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Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down To Your Death, Because YOLO

You wait in the doctor’s office with a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. When he returns, his face is somber and his eyes concentrate on the clipboard in front of him.<p>“You’ve only got a little time left,” he says apologetically. “If there’s anything you want to do before you die, now’s the …

Game of the year 2013

The best games of 2013<p>As we inch ever closer to 2014, December's light release schedule provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on all the great …

How PaaS is helping companies like Canvas be more competitive

In the cloud, many IT managers think of Platform as a Service (PaaS) merely as a way to improve uptime for operations and applications. But now, businesses are increasingly realizing the <i>strategic</i> benefits of PaaS: They’re using it to enable faster delivery of apps to market, make more time for …

ASUS shows off MeMO Pad 8 and 10, budget tablets arriving before year's end (hands-on)

Hungry for more ASUS IFA debuts? The company trucked out the two newest additions to its MeMO Pad tablet line, the 8 and 10, both budget devices set to arrive before the holidays. What all that actually means in terms of pricing and availability, however, the company's not quite ready to say -- …

Googler’s Programming Board Game for Kids Meets Kickstarter Goal in Five Hours

Most of the time, teaching computer skills to children requires the use of a computer. But a new board game that conveys programming concepts without …

Nokia Lumia 1020 on sale for $199 via Amazon

Consumers eyeing Nokia's Lumia 1020 smartphone can now grab one for $199.99 courtesy of a one-day sale at Amazon.<p>The retail giant's Web site shows the black, white, and yellow versions of the high-res picture-taking phone on sale for AT&T subscribers. The $199.99 price requires the usual two-year …

Mobile Technology

E Ink's new higher contrast Carta display is the secret behind Amazon's refreshed Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon peppered its second-gen Kindle Paperwhite announce yesterday with the usual marketing fluff: <i>whiter whites and blacker blacks!</i> But, it turns out, those boasts do have some grounding in reality. E Ink has a new screen tech and, surprise surprise, it's the one that's powering the refreshed …

Samsung Reveals The Galaxy Note 3, The Slimmer And Lighter Evolution Of The Phablet

Samsung’s big Unpacked Episode 2 event is underway, and as expected, the company has used the venue to announce the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The Note is the original phablet, and the new version continues the tradition of big screen gadgets best-suited for big-handed people.<p>The new Galaxy Note 3 …

Qualcomm jumps into wearables with Toq smartwatch

Qualcomm on Wednesday unveiled itsToq smartwatch, becoming the latest technology company to take on the hot wearables market.<p>Like other smartwatches on the market, Toq doesn't have the full functionality of a smartphone or tablet. Rather, it syncs with users' smartphones, allowing them to quickly …

Wearable Tech

Xiaomi Phone 3 makes early appearance on online store ahead of launch

As this author was fiddling with his Xiaomi Phone 2S (or MI2S) in bed ahead of Xiaomi's big event tomorrow, he spotted something odd: a thumbnail of an unfamiliar device -- next to the entry-level Red Rice aka Hongmi -- in the company's online store app. Since it's a high-resolution image, we're …

Google Glass could be worth $3.3B in just 4 years

<i>Updated September 5 at 7:13 AM with an accurate number of projected sales</i><p>Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 650,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.<p>Given the amount of interest in Google Glass …

Nokia issues Samsung a KitKat death threat on Twitter

Have a break, tear a Galaxy in half<p>Nokia just sold its devices and services unit to Microsoft this week, and it's clearly feeling fairly confident about its future prospects. In a Twitter post from its German account, Nokia is issuing a KitKat themed death threat to Samsung's Android handsets. An …

The Cross Plane brings Wii U GamePad-like mirroring to any game system with HDMI (video)

A handheld gaming console that plays <i>Conker's Bad Fur Day</i>, <i>Halo,</i> <i>Uncharted 3</i> and <i>Day Z</i> ? We're intrigued. The Cross Plane resembles a Wii U GamePad and the two have something more in common than just a launch price: both mirror video and audio output to their respective controllers. The difference is …

From Jailbreaks To App Store Awards, Developers Grow Up iPhone

“This is going to sound a little odd,” Ari Weinstein says, “but when I was a kid coding…was a lot harder.”<p>Ari Weinstein is just 19. He’s about to start as a freshman at MIT after deferring for a year to do a little fooling around. And he’s been playing in Apple’s ecosystem — in one form or another …

Sony introduces new wireless speaker and noise-canceling headphones

With the launch of its new flagship phone, the Xperia Z1 (and a slew of other products), Sony has had its hands full at IFA. But the day is still young, and there are accessories yet to be launched, like a new Bluetooth wireless speaker and a set of premium noise-canceling headphones. The …

Jeff Bezos is a hit: Washington Post staff excited by new owner

Amazon CEO receives big applause following a meeting with the paper's staff<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stood before journalists from one of the country's most storied newspapers and told them their publication can't live in the past.<p>Bezos met late this afternoon with the staff of <i>The Washington Post</i> — the …