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Why is Microsoft scared of Chromebooks?

Something has Redmond spooked<p>"It’s pretty much a brick," says <i>Pawn Stars</i>’ Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn’t want you buying this thing.<p>But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google’s oft-ridiculed web-only …

Vertu slapped a Bentley logo on a mediocre Android phone and called it new

¯\_(ツ)_/¯<p>Do you own a Bentley? Do you also enjoy spending over $9,000 on subpar Android phones? Well if you're a member of this group that undoubtedly (probably) includes Adrian Grenier and Bret Michaels, Bentley and Vertu have joined together to rebrand an existing a phone just for you.<p>The …

Apple 15 March event expectations: iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 and new Watch straps

Apple is expected to hold a media event on 15 March, when it would reveal a new iPad Air, a new, smaller iPhone and updates to the straps and …

Latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge press render leak shows off classy black, gray and gold together

Having seen a few leaks already over the past few weeks, it’s fair to say there’s little left to the imagination when it comes to what Samsung will announced this coming Sunday. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are expected to take on a design very similar to the S6 family, albeit slightly more curvy and …

Samsung gives you more options with its Edge displays

When Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note Edge, we weren't sure if its sloping display was a gimmick or a glimpse at the company's future. Turns out it was the latter, what with the various Galaxy S6 models and the images we've seen of the Galaxy S7. With that in mind, it's no surprise to see Samsung …

iPhone tips, tricks, and hidden features you didn't know about

Apple<p>Even though we use our iPhones all day every day, there are still a handful of features that are relatively unknown.<p>Some of these features are buried in the Settings menu while others are hidden in plain sight.<p>Plus, there are a few things Siri can do for you that you may not know about.<p><i>(Note:</i> …

Samsung told to stop copying iPhone

After a years-long court battle, Apple finally got what it wanted: A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Samsung smartphones can no longer copy certain iPhone features.<p>In a 2-1 decision, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled that Samsung has to update its smartphones' software to remove …

Lollipop update hitting Galaxy Note 4, starting in Poland

Believe it or not, this screenshot was posted way back in December. Now approaching Mid-February, Lollipop is finally launching for the Note 4, in Poland at least.<p>When it comes to Lollipop, suffice to say that some have been showered in sweets more than others; the Moto X, LG G3, and Samsung Galaxy …

Leaked image might reveal Galaxy S5 design

Mobile World Congress is less than two weeks away, but Samsung might have nothing new to show by then if the Galaxy S5 continues leaking. Today has …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

Video demo of Sapphire-coated iPhone display leaves it unscratched by concrete

With increasing evidence that Apple plans to replace Gorilla Glass with sapphire to protect the screen of the iPhone 6, it’s interesting to watch a video demo of just how scratch-resistant the material is.<p>Screen protection company Aero-Gear scrapes a concrete block across the screen of an iPhone 5 …

Up close and personal with the blindingly colorful red Nexus 5

Google calls it "bright red," but that description only half-describes the new Nexus 5. It's bright — impossibly, eye-catchingly so, almost as if it's glowing — but it's definitely not red. It's a loud, gleaming orange, like an Exit sign or a glossed-up version of the "tangerine" Google Glass …

Pininfarina inkless metal pen will write forever

What if you could have a writing implement that draws a line like a graphite pencil, but in permanent, non-smudging ink like a pen?<p>Car design company …

Soccket Soccer Ball Harnesses Kinetic Energy When You Play With It

<b>SOCCKET</b> is more than just a soccer ball, it’s an energy harnessing ball. This means everyone can have both fun and power when playing with this ball, …

Gold iPhone 5s sells for US$10k on eBay

<b>We assumed that the gold-coloured iPhone 5s would prove popular, but this is a little overboard.</b><p><i>Business Insider</i> has spotted that a recent eBay …

T-Mobile Moto X gets updated with significant camera enhancements

In our review of the Moto X, we determined that while its ClearPixel camera was decent, its performance was hit or miss. Fortunately, Motorola has taken a lot of feedback and has cranked out a software update with improvements to the camera's performance, specifically in the areas of exposure, …

US judge says HTC violated Nokia patents

In a preliminary ruling, the US International Trade Commission decided that HTC violated two patents owned by Nokia in developing its mobile phones and tablets.<p>Judge Thomas Pender, who posted the decision Monday on the ITC's Web site, found that Taiwan-based HTC infringed on one patent related to …

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iPhone, iPad owners complain of motion sickness due to iOS 7

At least some of the 200 million people that have downloaded iOS 7 to this point aren't so pleased with what they've found.<p>Apple's iPhone and iPad owners have been taking to the company's forums over the past week to complain about iOS 7's new parallax and zoom features. Many of the folks in the …

Sony's next Xbox-killing move: Developing a PS4 virtual reality headset - ExtremeTech

Sony’s next Xbox-killing move: Developing a PS4 virtual reality headset<p>By on September 4, 2013 at 10:48 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

New plastic becomes stronger when stressed, drop-proof smartphones incoming - ExtremeTech

By on September 2, 2013 at 9:01 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Plastics are amazingly versatile …

Cut Through Anything With Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears

A new spin on scissors: Fiskars claims its new design will cut through yardstick, fiberglass cloth, and more materials with ease.<p><b>Price: $30</b><p>It's not often someone improves on scissors. Generally speaking, the design—which dates back to somewhere around the 15th century BCE in Egypt—has served us …

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Google wins DARPA's robotics challenge, wonders if it was a good idea to turn down future military contracts - ExtremeTech

Google wins DARPA’s robotics challenge, wonders if it was a good idea to turn down future military contracts<p>By on December 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm<p>This …

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 …

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 …

Gigabyte fits a gaming powerhouse inside an inch-thick laptop

For most people, gaming laptops are the modern equivalent of the old beige box. You might have or want one, but it's not something you'd bring up in polite conversation. Portability has always played a secondary role to fitting the most power inside that laptop's dimensions, which together with …

Samsung leak points to cut-down Galaxy Note 3 'Neo' with six-core CPU

If you like the idea of a big old pen-equipped Samsung handset but don't want to spend a bundle on a Galaxy Note 3, you might soon be in luck. <i>GSM Arena</i> has unearthed a sales document that spells out the specs for an alleged Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which seems to recycle many aspects of last year's Note …

Apple's iPhone 4 most traded-in smartphone of 2013

The iPhone 4 was the most traded-in smartphone of 2013, with owner Apple the brand most consumers chose to exchange for cash<p>Data collected throughout last year found the 16GB version of the model made up an average 8.94 per cent of all smartphone trade-ins throughout the year, peaking at 9.82 per …