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Sony belatedly gets in on the selfie trend with the Xperia C3

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 08:43
Selfies are so popular that not only is the President getting in on the action, but ABC's even named its newest TV show after the trend. Not to be outdone, Sony is debuting the Xperia C3, a mid-range smartphone whose most notable feature is the...

Crowdfunded documentary chronicles the rise and rise of apps

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 08:24
In the spirit of Indie Game: The Movie, comes App: The Human Story -- a documentary that looks at the people behind the digital goods we consume. The film chronicles the rise of developers following the iPhone's release back in 2007 and runs all the...

GameStop wants to offer exclusive content with its preorder titles

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 07:08
We're guessing a few of you don't mind preordering the latest triple-A game to ensure you get your hands on it on release day, but (ignoring the whole digital distribution thing) it's increasingly rare for game stores to sell out of predictable hit...

Intel, Samsung join forces to streamline connectivity for the Internet of Things

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 06:01
The upside to connected devices is pretty obvious: From smart thermostats to smartphone-controlled light bulbs, these gadgets have the potential to make our lives easier. There is a downside, though and it's a pretty significant one; with so many...

Could future Lumia handsets come with Canon lenses?

Sat, 05/07/2014 - 02:05
As smartphone imaging gets better, the market for point-and-shoot cameras has evaporated. Perhaps sensing this shift in the wind, Canon has signed a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft where both companies will have easy access to each other's...

The Big Picture: NASA flies massive SOFIA telescope to the stratosphere

Sat, 05/07/2014 - 00:05
It's a catch-22: the lenses of ground-based telescopes can be made huge, but are hamstrung by distortion from the atmosphere. Hubble-type telescopes don't have that issue, but must be small to be launched into space, and good luck fixing them. That's...

If you've researched online privacy then the NSA may already be tracking you

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 22:10
When the Edward Snowden revelations began flowing (and flowing, and flowing), the first thing many people screamed was "get on Tor!" Unsurprisingly, an analysis of the NSA's XKeyscore system has revealed that simply visiting the website of the...

Apple recruits one of the watch industry's most important sales execs

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 21:22
Apple's recent hires in wearable tech have largely taken place outside the watch industry, which is slightly odd for a company rumored to be making a watch of its own. However, it just addressed that discrepancy in style -- LVMH's watch division has...

The forgotten losers of the console wars

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 20:01
History is written by the victors, but for all those generations of console wars we've managed to weather through, what about the other guys? Opening this week, a new games museum in southern Japan houses 56 different consoles of varying fame (or...

This stackable media hub plays your old 16-bit game cartridges

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 18:00
The set-top box market is currently flooded with many cheap Android boxes, but they tend to offer limited remote access plus expansion capability, so it's about time that something more exciting popped up. One such candidate is the EzeeCube, which...

Morph's crowdfunded comeback premieres on YouTube today

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 17:20
It's been a long time since Morph came out with any fresh material, but thanks to a lump of crowdfunding cash, the comical clay character's put together a new sketch show that premieres on YouTube today. Shape-shifting Morph first appeared on a...

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:40
"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the...

China's scalpers force Oculus to suspend Rift sales

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 13:24
With over 100,000 developer kit sales logged in its docket, it's fair to say interest in the Oculus Rift is high. While we wait for the inevitable release of the consumer model, scalpers in China snapping up developer versions at such a rate that the...