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Why 2015's flagships are more familiar than ever, and we shouldn't be upset

2015 is shaping up to be a very prolific year, and for seemingly all the wrong reasons. Smartphone fans around the globe eagerly await the days leading up to the official announcement of <i>their</i> company’s new flagships, and the road to release is paved with lots of leaks. Funny thing though, despite …

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

JLab Grab Bag – over-ear/in-ear headphones, Bluetooth speakers, more: $7.50 shipped (up to $80 value)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>JLab is offering its <b>$5</b> Grab Bag deal once again. Described as a massive audio sale, Grab Bags will feature <b>one</b> JLab item including …

How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1

Here’s how the game of iOS cat-and-mouse jailbreak works. A team releases a working jailbreak for the most recent version of iOS to the public. Apple moves to eliminate the exploit that made the last jailbreak possible, releases a new version of iOS, and stops ‘signing’ previous jailbreakable …

Apple iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals subtle differences from iPhone 6

On the outside, the iPhone 6 Plus looks like just a scaled up iPhone 6, but the internal hardware tells a different story. The phones are very similar but far from identical.<p><b>For more information on the iPhone 6 Plus, including performance and battery life benchmark tests, check out Tim Stevens'</b> …

Mobile Technology

Do we deserve OS updates for our Android devices?

With the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at system updates in general. We all want the latest and greatest software that Google is pushing out, but do we actually deserve to get software updates?<p>There comes a time in the life of every …

The secret apps that Apple doesn’t want you to know about

If you’ve got an iPhone or an iPad, there are a fair number of apps you can download for free: Pages, Numbers, iMovie, GarageBand and so on.<p>But did you know there’s a secret cache of Apple apps that <i>no one</i> but Geniuses can download? There is, and they range from a basic flight sim game to a tank …

Google Street View Glitches Become Beautiful Art

Google Street View isn't just for getting directions and looking at your childhood home anymore. Italian artist Emilio Vavarella has turned Google Street View into something beautiful.<p>As Wired first discovered, Vavarella's project "Report A Problem" consists of 100 screenshots of Google Street View …

Minecraft creeps to PlayStation 3 on December 17th

The extensive console exclusivity period Microsoft enjoyed with <i>Minecaft</i> on Xbox 360 is coming to a close, as the first-person world-building game digs in on PlayStation 3 tomorrow. Like its 360 brethren, <i>Minecraft</i> on PS3 is limited by the console's minuscule RAM -- the procedurally-generated worlds …

Tablets in 2013: Google, Apple, Samsung, Amazon, Microsoft

2013 was the most intense year in the tablet war yet. Amazon and Google kept their prices low, Apple and Samsung responded accordingly, and Microsoft showed it was here to stay. Here’s our take on what happened this year and what it all means.<p>There are, naturally, other companies that build and …

Completed Firefox 26 brings a new Android home screen (video)

Firefox 26 has exited beta at last, and it includes a few big treats for Android users. The mobile browser now includes a promised home screen with quick access to favorite pages, bookmarks and the Reading List. There's also new optimizations for Intel-based devices, and searchers can switch to …

Apple's '12 Days of Gifts' App for 2013 Now Live, Includes U.S. Customers

Apple today released its annual "12 Days of Gifts" app for iOS devices, setting the stage for the actual giveaway of free content from the company's various digital stores from December 26 through January 6. Apple has offered the giveaway for several years in Europe, Canada, and several other …

The Next-Gen USB Plug To Be Smaller And Finally Reversible

Our long worldwide nightmare is almost over. The next USB plug will finally be reversible just like Apple’s Lightning connector. No more blindly jamming the connector towards the receptacle, just knowing that it’s not going to work. In the near future, the plug will always be the right side up.<p>The …

How Tablets Have Redefined the Rules of Personal Computing

Back in 1990, I was asked by Microsoft to look closely at a product in the works that turned out to be the company’s first tablet. The focus on this …

Amazon drones won’t replace the mailman or FedEx woman any time soon

Amazon’s new “delivery system,” Amazon Prime Air, promises to get packages to customers “in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles,” and could be in commercial use soon as 2015, the company said Dec. 1.<p>Skeptics have quickly gathered, questioning everything from the project’s safety to …

Charlie Rose

Apple Spends $578 Million On Rumored Sapphire Glass Feature For iPhone 6

Practically everyone reading this will have heard the reports about the lengths Apple will go to in order to ensure that its products are on the cutting edge of industrial design.<p>Well, to those reports you can add the one which suggests that Apple recently paid a total of $578 million — more than …