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Google's new Nest Cam is always watching, if you let it into your home

Live-streaming video camera stores up to 30 days of video with audio in the cloud and performs advanced analysis of it<p>Google has released another product in its Nest Internet of Things lineup. This time it’s an internet-streaming home security camera, which means Google could be watching your every …

Apple's Latest Ad Prepares The World For The ‘iWatch’

Apple didn’t unveil new hardware during Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote address. Nonetheless, they still want to remind us …

Android gained 8 percentage points in US in the past year, mostly at iOS’ expense

With the release of some smartphone OS market share numbers to the end of March this year, Android is up more than 8 percentage points from 2013 in the US. This brings Android to almost 60% US market share.<p>The exact numbers reported see Android up 8.3 percentage points over last year, to a total of …

Mobile

Samsung said to be prepping new tablet with super high-res 13.3-inch display

Lately the rumor mill has been churning with reports about two new Samsung tablets, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5, which will reportedly …

Report: Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S5 units in 25 days

A report out of South Korea claims that Samsung shipped 10 million units of the Galaxy S5 in 25 days, toppling the Galaxy S4's previous record of 27 …

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 …

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 …

Google overtakes Apple to become the most valuable brand in the world

Google is now the most valuable brand in the world. According to global market research agency Millward Brown, Google's brand value increased by 40 …

Would you rock a high-end Android flip phone?

Save for the standard wafer style smartphone, practically all other form factors are dead.<p>Last year around this time, I revisited all the old form …

Samsung trademarks Galaxy Wear, could be its first Android Wear device

Although Samsung’s latest smartwatches may have been using the company’s tweaked Tizen operating system, Samsung has made it pretty clear that the company would also be releasing an Android Wear smartwatch later this year. We might already have a name for this next range of Samsung wearables, as …

Microsoft said to enter the smartwatch wars, won’t be leaving Android users behind

Today’s mobile industry is more demanding than ever. Those who don’t rush to the market will be left behind. We can take Windows Phone as the perfect example, a platform that is still struggling to get apps on board, while the others are growing exponentially. They may have trusted the computer …

Not just for phones: Samsung shows Tizen-powered TV, cameras

And so Samsung's big Tizen push begins.<p>The Korean electronics company, which earlier this week unveiled a new smartphone running the open-source operating system, on Tuesday showed off Tizen-based TVs, cameras, and wearables -- some of these devices for the first time. The gadgets, displayed at the …

Judge Doubts NSA Program Is Constitutional — but Upholds It Anyway

A fed­er­al judge in Idaho up­held the NSA’s con­tro­ver­sial phone sur­veil­lance pro­gram Tues­day.<p>But Judge B. Lynn Win­mill seemed to in­vite the …

trained military officer leads coup in Burkina Faso

When the Pentagon organized its annual counterterrorism training exercises in West Africa, one of the most prominent beneficiaries was a powerful Burkina Faso military officer named Gilbert Diendéré, who said he wanted to learn how to "work together more effectively in fighting terrorism."<p>Today, …

NSA Chief Denies (Intentionally) Spying on Americans’ Faces

The Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency col­lects and ana­lyzes im­ages of people’s faces as part of its vast sur­veil­lance op­er­a­tion, the agency’s …

There's A Huge New Snowden Leak — And No One Knows Where It Came From [UPDATED]

On Tuesday, news site The Register published a story containing explosive "above top secret" information about Britain's surveillance programs, including details of a "clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East." Reporter Duncan Campbell, who wrote the story, said it was …

Utah School Apologizes to Teens for Altered Photos

U.S. news<p>Some Utah high school students who cracked their yearbooks to find sleeves digitally added to their tank tops and a tattoo erased say school officials have apologized to them.<p>Wasatch High School administrators in recent days offered at least one student the chance to return her yearbook …

High School

Will Google’s driverless cars fuel ‘robot rage’?

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — When visitors to the 1939 World’s Fair in New York went to the now-famous General Motors Corp. Futurama exhibit, they …

The Drone Zone!

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Your attempt to capture your cat running through a field of daisies on film is well intentioned, but your handmade …

A Google Street View Murder Prank

Google Street View features some pretty cool things. But it’s also ripe for pranksters who get wind of a Google Street View car in the area.<p>Two mechanics from Edinburgh, Scotland, staged a fake murder, with one chap posing over a motionless body while wielding a pick axe.<p>A concerned netizen spotted …

Headphones that cost more than your mortgage payment

The pitch:<p>With the announcement of the sale Beats Electronics, which includes Dr. Dre’s Beats line of audio products, to Apple AAPL, -0.30% for a …

Sony Unveils Xperia T3 Smartphone

Sony announced a new smartphone today, the Xperia T3, which it touts as the world’s slimmest 5.3-inch smartphone.<p>The Xperia T3, which weighs 148g, is built with a stainless steel frame and comes in three colors — white, black and purple. Other than making sure the design of the super-slim phone …

Apple store workers’ lawsuit over bag and gadget searches can go to trial, judge rules

A federal judge refused to dismiss lawsuits brought by Apple(s aapl) store employees who are seeking wages for the time they spent waiting for …

Apple vs. Google: It's War, and Thank Goodness

Let's face it: the tech world has been spoiling for a good, clean fight for years.<p>Competition energizes us; it squeezes out our best performances, …

Asus Unveils Five-Mode, Three-In-One Dual-OS Device

Taiwanese PC maker Asus took the wraps off a series of devices at Computex today, with the headliner being the Transformer Book V — a device that wants to be everything all at once.<p>The Transformer Book V is what Asus terms a “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop” that features a Windows and …