Garhett Wheeler

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Why Microsoft didn't ditch the Xbox One's disc drive

Microsoft considered creating a version of the Xbox One without a disc drive, head of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer told the Official Xbox Magazine U.K.<p>Microsoft was still discussing the alternate version of the next-gen console as recently as mid-2013.<p>"Obviously, after the announcement and E3, …

A High-Tech Makeover For The Payphone

An ambitious proposal suggests we upgrade NYC’s payphones with a fiber-optic network of public computers.<p>In the age of cell phones, the idea of a payphone has gotten a bit absurd. Why invest in such an infrastructure when that money could be better spent subsidizing wireless plans for low-income …

Skydivers share their view from above the clouds in stunning Sony ad

Too many special effects are made with computer imagery these days, so it's easy to assume that much of Sony's new ad for its Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R cameras is little more than a gorgeous cutscene. But the truth is far more impressive: to make the spot, Sony sent a team of highly skilled skydivers …

Torso Aims To Rein In Phone Charger Cable Chaos

If the sight of tangled cables brings you out in OCD shakes then this little gizmo, currently seeking $50k in Kickstarter crowdfunding, will bring peace and tranquility to your gadget-loving eye.<p>Torso is the charger cable transformed into a shortened, bendable stub which can double as a phone stand …

Unofficial $99 prescription option for Google Glass coming soon

Rochester Optical will offer a $99 prescription lens option for Google Glass(s goog), with pre-orders expected to start shortly after next week’s …

The second car on our top 13 of 2013 list is the McLaren P1. It has style and pedigree that could only come from McLaren and its legendary F1 and GT racing programs. The list --> http://bit.ly/1eoCFgY

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

The 2014 Chevrolet SS Really Drives Like A Four-Door Corvette, And Here's Why

The 2014 Chevrolet SS has been a long time coming—nearly two decades, in fact. It is the first rear-wheel-drive sedan powered by a V8 engine that Chevy has offered since it discontinued the Impala in 1996, which was antiquated even back then.<p>“So what?” you might say. “Aren’t large cars with large …

The number one spot on our top 13 of 2013 list is taken by the new Porsche 918 Spyder. Though it's a bit less powerful than either the McLaren P1 or LaFerrari, the Porsche 918 Spyder is the most beautiful of the group (to our eyes, anyway). The entire list --> http://bit.ly/1eoCFgY

Surprise! Woman finds out Bill Gates is her Secret Santa

Most Secret Santas are average gift givers, but one woman got a big holiday surprise this week when she participated in an online gift exchange and received a package from none other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.<p>The lucky recipient, who identified herself online as Rachel and who goes by …