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Download The Latest Version Of Frostwire
FrostWire is a BitTorrent client that is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers from all over the globe.  You may remember it from it’s old days when it was formerly a Gnutella client? By using the most recent version of FrostWire, users can enjoy the... Read more
Facebook Manipulates News Feeds For Emotional Experiments
It shouldn’t surprise anyone by now that Facebook performs all kinds of experiments with their user’s information. For a week in 2012, though (January 11th-18th to be precise) they undertook a massive experiment with the News Feeds of 689,003 Facebook users. They wanted to see how their users responded... Read more
NASA Testing Saucer Shaped Spacecraft
NASA’s has a project that looks like it had its beginnings in the 1950’s.  The NASA team plans to fly a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped landing technology test vehicle into near-space from a U.S. Navy Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii.  The project is called Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD). The original test... Read more
RAM Can’t be Upgraded On New iMac
Earlier this week Techbeat reported that Apple released a brand new 21 and 27 inch iMac that was $200 cheaper than more expensive models. While that sounds like a great deal (who doesn’t like to save a couple hundred bucks?!) it turns out that these new, cheaper iMacs suffer... Read more
Oculus Acquires Carbon Design
Oculus is on everybody’s lips at the moment.  The world of VR has just become cool again.  But ever since the Facebook buyout, Oculus has already been buying up nearly all of the biggest names in virtual reality tech. So what if you had, pretty much, unlimited income at... Read more
Smartphone Video Of Park Ranger Dancing Gets Him Fired
Smartphones have completely changed the way we as a society operate. In days gone by, if we wanted to photograph something, we needed to bring a camera along. If we wanted to videotape something, we had to lug around a camcorder that resembled more bazooka than video camera. But... Read more
Top Tips For The Travelling Smartphone User
Whenever I’m heading off on holiday there is always that last minute, frantic dash round. I always end up checking, checking again and then double checking that we have everything – inevitably though I forget something (usually something my husband needed)! Even when it comes to technology, there are... Read more
How To Use Snapshot in VirtualBox
If you have ever need to have another OS running besides the one you usually use, then there is lots of available software on the market to allow you do this.  There is bundled kit in OS X called Bootcamp which is pretty good if you need to run... Read more
Amazon is One Step Closer to Drone Delivery
After the FAA released some new rules regarding the use of drones this week, many people who were looking forward to Amazon’s delivery drone service became scared that the service had been grounded for good. After the FAA’s actions, many must’ve reached out to Amazon for a comment, because... Read more
Wonderblox: Interactive Educational iPad Toy
Toys are great!  I love playing with all sorts of different toys with my children.  In fact, sometimes I think I might enjoy playtime more than they do!  Educational toys are the best though, as they can teach your children how to interact with the world around them. They... Read more
This Wristband From MIT Could Replace Heat/Air Conditioning
Here in the United States, we spend a ton of money every year to heat and cool our homes. During the summer, our electric bills are off the charts due to using the air conditioner, whereas in the cooler months, they’re higher (unless you have gas heating) because of... Read more
How To Save Offline Maps in Google Maps For iOS
Mapping software is great isn’t it?  You can plan journeys with multiple stops and  find the quickest, shortest and most fuel economical route to your destination with the variety of Map software available.  You can do it the old fashioned way, with a map and some maths skills, but... Read more
Download The Latest Version Of Torch Browser
Torch Browser is a great feature rich web browser that has loads of customizable tweaks to make your browsing experience simpler and more tailored to suit your needs. Torch Browser Key Features Drag & Drop – With this feature you can search, translate or share links easily. Built In... Read more
[Readers Poll] Google Glass – Would You Buy It?
At last, after months of waiting, Google Glass is finally becoming more widely available. But wait – does anyone actually want to buy one?! So over to you TechBeat readers, here’s your chance to have your say and tell us what you really think about Google Glass! FYI –... Read more
The Cutest Pet Selfies Ever
If you are a pet owner then I’m afraid your beloved cat, dog, rabbit or guinea pig is going to beat you hands down when it comes to selfies. Although normally selfies grace social media in order to show off that new hair-do, outfit or just what a great... Read more
Thief Jailed For Forgetting To Log Off Victims PC
Have you ever watched America’s Dumbest Criminals?  The show depicts various clips of individuals who commit crimes.  These people however are not the sharpest tools in the box.  Let’s put it this way, these guys make the inept Mr Bean look as suave as James Bond. So if you... Read more
Facial Recognition App Helps Lost Pets Get Back To Owners
It doesn’t seem like a week goes by that I don’t see various lost pet posters lining telephone polls throughout my neighborhood. Sometimes it’ll be lost cats, while other times it’ll be lost dogs whose frantic owners are searching for them. It’s obviously a scary occurrence when a pet... Read more
Notepad++ Update Now Available
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement, which supports several languages. The software run in the MS Windows environment and its use is governed by the GPL Licence. Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++.  The software uses pure Win32 API... Read more