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Here’s a List of Most Breakable Gadgets, iPad Mini Tops the List

Recently, SquareTrade Europe carried out a research to test how fragile and durable the gadgets are, with the help of drop and dip …

Here’s the Right Way to Rescue a Soaking Wet Smartphone

It fell in the toilet. The clumsy waitress knocked a glass of water onto it. You forgot it was in your pocket when you jumped into the pool. That's …

The Wolf of Wall Street: why is it so hard to get a ticket?

Reports have been reaching our ears that Martin Scorsese's finance-sector-excess yarn The Wolf of Wall Street has been packing them in – to the extent that getting hold of a ticket in some cinemas seems almost as impossible as acquiring a Lemmon 714 quaalude. (When you've managed to see the film, …

Under the microscope: Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5s

Hardware<p>Look at both phones side-by-side and the first thing you'll notice is the size difference. No surprise there, as flagship Android phones have …

Sony Unveils WiFi-Only Xperia Z Ultra In Japan

Is the “world’s slimmest” 6.4-inch full HD Xperia Z Ultra from Sony a smartphone or a tablet? The company seems to be marketing it as both.<p>Sony unveiled the Xperia Z Ultra in June last year, touting it as a large-screen smartphone with 4G LTE support, powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm …

We’d Buy This iWatch In A Cupertino Second [Concept]

Despite the lack of concrete news available on the subject, we’re hardly short of concept designs for Apple’s eventual iWatch.<p>This one, by San Francisco UI designer Todd Hamilton, is among the best yet — a sleek design that resembles a cross between the Nike Fuelband and an iPhone.<p>Improving upon a …

Samsung Galaxy NotePro (SM-P905V) With Verizon LTE Support Passes FCC

Samsung unveiled the highly rumored Galaxy NotePro at the Consumers Electronics Show last week in Las Vegas. The company failed to provide an exact …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple to Launch the 12.9-inch iPad in Third Quarter, Samsung Has More Lite Version Tablets in Tow

Samsung finally unveiled their oversized 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePro and Galaxy TabPro at a press event held in Las Vegas last week during the Consumers …

Electronics Industry

The Techno-Militarization Of America

Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!<p>Looking back I’m amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked “homeland security” as an excuse to acquire boatloads of new technology, and used it to help expand their …

VW unveils Beetle Dune concept in Detroit

The jury is out as to whether Volkswagen’s Beetle Dune concept is more Frank Herbert or Bruce Meyers. Equipped with all mod cons, it’s a far cry from …

What Do You Think: Is Google Glass Doomed?

After living with Google Glass for eight months, both Glass evangelizer Robert Scoble and <i>Wired</i>'s Mat Honan say life with the device is kinda …

Skyline GT-R, the hard way

Sean Morris has become the master of Show and Display.<p>Sean Morris's manila folder of rules and regulations joins me at the table for lunch before he does. The folder represents years of work, meticulously Xeroxed and organized and totally unnecessary, as within minutes Morris has me convinced that …

Onions

Celebrity stories of 2013 that made us cringe

Los Angeles

Would you take smart drugs to perform better at work?

Drugs that boost brainpower are increasingly being taken by healthy people to study or work harder. Could this become the norm, or a condition of employment?<p>Would you let your child get on a bus driven by someone on mind-altering drugs? What about having an operation conducted by a surgeon taking …

The Brain

Dark money: only 35 Bitcoin dealers are compliant with US law

Nine months after the law came down, most Bitcoin companies go unregistered<p>Earlier this week, a Bitcoin user in Pennsylvania reportedly received a letter from his bank, Firstrust Bank, asking him to stop sending money to Coinbase, a popular wallet for storing the virtual currency.<p>"We respectfully …

The Other Side of Gamified Fitness: Fitstar Wants to Turn iDevices Into Personal Trainers

Being fat is popular, but trying to be fit is trendy, so it should come as no surprise that the tech world is offering variations on that theme for …

Atlanta Falcons

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses for Photographing Couples

Posing Guide for Photographing Couples: Couple photography is about connection, interaction and feelings between two people. Here are some poses to …

Ukraine leader 'intends to sign' EU deal after protests

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych "intends to sign" the far-reaching trade and cooperation agreement with the EU that he rejected only last month, the European Union's foreign policy chief said Thursday after talks with the embattled leader.<p>Catherine Ashton said it was clear that the short-term …

Snapchat raises $50 million in Series C funding round

Snapchat, the Venice start-up that recently turned down a $3-billion acquisition offer from Facebook, has raised $50 million in a Series C round.<p>The funding was provided by investment firm Coatue Management, which has offices in New York and Menlo Park, Calif.<p>A Snapchat spokeswoman confirmed the …

Startups