Google officially announced Nexus 6 phone, Nexus 9 tablet, with preorders starting in October

Google Motorola Nexus 6Google has announced the latest in their Android line with the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet. Both will be launched in November, with preorders beginning in late October (for the Nexus 6), and October 17 (for the Nexus 9).

The two devices are collaborations between three companies, Google, Motorola (Nexus 6), and HTC (Nexus 9). Both are an attempt to provide “more screen” as their major incentive, as media viewing capabilities become all the more important to consumers.

You can bet that a big drive for this sudden release is the iPhone 6 Plus, and the promise of a new iPad Air 2 that has only just been leaked. The need to take a slice out of the market, especially right now before the iPad’s actual sale, is important. But will the move pay off?

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HBO announces streaming service for 2015, without cable subscription

HBO LogoHBO has announced official plans for launching a web only streaming option for people who want access to their premium content, without paying for a cable subscription to get it.

We all know that people who want to watch shows from networks they aren’t subscribed with will find a way. But the sheer number of people who choose to do so is causing a certain shakeup in the cable community as a whole.

True, there are still plenty of people who subscribe to cable. But with services like Netflix rising to prominence (and now providing their own produced shows that are highly regarded and acclaimed), cable networks have no choice but to start taking notice.

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Dropbox states it wasn’t hacked, but other sites were

  • 14/10/2014 at 22:47 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Dropbox LogoLast night, news started coming in that Dropbox had been hacked and passwords had been leaked. However, the file sharing service denies this, and said that it was actually third party sites that have been hacked. None of which affect their service or users.

The story first broke late last night, stating that Dropbox had been compromised after hackers managed to steal user passwords through a server break. Those passwords were leaks online, and there was some concern that the files uploaded into Dropbox might have been fair game.

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Scientists are working to create 2-minute Li-Ion charging batteries

  • 14/10/2014 at 17:32 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Girl PhoneScientists at the Singapore based Nanyang Technology University have made a next step breakthrough in battery technology. They have created batteries that can recharge to 70% in just two minutes, and which last an estimated twenty years before degrading.

As devices of all types become increasingly more sophisticated, an problem plagues the consumer technology industry: how can they be powered? One of the biggest complaints from smartphone users, for example, is the short battery life, and how often they have to be charged. A more recent call for batteries in electric vehicles, which offer a real alternative to gas guzzling models, has been heard across the world. Which is where this latest project was based.

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Snapchat latest to be hacked as nude photos were leaked over the Internet

  • 10/10/2014 at 22:42 by It's a Gadget Staff
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SnapchatUsers of Snapchat that thought they were safe from leaks are in for a painful realization. It has been announced that images and chat logs from the app have been saved for years through a third party, and that hackers have announced on 4Chan that they are building a database for a massive leak.

The saved Snapchats appear to have been placed on a third party server of some kind, and is being curated into a searchable database. It is not yet known where the data was taken from, but they believe it was a Danish service called SnapSaved. It allowed users to sign up to save Snapchats that would otherwise be deleted after opening.

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Satya Nadella tells women “Don’t ask for raises”

  • 10/10/2014 at 20:39 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Satya Nadella Microsoft CEOMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella has begun to backpedal so furiously on comments he made at the Grace Hopper Conference that he could produce his own form of green energy. The controversy was caused when he claimed women should not ask for raises, but instead trust karma to give them what they deserve.

It was a very unfortunate choice of words, given the pay gap in the US that has women routinely making 75% or less than male counterparts for the exact same positions. But it went a step further in being condescending.

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AMPY Kickstarter promises green energy alternative to mobile device charging

AMPY Green Mobile ChargerA new Kickstarter product called AMPY is bringing a method of charging your smartphone through green energy right into the hands of consumers. It is a small, wearable device that charges smartphones, wearables and more by harnessing the power of your movement.

In the three minute video introducing AMPY, the creators claim that those who live in cities, and so walk more, could get up to three hours of charge from those movements. It is even more if you workout, hike, run, ride a bike, dance, due martial arts, or anything else.

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