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Here are all the best trailers from Comic-Con

With each passing year – and as nerd culture becomes more simply ‘culture,’ – the San Diego Comic-Con seems to cater more heavily to movies than, you know, <i>comics</i>. That mean we get trailers. Lots of trailers.<p>(Specifically, lots of superhero trailers)<p>Being the thoughtful netizens we are, we’ve made …

Yahoo Sells To Verizon In Saddest $5 Billion Deal In Tech History

Yahoo was once the king of the Internet, a $125 billion behemoth as big in its time as Facebook or Google are today. Now it’s being sold to Verizon for comparative chump change.<p>On Monday morning, Yahoo announced the end of the long process to extricate itself from a mess of its own making with a …

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Moore's Law is on the verge of collapsing

Moore's Law is simple. Formulated by Intel cofounder Gordon Moore in 1965, it says that as technology improves, the number of transistors that can be fitted on a given integrated circuit will double every two years or so — and accordingly, computing power doubles too.<p>It has held true for the last …

Review: Philips 27-inch Quantum Dot monitor promises greater color accuracy and clarity

I had never heard of quantum dot display technology until Philips announced their new E6 monitor. Touting to be the world’s first quantum dot display monitor and the only one to reach 99% AdobeRGB color, I definitely became interested. I was already on the hunt for a high-quality monitor, so this …

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Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 phones are beautiful

But software and carrier intrusion undermine the experience<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>For this week’s column, I’ve been testing two …

Samsung Galaxy S7 review

On the edge of perfection<p>By Dan Seifert<p><b>Here’s the thing about smartphones:</b> they are a lot better when they have big screens. Virtually everything we do with smartphones is enhanced by a larger display: messaging, playing games, watching video, reading articles, browsing the web, you name it. After …

No one has been able to solve this cryptic puzzle by a British spy agency

Photo: Spectre/ IMDb.<p>The British intelligence and security organisation GCHQ released a "grid-shading puzzle" over Christmas to keep recipients entertained over the holiday season.<p>But so far, no one has been able to solve it and it's giving codebreakers a headache with less than 24 hours left until …

Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2015 in one handy list

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was everything rumored, teased and then some. If you didn’t sit through the keynote for the past few hours, here’s a rundown of the highlights you shouldn’t miss. For more info, click the links below each story for full details.<p>OS X 10.11: El …

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Untitled — Apple - Apple Events - Special Event March 2015

Enzo Mari, The Fable Game, I Gioco delle Favole, 1965. Photo Source Six plates with two slots can be built an arranged as the story grows. Still considered as on of the best games for kids to...

Enzo Mari, The Fable Game, <i>I Gioco delle Favole</i>, 1965. Photo Source<p>Six plates with two slots can be built an arranged as the story grows. Still …

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Apple Creates Tool to Check Activation Lock Status on iOS Devices

Apple has released a new Activation Lock Status tool (via <i>iDownloadBlog</i>) that will make it easier for people buying a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to avoid getting a device that is locked to another user.<p>Accessible via iCloud.com, the Activation Lock Status Checker allows users to enter a Device …

A Guide To What's Great In iOS 8

There’s a good chance if you’ve already downloaded iOS 8, you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. It looks enough like iOS 7 that you could be forgiven for wondering if anything has changed at all. Rest assured it has. In fact, there’s more substantial new stuff than Apple put into its mobile …

We Can't Wait To Try These 10 New Features In iOS 8

The new software update for iPhones, iPods, and iPads looks just like iOS 7, but there's much more going on under the hood. There are some new applications like Health, new features like the ability to send audio messages in iMessage, and some huge foundational improvements to allow for seamless …

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

<b>(CNN) —</b> You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, went live on Wednesday.<p>The free download is available to anyone with an iPhone 4S, 5, 5C or 5S.<p>IOS 8 isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful …

Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch

Drop whatever you're doing and watch this. NASA has released videos shot from onboard the Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Boosters in the past, but …

Zotac ZBox EN760 Mini PC Review -- Tiny Footprint, Powerful Gaming Performance

Until recently the mini-PC form factor has suffered a bad rap, albeit a justified one. Diminutive boxes like the Zotac ZBox line and the Xi3 Piston are necessarily confined to embedded graphics solutions like AMD’s APUs or Intel's HD and Iris graphics platforms, simply due to restrictions on size …

RocketSkates let you zip along the sidewalk at a top speed of 12MPH

Let's nip your enthusiasm right in the bud: No, these motorized skates you see above aren't actually powered by rockets. Now hold on, don't close the browser tab just yet. Just launched on Kickstarter, Acton's RocketSkates do have a rather misleading name. But they're actually quite the improvement …

Review: Transcend’s JetDrives add whopping 240-960GB SSD to MacBook Air at a great price

See that little $190 daughter card up there^? It houses 240GB of Transcend SSD and it could replace the 64GB or 128GB SSD that came in your MacBook Air in as little as 5 minutes. Even better, Transcend just released larger versions in 480GB and 960GB sizes to blow your SATA III MacBook Air or Pro …

Review: Samsung’s U28D590D 28-inch 4k monitor finally brings quality 4k at an affordable price

Ever since the Mac Pro was released in December, we’ve faced an onslaught of 4k displays. We reviewed Seiki’s budget offering last year, and while we liked it overall, it did have more than its fair share of set backs. For instance, you could only use the full 4k resolution at 30Hz, which meant …

The HTC One M8 has a Google Play edition, but how is it different? (hands-on)

HTC's latest flagship device, the One M8, is one of the best Android smartphones now available on the market, but what would happen to it if Google stripped the phone of some of its customizations? That's essentially what the Google Play edition of the new One offers. Plunk down $699 and you'll …

The making of Writing Aid — behind the scenes of app development

I released Writing Aid to the App Store today. Due to the glaring conflicts of interest in reviewing my own app for <i>9to5Mac</i> or even having my colleagues review it, I thought instead I’d give some insight into the creative and development process behind the app. If you are looking for a more …

11 Things You Should Be Doing On LinkedIn But Probably Aren't

LinkedIn has been rolling out several new features in the past year, including a new publishing platform and a revamped "Who's Viewed Your Profile" function<p>Here's a look at 11 ways you can make LinkedIn a more valuable tool for keeping in touch with your network and getting recruiters to come to …

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How-to: Use AirDrop to share files between iOS devices [Poll]

AirDrop can be a be a quick, simple way to transfer files between iOS devices. It can be especially handy because it is truly a device-to-device transfer that works even when neither device has internet access, although Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have to be turned on for it to function. In this article I …

Pebble Steel declassified: Raising the smartwatch design bar without breaking the mold

The Pebble smartwatch has evolved from Kickstarter darling to retail success despite a somewhat homely appearance. This is the story of how the company's next watch, the $250 Steel, came to be.<p>If 2014 is to be the year of the wearable it's at least partly thanks to the success of the<p>Pebblein 2013. …

Wearable Tech

[Updated] Dell Wasn't Joking About That 28-Inch Sub-$1000 4K Monitor; It's Only $699

Last month Dell launched a pair of UltraSharp monitors boasting 4K resolution, and dangled a sweet carrot in front of our early adopting paws: a forthcoming 28-inch Ultra HD monitor that would retail for less than $1000. Today at CES 2014 Dell revealed it, along with an aggressive price tag: $699.<p>I …

Polycom CX5100 for Lync 2013

With the recently announced availability of the CX5100 Unified Conference Station this new device will start making an appearance in Lync …

Valve's SteamOS download goes live, experienced Linux users can grab it now - Pocket-lint

Valve's SteamOS is now available for download, as promised.<p>Valve announced earlier this week that it would ship Steam Machine prototypes to 300 beta …

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Some Retina iPad Minis Showing Image Retention Issues

Some Retina iPad minis are demonstrating image retention issues, as noted by Instapaper creator Marco Arment, who originally developed a grid test to detect the problem in Retina MacBook Pros.<p>Image retention was first cited as a potential issue last week, when a rumor suggested that burn-in on …