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The Quest For The Ultimate Workout Headphones

By Steven Melendez3 minute Read<p>As an avid weightlighter, Dr. Eric Hensen knows how annoying earbuds can be at the gym. Hensen, who is also an ear, …

Audiophile

NBA's bold decision could be tested in court

Adam Silver's decision to ban Donald Sterling for life and start the process to remove him as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers has been universally hailed as a bold message that the NBA will do everything in its powers to protect its players, coaches, staff and corporate partners from racism.<p>While …

Will Donald Sterling Get a $1 Billion Payday for Being Racist?

When Donald Sterling bought the Clippers for $12 million in 1981, the NBA was a very different place, one yet to be changed by transcendent players, …

'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV series is a Netflix original -- but only outside the US

Director Robert Rodriguez is expanding on the story and characters first seen in his cult classic <i>From Dusk Till Dawn</i> with a new TV series, but that's not all there is to it. Here it's the debut original series on Rodriguez's new El Rey Network on cable, but outside the US Miramax has cut a deal …

Sponsor: Is 2014 The Year of No More Touchscreen Fingerprints? It’s up to you…

2014 is your year! It is also the year of the Mobile Cloth Z5. A redesigned, refined, colorized MC that is getting praise around the world! Whether you are a newbie tablet user or an old veteran you know how quickly your beautiful high def touch displays get very low def due to fingerprints and …

Touchscreens

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Pebble Smartwatch in Red or Black: $90 shipped ($60 off) with .edu email ($120w/o)

<b>Update:</b> Amazon is also offering it for $119.99, but if you are eligible for the Best Buy student discount that remains the best deal.<p>Best Buy dropped the price on the Pebble Smartwatch in Black or Red by $30 to $119.99 with free shipping (price shows up in cart). Add a $30 discount for those with …

Yahoo’s webmail outage continues to frustrate users

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Yahoo (s yhoo) may have spent most of this year trying to claw its way back to internet relevancy, but a days-long webmail …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

The $299 Blu Life Pro is aimed at the selfie set with a 5-megapixel front cam

When we first spotted the decently spec'd Blu Life series, it seemed like a nice Android handset option for folks on a budget. However, the times they have a-changed, and the former KIRF company's latest device, the Blu Life Pro, is now looking decidedly less cheap. Spec-wise, it's packing a 720p …

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

Xbox One vs. PS4: A Guide to Making the Toughest Gaming Decision in Years

It was 1981. Ronald Reagan was president, MTV had just launched and choosing a video game system was easy. The Atari 2600 was the best and most …

How the internet ruined game consoles

The time it took for my brother to get our new Super Nintendo out of the box and connected to our television couldn't have been more than five minutes. I'm pretty sure we used the same coaxial cable connector that the NES before it used, though it's possible he was bold enough to forge a new …

Sprint dead last in Consumer Reports' phone service survey

The slow process of upgrading its network has taken a toll on Sprint's service.<p>Sprint is eating everyone's dust.<p>The nation's third-largest wireless carrier by subscriber base sank to the bottom of a survey conducted by Consumer Reports over cell phone service. Sprint scored "dismal marks" in value, …

Telecoms

Vanatoo's mighty mini speakers deliver a knockout punch

Only 10 inches high, the Vanatoo Transparent One speakers make a bigger sound than you've ever heard from something this size.<p>My advice to speaker shoppers who prioritize sound quality is go for a good set of big speakers. They conjure the sound of music more realistically than tiny ones. I know …

Audiophile

Sprint Won’t Bid in Upcoming Spectrum Auction

iStockphoto | italianestro<p>Sprint won’t bid in an upcoming Federal Communications Commission auction for a chunk of wireless spectrum known as the “H …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

Bill Gates Thinks Tech Billionaires Have Their Priorities Totally Out Of Whack

"Take this malaria vaccine, [this] weird thing that I'm thinking of," Gates told Richard Waters of FT. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."<p>It's a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at tech giants like Google and …

Bill Gates

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Privacy

iPhone 5s Users Reporting 'Blue Screen of Death' Error with iWork Apps

Several threads on the Apple Support Communities forum are reporting random reboots on the iPhone 5s while using Apple's iWork apps, with the issue being signaled by the brief appearance of an all-blue screen naturally being compared to the famous Windows "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD). The issue …

Is The Moto X More Innovative Than The New iPhone? Researchers Think So

The dictionary defines “innovative” as something that features new methods, is advanced, and original. That being said, how much more original is the new Moto X smartphone than the iPhone 5C and 5S? Much more, according to analysts at ABI Research, who published the results of their teardown of the …

U-Verse adds live TV streaming via web and iPad now; iPhone and Android later

Following the lead of several other TV providers, AT&T U-verse has launched internet streaming for some of the channels it carries. Subscribers can tune into up to 108 channels while at home, and about 25 while away from home either on Uverse.com or on the U-verse for iPad app. The new iPad app …

Has the era of benchmarking shenanigans returned in full swing?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>When Ars Technica tested the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 earlier this week, it noted that performance was fast. Maybe <i>too fast</i>. The …

BlackBerry Claims BBM Is Still Coming To Android And iPhone, But Has Given No Timeline

Amid dire financial results and an oddly-timed smartphone launch, BlackBerry’s big BBM for iPhone and Android launch seemed lost in a murky grey purgatory with little chance of escape with each passing minute its release was held up. The app made it to some lucky New Zealand and Australian App …

Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

Microsoft Isn’t Axing Windows 8.1 System Builder SKUs (Completely) After All

Yesterday Microsoft announced the pricing scheme for Windows 8.1 and stated that, instead of selling “upgrade” and standalone versions of its operating system, all purchases of the new code will be complete. Therefore, if you want to move a non-Windows 8 PC to Windows 8.1, or want to build a new PC …

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average …