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Windows 9 reveal and release details tipped to drop September 30th

In a little over a month from the time this article is posted, Microsoft will be holding an event to preview Windows 9. While we’ve heard a bit about …

Software

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Hyperion (Simmons novel)

<i>Hyperion</i> is a Hugo Award-winning[1] 1989 science fiction novel by American writer Dan Simmons. It is the first book of his Hyperion Cantos. The plot …

The Fall of Hyperion

<b>The Fall of Hyperion</b> may refer to:<p><i>The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream</i>, an unfinished epic poem by John Keats• <i><br>The Fall of Hyperion</i> (novel), a 1990 science …

An epic battle in streaming music is about to begin, and only a few will survive

“One thing is for sure,” declared an influential American critic and record industry analyst, Bob Lefsetz, in a recent post on the topic of streaming music. “One service will dominate, it’s where we’ll all go, because we want to share, we don’t want to be left out.”<p>Music is now undeniably an …

Profit

Lumosity vs. Elevate: Battle of the brain-training apps

Apps that claim to exercise your brain are all the rage, but which is best?<p>Let's face it, Candy Crush probably isn't doing much to keep your brain sharp. If you can pry yourself away from it and other mindless games, your smartphone might actually be able to help you read better, react quicker, and …

Apps

You can now watch pirated movies on Google Chromecast

Pirated movies are coming to Google Chromecast.<p>Popcorn Time, a streaming service for pirated movies, announced Sunday that its software is now Chromecast-compatible for Windows users. A Chromecast-ready update is also in the works for Mac users, Popcorn Time said.<p>Chromecast is Google's $35 …

New & improved Google Drive for desktop starts rolling out

Google Drive 2.0 was announced in the midst of the Google IO madness. The new and improved Google Drive brings forth a much more user-friendly interface, simulating that of a regular desktop file manager. The Drive app has already been updated, but we have been waiting for the desktop version to be …

Google Drive

Samsung debuts Galaxy Tab S cover accessories and Bluetooth keyboard

Along with the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung took the wraps off the tablet's two covers and Bluetooth keyboard.<p>At a New York press event today, Samsung introduced its newest duo of Galaxy Tab S tablets , along with three accessories that can accompany the device: two covers and a Bluetooth keyboard.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

REVIEW: Samsung's Latest Galaxy Phone Is Built Like A Tank

Samsung's answer to those everyday problems is the Galaxy S5 Active, a new smartphone that takes the company's flagship Galaxy S5 phone and wraps it in a sturdy shell built to withstand drops, dings, spills, and scratches. It's also water resistant and dustproof, meaning you can dunk it in shallow …

Phones

Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Google Play Edition and Motorola devices

It didn’t take long for Android’s new update to start rolling out, after the release of the Android 4.4.3 factory images and many a rumor. The software update has been hitting Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, and now we are getting news of some other phones getting the OTA …

Android News

WhatsApp Will Expand Its Office Space By 700% With New Lease

According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the instant messaging app just leased 250 Bryant Street in Mountain View, a 78,000-square-foot building currently under construction.<p>That's almost eight times as big as the company's current home, the 11,000-square-foot office at 303 Bryant.<p>The news …

Silicon Valley

Google's camera app now lets you shoot in different aspect ratios

Google isn't done getting its Android camera app up to the standards set by third-party software -- not by a long shot. The company is now rolling out an update to Google Camera that lets you choose the aspect ratio for your photos, not just the resolution. If you prefer a movie-like widescreen …

Inapp Translator: An Easy Way to Translate Text on Android

Life can be tough for monolinguists at times. While English is often seen as the internet’s de facto <i>lingua franca</i>, serving as a cross-cultural bridge, the fact remains many languages are used across the digital spectrum which can lead to communication glitches.<p>There are, of course, many tools …

Now all Chrome users can say “OK Google” for a voice search on their computer

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Fuse/Thinkstock<p>If you see someone near you talking to their computer, don’t be surprised. The latest version of …

A Walk Through The Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s Ultralight Laplet

To top off our cavalcade of Surface coverage today, I present a very quick walk-through of the Surface Pro 3 with a special guest star. So far, the laplet (laptop-tablet) is quite an improvement over the original Surface.<p>Make no mistake: This is a full PC. It has a powerful Intel Core processor — …

Rdio expands into 9 new countries, reaches 60 countries globally

​Rdio is broadening its global footprint by launching into 9 new countries across Asia and Europe. The music streaming service is now available in 60 countries worldwide.<p>The service, which boasts a catalogue of more than 25 million songs, is available on desktop, smartphone or tablet and can be …

Music Streaming

Reasons to get excited about Sony's RX100 III compact camera

The best camera is always the one you have with you, which for most people in most situations these days means the camera on their phone. Cameras on …

Swype update: faster, stronger and less buggy

Swype made it to the Google Play Store last year and has since then gotten between 500,000 and 1,000,000 downloads. It has its following since way before it reached the Play Store, but there is always room for improvement. The latest update is hefty and brings forth a healthy list of fixes and …

Apps

Microsoft Cortana voice assistant appears headed for Windows

A Microsoft job ad is seeking a engineer to help build the next generation of Cortana and redefine the Windows experience.<p>The next generation of Cortana could pop up on your Windows PC or tablet. At least, that's the takeaway from a Microsoft job listing.<p>A posting on Microsoft's Careers site seeks …

Cortana

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime hinted at in Bluetooth listing

The Bluetooth SIG cites an as-yet announced Samsung smartphone that could well be the expected Galaxy S5 Prime.<p>The long-rumored Galaxy S5 Prime, an updated version of Samsung's Galaxy S5, might have just popped up in a certification listing.<p>Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) published …

Gear & Gadgets

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …

Gear & Gadgets

Riverside Park (Baltimore) - All You Need to Know Before You Go

Riverside Park, Baltimore: See 7 reviews, articles, and 7 photos of Riverside Park, ranked No.129 on TripAdvisor among 245 attractions in Baltimore.

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Hotels in popular destinations<p>Shopping for hotels? You’re in the right place. With millions of reviews from travelers worldwide, we can help you find …

Travel Deals

Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory (Baltimore) - All You Need to Know Before You Go

Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore: See 24 reviews, articles, and 43 photos of Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory, ranked No.78 on …

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore - All You Need to Know Before You Go

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, Baltimore: See 52 reviews, articles, and 55 photos of Howard Peters Rawlings …

Windows 8.1 Store update brings easier navigation and curated apps

The updated Windows 8.1 store makes it easier to find new apps to try.<p>Microsoft quitely revamped the Windows 8.1 Store on Tuesday with a host of changes designed to make finding apps a bit easier. According to the company's Windows Experience blog, the update is also aimed at making navigation a …

Apps

Samsung may be cooking up a 13.3-inch tablet

The device will likely use a traditional LCD screen but sport a resolution of 2,560x1,600 pixels, according to GSMArena.<p>Samsung may try to push the display envelope with a tablet sporting a 13.3-inch screen.<p>Citing information from an "inside contact" involved with Samsung's Kids Mode, GSMArena said …

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