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Credit Karma gets $85M from Google Capital, will launch new products soon

Google is bullish on free credit reports, apparently.<p>Google Capital, the search giant’s newest venture fund, has poured $85 million into Credit Karma, a San Francisco-based startup that provides free credit scores to consumers.<p>People visiting Credit Karma can take a free peek at their credit score …

Google bought gaming startup Green Throttle. More Android console preparations?

Google acquired Green Throttle, a startup working on turning Android devices into gaming consoles.<p>Launched back in November 2012, Green Throttle was founded by Guitar Hero creator Charles Huang and Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend, two longtime Palm employees, who worked on the legendary Palm …

Android News

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: great screen, disappointing battery life

We often tease Samsung about the seemingly arbitrary way it divvies up its tablet offerings -- not content with round numbers, it's released tablets that are 10.1 inches wide instead of 10, 8.9 instead of 9, 7.7 instead of 8, and so on. And so too is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, …

Sony could show off its long-rumored VR headset at GDC next week

The appearance of Oculus Rift on the scene has done a great deal to increase the potential of VR, but new rumors indicate Sony is going to show off a headset of its own. Sony launched several head mounted displays (including the HMZ-T3W shown above), but so far hasn't released units with VR …

Xiaomi's next-gen budget phone shows up with octa-core chip, larger screen

Xiaomi's sub-$130 budget line, the Redmi (previously known as Hongmi aka "Red Rice"), has been credited for accelerating the company's expansion into Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, with nearby countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand soon to be added to the list. While this is a recent …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

Office 365 Personal offers cheaper access to Microsoft's productivity suite

Micorosoft's Office is still pretty ubiquitous, but it's facing challenges from a number of cheaper (often free) competitors that have quite a head start in the cloud. Office 365 Personal is an attempt to ward of some of those would be usurpers by delivering 20GB of Skydrive storage and 60 minutes …

Playing video games won't turn your kids into zombies – it's good for their brains

The best gaming experiences stimulate the mind and encourage creative thinking, argues Ian Livingstone.<p>When you watch children playing games, do you think that apart from being entertained they are also learning creatively through a process of trial and error and problem-solving, or do you think …

Google removes underlined links, says goodbye to 1996

Google started life as a research project in 1996 to crawl the internet and create a search engine. 18 years later, Google is now removing the last of the design left over from that era. Starting today, the '90s-style underlined links are being removed from Google search results. It truly marks the …

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Car Tech

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition arrives on Verizon for $600 on contract, $700 without

The focus right now might be on Samsung's Pro tablets, but the South Korean company also has a little something called the Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Introduced back last summer, this LTE-ready slate is available on Verizon starting today, featuring a sharp 10.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 display, 32GB of …

Apple Patents New Camera Lens Attachement For iPhone

There are a number of different add on camera lenses for the iPhone, and now it looks like Apple is working on their own camera accessory.<p>The guys …

Gear & Gadgets

When will my Samsung Galaxy phone get an Android 4.4 KitKat update? | Trusted Reviews

When will my phone get Android 4.4 KitKat?<p>Samsung makes many of the most popular Android phones. However, it is not always that fast to upgrade them …

Apple Patents A Smarter, More Accurate Wrist-Based Activity Tracker

Apple has applied for a patent for an improved wearable pedometer design, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider). The filing describes a way to vastly improve accuracy on wearable step counters, by determining where a user is wearing it and adjusting the way it …