Samsung's bogus copyright claim couldn't keep this Note 7 video off of YouTube
...which means we all need to watch it right now
Apple’s iOS 10 software has been available for a while now. In fact, the latest version of Apple’s popular mobile platform is already installed on more than two-thirds of all active iOS devices in the world, and we’re likely less than a week away from seeing the next major build, iOS 10.1, released to the public. Tens of millions of people use iOS 10 each day, and yet Apple added so many new features to the platform that many people miss things they would actually benefit from a great deal.
Among the new features that often go unnoticed by many is the option to control iMessage read receipts on a per-contact basis. That’s right, you can stop specific contacts from knowing when or even if you read their messages. In this post, we’ll tell you exactly how to do it. More →
Late on Thursday, federal prosecutors signaled their intention to charge former NSA contractor Harold T. Martin with violating The Espionage Act after authorities discovered that he took upwards of 50 TB of classified data from the NSA to his home. While the precise details regarding the stolen data remain murky, the New York Times a few weeks ago claimed that it may have included “highly classified computer codes developed to hack into the networks of foreign governments” like China, North Korea and Iran.
Multimedia tablets like the iPad and Android tablets have become a huge new market and they offer tons of benefits over traditional laptops. For example, they’re lighter, they’re more portable and they offer much better battery life. There are a few drawbacks though, and one of the biggest downsides has to do with the tablet form factor itself — it just always seems to be a challenge to prop a tablet up the way you want to.
Check out the Tab-Legs Flexible Stands for Tablets and Phones. It might look silly, but this $35 gadget will completely change the way you use your tablet. More →
After months of anticipation, Nintendo finally unveiled its new console on Thursday. As expected, the console is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before from a major console maker, combining the raw power of a home console with “the mobility of a handheld” to let gamers bring the biggest games with them anywhere they go.
Unfortunately, there’s still a great deal we don’t know, including the price of the Switch, the launch lineup and the color options that will be available at launch.
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You won’t have to spend a fortune on programming training as long this bundle is around. Loaded with 12 comprehensive courses, the Complete 2016 Learn to Code Bonus Bundle can get your coding career off the ground with immersive training in some of the best programming tools around. For a limited time, this colossal course bundle on sale for only $65. More →
Facebook over the years has received no shortage of buyout offers, with Yahoo’s bid to purchase the social network for $1 billion back in 2006 perhaps being the most famous of all. While $1 billion seems like a steal today, remember that Facebook back in 2006 was only two years old and it was no surefire guarantee that it would go onto become the tech giant it is today. Remember, MySpace was still alive and kicking back in 2006 and Facebook at the time was still closed off to anyone without a .edu email address.
Yesterday, we heard rumors that AT&T is thinking about an acquisition of Time Warner, the cable company that owns HBO and CNN, among other channels. A WSJ report this morning upgraded the urgency, saying that a deal could happen as soon as this weekend.
But according to other WSJ sources, Apple is also interested in Time Warner, and is “monitoring the situation.”
It feels like 1,000 years since Tim Cook stood on stage an announced that Apple was selling a gold-plated smartwatch for $15,000. At the time, it was difficult to say if this was a sensible move or just one involving “courage,” because no one had tried to sell a small wrist computer for that much before.
Two years later, the normal-human Apple Watch is doing surprisingly well, exceeding expectations by being the best-selling smartwatch in its category. The $15,000 gold Apple Watch Edition? Well, it’s been discontinued, and now its fancy Paris flagship store is closing.
Finding the right moment to upgrade your PC gaming gear is sort of like gaming itself. You’ve got to be patient and you’ve got to wait for the perfect moment to strike. Well, right now is the perfect moment — Amazon has a great sale going from now through the end of the month on a top-rated mechanical keyboard and a top-rated gaming mouse, both from Nixeus. The Nixeus REVEL Gaming Mouse and the Nixeus Moda v2 Compact Mechanical Keyboard are both available right now at deep discounts, and you’ll find details below. More →
As terrifying this presidential campaign season has been, I was somewhat conflicted when the third and final debate wrapped up on Wednesday night. Millions of Americans will be happy to never see these two together in the same room again, but some of us are going to miss the sparks that flew every time they met.
To that end, we figured it might be worth sharing the full video from the Al Smith charity dinner in New York City this week, where the two presidential candidates roasted one another mercilessly for the amusement of the crowd.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Apple roll out a revamped and next-gen MacBook Pro. In fact, the entirety of Apple’s Mac lineup has been in dire need of a meaningful refresh for an embarrassingly long time.
Thankfully, we won’t have to endure Apple’s stale and stagnant Mac lineup for much longer. Earlier this week, Apple sent out invitations for a special media event set to take place on October 27. Apple, in typical fashion, hasn’t told us what’s on the agenda but it’s no secret that the event will focus primarily on new Macs. It’s also no secret that the star of the show will be a completely retooled MacBook Pro with a number of snazzy new bells and whistles.
This has been an exciting week for Nintendo fans. Not only did the company finally unveil the Nintendo Switch, it also released a demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon on 3DS. The demo is fairly short, offering just a glimpse of what the full game has in store for gamers, but hackers have made the most of the demo’s files.
The revolutionary new Portal home Wi-Fi router is so impressive that BGR named it one of the most innovative products shown off at CES 2016 earlier this year. Considering that thousands upon thousands of products are on display each year at the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show, that’s no small feat. Now, the wait is almost over and the dead spot-killing, “turbocharged” Wi-Fi router from Portal is finally available for preorder on Amazon. More →