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This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal. After all, it's not everyday that one gets to play with a $21,900 phone for free (though you can do so at any Vertu boutique, as long as you're nicely dressed). For those …

Lightbox Wants To Be Your Phone’s Other Lens

Say hey to a new wearable camera contending for your cash. The Ca7ch Lightbox boasts of being the smallest live-streaming wearable camera — at just 1.5 inches x 0.49 inches, and weighing in at a dainty 30 grams.<p>It also has an 8MP lens, with f2.4 aperture; records 1080p video; and has a burst mode …

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Hardware-Software Drawing Combo

Adobe has ventured where few software companies have gone. It’s now in the hardware business with the debut of Adobe Ink & Slide, a digital tablet pen and ruler set for Apple’s iPad linked to the company’s Creative Cloud subscription service.<p>Both tools were unveiled at Adobe’s MAX 2013 conference …

More than half of U.S. teens are sexting, & 1 in 4 is sexting with pics

More than 50 percent of surveyed teens send sexual texts to each other, and 28 percent of them are photos, according to a new study from Drexel University.<p>“Under most existing laws, if our findings were extrapolated nationally, several million teens could be prosecuted for child pornography,” …

The 10 best designs for the Moto 360 watch face

While Motorola prepares for the release of its Moto 360 smartwatch this summer, hundreds of designers have been battling it out in a contest to win one of the Android Wear-powered devices. A total of 1,300 entries have been submitted to a panel of judges in the competition, providing some stunning …

“Dalvik is dead”: Google replaces Dalvik with ART in AOSP master branch

Google has just pushed changes to the master branch of AOSP that remove the aging Dalvik virtual machine and replace it with ART.<p>It’s been a long way coming, but ART is finally taking the reins from the venerable Dalvik as Android’s default virtual machine. Standing for Android Runtime, ART was …

Android News

Obama ordering 275 military personnel to Iraq; may send special ops

In a sign of the growing danger in Iraq, President<p>ObamanotifiedCongresson Monday that he was sending up to 275U.S. militarypersonnel “to provide support and security for U.S. personnel andthe U.S. Embassyin Baghdad.”<p>Obama also is considering sending 100 or fewer special operations troops to Iraq to …

Middle East

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 now available to pre-order

Microsoft's intimate Surface event didn't reveal the smaller tablet many expected, instead it went <i>much</i> bigger. In an attempt to capitalize on early buzz for its new super-thin 12-inch slate, the company today opened pre-orders for the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro Type Cover and Surface Pen in 22 …

Oppo Find 7a camera shootout

The Oppo Find 7 is, for all intents and purposes, one of the most technologically advanced smartphones ever made. It features ultra fast charging which enables it to reach 75% battery life in 30 mins. It’s Find 7 counterpart features a 2560×1440 5.5 inch display. It also packs a 13 megapixel IMX214 …

Phones

6 Things You Need To Know About the Latest Huawei Ascend P7 (list)

Huawei has finally announced its highly rumored Ascend P7 handset at a press event in Paris. The device has seen its fair share of rumors in the past …

5 Questions We Have About Coin After Seeing The Prototype (List)

Coin is, in theory, the next big thing in payments. It’s a credit card that stores all your credit cards in one place and lets you swipe any card, …