Chinese Gov’t Sticking with Windows XP Since Win 8 Costs Too Much

Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard about how the British government had to sign a deal with Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP for another year while organizations throughout the UK switched to newer operating systems. The US Government made arrangements with Microsoft after it dropped the ball too—specifically … [Read more...]

AOL Launching Ad-Supported Movie Streaming Service Next Week

AOL is getting into the video-streaming game next week, jumping into the ring with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, among others. And according to a report on Variety, the service will be ad-supported, but it’s not clear yet how much or how many advertisements you’ll be viewing. From the outset, the currently … [Read more...]

Powerful and Affordable OnePlus One Could Disrupt Android Smartphone Market

Over the last few months, there’s been talk of a new player called OnePlus about to enter the smartphone market. Today, OnePlus made its official entrance, and did so with a pretty huge announcement: the company’s first Android smartphone packs serious hardware power in a stylish-looking handset sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime is Getting Older HBO Programming in May

Big news from the Land of Bezos this morning: Amazon has reached a deal with HBO that will bring some of the premium channel's older programming to Amazon Prime. Those who pay the yearly subscription fee for Amazon Prime will be able to watch shows like The Sopranos, The Wire and more using Amazon's website, or any … [Read more...]

New Apple Program Lets Anyone Download Early Betas of OS X

If you're the type of person who needs to be on the cutting edge, at least where Apple software is concerned, listen up -- you could start saving almost $100 per year. Apple yesterday announced its new Beta Seed Program, which allows users to download beta versions of its OS X operating system for free. The company hopes … [Read more...]

Gotta Wait for that iPhablet: Larger iPhone 6 Reportedly Delayed

Okay, so this is always fun. The rumored, but as-yet unannounced and unconfirmed, larger iPhone 6 is apparently going to be delayed until 2015, according to a new report out of Taiwan’s Business Times. That’s right: a device that hasn’t been given an official release date, or even been confirmed as existing in the first … [Read more...]

Google Finally Selling That Nest Thermostat It Owns in Play Store

Before today, visiting the "Devices" section of the Google Play Store gave you a look at plenty of the company's flagship products. Nexus smartphones? Check. Nexus tablets? Check. Chromebooks? Check. Interestingly enough, though, you couldn't find a single Nest product, despite Google paying $3.2 billion for the company … [Read more...]

What’s Inside Amazon’s New Smartphone?

Though Amazon doesn't plan to lift the veil on its smartphone projects until later this year, BGR has been on a photo-sharing, exclusive-leaking rampage of coverage of the whole thing. And as of today, even more key details have been publicized. Naturally, these new details come courtesy of BGR, who continues to post … [Read more...]

Focus Up: Meet the Lytro Illum, a $1,600 Super-Camera

When the original Lytro camera was first announced back in 2011, many predicted it would present a major shakeup to the camera industry as a whole. It didn’t, but you wouldn’t be blamed for making that mistake, since the $400 to $500 device utilized light field technology to give users unprecedented focus options after … [Read more...]

You Can Play with the Android-powered LG G Watch Right Now, Sort Of

Today, technology company LG launched a teaser website for its forthcoming Android Wear-powered smart watch, the LG G Watch. The new promotional applet lets you spin, zoom and view the watch from all sorts of interactive angles, potentially satisfying your lusty technological cravings. The watch itself was teased just … [Read more...]

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