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Early HTC One Max press image reportedly spotted

To date, our glimpses of the HTC One Max (aka T6) have been limited to a few small photos. Courtesy of @evleaks, we may have a better look: he just posted what's reportedly a "non-final" (if high-quality) press image of the giant smartphone. The shot matches what we've seen before, suggesting that …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Samsung Drops Curved OLED TV Price

We’ve been reporting on Samsung’s curved 55” OLED TV since before it was released this year, and one of the biggest news topics was that the …

Televisions

Perseid Meteor Shower to Flare This Weekend

The sky will light up this weekend with bright and numerous fireballs as the Perseid meteor shower peaks the nights of Aug. 11-12 and 12-13.<p>The …

Newly Discovered Pink Exoplanet on the Lighter Side

Researchers imaged this planet around a sun-like star, but its origins remain a mystery.<p><b>There is a pink exoplanet circling a star very much like our own, 57 light-years away from Earth. But its origins are a mystery.</b><p>In a new study announcing the magenta gas giant, researchers were able to directly …

Universe

This week's new events

Billingham International Folklore festival | Bristol International Balloon Fiesta | David Bowie Is Happening Now | Out & about<p>Billingham International Folklore festival<p>If there are people in some corner of the globe who haven't yet turned putting one foot in front of the other into an artform, …

Moto X or LG G2? Why specs alone aren't enough to decide

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice on buying a new Google Android smartphone. And she suggests checking out the features and feel of the device over the specs when choosing your next high-end phone.<p>It seems like every week a new smartphone is introduced. …

Powerful Holiday Statement: 7 Bedroom Villa Beyond in Phuket, Thailand

Overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea and the green vistas of Bang Tao in Phuket, Thailand, Villa Beyond combines an original escape with the …

Modern Polish House Couples Smart Design With Scandinavian Minimalism

Space is one of the biggest factors in determining how the interiors of a home turn out. Designed in a <i>stripped-down Scandinavian</i> fashion, this 140 …

Interior Design

House Beautiful on Twitter: "A garage-turned-poolhouse with the spirit and energy of summer http://t.co/H0ujS4LFqj http://t.co/kKapO40Qlo"

Crowdfunded Ubuntu Phone Will Be A Big Success, Even If It Never Happens

Another day, another healthy dose of press attention for the Ubuntu Edge. This non-existent smartphone is still just a glint in the eye of its originator, billionaire and Forbes disruptor Mark Shuttleworth, but it’s back in the headlines after receiving an $80,000 crowdfunding investment from …

Transfer data from iPhone to HTC One using HTC Sync Manager

Jumping ship from an iPhone to the HTC One is easy with HTC's Sync software.<p>Transferring data from an iPhone to an Android device isn't all that straightforward in most cases. Granted, users are likely to use iCloud, Google, or another cloud service to store personal information such as contacts …

Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy

The global PC market is shrinking, and continues to trend downward according to recent numbers, which means there are a lot of concerned device-makers looking around for what to do next. Acer is one of those companies, and the firm is looking to pin the blame on Windows and find a better option, …

Acer betting on Android, Chromebooks to offset slow Windows 8 sales

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>“We are trying to grow our non-Windows business as soon as possible.”<p>It doesn’t get more blunt than that comment, which was …

Dell unveils Latitude 7000 series Ultrabooks with Haswell inside

Dell's Haswell-based Latitude laptops have been a tad on the chunky side so far, but the company is making amends by quietly launching its new Latitude 7000 series Ultrabooks. Both the 12.5-inch E7240 and 14-inch E7440 fit Intel's new low-voltage, 1.7GHz Core i3 CPU into an aluminum shell that's …

Chinese trademark trolls made Apple pay up. Now they’re shaking down Tesla

Looks like Tesla is having Apple’s deja vu over trademark lawsuits in China. An opportunistic trademark troll bought the rights to “Tesla” and is fighting the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company off.<p>Tesla is seemingly in a trademark tussle with Zhan Baosheng, according to Chinese publication Want China …

‘Bitcoin is a currency’: Federal judge says the virtual cash is real money

Is the "online crypto-currency" Bitcoin money like dollars or is it no more the business of government regulators than virtual gold pieces in an online game? A federal judge may have ended the controversy with an opinion issued in a Bitcoin-related fraud case — and the verdict is: It's money.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

Nvidia CEO: We're working hard on Surface 2

CEO Jen-Hsun Huang tells CNET that Nvidia is working closely with Microsoft to make sure the second generation of Surface is a "big success."<p>Even with a dud in the Surface RT, Microsoft is cooking up a sequel, a chip partner confirmed to CNET on Thursday.<p>Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told CNET that his …

HTC One X+ Android 4.2.2 software update leaked: BlinkFeed and Zoe aboard

It would appear that HTC isn’t going to keep a selection of key software features from its 2013 HTC One lineup here in the present if one …

HTC

New Nexus 7 UK release date is 28 August, Asus confirms

Tablet fans to your stations: Google's follow-up to the much-beloved Nexus 7 will be on sale in the UK within weeks.<p>The new Nexus 7 will go on sale …

Mobile Technology

HP Envy Rove 20 review

MSRP: $979.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>HP Envy Rove 20</b> costs a bit less than some other tabletop PCs, includes great audio, and runs long enough to watch a couple of movies without being plugged in.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's heavier than some comparable big-screen systems, uses a lower-end CPU, and the 20-inch display isn't …

ASUS calls time on Windows RT tablets

ASUS, the Taiwan-based PC and tablet manufacturer, confirmed today that it will cease manufacturing Windows RT tablets.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, ASUS Chief Executive Jerry Shen stated that Windows RT’s lack of backward compatibility with Intel chips as one of the reasons why the OEM …

Privacy International threatens telcos with legal action over Tempora

BT and Vodafone are among seven large telecoms firms which could face legal action under human rights law for colluding with British spy agency GCHQ and failing to protect customers' privacy rights.<p>Lawyers for the group Privacy International have written to the chief executives of the telecoms …

Surveillance

Users report new Nexus 7 suffering from GPS issues

The urban-hunchback shuffle is usually demonstrated by commuters slouching over a phone, in search of a pre-meeting coffee-house. But, if you're attempting something similar with the latest Nexus 7, maybe leave a little earlier. Why? Because word is that some users are reporting funky behaviour …

PayPal smartphone app could replace credit cards

PayPal's head of retail services says a payment system that recognises customers by their first name and picture via a mobile phone app will let consumers leave their wallets at home.<p>The PayPal app is being used by retailers in Richmond, London, allowing customers to leave their wallet or purse at …

Paypal

Why wearable computers will need advances in notification technology to thrive

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>As we quickly move into an era where even our jewelry, vehicles and household appliances are connected to the web, one of the …

Phil Libin

Samsung to buy German OLED company Novaled

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung, in conjunction with its affiliates, plans to acquire German company Novaled, which …

Asus hints at 5-inch 'MemoFone' smartphone

The handset is slated to come to the U.S. and is designed for those who want a single smartphone that doesn't rely on on a tablet for complementary features.<p>Asus has a new smartphone in the works, it seems.<p>The company recently presented its smartphone strategy, and in a leaked slide obtained by …

This App Helps You Get Drunk In Any Country

Even if you’re totally off your pickle, Pivo makes it easy to order a beer in any language.<p>We’re all used to incoherently blathering gibberish when we’ve had four or five pints down our gullets, but the idea of looking like a fool in front of some snooty foreign bartender <i>before</i> we’ve ordered our …