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Early Reviews of iOS 9 Split Screen on iPad

I am so tempted to put the iOS 9 beta on my iPad Air in order try out the new multitasking features. But they say you shouldn't put the beta on your primary device, and my iPad Air is my baby. So short of doing my own hands-on review, I'll share with you the hands-on posts I've been perusing in …

Apps

Microsoft ads imply Xbox is losing to PS4 ... but at least they're still fighting

The first Rocky film introduced us to a fighter who no one thought could succeed. It's the ultimate underdog story, and it's interesting how many people forget that Rocky <i>lost</i> in the first film.<p>The point was that he took his boxing career much further than anyone expected, and through force of will …

Giving Samsung tablets another chance with the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

Samsung's tablets haven't done much for me in the past; outside of the slick Galaxy Tab 7.7, they've rarely had exciting designs or brisk performance. However, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 caught my eye. It has an iconic (if very Galaxy Note 3-like) look, solid specs and the sharpest display on a tablet …

Sony gives the ultimate PS4 lowdown with 160-question FAQ

Sony has posted a massive FAQ on its US blog to answer the most pressing questions fans have about the upcoming PlayStation 4 console.<p><b>Sony has posted</b> …

NBA 2K14 is making sports a showcase for your next-gen console

2K Sports is brewing a new breed of sports games for next-gen consoles. And it shows in NBA 2K14, which captures the sports experience better than any game from the current generation.<p>We don’t think of sports games as leading us into the next generation of gaming — that’s usually the arena of …

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

Living Rooms

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

October 25, 2013 | 7:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/25/business/will-samsung-always-be-pepsi-apples-coke/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Mobile

PlayStation 4 FAQ explains sharing games and displaying 2,000 count friends lists

Need for more PS4 info after news about the companion app and day one 1.50 firmware update popped up earlier today? SCE President Shuhei Yoshida just tweeted a link to the system's official FAQ, which answers questions users might have about game sharing and how friends lists work across the new …

Late-2013 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Review: Apple’s High-Performance Notebook Tops The Field

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display will soon be just the MacBook Pro, period. But this generation two version of both the 13- and 15-inch super slim notebooks with high-res displays is still something many average users will be weighing as an outlier possibility versus the more mainstream …

IGN Strategize: Perfect Defense in NBA 2K14 - IGN Video

Well maybe not "perfect" defense. But it's really, really good defense. Come learn how to set up your defense on Hall of Fame mode.

UK retailer expecting Xbox One to outsell PS4

United Kingdom retailer John Lewis is expecting greater interest in the Xbox One than the PlayStation 4 this holiday season. Head technology buyer for the department store chain Jonathan Marsh told TrustedReviews (via GamesIndustry International) that Microsoft has the advantage and its console …

First Arma 3 story DLC arriving Oct. 31

Bohemia Interactive has announced that its <i>Arma 3</i> DLC "Survive" campaign will be released on Oct. 31.<p>The Windows PC military simulation's first story campaign episode features a NATO peacekeeping soldier on a mission in the game's Mediterranean island setting. Open-world, near-future tactical …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Feb<p>9<p>Fri<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>9<p>Fri<p>EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA<p>Top Events<p>Mar<p>6<p>Tue<p>Eric Johnsonwith original band members Tommy …

Sony: PlayStation to become more service-oriented

The future of PlayStation will see the platform expand to become more service-oriented, Sony United Kingdom managing director Fergal Gara has said.<p>"I think that's good way of putting it really," Gara told OPM in a new interview. "We see PlayStation as a brand, not just as a box."<p>"Going out to 2013 …

LG G Pad 8.3 comes to BestBuy for $350 Nov 3

Slightly larger than the Nexus 7, the LG G Pad 8.3 is an HD, quad-core, metal tablet that comes in at a moderate price.<p>Make room, Nexus 7. Customers looking for another affordable LG Android tablet on the smaller end of the range can now pick up the LG G Pad 8.3.<p>First seen this September at IFA in …

Mobile Technology

Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

Wireless Charging

New iPads: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Next Tablets

It's been about three and a half years now since the first iPad was introduced. It may not seem that long ago, but when you consider that since that …

iPad Mini

Apple Will Hold Fall iPad Event on October 22

Apple has a couple more new products to announce before the year is out, and it plans to unveil them in a few weeks time.<p>People familiar with Apple’s …

Google's new 'Chromebook for everyone' is a sleek 11-inch HP laptop

At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 11 is a low-cost Chrome OS laptop, with an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display and Chromebook Pixel inspired design. The new laptop, which Google is selling for $279, is available to order from …

Reasons for — and against — buying a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

Insert wrist ... and enjoy.<p>Smartwatches are going to surge, at least for a while. Companies like Samsung, which build them simply because they can, may eventually make some interesting wrist-top devices. But the first-generation Galaxy Gear now hitting the market isn't going to mesmerize anyone …

Smartwatches

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

If you’ve ever seen a cycling race, you’ll know that leading from the front isn’t always a great idea. The front runner has to cut a path through the wind and expend much more energy than the savvy followers behind him. The same is true for tech companies looking to establish new product categories …

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 …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

Aaron Hernandez indicted for murder

ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Aaron Hernandez was given a head-fake by prosecutors Thursday.<p>With the former New England Patriots tight end expecting to come to district court to argue the evidence against him in a probable cause hearing, prosecutors instead dropped an indictment on him for the same charges …

Who Is Miami Heat's Biggest Threat to 3rd Straight Title?

With the Miami Heat coming off back-to-back championships, which team has the best chance of thwarting their three-peat chances?<p>In an improving Eastern Conference, several challengers stand in the way of the Heat accomplishing such a feat.<p>The first club that comes to mind is the Indiana Pacers. …

NBA

Sony's DualShock 4 coming in 'Magma Red' and 'Wave Blue' at launch in Europe, North America to follow later

Colors! Who doesn't love colors, right? Well, if you were planning to snag a PlayStation 4, you'll be happy to hear that the console's DualShock 4 won't be available solely in black. As has been the case with previous generation PlayStations, Sony will be offering different color variations of its …

'FIFA 14' Free With Xbox One Pre-Orders In Europe

<i>Microsoft is playing hardball with its European Xbox One release.</i><p>It’s as if Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) thinks American gamers don’t care about soccer—ahem <i>football</i>—given today’s news.<p><i>FIFA 14</i> will come bundled absolutely free with every Xbox One pre-order in Europe (including the UK.) No similar bundle …

With iPhone C, Apple Could Take Smartphone Lead in China

The lower-cost iPhone that Apple is expected to unveil next month could prove the answer to a relatively new problem facing the company: Slowing …