Brian W. Pearsall

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The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

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Lenovo officially buys Motorola Mobility, is now the no. 3 smartphone vendor in the world

It’s official: On Thursday, Lenovo announced that it had purchased Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion. The deal was first announced in …

#GamerGate: Thoughts from a Game-Playing Tech Journalist [Updated]

Do you know what #GamerGate is? It's a term that's received a great deal of publicity lately. If you are a someone who plays a lot of video games and keeps up with current events then you are likely quite familiar with GamerGate. Whatever your gaming platform of choice happens to be, whether it's a …

Porsche and Mercedes want electric cars that can fight Tesla

German automakers aren't strangers to high-end electric cars, but they've typically focused on supercars instead of sedans -- a problem when Tesla is rapidly encroaching on their business. At last, though, it appears that <i>die Deutschen</i> are gearing up to fight Tesla on its home turf. <i>Manager Magazin</i> …

50 Things Nintendo Wants You to Know About Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Some of us, myself included, were worried Nintendo’s <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> for Wii U wouldn’t make 2014. But then Nintendo ska-kawed our disquiet at the …

15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

10 Things Creative People Do That Lead To Success

Why rely on old ideas and innovations? Why not create a climate for creativity with innovative, new ideas — beginning with you?<p>The good news is, believe it or not, <i>anyone</i> can be creative. For some, it may take a little more practice than for others, but it is still achievable. Start with these …

Creativity

How to use your Android as a dSLR remote

If you're looking for a way to remotely fire your dSLR's shutter but don't have a dedicated remote, maybe your Android device can help you out.<p>What you need:<p>A dSLR<br>• An Android device with IR blaster<br>• A DSLR Remote app<p>To check if your Android is capable of acting as a remote, you'll need to determine if …

Apple has plenty of irons in the fire to offset faltering iPad sales

With operating profits and revenues rising, chief executive Tim Cook can afford to be bullish<p>It’s looking bad for the iPad. Apple’s results for the three months to the end of September show that its phone business keeps growing, up 16% to 39.2m, boosted by just two weeks of sales of the new iPhone …

You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story

In an excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson recounts the improbable story of the online encyclopedia that has proven its …

Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

Amazon’s new Kindle Voyage is getting surprisingly glowing reviews

Amid the usual hysteria surrounding Apple’s latest slate of multifunctional products—the iPad Air 2, the Apple Watch, the iPhone 6—tech writers are collectively lauding a single-task device that’s not from Apple but from Amazon: the new Kindle Voyage e-reader.<p>The Voyage, Amazon’s successor to the …

HTC Android 5.0 Lollipop update timetable

HTC has already announced plans to update its flagship HTC One (M7) and (M8) handsets to Android Lollipop within 90 days of the official release, but we have been left wondering when or if the company’s wider selection of smartphones will also receive the Android 5.0 treatment.<p>The latest source …

Google unveils Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 phone and -- surprise -- an Android TV player

Google's Nexus family keeps on getting bigger.<p>The Internet giant on Wednesday introduced the Nexus 9 , a tablet with an 8.9-inch display manufactured by Taiwanese hardware maker HTC, the Nexus 6 , a smartphone with a 6-inch display made by Motorola Mobility, and the Nexus Player , a streaming media …

7 common problems with the Nexus 5 and how to fix them

The Nexus 5 is recognized by many gadget lovers as one of the least expensive high-end Android handsets on the market, designed to give users optimized hardware and fantastic quality for a price that wasn’t going to break the bank However, just like any other phone, inexpensive or otherwise, the …

Android News

Here's why Apple doesn't have a MacBook Air with a Retina display

Another Apple event has come and gone, and there's still no MacBook Air with a Retina display. I won't blame you if you're frustrated -- now that there's a 5K iMac, the Air is Cupertino's last screen-packing computer to ship without an extreme-resolution display. For that matter, competitors …

Nexus 4 will get Lollipop, Google says

The humble Nexus 4 wasn't mentioned in the first draft of Nexus devices getting Android 5.0 Lollipop, but owners of the two-year-old LG handset …

Android News

An Oral History of 'The Wonder Years'

Though it’s been off the air for more than 20 years, <i>The Wonder Years</i> is one of those shows whose legacy has remained untarnished; you don’t hear many …

China’s Dangerous Game

The country's intensifying efforts to redraw maritime borders have its neighbors, and the U.S., fearing war. But does the aggression reflect a government growing in power—or one facing a crisis of legitimacy?<p>In the tranquil harbors that dot the coastline of Palawan, a sword-shaped island in the …

10 Ways to Make Cheap Clothes Look Expensive

Check out these easy tips for making those inexpensive purchases look like a million bucks.<p><b>1. Switch out buttons.</b> Changing the buttons on coats, blazers, or even a silk shirt, will immediately elevate the piece.<p><b>2. Head to the dry cleaners!</b> Dry cleaning cheaper clothing <i>immediately</i> makes it look …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

Google's New Tablet Might Be Coming Next Week, Just Before Apple May Unveil Its Next iPad

The site also claims the tablet, presumably called the Nexus 9, will cost $399 when it hits stores on Nov. 3.<p>Just as previous reports have indicated, Bright Side Of News also says HTC will build Google's new tablet.While we've been hearing rumors and reports about the Nexus 9 for months, this is …

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Hackers Access At Least 100,000 Snapchat Photos And Prepare To Leak Them, Including Underage Nude Pictures

Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming. Thursday night it finally arrived: A third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every single photo and video file sent through it for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB …

Security

Elon Musk Teased Another Announcement Is Coming Tomorrow Besides The Tesla D

"One of the things is already there," Musk said in an interview with author Walter Isaacson. Isaacson asked if that means current Tesla owners will just have to turn it on. Musk said yes.<p>Musk also said the internet has already guessed what will be announced. According to three prominent theories, …

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NASA Researching Deep Sleep Tech for Mission to Mars

Xenomorphs probably awake the whole time.<p>Last year, NASA provided funding to aeronautics research and consulting firm SpaceWorks to look into the …

New Military Helicopter Can Cruise At 253 MPH

The Raider brings speed to the battlefield, proving that helicopters can be faster.<p>Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider looks like the future. Not the distant future -- not the “Star Trek” future -- but a closer, more attainable future. Its design is based primarily on Sikorsky's X-2 project, and as the name …

Aviation