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Microsoft reveals Skype Translator; Windows 8 beta coming late 2014

Your browser does not support iframes.<p>Microsoft already has Bing Translator to help users translate words into other languages but late on Tuesday …

Satya Nadella

SSD breakthrough means 300% speed boost, 60% less power usage... even on old drives

A breakthrough has been made in SSD technology that could mean drastic performance increases due to the overcoming of one of the major issues in the …

Lenovo overtakes Apple in US PC sales for the first time

Apple has rightly made a big deal of the fact that its Mac sales have continued to grow, in spite of a contracting PC market. But Cupertino certainly isn't alone in having figured out how to win at desktops and laptops: Lenovo has just reported big gains in its full-year revenue and profits, and it …

Google offers Hangouts video plugin for Microsoft Outlook users

It's a rare thing for Google to launch a product that benefits users of a Microsoft application, but that's just what the company has done with a new …

Evernote Marks Their 100 Million Users Milestone

Congratulations to Evernote, who have announced this week that they now have over 100 million users around the world.<p>If you somehow haven’t heard of or used Evernote it is an incredibly powerful, feature-rich note-taking app.<p>It’s really more than just a note-taking app. At one time it was touted as …

Note-Taking

Sony says it won't make any money in its current fiscal year

Sony revealed its latest financial numbers for its last fiscal year, and the results were not encouraging for the Japan-based company. Furthermore, …

Why is the $299 OnePlus One so cheap? Because they're selling it at cost

There were many who doubted that OnePlus could deliver on its promise to deliver a high-end device at a low price, particularly after the company …

Mozilla adding DRM to Firefox, but they are not happy about it

Mozilla is a company that has prided itself on releasing products that embrace an "open web" with few to no restrictions on how to access content. …

UN debates a preemptive ban on killer robots

Killer robots are at the heart of popcorn fare like the <i>Matrix</i> and <i>Terminator</i> movies, but there's a serious debate underlying it all: do we want to trust fully autonomous machines with lethal weapons? Some would argue that it's just too risky, and the United Nations has accordingly held its first …

Google Glass now available to anyone in the US, for a hefty price

Following a successful trial run last month, Google has decided to make the Explorer Edition of their Google Glass wearable computer available to …

Samsung dominates phone market, now making drugs

Samsung has been the dominant player in the mobile phone market, competing head to head with Apple in both the marketplace as well as the courtroom. …

TechSpot: Haswell Refresh - Intel's New Z97 Platform Explored

Nearly six years have passed since the Core i7 series debuted as a 45nm part on the LGA1366 platform. Codenamed Bloomfield, Intel's Nehalem-based …

Microsoft Announces $399 Edition Xbox One

We knew that the next-gen console price wars wouldn’t take too long to commence, and Microsoft has lit the blue touchpaper to rival Sony by dropping …

This Is The First USB Flash Drive Made For iPhone; Comes With Lightning Port

For most Android owners, transferring data the old-fashioned way is fairly easy. The majority of devices are equipped with microSD card slots, and …

Dr. Dre Confirms Apple's Acquisition Of Beats In Selfie Video

Just yesterday we had inklings that the rumor circling the Internet concerning Apple’s potential acquisition of the Beats Electronics might actually …

Oracle gets another shot at making Google pay for using its code in Android

Oh, you thought Oracle and Google's heated legal battle was over? Not quite: the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) overturned a lower court's decision that Oracle's Java APIs weren't copyrightable. This means that Oracle gets another shot at making Mountain View pay for its alleged …

Facebook dumps the Poke and Camera apps you never used

Remember that Poke app that Facebook released a couple years ago? Yeah, we're guessing no, which might explain why the company has decided to put the kibosh on it and pulled it from the App Store. If you did manage to snag the app back in the day, you might recall that it allowed you to not only …

The world's largest election is being led by a holographic politician

What do you do when you're running for prime minister of one of the most populous nations on Earth and need to reach over <i>800 million people</i>? How can you possibly shake every hand and kiss every baby, occasionally appearing in several locations at once? One solution is <i>dark magic</i>. The (slightly) more …

Kobo takes over Sony's e-book business starting today (updated)

As part of its multi-pronged effort to stop leaking red ink Sony decided to eliminate its Reader division. Rather than simply cut off customers who have already bought one of its devices though, it's turning to the Canada-based e-reader giant Kobo, which has a 4-million strong e-book catalog. The …

Apple now second only to Amazon in online retail with $18.3 billion in revenue

According to data from Internet Retailer (via the Wall Street Journal), Apple is now the second largest online retailer, trailing only behind Amazon. …

Minecraft replica of Denmark attacked by American gamers

Last week, the Danish government put their replica of Denmark in Minecraft online, providing a 1:1 simulation of the country in-game. However, the …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to be judge at 2014 Imagine Cup World Finals

Microsoft's 2014 edition of the Imagine Cup student software and technology competition will hold its World Finals in the company's home turf of …

Satya Nadella

Facebook defends Moves privacy policy changes, although it may be too late

Only a couple of weeks ago Facebook had acquired Moves, and then the Moves team announced changes to their app's privacy policy. The changes allow …

LG's SMS-activated smart appliances are ready to wsh ur shrts

If you're rich and lonely, LG is now rolling out the SMS-controlled smart appliances it previewed earlier this year. You can send commands "much like chatting with a friend" to the Smart Refrigerator, Washing Machine and Lightwave Oven using the LINE messaging app and LG's WiFi-based HomeChat …

LinkedIn and Evernote partner to make business cards useful again

Fact: everyone likes doing business with the guy who remembers them. With that in mind, LinkedIn and Evernote just announced a new partnership to bring the Rolodex into the 21st century, and it all starts with a photo of a standard business card. Evernote will instantly digitize it and bring in any …

Clear for iPad: Now With Reminders!

Clear is one of those apps that’s so much fun to use that I can’t help but play with it whenever a major update rolls around. Last week brought two new sound packs to the app, but the real meat of the update comes in the form of reminder support. That’s not support for iOS Reminders, mind you, but …

Apps

Major Google Maps update adds Uber integration, better transit info and more

​Today Google announced a pretty hefty update to its Maps app, with improved navigation instructions, new search options and even the ability to jump into the Uber app to order a ride. Available for download now via Google Play and the App Store, the update includes lane guidance and easier access …

Canary version of Chrome can now display Bing front page when set as default search engine

Most people who use Chrome are used to the fact that when they generate a new tab, they can see the Google front page with a grid of the most …

Apple's heart rate monitoring headphones were a hoax

Remember a couple of days ago when the internet was going all frothy-mouthed over a rumor that Apple would be releasing new EarPods with iBeacon integration and built-in heart rate sensors? Well, turns out to have been a rather poorly thought out joke -- one that just happened to jibe with past …