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The most hyped phone launches ever (pictures)

According to the forever churning Apple rumor mill , a new iPhone is coming. Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 5S on September 10, and rumored technical specs have been pouring in leading up to the supposed event . Now, it's up to Apple to either top expectations or debunk the flood of …

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Microsoft eyes November 8 launch date for Xbox One -- report

Microsoft may soon announce that the Xbox One will beat the PlayStation 4 out the door.<p>The company has yet to announce when the Xbox One will be available, but Microsoft may decide to launch the high-powered console on November 8, gaming site Kotaku reported on Monday, citing a person who has …

Microsoft: Windows 8.1 is now in PC makers' hands

Microsoft announced Tuesday that Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 have been released to manufacturing and are now being delivered to its OEM partners.<p>Company officials also confirmed, as I blogged earlier this month, that there will be no early access to the Windows 8.1 release-to-manufacturing bits …

Meet Samsung's new toddler-friendly Galaxy Tab

Samsung has a new version of its 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 on the way, but this one's not for you. With its colorful shell and rugged plastic case, this model is aimed squarely at the kids.<p>The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, as it's called, is basically the same as the standard Galaxy Tab 3 -- due to be unveiled at …

Leaked iPad 5 photos hint further at Mini-like design

With the never-ending chatter about Apple's much-anticipated iPhone models, it's easy to ignore everything else that's likely to come out of the company's expected September 10 event. But it's good to see that the next generations of Apple's tablet line haven't been entirely forgotten.<p>Sonny …

Have Your Picture Taken With Hong Kong's (Smog-Free) Skyline

It's not news that Hong Kong, which brags one of the world's most stunning skylines, has been gradually losing it behind a curtain of smog.<p>But the Chinese territory's latest solution is new: To placate camera-clicking tourists unable to get those iconic shots of the skyscraper-studded waterfront, …

Are We Martians? Scientist Says We Just Might Be

As Adam Frank has said over on the 13.7 blog, "Earth and Mars have been swapping spit (astrobiologically speaking) for eons ... [and] it is entirely possible we were Earth's first alien invasion."<p>Thursday at a conference in Italy, chemist Steven Benner from the Westheimer Institute of Science and …

Which Organs Can I Live Without, And How Much Cash Can I Get For Them?

First, a disclaimer: Selling your organs is illegal in the United States. It's also very dangerous. Handing off an organ is risky enough when done in a top hospital, even more so if you're doing it for cash in a back alley. No, really: Don't do this. OK? OK.<p>There are many organs one can …

The Inspiring Force Of 'We Shall Overcome'

NPR 100 Fact Sheet<p>Title: We Shall Overcome<p>Artist: Words/music by Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Buy Carawan, Pete Seeger<p>Belived to have originated from C. Albert Tindley's Baptist hymn I'll Overcome Some Day<p>Reporter:<p>Producer:<p>Editor:<p>Length:<p>Interviewees:<p>Recordings Used:<p><i>As the nation marks the 50th</i> …

Album Review: Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)

C+<p>The second half of Bob Dylan’s first decade as a performing artist started promisingly enough. After his fabled 1966 motorcycle crash, Dylan …

Paul McCartney releases “New” song from New album

Sir Paul McCartney is back with something “New” from his new album, <i>New</i>.<p>Yes, it seems as if the former Beatle wants to make it abundantly clear that …

10 Unique Train Trips

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit …

Watch: The 10 Best Slow-Motion Scenes Ever

<b>When used properly,</b> few special effects are as exhilarating and awe-inspiring as slow-motion. While the problem is often that it's used to excess, slow-motion provides not just a heightened view of the action at hand, but also increases suspense, enhances the impact of a given emotion, and adds …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

At Europe's biggest trade show, Samsung and Sony bring their best to upstage Apple

Here's what to expect from a busy week in Berlin<p>Springtime in the consumer electronics industry comes in September. The seventh month of the Romulus calendar marks the intersection of two major annual shopping sprees: the back-to-school resupply for students and the holiday season gift hunt for the …

Foursquare’s impressive new Windows 8 app: Good for Foursquare, great for Microsoft

Foursquare’s new Windows 8 app may not be the biggest deal for Foursquare, but it’s huge for Microsoft.<p>With the app, which was officially announced in June, Foursquare takes some of the best parts about Windows 8 — the Metro interface, live tiles, global search — and creates something that’s …

Nissan wants self-driving cars on the road by 2020

Are you ready to have your very own self-driving car? While the technology has been relegated to a few eye-popping tests from Google (s goog), Nissan …

Plastic iPhone dummy units show altered color palette including pink & yellowish-orange

As Apple’s September 10th iPhone event approaches, speculation is rising in terms of what Apple will announce.<p>It seems clear that Apple will launch a new iPhone 5S with a fingerprint scanner, a gold casing option, and an improved processor. It also seems likely that Apple will finally take the …

25 People Who Will Be 'The Next Steve Jobs'

Everyone from Jeff Bezos to Marissa Meyer to "a bikini video director" has been anointed the next Steve Jobs. Here's every such mention we could find.<p>Even before his death nearly two years ago, writers of all stripes began to wonder, "Who is the next Steve Jobs?" It was fitting, in a ghoulish sort …

NASA is testing rocket parts made from laser 3D printing

By now you’ve probably heard the hullabaloo around 3D printed guns, but NASA is cranking up the heat even more with its laser 3D printed rocket parts, as noted by Ars Technica.<p>NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center recently completed a successful test of a rocket injector part. Printed using a …

Skype confirms 3D video calls are under development

<b>Skype has confirmed it has developed 3D video calls.</b><p>The news was revealed by a senior executive in an exclusive interview with the BBC to mark Skype's 10th anniversary.<p>There had been speculation about the possibility after the firm posted an advert in April saying it wanted to find a way to create …

Leaked Nokia Lumia 1520 photo reveals the giant 'Bandit' phone

A <i>Verge</i> forum member has published a photo of what is rumored to be the Nokia Lumia 1520, a massive device with a 6-inch, 1080p display. While we're unable able to fully confirm the image, it does appear to be authentic based on its consistency with previous leaks.<p>Earlier this month, sources …

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

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