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Raspberry Pi Car Computer

Use the inexpensive Raspberry Pi to make an on-the-go, wi-fi enabled media center in your vehicle.<p>I have always loved those old TV series with futuristic tech in those futuristic vehicles, like <i>Knight Rider</i>, <i>Airwolf</i>, and <i>Street Hawk</i>. So it got me thinking about how easy it would be to add a computer …

Raspberry Pi

Windows XP: Buried But Terrifyingly Undead

Microsoft stopped selling Windows XP in 2008 and, as of Tuesday, finally stopped supporting the 13-year-old operating system. It’s gone, buried, but …

Ouya Everywhere - use your hardware, play their games

Android videogame platform maker, Ouya, is looking at launching their service on devices other than their dedicated gaming console. Ouya Everywhere could be available soon, as Ouya may be announcing their first deal by the end of the month.<p>The folks over at Engadget have it on good authority that …

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Google and Samsung just unveiled the first Chromebook you might actually want to buy

Google has slowly but very deliberately encroached on territory previously claimed by Windows PCs: low-cost notebooks. Now its latest Chromebook may pose a threat to Apple’s dominance of the higher-end market.<p>Previously, Google’s Chrome operating system has mostly been confined to sub-$300, …

Consumer Tech

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 will ship March 9th for $650

Samsung already gave us a heads-up that the largest of its new tablets, the Galaxy Pro 12.2, wouldn't arrive until March. Well, here it is, right on schedule. The company just announced that the 12-inch Android slate will go on sale March 9th, priced at $650 with 32GB of built-in storage. As a …

Netflix packets being dropped every day because Verizon wants more money

Verizon wants to be paid by consumers and Cogent, but Cogent refuses to pay.<p>The battle over who should pay to carry Netflix traffic is heating up …

Sources: Netflix and Comcast have reached a peering agreement

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>Consumers’ troubles with online video may be subsiding — at least for Comcast customers. Comcast and …

Secret revealed: inside the most scandalous social network

Will anonymity make Secret essential reading — or become its undoing?<p>Late on a Saturday evening in San Francisco, at a party filled with tech workers, people keep retreating to odd corners to stare at their phones. This happens at every party these days, of course, but what’s different here is that …

iCracked's Manic Quest To Become The 'AAA' Of Smartphones...And Grow 20% Each Month

“We want to grow 20% month-over-month for the next 36 months,” says AJ Forsythe into a nearly drained iPhone 5S as he paces a seawall overlooking San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif. It’s the kind of boast iCracked’s 25-year-old CEO likes to camouflage in tangential asides, like describing the …

How to Set up a Raspberry Pi as a Wireless Access Point

The Raspberry Pi can connect to a Wi-Fi network using a USB dongle but using that same dongle you can also turn your Raspberry Pi into a wireless …

Google barge must be moved, state says

State regulators said Monday that Treasure Island development officials must find a new place for Google's mysterious high-tech barge or face penalties for not having the necessary permits.<p>The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission sent a letter Friday informing the Treasure …

White Xbox One and an all-digital, less expensive console reportedly coming fall 2014

Microsoft's white, employee-only Xbox One could become a little less exclusive. The snow-colored console is rumored to appear alongside the cartoony shooter <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> this October, and a 1TB version of the hardware might release in November according to a <i>NeoGAF</i> thread that's been confirmed by</i> …

Xbox One was the top-selling console in the US last month

Market research firm NPD has now recorded a full month of console sales for the PS4 and Xbox One in the US, and it's revealing today that Microsoft’s latest console topped the sales charts for the month of December. Microsoft has long dominated with the Xbox 360 in the US, and it appears that …

No remortgage needed: How to build an earthquake-inducing home theater for $3,000

Anyone can stroll into Best Buy or a local AV store and drop a pile of cash on some speakers and a TV, but that doesn’t mean you’ll end up with a …