Robert Hasenberg

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10 surprising myths about gas mileage

Slide 1 of 12<p>Long cold winters take their toll, and to add insult to injury, your car generally gets worse gas mileage in cold weather, according to …

Fuel Efficiency

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.

This strange-looking ‘Impossible’ electric bike can be easily folded into a backpack

“Impossible” is the name of a new electric bike Kickstarter project started by Impossible Technology that has almost doubled its target goal, with 41 …

This Wi-Fi Router Provides the Fastest Connection

After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 Wi-Fi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link …

Wi-Fi

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search grows as pilots face increased scrutiny

Where do you even begin to look, when the search area covers vast swaths of land and water, stretching thousands of miles, from Kazakhstan to the Indian Ocean?<p>That's the question for Malaysian officials and authorities from 24 other nations as people search for a ninth day, trying to find Malaysia …

A Printer That Develops Your iPhone Pics Into Lasting Polaroids

Previously on Kickstarter and finally available for order, the Impossible Lab is an analog gadget that lets you print Polaroids from your iPhone. It’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>There are plenty of ways to turn an iPhone picture into a Polaroid-like print, from online services like Moo to portable Wi-Fi …

Online Life

Gamers Developers Conference focusing on social issues

The roster for the 27th annual Game Developers Conference is full of panels with titles like "The Sound of Grand Theft Auto V" and "The Art of Reanimating Plants vs. Zombies 2."<p>But this year, the lineup at the Moscone Center also includes an inventory of topics slightly less expected at a …

Samsung’s smartwatch rumored to be Google-free—and it’s a sign of things to come

Sources tell USA Today that Samsung is going to make a very public break with Google and its Android mobile operating system at this year’s Mobile World Congress, between Feb. 24 and 27 in Barcelona. If the anonymously-sourced rumor proves true, Samsung will announce that its much-maligned Galaxy …

Mobile

The most anticipated games of 2014

Will 2014 be the year when next-generation consoles hit their stride? The following 12 months after a console launch are always very telling, but for now all we can do is wait.<p>Putting the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 aside, there's still plenty of gas left in the tanks of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Home Automation

Marijuana Refugees: Looking for a New Homes in Pot-Legal States

They are known as "marijuana refugees" -- people who have relocated or are planning to move because pot is now legal in some states.<p>Moriah Barnhart is one of them, though with two young children in tow, it wasn't something she had planned for.<p>But within weeks of her 2-year-old daughter, Dahlia, …

Cannabis

CES robots take on cleaning, fun and personal assistance

After a visit from home entertainment robot Keecker last week, it was obvious that CES 2014 would host some exciting robots. Here are a few that …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

Retail versus e-tail: Here's who won the 2013 shopping season

Based on consumer-generated data on the Internet (read: your banal Twitter posts), the fine folks at Viralheat have determined the big winners and losers for the 2013 gift-giving season.<p>And while Walmart and Target still held their own and experienced huge surges around Black Friday and Christmas …

Plus Size Barbie On Modeling Site Sparks Debate Over Body Image (PHOTOS)

"Plus-size" models (or any models above the super-skinny norm, for that matter) serve a dual purpose: They showcase plus-size clothing for a growing market... and they also provide women with a more diverse range of bodies to look up to.<p>So if we have plus-size women modeling clothes, why not have …

Why you should wait to jailbreak iOS 7

An iOS 7 jailbreak has been released by the evasi0n team. What's more, it's untethered and will work on any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad that can run …

Jailbreak for iOS 7 is out, but proceed with caution

iOS 7 officially has an untethered jailbreak. The comprehensive new tool, provided by the Evasi0n team, allows users to jailbreak all iOS devices running versions 7.0 to 7.0.4. The team also promises that the process can be done in five minutes. Be careful, though. Cydia app store creator Jay …

The Top Video Games Of 2014

2014 is the first real year of what can now safely be referred to as “current-gen” video games. The era of the Xbox 360 and PS3 is drawing to a close and a new epoch is beginning. Even the Wii U promises to come into its own in the coming year.<p>But it’s still a good year for what we can now start …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

The Verge at work: making perfect pictures on your iPhone

The Verge at Work <i>is a series about process. We’re not scientists, and we’re not gurus, we’re just trying to get some work done. The solutions presented here are highly personal, and highly personalized. Not the only way, but our way.</i><p>I’m in love with the photo-making process: from the click of the …

Oppo R1 smartphone arrives in China with a bright camera and high style

It's tough to stand out in the mid-range Android crowd, but Oppo may have found a way to separate itself from the pack. Its newly launched R1 smartphone carries a gold-effect metal frame that adds a touch of class around the 5-inch screen. Camera quality may also lure in a few buyers. The R1 …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

HP reportedly may launch cheap, big smartphones by the end of this year

Reporting on HP's desire to return to the smartphone market, sources tell <i>The Information</i> that the company plans to release new six- and seven-inch phones by the end of the year. The devices will be aimed at such emerging markets as India, China, and the Philippines, and will be sold off contract …

Target May Be Liable For Up To $3.6 Billion From Credit Card Data Breach

This is not exactly the merriest of times for Target. Last week the retailer revealed that credit card data from 40 million customers had been stolen. Now it looks like the giant retailer could be liable for up to $3.6 billion.<p>Target could face a $90 fine for each cardholder’s data compromised, …

BlackBerry's latest casualty: Two unreleased phones

2013 continues to be a downer year for the company formerly known as Research In Motion. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has just uncovered a tidbit in BlackBerry's latest earnings report that states <i>two unreleased phones</i> had to be cancelled due to poor sales of its existing handsets. Apparently code-named …