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NASA Offers $15,000 Prize To Anyone Who Can Improve Performance Of Its Fluid Dynamics Software

NASA issues a challenge to speed up its supercomputer by 10 to 10,000 times its current speed. Qualified contestants can win up to $15,000 If successful.

Feature | Science May 5, 2017

NASA Opens Free Software Catalog To The Public: Perfect For Experimenting Earthlings

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released its latest 2017-2018 software catalog complete with the coolest apps and library of codes to geek out about.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

Apple Releases Educational App Bundle With Final Cut Pro X, Logic, And More For $200

Students and teachers can now purchase professional apps like Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X together as part of a bundle for $200.

Apple February 3, 2017

New Software Simplifies CRISPR Methodology For Gene Editing

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and University of Gothenburg in Sweden recently generated the software called Green Listed to facilitate the use of CRISPR-Cas9, making information texts and films available for free non-profit and academic use.

Biotech January 5, 2017

Google Publicly Exposes Critical Windows Vulnerability, Putting Pressure On Microsoft To Fix It ASAP

Google just disclosed a critical, zero-day vulnerability in Windows, and Microsoft is not happy about it. Just 10 days after notifying Microsoft of the exploit, Google turned the heat up by publicly disclosing the flaw before Microsoft issued a fix.

Security October 31, 2016

New Technology Cuts Treatment Time For Prostate Cancer Patients

A revolutionary new software technology for a clinical trial hopes to shorten prostate cancer treatment visits to five. The team behind it is now looking for participants.

LIFE March 24, 2016

Apple CareKit Allows Patients To Access, Share Medical Data

Apple's new CareKit enables patients to track their own medical conditions, health, medications and share medical data to their health care providers. It's a close cousin to ResearchKit, which was released in 2015.

Apps/Software March 23, 2016

Google's New Docs Feature Might Be The Tool Novelists Have Been Waiting For

Want to write the Great American Novel? Google now has a tool for Docs that will let you navigate your manuscript with ease.

Apps/Software March 9, 2016

Uncle Sam Loves Windows 10: US Department Of Defense To Upgrade 4 Million Computers To Microsoft's Latest OS

The U.S. Department of Defense will beef its security and IT infrastructure with Microsoft’s help. To do so, the department will roll out 4 million Windows 10 copies on its PCs, hailing the OS’s robust safety features.

Apps/Software February 18, 2016

Apple Acquires Education Software Developer LearnSprout

Apple has recently acquired education software developer LearnSprout, a San Francisco-based startup. Apple is planning to create educational tools for the iPad, sources say.

Business January 29, 2016

Samsung Prepares For Tough Year Ahead As Competition Is Heating Up In 2016

Samsung has been facing increased competition and it's now bracing for a challenging 2016, amid concerns of a weak global economic growth. The company urged employees to find ways to handle competition as software and platforms trump hardware.

Business January 5, 2016

Samsung’s Problems Could Be Due To Hardware Focus, Lack Of Software Development

A new report indicated that Samsung’s focus on hardware as opposed to proprietary software development is a big reason for the downturn in the company’s fortunes. While it appears Samsung is making some moves to right the ship, it may be too little, too late.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 28, 2015

Unresponsive iPad Pro Fix Finally Available With Apple's New iOS 9.2 Release

iPad Pro owners who had issues with the tablet becoming unresponsive after charging are now in for some good news. Apple released its latest iOS 9.2 update and confirmed that it should prevent the problem from occurring again.

Apps/Software December 9, 2015

Researchers Mix And Mash Celebrity Expressions With Facial Reconstruction Software

Software designed by researchers at the University of Washington lets users apply the mannerisms of one person onto the face of another — all with the help of images gleaned from the Internet.

Apps/Software December 8, 2015

Xperia Overlay Brings Android Update To Old Sony Smartphones - Here's The Deal

Xperia Overlay has released neat new updates for older Sony devices, allowing them to get a treat of newer Android and Xperia software. Several devices already got a number of neat improvements and more will follow soon.

Apps/Software November 9, 2015

Disney Research's New 3D Printing Software Allows You To Connect Anything To Anything Else

Disney Research has come up with new 3D printing software that essentially allows users to create mounts to connect items to other devices. The software not only seems like it could be very useful, but it also helps make 3D printing easy to do.

Apps/Software November 6, 2015

One Day Only Sale: Amazon Prime Members Can Get Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 For Just $40

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 is on sale for $40 for Amazon Prime members (discount view-able upon check-out). This $30+ price drop is up for grabs through a one-day-only sale.

Geek October 30, 2015

Motorola Testing Moto X Pure Edition Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update, But Full Soak Test Is Still Pending

Motorola's David Schuster has confirmed that company engineers have indeed started testing Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition, but it's a 'small TestDrive' for now. Based on the feedback it gets during this test cycle over the next couple of weeks, Motorola will decide when to start the formal soak test.

Apps/Software October 19, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Has A Built-In File Manager: Here's How To Access It

Android 6.0 Marshmallow has a built-in file manager that allows users to copy and share files. However, users cannot rename or cut files using the file manager.

Apps/Software October 12, 2015

Atlassian Splits Up JIRA Project Tracking Software Into Three Standalone Products To Support Non-Technical Teams

Sydney-based tech company Atlassian decided to break down its current JIRA freeware into three standalone products. This move geared towards providing support for teams and resources that are considered non-technical.

Business October 7, 2015

Facebook Outages Explained: Here's Why It Went Down Three Times Last Month

Facebook has suffered three outages in September, leaving numerous users unable to access the social network or other apps they used with a Facebook login. The company now explains why Facebook went down and says that understanding what caused the outages will help it prevent similar issues in the future.

Internet October 6, 2015

Virtual Personal Assistant Sherlock Aims To Make Human-Computer Communication Elementary

Researchers at IBM and Cardiff University have developed a new virtual personal assistant called Sherlock. The software uses information from users to make human-computer communication more efficient.

Apps/Software October 2, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Top 5 Features You'll Love

Android 6.0 Marshmallow has officially made its debut with all the bells and whistles, bringing a slew of improvements and new features for a better OS experience overall. Here are the top 5 features users will likely find most useful.

Apps/Software October 2, 2015

OS X El Capitan Rolling Out On Sept. 30: What You Need To Know Before Upgrading

OS X El Capitan (version 10.11) is officially ready to start rolling out Wednesday, September 30, arriving as the last update to Apple's operating system. Here's what you need to know before proceeding with the upgrade.

Apps/Software September 30, 2015

Microsoft Announces Upcoming Windows 10 Update To Family Features And Activity Reports

Microsoft has announced that it will change the way it handles activity reports in Windows 10, based on user feedback. An upcoming update to family features in Windows 10 will default to settings appropriate for teenagers rather than young children.

Apps/Software September 29, 2015

Zortrax Launches A 3D Model Library With Free Downloadable Robotic Arm

Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax announced its Model Library where users can store and share projects. It has also released the model and manual for a printable robotic arm.

Apps/Software September 24, 2015

Is Your iPhone, iPad Or iPod Infected By The iOS XcodeGhost Malware? Apple Will Let You Know

Apple has offered more information regarding the XcodeGhost malware that infected apps on its App Store, adding a new question and answer to its FAQ on the matter. Apple further advises developers to download Xcode from its website and not from other sources.

Apps/Software September 24, 2015

Google Chrome Crashes Instantly With Simple URL String

A new Chrome bug has come to light, as a simple URL string can instantly crash the browser. The Chrome crash bug is, however, not considered a security threat per se.

Apps/Software September 20, 2015

Free Windows 10 Upgrade Won’t Cost Microsoft

Microsoft is giving away Windows 10, its latest software upgrade. The free giveaway won’t cost Microsoft much in lost revenue, however.

Apps/Software August 18, 2015

Pixar To Release A New Open-Source Tool For Animators

Pixar Animation Studios will release an open-source tool to be used as an industry standard. It will better streamline the workflow for animators by combining objects from various apps into one 'scene graph.'

Apps/Software August 14, 2015

Podmasters: Epishow Lets You Create A Podcast With Just A Web Browser

If you've always wanted to start your own podcast but were afraid of the technical aspects, don't give up just yet. Epishow is a new tool designed to make podcast creation simpler.

Apps/Software August 11, 2015

Windows 10 Tips: How To Organize And Customize The Start Menu

Microsoft has finally brought back the Start Menu with its latest OS and touts that it's now 'better than ever.' Here are some neat customization options to make the most out of the new Windows 10 Start Menu.

Apps/Software August 11, 2015

Researchers Create Software That Shows How Animals See The World Around Them

Ever wondered how animals see the world? Now you can see for yourself, as researchers create a software that reprocesses images to reflect how certain animals see their surroundings.

August 8, 2015

Not Happy With Windows 10 And Want To Downgrade? Here's How To Roll Back

The latest Windows 10 has rolled out as a free upgrade for PC users, but it still allows them to downgrade back to Windows 7 or Windows 8 if they don't like it. If you're not thrilled with the latest OS, here's how to revert to your previous version.

Apps/Software August 1, 2015

Google Search Now Tells You The Busiest Times At Your Favorite Local Shop

Google Search has received a neat new feature that should help users avoid long lines at their favorite local business. This small new feature will now show when a business is at its busiest, so users can avoid rush hours.

Apps/Software July 29, 2015

Microsoft Hints Of Windows 10 Messaging App In New Video

Microsoft has released a teaser video for its upcoming Windows 10 OS and, among others, it gives a first glimpse of how the new Messaging app could look and work. It still remains unclear just when it will arrive, as it won't be available with Windows 10 at launch.

Apps/Software July 25, 2015

This Old Acer Aspire One Can Handle Windows 10 [Video]

Microsoft has attempted - and apparently succeeded - at keeping the Windows 10 system requirements unchanged. Windows 10 runs smoothly on a 7-year-old Acer Aspire One, delivering a better performance than Windows XP.

Apps/Software July 23, 2015

Microsoft Promises Windows 10 Updates Until October 2025

Microsoft has updated its Windows support lifecycle fact sheet, adding the upcoming Windows 10 to reveal a 10-year support lifecycle until October 2025.

Apps/Software July 19, 2015

Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 For Surface RT Will Come In September

Microsoft has announced that Windows RT Update 3 will arrive in September. The company is not sharing any additional details at this point, but the update is expected to bring a subset of Windows 10 features to the ill-fated RT platform.

Apps/Software July 16, 2015

Apple Rolls Out iOS 9 Public Beta: Should You Install?

For those in a quandary and wondering if installing iOS 9 public beta is safe and worth installing, we take you through the pros and cons.

Apps/Software July 11, 2015

Apple's WWDC 2015: What To Expect, Not To Expect, And How To Watch

Apple's WWDC event will start on June 8 where the company is expected to make many important announcements about its upcoming products. The event may be more focused on software than on hardware.

FEATURE June 3, 2015

Media Center Not Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft decides to eliminate Windows Media Center from its upcoming Windows 10 OS citing it was past its prime and not worth the money to include and not a big feature with users any longer. But not everyone is happy about the news.

Apps/Software May 4, 2015

Microsoft Turns 40: 14 Amazing Facts We Bet You Didn't Know About Microsoft

Four decades of innovation is nothing to scoff about and as founder Bill Gates urges employees to move forward and drive technology into everyone's hands and reach, it's a good time to look back at Microsoft's 40 years in business. We're betting there are a few facts on this list that may surprise you.

Business April 5, 2015

Amazon Unlocked: Amazon Gave Away 34 Paid Android Apps For Free But Were They Worth Downloading?

Amazon's Android app offering of 34 titles boasts a good value proposition for many consumers, especially those seeking a new game or productivity tool. It will also likely prove to be valuable for Amazon down the road.

Apps/Software March 23, 2015

HTC One M7 Will Not Go Beyond Android 5.0 But GPE Version Will Receive Android 5.1 Update

The decision not to dole out the Android 5.1 update to HTC One M7 devices isn't sitting well with some smartphone users but HTC isn't changing its strategy. One reason is that the HTC One M9 should be hitting the shelves in just weeks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 20, 2015

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