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VMA 2015: Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus live on the VMA stage

While accepting the award for Best Hip-Hop Video at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj held host Miley Cyrus accountable for comments she made in an interview with The New York Times on...

Google has a new logo

Google is introducing a new logo today. Just a month after unveiling a major restructuring of the company, Google is giving itself a new image. The new Google logo is still a wordmark, but it's now...

Adobe Flash just took another step towards death, thanks to Google

Adobe Flash, the world s most hated software, is finally dying. Technically, it s been on its way out for years, but today it received one of its final blows which will go down in history. Google...

Uber is offering Mad Max rides in Seattle

For all its corporate skullduggery and obnoxious, rules-don't-apply-to-me swagger, it's hard to deny that Uber has some clever promotions at times. In a partnership with Warner Bros, the company is...

This router will be the last thing you see before the internet consumes you

If you were wondering how Asus would respond to the challenge of Google's OnHub wireless router, wonder no longer. Forged in an off-world colony and teleported here by its own sheer power of will,...

Google has a new logo, seriously

Google has updated its logo in the wake of the move that created Alphabet as a parent company for it and some of the projects and sister enterprises that it spawned. The new Google logo in motion....

Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 Sedan Goes Into Production In Two Years, Preorders Start Next...

It's happening! You, yes you (and me!), might be able to afford a Tesla sometime soon. On Twitter today, Musk shared that the holy grail of Tesla's, the lower cost Model 3 sedan, will be unveiled...

Panasonic is reviving Technics' legendary DJ turntables

Ask DJs about their favorite turntables and they'll frequently swear by Technics' SL-1200 -- even though it hasn't been made since 2007, the super-reliable deck is still the gold standard for vinyl...

This is the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

After an August tease, Bugatti has unveiled its Vision Gran Turismo, a hypercar designed for Polyphony Digital's ever-expanding slate of fanciful, incredible cars designed for Gran Turismo's...

Rand Paul poses in front of NSA data center that he pledges to shut down

On Saturday, presidential hopeful and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made an unusual campaign stop. Wearing his usual shades and messy curls, Paul posed with arms crossed in front of a controversial Utah...

VMA 2015: Kanye West is running for president in 2020? Sure!

Kanye West received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, and he was handed the Moonman by an unexpected contemporary: reigning pop queen / one-time Kanye...

The Asus VivoStick is a $129 PC-on-a-stick that runs Windows 10

Behold the latest HDMI stick that instantly transforms into a full-fledged Windows PC when plugged into a TV or compatible monitor. The Asus VivoStick is Asus' answer for Intel's Compute Stick;...

Acer's coolest new PC lets you build a computer like Lego bricks

Building your own computer is starting to come back in style thanks to initiatives like Phonebloks and Google's Project Ara, and now Acer is bringing that idea to the desktop. It's introducing a...

Huawei just weighed an orange on stage with its new smartphone

The idea of weighing something with your smartphone used to be the stuff of joke apps and broken screens, but Huawei has proved it's possible. On stage at IFA in Berlin, the company used the...

Horror movie legend Wes Craven dies at 76

Wes Craven, the director behind horror classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes, and Scream, has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76. Craven's family confirmed the...

Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium has an absurd 4K display

Sony has unveiled its new lineup of Xperia smartphones, and this year's headline model is the Xperia Z5 Premium. Available in chrome, black, and gold, the Z5 Premium looks undeniably luxurious, and...

Miley Cyrus just torpedoed her own career, and MTV helped

I spent a lot of time late Sunday night entertaining a sleep-deprived theory that Miley's VMA hosting gig was a setup. I mean, everything's a setup in some way; gathering hundreds of the most...

Google gets a new logo

Fast Company Top: The old Google logo. Bottom: The new Google Logo. 4 more images in gallery Google has a new logo! The new design keeps Google's primary color theme but switches to a sans-serif...

This is Google's new logo

Google has a new logo. A few weeks after the company announced a huge restructuring effort that will split the search, advertising and internet giant into several different organizations, the new...

Tesla's Model X crossover will be hitting streets on September 29th

After a number of delays, Tesla had previously said that its Model X crossover would reach production this month, and now CEO Elon Musk has finally signed off on a date: September 29th. (In other...

Google's new logo inspires love, passion, and fear

Earlier today, Google unveiled a new logo, the company's first major design change in 16 years. People are going nuts for it. It's flatter than the old logos and more whimsical, but mostly it's...

Grand Theft Auto 5 modders add Star Wars speeders and Star Destroyers

Superimposing Star Wars' biggest spaceships over cities is apparently a hot new trend. First we saw Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer Executor hanging over real-world Manhattan, now, thanks to a...

Rand Paul's presidential app is no joke

Imagine an app with which you can vote on the bills in the Senate in real time. Today Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released an app promoting his bid for the presidential nomination of the GOP, and it...

Saying Idris Elba is too 'street' to play James Bond is racist

I got to work this morning feeling pretty good about the world. A new iPhone is on the way. Miley Cyrus continues to be hilarious. But lo and behold, someone had to go and ruin my whole day. In an...

This morning's Atlas V rocket launch made a beautiful multi-colored trail

This morning, an Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a US Navy communications satellite into space. It was another smooth take off for the United Launch Alliance, the...

Polaroid's latest instamatic doesn't use ink to print photos

Cubes, unwieldy squares, bulky cameras of yore. Regardless of form factor, when the Polaroid name is on a camera it means you're getting instant photos. With the company's latest shooter, the Snap,...

Sony's Xperia Z5 family includes the world's first 4K smartphone

To say that Sony's mobile division has had a tough time lately would be an understatement. As the company puts out half-hearted efforts like the Z3 and Z3+, sales have been dropping steadily. We're...

The iPhone 6S will reportedly still start at 16GB of storage

The 16GB iPhone has been Apple's entry-level option for some time now, despite being more than a little controversial. Still, despite some rumors to the contrary, it looks like the company is...

Good News, Everyone! Chrome Just Killed Flash Ads

Chrome, the browser used by over 50% of the Internet, is officially preferring HTML5 ads over Flash content, a move that should finally dump the failed media platform into the trash heap of...

BlackBerry's Android-powered Venice phone surfaces in the wild

BlackBerry's Android-based Venice smartphone isn't just a figment of someone's imagination... at least, if you believe Vietnamese resident Ba Minh Duc. He claims to have photos of the slider in...

Apple iPhone event announced for Wednesday, September 9

Apple has just announced its next iPhone event, sending out invitations to the press for September 9th, as expected. The company is expected to unveil a new pair of smartphones: the iPhone 6S and...

Tesla's Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' rating system

How good is Tesla's Model S P85D? Insanely good, says Consumer Reports, with the electric sedan performing better than any other car the magazine has reviewed and breaking its rating system in the...

Acer has a gnarly gaming phone with a deca-core processor

Acer's at IFA in force this year, showing off a wide array of gaming PCs, laptops, tablets, and now, a phone. The Predator 6 looks a lot like the company's new gaming tablet, with some super-gnarly...

What graphic designers think about the Google logo

Google's seen a lot of changes recently, and the latest came yesterday, when the tech company surprised everyone with their new logo. In one of the biggest changes since 1999, Google's new logo...

Google created an entirely new typeface for its snappy logo redesign

Google s colorful new logo has the technology blogs abuzz, but there s a lot more to it than a slick redesign. It s a branding effort, with Google actually creating a new typeface to accommodate...

Super Mario Maker is the Wii U's defining game

It s been nearly three years since the Wii U debuted, and Nintendo has yet to make a compelling case for its odd, tablet-like Gamepad controller. Typically, Nintendo hardware and software exist in...

Heart in a box keeps beating until transplanted

A device that reanimates organs taken from dead patients has shown promise in heart transplant surgeries, though it's raising some ethical concerns, as well. As MIT Technology Review reports, the...

Nextbit's Robin is an Android phone that never runs out of storage

No matter what smartphone you have, all of them work within some concrete limitations. The battery can only last so long, the screen can only be so big, and the internal storage can only hold so...

Army searching for missile that fell from Apache helicopter in Upstate NY

The Army told Ars on Sunday it was still looking for a 100-pound dummy missile that fell from an Apache helicopter flying early Friday from Fort Drum in northern New York to an air show at the...

This Travel Jacket Is The Most-Funded Clothing Item In The History Of Crowdfunding

This jacket is going to need a lot more pockets to stuff all of the $$$ it's raising. With less than a day to go, Baubax's versatile travel jacket Kickstarter project is nearing almost $8.5 million...

Yes, the Moto 360 does work with the iPhone

Today, Google revealed that its Android Wear platform will now work with the iPhone, a big step for the nascent wearables world. However, that step doesn't come without a few caveats, namely that...

Disney is building a massive Star Wars world at Disneyland

Today at Disney's D23 Expo, CEO Bob Iger made a huge announcement: the company is creating an enormous Star Wars-themed land for its parks. There will be two different parks, one at Disneyland in...

ASUS' spikey router promises the 'world's fastest WiFi'

If you wanted an insane looking router with an almost as-insane boast, then say hello to ASUS' new router. Touting it as the best for gaming, 4K streaming and smart home networking, the RT-AC5300...

Tesla's Model S P85D Just Broke Consumer Reports Ratings System, Scoring 103 Out Of 100

Well, this is something you don't see every day. According to a new report out of Consumer Reports, the Tesla Model S P85D, all-wheel-drive electric sedan, performed "better in our tests than any...

Tesla's Model S P85D Just Broke Consumer Reports Ratings System, Scoring 103 Out Of 100

Well, this is something you don't see every day. According to a new report out of Consumer Reports, the Tesla Model S P85D, all-wheel-drive electric sedan, performed "better in our tests than any...

Google Will Soon Start Punishing Mobile Sites That Use Annoying App Install Ads

There's nothing wrong with app install ads, but too often now, you click on a mobile search result, and when the site loads, a giant app install interstitial pops up that prompts you to install...

ASUS unveils the Intel-powered, Windows 10 VivoStick

Intel generated a storm of interest when it launched the HDMI-based Compute Stick, but is anybody willing to buy a tiny, under-powered PC? Who knows, but ASUS has just launched its own model that...

Verizon confirms that existing contract customers can still get phone upgrades

Verizon stopped offering on-contract plans to new customers this month, but it failed to do a good job of explaining what that meant for people who were already on a contract. Now Verizon is...

Sony's next big PS4 update adds YouTube streaming and increases cloud storage

Sony's next PlayStation 4 system update will bring increased cloud storage, the ability to stream game footage live on YouTube, a new hub for in-game events, and a host of other upgrades. The...

Acer's Windows 10 phone will morph into a PC thanks to Continuum

Acer has unveiled its first "PC Phone" a Windows 10 phone that will function as a PC thanks to Microsoft's Continuum. The device, named the Jade Primo, will ship with a suite of accessories...

You can now post full-size landscape and portrait photos on Instagram

Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as I did last year, and you ll see tourists contorting themselves to try and fit the length of the monument into Instagram s iconic square frame. Even after...

These new Bose headphones could be the most comfortable you'll ever wear

By and large, when buying expensive headphones, many consumers in the US are choosing Beats due to the brand's huge visibility in pop culture. Sound seems to be a secondary consideration even...

Ridley Scott confirms his next movie is Prometheus 2

Ridley Scott just can't leave space alone. In a recent interview with Empire, the The Martian director stated plainly that his next project is the sequel to 2012's Prometheus. "I was starting to...

It's Will Smith vs. the NFL in the first trailer for Concussion

Can Will Smith's next movie do for football what An Inconvenient Truth did for climate change? Concussion, set to be released in cinemas on December 25th, looks at the real-life research of doctor...

Android Wear now works with iPhones

The rumors are true: Google has officially announced that Android Wear is coming to the iPhone. But there are a few caveats. For one thing, only the latest iPhones -- those that are running iOS 8.2...

London's sky pool will let the super-rich swim through the air

Developers in London are building what they claim is the world's first "sky pool" a 25-meter long swimming pool suspended 10 stories in the air between two blocks of luxury flats. The transparent...

Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone

In a nondescript conference room at Google s headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time. I was there to ask Jeff Chang, the lead product...

Police in North Dakota can now use drones armed with tasers

Police in North Dakota are now authorized to use drones armed with tasers, tear gas, rubber bullets, and other "non-lethal" weapons, following the passage of Bill 1328. Sponsored by Rep. Rick...

The q-Jays earbuds are reborn, but are they worth $320?

When spending big on audiophile headphones, folks may look at over-ear models like Masters & Dynamic's MH40 or open cans from the likes of Ultrasone. But earbuds? I doubt those are topping many...

Remember Monument Valley ? These real world locations look like levels from the game

Monument Valley was such a smash hit that the game was even featured in Netflix s House of Cards , but while its levels are often described as featuring impossible architecture, that s actually...

The tough-to-swallow truth about McDonald's all-day breakfast

It's no secret that McDonald's is flailing losing Americans' trust, losing their dollars, losing the "big deal / special treat" designation in popular consciousness that it held in the 1970s...

Amazon Prime Video now does what Netflix won't: offline playback

Amazon has been making real strides in its attempt to catch up to Netflix, and today the company is delivering a feature that arguably leapfrogs its streaming competitor in sheer utility: offline...

Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants team up to create next-gen video codec

In a rare moment of cooperation, seven of the technology industry's most prominent software makers have banded together to create a next-generation standard for encoding and decoding video streams....

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Is Expecting Twins, Plans Limited Time Off Work

Marissa Mayer is expecting twins, but the Yahoo CEO and former Google executive isn't planning to take a significant break from work during or after her pregnancy. Read More

Here is the badass truck replacing the US military's aging Humvees

The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle the HMMWV, or Humvee is a stalwart of the battleground. If you asked someone to draw a military truck, they'd almost certainly draw this classic...

Malware swipes 225,000 Apple accounts through jailbroken iPhones

Jailbreaking an iPhone gives you the freedom to run the apps and interfaces you want (rather than those allowed by Apple), but it also carries some inherent risks -- you're giving apps much more...

Is adaptive better than responsive design?

If you have been remotely listening to the Web design conversation in the past five years, one phrase keeps coming up responsive Web design. By now, you are probably designing every one of your...

Huawei brings Force Touch to its phones before Apple

Huawei today announced the Mate S, a new flagship phone that includes a familiar sounding feature: Force Touch. That's also the name of Apple's pressure-based touchscreen technology, which is...

Lenovo has created a Microsoft Surface clone

Lenovo calls its new ideapad Miix 700 "recognizably different" with a "progressive design," but it's hard to see it as anything but a Microsoft Surface clone. Designed with Windows 10 in mind, the...

Tesla is now taking orders for its $29,000 Roadster 3.0 upgrade

Tesla's commitment to its first car the aging Roadster is admirable: even as it's refreshing the Model S, rolling out the Model X, and working on the Model 3, it's upgrading the tiny sports car...

Windows 95 is 20 years old today

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Sony launches Xperia Z5 family with fingerprint sensor and new camera

If Sony s family of Xperia smartphones was a real human family it d be a clan of unnervingly slick clones: practically identical apart from their size, and all sporting the same glossy smile. This...

Generation Y-Not: These 10 young entrepreneurs didn t let age hold them back

There was a time when the phrase young entrepreneurs referred to people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who founded Microsoft and Apple respectively at ages 23 and 21. Mark Zuckerberg co-founded...

The latest ROG laptop comes with a giant water cooler

ASUS is one a rare few companies that's both a mainstream PC manufacturer and a respected name among the gaming community. Its ROG (Republic Of Gamers) line is a favorite, with giant laptops like...

Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video...

Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix today announced that they have formed a new open source alliance - the Alliance for Open Media - with the goal of developing the next...

Lenovo's Yoga Tab 3 Pro can project a 70-inch image on your wall

Lenovo is doubling down on pico-projector equipped tablets with the new Yoga Tab 3 Pro, which can spit out a 70-inch image. That's a pretty decent step up from its predecessor's 50-inch projector....

Acer's Revo Build is the Project Ara of PCs

Acer has announced the Revo Build M1-601, a super-small Windows 10 unit that can be expanded and customized with a series of stackable blocks. So, in the base unit you'll find a super small form...

Netflix is begging for teen eyeballs with two new movies from YouTube stars

According to The New York Times, Netflix is licensing two recent feature films made by popular YouTube personalities. By obtaining the rights to comedy duo Smosh's Smosh: The Movie and Jenn...

Google to start downranking sites with huge app install ads

If you've ever tapped on a search result on your phone only to see a giant ad imploring you to install the site's app, you know how annoying that can be. Google realizes that too, thanks to its own...

Motorola's new Moto 360 watches are sleeker, smarter, and more customizable than ever

Last year, Motorola released the first smartwatch that truly turned heads, the Moto 360. A round watch in a sea of squares, the 360 looked great and became the poster child for Android Wear. But it...

Now you can ask Cortana to translate words and phrases for you in Windows 10

Microsoft Translator has already been incorporated into Skype, allowing for real-time translation into French, Mandarin, and four other languages. Now it's also been integrated with Cortana,...

Pornhub just launched a university scholarship and you don't have to get naked to qualify

Pornhub wants you to know it cares. Really. It s just launched what it s describing as a philanthropic endeavour literally called Pornhub Cares. For a business whose entire reason to be is...

Sony spokesman says the Xperia Z5 'Premium' has a 4K screen

Sony's incoming Xperia Z5 flagship will be the first smartphone with a 4K screen, according to a leaked video from Clubic.com. In it, Sony's marketing director says the company will release both a...

Google Gets A New Logo

Google is giving itself a makeover today. The company today announced that it's making some changes to its iconic logo and overall branding. It's also making changes to the design of its search...

Intel's Skylake is beautiful

There are many superlatives you'll hear this week about Intel's new sixth-generation Core (codename Skylake) processors. They are fast and efficient, they can do a whole heap of other things beyond...

Mozilla Relaunches Its Thimble Online Code Editor For Teaching HTML, CSS And JavaScript

Back in 2012, Mozilla launched Thimble, an online code editor for teaching the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Over time, though, things got pretty quiet around the project as other...

Google has a new trick

Google knows pretty much everything. It can tell you the lifespan of a goat , or the name of the actor who played Wolverine, or teach you how to do a flip on a trampoline, but previously you'd need...

Instagram Thinks Outside The Square, Now Allows Landscape And Portrait Photos And Videos

One in five photos or videos on Instagram show up with annoying whitespace around them because people use other apps to letterbox their landscape or portrait imagery to fit in Instagram's square...

Google revamps Docs with voice typing, search functionality and data analysis

Google has made some crucial updates to its Docs, Sheets and Slides development within Google Drive that will likely make power users and hip young teens pleased. Announced at Google s San...

Stephen Colbert can now give you directions in Waze

The latest celebrity voice calling out turn-by-turn directions in Waze is none other than Stephen Colbert. You'll be able to hear Colbert set to debut on The Late Show on September 8th until...

Meet the 13-year-old founder building an incredible tool to understand startups

Soroush Ghodsi is 13-years-old. It shouldn t matter. It doesn t really matter. And yet I first encountered Soroush when I emailed him about an experimental anonymous Twitter bot called Whisperly,...

Facebook Down 12.1%, Apple Down 10%, Google Down 6.5%, Microsoft Down 5.8% As Stock...

Tech companies are suffering from the current hostile stock market environment as stock markets around the world are plummeting following concerns over China. All tech companies are tanking right...

WD's latest cloud tech gives you a reason to forget Dropbox

Let's be honest: the cloud features bundled with hard drives tend to suck. They're seldom more than nice freebies that you ignore while you set up Dropbox, Google Drive or another more...

Rolls-Royce debuts its newest car, the Dawn, next week

For a company that builds its cars by hand, it's not ever day that a new model comes around so when it does, it's kind of a big deal. The Dawn will debut online next Tuesday, September 8th at 9AM,...

Here are the other new Google logo options the company considered

Our own Owen Williams went digging in the image assets on Google s design site and discovered some of the alternatives it considered during its highly-trumpeted logo redesign: The new Google logos...

Instagram photos no longer have to be square

Instagram is making a huge change to the way photos and videos are posted on the platform: they no longer have to be square That means you can now share photos and videos in their full...

Google OnHub review: Routers don't have to be so complicated

If you're like me, a cold feeling of dread grips your heart every time your internet goes out. "Is Comcast down," I ask myself, "or is my horrible router misbehaving yet again?" This usually...

Driving BMW's 2016 7 Series: the $81,300 contradiction

There is a preconception that as a car gets larger, it gets softer and gentler; it disconnects you from the road; it places you gently on a cloud of nothingness while you glide down the highway...

YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically

The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year. According to multiple sources, the world s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two...

Malware infecting jailbroken iPhones stole 225,000 Apple account logins

A newly discovered malware family that preys on jailbroken iPhones has collected login credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts, making it one of the largest Apple account compromises to be...

North Dakota cops will be first in nation to use weaponized drones

North Dakota's Bill 1328 was supposed to be cut and dry. "In my opinion there should be a nice, red line: drones should not be weaponized. Period," Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck), the bill's...

Sneaky adware caught accessing users Mac Keychain without permission

Last month, Ars chronicled a Mac app that brazenly exploited a then unpatched OS X vulnerability so the app could install itself without requiring people to enter system passwords. Now, researchers...