In A World of Constant Surveillance We Still Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

This missing Malaysia Airlines flight has me glued to the TV, news sites, and the #MH370 hashtag on Twitter -- it's a real mystery and it's crazy to me how we can just lose a massive plane.  It disappeared into thin air, literally.  I feel terrible for the families of the people who were onboard, the whole … [Read more...]

Amazon Branded Gaming Controller Revealed in Leaked Photos

We've been hearing rumors that Amazon has been working on a new game console platform for quite some time now, likely powered by Android under the hood similar to the OUYA game console that we reviewed upon its release last summer. Now today we're getting our first look at photos of what appears to be an … [Read more...]

Popcorn Time Shuts Down Amid Legal Threats, Despite Claiming the Project is Legal [UPDATE: It’s Back]

Popcorn Time is back online and fully functional thanks to the fact that the project was hosted on Github, making it easy to download both the installer and the source code, leading torrent site YTS to take over the project, reports TorrentFreak. “We are in a better position copyright wise because it’s … [Read more...]

iOS 8 Details and Leaked Images Point to Greater iCloud Integration

This must be the week for iOS 8 leaks: a new report out of 9to5Mac suggests that Apple’s in-development iOS 8 will offer greater integration of the company’s iCloud file storage system. The move comes in response to developer complaints that the current systems in place to integrate iCloud is too … [Read more...]

Video: Experiencing Real Life Mario Kart at SXSW 2014

At this year’s South by South West, Nintendo and Pennzoil teamed up to make the experience of Mario Kart somewhat of a reality. Attendees at the show, including Jeff, our own editor-in-chief, had the opportunity to race go-karts around a track Mario-Kart style. But how did they do it? Well, drivers were … [Read more...]

Amazon Reportedly Launching ‘Project Aria’ Smartphone This Year

Is Amazon ready to make a play for your pocket? That might be the case, according to The Information. The site is reporting that Amazon is working on a smartphone -- dubbed "Project Aria" -- that could launch sometime this year to take on Apple's iPhone, as well as devices running operating systems from … [Read more...]

Huawei Bringing Dual-Boot Windows & Android Phone to US

Just a week after news that Microsoft had made arrangements to bring dual-boot Windows and Android handsets to customers in India, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has informally announced its intention to do the same for customers here in the United States. In an interview on TrustedReviews, Huawei’s Chief … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Subscription Price Hiked by $20

About a month and a half after Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak speculated that the company’s Prime subscription price might increase, it’s happened. Today, Amazon has confirmed that its Amazon Prime service—which offers free two-day shipping on a majority of its products, not to mention video streaming options—has … [Read more...]

Rovio Announces Angry Birds Epic, A Turn-Based RPG

There was a time when I was over Angry Birds. Something about the combination of its seemingly unearned popularity and its ubiquity on the ugly clothes of equally ugly children that I would see while out and about really turned me off. But then Rovio put out Angry Birds Star Wars and I started to come back … [Read more...]

It’s Not You, Google Search Results Really Do Look Different

If you have noticed that Google’s search results look a little different right now--its not your eyes playing tricks on you. The modified appearance of the results is thanks to a very large “bucket” test currently underway, which has changed the look-and-feel of Google’s list of blue links. Most notably, the … [Read more...]

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