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Top 10 New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Chime in the New Year with festivities both large and small around the world on this intercontinental journey.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>New York City, New York</b> <br>www.nycgo.com <br>New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square defines the evening for hundreds of millions around …

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Meizu's M1 Note is a dirt-cheap iPhone 5c on steroids

While many Chinese smartphone makers have recently stepped up their efforts in delivering more original designs, we can't say that's the case with Meizu's latest offering. In fact, we already knew the cheeky company was up to something when the Chinese media received an iPhone 5c chassis in their …

Samsung's super-wide curved monitor makes your PC extra trendy

If both ultra-widescreen and curved computer monitors are all the rage these days, then Samsung's new SE790C display is supremely fashionable. The 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,440 LCD has both a super-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a gentle arc, combining two trends (fads?) in one. Supposedly, this …

Alienware Alpha review: almost the Steam Machine you're looking for

It's hard to describe the Alienware Alpha. On the surface, it's a small-form gaming PC, custom-built from laptop components to fit in your entertainment center. But it was <i>supposed</i> to be a frontrunner in a new category of gaming devices. It isn't. Valve's Steam Machine initiative was delayed past …

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TomTom's new Android app saves you from speeding tickets

We should all be sticking to the speed limit, but there's always a danger any momentary lapse of concentration will be caught by a well-hidden speed camera. It's a constant worry, which is why petrolheads turn to technology like sat-navs to keep them out of trouble. The latest option is TomTom …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

What 'GTA 5' Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, Target and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an …

Here's what our readers are saying about the Galaxy Note 4

Apple may have just stepped into the larger phone market this fall with the iPhone 6 Plus, but Samsung's Galaxy Note line of Android devices is currently in its fourth generation. Our own review of this 5.7-inch "phablet" noted how it's been given a chance to "grow, mature and dominate the genre." …

Gadgets We Love: Nyko PS4 Modular Charging Station

My definition of the ideal gadget is an affordable piece of tech that effectively solves an existing problem. And regardless of the device category we’re talking about, battery life is an enduring problem seemingly unsolvable by any first-party manufacturers — with the notable exception of Apple …

The 'Extremely Large Telescope' on track to study the universe by 2024

The construction of European Southern Observatory's Extremely Large Telescope, which will boast a humongous 39-meter aperture, is no longer in limbo. Its development in Chile's Atacama Desert is finally on track two years after the project was approved, thanks to Poland joining the organization. …

Steve Wozniak calls Apple's legendary garage 'a bit of a myth'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has never been shy to talk about the company he helped create, regardless of whatever the topic may be. Most recently, in an interview with <i>Bloomberg</i> <i>Businessweek</i>, Wozniak touched briefly on a few topics from the early days of Apple, ranging from the vision of his …

5 problems with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is, as the name suggests, a smaller version of its flagship namesake. It also takes on a more mid-range nature in terms of specifications, but continues to be as feature-packed as any Samsung smartphone, with a design language almost identical to its larger sibling, only …

Gear & Gadgets

What to get when you want a smarter home

It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great recommendations in our easy-on-the-eyes Holiday Gift Guide.<p>Need …

Six Reasons To Buy A Wii U Instead Of A PS4 Or Xbox One

The holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving gave way to Black Friday. Black Friday set the stage for Christmas. And we slackers out there—those of us who don’t have the moxie or the guts to get up that early and go stand in line in the cold—still have our shopping ahead of us.<p>For some, this means …

Google Fiber's new gear lets you watch more shows on more TVs

If gigabit internet isn't reason enough to tempt Austinites to sign up for Google Fiber, they can chew on this: Austin Texas will be the first Fiber city to enjoy the benefits of Google's latest in-home hardware devices. Today Google officially revealed its new Fiber router, a single unit that …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Lollipop isn't making a dent in Android usage numbers (yet)

Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally rolling out to devices around the globe, you might be wondering just how much of an impact it's making on the Android ecosystem. The short answer: not much. Google has released its latest Android usage stats, and Lollipop doesn't even register yet -- in …

Google Glass deal thrusts Intel deeper into wearables

Intel Corp. will supply the electronic brains for a new version of Google Inc.’s Glass device expected next year, people familiar with the matter …

Pepper, the humanoid robot, wants to sell you a Nescafe coffee machine

Softbank's Pepper, the robot with a line in cheesy jokes, hand gestures and oddly expressive poses is branching out from offering awkward banter to smartphone shoppers . Now, ahead of going on sale early next year for roughly $2,000, it's looking to help sell coffee machines in department stores …

Wii U Was A Better Console For Third-Party Games

Last year I played Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Wii U. I hadn’t liked any of the earlier games in the series but it was new, and in the world of videogames newness is easily confused for worth, creating its own micro-culture of consumer cartographers attempting to divine their way between …

Nexus 6 Review: Google Goes iPhone 6 Plus Hunting

‘Size’. It might as well be the first word in this review, because this is the topic which is going to dominate every conversation, every editorial and every review you read about the 6-inch Nexus 6. It is impossible to escape and it is either bold or boneheaded because this phablet polarises …

Samsung opens up SIMBAND wearable to developers

At the Samsung developer conference today, Samsung vice president of mHealth, Ram Fish announced that the company was opening the Simband health band reference design to developers.<p>The band is based on Samsung’s SAMI health platform. The modular band has a modular element that be replaced with any …

Sony's Amazing New FES Watch Is Now Official, Uses E-Paper Display And Strap

There have been some rumours recently that Sony was planning on releasing a new e-paper watch that would bring a new dimension to wearables. Not really a smartwatch itself, because it doesn’t appear to have any capabilities beyond telling the time, and the very cool, e-paper stuff, but an amazing …

iPad Sales Slump As Android Tablets Soar

There have been a number of signs that the consumers’ rush to buy into the iPad ecosystem was slowing, but data from IDC today puts the slowing retail success of Apple’s tablet into an interesting position.<p>The analyst’s numbers suggest that total iPad sales in 2014 will be down by an eighth (12.7%) …

Webcam security: What you must do. Now

Unsecured footage from thousands of webcams around the world -- including in the United States and western Europe -- has been accessed and streamed by a website thought to be based in the Russian Federation, British officials say.<p>The website's operator claims to be republishing the feeds -- from …

Why are so many video games broken at launch?

Allow me to begin with my very best Andy Rooney impersonation: When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a "day one patch." I went to Video Station on Saturday with my parents -- if I was <i>lucky</i> -- and came home with a single rented game for the weekend. <i>James Pond</i> or <i>Bubsy the Bobcat</i> or <i>Blast</i> …

Stylish Pebble Steel Is The Number One Smartwatch That You Want To Wear

One of the interesting things about wearing Pebble’s first smartwatch (the Kickstarter-funded self-titled Pebble) is that it’s clearly a smartwatch and people can recognise it as such from quite a distance. It makes for a nice talking point in social gatherings, but it slightly misses the point of …

Samsung Abandons Android In Its Low-End Smartphones For Tizen

Once heralded as the saviour of Samsung, the Linux-based operating system known as Tizen has been redeployed (again) and will now serve as Samsung’s platform at the low-end of the market. Chasing market-share in the BRIC countries (but primarily China) is a far cry from the lofty Android-killing …