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Here's What GTA V in Real Life Los Angeles Looks Like

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The Trick to Cracking a Master Combo Lock in 8 Tries or Fewer

Look, we all know that Master combo locks, which go for $4 a pop, are not paragons of security. But damn, this looks easy. In a new video, hacker …

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Apple TV service could generate $30 billion per year

Apple TV’s big redesign has been rumored for over a year now, but the long wait might pay off big time, for shareholders at least.<p>By blowing up the cable industry with its subscription TV streaming service, Apple could add up to $30 billion in global annual revenue to its bottom line, according to …

Magic Leap Claims This Kickass Reality-Bending Raygun Game Is Real

Remember Magic Leap, the elusive Google-funded company promising to make virtual objects look like they exist in the real world? The one whose …

Xmas or Bust: The Untold Story of 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'

From freak snowstorms to the comedic cyclone that is Chevy Chase, the cast and creators reveal the secrets behind this beloved holiday-movies …

Grand Theft Auto is dangerous again

First-person games have become boring.<p>The majority of first-person titles ask you to walk around the environment — almost always with a gun in your hands — and either kill everyone you see or flip the equivalent of switches to make something happen.<p>We know how first-person games are supposed to …

Xbox One sales on the rise in November, Microsoft says, nearing 10 million sold

Microsoft boasted today of an uptick in sales of its Xbox One, saying that sales of the console have "more than tripled" in the U.S. over the past week and that Xbox One has led current generation console sales for the past two weeks.<p>The company also said it's nearing sales of 10 million Xbox One …

Microsoft's Xbox One Is Looking Like A Lost Cause

Despite many aggressive initiatives, Microsoft cannot seem to boost sales of its ailing Xbox One video game console.<p>Microsoft's latest promotion involves all three: The Windows-maker is now offering the Kinect-less Xbox One to American consumers for just $350 with a game — a nearly 40% discount …

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TechSpot: Xbox One's struggles are traceable to one bad decision

From November 2nd to January 2nd, you will be able to get any Xbox One SKU for $50 off, which makes the entry level version $350. That's cheaper than …

J.K. Rowling's Halloween Treat? New Harry Potter Stories!

It doesn't matter if you're dressed up as your favorite muggle, witch, or wizard - you're all getting a big Halloween treat in the form of <b>six</b> (!) new stories by original "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling that are appearing exclusively on her sprawling Pottermore website. Yes, this is very exciting …

Proposed FCC rule change could deliver the Apple TV you’ve been dreaming of

A proposed change in U.S. regulations could have massive implications when it comes to bringing about the kind of integrated Apple television set Steve Jobs talked about producing.<p>Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed a revision of rules that would afford Internet …

How Corporate Greed Is Trying to Kill Apple Pay

When Apple Pay launched last week, it was a huge step towards the pay-with-your-phone future that's been in the works for years. But a few big …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

CVS and Rite Aid block Apple Pay as mobile wallet war heats up

Two major pharmacy chains have stopped supporting Apple Pay as merchants in the U.S. take sides on which mobile wallet platform to embrace.<p>Reports from a couple days ago revealed that Rite Aid had started disabling its NFC terminals, thereby forbidding the use of Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Now …

Capture stunning HD video with the DJI Phantom FC40 [Deals]

Most of us take videos from time to time. You know, the kind of videos that are repeatedly taken from boring, ground based, vantage points. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have the freedom to take high definition videos from any angle or elevation?<p>Meet the DJI Phantom FC40 drone. Using its …

FAA approves Hollywood video companies to fly commercial drones

The FAA is letting companies fly small unmanned aerial vehicles on film sets. The agency announced that it was granting six exemptions to its overall ban on commercial drones and waiving requirements that the craft themselves get airworthiness certificates, because there's no larger threat to US …

Inside the building where Apple tortures the iPhone 6

A few blocks away from Apple's bustling campus in Cupertino is a rather nondescript building. Inside is absolutely the last place on earth you'd want to be if you were an iPhone. It's here where Apple subjects its newest models to the kinds of things they might run into in the real world: drops, …

Fox is already using Aereo's defeat as ammunition against Dish

Aereo was effectively killed earlier this week when it lost a battle against TV networks at the US Supreme Court. And while justices intentionally stayed away from getting into the broader legality of cloud services, broadcasters are already using Aereo's defeat to better their odds in other …

Aereo to suspend service at 11:30 EST today

On the heels of its Supreme Court loss, Aereo has announced it will suspend service starting today at 11:30am, Eastern Standard Time. CEO Chet Kanojia announced the suspension in a letter to customers this morning, saying the service would be temporarily paused as the company consults with the …

A Terrifying PSA Scares Moviegoers Into Never Texting and Driving Again

Sometimes experience is the best way to learn, but when it comes to driver safety, it's not like you can have a deadly accident more than once. But …

Google slashes Google Drive storage pricing, offers 1TB for $9.99

Google is cutting the monthly cost of extra storage for Google Drive today. Users always receive 15GB for free, but they can now jump up to 100GB for $1.99, down from the previous price of $4.99. Perhaps the most appealing option is the 1TB tier, which has fallen from $49.99 each month all the way …

Apple Details iOS User Interface That Compensates for Device Motion

Apple has received a patent -- originally filed for in 2007, when the original iPhone was only months old -- that allows an iOS device to adjust its screen to make it easier for users to interact with the touchscreen when it detects movement (via <i>AppleInsider</i>).<p>For example, play and next/previous …

Griffin's PowerMate Knob Controller Finally Goes Wireless

When Griffin Technology revealed the original PowerMate—a hefty polished aluminum programmable knob—way back in 2001, most users were left scratching …

GoPro debuts smaller, more wearable cameras with improved optics

GoPro has refreshed its line of wearable, mountable cameras, making them smaller, lighter, and generally improving their specs across the board. The new Hero3+ series consists of a trio of cameras, all three of which are smaller than the outgoing Hero3 cameras. The Hero3+ Black Edition is the …

New iOS App Memoir Jogs Your Memory With Old Photos

Call it a first-world problem: The more photos we capture with our fancy smartphones, the more photos we have to sort through.<p>In the future, we may …

As Amazon Preps Its Apple TV Killer, It Plays Nicely With Apple TV

JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages<p>Amazon is planning on going head to head with Apple TV later this fall.<p>But before that happens, it will work nicely with …

Review: Aereo

Television is undergoing disruption, just as music did when Napster thundered into the late 1990s. More and more people are snapping to the fact that …

Judge Orders Shutdown of a TV Streaming Service

A federal court on Thursday ordered the shutdown of FilmOn X’s broadcast streaming services, delivering a legal victory to TV broadcasters that say …

The NSA Can Beat Almost Any Type of Encryption

Bad news, America. All that effort you and your favorite companies have put into encrypting data was for nothing. After spending billions on research …