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If you haven’t heard, Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have been summoned to explain the higher prices of tech goods in Australia.
In a press conference in Sydney, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was asked by reporters how Adobe can justify charging Australian customers more for their software (up to $1400 more [...]Read More »
Intel is launching their own Internet TV later this year, and it comes with a camera-equipped set-top box
Erik Huggers, General Manager of Intel Media, confirmed during the Dive into Media conference that the company will be joining the battle for the television later this year. Their service will also include hardware that people can purchase, and he describes it as something with “beautiful industrial design.”
The set-top [...]Read More »
Reports are beginning to surface that the late Steve Jobs wanted to build an Apple-branded car before he died. Meetings with Volkswagen reportedly took place as far back 2007 to discuss the project.
iDB notes that somewhere in the New York Times story about Apple building a smartwatch, there was [...]Read More »
Holy crap! Someone spent a lot of time creating ‘King’s Landing’, an extremely detailed Minecraft map that will blow your mind [Image]
How many dotTechies play Minecraft? I don’t and never will; I just don’t understand the point of spending hours to build something just for the sake of building something. (Unless I’m pissing the point of Minecraft.) However, clearly there is some appeal of Minecraft because millions of people play it [...]Read More »
Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe have all been summoned to appear before a pricing inquiry regarding the higher prices Australian consumers have to pay for tech goods compared to those of other economies. Here’s what the lower house committee had to say in a statement:
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Apple is working on a smartwatch made of curved glass, according to Wall Street Journal and New York Times
Rumors have been circulating for a couple of years now that Apple would release its own smartwatch. The previous generation iPod nano even became a popular watch option for some people. Now, reports out of The New York Times then The Wall Street Journal are saying that Apple is indeed [...]Read More »
It’s no secret that Google likes airplanes, in fact, that’s how they first demoed Project Glass at Google I/O last year. Google currently has its private planes, including their own Boeing 737 and 747 jets, parked at the Moffett Federal Airfield.
Now the company is looking to close an $82 [...]Read More »
Scientists from the University of Surrey in the UK are getting ready to launch their latest satellite, on February 25th. It’s called the STRaND-1, and it has a very interesting characteristic. It’s powered by a smartphone. A Google Nexus One to be exact.
The satellite, which is a 30cm CubeSat [...]Read More »
A law in England is now requiring all dogs to be microchipped by April of 2016. The chip is for identification purposes, and would allow lost pets to be reunited with their owners. It will use RFID technology, and contain a 15 digit code — 3 digits serve as a [...]Read More »
What happens when you put together Apple’s Siri, a Raspberry Pi, and the SiriProxy hack? Well, this guy used those things and a long weekend after Christmas to put together one of the most impressive Siri-related hacks yet. Check it out at the video below:
His garage door, thermostat, TV, [...]Read More »
Before looking at any statistics, most people are aware that the current dominators of the handset market are Apple and Samsung. Just how dominant were the two rivals during 2012? According to Canaccord Genuity, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103% of handset profits for the entire year.
Apple had 69 [...]Read More »
Looks like Android 5.0 isn’t the only thing Google has planned for its Google I/O conference, at least if this video is talking about a real product in development. If it is indeed real, Google will be launching a laptop that would match Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro’s in pixel-density, while [...]Read More »
What happens when your printer runs out of ink or toner? I don’t know about you but when my printer needs attention, a little light flashes on my Brother informing me to replace the toner. The Xerox WorkCentre 6505, however, is different… it informs you to replace the toner but [...]Read More »
The next-generation of video game consoles is closer than ever, with Sony rumored to announced their next PlayStation in 2 weeks. Microsoft probably didn’t want Sony to hog all the limelight, and fortunately for them some more news about the next Xbox has surfaced — it might be not good [...]Read More »
Jeremy Clarkson, host of the BBC’s Top Gear, recently showed off what appears to be the tiniest car. It’s called the P45, and it looks more like a go-kart where the driver wears armor. But according to Clarkson, the helmet is actually the car’s roof, the visor is its windshield. [...]Read More »
Were you ever too tired to clean your smartphone or tablet? Was it just too tiring a task to endure? Well, Japanese company, Takara Tomy has a solution for you! If you’re familiar with the Roomba, then this should be pretty self-explanatory — it’s a roomba for your smartphone or [...]Read More »
Dell is officially off the publicly-traded stock market and is now a private company. This was made possible through a $24.4 billion deal, which includes cash and equity from their CEO Michael Dell, funding from investment firms Silver Lake and MSD Capital, debt financing from a number of banks, Dell’s [...]Read More »
Ever come to your computer and try to turn it on, but it just won’t do it? You smash the power button as hard as you can but your computer just refuses to turn on. You call tech support, ask all your friends for help, and even put on your [...]Read More »
A hacker has been toying with the police and the general public in Japan since last summer. The hacker has remote controlled innocent people’s computers to send killing spree threats and a bomb threat to Nintendo headquarters. This was followed by cryptic messages involving anime characters and even a microSD [...]Read More »
Well, that didn’t take very long. Initial reports pegged a reveal around Feb. 17, but I guess HP decided to unveil its latest laptop earlier. The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is the first ever HP laptop dedicated to running Google’s Chrome OS, and it is officially here.
The HP Pavilion [...]Read More »
An upcoming book co-authored by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen was previewed by The Wall Street Journal, and it looks like China’s reputation as of late isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The book is called The New Digital Age, and it says that China is the ”the [...]Read More »
Check out all of this year’s Super Bowl ads, including Samsung’s $15 million commercial and the return of BlackBerry
If you were somehow unaware of the Super Bowl going on today, well, it’s over now. And the Ravens won… Yeah. Anyway, what’s the Super Bowl without some pretty awesome ads! The commercials that air during the game have become a part of the culture, and they can get pretty [...]Read More »
Acer says that their Chromebook sales are doing well and HP is about to launch their first ever Chromebook this month. The relation of these two stories? Disappointing and dropping Windows 8 sales.
Acer President Jim Wong tells Bloomberg, ”Windows 8 itself is still not successful, the whole market didn’t [...]Read More »
Finally. After rumor after rumor, Sony officially released a teaser for the “future of PlayStation.” People assumed that it was the PS4, but you can never be too sure about these things. Then The Wall Street Journal comes in and says that Sony won’t only reveal the new console at [...]Read More »
The Sandy Hook shooting last month has sparked countless debates recently about the possibility that violent video games or violent media in general could be the cause of all these acts of violence. Senator Lamar Alexander, thinks it’s not only a possibility — he believes that video games are to [...]Read More »
When Apple tried to trademark their stores, the US Patent and Trademark Office rejected their request twice on the grounds that the design was not “inherently distinctive.” The company fired back with a 122-page document filled with customer surveys and photos of the stores to argue their case. That seemed [...]Read More »
It sounds like Japan is getting pretty bored of plain ol’ high definition. According to a report by the Asahi Shimbun, the government is planning to start the world’s first 4K TV broadcasts as early as July next year.
4K or Ultra HD TVs only drawback right now (besides [...]Read More »
The Chinese government banned video game consoles back in 2000 due to fears that it might negatively affect the mental and physical development of the Chinese youth. Gamers in the country have had to get their gaming fix through PC gaming, mobile games, and the black market, where video game [...]Read More »
Samsung worker died at semiconductor plant due to gas leak and Samsung is trying to hide it, according to Korean news agencies
A gas leak at one of Samsung’s semiconductor plants in Hwaseong, Korea has led to the death of a maintenance worker on the scene. Korean news agencies are reporting that Samsung is trying to “cover up” the whole incident. Let’s look at how everything went down.
At around 11pm local [...]Read More »
You can be fined 1 million dollars and be imprisoned for 10 years for unlocking your phone in the USA
If you don’t already know, unlocking your phone in the US without carrier permission has become officially illegal since January 26th. Section 1204 of Public Law 105-304 says that any person who violates the law willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain will be subject to [...]Read More »
The Steve Jobs biopic, titled Jobs and featuring Ashton Kutcher as the late former Apple CEO, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. This is in advance of its nationwide screening, which is set for April 19th. Reviews from various sites have been published, and it’s looking like reactions are pretty [...]Read More »
If the same company that’s making something like Project Glass is doing something else that’s also unheard of, you wouldn’t be very surprised now, would you? That’s why this latest rumor about what Google’s up to now is exciting — if it’s real, and there’s a good chance it is, [...]Read More »
Intel has announced that it will be ramping down its desktop motherboard business in the next three years — all the way down to zero.
Motherboards with the upcoming Haswell chipset will be Intel’s last hurrah in the motherboard biz, then it’s leaving everything up to third party manufacturers like [...]Read More »
Apple’s annual supplier audit, which is in its seventh year, has been released. According to the audit, underage workers were discovered in 11 factories, with 106 cases in total being investigated. However, one manufacturer in particular had excessive use of child labor and is getting the boot due. Guangdong Real [...]Read More »
You remember back in biology class you learned about something called DNA. You know the stuff that, at the molecular level, defines who you are; the stuff inside all living creatures. Yeah, well, scientists have discovered a way to store computer data inside DNA and retrieve it with 100 percent [...]Read More »