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‘Stop Phubbing’ campaign launches in bid to end antisocial handset use

Ever been the victim of phubbing, where a friend starts fiddling about with their phone while you're trying to have a conversation with them? If so, you might want to join the recently launched Stop Phubbing campaign.
Home Theater

No remortgage needed: How to build an earthquake-inducing home theater for $3,000

Don't put off your dream of building a home theater for one more second. Our DIY guide shows how to build an impressive home theater from the projector to the power strip for about $3,000. Each component is hand selected for offering…
Mobile

Crappy camera? New Nokia ad claims iPhone’s photo capabilities aren’t up to much

A new ad from Nokia bashes the iPhone's photo capabilities while singing the praises of the camera on its own Lumia 925 handset. Apple may claim that more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera, Nokia says, but the Lumia…
Mobile

‘Galaxy Gear’: Samsung files trademark application for its smartwatch

How do you like the sound of 'Galaxy Gear' for the name of Samsung's yet-to-launch smartwatch? The name appeared in a trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filed at the end of last month.
Home Theater

Redbox Instant launches on the Roku set-top box

Possibly ideal for anyone that rents a ton of movies at Redbox movie rental kiosks, an application for the Redbox Instant streaming video subscription service has launched on the Roku platform.
Cool Tech

Banks start to roll out ATMs with human teller video chat option

Potentially a great way to offer an increased number of banking options over a traditional ATM, video chat capabilities are being added to ATM machines in order to help customers carry out complex transactions.
DT Daily

DT Daily: Amazon’s Bezos buys Washington Post, $300K lab burger, Samsung Galaxy Gear watch 2:25

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gets into the newspaper business with $250M Washington Post buy, scientists grow a $300,000 hamburger, and a patent reveals Samsung’s plans for a smart watch. Related Links: Jeff Bezos buys Washington…
Photography

Nikon brings out new long-zoom Coolpix, 18-140mm DSLR lens, and small Speedlight flash

Nikon has added three new products designed for the mid-level consumer: a Coolpix point-and-shoot that offers versatility of wide-angle and long zooms, an all-in-one DSLR lens, and a compact Speedlight flash.
Opinion

Nothing is safe, hackers will rule the world, and other DefCon 21 takeaways

DefCon 21 has come and gone. But the hackers are still out there, waiting to pounce when you least expect it. From lockpicking to fat 401Ks, here's what you need to know to survive.
Web

5 things you need to know about Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post

Mergers, acqusitions, and buy-outs can be confusing ... and if you're sitting there wondering why Amazon just bought a media empire, then let us clear things up for you regarding the Jeff Bezos-Washington Post deal.
Gaming

Pictures from Minsk, Belarus and Wargaming’s 15th anniversary

Wargaming, the makers of World of Tanks and World of Warplanes, celebrated its 15th anniversary in Minsk, Belarus. We were there, and have some pictures to show you what it was all about.
Gaming

Mixing the East and the West: Why you should pay attention to Molten Games

When executives from two of the biggest online MMO companies in the world start their own studio and announce that they are working on a free-to-play MMO, you should pay attention.