It looks like China isn’t the only one putting up convincing-looking fake Apple Stores — Afghanistan’s got one too. In fact, this is reportedly the only one in the country!
The unofficial Apple Store is located in Afghanistan’s largest mall, in the Share-e-Naw district of Kabul. While the Apple Stores [...]Read More »
PLAiR is a simple $99 computer, smartphone, or tablet to TV streaming device for individuals who are not very tech-savvy
I’ve mentioned before that my main desktop is connected to my living room TV for streaming media. Clearly, I’m a huge geek but that still doesn’t change the fact that I’ve done something rather unconventional. Not many people use the same type of setup in their living room. These days [...]Read More »
Laptop manuals can be pretty boring. No, scratch that, manuals for any kind of electronics are boring — walls of text with information that techies would usually already know. It might even be safe to say that nobody really reads manuals anymore, unless something goes wrong and they don’t have [...]Read More »
Instant Preview on Google Search is the feature that allows you to view a preview of a website shown in search results without actually going to the website (see screenshot above). While it is not known if this is a permanent or temporary change to Google Search, it appears that [...]Read More »
A new rumor is floating around that Amazon is working on its own branded set-top box. Unlike the Google TV platform, which is available through various manufacturers like the Android OS, Amazon’s box will probably be proprietary. It’s possible that Amazon’s box will even use the Google TV platform as [...]Read More »
Introducing the Kohler Numi Comfort, a $6,650 toilet that provides extreme comforts while doing your business
What do you do when you have lots of money to waste? Why, you spend it on a $6,650 toilet to be exact! That’s the price tag for the Kohler Numi Comfort toilet seat, which includes quite an extensive list of advanced features and options that allow you to have [...]Read More »
This seemingly innocent picture of founder and former CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates shaking the hands of South Korean president Geun Hye Park is making the rounds in the press and all over the internet in South Korea. Why? Because of the way he’s shaking her hand, of course.
Kotaku’s [...]Read More »
Looks like those rumors were just one month off, as Microsoft has officially announced an event called “A New Generation Revealed”, which is will reveal details about the next Xbox (popularly expected to be Xbox 720). The event will be held at the company’s Redmond headquarters on May 21st, at [...]Read More »
It looks like there might be room (and excitement) for another mobile OS. It’s either that or Geeksphone stocked a very limited amount of the first Firefox OS phones to go on sale, the Keon and the Peak.
Both smartphones, which are initially being targeted at developers went on sale [...]Read More »
I know it sounds like Apple missed the boat and is only getting around to their April Fools’ Day joke now, but this is very real and happening right now. Charity Auction Charitybuzz, which normally asks celebrities to auction off the opportunity for their fans to have the time of [...]Read More »
Apple has officially announced that their yearly Worldwide Developers Conference will be held from June 10-14 at its usual venue – Moscone West convention center in San Francisco.
Unlike previous years, Apple did not put tickets on sale at the same time as the announcement, but used it to notify [...]Read More »
Just as a precautionary warning, this report includes some pretty sensitive material.
Weird sexual fetishes exist, and there’s unquestionably no way around that fact. I’m not going to talk about a lot of them because some are pretty, well … vulgar. In Japan, watching Hentai, which is a sexually explicit [...]Read More »
Facial recognition software failed to identify Boston Marathon bombing suspects, despite photos available in databases
Even though the whole ordeal is over, and Boston is slowly picking up the pieces after the Boston Marathon bombing, lots of people want to know why this happened. Another relevant question is how the two suspects evaded law enforcement for so long before finally being discovered. One reason is [...]Read More »
In 2008, a deadly earthquake hit the southwestern province of China, Sichuan. Tens of thousands were killed and thousands went missing. This past weekend, the province was hit with another massive earthquake, killing 186 people and sending almost 8,200 to the hospitals.
After the devastation, Apple’s Chinese website updated with [...]Read More »
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 [...]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 [...]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?
Tarah Feinberg of iCrossing has revealed one of [...]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. It’s going to cost you though. The application is [...]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 [...]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 [...]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. Yeah.
The Fundawear is designed to be [...]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. It’s build and weight make it look like a [...]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. It’s also not as impressive as [...]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 [...]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 [...]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?
Samsung is actually working with researchers from the [...]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 [...]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.
The [...]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 [...]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 [...]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 [...]Read More »