Cortana vs Siri vs Google Now

Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The ultimate showdown continues

Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The ultimate showdown continues

By on August 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

All three major mobile operating systems now have a virtual assistant, but there still isn’t a final verdict on which is the best. In fact, with such frequent updates, it might be impossible to ever declare a winner, but that doesn’t mean we can’t constantly compare the three anyway. Earlier this year, WPCentral posed the same questions to all three assistants at once in order to see which was more effective. More →

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Why Is Online Advertising Important

Here’s why you should be grateful for online advertising

Here’s why you should be grateful for online advertising

By on August 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Online advertising is annoying but the Internet wouldn’t be nearly as great without it. Fast Company directs our attention to a study from U.K. video ad platform Ebuzzing that claims it would cost each of us around $232 extra per year to get all of the stuff on the web we now enjoy for free if we eliminated online ads. More →

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Hit List

Samsung Gear VR Leaked Photos

Samsung’s virtual reality plans are finally taking shape

Samsung’s virtual reality plans are finally taking shape

By on August 22, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

As the wearable market continues to heat up, tech companies around the world are looking to expand into every relevant category of the fledgling industry. We’ve seen smartwatches, smart glasses and even smart shoes, but the sector of the wearable field that has us most excited is virtual reality. Sony and Oculus have taken most of the spotlight up until now, but Samsung is preparing an entry of its own to reveal at IFA 2014. Now, just two weeks from the event, new photos of the Gear VR have leaked. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Vs. MacBook Air

The biggest reason Microsoft has started targeting the MacBook Air

The biggest reason Microsoft has started targeting the MacBook Air

By on August 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, there’s been a noticeable shift in the way Microsoft has been promoting its Surface line of tablets — instead of pitting it against the iPhone like it’s traditionally done, it’s started pitting it against the MacBook Air. This may seem a bit puzzling since Apple sells more iPads every year than it does MacBook Airs but it actually makes all the sense in the world, as an excellent analysis by ZDNet’s Ed Bott makes clear. More →

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Game Changers

iPhone 6 Rumors: Samsung RAM

Despite Apple’s efforts, the iPhone 6 won’t be Samsung-free

Despite Apple’s efforts, the iPhone 6 won’t be Samsung-free

By on August 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Apple may be desperately trying to reduce its reliance on Samsung-made components for its devices, but that’s not an easy process, and its largest supplier/rival will have a presence in the iPhone 6, Digitimes reports. More →

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The Hateful Eight Trailer

See the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, The Hateful Eight

See the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, The Hateful Eight

By on August 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

As with any Tarantino flick, there’s been plenty of drama surrounding The Hateful Eight, but not for the reasons you might suspect. Shortly after Quentin Tarantino revealed in January that he would be working on another Western, the script for the film leaked online. Tarantino was so furious that he considered canceling the project altogether and writing a novel instead. More →

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Moto X+1 Details Leak

New details leak for Motorola’s sweet-looking new flagship phone

New details leak for Motorola’s sweet-looking new flagship phone

By on August 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Now that we know exactly what the Moto X+1 will look like, it seems some more details are starting to trickle out for Motorola’s next flagship phone. Droid Life notices that Brazilian retailer Livraria Logos has posted some fresh information about the Moto X+1 a little bit early, including all the different options we’ll have for rear casing materials on the new device. More →

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Coin Beta Program Extended

The awesome smart payment card Coin is looking for 10,000 more beta testers

The awesome smart payment card Coin is looking for 10,000 more beta testers

By on August 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

Coin, the popular smart payment card that can store data for multiple credit cards, gift cards and loyalty cards for convenient use, is looking for even more beta testers in order to further improve itself, The Next Web reports. More →

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Samsung Gear 3 Smartwatch

Samsung’s most interesting Gear smartwatch yet reportedly coming soon

Samsung’s most interesting Gear smartwatch yet reportedly coming soon

By on August 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Samsung is not done spamming the market with smartwatch designs – after all, it’s a policy that’s worked well for the company in the smartphone business – as it’s about to launch yet another a brand new device, PocketNow has learned. More →

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Secret Hack How to Identify Friends

There’s a stupidly simple but tedious trick to identify your friends on Secret

There’s a stupidly simple but tedious trick to identify your friends on Secret

By on August 22, 2014 at 4:10 PM.

Popular app Secret may offer you a way to publicly and anonymously share some of the things you’re really not supposed to tell or you wouldn’t want to otherwise share with others, but that doesn’t mean your identity remains concealed at all times. In fact, Wired reveals that there’s actually a stupidly simple way of tracking someone on Secret to see what they have to say. More →

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The photographed world: How our generation is redefining the art of documentation

The photographed world: How our generation is redefining the art of documentation

By on August 22, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

It was November of 2006, and while many were stuck in a food coma and/or preparing to zone out for the holidays, Flickr was launching a new tool. “Camera Finder,” it was dubbed, and its purpose was immediately clear: To allow viewers an insider’s look as to what digital imaging tools were making the biggest splash across the network. Even in 2006, consumers adored trends. As it turns out, Nikon even took out a sponsorship to trumpet its mighty D80 DSLR — after all, what camera company wouldn’t want such a tool to showcase its wares on? More →

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5.5-inch iPhone 6 Sapphire Display

You’ll be very lucky to get your hands on a 5.5-inch sapphire iPhone this year

You’ll be very lucky to get your hands on a 5.5-inch sapphire iPhone this year

By on August 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

A new report from Asia claims that Apple will indeed use sapphire glass covers for some of its iPhone 6 models, but that the sapphire iPhone 6 will be a rarity this year. Digitimes says that GT Advanced Technologies, Apple’s sapphire-making partner, will not reach full capacity in 2014 and adds that sapphire screen covers will be extremely expensive this year. More →

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OnePlus One Contest

You now have 10,000 more chances to get the smartphone of Android fans’ dreams

You now have 10,000 more chances to get the smartphone of Android fans’ dreams

By on August 22, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

The OnePlus One might not have the best smartphone name you’ve ever seen, but just about everything else about it is tremendously appealing — especially if you’re a hardcore Android fan. The handset runs a heavily customized version of Android known as CyanogenMod, and it’s just begging to be hacked to your heart’s content. It also features a sleek design, surprisingly solid specs and an off-contract price that starts at just $299.

The problem, of course, is that it’s incredibly difficult to purchase a OnePlus One because the phone is in such high demand. Now, however, OnePlus is giving Android fans 10,000 more chances to buy a One. More →

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