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Old school meet new school: Sony’s Walkman ZX1 pushes hi-res audio to mainstream

Don’t look now but the venerable Sony(s sne) Walkman is attempting to make a comeback. The company’s newest portable audio player, the Zx1, plays …

Wikia Maps lets you annotate the Millennium Falcon

Always know where your exits are<p>Wiki-hosting service Wikia is launching a brand-new feature that lets users collaboratively annotate maps of just about anything — and that includes nerdy fictional locations like <i>Game of Thrones</i>' Westeros or even the inside of the Millennium Falcon. Though it only …

Nvidia's Shield Tablet wants to be the ultimate gaming device

Nvidia wasn't able to get its graphics chips into either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, so it's doing the next best thing by trying to obviate home consoles altogether. Today the company introduces its new $299 Shield Tablet: an 8-inch Android device designed to sate all your gaming needs at …

11 Trippy Illustrations of History's Most Infamous Computer Viruses

Malware isn’t meant to be entertaining, and yet, many of the viruses that sneak their way into our computers are really just malicious displays of …

A Startup Creating a Hyper-Smart Office That Tracks Everything

So far, the Internet of Things and Quantified Self movements have led to an explosion of interesting, if slightly gimmicky consumer products. Robin, …

Twitch for Android now puts the biggest game streams front and center

If you regularly catch up on eSports or "let's play" sessions while on the move, today's your lucky day. Twitch has revamped its Android app with a fresh interface that lets you get to the biggest game streams as quickly as possible, with impossible-to-miss links to the hottest titles. It's also …

Surprise! Xiaomi’s New Metal-Edged Flagship Looks Like An iPhone. But Its $13 Wearable Is Novel

Fast-growing Chinese Android smartphone startup Xiaomi, which earlier this month reported that it had shifted ~26 million handsets in the first half of this year, has unveiled a new flagship device which it will be hoping powers it over its sales target of 60 million smartphones in full year …

British MPs to sue government over fast-tracked DRIP surveillance law

Two British parliamentarians from either side of the political divide will join civil liberties organization Liberty in launching a legal challenge …

Netflix hits 50 million subscribers worldwide

Netflix Inc. has hit the 50-million member milestone.<p>The Los Gatos, Calif., on-demand video company said Monday that 50.05 million people around the world now subscribe to its online service, after it added 1.69 million members in the quarter that ended June 30.<p>In the United States alone, the …

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

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