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Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won

Apple's maps have turned out to be a hit with iPhone and iPad users in the US - despite the roasting that they were given when they first appeared in September 2012.<p>But Google - which was kicked off the iPhone after it refused to give Apple access to its voice-driven turn-by-turn map navigation - …

What Does It Feel Like To Be The CEO Of A Startup That Fails?

It feels as if you have just lost your child. You try to look back at it and can’t refrain from feeling sad about it, about the amount of passion you have invested that didn’t bear fruits, about the grand dreams that were trampled in a snap of a moment, about the convincing promises you made to …

Ferrari 458 with $1M wheels still hasn't found a buyer [w/video]

Rule number one of modifying a car: When it comes time to sell, people want to pay for the car, and could care less how much you spent in the aftermarket. This is a lesson that the guys at Latitude Wheels in Miami are currently learning.<p>The wheel company's "flagship show car," a 2011 Ferrari 458 …

Brabus' 730-hp 2014 Mercedes S-Class is for those who can't wait for AMG

You can't even buy the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class yet, but Brabus is ready to help you prepare for it. The German tuning house has engineered a suite of upgrades for the sedan that does just about everything but provide a button for its own aftermarket tune. The heart of any Brabus is the engine, …

Myth Buster: Save Fuel With AC On or Windows Down?

As the temperature continues to rise this summer, so do gas prices, which means most of us want to drive more efficiently. One question people often ask is whether rolling down the windows saves more fuel than blasting the air conditioner. Which method saves more fuel? Oak Ridge National Laboratory …

2014 BMW X5 configurator goes live

BMW won't begin selling the 2014 X5 for another few months, but the German manufacturer has brought the third-generation SAV's configurator online, allowing interested customers to poke around and look at the X5's optional goodies.<p>Like the 3 Series, the X5 is available in a number of lines that …

Chromecast teardown reveals a simple, easy to disassemble device

So far the Chromecast has been a bombshell release. It’s a $35 dongle that shares your Google Chrome browser tabs to your television. We’ve seen a a review, some hidden features revealed, and a plethora of discussion about the Chromecast. The little dongle that could just keeps going, as iFixit has …

Intel to Supply Apple with Special High-End Haswell Processors for MacBook Pro

According to <i>SemiAccurate</i>, Intel will provide Apple with an ultra-high performance version of its Haswell for Apple's upcoming MacBook Pros. The report claims that the chips will include a special version of Intel's highest-end GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics.<p>Apple has requested a special …

What Is The Most Catastrophic Error Made By An Intern At A Tech Company?

When I was 21, I almost lost several hundred million dollars by threatening to mutilate one of our customers.<p>In my senior year in college, I worked full time as an intern PM at NetApp. I spent most of that time at work being groomed and prepared to be a full PM, and given that my background was in …

Mark Zuckerberg Has A 27-Year Plan For Adding Another 5 Billion Users On Facebook

It should not have.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg has, refreshingly, spoken in plain English about exactly how Facebook's revenue will grow, and where its new users will come from, for months now. The company has been very clear that its user base is switching from desktop to mobile, and that is where growth …

'Inside' vs. 'outside' headphones: What's the difference?

The Velodyne vPulse is one of the best pair of $99 headphones I've ever listened to on the NYC subway, but it's not one I use at home or in any quiet space. Why's that?<p>The vPulse's overly generous bass turns me off at home, but it sounds perfectly balanced on trains, buses, cars, or planes. What …

Consumer Tech

Free Software Foundation drives fundraising effort for 'fully free' Replicant Android fork

Android variants come in various guises, some liberating, some a bit cheeky, and others, entirely free. Free, as in free to you, <i>and</i> free from any kind of licensing issues -- and Replicant is one such example. The project has been around since 2010, but a new fundraising initiative by the Free …

Messaging app Line passes 200 million users

Two-year-old messaging application Line said Tuesday that it now has more than 200 million registered users, which puts it alongside WhatsApp and Viber in the top tier of mobile messaging and VoIP services amassing massive audiences.<p>Japan-based Line launched in June 2011 and initially developed a …

Apps

MoDaCo.Switch enters public beta, gives indecisive HTC One owners both worlds

Can't decide between HTC One's native spin on Android and the Google Edition's vanilla build? Now you don't have to: MoDaCo.Switch is now officially available for public beta testing. True to its name, this custom firmware allows users to reboot the phone and switch into a different version of …

20 of the most expensive iPhone and iPad apps in the world (AAPL)

Steven Depolo/flickr<p>If you think $10 is too much money for an app, you won't even consider downloading anything on this list.<p>While Apple's App Store is full of great apps that are inexpensive or free, there are also a handful that cost hundreds of dollars.<p>For some apps, like electronic textbooks …

Your Body Is The Computer

The last few years have presented an unprecedented shift in the computing world as PCs are being replaced with mobile devices. But now that a large portion of the market has already shifted, what comes after it? Last week, we looked at how the giants of tech are going after TV screens. This week, …

Why Bill Gates isn't coming back to run Microsoft

Once more. With feeling. Everyone repeat after me: Bill Gates is not going to sweep in like a white knight and take over as Microsoft's CEO.<p>There's an unsourced report from the Australian International Business Times claiming this might happen, which is being picked up by various sites and blogs. …

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Hexodius – review

An artificial intelligence has gone rogue and it's up to you to shoot enough robots into shrapnel to fix it – such is the loose plot of twin-stick …

Sony Honami hits the FCC, launch date could be September 30

The official FCC documentation for the Sony Honami can be accessed online, although parts of it are protected by a short-term confidentiality request that expires at the end of September, suggesting that may be the period when the handset will be released.<p>The protected items include the user …

Sorry, iPad Mini Fans--Reviewers Say Google Has The Better Tablet Than Apple

<i>*Update: Upon reflecting on the reasonable comment of a reader, I changed the headline to say reviewers say Google has the “better” tablet, not the “hotter” tablet. In contrast to a year ago, when Google’s new Nexus 7 got attention for its smaller form factor and sold out (admittedly on an</i> …

With Loeb off Yahoo’s board, the company loses needed investor pressure

Yahoo announced today that it was repurchasing 40 million of its shares from activist investor Third Point, bringing the hedge fund’s Yahoo stake to below 2%. That means that Third Point head Dan Loeb, along with two other directors who were brought on because of a push for change by Loeb, will be …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the deal: If you can find most of the apps you need on Google's Play Store and would like a small …

Nexus 7

Packaging for a rumored budget iPhone 5C shows up online

As Apple's fall product reveal approaches, alleged images of the new iPhone parts are appearing with greater frequency. The latest is plastic packaging for an iPhone 5C, which appeared on the Chinese WeiPhone discussion forum. The 5C could be the rumored lower-cost, plastic-encased iPhone that …

iPhone 5

Dell’s Cloud-Friendly Project Ophelia Inches Closer To Release As Testers Receive Early Units

Google’s $35 Chromecast dongle may have made all the headlines this week, but the folks in Mountain View aren’t the only ones working on curious gadgets that plug into your TV’s HDMI ports.<p>Dell showed off its Android-powered Project Ophelia dongle all the way back in January, and it managed to turn …

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.<p>Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer …

The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

Will the Leap Motion Controller change how we use computers?

When John Underkoffler was designing the interface for the film Minority Report, Steven Spielberg told him it should look like the characters were …