Mehdi Oubaggi

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‘Game of Thrones’ author is working on another show for HBO

We’re just a few days out from the premiere of the fifth season of Game of Thrones on HBO, but before long, the fantasy epic might not be the only …

Sesame is one of the cheapest smart locks you can buy

There’s no getting around the fact that Kickstarter projects are a gamble. You can spend $100 on something like the Pebble just as easily as you can on something that was supposed to be a watch, but comes delivered late and resembles a potato.<p>That gamble, and the chance to come out on the other end …

As Twitter launches Periscope, Meerkat announces $14 million in funding

Welcome to the live-streaming wars<p>This morning saw dueling announcements in the world of live-streaming apps. Twitter finally pushed Periscope to the public, and Meerkat announced it had raised a pile of cash with strong connections to Hollywood. Right now Meerkat has the hype, coming off a strong …

Lorne Michaels

Inklet uses Apple's new trackpad to turn MacBooks into drawing tablets

Apple's new MacBooks, announced earlier this month, have been upgraded with force-sensitive trackpads. Using the awkwardly named "Force Touch" technology, the pads can tell how hard you are pressing, allowing Apple to replace the old three-finger tap with a new powerfully pressed "Force Click." But …

Apps

Google just updated 3 of its top apps – here’s everything you need to know

When the very first Android phone was released back in late 2008, we knew we were looking at something that would end up being big. We also knew that …

Apps

Free For All: Google Earth Pro Dumps $US400 Subscription Fee

It's always nice when a company transitions a product from paid to free, with Google today removing the price tag from Google Earth Pro. This means …

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Maps

Netflix's December line-up comes early this year

Beginning December 1st, Netflix Instant subscribers will be able to enjoy a fresh crop of movies and television shows. <i>Decider</i> recently published a catalog of the anticipated titles. Two of the most enticing names in this repository of entertainment options are arguably comedy <i>Anchorman 2</i> and <i>The Wolf</i> …

Netflix

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

The Real-Life Hoverboard<p><b>Hendo Hoverboard / $10,000</b> <i><br>Preorder at hendohover.com</i><p>The hoverboard—a type of skateboard that levitates like a magic …

Microsoft's first Lumia is coming on Tuesday

A budget smartphone for the holidays<p>Microsoft is planning to launch its very first Lumia smartphone on Tuesday. The software giant has started teasing an unveiling for November 11th, with the tagline of "Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone." Microsoft's …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

Microsoft

Pourquoi Facebook force l'utilisation de Messenger

Facebook est équipé d’une messagerie, et cette dernière est très utilisée de par le monde. Beaucoup diront que c’est en grande partie à cause de …

50 Google Now Voice Commands

Google Now

James Dyson puts his futuristic robot to the test in Tokyo

James Dyson was in Tokyo tonight to show his company's first robot vacuum cleaner to the world. At an event held right under Tokyo Tower, Dyson spoke of his emotion on launching the 360 Eye in Japan, the country where his first vacuums were sold. But how does it perform?<p>Very well, if Dyson's staged …

Moto 360 review

I lost my phone this morning.<p>Normally that’s impossible. My phone is always either in my pocket or in my hands, because missing an email or a text or a killer snap is just entirely unfathomable. But this morning, I was reading an email on my wrist, and walked out the door without even checking my …

This is the LG G Watch R

Work on the G Watch R, says LG, began more than two years ago. This fully circular smartwatch may be running Android Wear and competing against the likes of the Moto 360 and Asus ZenWatch, but LG argues that it's the product of a long-term project rather than a kneejerk reaction. The 1.3-inch OLED …

What difference does sapphire make in smartphone displays?

The increasing use of premium materials in smartphones has gone hand in hand with the trend of them being presented as lifestyle and fashion items rather than mere gadgets. This year has seen the HTC One set a new design benchmark for Android (and now Windows Phone) handsets, Samsung switching to …

Why Oculus needs Samsung's help with virtual reality

VR is easy. Supply chains are hard.<p>There are a lot of virtual reality headsets out there these days. As of today, Oculus has been shipping DK2 development kits worldwide for about a month. Sony has announced a few titles for Project Morpheus, which will work with the PlayStation 4. Google revealed …

HTC's colorful Desire 820 is full of camera pixels and processor bits

The Desire 816, introduced at MWC in February of this year, has been one of HTC's unheralded successes. Featuring bold bright colors, the company's signature BoomSound speakers, and a generously proportioned 5.5-inch screen, it appealed to the more budget-conscious buyers eager to have a big …

Samsung's 105-inch bendable TV has arrived

Flexible display is headed for the European market — probably at a steep price<p>Samsung unveiled a massive, bendable TV display at IFA in Berlin today, after teasing a similar prototype earlier this year. The 105-inch UHD display features a 21:9 aspect ratio and, according to the company, can …

What if 'Game of Thrones' was a Hitchcock movie?

Saul Bass meets Westeros<p>YouTube user Milan Vuckovic refashioned the <i>Game of Thrones</i> opening credit sequence in the style of legendary graphic designer Saul Bass. The result is <i>jazzy</i>.<p>Source: Milan Vuckovic (YouTube)

Is Samsung metal now?

It started, appropriately enough, with the Alpha. Heeding years of complaints about the tacky and unpleasant feeling of its plastic Galaxy phones, Samsung finally responded this summer with the introduction of a new metal frame on the Galaxy Alpha. Today at IFA, the Korean company has added the …

Lenovo introduces its own 'selfie phone,' the Vibe Z2

Lenovo may have purchased Motorola from Google, but that's not stopping it from releasing a new pair of Android-based smartphones. The company just pulled the wraps two new Vibe phones, the Z2 and the X2. In line with a number of new phones, the Z2 is being marketed as Lenovo's "selfie phone." It …

Game of Thrones : une mise en bouche pour le titre de Telltale Games

<b>Game of Thrones</b> est un véritable monument à part entière, et encore plus depuis que les livres de George R. R. Martin ont été adaptés en série. Et …

Jeux Vidéo

“Nos étoiles contraires”, le verdict des ados

Louna, Raphaëlle, Emeline, Dylan et Pierre ont lu «Nos étoiles contraires» de John Green. Leur verdict pour Paris Match.<p>Après la magie « Harry Potter …

Livres

Beach Crowds Are Beautiful From 5,000 Feet In The Air

Going to the beach this Labor Day weekend? You could become part of a work of art.<p>This Labor Day Weekend, thousands of Americans will begin one final migration to the local beach, in what will doubtless be their last chance to enjoy some sun and surf before a gray half-year of winter sets in.<p>On …