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Strange bedfellows: Microsoft could bring Android apps to Windows

Of Microsoft’s many challenges in mobile, none loom larger than the app deficit: it only takes a popular new title like <i>Flappy Bird</i> to highlight what the company is missing out on. Windows 8 apps are also few and far between, and Microsoft is stuck in a position where it’s struggling to generate …

Combat evolved: 'Titanfall' is the first real next-gen shooter

<i>Titanfall</i> could be the most important game in years. It’s Microsoft’s first Xbox One exclusive stab at the first-person shooter, the best-selling game genre there is. On March 11th, it could become the next <i>Halo</i>, the next <i>Gears of War</i>, at a time when neither of those beloved Microsoft franchises have …

The iPhone 6 'leak' is a fake (update)

This is not our first peek at the next iPhone. The images are actually renders by Martin Hajek. Sonny Dickson, who previously leaked an extensive number of parts for both the iPhone 5C and the iPad mini with Retina Display, posted a series of new photos to Twitter that purportedly featured …

Microsoft acquires Gears of War franchise

Microsoft has acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games (Unreal Engines, Unreal series, Gears of War series, Infinity Blade series) for an …

Microsoft drops SkyDrive brand, renames the service OneDrive

Microsoft has renamed its cloud storage service from SkyDrive to OneDrive. This was expected after a UK court found Microsoft infringing British Sky …

Ballmer may resign from Microsoft board after new CEO is named, Gates' role still unclear

Microsoft’s new CEO search has continued into 2014, but a new rumor suggests that outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer is planning to step down from Microsoft’s board of directors. Citing "people familiar with the situation," <i>Recode</i> reports that Ballmer won’t be directly involved with Microsoft’s board once a …

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is selling SIM cards for charity

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is taking on a new endeavor, serving as chairman for a new UK-based wireless carrier called The People's Operator. Operational since 2012, the carrier donates ten percent of every phone bill to a charity of the user's choice, as well as setting aside a quarter of …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

Samsung to unveil Galaxy S5 on February 23

The rumors surrounding the next generation Galaxy S smartphone are coming in thick and fast. Firstly, the device was tipped for a March release, …

A tablet for your car? Audi shows Android-powered Smart Display at CES

Audi didn't show a new car today — it showed a new tablet. The so-called Audi Smart Display integrates with the car's systems via Wi-Fi, letting passengers control the radio and access the internet via the car's built-in LTE connection (the company just announced a new partnership with AT&T for …

Top 5 Smartphones of 2013!

Top 5 Tablets (Early 2014) Collab!

Moto X vs. iPhone 5S

Top 5 Smartphones of 2013

Incredible photos from the CES vault: 1967 to 2014

<b>1967:</b> Even in 1967, there were "booth babes," here referred to as "CES Guides." The first CES was notable for the increasing dominance of solid-state electronics and an influx of Japanese manufacturers.<p><b>1969:</b> Held in the same NYC hotels as the previous year, CES ‘69 saw the remarkable demonstration …

LG puts webOS front and center at CES 2014

Lots of floor real estate and a new webOS logo<p>It's still a few days before CES kicks off, but it's looking like LG is planning to make the webOS brand a major part of its marketing for the first webOS TV. A tipster has provided <i>The Verge</i> with images from the CES show floor, and the webOS TV has a …

Gabe Newell on what makes Valve tick

<i>Valve is one of the most successful video game companies in the world. The firm's online game distribution and multi-player platform Steam has 65 million users. At next week's CES conference, the company will announce hardware partners for one of its most ambitious undertakings so far: a line of</i> …

10 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Have the Best Year Ever

If you're like me, you're probably wondering where the past year went. You probably feel a sense of accomplishment about the things you did — and you …

This 100-year-old deal birthed the modern phone system. And it’s all about to end.

One hundred years ago Thursday, one man sent a letter that would transform the telephone industry. The letter gave rise to the country's last and most powerful monopoly. And like the Internet of this century, it gave millions of ordinary people the chance to stay in touch more easily than they ever …