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When Do Smartphone Screens Become Too Big?

I have a problem. I own a smartphone – an iPhone 5 – that comes with a nicely sized, 4-inch screen. When I surf to Web sites, I’m able to see …

Why Canadians are turned off by traditional TV providers

Two years ago, I broke off a long but unsatisfactory relationship with my TV provider. For nearly a decade, I paid my monthly bills, but I had finally become fed up and, looking around, realized I had other options. I joined a small but growing group of Canadians who had given up on conventional …

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OUYA review (founding backer edition)

Most modern gaming consoles are big, heavy and power-thirsty. They dominate the entertainment centers into which they're placed and suck down hundreds of watts of electricity when they're running. They've evolved this way, growing larger and more powerful to deliver better graphics and more …

Now When You Buy Vinyl from Amazon, You Get a Digital Copy for Free

Audiophiles will go to their graves praising the audio superiority of vinyl. And yes, vinyl sounds great, but you can't enjoy it in the car or on the …

Apple iPad was released 3 years ago today

The cellphone may have turned 40 years old today — just in time for its mid-life crisis, but another product is having a birthday as well, …

Disney halts game development at LucasArts, moves to licensed Star Wars titles

If you're old enough to have played PC games for more than a decade, LucasArts (originally LucasFilm Games) likely has a permanent place in your heart after a string of legendary adventure and flight combat releases. You'll unfortunately have to put the company as you knew it squarely in the past …

Bad Context: Why nobody, not even Apple, has done mobile right

Your smartphone is dumb. Mine is too. I’ve got an iPhone in my pocket, and a Galaxy S III, and an HTC One, and they’re all stupid. The BlackBerry Z10 …

This is the Modem World: When we Google too much

<i>Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.</i><p>Our cat Mischa is ill, and I am sad. But sadness is only one of the things I am feeling. Because of technology and the internet, I am angry, frustrated and a little …

Did this geek spend 11 months filming a stop-motion arcade tribute?

A determined geek says he spent 11 months creating a sticky note stop-motion Ms. Pac-Man and Mario tribute, but some viewers are wondering if it's actually all computer-generated.<p>It's good to have hobbies. Some people just have more unusual hobbies than others. Michael Birken says he spent 11 …

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Second-generation Nexus 7 reportedly coming "around July"

Two years ago, the iPad was untouchable at the top of the tablet market. Apple still sells the most tablets, but several rival slates have made …