BlackBerry Passport Best Features

BlackBerry explains what the haters don’t get about the Passport

By on December 15, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

BlackBerry explains what the haters don’t get about the Passport

Just like Taylor Swift, BlackBerry knows that its haters are gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate its newest flagship smartphone. To set the record straight, the company has posted a humorous article that details “11 things wrong with the BlackBerry Passport,” even though all 11 items listed are actually the device’s purported strengths. More →

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Pirate Bay Alternatives Isohunt

You can use a ‘fully functioning’ Pirate Bay clone right now

By on December 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

You can use a ‘fully functioning’ Pirate Bay clone right now

While there are many alternatives to The Pirate Bay, longtime Pirate Bay fans who want the real thing back can now use a “fully functioning” clone of the notorious torrent site’s database, BBC News reports. More →

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What Is Working For Apple Like

What it’s like to get a dream job at Apple after 4 years of trying [updated]

By on December 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

What it’s like to get a dream job at Apple after 4 years of trying [updated]

Apple is not an easy company to work for and it’s also not an easy company to get hired by — just ask engineer Jeremy Foo, who finally got hired by Apple after trying to get a job there for the past four years. More →

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AT&T Verizon Tax Breaks

Surprise! AT&T and Verizon pocket huge tax breaks, employ fewer people

By on December 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Surprise! AT&T and Verizon pocket huge tax breaks, employ fewer people

This may shock you, but giving large companies special tax deals doesn’t magically lead to full employment and economic paradise. The Wall Street Journal reports that both AT&T and Verizon started receiving huge tax breaks starting in 2008 as part of a stimulus package and since then have actually reduced their combined employee counts by around 100,000 people. More →

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Most Expensive Uber Rides

Woman passes out during Uber ride, wakes up with a $293 bill

By on December 15, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Woman passes out during Uber ride, wakes up with a $293 bill

If you decide to use Uber, you should always make sure you’re both sober and fully awake. Gothamist brings us the story about one New York woman who took an Uber ride home from a holiday party last week and who passed out on the way home because she was “feeling ill and tired.” When she woke up, she found that she’d been billed $293 for the ride, which was supposed to have been a fairly short 4.8-mile trip but that mysteriously turned into a 14.5-mile journey while she was asleep in the backseat. More →

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Apple iPhone 6 16GB Vs. 64GB

Another reason Apple should (but probably won’t) kill off 16GB iPhones

By on December 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Another reason Apple should (but probably won’t) kill off 16GB iPhones

One thing that many Apple fans have criticized the company for this year has been releasing 16GB models of both its newest iPhones and iPads even though it’s clear that most users need more storage on those devices. Now Business Insider points us to a new study that offers still more fodder against Apple’s insistence on making 16GB the lowest possible tier for storage space on its iPhones and iPads. More →

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Samsung Vs. Xiaomi Profits

Here’s the real reason Samsung is taking a beating… and it’s not the iPhone 6

By on December 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Here’s the real reason Samsung is taking a beating… and it’s not the iPhone 6

Samsung’s smartphone profits have been getting absolutely hammered all year as it’s facing an insane amount of competition from low-cost vendors in key markets such as China. Now a new report from Reuters illustrates just how brutal the competition is for mobile phones right now, as it turns out up-and-coming smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is scraping by with tiny operating margins of under 2%. More →

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Tesla Model S Driving

This is what it’s like driving Tesla’s incredible new Model S P85D

By on December 13, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

This is what it’s like driving Tesla’s incredible new Model S P85D

Even people who don’t normally go crazy for cars seem to love Tesla and the company generated even more hype this past fall when it unveiled the all-wheel-drive versions of its highly acclaimed Model S line. Business Insider talked with Kevin Babineau, a contractor from Southern California who bought a Tesla Model S P85D this past fall and who says that the car more than lives up to the hype. More →

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Best Smartphone Camera Huawei Honor 6 Plus

The smartphone world may have a new camera king… and it’s not from Apple or Samsung

By on December 12, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

The smartphone world may have a new camera king… and it’s not from Apple or Samsung

Although smartphone cameras in general have shown improvement by leaps and bounds over the past year, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 in particular were singled out by reviewers as setting new standards for smartphone picture quality in 2014. However, PhoneArena points out that a new phone from Huawei is angling to beat them both in 2015 and it’s posted some comparative pictures taken with the device to make its case. More →

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NASA All About That Space Video

NASA’s brilliant ‘All About That Space’ video is the best thing you’ll see today

By on December 12, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

NASA’s brilliant ‘All About That Space’ video is the best thing you’ll see today

There are many reasons to love NASA and now we have another one — its engineers apparently have a terrific sense of humor. NASA has posted a hilarious new video made by its Pathways Interns of NASA’s Johnson Space Center that promotes the wonders of space exploration to the tune of Meghan Trainor’s massive summer hit “All About That Bass.” Except instead of singing “I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no treble,” the lyrics go, “I’m all about that space, ’bout that space, space travel.” More →

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Apple Shares Vs. Gold

How an Apple cofounder made the epic investment blunder of a lifetime

By on December 12, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

How an Apple cofounder made the epic investment blunder of a lifetime

Ron Wayne isn’t nearly as famous as Steve Jobs or Steve Wozniak but he’s nonetheless one of Apple’s three cofounders who helped the company get off the ground in the 1970s. For his work, Wayne was given a 10% stake in the company… which he sold soon after for just $800. More →

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Colbert Smaug Hobbit Interview Video

Video: Watch Colbert’s hilarious interview with The Hobbit’s massive dragon

By on December 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

Video: Watch Colbert’s hilarious interview with The Hobbit’s massive dragon

It’s pretty routine to send out big-name movie stars to make the rounds on late-night talk shows to promote their newest films… but what happens when the movie star is a massive fire-breathing dragon? Stephen Colbert this week conducted an interview with Smaug, the gigantic dragon featured in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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Best Torrent Sites Pirate Bay

4 Pirate Bay alternatives every torrent fan should know about

By on December 12, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

4 Pirate Bay alternatives every torrent fan should know about

With The Pirate Bay still down for the count, sad pirates can take solace in the fact that there are actually plenty of other great torrent sites out there. Below we’ve listed four popular alternatives that TorrentFreak earlier this year listed as the most used in the world after The Pirate Bay. More →

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