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Amazon reviewers razz $40,000 Samsung TV

When you present a $40,000 luxury television to Amazon shoppers, you get hilariously snarky reviews in return.<p>Amazon reviewers may never be able to top the epic community art project that evolved out of Tuscan Whole Milk, but they're sure putting in a good try with the feedback they're delivering …

4K Ultra HD

Sony Explains Why Its PlayStation 4 Costs $1,845 In Brazil

Sony's new PlayStation 4 won't be on store shelves until next month, but the gaming console has already raised eyebrows in Brazil, after reports that it would cost 3,999 Brazilian real — or about $1,845 at today's exchange rate.<p>The company says the steep cost isn't a case of price gouging, but …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Moto X-style Active Notifications app is now available for more Android devices

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>One of the best features on the new Moto X(s goog) is its Active Display, which lets you receive updates and notifications …

Which One is Larger?

Say what you will, but old school stuff never gets old! Just look at this plain and simple optical illusion made from nothing but few …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Nanotech

John Wall Throws a Full-Court Alley-Oop to Himself in a Possibly Fake Video

When the Washington Wizards signed point guard John Wall to a five-year, $80 million contract extension, they knew they were securing one of the quickest and most athletic point guards in the NBA.<p>In fact, Wall is so quick that he's one of the few players in the NBA who could make this video of him …

Basketball

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

Alleged 'budget' iPhone revealed in photos and video by company selling Android knock-offs

Photos and video of what’s purported to be the new low-cost iPhone popped up online overnight, possibly giving us the closest look yet at Apple’s newest device. The images even look identical to photos published last week by Nowhere Else of alleged plastic iPhone cases. But there’s a twist. The …

Nintendo defends Wii U region locking after Xbox One reversal

After Facebook and Twitter campaigns, an online petition, and even a Miiverse outcry all calling for Nintendo to remove region locking from the Wii U, the company is defending its decision to keep it in place. In an interview with <i>IGN</i>, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said that the regional …

Action Bronson: The 10 NYC Rap Albums Every Man Should Listen To

<b>Action Bronson is a big guy,</b> and it looks like he's about to blow up. The 29-year-old Queens native — whose new EP, <i>SAAAB Stories</i> (with three As), is out this week — has been heating things up over the last two years, earning gushing accolades from <i>The New York Times</i> and Pitchfork. Born Ariyan …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Amazon Polls Consumers: PS4 or Xbox One...The Results Are Staggering

Amazon has a massive customer base. But let me tell you something you already didn’t know. The company has a Video Game specific Facebook page. And …

ITC rules Apple violates Samsung patent, limited ban could apply to iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 3G iPads

The United States Trade Agency has ruled that Apple has violated one of Samsung’s smartphone and tablet-related patents.<p>Under the modified constructions, the Commission has determined that Samsung has proven that the accused iPhone 4 (AT&T models); iPhone 3GS (AT&T models); iPhone 3 (AT&T models); …

Alleged $6 billion money-laundering network busted

NEW YORK — An alleged $6 billion money-laundering cyber-network of "staggering" scope that helped hide illegal transactions worldwide has been busted with arrests of five of its operators, authorities said Tuesday.<p>The arrests, carried out Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., Spain and Costa Rica, nabbed …

Here's what we know about Xbox One games

Here's a roundup of the Xbox One games announced at the Xbox Reveal event for Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>The wait is over. Microsoft's new console is called the Xbox One, and it will be a machine that will wear many hats. But what did we learn about the games?<p>First off, Microsoft tells CNET that the Xbox …

EA Sports

Apple iWatch Rumors: Late 2013 Release Date Expected As 1.5-Inch Smart Watch Display Features Tested Overseas

Ever since The New York Times reported in February on Apple’s plans to create a smart wristwatch that could rival “science fiction comics and spy …