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This Wi-Fi Router Provides the Fastest Connection

After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 Wi-Fi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link …

Wi-Fi

Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For OS X

With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its ‘pro’ photo editing app Aperture. Users of that program will be transitioned to Photos, a new app that was introduced during the WWDC keynote and that will be released next year.<p>Photos integrates many of the …

How The iPad Air Compares To Samsung's Best Tablet Yet, The Galaxy Tab S

But now, four years later, Apple faces tougher competition than ever in the tablet space — particularly from Samsung.<p>Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its newest tablet, the Tab S. It's one of the few 10-inch tablets out there that feels lightweight enough to carry everywhere while maintaining a …

Phones

Why the iPhone 6—not the iWatch—is Apple’s biggest launch this year

While new gadget categories—such as the supposedly forthcoming “iWatch”—could fetch Apple plenty of attention this year, and take some pressure off CEO Tim Cook, the bulk of its growth is more likely to come from a familiar source: The iPhone, which will be 7 years old this weekend.<p>For some …

Profit

Theater chain bans Google Glass in a bid to cut down on piracy

If you're one of the few people in the country with a prescription Google Glass headset, you might want to keep extra glasses handy for when you go to the movies. First, some guy got booted from an AMC theater on the suspicion he was recording the film (he wasn't), and now a different theater chain …

Apple Rumors: New Headphone Jack On the Way?

Commercial drone allowed limited access to fly over US land

A hand-launched UAV called Puma just made history -- it's now known as the first drone to get the Federal Aviation Administration's seal of approval to do commercial flights over land. Puma, which was originally designed for military use by California company AeroVironment, has been doing …

Toshiba said to supply core silicon for Google 'Project Ara' smartphone

Toshiba is slated to be a major chip supplier for the Project Ara smartphone, according to a Japan-based report.<p>Toshiba will power Project Ara, so says Japan's largest business daily.<p>The Japanese electronics company will supply three types of processors that will control, among other things, the …

Toshiba

The future of speech recognition

The landscape of voice recognition software is changing. Take a look at all the new features with the team of developers at Nuance<p>Speech recognition is the feature du jour with Cortana landing on <b>Windows</b> phones joining Siri on the iPhone and S Voice on the Samsung Galaxy S5.<p>Take a look behind the …

Google argues it, not the person in the driver’s seat, should receive any tickets for its self-driving cars

Google argues that should any of its self-driving cars get a ticket for a traffic violation, that ticket should go to the company and not to the person in the driver’s seat, reports <i>The Atlantic</i>.<p>“Right now the California Vehicle Code reads that the person seated in the driver’s seat is responsible …

Xbox One June Update Brings External Drive and Real Name Support

Microsoft has another software update for its Xbox One video game console in the pipeline, this time adding support for real names, external drives and new SmartGlass features.<p>When it goes live in June, players will be able to connect two external hard drives to their system, increasing the …

Find my dog: Whistle bringing GPS to next-gen pet wearable

Startup bringing wearable devices to canines packs a key feature into its next device that will track a pet's location.<p>Whistle, a leading maker of wearable activity monitors for our canine companions, is bringing GPS to its next generation device. This will allow pet owners to now track the …

Pets

Honda is making a luxury jet with really weird engines

To most, Honda is a maker of the everycar — affordable, safe, practical, fuel efficient road transportation that neither excites nor offends. To some, it's also a maker of motorcycles. To a few, it's the maker of Asimo, the perennially entertaining humanoid robot that makes appearances at trade …

Apple plans 'enormous' iPhone push this week -- report

The company will contact customers eligible to upgrade to an iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S to push new sales.<p>Apple will make a push to sell more iPhones just weeks before its Worldwide Developers Conference, a new report says.<p>Starting May 8, Apple will contact customers around the globe via e-mail to …

Mobile Technology

$20 Android smartphones coming in the next few months, says ARM

Companies worldwide have shipped more than 50 billion ARM-based chips since 1993, with 10 billion of them in 2013 alone. Many of those chips ended up in smartphones and tablets, but ARM’s designs are also used for everything from servers, to laptops, to smartwatches. So if anyone in this world has …

Mobile

Patent jury foreman advises Apple to sue Google directly

The foreman of the jury that awarded Apple just 5.5 percent of the $2.2B it claimed Samsung owed for patent infringements said yesterday that Apple should sue Google rather than handset manufacturers, reports the WSJ.<p>If you really feel that Google is the cause behind this, as I think everybody has …

Google Tried And Failed To Build A Jetpack

But the lab ultimately had to shelve the idea.<p>"We try to have our failures as early as possible," Teller said. In fact, Google X shuts down over 100 projects a year.<p>It turns out that there is a way to build a jetpack that won't kill you, Teller said, but the real problem was that it'd be incredibly …

Wikimedia

Snapchat Secretly Bought a Company to Support Its Version of FaceTime

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Snapchat added some killer new features last week: text messaging and their take on FaceTime video …

Titanfall Sells Nearly 1 Million in First 3 Weeks

In its first three weeks, Titanfall did pretty well.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall has sold 925,000 units in its first quarter, …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Will Feature Brand-New Engine

Anyone who thought that the Call of Duty game engine has started to show its age will finally, at long last, be getting a reprieve. The series ran the same (albeit improved) engine throughout the entirety of the Xbox 360/ PS3 generation, and those fans that notice this sort of thing took that as …

Activision is spending $500 million to make 'Destiny' the next 'Halo'

Activision Blizzard will spend $500 million to launch the upcoming <i>Destiny</i>, the next sci-fi epic from the studio behind <i>Halo</i>. According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who revealed the sum at the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, the number includes both development and marketing …

Electronic Arts Revealing 6 New Projects at E3 2014

It's likely we'll see some big name games on the EA stage.<p>Electronic Arts will be revealing six new projects at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in …

Gramofon

Like the gramophones of old, Gramofon is designed to bring your favorite music into your home. Unlike an actual gramophone, however, this sleek …

First computer with a mouse could sell for £25,000

The Apple Lisa 1 was a commercial failure when it launched in 1983, but could now sell at auction for £25,000<p>A rare Apple computer, which was the first ever computer to come with a mouse, is expected to fetch £25,000 ($42,000) when it goes under the hammer in Germany next month.<p>The Apple Lisa 1 was …

Apple and Samsung will go into overtime to address key patent issue in court

Apple and Samsung will get a little more time in court than originally planned, after a California judge said both sides should be able to present additional evidence clarifying the wording associated with one of Apple's patents.<p>Earlier in the day, the two companies concluded the evidence portion …

Google tries to prove not just Glassholes wear Glass

In a new ad designed to give its flagging product some gravitas, Google shows an animal researcher in Nepal using Glass for good.<p>These days, if you see a mall cop or a tourist in a crash helmet wafting about on a Segway, you think: "Aw, that's almost sweet."<p>Once, though, there were those who …

Wearable Tech

This Biodegradable Battery Can Melt Inside You

For powering everything from medical devices to environmental sensors, these batteries leave no trace once you’re done using them.<p>In the past, medical implants were a pretty permanent situation; if you had surgery to get something like a pacemaker, you’d have to have surgery to take it out. But in …

Medical Technology