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20 amazing apps for getting the most out of iOS 8

So you’ve finally cleared up enough space to install iOS 8, or you purchased a new iPhone 6.<p>While iOS 8 doesn’t <i>look</i> radically different, Apple’s new operating system is capable of stunning visuals, and apps can now do more than ever thanks to widgets and app extensions.<p>From cutting-edge mobile …

With Apple Pay, adding a credit card is as easy as taking a picture (report)

Good news, iOS devotees: Apple is looking to make mobile payments a breeze with its forthcoming Apple Pay service.<p>Connecting a credit card will be as easy as snapping a picture of it with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, according to a report today from 9to5Mac. Alternatively, one can simply enter …

The iPhone 6 Plus Wins The Longer Race

Apple’s new iPhones have been available for around a month now, and something interesting has happened with this generation: I’m forced to revisit my original reviews and change my initial impression based on later experience. After further testing of the two devices, I find the iPhone 6 Plus has …

TGS 2014: Watch Sony's PlayStation Asia Event on IGN

Begins Tuesday, September 16 at 11PM Pacific.<p>On Tuesday, September 16 at 11PM PT / September 17 at 2AM ET (4PM AEST / 7AM BST Wednesday), Sony is …

Maxthon Launches MxNitro for Windows

Maxthon today released a new browser for Windows called MxNitro (short for Maxthon Nitro), which it claims is “the fastest PC browser in the world.”<p>This is made possible with a minimal user interface load, as well as “new patent-pending pre-connection and pre-fetching technology.” The company has …

How Amazon’s new Seattle office buildings will recycle ‘waste heat’ from nearby data centers

The biodomes Amazon is planning for its new Seattle campus aren’t the only green aspects to the company’s expansion in the area.<p>Amazon is moving …

Surge Soda Is Back by Nostalgic Demand

Sugar and caffeine hasn't been the same since Surge.<p>Surge, the sweet citrus soda, is back, and is available exclusively through Amazon.<p>Thanks in …

Microsoft to preview next version of Windows Sept. 30

It's official: Microsoft has sent out invitations to a Sept. 30 event in San Francisco, where the company is expected to show off an enterprise technology preview of its next version of Windows, codenamed Threshold.<p>"Join us to hear what's next for Windows and the enterprise," the invitations …

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Liquid Metal Flows Into Different Forms, T-1000-Style [Video]

The alloy can even take a humanoid form<p>A team of researchers report that they understand a property of a liquid metal that allows them to manipulate it like the T-1000 from <i>Terminator 2</i> and even build "scale models" of the violent automaton.<p>Chemists at North Carolina State University have observed …

Government Demands for User data up 150% over 5 years

Today Google published its tenth transparency report as it pertains to government requests for user data. According to Google, governments have stepped up their demands for your data.<p>Pertaining to worldwide data requests not related to FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) and NSL (National …

Which iPhone Do People Prefer?

Here is the iPhone 6 you want.<p>Hot off the heels of Tuesday's Apple event, the IGN community was set ablaze with iPhone fever. Boasting new hardware …

Car Tech 101: OBD-II apps and dongles

Earth Bombarded By Twin Solar Flares

A sunspot five-times the diameter of Earth has fired twin flares at us, causing a geomagnetic storm that was forecast to peak on Saturday, 13 September.<p>AR2158 first exploded on Tuesday, followed by a more powerful eruption (classed as an X1.6) on Wednesday, briefly causing high-frequency radio …

Small carriers want guarantees they won’t get burned at next year’s spectrum auction

At CTIA Wireless this week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made a plea to mobile carriers: Commit to participating in the next year’s broadcast incentive …

This Could Be The Moment Steve Jobs Realized He Was Ready To Be CEO Of Apple Again In 1997

He's been mostly involved with startups in the past decade, but in the 90s, Costello used to be one of the biggest star CEOs in tech.<p>He was the CEO of Cadence Design Systems, a design and engineering software company, that now has over 5,700 employees and $5.1 billion in market cap. In 1997, he was …

Report: Apple picks Pegatron to build low-cost iPhone, not longtime partner Foxconn

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, which has been Apple’s biggest and most important manufacturing partner, …