Latest Stories

clay bavor

Google looks beyond Cardboard for the future of VR

The head of Google's virtual reality efforts likened the push into VR to building a new style of operating system from scratch.

netflix oculus gear vr

Netflix isn’t big on virtual reality for the obvious reasons

Netflix: Virtual realty has too few users, and isn’t conducive to binge-watching.

android pay

Soon you'll 'tap and save' with upcoming gift card features in Android Pay

The latest update indicates that you'll be able to redeem rewards and coupons without the need to navigate the Android Pay interface.

Bitcoins

Craig Wright backpedals, refusing to prove he's Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Yeah, Wright. After publicly claiming he was the elusive Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright suddenly says he can't handle the pressure to provide further proof.

Securifi’s Almond 3 connected-home router is now available for pre-order

This 802.11ac router has a ZigBee radio built in, and you can add support for Bluetooth and/or Z-Wave with USB dongles.

windows 10

Windows 10 adoption hits 300 million as Microsoft warns the free upgrade will end soon

Microsoft says that if you haven't upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 by July 29, expect to pay more than $100 to eventually do so.

netflixdatausage

Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users choose their cellular speed limit

Netflix’s data controls come shortly after the company admitted that it had been throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon networks for more than five years. Netflix users can now watch around four hours per gigabyte of cellular data by dialing down video quality.

OS X El Capitan installation

Apple patches vulnerable OS X Git version that put developers at risk

Apple has released a new version of its Xcode development tool in order to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the Git source code management client.

YouTube logo

YouTube Unplugged joins the rush to offer live TV streaming, with projected debut in 2017

Live TV over the Internet is already here, but it's going to get bigger by 2017 judging by the wave of companies working on their own packages including Amazon, Google, and Hulu.

gs7vsiphone6s  4

Smartphone camera shootout: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6S

Let the games begin: We tested the Samsung Galaxy S7 against Apple's iPhone 6S to see which flagship device has the best overall camera.

on greenbot.com

ubuntu tablet bq

Convergence delayed: Unity 8 won’t be the default desktop in Ubuntu 16.10

Canonical's plans for a single platform that works across smartphones and desktops will not reach fruition in Ubuntu 16.10, which will continue to run the traditional Unity 7 desktop by default.

Netflix and 4K HDR: Proof that data caps will stifle video innovation

Data caps aren’t about “fairness” if they prevent people from using the TVs they paid for.

origin pc chronos

Origin PC Chronos review: Fast things come in small, loud packages

Origin PC's custom micro-tower crams high-performance hardware into an impressively small amount of space.

Intel smartphone reference design

How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market

Intel's Atom smartphone chip cancellations pull the curtain back on an ugly past in which the company shot itself in the foot with bad timing and ill-advised executive decisions.

samsung family hub

Samsung's over-the-top Family Hub smart fridge is now on sale

Keeping your food cold is so 20th century. Samsung's new fridge streams music and orders groceries for you.

on techhive.com