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Battlefield: Hardline developer says it is 'gonna work'

No one would blame you for having doubts that publisher Electronic Arts’ next Battlefield game will launch without issues. The last entry in the series, Battlefield 4, is notorious for its connection problems and other hiccups. But developer Visceral Games says you don’t have to worry about …

Apple keeps customers happy – and paying a little more each year

Does the wisdom of crowds apply to Apple? Because there is a large crowd of people who hate it. But usually with American companies that make huge amounts of money – such as mobile carriers or TV companies – the hatred comes from their own customers. In contrast, Apple's growing customer base seems …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 competitor

Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone finally demonstrates that the South Korean company can do high-quality design and fantastic quality, posing the question: why wait till now to do it?<p>The 4.7in Galaxy Alpha is the smallest flagship smartphone in Samsung’s large range of devices. It sits …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Takes the Ice Bucket Plunge, Challenges Apple, HTC and Nokia Phones

Some smart marketing for Samsung, highlighting the fact that the S5 -- unlike many rivals -- is water-resistant.<p>Lots of tech CEOs have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but Samsung’s Galaxy S5 might be the first tech product to do so.<p>And it is some smart marketing, given that the S5 is waterproof …

Why Apple could break up with Intel over the Mac

When Apple announced its 64-bit A7 processor, I dismissed the speculation that this could lead to a switch away from Intel chips for the Macintosh line for a homegrown “desktop-class” chip. I might have been wrong.<p><b>“I don’t know exactly when, but sooner or later, Macs will run on Apple-designed ARM</b> …

Sony claims EA's Xbox One subscription service isn't 'good value'

Electronic Arts surprised gamers with a subscription service for Xbox One yesterday, but Sony is less than impressed with the offering. EA Access lets Xbox One owners play titles like <i>FIFA 14</i>, <i>Madden NFL 25</i>, <i>Peggle 2</i>, and <i>Battlefield 4</i> for just $4.99 a month, or $29.99 per year. Despite what seems like …

Teen wakes up to smoldering Galaxy S4, dad blames battery

If I am awoken by smoke in the middle of the night, I assume the neighbors are having a key party again.<p>However, one 13-year-old from Texas, says she was woken by a smoky smell and didn't even worry about it. She went back to sleep.<p>For Ariel Tolfree, though, the smell didn't go away. When she woke …

I Ditched My iPhone For A Samsung Galaxy S5 And Was Blown Away By What I Was Missing With Apple

Until recently, I was a loyal Apple customer, with two MacBooks and an iPhone 5. But I recently moved from New York to London, and that meant I needed a new phone number. But my iPhone was locked, preventing that from happening.<p>So I decided to get a new phone. I really wanted a big, 5.7-inch iPhone …

Xbox One Sales More Than Double In June Thanks To Price Drop

Microsoft's Xbox One more than doubled in sales for the month of June the company announced.<p>This comes one day before the release of NPD numbers for the video game industry.<p>Microsoft has not released actual sales data, so it’s impossible to know the exact number of units sold.<p>“Since the new Xbox …

Android L Torch – Indie app of the day

What is Android L Torch<p>This very simple application is a torch app that is themed in the style of Android L. With Android L being all the rage right now, it makes sense that someone would do a torch app in that style so people can feel and see the theme. It features a few themes and after a rocky …

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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing Activision for putting him in Call of Duty

The studios behind the <i>Call of Duty</i> series may have garnered some extra sales by putting real people into their over-the-top shooters, but it looks like that strategy could land them in court. Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has sued the games' publisher, Activision, for using his likeness …

NASA's iconic moon boots are now a sick pair of sneakers you can buy

July 20th marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. To commemorate the occasion, GE partnered with Los Angeles-based boutique shoe company Android Homme and JackThreads to release high-top sneakers inspired by the space boots worn by the likes of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they …

U.S. Military Tests Robotic 'Pack Mule' To Go Practically Anywhere

No, you're not watching a scene from "Transformers."<p>The U.S. Military released new footage on July 13, 2014 of the Legged Squad Supports System robot, which behaves sort of like a futuristic mule, being tested in an open field at the Kahuku Training Area in Hawaii. Just check it out in the YouTube …

These Keyboard Shortcuts Will Unlock New Levels Of Productivity

So what are these magical secrets? Below are some that I use every day while editing Business Insider or doing anything else on a computer. Try picking them up one at a time and you'll find they become a natural part of your workflow.<p>Note: These are Mac shortcuts used in Chrome, but many are valid …

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Samsung Wants To Play With Google And Apple In Mastering The Smart Home

The smart home space has been moving fast this past year. First, Google scooped up Nest for $3.2 billion in January and then Apple announced HomeKit for developers to safely hook up connected gadgets to the iOS. Now Samsung looks to be making a major move with a potential acquisition of startup …

We Got British Workers to Defend Their Worth Against a Robot Takeover

Teachers, accountants and analysts aren't ready to hand over their jobs just yet.<p><i>(Photo via)</i><p>Last week, Tory MP David Willetts suggested that traditionally middle class professions are most likely to be taken over by robots.<p>Until Monday he was minister for universities and science, so you'd assume …

FBI sees self-driving cars as 'lethal weapons' for criminal 'multitasking'

Google stirred up quite the buzz a few weeks back with its latest self-driving car design, but the FBI isn't convinced the tech advancements are in the public's best interest. In a report procured by <i>The Guardian,</i> the bureau warns that the autonomous vehicles even more of a "lethal weapon" than they …

Jibo Wants to Be the World’s First Family Robot

Social robots. That's pretty much all Dr. Cynthia Breazeal has thought about for the past 20 years. Not so much how to build a better robot, but how …

Sigourney Weaver to appear in Alien: Isolation video game

Ripley, the last survivor of the Nostromo, is signing back on – together with some resurrected crew mates. Sega has announced that its forthcoming Alien: Isolation game will feature several members of the original movie cast; they will appear in two special missions, which will initially only be …