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12 games that teach kids to code — and are even fun, too

Coding is a big deal right now. Worldwide, 36 million kids have taken part in “Hour of code” activities, helping them become active, rather than passive users of technology and starting learning that might one day help secure a job in our increasingly tech-driven world.<p>Even if your kids don’t go on …

Galaxy S 5, Sony Xperia Z2, Nokia X & more - MWC 2014 Recap

Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

We've peered deep within the Galaxy S5 to answer your burning questions about Samsung's next superphone.<p>Unless you were dead-set on a metal chassis and futuristic features, then Samsung's Galaxy S5 is an excellent successor to the Galaxy S4 in the evolving Galaxy S line.<p>We've taken a close look at …

Phones

Google Glass: What You're Not Supposed to Do

There are certain things you won't be encouraged to do wearing one of these. Those are the things I did.<p><i>Published in the December 2013 issue</i><p><b>Google Glass</b> mayor may not transform the future. But one thing is beyond question: It elicits mighty strong reactions in the present.<p>The first week I got my …

Google Glass

10 extremely good games that are completely free

Feel like playing something new, but you’re on a tight budget? Well, there’s certainly a wide array of great games available for free on the PC, and …

5 apps that can earn you cold, hard cash (and other rewards)

If you want to make a little cash on the side, these Android and iOS apps can help you out.<p>That expensive smartphone in your pocket could pay for itself -- you just have to download the right apps. Both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store are littered with titles to help you rack up money, …

Apps

Sony Xperia Z1s review: Sony’s best phone, but there’s still room for improvement

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Sony(s sne) hasn’t had an easy time breaking into the U.S. smartphone market, but it also hasn’t released any must-have …

2013 Mac Pro Review: Apple’s New Desktop Boasts Dramatic Redesign, Dramatic Performance

Apple’s new Mac Pro is a sight to behold: In black aluminum with an eye-catching cylindrical design, there’s little chance you’ll ever mistake it for any other computer. The previous Mac Pro was iconic too, of course, but this one is also just slightly larger than a football and dimpled on the top …

Nissan buys 17-year-old Maxima from Craigslist

It's all about the marketing.<p>Making a fun or interesting car ad is nothing new, but Luke Aker took things a step further than most. When it came time to sell his well-loved 1996 Maxima, he released a professionally-produced commercial complete with a symphonic backing track and a gravel-voiced …

Nissan

Review: LG's Flexible and Self-Healing Smartphone

Curved smartphones have hogged the limelight this year in the gadget world for their groundbreaking technology in hardware — Samsung became the first to roll out a smartphone with a curved display screen in October this year, and LG followed shortly after with the G Flex.<p>The G Flex is LG’s take on …

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Pagani Huayra: Hands-on with Pagani's latest hypercar

Pagani may not have the heritage of Ferrari or Lamborghini, but the Huayra cements its reputation as one of the greats. We went to Italy and took Pagani's latest out to experience a true hypercar.<p>Pagani makes the kind of cars that most people dream about. They've got big wings, big engines, …

Supercars

The Big Reveal In Apple's Upcoming iPhone 6

Bloomberg reports Apple will launch two larger screen phones next year but the more significant aspect of the report is the likelihood of an iPhone with a curved screen. The Wall St Journal picked up on it too – it means, most likely, that Apple will be transferring its screen technologies from LCD …

Learn the secrets of Google Now voice commands (infographic)

This handy chart lists more than 60 commands for interacting with Google's voice assistant, including some fun Easter eggs. They work with the iOS version, too.<p>At the risk of incurring Android fanboy wrath, Google Now is a lot like Apple's Siri: it responds to voice commands and can perform lots of …

Google Now

The PS4 Is Sony’s First Shot In The Next-Gen Console Wars

If you listen closely, you can hear it: the eye of the console storm. We are between technologies and the big hardware makers know it. It’s a move from an optical-disk-based, high-heat standalone device. To paraphrase William Gibson: the future is here, it’s just unevenly distributed and its on …

Fly Or Die: Tylt Energi Backpack

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and we’re all scrambling to find each other the best possible gifts.<p>Well, if you’re close with someone who carries the world on their shoulders and always seems to be low on battery, the Tylt Energi backpack may be a good option.<p>The Tylt Energi backpack is …

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 In The Works (Rumor)

It looks like Samsung are planning to release a new version of their camera focused smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. A photo has been posted …

PS4 Review: The Future Is Finally Here

The next gen is here! Or half of it, anyway. Sony's PS4 has come in first the haphazard sprint to the new-console finish line. And yeah, it's pretty …

Ask Us Anything About the PS4

We have a PS4! We gave our first impressions here, but we're still poking and prodding at it as more features become available. So tell us: What do …

Retina ​iPad Mini First Impressions: That's More Like It

The original iPad mini featured a flawless design undermined by an unforgivably subpar display, an antique frame wasted on fingerpaint. Good news. …

Android Officially Owns More Than 80% Of The World Smartphone Market

That's not a huge jump. It was knocking on the door of 80% market share last quarter, when it hit 79.3 percent. But the growing dominance of Android is still impressive, especially considering that the smartphone market as a whole grew wildly, up 40 percentage points over Q3 2012, IDC says.<p>In Q3 …

Mobile

Sony Xperia Z1s photos purportedly leak

Sony made the mini edition of the Xperia Z1 official just over a month ago, but at the time, the Xperia Z1 f was only slated for release in Japan. …

Nexus 5 Review

The Nexus 5 might be the most leaked device of the year, but it’s finally real and available to the public. The follow-up to the Nexus 4 bumps up the …

Rumor: LG G Flex Coming to T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T

The curvy LG G Flex will be arriving stateside, landing on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, according to <i>@evleaks</i>. The device was released in South Korea …

A Look Back At The PS4 That Might Have Been

PS4 excitement is reaching a fever pitch ahead of Sony launching the system in the US at the end of the week, and I thought I’d take a brief break from the console wars to take a look back at how far we’ve come.<p>All throughout the past console generation, people have been speculating what the …

Why the Chromebook pundits are simply out of touch with reality

Advertisement<p>75 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>The Chromebook(s goog) pundits have their heads in the sand again. In the past week, I’ve read not one, but two …