Sprint International Wi-Fi Calling

Sprint is offering a great way to save money on calls when you’re overseas

Sprint is offering a great way to save money on calls when you’re overseas

By on August 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Amazing but true: Sprint really does seem to be stepping up its game when it comes to offering more value for customers. Sprint on Thursday announced that it will offer free Wi-Fi calling to customers who travel overseas and who call the United States, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. As you might have guessed, Wi-Fi calling lets you make phone calls using your local Wi-Fi network so you don’t have to use a carrier’s cellular network. This obviously eliminates the need for international roaming and thus will save you money on roaming charges as long as you’re within range of a working Wi-Fi hotspot. More →

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Hollywood vs Movie Pirates

Leak: Here’s Hollywood’s new plan to attack movie pirates

By on August 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Leak: Here’s Hollywood’s new plan to attack movie pirates

Hollywood hasn’t had much luck curtailing movie piracy over the past several years, but a new draft of anti-piracy legislation could be a frightening sign of things to come as studios and executives run out of options. TorrentFreak reports that the Australia Screen Association is heading up the draft, but Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal and the Motion Picture Association are just a few of the other names attached to the legislation. More →

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Dyson Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Teaser video suggests Dyson’s new robot vacuum cleaner may spy on you at all times

By on August 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Teaser video suggests Dyson’s new robot vacuum cleaner may spy on you at all times

Dyson has published a short 25-second video teaser on YouTube that shows the company’s next product – or at least what that product is able to observe around it. Called the “Dyson project N223,” the device should be unveiled on September 9th and it’s likely a robot vacuum cleaner whose only purpose will be to regularly clean your home rather than spying you at all times, as the video suggests. More →

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PS4 and Xbox One vs PC and Mobile

PS4 and Xbox One are fighting back against mobile and PC gaming

By on August 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM.

PS4 and Xbox One are fighting back against mobile and PC gaming

Over the last several years, there has been a paradigm shift in the gaming industry. Consoles, unchallenged for years as the PC market faded, slowly started to lose ground as smartphones and tablets became competent gaming platforms. Suddenly, everyone was playing games on their mobiles devices, from casual fans to hardcore gamers. Things got even more contentious when Steam hit the scene, bringing triple-A and indie developers alike back to the PC in droves. More →

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Game Changers

Microsoft Windows Store Spam Apps

Microsoft vows to clean up its crapware-infested Windows app store

By on August 28, 2014 at 5:35 PM.

Microsoft vows to clean up its crapware-infested Windows app store

A recent report has revealed that the Windows app store filled with crappy apps and deceitful wannabe software that can trick the user into paying for an application that looks like the real thing. It also said Microsoft may be well aware of the situation, as the company both encouraged app developers to deliver Windows Store apps in bulk, and manually approved them. It appears Microsoft is well aware of its Windows Store problem indeed, and the company said on its Windows blog that it will finally restore order to its Windows Store. More →

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iPhone 6 Sapphire Display 5.5 Inch

Finding a sapphire iPhone 6 might be easier than you thought

By on August 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Finding a sapphire iPhone 6 might be easier than you thought

It looks like the back-and-forth regarding whether or not there will be sapphire in the iPhone 6 display is going to continue until Apple finally answers the question once and for all on September 9th. 9to5Mac shared an investment note on Wednesday from PTT Research Forensics stock analyst and GTAT investor Matt Margolis in which he claims that every 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will come with a sapphire display, but only high-end 4.7-inch models will get the sapphire treatment. More →

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Windows Phone Market Share

Windows Phone is still going nowhere fast

By on August 28, 2014 at 4:44 PM.

Windows Phone is still going nowhere fast

Windows Phone diehards can deny it all they want, but the numbers don’t lie: The past year has been one of stagnation for their favorite platform. Following a report from IDC that showed Windows Phone shipments had actually declined year-over-year, we have another report from Kantar Worldpanel that shows Windows Phone’s growth for the past year has been largely stagnant at best. More →

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Cool CIA Spy Gadgets

You have to check out these crazy CIA spy gadgets from 50 years ago

By on August 28, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

You have to check out these crazy CIA spy gadgets from 50 years ago

Have you ever watched a James Bond or Mission Impossible movie and wondered if any of those absurd gadgets could actually be put to use in the real world? Well as it so happens, the spies on the silver screen aren’t too different from our own Central Intelligence Agency of the mid-1900s. CNET has cobbled together a slideshow of some of the most fascinating pieces of spy tech in the history of the CIA — some of them need to be seen to be believed. More →

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App Store

Six years in, the mobile app market is already mature

Six years in, the mobile app market is already mature

By on August 28, 2014 at 4:04 PM.

It’s tough to remember an iPhone without third-party apps, but sure enough, the ability to download from the App Store didn’t arrive until iOS 2.0 in the summer of 2008. Though the iPhone 3G wasn’t nearly the global phenomenon that the iPhone brand as a whole is today, it was still quite clear that what Apple had just opened was the modern-day gold rush. Curious users flocked to the App Store on a daily basis — back in my time at Engadget, a few editors even pored through every single app release on a given day to see what was worth downloading. Now, with thousands being published every 24 hours, that same tactic is simply untenable. More →

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Steve Wozniak Interview Apple iWatch

Here’s what Apple has to do to sell Woz on the iWatch

By on August 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Here’s what Apple has to do to sell Woz on the iWatch

Apple cofounder and all around geek legend Steve Wozniak is not a fan of most smartwatches he’s seen so far. In fact, Wozniak revealed earlier this year that he so hated Samsung’s first-generation Galaxy Gear that he decided to sell the device on eBay after less than a day. In a new interview with CNET, the man affectionately known as Woz reveals what he thinks Apple should do to bring get people to buy its first-ever wearable device. More →

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How Instagram's Hyperlapse Works

Instagram explains what makes its awesome new Hyperlapse app possible

By on August 28, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

Instagram explains what makes its awesome new Hyperlapse app possible

Instagram has just released a new iOS app for video-taking enthusiasts, Hyperlapse, that lets them easily create awesome time-lapse videos and share them with friends. Now, the company has explained the nifty technology behind its new app in a detailed blog post. More →

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4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Price

Spanish carrier claims Apple will charge more for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

By on August 28, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Spanish carrier claims Apple will charge more for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

How much are you willing to pay for a bigger iPhone, Apple fans? G for Games directs our attention to a new report out of Spain that claims both the 4.7-inch version and the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 are going to cost more than the iPhone 5s. More →

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