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Microsoft reignites Mac vs. PC conflict for new Surface Pro 3 ads

Microsoft is bringing the Mac vs. PC battle back with full force today. While the company targeted the MacBook Air at the launch of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s latest ads place both devices head-to-head. It’s a style that’s similar to how Microsoft has targeted the iPad and even Siri recently, …

Another nightmare Comcast customer service call surfaces

<b>A sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. (AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>And it is painful to listen to<p>Sarah Gray<p>August 11, 2014 6:11pm (UTC)<p><i>Updated with response from Comcast:</i><p>Yet another painful snippet of audio between Comcast and a customer has surfaced on the Internet.<p>Nearly one month ago, audio of …

Office Online is now available at the Chrome Web Store

After watching around 12 million people download Office apps for the iPad, Microsoft has finally decided to bring its popular software suite to the Chrome Web Store. Starting today, Chrome users can download web-friendly versions of Word, OneNote and PowerPoint Online. Absent from Microsoft’s …

Google announces Project Tango, a smartphone that can map the world around it

Google has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it's ready to get the phone into developers' hands to see what the technology is capable of. Google says that the phone will learn the …

Scientists raise mini human brain in a petri dish

Petri dishes have hosted all sorts of experiments, such as cultivating mold or breeding amoeba. But now, truly futuristic events are happening in these circular glass plates -- most notably, growing brains.<p>That's right, scientists are now raising brains in petri dishes.<p>According to a study in the …

Apple iPhone 6 review: iPhone 6 sets the smartphone bar - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The iPhone 6 delivers a spacious, crisp 4.7-inch screen, improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and bumped-up storage capacities to 128GB at the top end. iOS remains a top-notch mobile operating system with an excellent ecosystem of apps, and Apple Pay is a smooth, secure …

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Kanye West anoints himself successor to Steve Jobs as world waits for Yeezus

Kanye West has shown he has no problems with self-esteem in the runup the release of sixth solo album, Yeezus. In an interview with New York Times he …

Facebook hashtags #introduced

Social network Facebook has introduced hashtags, allowing users to click and see what their firends think about trending topics.<p><b>Facebook</b>said that it will begin to roll out the feature on its social network, making it easier for users and advertisers to find hot spots of user activity around …

Apple Reportedly Trying 4.7- and 5.7-Inch Screens On iPhones Next Year, Cheaper Model Coming In Fall

Apple is looking at various changes to its iPhone lineup over the course of the next year, according to a new report from Reuters, including two sizes of larger smartphone devices, in both a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch flavor. The “phablet” plans are also being considered alongside a less expensive …

Apple suppliers ship parts for low-cost iPhone -- report

Apple is one step closer to launching a low-cost iPhone, according to a recent report.<p>Earlier this week, the China Times reported (translate) that several suppliers working on Apple's behalf have shipped out parts for an upcoming low-cost iPhone.<p>Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has shipped …

Google launches Cloud Print app for Android devices

Android users now can print photos, documents, and other files directly to certain printers with Google's Cloud Print app.<p>Landing in Google Play on Wednesday, the app allows you to print from any compatible Android phone or tablet to any Google Cloud Print connected printer. You can also share …

Hands-on: New 11-inch MacBook Air gets big battery boost - CNET

Josh Lowensohn/CNET<p>Apple updated its MacBook Air line today at WWDC, and we got our hands on the new 11-inch Air to start reviewing. Stay tuned for all of that soon, but for now here are the details.<p>Apple's latest MacBook Airs don't change the equation, but they do finesse the product further with …

The Cheap iPhone Is Reportedly Coming In Five Colors, We Really Hope It Looks Like This

It's supposedly going to have a plastic casing and look similar to the iPhone 5, but with more rounded corners.<p>We don't know what it's going to look like, but really want Apple to make it look like these gorgeous concept designs from Nickolay Lamm and Matteo Gianni.<p>They created a look that recalls …

iPhone 5

Acer Aspire R7’s Bold Design Backfires

If you’ve gone laptop shopping lately, you might have noticed that the designs are getting a lot more interesting. There are notebooks that twist, …

MacBook Air

What the NSA Wants to Know About You and Your Phone

So, now we know. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the U.S. government is tracking phone calls made by American citizens within domestic …

WWDC Rumor Tidbits: Camera Filters and Motion Sensing in iOS 7, iRadio for Mac and Apple TV?

In a roundup of what to expect at next week's World Wide Developers Conference, <i>9to5Mac</i> has released some new rumors concerning both iOS 7 and Apple's upcoming streaming music service, "iRadio."<p>Alongside the standard iOS 7 rumors, the site suggests that Apple has been experimenting with camera …

The Windows 8.1 Start Button has finally been caught on video

Quick hit here, dear readers. Microsoft was a bit stingy with screenshots when it announced details of the coming Windows 8.1 update. Happily, NetworkWorld had a video camera at Computex in Taipei, and managed to snag a video of the software in action.<p>The clip is pretty self-explanatory, but if you …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

Debunking the iPhone throttling myth

There’s a lot of hubbub brewing around a blog post from iTweakiOS (since removed) that claims AT&T(s t), Verizon Wireless(s vz)(s vod), and Sprint(s …

The RK-1 Is An Arduino-Based Mobile Robot You Control With Smartphone Swipes

London-based roboticist Evangelos Georgiou wants to offer an open-source platform for helping Arduino hobbyists take their projects mobile, thanks to a remote controlled robot called the RK-1 that combines a programmable Arduino microcontroller with apps for iPhone or Android, tank tracks, DC …

Bringing music downloads to South African townships

Two weeks into his new job, Mokgethwa Mapaya screwed up.<p>It was 2009, and he was working in IT at Liberty Life, a financial company based in …

Apple 'plans iPhone trade-in scheme'

Apple is starting an iPhone trade-in program this month aimed at getting users to upgrade to the iPhone 5 and turn in older models, people with knowledge of the plans said.<p>Apple has teamed up with Brightstar, a mobile-phone distributor, to run the US-based exchange program, said the people, who …

Siri 'Eyes Free' Coming to 2014 BMW Models

BMW has announced that Siri "Eyes Free" mode will be coming to all of its 2014 models in a new update to its ConnectedDrive Internet service, allowing iPhone users to interact with Siri in their BMWs without looking at their devices.<p>With the latest update to BMW iDrive, both Apple Siri and Samsung …

UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation

The UK’s electronic eavesdropping and security agency, GCHQ, has been secretly gathering intelligence from the world’s biggest internet companies …

iOS 7, Mac OS X Updates, MacBooks and More: What to Expect at Apple's WWDC

It has been nearly nine months since Apple has held its last big event. In that time the company has suffered from some issues on Wall Street, been …

iOS 7, OS X 10.9, MacBooks And iRadio: What To Expect At WWDC 2013

Apple is set to deliver its WWDC keynote address on Monday June 10, and there are bound to be a lot of new things revealed on that day. The exact details remain shrouded in mystery, but as with every major Apple event, there have been lots of leaks and rumors leading up to this one, so we can at …