Court Documents Show Samsung Publicly Fudges Galaxy Tab Sales

6:50 PM EDT, Apr. 11th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Samsung has been caught wallowing in their own truthiness, according to court documents released as part of the current Samsung vs Apple court case.

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What!? Samsung didn’t let facts get in the way of what it told people? Fetch me my fainting couch!

NuGreen LED Lamp Lights Up Your Desk Using Just 3.6 Watts

6:22 PM EDT, Apr. 11th, 2014 · Bryan Chaffin · Quick Look Review

NuGreen Lamp

Bryan Chaffin is a nut for LED lights. They use produce less waste heat than incandescent bulbs and use less power than a Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb, both excellent features in a light source. That's why he was so excited to check out NuGreen, an LED desk lamp from NewerTechnology that uses just 3.6 watts of power.

NSA Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed for 2 Years, but NSA Denies

5:47 PM EDT, Apr. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Analysis

When system administrators scrambled earlier this week to patch a serious security flaw in the SSL protocol, they assumed it was to protect against hackers and criminals from gathering user names, passwords, and other pieces of sensitive data on the Interent. News surfaced on Friday afternoon, however, that said the NSA knew about the flaw almost as soon as it was introduced into OpenSSL, and had been exploiting it ever since -- a point the NSA flat-out denies.

Reeder for Mac Back as Public Beta

1:30 PM EDT, Apr. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

The popular Mac RSS reader app Reeder is back as a public beta after disappearing from Apple's Mac App Store when Google Reader met its untimely demise. Reeder 2 gives a taste of what's in store for the news reader app, including a redesigned interface, and integration with other services such as Twitter and Facebook.

Monument Valley: Brilliant, Beautiful iOS Game

12:20 PM EDT, Apr. 11th, 2014 · Melissa Holt · Quick Look Review

Monument valley review

Monument Valley, a unique iOS puzzle game, is getting lots of hype (and an App Store Editors’ Choice award!). But does it deserve the attention it’s getting? Well, yes. But for more of our thoughts on this illusion-based peach of a game, come on in and read our full review.

Deutsche Bank Initiates AAPL Coverage with $650 Target Price

11:25 AM EDT, Apr. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · Apple Stock Watch

Deutsche Bank analyst Sherri Scribner initiated coverage of Apple's stock on Friday with a US$650 target price, saying the company likely has some surprises in store. Apple hasn't released any new products yet in 2014, but company CEO Tim Cook has said that there would be big announcements throughout the year.

Analyst: Don’t Look for Apple’s Custom Baseband Chips this Year

10:49 AM EDT, Apr. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall isn't buying into reports that Apple is ready to dump Qualcomm and use its own custom designed baseband chips in the next iPhone. He thinks Apple is working on its own chips, but that they won't be ready until some time in 2015.

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Baseband chips aren't easy to design, but that doesn't mean Apple isn't working on just that. If so, expect improved battery life and performance from future iPhones and iPads while Qualcomm and other chip makers take a hit to their bottom line.

Google Glass Goes Public for a Day

9:03 AM EDT, Apr. 11th, 2014 · Jeff Gamet · News

Google is ready to expand sales of its Google Glass facetop tech to more than just developers, but only for a day. The Internet search giant plans to let anyone in the United States pony up the US$1,500 for Google Glass on April 15.

Concealable Entertainment Flask: Get Your 8 Bit Drink On!

7:30 PM EDT, Apr. 10th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Ink Whiskey has announced a line of NES-inspired flasks, handy for adding a little value to a beverage. They are available for pre-order now but will ship later in April. These are not actual cartridges, they're made of food-safe plastic and sport some nice blocky labels. This is a done deal, there's no Kickstarter situation where it only exists if enough people pre-order, so there's no pressure. Your options are Super Bar-Hop Bros, CastleVodka, Metal Beer, Legend of Drink, and Drunk Hunt, at US$20 each. Legend of Drink is also available in a gold edition for $65, if you prefer to carry around a slightly flashier pretend NES cartridge. And really, it won't look weird at all that you are carrying around an 8-bit Nintendo game in 2014.