developer’s pedigree for making large, living worlds in video games is unquestioned. So when Alexander J. Velicky decided to submit an application to work at Bethesda, he created an epic mod that should make the developers (or anyone) proud.…Read More »
A young man and his friends were pulled over for drunk driving — but they weren’t driving just any car. It was a BMW whose owner had made the interior waterproof so they could turn it into a pool on wheels.…Read More »
After two tragic iPhone-related incidents that resulted in the death of one Chinese woman and a man going into a coma, Apple has put up a special page on its China website to inform users about the use of officially approved chargers.…Read More »
Last week, photos of a plastic colored shell rumored to be part of Apple’s budget iPhone surfaced online. Now, Chinese website WeiPhone has posted pictures of plastic packaging with the label “iPhone 5C”. Could this be the name for the long-rumored low-cost iPhone?…Read More »
Google makes up 25 percent of all web traffic in USA — more than Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter combined
If someone were to tell you that on an average day, Google is responsible for around 25 percent of all consumer internet traffic in the US, would you be surprised?
There’s a good chance that at least one of your daily computer activities passes through Google’s servers.…Read More »
When Android 4.3 was announced just a few days ago, Google announced that it would be arriving that same day on its Nexus devices. The Nexus 4, Nexus 10, first-generation Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Nexus were all set to receive the latest version of Android — but what about the Google Editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4?…Read More »
When adult company Mikandi released its porn app for Google Glass last month, it was pulled hours after being released. Now they’re back with something else: the first Google Glass porn.
The porno stars James Deen and Andy San Dimas, both wearing Google Glass.…Read More »
Just three months after the official release of BlackBerry’s current flagship phone, the Z10, we’re now getting a glimpse at its successor. A Vietnamese Twitter user that goes by the handle @nvthanh1994 first showed off pictures of the device’s front and back.…Read More »
Just in case you haven’t heard yet, YouTube is celebrating Geek Week next week and will be highlighting all sorts of nerdy content. But to celebrate and promote the upcoming celebration, YouTube started a little easter egg hunt on its site by tweeting this out:
Crack the code to go retro: 53 65 61 72 63 68 20 59 6f 75 54 75 62 65 20 66 6f 72 20 2f 20 67 65 65 6b 77 65 65 6b #GeekWeek
— YouTube (@YouTube) July 24, 2013
If you couldn’t “crack the code to go retro” like me, here’s a little spoiler for you.…Read More »
Microsoft says indies will now be able to self-publish on Xbox One, retail consoles can be used as dev kits
Microsoft appears to be hell-bent on fixing everything that people have complained about for the Xbox One. After completely reversing their used games policy and online requirements, the company has announced a new stance for how it will approach independent game developers.…Read More »
Around a week before Motorola’s scheduled unveiling of the highly anticipated Moto X, the company has announced a trio of new phones coming exclusively to Verizon. Unsurprisingly, since this is Verizon we’re talking about, the phones make up an entirely new Droid family.…Read More »
We all knew the Nexus 7 was coming, so Google’s other announcement really stole the show. They introduced the Chromecast, which is a tiny device that you can plug into your TV’s HDMI port then “cast” (stream) your online content from your phone, tablet, or laptop to your TV screen.…Read More »
At Google’s Chrome and Android event, the company announced the latest version of Android: Android 4.3. This is the third incremental upgrade for Jelly Bean and it adds somewhat minor but useful features to the operating system.
First off is restricted profiles.…Read More »
After being leaked to oblivion, the new Nexus 7 has finally been officially announced at Google’s Chrome and Android event today. The company is touting it as the “world’s highest-resolution 7-inch tablet” and after taking a look at its spec sheet, I think I’d have to agree.…Read More »
Users in the need for professional graphics solutions just got their latest fix announced. The NVIDIA Quadro K6000 is the company’s latest professional graphics card, which they’re touting is “the fastest and most capable GPU ever built.” And after taking a look at its spec sheet, you’d probably agree.…Read More »
A video game programmer in Shenzen, China has left his day job programming video games to sell street food. The result? He doubled his salary.
According to Kotaku, the man left his job due to health issues:
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“The work hours of a programmer are long and arduous, sometimes we have to work overtime, though there was a lot of joy when we finished Yuan Zheng Online.
Canon’s current high-end DSLRs top out at around the 20-megapixel range. While megapixel count certainly isn’t everything, and Canon’s pro cameras certainly make the case for it by churning out great photos, you have to admit that it’s a little weird that there’s a smartphone that packs twice as many megapixels as the industry favorite 5D Mark III.…Read More »
When Google announced that it would be shutting down Reader, they made sure to give its loyal fan base a reason. It wasn’t something that people agreed with, but how could you really argue with them when they play the “decline in usage” card?…Read More »
If there was any doubt that we’re about to see a brand new Nexus 7, these leaks should put them to rest.
First off are the official press images of the device you see above, leaked by the prolific @evleaks. It’s the clearest look we’ve gotten at the device yet, and it shows that Google had indeed decided to refine the design instead of doing a complete overhaul.…Read More »
Rumors and even “leaks” of a cheaper, plastic iPhone have been going around for as long as I can remember now, but this might be the most believable one yet.
Japanese magazine Weekly ASCII has posted images of the rear shell for the supposed plastic iPhone, which resembles Apple’s iPhone 5 in terms of layout and design.…Read More »
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is testing out a number of new screen sizes for the iPad and iPhone. The company has reportedly been asking its suppliers in Asia for a range of different screen sizes for testing prototypes.…Read More »
Due to Apple’s strict policies for its App Store, playing emulated games on iOS devices just isn’t possible unless you jailbreak your device. It’s the opposite of what it’s like on Android, where emulators can be easily found and installed from virtually anywhere.…Read More »
Twitter is preparing to launch a tagging system to help combat pornography that is shared on its service. The company has been called out in the past due to the widespread issue of inappropriate imagery appearing on the site, and is now making plans to implement a Microsoft-developed technology called PhotoDNA by the end of this year.…Read More »
Thankfully it’s nowhere near the month of April, otherwise you would probably think I was joking. In case you haven’t heard yet, DC and Warner Bros. made what was arguably the biggest announce of this year’s Comic-Con over the weekend. A follow-up to this summer’s Man of Steel.…Read More »