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Believe it or not, Apple just turned 40!

Forty years ago today, Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne to develop and sell personal computers. Yes, Apple Computer …

Apple made another 4-inch iPhone because 'some people simply love smaller phones'

Apple says that its reason for making another small phone is simple: "For some people, they simply love smaller phones."<p>In a world where larger phones are king, Apple needed to give some amount of explanation for why it's making the iPhone SE, refreshing its 4-inch design in 2016 when basically no …

Meet Apple's iPhone SE: Specs, Price, Release Date

After what feels like months of constant speculation and conjecture, Apple’s 4-inch iPhone SE has finally been made official. Tim Cook and his band …

HTC sold 15,000 Vive units in its first 10 minutes on sale

HTC's Vive virtual reality headset appears to be off to a good start. Shen Ye, who works in HTC's VR division, tweeted last night that HTC sold more than 15,000 units of the Vive within its first 10 minutes on sale.<p>There's no barometer yet for VR sales figures<p>It's hard to know exactly what to make …

Powerful flagship phones and VR dominate the biggest day of Mobile World Congress 2016

It's the day before Mobile World Congress 2016 officially starts in Barcelona, but there's already plenty of exciting new products to behold.<p>Sunday, Samsung revealed its new Galaxy phones, the S7 and S7 Edge and LG debuted the G5. LG also took the wraps off a few cameras, a VR headset and a …

HTC announces $799 Vive Consumer Edition, pre-orders begin Feb 29 with early April ship date

Along with announcing new mid-range devices at MWC 2016, HTC has announced the price for the Vive Consumer Edition and an early April ship date, with pre-orders beginning on February 29. The final headset features better ergonomics, improved controllers, and smartphone pairing.<p>At $799, the Vive …

Virtual Reality

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge available on all US carriers March 11th, pre-orders on February 23rd

Buy early and get a free Gear VR<p>So, how much will the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge cost you? Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have all announced the availability information for the new flagships. Pre-orders start on Tuesday, February 23rd, and the devices will be in stores (or on your …

LG G5 unveiled: Metal body, removable battery, and an expansion slot

During its Play Begins event at Mobile World Congress 2016 today, LG unveiled the LG G5. This is the phone LG hopes will take on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Apple’s iPhone 7.<p>The G5 represents a massive shift in strategy for LG’s flagship smartphone. After the G2’s success, the South Korean company …

Gear & Gadgets

64GB iPhone 6s Costs Apple $234 To Make

Almost every year when a new iPhone arrives, the hype and mania surrounding it over the Internet blogosphere lasts days, if not weeks. People would …

Alphabet Overtakes Apple To Become The Most Valuable Company In The World

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has announced its Q4 earnings and the results of those have seen the company’s stock price rise in after hours …

You Can Now Run Windows 95 In Your Web Browser

If you’re reading this and are young enough to have missed Windows 95 the first time around, then you’re one of the unlucky ones. It may not be …

Apple made more revenue from iPhone in a single quarter than Google has ever made from Android

The lawsuit between Oracle and Google is inadvertently revealing some confidential information about the companies. It has already been disclosed that Google paid Apple a $1 billion fee in 2014 to keep Google as the default search provider for iOS Safari, as well as a revenue sharing agreement …

App Store

The Oculus Rift costs $599 and starts shipping March 28th

Preorders for the Oculus Rift have opened, and with them comes more information: the Rift will start shipping on March 28th for $599, and it will appear in "limited locations at select retailers" in April.<p>Oculus announced preorders just a couple of days ago, and we've been waiting for more …

PlayStation Network is down, but we don't know why [updated]

<i>UPDATE</i> <b>Jan. 5 8:13 a.m. ET</b> PlayStation Network came back online sometime during the evening of Monday, Jan. 4. The PSN service status page shows …

Samsung Galaxy S7 will be water resistant and have microSD slot, report says

Samsung may be bringing a few popular features back with its latest pair of flagships.<p>The Korean company's upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be …

Windows 10 now on 200 million devices worldwide

Despite some concerns about bugs and even privacy, Windows 10 is proving a huge hit.<p>The company has announced that 200 million monthly active devices …

Apple shares in 2015 suffered their first negative year in eight years

All throughout 2015, Apple consistently reported record-breaking earnings for each of its financial quarters. Interestingly enough, however, those …

Samsung's latest external SSD comes with USB-C

If you’re a proud owner of Apple’s one-port MacBook, up until recently you could only connect a handful of USB-C accessories without using a …

256-Bit

Google Launches Android Studio 2.0 With Improved Android Emulator And New Instant Run Feature

Google today launched version 2.0 of its Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE) for writing apps for its mobile operating system.<p>Android Studio, which is based on IntelliJ, launched back in 2013 and came out of beta a year ago. It includes everything a developer needs to build an …

Samsung Pay now works with Chase Bank

Samsung Pay just picked up support from Chase Bank, one of the more important banks the service needs in its push to work with all debit cards. Samsung Pay's differentiating feature is MST, which allows supported phones to send payment information to magnetic swipe terminals without the need for …

Google Glass team is working on a wearable that isn't glasses

Glass without the glass<p>The division of Google responsible for wearable tech is experimenting with new designs, including one without a screen. According to a report today from <i>The Information</i>, the team behind Google Glass, a division now called Project Aura, has at least three new prototype gadgets, …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Early Launch Confirmed By AT&T Tests

Reliable phone leaker Evan Blass, @evleaks on Twitter, has suggested that AT&T is already testing two new Samsung phones with the model numbers SM-G930A and SM-G935A which will likely turn out to be the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.<p>Samsung has already given hints that it will move forward a phone …

Huawei unveils new quick charge tech that can charge a smartphone to 50% in five minutes

Batteries remain the biggest issue holding smartphone technology back from progressing at a much faster pace. Most users have come to terms with the …

Apple shutting down Beats Music on Nov. 30

Beats Music's transformation into Apple Music is almost complete. Beats has announced Beats Music will shut down Nov. 30, after which the music …

iPad Pro Now Available for Purchase From Apple Online Store

Apple is now accepting orders for the iPad Pro, both through its online storefront and through the <i>Apple Store</i> app. The first iPad Pro online orders will arrive on Friday, November 13 when one-day shipping is selected, and Apple's site is also listing the tablet as available for purchase in many …

IPad Pro

BlackBerry Priv review: Android with a hardware keyboard is wonderful

BlackBerry has finally given in: The Canadian company has created an Android phone. Not only that, but the BlackBerry Priv is a beautiful, expensive, and powerful device.<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry. Like many fans, I have long missed having the hardware keyboard that made BlackBerry phones …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 7 to run Synaptics's display driver chips as Apple delays own in-house single-chip solution

Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes is reporting that Apple has placed orders for display driver chips from supplier Synaptics for 2016 iPhones. …

Even Samsung's tiny Tizen OS is now bigger than BlackBerry

In a mobile market dominated by Apple's iPhone and Google's stable of Android devices, there's very little room for any more competitors. Microsoft can only muster a couple of percentage points as the distant third-place contender, and everyone else's share is measured in mere fractions. As bad as …

Mobile

Activision Blizzard buys Candy Crush maker King for $5.9 billion

<i>Call of Duty</i> publisher Activision Blizzard has bought King Digital Entertainment, the creator of mobile smash hit <i>Candy Crush Saga</i>, in a deal worth $5.9 billion. Describing the deal, King CEO Riccardo Zacconi said that his company had built one of the largest networks of players on Facebook and on …

Nintendo's first smartphone release is a free-to-play game called Miitomo

But it's delayed until next year<p>At an investors meeting in Tokyo today, Nintendo revealed some details on its very first smartphone game: a free-to-play title called <i>Miitomo</i>. As reported by the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> the new game will let players customize their Mii avatars, which will then communicate …