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Google Unveils A Smartphone Prototype That Maps The World

Project Tango constantly scans its surroundings, giving people--and Google--better maps than ever<p>As great as Google Maps is, if you need to be directed to somewhere _really _specific--as in, a specific room in a specific building on a specific street--it stumbles. Not too long ago, we predicted …

Augmented Reality

Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, S3, Note 2 and more

If you wanted live out your <i>Inspector Gadget</i> fantasies, but lacked the Galaxy Note 3 needed to take full advantage of the possibilities, we've got good news. Samsung's bringing compatibility for its Galaxy Gear to the previously-mentioned Galaxy S 4 as well as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II …

Logitech's latest wireless gaming mouse runs for 125 hours on a single AA battery

How many buttons does a gaming mouse really need? Who needs an 8200 dpi sensor, anyways? With Logitech's first new gaming mouse in a while, the Logitech G602, it's all about the batteries. Certainly, the $79.99 peripheral has 11 fully programmable buttons, the chassis feels well-sculpted to the …

Sony Is Planning To Launch A Cable TV Killer For Playstations By The End Of This Year

Amol Sharma and Shalini Ramachandran just broke the news for The Wall Street Journal.<p>S0ny is in talks with all the biggest cable channel owners, including Viacom, Disney, Time Warner, and CBS.<p>In fact, Viacom and Sony have just reached a preliminary agreement. Viacom owns MTV, Comedy Central, …

Televisions

T-Mobile to introduce 'Jump' unlimited phone upgrade plan

<i>The Verge</i> has learned that T-Mobile will introduce an unlimited phone upgrade scheme today called Jump that would allow subscribers to "upgrade when [they] actually want to" by paying the same amount for a new phone that a new customer pays, as often as they like without waiting a certain number of …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

Yoga For Energy: 10 Uplifting Poses To Fight Fatigue (PHOTOS)

When you're stuck in an afternoon slump or waking up bleary-eyed after a late night, yoga may not be the first thing you turn to for a jolt of energy. But an invigorating Sun Salutation or <i>Virabhadrasana</i> (Warrior II) could be exactly what your body needs to fight fatigue.<p>Turns out, in addition to …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a <i>1:1 scale model</i> of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding <i>5,335,200 bricks!</i> It's as big as the real thing, …

Google Working On High-Resolution Nexus 7 For I/O Reveal, Android Notebooks Later This Year, Analyst Says

Google’s I/O developer conference is happening next week in San Francisco, and one of the big questions around what we’ll see there includes hardware. Now KGI securities analyst Mingchi Kuo (via 9to5Google), who unlike other analysts actually has a good track record of predicting things accurately, …