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20 years of Pokémon crammed into a single incredible GIF

<i>Pokémon</i> turned 20 this year. As such, we’ve had a flood of nostalgic news and fan made content to celebrate the watermark.<p>One of the better ones is …

How to keep your unlimited Verizon data plan

Keeping your unlimited Verizon data plan these days is tricky, but not impossible.<p>Last year, I picked up a new iPhone 6 for my main Verizon line while keeping my grandfathered unlimited data plan with mobile hotspot access. I'm not too proud to admit that was a major coup on my part. Like most …

How to enable Exoplayer in your mobile YouTube app

So someone found how to force the YouTube app to use Exoplayer, and provided a guide for doing it. Hooray! But what is Exoplayer? And why would I …

Yes, This Samsung Gear Live is Running Windows 95

Believe it or not, those Android Wear devices are actually packing some pretty proficient components inside their tiny shells. In fact, some of them …

Windows 95 on a Smartwatch?

Do you remember Windows 95, the revolutionary update to the Windows desktop software that brought us Internet explorer and other desktop …

Steve Ballmer wrote Windows' first Ctrl-Alt-Delete message (updated)

Whether Microsoft likes it or not, Windows' blue screen messages are iconic -- they're universal signs that something really bad has happened to your software. But who wrote the original Ctrl-Alt-Delete message that would grace the screens of sick PCs worldwide? None other than Steve Ballmer, …

Revert to Stock Recovery Effortless with Simple Recovery Switcher

Android updates released as OTA packages are very easy to apply, but they also cause major headaches to custom ROM lovers. Every time an OTA comes …

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have seen!

comedy_nose<p>A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses …

First computer with a mouse could sell for £25,000

The Apple Lisa 1 was a commercial failure when it launched in 1983, but could now sell at auction for £25,000<p>A rare Apple computer, which was the first ever computer to come with a mouse, is expected to fetch £25,000 ($42,000) when it goes under the hammer in Germany next month.<p>The Apple Lisa 1 was …

Monowheels: the coolest deathtrap on one wheel

Well sir, there's nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-foot monowheel. It's on our list of ideas from early 20th century …

Mind-blowing music machine created with Lego

Programmer and artist Alex Allmont has used Lego Technic to create an incredibly complex analogue kinetic sculpture that plays minimal house</i> …

Hidden codes for your Android device you probably didn't know

Baked deep into Android is a bunch of secret codes that will enable of a variety of statistics and settings on your device that you probably didn’t …

Look inside a nuclear silo where floppy disks are high tech

In the aftermath of a major cheating scandal, the US Air Force is on a PR offensive. A CBS News crew recently toured a nuclear control center in order to shoot a segment for <i>60 Minutes</i>. In a behind-the-scenes video released online, CBS' Lesley Stahl talks through her experience touring the facility, …

Smart leg brace locks and unlocks knee automatically

NeLo is a flexible leg brace that uses sensor data to help polio patients -- and people with sports injuries -- lock and unlock their knees when …

Leica's T mirrorless camera is built from a solid brick of aluminum

Leica's been making cameras for a full century this year, and to celebrate, it's just now getting around to releasing an interchangeable-lens camera that you might actually be able to afford... until you factor in the glass. Priced around $1,850 (without a lens), the T looks like a camera that you …

The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2018

Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools. Many free third-party apps are more effective at keeping you …

Samsung explains what makes the Galaxy S5 display so good to look at

Samsung has run through some of the major features of the display on the Galaxy S5. These include some subtle things like contrast enhancement in …

New 10-inch 4K display from JDI could appear on the Xperia Z3 Tablet

Click for full size<p>The steady march towards 4K on mobile devices continues, with Japan Display Inc (JDI) announcing the availability of its first 10.1-inch tablet display of 4K resolution.<p>JDI is now shipping samples of the new IPS LCD panel, which features a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, qualifying …

Android smartphone manufacturers keen to embrace 64-bit, says ARM

64-bit is a term that you’ll probably be hearing a lot more about in the mobile space over the next year or two. ARM’s new V8 architecture and chips are scheduled to appear sometime this year, Intel has been working on its own 64-bit kernel, and, of course, there’s Apple’s overemphasis on its own …

Galaxy S5 already 0.7% of Android devices, claims study

How popular is the Galaxy S5? Samsung’s latest flagship has broken its release date in South Korea, been widely hyped and anticipated stateside, and …

JDI reveals power-effecient 10.1-inch 4K2K LCD module

The age of Ultra HD displays will soon be descending upon our mobile devices and Japan Display Inc., also known as JDI, wants to be at the forefront …

Sony brings Background Defocus feature to Google Play Store

As part of its efforts to move more and more of non-critical functionality to Google’s app market system, Sony has published its Background defocus …

Samsung explains why (it thinks) the Galaxy S5’s display is better

We already knew that the display on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is outstanding, both from our own hands-on time with the device and from the glowing assessment published by the experts at DisplayMate.<p>Now Samsung tries to hammer the point home with a post detailing some of the technical specifications of …

Samsung explains new tech in the gorgeous Galaxy S5 display

We’ve already know all the specs on Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S5 and that includes its gorgeous 1920 x 1080, 5.1” FHD Super AMOLED with a pixel density of 432 ppi. It’s definitely a step up from any Samsung smartphone before it, and today the company took some time to explain exactly what it’s …

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarbonate. …

The OnePlus One smartphone is a denim-clad $299 Cyanogen monster

OnePlus, the startup founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has unveiled its first smartphone, the OnePlus One. It's a powerful effort, with a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel f/2 camera unit, and bottom-facing stereo speakers designed with …

Samsung Galaxy S5 water resistance demonstrated

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with an IP67 certification. That means the handset is protected against dust and water. Specifically, the 6 means a …

Samsung prototypes show smartphones with 2K displays and an Exynos SoC

The build up to a flagship handset’s launch is always filled with various rumors, leaks, and speculations about hardware, and this year’s Samsung Galaxy S5 was certainly no exception. Although all the speculation regarding 2K (2560×1440) displays, the 64-bit octa-core CPU, or a premium version of …

Watch as an Oculus Rift takes itself apart

If you've been following the virtual reality scene in the past year, you probably already know that the Oculus Rift raised almost $2.5 million on Kickstarter. You probably <i>also</i> know that its 100-degree field of view is three times that of a traditional desktop monitor. However, you likely haven't …

Nintendo's Original Game Boy Turns 25

On April 21, 1989, Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan. It was built like a brick and rendered a mixture of black and gray pixels on a muddy green background. The console wasn’t light, slender or powerful, but it was the trigger for a new culture around video games and changed people’s …