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Quantum computers versus ordinary computers? Boring fight. Draw.

A recent study dispels the premise that D-Wave’s quantum computers are way faster than conventional computers, suggesting the need for more speed to be considered a supercomputer. Has D-Wave broken its promise?

FEATURE June 22, 2014

Amazon Fire Phone boasts 3D visuals, unlimited storage and, of course, a shopping scanner

Amazon's smartphone is finally here, and it comes with a host of unique features. Chief among them: a scanner for identifying and purchasing products instantly.

FEATURE June 18, 2014

The Galaxy Tab S might be the iPad killer Samsung has been waiting for?

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S tablet is gearing up to throw the gauntlet to the iPad. With a superb display and robust features, could the Galaxy Tab S be the iPad killer?

FEATURE June 14, 2014

Las Vegas shooting suspects obtained guns via Facebook?

“Need rifle. Can anyone help?” That’s what Jerad Miller posted on Facebook just a month before he and his wife Amanda Miller began shooting random individuals in a Walmart and pizza parlor in Las Vegas.

FEATURE June 10, 2014

Surface Pro 3 review roundup: First impressions are in and they're good

Surface 3 Pro has been unwrapped and various tech Web sites are already reviewing it with generally positive things to say about the tablet. One thing to take from the critics is that Microsoft may have finally nailed down a tablet-laptop hybrid device with the Surface Pro 3.

FEATURE May 26, 2014

Watch Dogs is the most awaited game of the year: Here's why

Watch Dogs will be launching in less than a week. It is the most anticipated game of the year and one that gamers have been waiting for since the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One systems.

FEATURE May 25, 2014

FCC will revise proposed net neutrality plan, will ensure it is fair for all

FCC is hard-pressed amid public outrage over chairman Tom Wheeler's new proposal on net neutrality, and even the man who coined the term net neutrality, Tim Wu (third from left), isn't biting it.

FEATURE May 12, 2014

There is a Spider-Man in you. Scientists find out genomic similarities between spiders and humans.

Researchers have mapped the genome of a spider for the first time in history. The international team of researchers were able to map the genome of a velvet spider.

FEATURE May 11, 2014

Symantec declares death of antivirus, creates team to rescue hacked businesses

Symantec's anti-virus software such as Norton is "dead," as per company executive. Since cyberattacks are evolving, companies providing defenses against such have finally evolved as well, creating better defenses ahead.

FEATURE May 7, 2014

FCC says net neutrality is not dead amid pay-for-speed proposal

The Federal Communications Commission plans to send a new proposal that would guide Internet traffic, but critics argue that this goes against its Open Internet or net neutrality principle. Here's what both parties have to say.

FEATURE April 25, 2014

HTC One M8 review: High-end design, gorgeous display, and more make it the best smartphone on the market

The HTC One M8 proves that the best Android smartphone on the market isn't coming from Samsung any longer and its combination of premium parts and high end specs make it the best new smartphone regardless of platform.

FEATURE April 19, 2014

Meteorites from Mars may hold clues to early Martian atmosphere: How different was it from ancient Earth?

A new study focusing on the Martian meteorites found on Earth reveals that the early atmospheres of these two planets were very varied, but the nature of their differences remains unclear.

FEATURE April 20, 2014

Google displays prototype Project Ara smartphone - It looks like cool Legos

Google finally unveiled prototype Project Ara modular smartphones at its first developer conference for the project. The Project Ara smartphones look even more wild in real, hands-on photos than they do in all the promotional videos. Will you buy one?

FEATURE April 16, 2014

Another Google Glass user mugged in San Francisco: Will you buy this wearable even with anti-tech threats?

As Google rolls out its extended one-day Explorer Program tomorrow, another alarming incident against a Google-Glass user comes into the picture. It makes one wonder: is the wearable device still safe to use?

FEATURE April 15, 2014

Reviews in on Amazon Fire TV: Gaming, search get tepid applause from media device critics

Amazon's TV device cited for search functionality and gaming aspect but even those features could be improved, say reviewers.

FEATURE April 14, 2014

Comic Sans haters, meet Comic Neue: Love, love, love and no more font bullying?

Will the creation of Comic Neue font save the heavily bashed Comic Sans? It remains to be seen. Read how the creators of these two fonts actually came up with the idea.

FEATURE April 9, 2014

Goodbye Windows XP, hello Windows 8.1 updates: Here's what to know

The apocalypse of Windows XP is inevitable, but word says Windows 8 with a point-one update is better and more convenient for users. Besides, XP users are more vulnerable to security threats now without the custom support. Will old-timers do the shift?

FEATURE April 8, 2014

Tetris game on a skyscraper? Why not, says Philadelphia

Tetris made the Philly night sky spectacular with a large Tetris game played on high-rise Cira Center. Will this event bring back the old video games?

FEATURE April 7, 2014

North Korea rips off NASA's logo but 'NADA' to worry about

Could there really be NADA into this North Korea space agency's choice of acronym and logo, said to be a rip-off of the logo of their opponent NASA? See what their government has to say.

FEATURE April 5, 2014

EU passes net neutrality law - Why can't America do the same?

The European Union passed controversial net neutrality legislation on Thursday. The new law will reportedly guarantee that all Internet traffic is treated equally and thus prevent telecom companies from charging extra for some services. Now that the EU has passed a net neutrality bill, many Americans wonder why a similar bill hasn't been passed in the United States.

FEATURE April 3, 2014

Why Yahoo's full-court security encryption strategy may prove to be a valuable marketing strategy

Yahoo is encrypting everything these days, from search queries to email, citing federal agency spying activities. But it could also be a slick marketing move to lure new users wary and capitalize on the federal government's Internet surveillance and data collection activities.

FEATURE April 3, 2014

Amazon Fire TV vs. Apple TV vs. Google Chromecast: Who will win?

Amazon entered the TV battle royale Wednesday with the introduction of Fire TV, a set-top box complete with a controller. Fire TV costs $99 just like Apple TV, which is significantly more than Chromecast, which goes for just $35. So, which one is best for you?

FEATURE April 3, 2014

Australia's dingo: Not a wolf, not a dog but a distinct species says study

Scientists from Australia have finally proven that the dingo is a separate species from dogs. Thanks to the new findings, the dingo has finally taken its rightful place as a distinct Australian animal.

FEATURE April 2, 2014

200,000 Kids in Britain access porn sites every month: Report

Parents, take heed! Your children might be part of this demographic discovered in a new study in Britain where kids are accessing porn sites.

FEATURE March 29, 2014

Microsoft announces Office for iPad - Here are the 3 best free alternatives

After much ado about nothing, Microsoft finally released Office for iPad. The entire Microsoft Office suite is technically free, but you need to buy a $100 Office 365 subscription to edit the documents at all. What should you do if you don't want to pay that much for Office? Check out the top three free alternatives.

FEATURE March 30, 2014

Facebook buys Oculus VR - Why early backers and fans went nuclear

Not everyone is so happy that Facebook bought Oculus VR. Many of the early backers of the Kickstarter project and fans of Oculus Rift are extremely upset, but why?

FEATURE March 28, 2014

Obama defends NSA spying on Huawei - Furious China demands explanation

President Barack Obama defended an NSA operation that involved hacking into the servers of Huawei to see if the device manufacturer was spying on other countries for the Chinese government. Operation "Shotgiant" also was charged with infiltrating Huawei devices to spy on those who use the company's handsets.

FEATURE March 24, 2014

Happy 8th birthday Twitter - How a micro-blogging site evolved into a social revolution

Twitter celebrated its 8th birthday on Friday with much fanfare. In eight short years, Twitter has revolutionized news, social interaction, protest movements and the way we think. Here is a look back at Twitter's evolution from micro-blogging experiment to social revolution.

FEATURE March 22, 2014

Libratone Loop wireless AirPlay speaker is 360 Scandinavian and fully awesome

The Libratone Loop speaker features an iconic design, beautiful sound and effortless setup. It's the perfect home speaker for small spaces and fans of Scandinavian design.

FEATURE March 16, 2014

WWW turns 25: What will Internet be like in 2025? Experts peer into the crystal ball

A new research has revealed how experts foresee the influence of Internet in our lives come 2025. There is blend of good and bad things seen by the surveyed thinkers.

FEATURE March 12, 2014

Genghis Khan rose to power in Asia...with a little help from the weather gods

Genghis Khan may have had more than a fierce horde of warriors behind his back when he established his empire in Asia. New research has shown that the weather may have played an important part in the rise of the Mongol Empire.

FEATURE March 12, 2014

Snowden speaks out against the NSA at SXSW: Why we should thank him

Edward Snowden appeared via Google Hangouts to address the American people for the first time since his exile in June 2013. Snowden declared that the NSA and other government programs are "setting fire to the future of the Internet." He also promoted the use of encryption, saying that it shouldn't be considered a "black art" anymore.

FEATURE March 12, 2014

Yikes. Another day another asteroid zips past Earth

For the second day in a row an asteroid will narrowly miss Earth, however, NASA does have a plan in place that may some day give a level of protection against the massive destruction that could be caused by a direct hit..

FEATURE March 6, 2014

Is a Tizen takeover imminent? Why Samsung thinks Android should be worried

Tizen is the ultimate darkhorse of the mobile operating system world. It's been undercover for years, but now Tizen is emerging from the shadows. Samsung displayed the OS on several prototype smartphones at MWC 2014, making a convincing argument that Tizen could one day overtake Android.

FEATURE March 2, 2014

Oh, the nerve!: GCHQ used the webcam to spy on Yahoo chat users when they were nude

If you have been having some sexy chats over Yahoo in the last few years, the GCHQ of Britain might have your nude photo on file. The NSA might have access to it, too.

FEATURE March 1, 2014

Yahoo! Would you look at that? GCHQ watches webcam chats and sees a lot of nudity

Spy agencies don't knock. With the help of the NSA, GCHQ spies have gained access to 1.8 million users' Yahoo webcam chats, including those of users stripping down on camera for each other.

FEATURE February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Web, you're 25: 9 in 10 Americans love being on the Internet

The Web has just turned 25. However, even now 1 in 10 Americans chooses to ignore the Internet and instead of being on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube all day, they probably prefer sending out mail the old-fashioned way.

FEATURE February 27, 2014

Google Glass battles bar fights and driving bans

Google Glass isn't exactly getting a warm reception from the outside world. One Glass wearer got into a bar fight recently and now several states are moving to ban wearing Glass while driving.

FEATURE February 26, 2014

Will Microsoft axe the Nokia X Android lineup?

After months of speculation, Nokia finally announced its line up of Android-based smartphones. The Nokia X, X+ and XL are interesting, low-end smartphones, but will Microsoft keep them around?

FEATURE February 27, 2014

It's a post-Snowden world - Blackphone debuts at MWC 2014

For months, rumors of a so-called "NSA-proof" smartphone called the Blackphone swirled around the Internet. On Monday, the privacy-oriented Blackphone debuted at MWC 2014.

FEATURE February 26, 2014

Is that all you've got? Samsung Galaxy S5 falls short

The Samsung Galaxy S5 debuted at MWC 2014 and for the first time in a long time, it fell short of expectations. Although it included several interesting new features, the Galaxy S5 did not live up to the hype or the rumors prior to its launch.

FEATURE February 25, 2014

Sony makes a grand entrance at MWC 2014 with the Xperia Z2, M2 and Z2 tablet

Sony announced the Xperia Z2 and Xperia M2 smartphones at MWC 2014 on Monday. The company also introduced the Xperia Z2 tablet.

FEATURE February 24, 2014

Twitter decoded: Study classifies tweets into six types...which type are you?

A new study has identified the six basic conversational archetypes that make up all of Twitter, namely, Polarized Crowd, Tight Crowd, Brand Clusters, Community Clusters, Broadcast Network, and Support Network.

FEATURE February 24, 2014

Wearable tech boom? Not just yet

The recent introduction of Google Glasses and the rumored debut of Apple's iWatch have tech experts now predicting that we are entering a new era in technology. The new market is loosely defined as the "wearable technology" or "wearables" market.

FEATURE February 22, 2014

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