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Google Chromebook Pixel review

Pros<p>Solidly built, powerful processor, great screen, good battery life<p>Cons<p>On the bulky side, not cheap<p>Price<p>£799<p>8 / 10<p>The Chromebook Pixel was always …

Consumer Tech

Google’s new Android Wear commercial has lots of fancy finger work

Google just released the full version of the Android Wear commercial launched just hours ahead Apple’s big Watch event from March 9.<p>While that clip was a quick 17 seconds, the full version extends over a minute and showcases Android Wear devices from Sony, Motorola, LG, Asus, and Samsung. Because …

Windows 10 upgrade arrives this summer – even for pirated copies

A free Windows 10 upgrade will arrive this summer, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Operating Systems group, wrote in a blog post this week.<p>And that includes pirated copies.<p>That’s because Microsoft is trying to penetrate the Chinese consumer market, which is rife with illegal …

The Five Things Android Finally Got Right With 5.1

Google is finally delivering a few perks that didn’t make the cut when it rolled out Android Lollipop.<p>Android 5.1 is here (at this time only for Nexus devices), and it tidies up Google’s operating system with some extra niceties that help you zip through various tasks. Here are the details as to …

Back to School 2014: The 7 best gaming gadgets

Everyone needs a study break at some point, and there are plenty of consoles ready and waiting to entertain you. We've also included our top gaming laptops for those who need serious graphics. Once you've checked out our top picks, head to the back-to-school guide home page for more gadget goodness.<p>…

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

And Motorola certainly needs a love-at-first-touch reaction: the first-generation Moto X, as terrific as it was, failed to make much of a dent in developed markets. (When the 75 million unit-per-quarter Samsung machine is the market you’re trying to dent, the challenge looms undeniably large.)<p>The …

Google Starts Selling Glass ‘Explorer Edition’ On The Play Devices Store

Google is selling the Glass Explorer Edition on its Play devices store, still for $1,500, with your choice of a free frame or sunglass shade in the mix. The Glass model listed is still very much Google’s experimental product, but the descriptions in the listing make it sound more like falling into …

Moto 360 smartwatch on sale now for $250, metal bands coming this fall

Motorola's long-awaited smartwatch is finally ready to be released, at least in the US. After roughly five months since being unveiled, the Moto 360 is due to hit the consumer market at last, one that's been so patiently awaiting its arrival. Starting today at noon ET, those of you in the States …

Apple Dominating Shipping Capacity Out Of China With New iPhones

According to several sources, Apple has already begun flexing its supply chain muscles by shipping so many units of upcoming devices from its manufacturing facilities to sales outlets that it is causing delays for other manufacturers.<p>Apple shipments via major concerns like FedEx and UPS are said to …

Lumia 735 and 830 Coming To The US Soon

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a number of new Windows Phone devices at IFA 2014 in Berlin. Both devices are expected to launch by the end of …

Mobile Technology

Nokia Lumia 830

New Customization Options Coming to PS Vita

System update 3.30 will bring PS3-like themes to the handheld.<p>Today, at Sony’s pre-TGS press conference in Japan, PlayStation Vita’s new firmware – …

Watch Sony PS4 streams on your Vita with upcoming app

If you're a fan of PlayStation 4 game livestreaming, Sony's about to have a PS Vita app for that. At a prelude to the Tokyo Game Show (TGS), it announced updates that will let you view live PS4 game action directly from a PS Vita. There are also themes coming to the PS4 and PS Vita around the same …

Web banking service Holvi tests API for integrating other services with its platform

The Finland-based web “bank” Holvi, which recently gained a license to operate across Europe, is testing an application programming interface (API) …

Fleep collaboration tool comes out of beta, gets premium option

Fleep, an asynchronous messaging tool for teams that was unveiled a year ago by Skype veterans, has come out of beta.<p>The Estonia-based service is now …

Study: Social networks are making you distrustful and unhappy

Facebook's 2012 experiment, while controversial, showed that what other people post on social media can alter moods. Apparently, though, that's not the only thing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others of their ilk can do: according to a study by two European researchers, social media could also …

Google Issues Invites for 'exciting new announcement' on September 15

Google has started sending out invites for an event in India in two weeks’ time which could see the launch of the company’s first ‘Android One’ certified devices.<p>According to NDTV, the event will take place on September 15, but little else is known – not even which city it will be taking place in, …

Microsoft Increases OneDrive's File Size Limit

Microsoft has started increasing OneDrive’s file size limit from 2GB to an unknown new maximum. The change was first spotted by Reddit user megaman821 and confirmed by multiple replies on the site. We got in touch with Microsoft to confirm the change.<p>“As we mentioned on our uservoice, we have …

Apple HR chief Denise Young-Smith emails employees about diversity & inclusion

Apple’s Vice President of Global Human Resources Denise Young-Smith emailed all Apple employees last week regarding diversity and inclusion. The email continues Apple’s recent string of events to promote diversity within the company. In mid-August, Apple released diversity data and held events on …

Microsoft Continues Its Campaign Against A US Warrant Demanding Overseas Data

A search warrant commanding Microsoft to turn over certain customer email data that is currently stored overseas was unfrozen late this week. The company declined to comply.<p>In a statement, Microsoft said that it “will not be turning over the email and plans to appeal.” This protest act by …

Google set to reveal Android One budget phone hardware in India on September 15th

Not everyone is interested in paying for premium handsets, and Google knows that in many parts of the world, shelling out five or six hundred dollars for a One, G3 or Galaxy S5 simply isn't an option. The Android One initiative is how Google plans to bring a better experience to folks buying budget …

New 3DS is a stronger, faster Nintendo handheld with a second analog stick

Nintendo isn’t gonna let the holidays go by without giving consumers a new handheld — at least in Japan<p>The company introduced the New Nintendo 3DS today, which features a number of improvements over the hardware’s previous iterations. The system debuts Oct. 11 in Japan. With the latest revision, …

The One Reason the New Nintendo 3DS Is Going to Crush Competitors

Nintendo unveiled an updated design for its popular handheld system, the 3DS, on August 29. The sleek new version is more powerful and packs a number …

Retrogaming

Apple Reportedly Weighing $400 Price Range for Upcoming Wearable Device

In the latest of a string a reports regarding Apple's plans for its upcoming wearable device, <i>Re/code</i> reports company executives have "discussed" a rough price of $400 for the device. That is merely a range, however, with cheaper models perhaps also in the works.<p>Apple executives have discussed …

Surgeons replace a 12-year-old's cancerous vertebra with a 3D-printed implant

According to market-based research firm IDTechEx, the medical and dental market for 3D-printers is set to grow from US$141 million to $868 million by …

Xbox One requires launch-day patch 'not tied directly' to offline functionality

Xbox One users will need to download a launch-day patch before they can begin using the console, and the update is "not tied directly to enabling offline functionality," a Microsoft representative told Polygon today.<p>"A day one system update for Xbox One has always been planned to accommodate the …

Xbox One YouTube app lets users upload gameplay clips directly starting April 8

An update headed to the Xbox One's YouTube app tomorrow, April 8, will allow users to publish video captured from Game DVR and edited with Upload Studio directly to the web video service, according to a post on Xbox Wire.<p>The app's update will also allow Xbox One players to snap YouTube videos, pin …

Android apps rumored to run on Windows Phones: Crazy-sounding but possible

As Microsoft(s msft) continues to evolve Windows Phone in hopes of greater market share, its latest trick could be to support Android apps on its …

Google Is Finally Poised To Bring PC-Class Gaming To Your Living Room -- Will The Content Follow?

The concept of core (read: controller based) gaming on Android has been a somewhat laughable notion until recently. Despite valiant efforts from companies like Nvidia, MadCatz, and OUYA to push the platform forward, it has become a victim of its own openness, resulting in frustrating barriers. …

Detailed Explanation of the Manual Camera Controls Coming in iOS 8

One of the biggest photography-related additions to iOS 8 is the opening of Camera APIs to developers. Access to these APIs means third party …