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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 […]
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Apple WWDC 2014: iPhone 6, new OS X, iOS 8, and a health app

by Nick Adamson June 2, 2014
Apple takes the stage at its WWDC (Worldwide Developer’s Conference) in San Francisco today. The show will begin with a keynote speech at 10am Pacific time. The good news is that Apple has announced that it will be live streaming the event, and has promised exciting announcements. If you have Apple TV navigate to “Apple Events”. The keynote speech […]

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Levar Burton launches Kickstarter campaign to revive ‘Reading Rainbow’

by Anna Johnsonon May 29, 2014
LeVar Burton unveiled a Kickstarter campaign dedicated to bringing back the classic Reading Rainbow. The beloved American children’s television series could once again become a staple for US children after the Wednesday launch of the fundraising campaign. The creator and host of PBS’ series Reading Rainbow from 1983 to 2006, hopes that with $1 million, he can continue the legacy of the […]

Is your IT disaster recovery plan good enough? 5 questions to ask

by Gizmoration May 29, 2014
No one ever likes to think about disasters. It can be challenging enough to keep a business running on a daily basis — who wants to consider the idea that things could go horribly wrong? But disasters do happen, and a company’s response to them can mean the difference between a momentary disruption and full-scale, […]


In an emergency these 5 gadgets could save your life

by Gizmoration May 29, 2014
In the event of a natural disaster, chemical spill or other emergency, preparedness can mean the difference between life and death. The CDC recommends having a three-day supply of water for everyone in your household, including pets, along with a two-week supply of food, medicines and other supplies. Additionally, you should keep important documents — […]
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The slot machines are the most popular casino games in history

by Gizmoration May 28, 2014
Slot machines – pokies, fruit machines, the slots, poker machines – are the most popular casino games in history. They are available in an incredible variety, from simple three-reel mechanical one-armed bandits (although these are mostly collectibles only, not used by the business anymore) to 100-reel monsters that thrive online, you can find them in […]

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5 simple ways technology can help secure your assets

by Gizmoration May 28, 2014
We live in a modern world where technology has made our lives much simpler. You can pay bills online, buy coffee with the scan of your cellphone, and talk to a long distance family member on a social media site. These advancements in technology are a great improvement to society, but what if they are […]
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Edward Snowden’s first US interview airs on 28th; with NBC’s Brian Williams

by Eric Brownon May 26, 2014
NBC Nightly News’ Brian Williams sat down with Edward Snowden for an exclusive interview that will air on May 28th at 10pm EST and it’s sure to garner plenty of debate from an already splintered public. Brian Williams quietly traveled to Moscow earlier this week for the “wide-ranging” sit-down with the former NSA contractor, network officials said in […]

Honda is launching a luxury jet, HondaJet, with really unusual engines

by Chris Murphyon May 22, 2014
Honda, the car maker, is planning to launch a luxury jet, HondaJet, as part of Honda Aircraft Co. The company announced several achievements and milestones for the jet at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. HondaJet is a light business jet designed to carry six to seven people. The jet cruises at 420 knots — […]


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 […]

eBay tells you to change password after cyberattack

by Chris Murphyon May 22, 2014
eBay is asking all of its 145 million users to change their passwords after a cyberattack compromised users’ login information and other “non-financial data.” eBay is also asking users to change their passwords on other websites if they used the same password across multiple sites including eBay. The breach, which was confirmed by investigators this week, […]

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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 […]

How to Stop CryptoLocker From Taking Your Business Hostage

by Gizmoration May 14, 2014
Paul Goodson is the founder of a law firm in North Carolina. In February 2014, he revealed to the media a virulent form of ransomware called CryptoLocker had encrypted his law firm’s entire cache of legal files. The law firm’s phone system used voice-to-text to convert recorded voicemails into emails before sending the emails to […]


Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby announced

by Ryan Burgesson May 8, 2014
Yesterday Nintendo revealed 3rd generation Pokemon remakes with Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, they are to be released on 3DS and will be available in November of this year. The press release read: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and […]

300 Words or less: FEZ

by Ryan Burgesson May 7, 2014
FEZ is mostly known for its marmite like creator Phil Fish, in the documentary Indie Game: The Movie many thought that he was over confident and arrogant. I can see where they are coming from but I could never condemn someone for being passionate about something. Forgetting about the man behind the game and focussing […]


Moebius abandons Towns due to low sales; pitches sequel

by Ryan Burgesson May 7, 2014
Indie developer Moebius has today stated on their website that they are to stop working on Towns but had the courtesy to talk about a sequel. Towns was initially one of the growing number of games that you pay for during alpha and get builds throughout the development process. Towns was actually a very successful […]

Valve pulls Earth: Year 2066 from Steam

by Ryan Burgesson May 7, 2014
Valve has finally pulled the early access indie game Earth: Year 2066 from Steam after complaints from people that bought the game. Though that wasn’t all the developer ‘Killing Day Studios’ was doctoring their games Steam forum to make sure no negative feedback was able to be seen. It turns out that they also were […]

The viral content themes represent the new trend in media

by Gizmoration May 6, 2014
The new trend in media is represented by the viral content websites and they are the fastest growing media niche of all time. Having a clever headline might get you increased traffic, but the people visiting your site may need more. You will need a great design and layout, an integrated social media sharing system and amazing content.  The guys […]


CCP talks about their ‘new’ game Project Legion

by Ryan Burgesson May 3, 2014
CCP announced yesterday a brand new game they are working on named Project Legion, it is essentially what the PS3 has in DUST514 but different enough to be given it its own identity. CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson said to Eurogamer: a new approach to being a mercenary on the ground It’s almost that experience […]

Killer Is Dead PC system requirements revealed

by Ryan Burgesson May 3, 2014
Killer Is Dead’s PC requirements have been revealed thanks to its steam store page and it looks like those of us with older PC’s will be just fine. Here are the game’s PC system requirements: Minimum: OS: Windows Vista 64-bit Processor: 2.0 Ghz or above Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: GPU that supports Shader Model […]