26 mind-blowing facts you never knew about Google
You probably use several of Google's products and services each and every day of your life — but how well do you really know Google?
Halloween might be spooky, but there’s no time of the year quite as terrifying for PC gamers as the Steam Holiday Sale. On Thursday, Valve launched the biggest PC gaming sales event of the year on its digital download platform. From now until January 2nd, Steam will feature hundreds of sales, but you’ll have to check back fairly frequently if you want to get the best deals. More →
Looking for a last-minute gift that doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet? Hugely popular YouTube gadget reviewer Marques Brownlee has you covered. In his latest video on last-minute holiday tech gifts, Brownlee lists a bunch of different products and accessories that are relative steals and cost $50 or less. More →
Cable bills have been rising at three times the rate of inflation lately but that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to keep paying higher prices forever. Vox’s Timothy Lee talked with two anonymous Comcast customer service representatives who let him in on the secret tricks that cable customers can use to lower their bills. More →
We’ve known for a while that the A8 chip inside Apple’s iPhone 6 includes support for 4K video, although the device’s default camera software doesn’t have the ability to film in 4K like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 does. Just because your vanilla iPhone 6 doesn’t shoot 4K videos, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t get it to do so with the help of some apps. More →
Google on Thursday announced some very cool new features for its Inbox app, which has been called an “email killer” by several pundits. On its Gmail blog, the company detailed a new reminders feature that can sit atop the inbox in order to let users easily save and access “to-dos” for later. More than 20 pieces of information, dubbed “assists” can then further help with reminders, with Inbox also able to combine assists and learn from past experiences. More →
Apple certainly has a lot to be thankful for this year. The company’s stock is up 39% year to date, its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus represent the biggest smartphone launch in history, and Apple is still the most valuable technology company in history. It takes the hard work of tens of thousands of people to achieve such staggering success, of course, and CEO Tim Cook took a moment earlier this week to thank them all ahead of the holidays. More →
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If you’re a developer — or one of the tens of thousands of non-developers with an iOS developer account — we have some good news for you: Apple just released a new version of its iOS software. iOS 8.2 beta 3 is now available as an over-the-air (OTA) download for users with compatible devices. More →
Hundreds of millions of people rely on Google for everything from web searches and email to finding directions and scheduling our lives. Call Google “evil” all you want, but the Internet is one of the most important tools of the modern era, and it’s thanks in large part to Google.
But as often as you use the company’s many great services, how well do you really know Google? More →
It’s always entertaining to see what happens when longtime fans of different platforms decide to switch to a rival device and now one longtime iPhone user has posted about his experiences on Reddit of switching to the Galaxy Note 4. Long story short: While he likes some things about the Note 4, he personally cannot wait to switch back to the iPhone next year. More →
What better way to celebrate the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies than to remember all the poor orcs, humans, elves and ents who perished in the previous films? Digg has cobbled together a six-minute recap of every death scene in the original trilogy, from the first battle scene to the fall of Sauron, and it’s pretty remarkable. More →
As most of us assumed would be the case, things are going to get much worse for Sony before they finally start getting better. North Korea is now believed to be responsible for the major hack suffered recently by Sony, and it is thought to be a direct result of Sony Pictures’ now-cancelled movie “The Interview,” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.
New data continues to pour out following the hack, and it is now being reported that more than 50 Sony movie scripts have been leaked. More →