Samsung-made chips tipped to power the majority of Apple’s next iPhone

Samsung will reportedly power the majority of the next-generation iPhone according to Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper. The report says that the Korean company will claim 75 percent of processor chip production for Apple’s next smartphone: Samsung on…


How would you change Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Mini?

On paper, a ‘mini’ version of a flagship is as simple as shrinking the screen size and the corresponding components, but in reality, it’s a different story. Take Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Mini, which had to make several big compromises to squeeze into a sm…


Man lists his Tesla Model S as an $85-a-night Airbnb room

If someone tells you he’s been sleeping in a car, you’d most likely think he’s either traveling on a budget or going through a rough patch. And, you know what? Either answer’s probably true — unless he meant he’s been renting a Tesla Model S to slee…


California rethinks tougher licensing for ridesharing drivers

California just stepped back from a policy that might have had a big, big impact on ridesharing services in the Golden State. Its Department of Motor Vehicles has revoked a finding that drivers for companies like Lyft and Uber need commercial license…


‘Kaiju Fury!’ sets the stage for ‘snackable’ virtual reality

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival has been taken over by virtual reality, but not every project being showcased here tells a story in a different way. Some filmmakers choose to make experiences based on computer-generated imagery; others prefer a live-…


Gearbox’s beautiful ‘Homeworld’ remake reaches PCs February 25th

If you’re a long-time PC gamer, you probably have a soft spot for the Homeworld series. Relic’s epic saga was both eye-catching and proof that real-time strategy could work in the void of space. However, time hasn’t been kind to the games — the firs…


Here’s what our readers think of the Moto X (2014)

In his review of the second-generation Moto X last September, our Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco called it “a huge step forward from last year’s model.” He complimented the seamless feel of the edges and thought its improved OLED screen was “one …


Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality

If you’ve wanted a laptop where all the software is free and open source (FOSS), you’ve usually had to settle for mediocre hardware. Even FOSS champion Richard Stallman is making do with a ThinkPad that’s several years old. At last, though, it looks …