If this leak turns out to be legitimate, and according to numerous sources it most likely is, Windows Phone users are about to get a much-needed feature: a notification center.
A user on Reddit purchased a Nokia Lumia 920 off of eBay, and the phone came with an internal Windows Phone beta for its OS.…Read More »
What would you do if you were sitting at a bus station, or in a public location and you saw an advertisement change before your eyes to incorporate you in the image?
If the people who reacted in the video below are any indication, you would probably be confused at first and then downright amused.…Read More »
Halo: Spartan Assault is the latest game in Microsoft’s popular franchise and it’s coming to Windows 8 devices and Windows Phone as an exclusive title.
I have to say, I didn’t see this coming. Halo: Spartan Assault has been hinted at for awhile now, but its surprise is that the franchise will not only skip its usual home, the Xbox, but instead be made available exclusively on Windows 8 tablets, PCs and Windows Phone.…Read More »
You like that title, huh? I can just picture the movie voice guy now, “in a world…” Anyway, let’s get to the actual story, shall we?
Street signs are static, and boring, almost as boring as traditional billboards. In our hyper-connected world does it even make sense that signs do absolutely nothing except tell us a single tidbit of information?…Read More »
Airbus reveals ‘smart bag’ prototype, tells you where your luggage is headed, if it’s been opened, and more
A common problem that occurs when traveling with luggage is that airline employees can easily misplace said belongings. All it takes is for the bag of personal items to make a wrong turn on the travel belt and it ends up heading to another country on a whole different plane.…Read More »
It turns out the OUYA isn’t the only Android game console in town. Well, aside from the NVIDIA Shield, GameStick and upcoming Gamepop, of course. You know, that was all wrong let’s just start over.
It looks like the OUYA is going to have even more competition in the Android console market, as Mad Catz has announced their intention to launch a new “Android micro console” currently dubbed Project MOJO.…Read More »
New Zealand teenager on home detention runs out of Xbox games to play, asks to serve rest of sentence in prison
According to a report from the New Zealand Herald, a teenager who has been serving an 11-month home detention asked to spend the rest of his sentence in jail instead. The reason? Well, he ran out of Xbox games to play.…Read More »
Samsung updates Galaxy S4 with ability to transfer apps to SD card due to complaints of storage space
Early last month, users that purchased the 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 had an unpleasant surprise waiting for them. Despite being called the 16GB version, people soon discovered that they only had around 9GB of storage left to them for personal use.…Read More »
Xbox One needs to connect to the internet every 24 hours, used games can only be given away once, and Kinect features can be turned off
After basically keeping us all in the dark on the finer details of how the new Xbox One will work since its announcement, Microsoft has finally shed some light on the issue. Today the company released details on the console’s online requirement, games licensing and privacy concerns — here are the official answers to the biggest questions people have about the Xbox One:
- With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library.
The department of Transportation in London is doing a Drunk Driving stunt, which was caught on video, where they are basically scaring the crap out of young men in public restrooms. It’s called The THINK! campaign and there’s a video titled #PubLooShocker which aims to prevent drinking and driving.…Read More »
US government is collecting millions of phone records from Verizon on a daily basis, courtesy secret court order
In some rather disturbing news, it has been revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans making calls through Verizon’s phone service. The news came from The Guardian, who acquired information from a top secret court order which was issued in April of this year.…Read More »
According to Joseph Brown, a developer of hacked carrier updates for iOS, Apple and carriers are “purposefully” throttling the data speeds of the iPhone and iPad to help “even out” the network of some carriers:
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“Apple and the carriers have implented coding to purposely slow down or limit the data speeds the device can achieve.
Microsoft has had some trouble in selling their Windows 8-based tablets, and now they are starting to become creative in trying to push them harder. Earlier this week we learned that Microsoft was giving away keyboards with the Surface RT for a limited time.…Read More »
When the Xbox One was announced last month, the fear that Microsoft instilled on every gamer’s mind was the idea that used games would become a thing of the past. It also raised privacy concerns due its always-online nature. But what if we’ve been worrying and arguing about the wrong thing this entire time?…Read More »
If you’ve ever read any of my posts here at doTech, then you’ll notice I always refer to how much we rely on technology in modern society. I don’t usually throw in facts to support that point, because I assume it’s common knowledge.…Read More »
Why, this was a pleasant little surprise. If you’re unhappy with the virtual keyboard that comes default on some Android phones like HTC or Samsung, you might have downloaded one of the many available replacements like Swype. But if Google’s stock Android keyboard is what you’ve been eyeing, now you won’t need a Nexus device to have it (or a stock Galaxy S4 and stock HTC One).…Read More »
Australian carrier Telstra has said that they recently found the source of a “black spot” (an outage) in their wireless network for several neighborhoods. The source is a beer fridge in a garage in a house in the area. The refrigerator was tracked by “software robots” and workers wielding special antennas.…Read More »
I’m willing to bet that when you first think of a prison you don’t exactly think of an energy efficient platform. Dr. Margot Krasojevic’s concept of a hydroelectric waterfall prison will actually provide energy to mainland homes, in addition to being self-sustaining.…Read More »
Is Apple’s fabled iWatch actually happening? According to Izvestia, a Russian newspaper, Apple has filed a trademark for the term “iWatch” in Russia. Previous reports have claimed that the iWatch could see a release as soon as this year and that it will run iOS, Apple’s current mobile operating system.…Read More »
Remember Nokia’s 808 PureView? The phone wasn’t just notable due it being the company’s last flagship smartphone based on Symbian, but it also made headlines because of its ridiculous-sounding 41-megapixel camera. We all know very well that Nokia makes devices for Windows Phone now but it seems that the company isn’t done with huge cameras on its devices.…Read More »
This year, Computex has been full of surprises and tons of great new tablets, laptops, phones and everything in between. Gigabyte has just announced their P27K and the P25W gaming laptops.
There’s a 15.6-inch, 1080p successor to the P2542G, which is powered by the 4th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 770M 3GB of graphics, up to 24GB of RAM, along with space for two 256GB mSATA SSDs and 1TB of RAID or HDD storage, a backlit keyboard, Blue-ray RW drive and the gamer-like case design which weighs in at about 6.6 lbs.…Read More »
This story is definitely going to force us to be careful with what we use to charge our phones. The Black Hat security conference is taking place next month, and three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to show off a proof-of-concept charger that can be used to invisibly install malware on a device running the latest version of iOS.…Read More »
You’re probably well aware by now that you can get practically everything you need from Amazon these days. But did you know that you could soon be getting your groceries delivered straight to your door from Amazon as well?
AmazonFresh is Amazon’s online grocery delivery service that’s been in testing since 2007.…Read More »
To coincide with the upcoming release of The Internship, a comedy about working at Google, Google has released an official video that takes a look at 5 different interns during their first week at Google.
I haven’t seen the movie yet (because it isn’t out) but it would be interesting to compare how life as an intern at Google is portrayed on the big screen, and what it’s actually like in real life.…Read More »
We’re now only a few weeks away from Microsoft’s Build developer conference, where we’ll be bombarded with news about everything Windows — and more specifically, Windows 8.1. But it looks like Microsoft couldn’t wait until then to give us our first official walkthrough of the update.…Read More »
Samsung has won a battle in their seemingly never-ending war with Apple, as the International Trade Commission has today ruled that Apple infringed on one of Samsung’s patents. Unfortunately for Apple, this ruling is accompanied by a US import ban on several of their older devices.…Read More »
According to a study, more than a third of recent marriages got their start thanks to the internet. It’s to be expected really, since technology has increasingly become such a big part of our everyday lives. These days, who doesn’t have constant access to the internet?…Read More »
For quite some time scientists have felt that the surface of Mars was greatly altered by water. They believe that flowing water helped formed the landscape and shape the planet leaving it the way it is currently. Unfortunately, they have been unable to locate proper evidence of water on the surface, until now.…Read More »
Aside from writing for dotTech, I do other things. One of these other things is writing content for the newly released game Tales of Illyria. Typically we avoid self promotion here on dotTech but Ashraf asked to do a writeup on the game, so here I am.…Read More »
EA’s digital distribution platform is not exactly loved by the gaming community. It is clear, however, that EA is trying to compete with Valve’s Steam, another popular distribution platform. Though, Origin has nothing on Steam in terms of functionality and support; when you factor in some of the incredible deals that Steam offers, and take into account how much more robust Valve’s game catalog is- the winner between the two is obvious.…Read More »
A couple of the major Hollywood studios have asked Google to remove the homepage of Kim Dotcom’s Mega from Google search results. This includes NBC Universal and Warner Bros, who are claiming that their copyrighted content is hosted on the URL (http://mega.co.nz) and want it taken down.…Read More »
Today, President Obama is looking to take executive action against patent trolls, announcing a series of legal moves to rein in some of the patent system’s current abuses, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s reported that the President will instruct the Patent and Trademark office to start work on a rule-making process that would require the disclosure of a patent’s owner in addition to its inventor.…Read More »
This is the Domino’s Domicopter. It’s exactly what you think it is and it is awesome. It isn’t actually in use yet and I’m not sure why this hasn’t happened yet, but a future where pizza deliveries are done via unmanned air deliveries is a no-brainer for the food business. …Read More »