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Flipboard Is Coming to Windows

Inside Flipboard / June 26, 2013<p>As reported earlier today, Flipboard will be coming to Windows later this year.<p>Flipboard will be custom-made for this …

Why Chinese telecom giant Huawei could buy BlackBerry

Better learn how to pronounce that (nearly) unpronounceable Chinese telecommunications company’s name, and quickly. (It’s HWA- WAY.) Huawei has hinted in recent weeks that it might be interested in making a bid for BlackBerry, the smartphone developer-manufacturer. For Huawei, that would mark a …

Huawei

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

The Rock vs. Terminator?

Terminator 5 might be a prequel set in the time of Sarah Connor's parents.<p>Earlier this week, it was reported that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson might not …

Best New Apps: Google Hangouts

Everything we wish iMessage would be<p>I've tried WhatsApp, GroupMe, Kik, Google Voice, LINE, Trillian, and basically every other messaging app you can think of — I've even tried using Skype as an IM service, because at least my parents know what Skype is. I'd given up on finding an app that had all …

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ASUS Padfone 2 review

The Padfone 2 is the second iteration of ASUS' smartphone/tablet hybrid. It's an unusual concept, but does it work?<p>The ASUS Padfone 2 was first …

Gear & Gadgets

Why the creator of the most realistic gaming gun ever isn’t backing down

Video games lead to violence. They warp impressionable young minds because titles like Call of Duty and Battlefield are so realistic that players can’t tell the difference. They are worse than guns.<p>We’ve all heard these extreme claims from the National Rifle Association, from politicians, and from …

Samsung Starts To Leverage The Galaxy S4 Brand With The New Mini

Earlier today Samsung announced their latest Android handset. The specifications are about right for a mid to high end device – a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, and 1.5 GB of RAM. Storage will be tight, with around 5GB of the 8GB internal memory left for the user, but …

Thinner Than MacBook Air, The New Razer Blade Wants To Be 'The 4th Gaming Console'

While Intel‘s HD 4600 integrated graphics in Haswell will raise the bar for what ultrabooks are capable of, discrete GPUs will always reign supreme for gaming enthusiasts. Thinness is an expected staple in the gadget world, but gaming laptops have traditionally sacrificed power for pounds. That …

Apple Quietly Launches New iPod Touch, Claims 100M Units Sold To Date

Apple launched a new entry level iPod Touch early Thursday, and also quietly confirmed that they’ve sold 100 millon of the portable media devices since launching the line in 2007.<p>Both announcements came, well, without announcements of any sort; the new iPod quietly appeared in Apple’s online store …

Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – reports

Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who …

Astronauts would face high radiation on Mars trip, NASA says

For those of you dreaming of visiting Mars, readings taken during the Curiosity rover's voyage to the Red Planet offer a new measurement to ponder as you weigh the risks.<p>Mars-bound pioneers will be exposed to radiation levels that could effectively retire astronauts under NASA's current standards, …

'Bioprosthetic' artificial heart combines synthetic materials and cow tissue

A French company will be moving forward with implanting a new artificial heart that incorporates biological tissue from a cow. Earlier this month Carmat won approval from four different cardiac centers in Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Poland, and Belgium. While synthetic hearts aren't new, what sets the …

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Syria gets first batch of Russian S-300 missiles - reports

Syria

Sony Xperia Z tablet review | Engadget

Tablets

Report: China gained U.S. weapons secrets using cyberespionage

American defense officials Tuesday pushed back against the notion that China has used cyberespionage to obtain extensive design information on advanced American weapons.<p>"Suggestions that cyberintrusions have somehow led to the erosion of our capabilities or technological edge are incorrect," said …

New Samsung design in the works, codenamed “Design 3.0”

<b>Today, a very important meeting about Samsung’s new design strategy, codenamed “Design 3.0”, held at Samsung HQ in Seoul, Korea.</b> The meeting …

South Korea imposes independent sanctions on Iran

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA // South Korea said today it will ban unauthorised financial dealings with Iran and impose other penalties as part of a US-led …

North Korea

Six Global Hotspots to Watch

East China Sea<p>While China's maritime squabbles in the South China Sea have been well documented, its increasingly contentious showdown with Japan in …

China

US official: N.Korea, Iran obtain high-tech arms materials bypassing sanctions

A US top official has accused Iran and North Korea of trying to obtain high-tech materials linked to their armament programs, despite UN sanctions …

North Korea

Atheer Labs unveils 3D augmented reality mobile platform and a natural human UI (hands-on)

With the advent of Google Glass and the continued development of platforms like the Epson Moverio and Vuzix Smart Glasses, head-mounted wearables are getting a lot of attention these days. Atheer Labs is a small company looking to catch that wave of interest with a new set of intelligent spectacles …

BlueStacks to offer GamePop Android game console for $129, expands title lineup

BlueStacks is taking on OUYA in a big way, having announced its Android-powered GamePop game console a few weeks ago. The company wouldn't give specifics on how much the device would cost when it was first unveiled, although it offered an option to get the console for free through May -- provided …

HTC One with stock Android coming June 26th for $599 (updated)

Speaking to Walt Mossberg at D11 this morning, Google's Sundar Pichai offered glorious news for anyone who loves the HTC One but craves an untouched Android experience: he confirmed that there is indeed a stock Android 4.2.2 version of the flagship device One coming, and it will be fully unlocked …

Free Invoicing Accounting Software with Credit Card Processing Payroll Services

Free financial software for small businesses<p>Track your expenses, send invoices, get paid and balance your books with Wave.<p>By signing up, you agree to …

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