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The Moto X returns: high-end specs, aluminum frame and leather back

As a half dozen of my colleagues toil away in Berlin bringing you the latest news from the likes of Samsung and Sony, I'm more than 4,000 miles away in the city of Chicago. Specifically, I'm in Motorola's headquarters, which spans 600,000 square feet across four floors high atop the Merchandise …

Mobile Technology

'Rock Band' creator wants to bend your mind with Samsung's Gear VR

You may have tried VR, but have you ever totally, like <i>really</i> got into it, man? Harmonix, the creator of <i>Rock Band</i> and <i>Dance Central</i> wants to crank Samsung's new Gear VR headset to 11 with an app called <i>Harmonix Music VR</i>. Details are sketchy, but the idea is to don the Oculus-powered device and start …

U.S. Forms Anti-ISIS Coalition at NATO Summit

<b>Updated 8:43 a.m.</b><p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry got diplomats from 10 countries at a NATO summit to agree Friday to join forces to fight an …

Ministry of Defence in line of fire for further cuts

Although the government is committed to a 1% increase in equipment budget, the overall defence budget is not ring-fenced<p>The Ministry of Defence is used to being attacked by parliament's financial watchdogs – the Commons crossparty public accounts committee and the National Audit Office. But the …

Watch Samsung Unveil The Latest Galaxy Note And More Right Here

Samsung is widely expected to unveil the next Galaxy Note today and the event is being streamed live for your enjoyment. The festivities start at 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time and can be watched above.<p>Of course we’ll be there too, serving up breaking news and hands-on reports — that is, if the new …

Possible first images of Galaxy Note 4 show metallic frame

Grab your saltshakers – purported images of the Galaxy Note 4 just leaked, showing what appears to be a metal frame similar to that of the Galaxy Alpha.<p>The images were sent to <i>GSM Arena</i> by an anonymous source, so there’s really no guarantee that they are the real deal. This disclaimer out of the …

Phones

The 11 Memes That Define Oculus Riftbook (NSFW)

Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to have a little fun.<p>Virtual reality itself used to be a punchline. Now, Facebook and its latest purchase of Oculus Rift is the joke. But can Facebook raise and nurture Oculus Rift into the virtual reality device of the future? As the following memes show, …

Audi builds hi-tech 'virtual cockpit' into the new TT

Smartphone-standard processors and navigation are being used to display navigation and virtual gauges with ambitious new in-car software<p>The design of Audi's celebrated TT took just four weeks to create in 1995. Now the German automotive giant has spent five years updating it for the smartphone …

The Many Faces of Gmail: A 10-Year Retrospective

2004: Launch<p>2006: Chat and Calendar<p>2010: Priority Inbox<p>2011: Visual Upheaval<p>2013: Categories<p>Gmail for Android (2008 vs. Now)<p>Gmail for iOS (2011 vs. …

Facebook causes an Oculus Rift, goats and bears collide, the Arkham Knight returns

In every game generation, there's one title that is destined to define it. One game that will go down in the books of gaming history and shape what's …

Facebook, Google, And Sony Are Getting Ready To Fight A Cyberpunk War

The next big thing in tech is to change the very nature of the way you experience reality, as Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR suggests. Does the dystopia start here?<p>Science fiction has always presaged the advent of actual technology, and taught us how to think about it before it comes. A …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Incremental Is The New Cool

Apple is under siege. Samsung is moving from strength to strength with every new version of its flagship Galaxy phones and this year is likely to be no exception, with the S5 on the horizon.<p>What started out as a poor alternative to the iPhone is quickly becoming a powerful adversary; Samsung is …

Titanfall review – 'the most refreshing shooter in years'

Xbox One, Electronic Arts, cert: 16, out now Call of Duty creators make you feel like a mechanised superhero<p>"From the makers of <i>Call of Duty</i>," blares the marketing message behind <i>Titanfall</i>, and it's easy to see why, with its fast-paced online gameplay, EA's shooter has all the hallmarks of classic …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

Microsoft changes policy in wake of Hotmail snooping

Microsoft's general counsel announces changes to its Web mail terms of service, promising that it won't read its users' email even when they're suspected of trafficking in stolen Microsoft property.<p>Microsoft's mea culpa for its Hotmail snooping is more than just words, with the company making a …

Privacy

Facebook, Oculus, And Businesses' Thirst For Virtual Reality

Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is just one sign of the growing business thirst for using virtual reality technology to change ways of working and improve customer experiences.<p>The acquisition – which was made this week and swiftly followed by polarized reactions from Oculus’ …