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  • Samsung S5 fingerprint scanner already hacked

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 16, 2014 at 04:06PM
    What was it, a week maybe? Early adopters of the Samsung S5 should look forward to an update to fix this security flaw.
    The article can be found here.
  • Forthcoming Galaxy S5

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 24, 2014 at 01:54PM
    Anandtech has an article on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. Its big on techie details but basically its more processing power, more memory, and a better camera. Check out the article here.
  • Apple releases iOS 7.06

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 24, 2014 at 10:18AM
    To combat a recently discovered security hole Apple has released a new iOS today. It's small - 13 mb. During the process my phone got stuck on the updating process - I'd get the Apple logo on the screen during startup but the OS wouldn't load. After connecting the phone to my laptop iTunes...
  • Flappy Bird Going Away

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 9, 2014 at 11:14AM
    In a bizarre move the developer of Flappy Bird is pulling the app from the app store. You have until noon Eastern Time to get a copy of the game. This article states its not for legal reasons and the developer was making $50,000 a day in advertising. A strange move that doesn't make sense...
  • iPhone 6 and Phablet news

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted January 7, 2014 at 11:56AM
    Some interesting updates in this article. First, a price drop for the 5s to coincide with the release of a Phablet (phone/tablet) and some more firm news on the iPhone 6. Previously Apple wasn't willing to cut the throat of the iPad with a phablet but that appears to be shifting quickly. 

  • bublcam announced

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 8, 2013 at 03:00PM
    Yesterday I received an announcement for the forthcoming bublcam. Whats a bublcam? Head over to their website and check it out for yourself. I'm hoping we can get one in for review once the product is ready.

    Bublcam is an innovative 360-degree HD video camera that captures everything around...
  • Windows 8.1 Released

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 18, 2013 at 10:32AM
    This news is about 24 hrs old but I waited to see if there were any issues reported. Luckily it looks like this update should be a go for anyone with Windows 8. What's new? As usual there should be a lot of security enhancements but of note is the return of the Start button. A move back to more...
  • iMessage not working in iOS7?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 3, 2013 at 11:10AM
    Apparently I'm not the only one who found that iMessage no longer works in iOS7. Upgrading to 7.02 didn't help either. You did know 7.02 is out right? I suspect an update with a more classic look which also fixes all the glitches mentioned in this article will be out before too long. As far as...
  • Is ios 7 more meaningful than the iPhone 5s?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted September 11, 2013 at 10:32AM
    Just before the release of iPhone 5s Apple will release ios7. Since most of us aren't going to upgrade our phones, tablets, and watches on release day for 5s I think this will be a more meaningful attempt by Apple to hold onto its market share. If you can survive this long video let us know what...
  • Huge iOS, OS X vulnerability uncovered that can render apps unusable

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 29, 2013 at 11:52AM
     "Apple has been aware of this vulnerability for six months and has yet to patch the exploit in any currently available operating system build." Yikes, expect an update soon I suppose. So much hype with new OS releases to coincide with iPhone 5s probably made this a back burner at Apple. Read...
  • Building an Astin Martin DB4 with 3D Printing

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:33PM
    So you read articles how 3D printing will be a new revolution and you wonder how it can do anything for you. I came across this nice site where a car enthusiast is building an Astin Martin DB4 with 4x4 inch squares of plastic printed in a 3D printer here. If I'm understanding his process he will...
  • Quilter releases head version of the Aviator

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 7, 2013 at 11:11AM
    Quilter officially released their head version of the Aviator amp we loved so much. That amp has become our go to amp for practice and performance and getting a head version should help folks who have been sitting on the fence decide if they want to try it. Here's a link to the product at...
  • Apple's iPhone 5S WILL have a fingerprint scanner

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted July 30, 2013 at 09:07PM
    Looks as though this rumor is conclusive now. Whats the big deal? Biometric security could end up everywhere - from your car door to your front door. Maybe we'll lock someone out of the fridge if they don't do their chores or instead of entering a PIN with your debit card you can have your...
  • Google Announces Chromecast

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted July 25, 2013 at 11:37AM
    Google, has just announced their release of an internet to television device known as "Chromecast."  The stick only costs $35, which is fairly cheap. However, they say that this device is not like the others. The article can be read here.
  • Possible Big Leaks on the Iphone 5s

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted July 17, 2013 at 12:37PM
    An inside source reported to BGR.com recently about the latest possible features to be available on the Iphone  5s or possibly Iphone 6. Some features may include a fingerprint scanner and a 12 megapixle camera. Who knows if this is true, none of these features have been confirmed and we are...
  • Nokia Makes Attempt to Bring Back Consumers

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted July 3, 2013 at 12:37PM
    Nokia is ranked #2 in the world for cell phone manufacturing. They have been in business for quite a long time and have taken in tough plunge downward in sales over the past year. This new attempt in bringing back customers may  be a great move. Read the article here.
  • Proposed release date for iPhone 5s and 6

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted July 1, 2013 at 11:18AM
    As bits and pieces of the news of the forthcoming iPhone keep coming in we now have a proposed release date. The release date for 5s seems about right - perfect for a holiday sales push, the release of the new iOS 7, and coincides with all the hardware news we've been seeing. What doesn't seem...
  • Latest Firmware Update For PS3 Has Problems

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted June 19, 2013 at 10:48AM
    Sony has already pulled this firmware update from its site until they sort out the problem. This is why I usually wait a week or so before doing a firmware update. Read more about it here.
  • The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted June 7, 2013 at 10:22AM
    Microsoft is either going to redefine what the gaming experience with a console or alienate its core crowd. Will gamers live with an always on internet connection and attached web camera? What about not being able to play used games without paying a new license fee? Seems like Sony may be the...
  • Conflicting news about Xbox 1 playing used games

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted May 22, 2013 at 11:43AM
    One of the most distressing news about the Xbox 1 before its release was that the system would not play used games. Some sites have said it will then I found this article, which if it is correct, means it will but at a cost for each user. If Microsoft wanted to give Sony a major selling point...
  • New Xbox to be unveiled tomorrow

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted May 20, 2013 at 10:15AM
    We've seen tons of conjecture about the specs of the new Xbox tentatively called 720 by fans. We'll see the unveiling tomorrow but in the meantime here's a positive article on the state of gaming in general. Expect much more GPU and CPU power in the new machine as well as Blu-Ray  What may be...
  • Looks like the smaller tablet market is about to really heat up. With Android based options, smaller iPads, and now a smaller surface pad. Read the article and let us know what you think.
  • Samsung's Galaxy S4 Display Catches Up With iPhone Retina

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 29, 2013 at 10:11AM
    With the release of Samsung's S4 we get a chance to see one user's first impressions. Read the article and let us know what you think. Obviously without Apple's latest offering hitting the market at the same time it will be hard to take a stance which phone to go for but if you were due for an...
  • Netbooks doomed to oblivion by 2015, report says

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:30PM
    Interesting read here from the LA Times. One thing that the article doesn't point out is that smartphones have more power/usefulness for a similar price. 
  • Apple to debut a 60-inch, iRing controlled TV later this year

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 4, 2013 at 10:31AM
    Interesting idea - a ring as the remote. Can't wait to lose that remote though. Guessing that the opening price of $1500 makes this product have a great price point and the add on tablets (that may interact with the on screen content) could make viewing very different. Check it out here.

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