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Hangouts' web chat now lets you sketch messages

Ever threatened to draw someone a picture because they didn't understand you in an online chat? It's now easy to act on that threat. Google has started rolling out an update to Hangouts' web interface that lets you sketch your ideas. If you have access, hovering over the camera icon will reveal a …

This Guy Built a 3D Printer for Under €100

Many believe a 3D printer will be in everyone’s home one day. If you’re okay with building one yourself, you can join the revolution today, and it won’t even cost you that much.<p>Instructables member Gelstronic decided to build a 3D printer for less than €100 (about $136). He had to buy a few parts, …

Sony SmartBand Review: A Wearable Fitness Tracker And Lifelogger On Your Wrist

Announced at CES 2014, Sony’s SmartBand SWR10 promises to “log your day, every day.” It tracks your movement and online communication, and can be used to control a number of apps on your smartphone. Wear it around your wrist, and let it gather data as you go about your life with no extra work …

Samsung's Galaxy W is a 7-Inch Phablet Strictly for Korea

We know that Korea is the home of phablets and Samsung, of course, so it’s no great surprise to see that the company has launched a new seven-inch tablet-cum-phone on its home turf.<p>The Galaxy W — which was first spotted by Sammy Hub — appears to be a Korea-only device at the point. The phablet …

Three Dyson inventions you'll never see in stores

Dyson just recently announced plans to expand beyond its trademark vacuums, but it turns out that the brand has been working on non-vacuum prototypes all along.<p>Dyson, the British luxury small appliance manufacturer, is best known for the colorful cyclonic filters it uses on its vacuum cleaners. But …

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iPhone buying interest continues to drop, says survey

Fewer people now expect to buy an iPhone in the next three months compared with those polled in February, says analyst Gene Munster, as iPhone 6 fever heats up.<p>The number of people looking to buy an iPhone over the next few months has dipped yet again, according to a new survey from Piper Jaffray …

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AT&T adds additional solar charging stations in New York

Engadget alerts us to AT&T doubling the number of Street Charge stations in New York City. Inspired by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which left many city residents and network providers without a power source, AT&T launched the street stations in June of 2013.<p>Now, AT&T is installing an additional 45 …

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Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active gets sporty in leak video

A new leak claims to show a rugged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. Will the S5 get a range of spin-offs just like the S4 did?<p>The S5 could be about to get active. A new leak appears to show a sporting spin-off of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in action.<p>Videos posted online by TK Tech News purport to show an AT&T …

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Windows 9 preview reportedly coming in late September

Microsoft is preparing to launch a preview version of its next operating system, Windows 9, next month, reports ZDnet.<p>We first heard news about Windows 9, previously codenamed Threshold, at the beginning of the year. This version of the OS is rumored to focus more on consumer-facing support, which …

PODCAST: Nadella's vision for Microsoft

August 25, 2014 | 6:00 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/08/25/life/mid-day-update/podcast-nadellas-vision-microsoft/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Microsoft now lets you record gameplay with Xbox One SmartGlass

Microsoft has been working hard to make Xbox One SmartGlass more useful and appealing for users, and it's doing a great job so far. The most recent update to the app, however, may just be its best yet. Most notably, you can now record Xbox One game clips directly from the SmartGlass application, …

MSN Messenger Being Shut Down By Microsoft After 15 Years

Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger application will be discontinued Oct. 31, after 15 years. The service remains in use only in China -- where the …

Lenovo expands gaming hardware with new PCs, tablet

Amidst the company’s upcoming IFA 2014 unveils is a trio of new devices from Lenovo including two gaming PCs. With these new gadgets come a slew of …

GTA 5 Release Date For PC, PS4 And Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto 5 has been around on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for quite awhile, but many fans have been waiting for GTA 5 to release on the PC, …

Android Authority this week

Fellow Android aficionados, this week might not have seen much in the way of new hardware announcements but there were actually a number of interesting happenings, nonetheless. For starters, a new report reaffirms just how dominant Android has become in the mobile world, with Google’s mobile OS …

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OnePlus One

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a cool Android or tech gadget each and every Sunday. Last week’s winner of the Nexus 5 is: Carlos S.(Portugal). Congratulations Carlos, enjoy your new Nexus 5!<p>This week we are giving away another OnePlus One (64GB) Black Android phone.<p>The …

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