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Microsoft’s flagship Windows phones: The details are falling into place

Leaked information about Microsoft’s upcoming flagship Windows phones has been showing up this summer, but some new information today fills in some important gaps.<p>Microsoft is working on a pair of phones — right now codenamed Cityman and Talkman — that will showcase Windows 10 and set expectations …

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Everything is awesome with this Apple Watch stand made of LEGO

My search for the perfect Apple Watch stand hasn’t gone well. There are lots of options, some of which are sort of close to shipping, others are a longways off. Some companies are shipping early orders, but for the most part the Apple Watch accessory market is at a standstill. Maybe it has …

DNA pro: A Powerful Pair of Headphones from Monster

I had the opportunity to try the <b>DNA Pro 2.0 Over-Ear Headphones ($299.95)</b> courtesy of Monster. I liked the use of high-end materials like carbon fiber and, most importantly, it does the job that headphones should do: produce great sound. I also liked that they are easily collapsible for travel, as …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Here’s how to unlock your phone under the new rules

New rules governing U.S. wireless carriers went into full effect on Wednesday, although many carriers had been following the guidelines for nearly a …

Human Soul Found? Quantum Theory Of Consciousness ‘Orch OR’ Claims Both Science And Religion Are True

Has the human soul been found by science? A controversial quantum theory of consciousness called “Orch OR” (which stands for “orchestrated objective …

Blindfolded gamer goes undefeated through Punch-Out!! — including Mike Tyson

At Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, a blindfolded run through <i>Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!</i> made for some of the most spellbinding video games theater people would see the rest of the year. But the challenger, Sinister1, didn't defeat the title star, the game's ultimate boss.<p>At the time Sinister1 noted …

Samurai Gunn comes to Mac today, along with a big update

Beau Blyth's multiplayer action game <i>Samurai Gunn</i> is now available for Mac OS X, as is a pretty substantial update for the Windows PC version.<p>The four-player competitive action game, in which samurai battle with lightning fast sword slashing and a gun with just three bullets, was released on PC in …

Mind vs. Machine

In the race to build computers that can think like humans, the proving ground is the Turing Test—an annual battle between the world’s most advanced artificial-intelligence programs and ordinary people. The objective? To find out whether a computer can act “more human” than a person. In his own …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use AirDrop

With Yosemite and iOS 8 you can use AirDrop to share files between your Mac and iOS devices. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices. Continuity also includes Handoff, Instant Hotspot, iPhone Cellular Calls and SMS Relay.<p>Initially …

MacBook Air

Check out this sea of MacBooks at Microsoft’s Windows 10 event

Microsoft showed off a few neat concepts at yesterday’s Windows 10 conference. But while looking at the stage showed a company secure about its place in the tech world, turning around and facing the audience revealed a very different picture: a room full to bursting with MacBook-wielding …

Windows 10

Nvidia targets Dota 2 and League of Legends players with new $199 graphics card

The GeForce GTX 960 brings the second generation of Maxwell graphics to the mainstream<p>The rise in popularity of Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games like <i>Dota 2</i> and <i>League of Legends</i> hasn't escaped Nvidia's notice, and the latest graphics card from the company comes with an earnest love note …

The Witcher Battle Arena launches this week on Android, iOS

<i>The Witcher Battle Arena</i>, the multiplayer online battle arena title from Fuero Games and CD Projekt Red, will be released Jan. 22 on Android and iOS, CD Projekt Red announced today.<p>Set in the universe of Andrzej Sapkowski's famed fantasy stories, <i>The Witcher Battle Arena</i> is a free-to-play MOBA …

Mortal Kombat X gives us our first look at Kung Lao and Kitana in action

<i>Mortal Kombat X</i> will see the return of two familiar <i>Mortal Kombat 2</i>-era fighters, Kung Lao and Kitana, according to a new gameplay trailer for NetherRealm's fighting game.<p>The Kung Lao of <i>Mortal Kombat X</i> will wear many hats, as he's shown with deadly headwear variations that include a smooth, razor …

How A Scientist Plans To Use Gamers To Map The Human Brain

But it's an online game Seung helped develop, called EyeWire, that could provide a breakthrough way to map the organ.<p>The game is similar to similar to Foldit, an online puzzle game about protein folding.<p>Instead of a single scientist painstakingly tracing neural pathways, a task the New York Times …

Amazon Made This Man Wealthy — Here's How His New Company Will Try To Take It On

Quidsi's founders, Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara, made a killing, but the sale wasn't entirely sweet.<p>Before the acquisition, Amazon had more-or-less declared a pricing war against Diapers.com. Amazon started offering deep discounts on diapers. Not long after Amazon started its aggressive price …

The Holocaust film that was too shocking to show

Photograph: Peter Stackpole/The Life Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Alfred Hitchcock in 1939.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/9/1420820797055/6aee9df2-2852-4f84-8d63-4d864a601c28-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Peter Stackpole/The Life Picture Collection/Getty …

Steve Jobs gave the iPhone its grand unveiling 8 years ago today

The iPhone has become such a major part of our existence, a piece of technology that we almost take for granted, that it’s difficult to remember a time when we were instead tapping away at our Moto Q, Palm Treo and Nokia E62 handsets.<p>But while the iPhone has gone on to revolutionize our lives (and …

IPhone 8

Philips’ noise-canceling Lightning headphones don’t need batteries

It was Philips that managed to beat, err, Beats to the first Lightning headphones last year, and at CES the company has taken it to the next level: announcing a new $299 pair that also offers noise cancellation.<p>Called the Fidelio NC1L, the battery-free headphones plug straight into iOS devices …

Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunner pulls off marriage proposal without dying

At Awesome Games Done Quick, the charity video game speedrunning event that's being livestreamed all week, a speedrunner who goes by the name "Jackafur" pulled off a doubly impressive feat: He beat Treasure's <i>Mischief Makers</i> in a little over an hour in a 100 percent run and pulled off an effective …

Watch a pair of speedrunners get engaged live during Awesome Games Done Quick

Few things are more romantic than a speedrun of the obscure Nintendo 64 platforming game Mischief Makers. It is so romantic that it even encouraged the man running the game to propose to his girlfriend.<p>Mischief Makers speedrunner Jackafur paused during a lengthy cutscene to say a few things. He …

Everything Wrong with Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

Man-made ligament could replace ruptured ACLs

If you follow sports at all, then you've probably heard about athletes rupturing their ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament. It connects the femur to …

Northwestern University

iOS dev pays off his parents’ mortgage for Christmas

Riding high on the success of his iPhone video editing app Videoshop, developer Joe Riquelme decided to splurge on his parents for Christmas.<p>How much did he splurge? Let’s just say that he made every other kid on Earth look like little ingrates by comparison.<p>He paid off his parents’ <i>mortgage</i> in …

How to Recover Missing Hard Drives in Finder - Mac

The most convenient place to access all your commonly used files/folders and connected external disks in Mac OS X is the Finder sidebar. You can add …

Operating Systems

A zealot, a rebel, but no miracle-worker: film studios plot a secular take on life of Jesus

Leading film-makers are courting controversy with plans for adaptations of provocative books about Jesus Christ that are likely to generate a backlash from traditional Christians.<p>British producer David Heyman is developing a film based on Reza Aslan’s bestselling book <i>Zealot: The Life and Times of</i> …