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  • Those crazy whispers from the original Xbox Dashboard are actually Apollo mission chats

    22 October 2014, 5:21 pm by: Russell Holly

    Anyone who owned an original Xbox remembers the first time they were alone in the room with the console while it was sitting on the dashboard doing nothing. The silence of whatever you […]
  • Voice Commander is an insanely addictive game for the Xbox One from Microsoft Garage

    22 October 2014, 4:20 pm by: Russell Holly

    What would happen if Resogun and Asteroids had a baby, only instead of being on the PS4 it’s taking advantage of all the Kinect goodness on the Xbox One? Voice Commander is an […]
  • Chinese Android OEM Xiaomi is moving data out of China

    22 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Ryan Whitwam

    Chinese Android smartphone maker Xiaomi is looking to become more global, and part of that is making its data global. Former Googler and current Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra has announced via Facebook that […]
  • Geek deals: Dell Chromebox with 16GB SSD $179, Dell PowerEdge T110 II server $199

    22 October 2014, 2:13 pm by: Danny Shain

    If you missed out on yesterday’s $200 desktop deal or were just in need of other options in that price range, don’t worry, Dell’s got you covered. With sale pricing on a tiny Chromebox as well as […]
  • Inbox is Google’s new task-oriented email service

    22 October 2014, 2:12 pm by: Ryan Whitwam

    A few months back we got a look at an odd new email client from Google, but it wasn’t clear at the time if it was a new version of Gmail or something […]
  • 5 lesser-known killer features in Android 5.0 Lollipop

    22 October 2014, 1:25 pm by: Ryan Whitwam

    Android 5.0 Lollipop looks much different than all previous versions of Android thanks to its significantly updated design language. There’s also a fundamental shift in how apps are being run. These are the headlining […]
  • Official Raspberry Pi touchscreen will let you build your own tablet

    22 October 2014, 12:27 pm by: Lee Mathews

    The Raspberry Pi’s DSI connector has yet to be called into active duty by the Foundation, but that’s about to change. There’s an official Raspberry Pi touchscreen accessory coming, and it’ll be on […]
  • ISPs in Hungary may have to pay 60 cents per gigabyte Internet tax

    22 October 2014, 11:27 am by: Matthew Humphries

    The government in Hungary is planning to introduce a new tax that targets the Internet exclusively, and in the process could raise hundreds of millions of dollars. However, that money has to come […]
  • Hands-on with the Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Demo

    22 October 2014, 10:50 am by: Russell Holly

    In anticipation of the November launch of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Nintendo eShop is going to offer up a demo. You’ll be able to grab codes from participating malls, movie […]
  • Taylor Swift tops iTunes with 8 seconds of white noise that costs $1.29

    22 October 2014, 10:23 am by: Matthew Humphries

    When you reach subsequent age milestones in life (30, 40, 50 etc.) you stop understanding why certain genres of music are popular, or why people purchase music by artist X — “that’s not […]
  • This little potato could herald the beginning of the end for famine

    22 October 2014, 9:30 am by: Graham Templeton

    A salt-resistant potato might not sound like the biggest thing in food science, but it could very easily end up revolutionizing the world economy.
  • Study reveals sugar-filled soda ages you just like smoking does

    22 October 2014, 8:28 am by: Ryan Whitwam

    People who drank one 8-oz serving per day resulted in 1.9 years of additional aging.
  • Tacky Christmas sweaters now available for gamer geeks

    22 October 2014, 7:26 am by: Russell Holly

    Culturally, we’re at this really interesting time where clothing that reflects a content mashup of one type or another is wildly popular. It’s why there’s probably 20+ websites selling a geeky T-shirt of […]
  • You can name the spot where humans will land a robot on a comet

    21 October 2014, 5:31 pm by: James Plafke

    We are less than one month away from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission dropping a lander on the surface of a comet. While the mission and spacecraft already have their names, the […]
  • Geek deals: Dell Inspiron 3000 dual-core slim desktop with Bluetooth & Windows 8 for $200

    21 October 2014, 4:59 pm by: Danny Shain

    Sometimes all you need is a basic computer for getting things done, whether it’s for grandma, a small home office, or just simple usage. In that case there’s no need to pay more, but you’re […]
  • Simpsons World app and website stream all 500+ episodes, but require a cable subscription

    21 October 2014, 4:46 pm by: Ryan Whitwam

    Fox was pleasantly surprised when its recent Simpsons marathon on extended cable channel FXX pulled in massive ratings. It turns out people are interested in watching at least some of the more than […]
  • Pokémon already has a second iOS app, Camp Pokémon

    21 October 2014, 4:16 pm by: James Plafke

    It wasn’t that long ago that Pokémon officially made its way to iOS — something that many thought Nintendo would never, ever allow. Of course, it wasn’t a full-fledged pocket monster battler, but instead was […]
  • Destiny players are now performing stunts over a very big hole

    21 October 2014, 3:26 pm by: James Plafke

    While players await Destiny’s upcoming December DLC pack, The Dark Below, they need to find something to do while waiting for their endgame time-gated activities to reset. Previously, the go-to activity was to […]
  • Google has a plan to make the Android brand rise above fragmentation

    21 October 2014, 2:33 pm by: Russell Holly

    To the general public, phones running the Android OS aren’t Android phones. They are Droids, Galaxies, HTCs, and Nexus phones. Despite having the lion’s share of the mobile market right now, Android has […]
  • Secretly watch movies at work with this media player hidden in Excel

    21 October 2014, 1:28 pm by: Lee Mathews

    Group policies. Web filtering. Application monitoring. It’s just so hard to have any fun at all on your work computer these days. There are, however, ways of beating the system — and this […]

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