This magical cable charges both iPhones and Android phones

For years, iPhones and Android phones have needed different cables to charge — Apple requires the Lightning cable and you’ll need a micro USB cable for an Android device. But now there’s a single cable that connects to both. The LMcable, which is picking up significant traction on Kickstarter, works …

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Microsoft’s gaming boss explains its radical reinvention of the Xbox

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox Division. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) For the past fifteen years, “Microsoft Xbox” has practically been synonymous with video games.  Even if you’ve never touched an Xbox controller, you probably know the basic idea: It’s a black plastic box that sits under a TV and lets …

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This new voice assistant app blows Siri out of the water

(SoundHound) Keyvan Mohajer talks fast. It’s a good trait to have for this particular demo. He’s showing Tech Insider the capabilities of Hound, a free voice assistant app that’s being released publicly for iPhone and Android on Tuesday.  “What is the population and capital for Japan and China and their areas in …

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Twilight Princess HD Is the Same Old Zelda With New Paint

There was a time when HD graphics were enough of a novelty to impress on their own. I remember hooking up my launch-day Xbox 360 to my new thousand-dollar 26-inch flatscreen TV, loading up the videogame of Peter Jackson’s King Kong and literally spending a minute staring at a rock. To be …

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