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New ASUS Chromebook quietly goes on sale at Newegg for $499

<i>This post originally appeared on our sister site, TabTimes.</i><p>A new ASUS Chromebook is now on sale at Newegg, but the impressive looking $499 notebook still has not been officially announced by the company itself. The ASUS C302CA is available for immediate shipment, however, which likely means an …

Mobile Technology

China's latest luxury phone packs a massive 7,000mAh battery

Many luxury smartphone makers see their work mainly as a matter of wrapping an ordinary device in upscale materials, maybe adding a concierge service and calling it a day. Gionee, however, is taking a different approach: it's giving you one huge feature that gives you a clear reason to pay a …

The genesis of 'Rogue One,' the first 'Star Wars' you might not want to take your kid to

For nearly 40 years, the "Star Wars" franchise has been targeted at all ages, from the youngest padawans to the most grizzled Jedi masters. Speaking to The Times in 1977, shortly before the release of "A New Hope," George Lucas said he thought of the film — which was initially rated G until its …

Science Fiction

FBI and CIA now agree that Russia hacked to help Trump win

FBI director James Comey has signed on to a previously reported CIA assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin directly intervened in the US presidential election in aid of Donald Trump, according to an internal CIA memo obtained by the Associated Press and <i>Washington Post</i>. The report has also …

FIFA president Sepp Blatter to face criminal charges

According to the report out of Switzerland (via Sam Rubenfield of The Wall Street Journal), Blatter will face charges of "criminal mismanagement" and "misappropriation."<p>Blatter was interrogated on Friday after a meeting with FIFA's executive committee. FIFA headquarters, including Blatter's office, …

Corruption

Oculus Touch Demo Reaction at Oculus Connect

Yesterday we spent some time at the Oculus Connect event, where we were able to try out the new Samsung Gear VR, as well as get some hands-on time with the Oculus Rift. We already gave our reactions to the Gear VR, but now we want to focus on Oculus Touch as well. While the Rift is a PC-centric VR …

Virtual Reality

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

“Ethanifier” Lets You Build Your Own Single-Purpose Messaging App Like The Viral Hit “Ethan”

Earlier this month, a ridiculous but clever app called Ethan began blowing up on the startup discovery site Product Hunt. The app is a simple creation built by iOS developer Ethan Gliechtenstein, who had previously launched photo and video app RubCam and a navigation app called Wheretext. The Ethan …

A New Tool in Humanitarian Relief: Texting

Understanding how Ebola is affecting the food supply is far easier when a robot is running the survey.<p>Pandemics, like war, have a higher cost than their death toll. On top of the 5,000 lives that Ebola has claimed, there are other sorts of victims in the six West African countries the virus has …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Mark Bittman's case for savory food in the morning, and his favorite 15-minute breakfasts

When he isn't running or writing, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is constantly traveling — or eating. Here, the author of "How to Cook Everything Fast" shares his morning routine, and his two go-to 15-minute breakfasts for people in a rush.<p><b>Would you call yourself a morning person?</b><br>I am <i>the</i> …

There Could Be A Very Simple Reason For Why People Aren't Updating To iOS 8

There's been a lot of chatter lately about the adoption rate of iOS 8, but the reason might lie in the phone's storage capacity.<p>iOS 8 adoption has increased just 1% since Apple last published stats on the operating system.<p>Some have speculated that the reason for the slow adoption rate might be …

iOS