Stephen Hawking Zayn One Direction Video

Watch: Stephen Hawking uses theoretical physics to comfort heartbroken One Direction fans

By about 3 hours ago.

Watch: Stephen Hawking uses theoretical physics to comfort heartbroken One Direction fans

Stephen Hawking is incredibly cool for a whole host of reasons and one of them is his terrific sense of humor. During an appearance at the Sydney Opera House over the weekend, the legendary physicist was asked what his advice would be for any young fans who are still heartbroken because Zayn Malik had left the boy band One Direction last month. Hawking not only delivered a funny and empathetic response but he even found a way to tie it into his primary field of study as well. More →

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Apple Watch Display Brightness Analysis

Expert lauds Apple Watch for its ‘excellent’ display

By about 5 hours ago.

Expert lauds Apple Watch for its ‘excellent’ display

DisplayMate president Raymond Soneira has never been shy about ripping Apple’s display quality in the past and he’s almost always had effusive praise for Samsung’s gorgeous displays. With this in mind, we were interested to see that Soneira on Monday had high praise for the Apple Watch’s display, which he deemed “excellent.” More →

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Bethesda Valve Skyrim Paid Mods Store

Bethesda’s experiment with paid Skyrim mods has been an epic disaster – is there any way to fix it?

By about 5 hours ago.

Bethesda’s experiment with paid Skyrim mods has been an epic disaster – is there any way to fix it?

I’ll admit it: When Bethesda and Valve last week announced that they were going to open up a store where people could pay for individual modifications to the iconic game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I thought it was a terrific idea. My reasoning at the time was that modders do such incredible work improving and adding to Skyrim that it’d be great to see them rewarded monetarily so they’d have the time and resources to produce even better mods in the future that could drastically expand the life of the game. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Sales Production

The Galaxy S6 edge is a bigger hit than Samsung ever dreamed

By about 8 hours ago.

The Galaxy S6 edge is a bigger hit than Samsung ever dreamed

Samsung once shocked the world when its Galaxy Note phablet became a surprise hit and forced rivals such as Apple to adapt by releasing phones with giant displays. Has Samsung now pulled off yet another surprise hit with the Galaxy S6 edge? Bloomberg reports that Samsung has started producing curved Galaxy S6 edge displays at a third factory much sooner than it had anticipated, as the company has been caught off guard by high early demand for the new device. More →

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ESPN Vs. Verizon FiOS Lawsuit

ESPN has achieved the impossible: It’s made me root for Verizon

By about 10 hours ago.

ESPN has achieved the impossible: It’s made me root for Verizon

Verizon isn’t a company that we normally think of as a champion for consumers. However, it deserves a good deal of credit recently for its bold decision to start offering its FiOS customers slimmer bundles of channels that may or may not include ESPN on them. As Re/code reports, ESPN has now sued Verizon for allegedly violating its agreements to not break up its channels into smaller bundles. While ESPN may very well be in the right legally, I still can’t help but root for Verizon here. More →

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Why Buy The Apple Watch

Apple fanboy explains why he’ll buy ‘ANYTHING’ Apple makes even if he doesn’t understand its purpose

By about 12 hours ago.

Apple fanboy explains why he’ll buy ‘ANYTHING’ Apple makes even if he doesn’t understand its purpose

Is shutting off your critical thinking skills and simply buying something because it has an Apple logo on it a good idea? It’s very likely not, but that didn’t stop TheNextWeb cofounder Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten from confessing that he’ll buy “ANYTHING” Apple sells him even if he doesn’t understand exactly why he’s buying it. More →

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Apple iOS 8.4 Beta 2

Apple just released the second beta for iOS 8.4

By on April 27, 2015 at 12:51 PM.

Apple just released the second beta for iOS 8.4

Apple on Monday released its second beta for iOS 8.4, which will be the last major release for iOS 8 until Apple unveils iOS 9 at WWDC this year. As we’ve seen before, the highlight of iOS 8.4 will be the launch of a completely new music application that will eventually serve as the basis for the music streaming service Apple is expected to unveil at WWDC. Interestingly, 9to5Mac notes that Apple has also released its first public beta for iOS 8.4 as well. More →

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Best Kickstarter Projects BevPod Cooler

An engineer has come up with a brilliant new cooler design that beer lovers will adore

By on April 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

An engineer has come up with a brilliant new cooler design that beer lovers will adore

With summer less than two months away, you’re probably thinking about going on some fun outdoor excursions that involve taking some beer with you in a cooler. However, the current coolers on the market are something of a bummer since they tend to be both heavy and unwieldy. Denver-based engineer Scotty Allen is trying to change all that, however, with a brilliant new cooler design that will make bringing beer along with you to picnics and hikes easier than ever before. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger Lobbying

Comcast and TWC lit $32 million on fire lobbying the government to pass their merger

By on April 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Comcast and TWC lit $32 million on fire lobbying the government to pass their merger

This will be heartbreaking for many of you to hear, but it seems that Comcast and Time Warner Cable spent a total of $32 million lobbying the government to sign off on their merger and they still didn’t get what they wanted. In a big Politico report called “Collapse of Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger shows limits of lobbying,” we learn that Comcast and TWC pulled out all the stops to get their merger approved but that it still wasn’t enough. More →

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Lenovo K80 Specs 4GB RAM

Lenovo’s new monster phone features 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery

By on April 24, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Lenovo’s new monster phone features 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery

Earlier this week, we posted a video showing you why having 4GB of RAM on your phone is awesome — basically, it lets you seamlessly multitask even when you’re running several graphics-intensive applications at once. Now Lenovo has come out with a new phone called the K80 that combines this capability with a massive 4,000mAh battery to boot. More →

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Google Glass 2 Details Luxottica

Can the company behind Ray-Ban and Oakley make Google Glass cool? We’re about to find out

By on April 24, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

Can the company behind Ray-Ban and Oakley make Google Glass cool? We’re about to find out

Luxottica is well known as the company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and other popular eyewear brands. However, it’s about to take on its biggest challenge yet: Making Google Glass look cool. The Wall Street Journal reports that Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said on Friday that his company is working with Google to design the sequel to Google Glass and that the new device would be out soon. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger Dead

Don’t celebrate yet: Comcast will find new ways to take revenge on America

By on April 24, 2015 at 12:45 PM.

Don’t celebrate yet: Comcast will find new ways to take revenge on America

“He doesn’t lose ever.”

That’s what BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield said this week about Comcast CEO Brian Roberts in the wake of Comcast’s failure to win approval for its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. It’s a telling quote that also lets us know that Comcast isn’t done yet trying to find ways to become more powerful. More →

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Is The Apple Watch Waterproof Video

Video shows the Apple Watch is much more water resistant than we thought

By on April 24, 2015 at 11:55 AM.

Video shows the Apple Watch is much more water resistant than we thought

Is the Apple Watch actually waterproof? Apple says that it isn’t but a new video posted by Australian YouTube account FoneFox suggests that it’s a lot more resistant to water than what Apple had led us to believe. More →

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