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You Can Now Order Taco Bell On Your iPhone

<b>Scenario:</b> It’s 12:30 am. You’re in Taco Bell. You’d do pretty much anything for a crunchwrap supreme.<p><b>The problem:</b> If you open your mouth and try to speak, it’ll become immediately obvious that you just smoked what you’re at least 90% sure was <i>all of the weed in the entire world</i>.<p><b>Solution:</b> You can now …

The Nexus 6: hands-on with Google's phablet

After watching Apple unapologetically release the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung release the fourth iteration of its massive Galaxy Note, getting a 6-inch phone from Google seems almost par for the course. Huge phones are the new normal, but the Nexus 6 somehow manages to feel supersized even …

Chromecast's custom backgrounds are finally here

Google initially promised a summer release for Backdrops at I/O, but once we passed the autumn solstice it was anyone's guess when the Chromecast feature would arrive. But hey, it's rolling out now and that's what matters, right? To use your own G+ photos, those from the Google Cultural Institute,</i> …

Leaked photos suggest Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 mixes fake leather with real metal

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is likely to arrive within a month, but apparently that's not soon enough to avoid an early leak. <i>GSM Arena</i> has posted photos of what's believed to be Samsung's next gigantic, phablet-style smartphone. The images reveal a redesigned back cover that stays true to the Note 3's …

Hands On With The Motorola 360: As Beautiful As Promised

Here at Google I/O today, the company announced that the Moto 360 will be available later this summer, but we managed to find a Moto 360 on the conference floor and spent a few minutes with it.<p>It’s as beautiful as it looked in the very first promotional shots; the screen on the 360 is stunning, …

What to Expect at Google I/O 2014

Android, wearables, and more.<p>This week San Francisco will be home to Google I/O, an annual developers conference where the company discusses the …

The Nokia team Microsoft didn’t buy has made an Android launcher

But is it better than what's out there?<p>Nokia's involvement with Google's Android can only be described as one big "what if." Ahead of Microsoft's deal to buy it, Nokia was testing Android phones, but the only thing that's come from that is the Nokia X, an entry-level Android device aimed at luring …

Nokia Has Just Epically Trolled Microsoft By Making An Android Launcher

Nokia completed the multi-billion-dollar sale of its phone-making business to Microsoft back in April. But that doesn’t mean it’s done with phones entirely. Oh no.<p>The company that transferred some 32,000 of its staff to Redmond in exchange for more than $7.2 billion has just released a launcher …

Google Officially Certified People as Pokémon Masters

On April 1st, one of Google’s many (many, many, many) pranks included having a slew of 150 Pokémon infiltrate Google Maps. While some Google Map …

Google Maps

Pokemon Ruby And Sapphire 3DS Remakes Announced

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire coming in November<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Nintendo has announced Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop

Forget Bitcoin banking. One intrepid 4chan user has found a newer, cooler way to bank: spending his entire paycheck on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then "withdrawing" money when he needs to by canceling one of his pre-orders.<p>"GameStops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work …

8 things the make the Samsung Galaxy S5 better than the iPhone 5S

The danger of an article trying to compare an Android flagship smartphone to Apple’s top of the range iPhone is that it can very easily start a flame war. It is almost a sure recipe guaranteed to provoke name calling and accusations of “fanboy.” However, I am prepared to take the risk and let the …

iPhone

After two weeks of anarchy, 100,000 simultaneous 'Pokémon' players may actually beat the game

We still don't know if infinite monkeys on infinite typewriters can produce the complete works of Shakespeare, but it appears that tens of thousands of people collectively controlling a <i>single</i> Game Boy can beat a famous game. Two weeks ago, viewers of game streaming site Twitch.tv started playing a …

Motorola Hints At New Moto X This Summer

Motorola has given a strong hint that the successor to its flagship Moto X handset is coming this summer, and reiterated its commitment to providing lower-cost devices.<p>The company took to Twitter during the Mobile World Congress conference to answer questions from followers and the press. Among …

Mobile Technology

What Samsung is saying about the Galaxy S5

Samsung isn't going to make a big song-and-dance when it finally reveals its next flagship smartphone, at least not literally. When it announced last year's Galaxy S 4, the company put on a pretty grand show in New York. However, that isn't to say the current darling of Android is keeping …

Samsung Unveils Black Edition Galaxy S4 with Faux-Leather Backs

It was spotted on Samsung’s Russian website last week, but now it’s official. Samsung is launching a ‘Black Edition’ Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini later this month, sporting a faux leather back panel similar to the Galaxy Note 3.<p>On the specs side, it looks like Samsung hasn’t changed anything for …

How Nintendo Can Save Itself

Nintendo is hemorrhaging money on a flopped product and refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep it afloat. Here are some ideas for how it could improve its bottom line, without selling out.<p>The Nintendo Wii console was a massive hit. The sequel which debuted late last year, the Wii U, was a massive …

Nintendo

Galaxy S5 leaks: first image sample and model numbers?

Today’s serving of Galaxy S5 rumors and leaks comes courtesy of <i>@evleaks</i> and the folks at <i>Sam Mobile</i>.<p>Starting off with <i>@evleaks</i>, the habitual leaker published what could be the first sample image taken with the Galaxy S5 to surface online. The image above doesn’t tell us more about the S5’s camera …

Mobile

Report: Samsung could launch “Galaxy Glass” smart glasses at IFA

Samsung is reportedly developing smart eyewear, with a target launch at the IFA Berlin show in September.<p>According to an unnamed company official cited by the <i>Korea Times</i>, Samsung hopes to benefit from an early mover advantage in the budding wearable devices industry and is currently developing a …

Mobile

Samsung investigates Note 3 accessory woes

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners who've seen third-party accessories stop working aren't imagining things -- there really is an issue.<p>Samsung is aware of a problem with its<p>Note 3smart phone, which sees third-party accessories not working on phones runningAndroid 4.4 KitKat.<p>The arrival of the new …

Galaxy Note

We're All Doomed: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Can Cause Cellphone 'Hangover'

So, we already knew that using our smartphones too much alienates us from actual human beings. Here’s another reason we should probably chill out …

Android ends 2013 on a high note

Google's mobile OS shows year-over-year market share gains, as Apple's iOS sags hither and yon, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>The Android mobile OS finished 2013 with a rise in market share in 12 major regions around the world, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said Monday.<p>For the three …

Windows Phone

Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone Will Probably Have A Fingerprint Sensor Just Like The iPhone 5S

According to a research note from KGI Securities, which has a great track record of predicting future products, the two Galaxy S5 phones will be designed to attack both the high and low ends of the market. 9to5Google first had the report.<p>The entry-level device will have a 5.2-inch screen, 16 MP …

Phones

Nexus 5 might soon come in red (update: more pictures)

Currently, you can get the Nexus 5 in any color you want, so long as it's black... or white. Those two options may have satisfied Henry Ford, but the modern consumer sometimes wants something a little racier. Twitter's @artyomstar appears to have found a consignment of the smartphone clad in …

Google's ready to give away over $2.7 million to folks that hack Chrome OS successfully

But not if you hack from the comfort of your own home. Instead, you'll have to travel to the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver this March to showcase your skills at Google's Pwnium 4 competition. For those who aren't familiar, Google's been holding these Pwnium contests for years as a …

Motorola offers free Chromecast with off-contract Moto X buy

After a price drop on the handset last week, the company ramps up efforts to get both devices in more consumers' hands.<p>Motorola has sweetened the deal a bit more for buyers of its Moto X.<p>After reducing the Moto X's off-contract price last week, the Google-owned handset maker announced Thursday that …

Mobile Technology

Sony's XSP-N1BT turns your smartphone into an in-car entertainment system

Sony has shown off its new XSP-N1BT smartphone cradle receiver at CES. The device sits in your car's dashboard, where it uses your smartphone to interface with your vehicle's audio system, becoming a head-unit that can play music, stream internet radio, and make hands-free calls. The cradle …

T-Mo CEO John Legere crashes AT&T’s CES party, gets kicked out

Probably the most colorful executive in the industry – though it’s not hard to stand out among all those buttoned-up suits – T-Mobile’s John Legere is known for his straight talking, competitor bashing, and love of everything magenta.<p>T-Mo is currently in a spat of sorts with bigger rival AT&T, …

T-Mobile