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Yamaha returns to its roots with retro-styled, high-end stereo components

Yamaha busts out onto the high-end stereo audio scene big-time with two premium components featuring the sort of build quality we haven't seen in decades, and a retro-inspired design sure to get analog buffs salivating.
Android Army

App Review: ‘Nook Video’ is Barnes & Noble’s Hail Mary pass to Android and iPhone

Nook tablets don't appear to be in Barnes and Noble's future, but its keeping the brand alive by bringing the Nook Video app to iOS and Android. It'll allow users to rent and buy video and access their UltraVideo library.
Cars

Deception! Subaru unveils Japan-only BRZ tS and despite the STI logos, it’s not a real STI

Although it’s covered in STI badges, the new special edition BRZ is not an STI. It has been aptly named the tS. And if its normally aspirated engine weren’t insulting enough, it’s only offered in Japan.
Gaming

Ubisoft’s ‘Watch Dogs’ heading to the big screen

At Sony’s Gamescom press conference, Ubisoft announced that its next property to head for the big screen will be the upcoming game, Watch Dogs. The film will be developed with Sony and New Regency.
Computing

Laptops 101: What’s the best computer for your college major?

Ready to pick a major but don't know what computer will work best with it? What may work fine for an English major may not be enough for a computer science. Never fear; we've figured it out for you, just like your mother would if she was…
Gaming

The PlayStation 4 will be released on November 15; new PS3 model available now

Sony concluded its Gamescom press conference with the news that the PlayStation 4 will be released on November 15 in America, and November 29 in Europe. It also unveiled a new PS3.
Gaming

DICE details ‘Battlefield 4’ DLC and Premium subscriber bonuses

Electronic Arts and DICE detail the five planned DLC releases for 'Battlefield 4' and run through the benefits that fans receive when they sign up for the game's season pass, 'Battlefield 4' Premium.
Cars

Tesla Model S breaks testing machine, is now the safest car ever crash-tested by NHTSA

The Model S scores a 5-star rating in every crash test performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making it the safest car ever tested. This makes it safer than Volvo or Acura, automakers that usually top…
Gaming

PS Vita price drop confirmed, and ‘Borderlands 2’ goes handheld

At its Gamescom press conference, Sony announced that the Vita will receive a price drop as was rumored this week, and Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 is coming to the system as well.
Social Media

Is China loosening its restrictions on Facebook and Twitter?

According to various news reports, China has lifted firewall control over Facebook and Twitter in 5-star hotels all over the country... psych! Turns out the accessibility is for wealthy hotel patrons only - but there are some other…
Gaming

Oculus VR opens its doors to devs with a new site where they can share games

Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift headset have unveiled “Oculus Share,” a new site for developers to post the demos they have already created for the VR headset, to add more, and to have the community offer feedback.