Smart TV Privacy and Security

Man who owns a smart TV says he’s ‘afraid’ of using it after reading its privacy policy

Man who owns a smart TV says he’s ‘afraid’ of using it after reading its privacy policy

By about 10 hours ago.

Just like with other electronic devices that used to be “dumb,” TVs have become increasingly smart lately, but that doesn’t mean that’s necessarily a good thing, especially when it comes to user privacy. At least that’s what Brennan Center’s Michael Price seems to think after he replaced his older TV that could offer access just to TV programs with a smart TV model that also delivers “streaming multimedia content, games, apps, social media and Internet browsing.” More →

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Halo 2 Anniversary Documentary

See how Halo 2: Anniversary was made in this fascinating, free documentary

By about 11 hours ago.

See how Halo 2: Anniversary was made in this fascinating, free documentary

There is plenty to look forward to in the upcoming Master Chief Collection, but the highlight of the package is Halo 2: Anniversary, an HD remake of the FPS classic released 10 years ago on the original Xbox. On Friday, Microsoft released a free documentary detailing the process of remaking Halo 2 for the current generation. If you’re anxious for the release of the game, this should help tide you over. More →

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Hit List

Best Android Apps PPLNotify

Jealous you can’t get iOS 8’s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a try

By on October 31, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Jealous you can’t get iOS 8’s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a try

One of this year’s coolest new iOS 8 additions is Handoff, a new feature that lets you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. While Android users can’t get this feature on their devices, they can get some of its functionalities by downloading the PPLNotify Notifications on PC & Mac app onto their Android phone. More →

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Deadline iOS 8 Health App

For just $0.99, this iPhone app that will tell you when you’re going to die

By on October 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

For just $0.99, this iPhone app that will tell you when you’re going to die

If for some reason you really need to know when you’ll die, then the App Store’s got you covered, as Business Insider found a new $0.99 iPhone app that will guesstimate your death day for you. The Deadline app integrates with Apple’s iOS 8 Health app, to give you the answer to this rather morbid action, which means that in theory you could live longer if you better watch your health. More →

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Game Changers

First Web Page Ever Created

Let us celebrate the world’s first web page

By on October 31, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Let us celebrate the world’s first web page

One of the biggest inventions of our time was made at a mind-numbingly boring Swiss headquarters of European Organization of Nuclear Research. 25 years ago, Tim Berners Lee’s idea about “a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents” led to the birth of the very first web page. It is spectacularly ugly and mind-blowingly meaningful and stated curtly that “everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document.” The World Wide Web was born. More →

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Scariest Video Games Videos

Get in the Halloween spirit by watching the all-time scariest video game moments

By on October 31, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Get in the Halloween spirit by watching the all-time scariest video game moments

The only thing more frightening than watching a scary movie in the middle of the night is a playing scary video game in the middle of the night. There’s something especially terrifying about interactive horror, when you have be the one to open that door at the end of the hallway. The horror genre has already begun to leave its mark on the new generation of consoles with recent releases Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within, but video games have been freaking players out for decade. More →

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Best Halloween Costume 2014

2014’s best Halloween costume: A huge MechWarrior suit one dad built for his 6-month-old kid

By on October 31, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

2014’s best Halloween costume: A huge MechWarrior suit one dad built for his 6-month-old kid

Most Halloween costumes for very young children aren’t all that ambitious, especially when they’re not old enough to actually walk around for trick-or-treating. However, newly minted father Ryan Bowen has gone where most parents won’t and has built an awesome and elaborate Halloween costume for his 6-month-old son. More →

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Cortana vs. Google Now vs. Siri

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

By on October 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

The three main mobile operating systems all have their respective voice-based virtual assistants to help users with various tasks during the day. Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana have been compared in many tests since the latter was unveiled earlier this year, with most of them suggesting that all three assistants generally perform well, with Google Now having certain advantages when it comes to the things it can offer users, and Cortana being able to keep up with its older rivals. More →

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Virgin Galactic Ship Crash

One pilot reported dead in tragic Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

By on October 31, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

One pilot reported dead in tragic Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

A Virgin Galactic spaceship that was on a test flight has crashed in California’s Mojave Desert, leaving at least one pilot dead, Bloomberg reports. The ship, which was part of Virgin’s exploratory space tourism program, was being flown by two pilots, one of whom escaped the crash with nonlethal injuries, local police sources said. The Mojave Air & Space Port, which is where the Virgin Galactic ship flew out from, is set to have a news conference to address the tragedy at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. Space tourism has become a growing industry in the tech world, as both Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s SpaceX have been working on technology to make commercial space flights economically feasible.

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Netflix Vs. Hulu Vs. Amazon

Big media companies suddenly seem terrified of Netflix – and they should be

By on October 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

Big media companies suddenly seem terrified of Netflix – and they should be

Over the past year, Netflix has announced a colorful smorgasbord of new original content projects that include comedy, animation, historical epics, science fiction sagas, dramedies, biopics, super hero series, etc. This towering ambition has clearly increased the concerns of media moguls. Now the 21st Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch has spelled out bluntly what he thinks: “As an industry, we need a competitor — a serious competitor — to Netflix and Amazon.” More →

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AT&T Mobile Share Value Plan Data

AT&T just gave some of its Mobile Share Value plan customers a bunch of extra data

By on October 31, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

AT&T just gave some of its Mobile Share Value plan customers a bunch of extra data

AT&T announced on Friday that its top tier Mobile Share Value plan customers will receive more data for no extra cost beginning November 2nd. Once the new plans go into effect, customers paying $40 for 2GB will be upgraded to 3GB and those paying $70 for 4GB will be upgraded to 6GB. All Mobile Share Value plans will also include unlimited talk, text and international messaging for no additional charge. More →

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Verizon Nexus 6 Launch

Mystery solved: The Nexus 6 will run on Verizon’s network after all

By on October 31, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Mystery solved: The Nexus 6 will run on Verizon’s network after all

One of the most surprising announcements Google made when launching the highly anticipated Nexus 6 was that no less than five U.S. carriers would be selling the handset at launch including the main four mobile operators, a first in Nexus smartphone history. Since then, Google made it clear that it plans to sell the Nexus 6 mostly through carrier deals rather than the Google Play Store, and that the more expensive Nexus 6 should sell even better than predecessors, as people are more likely to buying it on-contract with a carrier. More →

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Kodak Pixpro SP360 Action Cam

Video: Kodak’s answer to GoPro lets you take spectacular 360-degree action videos

By on October 31, 2014 at 1:41 PM.

Video: Kodak’s answer to GoPro lets you take spectacular 360-degree action videos

As awesome as GoPro cameras are, we don’t think we’ve ever seen them film anything as spectacular as what we see in a new demo video for Kodak’s new Pixpro SP360 Action Cam. The new camera features a 16-megapixel sensor that has a full viewing range of 360 degrees and lets you film in 1080p video. This 360-degree viewing range is crucial because it allows the camera to be used in several different modes that let you take stunning panoramic videos, including a Ring mode, a Dome mode, a 360-degree Panoramic mode and a Globe mode. More →

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