Samsung gives the Gear S some bling with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted band

Samsung added some bling to its Gear S smartwatch with a Swarovski crystal band. The company will also most likely offer Swarovski crystal-encrusted Galaxy Note 4 cases.

Wearables

Grand Theft Auto V radio station getting a revamp for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

One of the radio DJ voice actors from Grand Theft Auto 5 visits Rockstar Games' offices to update her station for the upcoming PC/PS4/Xbox One versions of the game.

Gaming

Xbox One update improves media player, Party app, SmartGlass, and more

The September 2014 update for Microsoft's Xbox One console adds a number of new features, including enhanced support for media files accessed via a USB-connected drive.

Gaming

‘Umbrella Here’ light invites strangers to share your umbrella, saving them from a soaking

If you like meeting new people and live in a place where it rains a lot, then the Umbrella Here light could be the gadget for you. The idea is that you stick it on top of your umbrella during a downpour, signaling to others that you're willing to share.

Cool Tech

Apple spells out to developers why it rejects their apps

Although Apple already offers app developers plenty of resources via its iOS Dev Center, reviewers still have to wade through lots of submissions that clearly aren't ready. A newly published page explaining why it sometimes reject apps hopes to change that.

Apple

Panasonic TC-58AX800U review

On the other hand, the AX800 is quirky, but it’s the first LCD TV that we think is worthy of plasma-lovers’ attention, and that’s something of a milestone in the industry.

  • Pros: Deep blacks , Plasma-like picture , Superb color…
  • Cons: Bulky stand/base , Some loss of shadow detail , Uninspired…

Panasonic TC-65AX800U review

The AX800 is quirky, but it’s the first LCD TV that we think is worthy of a plasma-lover's attention -- and that’s something of a milestone in the industry.

  • Pros: Deep blacks , Plasma-like picture , Superb color…
  • Cons: Bulky stand/base , Some loss of shadow detail , Uninspired…

NASA developing automatic traffic management system for drones

NASA is working on an air traffic control system for drones to help bring order to potentially chaotic skies. However, instead of controllers communicating with drone operators, the system uses carefully designed algorithms to automatically control flights.

Cool Tech

FBI and Apple looking into alleged iCloud hack involving celebrities’ private photos

The FBI and Apple have both confirmed they're investigating an alleged iCloud hack that over the weekend saw private and in many cases highly personal photos and videos of A-list celebrities posted on the Web.

Apple

Atari founder: Simple sells, but Flappy Bird’s creator will struggle to do it twice

Flappy Bird has a sequel called Swing Copters, but will it attain anywhere near the same success as Flappy Bird? We speak with Atari founder Nolan Bushnell to find out.

Mobile

Spin your stacks of wax and look good doing it with these slick turntables under $500

Vinyl records are awesome, but they're also finicky. To get the best out of your stacks of wax, it's best to play them on a quality turntable, but you don't have to lay down a small fortune to get one. Here's our top five turntable picks under $500.

Home Theater

2015 Ford Fiesta ST review

The 2015 Ford Fiesta ST picks up where its big brother, the Focus ST, left off; it takes crisp and comfortable driving dynamics to a whole new level, especially at the $26,000…

  • Pros: Interior quality and spaciousness , Crisp, no nonsense…
  • Cons: Polarizing exterior styling

TDK TREK Max A34 review

Weatherproof, and loud as a jet turbine, TDK’s A34 makes a strong case to be your next Bluetooth buddy.

  • Pros: Solid, balanced sound , Powerful max volume , Robust…
  • Cons: Pedestrian battery life , Sound not as detailed as we’d…

Meet Godzilla’s little brother: The 800-horsepower Nissan Juke

A Russian tuning company has done the impossible, or at least the inadvisable, packed 800 horsepower into a Nissan Juke, a car the size of a shoe. In fact, they didn't stop at 800, because the 'roided out Juke has 200 hp worth of NOS...

Cars

Evolve isn’t out until February 2015, but you can play it before then

2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios confirm plans to stage a "Big Alpha" for Evolve, with registration invites being handed out to PAX Prime attendees and offered up on the game's social channels.

Gaming