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Opera Mini 9 browser squeezes video down to size for iOS

Opera Software's newest browser for Apple's mobile OS incorporates a data-compression feature to cut down on video problems. It's also tuned for new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens.<p>Opera Software announced a new version of Opera Mini for iPhones and iPads that incorporates a data-compression feature to …

Get a Sony HD action cam with remote for $199.99

That's a huge savings on this popular POV camera, which features GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC.<p>Everything must be recorded! That's the best explanation I can think of for the rampant popularity of GoPro and similar "POV" cameras, which allow for hands-free operation as you bike the trails, hit the slopes, …

Watch a glorious timelapse supercut of Earth from the ISS

Using high-definition NASA footage, a filmmaker has compiled a film made from timelapsed snippets of Earth as seen from the ISS.<p>As the ISS hurtles in orbit around the Earth, an eternal freefall at 17,100 mph, its cameras, and the astronauts on board, are capturing images and footage of our planet …

Lenovo N20 Chromebook Review!

Microsoft makes Office for iPad free to use, starts testing Android tablet version

Considering how popular Office has been on the desktop, you'd assume it'd be the go-to productivity suite on mobile too. In fact, though, the company has made a few missteps: The iPhone app is watered down, and as nice as the iPad version is, you need an Office subscription to do any sort of …

Israel reassures Jordan amid al-Aqsa tension

Israel's prime minister has assured Jordan's king over the phone that he would not yield to increasing demands by Jewish hardliners to allow Jews to pray at a Muslim-run holy site in Jerusalem.<p>The phone call between Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah II on Thursday came a day after Jewish …

15 best Chromecast apps for Android

The Chromecast is probably the most popular video streaming device of all time. Even though it’s a small piece of hardware, it allows you to connect your TV to practically anything else in the house with a processor in it and that includes your Android phone. In most cases, it’s easier to use a …

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Soon you'll be able to launch desktop applications from Google Drive in Chrome

Google is trying to tie in its Google Drive cloud service more with its Chrome web browser, thanks to a new extension that will allow users to open …

Google Maps is getting a colorful redesign for iOS and Android

Google's colorful new design style is making its way to Maps this week. With an update rolling out over the next few days, the look of Google Maps on both iOS and Android will be overhauled to fit in line with Material Design, a style that's been quickly making its way across Google's biggest apps. …

Google Drive can launch desktop programs from Chrome

It can be tedious to work with cloud files as soon as possible because you have to first download the file and then select the program to open it …

Pushbullet now allows you to create new text messages from Chrome desktop

It’s pretty apparent that the folks over at Pushbullet never sleep. Not too long ago, they revamped their entire app to follow Google’s wonderful Material Design guidelines. With an update to the service rolling out today, users can now create new text messages, right from the Chrome extension.<p>For …

Google Maps 9 is here: Material touches and Uber and OpenTable integration

One by one, Google is pushing big updates to its staple applications – earlier today we saw Calendar getting a fresh coat of Material paint, and now it’s time for the all-important Maps to get the same treatment.<p>Rolling out to users now, Maps 9.0 features a refreshed design that’s all about layers …

Lenovo launches the S90 "Sisley", a blatant copy of Apple's iPhone 6

It isn’t often that we see a huge device manufacturer rip off a competitor. Sure, we’ve seen iPhone copies in the past, but this one comes from the third largest handset maker in the world, Lenovo. Today, the company released the Lenovo S90 “Sisley”, a 5-inch phone with a Super AMOLED 720p screen, …

Dell throws in keyboard, mouse in new $199 Chromebox bundle

Dell has quietly introduced its own Chromebox bundle. Priced competitively at $199, Dell's deal, unlike many of its competitors, ships with both a …

Pushbullet update allows you to send texts from your computer

There’s already quite a few options if you want to send SMS’s through your computer, but Pushbullet is adding another. You could already <i>reply</i> to …

Yes, WhatsApp now has blue checks for read messages

WhatsApp is worth billions of dollars, and there seems to be a good reason for that: many of you are using it, at least according to the flood of …

Dell selling Chromebox bundled with keyboard and mouse for only $199

If you’re in the market for a new Chromebox you should start paying attention. Dell released a Chromebox bundle online for $199. That bundle includes …

[Update: Fixed] The Android 5.0 Nexus Rollout Might Be On Hold Because Of A Serious WiFi Battery Drain Bug

If you follow Artem on Google+ or check Reddit, you probably saw him discussing the likelihood that Google has delayed updating Nexus devices to …

Lenovo's quarterly profits soar, becomes fourth largest smartphone vendor in the world

The world's largest PC manufacturer is going strong, as Lenovo announced today that it witnessed a second-quarter profit increase to the tune of 19 …

Lenovo reports strong quarter, now #3 smartphone maker

Lenovo has announced its financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended September 30, 2014. Everything is looking good for the world’s largest PC vendor, not only does it now own Motorola, but as a result it became the world’s third largest smartphone maker.<p>Lenovo managed to increase …

WhatsApp to remain free in developing countries like India

WhatsApp will continue to offer its service for free to users in developing countries like India. Vice-president for business development Neeraj …

[Holy Shit] WhatsApp Starts Showing A Blue Checkmark When Your Message Is Read, Divorces And Break-Ups Abound

"But honey, I only opened WhatsApp to reply to my boss. He <i>still</i> forwards me every stupid joke he gets. I didn't notice your message about the dinner …

Office for Android tablets enters preview alongside new iPhone version

Touch-optimized versions coming to Windows 10 next year<p>Microsoft is making some big improvements to its Office mobile apps today, starting with an entirely new iPhone app. When the original iPhone version debuted last year, it was basic and underwhelming. Today’s new iPhone app is a lot more …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

Microsoft is now accepting registrations for its Office on Android tablets preview

Microsoft is now accepting registrations for a preview of Office for Android tablets. The company is seeking consumers with a variety of hardware and …

ShadowCrypt is a Chrome extension that encrypts tweets, status updates and emails

In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelation that our privacy may not be as private as we once thought, there has been a monumental push to make things …

Google Hangouts introduces free international voice calls in India

Folks in India can now make free voice calls to U.S. and Canada using Google Hangouts for Android, web, or iOS. As always, you can make free calls to …

Microsoft announces preview build of Office for Android tablets

Microsoft has been attempting to broaden its mobile appeal by improving its range of software. Today Microsoft has announced a slew of changes to its mobile Office applications and is accepting signs for a preview build designed for Android tablets.<p>The new Office build for mobile unifies the …

[Lollipop Feature Spotlight] Apps Can Now Capture Screen Recordings Without Root

You might recall that Android 4.4 added support for native screen recording, but it was a very developer-oriented tool that required you to plug the …