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Display guru pens glowing review of the Galaxy S5’s screen

We’ve often featured Raymond Soneira’s Technology Shoot-Outs analyses on <i>Android Authority</i>, and for good reason. Head of DisplayMate Inc., Soneira is one of the few display experts that regularly takes the time to look at major new devices and offer reviews based on actual measurements. In a world …

Phones

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 preview: simpler in some ways, more 'glam' in others

Once a year, Samsung takes some of its best material and slaps it together into a premium flagship model called the Galaxy S. While 2014's version -- the S5 -- came a bit earlier in the year than some earlier iterations, we're no less excited to see it become the star of the show at Mobile World …

Acid house and the dawn of a rave new world

Several years ago, for the 20th anniversary of acid house and Britain's "second summer of love", I interviewed some of the main players of those early days for the <i>Observer Music Monthly</i> magazine. It was a brief oral history, weaving together snippets from the main DJs, promoters and original …

Airbnb ups safety, now requires working smoke detectors, first aid kits

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Airbnb residents will probably be able to breathe a little easier now that the company announced today that all listed rooms …

Samsung Shape M7 review: Samsung's sweet-sounding Sonos alternative - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Samsung Shape M7</b> wireless audio system is the best competitor to Sonos yet, with reliable audio streaming and a simple-to-use app. The M7 speaker sounds better than the similarly-priced Sonos Play:3 and has a few bonus features, including built-in Bluetooth, playback of hi-res files and …

Audiophile

Sony Should Have Been A Digital Contender

News out today confirms that Sony has indeed sold off its Vaio PC arm, ending 17 years in the personal computer business. And that CEO Kazuo Hirai has also decided to separate the TV division into a standalone unit in order to better heal it. Although he insists for now that Sony has no plans to …

Why your brain needs breaks from work

As if we really needed more science to tell us to take a break from work. We already know how important things like frequent walks, meditation …

The Brain

Pro Tips Every PS4 Owner Should Know

I wouldn’t go so far as to call this a fact, or even a theory, but I have a thought that will eventually become relevant to the topic at hand. I …

Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

Log Out, An Inspirational Comic by The Oatmeal

“Log Out,” a recent comic by Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal, encourages readers to step away from the computer and go outside — unless, of course, it’s …

Two Espressos Enhance Your Long-Term Memory

Many of us would he hard-pressed to function without our morning coffee, but now there's compelling evidence that it could actually help enhance your …

Samsung: Galaxy S5 due by April, maybe with iris scanner

The Korean company's next-generation flagship Android phone will be more distinctive than predecessors. Also coming: a smaller, more powerful Gear successor.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S5 will be stylistically distinct from S3 and S4 predecessors, and the next-generation flagship Android phone could include …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

Our Favorite Android, iOS and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Feel that holiday spirit in the air? It smells like pine trees and whatever toy parents are beating each other up over this year. Share the giving …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

ZeroLemon Note 3 10,000 mAh extended battery now available for $59

The Galaxy Note 3 is already a great option if you’re looking for a long-life smartphone that can take you through a day of heavy usage without breaking a sweat.<p>But the 3,200 mAh battery on the Note 3 is <i>puny</i> compared to the tablet-like 10,000 mAh delivered by ZeroLemon’s new extended battery pack. …

Gear & Gadgets

Which HDD Size Should You Upgrade To?

So it’s happened for many of you (not all of you) but the PlayStation 4 has hit the shelves and passed into your greedy little game playing hands. …

Why 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' May Be The Best Video Game Of 2013

First things first, I haven’t made up my mind yet when it comes to handing out my much-coveted Game of the Year award.<p>But I’ve been mulling over the many great games I played this year, and one keeps rearing its skull-and-bones-adorned banner: <i>Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag</i>.<p>I’m surprised by this. …

How much faster is a PlayStation 4 with an SSD?

We've known for a long time that users will be able to swap out the hard drive in Sony's PlayStation 4 for another model, but what type of drive makes for the best replacement? <i>Tested</i> recently ran a side-by-side test with a trio of drives to determine which offers the best performance and value. A …

IRL: the Samsung Galaxy Round is a curved Note 3 that costs way too much

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>Flat smartphones are <i>so</i> early 2013; concave is the new hotness. At least, that's what Samsung and LG might have …

19 Signs You Need To Unplug From Your Smartphone

Are you attached to your digital devices? If the thought of being disconnected makes you sweat, you're not alone. Americans are spending more time than ever with their screens, logging an average of more than five hours per day.<p>So how do you curb your addiction? Whether you're addicted to Facebook …

US carriers reportedly oppose Samsung building anti-theft 'kill switch' into smartphones

Major US wireless carriers have rejected the idea of a "kill switch" security measure being added to Samsung's popular Android phones, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. San Francisco district attorney George Gascón has been negotiating with Samsung to add tighter anti-theft features to its products, …

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Costs $381 to Build — Only $18 Under Retail Price — In Teardown

When PlayStation 3 was first released by electronics giant Sony in 2006, it was sold at a loss with the hope of making money back on individual games.<p>…