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Upcoming Nexus devices may share similar specs, but will be made of different materials

After working with LG and Huawei last year, Google could partner with HTC on a pair of new Nexus devices. It would mark the first time Google and HTC have collaborated on a mobile device since 2010. We've got all the news and rumors here.

How one company is teaching computers to recognize the world’s visual history

Much of the world's history is still in physical form, but Gado Images is working to teach computers how to automatically tag and caption historic photos to give museums a leg up in digitizing (and monetizing) large archives.

You can finally get a decent phone with your cheap Republic Wireless plan

Republic Wireless became known for its innovative plans that offer refunds for unused data, but unfortunately its phones have been lacking. Not anymore! The company now has a decent selection of phones, as well as access to T-Mobile's…

Is the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown dial really heading for the iPhone?

Is Apple really considering adding a Digital Crown to its iPhone and iPad? A patent published this week certainly suggests it's been looking at the idea.

Pentagon update to Laws of War Manual better protects photojournalists

A longstanding controversial stance in the Pentagon's Laws of War manual regarding photojournalists was updated and altered in an update issued by the Pentagon earlier this week.

Like magic, Plotagraph Pro software creates animation from a single photo

Cinemagraphs are traditionally created from short videos, but a startup has developed a way to craft them from a single image. Photographer Troy Plata and artist Sascha Scheider demonstrated how the upcoming program works.
Movies & TV

Disney's 'Rocketeer' reboot gains momentum with a black female lead

Disney plans to take its reboot of The Rocketeer in a new direction. The film, described as a "sequel-reboot" will reportedly feature a black female lead who has to stop a corrupt rocket scientist.
Cool Tech

Think before you fund! The 5 biggest Kickstarter scams ever

Some crowdfunding projects have turned out to be too good to be true, frustrating backers and leaving them with empty wallets. Here are a few of the worst offenders to date, from Skarp Technologies to Magnus Fun.

Ready, set, go! BMW gets ready to take the M4 racing

BMW has asked its top engineers to turn the M4 into a full-blown race car that complies with the FIA's GT4 regulations. The model is currently under development, and it's expected to make its racing debut in time for the 2018 season.

One of these four models could soon join the Bugatti lineup

Bugatti is considering adding a new model to its lineup in a bid to lure new buyers into showrooms. The company is allegedly debating whether to introduce a sedan, an EV, an SUV, or a smaller sports car.

Pink Floyd delves into their formative years with upcoming 27-disc box set

Pink Floyd is returning to the band's beginning with a new collection due out in November. Called The Early Years 1965-1972, the box set will consist of a whopping 27 discs and include hours of unreleased music.

The Nextbit Robin is available in a fiery new color, but only for a limited time

Founded by two ex-Googlers, Nextbit announced its first commercial product last October, the NextBit Robin. This unique Android phone is now available on Amazon for a discounted price of $300 -- only until May 10.