Kickstarter Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp

Move over Potato Salad, a butter knife is the next Kickstarter craze

By on August 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Move over Potato Salad, a butter knife is the next Kickstarter craze

You might not be looking for the most Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp butter knife out there for your cold butter, but almost 7,000 backers on Kickstarter definitely want to improve their experience when it comes to spreading butter taken right out of the fridge. With 12 days left in the campaign, the aforementioned knife project raised over AUD $170,000, well above its initial AUD $38,000 goal. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Camera Specs and Software

Galaxy Note 4 to reportedly showcase Samsung’s selfie camera bloatware

By on August 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Galaxy Note 4 to reportedly showcase Samsung’s selfie camera bloatware

Everything about the Galaxy Note 4’s camera has been leaked well ahead of its official launch, thanks to including plenty of details about the upcoming selfie bloatware that will be available to users in addition to Samsung’s existing camera modes. More →

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Malware Hack for Android, iOS and Windows Phone

Researchers learn how to hack your phone’s Gmail app at a stunning 92% success rate

By on August 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Researchers learn how to hack your phone’s Gmail app at a stunning 92% success rate

While Android is usually the mobile platform of choice for hackers, new research that’s about to be presented at the USENIX Security Symposium in San Diego shows that it’s actually possible to use a newly discovered trick to steal data from an unsuspecting smartphone users’ apps, whether they’re running Android, iOS or Windows Phone, Phys.org reports. More →

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Yosemite Public Beta 2 Download

You can download OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 for your Mac right now

By on August 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

You can download OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 for your Mac right now

After releasing OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 to developers earlier this week, Apple has just released Yosemite Public Beta 2 complete with a new iTunes version to Mac owners that have already signed up for the public beta program. More →

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Walmart iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Deals

Don’t want the bigger iPhone 6? Then check out these killer iPhone 5s and 5c deals

By on August 21, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Don’t want the bigger iPhone 6? Then check out these killer iPhone 5s and 5c deals

Not all iPhone fans will want the bigger iPhone 6 models, and many people might be waiting for Apple to finally unveil its 2014 iPhones just so they can purchase a discounted, on-contract iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c. From previous years’ experience, we know that Apple likely offers discounts on its older iPhone models when it releases new ones and this year probably won’t be any different. However, prospective iPhone buyers who don’t want to wait until September can already check Walmart’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c deals, which may offer even better prices. More →

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QBracelet Battery for iPhone and Android

This stylish smart bracelet gives you a smartphone battery boost when you need it most

By on August 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

This stylish smart bracelet gives you a smartphone battery boost when you need it most

The QBracelet from Q Designs is a stylish, lightweight, unisex bracelet that packs a 1,160mAh battery capable of delivering that extra battery boost for your smartphone when you’re on the go – that’s more than 60% of a full iPhone 5s charge, according to the company. The bracelet is currently available for pre-order on the company’s website for $79.99 — that’s $20 off the future retail price — and is compatible with iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. More →

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Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger

Awesome new Samsung accessory charges up to three mobile devices at once

By on August 21, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Awesome new Samsung accessory charges up to three mobile devices at once

Handset makers have managed to constantly improve battery life for smartphones, although battery life will hopefully be significantly further improved in future smartphone generations. Until then, mobile device users who own more than one device that needs charging will still have to recharge their batteries on a very frequent basis, and often at the same time. For them, Samsung has devised a handy new accessory: The Multi-Charging Wall Charger, which the company says will be available to buy soon. More →

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4.7-inch iPhone 6 vs 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Release Date

Huge leak shows the 5.5-inch iPhone’s rear shell side-by-side with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6

By on August 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Huge leak shows the 5.5-inch iPhone’s rear shell side-by-side with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6

An image showing the alleged rear shell of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 next to the same component for the 5.5-inch version has been leaked from a source “deep within Apple’s supply chain in China,” BestTechInfo reports. In case you’re wondering, the same publication previously published on YouTube a hands-on review of an actual backplate for the 4.7-inch model, and has posted similar YouTube videos last year showing back shells for 2013 iPhones before they became official, so it has a pretty decent track record. More →

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Nexus 6 Rumors: Specs

The Nexus 6 might be one of eight hot new phones Motorola launches this fall

By on August 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

The Nexus 6 might be one of eight hot new phones Motorola launches this fall

After reporting that the Motorola Shamu – also known as the Nexus 6 in most rumors – might actually be called the Moto S a few days ago, TKTechNews is back with a different Motorola leak and this one says that the Lenovo-owned company is preparing an arsenal of new Android devices, including the Motorola Shamu Nexus 6. More →

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iPad Air 2 Rumors: Pictures

Key next-gen iPad Air components revealed in leaked pics

By on August 21, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Key next-gen iPad Air components revealed in leaked pics

In addition to the highly anticipated iPhone 6 that’s set to be unveiled on September 9th, Apple will also update its iPad line this year and launch new iPad Air and iPad mini models at some point this fall. French publication iPhonote has received images showing alleged components for the iPad Air 2, although don’t expect anything more exciting than flex cables. More →

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UPS Malware Data Breach

UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach

By on August 21, 2014 at 8:05 AM.

UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach

Following the many cases of malware attacks targeting various retail stores to steal personal customer data, including Target, Neiman Marcus, or P.F. Chang’s, UPS is the next in line to acknowledge such a security breach. The Wall Street Journal reports that 51 UPS locations have been hit in a heist where hackers have accessed data for approximately 105,000 customer transactions between January and August.
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Flappy Bird Swing Copters Sequel

The official Flappy Bird sequel is now available for iPhone and Android

By on August 21, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

The official Flappy Bird sequel is now available for iPhone and Android

After pulling the incredibly popular, yet silly, Flappy Bird game from the App Store and Google Play Store, for fear it was too addictive for users, Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen is back with a similar game for iPhone and Android called Swing Copters. More →

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TSA Scanners Security Issues

Researchers can easily fool former TSA X-ray scanners and sneak in dangerous weapons

By on August 20, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Researchers can easily fool former TSA X-ray scanners and sneak in dangerous weapons

This isn’t the first time someone managed to sneak by a weapon past a TSA Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanner, but Wired reports that scientists have taken the procedure to a new level and have come up with various techniques to completely fool the security device. More →

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