Jacob Fletcher

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LG G Flex global rollout begins next week in Singapore and Hong Kong

Even though talk has already begun about the LG G Flex’s rumored successor, the truth is that LG’s curved handset is really just getting started. Up until now South Korea was even the only official market for the device, but this changes starting next week.<p>LG’s global rollout begins on December …

Hong Kong

More Galaxy S5 rumours emerge

A 2K HD display, Android KitKat and a massive battery? The rumour mill churns out more grist for the Galaxy S5.<p><b>Although it doesn't seem like that</b> …

Apple Finally Signs Deal With China Mobile for December iPhone Launch

Apple and China Mobile have finally reached a deal that will see the world's biggest mobile carrier offering the iPhone on its network, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>China Mobile, which has more than 700 million subscribers, is expected to begin selling the iPhone around December 18 following a …

Tablets to carve out nearly half of PC market next year

Apple and Samsung will lead the charge, but may face challenges from smaller rivals, says research firm Canalys.<p>Tablets will come close to outshipping notebooks and desktops in 2014. At least, that's the latest forecast from research firm Canalys.<p>In a report released Tuesday, Canalys predicted that …

IPad Air

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …

Surface 2 design changes make it more difficult to crack open and repair

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Surface 2 and finds a redesigned interior that makes the tablet difficult and time-consuming to open and repair.<p>On the outside, the Surface 2 may look like its predecessor, the Surface RT. It's ever-so-slightly thinner and lighter than the original, but you'd be …

Gear & Gadgets

Xbox One vs. PS4: A Guide to Making the Toughest Gaming Decision in Years

It was 1981. Ronald Reagan was president, MTV had just launched and choosing a video game system was easy. The Atari 2600 was the best and most …

Ronald Reagan

Xbox One Problems Affect Only 'a Very Small Number' of Customers

The Xbox One may only have been on sale for around 24 hours, but that’s plenty of time for launch day gremlins to rear their head.<p>According to various reports, some of the launch day Xbox One units seem to be suffering from assorted hardware problems – just like the PlayStation 4.<p>The issues, which …

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Has 4th-Largest Box-Office Opening Weekend Ever

The question was whether or not Jennifer Lawrence's anticipated sequel could take home more than Robert Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man 3" upon its debut.<p>It didn't.<p>"Catching Fire" came close but from early estimates ultimately made $161 million opening weekend.<p>"Iron Man 3" took in $174 million when it …

Box Office

The Rise Of Bitcoin: Is It A Solution Or Menace?

She got her first taker in mid-November. She hopes it's the dawn of more demand. But Ms. Sotelo says she is also a little worried because, frankly, she doesn't fully understand Bitcoin yet.<p>"I used the phone app and pushed the right buttons, but I'm a little freaked out," Sotelo says after the …

Bitcoin

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according to the latest batch of leaked Snowden documents, as seen by Dutch …

Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome as surveillance technology

A leaked internal Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome Everywhere campaign, drawing pointed attention to Google's program of monetizing personal …

Xbox One Sells 1M Units in 24 Hrs

Doctor Who fans celebrate 50th anniversary episode, the last for Matt Smith and the debut of new Time Lord Peter Capaldi

Doctor Who fans worldwide are rejoicing after watching one of the most anticipated episodes in the show's 50-year history.<p>The Day of the Doctor was …