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Google Nexus 7 Still Has One Serious Weakness

Google recently launched the new and improved Nexus 7 tablet. Despite the preponderance of great reviews and glowing praise, though, the flagship Android tablet still has one fatal flaw: Android.<p>Admittedly, that sounds like an overtly “fanboy” thing to say, but stick with me.<p>The Nexus 7 seems to be …

Pinterest adds animated pinning shortcut to iOS app

Pinterest updated its iPhone and iPad applications Tuesday with a handy shortcut to help people pin, like, and share faster as they browse the inspirational social network from their mobile devices.<p>Now when perusing the home feed or boards, people can press and hold a pin to view a special menu for …

Apple opens iMessage spam reporting tool ahead of iOS 7

A new knowledge base article on Apple’s website introduces an iMessage spam reporting system.<p>To report unwanted iMessage messages to Apple, please send an email with the following details to: imessage.spam@icloud.com• Include a screenshot of the message you have received.<br>• Include the full email …

App Store gives away popular iOS games and apps to mark its 5th anniversary (update)

Here's a little treat on a Monday morning. A number of premium iOS apps and games have been discounted to nothing over at the App Store, including the charming and mildly addictive <i>Tiny Wings</i> (and <i>Tiny Wings HD</i> for iPad), <i>Traktor DJ</i> (normally $20), <i>Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery</i> <i>EP</i>, as well as</i> …

The Pirate Bay founder is raising money for spy-proof messaging app

Private messages really <i>aren’t</i> so private, and Peter Sunde, co-founder and former spokesperson for BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay, isn’t …

iPhone 5S with dual-LED flash, slightly bigger battery spied in blurry rumor-gram

Did you back out of an iPhone 5 because it didn't have a dual-LED flash? If this leaked image from <i>MacRumors</i> turns out to be real, that may not be a problem for much longer. Inside and out, these blurrycam snaps purport to show an iPhone 5S which is nearly identical to its predecessor -- the only …

The most high-res 3D map of the human brain

<i>(Credit: Amunts, Zilles, Evans, et al.)</i><p><b>Scientists have created the world's first 3D digital reconstruction of the human brain that shows anatomy on</b> …

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Interactive iOS 7 Demo

Share this demo:<p>iOS 7 Demo<p>With the veil now pulled away on iOS 7 we can finally see the old and the new side by side. With this latest release Apple …

Impressive Interactive Demo Lets You Try iOS 7 Beta Without Restoring Your Device

- Jun 21, 2013<p>With all of the recent talk about iOS 7, it’s only natural to want to try Apple’s beta out for yourself. However, unless you’re a …

Xbox One: top features you probably hadn't noticed

<b>So, it's official: Microsoft has dropped some of the more hated DRM requirements on the Xbox One.</b><p>It's a move that's made people happy — no need for a …

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What the Digital Brains of the Future Might Be Like

An entrepreneur and long-time neuroscience hobbyist attempts to merge his two loves.<p>Alexis Madrigal<p>It is the rare entrepreneur who hits it truly big twice. Those who do -- such as Ev Williams, Ted Turner, and Elon Musk -- tend to stay within the original industry that made them. In recent memory, …

Shocker: A new Apple product seems to have Wi-Fi issues

New Apple products and Wi-Fi issues go together like, well, Apple pie and ice cream.<p>It usually goes like this. Apple announces a new iPad, iPhone, or MacBook, and within days users spawn long threads about Wi-Fi issues.<p>It's no different this time with Apple's new Haswell-based MacBook Air.<p>The …

Tokyo court rules in Apple's favor in patent battle, Samsung has deja vu

In case you forgot, Samsung and Apple's legal squabbles didn't end in US federal court last year: the litigation rages on in international courts. Stop us if you've heard this one -- Samsung and Apple are caught up in a lawsuit focusing in part on Cupertino's bounce back patent, and things aren't …

Skype explored how to aid law enforcement by snooping under secret ‘Project Chess’

Tech companies may have denied accusations that they give law enforcement direct access to user info, but we now know of one company that at least explored the idea: Skype.<p>Under a program called “Project Chess,” Skype looked into some of the legal and technical challenges of making it easier for …

US lifts ban on mobile phones and software for Iran

<b>The US has eased restrictions on the sale of mobile phones and other communications devices, software and services to Iranians.</b><p>The move is intended to promote Iranians' political freedom, countering what the US describes as Tehran's efforts to "silence its people".<p>The shift marks the first time …

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Kaz Hirai says the PS4 is 'first and foremost' a game console, more features to be revealed

Sony and Microsoft launched their next-gen consoles in very different ways: the Xbox One was pitched as a complete living room device, while the PS4 event was a nonstop series of game demos. That's important, Kaz Hirai told reporters at the D11 conference today. "The most important thing we need to …

Thinner Than MacBook Air, The New Razer Blade Wants To Be 'The 4th Gaming Console'

While Intel‘s HD 4600 integrated graphics in Haswell will raise the bar for what ultrabooks are capable of, discrete GPUs will always reign supreme for gaming enthusiasts. Thinness is an expected staple in the gadget world, but gaming laptops have traditionally sacrificed power for pounds. That …

Google wants you to make ‘smart choices’ when it comes to food

Hey, how many calories are there in that cup of popcorn? Google will tell you: “It’s 31 calories per cup.”<p>Google today announced the addition of nutrition information for more than 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats, and meals to its search results.<p>The nutrition information will also be available …

Google will give companies 7 days to fix critical bugs before calling them out

Google oftentimes finds vulnerabilities in other companies’ systems. When those vulnerabilities are critical, the company used to give you a 60 day grace period. That’s been knocked down to seven days as of today.<p>The company released a blog post today explaining that while it typically gives …

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now available on iPad for $10

The iPad is no stranger to nostalgia-filled gaming sessions, and today Apple's platform is welcoming yet another popular OG title into its hefty ranks. More specifically, we're referring to <i>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic,</i> a game which will surelybring a great deal of excitement to those who …

Samsung reportedly turning to Intel to power next-gen Galaxy Tab

<i>Reuters</i> reports that an upcoming Android tablet from Samsung will be powered by none other than Intel. According to its sources, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will use Intel's Clover Trail+ chip — alternatively known as the Atom Z2580 — in at least one of its configurations. It's not specified when the new …

Microsoft defends the look of the Xbox One

Microsoft is painting the Xbox One as both a gaming hub and a home media center, and it certainly has the blocky looks to back up the latter. Our initial impression was that the large, black console resembled a VCR, but Microsoft is hoping to help consumers see the beauty in the One's hardware by …

Ireland hits back in Apple tax flap

After Senate lawmakers slammed Ireland as a corporate tax haven for Apple and other multinational firms, the country’s top diplomats are firing back.<p>Ireland’s minister for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton, rejected U.S. lawmakers’ criticisms in an interview with POLITICO — and she said the Irish …

Atheer’s augmented reality platform bring the web’s information to you, not to a screen

I’m a big believer that the future of the web is taking the information and relationships that we currently have online and making them part of our …

Samsung Debuts The New Galaxy S IV

People interact with the Samsung Galaxy S IV, March 14, 2013 in New York City. Samsung, the world's largest handset maker, revealed their successor to the Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S IV features a five-inch 1080p screen, a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera and ships with the …

Want to know why there is no Apple TV yet? Then check out Fan TV

San Bruno-based second screen startup Fanhattan gave a first demo of its upcoming TV device, dubbed Fan TV, at the D11 conference today, showing off …

Apple Raises iPad and iPod Prices in Japan

Apple has raised the prices for the iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPod touch in its Japanese online store, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports.<p>Over the past several months, the Japanese yen has weakened in value, hitting ¥100.69 against the dollar earlier today, which is said to be the reason why Apple has increased …

Apple Sales Soar In India

Easier payment plants for iPhones has had a massive impact on Apple’s smartphone sales in India, rising by around 300% over the last quarter, <i>The</i> <i>Economic Times</i> of India reported on Friday.<p>India is fast becoming an important market for Apple. Smartphone subscription rates in India are up 52% year …