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Report: Rumored HTC Nexus tablet may feature 8.9-inch display

Back in February, a report surfaced out of Taiwan that claimed HTC had won a bid to build a new high-end Nexus tablet. Since then, we’ve heard very little else about this rumor, until today.<p>According to the research firm IHS Technology, Google and HTC are teaming up to create an 8.9-inch …

A super deal on super audiophile speakers

Ah yes, the Pioneer SP-BS21-LR -- it was love at first listen back in 2011 when I reviewed it as part of Pioneer's awesome SP-PK21BS six-piece, subwoofer/satellite home-theater system. I used the SP-PK21BS package as one of my reference speaker systems in reviews after that and was always amazed by …

Audiophile

Apple rumor claims all-new 12-inch MacBook

Apple is planning a radical redesign of the MacBook "soon," if a forum post out of China is to be believed.<p>A key aspect of the redesign would be the elimination of the fan assembly, according to MacRumors, which describes the post as coming from a reliable leaker of future Apple hardware.<p>A fanless …

Imagining a newfangled, 12-inch MacBook

Will Apple bring out a newfangled, 12-inch MacBook? Only Apple knows, of course, but let's look at some possibilities if it does.<p>We'll start with the supply-chain-sourced speculation. Several sources, including NPD DisplaySearch and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, are anticipating -- and have …

MacBook Air

HTC One M8 allegedly leaked in hands-on video

The next generation of the HTC One has purportedly popped up online through a new video that takes us on a hands-on tour.<p>Posted Monday on YouTube, the convincing but unconfirmed video shows someone taking the new HTC One through its paces. We see an unidentified user point out the various …

HTC One

Adios, Windows Azure. Hello, Microsoft Azure

Microsoft will announce its rebranding of its "Windows Azure" cloud operating system to "Microsoft Azure," this week, according to a couple of tipsters of mine.<p>The announcement is expected to happen tomorrow, March 25, and to take effect on April 3, the second day of Microsoft's Build conference in …

Microsoft Windows

HTC One M8 said to top new benchmarks

The successor to last year's HTC One won't be officially unveiled until Tuesday, but one benchmark site is already proclaiming it the new king of the smartphone hill.<p>Rightware, which collects benchmark data from a series of free apps that anyone can download to their devices to contribute to the …

Phones

Samsung SD and MicroSD Cards Are Super Cheap Today on Amazon

If you need more space on your phone, camera, or anything in between, Amazon's got you covered today with a ton of storage options from Samsung. Each …

Shopping

Everything You Need to Know About Dream Chaser, America's Next Space Plane

Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of SNC's Space Systems, has a better than front-row seat for America's historic private space movement—he's a player on the main stage. Sirangelo heads one of three companies that is designing spacecraft to bring humans into orbit for NASA.<p>You …

7 Things Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

Your windows are talking, so listen up. They're telling you they're stuck, suffering from moisture damage, or letting in outside air. Bob Minoli, president of Integrity Residential Window Repair, near Sacramento, Calif., explains the best remedies for these window woes.<p><b>Condensation Forms Along the</b> …

10 Things You Didn't Know About the 2015 Ford F-150

Ford made quite the splash at the 2014 Detroit auto show with its all-new F-150 pickup, and a big part of the truck's lightning rod effect can be traced to its nearly all-aluminum construction. The truck's aluminum cab and bed are unprecedented in the full-size pickup segment, and it is the first …

Autos

How 7 Sci-Fi Movie Sounds Were Made

What would our favorite sci-fi classics be without their sounds?<p>Cinema exists to project our dreams. Science-fiction cinema exists to project our most creative dreams—time-travel, alternate worlds, expanded consciousness, and more. But what would our favorite sci-fi movies be without the amazingly …

One Track Pony: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

What happens when Chevy engineers pour everything they've got into a racing beast to beat Ford? A snarling, $75,000 Camaro happens.<p><i>(Photo by Ian Allen)</i><p><b>"I want to win. Beat anything Mustang</b> comes up with, at all costs." That was the goal that General Motors' product chief Mark Reuss set in 2011 for …

Scarlett Johansson On Motherhood and Having It All

Another high-profile female has shared her thoughts on the ever-popular work/life debate popularized by Anne-Marie Slaughter’s landmark “Why Women …

Scarlett Johansson

First trailer shows next 'Assassin's Creed' will be set during the French Revolution

Ubisoft has posted the first trailer for its upcoming next-gen <i>Assassin's Creed</i> game, <i>Assassin's Creed: Unity</i>. The game — expected to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year — will be set in Paris during the French Revolution.<p>The short video focuses on the game's environments, …

Google releases new Chromecast photo collage app

Google has launched a playful new app for Chromecast that lets a group of people create and draw on a collage of photos displayed on a TV. The app is called Photowall, and though it requires an iOS device to get started right now, anyone with a smartphone or a tablet can join in once it's going. …

'Ground Zeroes' is a brief glimpse at the dark new future of 'Metal Gear Solid'

<i>Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes</i> isn’t the protracted epic you might expect from Hideo Kojima’s philosophical, unhinged spy saga, which has been one of the most original and unpredictable fixtures in video games for decades. Instead, it serves not only as a first next-generation outing for the …

LG shows another photo of its Android Wear-powered G Watch

On Twitter today, LG UK released another photo of the G Watch that was first announced alongside Google's Android Wear platform last week. The photo is an upgrade from the first one the company released at the time of the announcement, which showed the smartwatch's face shrouded in black. At a …

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 reportedly crashed in the Indian Ocean: 90 Seconds on The Verge

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced today that based on new data, missing flight MH370 crashed in the Indian Ocean... Comcast is reportedly in talks with Apple to provide it priority services for streamed entertainment for an Apple set top box... The Black Keys teamed up with Mike Tyson …

Second look at the upcoming LG G Watch

Last week LG announced that it would be releasing its own Android Wear smartwatch, named the G Watch, which should be heading our way in the second quarter of the year. The original dark image (see below) didn’t really give us a good look at LG’s aesthetic design, an increasingly important aspect …

Pebble Steel Review

Wearable technology has slowly been picking up the pace over the past year or so, and the growth and popularity should grow exponentially with Google’s announcement of Android Wear, along with a bunch of hardware partners that plan on releasing smartwatches and other wearable tech this …

8 things the make the Samsung Galaxy S5 better than the iPhone 5S

The danger of an article trying to compare an Android flagship smartphone to Apple’s top of the range iPhone is that it can very easily start a flame war. It is almost a sure recipe guaranteed to provoke name calling and accusations of “fanboy.” However, I am prepared to take the risk and let the …

Gear & Gadgets

T-Mobile posts a little Galaxy S5 unboxing video, pre-order page now live (updated)

<b>UPDATE:</b> As expected, T-Mobile’s pre-order page is now live. You can grab the Galaxy S5 for $0 down and $27.50 a month. Those interested in buying it outright will pay $660.<p>Starting today, T-Mobile will be taking your pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Those that pre-order are expected to …