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The one (gesture control) ring to rule them all

While many companies are tinkering with lasers, ultrasound and even arm muscles for touchless gesture control on portable devices and desktop PCs, Japan's 16Lab just wants to put a pretty ring on you. The yet-to-be-named titanium wearable is designed by the award-winning Manabu Tago, and it …

Ukraine conflict: Fierce battle for town of Ilovaisk

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1102000/1102333_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531724014_4c0b54ed5fd1091815ebb1dff3ebc71d<p><b>Ukrainian government and rebel forces are both claiming control of the small town of Ilovaisk in the Donetsk region after fierce fighting.</b><p>Security …

Russia

Why slowing iPad sales didn’t surprise Apple and shouldn’t surprise you

In case you hadn’t heard, the sky is falling in Cupertino. Missed the news, did you? Here’s the headline: Apple only sold 13.2 million iPads in its …

Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the door, the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Institute of Electrical …

Using the PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus (update: now with video!)

The cat's out of the bag and... uh, on our head? Okay, we can do better than that, but what we're trying to say is that we just used Sony's new PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset: Project Morpheus. You already know the specs and all that good stuff; we're here to tell you what it's like using …

Exclusive: Russian ‘Blackwater’ Takes Over Ukraine Airport

Troops who've taken over two airports in Crimea are not Russian military, but they could be security contractors working for the Russian military, …

FCC Plans to Allow Online Discrimination

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion plans to al­low In­ter­net ser­vice pro­viders to of­fer vary­ing speeds to web­sites in at least some …

Study shows Galaxy S III is Samsung’s most popular phone

There’s a ton of Samsung smartphones out there, but do you ever wonder which model is the most popular? The results might surprise you: Online ad …

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>"This Be the Verse"<p><i>They fuck you up, your mum and dad.</i> <i><br>They may not mean to, but they do.</i> <i><br>They fill you with the faults they had</i> <i><br>And add some extra, just for you.</i> <i><br>But they were fucked up in</i> …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

Microsoft's 2014 makeover: It's all up to the next boss

Somebody's got to be up for this job.<p>Months after Steve Ballmer announced plans to step down as chief executive, Microsoft heads into 2014 still searching for the right candidate. In the last few months of 2013, several names of rumored CEOs-in-waiting got bandied about -- Ford CEO Alan Mulally and …

Samsung aims to make 2014 smart TVs even smarter

Those of you who buy a Samsung smart TV in 2014 should find it easier to flip channels, open apps, and run other tasks.<p>Samsung has fine-tuned its voice interaction service, which helps you control the TV through natural language voice commands. As one example, the current crop of Samsung smart TVs …

CES

For HP, new “phablets” could be the first step towards a mobile comeback, of sorts

Perhaps the third time will be a charm for Hewlett-Packard(s hpq). At the turn of the century the company used Windows software first in personal …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Call of Duty

Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Why Nintendo Needs To Stay In The Hardware Business, Regardless Of The Wii U

The debate over Nintendo's future rages on thanks to the disappointing sales figures of the Wii U console which has consistently under-performed since its launch late last year.<p>Recently I argued that the Japanese game maker should start development immediately on a replacement console, riffing off …

LG G Flex review: Daring design, but plays it safe with features - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>LG G Flex</b>'s contoured display renders media watching more immersive, it features a scratch-resistant coating, and its sizable battery provides an adequate amount of juice.<p><b>The Bad</b> The G Flex's massive size can be unwieldy, its camera quality is mediocre, and its 720p display can't …

Gear & Gadgets

Is the Galaxy J being teased for Taiwan in this Samsung video?

Samsung has posted a short video teaser on its Taiwan YouTube channel in which in hints a new Galaxy handset may be launched in the region on December 9.<p>Entitled “Just for you,” the 20-second video clip teases a smartphone that’s “just fit,” “just simple,” “just elegant,” “just fast,” and therefore …

Phones

The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …

Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 puts full Android phone on your wrist (pictures)

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Android Phones

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

Comparing next-gen games: screenshots from the Xbox One, PS4, and more

For our feature comparing next gen games, we spent a lot of time testing — playing through graphically-challenging scenes, collecting screenshots and video clips, carefully examining graphics and shaders, watching for framerate drops, and having precious little fun. Here, you can find a complete …