Kim Dotcom MegaChat

Kim Dotcom’s new encrypted MegaChat service will compete with Skype

By on January 22, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Kim Dotcom’s new encrypted MegaChat service will compete with Skype

It’s about a year late, but Kim Dotcom’s encrypted audio and video calling service has finally arrived. Dotcom and the Mega Conspiracy Team announced on Thursday that MegaChat has officially entered public beta, allowing users to place video calls and share files with their contacts over a secure line. More →

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Mouse-Box Mouse PC

What if there was an entire PC in your mouse?

By on January 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

What if there was an entire PC in your mouse?

Even though it’s facing tough competition from mobile devices, the PC is far from being dead, and many people are still trying to reinvent it. Such is the case with Przemysław Strzelczyk, whose team is apparently working on a PC that fits inside a regular mouse: The Mouse-Box. More →

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Telltale Games Game of Thrones

Your first look at the second episode of the Game of Thrones adventure game

By on January 22, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Your first look at the second episode of the Game of Thrones adventure game

As our impatience for the impending fifth season of Game of Thrones reaches a boiling point, Telltale Games is doing everything it can to keep us from exploding. On Thursday, the development studio released the first footage of the second episode of its well-received adventure game, set in the same universe as the show. More →

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Verizon Vs. AT&T Vs. T-Mobile Rollover Data

Verizon doesn’t care if you want a rollover data plan

By on January 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Verizon doesn’t care if you want a rollover data plan

So, you were hoping that Verizon would follow T-Mobile and AT&T by offering a rollover data plan of its own, did you? Well too bad — Verizon isn’t giving you one and if you don’t like it, you can go to another carrier. More →

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KeyTouch Touch ID Mac Unlock App

KeyTouch lets you unlock your Mac with Touch ID, and it was built by 14-year-olds

By on January 22, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

KeyTouch lets you unlock your Mac with Touch ID, and it was built by 14-year-olds

Unlike most teenagers who are busy with school work and sports, Erik van der Plas and Tom de Ruiter are two very young Dutch software developers. At the ripe old ages of 13 and 14 years, respectively, they have come up with an app that uses Apple’s Touch ID security feature on iOS devices to actually unlock Mac computers.

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Where to Get a McPizza

You can still order a McPizza at these two McDonald’s locations

By on January 22, 2015 at 5:40 PM.

You can still order a McPizza at these two McDonald’s locations

Over the years, countless food items have come and gone from McDonald’s finely-tuned menu, but one franchise owner in the Midwest decided that the McPizza was more than just a fad. That’s right — the McDonald’s pizza that you knew (and loved?) in the ’90s is still on the menu, but only at two U.S. locations.

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Apple iPad Smart Cover

Apple wants to make iPad even better with help of a smarter accessory

By on January 22, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Apple wants to make iPad even better with help of a smarter accessory

Apple is considering adding various new features to future versions of the Smart Cover, a protective accessory specifically developed for the iPad, according to a new patent discovered by AppleInsider. More →

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Cheap Bluetooth Audio Adapter

This gadget turns any speaker into a wireless speaker, and it’s only $25 on Amazon

By on January 22, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

This gadget turns any speaker into a wireless speaker, and it’s only $25 on Amazon

Your smartphone, your tablet and your laptop all play music, but none of the speakers in your home are compatible with Bluetooth. You don’t want to waste money on a brand new speaker, because the one you own is perfectly fine… other than the whole Bluetooth thing. It’s about time you looked into picking up a Bluetooth audio adapter. More →

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Apple Watch Battery Life 19 Hours

We finally know what battery life will be like on the Apple Watch

By on January 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

We finally know what battery life will be like on the Apple Watch

Don’t expect Apple to work any miracles with the Apple Watch’s battery life. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has the goods on what Apple’s aiming for with the Apple Watch’s battery and he reports that “as of 2014, Apple wanted the Watch to provide roughly 2.5 to 4 hours of active application use versus 19 hours of combined active/passive use, 3 days of pure standby time, or 4 days if left in a sleeping mode.” Right now, however, it seems that the watch will only get two or three days of pure standby time, Gurman’s sources say. More →

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Verizon Smartphone Drop Test

A look at how Verizon torture tests its smartphones

By on January 22, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

A look at how Verizon torture tests its smartphones

If you’ve never cracked the screen of your phone before, you probably know someone who has. It’s one of the unfortunate facts of life that we have to put with in the modern world, but just think how much worse it would be if there weren’t people testing our smartphones to make sure they could at least withstand the shortest of drops. More →

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Super Mario World World Record

Watch someone beat Super Mario World in less than 6 minutes using an insane glitch

By on January 22, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

Watch someone beat Super Mario World in less than 6 minutes using an insane glitch

You might not be aware of it, but there is an entire community of gamers out there who try to run through games as quickly as possible, by whatever means necessary. These speedrunners are regularly breaking each other’s records, even for games that are decades old, but it’s still exciting when it happens, especially with a classic game as popular as Super Mario World. More →

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