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The time for the Galaxy S6 is now

The new iPhone is here and it s amazing. The new Moto X is here and it s brilliant. But where s Samsung? The Korean company that still sells the most smartphones worldwide seems to be off in the...

Coca-Cola is bringing back the worst 1990s soda because the internet

If you're old enough to remember the nineties, you might recall SURGE, Coca-Cola's "fully-loaded citrus soda with carbos." Internally, it was developed under the moniker "MDK," or "Mountain Dew...

You can now stream all of Aphex Twin's new album Syro

Syro, the first full-length album from British electronic artist Aphex Twin since 2001's Drukqs, is streaming online and available to buy two days before its scheduled release. It looks like the...

You can finally talk and use data simultaneously on new Verizon iPhones

Ever since it lost the exclusive right to sell the iPhone in the United States in 2011, AT&T has touted a key advantage that its network has over Verizon's: the ability to talk on the phone while...

This 19-Year-Old Developer Is So Successful, He Turned Down Apple

Last week, 19-year-old John Meyer dropped out of a prestigious university computer science program to work full-time on his tech startup, Fresco News. His parents weren't happy at first. He was...

The 'Deadpool' movie is coming February 12th, 2016

It looks like that leaked Deadpool test footage and the positive reaction from fans has dragged the movie back from development hell. Fox just announced that a Deadpool movie is scheduled for...

James Bond apparently really wants to be in 'Star Wars'

It's not uncommon for big name celebrities to have unlisted cameos. Richard Branson can be seen for about eight seconds of Casino Royale going through security. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has...

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus By Austin Mann As with any smartphone in 2014, there's no more important feature than the camera. It's what we use to...

The creator of 'Minecraft' is leaving the studio he created; read his goodbye letter

Today, Microsoft confirmed its plan to purchase Mojang, the studio responsible for the wildly popular video game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. The purchase will give Microsoft one of the most...

iPhone line sitters in NYC slept in garbage bags and got arrested

Waiting for an iPhone used to be fun. I did it once back in 2009. I got up around 3 AM on vacation, no less and stood outside an Apple store in Charleston, SC. I traded stories with strangers about...

Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley

The company founded by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk and Max Levchin has spawned three billionaires, many, many millionaires and generation-defining companies. Here, we break down the key players from the...

NVIDIA's new GPU proves moon landing truthers wrong

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there still exist some people on planet Earth who believe it's the only celestial body humanity has ever walked upon. You've heard it before -- the...

Video: Man Buys The First iPhone 6 In Perth, Immediately Drops It Onto Concrete

WHOOPS. On the upside, it doesn't look like the screen got too busted up. Plus, hey, even if it was shattered? at least he got a U2 album out of it*. [* haha just kidding no one wants that] Read...

Nintendo's latest 3DS XL edition plays on your nostalgic side

Nintendo regularly draws on its long history in video gaming to get you buying games and consoles, but it may have just topped itself with its latest 3DS XL variants. On top of two models meant to...

Verizon isn't getting WiFi calling until next year, either

AT&T isn't the only carrier not getting WiFi calling until 2015 -- a certain red-branded network's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus won't, either. Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media,...

'Star Trek: The Original Series' scenes look fantastic as cinematic panoramas

Above is an original shot from Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Mirror, Mirror." Star Trek was broadcast in the 4:3 television standard, and there's nothing wrong with this shot it's...

There's a new 'Zelda' game, but it's not what you're thinking

It's an exciting time for Legend of Zelda fans. Following the release of last year's brilliant A Link Between Worlds on 3DS, Nintendo is working on a brand-new, open-world Zelda that's shaping up...

At $50 Million, Bill Gates Just Made His Largest Donation Ever To Fight Ebola

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the charity run by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, announced Wednesday that it will be donating $50 million toward fighting the Ebola outbreak in...

Taylor Swift Had An Incredibly Powerful Message For A Fan That Was Being Bullied

Taylor Swift is known for her personal and touching interactions with her fans on social media. She responded to one Instagrammer's heartbreak and another's unrequited crush this past summer, all...

Patrick Stewart does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the right way

When the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge first started, the rules were simple: donate money toward fighting ALS or dump a bucket of ice on your head. It was meant as an incentive to be charitable not, as...

Millennium Falcon revealed in 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' with a Batmobile on board

Finally, the Star Wars footage you've been waiting for... or maybe not. Episode VII director J.J. Abrams is giving fans a huge tease of the return of the Millennium Falcon, but all isn't exactly as...

You Will Never See iPhone Lines The Same After Watching This Unsettling Video On New York...

On Friday, we, like many others published photos of thousands of people standing in line to buy the new iPhone, the iPhone 6. Most people think of these lines as being filled with crazed fanboys...

Microsoft revives its Xbox 360 with new blue console bundle

Microsoft s Xbox One console might have been on the market for nearly a year, but that s not stopping the company from focusing on the Xbox 360. While the Xbox 360 has been available for nearly...

You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality

It was only a matter of time. The iPad has been adapted for all sorts of intriguing and surprising purposes over the years (including, recently, a sex toy). Meanwhile, a number of enterprising...

The Guy Who Bought The First iPhone 6 Immediately Dropped It On Concrete

A guy named Jack was the first person to purchase an iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia. But those waiting in line behind him are having the last laugh after Jack promptly opened his new toy on...

Alibaba Is Already The Fourth Most Valuable Technology Company In The World

Alibaba, the e-commerce giant out of China, made its Wall Street debut on Friday. It was the biggest initial public offering of all time. Alibaba raised a whopping $29.7 billion for its IPO, easily...

Konami is selling 'Metal Gear Solid' cardboard-box candy

We're on the ground at Tokyo Game Show 2014, and the first and best thing that I've seen so far is this amazing Metal Gear Solid-themed cardboard-box candy at Konami's merchandise stall. Available...

Leica strips display from digital camera in 60th anniversary return to basics

2014 marks 60 years since the release of the Leica M3, a camera as legendary as any other in history it kicked off the German manufacturer's seminal line of M-series rangefinders which continues to...

Scientists name new dinosaur after a creature from 'Avatar'

One of the perks of discovering a new species of dinosaur is that you get to name it whatever you want, even if it's a movie reference. Last week, a group of paleontologists from the Chinese...

ManServant Will Let You Order Around Hot Men For $125 Per Hour

A 6'2?, sandy blond gentleman wearing a tailored suit and tie gently bows to greet me and seat me. "Hello, I am Fabio and I will be your man servant this afternoon," he says. His gentle, hypnotic...

iPhone 6 review

Let s start with the facts. There is explosive demand for bigger smartphones. A 4-inch smartphone feels small now; somewhere around 5 inches is the new normal. Yet too many large-screen phones are...

Someone finally made a truly 3D movie

You re probably at least a bit of a film nerd if you re familiar with Jean-Luc Godard, the biggest name of the 60s French New Wave movement. Even if you don t know him, you've definitely seen a lot...

Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined

We'd heard that the US IPO for the Chinese company Alibaba could be among the biggest ever, and it did not disappoint. Closing at a stock price of $93.89, it raised $21.8 billion for the company....

Colin Farrell says he'll be in 'True Detective' season two

Colin Farrell has told Ireland's Sunday World that he will be starring in True Detective season two. The show will reportedly be shot around Los Angeles, and Farrell says that "I know it will be...

NVIDIA's latest GPU crams 4K images on 1080p displays

Back in February, NVIDIA trotted out the very first desktop GPUs to feature its new Maxwell architecture: the GeForce GTX 750 and 750i. These entry level cards were paragons of efficiency, but they...

You can now buy Marty McFly's light-up high-tops for under $100

For some people, the holographic movie posters and hoverboards from Back to the Future II's Hill Valley are nothing compared to Marty Mc Fly Jr.'s self-lacing Nike Air MAGs. Of course, when the...

Samsung's NX1 Smart Camera is a speed demon hoping to charm the pros

Two years ago, Samsung came to Photokina with just a couple of new lenses and little in the way of incentive for pro photographers to take its NX cameras seriously. The time since has been filled...

The new Kindle Voyage e-reader is shockingly good

It's hard not to fall immediately in love with Amazon's new top-of-the-line e-reader. It's called the Kindle Voyage and it ticks off virtually every single hardware complaint I've had about the...

Apple Just Uploaded A U2 Album To Your iPhone And iPad And Seriously, WTF

Seriously. Go look. Depending on your iCloud setting, U2's latest album might be sitting in the Music app, ready to play. Otherwise, the album is most likely still shown, available to download from...

Google's Skybox Satellites Shoot GIFs Of Burning Man Being Built

Google bought Skybox Imaging for $500 million, and the micro-satellite company's most recent mission was?to take photos of Burning Man. Skybox repeatedly flew its satellites over Burning Man to...

'The Lord of the Rings' film trilogy will be accompanied by a 250-person orchestra in NYC...

Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy was lauded by critics and fans alike on many fronts: it was a better realization of Middle-earth than most thought popular, and it was clear that...

The Videogame History Museum has found a home in Frisco, Texas

Making a pilgrimage to the Videogame History Museum has been tough so far; most of its collection is in storage, and what little you do see has been going on cross-country tours. Pretty soon,...

iPhone 6 Review: Meet The New Best Smartphone

Apple has two new iPhones debuting today, including the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is the heir apparent to the flagship line of Apple smartphones, as it comes in at the same price point as the iPhone...

Apple Just Uploaded A U2 Album To Your iPhone And iPad, And Seriously, WTF

Seriously. Go look. Depending on your iCloud setting, U2's latest album might be sitting in the Music app, ready to play. Otherwise, the album is most likely still shown, available to download from...

This 8-Year-Old Makes $1.3 Million A Year By Posting YouTube Videos

What were you up to when you were 8-years-old? Probably something less impressive than Evan. Evan is the kid behind EvanTubeHD, which is a family-friendly YouTube channel where Evan (and...

Matt Damon will reportedly return as Jason Bourne in 2016

Matt Damon is apparently set to return to the big screen as genetically engineered super agent Jason Bourne. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures is in talks with both Damon and director Paul...

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will play Black Adam in DC Comics' 'Shazam' movie

With all of Dwayne Johnson's teasing as of late, you'd have thought he was playing Shazam himself. But this morning, Johnson confirmed via tweet that he'll be playing Black Adam in DC Comics'...

Panasonic puts a 1-inch sensor and a Leica lens on new CM1 smartphone

Panasonic has made the biggest news of Photokina so far with the announcement of its new Lumix CM1 Android smartphone. The Japanese company quit making smartphones after the failure of its Eluga...

Inside The iPhone 6: Teardown Reveals It Costs A Whopping $227 To Build

Teardown.com took apart Apple's iPhone 6. Here's what they found inside. Produced by Matthew Stuart Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story �

Apple's privacy statement is a direct shot at Google and I love it

Privacy statements are usually pretty dry, boring stuff. There's a lot of vague assurances and a lot of talk about valuing your privacy, which gets boring fast. It's rare that I'm able to read one...

iPhone 6 Plus review

I have really big hands. It s not something I usually think about; you don t ever really think about your hands. Those are my hands, you might idly remark to yourself from time to time. I wonder if...

This Is The Hardest Riddle On The Internet

The self-proclaimed "hardest riddle available on the internet" lives up to its name. It's called Notpron, and since the website's launch in 2004, over 16 million people have tried to get to solve...

Microsoft creates a keyboard for iOS and Android tablets

Microsoft has created a keyboard designed for iOS, Android, and Windows tablets. It s the latest in a series of moves that underlines the company s focus on providing software, services, and even...

Yahoo Stock Gets Crushed As Alibaba IPOs Core Business Now Valued At Less Than Zero

Yahoo investors have waited for years for Alibaba's IPO, expecting that the public value of the Chinese giant's stock that Yahoo owns might send Yahoo's stock into the stratosphere. Alas. In the...

The first games that show off iOS 8's graphics are available for download

With iOS 8, Apple introduced a new tool for game developers which gives them better ways to take advantage of the A7 and A8 processors. It's called "Metal," a play on the common way of describing...

15 Things That Are Harder To Get Into Than Harvard

Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The Cambridge, Massachusetts school accepted just 5.9% of roughly 34,000 applications for its class of 2018. As Harvard President...

Microsoft is making the Xbox One better without Kinect in new update

Microsoft has been aggressively updating its Xbox One console over the past six months, offering the latest features to members of a preview program before rolling them out more broadly. The latest...

'Destiny' is a beautiful mess

I've spent close to two dozen hours playing Destiny. I completed a galaxy-spanning quest that took me to Venus and Mars, teamed up with complete strangers to take down massive space monsters in...

Watching Conan sing the 'Simpsons' monorail song is transcendent

"Marge vs. the Monorail" is one of the most beloved episodes of The Simpsons, largely thanks to one scene, in which confidence man Lyle Lanley leads the town of Springfield in a song preaching the...

MARK CUBAN: I Only Have 13 Apps On My Phone

We caught up with billionaire entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban during South by Southwest Interactive in Austin. Our first question: what apps does the "Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks...

Almost all the sci-fi spaceships you know are on this massive chart

If you regularly follow geek culture, you've probably seen early versions of Dirk Loechel's spaceship comparison chart, which shows the relative sizes of vehicles from science fiction games, movies...

Android Fans Are Laughing Over This Graphic Showing Why iPhone 6 Is 2 Years Behind The...

This image, which compares the specifications of the new iPhone 6 and a Nexus 4, an older Android device, is all over the internet today. It was put together by the Ars Technica reviews editor Ron...

Why T-Mobile wants to give you a wireless router for free

If you're a T-Mobile customer, your company just gave you a very unexpected gift at yesterday's UnCarrier event: a wireless router. Yes, a fully functioning, magenta-branded, ASUS-built router,...

Kindle Voyage leaks on Amazon with a new way to turn pages

Amazon appears to be preparing to launch new Kindles. Several listings spotted on the German version of Amazon show a new "Kindle Voyage" e-reader with a 6-inch high-resolution display (300 ppi)...

5 Reasons You Should Work For A Startup At Least Once

They say in business you should think big. But when it comes to your career, have you considered thinking "small"? In my experience, a startup is a roller-coaster ride that can offer you incredible...

Car commercials from the 1980s were completely insane

For us!Now, there is a personal car that has exactly what we're looking forTaurus!Now, there's an American car with the shape and the feel we've never seen beforeFord has seen where we're going,...

22 Astounding Facts About Alibaba, The Giant Chinese E-Commerce Company With The Largest...

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the listing BABA. It priced at $68 yesterday, meaning that it's raising around $21.8 billion, making...

Microsoft will reportedly end Nokia, Windows Phone branding

We've been wondering how Microsoft would coordinate Nokia and Lumia branding after purchasing the phone maker earlier this year. Well, according to an internal document obtained by GeekOnGadgets,...

Microsoft plays on iOS 8 issues by doubling free OneDrive space to 30GB

Apple released its iOS 8 update earlier this week, but a number of iPhone and iPad owners ran into problems with the amount of free storage required to install the latest operating system....

Microsoft confirms it will buy 'Minecraft' for $2.5 billion

Microsoft is buying Minecraft maker Mojang. Reports of Microsoft s plans surfaced nearly a week ago, and the software maker is making it official today. Microsoft is paying $2.5 billion to acquire...

Peugeot's new hybrid concept is half SUV, half sports car

If you had any lingering concerns that hybrid cars were boring, Peugeot just smashed them to bits. Its new Quartz crossover concept blends the muscular, offroad-ready profile of a small SUV with...

Google is no longer forcing new users into making Google+ accounts

Google has lifted its requirement that new Google users also create a Google+ account, Marketing Land reports. When you sign up for a Gmail, Google Docs, or other Google account, a new "No thanks"...

Legendary Silicon Valley figure Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle, has stepped down from his CEO duties. Ellison has been Oracle's first and only CEO since 1977, a position that's made him one of...

Apple expands data encryption under iOS 8, making handover to cops moot

Tim Cook unveils iOS 8 at WWDC 2014. Megan Geuss Apple has updated its privacy policy as part of the rollout of iOS 8, announcing that devices with the latest version of the operating system...

The largest predatory dinosaur ever was 'half-duck, half crocodile'

The largest predatory dinosaur to walk this earth wasn t the T. rex. It was Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a 50-foot long creature with powerful jaws and a solid, spiny sail on its back that dwelled in...

Apple is hiding an embarrassing iPhone 6 camera bulge

Apple has an unpleasant bulge it's hiding. The latest iPhone 6 has slimmed down to just 6.9mm of metal in what Apple describes as a "streamlined profile," but it has picked up one element that isn...

14 Apple devices, one clever music video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story...

Polaroid's real-life Instagram logo camera can also print your photos

When we first saw Polaroid's Socialmatic camera, the obvious conclusion to make was that the company had simply decided to turn the Instagram logo into a device. Of course, given that the social...

Apple sold a record 4 million iPhones in 24 hours

Apple is once again setting new pre-order records for its new iPhone. After announcing a new "overnight" record last week, Apple is revealing today that it has sold more than 4 million iPhone 6 and...

The new Batmobile from 'Batman v. Superman' has been fully revealed

Zack Snyder gave us a gritty, black-and-white glimpse of the new Batmobile back in May, and now, thanks to some people on Instagram who happen to be near the shoot, we're now starting to get a good...

Bill Murray supports an all-female Ghostbusters team

While the long-rumored Ghostbusters reboot isn't a done deal quite yet, Bill Murray weighed on the possibility of female Ghostbusters and seems more-or-less in favor of it. During this weekend's...

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is the phablet, refined

Today, Samusung is announcing the latest in its line of flagship phablet-style devices, the predictably-named Galaxy Note 4. The Note 4 is a refinement on last year's Note 3, an iterative update...

Why I love Linux even if I no longer use it

That Netflix is coming to desktop Linux soon is great news. Considering the OS only holds about 1.6 percent of overall desktop marketshare, it's an important moment for those who use Linux in their...

Microsoft is reportedly buying 'Minecraft' developer Mojang for $2 billion

Well, this is rather surprising: Microsoft is in talks to buy Minecraft's developer, Mojang, according to a few different sources. The Wall Street Journal says that the ever loose-lipped "person...

Why parents are raising their kids on Minecraft

Back in June of 2011, David Pakman s daughter and son, at the time age 10 and eight, asked him for a copy of Minecraft. At the time I didn t know what that was, so I checked it out, thought it was...

'Grand Theft Auto V' is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18th

Grand Theft Auto V is going next-gen on November 18th. Rockstar Games had previously announced that its crime-fuelled epic would be coming to both the PS4 and Xbox One in the fall, but today the...

Your next Uber driver could be a world-famous DJ

Perhaps in an effort to make some extra money to support his legal battle with Disney, EDM superstar deadmau5 broke in his brand new "Meowclaren" supercar by prowling the streets of Toronto as an...

Apple releases one-click tool to delete the U2 album you didn't want

To put it lightly, Apple's "gift" of a free U2 album hasn't been warmly received by everyone. And it seems the company has heard the chorus of complaints loud and clear. As of today, Apple's...

Google's Nexus 9 is made by HTC and coming very soon

HTC hasn't made a tablet since 2011 or a Nexus device since 2010, but pretty soon both lacunas will be brought to an end by the launch of a new device: the Nexus 9. Rumored over the summer and...

Stephen Hawking shows off Intel's connected wheelchair

While Apple was announcing its latest iPhones, Intel was showing off a wheelchair. The chipset maker revealed its connected wheelchair on Tuesday, complete with endorsement from one of the world's...

iOS 8 update may be too big for your iPhone or iPad

Apple just released iOS 8, but if you're preparing to update your iPhone or iPad then be ready to clear out enough free space. While previous iOS updates have always required around 1GB of free...

Because 'Dark Souls' is so easy, someone beat it with a 'Rock Band' guitar

For a brief period in modern video game history, plastic controllers in the shape of musical instruments ruled the world. Much like Dance Dance Revolution before it, the age of Guitar Hero of Rock...

Humans Just Got Our First Close-Up Look At A Comet And It's Mind-Blowing

Ten years ago the European Space Agency launched Rosetta, a first-of-its-kind spacecraft on a mission to meet a comet. That comet? 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It finally accomplished that goal...

Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says...

The Most Powerful Person In Tech At Every Age

From Marissa Mayer's two-year-old son Macallister to 95-year-old VC Henry Hillman, it's clear that influence in tech comes in all ages, shapes, and sizes. We've compiled a list of the most powerful...

iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone

Apple is launching not one, but two premium smartphones today, and the iPhone 6 Plus is the one many probably were skeptical even existed just a few short months ago. With a screen size measuring...

In this Chinese city, phone addicts get their own sidewalk lane

Some places have lanes for bicycles, others for motorcycles, but there's a place in mainland China that boasts a different type of lane altogether: one for phone addicts glued to their screens....

These are the apps you want to try on your new iPhone

Where iOS 7 was style, iOS 8 is substance. Last year, our favorite apps got a facelift, but this year, they re actually becoming a lot more useful. How? iOS 8 offers a whole range of features that...

Zero-calorie sweeteners may trigger blood sugar risk by screwing with gut bacteria

When artificial sweeteners are in the news, it s rarely positive. In the last few years, sweeteners have been linked to everything from Type 2 diabetes to cardiovascular disease, high blood...

They actually blew stuff up while making 'Edge of Tomorrow'

We live in an exciting age where computer-generated graphics can be virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, which makes big-budget movies as much about rendering farms and rooms full of...

These Hidden iOS 8 Tricks Will Make Your iPhone Feel New Again

Apple just released its new mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 8. There's a lot of big new features like app extensions and third-party keyboards, but there's plenty of hidden...

Apple's iPhone 6 NFC chip is restricted to Apple Pay

Apple s move to integrate NFC in its latest iPhone 6 seemed like the perfect way to push the technology even further to the masses, but Apple s implementation isn t going to be as open as Android...