Samsung Gear S Specs

The single most mind-blowing fact about Samsung’s Gear S

By on August 28, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

The single most mind-blowing fact about Samsung’s Gear S

Even if you have no intention of buying Samsung’s latest smartwatch, you should at least step back and appreciate what a marvel of engineering it actually is — and we’re not just talking about the nifty curved display. Analyst Neil Shah points out that many of the Gear S’s key hardware specifications are nearly identical to those of the iPhone 4S, the hugely popular Apple smartphone that was released less than three years ago. More →

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Samsung Gear Circle Headphones

Apple definitely isn’t suing Samsung over these things

By on August 28, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Apple definitely isn’t suing Samsung over these things

Here’s an accessory that you definitely can’t accuse Samsung of copying from anyone else. In addition to announcing its Gear S smartwatch earlier on Thursday, Samsung also took the wraps off a new set of headphones designed to compliment the device that are certainly original, to say the least. More →

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iPhone 6 Features NFC Payments

Another major new iPhone 6 feature was just confirmed

By on August 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Another major new iPhone 6 feature was just confirmed

Apple fans who have insisted for years that the iPhone doesn’t need NFC… get ready for an iPhone with NFC. Unnamed sources tell Wired that Apple has decided to include an NFC radio in its upcoming iPhone 6 and that the technology will be used to facilitate mobile payments. More →

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HBO Standalone Streaming Service

HBO could make a fortune by making cord cutters’ dreams come true

By on August 27, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

HBO could make a fortune by making cord cutters’ dreams come true

HBO has a brand-new reason to offer a standalone online streaming service other than making cord cutters very happy — it could also rake in huge sums of money. Ars Technica points out that a new research note from Barclays Capital analyst Kannan Venkateshwar, who projects that HBO could generate an additional $600 million per year by offering its content online and apart from cable bundles. More →

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HP Power Cord Recall

HP is still having trouble making PC components that won’t kill you

By on August 27, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

HP is still having trouble making PC components that won’t kill you

HP has been on fire over the past year… and that’s not a good thing. HP announced this week that it will be recalling roughly 6 million AC power cords that were sold between September 2010 through June 2012 after discovering that the cords are liable to overheat and catch on fire. HP says that the affected power cords shipped with “HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations.” Customers who sent their power cords back will have replacement cords shipped to them at no cost. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast says it has to smother competition to protect poor people

By on August 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Comcast says it has to smother competition to protect poor people

Ever wonder why America’s two biggest cable providers don’t bother competing with one another? Or why you have only one choice for Internet service in your neighborhood? Or why cable prices have been rising at more than triple the rate of inflation? Well, wonder no more. Ars Technica flags some recent filings sent to the Federal Communications Commission sent by Internet service providers CenturyLink and RCN that detail how Comcast works tirelessly to keep them out of its markets and then justifies its actions as a favor to poor people. More →

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Moto 360 Yo Promotion

Now you have an awesomely stupid way to get the gorgeous Moto 360 before anyone else

By on August 27, 2014 at 5:17 PM.

Now you have an awesomely stupid way to get the gorgeous Moto 360 before anyone else

It’s an unlikely pairing: The world’s smartest looking smartwatch and the world’s stupidest mobile app. And yet they have indeed teamed up, because mobile app Yo has just announced that “Motorola is going to use the Yo platform to release their long awaited Moto 360 smart watch.” And yes, this promotion is just as awesomely stupid as you think it is. More →

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Best GoPro Videos Jet Ski

Incredibly cool GoPro video shows what it’s like to speed through Arizona canyons on a jet ski

By on August 27, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Incredibly cool GoPro video shows what it’s like to speed through Arizona canyons on a jet ski

What we love about GoPro videos is that they give us a first-person look at incredible sights and daring stunts that we ourselves might not want to go through. A terrific GoPro video recently posted on YouTube shows us some gorgeous footage of a man on a jet ski zipping through the water that winds through Mountain Sheep Canyon at Lake Powell, which is locate across both Arizona and Utah. More →

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Apple iWatch Announcement Date

Here comes the iWatch: First Apple wearable computer reportedly set for September 9th reveal

By on August 27, 2014 at 1:32 PM.

Here comes the iWatch: First Apple wearable computer reportedly set for September 9th reveal

While we still don’t know when Apple will release its first-ever wearable computer, it now seems likely that we’ll at least get our first look at it next month. Re/code’s John Paczkowski, who also was the first to report on the iPhone 6’s grand September 9th unveiling, now reports that Apple is going to announce a wearable computer of some kind alongside the iPhone 6 at the same event. More →

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iPad Air 2 Pictures Leak

Next-gen iPad Air rear shell shown up close in major new leak

By on August 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Next-gen iPad Air rear shell shown up close in major new leak

The next-generation iPad Air isn’t generating nearly as much hype as the upcoming iPhone 6 but it’s still nice to see Apple-releated leaks every now and then that have nothing to do with the company’s next flagship smartphone. Nowhereelse.fr has gotten its hands on some newly leaked pictures of the next-generation iPad Air that show us the new tablet’s rear shell up close. More →

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Cyanogen Nextbit Android Phone

Top-secret project could produce the most exciting Android phone ever made

By on August 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Top-secret project could produce the most exciting Android phone ever made

Forget the OnePlus One — there could soon be a brand-new Cyanogen-enhanced Android phone coming that will blow other Android phones away. Per Engadget, Cyanogen and a mysterious startup called Nexbit have announced that they’re working together on “something really cool,” although they never specify what that “something” actually is. There are some very good reasons to think it’s going to be a killer new Android phone, however. More →

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Time Warner Cable Internet Service Is Down

Time Warner Cable is suffering a massive nationwide service outage [updated]

By on August 27, 2014 at 7:05 AM.

Time Warner Cable is suffering a massive nationwide service outage [updated]

Apparently tired of seeing Comcast hog all the bad publicity this past month, would-be merger partner Time Warner Cable has leapt back into the spotlight by delivering a nationwide Internet service outage. As Business Insider reports, TWC customers are complaining that their Internet service is down from coast to coast and an outage map posted on Twitter seems to show that this outage affects just about every customer in TWC’s footprint. More →

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Best GoPro Camera Accessories

Brilliant new GoPro accessory will let you see the world from a dog’s eye view

By on August 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Brilliant new GoPro accessory will let you see the world from a dog’s eye view

Love wacky GoPro videos? Well just wait until the Internet gets its hands on a terrific new GoPro accessory that lets you hook up your camera directly to your beloved pooch. The new GoPro Fetch is a dog harness that will let you securely strap on a GoPro camera to your dog’s back or around its neck, all without weighting the canine down. Once the camera is mounted, it can then be used to film footage that shows what your dog sees when it’s chasing squirrels, digging holes or sniffing at any number of disgusting things. More →

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