nokia icon review 002 640x359Is Microsoft late to the mobile party? Well in some ways yes, but should Microsoft give up and just move on? That remains up for debate, but according to former Microsoft evangelist, Robert Scoble, he thinks that Microsoft should just give up on Windows Phone and embrace Android, which at the moment is the clear and dominant smartphone platform.

According to Scoble who spoke in an interview with GeekWire, “That train has sailed. The real answer is, give up Windows Phone, go Android, and embrace and extend like you did with the Internet. But they don’t listen to me.” He also offered that one of the reasons Microsoft might be slow to change is because they’re a big company that is committee-driven, making them slow. Read full post →Ex-Microsoft Evangelist Thinks They Should Drop Windows Phone For Android

It has long been advocated that we should use long and complex passwords to protect our online accounts. This is because complex passwords makes it harder for anyone to guess what it is. After all, a password of “12345” is pretty easy to figure out and you don’t even need to be a hacker to try and guess it!

That being said, long and complex passwords can be tricky to remember if you have many online accounts, which is why password managers like 1Password can come in handy. The good news is that thanks to iOS 8’s extensions, 1Password’s integration into iOS could prove to be a convenient way of managing passwords. Read full post →1Password Integration With iOS 8 Demonstrated On Video

Adam CarollaPatent trolls are the bane of almost every industry out there. The typical definition of one is a company who exists for no other purpose other than to sue and collect money based on the patents they own. Sometimes the patents are real, sometimes the patents are vague, but regardless these trolls are hoping that the long and drawn out court process will force companies into making a quick settlement.

That being said, it seems that one particular patent troll might have bitten off more than they can chew when they went after Adam Carolla, a comedian who has done many a podcast in the past. The company in question, Personal Audio, claims that they own a patent that would basically allow them to claim cash from anyone who has done a podcast in their life. Read full post →Patent Troll Tries To Drop Lawsuit Against Adam Carolla, But He Won’t Let Go

silent power 640x381While some of us don’t particularly mind the sounds coming from our PCs, there are those who would much rather it be silent. However the sound usually comes from either our hard drives spinning or from the fans that keeps our PCs nice and cool. Well, if you’re looking for a completely quiet PC, you might be interested in the Silent Power.

As you can see in the image above, the Silent Power is a very weird looking PC. The bottom part looks normal, but on the top it looks like some kind of shrubbery is growing on top of it. Well you will be interested to learn that the brown tangle above the PC component is actually a bunch of copper “foam”. Read full post →Silent Power PC Promises Silent Operation Thanks To Copper Mesh

xbox one hands on review 02 640x406When it comes to video game consoles, China certainly has a less than favorable relationship with such devices. Good thing that they lifted up the ban for game consoles to be sold in China, since that move has paved the way for Microsoft to ensure that their latest Xbox One console will be able to make landfall in that part of the world this coming 23rd of September at a price tag of $600 (a rough equivalent after conversion from the local currency of 3,699 RMB).

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microsoft surface pro 3  43 640x394DisplayMate does have a reputation when it comes to testing screens out, and the folks over there recently took a look at the 12” display that sees action alongside the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. In fact, they had nothing but praises to sing concerning the Surface Pro 3’s display, touting that this particular model comes with one of the most accurate on-screen colors on any tablet or smartphone that had undergone testing using existing standards. Just how close to life the colors can be?

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bleepIt was not too long ago that the folks over at BitTorrent began to work on a new kind of messaging application. This particular messaging application (looks like messaging is a pretty big deal these days) will be based on the principles of BitTorrent technology; where one is able to work through a direct connection between people without having to fall back upon a centralized server to get the job done. It seems that all of their effort has finally paid off, as the public will be able to get a gist of the idea in the form of BitTorrent Bleep.

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When we talk about scanners, most of the time we would have a rough idea on the size and its form factor. Many of us do think of desktop scanners that are roughly the size of a small printer, although there are portable scanners in the market that make life much easier on the move. However, what if there was a way to change the way that scanners worked and looked? Enter this Indiegogo project known as the Zcan wireless scanner mouse.

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yahoo finance 447x640Yahoo has come up with a brand new Finance app for those who happen to run on the Android mobile operating system, and in this latest version, it has been specially redesigned to deliver real time performance, now how about that for progress? After all, many of us who are already working do look into other forms of investments to help secure our financial future, and in order to look knowledgeable in front of your mates, one ought to remain up to date with the latest developments in the business world. The Yahoo Finance app will bring with it a refreshed look and feel, offering relevant and important information at your fingertips.

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hacknode 477x640The clarion call has gone out – Variable has just launched the HACKANODE 2014 Mobile App Global Challenge, where one of the judges who will be sitting on the panel will be none other than Steve Wozniak himself, the other Steve who was instrumental in the humble beginnings of the mighty Apple empire. In this particular challenge, all qualifying mobile apps will be vying against one another to pick up a total cash prize pool of $16,500 across a dozen categories.

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