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Apple Watch drops below $200 in the US ahead of Apple Watch 2 unveiling

<i>Update: Best Buy looks to be sold out in most areas.</i><p>Apple Watch prices have been in a relative freefall in recent months with the oft-rumored upgrade expected in the coming weeks. However, we aren’t expecting a sea change upgrade this time around. Three weeks ago, a KGI report noted that the new …

Donald Trump won't bail out Puerto Rico

Donald Trump says Puerto Rico has "far far too much debt," and the U.S. government shouldn't bail out the island.<p>The presumptive Republican presidential nominee calls himself the "king of debt." His long career has included four bankruptcy filings by his companies. But he says Puerto Rico has gone …

Single malt Scotch prices skyrocket as demand soars

Whisky lovers around the world are snapping up bottles of aged Scotch so quickly that prices are reaching an all time high.<p>Distilleries are ramping up production to help meet demand, but it’s not fast enough as collectors of older vintages face continually escalating prices for coveted single malt …

5 can't-miss apps: Shryne, Thumbly, 'Super Phantom Cat' and more

With Facebook rolling out its live streaming abilities to everyone and Apple's next iPad getting a (rumored) release date, you may have missed some …

Apps

Facebook app will soon display new content & allow comments even when you’re offline

Modern ironies: a metro or train journey is one of those occasions when you have some time to catch up on your Facebook feed, but you often have no data connection or a very intermittent one. The company is currently testing a couple of features that should help.<p>The first is caching posts that have …

Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow review: more polished, greater control and longer battery life

Latest Android update is most refined yet, with powerful new Now on Tap features and extensive app permission control giving the power back to the users<p>The latest version of Android boosts battery life and adds new advanced search features making it Google’s most polished operating system …

Android News

Passenger Ship Sinks in the Yangtze River in China

You can download the Office 2016 public preview for Windows right now

On Monday, Microsoft took to the <i>Office Blogs</i> to announce that the public preview of Office 2016 for Windows is now available to download. Although …

Relics return home: Egypt receives smuggled antiquities from US

History returns home as 2.3million euros worth of smuggled antiquities arrived in back in Egypt.<p>Some 123 artifacts were seized by US customs as part of a five year investigation into international smuggling networks dubbed Operation Mummy’s Curse.<p>One item, a 2,300 year-old sarcophagus was found in …

Archaeology

Watch the Transformation of NYC's Skyline Unfold in an Elevator to the Top of the World Trade Center

Visitors to the One World Trade Center can now watch the evolution of New York City unfold before their eyes. The elevators to the observatory at the top of the building show an animated timelapse depicting the development of the city's skyline from the 1500s to today, as is seen in this video by …

How to add a battery gauge to Windows 8's Start screen

If you've decided to live your computing life within the confines of Windows 8's Start screen (rather than on the more traditional Desktop), you may have noticed something missing: a battery gauge.<p>You could chalk this up to oversight on Microsoft's part, except that Windows 8.1 didn't add the …

Batteries

Mionix reveals world’s first skin-sensitive smart mouse

The innovation team “MionixLabs” at gaming peripherals company Mionix have revealed the world’s first Smart Mouse. The NAOS QG builds on the …

Plunging crude prices hammer energy companies

NEW YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production hammered major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.<p>Many …

Amazon Vows to Run Its Cloud Entirely on Renewable Energy

Amazon on Wednesday vowed to run its cloud-computing division completely on renewable energy, following in the footsteps of tech giants Apple, Google …

Renewable Energy

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build ‘9879’ Touches Down Today

Short note here for all you on Windows 10: Expect a new build of the code today.<p>What’s in build ‘9879?’ We have a few ideas, but I presume that there will be more in the build than the market current expects. I hope, at least. It isn’t clear what time today the version of the preview of Microsoft’s …

Google Keep getting its Material Design makeover now

I know this dude that lives up north, he likes to make lists and check them twice. I wonder if he is now using the new Material Design infused Google Keep app on his Android device?<p>Google started rolling out an update to their checklists, notes and reminders app, Google Keep. The update includes, …

Flipboard launches version 3.0: Smarter recommendations plus a curated daily newsmagazine

Flipboard founder Mike McCue says the company is taking another step towards building the world’s best personalized digital magazine by launching …

Touch-screen Mac unlikely, says Apple's Federighi

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- When will we see a touch-screen Mac? Maybe never -- at least according to Apple's head of software.<p>Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of software engineering, told CNET after the company's iPad and Mac launch Thursday that introducing Macs with touch screens is …

Touchscreens

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Want a BlackBerry Classic? T-Mobile just put it on sale for $70 less

BlackBerry launched the BlackBerry Classic in late 2014, making the device its fourth smartphone of 2014, following the Z3, the P’9983, and the …

Hands On With the Windows 10 Preview Build

At the beginning of today’s Microsoft event Joe Belfiore, Vice President of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft made certain the audience understood that we were seeing an early build of its next operating system. Early build or not, for power users that demand multi-tasking, the oddly named …

New Google messaging app rumored for 2015, with no Google account needed

Google is reportedly in the process of creating its own mobile messaging application, along the same lines as WhatsApp, Line, and Viber. The news …

Amazon Kindle Review: Touch Comes To The Entry-Level Reader

Amazon has updated it entire tablet and e-reader line, and the new, basic, iconically-named Kindle runs just $79 to start, and ships with touchscreen controls and twice the storage of the previous generation, plus a faster processor for quicker page turns. It’s $10 more than the fifth-generation …

‘Netflix for pirates’ comes to jailbroken iOS devices

Popcorn Time, the service that allows users to stream movie torrents, today makes its debut on iOS. It’s available only to jailbroken devices — there’s no way Apple would have approved it for the App Store — and it can be obtained through Cydia via a dedicated Popcorn Time repository.<p>Popcorn Time …

Kindle First gives early access to Amazon titles for 99p

Amazon has lifted the lid on another treat for Kindle users, only a week after announcing its Kindle Unlimited subscription service. Kindle First …

Solar Car Powers Your House When It's Parked

Meet Stella, a practical family sedan that generates net energy<p>Her flat roof, squashed teardrop shape, and low profile don’t scream “showroom-ready family car,” but Stella, which I saw at the 2014 Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit, is indeed the world’s first four-seat …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …