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Alienware Alpha First Impressions And Gaming Benchmarks

Alienware has something to prove, and we’re breaching the moment of truth. They were one of the first companies to strike out on their own following the delay of Valve’s SteamOS, and the end result isn’t merely a collection of complimentary components in a compact case; it’s intended to be a …

Note 4 fingerprint features detailed in new leak

We already know a lot about the Galaxy Note 4’s hardware and specs, but Samsung could still have some surprises left on the software front. Fortunately for those who can’t wait to learn everything there is to learn about the Note 4, leakers are hard at work ruining the fun for the rest of</i> …

Google Wants To Bring The Best Moto X Feature to Every Android Phone

One of the best features of the Moto X—besides that perfectly-sized screen—is its always-on listening capability. Nothing beats saying "OK, Google" …

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TCL Is Launching A 50-Inch 4K Television For $999, But Should You Buy It?

Ultra-HD (4K) televisions may be the holy grail of living room entertainment, but obtaining one at anything resembling a reasonable price is nearly impossible. At this rate it may take years for it to reach widespread consumer adoption. That is, unless a manufacturer like TCL brought a 50-inch 4K …

Report: Microsoft shows Halo 4 running on PC, Windows Phone streaming from cloud

<i>Halo 4</i> — and possibly other Xbox games — may be coming to your PC and smartphone. According to a report from The Verge, Microsoft demonstrated cloud-based streaming technology at a company meeting today that showed 343 Industries' <i>Halo 4</i> running on Windows PC and Windows Phone.<p>The Verge's report …

Intel To Release Its First 4GHz Processor

If information uncovered by Chinese website EXPreview is to be believed, Intel's soon-to-be-released replacement for its current Intel Core i7-4770K CPU will be the company’s first that ships with a clock speed of 4GHz.<p>The new CPU is part of a range of refreshed chips due to be launched some time …

Wipeout! British Town Puts On Soapy Spectacle

Photo<p>More than 300 lucky people got the chance to barrel down a 295-foot slide Sunday in Bristol, England.<p>The slide, part of a temporary interactive art exhibit by Luke Jerram, was made from plastic sheets, hay bales, water and dish soap. According to his website, Jerram is most widely known for …

Mercedes' first electric vehicle for the US has a Tesla heart and plenty of muscle

I shouldn't be imagining the sound of crickets when test-driving a brand-new Mercedes, but that's exactly what happened to me this week with the company's B-Class Electric. In this case, however, it's actually a good thing: The new US-bound EV, which should be hitting Stateside this summer for …

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

The biggest problem for aid agencies is to reach the so-called “final fifth”–the roughly 20% of kids worldwide who don’t have ready access to health …

For this touching photo series, prisoners wrote letters of advice to their past selves.

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Could this app allow you to read War and Peace in a day?

A new app called Spritz claims to be able to increase users’ reading speed to as much as 1,000 words a minute. Will it revolutionise how we read?<p>Spritz, a new speed-reading app, claims to allow users to take in up to 1,000 words per minute – more than three times as much as the average adult …

New Games Of Thrones Trailer (Video)

HBO has released their third trailer for Game of Thrones Season 4, and it gives us a sneak preview of what is coming up in the new series.<p>We have …

MSI gaming laptop packs next-gen NVIDIA graphics and '3K' display into Ultrabook thickness

A nice little surprise here at CeBIT: A 15.6-inch laptop from MSI that gave us an early look at one of NVIDIA's unannounced 2014 laptop GPUs. MSI's reps at the event wouldn't reveal anything about the new graphics chip (which we guess is based on NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture) except that it should …

4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history

Some 4,000 years ago a young woman's cremated bones – charred scraps of her shroud and the wood from her funeral pyre still clinging to them – was carefully wrapped in a fur along with her most valuable possessions, packed into a basket, and carried up to one of the highest and most exposed spots …

How To Build Habits In A Multi-Device World

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This excerpt is authored by Nir Eyal and appears in Michal Levin’s new book, Designing Multi-Device Experiences.</i> <i>Nir Eyal is also the author of Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit Forming Products and blogs at NirAndFar.com.</i><p>Allow me to take liberties with a philosophical question …