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The upcoming Android Moto X smartphone will come packed with a feature similar to Microsoft’s Kinect where the mic is constantly listening for any form of voice requests, according to a leaked video.
Like the Kinect camera that comes bundled with the Xbox One, the Motorola X listens for hot keywords to activate the mic, which means users are required to say “OK Google” before issuing a command.…Read More »
Google chairman Eric Schmidt was spotted at the annual Allen and Co media conference in Sun Valley using the upcoming flaghsip Moto X.
It’s not exactly shocking that someone like Eric Schmidt would have his hands on the Moto X, but it is a little surprising that he brought out the phone so soon.…Read More »
A recent survey by marketing software provider SeeWhy asked over 1000 tablet owners in the United States about how they used their devices to make purchases, and the results showed that the presence of tablet devices has also (probably not surprisingly) inspired people to start making online purchases from all over their houses, including while they’re in the bathroom.…Read More »
The Igor I. Sikorsky prize is quite the prestigious award. It was started 33 years ago by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) and promised $250 000 to the person who fulfilled the requirements for the prize. The requirements, you ask? Oh nothing much.…Read More »
Meet ATLAS — a six-foot-two 330 pound robot which apparently surprisingly enough is designed solely for the purpose of taking part in a robot challenge.
ATLAS is a collaboration between the Boston Dynamics and the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).…Read More »
TV has always been a rough industry to succeed in, and apparently, in the wake of Netflix and Hulu engaging more and more users, major cable companies are starting to feel the squeeze.
That’s why John Malone, CEO of Liberty Media, and Tom Rutledge, the CEO of Charter Communications, have banded together to encourage cable companies to consolidate their interests (and organizations) into just two companies in the US, which would most likely end up being Comcast and Time Warner Cable.…Read More »
The NASA Hubble space telescope recently discovered a dazzling blue planet that at first appeared to be a world booming with water and life. Unfortunately, after more investigation, that turned out to not be the case, as this new world is a gas giant that rains glass (yes, it literally rains glass due to extreme temperatures in excess of 1,000 degrees C).…Read More »
AT&T recently announced that it has put the finishing touches on the acquisition of Leap Wireless, which many of you probably know as the parent company of the increasingly popular Cricket Wireless brand.
However, it seems that AT&T is less interested in taking over Cricket than it is in getting to use all of Leap Wireless’s towers and stores, as well as gaining access to the company’s 5.3 million subscribers.…Read More »
[Windows] Stop keyloggers (prevent key strokes from being recorded) with Oxynger KeyShield, a secure virtual keyboard
Keyloggers are one particularly dangerous type of malicious software (and sometimes hardware) which essentially record and transmit all key press activity. This allows resourceful hackers the chance to record passwords, login credentials, credit card information and much more. There are many ways to prevent your computer from contracting such harmful applications, but what do you do after the fact?…Read More »
When dealing with a mobile device it’s highly encouraged that you use a password or pattern lock to keep unauthorized users out. Of course, this helps protect your sensitive data in case you lose your phone, but it can also keep prying eyes away from your content.…Read More »
Nowadays, it has already become a trend for people to share their photos to various photo communities and social networks. You can even use animated GIFs as internet memes with funny or sarcastic captions. There’s also no need for you to worry about the tricky image editing because GIF Camera will let you create lots of animated GIFs in just a few clicks of a button.…Read More »
I’m lucky enough to live in a part of the world where I can see the stars at night, every night. But every once in a while, I get to visit parts of the country where the view is even better: more clear, more stunning, and less affected by light pollution.…Read More »
From Grumpy Cat to First World Problems, Futurama’s “Not Sure If” to Condescending Wonka, people love memes. They’re kind of the perfect form of comedy: simple to digest, endlessly variable, and even capable of being great inside jokes. There are tons of websites out there that will let you build memes quickly, but there are also a number of Mac Apps that will let you do the same thing.…Read More »
Two baby elephants enter the ring but only one emerges the victor.Read More »
This house is a little paradise on Earth. Too bad it isn’t real.Read More »
Reading of “File System” shows contents of 140 TB size. On a hard driveRead More »
Man buys laptop that has one year warranty. Warranty is about to run out and man wants dead battery replaced. This eventually leads the man to tell tech support that the man has no fingers.Read More »
According to Channel 2, Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow were pilots of Asiana Flight 214, the flight that recently crash landed in San Francisco.Read More »
Some guy is preparing to sue Apple, because for some strange reason, he is unable to control himself along with the thing in his pants. Apparently, Nashville attorney, Chris Sevier, wants Apple to protect him from porn when he is browsing the Internet, and even went on to write a 50-page grievance over this problem.…Read More »
Internal leaks got you down? Recent high profile government leaks, such as the WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden revelations, have spooked the Russian government (which is actually housing Snowden right now), leading the Kremlin to place massive orders for everyone’s favorite piece of outdated technology: typewriters.…Read More »
iPhone thefts are an increasingly alarming problem in big cities, with many people getting their smartphones ripped straight from their hands while waiting at bus stops or sitting on the subway, and while people have come with ways to locate phones after they’ve been stolen (such as software like Find My Phone), there isn’t really a great method for ensuring they aren’t taken in the first place.…Read More »
Valve, the video game development company that gave us beloved titles like Half-Life, Team Fortress and Portal is looking to develop something else now: Its next crop of capable and talented employees.
The company has just introduced an experimental new program called Pipeline that is meant to formally introduce high school students with a passion for video games to the industry, while also providing them with insights and knowledge that they can use to turn their passion into a fulfilling career.…Read More »
Have you ever thought of using a password manager to keep and manage all of your important user account details? After all, there’s no way that you can remember all of your strong passwords and usernames. Besides, there are a lot of reliable password managers that you can get for free.…Read More »
[Android] Add a floating menu bar that displays back, home, and menu buttons at all times with Floating Soft Keys
The Android menu soft keys actually add a lot of functionality to the OS. On most devices you can go back, return to the homescreen, open menus or settings and even search thanks to the soft menu keys. Some devices even allow you to take screenshots this way.…Read More »
By default in Windows you can only move around an active window by clicking and dragging via the main titlebar. When it comes to resizing a window, you have to interact with the window borders. Unfortunately, if you have multiple windows open and you want to move them around the screen it takes a couple different steps to complete, unless part of the titlebar for bottom layer windows is still visible.…Read More »
Swiper, no swiping! If you’re a parent, or the eldest child of a big family, there’s a good chance you’ve been exposed to that most odious to children’s TV show characters, Swiper. The “villain” of Dora the Explorer, Swiper is pretty lame.…Read More »
An empty California beach + an early winter storm = awesome photo wallpaper.Read More »
I don’t understand it. And it isn’t just headphone wires — it is wires in general.Read More »
It is true: my happiness correlates with the speed of my internet connection.Read More »
My guess is the Apple Store can’t repair that.Read More »
A thief walked into a Virginia wireless store back in February of this year where he would proceed to rob the store of an unknown amount of Apple iPhone devices. For some strange reason, the thief chose to leave his Samsung Galaxy behind at the store.…Read More »
Developer Nathan Broadbent apparently felt that his microwave wasn’t doing enough by simply heating up his food, so he hacked it.
More specifically, he combined it with a Raspberry Pi micro-computer (the type frequently used by hackers and modders) to add a plethora of new and unusual features to the cooking device, including a self-setting clock that updates itself across the Internet, a barcode scanner that takes cooking instructions from an online database (and since one doesn’t exists, Broadbent is building his own), custom sound effects, and the ability to respond to voice commands.…Read More »
Taking a glance at the clock is probably something us humans do on a regular basis during a normal 24-hour day, however, there are those among us who lacks the same luxury because they are blind. With this in mind, Eone Timepieces designer, Hyungsoo Kim, created a watch known as the Bradley, and it is capable of allowing blind people to read time.…Read More »