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Earth-size diamond star

Astronomers found Earth-sized diamond valued at $2 billion

by Matthew Lucason June 27, 2014
A team of astronomers has identified an Earth-sized diamond in space, or possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected. The large diamond is about 900 light-years away in space. Hovering near a much larger pulsar, this ancient stellar remnant has a temperature of less than 3,000 K, or about 2,700 degrees Celsius. That’s cooler […]
iPhone 5C and 5S

Walmart lowers prices for iPhone 5C and 5S: $29 and $99

by Matthew Lucason June 27, 2014
Walmart is lowering the price of the iPhone 5s and 5c beginning Friday, 9 a.m. “local time.”. The retailer says that the price drop is permanent, and the offer is only available in stores. It’s not available online. With a two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, the 16GB iPhone 5c will be available for just $29 (down from $49) […]
samsung galaxy tab s

First look at Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5 and 8.4 inch versions)

by Matthew Lucason June 13, 2014
Samsung leads the tablet market and with the launch of two new flagship tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 inch, the company becomes more powerful. Samsung‘s global tablet market share is already growing at the expense of Apple’s, climbing to 22.3% in the first quarter from 17.5% a year earlier, while Apple’s share shrank […]

#gizfie

Social media needs a new trend, so we present: #gizfie, the selfie for gadgets

by Matthew Lucason June 8, 2014
Selfies are everywhere. If you spend even just 10 minutes on any social network, you will most likely run into a photo or two (or 20) of faces taken by their owners. The selfie has become a by-word for our self-obsessed age, and it seems everyone’s doing it; even Barack Obama and David Cameron at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. […]
Pepper robot Softbank

Softbank’s Pepper robot is human-like, reads feelings and costs $1,900

by Matthew Lucason June 6, 2014
Softbank launched the first humanoid robot called Pepper. The company, owned by Masayoshi Son, says that Pepper is an emotionally attuned robot “powered by love”. Pepper is provided with a chest-mounted 10.1-inch touch screen tablet, which he uses to display images, content or to express his own feelings. Pepper is linguistically agile, and can speak English, French, Japanese and […]

kickstarter funded

Kickstarter makes the rules easier with Launch Now feature

by Matthew Lucason June 4, 2014
The most important Kickstarter change is the introduction of Launch Now, a new way for users to get their campaigns online faster and easier. The news, which was made official via a Kickstarter blog post this morning by CEO Yancey Strickler, means that new projects will skip the human vetting process, and instead will be evaluated based on  “thousands of data points” before being turned […]
houzz

Houzz, the home design site, raised $150M at $2.3B valuation

by Matthew Lucason June 3, 2014
Home design site and mobile app Houzz is in talks with investors to raise $150 million in a round of funding that would value the company at $2.3 billion, according to people familiar with the deal. Founded by Alon Cohen and Adi Tatarko, the California-based company has more than 2 million new shares at a price per share of […]

tunepics

Tunepics is the next Instagram, but with mood music

by Matthew Lucason May 22, 2014
There is a new social media network in town, which is called Tunepics, launched on Wednesday. With this new Tunepics iOS app, users can feature a song with every image they share. Users can search from more than 35 million songs on iTunes. If users decide they like the song enough to buy it form Apple, Tunepics will […]
iphone 6

REPORT: Finally, a credible iPhone 6 release date

by Matthew Lucason May 16, 2014
Apple’s iPhone 6 remains one of the hottest and most highly anticipated smartphones of 2014. It’s been 7 years since the iPhone first launched and the excitement around this year’s iPhone 6 release date is high as ever. A new report (the most credible so far) suggests that Apple’s iPhone 6 release date is sooner than expected, during the early summer months. German blog iFun reportes that […]

LG G3 Smartphone

LG G3 Smartphone Will Launch Worldwide on May 27; G Watch Expected

by Matthew Lucason April 30, 2014
LG has started sending out media invites for an event that will take place on May 27 in three cities – London, New York, San Francisco – followed by a May 28 launch in Singapore, Istanbul, and Seoul. The follow-up to the LG G2, the LG G3 is expected to come sporting a QHD display with a […]
Heartbleed NSA

NSA knew about the Heartbleed bug and ‘exploited’ it for 2 years

by Matthew Lucason April 12, 2014
Bloomberg is reporting that the NSA knew about the Internet security bug Heartbleed and regularly used it to gather intelligence for at least 2 years. According to two anonymous sources familiar with the matter, the bug was kept secret in the interest of national security, while the agency used it to obtain passwords and other data. Since the bug was first […]
HTC One M8

HTC One M8 Launched as an iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5 Competitor?

by Matthew Lucason March 29, 2014
HTC One M8 just got at the top of the high-end smartphones. HTC launched the 2014 model of its flagship smartphone, called the HTC One M8, at an event in New York City on Tuesday. The new phone will have a screen measuring 5 inches diagonally, up from 4.7 inches in last year’s model. It will […]

twitter #music

Twitter Pulls #Music App From App Store, Final Shutdown on April 18

by Matthew Lucason March 22, 2014
Twitter’s #Music app made headlines when it launched last year with the goal of helping Twitter users find that’s popular on the social networking service and also to discover new artists that they may enjoy. We never heard much about the Twitter #music after it’s debut, though, and now it looks we never will again after […]
iPhone 6 holographic

Apple’s iPhone 6 Able to Holographically Increase Its Screen Size?

by Matthew Lucason March 17, 2014
Apple’s iPhone 6 is considered to be the upcoming flagship phone of Apple after the iPhone 5S this year, and a lot is relatively expected of the former phone iteration. SET Solution’s iPhone 6 dream phone features a couple of holographic projectors on each side of the device, which would let users extend the screen size of the device when placed on […]

theneeds app

Theneeds Personalized News App Now Available On iPhone

by Matthew Lucason March 13, 2014
Theneeds.com, a San Francisco based start-up, launched the iOS version of their “web, re-imagined” mobile app, an app that’s designed to put all of your favorite online content into one convenient, easy to use app. Your personalized stream of content will be pre-stacked with a collection of articles, blogs, social posts, and media that we know […]
pebble smart watch

Pebble Appstore Comes On Android Devices, With eBay, Evernote, TWC Apps

by Matthew Lucason March 8, 2014
Pebble announced today at SXSW 2014 that it has updated its Android software to 2.0, making its app store available on Google Play. When the Appstore made its debut on iOS at the beginning of February, there were a few highlight partner apps that came along for the ride, including ones from Yelp, Foursquare, Mercedes and GoPro. […]

Facebook drones

Facebook Rumored To Buy Drones Company To Connect Africa To Internet

by Matthew Lucason March 5, 2014
Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company called Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to TechCrunch. The acquisition would reportedly further the efforts of Internet.org, a coalition of mobile technology companies spearheaded by Facebook that is working to bring Internet access to the 5 billion or so people around the world without it. The fact is, Titan […]
Google Glass

Google Glass is Updating to Android KitKat & No More Monthly Updates

by Matthew Lucason March 3, 2014
Google Glass is receiving its biggest Glass update yet. The smartglasses are getting an upgrade to Android KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. If you own Google Glass or are simply interested in it and its updates, you may have noticed that Glass didn’t get any usual major monthly updates in the months of January and February. […]

Spike S-512 jet

Spike Aerospace Reveals Supersonic Jet with Screens Instead of Windows

by Matthew Lucason February 27, 2014
Spike Aerospace is currently working on its ground-breaking S-512 model and, when it takes off in 2018, you can bet more than a few of the world’s billionaires will be willing to stump up the $80 million required to get from one place to another, very fast. The displays can be dimmed if anyone wants to take […]
linkedin china

LinkedIn Launches in China 领英 With Simplified Chinese Site

by Matthew Lucason February 25, 2014
LinkedIn is pushing full-strength into China, with a new, Chinese-language service that hopes to attract as many of the country’s 140 million professionals as possible. LinkedIn China marks the 22nd local language site for LinkedIn. The idea behind the Chinese site, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner wrote in a blog post, is to build a talent marketplace […]
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

Report: Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Will Run Tizen Instead of Android

by Matthew Lucason February 19, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 will run on Samsung’s homegrown Tizen OS instead of Google’s Android, according to USA Today. Samsung will unveil the device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, the report said. Samsung also has been working on a Tizen-based smartphone to introduce at the show, as well as other Tizen devices […]

 
 
 
 

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