Cortana vs Siri HTC One M8

Cortana makes fun of Siri in brand new TV commercial

Cortana makes fun of Siri in brand new TV commercial

By on September 2, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Microsoft is back at making fun of Apple products in a new TV ad that stars Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, the two voice-activated virtual assistants available on iOS and Windows Phone, respectively. In the new commercial, Microsoft is actually using the verbal duel between the two assistants to promote the HTC One (M8) for Windows – a recently released high-end handset – by comparing it to Apple’s existing flagship handset, the iPhone 5s. More →

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Best Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

Man dumps liquid nitrogen on his head in most dangerous Ice Bucket Challenge video yet

Man dumps liquid nitrogen on his head in most dangerous Ice Bucket Challenge video yet

By on September 1, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

The band members of Spinal Tap always talked about “the fine line between stupid and clever,” and that’s about all we can think of while watching this latest Ice Bucket Challenge video produced by chemist Muhammad Qureshi, who decided to one-up everyone else who has taken the challenge so far by pouring liquid nitrogen all over his head. More →

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Hit List

PS4 PS Vita Themes

Customize your PS4 and PS Vita with themes in the next major updates

Customize your PS4 and PS Vita with themes in the next major updates

By on September 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

The success of the PlayStation 4 in the international market has been well-documented, but that doesn’t mean Sony’s latest home console is without its own unique flaws. In our review last fall, we noted that the app stream on the dashboard was going to become problematic as the PS4’s library began to expand, yet Sony still hasn’t found a way to address the issue in any of its recent updates. In the meantime, the company plans to distract us with dashboard themes. More →

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GTA V PS4 Xbox One PC Release Date

Don’t worry, GTA V is still coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall

Don’t worry, GTA V is still coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall

By on September 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

One of the most anticipated next-gen titles of the holiday season is already out… but just not on the platforms we want it. Rockstar Games announced at E3 2014 that Grand Theft Auto V would be making the transition to the PS4, Xbox One and PC this fall, but three months later, we haven’t heard or seen any new signs of the highly anticipated port. Rumors began to spread that GTA V might be delayed, but Rockstar wants to ensure fans that the game is still on track. More →

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Game Changers

Why Are Beats So Expensive

Why Beats headphones are so ridiculously overpriced

Why Beats headphones are so ridiculously overpriced

By on September 1, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Beats headphones aren’t exactly beloved in the audiophile community and yet Dr. Dre’s company still gets away with charging an obscene $300 per pair for its Beats Studio Headphones. Why? A new MKBHD video that went viral over the weekend does a nice job of breaking things down: Basically, Beats can get away with charging so much more for its headphones thanks to the magic of branding. More →

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Worst Kickstarter Projects Ever

4 hilariously awful Kickstarters that you will not believe are real

4 hilariously awful Kickstarters that you will not believe are real

By on September 1, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Kickstarter has become a wonderful way to watch hilariously deluded people fail to achieve their completely ridiculous dreams. Thanks to the dedicated crew at Reddit’s /r/shittykickstarters community, we’ve found for more incredible anti-gems for you to check out that will hopefully never find enough suckers to get successfully funded. More →

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Motorola Nexus X Rumors

Even more proof that Motorola is making the next Nexus smartphone

Even more proof that Motorola is making the next Nexus smartphone

By on September 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

After numerous reports revealed that the Motorola Shamu is actually the next Nexus smartphone, and that the Nexus 6 smartphone may be quietly released as the Nexus X later this year, Phone Arena has discovered even more proof that Motorola is indeed working on such a device. More →

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iPhone Flir One Case ATM

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

This iPhone case makes it easier than ever for thieves to steal your ATM PIN

By on September 1, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

In light of this weekend’s massive celebrity photo leak, mobile security is bound to be a major topic of discussion in the weeks to come. How can we keep our private data safe if actors and actresses whose lives often revolve around keeping things private are this vulnerable? With the amount of information we store on our phones, in our email, in cloud storage, we’re always going to be at risk, but there are ways that hackers can get private data from us without accessing any of our devices. More →

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Minuum Keyboard for iOS 8

Awesome Android keyboard coming to iOS 8 to make your iPhone 6 seem even bigger

Awesome Android keyboard coming to iOS 8 to make your iPhone 6 seem even bigger

By on September 1, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

One of the most interesting features of iOS 8 – at least to some potential iPhone buyers – is support for third-party keyboards, which Apple is ready to introduce for the first time ever. Once iOS 8 is officially released following the iPhone 6 announcement next week, various third-party keyboards will likely be launched in the App Store, including one particular app that’s already popular on Android devices. More →

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Nexus 9 Launch and Accessories

Leak reveals HTC Nexus 9 launch details and accessories

Leak reveals HTC Nexus 9 launch details and accessories

By on September 1, 2014 at 1:55 PM.

Google’s upcoming Nexus 9 tablet is yet to be confirmed, but the high-end HTC-made tablet keeps appearing in more and more reports. Also known as Volantis, Flounder or HTC T1, the device is expected to arrive in the coming months, likely alongside a new Nexus smartphone in time for the Android L launch. Meanwhile, @upleaks, who has provided many Nexus 9 details in the past, has posted more details about the device’s launch, listing some accessories for the tablet in the process. More →

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Apple Spaceship Campus

Video: Drone captures amazing bird’s-eye view of Apple’s new spaceship campus

Video: Drone captures amazing bird’s-eye view of Apple’s new spaceship campus

By on September 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

We’ve all seen photos of the new spaceship-like headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino, California right now, but none of us have seen it quite like this. YouTube user “jmcminn” last week posted a video he shot using a DJI Phantom 2 “drone” equipped with a GoPro Hero 3+ video camera. The video gives us the first bird’s-eye view of Apple’s Campus 2, which is currently under construction in Cupertino. More →

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Apple iWatch Price $400

Would you pay $400 for an iWatch?

Would you pay $400 for an iWatch?

By on September 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Given how not-so-well most smartwatches have sold so far, Apple would have to be crazy to charge $400 for the iWatch unless it brought something truly new to the table… right? Re/code’s sources say that Apple execs “have discussed charging around $400 for the company’s new wearable device” although that’s apparently just one of many price points under consideration for different device types. More →

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Celebrities Nude Pictures iCloud

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

Here’s how all those celebrity nudes might have been stolen

By on September 1, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

After a massive breach that saw hackers steal nude pictures and videos from phones belonging to various celebrities, fingers have been pointed at Apple’s iCloud as the potential point of access. Now, various reports have emerged detailing the way these phones may have been obtained, and revealing Apple’s involvement in the process. More →

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