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Google Maps updates gives offline navigation, lane guidance, Uber support, and more

Google Maps iOS app has been the navigation juggernaut de jour for quite some time now, and Google has today hit the market with a refresh update of …

Podcast Unlocked Episode 144: Death and Trash

This podcast NOT narrated by Kevin Spacey...<p><b>DOWNLOAD PODCAST UNLOCKED EPISODE 144 RIGHT HERE</b><p>Can a promising new Call of Duty from a promising new …

Wario Land 4 Wii U Virtual Console trailer

Nintendo Shows Off NFC Mario Figurine for Wii U, 3DS

It's a-Mario, in toy form!<p>Nintendo showed off the first prototype of an NFC figurine for the Wii U during an investor's meeting, and unsurprisingly, …

Gaming Highlights From 1984

Turn back the clock 30 years to 1984. Ronald Reagan was reelected into his second term as president of the United States, the United Kingdom signed an agreement to transfer ownership of Hong Kong back to China, and Mark Zuckerburg, the founder of Facebook, was born.<p>Those events, and many more, made …

Retrogaming

GT Advanced provides update on Apple Arizona partnership in latest earnings results

GT Advanced Technology has given an update on the status of its contract to supply Apple with sapphire displays for the upcoming iPhone 6 displays. According to the information provided with the company’s Q1 2014 financial report, Apple has already made three of four payments to GT Advanced for the …

Apple's North American Sales Head Departs, Japan Sales Chief Doug Beck to Take Over

Apple's head of North American sales, Zane Rowe, will be leaving the company, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Rowe, who initially joined the company two years ago from United Continental Holdings, will be replaced by Doug Beck.<p>Beck already oversees sales in both Japan and Korea, and following …

Possible iPad Air 2 photo leak suggests display changes

What could we hope to see from Apple’s next full-sized iPad: the iPad Air 2, iPad 6, or whatever you want to call it? Sure, rumors have flirted with …

Google is building Chrome OS straight into Windows 8

Google unveiled its Chrome Apps initiative recently to launch apps that exist outside of the browser and extend its reach into more of a platform, but it looks like the company has a whole lot more planned. Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its developer version of the Chrome …

OnePlus 'Smash the Past' winners now have option to donate their devices

OnePlus’s “Smash the Past” contest officially wrapped up today, and in addition to revealing how many people applied for the promotion, OnePlus has …

LG G3

All you need to know about the LG G3<p><b>Click here if you're looking for the new LG G4!</b><p>And here it is, folks. The LG G3 — the latest in a line that began …

Mobile Technology

[Weekend Poll] Would Android Silver Replacing The Nexus Program Be A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing?

A growing number of sources are corroborating our initial report on a project known as Android Silver - a premium retail and branding effort …

Google launches Classroom for teachers using Google Apps for Education

Google is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day by giving something back to our educators in the form of <i>Classroom</i>. The latest addition to the Google …

Education Technology

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 Is… Vurb

It’s been a long, tough road, but it’s finally time to crown the winner of the Disrupt Battlefield. This year’s batch was truly awesome. Twenty-seven startups took the stage to present. The six finalists were Boomerang Commerce, ISI Technology, Mimi, Mink, ShowKit, and Vurb. It was an amazing batch …

Nintendo's smartphone efforts start to surface

At the start of the year, Nintendo explained that while it wasn't bringing its gaming properties to the smartphone carrying millions, it would be tackling the platform as a way of attracting more people to its games and consoles. Let's not get too excited -- the above isn't an app (apparently), but …

Hackers nab data on 1.3M Orange telco customers

French telecommunications group Orange said Wednesday that a breach last month resulted in the theft of the personal information of 1.3 million of its customers, including phone numbers, dates of birth, and email addresses.<p>No payment information or credit card numbers were stolen in the breach, but …

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