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The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

T-Mobile's new iPads, with free 200MB of data a month, offered at $0 down

The carrier is also starting a tablet trade-in program and confirmed that users would get 200 megabytes of data "free for life."<p>T-Mobile's bringing the "Uncarrier" model to Apple's new iPads and other tablets and offering 200 megabytes of free data a month "for life."<p>Customers can buy an iPad from …

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Instagram coming to Windows Phone in ‘coming weeks’

Rest easy Windows Phone fans, you won’t have to make do with Instagram clones for much longer.<p>As part of the huge Nokia World media event in Abu Dhabi, Instagram revealed that its photo and video sharing app would be heading to Windows Phone soon.<p>“Our ultimate goal is to bring Instagram to everyone …

PolitiFact launching new site to call out lies of political pundits

You'll soon be able to know just how accurate your favorite (and least-favorite) pundits are thanks to PolitiFact, which is launching a spin-off site next month called PunditFact. Since 2007, PolitiFact has been cataloging politicians' claims and making judgments on how factual they are, giving …

New model of Apple’s proposed spaceship campus reveals new details about the building

New photos from the San Jose Mercury News today reveal additional details about Apple’s new campus, slated to be completed sometime in either 2015 or 2016. A scale model of the planned building was shown to The Mercury News by Apple’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, located at an office on the 175-acre …

Benedict Cumberbatch responds to Julian Assange's request that he quit 'The Fifth Estate'

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Julian Assange in the fictionalized WikiLeaks film <i>The Fifth Estate</i>, says Assange's unhappiness with the movie gave him pause but ultimately strengthened his resolve.<p>The WikiLeaks founder, who is a fan of Cumberbatch, had publicly asked the actor to step down from the …

ION Glasses Are The Unobtrusive Notifications System You Wear On Your Face

Google Glass, Google schmass. What you really want on your face are these puppies. ION Glasses are sunglass or prescription glasses frames with a built-in LED, Bluetooth stack, and tiny button controller.<p>What do they do? Well the LED lights up to notify you of new messages – you can set different …

Tesla Model S catches fire after battery puncture, Musk responds

A Tesla Model S caught fire on the highway recently after its bottom-mounted battery compartment was struck by a piece of metal. That piece of metal punched a three-inch hole through quarter-inch armor plating, impaling the car with a "peak force on the order of 25 tons" according to company CEO …

Alliance for Wireless Power and Bluetooth SIG team on smarter charging stations

Wireless charging stations aren't currently very bright, but they're about to learn some new tricks. The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Bluetooth SIG are collaborating on an updated A4WP specification that uses Bluetooth Smart to manage wireless charging sessions. Future Bluetooth-equipped …

Elliptic’s ultrasound tech will let you control your phone with a wave of your hand

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: ericazeidenberg1<p>The parade of new gesture technologies continues on with the latest being a compelling effort from …

T-Mobile vs. Sprint: Who offers a better early upgrade?

CNET breaks down the two best early-upgrade plans to see which offers the most bang for the buck.<p>There's finally some competition in the early phone upgrade program, and that's good news for you.<p>T-Mobile might have kicked off the trend to let consumers swap out their phones more frequently with …

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Major update to VLC for Mac adds 4K support, improved MKV support, interface improvements and more

VideoLAN has released version 2.1 of its popular open source video player, VLC. The update — codenamed “Ricewind” — brings new audio processing to the app, to improve both processing performance and audio fidelity. There is full support for surround sound outputs in addition to new effects and many …

Pakistan Blocks First Gay Website Queerpk, Deeming It 'Un-Islamic'

Pakistan's Internet watchdog has blocked the deeply conservative Muslim country's first website aimed at gay people, saying it was "against Islam".<p>The queerpk.com site, set up to help members of Pakistan's homosexual and transgender community socialise and share experiences, was shut down on …

The $400 Deltaprintr Is A Cheap Way To Make Really Big 3D Prints

Another day, another 3D printer. This time we have a model that comes from SUNY Purchase College where they are working on a laser-cut, compact 3D printer that can make extra tall models simply by swapping out a few pieces.<p>The printer pumps out plastic at 100 microns, a more than acceptable …

Panasonic calls it quits on smartphones

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Panasonic<p>Another one bites the dust. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Panasonic on Thursday announced plans to …

Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has finally admitted that forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. In an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign, Gates discusses his early days building Microsoft and the all-important Control-Alt-Delete …

Behold the new world of digitized guns

The weapons landscape is going through major changes as startups invent precision rifles, high-tech scopes, gun-centric iPhone adapters, and pistols that require fingerprint authorization.<p>As the world becomes more digitized, smartphones, smart watches, and smart cars have begun to hit the market -- …

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Ericsson aims to bring cell signal everywhere, one Dot at a time

Ericsson introduces the Radio Dot System, which is designed to bring cell phone signal to hard-to-reach places, such as the inside of a big building.<p>If you've been frustrated with the cell phone signal -- or more precisely, the lack of one -- in your office building, relief might be on the …

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Nissan Is Selling Cars Through Amazon (Gift Cards Included)

Another new category for Amazon?<p>The Seattle-based online retailer is attempting to help Nissan sell and lease its Versa Note cars in conjunction with …

Senators Announce Bill That Ends NSA Phone Records Collection

Four U.S. Senators — Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky) — introduced legislation that would end the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.<p>"It will amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to end dragnet domestic …

Here’s How YouTube’s Offline Videos Will Work (Memo)

YouTube is getting ready to make an important change, by letting people watch the site’s videos even when they’re not connected to the …

Will Apple’s Fingerprint Sensor Come to MacBooks?

Larry Ciaccia, the former CEO of AuthenTec, which Apple acquired in 2012, says the company had been working on embedding sensors in glass, plastic, and even underneath laptop trackpads.<p>Years ago, as AuthenTec began selling its biometric products to hardware makers, the company envisioned a time …

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LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV hits Germany for 8,999 euros this week

Following its availability at several Best Buy locations across the US, LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV is finally making its way to Europe. The company today announced that it'll arrive in Germany this week for 8,999 euros (roughly $12,000), with wider availability and pricing set to be announced in …

British scientists renew focus on alien research with formation of UK SETI Research Network

UK scientists are attempting to make a more concerted effort in researching extraterrestrial life. Academics in a number of British institutions have banded together to form the UK SETI Research Network. "There is a small but active group of SETI researchers in the UK, who need a forum to discuss …

Android 4.3-running HTC One Google Play edition spotted at the Bluetooth SIG

The HTC One Google Play edition running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has apparently been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG.<p>According to the available documentation, the HTC PN071xx_Android4.3_G has received certification on July 5, with the application having been filed on June 18.<p>PN071 is the model number of …

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At long last, Jason Jones admits tweaking firepower of Halo’s pistol

Jason Jones did his first interview in more than a decade with IGN, and the conversations revealed some long-kept secrets.<p>Jones is the co-founder of Bungie, maker of the Halo and Destiny video game franchises. While his games have sold tens of millions of units over time, Jones has been shy about …

Apple testing Android-like local voice dictation for iOS

Apple is testing a local, offline version of Dictation voice input for iOS devices, according to strings of code found inside of the iOS 7 beta. The code, which was discovered by Hamza Sood, is located inside of both iOS 7 betas, but it is not present in iOS 6. Currently, when an iOS user uses …

LG teasers drop not-so-subtle hints of G2 launch at August 7th event (video)

While LG initially gave no clues as to the focus of its August 7th event, the company isn't leaving much room for doubt now. It's sending both formal invitations and a teaser video (after the break) suggesting that it would be "Great 2 Have You" at the New York gathering -- a likely reference to …