I often troll the Internet to find interesting news tidbits to post about on dotTech (or to make Enrique post about them, poor lad having to do my bidding). I was doing the same today when I came across an article on BGR (or should I say, iBGR as some [...]Read More »
Rumors regarding how Microsoft is going to make Xbox 720 “always online” (aka must always be connected to the Internet, may be even to play games) have been flying for a while. Microsoft has yet to officially comment on the rumor but that hasn’t stopped a Microsoft employee from taking [...]Read More »
Last month we posted results of study by the American Center for Disease Control that said roughly one in every three Americans text/email while driving, with Europeans not far behind. Now a new survey suggests more adults text or email while driving than teens.
According to AT&T’s ‘Commuter Survey’ and [...]Read More »
What were you doing at age 15? Don’t remember… or don’t want to remember? In any case, this post isn’t here to discuss your misdeeds as a teenager but rather to highlight what the world’s second youngest billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg, was doing. And that is building the website ‘Mark’s Homepage’ [...]Read More »
Can anyone take a guess as to when cellphones were invented? Well it is hard to say exactly because of ongoing research and development that took place in companies and the military. However, we do know the first ever cellphone call was made on the first ever cellphone on April [...]Read More »
New Copy.com cloud storage service gives free 5 GB storage plus free 5 GB for every person you refer
I’m guessing between Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and iCloud, most people have their cloud storage needs fulfilled. However, that hasn’t stopped competing cloud storage services from cropping up. Copy is the latest to join the fray.
Copy is a new cloud storage service by Barracude Networks, a company networking hardware. [...]Read More »
Last week we heard murmurs about Windows Blue being shown off to the public by Microsoft this June. Now a screenshot by an anonymous user going by the name ‘Kacper.K’ indicates Windows Blue may actually be Windows 8.1.
Check out the screenshot above. You can clearly see it state “Microsoft [...]Read More »
Last year Google integrated Google Drive with Gmail, allowing users to send attachments as large as 10GB. Microsoft has similar integration of Outlook.com (the new Hotmail) and SkyDrive that allows users to send attachments up to 300MB big. Yahoo doesn’t have its own cloud storage service, but it doesn’t want [...]Read More »
More than 1 million people pirated season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in less than 24-hours, sets new torrenting record
Game of Thrones must be an awesome show because it is consistently the most popular pirated TV show in the world. First Game of Thrones topped the charts for most pirated TV show of 2012. Now season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones, which aired on March 31, 2013 in [...]Read More »
With millions of people downloading episodes via file sharing, we already know Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show of 2012 and is likely going to top the charts in 2013, too. You’d think with so many million illegally downloading the TV show, Game of Thrones staff and [...]Read More »
So you think rocking that dual quad-core processors with 16GB RAM rig makes you cool? Yeah, okay; IBM Roadrunner, the first petaflop supercomputer (one quadrillion floating point operations per second) and the world’s fastest computer in 2009, will run circles around you. Well, it would if it hasn’t been declared [...]Read More »
I’m sure we all have, to one extent or another, seem animated 3D characters. However, I’m sure you have yet to see an animated character that looks real. You know, like a real person. Until now.
In pursuit of “next generation character rendering”, Activision Blizzard’s research and development team have [...]Read More »
Voidtools Everything search engine was first featured on dotTech back in February 2009. Due to its super fast search capability, Everything was an instant hit among dotTechies. Then last year dotTech rated Everything as the best free desktop search program for Windows. Unfortunately for Everything lovers stopped being actively developed [...]Read More »
Google announces ‘Google Shopping Express’, provides “low cost” same-day shipping of goods bought online
There are three big reasons physical stores are still in business despite the onslaught of online shopping websites: some things you just can’t buy online, some people like to “touch” products before buying them, and shipping of goods bought online typically takes three or more days unless you pay for [...]Read More »
We all know Mozilla loves the Internet. Not only do they develop a web browser, Firefox, but they have been working on an HTML5-only mobile operating system, Firefox OS. So you shouldn’t be surprised when I tell you Mozilla isn’t stopping now. In fact, their latest endeavor may be more [...]Read More »
Hot on the heels of a recent Windows Blue rumor comes another rumor: the impending death of Windows RT.
As I’m sure most of you know by now, Windows RT is the tablet-specific version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM processors and can only run Windows RT-specific apps from [...]Read More »
Microsoft admits they are working on Windows Blue, new rumor says Windows Blue will be made public in June
Rumor after rumor after rumor after rumor have been circulating the ‘net, speculating about the next version of Windows which has come to be known as ‘Windows Blue’. Now it looks like at least some of the rumors were accurate because Microsoft has publicly acknowledged the codename.
In an official [...]Read More »
Google announces ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge’, promises not to sue users and developers of open-source software unless sued first
In the midst of ongoing legal battles in the tech industry, there has arisen what some may consider to be a beacon of hope: ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge’. Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge (OPN) is an initiative recently announced by Google that has Google promising “we pledge not to sue any [...]Read More »
Congress has restricted US government from purchasing Chinese tech, due to “cyber-espionage or sabotage risks”
For better or for worse, Chinese technology companies have been having a hard time making inroads in North America. While lack of innovation can be cited for their failure in the consumer market, fear of Chinese cyber-espionage can be blamed for their inability to enter the commercial and governmental markets. [...]Read More »
In their ’25 Years of Vulnerabilities’ study, SourceFire — a firm that focuses on providing network security solutions to companies — has revealed iPhone has 81% of all smartphone operating system vulnerabilities, followed by Android (9%), Windows Mobile/Phone (5%), and BlackBerry (4%). SourceFire based its conclusions upon data gathered by [...]Read More »
Every year the Language Council of Sweden publishes a list of top ten new words popularly used in Sweden. The latest list, published December 2012, included the word ‘ungoogleable’ (‘ogooglebar’ in Swedish), meaning something that cannot be found via a search engine. Google, apparently, doesn’t like the word and has [...]Read More »
Here’s a potentially disturbing statistic from a UN report, depending on how you think about it. There are currently more people in the world that have cellphones than people with access to toilets. There are 7 billion people in the world. 6 billion of them have cellphones. Only 4.5 billion [...]Read More »
Google’s Glass project isn’t even officially out yet and it’s already starting to gain a healthy amount of opposition. The device was recently banned from a Seattle bar, and while that one might have been more publicity stunt than actual rule, this one’s an actual bill.
Lawmakers are in West [...]Read More »
Windows Blue leaked in video, reveals more Live Tiles sizes, side-by-side Snaps Views, and more [Video]
An early build of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Blue has been leaked online, revealing many of the feature additions and changes we can expect to see when it releases officially later this year.
The build is listed as Build 9364, and some of most notable differences noticeable from Windows 8 are [...]Read More »
We might not have to deal with those pesky warnings about turning off our tablets or e-readers on flights much longer. The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States may announce a more “lenient” policy on electronics usage later this year, with it taking effect sometime in early 2014.
The [...]Read More »
Just 2 months ago, we reported on Facebook launching free calling for iOS users in the US and Canada. Now, Facebook has enabled the free calling feature to users across the pond (sorry, couldn’t help it)!
The process remains pretty much the same: When in the conversation view, tap on [...]Read More »
The crystalline form of aluminum oxide, sapphire, might be what covers the screen of your next smartphone. A report out of the MIT Technology Review says that sapphire could compete with Corning’s Gorilla Glass which is currently being used in most phone’s displays, in the very near future.
Right now, [...]Read More »
Apple has achieved 100 percent renewable energy for all its data centers, releases video of nation’s largest user-owned solar array
Apple takes environmental impact seriously. No, really. A report from Bloomberg notes that Apple has updated their environmental policy pages, and the company has a pretty impressive statistic to share: 100 percent renewable energy powering its data centers.
You can sync to iCloud as many times as you want — [...]Read More »
Last month, tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Adobe were summoned to explain in a hearing the significantly higher prices of tech goods in Australia. Adobe’s CEO even went as far as dodging the questions during pre-interviews, quite expertly I might add.
Now that the hearing has already taken place, we’ve [...]Read More »
In a blog post on Hulu’s official blog, the site announced that they would be making every episode of Star Trek available for free until the end of March.
This comes around two months in advance of the release of J.J. Abrams highly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness, and is [...]Read More »
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is teaming up with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to create the country’s new ”open and standardised operating system.”
The new version of Ubuntu, which is codenamed Kylin, will be completely tailored for the local needs of Chinese citizens. Baidu maps will be [...]Read More »
The headline says it all — this is getting ridiculous. A report out of The Korea Times says that LG is also building a smart watch. The company joins Apple, Samsung and Google as companies who are heavily rumored to be working on a smart watch. Well, maybe except for [...]Read More »
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S4 has a little brother on the way. Leaked images of what look like is going to be the Galaxy S4 mini have been spotted by SamMobile, and there is both good news and bad news about the phone.
First, the good news for all the people [...]Read More »
When Sony announced the PS4 around a month ago, a lot of people were hung up about the fact that they didn’t show off the console’s design. So even if we know what the PS4 is capable of doing, we still don’t know what the box sitting in our entertainment [...]Read More »
Apple may have fixed their password security hole, but you should probably enable two-step verification
Just in case you missed it, Apple made a pretty serious boo-boo on the security front yesterday. The security issue was that Apple’s iForgot password reset tool was made vulnerable to hackers — if they managed to manipulate the URL in the date of birth page, they could reset your [...]Read More »