Chris Lambie

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After listing Nexus 5 at an outrageous $799, Best Buy settles for $100 markup

Buying a Nexus 5 without a contract at Best Buy is going to be expensive. Very expensive. The massive US retail chain has priced off-contract purchases at an eye-popping $799.99 according to a new Sprint listing on its website. That's for the 16GB model, which sells for $349 at Google Play. Even …

Did Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Criticize Apple's New iPads?

Following reports published last week claiming that Steve Wozniak had criticized - or rather "bashed" - the iPad Air, the charismatic Apple …

Why You Should Upgrade Your iPhone

Older technology usually runs slower than newer technology – that’s an unfortunate fact. However, did you know that even your old smartphone could be holding you back enormously when it comes to web browsing and accessing data on the move? I’ve run a few tests on a four year-old iPhone 3GS compared …

Sherlocked: how Mavericks is making some apps obsolete

The launch of a new version of Mac OS X is normally an exciting time for members of the development community.<p>The pre-release software they have been using for the last few months will be opened up to the wider world, and they can start making the most of all the fancy new features to improve their …

Apple plans to open first store in Brazil by March 2014

Apple currently plans to expand its retail store presence to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil early next year, according to information provided by a source. This person says that Apple is targeting a store opening between February and March 2014, but delays due to construction and staffing are always …

Pozible Now Lets You Pledge With Bitcoin

As proof of how Bitcoin is rapidly gaining popularity, crowdfunding platform Pozible just announced that it is now accepting payment in the virtual currency after getting several requests to pledge to projects with Bitcoin.<p>Pozible project creators need to have a Bitcoin wallet in order to accept …

Nintendo Has Ended Wii Production in Japan

The blue ocean console begins its ride off into the sunset.<p>Nintendo has discontinued production of Wii hardware. The news was spotted by …

Users report iOS 7 calendar app is incorrect for daylight savings time

Apple's trouble with daylight savings time appears to be popping up again. According to <i>AppleInsider</i>, a number of iOS 7 users whose clocks turned back an hour overnight are seeing the time displayed incorrectly inside of the iPhone's built-in calendar app. While looking at the calendar's day view, …

More proof that without competition U.S. broadband costs more and delivers less

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The fastest, cheapest broadband in the world can be found in South Korea, with a triple play bundle that costs the equivalent …

Even Samsung is confused by its curved phone

Samsung celebrates convexity in ad for the concave Galaxy Round<p>Turning a deaf ear to LG's claims about the G Flex being the first "real" curved phone, Samsung has produced a new TV spot in Korea promoting its "real round" Galaxy Round handset. Essentially a Galaxy Note 3 with a curve along its …

Healthcare.gov data center fails, hobbling state and federal insurance exchanges

Problems keep mounting in the administration's attempt to sell health insurance online. A data center critical to the operation of Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace, experienced an outage over the weekend. The failure affected the Healthcare.gov data services hub, which coordinates …

Is Google Really Evil? Or Just Smart?

Conference keynote speeches aren’t usually very controversial, and internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis marched through his opening address for PubCon Las Vegas with a lengthy succession of slides showing the rapidly changing nature of media. He spiced up the statistics by going out on a limb with …

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

'Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch has high return rate'

The smartwatch has seen a return rate of 30 per cent in Best Buy locations in the U.S. according to leaked information<p>Almost of a third of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatches are being returned, a leaked document has revealed.<p>The figures come from information released to <b>geek.com</b> and show 30 per cent …

Nvidia Issues Aggressive Price Drops For GeForce GTX 780, 770 Graphics Cards

When you’re one of only two key players in the desktop graphics card space, healthy competition can be the catalyst for near-instant change. In the case of AMD versus Nvidia, the benefit of that competition to enthusiasts has never been better: On October 29, Nvidia will slash the suggested e-tail …

Why you should probably spend a little extra on these gold Lightning cables

TL;DR: Gold is Best<p>The folks at iMod have been active contributors to the MFi/Lightning cable debate since the standard debuted a year ago. MFi is Apple’s standard for 3rd party Lighting cables which requires Apple approved chip designs to run. There has been an ongoing debate on whether 3rd …

Logitech reveals its first iPad Air keyboard cases

Logitech makes some of the best iPad keyboards around, and today it's revealing its first three for the new iPad Air. Two of its new Bluetooth keyboards, the FabricSkin Keyboard Folio and the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio, are built into a small case that double as a kickstand to prop up the iPad. Both …

What to expect when Apple reports earnings Monday

Apple will report fourth-quarter earnings Monday, but it’s not what happened last quarter that Wall Street really cares about.<p>Wall Street expects that Apple’s growth continued to slow for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. Consensus analyst forecast is that Apple will report revenue of $37 billion, …

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The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

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Incredible designer posters reimagine 'Robocop,' 'Blade Runner,' and more

Matthew Chojnacki's latest book features exactly 200 movie posters, celebrating everything from <i>Tron</i> and <i>Blade Runner</i> to <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> and <i>Bambi</i>. But they aren't the kind of posters you see lining the walls of a movie theatre. "The only criteria was that the poster couldn't have been used in an …

Pokemon cocktails offer adult fun with a twist

Tumblr user and Pokemon fan meowpurrnom created nine frozen cocktails of the "Eeveelution" variety.<p>The cocktail menu includes an alcoholic spin on every known evolution of Eevee, including the newest addition, Sylveon. Although specific measurements for each drink aren't given, the mix for each is …