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AdhereTech's smart pill bottle knows when you take, and miss, your medication

For some people, taking medication on time every day is a matter of life and death. AdhereTech has created a newer version of its original smart pill bottle prototype that wants to take the pressure off those who need to take pills on a regular basis. The bottle tracks the opening and closing of …

Titanfall anger is based on a misunderstanding of what the game is trying to do

It’s important to remember that most of the people complaining about the "small" size of <i>Titanfall</i>'s 6-on-6 player count have never played the game, and many are suffering from a lack of understanding of what <i>Titanfall</i> is and what it’s trying to do.<p>I can't speak to the game's launch or the overall …

Why Xbox One, PS4 price cuts aren't coming until 2015

Those holding out for a cheaper next-gen console come next year may need to reconsider their timeline for taking the plunge.<p>This month's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches have given Sony and Microsoft a definitive and reassuring answer to the demand question mark looming over high-end living room …

Gaming

Samsung updating Galaxy Gear this week with enhanced notifications and gestures (updated)

When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, we were concerned about the lack of third-party notification support. If we received a notification from any app that wasn't officially made by Samsung, we wouldn't actually get to read it on the watch; instead, we'd get alerted to the fact that …

7 Ways To Totally Blow A Tech Company Turnaround

Remember BlackBerry?<p>Beginning in January 2012 when CEO Thorsten Heins took over, BlackBerry essentially bet the company on a touchscreen smartphone powered by a new BlackBerry operating system called BlackBerry 10. The problem, however, was that much of the phone was cobbled together from pieces of …

Windows Phone

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: which one to buy this holiday season

‘Tis the season for some big decisions: Fake tree or real tree? Self-gifting or hoping for the best? And, of course: which new game console should …

Graphic content: do Xbox One and PS4 games really look better?

The words "next generation" have always held a lot of promise — and a lot of hype — in the world of video games. Consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that herald the arrival of a new generation are said to offer stunning graphics that unlock gaming experiences like never before. That’s an …

PS4 and Vita bundle heading to Europe today for under £500

Sony confirms new console bundles featuring PlayStation 4 and PS Vita systems will hit select retailers across Europe for under £500, Eurogamer reports.<p>The release of the bundle will be dictated by PS4 stock and pre-orders, said Gara; However, offers to buy the bundle will be live as of tonight. As …

Buy Chromecast and get $6 Google Play credit

In the spirit of Black Friday, Google is offering shoppers credit if they buy the Chromecast video dongle within the next week.<p>Between Friday and December 7, a Chromecast purchase will get users a $6 credit on Google Play that can be used for an HD movie rental or anything else in the online store. …

Samsung Galaxy S5 coming sooner than later, says report

The latest round of rumors has the presumed successor to Samsung's Galaxy S4, a more powerful Galaxy S5, sporting unicorn-esque specs, perhaps some new flexible materials, and craziest of all: launching as little as 10 months after the Galaxy S4 was introduced.<p>A Korean site reports that "industry …

Microsoft, bored of bashing Apple, bashes Samsung

If you're in business, you have to get used to criticism.<p>If you're in the gadget business, however, you're nobody unless Microsoft criticizes you.<p>What other conclusion can one reach after Redmond's assault on its various rivals?<p>There's the constant poking at the iPad's foibles. Then there's the …

GameStop Black Friday deals include $199 PS3, Xbox 360 hardware bundles

GameStop will offer discounts on its stock of video games across consoles and handhelds as well as two previous-generation hardware bundles this Black Friday, the company announced today.<p>The Xbox 360 bundle includes a 250 GB console, <i>Halo 4</i> and the <i>Tomb Raider</i> reboot for $199. The PlayStation 3 …

Sony issues PSN password reset notice following 'irregular activity'

Sony has issued a password reset message today for PlayStation Network accounts after reports of suspicious activity, according to a moderator post on the PlayStation Community forums.<p>"We routinely monitor for irregular activity, and if such activity is detected, we may sometimes reset passwords of …

Xbox One vs. PS4 deathmatch: A Cooperatives Black Friday spectacular

YOU THINK YOU KNOW VIDEO GAMES?<p>PROVE IT. TELL US WHICH CONSOLE WILL WIN THE MOST HISTORIC HEAD-TO-HEAD BATTLE SINCE CAIN KILLED ABEL. WHAT A POINDEXTER!<p>IS THE BEST CONSOLE PLAYSTATION 4, WITH ITS LAUNCH-DAY LIVESTREAMING CAPABILITIES AND NO-NONSENSE, GAMES-FIRST USER INTERFACE? <i>KNACK</i>-ATTACK!<p>IS IT …

Battlefield 4 patch on PS4 out now, aimed at fixing crashes

<i>Battlefield 4</i> developer EA DICE released a new patch for the PlayStation 4 version of the first-person shooter today, with the intent of fixing the crashes that numerous players have been suffering.<p>According to the studio, the patch "should further decrease the amount of crashes and increase the …

Gran Turismo 6 trailer seeks to resurrect legendary racer's first love

A micro-trailer for <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> features legendary race car driver Mario Andretti discussing the first car he fell in love with.<p>The car, an 1948 Hudson, was what inspired Andretti to become a racer; he ended up as one of the most-decorated Americans to ever race professionally. The "First Love" …

PS4 launching with these 25 games in Europe

Sony is launching the PlayStation 4 in Europe starting this Friday, Nov. 29, and 25 games will be available for the console that day, the company confirmed today.<p>Just like in North America, Housemarque's <i>Resogun</i> and Compulsion Games' <i>Contrast</i> are free to PlayStation Plus subscribers. Most of the …

PlayStation Black Friday deals include $29.99 PS Plus subscription, digital discounts

Sony is promoting a handful of good deals on PlayStation products that will be available for the Black Friday weekend, including an annual PlayStation Plus subscription that's just $29.99 on Friday, Nov. 29.<p>Normally, PlayStation Plus — now a requirement to play many PS4 titles online — costs $49.99 …

PS4 vs. Xbox One: The Comparison We Had To Make

Two new gaming consoles. Both very powerful. Both very ambitious. Both about to meet head to head... and do battle for your time, money and …

This New Polymer Regenerates Large Parts of Itself, Like Lizards Do

Call it whatever you want—the Wolverine plastic, the Terminator material, the <i>Doctor Who</i> ingredient—but this new regenerating polymer is amazing.<p>A …

Xbox One: Digital Home Base for the Living Room

As Microsoft’s new Xbox One game console shows up in homes across the country this holiday season, gamers are high-fiving. But their siblings, …

Living Rooms

Google Play Music app arrives on iPhone, but won't let you buy songs

Six months after its subscription music service came to Android and the web, Google is bringing its take on unlimited streaming to the iPhone. Google Play Music arrives in the App Store this morning with most of the features that its Android counterpart does, done up in a style that feels native to …

Try this, Apple: Xbox greets PlayStation 4 with a nice tweet

There's too much fighting in the world.<p>Wars are everywhere. And then sporting and business entities co-opt the postures and the language, making themselves look faintly silly.<p>How unusually pleasant, then, for Xbox to offer simple congratulations to Sony on the launch of its PlayStation 4.<p>The Xbox …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch can now display full notifications for all your apps

Out of the box, one of the Samsung Galaxy Gear's major failings was its lackluster notifications system. As we noted in our review, the smartwatch often failed to display useful notifications on its display, requiring users to unlock their phone to read emails or other messages. That basically …

Report: Apple working on curved screens, pressure-sensitive touch sensors for future iPhones

We’ve already heard that Apple(s aapl) is looking to make a bigger iPhone, but here are two new interesting rumors to throw into the mix: curved …

Apple seeds a pair of OS X Mavericks updates internally

Apple has seeded two software upgrades for OS X Mavericks internally, according to a source with knowledge of the upcoming updates. This person says that the updates are labeled as OS X 10.9.1 and OS X 10.9.2. The first update is expected to be released later this month, and it will serve as an …

HTC working on cheaper phones, cutting company costs

<b>HTC is cutting its operating costs by almost a quarter in order to stave off bad results, but its new One max smartphone isn't capturing buyers'</b> …

HTC One