We’ve got a big holiday weekend coming up here in the United States and if you ask us, there are really only three things you need to celebrate our nation’s independence: burgers, beer, and paid iOS apps on sale for free. We can’t help you with the burgers or beer, but we’ve definitely got you covered in that third department. You’ll also find a few remaining freebies in yesterday’s post if you hurry. More →
At some point in the future, nearly every home in America will have connected devices inside. We’re not quite there yet but we’re well on our way, and if you haven’t begun to embrace the “internet of things” it’s time to dive in. You don’t have to begin with complicated smart home hubs to instantly see the benefits of connecting the devices in your home — the Philips BR-30 Hue Starter Pack Bonus Kit is a perfect example of a low-cost smart home solution that can give you a taste of the exciting things to come. More →
If Microsoft can skip Windows 9 and go straight from 8 to 10, Samsung can hop past 6 and go right from 2015’s Galaxy Note 5 to this year’s Galaxy Note 7. In fact, Samsung’s move at least makes sense — it’s jumping past 6 so that each year’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note releases have the same number. In Microsoft’s case, the company just really, reeeeeally wanted people to forget about Windows 8 so it went straight to the nice round number 10 to start fresh.
A series of rumors has painted a fairly complete picture of the upcoming Galaxy Note 7, which is set to be one of the hottest new smartphones of the year. But now, a new leaked photo may have just confirmed one of the new phablet’s most revolutionary new features. More →
When the iPhone burst onto the scene in 2007, it was evident that the world of mobile technology would never be the same. While the original iPhone admittedly had its fair share of shortcomings (it lacked 3G, MMS support, copy and paste etc.), its multitouch display and full web browser were immediate game-changers. Without equivocation, the iPhone quickly, if not instantly, became the blueprint upon which all other smartphone manufacturers based their own hardware and software designs.
Yesterday we highlighted a number of positive reviews that accompanied the release of the original iPhone nine years ago this week. But as tends to be the case in the tech world, not everyone at the time was able to appreciate the immediate impact that the iPhone was poised to exert over the entire tech industry. Rather predictably, an onslaught of short-sighted and pessimistic reviews tended to hone in on all of the features the iPhone lacked rather than looking at all of the revolutionary new features it introduced into the mainstream. Some reviews, believe it or not, even criticized the iPhone for boasting too many features.
Ladies and gentlemen, Prime Day is coming. And as we all know Prime Day is actually Prime Week. Amazon’s killer deals kick off on Tuesday, July 5, and new ones will pop up each day until the main event on July 12.
With the July 4th holiday coming up on Monday, today is your last day to check out some solid daily Amazon deals ahead of the big week-long Prime event, and we’ve got some great ones for you to choose from including two antennas that will each get you free HDTV for life, a $20 Moto E smartphone, a $20 VR headset, a fantastic Wi-Fi range extender and much more. More →
Apple is rumored to launch the iPhone 7 in a new color this year. After last year’s rose gold iPhone, we’re going to get either a blue or black new option this year, according to reports that are yet to be confirmed. Designers are having a field day with these rumors, creating all sorts of 3D renders of the blue or “Space Black” iPhone 7. Martin Hajek, one of our favorite artists when it comes to creating images of unreleased Apple devices based on the latest rumors, has his own take on a black iPhone 7. More →
This week marks the 9th anniversary of the iPhone, the game-changing device that quite literally changed the way hundreds of millions of people around the world live. So while we’re busy praising the iPhone and the smartphone revolution that it helped usher in, we thought now was as good a time as any to talk about the myriad of technical and scientific advancements throughout history that helped make the iPhone a feasible product.
Telsa’s much-lauded Autopilot feature on the Model S and Model X managed to log a combined 130 million miles without a single crash involving a fatality. That phenomenal streak came to an end last month, however, when Tesla acknowledged that the Autopilot feature was engaged on a Model S when it struck a tractor-trailer while traveling at high speeds. The driver of the Model S was killed in the horrific crash, and Telsa is now cooperating with an investigation being conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
As impressive as Tesla’s Autopilot feature is, drivers are always advised to keep their attention on the road even while autonomous features are enabled. But according the driver of the truck that was struck by the Model S, the driver was actually watching a movie while Autopilot was engaged. More →
The Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C4T3 packs a 15.6-inch high-definition screen, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD into a sleek notebook computer with remarkable 9-hour battery life. It’s not as cheap as some of the Chrome laptops out there since the display is so large, but from now through the end of the day on Saturday it’s on sale for $220 shipped, its lowest price since this past Black Friday. More →
The month of June ended with a massive revelation from Google — Android N’s final name was unveiled. And I can’t blame if you if you’re disappointed with “Nougat,” which is probably one of the first things that come to mind when having to choose a dessert name for Android N.
There’s nothing wrong with Android Nougat as a name for this year’s major Android update, and we shouldn’t really care what Android N ended up being called. But Google set us up for what appeared to be something far more interesting. For the first time in Android history, Google allowed fans to vote on the Android N and even made us believe the OS update might get a cool name like Nutella. That would have been a major hit for Google — globally, Nutella might be an even better-known brand than KitKat.
From Battlefield 1 to Mafia III, a ton of games made waves at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. So, the time has never been better to pick up a gaming console to play them on. Rather than shelling out your hard-earned dough, win your ticket to playing this year’s hottest games by entering the PlayStation 4 & Uncharted 4 Giveaway–for free!
Bundled with a copy of the genre-defining Uncharted 4, this giveaway affords you the chance to win one of this generation’s best gaming consoles. Win a PS4 and play through one of the console’s best exclusive titles while you wait for E3’s most anticipated games to drop. Just sign up for this giveaway, and you’ll be that much closer to gaming glory.
Think back to the best steak you’ve ever eaten. The texture was tender and buttery, juices seeped out with each slice, the marbling was ideal, and the flavor was life-changing. Now imagine that each and every steak you eat is just as incredible as that one perfect steak. It might sound far-fetched, but researchers in Texas have begun to use cloning to improve beef yield and quality from cattle ranches, and it could lead to a sea change for the beef industry. More →
Android malware is a serious issue that affects millions of people, no matter what you hear from Google. It’s one of the reasons the iPhone is still better than Android after all these years.
We recently learned about a new type of malicious application can masquerade as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Uber to harm users, and now a new report notes that a trojan-type of Android application has infected millions of users, netting the Chinese group of hackers who developed it about $500,000 per day at one point. More →
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