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Here's the ultimate software list for PC fanatics

Introduction<p>For years, before the internet became truly mainstream, beta software was shrouded in a cloak of mystery. Copies of software would often …

Software

Giada i58B Intel Broadwell Equipped Mini Desktop PC

Giada has this week added a new addition to their range of mini desktop PC systems, in the form of the newly launched Giada i58B that is equipped …

Gear & Gadgets

Should you drop your iPhone for an Android device?

So, for those who have long been iPhone users, does this mean you should jump ship to the dark side or continue on your Apple ways?<p>If you’re …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Trap of “Abortion Reversal” Ruth Graham A newly touted procedure might let women halt the effects of the abortion pill. It’s sparking …

Scott Pruitt

You can now stream Xbox One games to Win 10 PCs

Microsoft announced that, starting today, Xbox One users running Windows 10 and who are members of the preview program will be able to try the company's new Game Streaming feature. It does exactly what it sounds like, allowing users to stream their console games to a remote computer. In fact, the …

How cases will affect wireless charging and Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S6

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The curved display on the edge and overall improved design with …

Phones

How to turn a Raspberry Pi into a retro games console

After all this, reboot the Raspberry Pi and you'll see the relevant systems show up in the Emulation Station interface.<p>Which systems are supported? …

Raspberry Pi

Apple is training its store staff to offer fashion advice

Now that the Apple Watch is close to launch, Apple is getting its stores ready to sell the wearable -- and apparently, that involves turning its T-shirt-wearing staffers into fashion gurus. A <i>9to5Mac</i> leak has revealed that the company is asking retail employees to suggest different watches based on …

Study: Some Popular Android Apps Tracking User Location Once Every Three Minutes

While it can be very useful to have say, a weather app on your smartphone that knows where you are when you want to find out current conditions for …

You can wear a virtual Apple Watch right now

You can’t get an Apple Watch until April 24th. But that doesn’t mean you can’t pretend to have its fine metals rubbing your naked wrist right now.<p>By printing out a tiny piece of paper and downloading an app, a horrible render of the Apple Watch will appear on your wrist like magic.<p>The instructions …

6 problems with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and how to fix them

For some time now, Samsung has been a front runner in the race for smartphone supremacy, pushing the boundaries of what tablets and phones are capable of. Samsung has been playing with displays of different shapes and sizes recently, including flexible and curved options. The Galaxy Note Edge with …

Operating Systems

Nintendo and DeNA may develop a new business model for mobile games

Nintendo, which has traditionally produced paid games for consoles and handhelds, is partnering with DeNA to make mobile games, a market where free-to-play is the dominant business model. But the two companies may go in a different direction entirely, said Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata during an …

Samsung wants to give you a smartphone you can fold in 2016

Foldable, flexible, and transparent displays have been around for a while now, but they remain pure concepts rather than actual products. Despite all …

Electronics Industry

Highly acclaimed watchmaker slams the ‘bland’ Apple Watch

The old guard of watchmakers do not seem impressed with the Apple Watch’s design in the slightest. TAG Heuer, for example, dismissed the device …

Smartwatches

Early 2015 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

The 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display continues to be one of the best laptops in the high end portable arena. It competes with Windows Ultrabooks …

One company is trying to sell a smartwatch that powers phones, tablets, TVs, and more

Near the end of 2013, a company called Neptune came out with a crazy idea: build a playing card deck-sized smartwatch that could run without a smartphone. It accomplished that feat at the expense of being large and ungainly, making Android Wear behemoths like the Moto 360 look svelte by comparison. …

Mockups

Dongles. Dongles. Dongles. You'll need a lot of them for the new MacBook

The MacBook's future is dongle-filled.<p>Apple's new MacBook is pushing the notebook's future closer toward wireless everything — Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, …

MacBook (2015) vs. MacBook Air (2015): Spec Showdown

Apple’s MacBook Air was poised for a refresh even before Tim Cook took the stage at Cupertino to announce the laptop’s updated specifications …

Gear & Gadgets

One Cable to Rule Them All: USB-C and the New MacBook

In case you were living under a rock yesterday, Apple unveiled a new MacBook. Not a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air (though it’s thinner than either!), just a good old MacBook for the masses.<p>Because it’s so darn thin, Apple had to reduce the number of ports to only two: a headphone jack, and a new USB …

Simple Vs. Splashy: Can Pebble Time Beat Apple Watch On Your Wrist?

Two big things happened in the world of smart watches this week. Apple announced a March 9 press event where we expect it will disclose ship dates and pricing for the Apple Watch. And Pebble launched a Kickstarter campaign for its next-generation smart watch, the Pebble Time. In the first four …

Smartwatches

Amazon is selling the Xbox One with two controllers and 3 games for $349

If you like free stuff (and who doesn't) Amazon has a great deal on the Xbox One that should appeal to those folks who have yet to purchase …

How to upgrade your MacBook Air with more storage

I carried a MacBook Air for two years but gave up on it in favor of a Retina MacBook Pro with beefier SSD storage, and haven't regretted it. The …

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

Phones

Why did you dump your Nexus for an iPhone 6?

When I recently asked why people dumped their Android phones for iPhones, that's what came up again and again. And it was a big surprise. I expected …

HTC's hits and misses in the Android smartphone era (pictures)

Mobile

Review: Dell XPS 13

Welcome back to the PC era. It's been a long, windy road: First, PCs were dead at the hands of tablets and smartphones. Then, PCs started morphing …

Consumer Tech

Apple Is Not Selling A Smartwatch

Tim Cook’s upcoming move to take over your wrist is not a smartwatch, even if it loosely fits the definitions that the geekerati have been working with over the last few years. Instead, the Apple Watch is an idea; it is status and standing; it is aspiration and achievement.<p>To borrow another …

Smartwatches

Create a 3D printed whiteboard clock that automatically writes the current time

Feb. 22, 2015 | By Simon<p>Thanks to the low cost of entry and accessible methods of creating 3D printed parts, never before have we seen as many …

Speed Up Your (Dad's Satellite) Internet Connection With a Dual-Band Wireless Router

Introduction: Speed Up Your (Dad's Satellite) Internet Connection With a Dual-Band Wireless Router<p>I'll probably put this info up on a personal blog …

Wi-Fi

HTC One M9 pictures and specs apparently leak out

As usual with HTC, the next great Android smartphone from the Taiwanese company has apparently been leaked days ahead of its official announcement. The guys over at <i>Mobile Geeks</i> have come across online listings of HTC's new flagship — expected to be called the One M9 — which provide a full set of …

Phones