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Xbox One May update comes with new sound mixer, opt-in for speech data collection

Microsoft is all out when it comes to its Xbox One fans as it rolls out new updates on the device and the system. Read what Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson has to say about the new features.

Tech May 5, 2014

Twitter tests mute button for annoying followers. Ah, everyone will love it.

Twitter is working on getting rid of annoying tweets, not exactly the user, by testing on a mute button or feature that quiets down such noise. Here's how it works.

Tech May 3, 2014

You can use EFF’s ‘Privacy Badger’ to ward off invisible trackers, spying ads

An Internet rights advocacy group helps users protect privacy, unveils browser extension that can block advertisements and third-party tracking.

Tech May 5, 2014

If Comcast, Electronic Arts deal pushes through, customers can buy games through their TVs

Customers may soon be paying for their video games pay-per-view style – right through their own TVs with the help of Comcast partnering with EA.

Tech May 5, 2014

Security flaw with OpenID, OAuth is not as bad as Heartbleed. Here's what we know

A new security flaw crops up after Heartbleed, but thank God it isn’t as bad as its predecessor.

Tech May 5, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 to use 2560 x 1600 display, fingerprint scanner, and more

Samsung is reportedly getting ready to release new Galaxy Tab S tablets that will feature high-resolution displays, octa-core processors, and a fingerprint scanner.

Tech May 11, 2014

Here's why Google wants you to buy Glass for $1500: It profits $1420

Google Glass is the most important device in the wearables market, and despite only available for developers and rich techies, Google is already making a massive profit.

Tech May 6, 2014

Leaked HTC One M8 Mini image reveals it will be missing a major feature

The first leaked images of the unannounced HTC One M8 Mini have finally hit the web and an announcement is expected in the near future.

Tech May 5, 2014

Foursquare launches Swarm to take on Facebook Nearby Friends and Yelp

Yelp and Facebook is up for a new challenger in the local search space, as Foursquare prepares to split into two apps to better focus on what is important.

Tech May 6, 2014

Scared of IE? You might want to try Chrome or Firefox

Now that the U.S. government has issued a warning about Microsoft's Internet Explorer, users are starting to look at web browser alternatives. Although the IE problem has been patched, many still believe Chrome and Firefox are safer. Which one is best?

Tech May 3, 2014

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google break silence over government data collection

Edward Snowden set the world on fire when he revealed the government's extensive data collection from private citizens of the United States. Now, tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are fighting back.

Tech May 3, 2014

Will the 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' be the reinforcement Activision is looking for?

The "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" trailer was recently revealed and it seems that Activision used a Hollywood production to draw the attention of gamers. The game appears to focus on a PMC that will go against the government.

Tech May 5, 2014

Google Glass components only cost $79.78. Will you still buy it for $1,500?

Google Glass is priced at $1,500 but its estimated BOM is only at around $80. The estimate is based on the device's parts only, excluding other production factors. But will this price tag still be reduced in the future?

Tech May 5, 2014

Samsung and Apple planning healthy tech starts to spring? May Samsung event centers on "health" initiatives

Samsung invite sent to media indicates "New Conversation Around Health" is forthcoming - rumors fly.

Tech May 2, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G750 ) gets closer to release and heading to Verizon

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo appears to be getting ready to launch and the smartphone will also make its way to Verizon.

Tech May 2, 2014

Big smartphones will make 2014 a challenging year for tablets, says study

Has the portable computing device hit a plateau? When it comes to tablet OS platforms Android is beating Windows big time.

Tech May 2, 2014

Apple iPad still reigns market in Q1 but are phablets killing tablets?

Apple iPad still dominates the tablet scene as opposed to four other rivals, according to recent study by the International Data Corporation. But the study also shows phablets pose a threat to tablets. Find out why.

Tech May 5, 2014

Snapchat introduces live video chat, instant messaging. Hello, WhatsApp, Kik, and the gang.

Snapchat has added new features--text and video calling--that make the platform an eye-candy for users and potential investors and buyers. So, will these new features be at par with rivals such as WhatsApp, FaceTime and Kik, among others?

Tech May 3, 2014

Vine revamps website, goes à la YouTube with search and navigation features

Vine website gets a new look, makes over itself to include search and featured channels and give video access to users without a Vine account.

Tech May 2, 2014

New leaked images of the LG G3 show off its display and rear case

LG's upcoming flagship G3 will officially be unveiled at an event the company is holding on May 27. A new set of images give us a better look at the front and back of the smartphone.

Tech May 2, 2014

Will the new Swarm app of Foursquare help keep it relevant?

Love checking in at Foursquare? Heads up! The service is breaking into two apps and getting rid of its check-in button, as per the company. One app is called Swarm, the other is a reinvention of the current Foursquare. So what makes the difference?

Tech May 5, 2014

Wearable technology can boost employee productivity, job satisfaction: Study

Sleeping on the job? No problem! A new research says providing your employees wearable technology can increase their productivity and job satisfaction by heaps and benefit the organization significantly as well.

Tech May 3, 2014

Is Apple working on health-tracking headphones? Leak on Secret, says yes and more

Apple is reportedly making a pair of smart EarPods that can track heart rate and blood pressure, based on leaks posted on anonymous social network Secret.

Tech May 2, 2014

Snapchat update brings text messaging and video chats: Snappy anyone?

There's a new version of Snapchat, and it brings quite a few big updates that are bound to get users excited about the future prospects of the app.

Tech May 3, 2014

Microsoft has heard your cries by releasing IE patch for Windows XP

Surprise, surprise, Microsoft has chosen to release a fix for the 0-day bug, and Windows XP users are among the mix. However, XP users should not expect future security updates from the company going forward.

Tech May 5, 2014

Best features of Windows Phone 8.1 developer's preview

Microsoft releases a developer's preview of its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. Here are a few of its best features.

Tech May 4, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 leaks with Verizon branding ahead of its release

Sony accidentally leaked an image showing its Xperia Z2 smartphone with Verizon branding.

Tech May 1, 2014

Nail the best pics you could ever imagine without actually taking any with Vhoto app

Seattle-based Vhoto has announced an app for the iPhone and iPad that will automatically capture any still of your choosing from the video footage you shoot.

Tech May 1, 2014

Foursquare adds second app Swarm - Facebook Nearby Friends has some competition!

Foursquare split its app into two different ones. Now, users who want to search for places and explore can use Foursquare, while those who want to check in at specific places and share their location with friends will use the new app, Swarm.

Tech May 1, 2014

This Snapchat will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1 - Snapchat adds video calls and vanishing chats

Snapchat is getting in on the vanishing act. A new feature will allow Snapchats to self-destruct once the conversation's over. Snapchat also added video calling to its mobile app. Watch out, WhatsApp!

Tech May 2, 2014

Google slashes price on 6.4-inch full HD Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition

Google has cut the price of the 6.4-inch Sony Z Ultra by $200. The device completely blurs the line between smartphone and tablet.

Tech May 2, 2014

New photo of Amazon smartphone leaks - Hold on to your hats, ladies and gents!

It looks like Amazon will finally launch a smartphone. Now that the first images have leaked alongside the specifications for Amazon's 3D smartphone, it's only a matter of time before it hits the market. Will the Amazon smartphone make a splash or fall flat?

Tech May 1, 2014

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler: Net neutrality is not dead, Internet 'fast lanes' are myth

Net neutrality is not dead yet. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is trying his best to make sure that it will never happen. If it does, Netflix and others could be in the clear.

Tech May 4, 2014

Pricing war paying off for T-Mobile as it adds 2.4M new customers

For the first time in its history T-Mobile added over 2 million new customers in a quarter. Meanwhile Sprint is reportedly making moves to acquire T-Mobile by early summer.

Tech May 1, 2014

Hulu promises free streaming of TV shows on mobile...provided you agree to watch its ads

Free Hulu streaming is coming to mobile; though while this might sound interesting, bear in mind that Hulu will force you to watch several advertisements for the privilege.

Tech May 2, 2014

Sony Alpha A77 II: A DSLR that's all about speed with 24MP and NFC

Sony's latest addition to Alpha digital camera line also features new lightning fast focusing system.

Tech May 1, 2014

Cox Communications plans to roll out 1Gbps broadband offering before end of 2014

Cox Communications follows Google and AT&T into the competition and promises 1Gbps broadband service to its customers by year-end.

Tech May 2, 2014

OnePlus One smartphone on track for June general availability

Chinese company OnePlus admits facing production challenges after an unexpected growing demand for its One smartphone. They released their production schedule and moved its general availability in June. Can consumers possibly wait?

Tech May 5, 2014

LeapFrog rolls out LeapBand fitness tracker for kids. Why?

LeapFrog launched the first wearable fitness tracker for kids called LeapBand that promotes active play while taking care of a virtual pet. Experts, however, share the good and the bad sides of strapping those trackers to your kids.

Tech May 2, 2014

Motorola set to unwrap Moto E on May 13 in London

Motorola has sent out invites to international media for a press event that will launch its newest smartphone device. No other details were disclosed in the invite; though rumor has it that it may be the Moto E after all.

Tech May 1, 2014

Microsoft cleans Skype backyard of potentially offensive emoticons

Keep those dirty fingers down, people! Microsoft has decided to clean up its backyard of potentially offensive emoticons and replaced them with new ones. So which ones are officially out and which ones escaped the eyes of the censors?

Tech May 1, 2014

Google Now remembers where you parked your car. Bad guys can snatch that phone (your car, too?)

Forgot where you parked your car? Google can help you remember with its new Parking Location card.

Tech May 1, 2014

Google set to dump Nexus smartphones? Hello, Silver Android

Are we seeing the demise of much-loved Nexus smartphones? Rumor has revealed Google is finally done with it as it pursues bigger plans for its mobile business. Here's what we've gathered so far.

Tech May 1, 2014

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