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Meet the new Apple

While I watched Apple's WWDC 2014 opening keynote on Monday morning, I couldn't stop thinking about the infectious mixture of fun and confidence everyone onstage seemed to be exuding. It was something new for this era of Apple, and it felt like a mirror image of the announcements being made. The …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don’t let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person (time travel is, after all, very complicated). If your question for somebody in 2001 was “What will the …

Inbox hero: inside Mailbox's master plan to make email suck less

“Who in their right mind would build an email client?” Gentry Underwood asked himself nearly two years ago. At the time, it was a fact of life that email sucked. Nobody cared about rethinking email. So he built an email client.<p>At launch, Mailbox generated so much hype that nearly 1 million people …

Samsung: Our 'next big thing' ads drove Apple's marketing chief 'crazy'

Samsung's "Next Big Thing" advertising campaign, which frequently cracked fun at people standing in line outside of Apple stores for product launches, drove Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller crazy. That's according to Samsung, which is in the process of drawing out volumes of internal Apple …

Google Maps is overrun with Pokémon for April Fools', and you can catch 'em all

Google has been experimenting with augmented reality for a few years now, but never in such an ambitious way as it's announcing today... sort of. For April Fools' Day this year, Google has created a video advertising an augmented reality Pokémon game loosely tied into Google Maps. In Google's …

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review

Windows 8.1 is in the throes of an identity crisis. The operating system meant to usher in the future of computing found itself mired in the present, installed on laptops and desktops where its hyper-connected, touch-friendly interface didn’t fit quite so well. Microsoft has steadily added back …

Jony Ive on design, copying, and Apple's future

Apple's senior vice president of design Jony Ive has given an extensive interview to the UK paper <i>The Sunday Times</i>. The interview, which is available online to <i>Times</i> subscribers, covers his design philosophies, his close relationship with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and his expectations for the …

Google wants to let Android and iOS gamers play together

Google Play game services, the backend that powers online features for many Android games, is expanding significantly to iOS. In an announcement timed for the Game Developers Conference this week, Google says it's bringing turn-based and real-time multiplayer capabilities to iOS. Should developers …

LG G Pro 2 review: the evolutionary process

Iterate and update. That's the mantra of the smartphone world these days. Where radical design changes between generations of phones might have been commonplace just a year or so ago, most manufacturers are sticking with designs that work and iterating on them with each generation. You can see that …

New Android homescreen app says context is everything

EverythingMe exits beta with grand visions of "Smartphone 2.0"<p>Contextual apps and services are considered by many to be the next big frontier in mobile devices. Google has been pushing the benefits of contextual data with Google Now in Android and iOS, while Apple has integrated similar services to …

Watch Apple's tribute to 30 years of Mac, shot entirely with iPhones

Apple has released a new video celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mac. The company says the below clip was shot entirely with iPhones over the course of a single day. 15 camera crews were sent out across the world on January 24th with the goal of documenting "people doing amazing things with Apple …

Oppo N1 review: CyanogenMod goes legit

If you’ve ever owned an Android phone and have even lightly explored the world of custom ROMs and modifications, chances are you’ve seen the name CyanogenMod. It is the most popular variant of Android available through the modding community, and it’s been loved by its supporters for its rapid …

The striking Pebble Steel could change your mind about smartwatches

CES 2013 was the big coming-out party for the original Pebble smartwatch and now, a year later, CES 2014 is hosting the launch of the startup's second device, the Pebble Steel. It costs $100 more than the original — which will continue to be available as the entry-level Pebble — and adds a touch of …

Our first look at LG’s new webOS TV and curved 105-inch UHDTV

The swanky new software and the epic new hardware<p>It's rare, if ever, for TV software to be the most anticipated debut at a big CES press event, but that's exactly what LG's webOS interface achieved ahead of the company's presser today. Alas, we weren't allowed to touch LG's Magic Remote, which will …

Samsung reveals a wild bendable TV prototype and its curved, 105-inch Ultra HD TV

Samsung has made a habit of demoing some off-the-wall television designs at CES, and this year is no different. The strangest new design is a wild 85-inch prototype that the company's simply calling the "Bendable TV." The demo unit switched between a flat panel and a curved screen at the touch of a …

Hands-on with Jolla, the Nokia that could have been

What if Nokia hadn't abandoned MeeGo in favor of Windows Phone?<p>The Nokia N9 deserved better. Introduced in the middle of 2011, Nokia's one and only MeeGo phone offered a refreshing mix of original software and striking new hardware. It was, however, quickly swept aside by the Finnish company's …

Nike FuelBand SE review: more social features, much longer battery life

Nike's new FuelBand is now out, and following a few weeks of running in parks, walking around exhibition halls and the occasional all-out exercise session, well, I'm pretty tired. Fortunately, I only needed to charge Nike's new wearable once in my first eight days of use. Indeed, that's the main …

Flipboard finally makes its appearance on Windows 8.1

Fans of Flipboard's curated content experience that are running Windows 8.1 have had to go without a native app on their Microsoft-powered machines, until today. That's right folks, after promising it was coming, the app is finally here. And with it comes the ability to pin specific sections, …

PS4, unboxed.

Nexus 5 review: the best phone $350 can buy

When you're shopping for a smartphone, what do you expect to get for less than $400 without a contract? Certainly not a top-of-the-line device, right? Until recently, that kind of price has been reserved for devices that were mid-range at best, or entry-level at worst. Ever since the gorgeous and …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

iPad Air review

Let's murder a metaphor.<p>In June of 2010, two months after Apple had shipped the first iPad, Steve Jobs sat on stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D8 conference and compared tablets and PCs to cars and trucks.<p>“PCs are going to be like trucks,” said Jobs. "They’re still going to be …

Nexus 5 review

In this review of the Nexus 5, I will attempt to answer one simple question: is Google capable of making a flagship, best-in-class smartphone it can sell for $349 off-contract? And I don't just mean a nice, okay, swell, good, decent, better-than-the-last-one phone. I mean a phone that stacks up …

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