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10 Things You Need To Know About LG's New G3 Smartphone

On Tuesday at a London press conference, LG officially announced its highly anticipated, incredibly leaky new flagship smartphone, the G3.<p>Whether that’s good news or bad news depends on your point of view. Owners of the company’s previous generation smartphone, the G2, might be miffed that their …

People are going to compete in 'Call of Duty' at the X Games

The world's best <i>Call of Duty</i> players will soon square off at ESPN's X Games. For the first time ever, ESPN and Major League Gaming have teamed up to produce the MLG X Games Invitational, a three-day contest that will take place starting June 6th at X Games Austin. MLG says it's rounded up eight of …

UK Spies Considered Using Kinect, Microsoft 'Concerned'

The Guardian reported this morning on details of Optic Nerve, a secret British spying program in which the government reportedly targeted as many as 1.8 million Yahoo users, collecting millions of webcam images–-including a number with nudity.<p>It turns out that the GCHQ—the British surveillance …

After 'Flappy Bird' takedown, phones with the game list for thousands on eBay

Miss out on the chance to download <i>Flappy Bird</i>? You may still be able to get the game, but this time, you'll have to pay big for the privilege of playing it: on eBay, dozens of listings have appeared for popular phones with the game already installed on them — an added value that's put a premium on …

Apple Testing Induction, Solar, and Motion Charging for Curved-Glass iWatch

Apple is exploring a variety of different charging methods for its upcoming "iWatch" smart watch project, according to a report from <i>The New York Times</i>. At the top of the list for Apple appears to be induction charging, allowing users to recharge their watches wirelessly.<p>For its wristwatch, Apple …

“Selfie Police” Site Tells You To Pay $1 Per Selfie

Looking to control your selfie habit? An initiative called Selfie Police could help tame your narcissism, but it’s going to cost you: For every selfie you snap and post to the web, you’ll be fined a dollar that goes to charity. Now put that duck face away.<p>Created by Brigham Young University …

Here's What Happens To Your iPhone In The Bitter Cold

Your iPhone is just like you: It really hates the cold.<p>When the temperature drops below freezing, iPhones can start malfunctioning: Your smartphone might not sense your touch, the battery dies faster and, if it's cold enough, the thing just shuts off.<p>On its website, Apple suggests that you only use …

Pebble Reveals The Pebble Steel For $249 Shipping Jan. 28; App Store Coming Soon

Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is introducing something everyone has been waiting for at CES this year: new hardware. But the hardware isn’t so new that it throws the baby out with the bath water – any software developed for the current Pebble will work with the new one, and vice versa. And there’s …

Augmented reality contact lenses compete with Google Glass at CES

Wearables are the theme of CES this year, and Innovega may have one of the most interesting wearables with a Google Glass competitor that uses contact lenses for a more immersive augmented reality.<p>Innovega’s new iOptik system uses special contact lenses paired with special glasses complete with …

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Nyko unveils Qi wireless charging dock, Intercooler for PS4 and a DualShock 4 controller extended battery (update: prices)

It's CES time, folks, and that means that Nyko's got a slew of gaming peripherals to show us all. Naturally, next-gen is the order of the day, with the reveal of an Intercooler device that attaches to the rear of your PlayStation 4 to keep it cool. Nyko's also rolling out a PowerPak replacement …

Petition seeks to bring back Xbox One policies

Xbox fans have created a petition on Change.org to bring back the features and policies that Microsoft removed in the face of mass fan outrage.<p>The Xbox One has not been having a good time of it. Not long after the console was launched, Microsoft revealed heavy restrictions around sharing games -- …

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Shutterstock launches new learn-to-code site, Skillfeed

Skillfeed is the latest site to capitalize on the white-hot learn-to-code trend.<p>This new contestant hails from the bowels of stock photography site Shutterstock, an online behemoth with a $1.5 billion market cap.<p>Skillfeed’s curriculum covers such topics as CSS and MySQL. It also has some basic …