Cortana vs. Google Now vs. Siri

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

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

By about 3 mins ago.

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 about 22 mins ago.

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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Hit List

Netflix Vs. Hulu Vs. Amazon

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

By about 37 mins ago.

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 about 1 hour ago.

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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Game Changers

Verizon Nexus 6 Launch

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

By about 2 hours ago.

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 about 2 hours ago.

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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Office for Mac 2015 Release Date

You can download the newest version of Outlook for Mac right now

By about 3 hours ago.

You can download the newest version of Outlook for Mac right now

Microsoft on Friday announced that it plans to release a new version of Office for Mac next year, with a beta version to be launched in the first half of 2015 and the full release set for the second half of the year. The company also announced that Mac users can now download a new Outlook for Mac version, as long as they’re Office 365 customers. More →

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The Cabin In The Woods References Video

Stunningly thorough video breaks down every single horror movie reference in Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods

By about 3 hours ago.

Stunningly thorough video breaks down every single horror movie reference in Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods

If you plan on watching a scary movie this Halloween, there’s a very good chance that whatever you’re watching was referenced at one point or another in The Cabin in the Woods, Joss Whedon’s brilliant parody of and tribute to horror films that references an incredible array of classic creature features over the span of just 95 minutes. More →

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Why Did The Fire Phone Flop

Amazon explains one reason the Fire Phone was a massive flop

By about 4 hours ago.

Amazon explains one reason the Fire Phone was a massive flop

When it comes to the Fire Phone, Amazon made several huge mistakes that were easy to spot at the time of the phone’s release. Now Fortune reports that Amazon is owning up to one of them, as Amazon exec David Limp tells the publication that the device’s initial $200 on-contract price was way too high, especially for a company like Amazon that is known for offering killer deals. More →

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Xbox Games With Gold November 2014

Microsoft just announced some great free Xbox games for November – here are the details

By about 4 hours ago.

Microsoft just announced some great free Xbox games for November – here are the details

The Xbox One holiday release schedule is officially in full swing. Sunset Overdrive, one of the console’s biggest exclusives so far, launched to great reviews just days ago, and now Microsoft is preparing its latest selection of Games with Gold titles for the month of November. As always, the free Xbox One title will be available all month, but the two Xbox 360 games will trade out halfway through the month. More →

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Why Is TouchWiz So Slow

Even this dedicated Samsung fan is completely fed up with TouchWiz

By about 5 hours ago.

Even this dedicated Samsung fan is completely fed up with TouchWiz

If there’s one thing that annoys Android fans more than fragmentation, it’s TouchWiz, the UI overlay used in Samsung Android phones that is often blamed for slow, laggy performance on those devices. Now even one writer at Samsung fan site SamMobile has completely had it with TouchWiz and has penned a scathing diatribe against the company’s little-loved UI. More →

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Droid Turbo Battery Life Test

The Droid Turbo’s battery is just as beastly as you expected

By about 5 hours ago.

The Droid Turbo’s battery is just as beastly as you expected

Verizon and Motorola earlier this week unveiled a brand new Droid-branded Android handset, the Droid Turbo that packs monster specs and equally impressive battery life. The handset packs a gigantic 3,900mAh battery that Motorola says can deliver up to 48 hours of “mixed usage” including standby time, and Phone Arena just proved that the Droid Turbo is the king of the hill when it comes to battery life. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Video

Video offers a tantalizing peek at what Lollipop will look like on the Galaxy S5

By about 5 hours ago.

Video offers a tantalizing peek at what Lollipop will look like on the Galaxy S5

Android 5.0 Lollipop is the most anticipated Android release since Jelly Bean first hit the scene in 2012 and we’re especially excited to see what it will look like on this year’s most popular Android device, the Galaxy S5. SamMobile has gotten its hands on the latest Samsung build for Lollipop and has put together a great video showing how Samsung has refined its approach to integrating the new software with its TouchWiz overlay. More →

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