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  • The Future Is Transcendent: A Review Of HER

    The Future Is Transcendent: A Review Of HER

    For more than an hour Her seems little more than metaphor meets Manic Pixie Dream Girl: charming, yes, but insubstantial. And then— Los Angeles, mid-21st-century: techno-utopia. The city is a forest of sleek skyscrapers; a vast subway network connects downtown to the beaches; citizens mingle in public spaces that resemble art galleries, connected by broad pedestrian walkways that soar high… Read More

  • Mophie’s Powerstation XL Packs In The Power For Extended Time Away From Outlets

    Mophie’s Powerstation XL Packs In The Power For Extended Time Away From Outlets

    Our devices have a never-ending hunger for power – it’s their single greatest failing, in a time when they can do incredible things but still only last around a day of solid use in the best-case scenario. But Mophie has made a name for itself providing extra juice for your devices, and now they’ve got a new Powerstation XL model that packs a crazy 12,000 mAh, which can charge… Read More

  • Moto G Review: Motorola Bridges The Gap Between Cheap And Good In Smartphones

    Moto G Review: Motorola Bridges The Gap Between Cheap And Good In Smartphones

    Motorola has done its best to deliver a premium experience with an affordable price tag with the Moto G, the little sibling to the higher priced Moto X. Both phones have Google's stamp all over them, and share a surprising amount in common besides that, too. Best of all, the Moto G is a phone that mostly delivers on its marketing premise, offering an experience that'll have many doing a double… Read More

  • Microsoft's Xbox One | First Look

    Review: Microsoft Xbox One

    The final contender in the next-gen console battle has entered the arena. The Xbox One will launch this Friday, 8 years to the day after the 2005 debut of the Xbox 360. As someone who has happily played three Xbox 360s to their red-ringed graves, I couldn’t have been more excited. I spent the past few days living with an Xbox One, watching on as Microsoft shipped its final few last-minute… Read More

  • The PS4 Is Sony’s First Shot In The Next-Gen Console Wars

    The PS4 Is Sony’s First Shot In The Next-Gen Console Wars

    If you listen closely, you can hear it: the eye of the console storm. We are between technologies and the big hardware makers know it. It's a move from an optical-disk-based, high-heat standalone device. To paraphrase William Gibson: the future is here, it's just unevenly distributed and its on that uneasy plane the new $399 PS4 firmly sits. Read More

  • iPad Air Review

    iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again

    Apple introduced two new iPads this month at a special event in San Francisco on October 22, and the first of those to go on sale is the iPad Air, which is in stores and on virtual shelves this Friday, November 1. After a week with Apple's newest 9.7-inch device, it's clear there's a new champion of the large tablet market, and one that breathes new life into Apple's original slab-style… Read More

  • OS X Mavericks Review: Apple’s Mac Operating System Has A Need For Speed

    OS X Mavericks Review: Apple’s Mac Operating System Has A Need For Speed

    OS X Mavericks, the first of Apple's post-big cat OS updates, is named for one of the nicest spots on Earth. Mavericks is a surf beach in California, and the operating system that takes its name definitely represents a new wave in Mac software, even though it isn’t drastic change from OS X 10.8. The changes Apple has made are for the better, though, and since it’s free, there’s no reason not… Read More

  • 2013 iMac Review: Apple’s All-In-One Benefits Big From Improved Processor, Graphics

    2013 iMac Review: Apple’s All-In-One Benefits Big From Improved Processor, Graphics

    The new iMac Apple introduced without much fanfare a couple of weeks ago is an evolutionary upgrade, retaining the slimline design it debuted with last year's pre-holiday refresh, and introducing some major specification bumps under the hood. For owners of any of those machines, it probably won't be surprising to hear that this year's upgrade takes what was a great computer and makes it even… Read More

  • Demo: Kindle HD's Mayday Tech Support

    With The HDX, Amazon Turns The Kindle Into A Multimedia Powerhouse

    Meet the new Kindle, which is (almost) the same as the old Kindle. Amazon has been building LCD tablets - called Kindle Fires - for a mere 24 months and they've far surpassed the first clunky Fire with its BlackBerry Playbook-styling and fuzzy screen. This new model, called the HDX, aims to be a paradigm-shifting device for pure media consumption, as well as a tool for the worker on the go. With… Read More

  • iOS 7 Control Center Demo

    Apple iOS 7 Review: A Major Makeover That Delivers, But Takes Some Getting Used To

    This is a big week for Apple; it has two new phones hitting store shelves, and a brand new operating system that becomes available tomorrow for compatible devices. The new mobile operating system is a big visual change, and is likely to feel somewhat disorienting to users upgrading from iOS 6, but in most important ways, it's not that dissimilar from what you're used to, and many of the changes… Read More