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Verizon preps FaceTime-like calling feature for later in year

Video chatting with far-flung family members could get even easier for Verizon wireless customers.<p>Verizon executives said Tuesday that the company will be launching a FaceTime-like video calling service later this year as part of its nationwide rollout of voice over LTE. The new service, which will …

Russian Dip with Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

World-first regeneration of a living organ

It may not be to quite the same level achieved by Victor Frankenstein, but work by a team from the University of Edinburgh is likely to have …

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Why do we use steering wheels instead of joysticks?

Strictly speaking, the steering wheel is obsolete.<p>Technology now allows us to control a vehicle's trajectory using drive-by-wire or steer-by-wire systems. Simply put, this means electrical signals can alter the movement of a car’s wheels, rather than relying on a mechanical connection between the …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Tall Heights<p>Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, VA<p>Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Chris Hennessee<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, …

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Use TheFind on Android to shop, compare retail outlets

Shopping online is super convenient. You get to sit in the comfort of your own home, browsing various sites to find the best deal on a product. Sometimes you don't even have to browse Web sites, due to most major retail chains having native apps for various platforms.<p>But let's face it, going to a …

This Free Mac App Is Like Netflix For Streaming Torrents

Popcorn Time is an open source app for Mac, Windows, and Linux that acts essentially like Netflix for streaming video torrents. The project is “the result of many developers and designers putting a bunch of APIs together to make the experience of watching torrent movies as simple as possible.”<p>Yes, …

'Titanfall' Will Have A Season Pass, Paid And Free DLC

While it was no surprise that Titanfall wouldn’t have an “Online Pass” as EA said they were giving up the practice for all their games months ago, it’s just been revealed that the game will in fact have the ever-popular DLC “Season Pass,” that is sold alongside practically all new games now.<p>The …

Three important things you should know about cashback services

Some things in life are too good to be true. Weight-loss pills, for example, and those free Olive Garden dinners that always seem to be popping up on Facebook.<p>Most people feel the same way about cashback services, at least initially. Every time I mention them, whether to friends or a lecture group …

How to delete your Facebook search history

Each time you look for a friend, business, or personality on Facebook, it gets saved to your search history. Supposedly, this makes it easier for you to find what you were looking for later without much work. Unfortunately, the search history might be cluttered with queries that don't require quick …

Home networking explained, part 9: Access your home computer remotely

<b>Editors' note:</b><i>This post is part of an ongoing series. For the other parts, check out the related stories.</i><p>If you've been following this series, you'll know that I explained the LAN and WAN ports on a home router in part 1. And now, I need to tell you how you can use this information to remotely …

BlackBerry keeps the door open for another tablet (but maybe don’t hold your breath)

Over the years, we’ve seen many a smartphone manufacturer move into tablets. Some, like Samsung, take to the form factor like a fish to water, and …

Yota's latest E Ink smartphone takes a great idea and makes it pretty

YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a regular touchscreen on one side and an E Ink display on the other. It's been around for well over a year now, and in our time with previous prototypes we've been impressed with its premise, if not Yota Devices' execution. At MWC this year, the Russian …

Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

Unless you were dead-set on a metal chassis and futuristic features, then Samsung's Galaxy S5 is an excellent successor to the Galaxy S4 in the evolving Galaxy S line.<p>We've taken a close look at phone's new fingerprint scanner and heart-rate monitor, tested out the new 16-megapixel camera, and …

Unique Android Phone Sports a Second, E-Ink Display

Party in the front, business in the back.<p>One of the more interesting devices to be revealed at Mobile World Congress was the Yotaphone 2, an Android …

Take a video tour of Xbox One's new chat and friends features

You don't have to wait until March to see the changes coming to the Xbox One's party and friend systems, thanks to a video released today on the official Xbox YouTube channel.<p>Press play above to see Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb and engineer Richard Irving give a guided tour of the new features, which …

Mazzanti boss presents new Evantra supercar

From the creator of the V-12 powered Vulca S and the deliciously retro Antas V8 GT comes a brand new supercar, the Evantra. The company behind the …

Tesla and Apple Went on a Date Last Year, So Where’s the Baby?

Apple and Tesla met last year, likely, we think, to discuss the electric automaker adopting a version of iOS in the Car.

eBay acquires PhiSix, which lets users try on 3D clothes virtually

While online shopping can make buying the latest gear easier, there are some downsides -- like not being able to try on clothes.<p>eBay appears to be all too aware of this issue, especially when it comes to item returns. In an effort to make it easier for shoppers and to cut down on returns, the …

Glove for Android finds you the best carrier in your location

You can shop for a phone carrier by cost if you want, but I always recommend the real estate rule “location, location, location.” What good is a …

Is pCell the Holy Grail of wireless networking?

Serial entrepreneur Steve Perlman claims that his new patented technology can create the wireless network of our dreams.<p>His invention, pCell, theoretically delivers on the long-sought dream of ubiquitous, fast Internet, with the reliability and consistency previously only achievable through a wired …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Met With Apple Executives: Report

Two of the world's most innovative companies may have discussed working together or even joining forces, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Adrian Pierca, Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions, last spring as analysts were suggesting Apple acquire the …

The Golf Club confirmed for Steam and Early Access

HB Studios has confirmed that its simulation game <i>The Golf Club</i> will be available on Steam when it launches in the spring, with an Early Access offering also planned.<p>Slated for Windows PC as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, The Golf Club includes a full course creator with procedurally generated …

Video games are good for you, may help manage dyslexia

New research from Oxford University indicates that playing action games can help people better manage dyslexia, a common learning disability that makes it difficult for people to read, write, and spell. As reported by NPR and FOX News, though many programs that aim to help people with dyslexia …

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Review: Anker IQ 40W 5-port smart USB adapter is the last power source you’ll ever need

As our families grow, so do our device charging needs. Where we just used to need 2 USB ports to charge our iPhones, we now have iPads, cameras, Bluetooth speakers, portable flashlight/batteries and even a few Android devices laying around that constantly need to be chargers. Our excellent 2-port …

What Respawn and Titanfall can teach the industry about next-gen development

It’s amazing what you can put together when you’re leaving the developer and publisher of some of the most successful first-person shooters in the industry’s history.<p>The deal struck by Jason West and Vince Zampella when they left both Infinity Ward and Activision to create Respawn and signed on …

The quality of your mobile connection could soon be linked to your phone bill

Imagine this scenario: You’re walking along having a video chat on your mobile phone with a friend, and you stumble into a dead zone in the network — …

Now Is The Perfect Time To Buy Phlo, The 'Type Once, Search Anywhere' App

Phlo, the “type once, search anywhere” app is about to receive a new update. When it arrives later this month, Phlo 3 with come with a new lower …

European Teslas will have internet tunes thanks to Rdio (video)

Your dream of cruising the Autobahn in a Model S is about to get an internet-enhanced soundtrack: Rdio is coming to European Teslas. While Yanks have had access to Slacker for some time, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk a licensing issue prevented our neighbors across the pond from enjoying such a …

California law could end grand theft mobile with kill-switches in all smartphones

Lawmakers in California are so intent on curbing record levels of smartphone theft, they're ready to fine phone makers if anti-theft measures aren't installed on their devices. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that the order will come from State Senator Mark Leno, who is set to introduce a new bill …