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Sony PlayStation 4 review

Seven years is a technological eternity. Yet the PlayStation 3 has sold well for that long, ever since DJ Fatman Scoop and Ludacris hosted its blowout launch event in New York City in 2006. At launch, the PlayStation 3 was big, heavy, and expensive — it took nearly two revisions and almost a dozen …

Toronto police arrest hundreds in child abuse raids

Nearly 350 people, including schoolteachers, doctors and actors, have been arrested in what Toronto police say was one of the biggest ever child abuse raids.<p>Police said 386 children were rescued as a result of the sweeping investigation. More than 100 people were arrested in Canada and 76 in the US …

Obama: It's 'on me'

President Barack Obama came to the White House podium Thursday to apologize. And apologize. Then apologize some more.<p>The press conference was the kind no president ever wants to have: admitting his political enemies have a point. He conceded that a project his administration spent years on is …

The Coming Resolution Wars Between PS4 And Xbox One

It’s been a rumor for some time now and technically still is, but it seems like it’s time to talk about this coming/current controversy of the differences in resolution between certain launch games for Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>There are a growing collection of “insiders” who are all …

Sampling the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class’s Hugely Upgraded Interior, Tech

We recently brought you news of Mercedes-Benz’s redesigned-for-2015 C-class sedan’s all-new interior and host of new technologies, but since then, we actually had the opportunity to get our butts in the new car’s seats. Now, before you get too excited, no, we didn’t drive the 2015 C-class. Instead, …

GTA V Stunt Montage

Sony clarifies PS4 game-sharing rules ahead of launch

After twisting the knife at E3 regarding Microsoft's then-complicated game-sharing program, Sony has explained how digital strategy will work on PlayStation 4. Although sharing physical games remains as simple as Sony's tongue-in-cheek video suggested, games bought over PSN will be more locked …

Hands-on thoughts on the iPad Air and iPad mini with retina display

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>So Apple’s(s aapl) big fall event is over. It was packed with product updates across the entire Apple line: …

Automatic Links Your Car And Smartphone To Help You Drive Smarter And Save Money

Americans spend a lot of time in their cars, and a lot of money driving them. Thejo Kote, CEO and co-founder of Automatic in San Francisco, estimates that the average U.S. driver spends $10,000 a year on their car. And at least a couple of those thousands are spent on gas. Two years ago, Kote and …

Making 'the best driver's car in the world': A closer look at McLaren's P1 hypercar

McLaren's base of operations for both car development and production lies a few minutes outside of Woking, an unassuming mid-sized town in the middle of the UK. The low-rise, stylish facilities appear from nowhere, and as I sit inside a company car, waiting to get waved through one of many security …

Facebook Users Can No Longer Hide From Search

There was a time when Facebook users could make themselves “unsearchable” by changing a privacy setting called “Who can search for me by name?” Their accounts would still be visible to people who clicked their names in a News Feed story or on a mutual friends’ timeline, but the random person who …

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition to hit US stores Oct. 10, pre-orders begin midnight

Samsung today announced U.S. availability of the Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition. Users will be able to grab the slate early by way of pre-order …

Burner gets $2M to let you use and destroy phone numbers on the fly

Please don’t give that sketchy dude at the bar your number — there are apps for that. Burner is one of them, and it got $2 million for its disposable phone number app today.<p>Burner, created by Ad Hoc Labs, lets you purchase phone numbers and then “burn” them once you’re done. The company says it is …

Toshiba's new dual camera module brings 'deep focus' imaging to smartphones

Remember when dual camera modules on smartphones were all the rage? Toshiba is bringing them back -- only this time with technology that you're much more likely to use. Its new module uses two 5-megapixel cameras to record depth and images at the same time, producing a "deep focus" picture where …

New security measures won’t kill passwords anytime soon

With the iPhone 5S and its fingerprint scanner selling well, one is tempted to say that we may soon no longer have to remember a 4-digit PIN or 10-character phrase with which to access your device or apps. But considering the well-publicized weaknesses of biometrics and the tried-and-true nature of …

Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …

Galaxy Gear specs and features explained by new reports

<i>Galaxy Gear concept</i><p>A couple of new reports offer more unconfirmed details on Samsung’s first Android-based smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, that’s expected to be unveiled during a special media event on September 4 right alongside the Galaxy Note 3.<p><i>GigaOm</i> has apparently managed to uncover specs and …

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 Cases and Covers

There's endless choices of cases out there but which ones stand out from the crowd? Jump past the break to take a look at some of the top Galaxy S4 …

Samsung Unveils New ISOCELL Camera Sensor Technology With Improved Color Fidelity In Low-Light Conditions, Starting Mass Production Q4 2013

Samsung has announced a new advanced pixel technology for CMOS image sensors called ISOCELL that it promises will get higher color fidelity in poor …

Samsung counters iPhone 5S with a golden Galaxy S4

Two weeks after Apple's September 10th reveal of a champagne-colored iPhone, Samsung is launching its own golden phone in the shape of a new Gold Edition Galaxy S4. There are two options, Gold Pink or Gold Brown, which Samsung is proudly showing off on its United Arab Emirates social media outlets. …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: Sporty, splashy fun, but not truly rugged - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Samsung's Galaxy S4</b> Active has a sporty design, takes strong daylight photos, and delivers the majority of Android 4.2 features. It also has a great speakerphone.<p><b>The Bad</b> Aqua mode is fixed focus, the S4 Active takes weak low light shots, and the phone isn't as durable as its name suggests. …

Phones

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Apple Maps leads drivers onto Alaska airport taxiway

According to Apple Maps, it's 3,550 miles from my house to the Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska. It will take me 64 hours of non-stop driving to get there. Oh, and I'll need to drive down a taxiway used by airplanes to reach my destination.<p>According to the Alaska Dispatch, an iOS Maps app …

Airports

First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic …