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  • Samsung Galaxy K shown at full zoom in leaked photographs

    Samsung Galaxy K shown at full zoom in leaked photographs
    Two more photographs of Samsung's alleged Galaxy K smartphone have surfaced, showing how far its zoom lens protrudes out of the back. The pair of images found on Baidu has the phone held inside a clear polycarbonate casing, with the lens extending outwards in three segments, spanning a larger distance on its own than the smartphone body's thickness....






  • Briefly: WhatsApp hits 500M active users, Sprint domestic unlocking

    Briefly: WhatsApp hits 500M active users, Sprint domestic unlocking
    WhatsApp has hit a milestone of half a billion active users, the messaging service has announced. The 500 million-user figure is 50 million more than it reported in February, when it also announced it was being acquired by Facebook for a total of $19 billion in cash and shares, with the service now seeing 700 million photographs and 100 million videos being shared between users every day....






  • OnePlus One launches with 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2.5GHz processor

    OnePlus One launches with 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2.5GHz processor
    OnePlus has formally launched its first CyanogenMod-based Android smartphone, a device the company teased last week. The OnePlus One has a 5.5-inch 1920x1080-resolution display packed into a case that measures 8.9mm (0.35 inches) thick, weighs 162 grams (5.7 ounces), and will offer a variety of StyleSwap back covers including wooden and denim options....






  • Apple vs Samsung, Day 10: The home stretch

    Apple vs Samsung, Day 10: The home stretch
    The biggest news in today's Apple vs Samsung patent trial was the previously-reported revelation of a secret deal between Google and Samsung in which the search and advertising giant not only agreed to indemnify Samsung if it lost on two of the patent claims in this trial, but that Google -- not Samsung -- was to "direct and control" litigation and defense on Samsung's behalf. The revelation, which Samsung had previously denied in court, will be used to diminish the Samsung claim that the case is really about Android....






  • Briefly: New Sony Smartwatch 2 app, SMS and IM merge on Hangouts

    Briefly: New Sony Smartwatch 2 app, SMS and IM merge on Hangouts
    Sony has announced an update for its Android-based Smartwatch 2, adding a customizable watch face editor. Various widgets can be selected that include date, weather, calendar, Bluetooth, notifications, and more, with third-party developers welcomed to create new content. The Smartwatch 2 now has a built-in calculator app featured in the new update, as well as improved Gmail and Facebook apps. Featuring six new wallpaper options, the watch offers a new low-light double tap function that increases the display's brightness by thirty percent when touched. According to Sony's blog post, new options...






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  • How Private is Your Information on Social Media?

    How Private is Your Information on Social Media?
    Is your private information really private when you use social media? Not really, as it turns out. Over the last few months, the media has been flooded with stories about privacy hacks and breaches within the major social media platforms?often by the social media companies themselves! The most recent problem and breach of privacy to […]
  • Yahoo Email Suspicious Activity becoming the Norm

    Yahoo Email Suspicious Activity becoming the Norm
    Have you been notified by Yahoo due to suspicious activity on your email account? I am sure you have and it?s becoming far to frequent in the last year. I have two accounts and I get notifications at least every other month about usual or suspicious activity on my email account. I have yet to […]
  • Court Notice to Appear Scam

    Court Notice to Appear Scam
    There?s an email purporting to be from a court, claiming that the recipient appear on the date and time indicated in the email. This email has an attachment notification that is harmful to the user?s computer if the file is downloaded and extracted. The zip file is loaded with a Malware executable. The email is […]
  • Product Review ? Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery 6.0

    Product Review ? Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery 6.0
    If you ever experienced lost data from a hard drive crash or other storage device, you know how it feels especially when you never backed up your data. It is impossible to recapture all the data off a Mac, even if you are wise to have configured a Time Machine to take care of backups. […]
  • Deploying Applications on Networked Windows Computers

    Deploying Applications on Networked Windows Computers
    Introduction To install an application on a system, your physical presence is required as you?ll need to go through certain wizard based steps and complete necessary steps before using that application. However, using modern technology and tools, IT administrators and managers can now install as many applications as they want from a remote location over […]
 
 
  • Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome
  • Impressive Game Of Thrones Interactive Map To Westeros

    Impressive Game Of Thrones Interactive Map To Westeros
    game-of-thrones-interactive-map.jpg This is an interactive map (links to actual map) of Westeros and the surrounding lands created by Westeros.org user carpiediem. You can click on pretty much anywhere to bring up a Game of Thrones wiki about the area, track characters' travels through the books and show, and more. Perhaps one of the coolest features is that is you can move the slider in the upper right corner to the latest chapter/show you've read/watched and the map will remove any information that happens after that so there aren't any spoilers. That's neat. Right now I'm make-believing I'm riding a dragon around Westeros burninating villages and claiming them as my own. Oh, they're shooting arrows at us -- you know what to do, Trogdor (I named my dragon Trogdor). Trogdor -- NO -- bleed and crash is not what we're supposed to do. Stop acting like that sissy Falcor, I thought you were a beast of war. Hey -- you know the egg your girlfriend laid that I said was stolen by the White Walkers? I made an omelet. It was good, I don't regret it. Thanks to Jackie, who took the time to tell me she's caught up on all the books AND shows. Go you! You should have told me earlier and I would have made you a banner or something.
  • Rejoice!: Powdered Alcohol Gets Approval For Sale In US

    Rejoice!: Powdered Alcohol Gets Approval For Sale In US
    powdered-alcohol.jpg Because sometimes trying to sneak a bottle of bourbon taped to your nuts into a sporting event still gets confiscated by security, now there's Palcohol, a powdered alcohol that's just been approved for sale in the US. That way security will just think it's fat sack of coke and call the police! It's just powdered alcohol, I swear -- I just didn't want to pay $16 for a cocktail! *getting handcuffed* My only crime is being thrifty!
    What's worse than going to a concert, sporting event, etc. and having to pay $10, $15, $20 for a mixed drink with tax and tip. Are you kidding me?! Take Palcohol into the venue and enjoy a mixed drink for a fraction of the cost. We've been talking about drinks so far. But we have found adding Palcohol to food is so much fun. Sprinkle Palcohol on almost any dish and give it an extra kick. Some of our favorites are the Kamikaze in guacamole, Rum on a BBQ sandwich, Cosmo on a salad and Vodka on eggs in the morning to start your day off right. Experiment. Palcohol is great on so many foods. Remember, you have to add Palcohol AFTER a dish is cooked as the alcohol will burn off if you cook with it...and that defeats the whole purpose.
    So...can you snort it? Because this sounds like it could be dangerous. AND I LIKE DANGEROUS. I'm going to bury my face in a pile of this stuff like Tony Montana at the end of Scarface. "And then?" The same thing Tony did. "Shoot up your mansion?" After that. "Die?" Exactamundo! And then my ghost is going to sue the company. "For?" An afterlifetime supply! This might be my best idea so far. UPDATE: Government says Palcohol was approved for sale in error, will not be on shelves (or up anybody's ass) soon. Keep going for a shot of the questionable-looking packaging.
  • They're Coming!: Zombie Face Paintball Masks

    They're Coming!: Zombie Face Paintball Masks
    zombie-paintball-masks-1.jpg These are the 18 (~$30) made to order zombie face paintball masks for sale by eBayer corpseguy. Is he really undead? I'm not sure, but I've never heard of a zombie running an eBay store before, so that would be a first for me. They don't actually come with the helmet though, it's a just a latex mask you wear over an existing helmet to intimidate your foes. Because there's nothing more terrifying than a zombie with a gun. I'm kidding, there are tons of things more terrifying than a zombie with a gun, including, and not just limited to, a zombie with its teeth already buried in your f***ing neck. That's like, a REAL oh shit moment. Keep going for a couple different styles, go to the auction page to see them all.
  • It Looks Just Like Outerspace!: Slow-Motion Video From Drone Copter Flying Through Fireworks Display

    It Looks Just Like Outerspace!: Slow-Motion Video From Drone Copter Flying Through Fireworks Display
    drone-flying-through-fireworks.jpg This is a slow-motion video of a Phantom camera attached to a drone flying through a fireworks display. I kept waiting (read: hoping/praying) for it to get hit by a mortar, but it never did. My favorite shots were the ones that looked like you just pushed the warp drive button in your spaceship. Clench your ass cheeks, Space Rangers, because here...we...GOOOOOO! God I love playing space. If you bring your own cardboard box over you can design your own spaceship and play alongside me. "No thanks." Haha, I was going to laser cannon the shit out of you anyways. You ever seen my apartment? "There are torn up cardboard boxes everywhere." SPACESHIP GRAVEYARD. Hit the jump for the video. Hit me to get hit back even harder.
  • That's A Ton Of Balls: Guy Juggles 13 Balls At Once

    That's A Ton Of Balls: Guy Juggles 13 Balls At Once
    13-ball-juggling.jpg Well, I don't know if it's actually considered juggling, because he only throws two of the balls twice. The rest are only in the air for a single round (13 balls, 15 total catches). Still impressive though. Reminds me of the time in high school before gym class started when I was in the gym throwing Skittles as high as I could and catching them in my mouth. I was catching them from like, 20-25 feet. Everyone was so impressed. Then I chipped a tooth during my finale. "That's embarrassing." It was, but not nearly as bad as next week when I shit my pants running the mile. You know what they called me? Forrest Dump. Completely ruined the movie for me. Keep going for the video.
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  • UV Sanitizing Sonic Toothbrush ensures your pearly whites are extra clean

    UV Sanitizing Sonic Toothbrush ensures your pearly whites are extra clean
    Do you subscribe to the adage that ?ignorance is bliss?? Let?s say that something is out of your sight, does it deserve to be out of your mind as well? I suppose for most of us, we leave our toothbrush in a cup or in a toothbrush holder when it is not in use. Some are covered, and some aren?t – which could mean that water from the toilet bowl ...
  • Water Filtration Cup provides you with safe and clean drinking water

    Water Filtration Cup provides you with safe and clean drinking water
    Going on a holiday is definitely fun, that is for sure. The thing is, there are certain countries that you will visit which do not have the same level of hygiene as where you hail from, and that can be rather tricky, especially if you happen to have an extremely sensitive stomach. Having access to clean drinking water is a pre-requisite, and while purchasing bottled water is a good idea, ...
  • OnePlus One smartphone officially launched

    OnePlus One smartphone officially launched
    When it comes to smartphones, there are many different manufacturers out there, where each of them will have their very own flagship model, so to speak, in order to compete at the high end side of things. A few years back, everyone looked to the iPhone as the gold standard, and new devices that rolled out were deemed to be ?iPhone killers?. It seems that the ante has just been ...
  • Past, Present, and Future Watch shows you only what you need to see

    Past, Present, and Future Watch shows you only what you need to see
    When we look at a watch, we want to know the time of the present down to the minute and possibly the second. Our lives run on a schedule, and while our phone is usually the best way to keep track of ?when we are?, a wristwatch is a more discreet way of checking the time without looking like you’re bored at a meeting. However, instead of showing you one ...
  • The Motorized Ice Cream Cone ? for the Truly Lazy Days of Summer

    The Motorized Ice Cream Cone ? for the Truly Lazy Days of Summer
    You can already feel it in the air, out in this part of the world the trees are budding, the birds are nesting, and Summer will soon be on its way. Coats and mittens are long since put away. We all look forward to staying up late, going to the beach, and lots, and lots, of ice cream… Well, as if to answer your dreams of a long and truly ...