Coincidence or curse? Looking back on Madden’s troubled cover athletes

Join us as we take a tour through the history of the Madden Curse. We all know John Madden is a longtime NFL talent, but is he also an agent of dark forces?


Google offers an Emmy-themed Street View tour of famous TV locations

Are you all set for the 66th Emmy Awards on Monday? Not until you've checked out this filming locations for your favorite shows on Street View, handily brought together in a Google blog post.

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Now that the same phone can have Windows or Android, will anyone choose Windows?

HTC has quietly announced the One M8 for Windows, and although there wasn't much fanfare, it's an important phone for both it and Microsoft. The question is, will you buy one?


Most smartphone users download zero apps per month

New figures from industry analysts ComScore show that nearly two-thirds of us aren't downloading any apps at all, and spending most of our mobile time in our favorite one or two apps.


Stay at the Sydney Ikea, courtesy of Airbnb

Fancy bunking down in an Ikea store next week? Airbnb is offering Aussie users a unique and quirky experience with a one-night stay in the Swedish company's furniture showroom in Sydney.


Viddit for Chromecast brings all your favorite Reddit videos to the big screen

If you're a fan of Reddit, get ready to be happy. A new app allows Android users to put a roving stream of their favorite videos from subreddits on their TV via Chromecast.

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Polk’s Hampden are high-end bookshelf speakers for your desktop

Polk's fancy desktop speakers don't just look luxurious, they sound that way, too. In this video, we take a close look at how well Polk blends craftsmanship and modern-day tech into a top-notch desktop sound solution.

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DT Giveaway: Win a Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi smart scale

We have a Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale to give away. Do you want it? Do you need some app-level motivation to shed those pounds? If so, enter our contest to win.


Zipbuds’ new Slide earbuds promise to terminate your tangling woes

Zipbuds' latest creation is a new take on eliminating headphone cable tangling. The Slide use proprietary technology to merge and separate by sliding a small knob up and down along the top fork. The headphones are about halfway to their Kickstarter goal.

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Cricket Wireless tries to attract T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers with $100 bill credit

Cricket Wireless, AT&T's no-contract subsidiary, will run a promotion that will offer $100 bill credit to T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers who make the switch. The promotion starts on August 24 and ends on October 19.


Google has already taken down hundreds of Swing Copters clones

Google has reportedly removed hundreds of clones of Swing Copters, Dong Nguyen's follow-up to Flappy Bird. The clones prevented the original game from becoming the top search result for "Swing Copters."


Verizon’s Galaxy S5 costs just $80 at RadioShack

A new RadioShack promotion offers the Samsung Galaxy S5 for just $80 with a two-year contract from Verizon. The deal starts on Friday and will probably end soon.


Do you want an Internet free of advertising? You’d have to pay about $230 per year for that, study says

An Internet free of advertising would cost you hundreds of bucks per year, according to one study.


Sony’s Xperia Z2 vs Samsung’s Galaxy S5: An in-depth comparison

Should you buy Sony’s Xperia Z2 or Samsung’s Galaxy S5? We compare these Android heavyweights in a series of bouts to find out which emerges as the winner. There can be only one.