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Microsoft's new CEO is Satya Nadella

A veteran server and enterprise guy takes the top spot<p>It's official: Microsoft’s search for a new CEO is over. Following recent speculation, the software giant is indeed appointing Satya Nadella as its new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer. The 46-year-old Nadella will take over immediately, allowing …

Spec Sheet: Samsung unveils its new low-cost lineup, the Galaxy Grand 2 and Core Advance

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>The Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 may get the lion's share of attention, …

Apps of the Week: Meme Generator, Google Santa Tracker, Canvas for Pebble and more!

A list full of tools, games and holiday fun<p>Welcome to another edition of our Apps of the Week column, where we highlight an app pick from each of the …

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas - Everything you need to know

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas has finally arrived on Android. The game was highly anticipated, especially after its release on iOS. The release day went pretty badly but Rockstar eventually straightened things out. If you’d like to watch our review, click the video above.<p>Game Play<p>If you’ve played …

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5 quick tips for better holiday photos from your Android

Get the most out of the camera in your pocket<p>For many of us, taking pictures is something we do all year. But during the holidays, there are often so …

Must read Android: top 15 stories this week

This week in your world of Android: news of Quad HD phones emerged, the Pebble grabbed the spotlight, the first wood Moto X finally launched, Android 4.3 updates hit a bunch of devices, LG announced the first Chrome OS all-in-one PC, rumors of a Note Pro tablet surfaced, and Cyanogen shared some …

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Capturing Dynamic Sky Activity Using Timelapse Sequences

If you enjoy photography that takes you on a vacation by just looking at it, you’re in for a treat! Photographer Andrew Walker spent the last year …

Twitter Could Challenge Google And Facebook On Advertising Front, Analyst Says

Could Twitter challenge Google and Facebook for as dominant advertiser? According to one bullish analyst at RBC Capital Markets, the far-fetched-sounding scenario is actually quite likely.<p>RBC teamed up with Ad Age to survey over 900 advertisers to get a sense of what advertisers think of Twitter’s …

Microsoft gifts 20GB of extra SkyDrive storage to Windows Phone users for a year

Microsoft is distributing some holiday cheer to Windows Phone owners today with an email inviting them to activate a bonus 20GB of SkyDrive storage. The bump in cloud storage will be active for a year and users are given until the end of January to claim their slice of it. SkyDrive has grown …

Here's What It Looks Like When You Send A GoPro Camera To The Stratosphere

Earlier this month, Maxime Dehaye launched a weather balloon into the sky from France. It reached an altitude of just under 15 miles and hit temperatures as low as -25° F.<p>In addition to a number of sensors to take atmospheric readings, the balloon was also towing a GoPro camera. Here's a look at …

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George Zimmerman Painting Sold On eBay For More Than $100,000

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bidding has closed on eBay for artwork created by George Zimmerman.<p>The winning bid was $100,099.99 Saturday for a painting depicting a U.S. flag in shades of blue with the words "God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All."<p>The item received 96 bids since Monday on the …

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Japanese robot crushes competition in robot olympics

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: DARPA<p>If you are ever trapped in a collapsed building, SCHAFT is the robot you’ll want by your side. The a bipedal …

Google Glass' First Start-Up Innovators | Inc.com

When the first murmurings of Google Glass surfaced, the idea took some time to get used to. But now more and more start-ups have adapted and created new technologies and to fit the interface--and one in particular is on its way to making money from this fresh technology.<p>The New York-based online …

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This Smart Light Bulb Keeps Working Even If the Power Goes Out

The SmartCharge looks like an ordinary LED light bulb, except that it’s got a built-in rechargeable battery. When the power to your house is working …

Billion Star Sky Surveyor Launches

Changing Planet<p>Europe’s Gaia Space Telescope promises to create the most accurate map of the Milky Way galaxy ever attempted. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab; background: ESO/S. Brunier<p><b>Astronomers plan on rewriting the star-charts with the latest space telescope, which aims at unlocking the secrets behind</b> …

How do we pack for trips? Our style director, Eugene Tong, sticks to a basic color palette and above all else, keeps things clean: ""I hate having dirty clothes touch clean ones, so I bring a nice laundry bag—I swiped mine from a hotel in Japan years ago. And I slip a Bounce sheet into my Rimowa—it's nice to open my suitcase and have a fresh-laundry smell." Read more travel tips from our editors: http://ow.ly/rTOgm

Gorgeous Robox 3D printer hopes it can do for 3D printing what the iMac did for personal computing

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: CEL<p>In 1999, my elementary school got every single kid to love computer class with a single move: It replaced a fleet …

Intel-powered Geeksphone Revolution will run Android or Firefox OS

You’d be forgiven if you have never heard of Geeksphone. Although the company goes all the way back to 2009, when it first released its Geeksphone One Android handset, it is still a relatively unknown brand. More recently, the small Spanish-based company has spent its time creating …

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BlackBerry, Foxconn partnership comes with back story

Over the past five years, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. has developed two very divergent reputations.<p>Better known to most of the world as Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is perhaps the most famous and successful member of its industry – the company responsible for assembling …

Facebook to raise $1.5B in secondary offering

The social network prices its second batch of shares at $55.05 a piece.<p>Facebook said Friday that it has priced the 70 million shares that the company and its insiders are selling through a secondary offering at $55.05. Facebook, itself, is selling a little more than 27 million shares, which means …

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