HBO Standalone Streaming Service

HBO could make a fortune by making cord cutters’ dreams come true

HBO could make a fortune by making cord cutters’ dreams come true

By about 3 hours ago.

HBO has a brand-new reason to offer a standalone online streaming service other than making cord cutters very happy — it could also rake in huge sums of money. Ars Technica points out that a new research note from Barclays Capital analyst Kannan Venkateshwar, who projects that HBO could generate an additional $600 million per year by offering its content online and apart from cable bundles. More →

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HP Power Cord Recall

HP is still having trouble making PC components that won’t kill you

HP is still having trouble making PC components that won’t kill you

By about 3 hours ago.

HP has been on fire over the past year… and that’s not a good thing. HP announced this week that it will be recalling roughly 6 million AC power cords that were sold between September 2010 through June 2012 after discovering that the cords are liable to overheat and catch on fire. HP says that the affected power cords shipped with “HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations.” Customers who sent their power cords back will have replacement cords shipped to them at no cost. More →

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Hit List

Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt’s curious advice: ‘Know your competition, but don’t copy it’

Eric Schmidt’s curious advice: ‘Know your competition, but don’t copy it’

By about 4 hours ago.

In the latest edition of Talking Schmidt, a series where 9to5Google analyzes Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s most baffling quotes, we take a look at Schmidt’s upcoming book, How Google Works. In order to promote the book, Schmidt took to Google+ and posted the following image. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Overheating Issues

At least Microsoft’s new cardboard Surface Pro 3 won’t run into overheating issues

At least Microsoft’s new cardboard Surface Pro 3 won’t run into overheating issues

By about 5 hours ago.

Microsoft has managed to build a sort-of-working cardboard version of the Surface Pro 3 tablet/laptop hybrid, sending units to schools in Australia as part of its Surface Pro 3 international launch celebration. More →

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Game Changers

PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games

Here are all the free PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games you can download in September

Here are all the free PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games you can download in September

By about 6 hours ago.

As the holiday season draws closer, the game release schedule is going to pick up to a pace that might not be safe for your wallet. Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield, Dragon Age, Super Smash Bros. — that vacation you were planning may have to wait until next year. Thankfully, Sony is taking a little bit of the pressure off with its latest collection of free games for PS Plus members on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. More →

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Coolest Cooler Kickstarter Funding Record

Move over, Pebble: The Coolest Cooler is now the biggest Kickstarter campaign ever

Move over, Pebble: The Coolest Cooler is now the biggest Kickstarter campaign ever

By about 6 hours ago.

The Coolest Cooler took Kickstarter by storm a while ago, emerging as an interesting, yet unexpected project that could in theory raise more money than the Pebble smartwatch, which pulled in $10,266,845 in pledges in its time, setting the record for the crowd-funding website. And now, the Coolest Cooler has managed to beat that record a few days before its campaign wraps up. More →

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Hilarious Baby iPad Mini Mockup Page

This is how an Apple fanboy and former employee introduced his baby to the world

This is how an Apple fanboy and former employee introduced his baby to the world

By about 7 hours ago.

One of the things Apple is known for is its attention to detail especially when it comes to crafting marketing materials that sell its devices, including the elaborate “show” Apple puts on its website for highlighting the main features of a newly announced product. And what better way for a former Apple employee Andreas Kleinke to introduce to his baby boy to the world than by replicating Apple’s iPad mini page and replacing the tablet with his own mini, Jonathan Henry. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast says it has to smother competition to protect poor people

Comcast says it has to smother competition to protect poor people

By about 7 hours ago.

Ever wonder why America’s two biggest cable providers don’t bother competing with one another? Or why you have only one choice for Internet service in your neighborhood? Or why cable prices have been rising at more than triple the rate of inflation? Well, wonder no more. Ars Technica flags some recent filings sent to the Federal Communications Commission sent by Internet service providers CenturyLink and RCN that detail how Comcast works tirelessly to keep them out of its markets and then justifies its actions as a favor to poor people. More →

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Moto 360 Yo Promotion

Now you have an awesomely stupid way to get the gorgeous Moto 360 before anyone else

Now you have an awesomely stupid way to get the gorgeous Moto 360 before anyone else

By about 8 hours ago.

It’s an unlikely pairing: The world’s smartest looking smartwatch and the world’s stupidest mobile app. And yet they have indeed teamed up, because mobile app Yo has just announced that “Motorola is going to use the Yo platform to release their long awaited Moto 360 smart watch.” And yes, this promotion is just as awesomely stupid as you think it is. More →

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BlackBerry Verizon Upgrade Offers

BlackBerry teams with Verizon to keep business away from Android and iOS

BlackBerry teams with Verizon to keep business away from Android and iOS

By about 8 hours ago.

BlackBerry hasn’t had too much luck with its recovery efforts over the past several months, but there are still plenty of businesses that depend on the Canadian company’s devices and services in order to function. As BlackBerry struggles to regain momentum in the smartphone market, it is looking for ways to hold on to its existing clients, which is why a partnership with Verizon could be huge for enterprise customers. More →

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Is The Universe A Simulation

We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram

We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram

By about 9 hours ago.

What could be the most important scientific experiment of our lifetime is about to begin. The so-called Holometer Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to determine whether our perception of a three-dimensional universe is just an illusion. Do we actually live on a 2D plane, as a holographic projection? There is a well-established theory that states we are indeed living in a hologram, with a pixel size of about 10 trillion trillion times smaller than an atom. This has certain implications, some of which are quite sinister, even unspeakably horrific. More →

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Smartphone Notifications

Wrangling push notifications: Control your phone before it controls you

Wrangling push notifications: Control your phone before it controls you

By about 9 hours ago.

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been there. Buzzed, dinged, and blooped to death. For as incredible as smartphones are, their ability to notify you about anything and everything can quickly become a nightmare. Early on, in simpler times, it was a common technological courtesy for your phone to notify you whenever a call, text, or email was inbound. We branched out a bit with instant messaging, and if you were really crazy, you might even ask the ESPN app to ping you whenever your favorite team recorded a W. More →

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Best GoPro Videos Jet Ski

Incredibly cool GoPro video shows what it’s like to speed through Arizona canyons on a jet ski

Incredibly cool GoPro video shows what it’s like to speed through Arizona canyons on a jet ski

By about 9 hours ago.

What we love about GoPro videos is that they give us a first-person look at incredible sights and daring stunts that we ourselves might not want to go through. A terrific GoPro video recently posted on YouTube shows us some gorgeous footage of a man on a jet ski zipping through the water that winds through Mountain Sheep Canyon at Lake Powell, which is locate across both Arizona and Utah. More →

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