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Order a living 'Game of Thrones' dire wolf (almost)

Before "Game of Thrones" became a pop culture phenomenon, pretty much the only people thinking about dire wolves were historians and paleontologists. Canus dirus means "fearsome dog." The massive wolfy creatures are long extinct, but they've gained a new popularity through the "Game of Thrones" …

BlackBerry: BB10 is stealing customers away from rivals

It's not just the BlackBerry faithful signing up for the<p>BlackBerry Z10.<p>More than half of the customers snapping up a Z10 -- 55 percent -- are coming from a different platform, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said during a conference call today.<p>Heins wouldn't go into detail about the breakdown of …

Get a 1TB portable USB 3.0 hard drive for $39.99

How much do you hate rebates?<p>They're as bad as root canals and tax returns.<br>• A lot, but if it's an especially good deal, I'll deal with it.<br>• Don't mind them at all. They're a great way to save!<p>If you answered with No. 1, thanks for stopping by, I'll see you tomorrow. Everyone else, listen up.<p>For a …

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Google Nexus 7 with mobile data review

I've owned too many tablets over the last three years, and not a single one has had cellular connectivity. I've always bought the Wi-Fi model because I don't want to pay for extra data, I don't want to be beholden to yet another data plan or contract, and don't I already have this great phone in my …

Casio G-Shock GB-6900 Bluetooth watch review

In the past year we've seen a flurry of interest in the idea of a connected watch, coming from everyone from established players like Nike and Fossil, to startups like Allerta with its Pebble Smartwatch. For the most part, everyone has been working on making devices that out-"smart" one another — …

Nexus 4 review

Getting the Nexus 4 for review was something of a treat for me. I've been anticipating the arrival of a follow-up (and upgrade) from the company's previous flagship device — the Galaxy Nexus — for a handful of very specific reasons. In fact, I've held off on moving to other, excellent devices with …

HTC One review

The Android market has changed radically in the past couple of years. Where we once had a spec war, with manufacturers racing to release ever-more powerful smartphones as quickly as possible, now it’s turning into a marketing battle — and Samsung is winning by a mile. HTC, by comparison, isn’t …

Samsung Galaxy S III review

How do you review a phone like the Galaxy S III? It’s already been subject to so much speculation, exposure, and early judgment — some of it coming from myself, admittedly — that it feels overwhelming to try and condense what it means to everyone into a single treatise. To Samsung, it’s the new …

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (15-inch)

Though Apple quietly discontinued the 17-inch MacBook Pro this week, hardly a tear was shed. In fact, the company went out of its way to replace the ultra-premium tier with something even more covetous — namely, a 15-inch MacBook Pro with such a pixel-dense screen that the company put “Retina …

Asus Transformer Pad (TF300T) review

The Asus Transformer Prime has been the standard-setting Android tablet ever since it came out last year. It's well-made and beautifully designed, has a screaming fast Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, and after an update it runs Android 4.0, a much-improved version of the operating system.<p>At $499, though, …

iPad mini review

The iPad mini has arrived — and so has our review. Just last week, Apple introduced the world to the newest member of its wildly successful tablet line, an adorable, diminutive slate with a 7.9-inch display. It even had an adorable ad to show along with it: an iPad mini joining in with a full-sized …

Sony RX1 review: shooting like a pro with a pocket-sized camera

It’s hard to shoot pictures in the dark. You typically have the choice of either taking a blurry, dim photo, or using a flash and ruining the ambiance. So you buy a DSLR and an appropriately bright lens, but then you're toting around a big, clunky, and very obvious camera setup. But what if you …

iPhone 5 review

Ah, to review the iPhone 5; what a blessing, and what a curse. It's actually funny to think that there was a time not that long ago that the iPhone wasn't even a <i>thing</i>, let alone an iconic part of pop culture. A time when an Apple-made phone was just a fantasy; a blogger's fever-dream; a secret …

Review: Velodyne vFree Bluetooth headphones

With the vPulse in-ear monitor, Velodyne managed a trick most other headphone brands haven’t—it created a big-bass headphone that didn’t sound dull. …

Review: Oppo BDP-105 universal disc player

When I reviewed Oppo’s BDP-93 — the company’s first universal player to support Blu-ray 3D and high-rez FLAC audio playback — I wrapped things up by …

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Canon claims that the Rebel SL1 is the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR camera. For instance, it’s 25% smaller and lighter than the Rebel T4i, but …

Holiday Gift Guide: TVs

Seeing as it's the essential piece of your home theater setup, you'll face few household decisions as stressful as deciding on the HDTV you'll be staring at for the next several years. Big or small? Plasma or LCD? Where does 3D fall on the priority list? The holiday season typically isn't the best …

Is Microsoft merging Windows RT into Windows 8 for "Blue" update?

Microsoft’s Surface Pro makes sense for customers. It takes the power – and app support – of an Ultrabook, and combines it with the body of a tablet. …

Wacom Cintiq 13HD Multi Touch Tablet

Posted in Tech<p>Wacom is quite known on the graphic design scene for innovative products like the Cintiq 24HD and their Inkling Sketch Pen, but it …

How Does Google Glass Feel

Really fantastic video showing what Google Glass feels like. Truly wonderful to see an experience through someone else’s point of view.

Breakdown: Jaguar XKR-S GT

Isn't it good to be rich AND fast? Roll over the points to see our breakdown.

Quirky Beat Booster

This upcoming product from Quirky is a thoughtfully designed Bluetooth stereo. Slide its two speakers apart to reveal a dock for iOS devices, with …

Sun and Cloud Self-Generating Digital Camera

A self-generating digital camera? That means it’s capable of self-generated power by its own solar panel or charged manually with a hand crank. Don’t …

The Pocket Spotlight

The Pocket Spotlight is the next best thing to sun-controlling superpowers. It is a a continuous light source you can mount to your phone’s headphone …

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard case adds solid protection to your iPad’s screen as well as a functional full keyboard. With its magnetic hinge, …

Astronaut Chandelier

Breakdown: Lansky Tactical Apocalypse Survival Kit

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Achievements That Would Make Kobe Bryant Even More Legendary

The achievements that would make Kobe Bryant even more legendary include those that aren't even considered for traditional stars.<p>As the most interesting man in basketball, Bryant has accomplished everything else.<p>At this point in his career, however, a sixth NBA championship to match the league's …

Miami Heat's Snapped Winning Streak Humbles Defending Champs at Right Time

The Miami Heat’s epic 27-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt on Wednesday night, as the Chicago Bulls were able to pull away—at home—for a 101-97 victory.<p>Miami’s run, which began back on Feb. 3, was the second longest in NBA history—six off the 33-game mark that the 1971-72 Los Angeles …