Month: August 2017

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw

The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL) own MacBook line. It’s a beautiful, lightweight device and packs a powerful […]

Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo just in time for the holidays

Nintendo (NTDOY) is bringing is bringing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System back from the dead just in time for the holiday shopping season in the form of its SNES Classic Edition. Available Sept. 29 for $79, the SNES Classic will come loaded with 21 games including such beloved classics as “Super Mario World,” “Super Mario Kart,” “Super Metroid,” “The Legend of […]

In a Rare Moment of Self-Doubt, Steve Jobs Wanted a Back Button on the iPhone

Steve Jobs was legendary for knowing what he wanted and leaning on his designers until he got it. But according to a new book on the history of the iPhone, he insisted that it should have a back button. After one of his people presented a good argument for the distinctive single home button, he backed down. The One Device: The Secret History […]

Global Document Management Software Market 2017 Covering USA, Europe, China, Japan, India, South East Asia

The report titled Global Document Management Software Market 2017 provides the intrinsic research study based on qualitative and the quantitative aspect of the Document Management Software industry along with a complete description of top market players which will provide the thorough understanding of the market on a global scale. The Global Document Management Software Market 2017 delivers the current industry scenario of […]

How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural Americans

Old, unused TV signals could soon become the rural broadband of the future — but the TV stations of today have some qualms about the idea. People have been making claims like this for “white spaces” connectivity since the early 2000s. But this time around, it’s Microsoft (MSFT) that’s putting its money and influence behind the effort. And nearly nine […]

Motorola’s Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn’t flawless

Motorola brought us one of the first cool-kid phones with its Razr. But that was way back in the halcyon days of the early 2000s when bleaching your spiked tips and oversize bell bottoms were all the rage. Today, Motorola and its parent company, Lenovo, are fighting to remain relevant in the high-end smartphone market. The manufacturer’s latest effort, the Moto Z2 […]

The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple’s iPhone

The Essential Phone, arriving next week, is the latest creation of Android creator Andy Rubin. Source: JP Mangalindan/Yahoo Finance It’s tough out there for a new phone, but if anyone has a chance at releasing one that grabs people’s attention, it’s Andy Rubin. In September 2008, Rubin’s team at Google (GOOG, GOOGL) launched Android, the wildly successful mobile operating system now […]

Happy World Photo Day! Heck, isn’t science beautiful?

In, August 19, is World Photo Day 2017, and what better way to celebrate than by getting up-close with some of science’s most beautiful scientific machines? From particle accelerators unlocking the mysteries of the universe to precision-engineered telescopes letting us peer back millennia, these photos don’t just look amazing, they tell amazing stories, too. And if want to feast your […]

Google shows how easy it is for software to remove watermarks from photos

Google’s research division today detailed just how easy it is for computer algorithms to bypass standard photo watermarking practices, stripping those images of copyright protection and making them vulnerable to reposting across the internet without credit. The research, presented at a leading computer vision conference in Hawaii back in July, is described in detail in a paper titled, “On the Effectiveness of […]