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Texas Boy Genius Jaxon Cota Just Trying to Be a Kid

Meet 11-year-old Jaxon Cota, who just might be smarter than you.<p>Jaxon, of McKinney, Texas, has an IQ score of 148, was admitted to MENSA at age 9, and does high school level math for entertainment when he gets bored during the long days of summer.<p>By two, he was already reading aloud numbers up to …

This Outlet Adapter Lets You Run All Your Gadgets On Solar Power

Now, however, you can run your gadgets on solar just by using a different outlet. Plug your laptop into the SunPort, and it will automatically …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: the last roundup

With the free upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 shipping on 29 July, should I upgrade Windows 7? Can I revert to my old operating system?<p>Should I go for the Windows 10 upgrade or continue with Windows 7? My laptop is five years old and working very nicely after I installed an SSD (solid-state disc). …

Windows 10

Early Apple Watch sales beat the original iPhone and iPad, but no firm numbers yet

The Watch earns over $1 billion in revenue, but how many were sold?<p>Nobody expected Apple to tell us how many Apple Watches it sold last quarter. The company signaled last quarter that it would lump those sales into the category that includes the iPod, Apple TV, and Beats accessories. Cook also …

Google says Fiber and Nest are “longer-term sources of revenue”

This afternoon Google suggested that three of their earlier stage products were under “tight governance.” These products were Fiber, Google Life …

Google self-driving car involved in first injury accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time.<p>In …

Autonomous Cars

It's Alive! New Horizons Has Survived Its Date With Pluto

It's official: New Horizons is on the far side of Pluto. Its sensors have sensed, its hard drive is fat with data, and its radio dish is primed for …

This battery case gives a Samsung Galaxy S6 its microSD card slot back

Two things users bemoan about the Samsung Galaxy S6: Its lack of a microSD card slot for storage expansion, and its sealed, non-replaceable …

Next Audi TT RS to Arrive Next Year—With No Manual Transmission

2012 Audi TT RS<p>In a crushing blow to our “Save the Manuals” campaign, we have received word that the next-gen Audi TT RS, due to be launched in 2016, will lose its manual shifter entirely. Excuse us while we mourn the decision to ax yet another sports-car variant that allows its driver to select …

Crossovers With the Best Gas Mileage

Just in time for road trip season<p>Sometimes you’d rather leave the sedan in the garage and take a crossover on your summer road trip, but you don’t want to fill up at every stop. Check out our list of crossovers with the best gas mileage, based on EPA numbers.<p>Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec: 28 mpg<p>Here …

Ford unveils F-150 Limited, most luxurious Ford truck ever

Ford has the best selling vehicle in the country with its F-150 truck and it has been the top seller for many years. More and more people around the …

LG Bello II announced, launches this month

LG’s entry-level L series range launched last year and today, the Korean manufacturer has added to the series with another handset, called the LG Bello II. The L Series is LG’s affordable range of smartphones and is aimed at emerging markets, bringing features such as Knock Code from its flagship …

Mobile Technology

Pio for iOS is the perfect audio recording app for interviews

Smartphones are great for capturing audio at lectures and interviews, but turning those lengthy sound files into usable information hasn’t always been easy. A new iOS app called Pio lets you tag key moments while recording for easy reference — making it a wonderful tool for journalists.<p>Pio is easy …

Apps

This Device Will Revolutionise Smartphone Memory With Wireless Storage

<b>The geniuses at SanDisk have invented this USB stick that gives you 128 GB of portable wireless storage. Never again will your eight thousand selfies</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Helix Bluetooth headphones can be worn in a fashionable cuff

Finding the right Bluetooth headphones is no easy feat, even as wireless sound accessories continue to expand. The truth is most headsets are still bulky and easily tangled; and while companies like Beats display a certain fashion statement, most sound products won’t exactly look good when you take …

Headphones

Microsoft's Tiny And Flexible Bluetooth Universal Foldable Keyboard Is Now Available For $100

I love me some Microsoft keyboards - for my money their layout and key designs beat Logitech any day. The company's latest entry into the mobile …

Samsung's Galaxy A8 is the thinnest phone it's ever made

Putting style first isn't always a bad thing. Samsung is introducing the stylish Galaxy A8 in China today, which <i>Engadget</i> points out is its slimmest phone yet, measuring only 5.9mm thick. It's a continuation of what Samsung has been doing with its Galaxy A line, which has been putting out slim, …

Facebook and Google back Samsung in court case against Apple

The most recent turn in Samsung and Apple’s patent case has seen Facebook, Google, eBay, Dell, HP and other Silicon Valley companies chime in to support Samsung in a “friend of the court” briefing filed to the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.<p>A jury ruled in 2012 that Samsung had willfully …

Patents