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How do most dotTechies deal with computer problems? Heck, how do most normal humans deal with computer problems? My guess is first they try to diagnose the problem themselves and, if they cannot fix it or don’t know how to fix it, they ask for help from someone who does [...]Read More »
This is the CST-01. It doesn’t connect to the internet, display biometrics or control your phone. But it’s probably the most innovative use of technology that we’ve seen awhile.
The CST-01 uses E-Ink technology for its display due to it being low power and flexible. This allows the watch to [...]Read More »
Volvo’s new ‘Collision Warning with Emergency Brake’ system is insane, stops a speeding 40 ton eighteen wheel truck from rear-ending a car [Video]
How many times have you witnessed an accident where one vehicle rear-ended the other? Such accidents typically happen because the driver of the back vehicle wasn’t paying attention to the road. While rear-end accidents can be dangerous with cars, they are even more so dangerous with eighteen wheeler trucks, due [...]Read More »
The usual things people pirate are movies, music, games and sometimes even books. But let’s not forget the dark side of the internet, and that amongst all the media that I just mentioned, there is of course, pirated porn for download. Perhaps more importantly, let’s also not forget that sometimes [...]Read More »
Sony has found a way to raise some funds — by selling their US headquarters building in New York City to investors for $1.1 billion. As the company works to cut losses throughout the company, this will generate $770 million for Sony. This is similar to how Nokia sold their [...]Read More »
Ever wondered what it’s like to piece together Sony’s newest flagship Xperia Z, Cyber-shot RX1, or one of their HD camcorders? Sony wants to show you just that in a video recently released by the company, where the company’s engineers put together these three devices in 5 minutes — by [...]Read More »
What do you do when you have a nice six-figure salary and are given the opportunity to work from home? Well, outsource your entire job to China of course! Okay, maybe not. But that’s what one US worker did.
Working as a software developer (in his 40s) in the United [...]Read More »
I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised if I told you that a lot of phones get lost, misplaced or even stolen in Las Vegas. With all the partying and drinking that can go on over there, there’s bound to be some lost phones each night. And whenever people lose their [...]Read More »
Right after announcing the last days of Windows Live Messenger, news has surfaced about Microsoft’s broader plans for the Skype platform. It looks like the company is taking their $8.5 billion investment seriously, and wants to “consolidate all their communications technology” around Skype.
We already know Skype is deeply integrated [...]Read More »
A Russian company called Displair has shown off what is possibly one of the coolest things to come out of this year’s CES: a wall of vapor that can be used as a touchscreen. A projector that is attached to a mobile device projects images onto the water vapor wall, [...]Read More »
Dell plans to reinvent itself with ‘Project Ophelia’, a flash drive-sized PC that runs both Windows and Mac OS X
Dell recently made the news due to its plans of going private, but it’s been awhile since Dell was mentioned because they were doing something that we could be excited about. Looks like that’s changing now with reports of a Project Ophelia going around. But what is Ophelia and why [...]Read More »
While everyone in Japan was rushing out to exchange their old flip-phones for the latest touchscreen smartphone available, there was a particular group of people who stayed faithful to their old phones — ironically, it was the unfaithful.
Japanese men who love to juggle girlfriends or have secret relationships on [...]Read More »
‘Red October’ is global espionage malware that targeted governments around the world (USA, Iran, Russia, etc.) for 5 years… without being detected
Researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab have discovered something that sounds like it came straight out of a spy movie. A massive, on-going espionage network targeting hundreds of governmental, diplomatic and scientific organizations in at least 39 countries. Before you start pointing fingers at who might be responsible this time [...]Read More »
When Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 for a cool $8.5 billion, the company slowly brought the service and its own Windows Live Messenger closer together. Microsoft made it possible for Skype users and Messenger users to talk to each other and exchange messages through Skype. But at the same time, [...]Read More »
If you’ve ever been to Japan, heck, seen pictures of Japan, you’ll know that it can be pretty crowded over there. There can be a ridiculous amount of people in very small areas. With a city so densely populated, what do you do when over 100 skyscrapers have to be [...]Read More »
In one of the more bizarre Apple-related stories recently, shoppers at the Lincoln Park Apple Store in Chicago got the quite surprise when a car decided to drive into the store — by crashing through the store’s front glass wall.
While the car managed to smash one of the display [...]Read More »
Signs we really are in the future: Our libraries have no books at all, only computers. When we want to borrow something from said library, they lend us an e-reader. What’s that you say? San Antonio is already in the future?
The county of Bexar, San Antonio, is launching a [...]Read More »
One of the more interesting things to come out of the recently concluded CES 2013 wasn’t a product launch, but a hint of what’s to come from in the near future. Microsoft Research showed off a quick demo of what the company’s been cooking up during Samsung’s keynote, and it’s [...]Read More »
In the United States there is a program called ‘We The People’ that allows ordinary Americans to submit online petitions for whatever they want. If a petition gets more than 15,000 signatures, the White House is required to officially respond.
In November 2012, a petition was submitted asking the White [...]Read More »
Sick of Apple’s walled garden? Feel Android is the Windows of smartphones? That is how Mozilla feels — and they have developed an alternatives for the masses, Firefox OS (an HTML5-based mobile operating system). The only problem? There is no phone or tablet out there right now that runs Firefox [...]Read More »
Just a little over a year after Steve Jobs passed away, Russians pay tribute to the former Apple CEO with a giant iPhone. The tribute is located in St. Petersburg, and was designed by Gleb Tarasov was chosen among 200 other entrants in a contest to decide who would design [...]Read More »
It seems like Samsung is really into curving and bending displays these days. While the implementation of a curved screen on a phone has yet to prove its worth, benefits from a TV screen like this could be pretty nice to have.
Samsung describes it as having an ‘IMAX feel,’ [...]Read More »
It’s no secret that Apple is now a much bigger company than the company we knew many years ago — huge successes such as the iPhone, iPad and even in its computer line has made Apple more successful than it’s ever been. But just how big, is Apple compared to [...]Read More »
Ultra HD OLED TVs seem to be getting a lot of attention at CES, but what about bendable OLED displays? That’s what Samsung’s talking up now, as they’ve shown off a new flexible display technology that they’re calling Youm.
The company demoed the Youm display technology in their keynote presentation, [...]Read More »
During CES 2013, Samsung unveiled its successor to the company’s current Exynos 4 Quad. The new processor, which is designed to deliver twice the performance of its predecessor, is the Exynos 5 Octa.
The processor contains two sets of four cores each, making it an 8-core processor — for smartphones [...]Read More »
Federal Trade Commission drops cases against Google, and Google promises changes to mitigate anti-competitive concerns
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has closed its investigation of Google’s potentially anti-competitive practices related to Google Search and other services. The verdict? Google’s services are now in the clear and considered good for users and competition. In other words, FTC did not find enough anti-competitive wrongdoing on [...]Read More »
Remember when Samsung was teasing us with a TV that has an ‘unprecedented shape and timeless design’? Well, it looks like Samsung has just shown us this timeless design and — it’s on an easel?
Samsung says that this ‘floating’ TV design can revolutionize home cinema. The screen can be [...]Read More »
It looks like it didn’t take very long to see NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 in action. The company is going to release their own dedicated gaming handheld, codenamed Project Shield, which they are calling a “Pure Android” device powered by the Tegra 4 chip.
Project looks to be a cross between [...]Read More »
Formerly known by its codename Haswell, Intel’s latest generation of Core processors were officially launched during CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The company is touting ‘all-day battery life’ on ultrabooks, which translates to about 9 hours of continuous battery life on new systems.
Windows 8 looks like it’s about to [...]Read More »
eBay is introducing two new pilot programs aimed at making it easier for you to sell your stuff. If you’re looking to sell things as quickly as possible, these methods might not be such a bad idea.
The first of which is an eBay “selling assistant” who will pick up [...]Read More »
Remember this little guy? That’s right, it’s a netbook. Remember those things? They were affordable, light and had pretty great battery life. But a lot has changed since the netbook segment was introduced 5 years ago — and it looks like the little guy’s not gonna make it.
When Dell [...]Read More »
Not satisfied with the amount of data your current flash drive can store? Well, with Kingston’s latest flash drive, most people will be able to store all the data they own in a flash drive. The company has announced what they’re claiming is the world’s first 1TB USB 3.0 flash [...]Read More »
When we hear about people pirating things online, the usual media or software are things like music, movies, games and some common software. A Chinese man has pleaded guilty to selling high-end commercial software meant for enterprise setups — possibly worth $100 million.
The US Department of Homeland Security caught [...]Read More »
With the iPhone 5 selling over 50 million units just in the last quarter alone, you’d think it was the top smartphone on the market, right? Consumer Reports doesn’t seem to think so.
The magazine has been bringing reviews for almost 80 years now, so their opinion carries a lot [...]Read More »