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Samsung Galaxy J hinted to be coming to Taiwan all the way from Japan

The Samsung Galaxy J might have been a smartphone that has skipped a few radars considering its target audience, but in the East it has had a bit of …

Phones

Apple: Samsung's motion to stay crosses 'bounds of reason'

The electronics giant says a judge shouldn't put a damages retrial on hold and that Samsung misstated the status of a US Patent Office re-examination into an Apple patent.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple late Wednesday disputed Samsung's arguments to put a damages retrial on hold, saying the Korean …

Patents

These are the 20 most viral video ads of 2013

We’ve all see them, those eminently shareable video ads that sweep around the Internet like wildfire, inspiring discussion, laughter, amazement, and, of course, memes.<p>Video promotion company Unruly compiled a report on the top 20 most shared video ads of this year. Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” …

Motorola lets unlocked Developer Edition handsets keep their warranties, reinstates old ones

If you're one of a few who obtained a Developer Edition handset, you're likely the type who'd want its bootloader unlocked so that you could tinker with it as you so please. Unfortunately, requesting such an unlock code would often void your warranty, which seems rather strange and unfair. Motorola …

Google responds to Microsoft smear campaign with witty retort about wearable computing

Yesterday, Microsoft started selling hats, mugs, T-shirts, and hoodies with a distinct anti-Google message, bearing phrases like "keep calm while we steal your data" alongside the Chrome browser logo. They're the latest wave of Microsoft's long-running Scroogled campaign, designed to frighten …

Samsung Galaxy

Heads up Apple, here comes 64-bit Android on Intel

Chip giant demonstrates a 64-bit Android platform running on its latest Atom processors at an investor conference.<p>Apple's A7 chips will feel some 64-bit heat from Intel and Android next year.<p>Intel is readying a 64-bit Bay Trail Atom platform for Android, according to Hermann Eul, Intel's general …

Computer Hardware

Is the tide turning? Women filled 60% of tech jobs created this year

Could America finally be making progress toward getting more women into the tech industry?<p>New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests we might be.<p>Of the 39,000 jobs created in tech this year, women filled 60 percent of them. Tech career Hub Dice found that this is the first time …

Google Drive for Android now lets you find and replace text

Mobile writers just got a little more control over their masterpieces. An upgrade to Google Drive for Android now lets users find and replace text; they can also insert tables and named styles. A few file management tweaks are in store as well, such as a new two-column view on tablets and an option …

YouTube is Down: 500 Internal Server Error

YouTube appears to be experiencing technical difficulties. The Google-owned video service is showing a 500 Internal Server Error for many users, although it’s still not clear exactly how many are affected.<p>We are seeing problems across both the desktop and mobile site, and the many YouTube apps out …

Pirate Bay cofounder: 'you can't beat politics with new technology all the time'

Peter Sunde, one of the cofounders of The Pirate Bay, is one of the most politically outspoken of the site's original creators. As the former spokesperson for the torrent site, he was an early member of Sweden's Piratebyrån and is currently running for for a seat in the European Parliament as a …

Oxford Word Of The Year 2013

Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is <i>selfie,</i> which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."<p>According to Oxford research, the use of the word <i>selfie</i> has increased by …

Google working on RAW support and improved camera features for Android

Nokia may be the first to have delivered RAW photography in a smartphone, but there's evidence to suggest that Google isn't too far behind. A month-old batch of code, recently spotted by app developer Josh Brown, reveals that work has been underway on a new Android camera API that could allow …

Google pays up $17M for ignoring user privacy settings in Safari

Google settled another privacy lawsuit today, promising to pay $17 million for circumventing users’ privacy wishes.<p>The case centered around Apple’s Safari browser, which had certain default privacy settings concerning tracking and cookies. Google, according to this lawsuit, went around those …

With Portable Native Client, Google brings “write once, run everywhere” to Chrome

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Chrome apps are still few and far between but this week, Google provided developers with another set of tools to change the …

Google and Microsoft agree steps to block abuse images

<b>Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online.</b><p>As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.<p>PM David Cameron has …

Downing Street

Made by ex-Nokians, the first Jolla phone will go on sale this month

November 2013 is definitely <i>the</i> month for new technology launches, with Microsoft, Sony, and Apple all releasing some of their most anticipated products of the year within weeks of each other. It might come as a surprise, then, that Jolla is choosing November 27th as the day to launch its first …

Samsung Is Still Crushing Apple In Smartphone Market Share

Samsung has 32% of the global smartphone market, followed by Apple, which has 12%, according to the latest research report from Gartner.<p>While Samsung's market share has remained flat over the last year, Apple has lost a bit. Apple had 14% of the global smartphone market for the same quarter in 2012.<p>…

Mobile

Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

SecretInk claims that it has all the properties of Snapchat, applied to your e-mail. Wait, does anyone e-mail anymore?<p>Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be …

E-Mail

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …

Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla Selects Yandex’s Android App Store For Preloading On Its Sailfish OS Handset

Finnish phone startup Jolla, which is on a mission to offer more choice in the smartphone space by building its own smartphone hardware and with a MeeGo-based open source smartphone OS called Sailfish, is banding together with Yandex, Russia’s homegrown Google, to power the app store on its …

Samsung and Code Club Teach Kids to Code

Code Club, the UK-wide network of volunteers that teach kids how to program, has announced a partnership with Samsung to unearth the UK’s “grooviest young coder”.<p>In what will be the first in a series of events to mark the tie-up, the Robo-Boogie competition is striving to encourage primary-age …

Google+ for Android Supports Photos in Daydream, Android Beam Sharing

A new version of the Google+ for Android app was released today, adding photo support for Android Beam and Daydream, in addition to automatic map updates whenever you open the Locations tab.<p>If your device supports Near Field Communication (NFC) and you’ve switched Android Beam on (if you need a …

Italy probes alleged Apple tax fraud

The iPhone and iPad maker is accused of hiding more than $1.3 billion from the European country's taxman, according to reports.<p>Apple is accused of hiding more than 1 billion euros ($1.34 billion) from Italy's taxman, which may lead to civil or even criminal sanctions against the technology …

Corruption

A New Army Of Chinese Hackers Is Stealing Secrets From U.S. Companies, Researchers Say

The researchers told Business Insider that they don't know what the hackers are doing with stolen IP, or how much money this has cost U.S. companies so far. But, they say, the group has been busy in 2013.<p>Most of the attacks have been on tech, financial services and telecom companies. They seemed …

Intellectual Property

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Google: Project Loon balloons will circumnavigate the globe 3 times

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google’s(s goog) floating network in sky — Project Loon — won’t just be mobile, following the stratospheric wind …

Google Now's latest update adds Reader-like website updates, Waze traffic reports and more (updated)

Some of the Google Now enhancements mentioned at the Android 4.4 KitKat unveiling are ready to roll, as the search giant has started pushing a new version of its app on Android today. The ability to follow news about specific people started popping up last month, but the news update card follows …

Nexus 12 tablet concept, more Nexus 8 rumors hit the web

While the Nexus 5 is the only new Nexus device that was launched by Google alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, new reports have detailed new alleged Nexus 8 sightings and a Nexus 12 tablet concept.<p>Meet the Nexus 12 dream<p>From the start, we’re going to tell you that this is a concept, imagined by an …

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