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Privacy-focused Blackphone 2 encrypts calls and messages by default

Silent Circle has unveiled its sequel to the Blackphone, promising a combination of security and style<p>Blackphone 2, the sequel to the privacy-focused Blackphone, has launched today, promising to protect users against government surveillance and cyber attacks without compromising on …

Microsoft is preparing to take on Google Cardboard with VR Kit

After Google paved the way for low-cost VR experiences on mobile with its Cardboard program, Microsoft is following in the search giant’s footsteps with its own effort for Windows devices.<p>The company is wooing developers to attend a hackathon in Russia that’s scheduled on October 17. It’s inviting …

Apple sells record 13 million iPhones in first weekend for 6S, 6S Plus

The iPhone phenomenon endures.<p>Apple said Monday it sold 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus units from Friday through Sunday, the first three days of sales.<p>The tally represents a record for Apple, which sold 10 million iPhones over the same period a year ago when the previous models hit stores.<p>This …

Hands-on with North Korea's Operating System

North Korea has its own national desktop operating system and the very latest version, called Red Star 3.0, has leaked online, giving us a rare glimpse into what happens when you build something like an entire operating system in isolation.<p>Red Star 2.0 resembled Windows, but this new version has a …

North Korea

I bought a fake Apple Watch for $27 at CES

LAS VEGAS— It will likely be at least two months before the highly anticipated Apple Watch hits shelves, but at least one company has already made a …

Philips Unveils Lightning-Based Fidelio NC1L Noise Canceling Headphones With No Need for Batteries

Philips today added to its lineup of Lightning-equipped headphones with the new Fidelio NC1L. Similar to its predecessor the Fidelio M2L, the NC1L headphones use a 24-bit digital to analog converter to provide high-quality audio playback.<p>As detailed by <i>The Verge</i>, the Fidelio NC1L headphones plug …

Headphones

The LG WebOS smartwatch is real, and reportedly launching in 2016

Thanks to a connected car demo from Audi at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, you can take a look at LG’s newest smartwatch, which is running …

PlayStation 4 launch in China delayed indefinitely

Sony is delaying the launch of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in China due to “various factors,” including prolonged negotiations with local authorities, reports Reuters.<p>The PS4 was slated to go on sale in China on Jan 11, along with the portable PS Vita. By then, the console will already have …

China

Windows 10’s new browser will have the most advanced features ever

This is Spartan<p>Microsoft is planning to radically overhaul its web browser in Windows 10. Sources familiar with the company’s Windows plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the new browser, codenamed Spartan, will include a host of new features not found in rival browsers. Chief among the plans for Spartan is …

Apple expands cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c availability to India

After introducing the iPhone 5c last fall in 16GB and 32GB variants at launch, Apple later added a cheaper and admittedly space-constrained version in a number of non-US markets around the globe. Apple’s position on the device’s purpose was that it offers a more attractive price while still …

Bet on Sports | Online Betting Site Betway

Online betting site Betway<p>From the first kick to the last stride. Every shot, every point, every race, every win – experience it like never before at …

Hamilton and Rosberg: On a collision course?

<b>It was the weekend when the gloves well and truly came off.</b><p>Nico Rosberg beat his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win the Monaco Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday, but what really mattered was what had happened in qualifying the previous day.<p>Rosberg had run wide on his final lap …

Lewis Hamilton: Boss Niki Lauda will sort issue with Nico Rosberg

<b>Mercedes boss Niki Lauda says he will talk to Lewis Hamilton before the next race in Canada to smooth over the tense situation within the team.</b><p>Hamilton accused team-mate Nico Rosberg of deliberately going off the Monaco track to stop him challenging for pole.<p>"I'll speak to him and I guarantee it …

Motor Racing

The New Apple Store In Istanbul Is Absolutely Beautiful

According to Dezeen, Foster first started working for Apple in 2009, when he received a cold call from Steve Jobs himself. Jobs reportedly told the architect, "Hi Norman, I need some help." Apple was looking for someone to design its new campus at the time, and Foster + Partners was soon …

Apple Store

Following Microsoft, Sony's PlayStation business officially enters China

It's only been about a month since Microsoft announced that it'll be bringing the Xbox to China come September, courtesy of the local government lifting its somewhat lax ban on imported video games and consoles. Today, Sony finally confirmed that the PlayStation will indeed be joining Redmond's …

Apple reportedly 'freaked out' about the drunken Dr. Dre video

When Dr. Dre drunkenly proclaimed himself the first billionaire in hip-hop, tacitly confirming Apple’s $3.2 billion Beats acquisition, we didn’t expect the folks at Camp Apple to be thrilled.<p>But, apparently, they seriously freaked out when they saw that video.<p>Dre’s boast is one of the reasons Apple …

This Is How Little Kids React These Days When You Show Them Old Computers

We saw them cringe when they learned what a Walkman was, and now the infamous little kids are back to learn about more old technology.<p>The Fine Brothers created another video, showing little kids what computers looked like before the days of iPhones and MacBook Airs.<p>As usual, the kids can't even …

Kids

Tencent<br />The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon

In China’s raging tech war, a winner seems ready to emerge. It’s Tencent–a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users.<p>China’s most powerful Internet company is headquartered in a bland, glassy tower in southern Shenzhen. Unlike Silicon Valley’s funky campuses, there is nothing …

HTC One mini 2 review: average by design

The HTC One is a smartphone you can fall in love with. It presents an irresistible mix of sculpted contours, gorgeous display, and fast performance. When the list of best Android phones for 2014 is drawn up, the One will be at or near the top. But the One is also expensive — a premium device at a …

Apple Considering Dramatic Overhaul of iTunes to Address Declining Music Downloads

Apple is considering a dramatic overhaul of its iTunes music store as iTunes Radio has failed to stop declining music downloads, reports <i>Billboard</i>. As reported earlier this year, the company may create an on-demand music streaming service similar to Spotify in order to boost sales as well as an …

Microsoft XP's cybersecurity problem

Microsoft will cut off support to its 12-year-old operating system Windows XP at about 1 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, leaving more than a quarter of the world’s computers effectively undefended against hackers and cybercriminals.<p>And because outdated software renders the computers that run it …

Samsung Galaxy S5 reviews suggest a mostly positive evolution, not revolution

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is due to hit stores in the U.S. later this week, and the early reviews are in. As the fifth iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy …

Microsoft is finally catching up to the future

Satya Nadella sets the stage by backtracking on Windows 8's design and rolling out a free operating system<p>"We started out as a company that was focused on developers…we’re again in that era now," proclaimed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on stage at the company’s Build conference last week. The stakes …

Sony Xperia Z2 crowned new king of mobile photography

The Sony Xperia Z2 has supplanted Nokia's 808 Pureview as the best smartphone for mobile photographers, according to an organization that analyzes camera quality.<p>Sony's latest flagship handset scored a 79 out of a possible 100 on the DxOMark Mobile scale, beating out Nokia's 808, which landed a …

Windows XP: Buried But Terrifyingly Undead

Microsoft stopped selling Windows XP in 2008 and, as of Tuesday, finally stopped supporting the 13-year-old operating system. It’s gone, buried, but …

Al Jazeera Reporters to Judge in Egypt: We're Not Terrorists

Three Al Jazeera journalists on trial for terrorism in Cairo called the charge "preposterous" on Monday and asked a judge to release them.<p>Baher …

Last Words From Missing Plane: 'Good Night Malaysian Three Seven Zero'

Malaysian authorities on Tuesday released the full transcript between the pilots of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and air traffic control.<p>The final …

Fans React to the HIMYM Finale, and It Isn't Pretty

<i>Warning: This article contains spoilers for the</i> How I Met Your Mother <i>series finale.</i><p>A nine year story came to an end Monday night during the <i>How I Met</i> …