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LG Tone Ultra (HBS-800) review: A favorite Bluetooth stereo headset gets better, but its price goes up - CNET

MSRP: $129.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>LG Tone Ultra HBS-800</b> is a Bluetooth stereo headset that improves on the design of the previous Tone models and is comfortable to wear. It also offers better sound (more bass, better clarity) and decent battery life, particularly when you turn the noise-canceling off.<p><b>The …

Consumer Tech

Best Android gifts under $100

The holiday season is upon us, and the mad rush to find to best gifts for your loved ones is on. Well, if you’re looking for some of the best gifts for Android users, we’ve got you covered! Don’t forget to check out our roundup of some of the best gifts for under $50, and today, we’ll be taking a …

Gear & Gadgets

Opinion

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Norway challenged the world to a chess match... and the Internet trolls won

Remember that crowd-sourced chess match we told you about earlier this week?<p>Norway was going to take on the world — via tweets. Anyone with a Norwegian Internet address could vote on Norway's moves. And anyone else could vote on the world's next move.<p>Well, Norway's Aftenposten newspaper had to pull …

China Still Has The World's Fastest Supercomputer

Earlier this week, the Top500 organization announced its semi-annual list of the Top 500 supercomputers in the world. And for the second year in a row, China’s Tianhe-2 is the world’s fastest by a long shot, maintaining its performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) …

Tech Names Dominate List of World’s Most Valued Brands as Apple and Google Top the List

Valuing brands isn’t necessarily an exact science, but each year the folks at Interbrand do their level best to engage in this sort of alchemy.<p>The …

Steam announces Family Sharing beta, for lending out your digital downloads

You probably thought family plans were just for cellular data. Well, sir or madame, you are wrong. Soon enough you'll be able to share games you purchased through Steam with your friends and family, as well. The king of downloadable gaming has just announced Steam Family Sharing, which will allow …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Sony Pictures partners with Ubisoft for 'Watch Dogs' movie

We're still months away from the release of Ubisoft's highly anticipated title <i>Watch Dogs</i>, but a movie adaptation is already barreling along. At Sony's Gamescom press event today, it was announced that Sony Pictures and production company New Regency are working together on a big-screen adaptation …

This Google Glass app can help you ace your next job interview

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>With all of the sensors in Google Glass(s goog), is it possible to provide some biofeedback that helps in stressful …

LumoBack’s latest anti-slouching sensor takes on activity trackers with new metrics

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>LumoBack launched last year on Kickstarter as a “smart” posture sensor that buzzes whenever it senses its wearer is slouching. …

Haptix seeks Kickstarter support to turn anything into a 3D multitouch surface

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Haptix<p>After the Kinect’s (s msft) explosion in popularity, navigating by gesturing about in the air is becoming a more …

CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3) Nightly ROMs Are Rolling Out For Some Devices, Including The Nexus 7 2013

<b>Update:</b> The Nexus 7 2013 build (codename "Flo") has now been posted. It's the first official CM build for the new Nexus 7.<p>ROM addicts, the time has …

Move over Huawei, there’s a new bogeyman in town and it’s called Lenovo

Western governments have long suspected Chinese computer equipment makers of being spying factories. Huawei is typically front and center in today’s allegations about Chinese corporate spying. But Lenovo, it turns out, is a longstanding shared enemy of Western spy agencies.<p>This week, the Australian …

U.S. Dept. of State

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …

Mobile

Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

<i>Low-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy</i><p>The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit inside …

Mobile Technology

Godmother of Unix admins Evi Nemeth presumed lost at sea

<b>Obit</b> The New Zealand authorities have formally called off the search for the sailing cruiser <i>Nina</i>, and say its seven-person crew, which includes Evi …

'OK Glass, Save A Life.' The Application Of Google Glass In Sudden Cardiac Death

Google Glass has made its way into healthcare. Its use in the operating room and in medical education has been profiled here. Yet the magic of Glass will be found in the applications that can make this “technology” into real-world solutions for health and medicine. It’s a bit like the smart phone …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

Customers

This Contact Lens Computer Is Like Google Glass, Without the Glasses

For those who find Google Glass indiscreet, electronic contact lenses that outfit the user's cornea with a display may one day provide an …

What Athletes Looked Like Before And After They Used Steroids

Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and many other MLB players are at the center of another scandal right now. MLB is planning to suspend up to 20 players for allegedly being connected to a Biogenesis clinic in Miami.<p>Many athletes have also used steroids to get ahead, and plenty of them have gotten …

Steroids

Most advanced Android malware threat yet

A security firm posted information about a new Android Trojan that appears unlike anything seen before when it comes to complexity and the number of malicious actions it’s able to perform.<p>Called Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, the malware is compared to malicious threats that usually target Windows, not …

Cybersecurity

HTC One, J Butterfly and DNA now have an S Off method

With great power comes great responsibility -- S Off is a reality for the HTC One, Droid DNA, and J Butterfly<p>If you're the proud owner of an HTC One, …

ELON MUSK: The 'Hyperloop' Would Be 10 Times Cheaper Than High-Speed Rail

Musk did not elaborate on an earlier description of the Hyperloop as a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table," but said it would be far faster and less expensive per mile than California's $69 billion, 520-mile project.<p>Musk said that once it's in place, that railway, …

High-speed Rail