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A Shattered Collection of My Best Memories: An Immediate Solution Thanks to Stellar Photo Recovery

Who doesn’t love creating new memories and saving them as photos on a smartphone, PC, or any other digital media? While many of us share some on social media, we keep the most precious and private ones to ourselves. Sadly, my hard drive of photos became corrupted, which held images…

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Despite our many technological advances today, we still sit with situations where we open several apps for a task. You use one to compile a document, another one…

GOM Mix Max’s Big Launch

GOM & Company is releasing its newest video editing software, GOM Mix Max, with a big launch celebration. Focused on balancing high-quality and plentiful features, GOM Mix Max will be a powerful tool for new editors and veterans alike. Users who sign up now can get GOM Mix Max for free for…

VAIO Android Smartphone To Make Debut At CES 2015
Japanese Industrial Partners (JIP) are looking to make the VAIO brand viable for more than just laptops, following the acquisition of the brand and technology from Sony. VAIO will start in the smartphone market this year, with JIP preparing to launch an Android smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show... Read more
Samsung To Unveil 360-Degree Speakers At CES 2015
Samsung has decided to early reveal some of the products coming to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Jan. 6 to Jan. 9, following the lead of LG in audio. The most eye-catching announcement in the audio department has to be the 360-degree egg-style speakers, formally named the WAM6500... Read more
The Last of Us 2 Mentioned In Resume
A sequel to the popular Naughty Dog series ‘The Last of Us’ could already been in the works, according to lead character artist Michael Knowland. On Knowland’s LinkedIn resume, the character artist claims he worked on “prototyping head sculpts” for one month on The Last of Us 2. It... Read more
President Obama Claims Sony Hack Is Not “An Act Of War”
President Obama has added his voice to the Sony Pictures hack, after U.S. officials confirmed North Korea’s involvement in the attack. Obama denied the North Korean hack was “an act of war” against the U.S., instead labelling it an act of “cyber vandalism” against Sony Pictures. Obama also alluded... Read more
Windows 10 May Come With A New Web Browser
Microsoft is working on a new web browser for Windows 10, code-named Spartan, to replace the ageing Internet Explorer. First reported by ZDNet, Microsoft will reportedly ship both web browsers in Windows 10, to test the waters with Spartan. Internet Explorer’s team will be downscale internally, to the point... Read more
LG G Flex 2 Coming To CES 2015, According To Qualcomm
Chip provider Qualcomm has revealed the LG G Flex 2 will be coming to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this month. The original G Flex interested a lot of tech fans, who wanted to see a curved smartphone that was not a prototype. Samsung and LG went head on... Read more
Snapchat Clones Disappear From Windows Phone, Real Version Coming?
Snapchat is starting to crack down on third-party apps, after the SnapSaved incident where thousands of photos were leaked onto the internet. Windows Phone has been the first targeted, with Snapchat removing almost all third-party apps using its API. Snapchat is legally allowed to push for removal, due to... Read more
Magnetic Mobile System Clipless Available For Online Purchase
They Innovate launched  a successful Kickstarter funded on July 6 2013, has finally made its way onto the online market. Clipless, a magnetic system, allows users to clip their smartphone or tablet onto any type of clothing or wall with relative ease. The Kickstarter raised $43,890, almost double the... Read more
Netflix Confirms Offline Playback Will “Never Happen”
Netflix foolishly announced offline playback would be coming to Honeycomb tablets back in 2011, and ever since fans of the streaming service have waited for the feature. Well the wait is now over, Netflix’s director of communications and technology Cliff Edwards has revealed offline playback is “never going to... Read more
Steam Starts Region Locking Games After Low Currency Exploits
Even though Steam regularly offers deals and sales for digital games, some people are not happy with the prices and head over to third party key sellers, for cheaper prices. It looks like Steam is not happy with these key sales from other regions, taking thousands of digital keys... Read more
Sony Claims ‘The Interview’ May Be Released Online
The past week has seen lots of change in the Sony Pictures hacking case, starting with U.S. officials confirming a connection between North Korea and hacking group #GOP. It has not been disclosed how the connection was found, but either way it has sparked major backlash against the communist... Read more
Motorola Returning To China Under The Veil Of Lenovo
Motorola has been focusing on the U.S. market ever since the restructure in 2011, following the $12.5 billion acquisition from Google. Ownership has changed hands since then, and now Chinese giant Lenovo owns Motorola, after a $2.91 billion acquisition. Lenovo now wants Motorola in the Chinese market, according to... Read more
Sony Pictures Hackers Warn Cinemas Previewing The Interview
The #GOP group has become highly active in the past week, invoking 9/11 terror threats to moviegoers going to see “The Interview” on Christmas. Sony Pictures has already sent emails to cinemas, saying it will allow “The Interview” to be pulled from screening. The new film starring Seth Rogen... Read more
WhatsApp Potentially Coming to Desktop
WhatsApp is available on almost every mobile platform, including discontinued platforms like Symbian and Nokia Series 40, but has never developed a web client. New reports say WhatsApp will finally come to the desktop, after five years of availability. The new web client will use OAuth, sending a message... Read more
Google Adds New SDK on Android & Unity for Cardboard VR
Google is starting to get serious with the Cardboard VR, despite vice president Sundar Pichai brushing it off as a small project worked on for a few hours at Google I/O. A new update to the software side of the virtual reality platform adds developer support for Android and... Read more
Windows 10 Leak Reveals Cortana Search Bar, Updated Apps
Microsoft has already shown the groundwork for Windows 10 on the Developer Preview, the new start menu, build in metro-apps on desktop and various interfaces for power users show a gradual move to one OS design for all types of users. The second event for Windows 10 is scheduled... Read more
Shutdown of The Pirate Bay Has No Effect on Piracy Rates
The Pirate Bay has been the most popular torrent site for the past decade, but on Dec. 9 the Swedish police force managed to raid the server room, shutting down the piracy site. What was marvelled as a big step towards beating piracy has had almost zero effect however,... Read more
Spain Wants Google News Back, After Removal
It looks like the Spanish Newspaper Publishers’ Association (AEDE) is unhappy with Google’s dismissal of the new revenue split for Google News. Under a new Spanish law, all headlines that appeared on Google News would be paid for by Google, prior to the listing on Google News. In response... Read more