Wardriving is the act of scanning for nearby unsecured Wi-Fi networks from a moving vehicle and then mapping out the related information or recording it on a device of some kind. Denis Andzakovic from New Zealand outfitted a personal motorcycle with a Raspberry PI paired to a couple wireless routers.[...]Read More »
Back in January, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wrapped up its investigation on Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices regarding its search business. Google promised to make the necessary changes and all was well and good. But now, Google is reportedly facing another investigation by the FTC over anti-competitive conduct in [...]Read More »
With the media all gung-ho about covering the worst news, sometimes it can be easy to lose sight of the good things that are accomplished with various kinds of tech. For example, 3D printing technology has been rampantly covered lately thanks to an increase in plans for 3D printed weapons.[...]Read More »
When Microsoft unveiled its next-generation video game console, the Xbox One, they announced that every system would come with the next version of its Kinect sensor. In fact, the Xbox One requires the Kinect to function. Now the company has confirmed that the new Kinect is also coming to Windows [...]Read More »
Apple’s latest ad campaign continues with the newly released “Music Every Day” commercial. After the extremely relatable (and touching) commercial that highlighted how popular the iPhone is for taking pictures, this one is all about it being one of the most popular music players in the world.
It also seems [...]Read More »
This is exactly what HTC needs amidst all the bad news of high profile departures and company instability. Although the company originally denied that this would be happening, it looks like an HTC One with a pure Google experience might be on its way. And very soon too.
Citing unnamed [...]Read More »
Budget tablets are something of a running joke in the tech world, especially when you can pick up the stock Nexus 7 directly from Google for $199. It’s a relatively cheap tablet that also packs a nice punch thanks to subsidized pricing from Google.
Chinese manufacturer Hisense is going to [...]Read More »
After what can be considered downtime between the two tech giants, Apple is out for Samsung’s blood yet again. Apple has recently filed an amendment adding Samsung’s latest device, Galaxy S4, to the list of infringing devices in a lawsuit that is schedule to take place in 2014. Of course [...]Read More »
An unnamed HTC executive has told The Wall Street Journal that 5 million HTC One units have been sold since its global release roughly one month ago. It isn’t clear if this 5 million is the actual number of devices sold to end users or the number of devices sold [...]Read More »
After blockbuster sales of its Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II handsets last year, Samsung is back with a bang. A bang worth 10 million units.
According to an official press release, Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy S4 units in less than 30 days (the phone debuted globally [...]Read More »
Now this is interesting. For Microsoft’s newest Windows 8 commercial, the company decided that they would use one of Apple’s own features against them — Siri.
The ad shows Siri highlighting all the different things that the iPad can’t do, and Microsoft’s Surface tablet can. Multitasking is of course one [...]Read More »
A geek’s dream is to one day marry a special geek, and have geeky kids. Then, that same geek probably wants to live a happy life filled with gadgets, nerdy goodness and more. I know this is true, because I qualify for that generalization. Unfortunately, my misses is not a [...]Read More »
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting awfully tired of hearing about the latest 3D-printed guns. That’s why the news that NASA is funding research into a 3D printer with the goal of printing food is probably the best thing I’ve heard all week.
A mechanical engineer by the [...]Read More »
In March, the FAA made an announcement that they were considering allowing customers to use tablets and e-readers during takeoff and landings, so long as they are in airplane mode. They’re still not willing to allow smartphone use, but who doesn’t see that coming? Regardless of if the FAA is [...]Read More »
Underwater audio devices are nothing new. For example, Finis –the company we’re going to talk about- has been making underwater audio devices or headsets for quite a while. The Finis SwiMP3 has been around for at least five years already. It’s a unique MP3 player that works underwater thanks to [...]Read More »
During the 17th annual Webby Awards, Steve Wilhite received the Lifetime Achievement award. He deserves it too, since he’s the guy that brought us the Graphics Interchange Format. Or the GIF, as everyone calls it today. GIFs have a very special place on the internet — you can’t go through [...]Read More »
The Leap Motion controller is supposed to change the way we use computers. After seeing this video of the Leap controlling Windows 8, I’m starting to believe them:
Microsoft designed Windows 8 to be used with touch — that’s why so many PC manufacturers are now shoving touch screens into [...]Read More »
After several months of leaks and rumors, Microsoft officially announced the successor to the Xbox 360 at an event in their Redmond headquarters today. All signs pointed to the name, “Xbox Infinity,” but Microsoft amazingly kept its true name under wraps until the official reveal: the Xbox One.
In contrast [...]Read More »
Remember all that hubbub over China hacking US companies a few months ago? It looks like they’re back at it. Surprisingly, the attacks have not only resumed but are originating from the same source – Unit 61398 in Shanghai. Why they chose to resume operations from a location that’s already [...]Read More »
When the Liberator first made its way onto the internet, many people bemoaned the fact that a dangerous weapon could be easily made using a 3D printer. What they didn’t realize was that the 3D printer that was used to create the original Liberator costs around $8,000 — well out [...]Read More »
Amazing 18-year-old invents tiny device that fully charges in 20 seconds, could power mobile devices of the future
18-year-old Eesha Khare just won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award and $50,000. Why? Well, you know, no big deal, she just invented a new supercapacitor that charges in 20-30 seconds.
The device, which is small and around an inch in length, has the ability to “hold a lot of [...]Read More »
Yahoo completely redesigns Flickr — now provides 1TB of free storage, has new image-focused UI and sharing options
At an event in New York today, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made the expected acquisition of popular microblogging service Tumblr official. But before that, Yahoo also announced a massively redesigned version of Flickr (which was also rumored). After checking out the site and its new look, I have to say [...]Read More »
What happens when you put together pizza, some DVDs, heat-reactive flavored varnish, and thermal ink? Why, a pretty awesome marketing campaign of course!
Domino’s in Brazil has partnered with 10 rental stores located in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to distribute DVDs that have a little trick to them. [...]Read More »
We’re all probably sick of the airplanes, skydiving and hot air balloons that Google Glass has been showing us by now, so it’s time for something a little different. I’m surprised it’s taken this long, but someone has finally put the $1500 Explorer Edition of Google Glass in the hands [...]Read More »
Dell’s Project Ophelia has resurfaced, and it’s sounding a little less ambitious than the last time we heard from it. When rumors first dropped regarding Ophelia, it was pegged as a pretty crazy little device — users were supposedly going to be able to run all the major operating systems [...]Read More »
Just in case you missed it, Google’s rumored universal chat platform, formerly codenamed Babel, made an appearance during the company’s almost 4 hour-long I/O 2013 keynote. It was formerly announced there as Google Hangouts and it replaces Google Talk, Google+ Hangouts, and Gmail’s chat. It’s available on Chrome as an [...]Read More »
Rumors on Yahoo acquiring Tumblr have been swelling over the past couple of days and it’s been widely expected that Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer would formally announce the deal at a media event scheduled for tomorrow in New York (where Tumblr is headquartered). However, The Wall Street Journal has just [...]Read More »
One of the biggest announcements to come out of Google’s I/O conference was that Google Maps is getting a big redesign. If I remember correctly, there weren’t any rumors that this was happening, save for a few minor leaks moments before the conference took place. Nevertheless, the newest version of [...]Read More »
Finally. If you’re an Xbox owner, you’re well aware of the problem. Instead of simply using real world currency to price things on its online marketplace, Microsoft uses, Microsoft Points. 1600 Microsoft Points is $20 and 4000 points is $50. Fun? Intuitive? I thought so.
According to sources familiar with [...]Read More »
This is the moment everything Angry Birds has been leading up to. First, it was an extremely popular mobile game. Then it became an omnipresent merchandise-selling machine. In February, a cartoon series launched. Now, our feathered friends will be hitting the big screen with the Angry Birds movie. Because, what’s [...]Read More »
If you weren’t one of the 6,000 in attendance at this year’s Google I/O developer conference or the million that the company claimed was tuning in live online, YouTube’s got you covered. The entire conference, which runs for almost 4 hours, can be viewed in the video embedded below:
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At Google’s 2013 I/O developer conference, the company announced its long-rumored music streaming service. It’s called Google Play Music All Access and if you’re familiar with services like Spotify or Rdio — it’s basically the same service, from Google with some improvements over its competition.
Users can subscribe for access [...]Read More »
Mobile technology has become such a nuisance in today’s world that several music artists are now asking fans to keep their devices pocketed when watching a show. It makes perfect sense, right? You can’t really enjoy a show if you’re too busy playing with your phone and a mobile recording [...]Read More »