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HTC is teasing a high-powered eight-core, 64-bit handset for China

Looking forward to 64-bit smartphones, but not sold on Sprint's incoming budget handset? HTC has another phone for you -- an unnamed device that it claims will be the very first 8-core 64-bit smartphone on the market. HTC teased the smartphone on its Weibo page, showing a mock-up of the device's …

LG's HomeChat will let you command its latest smart appliances via SMS

LG really, really wants you to have a good chat with your washer/dryer and robotic vacuum cleaner. It just announced you'll soon be able to use the Line messaging app and a new service called HomeChat to give natural language commands to its 2014 Smart Appliance lineup. If you tell the system "I'm …

Target confirms up to 40 million credit and debit cards are at risk following Black Friday hack (update)

One of America's biggest retailers may have fallen to hackers<p>Retailers are an appealing target for hackers during the holidays, and Target may be learning that lesson the hard way. According to <i>Krebs on Security</i>, the US retail giant is investigating a major breach that could potentially involve …

Maryland High School Now Offers Drones 101

A shop class for the future<p>In the classroom are two teachers, 12 students and four flying robots. At South River High School, located in the Annapolis, Md., suburb of Edgewater, a group of upperclassmen is learning how to make and fly quadcopters. The new course, "Introduction to Unmanned Aerial …

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Valve Redesigns its Steam Mobile iOS App and Adds Offline Chat

Valve refreshed its Steam Mobile app for the iPhone and iPad today with a flat, cleaner UI that’s in keeping with the look and feel of iOS 7. It still retains the rich, dark color scheme prevalent in the Steam desktop client, but the slim typefaces and elegant design are well-suited to Apple’s …

Alien Planet Found: Gigantic Exoplanet Much Bigger Than Any Known Planet

The alien planet that was just found by astronomers is gigantic and bigger than any planetary body in the solar system.<p>The exoplanet, dubbed HD …

Best Buy And Sprint Offer Deal For Students, Free Text, Talk and Data for 12 Months

Good news for all students out there! Best Buy and Sprint are offering students who are activating a new line free talk, text and data for 12 months! …

Xbox One guarded by sharks ahead of 10,000 launch parties

Microsoft is preparing for an elaborate Xbox One launch later this month. Ten thousand retail locations in 13 countries will open their doors at midnight to mark the Xbox One launch on November 22nd. Some of the bigger events in major cities will be streamed on Xbox Live and broadcast on Spike TV. …

Modular smartphones aren’t so crazy now: Motorola gets in on the action with Project Ara

Like the highest tech Lego blocks you’ve ever seen, Motorola last night unveiled Project Ara, a bold plan to build smartphones with modular hardware.<p>It starts with an endoskeleton frame (which Motorola calls the endo), and from there you’ll be able to attach different hardware modules to create a …

Google's same-day delivery service expands to all San Francisco and San Jose shoppers

Google's same-day delivery shopping service is making its first big expansion. All residents of San Francisco, San Jose, and the Peninsula within Google's delivery zone will now be able to start using the online store, opening it up from just the collection of testers who have been using it since …

SolidRun's $45 CuBox-i mini PC runs both Linux and Android

Mini computers exist thanks in no <i>small</i> part to Moore's Law, but one running Linux andJelly Bean is pretty unique. Developer SolidRun isn't new to the tiny PC scene, but since it released the original CuBox in 2011, it's stayed relatively quiet. That silence breaks with the four CuBox-i models that …