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OnePlus One Review: Sublime in Almost Every Way

OnePlus wants to enter the smartphone battlefield with a bang, not a whimper. Its motto “never settle” suggests a smartphone free of compromises and sacrifices. The best handset, both in terms of the hardware and software experience.<p>The startup, born out of fellow Chinese manufacturer Oppo, is …

How To Be An Out-Of-The-Box Thinker

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt.com. His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion into profit.</i><p>When it comes to thinking creatively for business, most people believe you have to be wired a certain way or use a certain side of your brain. I disagree. …

Facebook Explains Why Organic Page Reach has Dwindled

When Facebook adjusted the algorithm in December 2013 to determine what a user sees in their Newsfeed, anyone that had a Facebook Page saw a dramatic drop in organic reach in posts. Today, Facebook explains what happening.<p>In a post by Facebook ads product marketing lead, Brian Bolan, there are two …

Vodafone Admits to Government Wiretaps in System

<b>Update:</b> Vodafone published its first Law Enforcement Disclosure Report today revealing the extent to which government agencies are able to access data about its customers.The carrier said select agencies and authorities in “a small number of countries” had direct access to its network, bypassing …

OneNote Gets Clipper for Chrome, Migration Tool for Springpad

Microsoft today released two useful OneNote tools: Clipper for Chrome and a Springpad migration tool. Having made OneNote free for all platforms, the company is now looking at more ways of boosting usage of its note-taking apps.<p>For those who don’t know, OneNote Clipper is a bookmarklet for saving …

12 Of The Best Calendar Apps Available For Your Android Smartphone

A calendar is a calendar is a calendar, right? Wrong. You might think all calendar apps are created equally, but that’s not really the case, and if you live your life to a set of deadlines and frequently find yourself rushing from one meeting to the next, having a reliable calendar app that you’re …

Cellular Networks
Apps

Next generation USB connector will finally be reversible

The group of companies promoting the USB 3.0 standard announced a new generation USB connector is in the works with a target of finalization set for mid-2014. Called USB Type-C, this new type of connector should allow manufacturers to create thinner designs, will improve usability, and will be …

USB Type-C

Dell Tablets at Bargain Prices

If you’re thinking of getting someone a new, name-brand tablet for the holidays, but blanch at spending base prices of $229, $399 or $499, Dell is …

Gear & Gadgets

Review: Western Digital My Cloud

It's almost impossible these days not to create digital "baggage." You start by backing up your PC's data. Then the rest of your devices need more …

Giphy Brings Its Animated GIFs to Twitter's Timeline

Animated GIF support is now available on Twitter. Giphy, seemingly the online database of GIFs, announced today that it is now integrated with Twitter’s Media Cards. All you need to do is simply share a GIFs URL and when it’s displayed in your Twitter timeline, it will automatically animate.<p>Here’s …

BlackBerry and Porsche Design Launch P’9982, a Premium Z10

Get this. In a move that might fool you into thinking that BlackBerry isn’t facing any kind of financial woes, it has released a new Porsche Design P’9982 model, which is basically a souped-up Z10 with a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 operating system. In their own words:<p>The …

CatAcademy: Learn New Languages Using Cat Photos

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New Chrome Experiment: 'A Journey Through Middle-Earth'

Google today unveiled a new Chrome experiment called “A Journey through Middle-earth” that was inspired by the upcoming motion picture “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The site was developed by North Kingdom in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer …

Amazon's Secret Formula Could Keep It From Ruling the World

In <i>The Everything Store</i>, the just-released history of Amazon, author Brad Stone recounts a conversation between founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and the …

eCommerce

Arrow’s Cast Takes a Break From Fighting Crime Thanks to Batkid

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 11.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:26 pm. 1:26 pm<p>Post by Stephen Amell.<p>Happy …

Comics

Banish Bloatware by Rooting Your Android Phone With Cyanogenmod

According to blogs and internet commenters everywhere, "rooting" your Android smartphone – essentially installing a new operating system on it – is a …

Meet Pencil: The Best iPad Stylus Yet, From the Makers of ‘Paper’

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 11.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Paper is the first piece of hardware …

How Egyptian Mummies Took Food to the Afterlife

So you’ve gone through all the trouble of mummifying a loved one. You’ve hired embalmers to remove her organs, treat her body with a precise mixture …

Egypt

Boeing Adds Tiny Holes to Its Biggest Plane to Boost Efficiency

Author: Jason Paur. Jason Paur Autopia<p>Date of Publication: 11.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:30 pm. 3:30 pm<p>Boeing’s new 777X is getting a lot of …

Lamborghini Countach 5000S

Life in the whips-and-chains lane.<p>From the December 1983 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>You shouldn't have this car. Nobody should have this car. That's obvious from what happens to people when they are exposed to it. On the freeway, fellow motor­ists tuck into your blind spot, watching from where they …

Supercars

Priyanka resumes work, starts shooting for Mary Kom biopic

Bereaved actor Priyanka Chopra, who lost her father last week, is back to work. She has started shooting for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansalis …

Bollywood

2014 BMW 5-series Photos and Info

The BMW 5-series has brought the Bavarian factory quite a lot of joy. Stylistically a decisive step forward from its controversial predecessor, the E60, and building upon a cost-efficient if slightly portly architecture, the F10 has fared well against competitors as formidable as the Audi A6 and …

2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe

Amply powered, stylish, and technologically current.<p>For a considerable number of years, Mercedes-Benz fashioned a coupe variant off a short-wheelbase version of its E-class sedan. That was until the late 1990s, when the E-class coupe model name disappeared in favor of the CLK, which was based on …

Famed Drug War Blogger Flees Mexico

One of Mexico's most important drug war bloggers has fled the country fearing for her life. She also fears that her main associate has gone …

Mexico

Rolls-Royce Wraith First Look - 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Ghost-Based and History-Inspired<p>While it may be a little grandiose of Rolls-Royce to say its new Wraith coupe, unveiled at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show, was inspired by a period of design the likes of which will never be seen again (the 1930s), there’s no question that the rakish, fastback body style …

McLaren P1 First Look - 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Plug-In Hyper Car<p>When you read “plug-in hybrid,” you think of Volts, Prii, and the like. You don’t think about 900-hp supercars. Or didn’t, as that’s going to change thanks to the McLaren P1, which was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.<p>We’ve known for some time now that the McLaren P1 would be …

Ferrari LaFerrari First Look

Oooh, La La: Ferrari’s first hybrid road car is also its quickest-ever supercar<p>If you can get over the somewhat dubious name, Ferrari’s Enzo-succeeding LaFerrari supercar looks fully prepared to carry a torch that has been passed along through four previous generations of Ferrari supercar.<p>Powered …

2012 BMW 528i Long Term Update 5

/ Cars / BMW / 5-Series / 2012 / 2012 BMW 528i Long Term Update 5<p>BUYER’S GUIDE<p>Efficient Dynamics (?)<p>writer, Motor Trend Staff photographer<p>Share this article<p>Our Cars<p><b>Service life</b><p>12 months/26,014 miles<p><b>Average fuel economy</b><p>25.1 mpg<p><b>CO2 emissions</b><p>0.77 lb/mile<p><b>Energy consumption</b><p>134 kW-hr/100 mile<p><b>Unresolved</b> …

Dogs