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Microsoft's Office Remote lets you control Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with a Windows Phone

Microsoft has just unveiled Office Remote, a new app that lets users control Word, Excel, and PowerPoint presentations with any Windows Phone 8 device. It's basically SmartGlass for the company's productivity suite, and is a joint effort between Microsoft Research and the Office team. “We want to …

PS4 and Xbox One parental controls aren't quite as forward thinking as they could be

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One clearly represent the future of living room gaming, but the parental controls both consoles offer aren't quite as forward thinking.<p>Both consoles have revamped how parents can limit the sorts of entertainment experiences they can experience with differing results.<p>The …

Tim Cook: Apple Will Never, Ever Make a Cheap iPhone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Many had expected that with iPhone saturation in richer places like America and Europe, Apple would …

Battery-free wireless could send text messages after your phone dies

Whenever you send a text message, upload a photo, or check your news feed, your phone or computer directs a small amount of power to its radio, and uses that power to beam out a signal. Finding power usually isn't a huge issue, but if no direct power source were necessary at all, it would be …

Good Deal: pay what you want for 'Dead Space 3,' 'Battlefield 3,' and more from EA

Last year the Humble Bundle teamed up with THQ for a AAA version of its pay-what-you-want promotion, and today it's doing the same with Electronic Arts. The Humble Origin Bundle includes <i>Dead Space</i>, <i>Dead Space 3</i>, <i>Burnout Paradise</i>, <i>Crysis 2</i>, <i>Mirror's Edge</i>, and <i>Medal of Honor</i> — and you can pay whatever you …

Google Glass's first porn app pulled hours after release

Glass got its very first porn app today, but just a few hours after its launch, the service has already been pulled from Google’s Glassware hub. The app is called <i>Tits and Glass,</i> and had been highly anticipated since news of its development hit last month. But Friday’s quiet revisions to Google’s …

Acer's flagship Aspire S7 may be 2013's ultrabook to beat, S3 needs low price to succeed

At Acer's press conference in Taipei yesterday, the company announced some very welcome changes to one of our favorite ultrabooks of 2012: the Aspire S7. Our two primarily complaints with the machine — battery life and limited RAM — have been addressed, while everything we loved about the laptop — …

Dell's kneeling XPS 27 all-in-one and swiveling XPS 12 convertible get much-needed updates

Two of our favorite Windows 8 computers are about to get upgraded in subtle but crucially important ways. The kneeling XPS 27 all-in-one might soon become a viable multimedia editing machine, while the spinning XPS 12 convertible ultrabook could soon get the enhanced performance and battery life …

Dell’s Haswell line-up includes a 27-inch all-in-one computer

Dell has launched its own salvo of laptops, desktops, and gaming PCs based on Intel’s Haswell microprocessor technology.<p>At the Computex trade show in Taiwan, Dell ia rolling out a variety of touch-enabled computers with security features. The lineup includes new versions of its Latitude, OptiPlex, …

President Obama to take aim at patent trolls with executive actions on Tuesday

President Obama is planning to take executive action against patent trolls, announcing a series of legal moves tomorrow to rein in some of the patent system’s current abuses, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i><i>.</i> The president will reportedly instruct the Patent and Trademark Office to start work on a …

Is the Nexus dead? What the Galaxy S4 with pure Android means for Samsung and Google

A few days ago, Google formally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition with pure Android. It’s a modified version of the flagship Samsung handset that we first saw announced back in March, and it stands to offer the standard Nexus user experience. What does this mean for Google’s actual line …

Nokia Lumia 521 review: High-value budget hit, but no LTE - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Nokia's <b>Lumia 521</b> packs in a better camera and more software features than you might expect for its $150 off-contract price tag.<p><b>The Bad</b> No LTE, poor screen quality, and no camera flash remind you that the 521 wasn't built to be a premium smartphone.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Nokia's Lumia 521 is one …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony's Xperia A Android 4.1 smartphone announced for NTT DoCoMo

Sony is adding another option to its smartphone lineup with this Xperia A it just announced in Japan. Spotted a few days ago in an FCC filing, the SO-04E will be released on the 17th on NTT DoCoMo. It slots in a step below the Z and ZL models on the spec sheet however, with a 1,280 x 720 4.6-inch …

Samsung ships 4m Galaxy S 4 in 4 days: Breaks internal record

Samsung reportedly shipped four million Galaxy S 4 handsets in the space of five days, an unnamed company exec has claimed, breaking its flagship …

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Nintendo selling refurbished 3DS and DSi systems with a one year warranty from $99.99

Nintendo is selling refurbished 3DS and DSi XL consoles with a one year warranty on the official Nintendo Store.<p>Prices range from a metallic rose Nintendo DSi XL for $99.99 to a midnight purple 3DS with <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D</i> for $169.99.<p>According to the store, the consoles are …

Spotify Quietly Starts Rolling Out The Discover Tab In Its Web App, First In The UK And Nordics

Back in December 2012, music streaming service Spotify provided an update on how it was going to double down on social recommendations to increase music listening on its platform by launching two new features, Follow and Discover. While the Follow feature, aimed at friends, started to get rolled …

Eric Schmidt defends Google tax affairs, saying firm was key to UK growth

Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has defended the internet giant's tax affairs, saying the firm was playing a key role in the UK's high-tech …

A Day With Glass: First Impressions Of The Early Days Of Google’s Latest Moonshot

As we shared yesterday, the process to actually pay for the Glass Explorer Edition was quite simple. The next step in the process is picking up your device at either the Mountain View, Los Angeles or New York City Google Campus. Of course, you can opt to have them shipped to you if you’re not in …

Google Glass Has One Year To Change Your Behavior or Fail

The wild success of mobile phones is down to their achievement in transforming the way we spend our time. Before mobile we used to meet in pre-arranged venues and talk to each other. It almost seems a quaint idea now not to be present in a variety of venues all at the same time, tapping away on a …

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

It’s Lyrid meteor time! We expect some Lyrid meteors to fly between late evening on Friday (April 20) until dawn Saturday. And we anticipate Saturday …

Astronomy

Полезные сочетания клавиш для редактирования текста в OS X

Современные текстовые редакторы для Windows и OS X способны настолько преобразить стандартные шрифты, что от привычного текста не останется и следа, а для возврата к исходному состоянию потребуется дополнительное время. К счастью, для подобных целей в операционной системе от Apple существуют …

Samsung Galaxy S4 international giveaway!

<b>UPDATE – APRIL 17 2013</b><br>We have a winner Jake Siemer https://twitter.com/JakeSiemer is the winner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 giveaway, congratulations Jake and thanks to everyone for entering our giveway. Stay tuned for more upcoming giveaways.<p>————-<p>Today is D Day. Or should we call it S Day?<p>After …

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