Ethan Waters

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Unreleased Oppo A35 passes through TENAA certification, features octa-core chip, 5-inch screen, metal body, more

With Samsung having launched its Galaxy A-series phones for 2016 and BLU launching the first sub-$100 1080p smartphone at the end of this year, it looks as though the trend of releasing premium-looking smartphones at affordable prices is set to continue in to 2016. One company known for releasing …

Mobile

The 10 best iPad apps of 2015

Between iOS 9 and the all-new iPad Pro, Apple's tablets got some major updates this year.<p>If Santa brought you an iPad this holiday — or if you're …

What The New FAA Restrictions Have To Say About Your Drone

You can fly anything under 55 pounds, but prepare to register<p>Earlier today, the FAA announced its rules for drone registration. Any drone weighing more than 250 grams, which is roughly half a pound or about two sticks of butter, has to be registered by February 16th, 2016, or the drone’s owner …

Drones

How the buy button defined mobile payments in 2015

This year was a big one for mobile commerce. More people than ever are turning to their smartphones to discover products and make purchases. Sales on mobile devices are expected to top $100 billion this year, with mobile commerce comprising nearly a third of all ecommerce transactions.<p>In …

eCommerce

Apple Loop: New iPhone Launch Date Leaks, Surface Pro 4 Vs. iPad Pro, Apple Abandons Headphone Jack

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the leaked release date of the iPhone Mini, a review of the new MacBook, thoughts on Apple dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack, why the Surface Pro 4 beats the iPad Pro, Tim Cook’s warning to the UK’s …

Tim Cook

Cortana app isn't exactly a talker for Apple, Android devices

Video game fans are familiar with the name Cortana. Now, Microsoft is hoping iOS and Android phone owners in search of a personal assistant app will get to know her, too.<p>Microsoft's voice-enabled assistant Cortana — named after the artificial intelligence featured in the Xbox franchise <i>Halo</i> — …

Cortana

Comcast just had a major breakthrough that could mean superfast internet

AP<p>Comcast announced this week that it has successfully tested the world's first DOCSIS 3.1 modem in Philadelphia.<p>That probably sounds like a …

Net Neutrality

Unsung games of 2015: Regency Solitaire

Confession time: I really love playing solitaire. I don't love it the way I love other games. I don't admire the cleverness of its design, I'm not …

Best Gaming Gadgets of 2015

In the video above, I take a look at the best gaming gadgets to come out in 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. From controllers to gaming laptops there was a little bit of everything for people this year.

Gear & Gadgets

The Christmas Question: Xbox One Or PS4?

It may be a bit late in the game to be mapping out Christmas presents, but for those last minute shoppers out there, I wanted to discuss one of the biggest choices out there this holiday season, and <i>every</i> holiday season really, for as long as there are video game consoles.<p>This year, once again, …

Metal Gear