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President Aquino Should Avoid Inflammatory Rhetoric On South China Sea: China Is Not Nazi Germany! -- The Philippines Has Other Priorities

The situation in Asia Pacific generally and in the South China Sea in particular is explosive. There are several actors and tensions involved, including between the Philippines and China. When last year Philippines President Benigno Aquino compared China’s stance in the South China Sea to that of …

China

Lenovo’s new laptops are ready to scan your face in Windows 10

The Z51 offers a depth-sensing infrared camera for an optional $100<p>Lenovo has announced a pair of new mid-range laptops that are unremarkable apart from one detail. The Lenovo Z51 — a 15-inch device with a price tag starting at $499 — offers Intel's RealSense 3D camera as an optional extra. …

SoundScoopz: The dirt-cheap sound bar alternative

This ingenious accessory redirects the sound from your TV's built-in speakers. Plus: three bonus deals!<p>You've probably experienced this: When watching a video on your phone or tablet, you cup your hand near the speaker and suddenly the sound comes through more loudly and clearly. Because science! …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Home Designs of 2015

These stunning residences wowed the pros at AIA.<p>Skyscrapers aren't the only buildings that get architectural accolades. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) just selected the most structurally-pleasing homes in the U.S. for the 2015 Housing Awards. This AIA recognizes everything from …

Your ears will love 'em: Oppo PM-3 headphones

Oppo's gorgeous new, beautifully crafted headphones are best in their price class, says the Audiophiliac.<p>The Oppo PM-3 headphones knocked me for a loop: they look and feel great, sound like a more expensive pair, and they're really comfortable to wear. As for build quality, they're way ahead of …

Audiophile

Get a Samsung M2830DW Wi-Fi laser printer for $49.99

This compact laser supports not only wireless printing, but also automatic duplexing for double-sided goodness. Plus: a $60 security freebie!<p>Print is <i>so</i> not dead. Much as I try to steer boarding passes to my phone and leave business documents in my word processor, sometimes you just need a hard …

Wi-Fi

How to watch every Marvel movie and TV show in the perfect order

Every MCU property currently airing or announced -- and the absolute ideal order for watching them -- so you can catch up after "Avengers: Infinity War."<p>You've probably seen most of Marvel's films, but what about the TV shows?<p>If you're like me, that is to say a continuity junkie, timelines are very …

Marvel Universe

The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco

<i>This originally appeared on</i> <i>TheCooperReview.com</i><i>.</i><p>After living in New York for 5 years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly …

San Francisco

You can now install Google's app launcher on almost any Android phone

Google special app launcher, which initially debuted on the Nexus 5 last year, is now available for all Android devices running 4.1 Jelly Bean or newer. The Google Now Launcher integrates Google's virtual assistant service into a permanent pane to the left of the primary homescreen and has larger …

Rumor: Motorola Is Working With Google On Shamu, A Possible Nexus Phone With A 5.9" Display

Article Contents<p>1 Confidence Level<br>• 2 The Rumor<br>• 3 The Evidence<br>• 4 Final Thoughts<p>There's been a lot of confusion lately over the fate of Google's Nexus …

China's most promising smartphone maker reveals first LTE phone, $13 fitness band

Mi Band will reportedly come with a 30-day battery life<p>Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi announced two new devices today: the Mi 4 smartphone and the Mi Band, which is also the company's first wearable. Branded as the "fastest and most gorgeous Mi Phone ever," the Mi 4's list of features includes a …

Nvidia's Shield Tablet wants to be the ultimate gaming device

Nvidia wasn't able to get its graphics chips into either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, so it's doing the next best thing by trying to obviate home consoles altogether. Today the company introduces its new $299 Shield Tablet: an 8-inch Android device designed to sate all your gaming needs at …