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Sony SmartWatch 3 is now in the Play Store, "Coming Soon" for $250

A lot of new devices have arrived in the Google Play Store this week, including the new Android Wear powered Sony SmartWatch 3. The listing for the Sony SmartWatch 3 in the Google Play Store lists the device for $249.99, but has the purchase button greyed out in favor of the label “Coming Soon.”<p>The …

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iPad Mini 3 Vs iPad Mini 2: What's The Difference?

The iPad Air 2 was not the only new iPad announced today, Apple also updated the iPad mini. Surprisingly the ‘iPad mini 3’ was given virtually no stage time at the keynote with marketing head Phil Schiller showing just two slides (specs and pricing) and making a cursory reference.<p>The speculation as …

This week’s games news

Sleeping Dogs | F1 2014 | Reverse The Odds | Winx Club: Saving Alfea | MXGP | LittleBigPlanet 3<p>Games out this week include <b>Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition</b> (PS4, Xbox One, PC), an unnecessary update of the Hong Kong-based Grand Theft Auto-alike which adds slightly ropey high-resolution visuals and …

A Few Thoughts On Windows 10

<i>1, 2, 3, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, [airgap], 10!</i><p>Microsoft’s Windows 10 must patch the consumer-facing flaws present in Windows 8.x, and also bring enterprise customers into the modern era of computing. Couple that to the larger Windows trend of platform unification that Windows 10 …

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Using specially synthesized crystalline materials, scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb …

The Best USB Charger for Travel

The best USB wall charger for travel, to me, is one that’s small, outputs lots of power, and has a built-in (ideally retractable/pivotable) plug. It needs to rapidly recharge multiple devices at once, and hopefully not cost a lot.<p>Turns out, finding a charger that fits all these criteria isn’t as …

Looks Like There's A Prototype iPhone 6 On eBay

The story goes like this: A Verizon customer was sent a prototype iPhone 6 when renewing their contract and instead of returning it, the owner has decided to sell it on eBay.<p>The alleged prototype device is pictured in diagnostic mode and isn’t running the consumer release of iOS, instead offering …

iPhone 6 Bendgate Isn't Over. It's Missing A Scientific Test

I once watched Uri Geller bend a spoon.<p>It was 1999 and I was working as a waiter in a pizza restaurant. The self-proclaimed psychic invited himself into the staff area after a meal, then confidently declared that we would be amazed. He chose a teaspoon from next to the coffee machine and used his …

'Invisibility cloak' uses lenses to bend light

A device called the Rochester Cloak uses an array of lenses to bend light, effectively rendering what is on the other side invisible to the eye. And you can try it for yourself.<p>One of the problems with the cloaking devices developed to date -- and it's a big one -- is that they really only work if …

Engineering

The Xbox One Just Launched in China and It's Super Expensive

The Xbox One launched in China today, September 29. It’s a vaguely historic moment, as it’s the first foreign games console to be officially allowed …

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First 18,000 Kano Raspberry Pi Computer Kits Ship Out (video)

After a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $1.5 million at the end of last year for the Kano Raspberry Pi computer kit. The company has …

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You Can Now Drive Rainbow Road in Gaming's Most Realistic Racer

Aimed at creating the most realistic driving simulation possible, <i>Assetto Corsa</i> is a new racing game from Italian game developer Kunos Simulazioni, …