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KEF M500 Headphone Review: Perfect Balance of Sound and Comfort

Shopping for headphones in the £150 to £300 headphone range can be a quandary. The £150 options are mostly all fluff backed by celebrities and marketing jargon. Putting lipstick on a pig doesn't change the fact that it's still a pig, you know. Read More >>

apps
Holy Crap, Does This Shazam for Live Music Actually Work?

Music recognition apps like Shazam are great for telling you what's playing on the radio or at the bar, but they can't help you identify anything that's being performed live. That is until now. Gracenote has shown off an early prototype of an app that will do just that. Read More >>

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Flying High: Jetman Talks Flight, Fear, and What's Next

Yves "Jetman" Rossy's exploits have been well-documented over the years. He's crossed the English Channel, the Grand Canyon, and flown alongside a B-17 bomber with a jet-powered wing strapped to his back and nothing else. He's crazy in the best way possible. We caught up with Yves to chat about what's coming next for Jetman, his thoughts on Felix Baumgartner and what it's like to fly with a wing strapped to your back. Read More >>

movies
First Full View of the New X-Men Sentinel: Holy Crap They Nailed It

Earlier this week the first images of Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask surfaced for Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. In addition to that tidbit of news, Singer tweeted out the following pic of a Trask-built Sentinel. Read More >>

photography
Here Are National Geographic Traveler's Best Photos of 2013

This year marks National Geographic Traveler's 25th annual photo contest, which invites amateurs to submit their best snaps for review by the mag's venerable photo editors. Over the weekend, the winners were revealed in all their high-res glory. Read More >>

apps
Lost Your Android Phone? Android Device Manager Will Find It For You

Later this month, Google will be releasing a new Android Device Manager to help you find your lost Android phone. Did it really take this long to implement? Apparently so.
Not only will you be able to locate your lost phone on a viewable map, the updated ADM will ring your device at maximum volume. And if it's gone for good then you can wipe your device remotely. Read More >>

apple
Apple's Shiny New Chipmaker Could Give It a Major Battery Boost

Apple's just acquired Passif, a wireless chipmaker that specialises in making tiny chips that require very low amounts of energy. The deal, it seems, happened sometime in the last few months, reports Jessica Lessin. Read More >>

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15 Minutes of Elysium Behind the Scenes Footage Is Pure Mech-Madness

So here we have 15 minutes worth of behind the scenes footage from Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming "postapocalyptic" movie Elysium. I mean, this is basically the entire movie, which doesn't open until August 21st! Does the studio know about this? Read More >>

porn
There's Enough Ikea Furniture in Porn to Fill a Whole Tumblr (NSFW)

Let's not beat around the bush: We all watch porn. OK? OK. And it turns out that while we're doing that, we're getting a full view of Ikea's affordable, easily cleanable, porn-friendly furnishings. Read More >>

design
Visualised: 40 Years of Nike's Most Iconic Shoe Designs

Nike's impact on both pop culture and the shoe industry is unrivaled. It's consistently one of the most popular brands in the world and has an insane sneakerhead following. But of all the hundreds of shoes released since the 1970s, what are its most iconic designs? Read More >>

android
Just Look at How Much Worse Android Fragmentation Got Last Year

Android fragmentation has been a point of contention for many, many years. And the latest report from OpenSignal, the world's largest database of crowdsourced coverage information, suggests that it's only gotten worse over the last year. Read More >>

robots
Run For Your Lives: Auto-Fixing Hexapod Is Self-Aware

With all "limbs" intact, the hexapod gets along pretty quickly at 26 cm/s, but once you chop one of its six legs (?), it beings to stagger like a drunken sailor at about 8 cm/s. And then by the power of Grayskull or a series of algorithms, it runs through a series of tests to regain proper efficiency. In other words, it's basically self-aware. Read More >>

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Biometric Fingerprint Sensor For iPhone "Leaked" In Latest iOS 7 Build

Somewhere in the bowels of iOS 7 Beta 4 is a folder labeled "BiometricKitUI," which lends a bit of credence towards the rumours that the next iPhone might have a biometric sensor embedded in the Home button. Read More >>

headphones
Muzik: These “Smart” Headphones Will Let You Tweet and Facebook

Of all the things that I figured would go "smart" one day, I hadn't expected that headphones would be next. But here we are and here are Muzik's first set of "smart" headphones. Read More >>

phones
Here Are the Clearest Shots Yet of the Moto X

Motorola doesn't officially announce the X until this Thursday, but let's be honest, this has quickly become one of the worst kept secrets in tech. Here we have the clearest shots yet of Motorola and Google's long-awaited collaborative effort. Read More >>

cars
BMW's Electric i3: All Vroom, No Gas

BMW's all-electric i3 is here. And boy is it a sight to behold. It looks nothing like any other BMW we've seen before, but it's real and goes on sale early next year. Read More >>

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