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Nintendo's new, more powerful 3DS launches in North America and Europe on February 13th

Back when we reviewed the new, dual-analog input-enabled Nintendo 3DS handheld, we weren't quite sure when it would make its way to the rest of the world -- that changes today. The <i>slightly</i> more powerful handheld launches on February 13th, 2015 in North America and Europe. To make it up to those …

Retrogaming

Why Google won't fix a security bug in almost a billion Android phones

A day after Google publicized a flaw in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could do anything about it, news broke about a security vulnerability in Android that the Mountain View company, well, won't fix at all. Rafay Baloch, an independent researcher, and Joe Vennix, an engineer at Rapid7 (a security …

Android News

Lenovo's new flagship features Quad HD screen, metal body and huge battery

Lenovo isn't exactly well-known for its smartphones this side of the Pacific, but it's got a solid following in Asia. Now, Motorola's soon-to-be parent company is showing off more of its mobile chops with a six-inch Quad HD (2,560x1,440) flagship device called the Vibe Z2 Pro. Besides the super …

IBM's new supercomputing chip mimics the human brain with very little power

A lot has changed in the three years since IBM first unveiled a prototype of its human brain-inspired SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) chip. That single-core prototype has now been significantly scaled up, leading to a new, production-ready SyNAPSE chip that …

What happens when smart guns mix with Google Glass

As if shooting targets at impossibly long distances wasn't enough, smart rifle-maker Tracking Point announced Wednesday that it's working on a new feature for its tech-enabled guns: the ability to shoot long distances from around corners.<p>Just how does it propose to do this? With Google Glass, of …

Google Glass

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Samsung quietly reveals a Galaxy S5 variant with an eight-core processor

So that's Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The company makes the majority of the components itself, but what happened to those home-grown Exynos processors? Well, Samsung tells us that the GS5 will come in two variants, one with the 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip (the model …

Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength, thickness of 10 smartphones (hands-on)

Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pair of rugged Toughpad smartphones in tow. You can't mistake them, despite their identical looks, …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

This Man Says He Can Speed Cell Data 1,000-Fold. Will Carriers Listen?

Steve Perlman is ready to give you a personal cell phone signal that follows you from place to place, a signal that's about 1,000 times faster than …

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally different experiences and yet the science of them is very much the same." --Curtiss Murphy, founder of GiGi Games<p>If you can distract that chatterbox of this nosy bossy, the …

James Martin

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement. The FCC isn't necessarily such a stickler for …

IBM's speedy graphene chip could lead to super-efficient mobile devices

Chips with graphene inside are theoretically quicker than plain silicon designs, but they've been slow in practice; the manufacturing process often damages the graphene, stripping away its speed advantage. That won't be a big problem with IBM's prototype radio receiver, though. The company inserted …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Dolby builds a brighter TV and Google takes over your car's 'brain'

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught fire yet, but that hasn’t stopped mobile game developers from rushing to create apps for the new devices, eager to seize what they hope is the next big moment in consumer …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Mac scientists mess with birds’ self-esteem, social order

Size matters a lot — or at least it does to a type of winged critter living in the South Pacific, a scientist at McMaster University says.<p>Cody Dey …

Self-esteem

Arctic resources claim deadline today for Canada

Today is the deadline for Canada to file scientific evidence to justify its claim to Arctic resources beyond its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic …

Canada

Rocket with secret payload launches

A rocket carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government has successfully launched from the central California coast.<p>The Atlas V rocket lit up the …

Space Exploration

Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s job-crushing drones and robot armies: They’re coming for your job next

It’s inescapable: We’ll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?<p>Alienation comes easy when you stumble into the glare of a modern airport off a red-eye flight. Bleary-eyed after three hours of fitful sleep, unready for the dawn, I did not know what …

PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U Comparison Chart - Xbox One Wiki Guide - IGN

Exit Theatre Mode<p>The <b>PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U Comparison Chart</b> provides an easy visual aid to compare hardware, user interface, media compatibility …

Xbox One vs. Playstation 4: The Console Specs

Which is right for you?<p>Next-gen is here! The console news is reaching a fever pitch, and IGN understands it can be hard to sift through the noise and …

Scientists discover method of charging phones with microwaves

Researchers from Duke University say Wi-Fi signals could be “harvested” to charge phones in areas without access to power<p>Scientists have discovered a way of charging a mobile phone by converting microwaves into an electrical current.<p>According to the team from Duke University, North Carolina, in …

Samsung CEO promises to deliver devices with 'folding displays' in 2015

At Samsung's Analyst Day, alongside talking serious financial numbers, forward looking statements and such, the company has announced that it will bring fully-foldable screens to willing customers some time in 2015. The screen tech (which we've seen an incremental nudge towards with the Galaxy …

3D printer by Sask. man gets record crowdsourced cash

A Saskatchewan man who has developed an affordable 3D printer has attracted worldwide attention and more than $700,000 in crowdsourced funding.<p>Rylan …

3D Printing

Samsung's 2014 phones will have nearly double the pixels

To be joined by foldable displays in 2016<p>It's time to start getting used to discussing WQHD resolution, or 2560 x 1440 pixels, in relation to smartphones. Samsung's Analyst Day gathering today shed some light on the company's future plans, and the display category was highlighted by the promise of …