As the Moto X, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and other flagship phones trickle out for the back-to-school season, the not-quite-so-latest and greatest models, like the HTC One, are getting made over and seeing their prices drop.
If you missed Tuesday's blue moon, don't worry. We've compiled some sensational shots of the rare event from around the world.
It's really something to witness the beauty of Earth's nearest neighbor from locales such as Atacama Desert in South America and ancient island peaks in Italy. Regardless of the setting and the backdrop, one constant remains: a bright, full moon that captivated countless photographers.… Read more
If you've been waiting for a rarity to come along, keep your gaze skyward. Tuesday's moon is not only full, it's a blue moon.
That is, if you disregard a commonly accepted definition of a blue moon as being a second full moon in a calendar month. A real blue moon, according to purists, is the third full moon in a season of four full moons, which is one more than the standard.
Diesel passenger cars in the U.S. have long suffered from a market that takes two steps forward and one step back, then spends years taking no steps at all. But the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC 4Matic may just be the tipping point, a vehicle that combines enough refinement and fuel economy to make diesel vehicles a regular consideration for the American car buyer.
The GLK-class slots in as Mercedes-Benz's smaller SUV, coming in about a foot shorter than the M-class. However, the funny thing about SUVs is that the majority only seat five passengers, even when they take … Read more
Blue Note by Groovebug is a Jazz Music lover's dream, combining hundreds of hours of music from the world's best Jazz musicians into a single streaming app. Instead of having to sift through other curation and discovery apps to find the tracks you like, this app streamlines everything Jazz into one massive database. The app, itself, runs smoothly as well, streaming flawlessly on Wi-Fi and offering a number of tools to save and access music later.
Setup of Blue Note by Groovebug is quick and easy, though you'll note that no songs play for more than a … Read more
Microsoft will deliver Windows 8.1, codenamed "Blue," to OEMs in late August, company officials said Monday.
So it looks like Windows 8.1 is going to be released to manufacturing by August, after all, as tipsters have been saying since the Blue codename first leaked almost a year ago.
Microsoft delivered a public preview of Windows 8.1 on June 26 during its Build conference. There are no more preview/test builds scheduled. The next stop is RTM (release to manufacture).
Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 available to all Windows 8 and Windows RT users as a free upgrade … Read more
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.--If you are a scientist, engineer, or academic in need of time on a supercomputer, March 28, 2013 was a very big day.
That was the day that the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana brought its new baby online. Known as Blue Waters, the new machine instantly became one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, and, perhaps more importantly for those whose work requires access to such machines, became a lifeline for massive computing capability.
For years, the University of Illinois has been a leader in computing. Mosaic, the world'… Read more
If you've been screaming from the rooftops for Microsoft to return the Start button to Windows, you're going to be happy. On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8.1 at its Microsoft Build conference. The update brings a long list of new features, but most notably, the Start button returns!
Along with the announcement of Windows 8.1 and its new features, Microsoft also announced the release of a preview version for Windows 8.1. Anyone can download and install the preview, but keep in mind it's not final software and is likely to be full of bugs … Read more
As a full-featured free program, Blues Media Player gives users the ability to play music, videos, and Blu-ray files. Although there are a lot of media players in existence, this one has a smaller learning curve and is less of a hassle to use, compared to other players.
Blues Media Player allows you to create playlists and switch between them. Playlists that you create exist as tabs in the main play window. Each playlist can include not only music, but also videos. The video preview window is small, but you can easily place the program in video mode and toggle … Read more