iPhone 6 is soaked in liquid nitrogen, obliterated with hammer

Brittany Hillen There are torture tests, and then there are torture tests. One of the more qualifying definitions of that term would be what RatedRR did to an iPhone 6 Plus, soaking it in liquid nitrogen and then hitting it with a sledge hammer to see what (predictably) happens. The torture test was one of […]

Renault EOLAB concept gulps less fuel, pumps out less gas

JC Torres They say that execution is key, but everything always starts with a concept. That is most especially true with cars, where future models and features begin in concept cars. One such automobile is the newly unveiled Renault EOLAB concept, which boasts of requiring less fuel, just 1 liter to last it 100 km […]

Oculus Execs Believe Controllers Are The Missing Link In Virtual Reality

When you put a child in virtual reality, they instinctively raise their hands hoping to see them, says Oculus CTO John Carmack. Yet Oculus doesn’t have its own gloves or handheld controllers, despite rumors amongst the VR community that Oculus would reveal a controller today at its Oculus Connect conference. Carmack concluded “The missing link […]

The “Oculus Platform” Marketplace For Virtual Reality App Launches This Fall

Oculus announced the “Oculus Platform” store for developers to distribute their virtual reality apps and experiences today at the Oculus Connect conference. Starting this fall on the Samsung Gear VR made by Oculus, this revamp of the Oculus Share marketplace will let users browse the Oculus Platform within virtual reality and download apps, games, and […]

BitTorrent Bleep public Alpha now on Windows, Mac, Android

JC Torres After a brief limited alpha testing period that started in July, BitTorrent is ready to give the public an appetizer of its decentralized, peer-to-peer messaging system. With BitTorrent Bleep, you can keep on talking to your friends and family without fear of being snooped on or having your private information harvested. BitTorrent’s goals […]

BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 gets real, gets unboxed

JC Torres It’s finally here, the third lovechild between BlackBerry and the luxurious Porsche Design. With the P’9983, alternatively called “Khan” and “Prestige” in some places, BlackBerry is slowly getting back on the track of its former days, hopefully with the promise of better days ahead. The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 is not just a […]

Verizon fast-forwards phone upgrade eligibility for some customers

Brittany Hillen Verizon customers chomping at the bit to get the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus as soon as possible are in luck: those with a smartphone upgrade eligibility date of November 15, 2014 or sooner will now be seeing that date changed for an immediate upgrade, allowing them to swap out their […]

Qualcomm SafeSwitch offers a hardware-based kill switch

JC Torres Depending on your market outlook, Qualcomm could be seen as the top chip mobile chip maker, at least when it comes to smartphones and tablets. Soon, however, it’s lead on its competitors might widen even further if it manages to convince device manufacturers and carriers to utilize its own “kill switch” implementation, which, […]

CEO Of Guess Watches Welcomes Apple To The Fray

In what amounts to a “welcome” turned sputtering softball aimed at Apple’s broad side, the CEO of Guess Watches Cindy Livingston wrote an open letter to Apple while, at the same time, proclaiming her own interest in the smartwatch world. Guess, a fashion brand founded in the 1980s, is best known for dress watches known […]