Nintendo Hires Doug Bowser VP Of Sales

Amazing: Nintendo hires a man named Bowser

By on May 20, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

Amazing: Nintendo hires a man named Bowser

This is even better than the former Apple employee named Sam Sung. Nintendo this week announced that it’s hired a new vice president of sales named Doug Bowser whose last name just happens to be the same name of the iconic villain from Super Mario Bros. Nintendo is fully aware of how funny this is, which is why its press release emphasized that Bowser “brings decades of experience, not fire breath, to his new role.” More →

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Mad Men Finale Explained Jon Hamm

Mad Men finale: Actor Jon Hamm explains the final scene

By on May 20, 2015 at 4:57 PM.

Mad Men finale: Actor Jon Hamm explains the final scene

Ever since the finale of Mad Men aired on Sunday, fans have been debating the meaning of the iconic show’s final scene. In an interview with The New York Times, actor Jon Hamm gives his interpretation of exactly what happened at the very end of the show. Spoilers obviously follow below. More →

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Apple 2015 MacBook Review Marco Arment

Beloved Apple developer writes an absolutely scathing review of Apple’s newest MacBook

By on May 20, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

Beloved Apple developer writes an absolutely scathing review of Apple’s newest MacBook

Instapaper Marco Arment is a very influential iOS and Mac developer who has long sung the praises of many Apple products. However, he’s also not afraid to let Apple absolutely have it when he thinks they’ve delivered a subpar effort and that’s exactly what he thinks they’ve done with the new 2015 MacBook. In a scathing review published on his blog, Arment rips into Apple for the design choices it made with the new laptop and he even expresses concern about whether the company has run out of ideas for improving its computers other than making them thinner. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Specs Leak

Major Galaxy Note 5 details revealed in new report

By on May 20, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

Major Galaxy Note 5 details revealed in new report

Phablet fans should be absolutely pumped up for the upcoming release of the Galaxy Note 5, especially since the release of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge this year have shown Samsung has finally honed its design chops. SamMobile has come out with some fresh details about the Note 5 on a new report today that give us a better idea of the device’s specifications and when it will be released. More →

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Apple Watch Sales Forecast KGI

Uh-oh: World’s most accurate Apple insider says Apple Watch sales are falling short

By on May 20, 2015 at 1:25 PM.

Uh-oh: World’s most accurate Apple insider says Apple Watch sales are falling short

The Apple Watch definitely sold well eight out of the gate but does it really have much of a shelf life once the initial hype dies down? A new research note flagged by 9to5Mac suggests that it may not. KGI Securities this week made a massive cut to its Apple Watch sales projections by between 20% to 30% in Q3 2015. What’s more, KGI says that it’s cut its estimate of total Apple Watch sales for the year from the consensus range of 20 million to 30 million units down to 15 million units. More →

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Spotify Revenue Music Labels

Spotify unveils its big plans for video streaming – what you need to know

By on May 20, 2015 at 11:45 AM.

Spotify unveils its big plans for video streaming – what you need to know

Spotify: It’s not just for music streaming anymore. The hugely popular streaming app announced on Wednesday that it will add video streaming to its library of content in a bid to compete with YouTube and other popular video streaming sites. In its announcement, Spotify said that it had already signed up several partners to deliver professional video content, including Comedy Central, Vice News, ABC, BBC, ESPN, Elite Daily, and TED. At the moment, it seems that these content providers will only be delivering video clips of shows, although it’s possible they’ll allow for streaming full episodes in the future.  More →

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Windows XP

Fukushima nuclear plant ordered to upgrade its computers from Windows XP

By on May 20, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Fukushima nuclear plant ordered to upgrade its computers from Windows XP

Well, this is scary. The Japan Times reports that the Tokyo Electric Power Co., a.k.a. Tepco, has come under fire from an independent auditor for trying to save money by delaying its computers’ upgrade from Windows XP. Among other things, Tepco has been using Windows XP to run computers at the Fukushima nuclear power plant that suffered a terrifying triple meltdown back in 2011. More →

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Google Chrome Memory Leak Fix

It’s about time: Google vows to fix the worst thing about its Chrome browser

By on May 19, 2015 at 8:20 PM.

It’s about time: Google vows to fix the worst thing about its Chrome browser

Chrome is an awesome browser but it also has severe memory leak issues that can chew up resources on both your PC and your smartphone. KitGuru highlights some recent comments made by the Chrome for Android team during a Reddit AMA that show Google’s engineers are very much aware of Chrome’s memory leak problems and are vowing to fix it. More →

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Buy Unlocked iPhones Android Phones

Why you should always buy an unlocked phone whenever possible

By on May 19, 2015 at 5:50 PM.

Why you should always buy an unlocked phone whenever possible

Carrier subsidies can be awfully tempting — after all, who doesn’t want to get a brand-new smartphone for just $200? But Droid Life makes a good case that they’re also a temptation you should resist because the value of having an unlocked smartphone is just too good over the long haul to pass up. More →

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Game Of Thrones Senator Claire McCaskill

Game of Thrones gets officially denounced by a U.S. senator

By on May 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Game of Thrones gets officially denounced by a U.S. senator

Well, this is certainly a first. Per The Huffington Post, U.S. senator Claire McCaskill (D, Missouri) has officially denounced Game of Thrones for a controversial scene in this past Sunday’s episode. Spoilers follow below. More →

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Lenovo Laptop Desktop Graduation Sale

Huge sale: Lenovo is slashing desktop and laptop prices by up to 50% for 1 day only

By on May 19, 2015 at 4:17 PM.

Huge sale: Lenovo is slashing desktop and laptop prices by up to 50% for 1 day only

If your son or daughter just graduated high school and needs a desktop or laptop to use for college, then you should really check out what Lenovo is offering. For one day only, Lenovo is taking a huge ax to its prices for assorted computers and is discounting them by up to 50%.

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Hardee's Most American Thickburger Hot Dog

Hardee’s monstrous burger-hot dog hybrid will make you drool or vomit… or possibly both at once

By on May 19, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

Hardee’s monstrous burger-hot dog hybrid will make you drool or vomit… or possibly both at once

While fast food joints such as McDonald’s are undergoing identity crises and are even experimenting with serving kale to their customers, Hardee’s is still proudly being its greasy, disgusting self. Per Consumerist, Hardee’s this month has unveiled a new creation called the Most American Thickburger that stuffs both a hot dog and potato chips into one of its trademark massive hamburgers. Apparently, the idea is to eat everything you’d have at a classic American cookout at the same time with as minimal effort as possible. More →

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Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 Update Download

Apple Watch gets its first major software update – here’s how to install it

By on May 19, 2015 at 1:07 PM.

Apple Watch gets its first major software update – here’s how to install it

The Apple Watch received its first major software update on Tuesday and it’s promising a big number of improvements to Siri functionality, calorie counting capabilities for both indoor cycling and rowing workouts, pace tracking for outdoor runs and walks, and third-party app integration. This last fix is particularly important because poor third-party app performance has been one of the biggest early criticisms of the Apple Watch overall. More →

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