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Up close with Google's new and improved Project Ara prototype

Google has come a long way since it first publicly demoed a "working" Ara Prototype during Google I/O last summer. That device was big and didn't …

High speed internet access in the US reaches farther, goes faster

Thought Google Fiber's gigabit connections sounded fast? Forget about that -- it's going to be like dialing-in to 56k for folks in Minneapolis. US Internet has just announced that it's bring 10 gigabit-per-second connections to the city next summer. The service costs a steep $400 a month, but …

Got a personal drone for Christmas? Use with caution

Privacy rules, airliners and nearby diners – the hazards for 2014’s must-have gadget<p>Families who unwrapped a personal drone on Christmas Day will have to be careful not to enter a minefield of regulations if they try and put their new purchase into use on Boxing Day.<p>Drones, sometimes referred to as …

The Real Cost of an iPhone

Think the iPhone 6 costs $199? According to a new report, the real "cost" of an iPhone should be for the next model up, the $299 64GB iPhone. They claim that, increasingly, a 16GB iPhone is almost unusable. While that's not exactly true, it is correct that iOS consumes a fair chunk of the 16GB, …

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Cheese! 20 Awkward Family Christmas Portraits

When the family comes together for Christmas, it’s a great time for family portraits, but it’s an even better time for *awkward* family portraits. We’re talking tacky Christmas sweaters, #TBTs with Santa and puppies in holiday outfits. We’ve found the most awkward, most adorable family portraits …

Judging By Google Searches, Here Are The Things Americans Were Most Clueless About In 2014

Here’s to a hopefully better 2015.<p>Ready to feel old? 2014 is basically over.<p>Every year Google rounds up all the stuff you searched for over the past 12 months and packages it into something called the Google Zeitgeist. The microsite culls data from “trillions of searches” and is always an …

Samsung shutters flagship London store amid falling sales

Closing down a marquee location in one of Europe's biggest malls<p>What are Samsung Experience Stores? Why, they're a dying species, if the latest development in Samsung's efforts to establish its own retail empire are any indication. The flagship Samsung store in London, occupying a large and …

Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

The Mariana Trench cuts a 1,500-mile incision in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam. That's where an international team of scientists has just spent over a month sending probes down to the deepest place on Earth.<p>The scientists were stunned by the amount of life they found …

What caused Sony hack: What we know now

What we now know about the Sony Pictures hack shows this cybermystery isn't over yet.<p>The FBI presented evidence that North Korea was behind the hack. Upon closer examination, security experts, hackers and people familiar with Sony's computer networks are uniting with this disheartening reality: …