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PlayStation 20th Birthday Celebration Montage Video Released

As the PlayStation 20th birthday fast approaches celebrating the launch of the very first Playstation console in Japan on December 3rd 1994. Sony has …

PlayStation

Microsoft Band review: A tale of pitfalls and promise

There are generally two schools of thought on how to build a wrist-borne wearable. Either make a fancy pedometer that's supposed to stay out of the way, or go the smartwatch route and cram in as many features as possible. Then there's this weird no-man's-land occupied by devices like the Samsung …

CNET News - Samsung introduces newest Simband health tracker

AnTuTu benchmarks reveal best performing phones for 2014 Q3

AnTuTu has released their top 10 performance rankings for smartphones for the third quarter of 2014. At the top of the list is the Meizu MX4 which …

Samsung launches Gear S SDK for curved smartwatch apps

Samsung's recently-launched Gear S smartwatch now has a software development kit that will allow third-party developers to make apps for the …

Flux 3D: A cheap, modular 3D scanner, printer and laser engraver

A Taiwanese team has developed the Flux 3D, a cheap all-in-one 3D printer, scanner and laser engraver that, thanks to its modularity, also leaves …

Scanners

Tiny battery is made from lots of even tinier "nanopore" batteries

As electronic devices continue to get smaller, one question becomes increasingly pertinent – how will we power them? Well, smaller batteries would …

Clean Energy

Motorola Droid Turbo review: better than the Moto X, but only a little

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, Motorola released an excellent flagship phone called the Moto X. Sure, it didn't have the best battery ever and the camera was pretty lousy, but it just <i>oozed</i> charm and didn't leave me wanting for much. Then, just months later, Motorola (with a perhaps little …

Saygus announces a new high-end Android smartphone after five year hiatus

Saygus has been long forgotten over the course of time, only to be remembered by the most hardcore phone enthusiasts. The Utah-based phone maker enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight at CES 2010 with its VPhone, a high-end (at the time) Android QWERTY device capable of doing two-way video calls …

Samsung's first TV ad for the Gear S smartwatch gets straight to the facts

Remember those cool commercials from last year promoting the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch as the realization of all of our sci-fi fantasies? Well, …

Play PS One Games On Your Android Wear Smartwatch (video)

Those of you that own an Android Wear smartwatch mighty interested in a new YouTube video which has been released this week showing how Sony …

Foldable smartphones, tablets get closer to reality

Tablets that collapse into phones. Smartphones that fold up like wallets. Those are coming and a Japanese company has the goods to prove it.<p>At a recent event in Japan, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL), demonstrated a display that can be folded in three.<p>It’s not hard to see how this kind of …

The top 15 smartphones you can buy right now

It's possible you already purchased one of the smartphones we listed in our buyer's guide last July, but things tend to move quickly, and with fresh handsets from names like Apple, Samsung and Motorola, some of you may already be itching for an upgrade. To that end, we've made some fresh additions …

Samsung's Next Major Galaxy Phone Could Come With A Crazy, Flexible Screen That Curves Around Its Edges

One analyst thinks the Korean tech giant will outfit its upcoming Galaxy S6 with a display that curves on both sides, unlike the company's recently released Galaxy Note Edge which only curves on one side.<p>Jerry Kang, a senior analyst at IHD Technology, said the following at the IHS Display Analyst …

Galaxy Note

You can Remote Play PS4 games on your Xperia Z2 devices now, too

We're going to say that Sony's relationship with the PS Vita is a little bit, well, <i>complicated</i>. Why? Because one of the biggest reasons to even own one these days, Remote Play, is now available in more places. Specifically, the Xperia Z2 smartphone and its similarly-named tablet cousin. That's …

Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film <i>Big Hero 6</i>, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the film's production represents a virtual collision of worlds. The story, something co-director Don Hall calls …

Samsung Gear S getting new straps

Samsung announced new personalization options for its SIM card-equipped smart watch, Gear S. Buyers of this device will be able to differentiate …

LG G Watch R vs Moto 360 | Pocketnow

Motorola Droid Turbo review

6 November 2014<p>Droid. It's the name that arguably kicked off Android's popularity back in 2009 and one we've still yet to completely shake as an …

Galaxy S6 aka Project Zero Specifications Leaked: Quad HD Display, Snapdragon 810 and More

Samsung has reportedly shifted its focus to adopting new design trends for giving a more premium look and feel to its high-end smartphones as the …

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social networking app is chewing up our mobiles too, with Facebook topping a global list of the most performance-draining Android apps, which considered battery drain, storage consumption and data use.<p>But it's not …

LG G Watch R review: good looks and improved battery are a step in the right direction

I think it's fair to say by now that smartwatches are no longer the "hot new thing." It's an established product category. The paint might still be a little wet on the whole idea, and some might argue there are areas that still need improving, but these clever timepieces are officially here to …

Samsung Snubs OLED TVs Until At Least 2016 -- LG Poised To Cash In

One of the most striking things about 2014’s TV market has been the way every brand bar LG Electronics has essentially bowed out of the race to deliver an affordable TV using OLED technology. And it now seems this conspicuous OLED absence is going to continue through 2015, too.<p>The evidence for this …

Ahoy, Space Pirates, Spend Your Booty On This Crazy Watch

Arrr! Here be space pirates and where there are space pirates there is need of a $230,000 mechanical watch. Wild watch makers MB&F have just announced their MB&F HM6, a watch based on a 1970s cartoon called Capitaine Flam (Captain Flame). The bulbous watch is built of titanium alloy and you can …

NVIDIA Ubisoft team-up: Crew, Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity optimized

This week we’re having more of a look at what NVIDIA and Ubisoft are doing to bring you the biggest next-gen games with the most optimized graphics …

Assassin's Creed

Grand Theft Auto V's first-person view on PS4, Xbox One is how Rockstar will get you to buy it again

The world of Grand Theft Auto V is huge and alive, and now you can explore it through the eyes of its antiheroes.<p>Developer Rockstar Games revealed today that it’s implementing a new first-person view into its open-world crime game. This perspective is in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, …

LG G Watch R review

Project Zero: The Galaxy S6 is rumored to be what (cyber) dreams are made of

We still don’t know if Androids dream of electric sheep (dessert yes), but it’s safe to say we do know what keeps Samsung up at night. Between increasingly tough competition, growing consumer unrest, and a disastrous 3rd Quarter earnings report, Samsung is definitely aware of its bedroom …

iPhone 6 vs Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Sony The iPhone Slayer

For a long time, Apple had the small-screen high-power handset space to itself. The last year or two has seen a tendency from Android manufacturers to move away from a linear ‘screen size to power’ relationship with a handful of ‘mini’ handsets that look to deliver the same power and functionality …

MSI GT80 Titan Gaming Laptop Is Worlds First With Mechanical Keyboard

MSI GT80 Titan<p>MSI has this week teased the launch of a new gaming laptop in the form of the MSI GT80 Titan, which will be the first ever gaming …