After a weekend of record breaking sales on their latest iPhone offering (again), Apple got an unfortunate report published by FastCompany. A year after Apple nixed Google’s Maps for their own in-house map application, Apple still seems to be giving some really bad directions to their customers. The latest report of erroneous directions comes from Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport. According to the report from the Alaska Dispatch, Apple’s … Continue reading One year later, Apple still headed wrong way with Maps
Last night I was elated after hearing Sony announce not just the price of the new Playstation 4 (a paltry $399) but their steadfast commitment to consumers – the PS4 was going to support used games! As I’m likely to do after most great evenings, this morning I awoke a little bleary-eyed, tired, dehydrated, and still excited. Sony had not only watched their main opponent … Continue reading Let’s talk XBOne and PS4 – no one got it right
It’s not every day that one of Web 1.0’s largest players buys up another company in an all cash deal, but with one looping .GIF, Yahoo announced that its board had given the okay to buy up Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Cash. For those of you keeping score at home, that figure is roughly a fifth of Yahoo’s total available cash! To compliment the GIF, … Continue reading Yahoo set to buy Tumblr for $1.1B; Mayer promises “not to screw it up”
There have been plenty rumors of a new Lumia handset making its way to consumers in the coming months. The general consensus seems to be a change in design language, opting for an aluminum case instead of the now signature polycarbonate unibody design. According to a report from The Verge, the rumored phone, (pictured at a left) code named “Catwalk”, may be officially announced at … Continue reading Will we see Nokia’s “Catwalk” at their May 14th event?
If you were so moved by Samsung’s shit-storm of an unveiling presentation at their Galaxy 4 event last month and were counting the days you’d be able to head to your local Sprint or T-Mobile store to pick one up, you may be in for a longer wait. AllThingsD has confirmed that both Sprint and T-Mobile are delaying their retail dates for the Samsung flagship device citing … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S 4 Delayed on Sprint and T-Mobile
Earlier today, a leak featuring the Nokia Lumia 928 made its rounds on the internet – the often reported on Lumia flagship has long been known to be headed to Verizon customers but what appears on the leaked image may well have made the wait worthwhile. According to the post in BGR.com, the images leaked on Twitter by user @evleaks show the same bulky Nokia … Continue reading For Verizon customers waiting on a flagship Lumia, the wait may have been worth it.
It’s no secret that this world has a finite number of natural resources. Everything we consume that we don’t put back is gone for good. Somethings take longer than others to exhaust and that makes understanding conservancy a vague proposition for many. One of these items is oil – that black stuff that helps power cars, homes, industry, and yes, even the economy – is … Continue reading So just how many barrels of Oil do we have left?
For the last few weeks, Facebook had been rumored to be making a big April announcement. Now with just a few days before the big reveal, the good folks at AndroidPolice seem to have gotten their hands on the APK of the upcoming Facebook phone. The short version of this story goes something like this – Another subpar-to-mediocre Facebook phone (helloooo HTC Status) by HTC. It … Continue reading Facebook Launcher? Someone please say this is an April Fool’s gag.
Let’s clear the air here; we hate being tied down to our cellular blood contracts. It’s nothing more than a practice to keep us locked into a carrier with the temptation of a new piece of hardware every couple of years. Sure, on the surface it seems like you get this year’s top-of-the-line phone at steal (usually around $200-250) but then we’re tied to a … Continue reading T-Mobile: Will becoming the “un-carrier” be enough to bring in new customers
So what have you done in your life dear reader? Maybe you graduated high school a year or two early. Impressive. Maybe you’re sitting on a doctorate or some other personal accomplishment; sorry to break it to you, you’re never going to be as cool as nine-year-old Daisy Morris who just had a confirmed new species named after her. Vectidraco daisymorrisae, the official name of … Continue reading Bragging rights – new dinosaur species named after 5-year-old who discovered it
Have you noticed that you haven’t received an email, status update, or been able to streaming music for the last 12 hours or so? Well if you’re on the Magenta network it’s because they’re suffering a major service disruption. We called up T-Mobile and were able to determined that the epicenter of the outage is in the Midwest but has affected customers in New York … Continue reading T-Mobile suffering data service outages
As we’ve known for some time, today is Samsung’s big Galaxy S 4 announcement day and they’ve spared no expense: a big presentation at the world famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City, as well as a huge billboard in the middle of Times Square. Some companies however, just want to see their competitors burn – LG did their best to take the … Continue reading LG to Samsung: “We Troll Hard”
Big news coming out of Mountain View today; Google has officially announced that long-time head of Android was stepping down. To mark the occasion, Google took a brief stroll down memory lane citing some of Rubin’s accomplishments since becoming a Googler. Probably most notable was Rubin’s reining in the various flavors of Android by implementing standards to an otherwise unruly platform. By pushing for a … Continue reading A new chief Android
Today, News.com.au reports that an un-named man has successfully received the first 3-D printed implant; a success that will no doubt change the way we treat head trauma patients in the future. By using 3-D printing technology and a polyetherketoneketone implant, surgeons were able to replace 75 per-cent of the man’s skull. The highly customized implant is expected to actually promote bone growth and cell regeneration (actual … Continue reading OsteoFab, 3-D Printed Skull Implant, successfully implanted in patient
Windows Phone has long been criticized that their low rate of adoption from consumers is in large part due to the fact that they have not been able to get native apps from the biggest and most popular developers. Most often at the top of that list is Instagram. With that in mind, it looks like BlackBerry 10 will be learning this hard way as … Continue reading Famous last words? Instagram may never make it to BlackBerry 10