Captains of Imbecility: Mt. Gox Finds 200,000 Missing Bitcoins

Last month, the implosion of Mt. Gox—formerly one of the biggest bitcoin exchanges—made headlines. The company filed for bankruptcy protection shortly after it had announced that it lost 750,000 customer bitcoins, with another 100,000 bitcoins of its own having gone missing as well. Many wondered what had … [Read more...]

Discount: Xbox One Down to $449 at Walmart

Waiting for an Xbox One price drop to get into the game? Now's your chance. Walmart is currently selling Microsoft's latest game console for $449. That's $50 off the Xbox One's MSRP, and the discount applies to bundles that include the system's latest blockbuster release, Titanfall. -- Update (1:38pm): … [Read more...]

Review: Xbox One Stereo Headset

For the past few months, Xbox gamers who are used to premium chat headsets have been out of luck. Microsoft went with proprietary technology for the Xbox One, and headsets that worked with the Xbox 360, such as those from Turtle Beach and Tritton, weren't compatible. To the relief of many, Microsoft … [Read more...]

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...]

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