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Samsung's mysterious bolt logo for the Galaxy S6 refers to this fast new processor

In teasing the Galaxy S6 ahead of its unveiling next month, Samsung has continued to show a mysterious symbol that looks like a bolt of lightning. Samsung usually references speed and productivity in conjunction with this symbol, but it hasn't said exactly what the lightning bolt refers to. The …

iPhone 6 mockup compared to all previous generation iPhone models (Video)

Just when we thought the iPhone 6 dummy ship had sailed, YouTuber DetroitBORG has put together a new video comparing the mockup to all previous generation iPhone models. The mockup appears to be similar to the ones we’ve obtained and shown in previous photos and videos. It’s very interesting to see …

Budget buster: HP’s new Android slate is $99

Have you seen the “drugstore tablets” yet? These are the small slates that cost $99 or less, typically coming from companies you’ve never heard of. …

Spotify lands another hot integration, this time with mixing app Djay

Could Made For Spotify be the new Made For iPod?<p>Spotify isn't profitable quite yet, but with 10 million paid subscribers, the company is likely closer than anyone else in the on-demand music space to breaking even. You could attribute the company's success to a variety of things, from its extensive …

LEAKED: Windows 9 Is Coming Next Year And Will Fix A Lot Of Problems With Windows 8

Tech blog Myce has obtained a leaked internal Microsoft document from a source in China known as FaiKee.<p>The document, first spotted on Myce's website by Windows blog WinBeta, lists both Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 as scheduled for a release preview between Q2 and Q3 2015.<p>Here's a screenshot of …

Vodafone's gift of Netflix takes the edge off its 4G plans

If deciding which mobile operator to go with hinges more on watching <i>House of Cards</i> than on price or coverage, then Vodafone's latest entertainment offer could be worth a look. In addition to its Sky Sports and Spotify entertainment packs, the carrier today threw TV and movie streaming into the mix …

Daily Deals: Urge Basics 4000mAh Rechargeable Battery Pack: $15, Canon Inkjet Printer with AirPrint: $85, PNY 128GB Flash Drive: $39, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>The Daily Deal Roundup pulls the best <i>Daily Deals (meaning you only have until Midnight)</i> from our <b>Daily Deal</b> finder every morning at …

Samsung Plans A VR Headset For Its Galaxy Mobile Devices, Report Says

Samsung is prepping an Oculus Rift competitor of its own, according to a new report by Engadget. The Korean electronics giant is no stranger to stepping into emerging market categories, and virtual reality appears to be next on the docket, as Samsung is said to be currently building a VR headset …

Microsoft wins case to block FBI request for customer data

When Microsoft said last year that it's committed to protecting its customers from government data requests, it wasn't messing around. Microsoft general counsel and executive VP Brad Smith recently revealed that the software giant successfully challenged an FBI National Security Letter that tried …

Google is working with Ruckus Wireless to build a Wi-Fi network in the cloud

Google(s goog) is working with Wi-Fi equipment maker Ruckus Wireless(s rkus) to build a large-scale Wi-Fi network in the cloud off of which any …

BlackBerry's ultra-secure chat gives each message its own security key

Chat systems like BBM and iMessage are typically very secure, since they're encrypted end-to-end. However, they still have a glaring flaw: if intruders <i>do</i> crack the code, they can see everything you've said. That's where BlackBerry's soon-to-launch BBM Protected comes in. As the company showed at …

Paranoid Android's Peek feature makes its way to Google Play

<i>Update: Google Play Store link is now back online. The developers have also clarified that the APK downloadable from Github is not from them.</i><p>Custom Android ROMs each have their own highlight characteristics. A prominent feature on Paranoid Android, for example, is Peek, which gives enhanced access …

Why the pope is on Twitter but not Facebook

Pope Francis isn’t joining Facebook despite efforts to recruit him.<p>Facebook representatives recently visited the Vatican to argue that the leader of the world’s largest Christian church should have a profile on the world’s largest social network. But the archbishop in charge of the church’s media …

Social Media

Xiaomi unveils the MiPad, first tablet to feature NVIDIA's Tegra K1

At an event in Beijing today, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun unveiled the manufacturer's first tablet, called the MiPad. The tablet looks like a plastic version …

Samsung may launch Galaxy Tab S series on June 12, Galaxy S5 off to great start

We've been hearing a lot about Samsung's upcoming AMOLED tablet, which will allegedly be called the Galaxy Tab S. The latest about the tablet is that …

Nexus devices to receive Android 4.4.3 on May 23

Next Friday, a slew of Nexus devices could be getting a software update. The next version of KitKat, Android 4.4.3, will allegedly be pushed to the …

Google Nexus

Nexus 6 said to be nonexistent, Android Silver hinted as replacement

We have been hearing about Android Silver for some time, an initiative that would effectively replace the Nexus program. Simply put, Android Silver …

Android News

Google And Apple Agree To End Patent Disputes, Will Work Together On Patent Reform Instead

Apple and Google have been fighting it out over patents ever since Android devices went on sale. Until today, that involved more than 20 ongoing …

Facebook wants you to think hard before you share

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Facebook will now start bugging you about whether you really want to share that photo or that comment with all those …

Social Media

Samsung to retire Music Hub streaming service

Established as a dedicated music streaming service specifically for Samsung devices, Samsung Music Hub will be discontinued after less than three years of operation.<p>The service allows users to browse through a catalogue of millions of songs from major and "key independent" record labels, and listen …

Music Videos

HTC M8 Ace image shows peculiar speakers

The recently-leaked HTC M8 Ace gave us an idea of what the manufacturer could have in store for us. A plastic smartphone with curves, and possibly a lower price, could really shake up the market and give Samsung a run for its money. The device looked gorgeous in that image, but it didn’t give us a …

Meet the Smartisan T1, a surprisingly unique Android phone from China

A little over a year ago, a fresh Chinese startup by the name of Smartisan ("smart" and "artisan" combined) showed off its first work: the Android-based Smartisan OS. What caught our attention was its truly unique UI and insanely thoughtful UX features, so naturally, we had very high expectations …

Google Patents A Laptop With A Built-In Smartphone, Let The Chromebook And Android Speculation Begin

Asus has lately become the king of anime-style transforming electronics, with their Transformer tablet line and Padfone devices. It looks like Google …

House curbs NSA data collection

House lawmakers easily passed an NSA surveillance reform bill Thursday but without the support of some civil liberties groups and tech coalitions who called it watered down. Even chief sponsors lamented that the end result was less than perfect.<p>The 303-121 vote came almost a year after Edward …

Stuck in the iMessage abyss? Here’s how to get your texts back

About a month ago I switched from an iPhone(s appl) to a Nexus(s goog) 5. It was easy: I swapped the SIM card and synced my contacts. I was up and …

Samsung is making a VR headset to beat Oculus VR and Sony's Project Morpheus

It looks like virtual-reality headsets are headed for the mainstream. Fast.<p>Samsung’s mobile division is now working on a VR headset, reports today say. The new product may be ready as soon as the end of the year. Samsung is trying to beat the Oculus Rift VR headset (which Facebook now owns) and …

Apple is reportedly close to buying Beats for $3.2 billion

The days of Apple limiting itself to (relatively) small acquisitions may soon be over. The <i>Financial Times</i> hears from sources that the folks at 1 Infinite Loop are close to buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. It's not clear exactly why the company would splurge on such a deal, although there …