CES 2014

10 things the Galaxy S6 can do that the iPhone 6 can’t

Beginning in two weeks on April 10th, we’re in store for an epic battle of the sixes. Apple’s iPhone 6 burst onto the scene this past September and helped Apple rack up more profit in the holiday quarter than any other company has ever earned in a three-month period. iPhone 6 sales are still going strong according to estimates, but the phone will finally see some real competition next month when t…

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  • Meet the $399 Android tablet that looks like a Surface Pro and … Wed, 25 Mar, 2015

    It sounds too good to be true – and it might very well be, considering the issues with crowdfunding campaigns we’ve seen before. That said, the $39 Surface Pro-like Jide … More »Meet the $399 Android tablet that looks like a Surface Pro and …

    It sounds too good to be true – and it might very well be, considering the issues with crowdfunding campaigns we’ve seen before. That said, the $39 Surface Pro-like Jide Ultra Remix Android tablet that launched on Wednesday on Kickstarter was a must-buy for many people who scooped up all the units available at the $39 price …

  • Think twice before buying a 4K TV this year BGR.com - Thu, 19 Mar, 2015

    4K TV prices have been falling lately but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right time to buy one. DSLReports‘ Karl Bode makes a good case that you should probably … More »Think twice before buying a 4K TV this year

    4K TV prices have been falling lately but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right time to buy one. DSLReports‘ Karl Bode makes a good case that you should probably hold off buying a 4K TV this year unless you do a good amount of research on it beforehand.  FROM EARLIER: Meet the tweak every Netflix user needs: ‘God …

  • You might not remember Intel’s interesting Windows-based Compute Stick dongle announced at CES 2015, but Microsoft a similar computer-on-a-stick product to buyers in Korea. The Register reports that Korea’s local Microsoft branch announced the Lucoms PC-on-a-stick device (image above), a USB PC-on-a-stick that’ll ship with …

  • One of the wearables we saw at CES earlier this year is called Quell, a drug-free device supposed to help out relieve chronic pain. At the time, details about Quell availability were not available, but the device is currently up for preorder on Indiegogo, where it already hit almost $250,000 in pledges. FROM EARLIER: Scientists …

  • Dish’s Sling TV package for cord cutters was already very tempting and now the company has just sweetened the pot once again. Per Engadget, Sling TV this week has added both AMC and IFC to its service that lets you stream several different cable channels online for $20 a month. The bad news is that right now the service …

  • In addition to announcing a new partnership with Samsung, which will bring its paid keyboard app complete with a themes pack for free to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge buyers, Fleksy made one more major announcement this week, introducing a brand new feature that you wouldn’t normally see in apps like this. FROM EARLIER: …

  • Even though the Galaxy S6 will be a lot lighter on bloatware than you would have anticipated, that doesn’t mean Samsung will stop offering users access to plenty of its own apps, not to mention other apps and services that it’ll include in its Galaxy Gifts digital package. One of the apps you’ll find in the latter portal is …

  • With MWC around the corner, Qualcomm took to Twitter to tease that a new smartphone with a top-shelf Snapdragon 810 chip inside is going to soon launch. So far, only LG’s G Flex 2 packs the 64-bit octa-core processor, having already been announced at CES 2015 in January. FROM EARLIER: HTC One M9 fully revealed in biggest …

  • If you follow anything having to do with tech on the Internet, you have undoubtedly read something about Superfish in the past 24 hours. In a nutshell, Lenovo sold tons of computers with software called Superfish Visual Discovery pre-installed. Lenovo has been selling computers preloaded with Superfish for the past two …

  • As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to cut the cord and rely on streaming services to get your TV fix, cable stations themselves are giving you another one. The Wall Street Journal reports that some cable stations have actually started speeding up their programs so they can squeeze more ads into their given time …

  • Sulon a part of Toronto's growing wearable technology sector

    The Toronto area is becoming a hub for so-called wearable technology. It's a field that is made up of companies like Sulon Technologies, the maker of a product called the Cortex.

  • We’ve seen plenty of companies score own goals over the years, but this one is still quite a doozy. PCWorld reports that security researchers recently discovered that Lenovo has been shipping its new computers with man-in-the-middle adware installed that hijacks HTTPS traffic to inject its own ads onto encrypted sites. …

  • True story: I was walking through CES with a Yahoo film crew, making a video, when this guy came up, laden with bags.

  • I just added wireless charging to my iPhone 6 in 10 seconds, and it cost less than $20

    In the future, all of our devices will be charged wirelessly. We saw the early stages of the future of wireless charging technology unveiled earlier this year at CES 2015 when a company called Energous showed off tech that can charge gadgets from across the room. And the best part of the company’s solution is that it only …

  • Dish just gave you another reason to subscribe to its awesome Sling TV service

    If you were on the fence about whether to subscribe to Dish’s Sling TV streaming service, the company just gave you a very tempting reason to take the plunge. Re/code notes that Dish has added AMC to its Sling TV package, which means that subscribing to the service will now give you access to Mad Men, The Walking Dead, …

  • Meet AMPL, the only mobile battery you’ll ever need

    We often see a battery packs seeking funding on Kickstarter or Indiegogo, whether for smartphones, tablets or bigger devices such as laptops. But we don’t think we’ve ever seen a battery that can charge all these gadgets at the same time, which is exactly what AMPL promises to do. DON’T MISS: Meet Kraftwerk, the awesome …

  • Netflix predicts that the next PS4 and Xbox One models will support 4K

    The new console generation is barely a year old, but it’s already time to start considering how Sony and Microsoft are going to refresh the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in the coming months. As in previous generations, we should expect to see some slimmer, sleeker models with improved functionality, but what will they …

  • New rumor will have every Android vendor breathing sighs of relief

    Any Android vendor planning to release a flagship phone in the coming months can breathe a little easier. G for Games points us to a new post on Weibo from a well known Chinese analyst who goes by the name of Old Yao who claims that Qualcomm has fixed the overheating issues that have reportedly been plaguing its Snapdragon …

  • FCC commissioner makes the most boneheaded argument against raising broadband standards

    The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to raise the standards of what constitutes broadband from any service that offers download speeds of 4Mbps or higher to any service that offers download speeds of 25Mbps or higher. ISPs were obviously not happy with this vote since it means that a lot of their service …

  • Prynt, the iPhone 6 case that prints Polaroid-style photos, is now on Kickstarter

    In mid-November, a French startup called Prynt demoed a special smartphone case that contains a printer and houses enough special sheets of papers to let smartphone users quickly print out some of their photos and selfies in on-the-go Polaroid fashion. At the time, the company said the device would be available on Kickstarter …