Archive for Jul 31, 2013

XKeyscore NSA tool uncovered, collects pretty much the whole internet

XKeyscore NSA tool uncovered, collects pretty much the whole internet

Just as we thought we knew everything about the government spying on us, another leak has made its way into the limelight that reveals a new program, besides PRISM, that collects a ton of information about users on the internet, including email, Facebook chats, and web browsing history.

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Canon VIXIA mini camcorder optimized for self-shooting

Canon VIXIA mini camcorder optimized for self-shooting

This week Canon has revealed the newest member of their VIXIA camcorder lineup, this time placing emphasis on the display and its ability to face forward as easily as it does backward. This 1080p-capable camcorder works with a 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor up front and a 2.7-inch 230K-dot-resolution display on top able to work anywhere from 90 degrees to 180 degrees away from that.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S 4 mini getting dual-mode LTE

Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S 4 mini getting dual-mode LTE

We've already seen a wealth of different Galaxy S 4 variants pop up throughout the summer, but Samsung is continuing the trend with new models of the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S 4 mini by adding dual-mode LTE. Samsung says these phones are the world’s first handsets to support both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE, but ZTE's Grand Era technically was there first.

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MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

MYO Armbands bringing muscle-reading gesture control in early 2014

With the wearable device known as MYO, there's no need for the computer to see you to understand your commands. Instead, this armband connects to your device - Mac and Windows for now, Android and iOS soon - with Bluetooth and reads gestures you make with your hand and arm through muscle fluctuations. This armband is already out in the wild - the full "second wave" for the public comes in early 2014.

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Oculus Rift hack brings Paperboy to the 21st century

Oculus Rift hack brings Paperboy to the 21st century

Paperboy has gone down in the history books as one of the best video games ever, and some may say that if you've never played it, then you're not a true video gamer. Either way, the game is a classic, and a new Oculus Rift hack brings the 1984 title back into the 21st century to make the experience as real as it can get.

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Google Starbucks WiFi deal boots AT&T for faster speeds [UPDATE]

Google Starbucks WiFi deal boots AT&T for faster speeds [UPDATE]

Tough loss for AT&T, which will lose some business from Starbucks thanks to a new deal with Google that will see 7,000 Starbucks locations replaced with Google WiFi in order to provide faster speeds. The transition will happen over the next 18 months, and Google claims coffee drinkers will experience speeds 10-times faster than AT&T's offerings.

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Microsoft Office Mobile for Android arrives, requires Office 365 subscription

Microsoft Office Mobile for Android arrives, requires Office 365 subscription

We've been enjoying Microsoft Office on the iPhone for a little while now, but it has finally arrived on Android smartphones, with support for tablets still MIA, just as with the iPad on iOS. Office Mobile for Android brings cloud-based office suite fun to Google's mobile platform in the form of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Moto X nano-SIM support hinted in leaked image

Moto X nano-SIM support hinted in leaked image

Tomorrow will bring the official unveiling of the Moto X, which has been one of the most talked-about unreleased phones for the past couple of months. However, while we're still a day away from the revealing, that doesn't mean leaks will magically stop. In fact, the most-recent leak reveals that that Moto X will support nano-SIM.

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Galaxy S 4 benchmark-tampering allegations denied by Samsung

Galaxy S 4 benchmark-tampering allegations denied by Samsung

It was discovered yesterday that Samsung allegedly tampered with the Galaxy S 4 in order to provide the best possible benchmark scores in different apps. However, Samsung has addressed the allegations and says that they haven't done such a thing, saying that they didn't use any sly tricks to achieve higher benchmark scores.

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HP Slatebook x2 appears online, still slated for August launch

HP Slatebook x2 appears online, still slated for August launch

We got our hands on the HP Slatebook x2 back in May, a Tegra 4-powered Android slate with a dedicated keyboard, giving it netbook-like functionality. Word had it the device would be available in August of this year, and while that date hasn't changed, the Slatebook x2 has now appeared on HP's website alongside a price tag of $479.99 USD.

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2014 Audi RS 7 U.S. pricing unveiled

2014 Audi RS 7 U.S. pricing unveiled

The 2014 Audi RS 7 is being touted as the most powerful amongst all RS models that are available in the United States, and was first shown off at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Now the pricing for the model has been revealed, with prospecting buyers looking at a starting price of $104,900 USD. The car will be hitting showrooms in the US later this fall.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Review

Delivered in NVIDIA SHIELD is the first full-fledged mobile device crossover into the desktop gaming universe. SHIELD is an Android-based physical gaming controller with its own clamshell hinge-attached display, powered by NVIDIA's newest mobile processor, stepping up as what the company claims is the world's most powerful mobile gaming device. With NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoC under the hood and the ability to play Android games and stream high-powered PC games from NVIDIA GeForce GTX processor-toting gaming rigs, NVIDIA proves that they're essentially right on the money.

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