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Woz: If I were at Apple, we'd be partners with Google

In an interview with the BBC, the ever-quotable Apple co-founder laments that the iPhone can't have the best of Android too.<p>Parallel universes are always fun to contemplate.<p>So please mount the No. 42 bus with me to a world in which Tim Cook is still COO of Apple and Steve Wozniak is calling the …

Steve Wozniak

Sony SmartWatch2 review

Sony’s third try at a smart watch hits <i>almost</i> all the bases<p>Sony is no stranger to the concept of smart wearables. We’ve seen the Sony Ericsson …

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

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Apple Introduces The iPad Air

Three years ago, Apple unveiled the original iPad, boxy and thick and heavy by comparison. Four iPads later, we’re here, welcoming the fifth generation iPad into the world.<p>And boy is it a beauty!<p>You’ve been waiting long enough, through a summer of rumors, so let’s just get right down to business on …

New video examines Xbox One's racing game accessories

A new video from Microsoft features Xbox spokesman Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb looking at the accessories and peripherals for racing game fans looking to pick up an Xbox One.<p>In the video, Hyrb and Xbox's Director of Strategic Alliance Branden Powell discuss the general mechanics of how Xbox One will …

Moga Pro review: level up your Android gaming

Modern Android devices pack powerful internals and great displays that make them ideal gaming devices. But one thing prevents the gaming experience on smartphones and tablets from being truly compelling – the touchscreen controls.<p>Bluetooth controllers like the Moga Pro are designed to solve …

Gear & Gadgets

FYI: Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

Short answer: the egg.<p>Chickens, as a species, became chickens through a long, slow process of evolution. At some point, a chicken-like bird produced an offspring that, due to some mutation in its DNA, crossed the threshold from mere chicken likeness into chicken actuality. That is to say, a …

How Apple has changed since Steve Jobs

Since Steve Jobs passed away two years ago Saturday, Apple has experienced no shortage of scrutiny.<p>Investors, the media and the public alike have targeted the company, accusing it of failing to innovate. Critics claim the company has lost its edge, merely updating existing products and not creating …

Android users can now lock their lost devices remotely

Google's Android Device Manager lets users remotely lock a lost or stolen device with a new password.<p>Worried about data from your lost Android phone or tablet getting into the wrong hands? You can now lock down your device remotely.<p>Released in August, Google's Android Device Manager is a handy …

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Dogs: an uncomplicated relationship

Beyond simply being hairy, smelly love machines, a growing body of research shows that dogs may be even more in tune with us than we previously thought<p>Recently Pete Etchells posted about our complicated relationship with cats so, to balance the score, this week I'm going to tell you why our …

Oppo N1 puts a 13MP camera on a hinge, comes with CyanogenMod extras

Oppo's been prepping its photography-centric N1 for quite some time, but at last, the teasing stops today as the company unveils its first N-Lens series device in Beijing. We're looking at a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 phone with a 5.9-inch 1080p display, an "O-Touch" backside touch panel (for …