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Late last year, rumors circulated that Foxconn was manufacturing a smartphone for Amazon. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal is saying that Amazon might not only be working on a smartphone, but two smartphones (who’s operating systems are not yet known but probably will be Android), an audio-streaming [...]Read More »
In a recent meeting at the White House, President Obama met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye to talk about the recent growing tensions due to North Korea’s threats. They of course shook hands while I assume numerous photographers took pictures of them. So why in the world did Korean [...]Read More »
Sony announces its first net profit in five years at $458 million, expects to sell 42 million phones this year
It looks like things may finally be looking up for Sony after suffering massive losses in recent years. The company has announced its latest financial results for the 2012 financial year, and the once-dominant electronics company has now posted its first net profit in five years.
Sony’s net income was [...]Read More »
Here’s a rather unorthodox way to propose. A young lad named Ben actually proposed to his fiancé Melissa through the mobile game Angry Birds. Yep, that’s right! The very same game that has you fling angry fowl at pesky green piggies.
Ben is such a fan of Angry Birds[...]Read More »
What if you could just put on a mask and gain superman senses, like enhanced hearing or augmented sight? Students at the Royal College of Art in London have created two such masks. The project is named Eidos, and is manned by Tim Bouckley, Millie Clive-Smith, Mi Eun Kim [...]Read More »
We may be paranoid about the government watching us closely here in the States and elsewhere in the world, but we certainly don’t have it as bad as India. A brand new monitoring system launched in India that will allow government officials to keep an eye on public network channels. [...]Read More »
The Mars One mission is only a one way trip, and some may even say it’s a death sentence. That’s not stopping anyone from applying to be one of the first pioneers on Mars, though. Just a mere two weeks after the application process was opened up to potential space [...]Read More »
According to some new developments, Sony may actually adapt existing Playstation 3 titles to help treat lazy eye issues with children. It seems kind of hard to believe that a video game, which uses hand eye coordination and simple motor skills to interact with- can help an issue such as [...]Read More »
The Delta Six gaming controller is back. You may not understand right away why I say “back,” but that’s okay. It was first listed on Kickstarter last year but the project leader David Kotkin pulled it off the site because he didn’t think there would be enough support.
Now, the [...]Read More »
[Windows] Scan files using VirusTotal directly from your desktop with PhrozenSoft VirusTotal Uploader
VirusTotal is a remarkably useful protection platform that allows you to scan files online through several antivirus platforms at once like TrendMicro, McAfee, BitDefender, Kaspersky, DrWeb and more. We use it here at Dottech to scan programs before we recommend them –or advise against them, but you probably already knew [...]Read More »
[Android] Schedule automatic messages or emails through SMS, Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter with Schemes
Have you ever missed a special moment before and then felt guilty about it after? I’m specifically talking about those times where you forget to wish someone a happy birthday or congratulate them on an engagement or milestone. It actually happens to me more than I’d like to admit, mostly [...]Read More »
As much as I do enjoy taking pictures when I’m on vacation, I almost never get around to putting them in an album, or even organizing them in any way. Thankfully, there are some helpful tools that can automate the process of organizing your photos. Apps like Flayvr go a [...]Read More »
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 has been passed by the US Senate. The bill gives states the authority to collect sales tax from online sellers — meaning sales-free online purchases could soon come to an end.
While the bill only applies to online businesses that make at least $1 [...]Read More »
The Liberator is like any other gun out there — except for the fact that you can download it off the internet and print it out using a 3D printer. Defense Distributed revealed the 3D-printed gun last week, and has now released a video showing its first test-fire. Doing the [...]Read More »
Corporate Vice President for Windows, Julie Larson-Green, spoke at the Wired Business Conference and reiterated on previous comments by Microsoft regarding their approach to improving Windows 8 and incorporating user feedback. But she also confirmed that you’ll be able to try those improvements yourself when Microsoft releases a public preview [...]Read More »
BitTorrent has been busy this year. First they introduced SoShare in February, BitTorrent Live in March and BitTorrent Surf just last month. Now they’ve announced a new file format called the BitTorrent bundle. I’d try and describe it for you, but it’s probably best if I let the guys behind [...]Read More »
We’ve all seen what it looks like to be using Google Glass at this point. Google showed us, and the lucky few who got their hands on the $1500 Explorer Edition have showed us as well. But those were either videos with a UI overlay designed by Google to show [...]Read More »
Coca-Cola’s new promotional video for Diet Coke is probably the most fitting thing they could do for the popular sugar-free soft-drink. In collaboration with Ogilvy & Mather Paris, they’ve built the Slender Vender. They claim that it’s the world’s thinnest vending machine — and I believe them, just look at [...]Read More »
Google’s “Here’s to the Moms” tribute is the best way to remind yourself Mother’s Day is coming up [Video]
Admit it, you forgot. Mother’s Day is this weekend and you completely forgot. Now you’re scrambling for gift ideas and the pressure is mounting — why can’t you think of anything?!
Oh, just me? Oh well. I’ll admit that I completely forgot about Mother’s Day until a couple of days [...]Read More »
Microsoft officially confirms Windows Blue, announces that 100 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold
It’s an interesting thing hearing all the complaints and disregard towards Windows 8, then finding out that Microsoft has already sold 100 million licenses since its debut back in October of last year. That puts it at around 6 months before reaching the 100 million mark. To put things in [...]Read More »
Adobe has announced that it’s now going to focus its efforts on the subscription-based Creative Cloud service. However, instead of offering Creative Cloud alongside its traditional (and physical media-based) Creative Suite, it will be replacing it instead.
That means there will be no Creative Suite 7. Professionals that want the [...]Read More »
An internal email that was sent to employees that are currently working on Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation Xbox has revealed something that will cause gamers worldwide to breathe a sigh of relief: The console will not require a constant online connection to function.
Previous rumors have stated that the console would [...]Read More »
A while back, Adobe and NVIDIA teamed up to offer consumers a chance to own free software. I was given a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, and I never looked back. Elements is not just a photo editing suite, it also helps you organize your photos in a pretty [...]Read More »
Sometimes it’s necessary to hide files/contacts/messages/photos/calls/etc. on your device. With smartphones that’s not always so easy to do, but there are apps like Hide It Pro, that allow you to mask sensitive files and data. Text and File Hider Plus, or just Hider+ for short, is one such application [...]Read More »
Apple fans recall the frustration and hilarity that ensued during the infamous Apple Maps debacle. Months later, there are still plenty of Apple Maps users who aren’t happy with the app’s performance. I had a really bad Apple Maps experience over the weekend: we were trying to get to a [...]Read More »
According to Windows 8, this machine’s My Computer (aka Computer) is “empty”.Read More »
A panda goes down a kid’s slide on his belly.Read More »
Do you prefer minimal wallpapers but don’t want just white? Then check this wallpaper out.Read More »
How many people receive endless junk from friends and family? Yeah…Read More »
Spanish group Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation has come up with a unique way to try to help abused kids.Read More »
What do you do when it is beautiful outside and you want to play video games? Play video games outside, of course.Read More »
Alleged Chinese spy’s laptop found to contain porn and pirated movies, not classified information from NASA
Bo Jiang used to work for NASA. He was let go by his employer because congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia claimed that he and other Chinese engineers were a security risk. This was a statement in a press release issued by the congressman:
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A new Galaxy phone is out, so you know what that means… that’s right! The return of Samsung’s iPhone-bashing commercials.
This latest ad takes place in a graduation pool party where all the adults have “outdated” iPhones and all the hip kids have brand new Galaxy S4′s. All the new [...]Read More »
Saturday Night Live makes fun of Google Glass, shows how stupid you’ll look when it “doesn’t work” [Video]
Every time Google has shown off Google Glass, it’s looked amazing. Of course. They don’t wanna show you what happens if voice recognition doesn’t work, or how silly you might look using it sometimes. They wanna sell you on their vision for the future.
Now Saturday Night Live’s Google Glass [...]Read More »
Google has announced that “the Shawnee City Council voted to bring Google Fiber to their city.” If only we could all just vote to get Google Fiber installed in our cities.
Shawnee is located southwest of Kansas City, and is home to around 60,000 people. Google describes it as a [...]Read More »