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Microsoft is giving away an inflatable Xbox Controller

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:48:01 +0000

If you are a resident of Australia and would fancy a limited edition inflatable Xbox Controller - your time has arrived. Microsoft Australia has just started a contest that will end on January 20. Read more...(image)

China moves to combat malware by requiring the registration of app stores

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:18:01 +0000

App stores operating in the People's Republic of China will now have to register with the Cyberspace Administration of China. The move should see the spread of malware via stores lessen. Read more...(image)

You can no longer pre-order the Nintendo Switch in the US

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:48:01 +0000

If you were thinking about or were going to pre-order the Nintendo Switch, chances are it's too late. As of now, authorized retailers in the US are out of stock. The Switch launches on March 3. Read more...(image)

Tesla driver is stranded in the desert after a spectacular technology fail

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:02:02 +0000

A Tesla driver was stranded 6 miles from home last week after testing Tesla's keyless driving feature. As he found out, the system only works if you have phone signal. And the desert doesn't have any. Read more...(image)

Stanford University researchers have produced a "self-extinguishing" lithium-ion battery

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:08:01 +0000

Recognising safety concerns surrounding lithium-ion battery fires, scientists have developed a battery with a 'built-in' fire extinguisher at its core, enabling fires to be put out in just 0.4 seconds Read more...(image)

Xbox Games with Gold: You can now get Killer Instinct Season 2 and Rayman Origins for free

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:52:01 +0000

Xbox Live Gold members can now enjoy the second wave of free games from Games with Gold. Members can now get Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra and Rayman Origins, besides World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap. Read more...(image)

The Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con Grip won't charge Joy-Con controllers

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:18:02 +0000

It appears that some are up in arms in regards to the included Joy-Con Grip that won't be capable of charging the Joy-Con controllers. But, there is a solution for those that want it. Read more...(image)

The unlocked HTC One A9 will finally receive Android Nougat today

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:16:02 +0000

HTC has confirmed that it will finally be releasing Android Nougat for the unlocked variant of the One A9, months after the company originally said the device would receive updates. Read more...(image)

E-waste in East and Southeast Asia increases by 63 percent in five years

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:48:01 +0000

A study released by the United Nations University has found e-waste in East and Southeast Asia has increased fast from 2010 to 2015. The finding follows a worldwide trend of increased consumption. Read more...(image)

Runtastic is no longer updating its Windows phone app as Microsoft's OS has so few users

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:32:02 +0000

Following eBay, Amtrak, Delta Air Lines, and others in recent months, Runtastic says it's not updating its Windows phone apps any more, as the OS "has fewer users compared to Android and iOS". Read more...(image)

Nvidia Shield TV receives Android 7.0 update, including 4K support

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:01 +0000

Nvidia has begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its Shield TV device. Included in the update is 4K support for its Gamestream service and a newly created Nvidia Games portal to access downloads. Read more...(image)

Grab this "Crypto 101" eBook - for free

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:00:01 +0000

Want to know how to exploit a common cryptographic flaw or forge administrator cookies, recover passwords? You can with the free "Crypto 101" complimentary eBook. Read more...(image)

Microsoft: Windows 7 does not meet the demands of modern technology; recommends Windows 10

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:20:02 +0000

With Windows 7 approaching the end of extended support in three years, Microsoft is once again encouraging enterprise users to upgrade to Windows 10, touting security features and enhancements. Read more...(image)

GIVEAWAY: Your pets will love if you win Furbo, the treat throwing webcam!

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:12:01 +0000

Do you want a webcam that lets you talk to and feed your pet, but don't have the extra money laying around to pay for it? Neowin has you covered as we're giving one away to a loyal reader! Read more...(image)

Microsoft awarded patent for foldable phone that opens up into a larger tablet

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:44:01 +0000

Documentation for the patent - which Microsoft originally applied for in 2014 - shows numerous design ideas for a device that has a compact smartphone-style form factor that can open up into a tablet. Read more...(image)

These are the new games landing on Xbox this week

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:26:01 +0000

New titles will be showing up for the Xbox One console all through this week starting tomorrow. Games include 'I am Bread', 'Metrico+', 'Siegecraft Commander' and 'The Assembly'. Read more...(image)

Get this Microsoft Certified Solutions (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Bundle for just $47.99

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:01 +0000

Today with Neowin Deals, we're revisiting a popular offering, with which you can save hundreds of dollars on a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Bundle. Read more...(image)

The Royal Australian Air Force has been testing Microsoft HoloLens

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:56:01 +0000

The Royal Australian Air Force has partnered with Saab Australia to bring Microsoft HoloLens to the defense sector. Saab is one of a few participating in the HoloLens Enterprise Acceleration Program. Read more...(image)

BT launches free landline 'junk voicemail' service to tackle nuisance calls in the UK

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:30:01 +0000

BT's new Call Protect service is free for its home landline customers, diverting nuisance calls - such as those from accident claims firms, or computer scammers - to a new 'junk voicemail' box. Read more...(image)

ZTE opens registrations for Android 7.0 Nougat beta test on Zmax Pro

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:18:01 +0000

The Zmax Pro costs just $99, but comes with a 6-inch 1080p display, 32GB storage, USB-C, fingerprint scanner, and lots more. ZTE is now inviting US owners to test its Android 7.0 beta for the device. Read more...(image)

Razer's stolen Project Valerie gaming notebooks appear on sale in China, priced at $21,700

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:21:34 +0000

After the theft of two concept gaming notebooks from Razer at CES this month, a listing briefly appeared for the stolen Project Valerie prototypes in China, asking for 150,000 yuan ($21,700 USD). Read more...(image)

Switch to pivot away from Nintendo's homegrown social features

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:34:01 +0000

While Miiverse and StreetPass brought a social dimension to Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS consoles, it appears that neither of these features will make the transition to the company's latest console. Read more...(image)

Woman having a 'bad day' smashes car into T-Mobile store after dispute over cracked iPhone

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:18:07 +0000

A woman who was refused a free replacement from a T-Mobile store in Florida, after cracking her iPhone's screen, later smashed her car into the store, injuring employees and causing $30,000 of damage. Read more...(image)

You can now get $600 off the OMEN X Desktop, HP's mighty Windows 10 gaming PC

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:22:01 +0000

HP's $2,999.99 gaming PC comes with a 6th-gen Intel Core i7-6700K processor, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD + 3TB HDD, Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics, and more - and you can now get it with $600 (20%) off its price. Read more...(image)

Samsung launches 5.7-inch Galaxy C7 Pro with liquid cooling... and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:52:02 +0000

Samsung's new upper-mid-range handset comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a 'liquid cooling system' - but it's also shipping with Marshmallow rather than 7.0 Nougat. Read more...(image)

Samsung head tied to South Korean corruption scandal, being sought for arrest

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:54:01 +0000

Samsung Group, still reeling from the Note 7 debacle, is now finding itself in legal trouble, with the company's head being pursued in relation to the corruption scandal that rocked South Korea. Read more...(image)

Nintendo will launch with two million Switch consoles for its first month

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:24:01 +0000

Nintendo is making sure to have two million of its new consoles available in March. While it is unknown whether this will be enough, those interested will most likely want to pre-order a unit. Read more...(image)

All Lumia 950 variants are now out of stock from AT&T

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:01 +0000

As supplies of Microsoft's Lumia line of handsets continue to dry up in the United States, AT&T has now sold out of the Lumia 950; however, you can still get one from the Microsoft Store. Read more...(image)

Samsung will finally announce its findings about the Galaxy Note7 on January 23

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:36:01 +0000

It has been nearly a month since rumors started circulating that Samsung would release the results of its findings for the Note7. Today, officials have confirmed that it will do so on January 23 Read more...(image)

Nintendo might have a solution for migrating previous purchases to the Switch

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:36:01 +0000

For years, gamers have been unable to migrate digital titles purchased on older Nintendo consoles to newer ones but, with the Switch, the company may at last offer a solution to this problem. Read more...(image)

Behold, the Xbox One S laptop!

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:02:01 +0000

If you've ever contemplated creating an all-in-one solution out of your Xbox One S, you might find inspiration from one of Ben Heck's latest projects, the Xbox One S laptop. Read more...(image)

Xiaomi Redmi Pro review: Dual camera and 10 cores without breaking the bank

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:32:01 +0000

Xiaomi's Redmi Pro is the company's first dual-camera smartphone with a deca-core MediaTek chipset but let's see whether it has anything more to offer than other devices in its price range. Read more...(image)

Here's some additional Switch content from Nintendo of Japan

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:40:01 +0000

While it isn't translated, Nintendo of Japan has uploaded videos showing off some of the titles that will be coming to Switch. The videos have interviews, but also show more gameplay footage. Read more...(image)

First 24: Hands-on with the Honor 6X

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:24:01 +0000

The Honor 6X was recently announced at CES and signals the start of Honor's 2017 campaign in the US. Starting at $249, does this handset offer enough to make it a worthwhile purchase? Read more...(image)

Acer's Liquid Jade Primo Windows phone disappears from the US Microsoft Store

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:44:01 +0000

Continuing in the recent exodus of Windows phones from the Microsoft Store, the Acer Liquid Jade Primo is the latest handset to be removed, following the Lumia 650, 735, and AT&T Lumia 640 XL. Read more...(image)

This Weekend's PC Game Deals - There's a fix for every gamer in the current winter sale

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:04:01 +0000

Whether you're buying games for yourself or someone else that is passionate about PC gaming, you can use our guide to take advantage of the best deals on anything from indie gems to AAA titles. Read more...(image)

Elephone S7 review: affordability has its drawbacks

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:56:02 +0000

Elephone's S7 came to market recently with a focus on affordability and design. We tested the handset to see how a $250 Android device stands up in today's market and how it fares in day-to-day use. Read more...(image)

Apple's App Store experienced 60% growth, Google Play app revenue grew 82% in Q4 2016

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:46:01 +0000

Revenue across both the App Store and Play Store have increased from approximately $5.2 billion to around $8.7 billion. Spotify, Netflix, Tinder, and LINE contributed the most to the figure. Read more...(image)

Skype for Linux Alpha gets updated to 1.15, adds autostart and start minimized features

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:30:01 +0000

Skype for Linux has received another update with various bug fixes and a couple of new features related to auto-starting the app on boot and controls for the behavior of the app once started. Read more...(image)

Huawei Mate 9 and Lenovo P2 now available for purchase in the UK

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:14:01 +0000

Three UK has listed the big battery Huawei Mate 9 and Lenovo P2 smartphones on their website and made them available for purchase for £31.00 and £18.00 respectively on a monthly contract. Read more...(image)

Nintendo's Switch new online service offers a free monthly game, but it's really a rental

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:58:01 +0000

Nintendo announced new online service along with its upcoming release of the Switch. The service would give paid subscribers a free monthly title, but it looks like it won't be a permanent addition. Read more...(image)

Android 7.0 Nougat will rollout to the Honor 8 starting Monday

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:14:01 +0000

Huawei is set to rollout Android 7.0 Nougat on the 16th of this month to Japanese Honor 8 users. EMUI 5.0 is included in the 1.97GB update which will be incrementally rolled out over a month. Read more...(image)

SpaceX returns to form with successful Falcon 9 Iridium-1 mission

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:48:01 +0000

After more than 4 months since its last attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX successfully launched the Iridium-1 mission earlier today, which delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit. Read more...(image)

YouTube "Super Chat" is a new way to support livestream comments

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:42:01 +0000

Google has released a new feature that allows users to promote their comments on YouTube, and be pushed to the front of the line. Right now, the feature is only available on select channels. Read more...(image)

7 Days: A week of Windows 10 updates, Nintendo's gaming goodness, and all sorts of Androids

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:30:53 +0000

From privacy problems and foldable phones, to Lumias de-listed, pornographic insights, Windows Goodbye, unlimited limits, and Microsoft's Maluuba, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news. Read more...(image)

Google's internet drone Project Titan has come to an end

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:06:01 +0000

After two years of development of its solar-powered internet drone, Google's Project Titan is over. According to an Alphabet's X spokesperson, the company will now focus on Project Loon. Read more...(image)

Philippine government blocks Pornhub and other adult websites

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:50:01 +0000

In what seems to be an effort towards suppressing child pornography, the Philippine government has now banned access to legitimate adult websites like Pornhub and xvideos. Read more...(image)

Xiaomi won't release sales figures anymore

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:34:01 +0000

Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, has revealed that it won't be releasing sales numbers as it continuously missed estimates and could not manage to maintain its initial growth rate. Read more...(image)

Here's the complete list of all confirmed games for the Nintendo Switch

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:16:01 +0000

Although Nintendo showed off the gameplay and teaser trailers for only a handful of games, its current library of confirmed games coming to the Switch consists of 35 titles. Read more...(image)

Race to the finish line with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:24:01 +0000

Nintendo has announced that an overhauled version of the Wii U's Mario Kart 8 will be making its way to the Switch console under the title "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe", bringing new characters and courses. Read more...(image)