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Could This Mini Device Free Your SIM Card From Your Phone?

Japanese operator Docomo wants to free your SIM card from your phone to help manage your presence across multiple devices. Today, it announced a prototype Portable SIM device it hopes will one day do that.<p>The Verge and Tech In Asia both demoed the device which uses a combination of Bluetooth and …

The iPhone 6 Had Better Be Amazing And Cheap, Because Apple Is Losing The War To Android

And if that is the case, can a mobile device that serves such a small minority of the planet stay relevant in the years to come? To put it in its bluntest terms, what is the point of launching the new Candy Crush Saga on a platform that hardly anyone — in a global sense — uses?<p>The question is not …

Virtual World Second Life Now Supports the Oculus Rift

Linden Lab is hoping to rejuvenate the community for its massively multiplayer online (MMO) video game Second Life by supporting the popular Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.<p>By downloading the new Project Viewer for Windows, Mac or Linux, players can now experience the virtual world from the …

Moto E review: the people's smartphone

The first cellphone I ever owned was the cute and compact Nokia 6510. My heart was actually set on the more expensive and slider-protected 8850, but a teenager’s budget could only stretch so far. The funny thing is that over the course of its lifetime, the handset I got served me exactly as well as …

Google and Netflix Are Teaming Up Against Internet Providers

In its heated debate with Comcast over who should pay for the delivery of online content to customers’ homes, Netflix just got a big co-sign from …

Honda is making a luxury jet with really weird engines

Prince Charles Tries Out Google Glass

Everyone else is doing it, so why not the Prince? Charles donned the $1500 spectacle while on a tour of Canada this week.<p>We think it suits him.

Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

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Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

So, it wasn't the Surface Mini we were expecting. But hey, we got fresh hardware, so that's all that matters. The new Surface Pro 3 isn't the smallest tablet Microsoft has made -- in fact, it's the biggest, with a 12-inch, 2,160 x 1,440 screen. But if you think it's just a blown-up version of the …

Cheap phone meets expensive car in Moto G Ferrari Edition

Motorola is gearing up to introduce a special Ferrari Edition of the popular Moto G. The device, featuring a Kevlar back and prominent Ferrari branding, will initially launch in Mexico starting from June for 4,999 pesos (around $387.)<p>The Moto G Ferrari Edition may look like a million dollars, but …

Kotoba Miners uses Minecraft to teach Japanese

I’ve seen Minecraft used for all sorts of different purposes. Recreating Westeros from Game of Thrones. Taking a tour through Apple’s Infinite Loop headquarters. Teaching Japanese? That’s a new one.<p>James York is an English teacher at a Japanese university, as well as a PhD student researching …

Reddit users help get Dogecoin car and Josh Wise into NASCAR All-Star Race

On the strength of monumental support from Reddit users, Josh Wise was voted into NASCAR’s All-Star Race.<p>Danica Patrick is undoubtedly famous, but her popularity has limits in the form of Dogecoin and Reddit.<p>On the strength of a grassroots campaign that began within the Reddit social media …

A Fighter Jet for the Road: 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

Say hello to the most practical, ridiculous Lambo a whole heap of money can buy.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Base Price (est.):</b> $245,000<p><b>Competitors:</b> Audi R8, McLaren 650S, Porsche 911 Turbo S<p><b>Powertrains:</b> 5.2-liter V-10, 602 hp, 413 lb-ft; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, AWD<p><b>EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy, mfr.</b> …

Zagg Invisible Shield Glass: Perhaps the best investment for a new iPhone

I’m such a bad iPhone(s aapl) owner. I generally take good care of my handsets, mainly because I sell them to upgrade from one iPhone to the next. …

An Oculus Rift For Chickens Gives Animals The Freedom To Roam Without The Roaming

Oculus Rift has plenty of potential for changing human interaction, but what about other animals? One project from Iowa State University assistant professor Austin Stewart (via FastCo Exist) imagines how VR goggles could make chickens believe they’re free-range, even when they’re not. They can …

How to transfer from iPhone to Android: the complete guide

So, you are finally seeing the light and decide to live in the world of light. This means pain — especially the pain of having to give up old, dark, enslaving habits. It is heart-rending to bid goodbye to the tyrannical habits associated with iPhone use, especially if you’ve grown too attached to …