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Microsoft makes a ‘functional’ Surface Pro out of cardboard (video)

Microsoft is sending out kinda-sorta functional, cardboard-crafted versions of its Surface Pro tablet to raise awareness about the device launching in 25 different countries soon.<p>While the cardboard versions of the Surface are little more than marketing promotional materials, they do feature a …

The Gadgets, Life Hacks And Apps Tech Entrepreneurs Actually Use

How do you stay on top of things when you’re running a business that’s gone from three to 30 employees in the past 12 months, you’re back to back with meetings and pulling all nighters trying to launch a new product? I asked three crazy busy tech entrepreneurs – CEO of iphone repair army, iCracked …

Everything you wanted to know about how Instagram's Hyperlapse app works, and more

Instagram describes the technology behind its new app for making super fast, super steady videos<p>Instagram released a new separate app yesterday called Hyperlapse, which allows you to make timelapse videos quickly, easily, and with impressive automatic image stabilization technology (meaning that …

Galaxy Mega 2 shown off in detail ahead of formal announcement

We’ve been hearing rumors about a next-gen Galaxy Mega for months now, with the most recent report claiming that the Mega 2 would only come in one screen size, 6-inches. Although Samsung has yet to formally announce the handset, we can now safely say that the rumors are true. Interestingly enough, …

Hide your Mac's menu bar with Menu Eclipse

I think I speak for the majority of Internet-connected computer users when I say that I'm easily distracted. I'm primarily a Mac user, and my MacBook's menu bar features an ever increasing number of icons that are useful at various points of the day but not all of the time. Plus, I don't need to …

The Times of India wants access to its journalists' social networks

Over the past few years, social networks have become an extremely powerful tool for every journalist, whether it's here in the United States or elsewhere across the world. But social networks like Twitter and Facebook aren't just a venue for sharing links or live-tweeting breaking news events, as …

PSN Maintenance Rescheduled for Tomorrow

Most should still be able to access online games and services.<p>Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will undergo scheduled maintenance …

HTC announces the world's first 64-bit Android phone

But there's no 64-bit OS to go with it yet<p>Around a year ago, Apple announced the iPhone 5S, the first and so far only phone to run on a 64-bit processor. Now, as noted by <i>AnandTech</i>, HTC has announced the first Android phone to make use of the same ARMv8 technology that Apple's A7 chip employs. …

3D Printed Mac Pi

We have seen many items 3D printed items, but it is not very often that you see people print their own computer. The 3D Printed Mac Pi is a unique 3D …

Is Bigger Always Better When It Comes to Building iPads?

By this time next month, the rumors about a new, larger iPhone will be put to rest. By next year, if those rumors hold true, we’ll also have the …

New Butter Knife Spreads Cold Butter With Ease

In what is arguably the best invention since sliced bread, the Butterup Knife (links to Kickstarter where you can order one for around $11) was …

Microsoft explains how it's getting rid of fake Windows Store apps

You may have heard that the Windows Store has a serious problem with counterfeit apps; for every legitimate title, there's seemingly a horde of fakes meant solely to take your money and run. At last, though, Microsoft has detailed what it's doing to cull these scams from its shop. To begin with, it …

Are You Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

You may not be, but they're still on their way.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</i><p>Self-driving cars sound wonderful: A computer program can ferry you to work while you kick back and read a book. But are they safe? Many Americans have mixed feelings and don't entirely trust software to take …

LG G Watch Gets An Update To Fix Corrosion Issue

Some reports mentioned about the corroded terminal pins on the back of the LG G Watch, which may cause discomfort for users.<p>To solve the issue, the …

New Photos Claim to Show Purported Rear Shell of iPad Air 2

Taiwan-based accessory maker Yi Lin Enterprises has posted new photos on Weibo showing the purported rear shell of Apple's iPad Air 2 (Google Translate, via <i>Mac Otakara</i>). The images show off a gold housing with a number of design changes, including a new speaker grille with larger holes and a …

Europe's Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Winning Investor Seal Of Approval

The collapse of digital currency exchange Mt Gox earlier this year may have cast major doubts over the future of bitcoin, but the industry has continued to evolve at pace, and investment in bitcoin companies appears to show no signs of slowing.<p>In the second quarter of this year bitcoin start-ups …

How would you change Samsung's Galaxy S4?

Samsung's Galaxy S4 is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, and we'd wager that a hefty proportion of our readers use it as their daily driver. When we placed the device in front of our mobile expert Brad Molen, he was full of praise, with one or two exceptions. In his mind, the only …

MorpHex transforming robot is more than meets the eye

Now this is one cool toy. It's called the MorpHex MKIII, and it's the third generation of a robot designed and created by Norwegian hobbyist Kåre Halvorsen, aka Zenta, a father of three who builds robots in his spare time.<p>Like the name suggests, MorpHex is a hexapod robot -- tucked away inside a …

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Japanese carrier KDDI announces HTC J Butterfly

There's already been rumors of a Windows Phone 8-powered HTC phone based on the One M8, but the latest HTC J Butterfly announced for Japanese carrier KDDI isn't it.<p>Instead, the sequel to last year's Butterfly S comes sporting similar specs to the One M8 flagship, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 …

Flappy Bird is back, but only available on the Amazon Appstore

Developer Dong Nguyen has kept his promise and Flappy Bird is back. Just in case you were on a desert island, Nguyen created a simple, but highly …

Apple Debuts Another App-Focused iPhone 5s Ad – “Dreams”

- Aug 4, 2014<p>Apple has launched another television ad in its “You’re More Powerful Than You Think” ad campaign. The new ad is entitled “Dreams,” and …

Xiaomi tops Samsung as China's largest smartphone vendor

Xiaomi, a 4-year-old Chinese smartphone company that sells high-end handsets, is now the leading device maker in China.<p>During the second quarter of this year, Xiaomi was the most popular smartphone maker in China, earning 14 percent of the market, according to new data from research firm Canalys. …

A Closer Look: Secure your phone without passcodes

NEW YORK (AP) — Passcodes are outdated.<p>They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth …

Upp fuel cell charges your phone with hydrogen (pictures)

Could Apple Announce an iPhone Air and an iPhone Pro?

All signs point to a 4.7-inch iPhone shipping soon, followed by a 5.5-inch iPhone a few months later. This would be the first time Apple announced two different iPhones in the same year, as long as you don't count the iPhone 5c, which was basically a cost-reduced, repackaged version of the iPhone …

Hacker Says He Can Break Into Airplane Systems Using In-Flight Wi-Fi

Two years ago, a group at Las Vegas' annual hacker convention announced it could break into air traffic control systems.<p>At this year's Black Hat convention, a cybersecurity consultant, Ruben Santamarta, will discuss how he went even further: by showing it's possible to interfere with an airplane's …

Ten Things You Didn't Know Google Now Could Do

Siri's not the only virtual assistant in town.<p>Apple’s Siri is not the only mobile virtual assistant in town. There’s Google Now for Android devices, Cortana for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and plenty of third-party “artificial intelligence” apps that try to make your mobile calendar or contact lists …

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 with Safari improvements, UI changes

Apple this morning has released OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview 5. The new update brings various performance improvements and bug fixes. The previous Developer Preview brought some minor user-interface enhancements and significant speed improvements. Apple also released iOS 8 beta 5. We’ll be …

WhatsApp for Android Wear will have you talking to your wrist

With over 500 million active users, WhatsApp probably has more than a few customers sporting Android Wear. Starting today, those folks will be able to read and reply to messages directly from their wrist. The new features are launching somewhat quietly though -- the App's Google Play listing hasn't …