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Xbox One chief product officer admits big mistakes in messaging

Xbox One chief product officer Marc Whitten admitted that Microsoft made mistakes in communicating its policies on digital rights to its consumers, according an IGN interview.<p>The mistakes started on May 21, when the company announced its next-generation console, and then those missteps multiplied …

Carl Icahn improves Dell counter-offer

<b>Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has improved his bid to thwart proposals to take computer maker Dell private.</b><p>Mr Icahn is now offering the right to buy more Dell shares at a later date to his previous share buyback plan.<p>In May, Dell's board recommended that shareholders should accept a $24.4bn …

Mobile Devices

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

A model for the future of brick-and-mortar hi-fi stores

Chris Larsen started Northcoast Audio in 2010 because he loves selling hi-fi and home theater gear. He also loves living in Eureka, a town of 30,000 people in California. It's five hours north of San Francisco, and seven hours south of Portland, Ore. Larsen admits, "We're about three hours away …

3D printer made almost entirely out of Lego

3D printers are slowly coming down in price, with the least expensive yet just reaching its funding goal on Kickstarter last month at an asking price of $397.<p>Matthew Krueger, aka Matstermind on Instructables, had been eyeing the Makerbot ever since it first came onto the market. As a cash-strapped …

Microsoft Sues U.S. Customs for Failed Google Phone Ban

Microsoft Corp. accused U.S. Customs officials of refusing to follow a trade agency’s order to block imports of phones made by Google Inc.’s Motorola …

AT&T agrees to buy Leap Wireless: Will regulators let this one through?

AT&T(s t) was denied T-Mobile, so now it’s trying its luck with a smaller carrier. Ma Bell announced at the end of business Friday that it has agreed …

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf on Online Privacy, Google Glass, More

From online banking to exploring the farthest reaches of the universe, it’s difficult to imagine how we ever got by without the Internet.<p>We can work, study, order groceries, watch movies, book flights… all from a cheap laptop and leather sofa. While some would argue that’s actually not healthy, the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>The humble baseball cap gets beach-ready.<p>14 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Emmys<p>My blog has something to tell you.<p>By Scott Meslow6 hours agoView …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>When did every banker's favorite shoe go off the rails?<p>By Cam Wolf1 day agoView More<p>GQ Recommends<p>It's like sabermetrics, but for your legs.<p>By …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

New Arrivals<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>19 Photos2 days agoView …

Men's Fashion

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

Fujifilm reveals 16.3 MP X-M1 mirrorless compact

The Fujifilm X-M1 compact system camera features a 16.3 megapixel APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm) X-Trans CMOS sensor, with a unique color filter array that's …

Samsung's Curved OLED TV released in South Korea

Though Samsung and LG both showed off curved OLED TVs at CES in January, the latter was first to market. Samsung has now caught up, and given its …

South Korea

Google reportedly building Android game console and smartwatch

Google is moving full speed ahead into the world of hardware with plans to develop an Android-powered gaming console and wristwatch, according to a …

Google's gaming console: The latest sign that Apple's trailblazing days are over?

Apple's supposed "lack of innovation" has been a hot topic this year. Though the finger usually gets pointed at the loss of Steve Jobs, maybe that …

Consumer Tech

Disabled duck gets a 3D-printed foot

Buttercup the duck was born with a strange birth defect. One of the little duckling's legs faced the wrong direction. To remedy the situation, 3D …

Disability

Microsoft announces landmark TWC deal to bring 300 live TV channels to the Xbox 360

Remember that 21st century living room revolution? You know, the one that was supposed to have arrived about two years ago, and have been spearheaded …

Research suggests a wooden future for skyscrapers

Skyscrapers dominate the skylines of our major cities, offering more urban density and greater flexibility than smaller buildings. However, concrete- …

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro

What is a PC? When you're reviewing the Microsoft Surface Pro, asking yourself that question is practically obligatory. After all, when the device …

Gear & Gadgets

Handibot brings portability and apps to CNC fabrication

ShopBot says that Handibot works just as well on the floor, on a table, or mounted on a wall or ceiling, and is equally happy carving chunks out of …

Large Audio System pumps up the volume

Panasonic has announced a big and colorful music system that can deliver 2,300 watts of crystal clear RMS oomph. The SC-MAX650 Extra-Large Audio …

Audiophile

Passively-cooled Caterpillar House built from shipping containers

Caterpillar House is located on a hillside just outside Chile's capital city Santiago, and boasts views of the Andes Mountains. The decision to use …

Graphene gets even cooler

For a two-dimensional material, graphene is certainly punching above its weight in terms of potential applications. Already set to enable faster, …

Ringtool might be the world's smallest multitool

Ringtool from Reductivist might just be the smallest multitool we've ever seen. The creator came up with the idea because he wanted a tool small …

Multi-tools

T8 robot tarantula gives everyone the willies

Legged robot kits aren't anything new, but unlike its competition, the T8 octopod comes with a disturbingly realistic 3D-printed exoskeleton that is …

Here's what you need ... a Laser Gatling Gun

Patrick Priebe, the German laser weapons hobbyist who previously brought us such creations as the Iron Man Gauntlet and the Plasma Cutter, has gone …

Open-source hoverboard project seeks $1 million just to get started

Ever since moviegoers watched in awe as Marty McFly sped along on a hoverboard in <i>Back To The Future Part II</i>, many of us have dreamed of having a …

Scientists developing a seawater-desalination chip

Although various alternative technologies are being developed, the large-scale desalination of seawater typically involves forcing it through a …

Seawater