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Simply put Uber is an app for smartphones that let you summon a car to take you wherever you want to go. The company has had no shortage of bad press lately, it has even been accused to exploiting crises, mainly because of its surge pricing mechanism that bumps up prices when there’s more demand for cars. With a snowstorm expected to dump as much as two feet of snow from New York to Boston there will undoubtedly be demand for more rides, and Uber says that it will cap price surges so that riders don’t get hit with astronomical bills.

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There have long been indications that the Chinese market is going to overtake the U.S. to become Apple’s biggest market. Apple CEO Tim Cook himself pointed out this possibility back in October last year, he said that this was “just a matter of time,” and if analysts are to be believed this time has come. Analysts expect that Apple is going to confirm this possibility tomorrow during its Q1 earnings call.

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Motorola’s smartphones haven’t been officially available in China for a few years now but that changes today. There’s no doubt in the fact that Motorola’s acquisition by Chinese behemoth Lenovo had some part to play in this. Motorola smartphones are now officially back in China. The company has introduced some of its recent popular devices in the People’s Republic.

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In November 2013 Sony launched the PlayStation 4. It became apparent immediately that this console is going to do well in the market. For month after month it beat the Xbox One on sales. So far Sony has sold over 18.5 million units around the globe and its not slowing down. Its been over a year since this console came out, does this mean the time is right for a hardware revision? Some leaked PlayStation 4 Slim pictures are making the rounds and they’re likely fakes.

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At the International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 Dish announced its new internet TV service called Sling TV. This service is aimed at cord cutters who don’t want to pay cable providers but would like to watch TV channels. Sling TV brings a limited number of TV channels for a set price, $20 per month, and it has finally been launched.

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In September last year Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note Edge. This smartphone was announced alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and what that smartphone has had a wide release Samsung had said from the start that the Galaxy Note Edge will only be released in select markets. It is already available for purchase in the U.S. and now our neighbours will soon be able to pick one up as well. The Galaxy Note Edge is soon going to be available for purchase in Canada.

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drone-whitehouseThe FAA has already mentioned that they would want to have drone operators own a pilot’s license before flying these machines, where a number of good reasons have been cited. Perhaps it would be cases like these – where a small drone actually crashed onto the grounds of the White House, that would support the need for such regulations. Do take note that it was in 2012 that the FAA was ordered by Congress to come up with rules concerning commercial drones, and these will range from machines that weigh just a few ounces to as large as an airliner, in order to share the skies with other passenger aircraft by the time September 2015 rolls around. While commercial drones have been by and large prohibited, the FAA has already granted 16 permits out of 295 applications for various purposes including movie-making and smokestack inspections.

Read full post →Tiny Drone Crashes On White House Grounds


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OnePlus is a new smartphone company that emerged on the scene last year with the OnePlus One. This smartphone was dubbed by the company as the “flagship killer,” even though purchasing one required jumping through a lot of hoops, OnePlus has managed to create a lot of hype for its next product. OnePlus 2 was first expected to be released in Q2, 2015 but a new report suggests that this smartphone might not be out until the third quarter.

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planetside2-recordWe do know that records are meant to be broken, and if you happen to hold a world record, that is definitely an achievement which is worth trumpeting about, as well as drool over. Planetside 2 has done just that – achieving a brand new world record by having the most players ever to participate in a first-person shooter title at any one time. Just how many gamers are we talking about here? How does a whopping 1,158 players in a single battle sound to you?

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toughbook31-refreshYou know for sure that a computer will need juice – or electricity to run, and even more so when it comes to laptops. Now, with the advent of Ultrabooks, laptops do happen to run for a few hours on end before requiring a recharge. The thing is, can your laptop actually last for a good 18 hours at a stretch? The refreshed Panasonic Toughbook 31 certainly can, and if you were to throw in the optional second battery, we are looking at a battery life of up to 27 hours, now how about that for long lasting?

Read full post →Panasonic Toughbook 31 Goes For 18 Hours Now