BlackBerry Verizon Upgrade Offers

BlackBerry teams with Verizon to keep business away from Android and iOS

By on August 27, 2014 at 4:56 PM.

BlackBerry teams with Verizon to keep business away from Android and iOS

BlackBerry hasn’t had too much luck with its recovery efforts over the past several months, but there are still plenty of businesses that depend on the Canadian company’s devices and services in order to function. As BlackBerry struggles to regain momentum in the smartphone market, it is looking for ways to hold on to its existing clients, which is why a partnership with Verizon could be huge for enterprise customers. More →

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Xbox One Standalone Kinect Release Date

Microsoft thinks you’ll pay $150 for something you didn’t want to spend $100 on

By on August 27, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

Microsoft thinks you’ll pay $150 for something you didn’t want to spend $100 on

One of the smartest moves Microsoft made this year was unbundling the Kinect from the Xbox One. The Kinect is an intriguing device, but lacking significant support from virtually every game released on the Xbox One up to this point, gamers in the market for a new console saw the $500 price tag and decided to take their chances with the PlayStation 4 instead. Sales picked up though once the Xbox One dropped to $400 and now Microsoft is finally ready to reintroduce the Kinect as a separate product. More →

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Mozilla Firefox OS Smartphone

This $33 smartphone is the first-generation iPhone of 2014

By on August 27, 2014 at 1:52 PM.

This $33 smartphone is the first-generation iPhone of 2014

Earlier this week, Mozilla unveiled its first-ever low-end smartphone for customers in India: the Intex Cloud FX. At just $33, the Firefox OS device is one of the cheapest smartphones on the market, but how do its specifications stand up to other cheap phones in emerging markets? The Cloud FX is clearly not meant to compete with the Galaxy S5 or the iPhone 5s, but there is one Apple handset it might be able to go toe-to-toe with. More →

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Dropbox Pro Lower Prices

Dropbox lowers prices, adds new features as cloud storage competition heats up

By on August 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM.

Dropbox lowers prices, adds new features as cloud storage competition heats up

With so many viable options on the market, it can be difficult to settle on a single cloud storage solution. Not only does each service offer its own unique set of perks, the prices are dropping so quickly that it’s tough know how to get the best deal. Dropbox has made that decision even more difficult by matching Google Drive’s offering of 1TB for $10 a month for Pro users. More →

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Android Phones Ransomware Attacks

Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomware

By on August 26, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomware

Android users beware — another major malware threat has taken the mobile world by storm. According to San Francisco-based security firm Lookout, nearly 900,000 Android phones have been targeted by a form of ransomware called “ScarePackage” in the last 30 days, The New York Times reports.
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Google Fiber Reaction Video

Watch a man weep tears of joy when he finds out he’s getting Google Fiber

By on August 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

Watch a man weep tears of joy when he finds out he’s getting Google Fiber

What was the happiest day of your life? The day you got married? The day you saw your newborn child for the very first time? The day you graduated college and knew you had a bright future ahead of you? Not for this man. For this man, the happiest day of his life appears to be when he found out he’d finally be able to ditch his current Internet provider for Google Fiber. More →

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Xbox One Concept Design

This is the Xbox One Microsoft should have made

By on August 26, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

This is the Xbox One Microsoft should have made

The Xbox One gets a lot more flak than it deserves. Despite its relatively disappointing sales in the international market, it’s still an extraordinarily capable next-gen console with an impressive line-up of first-party software and an update schedule that has kept it consistently ahead of the competition when it comes to additional features. The one thing the Xbox One can’t fix? Its look. More →

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iPhone 6 Speaker Assembly

Yet another key iPhone 6 component leaks

By on August 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Yet another key iPhone 6 component leaks

As August draws to a close, the excitement surrounding the reveal of the iPhone 6 is reaching a fever pitch. We can’t go six hours without someone leaking new details or a never-before-seen component, and this week hasn’t been any different. We’ve already heard rumors of faster charging, a higher resolution display and up to 128GB of internal storage — now China-based wholesaler Elekworld has released photos of what it claims to be the speaker assembly for the iPhone 6. More →

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Get Paid For Your Data

How to get paid to give up the personal data on your smartphone

By on August 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

How to get paid to give up the personal data on your smartphone

Making sure your private information stays private is more difficult than ever before. From major companies being hacked to vulnerable apps on smartphones, everyone with an electronic device that connects to the Internet is at risk, but how much would it cost for you to give up that privacy once and for all?

Market research group Luth Research thinks that $100 a month should do the trick. More →

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Google Self-Driving Car Issues

Here’s why you’re not behind the wheel of Google’s self-driving car

By on August 25, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Here’s why you’re not behind the wheel of Google’s self-driving car

It was inevitable that Google would have to overcome a few obstacles to make its self-driving car a reality. Despite months of successful tests, government officials and the general public are still concerned about the safety risks posed by a vehicle without any manual override. As The Wall Street Journal reports, if Google wants to continue to test its cars on public roads in California, the company is going to have to abide by a new set of rules starting on September 16th. The new rules will require Google to give drivers the ability to take “immediate physical control” of the vehicle if necessary. More →

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iPhone 6 HealthKit Phosphorus Chip

This could be the iPhone 6 chip that will power Apple’s HealthKit

By on August 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

This could be the iPhone 6 chip that will power Apple’s HealthKit

One of the more interesting reveals from Apple’s WWDC keynote was HealthKit, a tool iOS developers will be able to use to create a more cohesive and functional library of health and fitness apps for the iPhone. HealthKit will collect and sort all of the data from your third-party health and fitness apps in order to build a unified profile containing all the relevant information. We still don’t know exactly how Apple plans to implement HealthKit in the new iPhone, but a recent leak seems to have uncovered new hardware which will make Apple’s health initiative possible. More →

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Windows 9 Interface Updates

More big Windows 9 UI updates revealed in new leak

By on August 25, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

More big Windows 9 UI updates revealed in new leak

Based on several trusted sources from around the Internet, the Windows Threshold (aka Windows 9) technical preview will be available at the end of September for everyone to try, but there’s still plenty we don’t know about Microsoft’s next major operating system. Much has been made of the returning Start menu and Cortana’s transition to the desktop, yet we still don’t have a clear picture of how Threshold will build upon the interface of Windows 8. More →

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Amazon Twitch Acquisition

Amazon continues beefing up its gaming initiative with a $1 billion acquisition

By on August 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

Amazon continues beefing up its gaming initiative with a $1 billion acquisition

It was just days ago that viewers all over the world were concerned that Twitch, the most popular video game streaming website on the Internet, might be acquired by Google. Now The Information is reporting that not only has that deal fallen through, but Amazon is coming in to pick up the pieces. According to people familiar with the matter, Amazon is now in “late-stage talks” to acquire Twitch for $1 billion. More →

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