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Frozen Phones: Antarctica gets its own cellular network

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / grafvision<p>The government of Australia has built a cellular network in the most inhospitable clime in its …

Snapchat Is 70 Percent Women

Evil Controllers goes next-gen with PS4 and Xbox One gamepads, custom controllers en route

If you still have money to burn after buying a PlayStation 4, an Xbox One (or both!) and games for each, Evil Controllers wants to help with that. The company's been churning out user-customized Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 controllers for awhile, but now it's added the DualShock 4 and the Xbox One …

Pro Bowl uniforms have new look

In what might be seen as Nike's boldest move since it began its deal as the official on-field apparel brand of the NFL last season, the world's …

NFL

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ sales blow past $1 billion in three days

Game enthusiasts purchase 'Grand Theft Auto V' at the Game Stop store in Encinitas, Calif., in this photo taken Sept. 17, 2013. MIKE BLAKE<p>"Grand Theft Auto V" has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment …

Grand Theft Auto

Ready for smartphones with a next-generation chip? They’re right around the corner

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Next week in Berlin there are sure to be some new smartphone announcements. It’s the annual IFA show there, along with some …

Twitter debuts new Android beta tester program for interested bug catchers

Given the apparent backlash over Twitter's decision to add blue lines to its conversation view, we can't help but wonder if things could be different had the company implemented an open beta test program before pushing it out to the masses. Whether or not that particular situation was the impetus, …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

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10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A boy's great grandmother passes out behind the wheel of a vehicle going at a high speed. What's a 10-year-old to do? Grab the wheel like he's on Rainbow Road, that's what!<p>A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life …

Mario Kart

App Developer: No, Making Android Apps Isn't Harder Than iPhone Apps

According to Russell Ivanovic at app developer Shifty Jelly, that's just a story that is continuously repeated by the tech press without much grounding in reality.<p>Russell was prompted to write on the company's blog by a post on Daring Fireball by John Gruber, a noted Apple blogger and iOS app …

No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning's new Gorilla Glass

Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack display polarizer …

Roofing

What Is Fat?

There's been a war on fat in this country. You can buy "fat free" and "reduced fat" versions of anything. But all fats are not created equal. There are many different types; some are good for you and some are not. What makes one fat different from the next? And what makes one fat healthy for you, …

9 Top Tech Myths Debunked

Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles some of the most frustrating falsehoods of the digital age

The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One

<i>From concerns over used games to questions about an always-online requirement, the Xbox One is growing more controversial by the day.</i><p>Sony’s PS4 reveal was met with mixed reactions by most gamers. This was largely due to the system’s mixed-bag debut—some things were good, some bad, but mostly it was …

New Xbox To Be Revealed In Two Events, Starting Today

Microsoft is holding a press event today where they will unveil their new Xbox console, as yet we do not know what the device will be called, …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Report: Microsoft’s next console will be called Xbox Infinity

Will its successor be the Xbox Infinity + 1?<p>A new report lends credence to the rumor that Microsoft's next system will be called the Xbox …

Android powers 59% of mobile devices, what can Apple and Microsoft do?

Latest figures show that Android was the operating system of choice for over 182 million smart devices that were shipped during the first three months of this year. According to a new report by research company Canalys, 308.7 million smart mobile devices (which includes notebooks as well as tablets …

Mobile

McDonald's And Subway Nutrition Can Be Equally Bad For Teens, Study Finds

Subway may seem like a healthier fast food option than McDonald's, but a recent study suggests that teenagers often consume roughly the same number of calories at both chains.<p>The study was conducted by experts from a host of lauded research institutions, including UCLA. It draws its conclusions …

Manti Te'o's Girlfriend Continues Remarkable Year with Maxim 'Hot 100' List

Manti Te'o's girlfriend is so hot right now.<p><i>Maxim Magazine,</i> much like your wacky uncle and sober bartender, thought to continue something we thought had died long ago. No, not the actual girlfriend—who never existed, let alone died—of the former Notre Dame linebacker, I am talking about the jokes …

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