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What to Expect at the 2014 New York Auto Show

Don't tell anybody in New York that the Detroit Auto Show is supposed to be the bigger event. With a huge broadcast news presence, easy travel for international journalists, and pleasant spring weather, you could argue that the New York Auto Show is the b<p>Don't tell anybody in New York that the …

Samsung's latest smartphone monitors your heart

• Samsung's last smartphone watched your eyes; its new one will also listen to your heart. The Korean company's new flagship Galaxy S5 packs a heart rate monitor and will track your motions and monitor your steps, as part of a push into the health and fitness market. The innovation comes after …

Tech Interview: Titanfall on Xbox 360

Having brought games like God of War, Metal Gear, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus from PS2 to last-gen consoles, Bluepoint Games has established …

Sid Meier's latest Civilization game reaches for the stars

If you were worried that legendary game developer Sid Meier wouldn't get his chance to make a new <i>Alpha Centauri</i>, it's time to put those fears to bed. <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> is coming this fall, and, as the name suggests, it takes the venerable PC strategy series to the stars. As <i>Rock, Paper,</i> …

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Night scene from Kvænangsfjellet in Norway

A spring color palette, and yet … so chilly.<p>This image came from our friend Tor-Ivar Næss, who took the photo on Kvænangsfjellet in Troms, …

2015 Porsche Boxster, Cayman GTS Origin Overdramatized in New Video

In the cinematic world, there are plenty of reasons to do a “putting a team together” type of montage: saving the world from bad guys, assembling a ragtag bunch to win some important sporting event, getting the gang back together for a heist, reuniting the band for one last show, and the list goes …

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How the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Could Have Been Hijacked

In the hours after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, the notion that hijackers were responsible seemed far-fetched. Since the 9/11 attacks, …

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Dollarbird's Awesome Finance-Tracker Hits Android

Way back in July last year, we brought you news on Dollarbird, an awesome app for tracking your income and expenses courtesy of Halcyon Mobile. Though it has partnered with agencies, brands and startups since 2005 to produce apps, Dollarbird represented Halcyon’s <i>first</i> self-branded product.<p>At the …

GDC: PlayStation Free-to-Play Revenue Up 50%

Free-to-play business across PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 flourishing, Sony reveals.<p>Sony’s free-to-play business across PlayStation 3 and …

A Comprehensive Guide to Web Application Testing

Web applications<p>We’re now living in a time where users expect as much functionality, reliability and flexibility from Web apps as desktop programs. All our data is slowly but surely moving into the cloud, and businesses are looking to the Web for software to easily implement and deploy across the …

Sony's bringing Hulu Plus and Redbox to the PlayStation Vita

Assuming you like to do more than just play games on your PlayStation Vita, the latest batch of media-centric apps available on Sony's handheld may be of interest. Crunchyroll, NHL GameCenter LIVE and Qello Concerts are now live on the PlayStation Store, catering for those with a taste for anime, …

Oppo Launches 5.5-Inch Quad HD Find 7 Smartphone

As announced previously, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo took the wraps off its Find 7 Android smartphone today in Beijing, a power-packed device boasting top-of-the-line specs.<p>The Find 7 boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) display. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core …

WhatsApp Rival WeChat Passes 355M Monthly Active Users

With 450 million active users each month and 1 million new sign-ups per day, WhatsApp is indeed the world’s most popular messaging app.<p>However, figures revealed today show that WeChat is catching up. WeChat’s parent company, Tencent, released its earnings report today revealing that the combined …

Apple's cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c goes on sale in Europe and China

The rumors are true, Apple is launching an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c. After internal documents from German carrier O2 clued us into a new variant of Apple's mid-tier phone, carriers across Europe have now begun taking orders for it. UK operator O2 and French provider SFR are offering the handset …

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The team behind the Android watch phone, the Pine, plans a line of wearables

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The startup behind the world’s first Android(s goog) watch phone, the Neptune Pine, is partnering up with the designers of …

Each Porsche Sold Earns Average of $23K Profit

You want that crest painted? It’ll cost you extra.<p>There were times when the relationship between Volkswagen and Porsche could have been better. Yes, their histories were intertwined from the beginning when Ferdinand Porsche constructed the original Volkswagen. But the cooperation turned sour a …

Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels.<p>There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning on the kickstand at a …

Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Albert Lozano<p>Regulators in Netherlands this week opened the door for any company — whether Apple, Audi …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

Google | The Next Web

All stories in Google<p>Google Photos is adding 'Favorite' and 'Like' buttons to your pictures<p>Google is updating its Photos cloud storage service with a star-shaped button to mark selected pictures as your Favorites. ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>YouTube's streaming music service is launching next week<p>YouTube …

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Three Secrets Of The Only 5 Year Old iPhone Hit App

In March 2009, an iPhone app called “Doodle Jump” debuted and entered rapidly the Top 20 paid download chart. Apple's iPhone app platform was still in its infancy and nobody realized just how huge the content empire would be. One early app hit held on for half a decade of app industry turmoil. Five …

Indian Diplomat Is Indicted, Again

The Indian diplomat whose arrest in New York City ignited a diplomatic row was re-indicted Friday, two days after a judge dismissed the case citing …