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  • Opinion: 5 things we want to see in Android M

    Android L isn't out yet but here's what we want to see from Android M.

  • Opinion: How to install (or replace) a case fan

    Many of the chips inside a typical PC generate a lot of heat and require some form of active cooling to remain stable.

  • Opinion: Fleksy Android keyboard adds premium themes

    Premium themes for third-party Android keyboards are getting to be a thing now. Just a few weeks ago SwiftKey announced it would start selling stylish keyboard skins, and now, competitor Fleksy is following suit.

  • Opinion: Watch Doom being played on a hacked ATM

    It's hard to make ATMs more thrilling then they already are, seeing as how they're designed to spit money at you. But a team of tinkering Australians has done just that by modifying an ATM to play Doom. Yes, that Doom, the demon-blasting game that gave the world a taste for first-person shooters.

  • Opinion: Cast of Firefly reunites for Firefly: Online game

    We may never see another episode of Firefly, Joss Whedon's cult classic space-western show that Fox aired 11 episodes of before unceremoniously canceling the whole thing because Men In Suits Just Don't Understand. Put it up there next to Party Down, Freaks And Geeks, and Dead Like Me on the list of everlasting injustices. But now, Firefly fanatics are being tossed a might big bone: Firefly Online--a video game based on the series.

  • Opinion: Why Amazon Locker is better than home delivery

    It's a lot of fun to order things from Amazon, even aside from the primal pleasure of acquiring new stuff. If you have a bad memory for details, it can be like receiving presents from somebody who knows exactly what you want. Or what you wanted last week, anyway. And the presents are traditionally delivered directly to your front door, which is great.

  • Opinion: Xbox Entertainment Studios is doomed, original online programming efforts are not

    Depending on your point of view, Microsoft's decision to close down its Xbox Entertainment Studios barely two months after detailing launch plans for its original programming is a) a quick and cowardly rout, b) a wise strategic withdrawal, or c) proof that the company was never really committed to the online video space in the first place. You be the judge.

  • Opinion: Lyft to launch in NYC on Friday, for real this time

    Lyft is now allowed to operate in New York City, but it had to sacrifice its soul. The popular app ditched peer-to-peer ride-sharing--its reason for being--in order to win approval from the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission. The company hits the streets of New York, sans pink mustaches, at 7 p.m. local time on Friday.

  • Opinion: Gear VR leak shows how Samsung's headset works

    At this point, it seems like a given that Samsung is working on a virtual reality headset, with several reports indicating a partnership with OculusVR.

  • Opinion: Monitor multiple time zones from your desktop with the Windows clock

    Windows has so many handy little features hidden all over the place, you can often forget they're there and until someone reminds you. Here's a reminder.

  • Opinion: The Pirate Bay launches mobile site from dry dock

    The scallywags at The Pirate Bay have created a new port for all digital pirates to drop anchor. The popular torrent directory recently released a mobile version of its website after years of cramming the PC version onto mobile screens.

  • Opinion: Report: Google seals deal to gobble up Twitch for $1 billion

    It's been nearly two months since Variety and The Wall Street Journal reported Google was "in talks" to purchase popular games streaming site Twitch.tv for a billion dollars. According to VentureBeat, we can now upgrade the status from "in talks" to "sealed deal."

  • Opinion: 5 ways Amazon's Fire Phone could sizzle or fizzle

    Amazon's Fire Phone arrived a little over halfway into my summer vacation, which is a fun time to test out a smartphone. In the last couple days, I've had tons of chances to capture memories with the phone's 13-megapixel camera, and test the turn-by-turn navigation while steering a rental car around unfamiliar streets. But I'm still in the process of working out who, if anyone, should pull the trigger on Amazon's very first foray into the crowded smartphone market.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Steampunk Tower

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: Fitness wristbands are officially commodity hardware, lowlighting a bad week for wearables

    When Xiaomi announced its $13 Mi Band on Tuesday, it only underscored the point that activity-tracking wristbands have become commodity hardware, joining cheapo thumb drives and USB cables in the no-name parts bin of consumer electronics.

  • Opinion: Comixology goes DRM-free on select comics

    The major book publishers are still hanging on to anti-copying measures, but smaller publishers and now comics are starting to think twice about locking their readers onto a single platform.

  • Opinion: Why have consumers spent $1 million on Vessyl, an absurd calorie-counting cup?

    The Vessyl calorie-counting cup is probably the most ridiculous, unnecessary gadget I've seen demoed in all my years as a tech journalist--yet somehow, inexplicably, the company behind it has just announced that it's surpassed $1 million in pre-order sales.

  • Opinion: Watch OneNote's hilariously bad LMFAO parody and 8 more classic Microsoft spoofs

    Microsoft's deep love of hilariously bad parody videos has struck once again, with the OneNote team rolling out "Click it and I Note It," an absolute gem of a disaster that celebrates the note-taking service's deep Surface Pro 3 integration by miming LMFAO's already ridiculous "I'm Sexy and I Know It."

  • Opinion: Control your desktop, or Windows will control it for you

    Al Nagy asked how to stop Windows from rearranging the icons on his desktop.

  • Opinion: Super Smash Flash 2 brings 16-bit Smash Bros. straight to your browser

    Every console generation, it's the same thing. 1) Nintendo releases a console. 2) Nintendo's console isn't doing too well. 3) Nintendo releases a new version of Smash Bros. 4) Nintendo's console sells a lot of units.



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