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This could be the clearest image yet of the Nexus 5

A forum post on <i>MacRumors</i> offers what could be the clearest glimpse yet of the next Nexus phone. Nearly a month after a Google employee appeared in a promotional video for Android Kit Kat holding what appeared to be a new Nexus, a single close-up image of a slate-gray phone has emerged. In response …

Stunning Maps Show A Day In New York And San Francisco In 32 Seconds

Foursquare, the location-based social network, has put together a series of videos tracking "the pulse" of various metropolises -- New York, San Francisco, London, Chicago, Tokyo and Istanbul -- using check-in data from its users. The resulting animated maps are gorgeous, all black backgrounds, …

Galaxy What? ASUS Transforms Your Zen With Impressive Tablets, Phablets And Ultrabooks At IFA

Samsung may be dishing up their latest offering of Galaxy bling this week but they’re not the only manufacturer in Berlin making noise with new mobile technologies at the IFA show. ASUS has decided to use the European venue to announce a number of notebooks and tablets that offer interesting and …

Google's New Nexus 7 Fails to Attract iPad Owners

According to electronics buyback site Gazelle.com, while Google's newly introduced Nexus 7 has proven to be a popular upgrade choice for users who already own the current version of the tablet, it isn't attracting iPad owners.<p>The site told <i>TechCrunch</i> that after the new Nexus 7 was unveiled, there …

Moto X software leak details more Droid-like features

Today, Verizon and Motorola revealed three new Droids, but there was also an elephant in the room. The Moto X, Google's new flagship handset, had already been pegged to come with several of the same intriguing features that Verizon announced for its heavily branded and subsidized smartphones. While …

New Nexus 7 tablet flaunted on video before possible launch next week

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The wait for a new Nexus 7 tablet appears to ending next week. Android Central got its hands on a refreshed model of …

3D printer made almost entirely out of Lego

An engineering student lacking the funds for a Makerbot creates one himself with the goods he happened to have available: a box of Lego.<p>3D printers are slowly coming down in price, with the least expensive yet just reaching its funding goal on Kickstarter last month at an asking price of …

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Apple iWatch: tracking the rumors of a Cupertino-designed timekeeper

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Apple iWatch: tracking the rumors of a Cupertino-designed timekeeper<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Wearables are widely regarded as the next big thing in consumer technology, underscored by buzz around Google Glass and Pebble's enormously successful …

MoDaCo.Switch to let HTC One jump between Sense and stock Android (video)

Not sure if you want the regular HTC One or its Google Play Edition? <i>MoDaCo</i>'s newly detailed MoDaCo.Switch ROM should let you have both. The custom firmware lets the indecisive run either the Sense interface or stock Android (AOSP) using only one set of data. It's not an ideal experience, even …

Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

<i>Low-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy</i><p>The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit inside …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

In a blog post, Xbox chief Don Mattrick says Microsoft heard the outcry from gamers and changed the much-derided policies.<p>Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game …

Xbox

Video shows what looks like iOS 7 running on an iPad

A new video surfaces that claims to show an iPad with iOS 7. Could this user have the software before other developers?<p>Apple has yet to give developers an<p>iPadversion of iOS 7, but photos, videos, and reports are popping up left and right about what the new operating system will look like on the …

iOS

Apple snuck a Google Now-ish feature into iOS 7 called “Today”

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Apple(s AAPL) did a lot of borrowing for the latest release of its mobile operating system, and MacRumors found something in …

Google Likely To Shatter The Price Of Glass Ahead Of Widespread Release

The tinkerers over at <i>Catwig</i> have performed what is believed to the first complete third-party teardown of Google Glass. While much of the reveal is just “gadget porn” for those into seeing the internals of new devices, perhaps what’s most fascinating is how unremarkable the insides really are in …

Google Glass's #1 Fan

For an unreleased product whose initial price point (and utility?) remains a disconnect for most people, Google Glass (via Google+ and Twitter) certainly has garnered a boffo share of media attention – good, bad and geeky.<p>In Sunday’s <i>New York Times</i>, two professors examine a new dimension of the …

Easy Crescent Taco Bake

We just love this easy five-ingredient taco casserole recipe. Fill a buttery crescent roll crust with your favorite taco fixings, then prepare to …

HTC One 'Google Edition' with stock Android reportedly in the works

HTC may follow Samsung's lead and produce a "Google Edition" of its latest flagship smartphone running stock Android. According to sources that spoke to Russell Holly at <i>Geek</i>, work on a version of the HTC One without its Sense software customizations is underway, with a US launch said to be …

Microsoft Xbox One: everything you need to know

As the Xbox 360 aged, rumors swirled around Microsoft’s next-generation console. Would we see an Xbox 720? An Xbox Infinity? A Nextbox? All those rumors turned out to be wrong: On May 21st, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, set for release by the end of 2013. While the name was kept strictly under …

Bear Grylls-types rejoice: “Rugged” Galaxy S 4 images leak

Apparent spy shots show a red chassis and hardware buttons for "lifeproof" phone.<p>Late last month, we heard rumblings that Samsung planned to launch a …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

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HP Just Announced Two Hybrid Tablets That People Might Actually Want

The Hewlett-Packard brand may still be commonplace in homes and offices, but it can’t be described as particularly desirable. That’s starting to change, however, not least with this morning’s announcement of two genuinely enticing hybrid tablets: the 13-inch Split x2 (above) and the 10-inch …

The Verge Live: Google I/O 2013

Google's annual <i>marathon</i> press conference has wrapped up, and so have we. This is The Verge Live: Google I/O 2013. Join Joshua Topolsky, Chris Ziegler, and friends as we break down all the big news of today and what it means for Google and its future. There might be <i>actual androids</i>, but we make no …

There are 12.5 unprotected versions of the average American’s personal information on the web

Safe Shepherd is a company that searches the web for all the public records available on Americans, and then presents them in a dashboard. Try it for yourself—it’s free—and the results are almost guaranteed to be unnerving. The information is mostly innocuous, and includes your address, phone …

Personal Information

Cydia Substrate Comes To Android (Cydia Store Next?)

Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Android of all places, in the form of Cydia Substrate*, a tool for developers to build code modifications to other applications. Though Android is by its nature more open …

Breathe, Relax, Repeat: Devices for Inner Peace

Breathe in energy and positivity. Breathe out distractions and bad feelings. Envision a calm place and let yourself go there.<p>Who are you kidding? …

Google I/O 2013: What’s On Tap For Nexus Smartphone And Tablet Hardware

Google’s big annual developer conference kicks off on Wednesday, and while Android lead Sundar Pichai has downplayed big new announcements at Google I/O this year, we’ve also seen reports that suggest the Nexus line of Google-branded hardware won’t go completely untouched.<p>Nexus Phones<p>The rumors …

LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

Learning a language is never easy. One thing that’s usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. LanguageTwin, a startup I met at the Willamette Angel Conference in Corvallis, Ore., last week, aims to do just …

Intelligent To Do List App Any.DO Raises $3.5 Million, Will Further Expand Into Personal Productivity Space

Q: <i>Why does a to do list application need $3.5 million in funding?</i> A: <i>Because it’s becoming more than a simple to do app</i>. Today, Any.DO one of the more popular to do list applications for web and mobile, announced a seed round of funding led by existing investor Genesis Partners, with participation …

Printable bionic ear sends hearing to the dogs

Using off-the-shelf 3D printing tools, silver nanoparticles, and cell culture, scientists at Princeton University have created a functional bionic …

3D Printing