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Apple Watch: the definitive review

The Apple Watch is an extraordinarily small and personal device. It is designed to participate in nearly every moment of your day, but almost never directly interact with anyone else. It knows when you’re wearing it. You can talk to it. You can poke it — and it can poke back.<p>Every so often, the …

Why Giving Up Restaurants—and Learning to Cook for Myself—Was the Best Decision I’ve Made in 2015

Cleanses have an instant allure, promising to expunge years of bad habits with a few days of asceticism. But what happens after the delivery of thrice-daily, portion-controlled meals or juice fasting ends? I’ve long been a skeptic of such unsustainable quick fixes—but following an endless holiday …

MSI (almost) has the thinnest pro laptop ever

Bragging rights are a tricky thing. It's easy to <i>say</i> that you're the first or best, but backing up that claim is another matter. Take MSI's brand new WS60, for example. The company bills the 15-inch laptop as the "world's thinnest and lightest mobile workstation," and it's definitely on the …

Security firms help Cryptolocker malware victims get their files back

Remember Cryptolocker? It was a clever but terrible piece of malware that encrypted files on your PC, charging you a ransom to get them back. The leader of the gang behind to be behind the software is now awaiting trial, but that won't help around 500,000 people who still can't get at their prized …

Apple Has Blown A $1 Billion Hole In Samsung's Business

While most people think of Samsung as a company that just makes smartphones, TVs, refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc., it also manufactures chips for those devices for other companies.<p>Until recently, Apple was one of its biggest customers for the chip-making business. Samsung made the chips inside …

Mobile

Edward Snowden Plans to Work on Privacy Tech

The NSA leaker wants like-minded hackers to join him in his effort to make everyday tech tools more secure.<p>NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he plans to work on technology to preserve personal data privacy and called on programmers to join his efforts.<p>Speaking via a Google Hangout at the Hackers on …

A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying | Threat Level

The internet is littered with burgeoning email encryption schemes aimed at thwarting NSA spying. Many of them are focused on solving the usability …

10 things new LG G3 owners need to know

If you're just getting a new LG G3, we've got some tips to help you on your way<p>LG G3<p>Main<p>Read our review<br>• Get the latest news<br>• LG G3 specs<br>• Join the …

Gear & Gadgets

The Console War Is Over: The PC Already Won

Despite a declining overall PC market, gaming systems are alive and well. So alive, in fact, that the PC gaming segment is already twice the size of the console gaming market – and growing. A report just released by John Peddie Research (JPR) claims that the PC gaming market will tip $21.5B this …

MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

When most people think of 3D printing, they usually think of the plastic trinkets that come out of Makerbot machines. But increasingly, there’s interest in being able to 3D print items out of metal, which allows for more heavy-duty industrial applications of the technology.<p>Metal 3D printers exist …

You can buy your next Dell laptop with Bitcoin

If you fancy nabbing new tech by leveraging your Bitcoin wallet, another online retailer has just joined the fray. CEO Michael Dell alerted the masses via Twitter that his company would begin accepting the digital currency, claiming that the outfit is "world's largest ecommerce business" to do so. …

US government rebuffs Aereo's first shot at rebooting

The US Copyright Office says the online-TV startup doesn't qualify -- yet -- for a content license that would let it restart streaming.<p>Online-television startup Aereo's request for a copyright license that might let it resume streaming -- despite TV network opposition and a Supreme Court ruling …

Televisions

MICROSOFT TO CUT 18,000 JOBS

In a memo to employees, Nadella said the majority of the cuts — 12,500 — would come from newly acquired Nokia. That's half of the employees who joined Microsoft from Nokia.<p>As for the timing of the cuts, he said: "We are moving now to start reducing the first 13,000 positions, and the vast majority …

Why Microsoft’s New Manifesto Is So Shocking

In January 2012, Steve Ballmer insisted that “nothing is more important at Microsoft than Windows.” The company was in the middle of re-imagining its …

LaFerrari and Sesto Elemento face off on desert highway

No big deal, just two of the hyper-rare supercars street racing.<p>You know that mythical desert road you fantasize about going flat-out on in some ridiculous, unobtainable exotic?<p>It's in Qatar.<p>Both the LaFerrari (which looks excellent in yellow) and the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento pictured apparently …

Get an HP Pavilion 17.3-inch laptop for $299.99

It's a refurb, but it comes with a full one-year warranty. That's an awfully big PC for an awfully low price.<p>When is a laptop not a laptop? When it's designed to spend most of its time in one place, like a desktop. In other words, when it's too big for travel, but great for when you want a spacious …

Best Buy

Changes — And Possibly Layoffs — Are Coming For Microsoft Employees

For one thing, he wants to measure everything and everyone by a new standard: data.<p>Nadella is creating something he calls "Data and Applied Science" for every product team. The purpose is "measurable outcomes for our products and predictive analysis of market trends."<p>He didn't clarify, but it …

Sapphire-coated iWatch production not expected to begin until November

Technology

Bundy ranch standoff galvanized right-wing radicals, report says

Radical conservatives in the U.S. have been energized by the armed standoff between federal officials and right-wing militiamen at the Bundy ranch in Nevada in April, according to a new report by an extremist watchdog group.<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center's report, released Thursday, also called …

Forests

China thinks the iPhone's tracking features are a risk to national security (update: Apple responds)

If there's one thing that China has enjoyed doing this year, it's taking pot-shots at the US as a result of the Snowden revelations. After banning Windows 8, allegedly pushing banks to ditch IBM hardware and calling for severe punishments on Apple and Google, the government is now gunning for the …

Xiaomi teases a new product, could it be a metal Mi-4?

Xiaomi took to the social media sphere to tease something new. Officially, we’ll have to wait until their July 22nd announcement, but it is not hard to imagine we’ll be seeing a brushed metal backed Mi-4 smartphone.<p>We do not have much on deck to tell you about specifications for this new device. …

Mobile Technology

I Just Spent A Week With A Surface Pro 3 -- What's Hot And What's Not

I spent the last week or so working with the device daily, running benchmarks, evaluating battery life in real-world situations, playing with apps, and just using it as I would normally use my notebook. I’ve been a long-time proponent of Windows 8 (especially on touch-enabled devices) and own a …

Google CCTV With Night Vision? Dropcam Purchase Is A Privacy Nightmare

<i>Update 23.06.14: Google-owned smart home company Nest has now officially confirmed the purchase of Dropcam. Both Nest and Dropcam have pledged to protect user data following the acquisition. Time will tell whether it is a promise they can keep.</i><p>For years privacy advocates have been telling us …

Oops! Bad Software Code Knocks Down US Manufacturing, Dow Jones AND S&P 500

A severe case of bad software coding at the world’s largest supply management body knocked down national manufacturing figures, the Dow Jones Industrial Average as well as the Standard & Poor’s 500, on Monday – leaving red faces at the closely watched 99-year-old organization.<p>In what is a perfect …

Tesla's "Bake Off" For Its $5 Billion Gigafactory Just Got Bigger

Tesla Motors said Tuesday is inching closer to a decision on the Southwest states that will get to break ground on its $5 billion gigafactory, which will produce enough battery packs by 2020 to supply 500,000 vehicles.<p>At the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Mountain View, Calif., Tesla’s …

After HomeKit, Here's Where Apple Should Go Next With Smart Home

After a full week of speculation about what Apple may have up their smart home sleeves, the company quietly introduced HomeKit at their Worldwide Developer’s Conference.<p>While some who wanted a more full throated entrance into the smart home by Apple saw HomeKit as a disappointment, I think it was a …

MapQuest navigation app updated with improved ETAs, baseball guides, airport maps and more

Navigation app MapQuest has been updated to version 4.4, offering more accurate ETAs thanks to better traffic data; an app-specific volume control that allows you to set the voice navigation volume independently of other apps; Ballpark Guides to MLB stadiums and airport maps; and GrubHub …

Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS

Spark Labs, the same folks who made this open-source Nest-like thermostat, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding led by Lion Wells Capital, and with participation from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SOSventures, and Collaborative Fund, as well as a host of angel investors.<p>Spark Labs develops …

How Siri’s ultimate killer feature could be remembering

Siri does many things, not all of them as well as others. But one thing she’s really great at is reminders: Tell Siri to remind you to call your Mom on her birthday every year, and you’ll never have to worry about it again.<p>While Siri is great at reminding you to <i>do</i> things, though, one thing she …

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