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Apple iPhone awarded ‘gadget of the decade’ by T3 – but new handset loses out to Samsung

Samsung’s S7 Edge is the best phone of the year, according to a leading tech magazine, despite the fact that the company’s other handsets explode.<p>The …

Virtual Reality

Alienware switches its portable VR up to 11 with powerful new Nvidia GeForce GTX 10-series notebooks

By Robert Jones<p>High-performance PC gaming systems manufacturer Alienware has announced a new series of notebooks. The systems are the company's first …

No Mario's Sky Is Exactly the Game You Think It Is

Mario galaxy.<p>A team of four designed a mash-up of 2D Mario and No Man's Sky in 72 hours, and you can play it now (provided Nintendo hasn't pulled it …

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A suspicious number of iPhones are breaking right before an iPhone launch

Planned obsolescence is one of those quasi-conspiracy theories that sits right alongside the breakfast-industrial complex as making you a weird …

These Mysterious Symbols Have Been in 19 Video Games and No One Knows Why

Players have been slowly assembling clues and hints for a larger puzzle they're still not sure actually exists.<p>Alex Bellavia was a big fan of the rhythm roguelike <i>Crypt of the Necrodancer.</i> When the developers updated the game, he would poke around the files to see what changed, and when <i>Crypt of the</i> …

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NVIDIA brings desktop-class graphics to laptops

With the GeForce GTX 1080, NVIDIA pushed the boundaries of what a $600 graphics card can do. That flagship card was joined by the GTX 1070 and GTX 1060, two lower-power cards based on the same 16nm Pascal architecture at a much more affordable price. Now, it's bringing mobile versions of those …

Laptops

Man says he invented the iPhone back in '92, sues Apple to the tune of more than $10 billion

By Dom Reseigh-Lincoln<p><b>Ever woken up and been sure you're the one responsible for creating one of the most revolutionary technological innovations in</b> …

Raptor 190 Racing Drone Hits Kickstarter (video)

RaptorFPV based in Canada have created a new racing drone in the form of the Raptor 190 FPV Quadcopter offering a professional drone that is equipped …

Drones

Fort McMurray's class of 2016 and the fire that changed everything

When wildfire ravaged Fort McMurray, the class of 2016 fled with their city, leaving prom behind—as well as the future they thought they had<p>Outside, …

Michael Jackson Stockpiled Nude Images Of Children, According To Police Report

Authorities seized more than 80 video recordings and computer hard drives, as well as notes, diaries, documents, photographs and audiotapes.<p>Police discovered Michael Jackson had a large collection of pornography, which allegedly included images of children, animal torture and gore, reportedly used …

‘Do it yourself if you have a gun’: Philippine president encourages average citizens to kill drug dealers

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to …

Gole1 is an Affordable Windows 10 Mini PC with Multi-Touch Display

Unlike Intel Compute Stick, Gole1 mini PC has a 5″ multi-touch display, and it still can be stored in your pocket with ease. This means you can play …

Mike Brooks On How He Created a Well-Worn Universe for His Novel Dark Run

There’s a category of science fiction that we really like: the well-worn space opera. Spaceships, crews, mysterious cargos, smuggling runs across the …

Google Chrome to block Flash by default, possibly dealing final blow to hated software

Google might be about to finally kill off Flash by all but banning its use in Chrome.<p>The software – which is used for videos and animations on …

Google

Apple's banned an iPhone app that let you know if you were being spied on

Apple has removed an app from its store that informed users if a third-party was spying on communications or had access to your data on your iPhone.<p>While Apple’s approval process for the App Store can be a notoriously fickle beast to tame, it seems that Stefan Esser’s ‘System and Security Info‘ is …

Rodrigo Duterte, the 'Trump' of Philippines, Leads in Presidential Race

MANILA, Philippines — A brash and tough-talking mayor who has pledged to kill suspected criminals and end crime within six months looked set to become the next president of the Philippines after taking an unassailable lead in Monday's elections and a rival conceded defeat.<p>Rodrigo Duterte, the mayor …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

New iPhone 7 Details Reveal Bad News For Apple

Thinking about buying an iPhone 7? New revelations suggest that, unless you’re desperate to help Apple’s bottom line, you might want to reconsider…<p>Shaking up the tech world with this news is a familiar face: famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Widely regarded as “the best Apple analyst on …

Mobile Technology

Entry level Samsung Galaxy J1 arrives in Canada

If the Samsung Galaxy J1 were one of your high school classmates, it wouldn’t be the cheerleader who went on to get a doctorate in nanotech engineering and who dabbles in modeling when she’s not globetrotting with her rugged photographer husband. No, you’re thinking of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. …

FBI trick for breaking into iPhone likely to leak, limiting its use | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The FBI’s method for breaking into a locked iPhone 5c is unlikely to stay secret for long, according to senior Apple Inc engineers and outside experts.<p>A new Apple iPhone 5C is on display at a Verizon store in Orem, Utah, in this file photo taken September 19, 2013. …

Samsung Gear S2 to Get iOS Support Tomorrow, Says Verizon

Earlier this week, a rumor popped up stating that Samsung Gear S2 will get iOS support later this month, and it seems it’s correct.<p>Verizon’s update …

Turn drone footage into 3D terrain models, which you can 3D print

Drone Deploy is an analytics and automation package that uses drones to create accurate 3D terrain and architectural models.<p>You conduct a …

Surreal photos of China's failed 'city of the future'

1/<p>Located in the remote province of Inner Mongolia, Ordos sits on one-sixth of China's coal reserves — making it an attractive center for development.<p>…

HTC Debuts ‘One A9’, an iPhone Clone for $549 CAD

HTC has today revealed a brand new “One A9” smartphone running the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow software, which will be sold unlocked for an …

DIYer decks out his Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with a clear back

Depending on your region and the carrier you use, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes in your choice of Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, and White Pearl. But if you’re the DIYer type, there’s another option: clear.<p>Over at Reddit, a user by the name of Skarface08 posted up some pics of a …

We pitted the iPhone 6S camera against Samsung's Galaxy Note 5, and there was a clear winner

With the launch of the iPhone 6S Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 5, we have a new standard for smartphone photography.<p>So how do the two stack up? Check out our comparison below.

The 10 best new skyscrapers in the world

Based on their sustainability, efficiency, and clever design, they represent the top contenders for the 15th annual Emporis Skyscraper Award.<p>While this year's top prize went to a Zaha Hadid project in Beijing, New York has finally reappeared on the list after a two-year absence.<p>Keep scrolling to …

Minecraft aids search for cybersecurity talent

<b>Minecraft is being used to find and recruit people who have the talent to work in the computer security industry.</b><p>A virtual skyscraper has been created that will host the game and many other competitions and cipher-based challenges.<p>The Cyphinx skyscraper will act as a portal for those keen to find …