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The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

Samsung will soon let you download 4K movies

The few 4K video services that exist right now typically require that you stream whatever you're watching -- not very practical given the subpar state of broadband in some areas. You won't have to settle for a mere 1080p for much longer, though. Samsung is teaming up with its frequent media partner …

LG's New Washing Machine Is The Most Exciting Thing To Happen To Laundry In Years

The machine, called the Twin Wash System, is exactly what its name suggests.<p>It's a washing machine with a smaller machine that loads underneath, allowing the owner to do two loads at once.<p>TechCrunch's Jordan Crook reports:<p>The Korean company also added a special new front-loading door that is tilted …

HP Pavilion Mini and Stream Mini shrink the desktop PC

LAS VEGAS — You might think it's a little last-minute to be coming out with a Mac mini clone, but HP thinks it's better late than never. At CES 2015, …

This souped up electric scooter could transform energy use in cities

The only stretch of road that wasn’t being pummeled with some of the wettest weather San Francisco has ever seen on a Thursday afternoon in …

Electric Vehicles

Samsung Unveils Crazy-Small Drive That Gives You 1TB of Storage

Samsung unveiled the mighty mouse of storage devices at its Consumer Electronics Show presentation on Monday.<p>The company says its Portable SSD T1 …

Gear & Gadgets

Swapping smartphone modules with Google's latest Project Ara prototype

Google's modular phone concept is one step closer to reality. With today's announcement of the latest updates to Project Ara and an upcoming pilot program in Puerto Rico, Google has made serious strides in bringing the unique swappable-module phone idea to market. Today, we had a chance to take a …

Mobile Technology

The 13 Best New Apps You May Have Missed Recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>From time-saving productivity apps like Workflow to fun little games for passing the time like Bloks, you're bound to find something you like.

FlyKly electric bike wheel makes riding a bike feel like the wind’s at your back

Jumping on the bicycle, I was told to watch out: As soon I started to pedal, it would feel like I’d been pushed forward by a big gust of wind. So don’t be surprised, they said.<p>Good advice. While it maybe wasn’t quite like the wind, it was true — the bike, powered by the new removable “smart” wheel …

CES 2015: Asus launches Transformer Book Chi line with T300, T100 and T90 Windows 2-in-1s - Tech2

Asus launched three Windows 2-in-1s with the Transformer Book Chi series. They are the T300 Chi, T100 Chi and T90 Chi. These are some of the thinnest …

Samsung is adding Slingbox-like features to its new smart TVs

This is interesting: Samsung is adding what amounts to a kind of Slingbox to all of its new smart TVs, allowing consumers to watch a show on TV, and …

Mobile Devices

Sony upgrades SmartWatch 3 to sexy stainless steel

LAS VEGAS — Sony is taking a cue from Pebble.<p>Last year, Pebble debuted a new version of its smartwatch at CES — one that was essentially the same …

Meet Gogoro, the outrageous electric scooter of the future

At a high level, Gogoro is announcing the Smartscooter. It’s probably the coolest two-wheeled runabout you can buy: it’s electric, looks unlike anything else on the market, and incorporates a host of legitimately unique features. All-LED headlights and taillights with programmable action sequences …

Electric Vehicles

Samsung's super-wide curved monitor makes your PC extra trendy

If both ultra-widescreen and curved computer monitors are all the rage these days, then Samsung's new SE790C display is supremely fashionable. The 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,440 LCD has both a super-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a gentle arc, combining two trends (fads?) in one. Supposedly, this …

The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 …

Best mobile games of 2014

Samsung Galaxy S6 Tipped to Sport Full Aluminium Body, Dual-Edge Display

Following the previous rumour of the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 sporting a half-metal body, the anticipated Samsung flagship is now being …

Google set to open own campus in Hyderabad, will sign MoU with Telangana government shortly

Internet giant Google plans to open its own “permanent and big” campus in Hyderabad and is set to sign an MoU with Telangana government shortly to …

Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs

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New 3D Printer Aptly Named David

David is a new 3D printer and one that is taking aim at the materials side of the industry. A new Kickstarter project, yet another in the mushrooming world of 3D printers, is live with a new twist – instead of long spools of plastic material, this team has created a printer that will use pelletized …

New hands-on footage claims to show 5.5-inch ‘iPhone Air’

As the days go by leading up to next week’s September 9th event, the part leaks for Apple’s next flagship handsets keep streaming in. The 5.5-inch model in particular has been getting a lot of attention lately, with multiple sources leaking photos of its casing and supposed components. Today’s …

4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Built From Parts Supports Theory of 1334 x 750 Display

Yesterday, we shared a video and some photos from Feld & Volk [Instagram page] apparently showing a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 built from parts actually booting to the "Connect to iTunes" recovery mode screen.<p>A Tweet today from developer Steven Troughton-Smith points out that the graphics shown on the …

Dell says its curved monitor will help make you a better gamer

What good is having an ultra-powerful PC if you're still connecting it to a dusty old monitor? We reckon doing so would be pretty silly. Good thing that alongside the new Alienware Area 51, Dell's pulled the curtain back on its 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W display then. It boasts a …

The latest Note 4 teaser gives us a glimpse of the phone

Samsung has been liberal in its use of teasers for the Note 4, and today we’ve got another tantalizing little video drumming up the excitement for the September 3 launch.<p>Like the other ones, this latest clip is focused on the Note 4’s stylus and its capabilities, but this time, we actually get a …

Drums

It Looks Like Motorola's Next Major Smartphone Might Be Huge

A new filing for an unnamed Motorola device recently popped up in the FCC's database, as Droid-Life reported on Friday. According to the filing, this Motorola smartphone will support AT&T's network and will measure about 5.5 by 2.8 inches in size.<p>What's most interesting, however, is that this …

Let there be Li-Fi: Meet the man who’s bringing connectivity to the world through LED

Sir Alexander Graham Bell may be better known as the guy who invented the first ‘practical’ telephone, but the Scottish scientist laid claim to an arsenal of additional innovations.<p>Among these were the photophone, a wireless telephone of sorts that enabled sounds (including speech) to be …

Samsung has a soundbar that matches your curved TV (update: US pricing)

Let's say you bought a pricey curved TV, only to remember that your existing soundbar is (gasp!) flat. Will you have to live with that geometry mismatch for the life of your set? Not if Samsung has its way. It just unveiled the Curved Soundbar, which it says is the first audio system designed to …

Microsoft teases its Lumia 730 ‘selfie phone’ with a selfie

Microsoft started teasing its Lumia 730 "selfie phone" last month with an invite to a press conference in Berlin on Thursday. While the invite teased "join us for more face time" and a Lumia camera, Microsoft has posted a fresh teaser today that’s simply a selfie photo. In an obvious nod to what …

Google's Self-Driving Cars Won't Work In Heavy Rain Or On Most Roads

It seems that Google may be facing a bumpier ride with self-driving cars than initially expected.<p>An MIT Technology Review report released last week said that the cars rely so much on maps and detailed data that they can't drive themselves around 99% of the USA. It's not a promising outlook for …

Are Electric Cars Cleaner than Gas-Powered Cars?