Next SHIELD Portable seen in certs, might have Tegra X1

Next SHIELD Portable seen in certs, might have Tegra X1

NVIDIA by now has three devices bearing the "SHIELD" brand: a handheld, a gaming tablet (plus optional wireless controller), and a TV box/slab. The latest, which now bears the name of "NVIDIA SHIELD", boasts not only of Android TV support but also of the chip makers most powerful mobile system-on-chip to date: the Tegra X1. In comparison, perhaps even compared with the SHIELD Tablet, the original SHIELD, now called SHIELD Portable, feels rather old and almost neglected. Hope, however, might spring eternal, with sightings of a new Portable in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications.

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Microsoft rumored to eye Android apps on Windows phones

Microsoft rumored to eye Android apps on Windows phones

Insider information or wishful thinking? That might be the first thing you think when you hear about this latest rumor coming out of Redmond. Several sources are claiming that Microsoft is, at least internally, looking into emulation technologies to make Android apps run on Windows phones. Why? Supposedly to finally resolve the dearth of apps on Windows mobile devices. But is this a solution that could help boost the adoption of Microsoft's mobile platform or will it be suicide for the software vendor in the long run?

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Bluewire device records smartphone calls from up to 33-feet away

Bluewire device records smartphone calls from up to 33-feet away

There are a bunch of reasons that someone might want to record the calls that they receive over their smartphone. Many smartphones have the ability to record calls built in and there are apps out there that will allow that to happen as well. A new device has debuted called Bluewire that claims to be the world's smallest Bluetooth headset call recorder. The device looks like a normal Bluetooth headset, but it is able to record calls from up to 33-feet from your smartphone.

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Lincoln Continental Concept quietly sneaks in luxury

Lincoln Continental Concept quietly sneaks in luxury

While others make a great noise about their latest, greatest, and most luxurious, Lincoln is of the opposite mindset. It believes that luxury isn't loud, obnoxious, or in your face but one that is quietly just that: luxurious. That is the statement and the gamble that the car maker is willing to make with the return of the Lincoln Continental, not as a final version but as a concept preview of what is to come. Somewhat ironically, due to the name's history, the revelation is causing some noise in the automobile world.

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DARPA working on new GPS systems that needs no satellites

DARPA working on new GPS systems that needs no satellites

DARPA is always working on developing new technologies to help the military perform tasks that will protect the country and often that tech spills over into civilian life as well. One of the things that DARPA is working on right now is a reinvention of the GPS system that doesn't rely on satellites. This reinvention is part of DARPA's goal of ensuring American superiority in the air, maritime, ground, space, and cyber domains.

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Spotify for PS4 and PS3 launches in 41 countries

Spotify for PS4 and PS3 launches in 41 countries

Music fans have something new to try out on the PlayStation game consoles. The new service is called PlayStation Music and it is a tie up between Sony and Spotify that will bring music to users of the PS3 and the PS4 consoles. Sony had promised to launch the service in the spring of 2015 and a launch this week lands right in that target launch window.

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Galaxy S6 edge brutally slammed on the ground thrice, survives

Galaxy S6 edge brutally slammed on the ground thrice, survives

This video is both a testament to Samsung's new build quality as well as to human cruelty. We'd love to be able to say no smartphone was harmed in the making of this video, but we'd be lying to your face. A woman, presumably a Korean considering the origin of this YouTube clip, has subjected the new Galaxy S6 edge not to a drop test but to a slam test. Yes, the more expensive Galaxy S6 edge gets slammed on the ground. Hard. To its credit, it survives unscathed.

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Emvio stress-reducing smartwatch adds zen to your life

Emvio stress-reducing smartwatch adds zen to your life

Emvio is the a smartwatch that is the antithesis to practically every other smartwatch on the market. "Emvio" means "to live" in Greek, and its designers want you do just that with their new, stress-tracking smartwatch. Emvio isn't the first stress-tracking smartwatch, but it aims to go above and beyond as it measures your stress level on a scale of 1 to 10 and notifies you when your stress level raises. Sure, we all notice when we fly off the handle, but sometimes we operate unaware we're pumping cortisol in a giant negative feedback loop of stress.

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Next Windows 10 for Phones build could support 30 models

Next Windows 10 for Phones build could support 30 models

While the Windows 10 upgrade path on the desktop is more or less clear cut, the same can't be said of their mobile counterparts. Last February, Microsoft started handing out preview builds of the upcoming operating system but its coverage was worryingly limited, to at most 6 models. That's not to say that Microsoft will only be supporting those and upcoming smartphones, but it hung a cloud of uncertainty over users. Now Microsoft is clearing the air by revealing as much as 36 models (30 if you count variants as one) who might be in the next round of builds.

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Cadillac CT6 sneak peak: featuring Bose 34-speaker Panaray Sound System

Cadillac CT6 sneak peak: featuring Bose 34-speaker Panaray Sound System

Cadillac is really upping its game with its 2016 Cadillac CT6. The CT6 will feature Bose audio; to be precise, it's Bose's new Panaray Sound System. 34 speakers, including amplifiers, tweeters, and a 10-inch woofer will shower the passengers in a sound experience they can only get in the CT6. Twin speakers are built into the headrests, and nearly all of the 34 speakers measure in at under 4 inches in diameter. To keep the bass pumping, the Panaray has twin amplifiers mounted in the trunk. An Nd woofer amplifier and Bose digital amplifier blast the beats to fill the cabin with heavy bass lines.