Logan Cutrer

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Nuclear options: Microsoft was testing Surface Phone while Nokia experimented with Android

Things might have turned out very differently<p><i>An example of what a Surface Phone might have looked like. Image credit: Jonas Daehnert (deviantART)</i><p>Microsoft and Nokia need each other more than you'd expect. While Nokia was testing Android in a variety of different ways, Microsoft was busy …

Pandora names former Microsoft exec as its new CEO

Pandora has named Brian McAndrews, a former Microsoft executive, as its new CEO, the web-radio service said in a statement. McAndrews is taking over for Joe Kennedy, who earlier in the year announced he would step aside.<p>With the hire, Pandora showed where its priorities are. Most of Pandora's …

The Next iPhone Will Have A Fingerprint Scanner

Apple will announce the new device at a press event Tuesday at 1 p.m. Eastern.<p>The new iPhone, which the press has dubbed the iPhone 5S, will reportedly look almost exactly like the current iPhone 5. However, it will have improved internal components like a better camera and faster processor.<p>But it …

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iPhone 5S preview: what to expect from Apple's premium handset

We run through the likely features on Apple's latest premium handset iPhone 5S and 5C launch - live coverage<p>Apple breaks with its own convention on Tuesday, with what is expected to be the launch of two new iPhones - breaking from its tradition of a solitary current-generation iPhone model.<p>One is …

Will the iPhone 5C Have a Halo, Too?

Martin Hajek<p>A few hours from now, Apple will unveil a pair of new iPhones, expanding a smartphone strategy that has seen the company field only a …

Apple unveils the iPhone 5s, its “most forward-thinking phone yet”

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>After months of rumors and speculation, Apple(s aapl) on Tuesday took the wraps off of two new smartphones, the …

Fingerprint analysis: will the iPhone’s newest sensor change the world again?

Biometrics could be the latest technology to benefit from Apple’s touch<p>The era of one-tap authentication is about to begin. Apple's announcement today of a fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5s brings biometrics into the mainstream, enabling fast and secure access to your smartphone while also …

Purported images of next-gen iPad shell leak out

Frequent Apple leaker Sonny Dickson posts photos of what he says are parts for Apple's fifth-generation tablet.<p>Just days before the expected launch of two much-anticipated iPhones on Tuesday, more images have emerged of what's purported to be Apple's next-generation iPad.<p>Sonny Dickson, who is a …

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Smartwatches will soon take off — but not because they tell time

Samsung's Pranav Mistry wearing the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch in Berlin last Wednesday. Sean Gallup<p>I don't wear a watch. I haven't worn a watch since the aluminum band on my 1998 Swatch had a disagreement with the aluminum wrist pad on my 2008 MacBook Pro, and the MacBook won. Besides, the laptop, …

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Google Fights for Apple’s Spotlight With Surprise Android 4.4 ‘KitKat’ Announcement

Android’s previous major release names may have seemed a bit silly…but according to a report from The Verge, the latest version of Android will be …

iPhone 5S To Ring In The New With Expected Fingerprint Sensing Home Button

Tuesday will tell, but multiple rumors are pointing to a subtle design distinction for the forthcoming iPhone 5S. Along with new Gold and Graphite colors, the home button is expected have a new look signifying the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner within.<p>FOX News anchor (and now app developer) …

The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: above

When was the last time you spent your afternoon in a field watching the clouds pass? Your answer is about to be, "why just now, thank you" after …

A Badass Rocket Launch Is the Perfect Addition to Any Skyline

Yesterday we East Coasters had the chance to see a real life rocket launch. Did you miss it? You missed it? That's OK. Here's a highlight.<p>Taken by …

This Remote Control Pizza Box Plane Practically Delivers Itself

There's only so much you can do with an empty pizza box besides throw it away, or let it clutter up the floor of your filthy hovel. There <i>is</i> on other …

Dead Rising 3's multiple endings and post-game roaming

<i>Dead Rising 3</i>, Capcom Vancouver's upcoming zombie-destroying action game for Xbox One, will include multiple endings and allow players to continue beyond the end of the campaign, producer Mike Jones told the Official Xbox Magazine U.K.<p>Jones told OXM UK that the game will take place over six days, …

Top Five Skyrim Mods of the Week - Giant Rabbits vs. Chicken Shout

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Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

Apple Won’t Introduce New Apple TV Box Next Week, Will Upgrade Software

There are very, very good odds you’re going to hear about new iPhones at Apple’s event next Tuesday.<p>But if you’re looking for a new Apple TV, you’re …

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With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices

Could be convenient<p>Here's a twist on knowing thy heart. A startup is looking to manufacture a wristband that recognizes its wearer by his or her heartbeat. The wristband, called Nymi, then communicates with wearers' other devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones—to unlock them when their owners pick …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

5 Fitness Apps From Off the Beaten Path

Typical exercise apps are not enough to motivate you? Try losing real money or running from zombies instead.<p>Typical exercise apps are not enough to motivate you? Try losing real money or running from zombies instead.

Qualcomm announces 'Toq' smartwatch

Amid a flurry of excitement about Samsung Galaxy Gear, chip maker Qualcomm has quietly released its own smartwatch, offering what it describes as a ‘digital sixth sense’.<p>Like the Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm's smartwatch is designed to serve as a second display to your Android smartphone. However, it …

Google Glass could be worth $3.3B in just 4 years

<i>Updated September 5 at 7:13 AM with an accurate number of projected sales</i><p>Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 650,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.<p>Given the amount of interest in Google Glass …

Silent Circle launches encrypted text messaging app on Android

Silent Circle is launching its secure file sharing and text messaging app, Silent Text, on Android today, almost a year after the service first launched for iOS. The app allows mobile users to transfer 100MB files of any type, or to just send one another simple messages. It protects the data using …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Coming to a Wrist Near You

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real. The slightly bulgy piece of wristwear works in conjunction with Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets so …

Sony's Clip-On Cameras Give Smartphones the Photos They Deserve

The line between dedicated camera and smartphone camera just got a bit more blurred. Sony's new QX camera series look less like traditional shooters …

MakerBot Digitizer Will Clone All Your Stuff Using a Turntable and Lasers

There are a few major obstacles in the way of 3-D printing's imminent mainstream success: affordability, easy-to-use hardware, and easy-to-design …

A Quadcopter Drone For Curious Civilians

Most unmanned aerial vehicles are intended for government use. 3D Robotics' new drone comes preassembled, can survive multiple crashes, and won't …

Garmin Goes After GoPro With 2 New Action Cameras

Garmin is already well established in the GPS and navigation world. Now the company is moving into uncharted territory with two new action …