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App Pick - Compass 360 Pro

LG G Watch vs. Pebble Steel

Like it or not, wearable technology isn't going anywhere for the next little while. You don't have to buy into it of course, but there are some appealing aspects that may entice some users. Pebble is one of the first companies to get into this market successfully, but their first device was pretty ugly. They have launched a much sleeker version and today, that is up against the brand-new LG G Watch based off the Android Wear platform.

Here is a comparison that needs to be done – the infamous Pebble smartwatch, the Pebble Steel in this case, versus the new comer, the Android Wear powered LG G Watch.  How does the ‘old’ world stack up to the ‘new’ world in the smartwatch arena – which one offers the most features and best specifications for the money?  Other than the fact that both watches will tell you the time, these watches are as different as night and day in the specs department.

Source: AndroidHeadlines

Comcast Really Doesn't Want You to Leave

If you love Comcast, you're probably in a very small club with yourself. Recently a customer tried to cancel their service on the phone, and this happened.

 

It's pretty fantastic at how igrnorant, arrogant and how much the "Customer Service Rep" was a hoser. Also, it's impressive that the customer was that patient. Well done. Self control level: +7

Source: SoundCloud

 

CNET Hacked - Sold Data for $600

In the latest Hacker strike, Russian hacking group 'WOrm" recently compromised the CNET user database and stole over 1 Million user accounts, email adddresses, usernames and more. Unfortunately, the user information has already been sold. It brough one single Bitcoin - or about $622 curently. That means that while Facebook thinks their users are worth well over $20 each, it takes 16 CNET users to add up to $0.01. Ouch.

It definitely can feel like a slap in the face to an organization to be hacked, but in reality, most of the time in circumstances like this it's actually a good thing," Hansen said. "W0rm was careful not to give the full path to the actual exploit, and informed the general public that the compromise occurred.

Source: CNET

Accupedo Pedometer App

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are straight up saving you at least $100. You're welcome. Accupedo Pedometer is a very accurate Pedometer App that will take the place of a Fitbit or other Smarthingych that pretty much does the same thing. This App is free and tracks history, calories and a lot more. Did I mention it's free? Take a look and see how awesome it is!

Accupedo Pedometer

 

Enjoy!

WTU Episode #271 - iPhone 6 Might Actually be Awesome

We have just posted up Episode #271 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Microsoft pulls the pin on Windows 7, iPhone 6 gets jiggly with it and 13 of the weirdest computer mice you've ever not wanted to use.We have those stories and more and the links below!

Download Episode #271
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Microsoft Declares War on Chromebooks

Microsoft is taking the Chromebook threat pretty seriously. It's hard to pass up on a laptop that costs $200 - $249 and previously a Chromebook was the only way to save some money and have a computer on the go. Now Microsoft has cut the licensing fees on their OS's so that the manufacturers can pass the savings on to you. For instance, you can now get an Intel Dual-Core laptop for $249. That makes it pretty hard to choose Chrome for that kind of money.

Microsoft has been gradually cutting Windows license costs to allow PC makers to reduce their device prices, and it’s clear the software maker is taking the Chromebook threat even more seriously this year. While Microsoft has attempted to undermine Chromebooks previously, competitive pricing will likely have a bigger chance of stemming any threat from Google’s laptops.

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Source: TheVerge

Raspberry Pi B+ Now Available

Raspberry Pi was introduced a couple of years ago and this tiny little DIY board has gained a cult-like following. The reason why is that many programs can be written for this little system and it actually runs Linux pretty well. The original platform is a little dated, and in response to that the crew over at RaspberryPi just released a slightly updated version with more USB ports and a redesigned PCB. Take a look if you've got $35 and want to build a fun XBMC or emulator.

Model B+

  • More GPIO. The GPIO header has grown to 40 pins, while retaining the same pinout for the first 26 pins as the Model B.
  • More USB. We now have 4 USB 2.0 ports, compared to 2 on the Model B, and better hotplug and overcurrent behaviour.
  • Micro SD. The old friction-fit SD card socket has been replaced with a much nicer push-push micro SD version.
  • Lower power consumption. By replacing linear regulators with switching ones we’ve reduced power consumption by between 0.5W and 1W.
  • Better audio. The audio circuit incorporates a dedicated low-noise power supply.
  • Neater form factor. We’ve aligned the USB connectors with the board edge, moved composite video onto the 3.5mm jack, and added four squarely-placed mounting holes.

 

Source: RaspberryPi.org

More Windows Threshold Info

Windows Threshold (aka Windows 9) is coming early in January of next year we believe and with that in mind there is a lot of information starting to leak as the launch is about 6 months away. From everything I've seen, it looks like a service pack for Windows 8.1, but time will tell how much kernel has actually been changed this time around. On another note, it looks like Cortana will have a home in this OS - much like Google Voice Search exists now in Chrome.

First up, let's talk user interface. Threshold is getting a distinctive UI refresh; when you see it, there is no confusing it with Windows 7 or 8. The desktop on Windows 8, to the casual eye, looks nearly identical to that of Windows 7 but not so with Threshold. Our sources tell us that the UI looks much more modern and of course, a bit more flat too.

Source: Neowin

Beats Sues China

Apple reported recently that they bough up Beats Music - more for the streaming service than the hardware in my opinion, but hardware does play a big role still. In fact, Beats is taking the few weeks left until the takeover to sue Chinese couterfeiters for 'Billions'. Couterfeiters have been knocking off these for a long time, and Apple is not into that sort of thing at all. I find this more funny than a concern. If Apple and Beats actually priced their products fairly, people would be more happy to buy them that steal them.

Attorneys for Beats paint the counterfeiters as part of a sophisticated ring that has constructed their business to operate in such a way as to maximize profits while minimizing the chance they will be discovered by law enforcement, shipping fake Beats products "in small quantities via international mail to minimize detection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection" while disguising their identities. Counterfeit sites like those Beats is going after are estimated to generate more than $135 billion in annual sales, the company says.

Source: AppleInsider

ROCCAT Lua Gaming Mouse Review

We have just posted up our review of the ROCCAT Lua Gaming Mouse. This is a basic mouse that is priced to sell and still packs in a bunch of ROCCAT features and the performance and reliability that we have come to expect from this company. It is a simple three-button mouse, so it is a bit short on extras, but can it make up for it in software and design? Take a look to find out in our review.

This mouse has some really important features to designed into it, one of which that is its ambidextrous V-shape. This is a huge plus for those left handed people who may have trouble looking for a mouse. As this is only a three button mouse, this design works very well here. I shall note that while I am terrible with my left hand, it felt very comfortable in my left hand as it did in my right hand.

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