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Sennheiser Urbanite On-Ear and Over-Ear Headphones

The braille on the left hand side of the headband to let you know, even in the dark, which side is which, without having to fumble or search for other identifying markers.<p>The Urbanite implements a unique click-lock headphone jack which twists in place and clips the regarding moveable headphone …

Consumer Tech

Vivo preparing to release a 3.8mm wafer phone

Back in 2001, Derek Zoolander had the world’s smallest phone. Ever. Now that phablets are all the rage however, small is out. Thin, though, is still in. Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is sleek. Apple’s iPhone 6 is svelte. Oppo’s R5 is positively petite, and now Chinese manufacturer Vivo is preparing to …

Phones

Why Apple Watch could be good for your heart rate

[Editor’s note: This story was contributed by Dr. Christy Lane, cofounder and COO, Vivametrica, who spoke earlier this week at VentureBeat’s HealthBeat 2014 conference. You can find more stories from HealthBeat here.]<p>Recently, Apple unveiled its sensor-laden smartwatch. Two of these sensors are …

This week in mobile: Nexus 6 hands on; Droid Turbo arrives; Microsoft Band impresses

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel<p>Leading up to the holiday season, the mobile industry is picking up speed as more devices launched this …

iPhone 6 vs Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Sony The iPhone Slayer

For a long time, Apple had the small-screen high-power handset space to itself. The last year or two has seen a tendency from Android manufacturers to move away from a linear ‘screen size to power’ relationship with a handful of ‘mini’ handsets that look to deliver the same power and functionality …

A halfhearted U.S. war effort in the Middle East

A common thread connects U.S. military operations of the last 20 or more years: We've persistently tried to fight them on the cheap. In gauging the requirements of a prospective campaign, “What do we need to win?” has repeatedly taken a back seat to “What's the minimum we can get by with?”<p>The …

War

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …