Why does every Android phone company think it can be Apple?
The iPhone was such a game-changer that rivals had no response other than to try to be Apple. That strategy is... not working.
If a device is connected to a wireless network, chances are some talented hackers will find a way to take advantage of its software flaws to make it do what they want, whether we’re talking about smartphones, computers, routers, and even rifles. Yes, there’s a smart Internet-connected rifle out there that can turn anyone into a perfect shot — but some hackers found out how to disable it and even change its target. More →
After years of anticipation, Windows 10 has finally arrived. Although Microsoft will undoubtedly be spending the next several weeks ironing out the kinks of its new operating system, the reaction from users and critics alike has been largely positive, proving that Windows 10 is a huge step up over the ill-fated Windows 8.
Ever wondered which U.S. state would emerge as the winner if a war broke out between all the American states? What if there was no USA as we know it today, and each state battled its neighbors in hopes of conquering them and securing more resources? It’s not a movie — at least not yet — but one former Marine has imagined the frightening scenario in great detail. More →
Despite the fact that we’ve seen a few big releases over the past couple of months, the summer video game lull is still in full effect. We still have over a month until September arrives and the schedule begins to pick up, but in the meantime, there are plenty of free games to download on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. More →
Connected cars are awesome but they also present big opportunities for hackers to cause significant, and potentially deadly, mischief. Reuters reports that white-hat hacker Samy Kamkar says he’s figured out a way to hack into GM’s OnStar mobile app and then use it to remotely open and start GM cars. More →
Canon earlier today unveiled a jaw-dropping new multi-purpose camera with a maximum ISO of over 4,000,000. In layman’s terms, this bad boy can effectively see in the dark.
Dubbed the ME20F-SH, Canon’s latest creation can record full color HD video in extremely dark conditions. How dark? Well Canon’s press release notes that it can capture video “with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux. “To put that in perspective, Petapixel writes, “a full moon on a clear night is about 0.27 to 1.0 lux, and 0.0001 lux is a moonless, overcast night. The camera can capture high-quality images of things the human eye cannot see.”
Last month, Microsoft improved its Games with Gold program dramatically by giving Xbox One owners an additional free game to download every month. Xbox has always been a step behind PlayStation when it comes to rewarding subscribers of its pay-to-play online service, but this addition brings Games with Gold and PS Plus much closer to parity. More →
People get very, very emotional about Pluto being designated as a mere “dwarf planet” and not a proper planet like the other eight that inhabit our solar system. Tech Insider has scored an interview with Alan Stern, the head scientist behind the recent New Horizons mission that gave us our first clear pictures of Pluto, and he seems incredulous that the International Astronomical Union decided to kick Pluto out of the planet club back in 2006. More →
So, you’ve installed Windows 10 on your laptop, tablet or desktop and for some reason, you don’t like what Microsoft has done to fix the tragedy that was Windows 8. Or, perhaps you’re aware of some bugs that Microsoft hasn’t yet patched. Luckily for you, Microsoft lets you downgrade back to a previous Windows version right from inside Windows 10, and the procedure is relatively easy, though not quite hassle-free. More →
It’s been years in the making at this point but we now know Apple will finally, at long last, release its big Apple TV refresh this coming September. Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski, who has impeccable sources for Apple release schedules, says that Apple will unveiled its refreshed TV set-top box alongside its new iPhones in September. More →