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Nottingham's National Videogame Arcade could be the best museum ever

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 16:44
Nottingham's probably best known for its infamous sheriff, but next year it'll have another claim to fame when a museum dedicated to gaming opens in the city. The National Videogame Arcade, said to be "the world's first cultural centre for gaming,"...

Get ready to start seeing video ads in your Instagram feed

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 16:28
If people weren't too happy with the first batch of sponsored posts by Instagram, those temper tantrums might reach a new level soon. According to Adweek, the Facebook-owned imaging service is now rolling out video ads to users' feeds, having been...

IRL: The OnePlus One is everything my iPhone wasn't

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 16:00
After last month's iPhone event, I was disappointed -- I realized the iPhone 6 and its "Plus" sibling were still catching up to Android in a lot of ways. Regardless, the devoted iPhone fan in me still pre-ordered an iPhone 6 a few days later, in the...

Samsung's 3G-ready Gear S watch reaches the US November 7th

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:30
Itching to strap Samsung's 3G-equipped Gear S smartwatch on your wrist? If you're in the US, you'll only have to wait one more week. The cellular-capable timepiece is now officially slated to reach American stores on November 7th, including Best Buy,...

Google makes Play Books more student friendly

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:00
Google's latest Play Books update for Android makes the app a lot easier to use for reading non-fiction e-books. See, Play Books is perfect if you're just reading something from cover to cover. But if you're using it to read text or reference books...

NASA finds the smoking crater left by its crashed dust probe

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:31
NASA just spotted a needle in a haystack: the remains of the lunar dust probe LADEE, which was deliberately crashed into the dark side of the moon last year. The satellite was launched from Wallops Island a year ago to determine if lunar dust tends...

LG slims smartphone bezels to a virtually non-existent 0.7mm

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:57
You might talk about how much you hate large bezels, but LG is actually doing something about it. It just unveiled a 5.3-inch, 1080p LCD display with 0.7mm bezels, less than the width of a credit card. The Korean company said they're the world's...

Tim Cook says he's 'proud to be gay'

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:14
Tim Cook has long topped lists as the "most powerful" gay person in the world, and today he's publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time. "Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy," the Apple CEO says...

Any.do adds collaboration, sharing features to its to-do app

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:00
Productivity-focused app Any.do, which is available on iOS, Android and the web, has gained popularity largely because, well, it helps people get things done. But, with households and businesses being about more than just one particular user, the...

Channel Master temps cord-cutters by adding YouTube to its subscription-free DVR

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 12:57
Let's imagine that you want to cut the cord, but still want to watch local OTA programming. If you want a DVR with online features, you've only really got the option of buying TiVo's Roamio OTA. Unfortunately, that device comes with a $15 per month...

Fox Sports Go comes to Windows Phone

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 12:20
If there's one downside to being a sports fan, it's that you can't take your HDTV with you wherever you go. Like, for instance, you get a lot of weird looks if you try and watch a 40-inch plasma while trying to buy groceries down at the local market....

It's official: Lenovo owns Motorola

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 11:45
The cash has been handed over, the contracts are signed and the lawyers are sipping champagne, which can only mean that Lenovo's deal to buy Motorola has been completed. The purchase makes Lenovo the world's third-largest smartphone maker, and the...

EE flips the switch on its faster 4G network in London

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 11:35
EE's been conducting closed trials of LTE-Advanced technology since last year, so imagine the red faces when Vodafone reported earlier this month that its own faster 4G network was about to go live in three cities. EE's now being forced to play...

Flipboard gets a makeover and thousands of new topics

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 11:25
The folks at Flipboard must have been crazy busy these past months: the company has just unleashed a huge update for its iOS and Android apps, a few weeks after it finally released an app for Windows Phone. This update gives the digital...

Google releases its souped-up bookmarks manager for Chrome... again

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:33
We've caught glimpses of Google's new image-rich bookmarks system for Chrome a couple of times in the past, and now it's back with a new name, but not much in the way of new features. The extension formerly known as Google Stars is now simply (and...

London police raise privacy hackles with gang violence software

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 10:28
London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has completed a 20-week study in a bid to more accurately predict whether specific gang members are likely to commit violence. The software, developed by Accenture, pulls data together from systems already...

Analog wrist watch can call emergency numbers even without a phone

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 07:40
There are some smartwatches out there like Will.i.am's Puls that can make voice calls without having to connect to a phone. But have you ever heard of an analog watch with the same capability? No? Well, now you will: the GPS-equipped Limmex emergency...

Movie theaters ban Google Glass and other camera-toting wearables

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 06:01
Many individual American movie theaters are already hostile to guests who use wearables like Google Glass, and they've now made that opposition official on a national level. Both the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association...

'OK Google' voice commands bound for even more third-party apps

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 05:01
Google wants even third-party Android apps to be able to do searches using "Ok, Google" voice commands, so it's now making it easier for developers to integrate the feature. Now, all devs have to do is add a few lines of code to their...

FAA to drone pilots: fly near big sports events and face prison time

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 04:28
If you have dreams of recording your own aerial footage of a baseball game using a drone, you'll want to put them on ice. The FAA has issued a warning to all pilots that they'll be fined or imprisoned if they fly remote-controlled aircraft too close...

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