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Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet runs full Windows, not RT

How many times have we said that the Surface would be great, if not for its OS? The truth is, the Surface RT and Surface 2 were lovely, well-crafted things, with great screens, solid build quality and long battery life. We just wished they could run the full gamut of desktop programs, in part to …

Mobile Handset Maker Motorola Re-enters China Market With 3 Smartphones

Sign Language: January 2015

Google explains why it's not fixing web security in old Android phones

You might not be happy that Google isn't fixing a web security flaw in your older Android phone, but the search giant now says that it has some good reasons for holding off. As the company's Adrian Ludwig explains, it's no longer viable to "safely" patch vulnerable, pre-Android 4.4 versions of …

Still Sweet on Coke and Pepsi?

The soda-pop business is, in its purest form, at once ridiculous and sublime. It’s ridiculous because it involves selling people sugar water (or corn …

Alcohol

Spacecraft Set to Reveal First Look at Dwarf Planets

NASA spacecraft will finally get a good look this year at Pluto and Ceres, two mysterious and tiny worlds.<p>A pair of small alien worlds, Ceres and Pluto, move into the spotlight this year as spacecraft arrive at their cosmic shores for the first time.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft released its first views …

For Spambots, Flattery Gets You Everywhere

Fake accounts can lead to real emotions.<p>Spam is the Internet's eternal squatter, the unwanted roommate who sees no reason to pay rent, yet borrows the Netflix password and regularly clogs the plumbing. But for whatever reason, we put up with it.<p>So, when spam gets kicked out, we celebrate—at least, …

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here …

A Chinese Company Made This Super Cheap Android Phone That Looks Exactly Like The iPhone 6

There are tons of Chinese iPhone look-a-likes out there, and at this year's Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas we found yet another.<p>This is the Gold-East MS937, and it looks a lot like the iPhone 6. Everything from the size of the bezels along the side of the screen to the gold trim look …

Run For Your Life: Samsung/Marvel Tech May Have Ultron Inside

Now that the threat of Skynet destroying us all has been averted by an increasingly crappy series of <i>Terminator</i> movies (or maybe they're just …

Comics

Apple Loop: iOS 9 Leaks Online, Love And Hate For The iPhone 6 Plus, iTunes Killing Free Music

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the first signs of iOS 9 in website logs, a rumored dual-lens camera in the iPhone 6S, Apple and GoPro, another settlement is offered in the no-poaching antitrust case, changes to the iTunes store for kids and …

iTunes

New Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Will Anger Apple

iOS. That’s what most iPhone and iPad owners cite when they explain why they bought their device. Being part of Apple’s ecosystem is a massive draw for many, but for Apple’s future Touch ID and its intrinsic role in security and finance offers a bigger differentiator than the subjective arguments …

Galaxy Note

Samsung unveils a quartet of Android smartphones for the budget crowd

Not everyone can justify splurging on a powerhouse phone like the Galaxy S5, and Samsung clearly knows it -- the tech firm just unveiled four Android KitKat handsets for frugal types. The Galaxy Core II (shown here) is the standout of the bunch, although it's a curious case of taking two steps …

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Tobogganing banned across US after towns forced to pay millions to injured kids

Dozens of towns and cities across the United States have closed off their snow-covered hills, afraid of having to pay out millions to injured children<p>For generations, American children have rushed to their local hills with toboggans at the first sign of winter snow.<p>But cities across the country are …

New Hampshire

Google Glass can return – but it must clear four big hurdles first

If Google still wishes to make Glass a genuine consumer-focused gadget, rather than a niche-interest product, here’s what it has to fix<p>Congratulations to Google Glass: production may have been halted on its current form, but it will return – and this time as a fully fledged product.<p>Graduating from …

Google Glass

Crave giveaway: Freebies aplenty from the CES 2015 show floor

Congrats to Nagi M. of Oakland, Calif., for winning a Sphero Darkside Ollie app-controlled robot in last week's giveaway. The CNET crew's back from CES 2015, and, as always, bearing lots and lots of swag.<p>In this year's bag of goods straight from the CES show floor, you'll find an Izzi Remix 5-in-1 …

CES

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: The first great smartphone of 2015 - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The upscale Samsung Galaxy S6's smooth glass-and-matte-metal body, improved fingerprint reader, and convenient new camera shortcut key make the phone a stunner. Samsung's decluttered take on Android 5.0 brings the beauty inside, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> Longtime fans will bristle at the Galaxy S6's …

Biplane to spy plane: 100 years of flying

It might be a year overdue, but it's still worth a look. Icelandair’s vast but fascinating infographic – “Biplane to Spy plane” – details 100 years of commercial aviation, from the first flight to carry a paying passenger, which took off on January 1, 1914, to the ongoing development of the …

Xiaomi mocks Apple with its very own premium phablet

There's just no stopping for the world's most valuable startup. After adding an air purifier, an IP camera, a smart light bulb and the affordable Redmi 2 to its portfolio, Xiaomi is now going right after the iPhone 6 Plus with its very own high-end phablet, the 5.7-inch Mi Note. While kicking off …

Mobile Technology

8 New Dining and Drinking Spots to Try Now

A number of new restaurants and drink spots have opened this winter, including celebrity chef-driven hotspots, casual neighborhood joints, and …

Washington D.C.

Skydio Makes Drones Smart So Pilots Can Be Dumb With $3M From Andreessen

“In five years, the notion of a drone crashing will be a weird, foreign thing” says Adam Bry, co-founder of drone auto-pilot startup Skydio and founding member of Google’s Project Wing drone delivery project. Skydio connects a drone’s cameras to its flight computer so it can avoid obstacles and …

Drones

After History-Making Ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan, Climber Asks 'Now What?'

Tommy Caldwell made history by free climbing the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall.<p>After summiting Yosemite National Park's colossal El Capitan with a partner on Wednesday, making history by completing the first free climb of a route considered to be the longest and hardest in the world, Tommy Caldwell shared …

Photographer Makes Incredible Point By Shooting The Same Tree Every Day For A Year With An iPhone

Mark HirschIn 2012, photographer Mark Hirsch was in a serious automobile accident that left him with severe injuries. His condition forced him to rest his body for three months with very little activity.<p>"It was a physically and emotionally challenging experience," he says.<p>Around the same time, he …

Has Google figured out the future of Google Glass?

At one point, a consumer version of Google Glass was expected to launch in early 2014. That’s what Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said in …

Wearable Tech

14 bucket list destinations that may soon disappear

Scientists have renewed warnings about the future of the Great Barrier Reef with one prominent researcher recently declaring the natural wonder ‘almost dead’.<p>But this isn't an isolated case. All around the world, destinations are under threat from urbanisation, global warming or simple human …

21 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Cuba

These changes will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and that's great news for Americans, because Cuba is full of gorgeous beaches, historic architecture, and incredible natural landscapes teeming with wildlife.