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Following along with Apple and Microsoft, this week was Google's Turn to dominate the news. They had new hardware, new software, and skydivers. But there were plenty of other great stories like the death of Winamp and digital camo, a live Q&A with a bike thief, and the discovery that we can breathe without air. Here are our top stories of the week.

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...How Winamp Disappeared Into Obscurity

This year marks the 15th birthday of Winamp. During that time it went from being a must-have piece of software to languishing in complete obscurity. But where did it all go wrong? More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...Facebook Just Changed Your Email Without Asking-Here's How to Fix It (Updated)

Hey, here's something really stupid and annoying: Facebook abruptly switched everyone's default email address to the @facebook.com account you've never used. Here's how to switch back Facebook's obnoxious overreach right now. So people can actually, you know, contact you. More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...The SWAT Team Gently Reminds a Girl to Secure Her Wi-Fi Network By Raiding Her House with Flashbangs

Here's a reminder that you should never, ever, ever have a Wi-Fi network without a password on it. Police in Indiana called up the SWAT team to raid an 18-year-old gir's house by smashing her front window and throwing two flashbangs inside because of her open Wi-Fi network. What the hell? More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...US Army's Pixellated Camo Uniform Is a $5 Billion Failure

Whereas pixillation is usually very successful at obscuring images otherwise unfit to be seen, the US Army is $5billion in the hole, with its pixellated camo uniform (introduced in 2004) being dubbed a colossal mistake. More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...Apple AirPort Express (2012) Lightning Review: Probably the Best Router Ever

It's hard to have significant feelings about a router-it's supposed to just work and shut up, or not. But no router has ever just worked and shut up like Apple's newest AirPort-a white inch closer to networking perfection. More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...The Google Nexus Tablet Is Here, and It's Out to Kill the Kindle Fire (Updated)

Google just conjured up its platonic ideal of an Android tablet: killer specs, the most pristine possible software, and a $200 price. Wil this be the Android tablet that finally makes Android tablets exciting? Is Amazon going to lose? More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...Android Jelly Bean vs. iOS 6 vs. Windows Phone 8: The Ultimate Mobile Comparison

A few weeks ago, we compared the feature sets of iOS 6 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich to see how they stacked up. But then Google and Microsoft went and dropped all sorts of new features in their new Android Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. That means it's time to reexamine the relative merits of each once again. Let the battle begin! More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...Scientists Invent Particles That Will Let You Live Without Breathing

This may seem like something out of a science fiction movie: researchers have designed microparticles that can be injected directly into the bloodstream to quickly oxygenate your body, even if you can't breathe anymore. It's one of the best medical breakthroughs in recent years, and one that could save millions of lives every year. More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...You Can't Beat the iPad Just by Losing Money

The most remarkable thing about Google's Nexus 7 tablet can't be found on its spec sheet. It won't show up in any benchmark, and it has nothing to do with that zippy new operating system. If you want to know the true significance of the Nexus 7, all you need to look at is the price tag. More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...Does Google Have Any Social Skills at All?

Google revealed a lot at Google I/O: a shimmering tablet at a good price, a sci-fi home theater orb, seriously sophisticated search, and Jelly Beans. It also revealed an unsettling lack of human understanding. More »

Google Tablets, Android Jellybean, Facebook, Flashbangs and More...We've Got a Bike Thief Here to Answer Your Questions

Even the best bike lock can't protect you from a professional bike thief. We learned that ourselves, when even Mario's amateur ass made short work of the best locks on the market. But we wanted to know how much more of a threat a seasoned pro represents. What tools does he use? What does he do with the bike once he gets it? So we asked. More »