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The Strain weekly recap: Everyone is lying to you

"Liar, liar, head on fire extinguisher." Everything witnessed on this week's new episode of The Strain was little more than a baldfaced lie.

Until Dawn, Journey, and Unfinished Swan all seem to be confirmed for PS4

A now-removed list of Sony's playable games for August 2014's Gamescom in Germany seems to confirm Journey, The Unfinished Swan, and Until Dawn for PS4.

T-Mobile more than doubles the data it offers on 4-person family plans

T-Mobile will give families of four 10GB of 4G LTE data to share for $100 a month. The Uncarrier's CEO John Legere claims that this new promotion could save families up to $720 a year in comparison with AT&T's plans.

Lithium anode breakthrough could double or triple gadget battery life

Researchers at Stanford University have made a breakthrough in using lithium as an anode inside next generation batteries, potentially meaning triple the standby time for our phones, and twice the range on our electric cars.

No photo is one-size-fits-all in social media, but these charts tell you what works

Ever wonder what photo sizes are appropriate for the various social networking sites? Here are two useful resources that list all the recommended photo sizes for the most popular social media sites.

Apple keeps blurring lines with OS X and iOS, but when do things get too hazy?

Apple continues to move OS X toward iOS with Yosemite, but will those features eventually rob the desktop operating system of the depth and flexibility that makes so many of us love it?
Movies & TV

Mad Max: Fury Road trailer puts the pedal to the metal

Tom Hardy makes his debut as "Mad" Max Rockatansky in the first trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, the next film in George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise.

5G mobile connections coming in 2020 says London Mayor

According to Boris Johnson, the London mayor, London will get its first taste of hyper-fast 5G mobile connection speeds in 2020. The future network is all part of a long-term plan for the city's growing infrastructure needs.

Amazon to launch credit card reader to compete with Square, leaked papers suggest

Amazon appears to be getting ready to launch its own credit card reader for mobile payments next month. The device is expected to retail for $10 and offer a payment-on-the-go service similar to Square and PayPal Here.

UK police to demand phones are handed over after traffic accidents

In the UK, police officers attending traffic accidents could seize mobile devices, so they can be checked for evidence of use at the time of the crash. It's hoped the new rules could help reduce mobile-related accidents on the…
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Organic power: Nokia charges Lumia 930 with 800 potatoes and apples

It may only come in handy if you happen to be near a grocery store (and you have some copper wire and nails in your bag), but Nokia and artist Caleb Charland still had fun demonstrating how a load of potatoes and apples can be used to…