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The US army wants uniforms that make soldiers invisible

The US army wants to develop uniforms that will make its troops "invisible" on the battlefield within the next 18 months.<p>The military wants to test …

Wearable Tech

Samsung is once again the world's biggest smartphone vendor, but its profits haven't recovered

For a brief moment at the end of last year, Apple and Samsung shared the title of the world's biggest smartphone maker, with each shipping somewhere around 74 million devices in Q4. The first three months of 2015 have marked a return to prior form as Apple's total came down to 61 million while …

Mobile

Acer's building an Android gaming tablet to go with its Predator PCs

It's safe to say that Acer's gone a little batty this morning - the company crammed announcement after announcement into a press conference overlooking the New York City skyline, but some of the most interesting stuff didn't get much detail. Case in point: The company's working on an …

Computer Hardware

Man who claims to own 50% of Facebook can't revive lawsuit

Paul Ceglia, a fugitive who claims he owns 50% of Facebook, cannot appeal a court ruling against him.<p>A federal appeals court called the 41-year old Ceglia's attempt to revive his years-old case against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook (FB) "meritless."<p>The bizarre Ceglia-Facebook legal saga began in …

Forensics

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Review: Almost Perfect

Elbows in the ribs, jostling crowds, too few handsets. My first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress weren’t great. And even without the seething throng of the launch event, I’ve never really been bowled over by Samsung’s flagship smartphones.<p>On the day, we weren’t really …

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is ridiculously expensive to make

It's no secret that Samsung's curvy Galaxy S6 Edge costs a pretty penny, but there's now a good explanation as to why. IHS estimates that the raw price of assembly for a 64GB Verizon model is $290. That's more expensive to make than not just the Galaxy S5 ($256 when new), but also the 128GB iPhone …

The Pope's old iPad sells for $30,500 at charity auction

Proceeds will benefit a Uruguayan school for the poor<p>An iPad owned by Pope Francis sold for $30,500 at a charity auction in Uruguay this week. As Reuters reports, the tablet was purchased by an unidentified buyer who placed the winning bid over the phone. Proceeds from the sale will go to a local …

Disability
Gear & Gadgets

You Can Now Find Your Lost Phone by Googling It

Next time you lose your phone, a simple Google search may be able to find it.<p>Google announced Wednesday a new phone-finding feature for Android users …

Google Search

Sony to invest $376 million to expand iPhone camera sensor production

Sony is planning to invest $376 million dollars to boost capacity for chips used in smartphone camera sensors, including the iPhone. The company announced today that this will be the second boost to capacity made this year to meet demand.<p>According to a company statement released today, Sony will …

HTC's One E9+ is its latest phablet with a stunning screen

Just like that, HTC has quietly -- well, maybe unintentionally -- unveiled its latest phablet on its China website. With some minor differences, the One E9+ is pretty much what we saw on the certification database earlier this month. The biggest selling point of this part metal, part plastic device …

What gives the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge an 'edge' over the regular S6?

Samsung is making some bold moves this year, and the Galaxy S6 line of devices is unlikely to be the only place we see such sweeping changes. Both …

Electronics Industry
Samsung Galaxy

Case-Mate Naked Tough Case

List Price:<p>$35.00<p>Price:<p>$16.95<p>You Save:<p>$18.05 (52% Off)<p>Product Description<p>The transparent design of the Naked Tough Case from Case-Mate gives most …

Android Phones

You'll soon be able to order a $2500 gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

We’ve seen companies apply gold plating to smartphones in the past, but one company that stands out above the rest is Goldgenie. The company has applied its gold and platinum plating to devices like the HTC One M7, M8, Apple iPhone 6 and even a number of different BlackBerry devices. Next up on …

Electronics Industry

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: a mid-range smartphone with high-end looks and feel

Samsung’s mid-range 5in Android smartphone has the appearance of a top-of-the-range phone, and enough features and power to satisfy most<p>Samsung’s new Galaxy A5 – the latest in its Alpha range – combines a sleek new design with decent specifications to create a compelling mid-range smartphone that …

Phones

Apple’s 2015 MacBook Pro and Air models now at US retailers Amazon, Best Buy, MacMall, B&H and others

Refreshed 2015 MacBook Air and Pro models are now available at major US retailers following their announcement at Apple’s Spring Forward event on March 9th.<p>Currently, Amazon has all of the new MacBook Air models in stock and ready to ship, from $899. The new MacBook Pro models are also listed on …

Did Apple invent USB Type-C? Maybe a little bit

Yesterday on his Talk Show podcast, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber suggested that his Apple sources told him that Apple <i>invented</i> USB Type-C. Known for often insightful but always ‘not negative‘ Apple commentary, Gruber sometimes peppers his stories with info he’s gained from inside Apple which he …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Camera: What To Expect From The iPhone 6 Challenger

Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones mark a radical departure from the current Galaxy S formula.<p>One of the most exciting features of the new Galaxy S6 handsets is the camera, which boasts a stellar specification exceeding the capabilities of just about any …

Mobile Photography

The iPhone 6s will have Force Touch, come in pink

The Apple Watch’s Force Touch technology and rose gold finish might not stay exclusive to the smartwatch for long.<p>A new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says that when the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus come around, they’ll have Force Touch screens, and come in pink gold.<p>Sourcing their report from …

India

How Will Samsung's Partnership with BlackBerry Impact Apple?

At one time, it seemed as though Apple would crush Samsung at the enterprise level. Businesses were increasingly choosing Apple's mobile devices, lured in by the usability of the iPhone and iPad. But a new partnership with BlackBerry may give Samsung an edge in the market, especially with Samsung's …

BlackBerry

Here is VAIO's first smartphone

No longer a part of Sony, VAIO likes the look of that smartphone market, and has decided to go up against its former parent company's Xperia series with its own creation -- one that looks very familiar to our smartphone-seasoned eyes. It's called the VAIO Phone, and it's launching in Japan in …

Wireless Charging

Leaked Galaxy S6 Details Hint At Samsung's Plan To Rival Apple Pay

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is going to be one of the most anticipated Android devices this year. The Galaxy S6 is expected to have a glass and metal body, improvements in the TouchWiz interface responsiveness, a major decrease in memory consumption, upgraded cameras and a boost in the chipset, according …

Phones

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

Fish

Samsung teases 'amazing' camera in new flagship phone

A month ago, I wrote about the iPhone's camera and how instrumental it is to many of the things that make that bestselling device so appealing. Today, Apple's most direct competitor, Samsung, has reiterated its long history of developing cameraphones and promised to deliver nothing less than "the …

Phones

Samsung Teases Galaxy S6 Camera As Reports Of Two All-Metal Models Emerge

Samsung’s next flagship device is going to be revealed in just a few short weeks ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, and the head of the company’s camera division is already teasing us about its photo capabilities. In an official blog post, Samsung SVP DongHoon Jang provided a survey of the …

Phones

Samsung's Galaxy S6 will have a wrap-around display, says Bloomberg

Samsung thinks the unusual curved screen adorning its Galaxy Note Edge is the way to combat its sliding smartphone fortunes, according to a report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. It said the Korean company will release a 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 that will curve down both sides of the screen, rather than just the right …

Xbox meets Windows 10 – will this end the PC v console war?

There have been many attempts to unite console and PC gamers in cross-platform play, but this could be the one that works<p>Five years ago a scintillating rumour crept across gaming news sites and forums – a rumour that satisfied deeply entrenched beliefs held throughout the industry.<p>The story goes …

Indie Gaming