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Pebble Steel review: business class

It’s hard to imagine, but the best smartwatch you can buy isn’t from Apple, or Google, or Microsoft, or Samsung.<p>It’s from tiny Pebble, a hardware startup that so captured the hearts and minds of gadget fans in 2012 that it shattered Kickstarter records on its way to millions in crowdsourced …

The Secret to Weight Loss Might Be Poop Transplants From Skinny People

As unlikely as it might seem, fecal transplants are actually turning out to be the stuff dreams are made of. And apparently, this magical poop …

Microbiology

Acer Liquid S2 hands on at IFA

Voila! Ballmer says Elop a candidate for Microsoft CEO

In a comment that should surprise no one, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Tuesday that Nokia's Stephen Elop is a candidate to replace him.<p>"Stephen will go from external [candidate] to internal," Ballmer told the Seattle Times, though he also said the Microsoft board will evaluate all …

Windows Phone

Ten Reasons To Love The Xbox One Operating System

Sony’s PlayStation family received a majority of the positive attention from Gamescom this week, but Microsoft also deserves special mention for an important reason: the Xbox One operating system. It’s still in a pre-release state, though you’d easily mistake it for a finished product. Its design …

Destiny and PS4 top Gamescom Awards 2013, attendance hits 340,000

The Gamescom 2013 winners were announced today, crowning the PlayStation 4 with Best Hardware of show, giving <i>Destiny</i> the most game awards — including "Best of Gamescom" — and pinning <i>Titanfall</i>, <i>Mario Kart 8</i> and The Elder Scrolls Online with two awards each.<p>Bungie's upcoming cross-platform sci-fi …

Is Panic from Atlanta Falcons Fans Warranted?

Cynics will tell you that you’re crazy for putting too much thought into what happens in NFL preseason action. Number-crunchers will tell you that the Atlanta Falcons went 1-3 in last year’s preseason and finished the season 13-3 and went on to the NFC Championship Game.<p>After Saturday’s 27-16 loss …

Football (U.S.)