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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Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s

Samsung finally topped Apple in one big mobile category

By on August 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Samsung finally topped Apple in one big mobile category

Samsung has had a great deal of success with its Galaxy line of smartphones over the past few years, but Apple always seem to stay one step ahead in many of the most important metrics. After a relatively disappointing launch for the Galaxy S5, Samsung looked poised for another tough quarter, but according to a report from Strategy Analytics, Samsung overtook Apple in the global LTE smartphone market in Q2. More →

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Cortana vs Siri vs Google Now

Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The ultimate showdown continues

By on August 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The ultimate showdown continues

All three major mobile operating systems now have a virtual assistant, but there still isn’t a final verdict on which is the best. In fact, with such frequent updates, it might be impossible to ever declare a winner, but that doesn’t mean we can’t constantly compare the three anyway. Earlier this year, WPCentral posed the same questions to all three assistants at once in order to see which was more effective. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Leaked Photos

Samsung’s virtual reality plans are finally taking shape

By on August 22, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Samsung’s virtual reality plans are finally taking shape

As the wearable market continues to heat up, tech companies around the world are looking to expand into every relevant category of the fledgling industry. We’ve seen smartwatches, smart glasses and even smart shoes, but the sector of the wearable field that has us most excited is virtual reality. Sony and Oculus have taken most of the spotlight up until now, but Samsung is preparing an entry of its own to reveal at IFA 2014. Now, just two weeks from the event, new photos of the Gear VR have leaked. More →

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The Hateful Eight Trailer

See the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, The Hateful Eight

By on August 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

See the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, The Hateful Eight

As with any Tarantino flick, there’s been plenty of drama surrounding The Hateful Eight, but not for the reasons you might suspect. Shortly after Quentin Tarantino revealed in January that he would be working on another Western, the script for the film leaked online. Tarantino was so furious that he considered canceling the project altogether and writing a novel instead. More →

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iWatch 2015 Release Date

More evidence that we won’t see the iWatch until 2015

By on August 22, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

More evidence that we won’t see the iWatch until 2015

A 2014 release date for Apple’s wearable device is looking less and less likely as new reports continuously reaffirm that manufacturing issues are holding back mass production of the iWatch. Speaking with China’s Economic Daily News, sources say that although suppliers are set to begin assembling the units in September, they will only be able to produce around 1 million per month. This wouldn’t be enough for a full retail release before the end of the year. More →

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Wii U Call of Duty

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

By on August 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

Nintendo has always thrived on the strength of its first-party games, from Super Mario Bros. to the The Legend of Zelda, but a modern game console can’t survive without support from third-party developers. Worryingly, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be getting any this generation. More →

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Review
CounterSpy Review

CounterSpy review: Your mission, should you choose to accept it

By on August 22, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

CounterSpy review: Your mission, should you choose to accept it

I’ve never been particularly good at stealth games. Either I don’t have the patience or I’m just not savvy enough to pick up on important cues from the bad guys, but my experiences have been repeatedly soured by my lack of skill. Fortunately, CounterSpy is a very different kind of stealth game, but all of the best aspects from the genre have been carried over. It’s a thoughtful, fast-paced game with impeccable style and enough collectables to keep you coming back for more even after you’ve saved the world once or twice. More →

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