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Why Did WhatsApp Crash?

If you're a regular WhatsApp user you might have noticed this weekend that the service was down for long periods - not great timing, given it just …

SanDisk's 128GB microSD card holds 24 hours of HD video

SanDisk just took the wraps off of its new 128GB Ultra microSD card. On sale today for your favorite microSDXC-enabled phone or tablet, the card offers twice the storage of current cards, making it the largest-capacity microSD card on the market. Doubling up the storage space wasn't easy, in fact …

WhatsApp experiencing global outage (update: service restored)

No, it's not just you. WhatsApp, the popular messaging service just bought by Facebook, has been down for about two hours. The company confirmed the outage via its Twitter account, and we've been receiving loads of emails from disgruntled users in India and the UK. WhatsApp neglected to say when …

Dual-screen YotaPhone has a second shot at greatness

If you caught our review of the YotaPhone at the end of last year, you'll know we were cautious about recommending it -- in fact, we said it was probably safer to hold out for a second-gen device. Well, here's a surprise: that replacement is already at the prototype stage and it brings some big …

Pebble Steel Review: A Smartwatch You Can Also Wear as Jewelry

Pebble's second iteration of its successful smartwatch leaps forward in design, but its specs stay disappointingly last-gen.<p><b>On Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Price:</b> $250<p><b>The smartwatch is, by all indications,</b> still on the rise. The concept is both simple (an intelligent wristwatch with functionality enhanced beyond …

Smartwatches

What Makes WhatsApp So Valuable?

Facebook's newest startup addition could finally usher in the extinction of traditional SMS and expands the social media giant's influence abroad.<p>Yesterday, Facebook announced that it would acquire WhatsApp, the fastest growing messenger service in the world, for an eye-popping $19 billion. This is …

Social Media

Lenovo outs three budget phones, we go hands-on (video)

As it promised, Lenovo became a manufacturer of US smartphones when it purchased Motorola for $3 billion -- instantly. Meanwhile, it's still producing its own models for Asia, and just announced a trio at MWC 2014. The most highly spec'd of the three is the metal-backed $349 5.3-inch S860 (pictured …

Wilocity thinks the world is ready for its first gigabit phone

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>WiGig chips are starting to creep into laptops, PCs and docking stations, but one of the biggest backers of the new …

Cycloramic hits top of App Store after Shark Tank appearance, $500k investment & 100k downloads in an hour

What happens when your app gets featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, the TV show where rich investors listen to pitches from wannabe entrepreneurs looking to raise funds? For app developers Egos Ventures it means shooting up hundreds of spots on the App Store charts to become the top paid app in the store …

This Toothbrush Costs $4,000 And It Doesn't Really Do Anything

A company called Reinast has created a luxury toothbrush with the seriously hefty price tag of at least $4,320. And no, it doesn't do anything …

CES 2014, Day 5: Five things 50 Cent missed while he was busy hawking headphones

It's been a fun week of awards, announcements and intentionally awful headlines, but all good things must come to an end. Before the doors to the show floor closed for the final time this year, we spent some moments with a pair of smart headbands, some augmented reality glasses and even a …

Hackers claim responsibility for Dropbox outage

A group of hackers has claimed responsibility for taking down the Dropbox website,<p>saying that the act was to commemorate the one-year anniversary of …

Dell Looks To Set A New Tone For Its Private Life

The story of Dell is business legend: How a kid starting in his dorm room, hiding computer parts in the bathroom when his parents visited, managed to build a computing giant that employs over 100,000 people.<p>The Dell saga added a new chapter this year, when its founder and Silver Lake took it …

Rubber Band Machine Gun Shoots 14 Bands A Second (video)

Alex Shpetniy and Brian Dinh have created an awesome rubber band machine gun that is capable of holding 672 shots ready to unload and fires them at …

Editorial: how to get your ICE contact info onto your lockscreen - appPicker

Winter’s here and with winter comes crappy driving conditions. No one wants to think about it, but your chances of being in an accident (as a …

The 10 Breakthrough Products of 2013

Whether developed in a garage or in the lab of a multinational corporation, these are the year's most innovative and transformative products.<p>Whether developed in a garage or in the lab of a multinational corporation, these are the year's most innovative and transformative products, and the winners …

Google Glass

China Tests New Stealth Drone

The unmanned craft flew for 20 minutes, according to state-run media.<p>Yesterday, China's new stealth drone flew for the first time, according to Chinese state media. The drone is an unmanned flying wedge, similar to American flying wedges like the RQ-170 and the U.S. Navy's experimental X-47B. It …

Pebble's e-paper smartwatch now available on Amazon

Pebble's slowly been expanding the places you can buy its e-paper smartwatch, but today it's landed at the biggest retailer of them all. Ahead of the Thankgiving celebrations, the company took to Twitter to announce the availability of the Pebble at Amazon, where you'll now be able to buy black and …

Why aren’t Amazon and Hulu shows playing on Netflix’s level?

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>When Netflix (s NFLX) made television history this summer with its nine Emmy nominations for <i>House of Cards</i>, there was a lot of …

The 8 Greatest GIFs Of BigDog In Action

Our favorite shambling robotic pack mule has come a long way over the years.<p>The BigDog family of robots, developed by Boston Dynamics, has come a long way since it was first created in 2005. To celebrate some of the headless robot's coolest technological achievements, I made these eight GIFs. Enjoy.<p>…

Motorola And 3D Systems Will 3-D-Print Modular Cell Phones

Collaboration between two tech pioneers to help make Project Ara a reality.<p>Last month, Motorola announced a plan for a modular smartphone. Project Ara, the company said, will be a simple way for users to individualize their phones, swapping out parts like the battery and camera until users have a …

The World's Tallest Water Slide And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Google's setup app makes bulk Play for Education tablet activations a breeze

Google is looking to make the task for schools looking to cash in on Google Play for Education a bit easier with a bit of mobile software. The Google Edu Device Setup app (for Android, natch) allows administrators with a proper account to activate tablets purchased through school-themed store in …

CyanogenMod Installer Removed From Google Play Store

A couple of weeks ago the CyanogenMod team launched CyanogenMod Installer on the Google Play Store, the app allows you to replace you existing …

Android News

Retron 5 Release Date Launch Pushed Back Into Early 2014

If you have been patiently waiting for the launch of the new Retron 5 games console and hoped that you would have your hands on it before the end of …

Ex-Nokia engineers launch Jolla smartphone

Engineers who worked on the MeeGo OS for Nokia before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft Windows have launched their first smartphone since leaving the company to continue their work<p>A team of engineers who worked on the MeeGo operating system for <b>Nokia</b> before it was ditched in favour of Microsoft …

Mobile Technology

Chrome may let you try Web Store apps without installing them

Ever want to test a Chrome Web Store app without installing it? You may get your chance if a new Chromium feature find its way into Google's commercial browser. Mountain View is experimenting with support for "ephemeral" apps that launch like regular Web Store titles, but don't leave a footprint in …