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T-Mobile pushing security update to its LG G4

Aug 31, 2015 5:32 pm

Security, sound, and video. That’s the focus for a software update T-Mobile is pushing to its LG G4. Throughout August, devices from a multitude of companies have received software updates to patch the Stagefright vulnerability. T-Mobile is taking its turn today in pushing the security... [more]


Samsung Gear S2 specs

Aug 31, 2015 5:30 pm

Samsung has announced the Gear S2, and while this is just one watch, it's being offered in three distinct models. A standard Gear S2 will be the leading device, but there's also a "Gear S2 Classic" with a more standard watch design and also a Gear S2 3G with built-in connectivity. [more]


Alphabet’s Life Sciences division is partnering with Sanofi to battle diabetes

Aug 31, 2015 5:17 pm

Earlier this month we talked about Alphabet’s first new company to oversee, Life Sciences. Life Sciences was, and basically still is, Google’s health company. They are now teaming up with Sanofi, pharmaceutical company which makes diabetes medication, to monitor and treat people... [more]


EA releases first ‘Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes’ trailer

Aug 31, 2015 5:15 pm

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes was announced by Electronic Arts at E3 2015 in June. Details surrounding the card-based role-playing game were kept to a minimum at that time, but now EA is ready to show how the game operates. The company released the very first trailer for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes... [more]


Samsung officially announces the Gear S2

Aug 31, 2015 5:15 pm

After plenty of teasing and a brief mention at its Galaxy unpacked event earlier this month, Samsung has officially announced the Gear S2, its round Tizen-powered smartwatch. Though pricing and release details weren't mentioned, Samsung has revealed the the smartwatch will come in two variants:... [more]


Sling TV now available on Amazon Fire Tablets

Aug 31, 2015 5:05 pm

Expanding on the range of devices user’s can access Sling TV, the provider has announced that they now support current versions of the Amazon Fire HD and Amazon Fire HDX tablets. These devices join the Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick as supported Sling TV devices from Amazon. To... [more]


How to Become King of the Hobbits [Comic]

Aug 31, 2015 5:00 pm

[Source: Dudolf Comics] The post How to Become King of the Hobbits [Comic] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News. [more]


GT Advanced cuts 40% of workforce

Aug 31, 2015 4:56 pm

GT Advanced Technologies Inc., which is trying to emerge from bankruptcy... [more]


Follow the Android Central team at IFA in Berlin!

Aug 31, 2015 4:45 pm

IFA 2015 is almost upon us. It's looking to be pretty interesting this year, if we do say so ourselves. Unfortunately for most of us, IFA is in Berlin, so going is kinda difficult. Thankfully, Mobile Nations is sending in five of the best technology journalists to IFA to cover the insanity. When... [more]


LG to display smart home products at IFA 2015, including retrofit device

Aug 31, 2015 4:40 pm

LG has announced they plan to showcase some of their latest smart home technology at IFA 2015. Headlining the devices will be the LG SmartThinQ Sensor which can be used to retrofit any normal home appliance to become a pseudo-smart appliance. LG also indicated their new devices will be compatible... [more]


LG G Pax X 10.1 heads to AT&T this week

Aug 31, 2015 4:39 pm

This Friday, AT&T will be adding another tablet to its deep lineup of devices. The LG G Pad X 10.1 will be available to customers online on September 4 before reaching retail stores a week later. Key specifications: 10.1 inch Full HD (1920×1080) display Quad-core processor clocked at... [more]


How to find the exact setting you need in iOS 9

Aug 31, 2015 4:30 pm

iOS has so many settings in one app, it’s kind of ridiculous. Whether you want to change preferences for an app or the operating system itself, a trip to the crowded Settings app can often be a frustrating experience. iOS 9 — still in beta — has a solution for that information... [more]


What to expect from the Apple Car: Disruption

Aug 31, 2015 4:26 pm

The automobile industry is sort of like the phone industry before Apple crashed the party... [more]


Google Here shut down amidst privacy, interest concerns

Aug 31, 2015 4:23 pm

Google appears to have been working on a secret project called Google Here that would have added some new features to their Google Maps product, but Alphabet CEO Larry Page decided to kill it off. Google Here would have combined Google Maps with location detection triggered by wireless beacons... [more]


Electronics-sniffing dogs can root out USB drives

Aug 31, 2015 4:23 pm

Criminals don’t just have to worry about someone finding their drug stashes anymore, as police have started to employ highly trained, electronics-sniffing dogs to root out illegal material on USB thumb drives and SD cards. Only five dogs have acquired this particular set of skills that can... [more]


How to hide purchased books from iBooks

Aug 31, 2015 4:22 pm

Tony Leneis would like to keep some of the books he’s purchased from Apple from appearing in iBooks. I have Apple’s manuals for iPhones, iPads, and iPods for iOS 6, 7, and 8. At this point I only want the iOS 8 manuals, but while I can delete the book files from my devices, they still are... [more]


Amazon Fire tablets can now access Sling TV service with 14-day free trial

Aug 31, 2015 4:15 pm

After becoming available on Amazon's Fire TV products earlier this year, the Sling TV Internet television service is expanding again to include Amazon's Fire tablets as well. The service is available via an app on the Amazon Appstore for the Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HDX 7, Fire HD 7 or Fire HD 6 tablets. [more]


Apple gives new look at Campus 2 construction progress in updated aerial photo

Aug 31, 2015 4:04 pm

In an updated aerial photo published today, Apple gives us our latest look at construction progress on its new ‘Campus 2’ building in Cupertino. In the photo, we get a closer look at new developments on the main building, as well as the surrounding campus including a planned 1,000 seat... [more]


Daily Deals: Harman Kardon speakers, Logitech mice, Xbox One

Aug 31, 2015 3:57 pm

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers for offers, bundles, sales, and discounts on hardware, software, games, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. The new deals joining the still-alive deals on the list include Xbox One bundles, Harman Kardon... [more]


Beleaguered Samsung loses $44 billion of value in worst streak since 1983

Aug 31, 2015 3:56 pm

Tepid demand for beleaguered Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphones triggered a fifth straight monthly decline... [more]


GT Advanced looks to slash workforce by 40% as part of bankruptcy plan

Aug 31, 2015 3:49 pm

In order to reduce expenses when it emerges out of Chapter 11 status, former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies is looking to cut 40 percent of its remaining workforce, according to bankruptcy court documents filed on Monday. [more]


Brush-off: Researchers devise a hairbrush that's easy to clean

Aug 31, 2015 3:42 pm

Whether you think of cleaning your hairbrush as a matter of style or hygiene, it is probably not something you like to do. [more]


The Kanye West 2020 presidential campaign has already begun on Twitter

Aug 31, 2015 3:41 pm

"Yeezus" has political ambitions, but he's not ready to run just yet. That hasn't stopped the bid for the highest office from kicking off on Twitter right away. [more]


Marines put ONR's augmented reality system to the test with live-fire testing

Aug 31, 2015 3:41 pm

Marines enrolled in the Infantry Officer Course were able to use Office of Naval Research (ONR)-developed augmented reality technology for the first time as part of live-fire training exercises, ONR officials announced Aug. 31. [more]


Apple Watch vs Android Wear: Why most smartwatches still suck for women

Aug 31, 2015 3:40 pm

Hey, smartwatch manufacturers: Ladies want to wear these things, too. Update: Android Wear is now compatible with iOS, at least in part. I like my 38mm Apple Watch a lot. It fits well into my day-to-day activities, it helps keep me fit, and, oh hey — it fits my wrist. When I first heard about... [more]


Why Bungie is overhauling Destiny's questing system

Aug 31, 2015 3:39 pm

"To talk about quests like they're a new thing is sort of embarrassing." [more]


Uncharted 4 release date, special collector's editions announced

Aug 31, 2015 3:39 pm

Uncharted's release date confirmed for March 2016 alongside several special editions. [more]


Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain microtransaction pricing revealed

Aug 31, 2015 3:39 pm

Micropayments range from $1.65 to $80 for Mother Base Coins. [more]


Win this Fallout 4 Xbox One custom console from Bethesda

Aug 31, 2015 3:39 pm

Bethesda announces sweepstakes for specially designed consoles themed around the RPG. [more]


App Update: f.lux, BackupLoupe, Subler, more

Aug 31, 2015 3:39 pm

App development has taken off in the last few years, making it increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the latest versions. To help all of you out, we here at MacNN are dedicated to sorting through new update releases, and highlighting some of the important ones, as well as showcasing apps... [more]


NFL Game Pass brings on-demand football to Apple TV

Aug 31, 2015 3:38 pm

A fresh football season is upon us, and the NFL app on Apple TV has updated in preparation with access to the new Game Pass feature, giving football fans access to a large variety of on-demand games. With NFL Game Pass on Apple TV, users will be able to catch out-of-market preseason games as... [more]


NFL Game Pass brings on-demand football to Apple TV

Aug 31, 2015 3:38 pm

A fresh football season is upon us, and the NFL app on Apple TV has updated in preparation with access to the new Game Pass feature, giving football fans access to a large variety of on-demand games. With NFL Game Pass on Apple TV, users will be able to catch out-of-market preseason games as... [more]


Apple partners with Cisco for iOS network, communication optimizations

Aug 31, 2015 3:38 pm

Apple and Cisco today announced a partnership to optimize Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps. The pair's first effort integrates the iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments for collaboration in business, with the goal of providing employees with a seamless experience between iPhone and... [more]


Automatic: Your Smart Driving Assistant on Your Smartphone [Sponsor]

Aug 31, 2015 3:36 pm

There’s a mountain of data inside your car waiting to be unleashed, and all you have to do is plug in a quick little connector and download a mobile application. Automatic is a smart driving assistant that plugs into your car's data port and lets you connect your smartphone (either iPhone... [more]


Yes, a license plate reader helped nab Roanoke shooter—but that’s a rare win

Aug 31, 2015 3:30 pm

Op-ed: Remember, near real-time scanning is different from storing data for a year. [more]


Apple releases eighth developer, sixth public beta of OS X El Capitan

Aug 31, 2015 3:30 pm

On Monday, Apple updated both its developer and public betas of the next major upgrade of OS X, 10.11 El Capitan, with identical build releases, continuing a recent pattern of making the developer and public betas the same. The new build, 15A279b, comes 11 days after the last release, and just 10... [more]


Square Enix offers Deus Ex: Mankind Divided customers a way to 'augment' their pre-orders

Aug 31, 2015 3:30 pm

Square Enix has announced the release date and a unique pre-order campaign for its highly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will hit the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 23, 2016, but if enough people pre-order the game it will... [more]


Microsoft Announces $499 Xbox One "ELITE", w/ High-End Controller, Hybrid HDD

Aug 31, 2015 3:29 pm

Limited addition "Lunar White" controller is also announced as Gamestop exclusive [more]


Turn your kitchen timer into a time-lapse video tool

Aug 31, 2015 3:27 pm

Photography equipment can be expensive, but there are plenty of items lying around the house that can help you get your shots. Why buy a pin-hole camera made of fine hardwood when you can make one out of an oatmeal container? Designer Mattia Ciucciarelli wants to spare us the cost of an expensive... [more]


GT Advanced Laying Off 40% of Workforce Amid Bankruptcy Restructuring

Aug 31, 2015 3:27 pm

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GT Advanced is laying off 40% of its workforce as it negotiates the terms of a $95 million bankruptcy restructuring plan, according to The Wall Street Journal. The cuts will enable the former Apple supplier to save $20 million per year as it looks to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in... [more]


Apple TV 4 to focus on extensive Siri control, deep support for gaming

Aug 31, 2015 3:25 pm

Apple TV 4 will actively compete for TV gamers with updated hardware, software, and peripherals... [more]


Triple trouble: Satellite sees three hurricanes in the Pacific

Aug 31, 2015 3:25 pm

A weather satellite looked down on the Pacific over the weekend and caught sight of three separate major hurricanes. [more]


Apple continues its enterprise push with Cisco partnership

Aug 31, 2015 3:24 pm

Apple continues to beef up its enterprise presence. The Cupertino, California-based company and Cisco are teaming up to create a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating the iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing... [more]


Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes gets its first trailer ahead of its holiday release

Aug 31, 2015 3:24 pm

Electronic Arts has now released the first gameplay trailer for their upcoming mobile collectible card RPG game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. The game, which was first announced in June at E3 2015, will be released sometime this holiday season. The trailer shows how players collect cards... [more]


Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes gets its first trailer ahead of its holiday release

Aug 31, 2015 3:24 pm

Electronic Arts has now released the first gameplay trailer for their upcoming mobile collectible card RPG game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. The game, which was first announced in June at E3 2015, will be released sometime this holiday season. The trailer shows how players collect cards... [more]


Apple TV picks up Game Pass service featuring live preseason games with updated NFL app

Aug 31, 2015 3:19 pm

Apple TV users may notice a new coat of paint on the NFL app today. That’s because the set-top box’s NFL channel has received a major update that adds the new Game Pass feature for football fans. We first learned last month that the NFL’s Game Pass service was headed to Apple... [more]


Apple TV catches Game Pass service featuring live preseason football games on updated NFL app

Aug 31, 2015 3:19 pm

Apple TV users may notice a new coat of paint on the NFL app today. That’s because the set-top box’s NFL channel has received a major update that adds the new Game Pass feature for football fans. We first learned last month that the NFL’s Game Pass service was headed to Apple... [more]


Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes gets its first trailer ahead of its holiday release

Aug 31, 2015 3:18 pm

Electronic Arts has now released the first gameplay trailer for their upcoming mobile collectible card RPG Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. The game, which was first announced in June at E3 2015, will be released sometime this holiday season. [more]


Apple Digs Deeper into Enterprise with Cisco Partnership

Aug 31, 2015 3:14 pm

Apple is teaming up with Cisco to create what they're calling "a fast lane for iOS business users." The two companies are also working together to bring iPhone and iPad support to Cisco's video conferencing and online collaboration services, all of which will make Apple's mobile... [more]


LG reveals the Watch Urbane Luxe with 23-karat gold and a $1,200 price tag

Aug 31, 2015 3:13 pm

LG has announced a 23-karat gold version of the Watch Urbane in a fairly limited capacity, called the Watch Urbane Luxe. The watch stands up to some other premium wristwatches and includes an alligator leather strap and a hefty $1,200 price tag. The watch is being produced in collaboration with... [more]


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