Just a few days ago, a leaked screenshot of what was rumored to be Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows, Windows Blue, made the rounds on the Internet.
Now reports out of The Verge and win8china are claiming that not only is Microsoft going to release the next Windows as early [...]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 »
Need a cheap tablet? HP’s $169 Slate7 tablet is coming in April — runs stock Android and has microSD expansion slot
In 2010 HP bought Palm to try to make a push into the mobile market with Palm OS. That all came to an abrupt stop when HP decided to discontinue Palm OS devices. (Why they decided that, I will never know.) Now, however, HP is looking to get back in [...]Read More »
Almost in stride with its recent release of Firefox 19, Mozilla has announced the intention to block third-party cookies by default starting in Firefox 22.
Cookies are something that are stored on your computer by pretty much every website you visit. The purpose of cookies is to store varying amounts [...]Read More »
Last year Samsung revealed their blockbuster Samsung Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress. This year, Mobile World Congress has come and gone but no Galaxy S IV, the next iteration in the popular Android smartphone line. However, Samsung is not one to leave us hanging.
According to a statement [...]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 »
We all have probably heard of so called legal extortion cases, where lawyers acting on behalf of intellectual property owners send letters to alleged illegal downloaders and ask for money or else face civil charges in court. While those types of letters may hover on the border of questionable, they [...]Read More »
60% of top 1000 YouTube videos are blocked in Germany due to aggressive copyright laws, according to study
A lot of countries get criticized for censoring the web, such as countries in Asia and the Middle East. And rightly so — censorship is not the answer for offensive or disliked content, education is. (I’m not even going to comment on using censors for political purposes.) However, not very [...]Read More »
Ever heard of six degrees of separation? It is the idea that everyone in the world is only six degrees (steps) away from each other. Professor Albert-László Barabási of Northeastern University has proposed something similar to the Internet. Except, instead of six, there are nineteen degrees.
According to Barabási, the [...]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 »
We have had a lot of hacking stories lately on dotTech simply due to a sudden spike in public cybercrime incidents. However, by and large the most recent incidents were either low-key (e.g. Twitter attack hacked) or aimed at the corporate sector rather than ordinary citizens (e.g. Apple hack). That, [...]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 »
Most users today probably take for granted the fact that they can access the web at any given time with their smartphone. But there are many people out there who can’t afford to buy a smartphone, or a phone with a basic web browser.
Now, Wikipedia is aiming to bring [...]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 »
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 »
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 »
Is China innocent? New reports claim cyber attacks on Facebook, Twitter, and Apple came from Eastern Europe
After recent cyber attacks on high-profile companies like Facebook, Twitter and then Apple, everyone seemed to be pointing fingers at China. But now reports have surfaced claiming that the attacks on those companies originated from Eastern Europe.
An Eastern European gang, that is determined to sell company secrets like research [...]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 CEO Marissa Meyer’s ongoing effort to bring Yahoo back to its once dominant ways on the web, the company has unveiled a newly redesigned homepage. It features a new look with cleaner lines along with a host of personalization options. They sure love redesigning stuff over there![...]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 »
Anna Lamb-Creasey discovered that her had not only gone missing but died through the worst possible way. Local police in Clayton County for some reason decided that to inform a mother of her child’s death through a Facebook message.
Can you believe that it gets worse? They not only messaged [...]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 »
Another day, another Firefox release; this time it is Firefox 19.
On the whole, Firefox 19 doesn’t bring too many user-facing changes — except for one. Starting with v19, Firefox now has a built-in PDF viewer meaning you no longer need third-party programs/add-ons to view PDF files in Firefox. The [...]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 »
Goodbye Hotmail: All Hotmail users are being forcefully moved to Outlook.com, which is now available worldwide along with its multimillion-dollar ad campaign [Video]
Microsoft is officially taking out Outlook.com’s “preview” label, and is launching the service worldwide. This also means that Hotmail users will be slowly transitioned to the new service, albeit gradually. The good news? They’ll get to keep their email addresses — whether that’s Hotmail.com, Live.com or even MSN.com, none of [...]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 »
HTC One is official: Android’s latest baby has 4.7-inch 1080p screen (468ppi), quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon, 2GB RAM, and ‘UltraPixel’ camera
After all the rumors and leaks, HTC has officially announced their latest flagship phone, the HTC One. The phone features a 4.7-inch 1080p screen at 468ppi, making it one of the highest — if not the highest — pixel density in the smartphone market (for now anyway). Other specs include [...]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 »
The Pirate Bay has filed police report against anti-piracy group for copyright infringement… because they took a little girl’s laptop
Looks like they weren’t kidding! Recall how anti-piracy group Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) literally copied The Pirate Bay’s (TPB) website. In response, TPB threatened to sue for copyright infringement. Now, TPB hasn’t gone as far as suing the CIAPC but, according to TPB, they’ve filed a police report [...]Read More »