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Play this: 'The Queen of Snakes' is a gorgeous, free 'Indiana Jones'-themed adventure game

<i>The Queen of Snakes</i> has a lot going for it. It's a simple and fun point-and-click adventure game with an absolutely stunning comic book art style, as well as a treasure hunting theme that elicits some very strong <i>Indiana Jones</i> vibes. You'll explore a labyrinth temple full of secrets, treasures, …

In His Own Words: Why Steve Jobs Decided to Create the iPad

- May 31, 2013<p>Despite initial criticism (albeit brief) when the iPad was first released, there can be no doubt that the device has been insanely …

IE10 Passes IE7 and IE6, Firefox Up but Chrome Down

The browser war continues into the middle of 2013. May saw the second full month of IE10 availability on Windows 7, as well as the release of Firefox 21 and Chrome 27. The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show only Chrome lost share last month.<p>Between April and May, Internet …

Google Won’t Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People’s Faces… For Now

The potential creep factor of Google Glass is something that the search giant has to mitigate as best it can if it wants that kooky head-worn display to become a mass-market sensation (and even that may not be enough), but a recent announcement highlights the search giant’s commitment to, well, do …

Facebook Advertises That You Can Turn Off Home “If You Need Some Alone Time”

Desperate to make its homescreen replacement Home seem less invasive, Facebook is advertising that you can temporarily deactivate it and use your HTC First or other Android phone as normal. The fact that Home replaces your widgets and app folders has been a core complaint. Facebook vows to fix …

Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Wearable Tech

Google's Roll It Chrome Experiment brings skee ball to your phone and browser

Google's continuing to romance the casual gaming world with the unveiling of <i>Roll It,</i> the company's latest Chrome Experiment. The title emulates that old boardwalk classic skee ball, utilizing your smartphone to aim and pitch the ball and the browser to emulate the familiar ring-sporting game alley. …

Verizon Cloud service now available on iOS devices

After announcing that it would be rolling out a new Verizon Cloud service to iOS and Android users back in April, the carrier provided an update today informing us that the service is now available to iOS devices and additional Android users. The app, available for free on the App Store here, will …

Xbox One: Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft's New Console

It's been eight years and nine days since Microsoft showed the world the Xbox 360 on May 12th, 2005. Today, we see what's next. The Xbox One.<p><i>We're</i> …

Xbox 720 prototype secrets leak: TV, DVR, streaming, AR and more

An Xbox TV, a console piggy-backing on your cable box, DVR functionality, streaming gaming, and augmented reality have all been topics of Microsoft …

Streaming

LG's 5-inch 'unbreakable' bendy plastic phone screen on show

LG has long been our go-to gadget maker for bonkers phones, with its see-through phones, ultra-wide phones, slo-mo phones and even an …

Before and After: An Overclocked HTC One

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Google+ Changes Take a Cue From Google Now Design

You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.<p>I don’t know about you guys, but we’re still processing the incredible amount of information …

Google I/O 2013: Streaming Music, Google Hangouts

Google Edition Galaxy S4: Explained!

Leaked Scroogled video sees Microsoft parody Google's Chrome ad

Microsoft and Google have been locked in a war of words over a YouTube Windows Phone app, but in the midst of the arguments a new Scroogled ad has emerged. Designed to be an internal-only video, a copy has <i>somehow</i> managed to find its way onto the web right in the middle of Google's I/O developer …

BlackBerry 'phablet' rumour runs rampant at RIM conference

Research In Motion Ltd. executives delivered a lengthy list of new announcements this week at the smartphone maker's annual conference, but the buzz has already shifted to what the company may be still hiding up its sleeve, including the possibility of a small tablet device.<p>The rumours piqued the …

Facebook might have a billion users, but at least 10% of them aren’t human

Facebook<p>This is James. He’s on Facebook. He has no idea what Facebook is. Because he’s a dog.<p>There are at least 100 million other accounts on Facebook like James’s—pets, brands, toasters. Yet Facebook appears to include them in the figures of “monthly active users,” which it lists in its quarterly …

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BlackBerry Messenger Might Be Coming To iOS This Summer, But Not iPad

Blackberry Messenger might finally be coming to iOS this summer… but it’s just been confirmed that doesn’t mean a native iPad version.<p>The depressing word comes straight from Blackberry’s software portfolio chief Vivek Bhardwaj, who confirmed to Trusted Reviews:<p>At this point it is iOS and Android, …

Nokia video teases next Lumia with eye on camera

Nokia is shining a light on the camera and flash of a new Lumia smartphone.<p>A video posted on YouTube today takes us on a tour of the phone from the camera to the lens to the flash, promising "more than your eyes can see" and telling us that "the new Nokia Lumia is coming."<p>So, just which model Lumia …

Sony reveals prototype 13.3-inch e-ink slate with stylus, aims to put it in students' bags

Sony's no stranger to the odd e-ink device, but its latest prototype creation isn't targeted at the bookworm, it's intended to educate. The e-paper slate is quite a lot bigger than most tablets, let alone e-readers, sporting a 13.3-inch screen (1,200 x 1,600) to match the standard A4 size of …

Microsoft fights back, says Windows 8 changes aren't admitting failure

Microsoft has defended the forthcoming changes to its Windows 8, following scathing criticism that the company would be admitting failure if it …

Stupid Apps: Smize, Pizza Compass, & Tweet Pee

Hands-on with Google Glass: Limited, fascinating, full of potential - CNET

<i>Editors' note (August 12, 2013): Google has announced a new software update for Glass that allows voice commands for Path and Evernote.</i><p>The very first question we at CNET get about Google Glass is: "What <i>is</i> it?" The next two are "What's it like to wear?" and "Why would you <i>want</i> to?"<p>The frothing …

Test drive the Galaxy S4 with Samsung's online simulator

Samsung has been good about providing online simulators for its smartphones, like the Galaxy Nexus and the Note. With the release of its new flagship phone, the<p>Galaxy S4, it has updated the simulator's interface to make the tutorials easier to navigate and much easier to read. The simulator is …

Motorola X-Phone Rumor Rant!