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Taco Bell 6.0

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As of February 10, the well known American chain of fast rood restaurants Taco Bell have decided to integrate with the future of technology. Well known as the destination for tacos and burritos, Taco Bell have announced that the company is nearly finished developing an application that will allow ordering of food via mobile. The main application seems to be ... Read More »

Universal SSL coming to all CloudFlare users

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CloudFlare customers were today greeted with the incredible news that the use of SSL would be coming to all current members as well as any new members that wish to join. Currently SSL is being rolled out to all of the current members of CloudFlare. The team behind this stated that yesterday there were almost 2 million websites that are ... Read More »

USB Type-C now able to carry DisplayPort signal

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Yesterday, 22 September 2014, VESA and the USB consortium announced the DisplayPort Alternate Mode for the USB Type-C standard. We are now closer than ever to a single-port docking solution for anything that’s not a gaming laptop. Finally, I might add. Read More »

Microsoft Office free for Students and Teachers

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Today Microsoft has announced that their popular Office Suite now called Office 365 is being released for free. Last year it was announced that if a teacher ordered the Office 365 package for a student then they would be able to receive it for free, now a student can just apply on their own. Read More »

NVIDIA release GTX 980 and GTX 970

GTX 970 by NVIDIA

Yesterday, 18 Sep 2014, Nvidia released its two new flagship cards from the Maxwell line of GPUs: the GTX 980 and the GTX 970, for an MSRP of respectively $549 and $329. Read More »

The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch: What We Know

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The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Smart Watch, Apple Pay, today was the busiest day of your Twitter feed history. As everyone predicted, Apple announced their newest devices during todays press conferences. The iPhone 6 will be available later this year and will support all major carriers, while the Apple Watch will be available for $350 early next year. ... Read More »

Apple Reveals Apple Watch

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It’s all true.  Apple today launched the first new product category of the Tim Cook era, the Apple Watch, and took a giant cannonball into the pool of wearable computing. Rather than take an iPhone and shrink it to fit your wrist, Apple builds a new user experience from scratch. Read More »

Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

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Today Apple joined the big kids’ table. At an event at Flint Center for the Performing Arts , Apple revealed the next iterations of their flagship product, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 will come with a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6 Plus will have a 5.5-inch screen for “phablet” fans.  Read More »

Rest In Peace: MSN Messenger

MSN Messenger

Windows Live Messenger formerly (and better known as) MSN Messenger will have its final plugged pulled on October 31st, 2014. To most people MSN Messenger already died March 15th 2013 but the last hold out for the service has been mainland China. The closing of the service is a result of Microsoft acquiring Skype on October 13th ,2011 and furthering ... Read More »

Sony – 2K Smartphone Resolution Not Worth It

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Sony announced their newest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3 Wednesday. Along with this announcement came the news that it would not be following suit with competitor phones, the LG G3, and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in including a Quad HD screen. In an interview with TrustedReviews, Calum MacDougall, Sony’s Director of Xperia Marketing gave some reasons why Sony is not ... Read More »

Apple Launches Countdown to Sept. 9 Event

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As if a reminder in your phone and constantly watching the clock weren’t enough, Apple has posted a countdown timer on their website to the exact time of their special event on Sept. 9.  Many expect that a new iPhone will be released, probably alongside iOS 8, with optimists holding out hope for details on an upcoming wearable. Read More »

4chan Creator Adopts DMCA Policy After Nude Celebrity Photos Leak

Moot at Ted

Following the massive leak of nude celebrity photos last week, Christopher “Moot” Poole, the creator of 4chan, has adopted a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown policy. Under this policy, the site will remove any content that is a “bona fide infringement” under the law. In addition, the site will also notify the poster of the removal, and multiple offenses will ... Read More »

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 4 with Quad HD Display and Improved Camera

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Three years ago Samsung unveiled the first in their line of “phablet” phones, bringing a previously unheard of 5in screen. What started as throwing innovation at the wall and seeing what sticks, turned into one of their most successful products. Three years and three phones later, Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4. The Note 4 looks mostly the same as the ... Read More »

Massive iCloud Exploit Causes Celebrity Nudes to Leak ( and How You Can Avoid the Same )

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Yesterday, a plethora of nude celebrity photos were leaked online by an anonymous poster on 4chan. The photos, saved to iCloud through their iPhones, include big name actresses like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upon, Ariana Grande, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Spokespersons for the affected celebreties have confirmed or denied these photos, while some celebrities acknowledge them in a manner that suggests they are genuine. ... Read More »

Twitch bought by Amazon for nearly $1 billion

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Today, it was announced by the Twitch CEO, Emmett Shear, that Twitch has been bought by Amazon. Rumor had been flying around for a long time that Google was the one to buy Twitch, but a latecomer who was only just recently speculated at being interested has come in and acquired Twitch. People may feel better, as there was quite a bit ... Read More »

Apple Replacing iPhone 5 Batteries for Known Issue

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If your iPhone 5 battery runs down too fast or turns off suddenly, you’re not alone.  Apple announced yesterday a replacement program for iPhone 5 batteries that it said “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”   Read More »

Windows 9 “threshold” may be announced later this year

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After all of the press behind the release of Windows 8 in late 2012 it may now be that the world will be getting its first look at the new Windows operating system before too long. The new operating system is currently being worked on under the code name “Threshold”. Read More »

Distilld – THE app for Whiskey Drinkers coming to the App Store

Distilld Whiskey App

[UPDATE] – As of August 4th, the app is live on the App Store! When Stu Grubbs of Distilld reached out to us to meet at TechWeek 2014 in Chicago, I was intrigued. Distilld, which is a whiskey scanner, is looking to do (and really build on) what Untapped has proven is what people are looking for – a way to ... Read More »

Last chance to defend Net Neutrality from the FCC – take action now!

Net Neutrality

It seems like the battle for Net Neutrality will never end, right? Either way, we have to stand up and fight for an open internet, because if the FCC’s proposal stands – the way we are able to use the internet will change drastically – forever. Like being able to go to all of your favorite sites at the same ... Read More »

TechWeek Chicago 2014 Recap – Collaboration and Innovation

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On the 7th floor, in a building from the 1920’s, parts of both the Chicago and area tech community got together for collaboration, sharing, and innovating at this year’s TechWeek Chicago event. Between speeches and panels across 4 stages, startup alley, the Launch competition, and so much more – we had the pleasure of spending time at the event and ... Read More »

TechWeek Chicago 2014 – Interview with SingleHop Co-Founder Dan Ushman

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Founded in 2006 SingleHop founders Dan Ushman and Zak Boca met in an AOL chatroom for programmers at the age of twelve . Four years later, Dan and Zak  had their own companies (yes, in high school) and then decided to collaborate to form their first web-hosting company, without ever even meeting in person! Since that faithful day SingleHop has been successful to say the ... Read More »

TechWeek Chicago 2014 – A talk about the Cloud with Alex Brown

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If you’re a member of the technology industry, you usually can’t go a day without hearing about “Cloud”. For those of us that know what that actually means, we’re used to the concept now – and know how to handle people referencing it. There are a lot of misconceptions about the “Cloud”, namely that many think it’s an actual platform ... Read More »

TechWeek Chicago 2014 – Secure your important information with Keeper

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Every day, security is becoming more and more difficult to maintain. From security breaches and hacks to government spying, it is incredibly important to make sure that you keep your passwords and data as secure as possible. Let’s be honest, we all visit a large number of sites daily, and have the habit of “Saving” the passwords in our browser, which in and ... Read More »

TechWeek Chicago 2014 – Get the news you want with Rivet News Radio

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In recent years, it would appear that a lot of people have issues with attention span – with Twitter’s 140 characters and Buzzfeed’s GIF posts dominating many generations’ feeds and emails. With that said, where does standard news fall? News agencies are still churning out great news and videos, but it’s in the standard format – forcing readers to read ... Read More »

TechWeek Chicago 2014 – Jeff Hoffman shares his advice for startups

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The Technology industry is rapidly expanding, and with it – the world of startups and small businesses. Around the world, startups are becoming the reason for rapid growth, with companies like ColorJar, Instagram, Keeper, and hundreds of others experiencing rapid growth due to their ingenuity. Because of that, the industry is growing company by company – bringing innovative products and services ... Read More »

TechWeek 2014 Intro Video

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We’re at TechWeek 2014 in downtown Chicago, IL for three days of Technology, Startups, and Music! We have a ton of interviews, articles, and pictures coming your way over the next few days – so stay tuned! Want more information – visit our overview article! Stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Website for all TechWeek Coverage! Read More »

Techweek 2014 – Preview

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Techweek Chicago is a weeklong festival celebrating the innovation ecosystem in the Windy City, with 7 days of exciting tech-related events culminating in a 3 day conference and expo.  We at TechRaptor are fortunate enough to experience this great event and have the pleasure of taking our readers on a ride through Techweek with us. Anyone with any interest in ... Read More »

Google I/O 2014 Recap

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Once again the team at Google took the stage and showed off a plethora of new features for the google brand. This year, the focus was heavily rested on synchronizing your devices while giving the whole experience flair. Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Google took the stage and began streaming crowds from various parts of the globe. “We are ... Read More »