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This Is What Computers Look Like Now and That's Just Awesome

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PediaPress Wants To Print The Complete English Wikipedia In 1,000 Books

This is not a joke. PediaPress launched an Indiegogo campaign to print the entire English Wikipedia encyclopedia on around 1,000 books, representing more than a million pages. The startup printed the first volume to see how it would look — in it, you will find all the articles from “A” to “A76 …

It’s about time: Asus has wired and wireless docks for the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>I’m not sure what took so long, but Asus is now showing off a pair of charging docks for the 2013 version of the Nexus 7 …

Hands on with the $2,500 24-carat gold HTC One

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>I’ve held a lot of smartphones in my day. Expensive ones too, like the $1,800 Porsche Design P’9981 …

Los Angeles planning to bring free, fiber-based internet to its 3.5 million residents

This year has already brought Google Fiber announcements to Provo, UT and Austin, TX — and AT&T has plans to try and keep up with Google as well. Now, it looks like Los Angeles is getting involved in the fiber-based internet game with a massively ambitious project to bring fiber to all of its 3.5 …

Apple orders shutdown of site that helps people find Apple products

Each year Apple refreshes its flagship iPad and iPhone devices, and they attract thousands of shoppers queueing at its stores around the world on release day. For those not wishing to brave the cold, alternatives include ordering online or checking back regularly at stores after stocks deplete. …

Android 4.4's verified boot has device modders worried

One of the new security features in Android 4.4 KitKat is verified boot which is designed to detect persistent rootkits that can hold onto root privileges and compromise a device’s security. At the moment the feature is experimental and optional which means it is unlikely that many manufacturers …

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Snowden Is Not Going To Work At VKontakte

Despite having a very public job offer handed to him last August, Edward Snowden will not be joining Russian social networking website VKontakte (VK), its founder Pavel Durov has confirmed to TechCrunch.<p>Contrary to reports that Snowden’s lawyer announced Snowden’s employment at VK yesterday, Durov …

First helium-filled 6TB hard drive launched, just not for you

At first glance, an enterprise-class hard drive with unparalleled areal density sounds like a pretty dull affair, right? While the new Ultrastar He6 drive from Western Digital's HGST subsidiary does fit that nap-inducing description, it's also got a couple of exclusive honors to boast about. You …

Nikon's new full-frame camera leaks out with glorious retro styling

The Alpha 7 cameras that Sony introduced last month were astounding because of their combination of compact size, a full-frame sensor, and interchangeable lenses. The only apparent problem they had was the lack of an established lens ecosystem — such as, for example, the one that Nikon has with its …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

BlackBerry Scraps Bid to Find Buyer, Replaces CEO Thorsten Heins, Gets $1 Billion Investment

BlackBerry is giving up its effort to sell itself to a large investor, and will replace CEO Thorsten Heins, the company said on Monday.<p>The company …

North Korea's new tablet is surprisingly good

North Korea is best known for its crushingly oppressive government and comically inept space program — but new reports suggest that the country may be producing a surprisingly respectable touchscreen tablet. A state-produced device called the Samjiyon has been making the rounds at Asian trade shows …

iPad Air now available in the U.S. through Apple’s Online Store and carrier websites, shipping November 4th

The Apple Online Store has just come back online after about two hours of downtime in preparation for the iPad Air launch in the United States. All four major carriers are also offering the fifth-generation iPad on their own stores.<p>The iPad Air is the newest version of Apple’s iconic tablet. The …

How Apple will handle replacements for iPhone 5s units with battery problems

Earlier this week, Apple confirmed that some iPhone 5s units are affected by battery-life issues due to a manufacturing glitch. Apple said that customers with affected units would be contacted to receive a replacement device. Now, sources have shared some details into how exactly that process will …

Google, Samsung, and others sued over search patents by Apple-backed Nortel group

Google, Samsung, and several other Android handset manufacturers are being sued by Rockstar, a consortium backed by Apple and several other tech companies, over alleged infringement of several search patents acquired by Rockstar from Nortel in 2011. Last year HTC reached a ten-year agreement with …

Oculus Rift confirmed for Android

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe has confirmed that a version of the headset compatible with Android will be launched as close as possible to the PC …

For the first time ever, Apple will spend more money on technology than Intel

Apple has just revealed in a filing with the SEC that the company will spend $10.5 billion on stuff—also known as “capital expenditures”—in 2014. For Apple, that stuff includes “manufacturing process equipment, corporate facilities and infrastructure,” but does not include the company’s myriad …

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Apple Store down ahead of iPad Air midnight sales

Apple's online store goes offline, presumably as the company prepares to open sales of the sleek new iPad Air in the US.<p>With just hours until the new<p>iPad Airgoes on sale in the US, Apple's online store is down.<p>In what has become standard operating procedure for Apple, the online marketplace has …

IPad Air

iPad Air on sale today

Apple’s new iPad Air tablet goes on sale around the world today, after a series of positive reviews<p>Apple fans in London will have already been queuing for more than 24 hours when the Covent Garden store opens its doors at 8am to allow them to spend upwards of £399 on the new iPad Air.<p>The thinner, …

ASUS Transformer Book Trio reaches the UK on November 11th for £900

Brits who can't decide between an Android tablet and a Windows PC soon won't have to. ASUS has announced that it's bringing the Transformer Book Trio to the UK on November 11th for £900 ($1,440) through Amazon, Ebuyer and John Lewis. While the dockable tablet on offer isn't quite as powerful as …

Nintendo losses continue despite slight Wii U sales bump

Nintendo made an operating loss of ¥18.4 billion ($187 million) on sales of ¥115 billion ($1.17 billion) this quarter as Wii U sales continued to lag. The company sold 300,000 Wii U consoles between July and September, an 87.5 percent improvement on the previous quarter; sales were buoyed by a …

BlackBerry Racks Up 20 Million New BBM Users in a Week

After a bungled launch, BlackBerry last week again began offering a cross-platform version of its BlackBerry Messenger service to iPhone and Android …

Starbucks Launches @Tweetacoffee: Send Coffee Through Twitter Now

Treating a friend to a 380-calorie grande pumpkin spice latte can now be done in less than 140 characters. Yes, you can now send a Starbucks coffee …

Alleged UK hacker charged with breaking into military and NASA databases

An alleged UK hacker has been charged with compromising the sites and databases of several US agencies, Reuters reports. Lauri Love was arrested late last week and has now been indicted in the state of New Jersey, where he is facing one count of accessing a US government computer without …