We’ve heard plenty about the oft-rumored Windows 8.1. Most recently, we reported on the rumor that the Start Menu might finally be making a comeback. But it looks like Microsoft won’t just be updating its flagship OS this year.
Code in a recently leaked build has revealed that the company is prepping updates for Windows RT and Windows Server as well.…Read More »
Have an Xbox 360? Now you can order your Pizza Hut with a controller, voice commands, or motion controls
I never thought this day would come but now it’s finally here… Now I can order pizza using my video game console! Finally.
Kidding aside, this is actually a neat idea. Microsoft’s Xbox team has partnered with Pizza Hut to create an app that is the first of its kind — a dedicated app that can purchase physical goods straight a video game console.…Read More »
Google is known to love including easter eggs in all sorts of things. From playing Snake on YouTube to the unlockable ninja on Google Reader, their exploits are well documented. But who knew the company even has easter eggs in real life?…Read More »
You might remember a certain reality TV show we mentioned last week that will see contestants traveling to and living on Mars. Well, you can now submit an application to be part of the team when the journey starts in 2023.…Read More »
What happens when you put together Apple and Volkswagen? Why, the iBeetle of course. The two companies have collaborated to build the iBeetle… but don’t be fooled, this is definitely not the fabled iCar that Steve Jobs wanted to build.
The “Apple” part of this car center around two things.…Read More »
As it would turn out, Google Now may not be unique to the Android platform after all. Thanks to a recent development, it looks like Google may be gearing up to take the Google Now service to the web.
Surprisingly, this is directly tied to the iGoogle shut down which be going into full force in November of this year.…Read More »
If you’re an avid Xbox user, and a serious mobile smartphone deviant (yes it probably constitutes as a deviant always playing with gadgets so much) then you probably already know what Xbox Smartglass is. It’s a proprietary app directly from Microsoft that allows you to interact with your Xbox game console, and control it via a mobile smartphone or tablet.…Read More »
Okay, this is a little weird. No, you know what, this is pretty bizarre. Durex, the condom company, has announced this thing they’re calling the “Fundawear.” And as you probably already know from reading the headline is vibrating underwear controlled by your iPhone.…Read More »
Toshiba’s recently announced Kirabook might be the first premium Windows 8 notebook to truly challenge Apple’s amazing but pricey Retina Macbook Pro lineup. In some ways, it might even surpass it.
Toshiba is taking a neat little approach to the Kirabook.…Read More »
It looks like Facebook Home’s great advertising worked, because TechCrunch has reported that the app/OS overlay was downloaded over 500,000 times in just 5 days after launch. This is a pretty good number, because Facebook Home is only available on select devices for now.…Read More »
24% of PCs worldwide are vulnerable to viruses and cyber attacks, because people don’t update their antivirus
According to the most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, an average of 24 percent of computers worldwide are vulnerable to viruses and cyber attacks. The reason? Simple — the lack of up-to-date antivirus software.
The report says that some people may not realize the importance of installing and maintaining (keeping up-to-date) an antivirus program on their computers.…Read More »
There is no shortage of Windows 8 hate, especially not from OEMs (computer manufacturers) who build Windows PCs. In fact, the hate may be deeper than some may realize.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet says some OEMs have personally confided in him in regards to the effect Windows 8 has had on the PC industry.…Read More »
Here’s a fascinating one for you dotTechies. Samsung is exploring the idea of producing technology that interacts with brainwaves. They’re hoping they can build a tool that lets you use your mind to control a tablet or smartphone. It sounds crazy, right?…Read More »
We’ve all heard the stories about malware and Android. Many believe the claims to be false, especially considering most malware has to be actively installed by the user before it can cause any damage. The biggest problem with malware is that it can be embedded in alternate software, and users don’t even know they’re installing it.…Read More »
Well this is a little disconcerting, to say the least. An employee, now ex-employee, of the web hosting company Hostgator has been arrested and formally charged for installing a backdoor Trojan on web hosting servers. His infected software was able to access more than 2,700 servers used by Hostgator.…Read More »
Bogus 90% off Razer products coupon sparks consumer frenzy in the UK, Razer says it will honor the deal
You know that saying, stranger things have happened? Yeah, well it applies to this next story particularly well.
Bogus coupons are a pretty common thing. Every so often a coupon will emerge, people will go crazy, and some folks will end up getting ridiculous deals on products until retailers realize the coupons aren’t authentic.…Read More »
Be careful when you leave negative feedback on an eBay seller — it can get you sued.
Amy Nicholls, who purchased a microscope light from Med Express for $175, paid $12 for shipping. But then she found out that she also had to pay an extra $1.44 in postage due.…Read More »
While Google announced a third city to get Google Fiber and Japan is getting ridiculous 2Gbps download speeds in Tokyo, the rest of the world might be feeling a little left out. But now it looks Australia won’t have to be jealous of ultra-fast download speeds, as the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) is set to be available by the end of this year.…Read More »
Knock-offs seem to be a lot more prominent these days, especially in the mobile industry. There are some products that you never expect to be copied, but more surprising things have happened. Take this next story for example, about a UK man who was accused of being one of the “most prolific sellers” of knock-off electronic accessories.…Read More »
It would appear Microsoft and Bing have run into a bit of a problem. I mean besides the fact that Bing is not quite as useful a search engine of course. Then again, this issue will only affect those smart dotTechies out there using a secure connection.…Read More »
The animators over at San Francisco-based Aatma Studio have made a concept for an iPhone 5S commercial — yep, an iPhone that may or may not exist in the near future. In it, the studio has imagined that one of the newest features Apple would add to its iPhone would be NFC, allowing them to communicate with each other in close proximity.…Read More »
Last month we told you about a rumor that Google would be combining Google Talk, Google Voice and Google Hangouts into one universal chat platform called Google Babble. It turns out that while the idea of the new service from Google still holds true, the name is looking a little different.…Read More »
Google Glass’ companion app, MyGlass, might have just revealed some big new features for Android in the gaming space. The code behind the app contained a full suite of Google Play services, and Android Police reports that a fully featured multiplayer gaming service was found within it.…Read More »
A Chinese website called 7659 is bypassing Apple’s App Store and allowing its users to install pirated apps for free, without the need for jailbreaking. How are they doing this? It’s actually kind of clever.
The website is using Apple’s bulk enterprise licensing to copy and distribute pirated paid apps for free, and the developer profile that is used in bulk enterprise licensing allows these apps to be installed with no jailbreak necessary.…Read More »
It’s a pretty well-known fact that water is essential to life on Earth. That being said, researchers believe a habitable area is one that includes water, or can at least preserve bodies of water. A habitable region must also maintain the appropriate properties of water.…Read More »
Last time we told you about what North Korea likes to pirate on BitTorrent, but now we have another location whose downloading habits you might be curious about –Vatican City.
As I’m sure you already know, Vatican City isn’t like most cities in the world.…Read More »
First Google announced that it had shipped the first units of Google Glass to the first lucky owners. A day after that, we got a glimpse at what it was like opening up a Google Glass box. Now, quite fittingly, the doors have been blasted wide open and numerous videos from all the different Google Glass owners are beginning to show up online.…Read More »
Google and Provo officials have announced that Provo, Utah will be the third city to get the ultra-fast Google Fiber internet service. This follows the recent announcement of the second city to get gigabit internet from Google, Austin. If you don’t already know, Google Fiber will provide download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps — which is just insane compared to most broadband connections you can find today.…Read More »
The Oculus Rift is being promoted by its creators as the “first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games.” Its Kickstarter asked for $250,000 and ended up with almost $2.5 million. Luminaries in the video game industry like Gabe Newell of Valve and John Carmack of id Software have all expressed their support for the product.…Read More »
This is probably one of the coolest music-related uses of the browser yet. The Netherlands’ Light Light has a new music video called “Kilo,” and you probably won’t find anywhere else but on its homepage. Why? Because the whole thing just wouldn’t be possible on TV.…Read More »
It’s been over a month since Google announced that it would be shutting down the beloved Google Reader on July 1st, and there’s a really good chance that you’ve moved on to one of the many alternatives by now. And if you haven’t yet, maybe dotTech can help you with that.…Read More »
If you’ve ever been involved in a Google Hangout before via Google+ then you know there’s one thing in particular that can ruin the moment: typing. Needless to say, one way to tell if someone is paying attention to you via a Google Hangout is by the sound of their fingers clacking away at the keyboard.…Read More »
By now, Anonymous is known pretty well for their deeds. In one of the infamous attacks in recent history hackers took down the Playstation Network for almost a month (24 days). Anonymous still denies that they had anything to do with the PSN attack and that one of the Anon hackers may have acted by themselves.…Read More »
Google forbids developers from displaying ads on Google Glass and says free apps only (no paid apps)
Since the confirmation of Google Glass, the Internet has been abuzz with jokes about how Google Glass will be littered with what Google does best: advertisements. It seems these fears were (are) somewhat unfounded because Google has just published a list of guidelines for developers who want to create third-party Google Glass apps.…Read More »