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Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds

Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 may not quite live up to the iPhone X when it comes to Samsung’s implementation of a Face ID-style system or its odd take on AR emoji. But that’s not going to matter much to Samsung device owners — not only because the S9 is a good smartphone overall — but because Android …

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YouTube CEO: Logan Paul 'Hasn't Done Anything' to Get Banned

YouTube has a 'three strikes' policy for getting banned, and Paul has not yet hit that threshold, CEO Susan Wojcicki says.<p>PCMag reviews products …

A video game trailer is eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award

Despite being one of the biggest entertainment mediums on the planet, it's rare to see video games getting the mainstream recognition that they deserve. Now, it looks like that's beginning to change, as, for the first time in history, a video game trailer is eligible to be nominated for an Academy …

Nintendo's new console available to order, but it's not what you expected - Pocket-lint

Nintendo has officially revealed its next console, but it isn't the long-awaited Nintendo NX. We still have to wait for more details on that …

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Video Game Voice Actors Report Vocal Cord Damage, Call for OSHA Industry Investigation

Voice acting isn’t easy work. It might seem easy on the surface, but it can prove to be just as difficult and demanding as traditional acting. Now, …

Extra-thin LEDs put a screen on your skin

Eventually, wearable displays might be so thin that they effectively blend into your skin. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an optoelectronic skin whose polymer LEDs and organic photodetectors are so thin (3 micrometers) that they practically blend in with your body. If it weren't for …

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Amazon exec: Our drones will deliver in 30 minutes or less

Amazon is making some headway in plotting the tricky logistics of how its drones someday will get your shopping orders to you.<p>The e-commerce company now has a good idea of how hefty the drones themselves will be, as well as the loads they'll carry, and how far they'll be able to go, said Amazon's …

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Microsoft To Launch “Minecraft Education Edition” For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game

Microsoft is further expanding on its investment in Minecraft, bought in 2014 for $2.5 billion, by acquiring a learning game called MinecraftEdu for an undisclosed sum. The game, produced by a company called Teacher Gaming LLC, allows teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom, and includes a …

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9to5Mac’s iPhone Holiday Gift Guide: best picks for every budget

Welcome to 9to5Mac’s <b>iPhone Holiday Gift Guide.</b> Bookmark it or send it to your favorite people, because either you or someone you care about is going to find the ideal iPhone holiday gift inside!<p>I’m genuinely excited to present this collection to you, because the iPhone is the one Apple product I …

Google once built Star Trek Communicator-like wearable lapel pin

In an exclusive interview with TIME, Google’s chief software engineer Amit Singhal revealed that the company once developed a wearable product which works in a similar manner to the Communicator pin badges worn by the Enterprise crew in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Bluetooth-connected lapel …

Computer scientists invented a way to turn your skin into a mobile touch pad

The latest in touch-screen technology involves the use of your own skin.<p>According to Reuters, a new product called iSkin uses silicon rubber and pressure-sensitive sensors to create an elastic film. When iSkin is combined with a medical-grade adhesive the electronic skin can be painlessly attached …

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10 Apps Every Lazy Person Needs

Transform yourself into an immobile lump of flesh that has forgotten how to do basic tasks.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

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Future Borderlands Titles Teased and Batman: Arkham Knight PC Broken Until Fall? - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Gearbox teases future Borderlands titles and Batman: Arkham Knight on PC to be broken until September? Plus, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection …

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 …

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Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge on Verizon begin April 1st

Verizon has just announced that pre-orders for both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will begin on April 1st. While we now have an official pre-order date, the carrier has yet to mention when the phone will actually become available.<p>Verizon is one of the first US carriers to reveal any specific …

Ready to Fly? FAA Releases Drone Rules

Commercial drones will have to stay below 500 feet, travel no faster than 100 miles per hour, and not fly over people.<p>PCMag reviews products …

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'Destiny' Brings In 'Guild Wars 2' Writer As New 'Loremaster'

It may be a slow process, but Bungie has shown an ability to adapt to fan concerns about Destiny with updates to the game. These days, Legendary Engrams don’t turn into Rare items anymore, and as of this week, they’ve added a way to check faction reputation in the inventory screen. There are still …

10 best augmented reality apps and AR apps for Android

Augmented Reality (AR) can be fun technology to play with. The basic premise of AR is to overlay digital content on top of real things using something like a map, a camera, or sometimes the sky. Aside from being awesome, AR is also one of the more polarizing categories of apps and games in Google …

Skype 5.2 Now Lets You Share Photos With Someone Whether They Are Online Or Off

There's roughly a quarter million ways to send someone a photo online, give or take a couple dozen, but sometimes the easiest method is to fall back …

Android 5.0 Lollipop on the OnePlus One gets teased in official video

OnePlus has released a 5.0 Lollipop teaser on YouTube for the company's One smartphone. Failing to show much off (as it's a teaser, folks), it's …

The Samsung Galaxy S 6 will be offered in 4 colors

Samsung usually offers at least two colors with each flagship, and the Galaxy S 6 will be no exception. You will be able to grab the S6 in dark blue, …

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Carriers just torpedoed their strongest argument against net neutrality

TimeDotCom<p>Several months ago, AT&T threatened the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that they were thinking of withdrawing from the upcoming spectrum auction if the FCC imposed rules that didn’t allow carriers like AT&T to purchase and hoard significant chunks of spectrum. According to AT&T, …

6 things to look for during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event this week

While Microsoft did tease Windows 10, the latest version of its widely used operating system, back in September, we don’t know much about its capabilities.<p>Fortunately, on Wednesday, Microsoft will provide more color about Windows 10 during an event at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, …

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Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

5 takeaways from CES Day 3: Fast charging, drones and more

LAS VEGAS — As CES enters day 3, the trends of the show have almost fully solidified. We knew car technology would advance at the show and that …

Spotify adds discounted family plan for up to 5 users

Spotify has announced that they will soon be launching a new Family package that will allow all family members to have a Spotify account with full member subscription features for less than a standard Spotify subscription. This means that spouses or siblings will be able to have separate playlists, …

Microsoft 'In Serious Discussions' to Purchase Minecraft Dev Mojang

The deal may be worth more than $2 billion.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> A Reuters report claims that Microsoft’s deal to purchase Mojang could be announced as early as …

36 Unique Cosplays in 60 Seconds from Gamescom 2014 - IGN Video

Experience the unique and beautiful cosplay culture of Germany from Gamescom 2014.

Meet the New Oldest American

Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas celebrated her 116th birthday on July 4 and is the new oldest-living American, according to the Gerontology Research …

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