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First look at the Desire 8: HTC’s next best chance to boost sales

HTC isn’t waiting until next week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) event to build buzz. The company posted images of its upcoming Desire 8 handset on …

BlackBerry is Bringing Stickers to BBM

Following Facebook Messenger, Line, Kakako Talk and many other messaging apps, BlackBerry today announced that it’s finally bringing stickers to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM).<p>The feature will begin as a limited external beta, alongside a new area of the cross-platform messaging service called BBM …

The Google Smartwatch Is Real, And It’s Coming Soon (But Maybe Not Too Soon)

Google’s long-rumored smartwatch is real, and still “officially” expected to begin shipping in mid to late March. However, many members of the smartwatch team inside Google believe that date will either be pushed back to June, or the watch will end up shipping incomplete with a smaller feature set …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

Engineering

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 review

For quite a while now, tablets have been trying to break out as potential replacements for general computing, but unfortunately not quite succeeding.<p>Samsung hopes to continue the good fight with a slightly different outlook, and by, quite literally, blowing up an already well-received top tier …

Gear & Gadgets

We Heart Nokia, But “We’re Less Excited About” A Nokia Android Handset, Says Microsoft

Microsoft is in the advanced stages of closing its acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, but in the meantime Nokia is reportedly working on Android devices. How does Microsoft feel about that? “They’ll do some things we’re excited about, and some things we’re less excited about,” said senior …

Apple has Siri, and Microsoft is about to get Cortana

Microsoft has been in a state of "shut up and ship" with Windows Phone for more than a year now. While the company has released a few minor updates to Windows Phone 8, its feature set hasn’t changed significantly from when Microsoft first introduced the mobile OS in October 2012. The software giant …