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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: curved screen is more than a gimmick

The Note Edge is Samsung trying something a bit different, the first smartphone with a curved screen that’s actually useful<p>Samsung’s latest phablet is a modified Galaxy Note 4, but the Note Edge’s has one crucial difference: a screen that curves around the edge on the right hand side.<p>It isn’t the …

Gorilla Glass 4 shouldn't shatter when you drop your phone

Plenty of mobile device screens can easily resist minor cracks and scratches, but let's be honest -- those aren't the biggest problems. No, the <i>real</i> crisis comes when you drop your phone and the display shatters into many pieces. Thankfully, Corning is tackling that accident-related damage in …

Corning Gorilla Glass 4 tries to head off Sapphire

It was long rumored that Apple was looking to use sapphire to replace Corning's Gorilla Glass for the iPhone 6. That didn't happen, and Apple's partner in sapphire production went bankrupt. Corning is taking advantage of the situation and promoting their next-generation product, Gorrilla Glass 4. …

Gorilla Glass

Cracking Open - Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Benchmarks show effect of device encryption on Nexus 6 performance

Nexus devices shipping with Lollipop have full device encryption turned on by default. That’s great from a privacy point of view, but the downside is encryption takes its toll on performance, as benchmarks from <i>AnandTech</i> and direct observations show.<p>Background<p>A bit of background: Google has first …

Encryption

Could an 'Avengers'-style Helicarrier become reality?

Could an "Avengers"-style Helicarrier soon become a reality for the U.S. military?<p>Essentially aircraft carriers that can fly, Helicarriers featured in Marvel’s 2012 movie “The Avengers,” and, more recently, in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”<p>The Helicarrier serves as an airborne base for …

Huawei-made Honor 3C Android Smartphone Launched with 5" Display

It seems like only a few weeks ago that Huawei started pushing its Honor-branded handsets in the UK, and that’s because it was. Today, the company is back with its second handset for the UK market, the Honor 3C.<p>Although lower-speced than the Honor 6 we looked at last month, the 3C follows the same …

Far Cry 4 Game Play Preview

5 High-Tech Smartphone Cases That Go Beyond Protection

Nov.20.2014 / 4:15 PM ET<p>There are an absurd number of smartphone cases out there. Why not pick one that does something more than just protect your screen?<p><b>Prynt —</b> It's like Instagram, but in real life! This case turns your smartphone into a Polaroid-style camera that prints photos. Bonus: Those …

Lionel Richie

Call of Duty Exceeds $10 Billion in Sales

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Cellular Networks

Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 might save your phone from breaking when dropped

The company behind the glass on pretty much every modern smartphone available has announced a new version of its Gorilla Glass product, which it claims is strengthened further against drops.<p>Corning tends to release new versions of Gorilla Glass every year; in 2013, Gorilla Glass 3 featured “native …

The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?<p>A new …

Yes, the Nexus 6 is a great phone, but I’m buying a Moto X 2014

Advertisement<p>67 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Last night I returned from our Gigaom Roadmap event, traveling from San Francisco to my home …

Apple’s A8 processor found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can reportedly handle 4K video playback

When Apple debuted the A8 processor that would be used in its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it appears the company decided to omit one big detail: the chip, according to a new discovery by the developers behind the app WALTR. Using that app, they found that it was possible to load 4K videos onto an …

Android 5.0 Final Preview for Galaxy S5 Leaked with Improved Performance and Optimised Gallery App

The final Android 5.0 Lollipop preview build for Samsung Galaxy S5 has been leaked.<p>According to screenshots shared by Sammobile, the leak is based on …

Android News

Christmas gifts 2014: top technology and gadgets

Tablets, gadgets, phones and radios make the best presents for tech-savvy friends and family<p>Every family harbours at least one tech-obsessive. Whether you’re buying for your gadget-savvy teen, or a difficult-to-buy-for relative, we’ve got all bases covered.<p>Below, find our roundup of the top …

The Nexus 6 has a secret LED, but it doesn’t show notifications

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Apogee82/Imgur<p>The Motorola-made Nexus 6 does in fact have an embedded LED light — most users just can’t turn it on to …

Android News

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well, water could be a possibility. German company Sunfire …

A cybercrime expert offers tips for hack-proofing your life

By now, everyone knows that cybercrime is a troubling reality for corporations and consumers alike.<p>That slow realization accelerated last holiday …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review

The Bottom Line<p>Bottom Line<p>The Galaxy Note Edge is unique, but that might not be enough for many.<p>8.7<p>Up until recently, most smartphones have generally had the same form factor – a slab of glass, surrounded by a square body – and that gets boring. It’s not often that we see a new form factor readily …

Phones

‘Back to the Future’ hoverboard fantasy becomes reality

A technology company in California is turning fantasy into reality.<p>Hendo Hover has created a real life ‘Back To The Future’-style hoverboard, known as the Hendo. It uses a magnetic force to float 2.5cm off the ground.<p>Four dinner plate-sized hover engines on the bottom of the board create a magnetic …

Grand Theft Auto V Release Date, News, Price and Specs - CNET

This week Grand Theft Auto V makes its debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. At first glance it's just a prettier looking version of last year's triumph , but there's a lot that's new buried beneath its polished exterior.<p>The most apparent addition is of course, first-person mode. GTA V can now be …

Here Are Some New Details On The Sequel To The Hottest Android Phone Of The Year

The company's global director Carl Pei confirmed as much in a thread on Reddit in September, but now we've learned a few small details about the phone, rumored to be called the OnePlus 2.<p>A source familiar with the situation told Business Insider the following about OnePlus' next phone:<p><b>It will</b> …

Mobile Technology

10 Movies Missing From Warner Bros.' DC Comics Movie Slate

A little earlier this year, Warner Bros. finally made their plans for the DC Comics properties they own clear when they unveiled a slate of movies …

Comic Books

Brain tapeworm caused man's four-year headache

The tapeworm was nearly 4 inches long and had traveled from one hemisphere of a man's brain to the other. By the time doctors finally removed it, after nearly four years of it wriggling through his brain matter, the 50-year-old had suffered memory flashbacks, pain on his right side and complex …

Biology

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

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Android Lollipop for Google Play Edition HTC One (M8) and (M7) delayed until further notice

If there is one area where iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can exercise their bragging rights, it is with the timely and consistent software updates received from Apple. Google’s rollout of Android Lollipop has been far less predictable, with only a portion of Nexus devices having received the …