Losing a pet can be a harrowing experience. One woman turned to the Internet to help find her beloved pooch.
Significant data leaks aren't exactly uncommon these days. But how do you know if hackers have gotten ahold of your passwords and data?
"Criminal botnet" sounds like something from a forgotten sci-fi serial from the 1970s, but turns out they're real, and they'll steal your passwords.
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. But what are we shopping for? Google knows!
Wildlife rangers in Australia set up a motion-sensor camera alongside a river in the hope of capturing footage of crocodiles. They certainly didn't expect this.
As it's been doing every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, will be tracking Santa's progress on Christmas Eve as he makes his way around the world delivering gifts, eating mince pies, and knocking back copious amounts of sherry.
‘Tis the seasons for getting monster deals online. But just because Cyber Monday lacks the threat of being trampled to death by a hoard of penny pinchers doesn't mean you're safe.
What's the one online activity that most people don't want anyone to know about? Porn watching habits, of course.
The upcoming holiday is not just about the parades, football games, or all the turkey you can eat. It's about spending time with friends and loved ones and having fun, in real life rather than on the Web.
Most of us don't like being in front of the camera because the self-conscious side of us says we're not attractive enough to be in photos. Well, portrait photographer Peter Hurley tells us that we are all beautiful people but the secret to looking really photogenic is through something he dubbed the "Squinch."
What happens when a phone is both cheap and a bargain? Is that even possible, or would such a device cause the seas to boil and the sky to fall in?
Finally, the U.S. landline telephone system is likely to join the 21st century. Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission's chairman, announced plans to begin transitioning the nation's copper-based landline network to a digital one similar to Internet phone services, like Skype or Vonage.
Oxford Dictionaries' has chosen as its international Word of the Year 2013…..(drum roll, please)…..selfie!
Exposure to television and video games could play a role in the sleep problems of children with autism, new research suggests.
In the future, better care for heart patients may be just a text message away.
As powerful and far-reaching as Google is, they still must submit to the U.S. government whenever Uncle Sam demands that the firm hand over user data. What's troubling is that government requests for user data have soared, doubling in the past three years.
Motorola has announced the Moto G, a more affordable version of the popular Moto X, which will also be sold worldwide instead of being restricted to America.
Amazon has struck a deal with the US Postal Service that'll see its customers taking delivery of packages on Sundays.
If you're even moderately interested in DIY home automation, you've likely run across the name "Z-Wave" at some point.
The relationship status between teen Internet users and Facebook is perennially set to "it's complicated," and we've known that for a while now.
Texting your boyfriend to say you're running late is one thing. Trying to win an argument via text is quite another.
After several years of decline, parent company Dish Network has decided to call it quits on maintaining Blockbuster's physical presence.
Brits filling up their motors at gas stations run by supermarket giant Tesco will soon be subjected to tailored ads generated by face-scanning technology installed beside the cash registers.
When a group of scientists claimed the size of the world's biggest dinosaur must have been exaggerated as such a huge creature would never have been able to walk, a research team at the UK's Manchester University decided to look at the matter more closely.
While social media can help vulnerable teenagers seeking support, Internet use can do more harm than good for young people at risk of self-harm or suicide.
The days of being forced to turn off your gadgets before takeoff and landing will soon be a thing of the past. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced today that it will allow airlines to permit the use of most portable electronic devices during all portions of flights.
If you want to know if your love life is on track without having to explicitly ask your partner, apparently you can turn to Facebook. A new study uncovered a frighteningly accurate approach at using Facebook friendships to gauge how connected you and your significant other are.
Despite efforts to stop drivers from texting behind the wheel, new research revealed that four of five college students have used their cell phones to send or receive text messages while driving.
A potential iPad buyer now has four models to choose from, which muddies the water: Which one is for you?
Older men and women who use the Internet frequently are more likely to have a lifestyle that includes many cancer-preventive behaviors, according to a new study.
The iPad has been in need of an overhaul, given that the iPad 4 was a very light refresh over its predecessor, the iPad 3. Simply put, Apple has delivered here.
Smokers who turn to social networking sites focused on quitting smoking form strong supportive bonds with their like-minded peers, a new study reveals. And these cyber-connections boost the odds they'll kick their habit.
College students in search of a good night's sleep may want to put some distance between their pillow and their cell phone, new research suggests.
Facebook just made a decision that will likely be a cause of consternation at PTAs all over: The social network now allows teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 to post publicly.
If you're one of the embittered millions who responded to the launch of Windows 8 with furrowed brows and vitriolic online screeds, you can finally relax. The first major update – Windows 8.1 – is here.
You would think that, by now, tech savvy people would have some idea of how the Web works. I'm talking about the simple act of posting content to a public-facing website, and the fact that doing so allows other people to see it, quote it, or link to it.
Twitter doesn't have a valuation problem. Rather, it faces a revenue conundrum. Here's why.
It's been more than 10 days since the government shutdown began, and people are starting to get angry about it. Here are ways the Internet is making it easier for you to tell the government how you really feel about this mess.
The Guardian is a small, tracking device to be worn by a child as a bracelet or necklace. When combined with a mobile application, the radio chip communicates with the parent's mobile device and can send an alert when the child has traveled too far away.
Google is running a new program that gives certain users access to special events in exchange for their opinions. It's called Google City Expert. And it's cool.
Make no mistake, Facebook has always been creepy. Of course it's all gotten progressively creepier – and here are a few things to prove it.
Algorithms have mastered a lot in life. You can now find a recommendation engine for everything: what to eat, wear, read, give as a gift, where to shop, travel, etc. So what would life be like if we actually listened?
Health insurance exchanges from Florida to Hawaii got off to a rough start Tuesday as many consumers encountered long delays and computer system snafus.
While researchers and engineers have been busy over the years working on brain-controlled bionic arms and hands, legs have been somewhat left behind. Until now, that is.
It's been out for more than a week, but we're still finding and noticing little things about iOS 7. We've already listed some of the major problems and major tips we have, and reviewed the OS, but there's always more.
Every new operating system has its issues and Apple's iOS 7 is certainly no exception. It's time to review some common iOS 7 problems and, where possible, identify solutions.
It used to be that those terrifying, show-interrupting, static-filled TV announcements were how we learned about an impending disaster – a flash flood, high wind, area forest fires. Now, iPhone alerts and Twitter handles deliver more of the same – but there's a new app that wants to keep you prepared.
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49 percent of adult drivers text while driving – that’s a lot of people at some point during their journey taking their eyes off the road to tap out a message on a tiny keyboard while in control of a fast-moving two-ton hunk of metal.
Assuming you've already figured out how to upgrade to iOS 7 and it's running on your device right now, you might be interested in unlocking some of the less obvious features and getting to grips with some iOS 7 tips.
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China recently tightened restrictions on people who use the Internet, and introduced penalties for bloggers whose dissident or illegal posts go viral. And already, one teenager is paying the price.
Apple's iOS 7 is the most ambitious change to its iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV operating system that we've ever seen. The new update brings a complete visual overhaul and a number of updated and upgraded features.
The Internet is full of nightmares for parents and educators worried about safety. But does that make it appropriate for a school district to hire professional social media snoops to digitally tail their students' moves online?
If you want to get retweeted, sound like an angry crank. That's the lesson of a newly released study, which investigated how messages containing different emotions spread on social networks.
Teens who text about bad behaviors such as drug use or fighting are more likely to actually engage in those behaviors as well, a new study finds.
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It's a good day for Harry Potter fans – not to mention Warner Bros. stock holders. WB Entertainment announced via a press release that a new series based on the Harry Potter universe is on the way.
If you're a big fan of that purpley-blue holographic girl in Halo, you may like what Microsoft is cooking up.We're talking about a virtual personal assistant along the lines of Siri and Google Now.
While Cygan may be one of the junkiest robots you ever set eyes on, it's worth remembering that when it was unveiled way back in the 1950s it was considered to be nothing short of extraordinary.
Today is a day for reflection. Twelve years ago, the world changed in an instant when a cabal of terrorists murdered thousands of Americans, and destroyed the World Trade Center towers.
At a special media event held on its Cupertino, California campus, Apple has announced the iPhone 5S, after CEO Tim Cook called it, “The most forward thinking phone we’ve ever created.”
Revealed today, the brand new iPhone 5C looks almost identical to the iPhone 5S. Basically, it’s a gussied up, more affordable version of last year’s iPhone 5.
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The days are shorter, groceries stores are stocked with Halloween candy, and kids are going back to school. For many Americans, this all means one thing: Football has begun.
Encryption techniques used by online banks, email providers, and many other sensitive Internet services to keep your personal data private and secure are no match for the National Security Agency and British surveillance authorities.
When it comes to photos of risky behavior posted on friends' social networking sites, it seems that what teenagers see, teenagers do, new research shows.
A specially designed video game may help sharpen mental skills that fade with age, a new study shows.
Amazon introduced a new version of its ebook reader, Kindle Paperwhite, and a new program called Kindle Matchbook which allows customers the option to buy the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased new from Amazon.
The New York Times website and Twitter.com came under heavy cyberattack from a hacker group called the Syrian Electronic Army. Also known as SEA, the group has waged repeated attacks against Web properties of Western media organizations over the past year.
There are a number of valid reasons why you need to keep watch of the people you add and keep on Facebook. More lending outlets are turning to checking social connections online to evaluate people's loan eligibility.
For the first time ever, Facebook released a transparency report that outlines the number of government requests for user data the social network has received, and how often it complies with those requests.
Your friends have invited you to their destination wedding in Hawaii – awesome! To help them save some money and in lieu of a gift, they have asked you to photograph the event (after all, weddings can be expensive, duh). But what if you have never shot an event professionally before, let alone a wedding?
Playing certain types of video games can boost a person's flexible thinking skills, according to a new study.
The social Web has changed a lot of things – apparently, according to a new NPR report, how we get around. The story says that teenagers are using Twitter to snag rides. It's official: Hitch-hiking has gone digital.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has officially announced plans to retire within the next 12 months. The news comes as a shock to many of us, as Microsoft is just getting over the honey moon stage of Windows 8, about to release Windows 8.1, and settling in as a "devices and services" company.
Google says it had just added lots more zoos to Street View, expanding its animal-related collection to more than 20 zoos, parks and aquariums from around the world.
Brooklyn-based aspiring rapper Matthew Best – otherwise known as Neno Best – posted Instagram photos and YouTube videos of various guns and stacks of cold hard cash.
You’ve unboxed your new computer and are a ready to enjoy the faster processor, better display, and shiny new keys – but what do you do with your old computer? Here are six uses for your old computer.
The school year is about to begin, and parents across the country are getting kids ready with new school supplies, computers, tablets, and a few other must-haves. Before you send your student off to high school or even the far away world of college, you should sign up for these (or similar) services.
The arrival of autonomous cars and vehicle-to-vehicle technology will necessitate cars that talk to one another -- the creation of a network. And networks can always, always be hacked.
When you move into a college dorm room, you accept certain limitations when it comes to your available living space. For gamers, that means you need to get a little creative in order to turn your room into the gamer cave you need to help you unwind between classes.
Sitting through 30 seconds of grating ads to watch a clip of a possum snowboarding is bad enough, but now there’s another YouTube ad annoyance to contend with: Sambreel, a notorious “ad hijacker,” has returned to make YouTube ads even more of a nuisance.
Google believes you have “no legitimate expectation of privacy” while using Gmail, according to a recent court filing by the company. That’s true; you don’t.
Recent research claims that users who are trigger-happy with the photo upload and share buttons on the site and use them a little too regularly not only cause their friends to ignore their posts, but risk losing them altogether.
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Some users are taking to Instagram to sell their animals. It’s gotten so bad that the platform is actually being lambasted for allowing this kind of consumer behavior to go on without notice.
Facebook's News Feed has been a source of contention in recent years. Facebook is changing how the News Feed presents your friends' posts. Read more to find out what those changes are and how they'll impact your News Feed.
Looking to cut out the background from an image, but aren't quite sure how to do it? Well, no matter if you have Photoshop or not, we'll show you how to do it.
Making the transition to digital writing isn't easy and the path is littered with dozens of bad ideas and gadgets. Here's a nice round-up of the best digital pens, note-taking apps, and tablets with built-in styli.
Lately there's been a surge of connected pet products that track your pet's activity, their location, and even let you interact with them while you're stuck at work. Check out these products to learn more about your pet's daily life.
The fast-paced decision making required in so-called first-person shooter video games improves visual skills but may reduce a person's ability to control impulsive behavior, according to new research.
High schoolers and college kids need tablets with good, pixel dense displays, speedy performance, and extras or accessories that will keep them productive both in class and at the library.
Back to school shopping for college students often requires a trip to the local computer store. Make sure you're armed with the right information before you pick up that new laptop.
A new report states Facebook plans to introduce 15-second television-style ads to its Newsfeed, opening the door to a potentially crazy-lucrative new advertising option.
When it comes to what people actually consume in bulk online, there are two decidedly lowbrow arenas of vast content and consistently astronomical traffic: porn and pets.
Backup software is not just a fad; it's an essential tool for keeping your digital belongings safe in a landscape prone to digital corruption, pesky malware, and inevitable hardware failure that strikes like a burglar in the night.
Boys with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more at risk of addictive video game use than typically developing boys, according to new research.
About one-fourth of operating room errors are caused by technology and equipment problems, but a preoperative surgical checklist could halve the error rate, a new study says.
A security researcher revealed his discovery of a massive hole in SIM card encryption that could leave many's cellphones, and the owner's identity, vulnerable to attack.
Your television, stereo system, phone charger and other plug-in gadgets drain more power and increase your electricity bill more than you might imagine.
There are many, many things going on under the hood at Facebook. Things we wouldn't even think of until they become unearthed. But before we start investigating these new possibilities or problems, there are few important Facebook features and functions that the social network needs to address.
Not only are people using their smartphones in inappropriate places -- churches, schools, hospitals, but people are using them at inappropriate times as well.
Astronaut Karen Nyberg posted a video on YouTube describing the bizarre but perfectly understandable steps you have to go through to get your hair clean when you're located 220 miles above the planet.
Facebook's Graph Search, which essentially makes it easier for anyone to find people, photos, places, and interests to connect with and like, has finally arrived for the masses.
Companies may be looking at the wrong things when using Facebook to screen job applicants and, as a result, could be overlooking people who would be good employees, a new study suggests.
New evidence suggests that Facebook might not really be deleting the posts you think you're getting rid of. In fact, sometimes these deleted Facebook posts are reappearing.
At the age of 15, Ann Makosinski of Victoria, British Columbia is one of the 15 finalists for this year's Google Science Fair competition. Her project: A modded flashlight powered by the heat produced within the holder's palms.
KeyMe wants to make sure you never get locked out of your home or office again.
Over the past few years Google has amassed a library of titles you can rent, purchase, or stream for free. We've sifted through all the movies Google has to offer – free, paid, legal, and not so legal – to bring you this list of the best full movies on YouTube.
Knowing if your PC has been infected by a virus is all about knowing the symptoms. We've put together this list of computer virus symptoms to help you diagnose any problems you might be experiencing.
What will happen when man and machine are melded into one?
This week in Washington NASA announced a worldwide "Grand Challenge" aimed at finding all asteroid threats to our planet.
After the PRISM leak, you probably want to know exactly what the NSA has on file about you.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which considers itself the definitive record of acceptable English words, has just formalized its status as a legitimate noun and verb in relation to social media site Twitter.
In a new finding sure to be shared with some skeptical parents, it seems that the brains of video game enthusiasts make better and faster use of visual input.
Forget the ties and buy something your father will truly want this year.
Drivers who think hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld cellphones are mistaken, a new report suggests.
All those "status updates" and "tweets" that people post as they clamor to be part of the online social network may reflect a troubling trend toward self-absorbed behavior in the United States, a new study suggests.
Think the intelligence services aren't snooping on your private online data? Think again.
"What's for dinner?" is a question as old as time itself – and it's one of the most frustrating. Now, technology has an answer.
Summer is the most dangerous time of the year for teen drivers and distracted driving is often the reason why, experts say.
Pinterest claims it's been dogged by complaints from photographers and artists over Pinterest's strict no-nudity whatsoever policy, compelling the social network to rethink its stance.
You're jogging at a steady pace, enjoying your favorite music through your headphones. Your breath is short and your heart is pumping. Your legs feel like they couldn't carry you any faster.
Recent research revealed that chat apps will account for double the traffic of traditional text messages by the end of the year. Which chat app is the best?
Here's a look at some of the latest and greatest gadgets that will help make this Memorial Day the best ever.
NASA has awarded a mechanical engineer a grant worth $125,000 to help him create a 3D printer for food.
There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS system, and now there's an app that may help doctors save your life if you're having a heart attack.
New research suggests the dominant side of your brain may make the call on which ear you choose to use while talking on your cellphone.
Pretty soon, just about everything we do on the Web will be logged, analyzed, and used for things outside of our control. Here are some ways to help stop that.
New Italian research offers some cautionary advice for patients with high blood pressure: The next time you take a blood pressure reading, turn off your cellphone.
How can we make our passwords more hack-resistant and manage all the passwords we need?
True to its name, Social Roulette is a game of roulette in which you're gambling your digital life. After giving the app permissions, you then take a one-in-six chance of letting it delete your Facebook account.
In recent years, veterinarians have stepped in to provide a quick, cost-effective place on the Internet for owners to have their questions answered and get solid advice no matter the time of the day.
Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash, a new study shows.
Teenage boys who play violent video games for hours on end may become desensitized to the brutality, a small new study finds.
Inbox Zero is the theory that an empty e-mail inbox is good for peace of mind and productivity. So is it?
When it comes to iPhone 5 accessories, the options just keep on coming, and there are a lot of little extras that can really improve your experience. We cover everything from Bluetooth headsets for your iPhone 5 to touchscreen friendly gloves.
Facebook is basically integrated into every part of our lives. You use it to catch up on friends' lives, meet people, find events, message people but it's also a place where people go to sell live human babies online.
Using the camera on a smartphone or tablet, a parent or child can scan one of forty-seven dot patterns printed on kids pajamas to launch a story.
A robot might tidy your kitchen some day, but how will you feel about the mechanical member of the household?
If you're wondering why the Associated Press tweeted that there was an explosion at the White House, it's because its account was hacked.
Mobile analyst Ben Evans has noted a milestone of 500,000 Facebook Home downloads since the service launched on Google Play.
A group of researchers is investigating ways to weave electronic fabric into clothes to allow the clothes to become "smart garments" – clothes that could change the way they look.
Not every tax payer will get flagged and audited. But if you do, here's one piece of advice: Your social network activity better back up what you've submitted to the IRS or else you could be in a world of financial hurt.
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Google announced a new plan for what happens to your data after you die on its Google Public Policy Blog today.
It's safe to say that no one likes banner ads – no one, not even the creators of banner ads themselves, who admit to regretting their invention in the first place.
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Giles Harrison is well aware that you probably don't like him. As a celebrity photographer for almost 20 years he knows how his line of work is perceived in the public eye.
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Can you believe it's been 40 years since the first cell phone call was made?
Thanks to social media, there are an ever-increasing variety of ways for us to say things we can't take back – because people can screen grab them.
The DVR is the source of annoyance in many households.
According to a team of college students, Watson's next field should be legal research, where it could be tasked to sift through old court records, digital evidence, and relevant articles.
Problems with your iPad Mini? Here are the biggest issues users complain about.
NASA is now suggesting that Mars is the real target for a close call with an age-old comet.
Yahoo has killed telecommuting for its employees to bring the aging Internet giant back into fighting condition. If you work remotely there's only one reaction to this news: fear.
If you're not all that excited about Google's Project Glass, then you may change your mind after seeing the company's latest promotional video, entitled How it Feels [Through Glass].
At the end of the Febuary astronaut Chris Hadfield is set to take part in NASA's first ever live Google+ Hangout from the ISS with fellow astronauts Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn.
Rumor has spread that Apple is experimenting with watch-like designs made of curved glass. Yep, Apple's making an iWatch. The thing is, why do we need an iWatch anyway?
The FCC is planning a free "super Wi-Fi" across the U.S. that could let consumers "make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month." Sadly, it's probably too good to be true.
Double down on your football diet with these second-screen apps for turning your phone or tablet into a command center for stats, virtual gambling and even trash talk.
Definitely an interesting way to get your hands on a quick hamburger, the Alpha robotic assembly line will make your burger to order without a single cook.
You're bound to have embarrassing photos or comments hidden in your Facebook profile. So before Graph Search digs up your dirt, use Facewash to find posts that should stay forgotten.
Privacy advocates believe Facebook's new Graph Search feature may create a "discoverability problem" for users.
After six days scouring Las Vegas for the best of best in technology at CES 2013, here are the gadgets people can't seem to stop talking about.
What should you expect to see coming out of one of the largest tech shows of the year? Here is a look at five computing trends likely to steal headlines at CES 2013.
The future is now. With the year just starting, Digital Trends looks at some of the sci-fi tech that's already becoming science fact.
Nothing quite measures the Internet's pulse like a good meme, and thankfully 2012 was full of them. Thanks for the laughs, memes of 2012. You will live on in our hearts forever.
Check out some of the best movie scenes for showing off you hot home theater system.
There's no harm in getting friends and family prepared for the apocalypse, right?
Instagram's new Terms of Service earned some panicked responses from its users -- but the truth is you probably wouldn't have stopped using it anyway.
Unleashing a hefty dose of digital vigilantism on the Westboro Baptist Church, Anonymous is attacking over exploitation of the Newtown tragedy.
Researchers at Cambridge are taking seriously the potential threats posed by the likes of artificial intelligence and biotechnology with the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
Media use is a serious distraction for college freshmen, with a new study finding young women devote up to 12 hours daily on pursuits such as texting, posting status updates and surfing the web.
Those who use Google and have reason to be worried about the authorities knowing what they're up to should be worried. Government requests for user information are up yet again.
Many of the gadgets Bond will use in Skyfall are already available to buy -- if you have a Bond budget. Prepare your lusty eyes over these one-of-a-kind pieces.
Microsoft attempts a precarious balance between what worked in the past and what's needed for the future with Windows 8, but ends up coming up short on both.
The iPad Mini has long been considered to be Apple's response to the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, a product it designed to capture the lower-end of the market.
An increasing number of computer users setting up Wi-Fi in their homes are reportedly sending out messages to annoying neighbors via their wireless network names.
According to a recent study, Americans pay three times as much for their LTE network service than most Europeans -- and nearly ten times more than what Swedish citizens pay.
Extreme skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space before landing safely back on Earth eight minutes later.
Check out the five apps one mom can't live without.
You don't need to take out a second mortgage for a DSLR to take great photos. Here are Digital Trends' favorite cameras that will do it for under $300.
The 2012 election is upon us, and here are some Web and mobile apps to help you make your voting decision, keep track of results and show off your freedom of speech.
Digital Trends rounds up apps to help you with your costume, horror movie apps, scary story apps and more in this top ten Halloween Android apps list.
Just bought an iPhone 5? This guide will help you make the most of your new phone with a myriad of helpful features you may not know your phone has.
We knew this day was coming, and now it's here: Facebook has officially surpassed 1 billion active users.
Digital Trends picks their favorite budget smartphones on the four major US wireless carriers. These phones may be cheap, but they're still good.
Google's Street View mapping service now takes you under the ocean waves, with stunning 360-degree panoramas of unique spots such as the Great Barrier Reef.
Mobile technology has the capacity to liberate us from the punch clock, but instead, most of us elect to drag on our work days voluntarily. When is enough enough?
HTC jumps in bed with Windows Phone 8 in its new 8X and 8S handsets.
A few of Verizon's upcoming phones have leaked including the Galaxy S III and other top devices. Here's the list.