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Hopster Brings Its Interactive Learning App to iPhone and iPod Touch

Hopster, the UK company on a mission to make educational videos and interactive learning more fun, has announced that its app is now compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch devices.<p>First launched about five months ago for the iPad, the company says its first app has been consistently rated in the top …

Belkin’s new $99 QODE Thin Type keyboard case for iPad Air now available

Originally announced back in October after Apple announced the iPad Air, Belkin today let us know that its new QODE Thin Type keyboard for iPad Air is now available to purchase worldwide.<p>Tipping the scales at just over 12 ounces, the Thin Type is lighter than the iPad Air itself and provides a …

Samsung, Nokia join 5G trials in Japan, but crazy speeds still far away

We hope you're happy with 4G, because 5G's magical land of unicorns and 10Gbps speeds still isn't coming until 2020 or so. However, Japanese carrier DoCoMo is still hard at work developing the tech and has now begun trials with some formidable hardware allies. Those include Samsung (who already …

'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

Man Arrested in Japan for Owning 3D-Printed Guns

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Kawasaki, Japan, on accusations of possessing several 3D-printed guns, according to local news …

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Deals: iPad mini Tough Armor Bundle by Spigen

Here’s a good looking offer at the new iPad Insight Deals section – the Spigen Tough Armor bundle for the iPad mini and Retina iPad mini. It includes a Spigen Tough Armor case, a Crystal screen protector, and a MFi certified lightning cable.<p>The bundle comes in at $54.99, 42% off the standard …

What does Apple stand to gain from Dr Dre's Beats headphones?

Apple is reported to be buying Dr Dre’s headphone brand Beats for $3.2bn, in a deal that would be the Cupertino-based company’s largest acquisition to date. But what does Beats offer Apple that the iPhone manufacturer can’t do itself?<p>Beats is one of the most high-profile brands in headphones. The …

Upcoming Moto E allegedly spotted side-by-side the Moto G

Less than an hour ago, we reported on the possibility of several new Moto G variants that could be on their way in the not-too-distant future. It seems that’s not the only Motorola related news we have for you today, as the Moto E has now allegedly be spotted in an image that shows it side-by-side …

Tumblr’s New App Has 3.3 Billion Unique Designs

The mobile app has enough ways for every Internet-connected person on earth to design a Tumblr.<p>Sure, you can change your poster image and your avatar as much as you’d like. But whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or virtually any other social-media site, your identity and feed can only fit into <i>one</i> …

The Boko Haram Bidding War

Almost lost in the international furor over the schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria (and the political furor in Washington over the Obama …

Tornadoes hit Colorado, Minnesota

A line of widely scattered strong storms brought tornadoes to Colorado and Minnesota on Thursday and damaging high winds as far south as Texas.<p>Three tornadoes stuck Minnesota. One hit near rural St. James. Kholby Martin, a storm chaser with KDR Media, said it was a couple of hundred yards wide but …

Somalia: African solutions for African problems?

Interventions from neighbours have not brought Somalia the promised peace.<p>One of the most potent intoxicants in Africa today is the canned phrase "African solutions for African problems".<p>While "ASAP" is an acronym that connotes a timely and efficient result, most if not all, operations that are …

Golf Ball-Sized Hail, High Winds to Hit From Texas to Illinois

Weather<p>Millions of motorists from Texas to Illinois were warned Friday that storms were likely to bring high winds and golf ball-sized hail.<p>Although the chances of a tornado outbreak appeared low, meteorologists highlighted a severe storm threat through a large swath of the nation.<p>"If you can leave …

5.5-inch Quad HD display gets certified, possible LG G3 panel?

LG has just announced that their newest 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones has received certification from NEMKO. As a verified QHD display, running at 2560 x 1440 pixels, LG is now ready to mass produce the panel, which will be included in an upcoming flagship smartphone.<p>At …

Videos: LG’s first Quad HD phone launches in Japan and it’s beautiful

<i>Video courtesy of Buz Zap.</i><p>Who needs bezels? Or old fashioned Full HD screens? If you’re a customer of Japan’s KDDI carrier, you could be asking these very questions starting in July, when LG’s new Isai FL (LGL24) will hit the market as one of the world’s first Quad HD smartphones.<p>We usually don’t …

Apple Patents Optical Image Stabilization For Higher Resolution iPhone Pics

Apple has been working on optical image stabilization tech for use in their iPhones and other devices, according to a new patent application filed with the USPTO (spotted by AppleInsider). This could allow future devices to boost image resolution considerably by stitching together multiple …

Here’s the iPhone 6: Bigger, thinner, improved camera, and more

Previous Next<p>1 of 19<p>Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and …

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There's a Place in the Utah Desert Where People Pretend to Live on Mars

Outfitted in bright orange spacesuits and a full pack of oxygen, three astronauts push open the foot-thick door and step outside onto the rusty red …

Latest iPhone 6 mock-ups suggest iPod touch design influence (and that’s good!)

Physical mock-ups of Apple’s(s aapl) next iPhone have been making the on-line rounds of late, offering a glimpse of what to expect from Cupertino. …

Amnesty: Nigeria warned of Boko Haram raid at girls school, failed to act

What did the Nigerian government know about the mass abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants, and when did it know it?<p>Those are the tough questions being asked after an explosive report made public Friday accused Nigerian military commanders of knowing the terror group was on its way to …