science
Holy Hell, This Is How American Football Helmets Are Concussion Safety-Tested

Today is the day the NFL play and London, and while some people might consider the sport to be less hardcore than others (because of all that padding). There's a very good reason for it, and it's naturally about keeping the players safe from serious injuries. Read More >>

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Fleshlight Finally Made an iPad Case That You Can Have Sex With

You don't need to know much more about the Fleshlight Launchpad other than that it's an iPad case that you have sex with (and that the Lightning connector is not, uhm, liquidproof), but here is a photo in case you really need the visual, in the way you need the visual on your iPad while you are humping it. Read More >>

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How Jeff Bezos Made Amazon Everyone’s Everything All of the Time

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is probably the defining salesman of our time. But in a sit-down with a small group of journalists yesterday that was ostensibly about new Kindle hardware, it became more clear than ever that his company's success has come not from any individual product line, but from one impossibly ambitious strategy: Be everywhere, do everything. It's insane. It's working. Read More >>

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The Kindle Fire HD Redesigned Using Last Year’s Guts

In addition to the new Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon also has a new, low-cost model of the original Kindle Fire HD. The new model has a redesign to look like the new HDX—they're very angular now, but internally it's the same old gear. Read More >>

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Kindle Fire HDX Hands-On: Amazon’s Tablet, All Grown Up At Last

The new Kindle Fires are here. And they're pretty damn impressive. The Kindle Fire HDX, in 7- and 8.9-inch models, has improved the screen, processor, RAM, software, and body of last year's Fire HD. And that's before you get to the insane new tech support feature Amazon dreamed up. But is that enough for the Fire to shake its rep as the "cheap" tablet? Maybe. Read More >>

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iPhone 5S First Impressions: So, About That Fingerprint Thing

For once, there's actually something new to talk about with an iPhone. Read More >>

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“Everyone Else Has One” Is a Perfectly Good Reason to Buy an iPhone

It's not even better, it's just popular. You only want one because you see everyone else has one. These are some of the more common reasons people avoid the iPhone. It's a perfectly natural reflex—it just also happens to be a dumb one. Read More >>

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Apple’s Dumbest, Sloppiest iOS 7 Screwups, Collected in One Tumblr

So it's come to this. We knew iOS 7 had some dumb and frustrating imperfections, but hadn't scoured every bit of it for flaws in the small details that Apple used to nail. Well, some industrious design head has given Apple's new OS a proper fisking, and put all the screw-ups on a Tumblr. Read More >>

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One Huge Reason to Not Switch to Android or Windows

iPhone pre-orders have just opened, and for a lot of people, that means deciding if you want to spend two years (or more) with a phone you've never held. The irony is, if you're not sure you want to commit for the full two years, then the answer is cut and dry: Get an iPhone. Read More >>

laptops
The Laptop Is Dying

There's an old joke about a doctor giving an elderly patient some good news and bad news. "Give me the bad news first," the old guy says. "OK, you've got cancer and you're dying. Best case, you have a few years left." "Oh god, that's awful," cries the old man. "What's the good news?" "Well," says the doctor, "You're in the best shape of your life, and your dementia means you won't remember any of this in a few hours." And that is, essentially, the Windows laptop renaissance. Read More >>

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Microsoft Will Announce the Surface 2 on September 23rd

Microsoft just sent out invitations for an event in New York City on Monday September 23rd, two weeks from today. It will be showing off the new Surface. Which is to say, it's going to be showing us the future of Microsoft. Read More >>

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Why I Will Never Want a Smartwatch

I don't want a smartwatch. I don't, and will not. Because the very idea of a smartwatch, even at its platonic ideal, is basically NFC. Let me explain. Read More >>

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Here’s the Gigantic Nokia Windows Phone We Might Never See

There's a new leaked image of Lumia's gigantic phone-tablet, the Lumia 1520, from @evleaks, a historically reliable source for advance shots of phones. It looks pretty nice—if it ever comes out. Read More >>

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The New Asus Zenbooks Are Covered in Gorilla Glass Now (???)

We'd been waiting on this one—the Zenbook is finally getting a refresh. And for whatever reason, Asus has decided to cover one of the prettier ultrabooks out there in a sheet of Gorilla Glass. Which, hey, sure. Read More >>

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Sony Vaio Flip: One of the Most Logical Laptop Convertibles Yet

Convertibles as a whole aren't the most sensible thing in the world. At this point, most are still rife with compromises, gimmicks, and odd decisions. Sony's new Vaio Flip is too, but its gimmick — a screen that folds back on itself—also happens to make a whole lot of sense. Read More >>