BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone 5s Galaxy S5

BlackBerry says its square phone is already stealing back iOS and Android users

By on July 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM.

BlackBerry says its square phone is already stealing back iOS and Android users

A lot of people who now use iPhones and Android phones once used BlackBerry devices many years ago, and now BlackBerry says that its new square BlackBerry Passport is bringing some of them back into the fold. In a new post highlighting consumer response to its newest smartphone, BlackBerry picks up on several comments left on different websites of people who say that they can’t wait to dump their current smartphones for the BlackBerry Passport. More →

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Why Are Smartphones Bad For Society

Restaurant finds its service is slower because you’re spending too much time staring at your phone

By on July 18, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Restaurant finds its service is slower because you’re spending too much time staring at your phone

If you find that service at your favorite restaurant isn’t as speedy as it once was, don’t blame your waiter — instead, blame all the people who spend tons of time messing around on their smartphones when they go out to eat instead of looking at a menu and ordering their food. More →

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Sales

It looks like Microsoft was smart to scrap the Surface mini

By on July 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

It looks like Microsoft was smart to scrap the Surface mini

And now we see another good reason for Microsoft to not release the Surface mini tablet. ITWorld reports that Lenovo has already stopped selling its two smaller Windows-based tablets in the United States because there simply isn’t any demand for them. The decision comes to yank the smaller Windows tablets even though both of them — the ThinkPad 8 and the Miix 2 — haven’t even been out for a year. More →

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Microsoft Windows Phone 3D Touch

Did Microsoft just cancel Windows Phone’s potential killer feature?

By on July 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Did Microsoft just cancel Windows Phone’s potential killer feature?

Earlier this year, we heard that Microsoft was working on something called 3D Touch, a new system that would integrate the Xbox One’s Kinect technology into Windows Phone. WPCentral’s sources now say, however, that plans to release a device with 3D Touch have been put on the shelf for the time being because Microsoft execs and engineers couldn’t escape the nagging sensation that it was nothing more than a gimmick. More →

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iPhone 5s Vs. Galaxy S5 Battery Life

Cool Samsung video shows how the Galaxy S5 can take you places the iPhone can’t go

By on July 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

Cool Samsung video shows how the Galaxy S5 can take you places the iPhone can’t go

Samsung seems to think its new ads that either mock the iPhone’s poor battery life or that tout its own phones’ strong batteries are winners. The company on Friday put out a new video chronicling two men who took the Galaxy S5 with them on a road trip across the United States and didn’t have to recharge it once. More →

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TWC Fiber Network Los Angeles

Surprise: TWC wants to build a 1Gbps fiber network after Los Angeles threatens to build its own

By on July 18, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Surprise: TWC wants to build a 1Gbps fiber network after Los Angeles threatens to build its own

Gee, it’s amazing how quickly Time Warner Cable will change its mind about the usefulness of 1Gbps fiber networks as soon as a major city like Los Angeles says it wants to built its own fiber network that could potentially kick incumbent cable providers to the curb. Time Warner Cable on Friday issued a response to Los Angeles’s request for input on the best way to develop a community-wide fiber network that’s capable of blowing anything TWC currently offers out of the water. Unsurprisingly, TWC said that it would just love to help Tinsel Town build its own fiber network. More →

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Nintendo Wii U Upcoming Releases

The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

By on July 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

The release of the critically acclaimed Mario Kart 8 gave the Wii U a nice sales boost but Nintendo can’t rely on just one game to make the Wii U relevant. This is why when we look at the calendar of upcoming Wii U releases, we get a sinking sense of dread, especially because we still don’t have a confirmed release date for the new Super Smash Bros. game yet. More →

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Best GoPro Videos Tornadoes

Terrifying GoPro video shows two tornadoes wreaking havoc at the same time

By on July 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Terrifying GoPro video shows two tornadoes wreaking havoc at the same time

We’ve seen our share of scary GoPro videos over the past several months but this latest one takes us about as close as we ever want to be to two tornadoes that simultaneously tore through large areas of Nebraska last month. The video was filmed by storm chasers Dick McGowan and Shay Phillips, who shot footage of the twin tornadoes on June 16th this year in Pilger, Nebraska using their GoPro camera while safely behind the wheel of a car. More →

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BlackBerry Z3 Vs. Xiaomi Redmi

BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

By on July 18, 2014 at 1:04 PM.

BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

Batten down the hatches, BlackBerry — Hurricane Xiaomi is barreling toward you. The Wall Street Journal reports that even though red-hot Chinese vendor Xiaomi has had trouble getting its phones approved for sale in Indonesia, the company does expect to get the green light very soon. Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s vice president for global operations, tells the Journal that if all goes as planned, Xiaomi will start selling its smartphones in Indonesia by the end of August. More →

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Why Is HTC Struggling

Despite making killer phones, HTC has been an ungodly mess for the past two years

By on July 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Despite making killer phones, HTC has been an ungodly mess for the past two years

Is there any company that so regularly releases great products while also regularly being in the midst of turmoil as HTC? Engadget’s Brad Molen has written a comprehensive timeline of major executive departures at HTC over the past two years and they show how HTC has faced constant turnover at key positions without showing any signs of stabilizing anytime soon. More →

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NVIDIA Shield Talbet 2014 Leaked Photo

New leak reveals what could be the world’s greatest gaming tablet

By on July 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

New leak reveals what could be the world’s greatest gaming tablet

NVIDIA already makes killer smartphone and tablet chips and now it looks like it’s going to soon release a killer tablet of its own as well. @evleaks has just posted a new leaked picture of a device called the NVIDIA Shield Tablet, 2014 that looks like a very slick device that will put a lot of emphasis on mobile gaming. More →

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When Is Google Fiber Coming

Google explains why it’s taking its sweet time bringing Google Fiber to your city

By on July 17, 2014 at 5:37 PM.

Google explains why it’s taking its sweet time bringing Google Fiber to your city

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Google to announce that it’s bringing Google Fiber to more markets. However, it seems that Google seems content to take its time for now and keep its Fiber deployments confined to the three markets it’s announced so far: Kansas City, Missouri, Austin, Texas and Provo Utah. More →

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Google Q2 2014 Earnings

Google whiffs again in Q2 2014 earnings but beats on revenue expectations

By on July 17, 2014 at 4:13 PM.

Google whiffs again in Q2 2014 earnings but beats on revenue expectations

Google on Thursday reported adjusted earnings of $6.08 per share on revenues of $15.96 billion, which missed the consensus estimate of earnings of $6.24 per share while beating the consensus estimate of revenues of $12.32 billion. The past quarter was a very busy one for the search giant, which unveiled its new Android L platform that features a completely new user interface design, as well as Android Wear, its first attempt at making a platform for wearable computers. More →

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