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Amazon Announces Fire TV Stick, Chromecast Alternative‏
The best selling electronic device on Amazon.com is the Chromecast, but Amazon is looking to change this with their own inexpensive streaming dongle. Named the Fire TV Stick, Amazon is looking to package all of the goodness from the Fire TV in a $39 HDMI-stick. Amazon has worked hard... Read more
How to Mask Layers in Photoshop
All images, like onions, have many layers, in a photo these layers are flattened, but they are still there, the sky, the foreground, the subject, all fall into different planes and the mind splits them up. If you are trying to give the impression of layers in an image,... Read more
Classic PC Star Wars Games are Getting Re-Released
I love playing video games. I actually have to be careful with the amount of video games I play, because it’s easy for me to get into an all-out video game addiction where that’s all I want to do with my life. And since it’s not very productive to... Read more
Twitter Acquires TwitPic Before Shut-Down
Twitpic has had a confusing month, with creator Noah Everett announcing the death of the service, then the revival, then the death again, and now the final acquisition from Twitter. Just over a month ago, Twitpic announced they would be going offline. Everett cited legal battles with Twitter over... Read more
How to use the Stained Glass Filter in Photoshop
All graphics packages come with pre-set filters that new users like to play with when they first get the package, but then never use again. Let’s face it, if everyone used the default filters, with all images subjected to the same process, it would turn the internet into a... Read more
Check Out ‘NoPhone’ – The Ultimate Smartphone Smashing its Kickstarter Goal
A group of friends from the United States and Netherlands have joined forces to create the ‘NoPhone’. It is simple in design – a piece of black, rectangular shaped plastic, which supposedly helps those with “app addiction”. What’s more incredible than the ‘phone’ itself, is that it has already... Read more
Pip: Stress Management Biosensor
Do you suffer from stress and anxiety? If you do, then you know that it can stop you from functioning properly. Imagine if technology could ease stress? Pip, a biosensor device, looks like a mini iPod and is held between the thumb and forefinger. It measures our sweat and... Read more
iPod Turned 13 Last Week!

iPod Turned 13 Last Week!

News October 30, 2014

Apple sure knows how to make a guy feel old. Do you remember your first iPod? Well, it turns out that as of 10/23/2001, the original iPod is officially 13 years-old. I can still remember a friend of mine owning an iPod while I was much too broke as... Read more
How to Preserve Battery Life on iPhone 6 Running iOS 8
Have you bought the new iPhone 6 or 6+? Perhaps after using it for a short period of time, you have noticed the battery life isn’t what you would like. Is iOS 8 is draining the life out of your new handset. The latest software update makes the operating... Read more
The Scariest Photobombs Ever!
We all know that photobombs can be fun, if not a little strange. However the following photos will teach you that sometimes they can go from strange, to downright scary! If nothing else, in future you’ll always check behind you before taking any pictures! Read more
Draw Working Circuits with Conductive Ink Pens
Do you remember making circuits in school with wires, batteries and switches? Well long gone are those days! Now there are conductive inks which can be put into thin objects, pens or even printed on paper. There is now no need for sizeable framework. Beginning as a Kickstarter project,... Read more
HBO Streaming Service to Cost $15 per Month‏
HBO has announced they will be bringing a broadband-only streaming service sometime in 2015, alongside network CBS, who have also announced CBS “All Access” for the ten-million broadband-only customers in the U.S. The HBO service will shows all of the current HBO shows, alongside some past shows on-demand. This... Read more
Hemingwrite: Typewriter Meets Laptop
Are you constantly being distracted while trying to write? Facebook, Instagram- it all serves as something else to do other than what you should be doing: working! Typewriters were once the popular choice for writers and secretaries alike! But just before computers became popular, portable word processors or electric... Read more
Christian Bale to Play Steve Jobs in New Film
Christian Bale has sure played some iconic roles during his career, and Batman and Moses are just a couple of them that come to the top of my head. He’s also now set to play Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming flick written by Aaron Sorkin, the pen... Read more
Need a Performance Boost? Download Glary Utilities
Glary Utilities is a free performance booster and system cleaner for your Windows PC. The easy-to-use and intuitive interface features one-click functionality and easy, automated options, which give you the choice of either 1-Click maintenance or a custom selection of operations. The application includes over twenty system utilities, which... Read more
Twitter Buy Button to Launch Next Year‏
Twitter is looking to expand its revenue streams, with a new Buy button inside the microblogging site. This would allow users to buy products advertized right from Twitter, instead of clicking a link to a new webpage. This is not the first social network to embrace internal product sales.... Read more
Windowless Plane Makes Flying Amazing But Terrifying
Aerophobia: the fear of flying is common for many people. Being 30,000 feet in the air in a tin can isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But in ten years time, flying may become even more terrifying! What about windowless airplanes? The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is hoping to... Read more
All NYPD Officers to Get Windows Phones
New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, announced last Friday that the NYPD is planning to outfit all 35,000 of their officers with a mobile ‘handheld device,’ aka a ‘smartphone’. The technology program; NYPD Mobility Initiative, will cost $160 million. As well as giving all the Police officers a smartphone,... Read more