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Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection

Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness<p>Prostate cancer could be ‘switched off’ after scientists discovered a way to prevent deadly tumours from spreading.<p>Bristol and Nottingham universities found that a …

Even 99 iPhones can't persuade this girl to marry

To avoid the pain of another Singles Day, a Chinese programmer reportedly organizes an elaborate Apple-centric proposal. Her answer is no.<p>Surely the love brand can buy you love.<p>Surely, any girl, on seeing 99 iPhones arranged in the shape of a heart, would melt into waterfalls of tears and commit …

Relationships

'Halo 5: Guardians' returns to what made 'Halo' great

Some people play games like <i>Halo</i> for the story. I play for the competition.<p>For me, multiplayer games are simply a collection of mechanics. I look at things like player movement, bullet dynamics, and level design, and what drives me is understanding how they work and then mastering them. Few games …

Sony's rugged SmartWatch 3 now available from Google Play for $249.99

After first appearing at Google Play more than a month ago, Sony's SmartWatch 3 can now be purchased for $249.99. Prior to today, the Android Wear smartwatch showed only a "coming soon" message on Google's storefront, though it's been available from Verizon Wireless for a couple weeks now. It's not …

'WireLurker' malware attacks iPhones via Mac OS X

A U.S. security firm has found that iPhone and iPad users in China are facing the threat of a new virus that attacks their mobile devices via Mac desktop and laptop computers.<p>The virus jumps from Mac OS X to the mobile device via a USB cable, says Palo Alto Networks, the U.S. firm that discovered …

5 iPhone Games You Just Can’t Miss This Week

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iPhone

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 Release Date, News, Price and Specs - CNET

Side by side on a table, the two nearly identical rectangular handsets look innocuous enough and extremely familiar. Yet two things quietly make the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 stand out: their all-aluminum material and their unibody construction. Following the metal-framed (and plastic-backed) …

Phones

Facebook launches its own 'dark web' site

Facebook has never had much of a reputation for letting users hide their identities online. But now the world's least anonymous website has just …

We Didn't Know We Needed These Gadgets Until Now. Too Bad You Can Only Get Them In Asia.

If your idea of bleeding-edge tech is the iPhone 6, we’re about to blow your mind. While you can get your ingenious gadgets, electronic wizardry and generally out-there inventions in America, any number of Asian countries will probably have us beat.<p>We’ve partnered with the Toyota Prius to highlight …

The Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones Are Where Fantastic Sound Meets Impressive Noise Canceling Technology

Watch out, Bose. The Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones are here and they’re aimed directly at your customers. The Zik 2.0s are comfy, efficient at noise canceling, and best of all, they look amazing. And how do they sound? Pretty damn good, actually.<p>The Parrot Zik 2.0 are the company’s second try at …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Mobile Technology

Sharp Aquos Crystal (Boost Mobile) review: Ordinary features bolstered by a daring, edgeless design - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Boost Mobile's Sharp Aquos Crystal has an affordable price tag, a decent camera, and above all, a bold bezel-less design.<p><b>The Bad</b> You can't remove the Crystal's battery, and its in-ear audio quality is mediocre with calls sounding hollow and thin.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Don't fret about the …

Gear & Gadgets

The Guide to Crafting Visual Elements for Your Online Portfolio

Are you working on designing your new portfolio site or personal website? Unsure of where to start or how to make it look professional? What type of design elements should you focus on when you are working on your site? Designing your online portfolio should best highlight on your portfolio pieces …

Why Apple Watch could be good for your heart rate

[Editor’s note: This story was contributed by Dr. Christy Lane, cofounder and COO, Vivametrica, who spoke earlier this week at VentureBeat’s HealthBeat 2014 conference. You can find more stories from HealthBeat here.]<p>Recently, Apple unveiled its sensor-laden smartwatch. Two of these sensors are …

5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers

Throughout the flood of hacks and data breaches at retailers, restaurants, health care providers and online companies this year — Home Depot, Target, Subway, Adobe and eBay were just a handful — the one safe haven was the banks. Unlike other companies, banks had a long history of keeping bad guys …

Deadline for iPhone Tells You When You're Going to Die

If you need a stark reminder of your mortality as Day of the Dead approaches, the new Deadline app for iOS will do the trick. The $0.99 app combines the new HealthKit SDK from iOS 8 with a bit of personal information in order to estimate how much time you have left in life.<p>This is basically the …

You Won't Even Be Able To Handle How Intense This Mouse Is

That's how many Razer boasts on its new Naga Epic Chroma wireless gaming mouse, which is geared toward MMO players.<p>In terms of hardware, its specs are pretty impressive: In addition to the 19 programmable buttons, the mouse has a 8,200DPI 4G laser sensor and 1,000Hz ultrapolling. That basically …

Razer

A gold Moto 360 is coming soon, according to Amazon

There's also a new leather band option on the way<p>Motorola hasn't announced the champagne gold Moto 360 seen above yet, but Amazon accidentally revealed it to the world early this morning. The listing has since been pulled, but remains visible through cached pages. So it's clear that Moto — now …

Timex's New Smartwatch Is A Runner's Dream — But It'll Cost You

Timex currently has the Ironman One GPS+ available for preorder through its website, but the company says it will go on sale sometime in November.<p>There are two major capabilities that differentiate Timex's new wearable from other fitness trackers and smartwatches out there.<p>It has its own 3G radio …

Wearable Tech

This 3D-Printed Gun Launches Paper Airplanes

<i>This article originally appeared on Lost at E Minor.</i><p>First we brought you the crossbow built from office supplies, and now we’re proud to present… the …

3D Printing

MSI is putting a legitimate mechanical keyboard in a laptop

Gaming laptops are prone to wild designs, and the newest one from MSI — called the GT80 Titan — is no exception. The massive 18-inch laptop was announced today and its most notable feature is a mechanical QWERTY keyboard made by Cherry, a company that has been making mechanical keyboards for almost …

Here's A First Look At The Futuristic Sports League Made Up Of Giant, Fighting Robots

Three engineers believe that televised tournaments between human-piloted combat bots are the natural evolution of leagues like the WWE, UFC, and NASCAR.<p>This year, Andrew Stroup, Gui Cavalcanti, and Matt Oehrlein quit their jobs and began construction on the first MegaBot, a 15-foot-tall, seven-ton …

Bots

Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store

The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8’s support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that “widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations.” The app’s creator, James …

Madefire updates Motion Book Tool to let authors add animations to their stories

Madefire has added a new and heavily requested feature to its Motion Book Tool for creating interactive digital comics: animated sequences.<p>An update to the tool now lets artists insert short animations (sprites) into their Motion Books. Playback and visibility of those sequences are controlled via …

Zombies Mode Leaked in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Looks like the undead are back.<p>A leaked trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare reveals what appears to be a Zombies Mode.<p>First spotted on Reddit, …

In The Best Conditions, iOS-Exclusive Vainglory Is A Top-Notch MOBA

A few weeks back I drove down to the San Mateo headquarters of Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind Vainglory, one of the prominent multiplayer online battle arenas built specifically for tablets (and, as we discovered at September’s iPhone event, the iPhone 6).<p>There, I met with the studio’s …

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Sells 60,000 in First Month

77% of sales came from Steam.<p>After its first month on sale, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has sold sixty thousand copies, developer The Astronauts …

Lenka Monochrome Camera App Upgrade Adds New Controls

Lenka, the dedicated monochrome camera app for iPhone was updated today for iOS 8 and now includes additional shooting and editing controls.<p>Developed by photographer Kevin Abosch, Lenka is designed for shooters of all levels, while delivering a singular aesthetic to its exclusively black and white …

Samsung announces the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, its “slimmest smartphones to date”

Samsung vowed to introduce more desirable phones when it revealed its disappointing Q3 2014 earnings yesterday, and it has wasted no time doing so after announcing the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 — two metallic devices that it calls its “slimmest smartphones to date.”<p>The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 …

Android creator Andy Rubin is leaving Google

The co-founder of Android is focusing on hardware startups<p>Andy Rubin, who co-founded the Android project, is leaving Google. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Rubin's departing to create an incubator for hardware startups. His role heading up the company's robotics will be taken up by James …