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LG's HomeChat will let you command its latest smart appliances via SMS

LG really, really wants you to have a good chat with your washer/dryer and robotic vacuum cleaner. It just announced you'll soon be able to use the Line messaging app and a new service called HomeChat to give natural language commands to its 2014 Smart Appliance lineup. If you tell the system "I'm …

Paul George Outduels Carmelo Anthony at MSG

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Basketball

Brandon Jennings Throws Insane Alley-Oop off Backboard to Andre Drummond

The dunks came fast and furious Sunday night at the Staples Center.<p>This one is just crazy: Detroit Pistons forward Andre Drummond rips the ball from the Lakers’ Jordan Hill and throws it ahead to a streaking Brandon Jennings.<p>Then, Jennings does this:<p>Link to Media<p>What?!<p>Let's take a closer look:<p>Dude.

Basketball

Kevin Durant wowed by Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart certainly made a strong impression on Kevin Durant.<p>Smart erupted for a career-high 39 points Tuesday in No. 7 Oklahoma State's 101-80 …

LeSean McCoy Takes Redskins Fan's Banner

The Washington Redskins are playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, so one Washington fan decided to bring a banner to the game.<p>As the fan began to wave it at LeSean McCoy when the Eagles running back was interacting with fans before the game, McCoy decided that the …

Football (U.S.)

Lions' Calvin Johnson and Steelers' Antonio Brown Swap Jerseys After Game

Detroit Lions superstar Calvin Johnson and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown swapped jerseys after a hard-fought game Sunday.<p>The Steelers came back to win 37-27, and both receivers had big games. Johnson had six receptions for 179 and two touchdowns, with all of that coming in the first …

Football (U.S.)

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

Cam Newton Celebrated Win by Eating Waffle House and Donating to Local Schools

Cam Newton celebrated with style this week, making it rain up in the Waffle House as well as local schools where he reportedly danced, boogied and donated.<p>The Charlotte Observer's Tom Sorensen reports on the subsequent treat enjoyed by the Panthers quarterback following a 24-20 win over the Tom …

Miami Heat

Trey Burke makes NBA debut with Utah Jazz

2013 NCAA National Player of the Year Trey Burke made his NBA debut on Wednesday with the Utah Jazz, during their matchup with the Pelicans in New Orleans.<p>Burke, the No. 9 pick in the 2013 NBA draft out of University of Michigan, suffered a broken right index finger during preseason and missed the …

Is Chris Paul the best PG ever?

Basketball

Jury: Samsung Owes Apple Another $290 Million

A federal jury on Thursday ruled that Samsung owes Apple a further $290 million for infringing on the iPhone maker’s patented technology, according …

A Bigger iPhone 6 Could Carry a Bigger Price Tag, Too

It has been just two months since Apple’s latest iPhones went on sale, but already analysts are wondering about the next — and more specifically, its …

Everything gamers want to know about the Xbox One

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Just a week after the PlayStation 4 hit stores, the Xbox One has arrived, setting the state for a pretty vicious Black Friday …

FreedomPop Plans To Bring Cheap Calling Service To The iPhone

In its path to undercut the likes of AT&T and Verizon with free, pre-paid plans, FreedomPop is moving to connect a wider range of phones, including, eventually, the iPhone.<p>The low-cost wireless service is launching its new Bring Your Own Phone option on Tuesday, allowing anyone who has a phone with …

Evil Controllers goes next-gen with PS4 and Xbox One gamepads, custom controllers en route

If you still have money to burn after buying a PlayStation 4, an Xbox One (or both!) and games for each, Evil Controllers wants to help with that. The company's been churning out user-customized Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 controllers for awhile, but now it's added the DualShock 4 and the Xbox One …

China Mobile Launching New Brand on December 18, Fueling Rumors of iPhone Debut

China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile carrier, has announced that it is preparing to introduce a new brand for its mobile service on December 18, potentially signaling the launch of its 4G network and sales of the iPhone on the carrier, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The launch is expected …

Xbox One teardown reveals replaceable hard drive, off-the-shelf parts

The chip-obsessed gadget archaeologists at <i>iFixit</i> already have an Xbox One, and they're already ripping it apart. Those monsters! While they're not done dissecting and analyzing every single piece just yet, they've already found some interesting tidbits: for one, the Xbox One's 500GB HDD is a …

ESPN ScoreCenter App Is a Hit, but It’s Getting an Overhaul Anyway: New Name, More Video, More Stuff

ESPN’s ScoreCenter app isn’t broken — it’s one of the most successful mobile offerings from a media company that has done a very good job with …

Chrome 32 Beta Launches With Support For Animated WebP Images, Faster Touch Response On Mobile Sites

Google today launched its latest Chrome beta, which brings support for animated WebP images to all of its supported platforms. On Android, this update features a new way to improve touch performance and support for the Vibration API.<p>WebP is Google attempt to displace the ubiquitous JPEG and PNG …

Link-Sharing Service Potluck’s New App Combines Messaging And News, Including Original Content

Everything’s a messaging app now! Potluck, the link-sharing service from the team behind the social conversation service Branch, began as a simple tool allowing users to share their interesting findings from around web with a community where the focus was not on the people doing the sharing, but …

NCAA Sues EA to Block Player Likeness Lawsuit Settlement

Settling one lawsuit has caused another one to be filed against Electronic Arts.<p>EA might have hoped it was putting to rest the entire issue of …

Samsung Galaxy Mega coming to MetroPCS on November 25th, for $399 at launch

Samsung's other behemoth of a smartphone, the Galaxy Mega, is most definitely not one of the newest on the block. Still, we can't imagine why MetroPCS users would complain about having yet another Android device to choose from. Starting November 25th, the carrier is making the 6.3-inch handset …

Xbox One teardown reveals it’s even more like a PC than the PlayStation 4

Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are basically powerful PCs in game-console clothing.<p>But in the Xbox One’s case, this is even more so, according to a teardown by the venerable repair geeks at iFixit.<p>The Xbox One’s enormous and boxy case actually makes it seem like you’re shoving a computer …

Moving sculptures: Previewing Art of the Automobile

The plutocrats have taken roost on Manhattan Island.<p>Following a week in which the highest auction prices ever paid for works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons were logged in New York, Sotheby’s and RM Auctions have convened a glinting, glamorous sale on the far east side of Manhattan.<p>Art …

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