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Tests reveal how Apple improved iPad Pro’s display, & why iPad mini 4 is still best overall

DisplayMate is out today with a comparison of iPad displays following the introduction of Apple’s new larger 12.9-inch iPad, and the results might surprise you.<p>While the larger display on the iPad Pro is one of the device’s standout features on Apple’s latest and greatest iPad, the iPad mini 4, …

IPad Pro

Nvidia's Shield Tablet returns with lower $199 price tag

Nvidia wants to get its beefy gaming tablet into your hands this holiday season.<p>Nvidia has slashed the price on its powerful gaming-centric 8-inch Android tablet, down to $199 and £149 in the UK, which converts to around AU$320. That's down from $299 (£240 in the UK), which leaves you a bit of …

Online

Google’s app for Android and iOS can now answer complex questions with superlatives, ordered items, and dates

Google today detailed improvements to its main Android and iOS app, Google (formerly called Google Search), specifically related to answering questions. You can download the latest version now from Google Play and Apple’s App Store.<p>The app is now better at understanding complex questions, which you …

Google Search

How to restore deleted Google Calendar events

Google just added a way to recover events you've deleted from your calendar. Read on to find out how.<p>If you use Google Calendar for the majority of your schedule planning, then the newest method of handling deleted events will be a welcome change for you.<p>Have you ever tried to pin down an …

Google Calendar

New Android Wear Smartwatches Can Go Online Without Needing Your Smartphone

Google is finally adding cellular connectivity to Android Wear, its operating software for smartwatches and wearables, in a move that could reduce a user’s dependence on their phone.<p>Android Wear already supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections, but now wearables will be able to plug right into the …

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE reaches the USA through Verizon and AT&T

We first laid eyes and put our geeky little hands all over the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE last October 1st, during the LG V10 announcement. We knew right away this thing was special. Not only does it inherit the great looks and superior performance we have previously seen in other LG …

Mobile

Samsung's 'premium' smartphone chip puts everything in one place

Samsung's next chip is a single square of silicon with a load of things your mobile computer needs. To start, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 (memorable) is based on 14nm FinFET tech, whose 3D design means better power performance. The company has custom-designed the CPU around a 64-bit ARM design, and will …

Xbox One outsold PlayStation 4 in October thanks to Halo

Master Chief delivered.<p>Microsoft hasn’t had many wins this year when going head-to-head with Sony, but its biggest franchise still has the power to help it finish the fight. Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 in October according to NPD data that Microsoft shared with GamesBeat.<p>The company provided …

Xbox

Powerful little stand charges Apple Watch and iPhone together

I think I expected too much of the Trident Valet, but now that we’ve gotten past our initial squabbling, I think we’ll be just fine.<p>The Apple Watch stand/case/charger, which has its own self-contained charger and an auxiliary port that lets you power up a second device while you top off your watch, …

Smartwatches

How to Set a Live Photo as Your Lock Screen on iPhone

Starting with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhones come with a selection of Live Photo Wallpaper images to bring color and animation to your Lock screen. You can use Live Photos as your Home screen Wallpaper too. However, if Apple's selection of Live Photo Wallpapers aren't what you want in a Lock …

iPhone

iPad Pro Review Gripe Fest Vs. The 12-inch Retina MacBook

Don’t like the iPad Pro because it’s not a laptop? There’s any easy fix for that.<p>The preponderance of the gripes in reviews from most of the major tech sites is that it falls short as a laptop replacement. Here’s a quick solution (if you’re in the market for an iPad with a real keyboard): move a …

IPad Pro

How the Apple Pencil Came to Be: An Interview With Jonathan Ive

Designer Jonathan Ive reveals his process behind reinventing the everyday object for the digital age.<p>Designer Jonathan Ive has been heralded as the mastermind behind Apple’s most popular products, including the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The CDO of the iconic brand was inspired by the aesthetic of an …

Apple Pencil

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void sells 1M copies in 24 hours

Blizzard Entertainment said today that more than 1 million people have purchased StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void in its first 24 hours on sale.<p>The PC sci-fi real-time strategy game expansion is the long-awaited finale in the StarCraft II story. Legacy of the Void is perhaps one of the biggest PC …

Starcraft

Xbox One Is "Most Attractive" Console This Holiday, UK Boss Says

As the all-important holiday season approaches, Xbox UK marketing executive Harvey Eagle has spoken out to say he is "very confident" in the sales potential for Xbox One over the coming weeks. The console's lineup of games, new features like backwards compatibility, and deals make the console the …

Xbox

Friday the 13th Game Closes With $800,000-Plus

The Kickstarter campaign for the new Friday the 13th: The Game has ended, bringing in a total of $823,704 from 12,218 backers. The campaign closed on Friday, November 13 (see what they did there?), having met its $700,000 funding target two days earlier.<p>Friday the 13th: The Game, as it's being …

Kickstarter

"Ridiculously Good-Looking" EA Sports UFC 2 Revealed With Ronda Rousey

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Is the Madden Curse now extending to the EA Sports UFC franchise?<p>On Friday, EA announced Ronda Rousey as the cover star for EA Sports UFC 2. On Saturday night, the previously unbeaten fighter was knocked out by Holly Holm. There is no question that Rousey remains one of the world's premier …

EA Sports

French officials think as many as 20 plotters may be behind Paris attacks

PARIS —European authorities staged an international manhunt Sunday for a 26-year-old “dangerous individual,” one of three brothers involved in the deadly attacks on Paris, even as an image took shape of a larger network of terrorists that could involve as many as 20 plotters.<p>At least eight …

Terrorism

Grimm Cast Teases Mysteries That Will "Turn Things on Their Head"

<i>Spoilers for Grimm through Season 5, episode 3 "Lost Boys" are contained in this article.</i><p>After two weeks of wondering who was trapped in the cell, …

TV

iPad Pro diary day 2: The good, the bad & the two issues that concern me most

I posted my first impressions of the iPad Pro yesterday, and having spent much of the past 24 hours mostly using it rather than my MacBook, I now have more of a sense of why Tim Cook thinks it could be a laptop replacement.<p>While most reviewers dismissed that, and I would certainly join them in …

IPad Pro

PSA: You can use Reachability on iPhone to access Notification Center

An accidental discovery has made Reachability infinitely more useful.<p>When Apple introduced the larger-screened iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the company announced a feature aimed at making the bigger devices easier to use with one hand. When using your iPhone, you double-tap the home button (not press, but …

Redbox

Between the Panels: Is It Time for the All-New, All-Different DC Universe?

Where's the excitement for DC's relaunch?<p>Marvel and DC's comics have followed a surprisingly similar trajectory in 2015. Both companies delivered big …

Comic Books

Bethesda says it shipped $750M and 12M copies for Fallout 4’s launch

Bethesda Softworks said that it shipped 12 million copies, or $750 million worth of postapocalypse role-playing game Fallout 4 to retailers for its launch day. And it says that follow-up shipments have already begun, suggesting that the initial copies have sold out — making it one of the year’s …

Streaming Media

Epic’s Tim Sweeney believes virtual reality will evolve more like console games than mobile

It seems like we just can’t get enough of Tim Sweeney, chief executive of Epic Games.<p>Sweeney has been a video game graphics guru for more than two decades. During that time, he has seen computing technology get 100,000 times faster. He has such a command of tech that it’s fun to pick his brain …

Virtual Reality

Sony's PC implosion a lesson for Apple?

Sony priced itself out of the market. And consumers' flight from premium laptops could mean some pain for Apple.<p>This week Sony said its PC business is even worse off than the bleak estimates it made earlier in the year. Is there something going on here that's larger than Sony's failings?<p>Sony …

MacBook Air

Pfizer's attempt on AstraZeneca leaves a bitter taste in Sandwich

Mistrust in the US drugs giant's guarantees is leading politicians and scientists to call for the UK company, and jobs and scientific prestige, to be protected<p>The attempt by US drugs group Pfizer to buy Britain's AstraZeneca in the biggest-ever foreign takeover of a UK firm has agitated workers, …

Too stressed to bail: America's big banks are failing basic health tests

You think <i>you’re</i> feeling stressed?<p>Just ask Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, his views of the topic of “stress”, and stand back. Bank of America flunked the Federal Reserve's test of bank health, called a stress test. Each year the Fed asks the country’s 30 largest financial institutions to …

California takes a cue from Europe and considers tough rules to limit the spread of antibiotic-resistant bugs

The development of antibiotics was one of the great public health advances of the 20th century. But many common antibiotics aren't working as well as they used to, which has left thousands of people a year getting sick and dying of what not long ago were easily curable diseases.<p>There are a lot of …

Cluster Of Texas ER Visits From K2 Synthetic Marijuana

Dallas Police and television stations reported on Friday the treatment of 40 people over a 48-hour period for overdoses of what appears to be a synthetic marijuana product they are describing as K2.<p>Rebecca Lopez at WFAA-TV reported that emergency departments at Baylor University Medical Center and …

National Geographic Magazine

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