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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…

Amazon Launches Dash Button For Instant Restock Ordering
Amazon decided to launch its next major step in online shopping on April Fools day, surprising and putting everyone in cautious mode. Thankfully, the Dash button is not a joke, but will be an actual product for Prime users. Restocking can be a tiring experience and sometimes people forget... Read more
Microsoft Announces Surface 3 With Full Windows 8.1
Microsoft has not found a lot of success with its tablet business, but in 2014 we heard it tripled sales with the Surface Pro 3. Now it is launching the Surface 3, the cheaper brother, finally running Windows 8.1 instead of RT. When the Surface first launched, it came... Read more
Microsoft Launches Surface 3 For $499, Will Run Windows 10 Apps
Microsoft launched the Surface 3 earlier this week, fitted with Windows 8.1 and some beefy specs. It is the first of the original Surface lineup to not run Windows RT, to the applause of most Microsoft fans. Having full Windows 8.1 (and Windows 10 when it launches in summer)... Read more
Netflix Focused On Bringing Global Content To All Audiences
Reports earlier this year suggested Netflix was working on a way to close borders between VPN users trying to slip onto the US service, but in a new interview with CEO Reed Hastings it seems like the exact opposite. Speaking on the subject of licensed content, Hastings claimed the... Read more
Facebook Opens Garden Rooftop Menlo Park Campus
Facebook has finished work on its new Menlo Park, California campus, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. Most of Gehry’s notable work involves “blend buildings”, the idea of complex shapes fitted in-and-around a central structure. Facebook’s campus is a lot less wacky but fits with the culture of the... Read more
Electric Smartscooter Arrives In Taiwan
Gogoro is preparing to launch its electric Smartscooter in Taiwan this summer, coming to Taipei City and Greater Taipei City first with an expansion to more cities in the near future. The Smartscooter features a whole new system for charging. Customers subscribe to an electric battery supply dotted throughout... Read more
Apple Watch Stores Opening in London, Tokyo & Paris
Apple has invested in a range of markets outside of the normal technology scope in the past few years, including healthcare, electric cars and luxury fashion. The latter is the subject of the next big launch, the Apple Watch. The company is currently reformatting the retail experience to match... Read more
Jay Z Relaunches Tidal Streaming Service
Jay Z’s recently acquired music streaming service Tidal is kickstarting its first major campaign, #TidalForAll. The campaign is focused on artists changing their profile and background image to a turquoise color. “The Tides They Are-A Changing” #TIDALforALL — Mr. Carter (@S_C_) March 30, 2015 Several prominent artists including Beyonce,... Read more
Apple Preparing 4-inch iPhone 6C Comeback Later This Year
The iPhone 5C might be seen as a failure by many, but for Apple it is a means to stay in the “mid-range” smartphone market. Rumors are starting to float around that by the end of this year, we will have a new colorful plastic iPhone. Taking the moniker ... Read more
Facebook’s Internet Solar Drones Will Envelop The World
Facebook has unveiled its plan for full internet access across the globe. It involves solar powered drones with a wingspan of a Boeing 767. The drones—developed by UAV maker Ascenta—will be able to stay in the air for three months. Facebook will fit low-orbit satellites capable of transmitting 3G... Read more
Pebble Time Reaches $20 Million On Kickstarter
Pebble Time has reached $20 million in funding with a few hours to go, managing to double the original Pebble Kickstarter launched in 2012. It is the largest crowdfunded project ever on Kickstarter, surpassing Coolest Cooler by $6.7 million. Pebble is one of the largest companies to still use... Read more
Microsoft, Google & Apple Fight Against The Patriot Act
A coalition of advocacy groups, technology firms and multinational corporations have sent an open letter to The White House, urging a reform of the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance and data collection under the Patriot Act. The NSA’s data collection expires on June 1 under Section 215 of the... Read more
T-Mobile Offering One Year Of Netflix For Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Purchase
In order to get Samsung back on top, T-Mobile USA is offering a huge deal for Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge customers: One free year of Netflix. That’s $100 worth of value attached onto several other deals T-Mobile has launched through its Un-Carrier program. It should bring even more... Read more
Facebook Launches Embeddable Video Player
Facebook is getting serious with video. After setting videos to autoplay last year, it is now offering a way to embed the videos using HTML code. YouTube offered the same type of embed code a few years ago. Now, most traffic to YouTube comes from embeds from other sites,... Read more
Facebook Launches Apps For Messenger & Business Features
Facebook has launched the next step on Messenger, its second largest messaging service behind WhatsApp. Instead of merging the two apps, Facebook intends to make Messenger a platform for more than just text chat. It has launched Messenger Platform, allowing third-party developers to create apps to run over-the-top of... Read more
Ford’s New Cars Will Not Let You Break The Speed Limit
Ford is launching a new system for detecting speed limits, automatically slowing down the car to avoid accidents or speed tickets. The European S-MAX will be the first to be fitted with the ‘Intelligent Speed Limiter’, essentially a mounted camera capable of scanning for speed signs on the road.... Read more
Google Fiber Coming To Salt Lake City
Google Fiber is heading to Salt Lake City later in 2015, the eighth city to be put on the list of places to get the 1Gbps internet and fibre TV service. The announcement follows a campaign surge by Google under the #FiberIsComing banner, confirming Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham... Read more
Three UK Announces O2 Acquisition
After months of negotiation, Three UK’s owner Hutchison Whampoa has announced the acquisition of O2 for £10.25 billion. It is the second carrier acquisition in the past 12 months, following BT Group’s £12.5 billion acquisition of EE. The news comes as no surprise considering Three UK revealed it was... Read more