Microsoft’s 3D Touch Phones Cancelled amid Layoffs
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Microsoft’s 3D Touch Phones Cancelled amid Layoffs

Earlier this month, we heard some details about a couple new handsets in the works from Nokia and Microsoft that featured “3D touch” capability – essentially, you could interact with them in different ways by … [Read more...]

Xbox One Sales Double, PS4 Still on Top
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Xbox One Sales Double, PS4 Still on Top

Back in mid-May, Microsoft announced that it would offer Xbox One consoles without the Kinect peripheral, dropping the system’s price by a hundred bucks to parity with that of the PlayStation 4 from Sony. The cut went … [Read more...]

Amazon Officially Launches Kindle Unlimited
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Amazon Officially Launches Kindle Unlimited

Well that was fast. Today Amazon has officially launched Kindle Unlimited, a subscription-based ebook service that some are calling “Netflix for Books.” The news comes just two days after test pages for Kindle … [Read more...]

Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
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Google Launches Project Zero to Protect Users From Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Google is making it’s next move in becoming either a superhero or supervillian organization. Under the title Project Zero, Google is hiring a team of elite hackers to locate vulnerabilities in the software of the … [Read more...]

Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 from Nokia; Dropping Android in Nokia X
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Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 from Nokia; Dropping Android in Nokia X

The rumors from earlier this week are true: today Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced in a company-wide memo that there would be workforce reduction of 18,000 jobs. This will be the largest round of layoffs in … [Read more...]

Imgur Adds New Tagging and Voting Features
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Imgur Adds New Tagging and Voting Features

If someone linked to a funny picture on Facebook or Twitter, chances are pretty good it’s hosted on Imgur. Founded in 2009, Imgur has become the go-to place for dumb, meme-worthy images on the Internet. Today the … [Read more...]

GameStop iPhone App Actually Tells You a Game’s Trade-In Value
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GameStop iPhone App Actually Tells You a Game’s Trade-In Value

I don't trade many games in at GameStop, but when I do, I'm usually flying blind as far as the trade-in value is concerned. The GameStop website lists trade-in specials; these are the games that the retail locations will … [Read more...]

Is Kindle Unlimited Amazon’s “Netflix for Books”?
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Is Kindle Unlimited Amazon’s “Netflix for Books”?

The race to give as much content away for as little money as possible is on: a post on GigaOm today reports that Amazon is in the process of creating a new service for its customers called “Kindle Unlimited.” The … [Read more...]

Visa Introduces Checkout to Compete with Paypal
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Visa Introduces Checkout to Compete with Paypal

If you’re like me and do most of your shopping online, you’re going to love this. Visa just introduced Checkout, a new way for consumers to securely shop online or from their mobile phones without having to … [Read more...]

Samsung in Talks to Acquire SmartThings for $200M
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Samsung in Talks to Acquire SmartThings for $200M

Samsung is relentless in its pursuit of entering every single tech category possible, and the latest news only reinforces that. Last night, word got out that Samsung was in the process of acquiring SmartThings, a … [Read more...]

The Raspberry Pi Micro-Computer Gets An Upgrade
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The Raspberry Pi Micro-Computer Gets An Upgrade

The Raspberry Pi foundation announced the release of a new micro computer yesterday called the Raspberry Pi Model B+. Since I’m a big fan of pie, this is music to my ears (ah, nothing better than low hanging … [Read more...]

Track Amazon Price Drops with The Tracktor
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Track Amazon Price Drops with The Tracktor

Amazon prices move around a lot -- sometimes, a few times in a single day. That gadget on your wish list? It could be fifty bucks cheaper in the morning, but if you don’t view the product page until after work, you’d … [Read more...]