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Cloud Wars: Dropbox Pro $9.99 per month plan offers 1TB storage and better security features

Neither Google nor Microsoft can intimidate Dropbox, which isn’t giving up. In fact, it’s beefing up its offer to 1TB of storage for only $9.99 a month.

Tech August 28, 2014

Judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung phones in patent infringement trial

U.S. courts are not granting Apple’s latest bid to ban the sales of Samsung phones infringing its patents, saying Apple cannot take advantage of its patents for undue competitive gain.

Tech August 28, 2014

Watch out for iWatch on Sept 9: Report

Apple will finally introduce its wearable device on September 9. Some joke that was, John Gruber.

Tech August 28, 2014

Kickstarter bows to the Coolest as Pebble falters: The Coolest cooler in town

Coolest has kicked Pebble from the top to become the most funded project on Kickstarter. The Coolest is just a cooler with a few smart features tucked in.

Tech August 28, 2014

Zelda, Animal Crossing drivers, 16 new courses packed into Mario Kart 8 DLCs

Nintendo announces Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC for Mario Kart. The two expansion packs with add 16 courses, eight vehicles and six characters to the core game.

Tech August 27, 2014

'Infamous: First Light' new trophy list revealed, Fetch returns

Fetch and her neon abilities take center stage in 'First Light,' a standalone companion to 'Infamous: Second Son.' In general, the reviews aren't too kind.

Tech August 27, 2014

Dropbox pumps up features, security while slicing storage pricing

Dropbox is making its move to stay competitive in the cloud storage wars, increasing the storage amount in its $9.99 per month Dropbox Pro plan from 100 GB to 1 TB. Dropbox Pro will also get additional features, including file permissions, expiring, password-protected links and remote wipe.

Tech August 27, 2014

Seagate 8-TB hard drive is for really, really big data-storage needs

Seagate has announced the world's first 8-TB hard drive, using the company's shingled magnetic recording technology. The high-capacity hard disk drive offers increased storage while using less power.

Tech August 27, 2014

Xbox One to gain its senses: Standalone Kinect arriving Oct. 7

Microsoft offers owners of Kinect-less Xbox Ones the opportunity to add on a Kinect in October. The standalone package includes a copy of 'Dance Central Spotlight.'

Tech August 27, 2014

Is Wii the next MS therapy tool?

People suffering from unsteadiness due to multiple sclerosis begin to regain their balance when they train with Wii balance boards, according to a new study. After a bit of supervised training, the balance board therapy can be practiced at home.

Tech August 27, 2014

HP yanks 6 million laptop power cords, citing potential fire hazard

Hewlett-Packard has announced a recall of a line of power cords after reports of problems arose. The company is to replace all cords sold during a two-year time frame after minor burns and charring were reported.

Tech August 27, 2014

AT&T merging mobile, enterprise units under new leadership

AT&T has split its Mobility group into business and consumer units, and merged the mobile business unit with its general business group. The new combo group will be headed by former Mobility group CEO Ralph de la Vega.

Tech August 27, 2014

Uber slogging it out with Lyft in ride-share service battle

Car sharing app Uber is conducting a campaign in an effort to recruit drivers from rival, Lyft. This includes taking rides with rival drivers, as well as booking and canceling rides with drivers to frustrate them.

Tech August 27, 2014

Hackers may have hit Google in its sweet spot, car crash photo dominates image search

Google Images may have been hit by hackers on Aug. 26. The result saw many users' searches return with only images of a Russian car crash.

Tech August 27, 2014

Blue Mo-Fi headphones full of power, high fidelity and quite comfy to wear

Blue Microphones finally releases its first pair of headphones. The analog-amplified Mo-Fi headphones stream pure, undressed audio from custom 50-mm drivers.

Tech August 27, 2014

Orbitz loses a big airline as American cuts ties with Internet travel site

American Airlines is removing its fares from the Internet travel website Orbitz. The move, 'effective immediately,' will be a big hit for the online booking site as other airlines might follow suit.

Tech August 27, 2014

Time Warner Cable nationwide outage draws state scrutiny given merger move

Millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers saw Internet service go out early Wednesday. For hours, users were unable to get online or use the On Demand service from the company before it was resolved.

Tech August 27, 2014

Why the hype of Instagram Hyperlapse? It just makes video making more fun

Instagram's new Hyperlapse app brings video stabilization and time-lapse features to video shooting with mobile devices. It benefits from simple, easy to use controls, and quick uploading to Facebook or Instagram accounts.

Tech August 27, 2014

Facebook hires game audio experts from WaveGroup Sound

Does it have to do with the social network’s plan to release more standalone apps? Facebook is mum about plans but hiring your own sound design team can be telling.

Tech August 28, 2014

Leaked document confirms Apple iPhone 6 release date

Could this be the iPhone 6? French tech blog posted this image of what seems to be a legit iPhone 6 packaging.

Tech August 28, 2014

Time Warner Cable suffers nationwide outage

Time Warner Cable's Internet, cable, and phone services were down for some time early Wednesday morning. Subscribers quickly turned to social media to complain.

Tech August 28, 2014

Bookworms can bring the Kobo Aura H2O anywhere, even underwater

Kobo is launching Aura H2O, a new eBook reader which is the first waterproof eReader in the world. The design allows users to enjoy their eBooks wherever they want.

Tech August 28, 2014

Instagram Hyperlapse app lets you create amazing time-lapse videos

Instagram has just launched Hyperlapse, an app that allows users to create professional-looking time lapse videos. The app uses image stabilizing algorithms to make images clearer.

Tech August 27, 2014

Instagram Hyperlapse app turns shaky videos into cinematic time lapse creation

Instagram brings out another simple yet powerful tool and it’s available not just to the platform’s loyal community. Say hello to Hyperlapse.

Tech August 27, 2014

Apple prepping 12.9-inch iPad for 2015? Hello, iPad Pro

Apple seems to have adopted a super-sizing strategy for its upcoming mobile devices. The company is reportedly working on its biggest iPad ever, which is over three inches bigger than the iPad Air.

Tech August 28, 2014

How social networks discourage people to say opinion on sensitive issues

A new report from Pew Research Center reveals how people discuss sensitive issues on social media. While some are willing to throw an opinion, most people would rather keep silent.

Tech August 28, 2014

Operation SLOG: Uber poaches drivers, makes life difficult for Lyft

Uber's Operation SLOG, which the company says is a marketing strategy to recruit drivers, looks to crush its competitors such as Lyft. The Verge was able to interview contractors and acquire internal documents exposing the strategy.

Tech August 27, 2014

Mario Kart 8 DLC: New playable racers, prices, release dates

New DLC packs for Mario Kart 8 will bring a total of six new characters, eight new vehicles, and 16 new courses to the game.

Tech August 28, 2014

Google snags cloud-based special effects firm Zync

Google has acquired video and cloud-based special effects startup company Zync. Zync's technology has been used in several popular movies such as Star Trek: Into the Darkness, American Hustle and Looper.

Tech August 28, 2014

Apple is creating a 12.9-inch iPad. Perhaps to kill Microsoft Surface Pro 3?

Apple is planning to launch a 12.9-inch iPad, as Apple CEO Tim Cook looks to rejuvenate sales for the tablet.

Tech August 27, 2014

Amazon-Twitch deal: Everybody's happy except Google

Twitch users are heaving a collective sigh of relief. They can all now say adios to Google and give thanks for Amazon.

Tech August 28, 2014

'Car crash' bug scares the wits out of Google Image users

Google caught a bug on Tuesday which caused users to see images of a Russian car crash whenever they search for something, anything on Google’s image search.

Tech August 27, 2014

Fire scare prompts HP to recall nearly 6 million laptop power cords

Computer maker HP is offering to replace 6 million faulty power cords for HP and Compaq laptops. Visit the HP website to check if your power cord is a fire hazard.

Tech August 28, 2014

Amazon won't change a thing about Twitch: Acquisition accepted by Twitch community?

Amazon has announced that it won't bring changes to Twitch, so everything should stay the same. Furthermore, it appears the Twitch community is quite pleased with the buyout.

Tech August 27, 2014

Having problems with Amazon buyout of Twitch? Here are a few alternatives

Twitch is now part of Amazon and some folks are not too happy about it. For those who aren't, here are a few decent alternatives to Twitch that are good enough.

Tech August 29, 2014

Apple making plans to launch a 12.9-inch iPad alongside the iPhone 6: Buh-bye Surface Pro 3?

New report is claiming that Apple has its sights set on launching a new iPad, but this time, it could come with a massive 12.9-inch display, completely surpassing the Surface Pro 3's 12-inch display.

Tech August 26, 2014

Motorola Moto G2 image leak shows thin design and rear snap-on cases

A new set of images of Motorola's upcoming Moto G2 smartphone have leaked. The images show off the smartphone's rear case and customization feature.

Tech August 27, 2014

Google serving as quarterback in wearable tech movement

Google Glass can't push augmented reality and wearable tech forward on its own. Looking beyond Google's efforts, there are many other wearable tech firms stepping up to power the revolution.

Tech August 26, 2014

Lizard Squad: How this hacker collective is bringing the gaming world down to its knees

The hacker group Lizard Squad performed a series of DDoS attacks that took down gaming networks over the weekend. It also issued a bomb threat for a plane carrying a top Sony executive.

Tech August 27, 2014

NSA 'Google-like' search engine shares data across two dozen government agencies

The National Security Agency has created a search engine through which other government agencies can locate metadata collected by the NSA. The search engine is called ICReach and contains communication data.

Tech August 26, 2014

Royal Caribbean gifts cruise employees with Windows gadgets to keep connected, streamline operations

Royal Caribbean invests in its employees and Microsoft tech. The cruise line is preparing to gift tablets to each of its 40,000 crew members.

Tech August 26, 2014

Move over, Verizon: Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T all to get Windows Phone 8.1 HTC One M8

Sprint and T-Mobile will join Verizon and AT&T by offering the HTC One M8 for Windows. The Verizon exclusive will now be heading to all three carriers.

Tech August 27, 2014

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