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The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner Is About To Get Really Useful

Wouldn't it be cool to log into your banking app on your smartphone using your fingerprint instead of that string of capital letters, numbers and symbols known as your password?<p>For iPhone owners, those days could be near.<p>Apple announced on Monday that it's opened up Touch ID, the fingerprint …

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

Amazon’s new phone is a shopping powerhouse with 3D browsing, augmented reality, and indoor GPS

Amazon is planning to announce a new phone June 18 that will use lots of cutting edge mobile technology to unite real-world shopping with Amazon’s online marketplace.<p>Not surprisingly, the phone is ideal for shopping with a large screen and multiple 3D cameras and sensors built in, a source with …

The insane, physics-defying new tracks of 'Mario Kart 8'

'Game of Thrones' intro gets the 8-bit treatment

A YouTube user by the name of NicksplosionFX just released a mashup in which he renders the entire "Game of Thrones" intro video in the world of Super Mario. Looking at the Mario version and the original intro side by side, you get a real appreciation for how closely the Mario version matches that …

Game of Thrones

Watch Dogs special editions total $1,240, but do you really need that hat?

If you were to purchase every special edition available for Ubisoft's open-world adventure <i>Watch Dogs</i>, you would spend just over $1,240.<p>This includes all region-exclusive editions, such as Australia and New Zealand's ANZ Special Edition and the Europe, Australia and Asia-only Vigilante Edition, the …

Pokémon Snap On The Oculus Rift Makes Me Want A New Pokémon Snap

Sure, taking photographs of spunky Pokemon in the wild using an Oculus Rift looks like a lot of fun—but we all know we can't mention Pokemon Snap …

Pokémon

Take the Super Horn and Boomerang Flower for a Spin in these New Mario Kart 8 Commercials

Nintendo has released a pair of new commercials to promote their hotly anticipated upcoming racer <i>Mario Kart 8</i>.<p>The commercials focus on two …

The Snakable Means Saying Goodbye To Broken Apple Lightning USB Cables

• Will be available in Apple Lightning & Micro USB.<br>• Will be 4 ft (1.2 m) in length.<br>• Will be available in a range of colors to start: Red, White, Black, …

Twitter Is Rolling Out A Mute Function For Its Official iOS App

First rumored earlier this month, Twitter has just confirmed that it is rolling out a mute feature to its official iOS app. In an official blog post, …

Apple Impressed by Beats' Ability to Attract Paid Subscribers, Likely to Keep Brand Separate

Music industry veteran Jimmy Iovine is believed to be the primary target in Apple's rumored acquisition of Beats Electronics, but the company also is eyeing Beats' streaming music service and the Beats branded headphone business, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. Apple likely will assume leadership of the company, …

Eight things you should know about the next iPhone

There is probably more than one "next iPhone." Rumors have it that there will be two new models as Apple responds to the massive demand for bigger phones. The exact size has been heavily debated, but most sources have come to believe that one upcoming iPhone will have a 4.7-inch screen, the other a …

Hyper launches the first Made-for-iPhone/iPad USB flash drive w/ built-in Lightning connector

Hyper— we’ve reviewed some of its MacBook batteries and iPhone accessories in the past— is today announcing the first Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (MFi) flash drive that includes a built-in Lightning connector. Unfortunately you can’t get your hands on one just yet, but you can preorder through …

'Half-Life 2' and 'Portal' arrive on Android, but only for the Shield

Two of Valve's undisputed classics are making their Android debut today, courtesy of Nvidia's Shield console: <i>Portal</i> and <i>Half-Life 2</i>. Costing $10 each, the two games were ported by Nvidia, which explains why they're only playable on the Shield. Still, the job has been done with Valve's unreserved …

5 inventive iOS games that wowed Leo’s Fortune designer

Bouncing, huffing and puffing through a beautifully-rendered cartoon world, avoiding jagged rolling wheels and collecting coins, <i>Leo’s Fortune</i> may just be the year’s most lovable iPhone game. But which games did its creators fall in love with?<p>Following our exclusive look inside behind the scenes of …

Apple Reduces Refund Times in Effort to Boost Online Sales and Customer Satisfaction

Apple has improved its return policy, offering faster refunds for customers who purchase items online, reports <i>Reuters</i>. Apple was able to shorten the refund processing time from 10 days to less than a week by using an expedited shipping method to send devices back to the company for return.<p>According …

GameStop Apparently Having Mario Kart 8 Demos On May 17 And 18 Plus Poster Giveaways

Jorgejjvr, a member of the IGN message boards and a reader of My Nintendo News, has revealed that GameStop will soon be having Mario Kart 8 Wii U …

Capcom recognizes importance of diversity, promotes female employees to executive positions

Capcom is promoting its female workers to executive positions as part of an effort to encourage diversity in the workplace, the company announced in its recent earnings report.<p>“Capcom is fully recognizing the importance of diversity of human resources in recent years while actively utilizing female …

Microsoft Talks About The Design Of Xbox One In A New Video, Teases Halo 5 Game In It - MSPoweruser

Microsoft today posted a video on YouTube talking about the design of Xbox One gaming console. They were highlighting about the seamless integration …

'Rock Band' creator's new iOS rhythm game creates levels around your own music

The studio behind <i>Rock Band</i> has a new rhythm game out for the iPhone and iPad that creates its levels around each player's own music collection. <i>Record Run</i>, which was released last week, is a fairly simple game as far as those that come from developer Harmonix go: the game involves swiping up and …

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Update Reduces Wait Times and the Cost of In-App Purchases

Three weeks ago <i>RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile</i> arrived on the App Store, bringing the beloved theme park series onto iOS. Now the game is set to get …

In-App Purchases

New HTC phones coming: mid-range A9, Butterfly successor B2, One Mini

Two new HTC devices are reportedly coming over the next months: a powerful mid-ranger codenamed A9 and the next phone in the Butterfly series, codenamed B2.<p>Starting with the A9, industry sources cited by Taiwanese publication <i>Focus Taiwan</i> claim it’s a device that will be priced as a mid-ranger, but …

United Airlines iOS update lets passengers watch TV and movies directly through its app

Airlines increasingly warming to tablets as an alternative to the traditional seat-mounted screens. After an update to its iOS app today, United Airlines allows users to watch in-flight entertainment from an iPhone or iPad, a feature it first promised in February. While there aren't many new …

New Best Buy promo lets iPhone 4 owners trade up to a Verizon or Sprint 5s for free

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><b>Update (5/8 3:00pm):</b> If you’re looking for an AT&T iPhone 5s your best bet would be to sell your old iPhone back to a service like …

From Paper to iPad, Pixel Press Turns Drawings Into Videogames

If you've ever dreamt of designing your own videogames, get this app.<p>I loved playing videogames as a kid, but I can’t say that I ever spent any time sketching out ideas for my own games like my brother and his friends did. (My doodles usually involved cute animals or spelling out my crush’s name in …

Samsung swaps out mobile design head — but don’t expect any radical changes soon

Samsung’s new head of mobile design isn’t a big change from its former lead.<p>The company is replacing Chang Dong-hoon as the head of its mobile design team with Lee Min-hyouk, its vice president of mobile design, Reuters reports.<p>Following a tepid response to the design of the recently released …

GTA Online Getting High Life Update Next Week

Bringing cars, high-end apartments and more.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Rockstar has announced GTA Online will receive it's next update, The High Life, on …

Siri hole can hack past your lockscreen to call and text contacts

A new exploit has been discovered in iOS 7.1.1 that lets anyone access your full contacts list and send an email, text or call — just by chatting with Siri.<p>Egyptian neurosurgeon and part-time hacker Sherif Hashim, apparently the first to discover the security hole, posted a YouTube video detailing …

'Game of Thrones' Sets Dubious Record: 200,000 Pirating At Once

It's no secret that HBO's "Game of Thrones" is one of the most popular shows ever. But it's not just leading ratings on TV — it's also seeing unheard-of levels of piracy. The latest record? Over 200,000 people pirating Season 4 Episode 5 at once using file-sharing protocol BitTorrent.<p>The numbers …