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In Halo 5: Guardians, Master Chief tackles his biggest enemy yet: A midlife crisis

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Saving the universe has finally taken its toll on Master Chief.<p>The iconic supersoldier will face a different kind of battle in Halo 5: Guardians, the next chapter in the Xbox-exclusive sci-fi saga. While Microsoft and developer 343 Industries revealed the name of the new game …

September Apple Retail holiday restrictions make August launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 even more unlikely

German site ifun is reporting that local Apple Store staff have been banned from taking any leave in September, the usual month for the launch of a new iPhone. No restrictions have been reported for August.<p>This would seem to scupper the unlikely but persistent rumors that have been circulating of …

Samsung smartens up Gear 2 but smart watch is tough sell

NEW YORK — Samsung unveiled the new Gear 2 smart watch only months after the company's original Galaxy Gear went on sale, all but admitting that its first techie timepiece wasn't so smart, after all.<p>But Samsung remains committed to wearable tech, and Gear 2 marks genuine improvement, even if its …

5.5-inch iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to iPhone 5s in New Photos

Following the leak of a simple case for the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6, <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> today pointed to [Google Translate] a pair of posts on <i>Rocket News 24</i> sharing photos of a physical mockup of the larger iPhone 6 model alongside an iPhone 5s. While there have been numerous renderings, cases, and …

Taskmasters: how Israeli intelligence officers helped inspire the look of iOS 7

In October 2009, at an Israeli sports training facility called the Wingate Institute, Eden Shochat walked the floor of GeekCon admiring the projects. Each year at Shochat's long-running, invite-only creative gathering, attendees are tasked with making things that are both amazing and useless. One …