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Netflix hit with streaming problems in US, Canada, and Latin America

Netflix hit with streaming problems in US, Canada, and Latin America

Netflix had fired off a tweet this evening on its customer support Twitter account announcing that some users in the United States, Canada, and Latin America were experiencing streaming problems. The video streaming service said it was both aware of the problem and working on it, though no estimated time frame for when it would be finished had been provided. An hour later, it seems all is better.

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Gaia satellite launches, will chart 1 billion stars 70 times over 5 years

Gaia satellite launches, will chart 1 billion stars 70 times over 5 years

The European Space Agency last week launched Gaia, a star-charting satellite that will repeatedly survey a billion stars over the course of five years. It is en route to a virtual orbit point called "L2", 1.5 million km further from the sun than the planet Earth orbits. It will measure the position, brightness, temperature and chemical composition of each star 70 times.

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LG G Flex Review

LG G Flex Review

Every new niche has to start somewhere, and LG says the G Flex is the start of the flexible smartphone revolution. Why should our phones be flat when everything else around us is curved, so the company's theory goes, with ambitious dreams of folding handsets and collapsable tablets in the next decade. Today, though, the G Flex is paving the way: a 6-inch phablet with a premium price-tag and a sexy curve to its profile. Question remains, is this a gimmick or a true taste of tech to come? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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NASA wants to grow turnips, flowers and more on the moon by 2015

NASA wants to grow turnips, flowers and more on the moon by 2015

One of the biggest challenges we face when it comes to exploring our solar system and spending time away from Earth is food and water. A spacecraft taking humans to explore the moon and beyond has to be able to carry the crew, air, fuel, water, and food to serve the entire mission. Finding ways to reduce the amount of one of those items that has to be packed in the ship leaves more space for others.

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LG: Curved smartphones like G Flex 40% of market by 2018

LG: Curved smartphones like G Flex 40% of market by 2018

Flexible smartphones will dominate 40-percent of the smartphone market by 2018, LG predicts, billing the LG G Flex with its curved 6-inch AMOLED display as the first of a new breed of handsets. "We got bored of flat" LG's Dr Ramchan Woo, head of mobile product planning, said of the motivation behind the G Flex, which takes the DNA of handsets like the G Pro and G2, but shapes the screen to better suit the curvature of your face and how your hands naturally hold "phablet" form-factors. Still, there's more to a bendy phone than a flexible screen, as Dr Woo pointed out.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review

Lenovo has launched a new addition to its X-Series of laptops, the business-chic X240. This small laptop features a 12.5-inch display and some new perks in the lineup, among them being a very large trackpad, new cover paint, and some Windows 8-related keys. Despite its small size, the X240 makes some big claims, and we've put it through the rounds to see how it fairs compared to its older siblings. Read our full SlashGear review to find out how it held up.

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HP ZBook 15 Review

HP ZBook 15 Review

The market is packed full of thin, low-powered, lightweight laptops and tablet hybrids that offer up all the perks that come with primarily playing mobile games and surfing the Web. Some of us require a bit more oomph from our machine's hardware, however, and that is where workstations like the HP ZBook 15 come in. This laptop is on the hefty side, and with it comes a full keyboard with numpad, a 15.6-inch Full HD display, and surprisingly high battery life. Check out our full SlashGear review to find out what else this beast offers.

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