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Meet Google’s New Chromebook Pixel

Google’s Chromebook Pixel has always been an aspirational machine meant to show off Chrome OS at its best. The new version, which Google announced today, continues this tradition.<p>If you were hoping for a complete redesign, you’ll be disappointed, but just like the old Pixel, the new Pixel is the …

Gear & Gadgets

Play Store shake up: devices section renamed to Google Store, Nexus 5 is gone

Google just rebranded the devices section of the Play Store, which is now called Google Store.<p>The new Google Store page features a fresh design with large, bold fonts, lots of white space, and clean imagery. Google calls this landing page the “new home for the latest products made with Google” and …

Huge leak: iPhone 6s may come with crazy new display tech – and a crazy new color option

A new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> claims that Apple may have some interesting surprises in store when it unveils its next-gen iPhone lineup …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free right now

Looking to expand the capabilities of your precious iPhone or iPad? We help you each and every weekday with a new list of paid iOS apps that are on …

Samsung announces the rugged Galaxy Xcover 3 with MIL-STD 810G rating

When the going gets rough, you need a tough phone that will handle the being dropped on to the floor or being submerged in water. To help you out, …

Apple's ‘force touch’ and 'taptic engine' explained

Apple’s new super-thin MacBook comes with a new trackpad technology that detects the force of a tap or press and is expected to be added to the iPhone next year. But what is “force touch”, how does it work and what on earth is a “taptic engine”?<p>Beyond the hype and buzz around the Apple Watch launch …

Apple Pegged To Bring Force Touch Pressure-Sensitive Input To Next iPhones

Apple’s Force Touch tech, which it built into both the new 12-inch MacBook and the new Apple Watch, is also headed to the next iPhone, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Frankly, after trying the tech out in person, I’d be more surprised it wasn’t using Force Touch across all …

The New 52 is dead: DC Comics details diverse, character-driven new direction

A month ago DC Comics came out with a big announcement: they are ditching the New 52.<p>That is, they're ditching the branding and editorial focus that's been the standard at the company since late 2011, that manifested in an infamous hard reboot of DC Comics continuity. The New 52 has been criticized …

PlayStation Mobile shutting down this year

PlayStation Mobile, the development, storefront and support structure for indie games on certified Android devices and the PlayStation Vita, will close down completely this year, Sony said today.<p>PlayStation Mobile will stop distributing content on July 15 and the entire service will come to an end …

My dream of having Google take over my iPhone is almost a reality

If you would have told me a few years ago that Google would be the company behind some of the best mobile software in the world – across all mobile …

The Top 10 Wealthiest Video Game Billionaires In The World

FORBES’ latest cover story, for the FORBES Billionaires issue, is on Markus Persson, aka “Notch,” the creator of <i>Minecraft</i>, which was sold to Microsoft for a whopping $2.5 billion last year.<p>This propelled Persson to the FORBES Billionaire list, where he’s valued at $1.3 billion.<p>(For some …

South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) vs. iPhone 6

As recently as a year ago, iPhone vs. Galaxy showdowns required you to choose between premium builds and big screens. But now that the iPhone has a …

10 Android photography tips for beginners

Make the most out of the camera you have with you<p>There's an old saying about there being no such thing as a bad camera, only a bad photographer. …

Photoshop

<i>This is the first in a series of stories to simply describe some of Adobe’s key offerings.</i><p>When it comes to using the right Adobe software for your …

Camera Exposure Guide: Everything you Need to Know

There is something called “the exposure triangle” that you must be aware of in order to completely have control over your digital camera …

Shutter Speed

Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery turns out be removable after all

Two of the most beloved features by Samsung Galaxy enthusiasts up to this point have been that the smartphones featured a removable battery and …

Microsoft’s Latest Vision of Future Productivity

I came across the latest vision of future productivity from Microsoft today and thought I would share it with you, along with a whole series of …

Innovation

3 cool things about Gmail 4.0 for iOS

For any Gmail user who owns an iPhone or iPad, there's a decision to be made: Use Apple's stock Mail app, or switch to Google's Gmail app?<p>If you've been on the fence, this may swing the pendulum toward the latter: Gmail 4.0 for iOS brings three welcome new features to iPhones and iPads, most of …

Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

Art

iOS 8 How-to: Use Siri to return a lost iPhone to their owner

What happens if you are out and about and happen to find an iPhone? You happen to be a good person and want to return the iPhone to the original owner, but the phone is locked with a passcode. You might think you are stuck, but actually you can use Siri to find out who owns the device.<p>Tap and hold …

8-Year-Old Feeds Crows and They Leave Her Small "Thank You" Gifts in Return

In 2011, Gabi Mann was a four-year-old in Seattle with a habit of dropping her food. A chicken nugget might fall off her lap while she's getting out of the car, and Gabi wouldn't pick it up. Instead, the crows rushed to the forgotten morsel and hoped for another bite. Gabi eventually noticed this …

Birds

Why my iPhone is the best watch I’ve ever owned

In the past, I tried my best to use Apple’s iPod Nano as a watch. Charging it each and every night, syncing it to my Mac, even strapping it to my arm …

Watch out, Apple: Microsoft Band is coming to 765 Best Buy stores this month

Microsoft may or may not have intended their first foray into health and fitness to be a hit, but the Microsoft Band always appears to be selling …

The 10 Biggest, Best-Looking Video Games Of March 2015

February was a bit slow as far as video games go.<p>Worse, it was sprinkled largely with disappointments.<p>Sure, there were some winners—<i>Apotheon, Majora’s Mask 3D,</i> Telltale’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>—but the biggest releases of the month were both letdowns.<p><i>Evolve</i> is a decent game with a neat premise that got old …

10 Things Samsung's New Galaxy Phones Can Do That the iPhone Can't

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Samsung took a totally different approach with its new Galaxy S6 phones.<p>Rather than cramming tons of new features into the phones, the company improved on a few core elements including design, build quality, and the fingerprint sensor.<p>Samsung may …

Mobile Technology

Has the game industry turned the corner on women and diversity? (interview)

After a year of going back to the Stone Age during the GamerGate controversy, the game industry made some progress last week in advancing the cause of women and diversity in the game business.<p>Kate Edwards, executive director at the International Game Developers Association, is one of the people who …

The 12 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>There's a new iPhone keyboard that makes it easy to send songs to your friends, an app that lets you create a button that does (almost) anything you want, and the most beautiful game we've seen this …

Apps

Xbox One surprises GDC 2015 with new indie games

Not to be outdone by Nintendo's upcoming lineup of digital indie games, Microsoft has a bevy of new titles on their way to Xbox One via the ID@Xbox developer outreach program. Standouts include <i>Shovel Knight</i>, a retro platformer that was one of the absolute best games of 2014; <i>The Flame in the Flood</i>, …

Apple Exploring iPhone Waterproofing Methods

Apple has a patent application in with the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that describes a few different methods for waterproofing electronic devices like the iPhone. The patent describes coating certain internal components like the main circuit board with a hydrophobic coating, presumably not unlike the …