Hugo Barra on iPhone 6 Design and Xiaomi

Shots fired: Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says iPhone 6 looks so good because it swiped features from HTC

Shots fired: Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says iPhone 6 looks so good because it swiped features from HTC

By on October 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Tired of having to defend his company against claims that its products (including hardware, software and even online presentation) are shameless copies of their respective Apple versions, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra on Tuesday said at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJD conference that some of Apple’s most recent products also take cues from rivals, Gigaom reports. More →

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Collider Oculus Rift Video

Video: This app lets you journey through the Large Hadron Collider with Leap Motion and Oculus Rift

Video: This app lets you journey through the Large Hadron Collider with Leap Motion and Oculus Rift

By on October 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Many things have been said about the Large Hadron Collider that are untrue. The chances of it opening a black hole and swallowing the solar system are close to zero, no matter how many times it occurs in a movie or television show. That said, the Collider still isn’t something you can just go walk around in while on vacation, and since you will likely never actually get to see the Large Hadron Collider up close, wouldn’t you like to experience what it’s like to be a particle flying inside it? Combining the new Collider app with Leap Motion and the Oculus Rift, you now can.

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Hit List

Cable Vs. Netflix FCC

Huge potential FCC ruling sets the stage for Apple and Amazon to replace your cable company

Huge potential FCC ruling sets the stage for Apple and Amazon to replace your cable company

By on October 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM.

We’ve known for a while that over-the-top Internet streaming will be the future of television and now a new potential rule change from the Federal Communications Commission could make that future closer than ever before. More →

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Fleksy for iPhone and Android

The world’s fastest keyboard is now even cheaper on iPhone and Android

The world’s fastest keyboard is now even cheaper on iPhone and Android

By on October 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM.

Fleksy, the world’s fastest keyboard, announced new features on Tuesday for its iOS and Android keyboard apps, but also a discount for its keyboard app that’ll be available to users for an even cheaper price for a few days. More →

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Game Changers

Marvel Event Phase 3

Marvel holds a huge event and drops release dates for 11 new movies

Marvel holds a huge event and drops release dates for 11 new movies

By on October 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

On Tuesday, Marvel announced its upcoming slate of films and it looks like the comics powerhouse is aiming to dominate the box office through summer 2019. The recent trailer leak of Avengers: Age of Ultron had us all watering at the mouth for more, and with Marvel’s big event today, it will only increase our hype for new footage and information.

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Droid Turbo Feature Videos

These videos break down the Droid Turbo’s coolest features one by one

These videos break down the Droid Turbo’s coolest features one by one

By on October 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

This week, Verizon Wireless unveiled the Droid Turbo, a carrier exclusive from Motorola with an impressive spec sheet to rival the best Android smartphones on the market. We had a chance to get our hands on this surprising addition to Motorola’s holiday slate on Tuesday, but if that wasn’t enough for you, Verizon has uploaded a series of videos highlighting some of the features of the Droid Turbo as well. More →

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Inbox by Gmail Access

You can force your way into Google’s Inbox even without an invite

You can force your way into Google’s Inbox even without an invite

By on October 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Google last week unveiled a new email product that’s similar to Mailbox and packed it with task-oriented features and even Google Now-like smarts. However, Google’s Inbox by Gmail is invite-only at this time, much like Gmail was when it first came out. In case you’re tired of waiting for an invite and desperately need to start using Inbox, there’s a way to force Inbox access on your mobile device, as discovered by WonderHowTo. More →

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Google Halloween Trick Photos

Here’s an awesome new Google trick you’ll want to try on Halloween

Here’s an awesome new Google trick you’ll want to try on Halloween

By on October 28, 2014 at 4:27 PM.

Halloween is coming up and you might not feel up to slathering your face with makeup, fake blood, and whatever else comes with Halloween costumes these days. Now you don’t have to because Google has a new trick that will take your photos and “Halloweenify” them.

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iPhone iOS 8.0.1 Bug Apology

Apple exec apologizes for breaking your iPhone with iOS 8.0.1

Apple exec apologizes for breaking your iPhone with iOS 8.0.1

By on October 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM.

Were you one of the unlucky early adopters who got your iPhone bricked when you installed iOS 8.0.1? If so then you should know Apple vice president of iPhone marketing Greg Joswiak is very sorry about it. More →

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Apple Pay vs. NFC Competition

It only took Apple Pay a week to become more popular than all other NFC payment platforms combined

It only took Apple Pay a week to become more popular than all other NFC payment platforms combined

By on October 28, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

In addition to talking about the Apple Watch, Apple CEO Tim Cook also addressed a different new Apple product during his interview with The Wall Street Journal on Monday at the WSJD conference in Laguna Beach, California — Apple Pay. The exec said that the contactless payments service, currently available only in the U.S. and only on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, is already more popular than everything else available from competitors, even though Apple Pay has only been active for a week. More →

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iPhone 7 Sapphire Display

Here’s why giving the iPhone 7 a sapphire display could be pointless

Here’s why giving the iPhone 7 a sapphire display could be pointless

By on October 28, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Apple probably isn’t making an iPhone with a sapphire display anytime soon, especially given the surprising bankruptcy of its former sapphire manufacturing partner, GT Advanced Technologies. But even if Apple had the capability to mass produce a sapphire display iPhone, would it be wise to do so? DisplayMate president Ray Soneira argues that it would not be simply because sapphire displays give off too much glare to really deliver the kind of experience Apple is looking for. More →

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Street Harassment Hollaback GoPro Video/

Video: A hidden GoPro records the shocking harassment women are subjected to in NYC

Video: A hidden GoPro records the shocking harassment women are subjected to in NYC

By on October 28, 2014 at 3:18 PM.

Women who get catcalls as they walk down the street aren’t just a tired cliché we see in movies and TV shows. The Daily Show recently proved this by using a GoPro to record one woman’s daily stroll through New York City. The GoPro — which was being held by a friend in front of her — records her journey as she’s accosted by several would-be suitors.

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What Is Working For Uber Like

Driver reveals what it’s really like to work for Uber, says it’s worse than you think

Driver reveals what it’s really like to work for Uber, says it’s worse than you think

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

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have been gradually replacing taxis all over the country, but at what cost? We’ve seen the feuds between the two leaders in the emerging industry, we’ve seen taxi services attempt to stamp the services out before they could get a foothold in a new city, but how do the actual drivers feel about the latest transportation revolution? More →

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