Julian Gonzalez

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How to save money in NYC

So you want to visit the Big Apple but you're worried about blowing your budget? With a little planning and savvy you can save money while you're in New York City and still have an unforgettable trip.<p>How much does it take to have an amazing experience in the city that never sleeps? It really …

Personal Finance

Microsoft has a crazy plan to make your batteries last a lot longer

Right now, the way a laptop battery works is pretty straightforward:<p>You have a big lithium-ion hunk of a battery that dispenses power to your computer as the hardware says that it needs it.<p>Basically, that means that if you're doing something like playing a game or watching a movie, your processor …

Microsoft Surface

Mortal Kombat X, Goro and more on Steam bundled for $44.99 — until tomorrow

Aspiring <i>Mortal Kombat X</i> fighters can get a bundle of the fighting game and some additional content through Bundle Stars for $44.99 until Friday, April 9, at noon ET.<p>The bundle's contents will appear in your Steam library immediately and unlock on <i>Mortal Kombat X</i>'s April 14, 2015 release date. …

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

Computer Hardware

Xiaomi reveals Redmi 2: 64-bit, LTE, colorful designs for $110

A resurgence in colorful creativity is taking over the tech world. Just a short while ago we were bemused with the <i>inspired</i> Meizu M1 Note, and now Xiaomi has a new phone to be released in China, the Redmi 2, that comes in an assortment of pastel-tinted plastic parts. It is the follow-up to last …

Google Glass thief unknowingly live streams his day

When it comes to thieves and technology, the latter usually proves to be their biggest nemesis. Earlier this summer, for example, one thief was …

Google Glass

The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in ... 1648

The discovery would push back the pre-history of the emoticon by (at least) 200 years.<p>A dedicated poetry reader appears to have discovered a smiley face in a poem from 1648, a find that would extend the pre-history of the emoticon back by about 200 years.<p>Editor Levi Stahl, publicity manager for the …

Why Heartbleed is the most dangerous security flaw on the web

The ‘catastrophically bad’ bug has left Yahoo, Imgur, and countless other services vulnerable<p>Monday afternoon, the IT world got a very nasty wakeup call, an emergency security advisory from the OpenSSL project warning about an open bug called "Heartbleed." The bug could be used to pull a chunk of …

OmniRom squeezes in two new features: Sound Themes and OmniSwitch

More good news for fans of OmniRom – the development team has been busy cramming even more features into their already packed custom ROM. The devs clearly have a busy schedule, just one week ago OmniRom announced news of its awesome looking multi-window feature, and the week before that we saw the …

Apps

Apple bombarded with candy-themed games in protest at the word 'candy' being trademarked

Such sweet, sweet revenge. After the maker of the hugely popular <i>Candy Crush</i> series of games on the App Store somehow managed to trademark the word "candy" in Europe, other developers have started to fight back by blitzing Apple with an insulin-inducing array of Candy-themed game submissions. More …

Almost every NES 'Press Start' screen compiled into one great video

Video game developers didn't have a lot to work with on the Nintendo Entertainment System; the 8-bit console didn't have much power to throw around compared to today's 3D extravaganzas, and something as basic as animating a character would eat up resources quickly. That's why the static title …