Google Follows Snowden’s Advice, Encrypts All Gmail Messages

Whether you think former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor, at the very least you now know that the National Security Agency has expanded the scope of its surveillance of American citizens quite a bit. The government agency has been forcing tech companies to turn over … [Read more...]

Video: An In-Depth Look at Android Wear, Google’s Smartwatch OS

Earlier this week, Google confirmed the long-running suspicions that it was getting into the smartwatch race. The tech giant announced an ambitious software project that they hope will win the masses over on wearable technology. They’re calling it, Android Wear. Android Wear, even as little as we … [Read more...]

Rumors Hit of Pricey, “High Performance” 8.9 Inch Nexus Tablet

At this point, it’s tough to keep up with all the various rumors that have surfaced regarding Google’s next Nexus tablet. Yesterday, CNET related the prediction of Rhoda Alexander, an analyst at IHS Technology, who says that Google is gunning for an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet that’ll offer “high-performance”…and a … [Read more...]

Report: Amazon to Release Six-Camera Smartphone This Year

For nearly a year, we’ve heard reports about Amazon’s efforts to build its own smartphone. Rumors drop here and there, some claiming that it’s making a phone with a 3D display, others saying it’ll come out in 2014, and some even claiming that the company’s building its own wireless network, among others. Over … [Read more...]

Aboot Face: Huawei Gives the Boot to Dual-Boot Android-Windows Phone

Last week, Shao Yang, the Chief Marketing Officer of Chinese handset maker Huawei, said in an interview that the company would be pursuing dual-boot Android-Windows phones, set for release in the United States in the second quarter. As it turns out, though, this was a load of hooey. Or, at least, it became … [Read more...]

Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Announced, Available for Pre-Order

At last year’s Game Developer’s Conference, Oculus VR introduced the first development prototype of its virtual reality gaming headset, the Oculus Rift. It was a $300 kit that allowed developers to start updating their games with VR capabilities. And as of today, the company has unveiled the long-awaited … [Read more...]

Watch Out: Samsung Reportedly Making Gear 2 with SIM Card

The wearables war has finally gotten started, thanks to Google’s announcement yesterday of Android Wear, and the accompanying announcements of Motorola’s Moto 360 and the LG G Watch. Not to be outdone, it seems as though Samsung is looking to free the smartwatch from its reliance on the smartphone entirely. A … [Read more...]

Xbox Killer? Sony Reveals Project Morpheus VR Headset for PS4

Today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Sony lifted the curtain on a new product that’s been rumored for a while now: a virtual reality headset codenamed Project Morpheus made for use with the PlayStation 4 console. It’d be easy to point and say that it was inspired by the popular Kickstarter project, … [Read more...]

SocialRadar Uses Social Network and Location Data to Help You Navigate Who’s Nearby

I recently sat down with Michael Chasen, former co-founder/CEO of BlackBoard, at SXSW to discuss his brand new app called SocialRadar.  As may have guessed by the name of the app, SocialRadar is a social discovery app, but instead of using location and interests like other apps, SocialRadar cross references … [Read more...]

Business or Pleasure: Dropbox to Let Users Switch Between Work and Personal Accounts

As more and more people start making the switch to hosting their important files on the cloud, the various options for doing so are becoming more important with each new customer. Today, the Verge reports that Dropbox, arguably the most well-known third-party cloud storage application, will offer users … [Read more...]

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