HP’s luxury smartwatch focuses on fashion, supports both iOS and Android

Another smartwatch entrant is coming soon and it looks like it will be one of the few watches not packing Android Wear. Hewlett-Packard is teaming up with Gilt, a designer label discount site, and U.S. fashion designer Michael Bastian to create a smartwatch slated for release this fall.

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Mysterious Google Barge headed for the scrap heap

Like previous famous barges before it, Google’s barge on the east coast is about to meet an ignominious end. After months of speculation about what its ultimate purpose would be the Portland, Maine Google barge is headed for the scrap heap, literally.

The east coast barge was recently towed …Continue reading

10 great Rainmeter skins for productivity

Desktops designed for productivity

The Rainmeter desktop customization tool isn’t just about creating the coolest-looking desktop by mixing and matching different skins. Rainmeter can also help your productivity by letting you keep tabs on your inbox at a glance, know what kind of weather you’re facing outside, monitor PC system health, …Continue reading

Netflix, AT&T hammer out interconnection deal to boost streaming video speeds

After Netflix made direct interconnection deals with Comcast and Verizon to boost the quality of its videos earlier in 2014, it was pretty much inevitable the streaming service would also strike an agreement with AT&T. Recently, the inevitable was confirmed: Netflix and AT&T came to an interconnection deal …Continue reading

Swap files between Windows and Android in 2 clicks with Pushbullet

There are many ways to get files from your PC to a mobile Android device. One of our favorite methods around here is the super useful AirDroid for Android. But a recent feature from the free app Pushbullet for Android and iOS recently caught our attention.

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Meet Microsoft’s Sharks Cove: A Raspberry Pi-style mini-PC running Windows 8.1

Microsoft has never been ashamed to copy smaller companies if a trend proves popular enough, and its latest homage is dedicated to pint-sized PCs like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards.

Hoping to show that Windows can run on just about anything, Microsoft has teamed with Intel and product manufacturer …Continue reading

PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One to 3D Blu-ray movie playback

Sony began rolling out a new update for PlayStation 4 users on Tuesday that finally brings 3D Blu-ray movie playback to the next-generation gaming console. Sony reminded users via Twitter late Monday that PS4 system software update 1.75 was coming soon, and not eight hours later the update began …Continue reading

Fleksy Android keyboard adds premium themes

Amazon launches 3D printing store with customizable items

Amazon wants to bring 3D printing to everyone—even if you don’t have the skills to create trinkets and doodads on a 3D printer at home. The online retail giant announced the Amazon 3D Printed Products Store on Monday, which offers more than 200 3D-printed products for purchase.

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Monitor multiple time zones from your desktop with the Windows clock

Windows has so many handy little features hidden all over the place, you can often forget they’re there and until someone reminds you. Here’s a reminder.

Since I work overseas, I have to keep track of several times zones so that I know when my editors will be online and …Continue reading