Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,578 Reviews & Articles | 44,605 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: Microsoft reportedly interested in acquiring AMD

Latest Technology Content

LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge - The Battle of Android

LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge - The Battle of Android

If you thought the Galaxy S6 was the only high-end Android out right now, the G4 is here to show you the removeable battery and SD card slot aren't gone.

TweakTown News Posts - Page 1

Apple will now replace your battery once it hits 80% health

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 18 mins ago

Apple may have just unveiled Apple Music, but it also made some changes to the terms of its AppleCare+ extended warranty program.

 

apple-now-replace-battery-once-hits-80-health_01

 

The company will now replace the battery in any iOS or OS X device you own once the battery reaches 80% health. Before today, Apple would only replace devices under its AppleCare+ plan if the battery was at 50% for iOS devices, and Mac devices were only covered under manufacturing defects, not battery degradation.

 

This is a great step by Apple, as it gives consumers even more confidence in their products. The new policy is for devices purchased after April 10 of this year.

Don't expect Edward Snowden to leave Russia anytime soon

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 2 hours, 49 mins ago

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has said multiple times he would like to return home to the United States, but has become comfortable living in Russia. Over the past two years, Snowden has adapted to his temporary home as best as he could, learning to live his life away from political scrutiny and intense media attention.

 

expect-edward-snowden-leave-russia-anytime-soon_01

 

"Edward and all of us hope that, sooner or later, all absurd charges against him will be lifted and the questions for him put on the legal track, without insults and name-calling. This is when he can return home," said Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden's attorney, in a statement to Interfax.

 

The idea that Snowden will one day be able to return to his homeland seems like nothing more than a fantasy at this point - it seems highly doubtful the Obama Administration, and other members of the government would be able to leave him alone.

Continue reading 'Don't expect Edward Snowden to leave Russia anytime soon' (full post)

Microsoft unveils the Minecraft in Education initiative

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 24 mins ago

Microsoft hopes teachers use Minecraft to help stimulate students in the classroom, allowing them to think creatively - and have fun while doing it.

 

 

After the game originally launched in 2011, some teachers found unique ways to embrace Minecraft. It has been used to help teach students about Japanese-American internment camps, DNA extraction, architecture, all while helping grow leadership and digital citizenship.

 

"Many of the most fun parts of Minecraft, including the collaborative nature of play, the need to experiment, the open world, the earning of achievements, and the growth of players' in-game characters as well as their personal skill sets, are also key to excellent learning environments," according to a recent blog post on the Minecraft Education website.

Continue reading 'Microsoft unveils the Minecraft in Education initiative' (full post)

Bethesda hesitant on offers for Fallout or Elder Scrolls movies

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 1 min ago

It looks like film studios have asked Bethesda about creating movies based off of Elder Scrolls and Fallout, but the gaming studio is more focused on creating great video games. The Bethesda board of directors has two TV and movie industry executives, so there is a "really good window" available - but gamers shouldn't hold their breath.

 

bethesda-hesitant-offers-fallout-elder-scrolls-movies_01

 

Bethesda believes video games are the "best form of entertainment in the world," according to Pete Hines, marketing executive at Bethesda, in a statement to GameSpot. "Generally speaking, we view ourselves as a video game company. We make video games. Movies and TV shows are an entirely different thing."

 

The added insight from CBS President Leslie Moonves, former MGM CEO Harry Loan and other people close to Bethesda has offered unique insight into trying to create something away from games: "We've gotten a lot of very good advice about, 'There's way more things that can go wrong than can go right with this. The concern is always... do you want the world's view of The Elder Scrolls to be what [director Todd Howard] envisions in Skyrim or do you want it to be some other director who decides to make a movie that looks like Cats?"

You can legally listen to AC/DC, now on Spotify, Rdio, Apple Music

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 6 hours, 54 mins ago

Rock band AC/DC is now embracing streaming music, allowing its music to be shared on Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio. The popular band has sold more than 72 million albums in the United States, and apparently hasn't liked the idea of streaming music for quite some time.

 

legally-listen-ac-dc-now-spotify-rdio-apple-music_01

 

AC/DC only started to allow its music to be sold on iTunes just three years ago, so digital change isn't something the band has been quick to embrace. Remember, Metallica, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles all managed to finally come to terms with iTunes - but AC/DC continued to avoid joining the digital revolution.

 

"When the latest thing comes along, everyone wants to be the first to jump in. But we were hesitant," said Angus Young, AC/DC guitarist, in a statement to the Wall Street Journal last year. "It was only later on that people said, hey, you were pretty clever. We were doing better because people were still buying the physical product."

Another researcher shares concerns with artificial intelligence

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 7 hours, 19 mins ago

Dr. Stuart Armstrong is a member of the Oxford University Future of Humanity Institute, and the Oxford academic believes humans are risking our own survival depending how artificial intelligence (AI) developments occur in the future.

 

another-researcher-shares-concerns-artificial-intelligence_01

 

"Humans steer the future not because we're the strongest or the fastest, but because we're the smartest," Dr. Armstrong recently said. "When machines become smarter than humans, we'll be handing them the steering wheel."

 

Even though the thought that robots are able to coordinate across the world without human oversight may sound irrational, the idea that humans are creating AI in itself would have seemed impossible not too long ago. If done properly, using artificial general intelligence (AGI) could greatly impact our lives for the good - but no one is really sure what will happen beyond that.

Continue reading 'Another researcher shares concerns with artificial intelligence' (full post)

Spotify under fire for 'silly' free streaming model by Rdio executive

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 8 hours, 29 mins ago

Spotify offers a free membership and $9.99 per month subscription to its popular music service, but the No. 1 streaming service is effectively cannibalizing the industry, according to Rdio CEO Anthony Bay.

 

spotify-under-fire-silly-free-streaming-model-rdio-executive_01

 

"The idea that giving it away for free leads more people to buy is flawed. You will convert a large number of people who would normally pay for something to the free service," Bay recently told CNBC.

 

Rdio has a free offer to stream radio stations, $3.99 stripped down tier, and $9.99 per month unlimited version as it offers radio and streaming stations. Unlike Spotify, music listeners don't control the music they listen to - but can purchase songs if they like it. However, Spotify is willing to be patient and wait for free users to upgrade to the paid subscription:

Continue reading 'Spotify under fire for 'silly' free streaming model by Rdio executive' (full post)

21 million people tuned in to watch E3 using Twitch, company says

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: 9 hours, 24 mins ago

More than 21 million people used Twitch to livestream events during the E3 gaming expo earlier this month, the company said in a recent blog post. The maximum number of concurrent viewers was 840,000.

 

21-million-people-tuned-watch-e3-twitch-company_01

 

It was an impressive event for Twitch, with 11,986,000 hours of E3 content watched during the gaming show. The Microsoft news conference gained the most attention out of all hardware makers, while Electronic Arts drew the most Twitch attention from software makers.

 

It's getting easier of interested gamers and tech enthusiasts to watch keynotes and press events remotely using Twitch, YouTube, and direct stream links. Considering Amazon's low acquisition costs of Twitch, it absolutely turned out to be the right investment.

Continue reading '21 million people tuned in to watch E3 using Twitch, company says' (full post)

Get an iPhone 5 and Contract-Free Wireless Service for 73% Off

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 9 hours, 35 mins ago

iphone-5-contract-free-wireless-service-73_8318260053998919114678737662

 

We're about to let you in on a secret: it's possible to get a great smartphone and feature-packed service without signing a contract that gives your wireless company legal rights to your firstborn, should you ever choose to cancel early. Another secret? For a limited time, you can get an iPhone 5 and a year of no-strings-attached service for just $299.

 

Head over to TweakTown Deals to pick up this awesome deal. You'll get a 16GB iPhone 5, a Lightning cable, a wall charger, and a year of contract-free premier service from FreedomPop. That means a year of unlimited talk and text, 500MB LTE data per month, private internet via VPN service, free international calling, data rollover, and more...no early termination fees, no contracts, and no firstborns to sign away. You can even keep using the service after your year ends for just $20.98 per month.

 

Get the iPhone 5 and a year of premier wireless service for $299 at TweakTown Deals.

SpaceX will be just fine despite latest Falcon 9 rocket mishap

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 11 hours, 24 mins ago

The SpaceX Falcon 9 exploded a couple minutes after takeoff over the weekend, possibly due to excessive pressure built up in the second stage's liquid oxygen tank. The incident marked the first time in 19 Falcon 9 launches there was a problem, and SpaceX will continue its work to try to get things sorted out.

 

 

"The launch failure by itself is not much of an issue," said Bill Ostrove, analyst at Forecast International Aerospace, in a statement to Forbes. "Most people in the industry understand that launching rockets into space is really difficult and occasional failures are just the price of conducting launches. Overall, SpaceX has a pretty strong record of success (about 95%) with the Falcon 9."

 

Unfortunately, SpaceX does have a few things it needs to work out - the company has suffered two commercial cargo failures in less than one year, and the most recent launch failure means there will be a delay for an investigation.

Continue reading 'SpaceX will be just fine despite latest Falcon 9 rocket mishap' (full post)

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down