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Pebble introduces a premium Steel version of its color smartwatch

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:00
It's only been a week since Pebble introduced Pebble Time, its second-generation color smartwatch, and there's already a new version of it up for grabs. Today at Mobile World Congress, the company has just announced Pebble Time Steel, a premium all-m...

Microsoft's new browser previewed in video

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:27
It was back in January that Microsoft showed off its long-awaited replacement for Internet Explorer, currently named "Project Spartan." The new browser is designed to be light, nimble and secure, with the company stressing how deeply Cortana, Microso...

Netflix chases awards glory with new Idris Elba movie

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:37
Oscar season has only just come to a close, but Netflix is said to be already eyeing up a potential candidate for next year's run. Deadline reports that the streaming service has got its hands on Beasts Of No Nation, a film led by True Detective dire...

This is how Microsoft will unite your Windows 10 devices

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:42
Microsoft's big promise with Windows 10 is its ability to run apps across the entire platform. The framework for these universal apps hasn't been described in much detail, but a post on the Windows Blog gives a bit more insight under the hood. Redmon...

BlackBerry will release a curved-screen slider phone later this year

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:00
BlackBerry's recovery relies on the company's reinvention as a software and services business, which has enabled its hardware designers to go a little bit wild. At Mobile World Congress, BB's handset chief Ron Louks just pulled out a prototype of a h...

Sony will equip Virgin Atlantic engineers with its wearables

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:48
Who'd ever be dorky enough to wear a smartglass and a smartwatch at the same time? Virgin Atlantic employees, apparently. The company has partnered with Sony to equip its plane engineers at Heathrow Airport with the Sony SmartWatch 3 and the SmartEye...

BlackBerry aims at young professionals with the low-cost Leap

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:38
We're here at BlackBerry's cozy MWC press event waiting anxiously for CEO John Chen (or anyone, for that matter) to pull back the curtain on the oft-rumored BlackBerry Leap. So far all we've gotten is a recap of progress to date and some security-min...

Google OKs pre-installing Waze on Android devices

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 06:55
Next time you buy an Android phone, you just might find Waze among its pre-installed apps. See, it's now part of Google Mobile Services, or what you call the list of Android apps that manufacturers and carriers can install before shipping devices out...

Google Street View cameras zip through (and over) the Amazon

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 04:43
Google already has some odd ways of getting its Street View cameras into hard-to-reach places, but its latest effort might just take the cake. The search firm has posted panoramic imagery of the Amazon rainforest that, at some points, was taken by Tr...

Netflix plots summer release dates for 'Sense8', OITNB and more

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 03:47
Even if you're slow-burning instead of binging on House of Cards, you'll still need a few backups once you're through with Frank & Claire Underwood's world domination tour. Netflix has revealed release dates for most of its summer (winter in Australi...

Google won't force Android encryption by default

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:37
Not too long ago, Mountain View was trumpeting that new gadgets with Lollipop would have encryption turned on by default, but, as Ars Technica reports, that isn't the case. The Nexus 6 handset and Nexus 9 tablet offer it, but third-party devices aren...

We're live at the 2015 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco!

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:00
Every year, in late winter, covering the game industry gives me a chance to leave New York City at its most miserable. It's with great pleasure that I tell you, yes, we're here in San Francisco -- where its 60 degrees and not 34 -- to bring all the n...

Daily Roundup: MWC 2015 so far, Google+ splits up and more!

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 01:10
Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona today and there's already been a number of big announcements. Get the latest details about the new phones from Samsung, HTC and Lenovo. In other news, Google+ is splitting up and IKEA will sell wireless ch...

'Mortal Kombat X' for mobile rewards your victories with konsole kred

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:46
After a lengthy hiatus, Mortal Kombat is coming back to the mobile world -- and it's giving you a few extra incentives to brutalize fighters while you're waiting for the bus. Mortal Kombat X will reach Android and iOS users on April 14th with not jus...

Lyft rewards its drivers for picking you up more often

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:00
A ridesharing service only helps you out if drivers want to pick you up in the first place, and Lyft clearly knows it -- the company just countered Uber's new perk system with one of its own. Accelerate, as it's called, puts drivers in one of three s...

Scientists take detailed pictures of the smallest known life forms

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 23:32
Just how small can life get? Almost unbelievably small, if you ask a team of Berkeley Lab researchers. They've taken the first detailed electron microscope pictures of the tiniest bacteria known to date -- at a typical 0.009 cubic microns in volume, ...

What's on your HDTV: 'CSI: Cyber', 'Kimmy Schmidt' and 'American Crime'

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 23:00
Need a way to come back from your House of Cards weekend binge? This week we can present to you James Van der Beek and Shad Moss (fka Lil' Bow Wow) as part of the latest CSI spinoff, CSI: Cyber. Yup, that's a thing that is happening. Of course, if it...

Wannabe Elon Musks can 3D print their virtual spaceships

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 22:29
If you think you've got a bright future in spaceship design, the Kerbal Space Program simulator will quickly humble you -- beneath the playful surface is an accurate, unforgiving physics system. The lucky few that manage to get their virtual craft in...

Your phone now doubles as an Android TV game controller

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 21:53
So you want to play games on your Android TV set, but you'd rather not shell out for a gamepad? You might not have to in the near future. Google has revealed that an upcoming update to Google Play Services will let you use your Android mobile devices...

Tesla Model S owners can pretend they're in a James Bond submarine

Mon, 02/03/2015 - 21:24
Elon Musk loved that Lotus Esprit car/submarine from Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me so much, he dropped $866,000 to buy it in an auction two years ago. By the looks of it, though, that's not all he did: he also paid homage to Bond's transforming veh...

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