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The definitive reason why you should quit Facebook (seriously)

You're not going to quit Facebook, and that's ok. But still, you should know the definitive reason why would you should quit it: This 4-minute video …

Facebook

The Puzzle Toad

You are organizing a conference in social choice theory, with a festive dinner on the first day. The catering service has 1024 different dinner …

Dinner

HTC Desire 816 Review: The Big Picture

HTC's Desire series of smartphones had a decent run during the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) era. These mid-range devices catered to people who wanted a …

Phones

Samsung Tizen OS: 6 Things You Need To Know | Trusted Reviews

What is Tizen OS?<p>Tizen has been in development for years. We<p>saw some phones running it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in<p>February, where Samung …

Apps

LG G3 hands-on: First look

Introduction<p>The LG G2 is a living legend for its razor thin bezels but it's time to pass on the torch. The compactness spell worked once again and …

Work-Life Balance Through Interval Training

At a ThirdPath Institute conference a few weeks ago, a great discussion arose around the fact that workloads tend to ebb and flow, and it’s important to know how to alternate between periods of peak effort and recovery. Before long, someone noted the analogy to high performance in sports, and used …

Is there such a thing as privacy in the age of Google?

Hold on, let me remove my tinfoil hat. Ahem.<p>Privacy is, for all intents and purposes, dead. It’s common knowledge among educated circles that the NSA, and by extension, the US government, has access to virtually all electronically recorded data.<p>People claim to care, and there is the occasional …

Rumor: First Snapdragon 805 devices to launch as soon as May

A new report indicates that the first devices packing Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 805 processor will be launched at some point in the first half of the year, earlier than anticipated.<p>The company has just recently announced its latest flagship mobile processor – see some of its very interesting …

Gmail will soon let you email G+ contacts, even if you don’t know their address

The integration of Google Plus into every Google product continues, with Gmail users set to receive the ability to send messages to contacts in their Google Plus circles.<p>In a post on the official Gmail blog, Google announced a new feature called Email via Google Plus, coming soon to Gmail for the …

ASUS Transformer Book Duet 4-in-1 hands on preview: video

ASUS loves multi-functionality, remember last year’s Transformer Book Trio? Well, Josh Vergara has managed to get his hands on ASUS’s latest Dual OS laptop/tablet hybrid at this year’s CES.<p>The ASUS Transformer Book Duet touts 4-in-1 functionality, operating as either a Windows or Android laptop and …

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G hands-on preview: video and image gallery

Earlier this week Huawei officially announced its next-gen Ascend Mate sucessor, introducing beefier specs and full support for 4G LTE. Although Huawei might not be that well-known in the United States, we certainly were impressed by the original Mate last year at CES 2013 and we were eager to see …

Possible first image of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo leaks

What looks to be the first leaked image of the upcoming Note 3 Neo was leaked today online, showing a design that is largely identical to the Note 3’s.<p>Rumors of a “lite” version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have been swirling for about a month now, but this week we got the most credible report on …

HTC wins patent case against Nokia

A German court dismissed a patent-infringement lawsuit Nokia brought against HTC, making it the latest in a series of dismissals for HTC.<p>This particular patent dealt with a specific method for accepting a phone call while the phone is performing an update. The judge ruled that HTC does not violate …

Sony Xperia Z1S hands-on preview at CES 2014

International CES is winding down, but that doesn’t mean that the hands-on videos are stopping. The latest device to be given the hands-on treatment by our Josh Vergara is the Sony Xperia Z1S.<p>Launched on Monday along the long rumored Xperia Z1 Compact, the Z1S is coming later this month to Sony’s …

Intel completes work on 64-bit version of Android for Atom processors

Android OEMs and chip makers are forging ahead with the move to 64-bits and it looks like it could be Intel who gets their first. The microprocessor giant is reported to have finished work on a 64-bit version of Android’s Linux kernel that has been designed especially for its Silvermont low power …

Tools

Nexus 5 review: the best phone $350 can buy

When you're shopping for a smartphone, what do you expect to get for less than $400 without a contract? Certainly not a top-of-the-line device, right? Until recently, that kind of price has been reserved for devices that were mid-range at best, or entry-level at worst. Ever since the gorgeous and …

Sony VAIO Tap 11 review: meet Sony's answer to the Surface Pro

It wasn't until I was in a meeting with Sony, getting hands-on with its holiday lineup, that I realized something: the company didn't have a proper Windows 8 tablet. Yep, that's right: for all the experimentation PC makers have been doing around Win 8, one of the biggest names in consumer …

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

When we speak of smartwatches, what do you think of first? If you're the nostalgic type, your mind might drift back to <i>Dick Tracy</i>, or to those times when Michael Knight yelled at KITT to help get him out of impossibly tight spots (which, let's face it, was nearly every single episode). But those …

Alienware 14 and 17 review: Dell's new gaming laptops are fast, powerful and well-lit

Picking a gaming laptop is a difficult task these days: machines can be found in all shapes and sizes, from pricey thin-and-lights to oversized behemoths. That wide selection is a good thing, allowing buyers to pick and choose the best machine from dozens of manufacturers, possibly even finding a …

LG G2 review

There are a lot of smartphones out there now. You know this. To add to the confusion, many companies are now parading out multiple top-drawer phones: think Samsung's Galaxy S and Note series, or the Xperia Z and Z Ultra from Sony. Even LG, whose new G2 flagship I'm poring over this time around, has …

iPhone 5c review

After weeks of leaks and speculation, the iPhone 5c is finally here. Apple's colorful new lower-cost handset slots below the iPhone 5s flagship and ships with iOS 7. This is the first time the company's launched two new iPhones simultaneously. The 5c replaces the iPhone 5 in the middle of the …

iPhone 5s review

Forward-thinking. It's ironic that Apple's marketing slogan for the iPhone 5s invites us to look ahead to the future when, from the outside, the device looks like a carbon copy of last year's model, the iPhone 5. But just like any other odd-year iPhone -- the "S" version, if you will -- the 5s …

HTC One Max review

The debate around giant smartphones is over. Manufacturers like Samsung, Sony and LG have amply demonstrated that it's possible to build a pocketable, phone-like device with a screen bigger than five inches. Now it's HTC's turn. But instead of re-imagining the much-praised One for this new category …

Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9 review

When Apple first unveiled Mavericks, the latest version of its desktop operating system, we noted one key takeaway: The company is committed to OS X. Meaning, those of you waiting for an altogether new experience will have to keep holding your breath. Like all the iterations before it, version 10.9 …

iPad Air review

Remember "thinnovation"? That was Apple's tagline when it first introduced the MacBook Air, a laptop so skinny it could fit in a manila envelope. Six years later, the company did something similar with its tablet lineup by introducing the iPad Air. As its name suggests, the Air comes with a …

Moto G review: an affordable smartphone, done right

Since Motorola was acquired by a certain tech giant last year, its new owner hasn't had a particularly strong impact on the way it does business. Not too long ago, in fact, Motorola dealt another brag-hand of Droids, but there was something distinct about the Moto X that followed them. The first …

Rumor: Galaxy S5 wearing “new material,” flexible display “under review,” announcement at MWC 2014

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung’s Vice President and Head of Design Strategy Dong-hoon Chang revealed various Galaxy S5-related details in an off-the-record discussion with reporters. Strangely though, these details have been published.<p>According to him, the reports that say the …

Phones

Rumor: HTC One 2 (M8) “preliminary” specs and features include Snapdragon 800 CPU, KitKat with Sense 6.0 on top

The purported specs and features of the HTC M8, which will reportedly be called the HTC One 2, have been detailed again in a short tweet from a well-known leaker.<p>Interestingly, <i>@evleaks</i>, who has been accurate with his previous mobile-related leaks, labels the HTC M8’s specs as “preliminary,” …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review: small in size, but not worth the mega price

Despite how the saying goes, bigger isn't always better -- and that's especially true in the mobile industry, where companies have produced smartphones with larger and larger screens. While that does seem to be the latest trend, a few manufacturers haven't forgotten that there are a ton of …