Apple TV 2015 Features

This time is different: Why Apple TV is finally poised to make a major impact on TV

By on March 24, 2015 at 4:17 PM.

This time is different: Why Apple TV is finally poised to make a major impact on TV

Unlike the iPhone’s impact on the phone market, the Apple TV set-top box really hasn’t made much of an impact on the American TV market. A lot of this has had to do with the fact that it’s just not that great of an offering, especially considering what Apple was until recently charging for it before it cut its price. However, now that Apple has finally stopped trying to work with big cable companies and is striking deals directly with content providers, it has the chance to make Apple TV really compelling for the first time in its history. More →

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Becoming Steve Jobs Details

The new Steve Jobs biography is out – here are some can’t-miss revelations

By on March 24, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

The new Steve Jobs biography is out – here are some can’t-miss revelations

A new Steve Jobs biography called Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, is now available for sale on both Amazon and Apple’s own bookstore and 9to5Mac has already combed through it to find some of the best revelations and details. Two revelations in particular stuck out to us and we’ll discuss them below. More →

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Google Fiber Salt Lake City Expansion

Google Fiber just announced it’s coming to yet another new market

By on March 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

Google Fiber just announced it’s coming to yet another new market

Get excited, Salt Lake City residents — you’re about to get access to the fastest Internet service in the United States. Google on Tuesday announced that it would be bringing Google Fiber to Salt Lake City, which actually will make it the second city in Utah to have access to the service. Google first announced it was bringing Fiber to Provo, Utah back in 2013. More →

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X-Files Returns Summer 2015

The X-Files will make its triumphant return this summer

By on March 24, 2015 at 1:16 PM.

The X-Files will make its triumphant return this summer

During its heyday in the 1990s, The X-Files was one of the most consistently great shows on television. Its deep affection for supernatural conspiracy lore combined with its made-for-fan-fiction partnership between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully resulted in a show that you just couldn’t stop watching… until star David Duchovny left and Fox insisted on dragging it out forever until no one watched it anymore. By the end it got so boring that I couldn’t even get through reading the Wikipedia summary of the series finale. More →

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Galaxy S6 Best Features Videos

5 fantastic videos highlight Galaxy S6 features you may not know about

By on March 24, 2015 at 12:19 PM.

5 fantastic videos highlight Galaxy S6 features you may not know about

Samsung and its carrier partners have been doing a lot to educate us about the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge’s best features, but some videos recently been posted on YouTube do a nice job of showing us some of the device’s more unheralded features. Five videos recently compiled in a thread over at Reddit’s Android community show different sides to Samsung’s newest phones and evaluate how they compare to some other flagship phones on the market. More →

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Taylor Swift Buys Porn Domain Names

Taylor Swift buys the ‘TaylorSwift.porn’ domain before trolls get the chance

By on March 23, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Taylor Swift buys the ‘TaylorSwift.porn’ domain before trolls get the chance

Taylor Swift’s haters are gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate… but they won’t be doing it using the domain names TaylorSwift.porn or TaylorSwift.adult. As CNN reports, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened up a limited window for celebrities and companies to buy up generic top-level domains such as “.porn” and “.sucks” before the general public can swoop in and get them this coming June.  In addition to Taylor Swift, it seems that Microsoft has also gotten into the action and has already bought Office.porn and Office.adult as well. More →

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HTC One M9 Benchmark Temperature

New benchmark shows the HTC One M9 won’t scald your hand after all

By on March 23, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

New benchmark shows the HTC One M9 won’t scald your hand after all

Last week we reported on an early benchmark of the HTC One M9 that showed the phone’s surface temperature hit a scary 132 degrees Fahrenheit while undergoing the GFXBench benchmark test. HTC cautioned at the time that the device being tested did not have the final version of its software and now it’s looking like the company has been vindicated by subsequent benchmarks of the One M9. More →

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1986 Mac Plus Internet

What happens when you hook a 1986 Mac up to the modern Internet

By on March 23, 2015 at 3:24 PM.

What happens when you hook a 1986 Mac up to the modern Internet

The wonderful thing about the Internet is that it lets people who love to do insane things instantly show off their creations to the rest of the world. One such person is Jeff Keacher, who has written at The Kernel about his experience hooking up his ancient 1986 Macintosh Plus up to the modern Internet via an incredibly lengthy and comically intricate process that involved installing the old-timey MacWeb 2.0 browser, hooking the computer up to a home network through a Raspberry Pi, and using a potpourri of archaic software and code tweaks to actually get the machine to properly render HTTP. More →

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Microsoft Android Apps Samsung Dell

The latest move in Microsoft’s quiet Android coup

By on March 23, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

The latest move in Microsoft’s quiet Android coup

With Windows Phone still stuck in neutral, Microsoft has come up with some extremely clever ways to make its mark on Android, including most recently a way for Android users to install a Windows 10-based ROM onto Android devices that essentially would take them over and offer Windows-based software offerings such as Cortana, Office and Skype. Microsoft on Monday made another announcement that could go a long way toward boosting its presence on Android by signing deals with OEMs such as Samsung and Dell to preload Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype onto their Android-based devices. More →

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Australia Kangaroo Fight Video

Why Australia rules: Video shows kangaroo fight spontaneously erupting in a suburban neighborhood

By on March 23, 2015 at 2:21 PM.

Why Australia rules: Video shows kangaroo fight spontaneously erupting in a suburban neighborhood

If somebody asked you to think of the most ridiculously stereotypical thing you could imagine happening in an Australian neighborhood, a spontaneous kangaroo fight in the middle of a street would likely be near the top of the list. A video posted last fall on the YouTube account of Steve’s Game Blog shows just that occurring, as it features two of the iconic marsupials duking it out right in front of one Aussie resident’s driveway. The only way it could be more Australian would be if the bipedal animals were slugging down giant cans of Foster’s in between blows.  More →

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AT&T Galaxy S6 Galaxy S6 Edge Video

Watch: AT&T’s first promo video for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

By on March 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

Watch: AT&T’s first promo video for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are close to launching here in the U.S. and AT&T has produced a three-minute-plus promo video telling you why you should be interested in Samsung’s newest flagship phones. More →

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Comcast Customer Service Reviews

Comcast’s new initiative: Fix customer problems before they go viral on Reddit

By on March 23, 2015 at 11:13 AM.

Comcast’s new initiative: Fix customer problems before they go viral on Reddit

Comcast has been taking a brutal hit in the public relations department for months because complaints about its nightmarish customer service have regularly been going viral and have routinely hit the front page of Reddit. Comcast knows that in order to improve its reputation, it needs to do a better job of actually fixing problems when they first pop up instead of driving customers to vent about their frustrations in high-profile social media platforms. To this end, the company announced Monday that it’s going to be tripling the number of people who work at its social care team. More →

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