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A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Pokémon Fan Loses Game Show, Wins Hearts

Most people might spend game show money on stuff like houses, cars, and other such investments. But this guy? All this guy on The Price Is Right …

Retron 5: 10 Classic Game Consoles in One - CES 2014

Steam Controller hands-on: It's only weird until it works

Valve's new Steam Controller is unlike any other gamepad we've ever used. At first, it's kind of a clumsy, alien experience trying to come to grips with Valve's solution for bringing control of PC games to the living room. But after spending some time with the Steam Controller at CES, its unusual …

Grand Theft Auto V being recreated for PC in GTA IV by modders | PC Invasion

<b>Update:</b> More video footage has been released.<p>PC gamers are currently left hanging waiting for some sort of news from Rockstar that a <i>Grand Theft Auto …

The $50 smartwatch will be here by the summer, says Archos

When a whole new category of technology arrives, you can usually rely on tech-heads to get excited about them even if the mass-market doesn’t. So far, though, smartwatches don’t seem to have made as much headway as many expected. When a confirmed gadget addict like me is left wondering why I’d want …

iPhone 6 Leaks: Has Apple's Next Smartphone Already Been Caught On Camera?

It's January, so that means the inevitable rumour machine has already kicked into gear ahead of Apple's next big smartphone announcement. An …

For Pleo the robot dinosaur, a second act in an American life

LAS VEGAS -- It was an unforgettable scene: A crowd of smiling people gathered around a table on the show floor watching a charming, animated, and lifelike green robot dinosaur called Pleo for the first time.<p>Was this CES 2014? No, it was Maker Faire Austin 2007, and Pleo was finally having its …

Hot Watch about to ship to Kickstarter backers, here's the (almost) final version

The last time we saw the Hot Watch, the wristband was held together with a temporary strip of Velcro. To be sure, it was in good enough shape for us to test its voice-calling feature, but it was desperately in need of some TLC in the design department. A lot's changed in the past five months, …

Why You Should Test Your Mobile App With Drunk People

In the Cocktails and Customization study, they asked Samantha, a 21-year-old pharmacist, to visit three separate websites that offer customization …

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight concept dazzles at CES

This year marked Audi’s fourth appearance at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest forum for gadgets, gizmos and cutting-edge technologies. And as it has each year since 2011, the Ingolstadt, Germany-based carmaker came to CES loaded for bear.<p>Amid announcements that …

Who needs fingerprints? Samsung could put an eye scanner in the Galaxy S5

The most interesting thing about Samsung’s next flagship phone could be how you unlock it.<p>Taking a page from the fingerprint reader-equipped iPhone 5S, Samsung is considering adding an eye scanner to the Galaxy S5. While the decision is far from final, adding the feature makes a lot of sense: The …

Video: Clever Spider Uses Its Web Like a Slingshot to Capture Insects

TAMBOPATA, Peru – A tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon catches prey in a most marvelous way. From a spot near the center of its web, the spider …

2014 Challenger Shaker

Dodge Challenger Shaker ($36,995) – While the styling of the new Challenger has always harkened back to the glory days of muscle cars, nothing says horsepower wars like a bulging hood scoop. Dodge went back to the roots and added the iconic shaker hood to atop of a healthy HEMI engine and R/T …

Polaroid's tiny HD action cam is style and substance

<b>Polaroid has unveiled three new action cameras at CES, including an adorable 35-millimetre mountable cube that embodies the spirit of the brand's</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Employment

Why Some Mushrooms May Be Magic for Climate Change

Fungi don’t get the respect they deserve. Maybe that’s because they do most of their work in the dark, beneath the ground or on dead matter, or …

Full-body virtual reality is here, but try not to puke

The latest version of the Virtuix Omni is sickeningly immersive<p>When a Combine Soldier throws a grenade at you, your instinct is to run. In the Virtuix Omni, you can.<p>At CES 2014, Virtuix showed off the latest version of its virtual reality rig, which features 40 capacitive sensors in its base to …

CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …