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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…

Hydrogen From Any Plant? Researchers Crack The Code
A team of Researchers at Virginia Tech have created a process to extract large amounts of hydrogen from everyday plants. The new discovery could be a boom for the hydrogen industry as researchers search for new and renewable sources of energy. Y.H. Percival Zhang and his team pulled the... Read more
Chrome Beta Update – Dev Improvements And Speed Updates
Google has unveiled the new beta version of its popular Chrome browser. The new update is available for both desktop and mobile browsers. Adding to the company’s move towards more capable HTML5 output the new beta Chrome version features HTML5 data and time input forms. The new version also... Read more
Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds Friends’ Comes To iOS & Android
Rovio on Wednesday announced plans to take its Angry Birds Friends game from Facebook to Android and iOS devices. The announcement marks the first time that Rovio has created a game for Facebook first and then moved it to mobile devices. Angry Birds Friends has picked up 60 million installs... Read more
Open-Source Goes Open-Range With Linux Powered Rifle
The Linux operating system is one of the most well-respect open-source OS’ on the planet and now it’s going to war – literally. The team at Tracking Point have implemented Linux in an attempt to create firearms with more precision. The goal was simple, create firearms that could be more accurate... Read more
Google Patent Increases Battery Life With Display Changes
A new Google Patent aims to increase a smartphone or tablet devices battery life by pro-actively changing the units display quality. In the patent Google calls for a system in which the smartphone or tablet can disable certain display-related aspects to lower power consumption. The users display would lose... Read more
HTC One Is Worst Smartphone To Repair, Study Finds
The HTC One has earned the dubious honor of becoming iFixit’s first ever smartphone to receive a repairability score of 1 out of 10. HTC delayed its 2013 flagship phone by more than a month due to parts shortages and yield issues, now the company gets to deal with... Read more
Google Shopping Express Launches In San Francisco
Google Shopping Express has launched to the public in San Francisco and the Peninsula from San Mateo to San Jose. The same-day delivery program is still very much in beta testing but already includes an impressive lineup of retailers. Among the company’s first participants are Target, Walgreens, Staples, American Eagle,... Read more
Samsung Registered The Most Mobile Patents In 2012
The Samsung Galaxy S IV was just announced and it is likely implementing never before seen patented technology. That’s because the electronics maker in 2012 registered more mobile patents than any other wireless device manufacturer. Based on 2012 numbers Samsung now controls more mobile patents than any other company... Read more
Google Unveils ‘Full Value Of Mobile’ Platform
Google on Tuesday unveiled Full Value of Mobile, a new platform that allows mobile advertisers to gauge the success of their campaigns via smartphones and tablets. The program focuses on ad spend relative to actual sales, allowing advertisers to quickly gauge how effective their mobile campaigns have become. The program offers... Read more
Barnes & Noble Nook Is Getting In-App Purchases
The Barnes & Noble Nook has teamed up with mobile payment provider Fortumo to offer in-app purchases. Under terms of the deal app and game developers will be allowed to sell their digital products through the NOOK Store with the new feature enabled. The new platform will go live... Read more
FCC Chairman Julian Genachowski Confirms Plans To Resign
FCC Chairman Julian Genachowski  is stepping down from his post as the head of the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski took to the podium at an FCC staff meeting on Friday to confirm his plans to resign. The FCC Chairman was nominated to his current role in 2009. In his announcement... Read more
Google Now For iOS – Erich Schmidt Says Apple Must Decide
Google Now could arrive for Apple iPhone and Apple iPad devices, but only if the tech giant agrees to support the new Google platform that allows for deep user integration. Speaking at the Google Tent Summit in India the Google Executive specifically addressed last weeks rumor from Engadget which featured a... Read more
Asus GX1000 Is A Gaming Mouse On Steroids
Asus on Wednesday unveiled the ‘Republic of Gamers GX1000’, a mouse that the company calls its first for ‘hardcore’ gamers. Outfitted with an aluminum body the mouse incorporates a wide set of programmable functions that help provide optimal gaming for users. The GX1000 is setup to help avoid mouse... Read more
Samsung Smart Watch to Compete with Apple iWatch
Let the smart watch races begin! Samsung is currently developing a smart watch that it hopes to release before the end of 2013. According to a report in Bloomberg the smartphone manufacturer is hoping to beat the Apple iWatch to market. According to executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, Lee Young... Read more
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Support Ending July 2014
The Windows Phone 8 OS was more well received than its predecessor but come July 2014 users better be ready to upgrade. Microsoft has announced that both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 will lose official support in mid-2014. Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 8 in July 2013... Read more
35% Of Google Android Apps Steal User Data In China
The Data Center of China Internet (DCCI) is warning users that almost 35 percent of Android apps downloaded in the country secretly steal user data. The organization says the apps perform data searches that are not mentioned in their functionality. The DCCI examined 1,400 apps that were downloaded from... Read more
SimCity Hack Allows For Offline Play, Solves Server Issues
EA servers threw a fit when the company brought SimCity online. That hiccup angered millions of fans who had purchased the popular game but were unable to play. The new SimCity requires users to log into an EA server at which time their games data is saved for later... Read more
Google Acquires Neural Net Developer DNNresearch
Google has agreed to acquire neural net developer DNNresearch. The company, founded by University of Toronto professor Geoffrey Hinton and grad students, Alex Krizhevsky and Ilya Sutskever, was sold for an undisclosed sum. The startup was incorporated last year and very little is known about the groups research. In fact... Read more