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World's thinnest mechanical watch will cost over $20,000

Piaget's Altiplano 900P is 3.65mm thick<p>A reported price of between $20,000 and $30,000 will buy you the world's thinnest mechanical watch when it goes on sale. The Piaget Altiplano 900P is 3.65mm thick, a crucial 0.4mm thinner than the previous record holder, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin …

Steam Mobile iOS app (partly) updated for iOS 7, gets offline chat & more

Steam Mobile, the iOS app that lets you buy games and stay in touch with the Steam community from your iPhone or iPad, has been given a new UI for iOS 7. It also adds some new features (notably offline chat) and stability improvements.<p>The user-interface retains the dark color scheme, but has a …

Microsoft considers free versions of Windows Phone and Windows RT to battle Android

Redmond wants to counter Mountain View<p>Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT available free of charge to device makers. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that free future versions are under serious consideration by OS chief Terry Myerson. We …

Microsoft sells more than 2 million Xbox One consoles in 18 days

Microsoft says it has sold more than 2 million Xbox One consoles since its launch 18 days ago. The sales figures average out to around 111,111 units per day, a pace that Microsoft describes as “record-setting.” While the company countered Sony’s 2.1 million PlayStation 4 sales with zombie stats …

NASA’s 6-Foot Valkyrie Humanoid Robot Will Rescue You From Buildings

Remember Atlas, the amazing and slightly spine-chilling android that Boston Dynamics has entered into DARPA’s Robotics Challenge as a kind of future super-soldier? He’s got competition. Bigger competition, from a much friendlier source: NASA. Meet “R5” Valkyrie, the 6-foot-2 inch-tall humanoid …

Apple TV adds Crackle, Watch ABC, and KORTV channels in addition to Bloomberg

In addition to Bloomberg joining the Apple TV channel lineup today, a handful of other channels were added as well.<p>Sony’s Crackle service offers a number of television shows and movies without any subscription cost.<p>The new Watch ABC channel features a number of hit TV shows from the broadcaster …

Qualcomm Toq review: a brief glimpse at the future of smartwatches

The perfect smartwatch is deceptively simple: give it a great, always-on, glanceable display. Make it last for days on a charge. And for goodness’ sake, make it <i>look good</i> — it’s on your wrist all day, after all. You can’t hide it in your pocket like you do a phone.<p>No one’s yet figured it out and …

Wal-Mart to sell iPhone 5c for $27 with contract on Friday

As part of a holiday sale starting Friday, Wal-Mart plans to offer the iPhone 5c for $27 with a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon.<p>That's a huge discount on the iPhone 5c, a $99 model that Apple introduced just three months ago.<p>The iPhone 5c has struggled to sell and Wal-Mart has been …

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Walmart to Sell iPhone 5c for $27, iPhone 5s for $127 Beginning Friday

Walmart will begin a holiday sale on Friday that will see the retailer drop price of Apple's iPhone to just $27 with a two-year contract, reports the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>. Though the iPhone 5c is normally priced at $99, Walmart and other retailers have been selling the phone at a discount since shortly …

Walmart is dropping prices for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c starting Friday

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Good news for all the last-minute holiday shoppers out there: Walmart(s wmt) is planning to offer a big sale on …

50 Best GIFs so Far This Season

Although a game lasts 90 minutes, there are sometimes those glimpses of magic in football that only need a few seconds to capture the moment. For that reason, it's a good thing that GIFs are the latest trend to have become a part of the normal news cycle.<p>Scouring the deepest, darkest trenches of …