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If you’ve never heard of the Leap Motion controller, it’s pretty similar to Microsoft’s Kinect. Only it’s smaller and much more accurate, making it a great device to use to augment the way you use your PC.
One great way to show off the Leap Motion is by demonstrating how [...]Read More »
As dotTech pointed out last month, it is now illegal to unlock your cell phone in the United States without approval of your carrier. This decision was made by the Librarian of Congress vis-a-vis interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. As expected, the absurdity of the ruling has outraged [...]Read More »
A couple of weeks ago rumors surfed on the Interwebz that Google was planning on opening its own retail stores in the United States. You know what they say about rumors… erm, actually, never mind — I can’t think of something clever to say. Let’s just get to the meat [...]Read More »
The Swedish Pirate Bay political party, who provides hosting for The Pirate Bay, has been threatened with lawsuits by Sweden’s Right Alliance and given until today to cut ties with TPB.
But it sounds like TPB was way ahead of them. Reports say that The Pirate Bay shifted to Norway [...]Read More »
Sony brings back the original Trinitron, Walkman, Handycam, and PlayStation for its latest nostalgia-filled ad [Video]
Just like how they ramped up their announcement to the PlayStation 4, Sony seems to be betting on nostalgia yet again to promote the upcoming Xperia Z.
The Trinitron, Walkman, Handycam, and original PlayStation are all present in the commercial as it tries to signal the Xperia Z as the [...]Read More »
Japan makes some pretty wacky but cool things, and you can throw in the Mondaile Head Spa iD3 headset from Breo right there along with them.
If you’re wondering what it does, it quite literally is a portable head spa — it will massage you using air-filled cushions that will [...]Read More »
I was wondering why that affordable new HP Slate7 tablet was running stock Android. It seemed too good to be true that another manufacturer was embracing a pure Google experience. But it turns out that HP didn’t really have much choice.
LG has acquired webOS from HP, which you might [...]Read More »
Music industry in New Zealand has spent $250,000 to catch illegal music downloaders. Too bad they have received only $616.57 for the effort.
In September 2011 New Zealand passed new laws that allows intellectual property owners (e.g, the music or movie industry) to send notices to New Zealand residents and citizens when suspected of illegal downloading or uploading of copyrighted content. After a person has received a third notice, the intellectual property owner [...]Read More »
Until now Firefox OS has more or less been just a buzzword for most people; there were no actual smartphone that ran the operating system. However, at Mobile World Congress this past weekend, Mozilla showed off two Firefox OS smartphones, ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire. Interested to see [...]Read More »
Is the Chinese or Eastern Europeans? Maybe someone else? We don’t really know. All we know is there has been a recent string of hacks against multi-million and multi-billion dollar corporations in the past few months. Microsoft is now the latest victim.
According to a blog post, Microsoft “found a [...]Read More »
I remember, back in the good ole days, brand new video games for PlayStation 2 and Xbox sold for US$49.99. Then Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 came along and bumped the price of games up to US$59.99. So it would surprise no one if games retailed at even higher prices [...]Read More »
Google recently showed off how it feels to use Google Glass, and it looked pretty awesome. Unfortunately, they also mentioned a pretty hefty $1,500 price tag for the developer edition of the device.
But today, Google has officially said that the company is not only aiming to bring a “fully-polished” [...]Read More »
Unlike the previous generation, Sony actually got a head start on Microsoft this time. But that doesn’t mean Redmond will be keeping quiet all the way until E3 in June. CVG is reporting that Microsoft will be announcing the next Xbox two months ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, at [...]Read More »
Jimmy Fallon gets first public hands-on demo with the PlayStation 4, shows he doesn’t know how to play video games [Video]
So after announcing the PlayStation 4, Sony quickly whisked away anything related to the console before anyone could get their hands on it. Journalists have reported that the company didn’t allow anyone to get a feel for the controller, or even get a picture of it.
But here comes Jimmy [...]Read More »
In case you missed it, Sony dropped a bombshell a few days ago. The company announced the PlayStation 4 and that it would be coming to stores near you this holiday season.
During the “PlayStation Meeting 2013,” Sony showed off things like the newly designed controller and some impressive specs [...]Read More »
What is Google known for? Google Search, of course. How does Google make most of its money? Selling ads, of course. Between these two factors, Google has a huge stigma of, well, selling ads. So it is natural that people suspect Google Glass is another Google ploy to show you [...]Read More »
When it comes to technology, the expectation gap between the have-knowledge and the have-not-knowledge is vast. The people who do not understand technology more or less think it is magic and the people who under technology are magicians. However, I have yet to encounter something as ridiculous as the following. [...]Read More »
Sony announces PlayStation 4 for holiday 2013, starts off next-generation of gaming with a huge bang [Video]
Today Sony announced the next generation PlayStation at an event in New York. While they didn’t show the console’s body, they had plenty of things to unveil during the event: a brand new controller, new games and an awesome vision for the future of gaming.
New console announcements are usually [...]Read More »
Google built a laptop. It’s called the Chromebook Pixel, a $1,299 Chrome OS laptop with a 239ppi display that’s designed for the web. [Video]
Well, that didn’t take very long. Less than two weeks ago, reports surfaced that Google may be working on a ‘Retina’ laptop similar to Apple’s MacBook Pro’s with Retina Display. They’re not only announced a high-resolution Chromebook today, but a touchscreen-enabled one too.
Enter the Chromebook Pixel: This is a [...]Read More »
You have undoubtedly heard all those Apple smartwatch rumors lately — they were everywhere. Nigam Arora of Forbes has put forth a very interesting theory about those rumors: Apple is desperate to show that they are still going to innovate because nobody believes it when Tim Cook says they are.[...]Read More »
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is working on touchscreen-enable Chromebooks, not too dissimilar from what we’ve seen in most Windows 8 hybrid laptops. The report also says that the company is looking to launch these devices as early as the end of the year.
What the report [...]Read More »
As part of its plans to expand its pre-order program, Google has published a new video showing off a more realistic and fleshed out version of its upcoming wearable headset, Google Glass.
The current UI appears to be centered around a voice-activated command, “Ok glass.” The display will show a [...]Read More »
Check out the hilarious trailer for ‘The Internship’, an upcoming movie about working at Google [Video]
The Internship is an upcoming comedy that stars Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and is directed by Shawn Levy. Why am I telling you about this? Because The Internship isn’t just your regular comedy, it’s a comedy that’s set in Google.
The plot sees Vaughn and Wilson’s characters losing their job [...]Read More »
I am sure most of us have probably received spam text messages before. While it would be nice to respond to those messages to troll them, they are usually sent by non-responsive machines. If, however, you are ever sent a random text message from a random stranger, consider trolling them [...]Read More »
Cyberattacks on the US have been traced, and all signs point to the Chinese military and a single building in China [Report]
According to report by the BBC, the origins of the unusually numerous and high-profile attacks on US companies has been found. It is indeed coming from somewhere in China — Shanghai to be exact. But it doesn’t stop there.
According to Mandiant, a US-based cyber security firm, believes that there’s [...]Read More »
In a statement released yestreday, Apple has disclosed that a number of their employees’ Macs have been compromised by malware through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers.
The website that was infected and considered responsible for hosing the malware has been identified as ‘iPhoneDevSDK’, an online forum for [...]Read More »
New ‘Rhino Shield’ screen protector is “impact resistant”, will prevent your phone or tablet screen from shattering
A UK-based Kickstarter project is hoping to raise funds for a new kind of screen protector — an “impact resistant” screen protector called the Rhino Shield that rivals Gorilla Glass, the existing sheet glass that you see in most devices today. The difference, however, is that Rhino Shield is a [...]Read More »
3D printing doesn’t come cheap. You also need pre-designed objects or a modeling program if you’re going to design something yourself. But what if you could just directly draw things in the air, and they instantly came into existence?
That’s the idea behind 3Doodler, a Kickstart project that asked for [...]Read More »
While Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO more than ten years ago, this interview with CBS shows that the man remains committed and up-to-date with all the company’s work, as well as their struggles.
During the interview, he admitted that the way Microsoft went about their mobile strategy didn’t [...]Read More »
Screenshots have been found by Slashgear of what appear to be a smart watch. This comes after constant rumors of their good friends at Apple working on the very same thing.
But while the rumored Apple smart watch consisted of what material the device would be made of, Samsung’s alleged [...]Read More »
Ever heard the saying “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”? Yeah, well, I believe it was invented (for the lack of a better word) for situations like this one.
A guy broke up with this girlfriend one night. He went to bed, woke up, and went about his [...]Read More »
Hilarious video shows what happens the first time a person uses a computer, after being accustomed to a typewriter [Video]
I am too young to have ever used a typewriter. However, I have seen plenty of typewriters in action courtesy Hollywood (I know, I know — not the same). One thing in particular I have noticed about typewriters is how the typist has to manually move onto the next line [...]Read More »
Not so long ago in one of my science classes in college, we were talking about cleavage of rocks and the professor remarked some geologists have a sense of humor. (If you don’t get the joke, you are too young.) As we have seen with a Xerox printer, geologists aren’t [...]Read More »
I cannot claim to be old enough to remember the days of floppy disk installs (i.e. installing programs off floppy disks) but I do remember the days when a large program spanned across multiple CDs and one would have to insert CD after CD to install a program. (The most [...]Read More »
When Sony purchased Gaikai last year, many wondered when the company would integrate the cloud-gaming service into its products. If rumors turn out to be true, it looks like the upcoming PS4 might be where we see it first.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony will use the [...]Read More »