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Can't Wait for Windows 9? It Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

If you upgraded to Windows 8 or 8.1 and want out, there may soon be an alternative to simply downgrading to Windows 7. Microsoft is reportedly going …

Transformers: Age of Extinction - Movie Review

Bay finally gets Transformers right.<p>As I write this, <i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i> has a critics' score of 17% at RottenTomatoes.com. Credit the usual suspects, who recycle the same old Bay criticisms and act surprised that somehow <i>The English Patient</i> didn't break out in the middle of this, the …

Movies

NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s Largest Carrier, To Start Carrying The iPad Air And iPad Mini 2 On June 10

Apple announced today that it will begin to sell the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in Japan on NTT DOCOMO’s network starting June 10. NTT DOCOMO is the country’s largest carrier and what is notable about the announcement is that it has taken a relatively long time for company to start …

When will the iPhone 6 be released? September 19th, says German telecom

Ever since the iPhone 4s was released, it hasn’t been hard to predict when Apple will release the next iPhone. In the second week of September on a Tuesday, Apple holds its annual iPhone event; ten days later, the newest iPhone is released in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, the UK, and …

LG G3 and battery life - how much does the QHD display hurt?

The LG G3 just left everyone in awe, as is the case with most LG G series device announcements. It is miles ahead of its predecessor, and a step ahead its competition in many aspects. The display is stunning with a Quad HD resolution, design is gorgeous, build quality is solid and performance is …

10 iOS Apps That Make Pictures Talk

Make pictures talk<p>Almost everyone shoots photos and video. But how many people shoot multimedia? More than you might think. Multimedia apps — a hybrid that blends still images with a audio — provide a unique angle on visual sharing.<p>Photos with a soundtrack are often easier to create and more …

Nokia Lumia 630 review

Pros<p>Fast processor, okay camera, Nokia extras, expandable memory<p>Cons<p>Windows Store still a bit lean<p>Price<p>£90<p>8 / 10<p>Nokia's last low-priced high …

Tech: D.C.'s biggest loser?

Silicon Valley just can’t win in Washington.<p>A surveillance reform bill easily survived a House vote this week, but it barely resembles the measure that Google, Facebook and others once touted as a way to restore Americans’ trust. Quick changes to patent law now seem impossible after the Senate …

The real-life hacking behind Watch Dogs' virtual world

It starts out simply. One day, you're scrolling through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service database, identifying a perp's body when an alert flashes red on your monitor. "<i>INTRUSION DETECTED</i>," it screams. You're getting hacked and there's only one solution: Call your bumbling partner over and …

Shake your moneymaker: PlayStation 4 is already profitable for Sony

While Sony is struggling as a corporation, its gaming division is doing what it can to bring in the cash.<p>The PlayStation 4 is already making money for the Japanese company after only half a year on the market. Sony chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai revealed that the latest console is booming and …

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

Meet the Smartisan T1, a surprisingly unique Android phone from China

A little over a year ago, a fresh Chinese startup by the name of Smartisan ("smart" and "artisan" combined) showed off its first work: the Android-based Smartisan OS. What caught our attention was its truly unique UI and insanely thoughtful UX features, so naturally, we had very high expectations …

Apple looking to ban sale of Samsung products

Apple is looking to ban the sale of Samsung gadgets yet again.<p>The company filed papers Friday related to the patent-infringement trial that was brought to a close in California early this month. In a mixed verdict, the jury found that Samsung had violated three of Apple's patents and that Apple had …

Gear & Gadgets

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We know many readers are interested in learning to code. So, we partnered with StackSocial to offer TNW readers a special deal on one a great iOS 7 development course. In this iOS bootcamp, you’ll gain the skills needed to build your own iPhone & iPad applications for iOS 7. Normally $499, TNW …

From pixels to polygons: 2D characters get three-dimensional

With video game visuals looking more photo-realistic with each new generation, it’s hard to believe characters used to resemble flat, squared waffles not long ago.<p>Let’s travel back in time a few decades to see what your favorite heroes — plus an evil pig-man and a six-time NBA champion — looked …

New Transformers Trailer Is Actually Quite Smart

If you look at how this trailer is structured, it’s actually a pretty effective piece of marketing. There’s a lot of explanation, some of which also …

Transformers: Age of Extinction - Trailer 3

The latest Transformers movie, directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction Viral Video Details The Fall Of Chicago

Looks like the anti-Transformers propaganda is going to be a strong theme in <i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i>, which also appears to be positioned as a …

Review: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' ★★★

About midway into the latest X-Men flick, Bryan Singer’s generous, delightfully convoluted “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” there is a prison break so exuberant and uncharacteristic of superhero movies that you sit up a bit in your seat. You feel the audience around you snapping to. Not because …

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' review

When utilized as a movie plot device, time travel has the ability to do a great many things. It can refresh an ailing franchise, introduce new characters, and even establish an alternate timeline that introduces the possibilities of new scenarios without adversely affecting the previously …

A Camera That Covers Every Angle

No blind spot for this one<p>For 16 years, EyeSee360 has made panoramic cameras for the military and other industries. Now the company has adapted its technology for the 360Fly, a consumer video camera that allows anyone to record a whole scene—360 degrees around and 240 vertically—without moving. …

Samsung brings Galaxy S5’s Kids Mode and Knox 2.0 to Galaxy S4

Users of the popular Galaxy S4 in Germany woke up to a pleasant surprise this morning, as Samsung made available an update that brings over two features from the new Galaxy S5.<p>The update for the unlocked version of the Galaxy S5 (GT-I9505) weighs in at 130MB and bears the XXUGNE5 number. In the …

LEAKED: Windows 9 Is Coming Next Year And Will Fix A Lot Of Problems With Windows 8

Tech blog Myce has obtained a leaked internal Microsoft document from a source in China known as FaiKee.<p>The document, first spotted on Myce's website by Windows blog WinBeta, lists both Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 as scheduled for a release preview between Q2 and Q3 2015.<p>Here's a screenshot of …

Apple Leases 7-Building Campus as HQ Construction Continues

Recent expansion by Apple continued this week with an agreement to lease a seven-building campus in Sunnyvale, California, not far from where the …

Apple partially fixed the issue that was making life hard for Android switchers

Last week, a lawsuit filed by a former iPhone user against Apple brought back to light an issue that has long tormented users switching from Apple to competing platforms.<p>The issue, which surfaced as early as 2011, prevents text messages sent to some former iOS users from reaching their intended …

Class Action

Modeselektion Vol. 03 - 01 Fennesz "TOM" (MTR045) Out June 27, 2014