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Want to know when your phone will become your flexible friend?

Let's face it: smartphone screens are getting a little boring. Apart from going closer to the edge of the bezel, it's all just increasingly larger …

Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future

Hello, and welcome back to today’s episode of “Why? LOL BECAUSE WE CAN.”<p>Tired of your dumb old microwave that just <i>shoots friggin’ radio waves at food</i> to cook it? Stupid thing probably can’t even play animated GIFs or send Snapchats or download the Fergie. What’s the point?<p>In the coolest mod I’ve …

7 stories to read this weekend

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Here is a short list of stories that I read and enjoyed. They made me smile and made me angry. And more importantly, they made …

Intel may launch internet TV service using OnCue name

Intel has been open with its plans to introduce an internet-based TV service, but many of the details remain up in the air -- not the least of which is the name. However, <i>GigaOM</i> has done sleuthing that suggests the offering could be called OnCue. A reported shell company for Intel, Sest, has …

Architecture firm holds competition in Minecraft

A Swedish architecture firm has invited Minecrafters to contribute ideas about what Stockholm could look like in 2023.<p>Housing company HSB Stockholm …

IFTTT for iPhone Hits the App Store

IFTTT is a very useful online service that allows users to automate their tasks online. For example, you can set up synchronization between Gmail and …

Microsoft Posted New Hardware Certification Requirements for Windows 8.1

During the Worldwide Developers Conference 2013, Microsoft and Intel revealed the new hardware requirements for Windows 8.1 device that will be …

Android this week: Sony Xperia Z reviewed; LG’s G2 teased; HTC One now dual boots

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The next wave of Android(s goog) hardware seems to be building and this week, I reviewed the latest from Sony(s sne). The …

Oculus explains the battles against latency and motion sickness in VR

Current VR just can't match our natural experiences -- real life doesn't have much lag, for example. However, Oculus has just published a pair of research posts showing the ways that it's closing the gap between simulation and reality. Steve LaValle, Oculus' Principal Scientist, explains how …

Lernstift is the vibrating pen that critiques your spelling (video)

One reason that we prefer keyboards to pens is the dignity-saving presence of a spell checker -- but that won't help your average schoolchild, obligated to learn their language scrawling on dead trees. Now, a pair of German inventors have developed Lernstift, a learning pen that'll ruthlessly nag …

Budget iPhone Leaks Yet Again

From the past few weeks, the two devices that received their fair share of hype or publicity are Moto X and the so-called budgeted iPhone. We have …

Has Ubuntu lost it?

When Ubuntu burst onto the scene nearly a decade ago, it defined itself with its choice of name. The word 'ubuntu' means 'we are who we are because …

Dual-SIM HTC Butterfly s certified for China, comes with removable back cover

It's a given that HTC will eventually launch its new Butterfly s in China, but will it be a dual-SIM version like the One Dual variants offered over there? The answer is yes, according to a filing in TENAA's database. This particular "9060" device comes with WCDMA radio, meaning it'll be picked up …

BlackBerry A10 'Aristo' video leak is a little something we picked up in 'Nam

It seems that BlackBerry's next flagship BB10 smartphone, the A10, is ready to step after the plate after an accessories store in Vietnam apparently …

Moto X's Open Mic demoed, enables voice command when screen is off (video)

Just when we're getting bored of all these static Moto X leaks, a couple of new video clips popped up to finally show off some of the software goodies. The first one appears to be a leaked Rogers promotional video (embedded after the break), in which a nice lady introduces us to a new Google Now …

And Hulu Goes To…

Nobody! Once again Fox and Disney have made a huge show claiming their willingness to sell Hulu only to deny all standing offers, two of which were …

Pipeline, Valve’s Newest Experiment

While Valve’s reputation as a gaming developer may be arguably overrated (I think it is), the company is undeniably an innovative leader when it …

The New York Times Goes Digital

<i>The New York Times</i>, which is arguably the most well-known and respective newspaper in the world, is seeking new ways to say relevant and profitable …

Keepin' it real fake: HTC One gets a convincing plastic clone (video)

We hate to say this, but the KIRF market is often a good indicator of how popular certain devices are, hence the plentiful fake iPhones and Galaxy phones in China. (Meanwhile, MediaTek is shamelessly cashing in as it ships its SoCs to those cloning factories.) Now, we're not saying the HTC One …

Apple reportedly hiring new talent to solve iWatch design problems

Rumors, suggestions and trademark applications have been building a case for an wrist-worn Apple product for some time now -- an official iWatch to fulfill the wearable potential of the iPod Nano. Now, the <i>Financial Times</i> says the company is "aggressively" hiring to help it get the product ready for …

Bug Discoveries for Sale

No, I’m not talking about actual bugs – this is a tech website you know! I’m talking about software bugs. Hackers are seeing more profitable days …