9 more secrets we learned from the Sony hack
The Sony hack has been an absolute disaster, but there's no denying that some very interesting info has been made public - here are the 9 most recent revelations
The surface of Venus is not anything close to habitable, since its average surface temperature is around 864 degrees Fahrenheit. But what if we never bothered trying to walk on Venus and instead built a floating city in the clouds that would make Lando Calrissian feel right at home? More →
The evolution of video games is pretty obvious — just look at the difference between, say, the original Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart 8 to see the insane improvements video games have made to graphics since the 1980s. But the games themselves aren’t the only things that have evolved, as console controllers have undergone some drastic changes over the years as well. More →
Although some people may see beer drinking as a sport, for others it can be a useful tool, especially creative individuals who’re stuck with writer’s block or other artistic impediments. As Engadget reports, University of Illinois Professor Jennifer Wiley discovered that a blood alcohol level of 0.075 will make a person reach their creative peak because drinking a certain amount of booze lowers the chances that they over think what they’re doing. More →
Both the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8) were two of our favorite phones released over the past two years and now it looks like they’re going to get significantly better once they’re upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop. LlabTooFer has posted some exclusive screenshots and videos of what the HTC One (M8) will look like with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop installed alongside HTC’s Sense 6.0 overlay. More →
Plenty of studies have shown that iPhone users upgrade their handsets more often than other smartphone users. But what should you do with that old iPhone once you have upgraded to a new one? There are plenty of good options out there, and some of the most common ones include selling your old phone using a site like eBay or Craigslist, trading it in for credit toward the purchase of a new phone, or giving it away to a friend or loved one.
But there’s another option you might not be aware of that is incredibly useful and completely free. More →
Black Friday has come and gone, and Cyber Monday feels like a distant memory. The busiest shopping season of the year is finally behind us, but does that mean the best sale prices of the season are a thing of the past as well? Well guess what — if you thought big sales were over and done just because Christmas is almost here, think again.
Did you know you can still get a $430 KitchenAid Stand Mixer for $280? Did you know you can also get a $130 Jawbone UP24 for $80 or a $200 pair of Beats by Dre Solo 2 On-Ear Headphones for just $150? More →
Reddit has a massive Secret Santa gift exchange every year and one of its most high-profile participants is none other than Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. This year, Redditor calid7 was the lucky person to get Gates as her secret Santa and he sent her one of the greatest Secret Santa gifts we’ve ever seen: A full-size replica of the horned helmet worn by the evil god Loki in The Avengers and other Marvel films. More →
We first heard about Boeing’s top-secret new smartphone called the Boeing Black earlier this year but this is the first time we’ve heard of BlackBerry’s involvement in the project. Reuters reports that BlackBerry CEO John Chen said late last week that he was “pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform.” Chen added that this was literally all he was allowed to say about the project, so we shouldn’t expect to learn anymore details about it from him in the near future. More →
If there’s one thing T-Mobile CEO John Legere loves to do, it’s troll his rivals. Legere’s whole tenure as T-Mobile’s chief executive has been marked by relentless bashing of other wireless carriers, as he’s taken particular glee going after AT&T. Now Legere and T-Mobile have put together a very special Christmas video in which, you guessed it, he takes bountiful shots at AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. More →
The first time I saw a prototype of Google’s self-driving car, I couldn’t help but laugh. I mean, look at it. It’s ridiculous. I joked on Twitter about a special Easter egg that could be uncovered by combining the geekiness of Google’s self-driving car with Google Glass, and people’s responses seemed to indicate that they agreed: It looks silly.
But make no mistake about it: This funny-looking car is the future. More →
Police raided The Pirate Bay’s servers in Sweden almost two weeks ago, and while fans believed the massive online downloads resource would quickly be brought back online, the group behind it didn’t appear to be ready to resurrect the service as fast as some might have expected. However, Torrent Freak reports that the first signs The Pirate Bay is coming back up are here, as ThePirateBay.se domain name is back online, waving a pirate flag. More →
Early Android phones had awful cameras that took poor quality photos, but that has completely changed in the modern smartphone era. The gap in quality between pictures captured on iPhones and pictures taken on high-end Android phones has narrowed to a sliver, and there are even some Android handsets that offer camera quality that is arguably better than Apple’s iPhones.
Camera software is a different story though, and Android vendors often build default camera apps that are overly complex and very difficult to use. Thankfully there are some third-party offerings that tone down the bells and whistles to help you focus more on the essentials, and A Better Camera is one of the best options we’ve found thus far. More →