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Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The</i> <i>Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

Android L system dump: get the new Keyboard and other apps, wallpapers, fonts and more

Enterprising folks over at <i>XDA</i> published a Nexus 5 Android L system dump, making it possible to get at least some parts of the L experience on your current device.<p>Google released factory Android L images for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2013)<br>yesterday, letting developers and enthusiasts get a taste …

Android News

Beats Solo 2 review: Beats' next-gen on-ear headphone steps up its design and sound - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones are sturdier and better-sounding than the original Solos, with somewhat more balanced sound and strong, tight bass. They offer a relatively comfortable fit and have an inline remote and microphone for making cell phone calls. The headphones fold up to fit …

Audiophile

Hugh Jackman on Wolverine joining The Avengers and fighting The Hulk

Hugh Jackman is set to make his seventh appearance as Wolverine this week with the release of <b>X-Men: Days of Future Past</b> [read our review here] and it …

Lenovo A8 review: Lenovo A8 sacrifices sleek for cheap - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Lenovo A8 starts at $179 and features a comfy and lightweight build. The built-in Dolby Digital audio integration enhances the mono speaker's sound quality, and its IPS screen boasts wide-viewing angles, with deep contrast levels.<p><b>The Bad</b> There is no app tray, and organization of menu …

Gear & Gadgets

Kevin Smith confirms Dark Knight Returns Batsuit for Batman vs. Superman

Exactly a week ago today, Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder unveiled the new Batsuit as worn by Ben Affleck in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel</b> …

The Avengers assemble for a very good cause - granting a dying man his last wish: http://is.gd/IWYa31

Legendary CEO gives an update on Pacific Rim 2

As Legendary Pictures latest kaiju movie <b>Godzilla</b> stomps into theaters around the world, Legendary CEO Thomas Tull taken part in an interview with I …

Official description for Arrow season 3, John Barrowman upgraded to series regular

After the explosive finale to the second season of <b>Arrow</b> this past Wednesday [read our review here], The CW has wasted little time in prepping up for …

The evolution of the $150 cellphone

From flip phones and VGA cameras to LTE and Android<p>This week Motorola released the Moto E, its newest entry in the budget smartphone market. As it has done a number of times, the company raised the bar for what can be expected from a device that costs less than $150 without a contract. Huge …

The Week in Spandex - Batman vs. Superman, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Gambit, Daredevil, Agent Carter, The Flash, Gotham and more

<b>Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine,</b> …

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Nexus 6 cancelled, Cortana on Windows, iPad Pro leak & more – Pocketnow Daily

Advertisement<p>Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft’s plans to bring Cortana to Windows very soon. Then we go through the recent …

LG G3 shows up press shots, clearest look at the phone yet

With about two weeks left to go before the big unveil, we’re starting to get a pretty clear picture of what to expect from LG’s upcoming G3 flagship device. Not only has the handset appeared in multiple leaks and official teasers, the phone has also been spotted in the wild dressed in all three …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5 tips & tricks

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been one of the most hotly-anticipated smartphones in this early part of 2014. Even if the consumer response to the Galaxy S5 ended up to be lukewarm compared with that of Samsung’s earlier flagship devices like the Galaxy S4, we still consider the S5 to be a worthy …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips & Tricks!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Review

A really tough sell<p>Bottom Line<p>It’s a mostly solid performer with great battery life, build quality, and a robust display – just wait for it to go on sale.<p>7.5<p>The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is the smallest and cheapest of Samsung’s latest trio of tablets but it’s packing the same amount of punch in terms of …

Phones

High-end Samsung Galaxy Tab S series to be unveiled June 12?

Rumors of Samsung’s plans to return to producing more tablets with AMOLED displays go back as far as last year, but more recently things have really started heating up. Just last week we got our first look at the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S, and then shortly after this we also learned that an 8.4-inch …

Electronics Industry

Xiaomi introduces its first tablet, the Tegra K1-powered Mi Pad

Up and coming Chinese company Xiaomi made itself known in the smartphone industry through unconventional sales tactics and low prices, and now it’s setting its sights on the tablet business, with the freshly announced Mi Pad.<p>The Mi Pad is a 7.9-inch tablet running the Jelly Bean-based MIUI ROM and …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Premiere 2014 set for June 12, here come the AMOLED tablets!

Just hours after CEO JK Shin told the <i>WSJ</i> Samsung would have a tablet event on June 12, the company is sending out official invitations for its Premiere 2014 event.<p>Samsung Premiere 2014 will take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 12. The invitation now making the rounds does not …

Phones

Samsung holding colorful Galaxy Tab event on June 12th

Samsung appears to have some colorful new tablets on the way. It announced this morning that it would be holding an event just over a month from now, on June 12th, that it's calling Galaxy Premiere 2014 and branding with the tagline, "Tab into color." That leaves a good hint that what we'll be …

HTC’s New Phone Aims For The Masses With A ‘Selfie Camera’

HTC is making good on its pledge to expand its range of mid-tier smartphones with the launch today of a new handset called the HTC One Mini 2.<p>It’s the strategy the current senior management is hoping can revive the phone maker’s fortunes in the fiercely competitive Android space. The company posted …

The Xiaomi Mi Pad is a plastic iPad mini for Android lovers

$240 for the 16GB model in China, the first to feature Nvidia's Tegra K1<p>The cheapest iPad mini with Retina display costs $399, but today it's being undercut by a competitor that goes to great lengths to emulate everything about Apple's popular tablet. Xiaomi's Mi Pad has the same 7.9-inch screen …

First look featurette for Gotham

It’s certainly an exciting time for Batman fans. Yesterday we got our first look at Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight in Zack Snyder’s <b>Batman vs. …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 pictures outed by the FCC

Just in case you haven’t yet had enough of upcoming Samsung tablets, take a look at these purported pictures of the company’s upcoming Galaxy Tab S …

Sony Xperia A2 announced for Japan

As we’re preparing to publish our Sony Xperia Z2 review — the video is already up on our YouTube channel, and the full review should be just hours …

Lumia 630 hits retail this week, complete with WP8.1 and Cyan

April got itself started with Microsoft’s Build conference, bringing us not just news of Windows Phone 8.1 but also the first WP8.1-running hardware: …

LG G3 press renders look like the real deal

With under two weeks to go until May 27, when LG’s got its press event that will almost certainly reveal the G3, the story on this smartphone is …

HTC One M8 mini could drop a number of M8 features

When a smartphone manufacturer release a “mini” version of one of its flagship models, we fully expect some features to fall by the wayside. Sure, it …

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