Chinese Broadcaster Brands iPhone A Security Threat
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Chinese Broadcaster Brands iPhone A Security Threat

On Friday the 11th the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV (China Central Television) labeled Apple’s iPhone a national security threat. This accusation was made on account of a function that we all know and use, the … [Read more...]

DEAL: Target Cartwheel Offering 15 Percent Off Electronics
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DEAL: Target Cartwheel Offering 15 Percent Off Electronics

This is a pretty nice deal, and it's even nicer if you have a Target REDcard. Today and tomorrow only (7/13 and 7/14), you can get 15% off electronics and entertainment products -- with some exceptions, of … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rap Genius Drops the ‘Rap’ and Raises $40 Million; Aereo Now Considers Itself a Cable Provider
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Rap Genius Drops the ‘Rap’ and Raises $40 Million; Aereo Now Considers Itself a Cable Provider

Happy Sunday, people, and welcome to another edition of the BestTechie Weekend Wrap-Up. If you're new to this, it's the post where we pretty much summarize four of the biggest tech stories from the past week. We didn't … [Read more...]

Cut the Rap: Rap Genius Becomes Genius, Annotates Everything
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Cut the Rap: Rap Genius Becomes Genius, Annotates Everything

Remember Rap Genius? The lyric annotation website that got itself into hot water more than a few times – it was hit with takedown notices from the NMPA, punished by Google for spammy SEO tactics, and the company fired … [Read more...]

Sony and Microsoft Are Selling Some Pretty Cheap Video Games (for Last-Gen)
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Sony and Microsoft Are Selling Some Pretty Cheap Video Games (for Last-Gen)

This is just a public service announcement for you gamers out there. If you own a PlayStation 3 or a Vita, you can save quite a bit of money by heading over to the PSN Store right now. I mean right now. Why? It's Flash … [Read more...]

Turn Your iPad into a 3D Scanner with Itseez3D
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Turn Your iPad into a 3D Scanner with Itseez3D

As 3D printing has become a more viable pastime for the technologically inclined, there’s a similarly growing need for quick, easy, and accurate 3D modeling. To address that need, last week computer vision firm Itseez … [Read more...]

Amazon Seeks FAA Exemption to Test Delivery Drones
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Amazon Seeks FAA Exemption to Test Delivery Drones

Not long after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially banned the use of civilian drones except for hobbyists who can keep the flying robot in sight, Amazon has filed a petition for an exemption for its own … [Read more...]

After Samsung Z’s Latest Delay, is Tizen DOA?
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After Samsung Z’s Latest Delay, is Tizen DOA?

About a month ago, Samsung announced the Samsung Z, its first smartphone running Tizen, the Linux-based mobile OS that it had a hand in developing. Set to debut in Russia in Q3 2014, new reports say that Samsung has … [Read more...]

Google’s Project Tango is Heading Into Space
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Google’s Project Tango is Heading Into Space

In almost all science fiction stories, there are little autonomous spheres that go around and do things for people. It’s just how the genre works. NASA’s project SPHERES (Synchronized, Position Hold, Engage, … [Read more...]

TV-Streaming Company Aereo Now Claims That it Too is a Cable Provider
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TV-Streaming Company Aereo Now Claims That it Too is a Cable Provider

Earlier this week, tv-streaming company Aereo, which recently found itself being deemed illegal by the United States Supreme Court, filed a letter with a New York district court indicating that the company now considers … [Read more...]

The Xbox One Digital Future on a Budget
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The Xbox One Digital Future on a Budget

I've written quite a bit about how digital downloads aren't quite living up to their potential on consoles. My words, however, don't change the fact that quite a few gamers -- especially those on the Xbox One -- really … [Read more...]

Boxes Is a Find For Collectors
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Boxes Is a Find For Collectors

Boxes started out an idea to help people organize their stuff in a really sleek and easy-to-use to design.  What it's turned out to be, however, is social network for collectors and fashionistas, plus a whole lot … [Read more...]