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Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

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How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …

Microsoft Partners With DocuSign To Bring eSignatures To Office 365

Microsoft and eSignature service DocuSign today announced a long-term partnership that will make it easy for Office 365 subscribers to submit and sign documents without leaving Microsoft’s Office apps.<p>This new solution, the two companies announced, will be available in the Office Store early next …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

LG's 21.5-inch Chromebase all-in-one puts ChromeOS on the desktop

Besides Samsung's Chromebox series ChromeOS has appeared mostly on laptops, but now LG will put its new Chromebase up against Apple's iMac and Windows-based all-in-one desktop PCs. According to the spec sheet, that 21.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD hides an Intel Celeron CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD …

Roku finally gets a YouTube channel, implements DIAL

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Roku closed a big gap in its channel line-up Tuesday by finally adding a YouTube channel. The channel will initially just be …

Why a Cozy Relationship Between Valve and Oculus VR Makes Perfect Sense

Team Fortress 2’s Soldier, Pyro and Heavy<br>try the Oculus Rift.One factoid from Oculus VR’s $75 million funding round last week merits a bit more …

IEC announces new standard for future universal laptop chargers

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published a new standard this week detailing the specifications for a single laptop charger compatible with a wide range of notebooks. While there's no legal mandate for companies to follow the spec, the announcement paves the way for universal …

How Google's Products Evolved in 2013

Google’s reputation and influence within the technology industry can’t be understated. The company is unflinching in its desire to improve people’s lives by offering accessible, empowering products and services.<p>Make no mistake, Google is still focused on generating revenue and advertising remains …

Wireless 'Desk Free' Computer System with Projection Display Detailed in New Apple Patent

Apple has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) detailing a wireless "desk-free" computer system that consists of only a computer housing with a built-in unique smart projector including advanced capabilities.<p>The patent, which was filed in 2008, details a …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …