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Malik Bendjelloul dies: 'Searching for Sugar Man' director was 36

Malik Bendjelloul, the Swedish director of the acclaimed "Searching for Sugar Man" documentary, was widely known for his enthusiasm, kindness and high spirits — so the news Wednesday that he had taken his own life shocked colleagues around the world.<p>Bendjelloul's brother Johar Bendjelloul confirmed …

Cheaper Xbox One on The Way as Microsoft Bows to Pressure from PS4, Apple TV

- May 14, 2014<p>Microsoft continues to feel pressure from Sony’s PlayStation 4 and cheap streaming boxes such as the Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV, as …

Apple's next iPhones may pack a screen resolution of 1,704-by-960

As smartphones get larger, the company that pioneered the modern smartphone — Apple — is rushing to keep up.<p>Many Apple-watchers expect a larger-screen iPhone sometime this year, but will that wreak havoc on the huge library of apps built for the current resolution?<p>“Apple has taken great care [with …

The Coolest New Dog Toy GRINZ, Bounces, And Holds Treats Too

Who can help but smile at these two happy-looking dogs<i>?</i> Those are not wax Halloween teeth in their mouths, but the new <b>Grinz Ball</b> by …

'HTC One Remix' rumored to be headed to Verizon

In the months following the HTC One (M8)’s debut, the rumor mill has claimed that HTC has mini and “Prime” versions of its new flagship in the works. …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S launch dates rumored

Samsung finally looks ready to release some new tablets featuring OLED displays. The idea of the company returning to the screen tech for its tablets …

How to get started with home automation through Z-Wave

For many of us, smart homes seem like a far off concept from a science fiction novel set hundreds of years in the future. Imagine things like appliances that learn our schedules, lights that turn off after we leave a room, locks that can be remotely triggered to let yourself (or others) into your …

Best Free Apps of the Day on May 14. Lexicon Delta, Platforms Unlimited, GPS Dragon 6 in 1, & More!

Play Lexicon Delta, a word game with unique design elements. GPS Dragon 6 in 1 is a great GPS app to aid you in your travels. Platforms Unlimited is …

Why the death of Microsoft's Xbox One vision means we all lose

In defending the decision to strip the Kinect motion sensor from the Xbox One and sell a new entry-level console for $399, Microsoft executives Phil Spencer and Yusef Mehdi repeated the same whitewashed line: it's about consumer choice.<p>"If consumers choose that they don't want Kinect, or they want …

Study: Pesticides Cause Colony Collapse Disorder in Honeybees

Pesticides are the probable cause of massive colony collapse disorder (CCD), a new study from Harvard’s School of Public Health claims.<p>On the rise …

Stuck in the iMessage abyss? Here’s how to get your texts back

About a month ago I switched from an iPhone(s appl) to a Nexus(s goog) 5. It was easy: I swapped the SIM card and synced my contacts. I was up and …

Big Bang Discovery Comes Under Fire

Rumors ripple about flaws in the discovery of gravitational waves in the big bang's aftermath.<p>An acclaimed "smoking gun" discovery explaining the unfolding of the early universe faces rumors of a cosmic misfire. (See: "Big Bang's 'Smoking Gun' Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth.")<p>In March …

Kinect Isn't Ready For Prime Time, And Microsoft Is Right To Cut It Loose

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they were untangling the Xbox One from the Kinect, allowing the console to be sold by itself for the PS4-equivalent price of $399. Fans had been requesting either a lower price, an optional Kinect, or preferably both for a while now, and as part of a …

Comcast Wants To Put Data Caps On All Customers Within 5 Years

If you’re a Comcast customer living in one of the many states where they’ve imposed no real limits on bandwidth usage for the last few years… enjoy it while it lasts.<p>During an investor call today (link via Ars), Comcast executive VP David Cohen said that he predicts bandwidth caps (or, as ISPs …