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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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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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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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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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 on October 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

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 on October 31, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

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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Why Is TouchWiz So Slow

Even this dedicated Samsung fan is completely fed up with TouchWiz

By on October 31, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

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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Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Video

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

By on October 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

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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Apple Pay Vs. MCX CurrentC Reviews

iPhone fans are trashing Apple Pay rival CurrentC in App Store reviews – here are the funniest ones

By on October 31, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

iPhone fans are trashing Apple Pay rival CurrentC in App Store reviews – here are the funniest ones

MCX may claim that its CurrentC mobile payment platform is a bold challenge to the mobile payments status quo but its target audience isn’t seeing it that way so far. In fact, it looks that like as Android fans have done, iPhone fans have also taken to trashing CurrentC on their favorite platform’s app store and are often doing so in rather humorous ways. More →

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Tim Cook Comes Out Reactions

Here is the most idiotic reaction to Tim Cook coming out as gay

By on October 31, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Here is the most idiotic reaction to Tim Cook coming out as gay

When Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday, the reaction from fellow tech leaders and from most politicians was largely positive. We knew that not everyone would react this way, however, and sure enough The Washington Post has cataloged some of the more idiotic reactions to Cook coming out. While some of the reactions were fairly predictable — really, who didn’t think the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer would say something stupid? — the most boneheaded reaction so far actually comes to us from Vitaly Milonov, a Russian member of parliament who wants Cook banned from entering his country for life. More →

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Google Hangouts Free International Calling

Google is giving you free international calling… but there’s a huge catch

By on October 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Google is giving you free international calling… but there’s a huge catch

Everyone loves the idea of being able to make free international calls on their phones and now Google is letting you do so… but only for a minute. Google this week announced that “the first minute of calls to phone numbers in twenty-five different countries is now free” if you make those calls using Google’s Hangouts mobile app. More →

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Steve Wozniak Seth Rogen Cast

Aaron Sorkin may have found the perfect person to play Steve Wozniak

By on October 30, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Aaron Sorkin may have found the perfect person to play Steve Wozniak

Do you imagine Steve Wozniak smoked a lot of pot and made a lot of penis jokes in his youth? If so then you’ll think the casting choice for Woz’s role in Aaron Sorkin’s new Steve Jobs biopic is absolutely perfect. According to Variety, none other than Seth Rogen has been tapped to play Wozniak in the upcoming film, which we think is an inspired choice for the brilliant and often very amusing Apple cofounder. Christian Bale, who is best known for playing Batman in Gary Nolan’s highly acclaimed trilogy, will play opposite Rogen as Steve Jobs.  More →

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BlackBerry Passport Drop Test Video

Video: A slab of asphalt survives being subjected to a BlackBerry Passport drop test

By on October 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Video: A slab of asphalt survives being subjected to a BlackBerry Passport drop test

The BlackBerry Passport is so big and rugged that it’s quickly garnering a reputation as the Chuck Norris of smartphones — in other words, we expect that when it’s subjected to a drop test, we’re more worried about what will happen to the parking lot asphalt than the actual phone.

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