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Microsoft leaks new HoloLens details

Microsoft's augmented reality headset called the HoloLens has already won over a number of fans eager to try the device, but details about how it …

Qualcomm teams up with Chinese province to design ARM-based server chips

Qualcomm announced today that it has signed a deal with the Chinese province of Guizhou to jointly develop advanced server chipsets in China.<p>Both parties have invested $280 million in the joint venture, which will be 55 percent owned by Guizhou and 45 percent owned by a subsidiary of …

Amazon is completely shaking up another market

That's according to a new report by 1010data, a company that anonymously tracks the purchases of millions of online shoppers.<p>And it's good news for Amazon, which first released the Echo in November 2014.<p>Per that data, the Echo has been far outpacing dedicated-speaker manufacturers like Bose, Sonos, …

Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

Windows 7 and 8.1 won't be updated for future processors, starting with Intel's Skylake platform<p>Soon, when you buy a new PC, it won't support Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced a change to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new …

Google X ditches Google branding

Since the introduction of Alphabet and the subsequent restructuring of Google into a suite of semi-independent companies, many of these have been gradually dropping the “Google” part of their name to reflect the new structure. Google Ventures became simply GV, for instance, and Google Life Sciences …

Sony reportedly ditched the fingerprint sensor in the US-bound Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact

Sony doesn’t really have the best history of selling their smartphones in the United States, and this probably won’t help them. Yesterday, Sony announced that the five-month-old Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact are coming unlocked to US retailers starting next month. It appears, though, that these devices …

Samsung secure KNOX platform gets government blessing in China and France

Samsung announced in a press release today that it has received government certifications for its security platform, KNOX, from the appropriate regulatory bodies in China and France. Both the China Information Security Certification Center (ISCCC) and France’s National Agency of Computer Security …

US government announces $4 billion self-driving car program

Turns out we're way closer to our self-driving car future than most of us expected. US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at the Detroit Auto Show (pdf) Thursday that the Obama administration will have a national blueprint for autonomous vehicle standards by July. What's …

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Microsoft's new Android app will try to convince you to switch to Windows Phone

Microsoft has been working to provide its services across all platforms, including iOS and Android, but its latest app, called AppComparison, might have a pretty small target audience. The description for AppComparison, released to Google Play on Friday, starts like this: "Are you considering …

Microsoft Is Ready To Compete For Seven-Figure Cybersecurity Deals

The worldwide cybersecurity industry is defined by market sizing estimates that range from $77 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020. This makes it one of the fastest growing tech sectors.<p>Million dollar plus cybersecurity deals (vendors selling to end-users) are on the rise. In a recent research …

Facebook at Work gets a messaging app on Android

Facebook has launched Work Chat, a messaging app on Android for companies that use its Facebook at Work collaboration service.<p>From the screenshots, it looks more like Messenger than rival chat services for teams like, say, Slack. Users can chat one-on-one or in groups, send photos and videos, and …

Amazon launches a free cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon has unveiled Storywriter, a free cloud-based tool for writing movie and TV screenplays in standard format that’s suitable for users of all skill levels.<p>Storywriter includes a number of useful features such as automatically formatting your text while you type, auto-saving and …

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One major way that Macbooks will always beat Windows laptops

Beyond the iPhone-friendly features, it's probably the thing I miss most about my MacBook during my ongoing experiment with only using Windows 10.<p>The MacBook touchpad is a slab of textured, acid-treated glass over metal with a nice grip. Thanks to Apple's manufacturing magic, it feels like metal to …

Expose: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 fully leaked, packaging and all

There are secrets, and then there are <i>secrets</i>. Samsung sure knows how to keep them given the design and definite details of last year’s Galaxy Note Edge remained a total secret until the launch event. <i>This year</i> however, the Galaxy Note 5 can’t seem to stay out of the limelight. While the past few …

Apple supplier Foxconn is spending $5B on a factory in India

<i>(By Devidutta Tripathy, Reuters) —</i> Taiwan’s Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a key supplier to Apple, on Saturday signed a pact with India’s Maharashtra state to invest $5 billion over five years on a new electronics manufacturing facility.<p>The announcement was made …

Leaked images of Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge Plus surface: Devices could be launched on 13 August

Gadget enthusiasts are expecting technology giant Samsung to unveil its next-gen flagships at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event, scheduled to …

Dear Apple: Please be nice to Microsoft

There's just one thing missing. Well, two, technically.<p>I really miss my Apple and Google apps.<p>There are lots of perks to buying into the Apple ecosystem. With a Mac and an iPhone, you get all kinds of computing superpowers.<p>There's Handoff, an Apple feature that lets you shunt websites and draft …

Apple reveals 3 new Apple Watch ads focused on fitness, music, and travel apps

Apple today, just a week after debuting a new set of videos showcasing Apple Watch apps, has revealed three new TV advertisements again showcasing the various apps of the Apple Watch. The first video, seen above, showcases the music applications that Apple Watch supports. Apps showcased include …

What you need to know about upgrading to Windows 10

Everyone has a Windows upgrade horror story. For me, it was an XP installation that inexplicably crashed halfway through the upgrade process, somehow corrupting my hard drive at the same time. And with Windows 10 launching on July 29th, it's hard to avoid the traumatic flashbacks to past Windows …

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Here are the features analysts expect to see in Apple's iPhone 6S

The next iPhone, which some are calling the iPhone 6S, is expected to be a modest upgrade from Apple's current iPhone 6. Various reports have indicated that the iPhone 6S will look and feel a lot like the iPhone 6, but with some technical improvements.<p>We've spoken to a few analysts about which …

Xperia C5 Ultra will have bezel-free display

The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra has previously made the rounds under the codename Sony Lavender and the unannounced handset’s manual has made the rounds, revealing a number of details about the handset. First, the handset will be the first Sony device to sport a bezel-free display and secondly, it will …

Samsung announces monitors with phone wireless charging

Samsung is big on wireless charging these days, having adopted both PMA and Qi standards with its Galaxy S6 smartphone. The company has now announced two new monitors, which feature a built-in wireless charging dock to power up your handset.<p>There are two models in the range, the 24-inch S24E370DL …

OnePlus 2 specs, price, availability and everything else you should know

The OnePlus 2, the self-dubbed “2016 flagship killer” has arrived, and we’re here to tell you all about it. From the OnePlus 2’s specs, to its main features, and details about its price and availability, we’ve got you covered.<p>It’s July of 2015, and OnePlus is feverishly plotting murder. The weapon? …

OnePlus 2 Will Feature a Fingerprint Sensor

The folks at OnePlus can’t just let go of their marketing tactics. Last year, the company launched a teaser campaign which continued for weeks, and …

Android 5.1 update now rolling out to Verizon Moto X (2nd gen)

HTC is not the only one bringing Android 5.1 to its US carrier-specific devices. Motorola is also getting in on the action as Verizon announces the latest Moto X (2nd gen) software is ready to begin rolling out to smartphones across the USA.<p>This news comes only a few days after said device was …

Windows 10 preview build comes with Microsoft Edge and WiFi

Microsoft's giving you the chance to try out its Edge browser before Windows 10 drops on July 29th, along with other new features that will come with the platform. You'll have to download Windows 10's latest preview build for PCs to take it for a spin, but make sure to back up your favorites first, …

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Humans are terrible judges of their own speed of thought

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>As inquisitive beings, we are constantly questioning and quantifying the speed of various things. With a fair degree of accuracy, scientists have quantified the speed of light, the speed of sound, the speed at which the earth revolves around the sun, the speed at which …