OnePlus 2 price is right -- review roundup

OnePlus 2 price is right -- review roundup

Wow, the OnePlus 2 price is low. That much we expected, given the company's previous market outing. But a hands-on test shows this is no mere cheap phone...

07/28/15

Attention Amazon shoppers: ''Thank you, drive through''

Attention Amazon shoppers: ''Thank you, drive through''

Kiss your local grocery store goodbye, reports suggest Amazon is entering the perishable food business, planning to marry online shopping with the efficiency of a fast food burger joint. If traditional grocers aren't worried, they...

07/27/15

Windows Phone flagship hope kindled: ''Cityman'' and ''Talkman'' rumors

Windows Phone flagship hope kindled: ''Cityman'' and ''Talkman'' rumors

For users sick and tired of being sick and tired of waiting for a new Windows Phone flagship, Daniel Rubino is a hero...

07/24/15

Downbeat: Apple Music not a hit with watchdogs, senators, and bloggers

Downbeat: Apple Music not a hit with watchdogs, senators, and bloggers

Yesterday wasn't a good day for Apple's streaming music service. A consumer watchdog group, a U.S. senator, and a popular blogger weren't praising Apple Music, they were, in effect, burying it...

07/23/15

'Your Timeline' in Android Maps: Google knows EVERYTHING about you

'Your Timeline' in Android Maps: Google knows EVERYTHING about you

Yikes: Google is rolling out a new Maps feature for Android called Your Timeline -- if for no other reason than to showcase its all-seeing, all-knowing, data gathering omnipotence...

07/22/15

Apple car rumors shift into overdrive, on high-octane auto exec hires

Apple car rumors shift into overdrive, on high-octane auto exec hires

If today's cars give you a case of sticker shock, just imagine what you'll feel when you see the price of an Apple automobile in your local showroom...

07/21/15

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S2 (to blow away iPad Air 2)

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S2 (to blow away iPad Air 2)

Samsung has just announced the new Galaxy Tab S2, claiming it is the 'thinnest and lightest tablet of its size ever.' Sounds great, so how does the Tab S2 stack up against feathery competitors...

07/20/15

AMD vs. Intel -- the war is lost, as Su's co. bleeds badly

AMD vs. Intel -- the war is lost, as Su's co. bleeds badly

AMD releases yet another set of dreadful numbers. It's doing really badly at its bread'n'butter -- selling CPUs and GPUs. Its custom SoC business is the only highlight in a dark, dark story...

07/17/15

Windows 10 -- download full version, before release date (RTM build 10240)

Windows 10 -- download full version, before release date (RTM build 10240)

Yes, you can get the Windows 10 final RTM build, right now for download, even before the release date. Build 10240 is available for update, but you can also get hold of the ISOs...

07/16/15

Microsoft ''will'' make Lumia Windows phones. But how? (Nadella isn't clear)

Microsoft ''will'' make Lumia Windows phones. But how? (Nadella isn't clear)

The Microsoft Lumia and Windows Phone business is dead. Unless it isn't. Satya Nadella 'clarified' the strategy, but now there are more questions than answers...

07/15/15

Adobe Flash must die, die, DIE. Firefox shoots gun loaded by Facebook (and potholer54)

Adobe Flash must die, die, DIE. Firefox shoots gun loaded by Facebook (and potholer54)

Mozilla Firefox now blocks the Adobe Flash plugin, thanks to its horrible ongoing security problems. The block will last until you're running a version with all known vulnerabilities patched...

07/14/15

PANIC: More Adobe Flash zero-days (revealed by Hacking Team hack)

PANIC: More Adobe Flash zero-days (revealed by Hacking Team hack)

More Adobe Flash zero-day bugs come to light, thanks to the Hacking Team trove. Email messages lifted from the Italian spyware company reveal two more unpatched vulnerabilities...

07/13/15

Apple iOS 9 free download is here [but beware bad bugs]

Apple iOS 9 free download is here [but beware bad bugs]

The Apple iOS 9 download is now free, but don't forget it's still test software. Cupertino opened the beta program to non-developers, so you no longer need to fork $99 to get the latest software on your iPhone or iPad. But beware the...

07/10/15

Told ya so: Microsoft Lumia, Windows Phone are DEAD (also Snoopy)

Told ya so: Microsoft Lumia, Windows Phone are DEAD (also Snoopy)

Windows Phone is dead. Microsoft Lumia is dead. If you didn't already know this, you've not been paying attention. The writing's on the wall...

07/09/15

Aunty Beeb's 'FREE' Micro:Bit -- how many on eBay in October?

Aunty Beeb's 'FREE' Micro:Bit -- how many on eBay in October?

BBC proud to reveal micro:bit -- a tiny, ARM-based board aimed at education. Venerable broadcaster to give away a million or so micro:bits to every Year 7 student in the UK. But will kids keep them?

07/08/15

Windows 10 -- how to download RTM before release date (the last time, because Agile)

Windows 10 -- how to download RTM before release date (the last time, because Agile)

The Windows 10 RTM release date is now imminent, so get ready to download it. We're hearing there's a sprint this week...

07/07/15

Windows 10 release date is delayed -- unless you're ''special'' [u]

Windows 10 release date is delayed -- unless you're ''special'' [u]

The Windows 10 release date is July 29 -- or so we were told. But it's looking like it's delayed, if you read between the bloggy lines of Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Windows honcho...

07/03/15

Chicago: My kind of taxing town (where The Cloud costs 9 percent more)

Chicago: My kind of taxing town (where The Cloud costs 9 percent more)

If you live or work in Chicago, get ready for some new cloud taxes. You'll be paying an extra 9 percent on media streaming and business cloud services...

07/02/15

ACLU to fight FISA court's OK to NSA bulk data collection

ACLU to fight FISA court's OK to NSA bulk data collection

Thought that bulk metadata collection had been quashed? Think again: FISC instructs NSA to carry on regardless. IN FRENCH. But the ACLU ain't impressed...

07/01/15

Microsoft slashes at Bing Maps and Advertising (is Lumia next?)

Microsoft slashes at Bing Maps and Advertising (is Lumia next?)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wields scalpel in strategic sacrificial sales: Advertising to AOL and Maps to Uber. But what of the loss-making Lumia smartphone business?

06/30/15

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