Angela McCollin

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1,341-horsepower Koenigsegg One:1 debuts at 2014 Geneva auto show

Attention One-Percenters, your latest ultra-exotic, limited-edition hypercar is finally here, revealed in full today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Android News

Square Moves Beyond Mobile Payments

As competition in its core business heats up, the San Francisco startup branches out by acquiring online appointment-booking company BookFresh.<p>In a move to diversify its services, San Francisco-based mobile payments startup Square acquired BookFresh, an online appointment booking service that's …

Jack Dorsey

Meet Paddle, The Incredible Shapeshifting Smartphone Of The Future

The mobile device can assume the shape of an armband, a phone, a tablet, and more. Welcome to the future.<p>How many gadgets do you tote around at any given time? Your smartphone, of course. But also maybe a tablet or an e-reader or a fitness band or a second smartphone. (Or perhaps all of the above.) …

Gear & Gadgets

Guns N' Roses to Headline Revolver Golden Gods Awards

Axl Rose will also accept Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award<p>Guns N' Roses will headline this year's edition of <i>Revolver</i> magazine's hard …

Axl Rose

Wearable tech multiplies and goes mainstream at MWC 2014

Whether it's Samsung's Gear gadgets, Sony's SmartBand, or the sci-fi-like Nymi, exciting wearables were in full force at Mobile World Congress.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Smartphones are the traditional draw here at Mobile World Congress, but this year wearable tech products created lots of buzz as well. …

Amazon is reportedly working on a music-streaming service

Amazon does much more than dominate the online-shopping space. With its Prime instant video service, complete with original series and exclusives, the company has taken on Netflix -- and it looks like challenging Spotify and other music services is Amazon's next step. According to sources who spoke …

Start your car from your wrist with GM's app for the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

Car keys—what a pain. Honestly, who has the time to reach all the way into their pocket? Well, now General Motors wants to put your key fob on your wrist.<p>Soon GM car owners will be able to remotely control their car from Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch, which debuted earlier this week. A …

Mobile

All 3 Bugatti Veyron 'Legends' Editions Released Have Sold; 3 Still To Come

When it comes to sales volume, Bugatti is one of the lowest performers in the world. But that's by design. In fact, there are more Veyrons on the …

Sports Cars

2014 Milwaukee World of Wheels!

Wisconsin; the land of cheese, ridiculous winters, the Green Bay Packers and custard galore. It’s also a hot location and booming hub for all things …

McLaren 650S Performance: 10.5 In The Quarter-Mile, 0-60 MPH In Under 3 Seconds

Like any true supercar, McLaren's 650S isn't best measured against its straight-line acceleration yardsticks--but that's not to say it isn't …

Auto Shows

Sony's sales lead is great news for new Xbox One customers... and EA

Adding a "free" game with your console isn’t quite the same thing as a price drop — anyone who has worked in retail will tell you the power of having a lower sticker price no matter what comes in the box — but when the game is as hyped as <i>Titanfall</i> … it’s not far.<p>Microsoft has announced that the …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands-on

Samsung's latest offers improved performance and a familiar design.<p>At the 2014 edition of Samsung Unpacked, the company revealed its newest flagship …

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

Samsung Gear 2 Neo review

MSRP: $199.99<p><b>The Good</b> Samsung's Gear 2 Neo comes with a more attractive price, a feature set that's nearly identical to the more expensive Gear 2, and a lot of bells and whistles including apps, offline music playback, and heart-rate monitoring.<p><b>The Bad</b> Many of the extras don't work as smoothly as …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Today at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Samsung mobile …

Samsung to start preloading apps onto Galaxy devices based on the profession and interests of the buyer

Customers buying Samsung devices at Samsung retail stores will soon receive a personalized experience based on their job, hobbies and other traits, 9to5Google has learned.<p>This includes contextually preloading third-party apps at point of purchase. For example, banking, finance and spreadsheet apps …

Gear 2: The Wearable Samsung That Should Have Shipped the First Time

It’s not news that Samsung likes to throw a lot of products at the wall, and see what sticks. But when it came to the original Samsung Galaxy Gear …

Samsung Officially Announces Galaxy S5, Fitness SmartBand

When Samsung talks new devices, the tech world pays attention. At a press event in New York City, we were able to get our hands on Samsung's newest offerings.<p>When Samsung talks new devices, the tech world pays attention. President and CEO JK Shin didn't waste time at Samsung's press conference in …

Electronics Industry

This is the new YotaPhone: A 5" Android smartphone with a 4.7" touchscreen e-ink display on the back

Russian handset maker Yota Devices has revealed details of its second generation e-ink display equipped YotaPhone today at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.<p>The new device follows in the footsteps of the original, but shows a maturation of the technology concepts it was showing off first time …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Samsung Announces Gear Fit Fitness Band with Heart Rate Monitor

Alongside its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and the new Galaxy S5, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit, a fitness band that will take on the likes of Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone when it hits the market on April 11. The device weights 27 grams and includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep tracker and a …

Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Germans Switch To Threema For Privacy Reasons

Swiss startup Threema probably didn’t expect this. In 24 hours, the startup has <i>doubled</i> its user base, according to Süddeutsche. It is now sitting at the top of the paid App Store chart in Germany. Interestingly, Threema’s key feature is its true end-to-end encryption — German users probably don’t …

Samsung drops Android for Tizen in new Gear 2 smartwatches

A "significant improvement" over the original<p>A mere six months after the introduction of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung is returning to the smartwatch market with two new models: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Announced at Mobile World Congress today, the new watches remain faithful to the original's look, …

Testing out Loop’s programmable credit card

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Boston payments startup Loop on Wednesday has released its interesting take on the digital wallet to consumers, selling a …

FinTech

Yota Dodge The Osborne Effect With Next Generation Dual-Screen Android Smartphone

Russian smartphone manufacturer Yota Devices has announced the sequel to their dual-screen smartphone. The YotaPhone 2 takes on board many lessons from the design process of the first handset, as well as matching recent hardware improvements in the Android ecosystem. More importantly, CEO Vladislav …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5: More of the same — but with a 16MP camera and fingerprint sensor

NEW YORK — Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is here.<p>Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S5 today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But for the unlucky press who couldn’t make it to Spain, the company also held a small media event only a few blocks away from Apple’s Soho store.<p>At this …