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The iPhone 6 Had Better Be Amazing And Cheap, Because Apple Is Losing The War To Android

And if that is the case, can a mobile device that serves such a small minority of the planet stay relevant in the years to come? To put it in its bluntest terms, what is the point of launching the new Candy Crush Saga on a platform that hardly anyone — in a global sense — uses?<p>The question is not …

Tim Cook

Samsung trademarks Galaxy Wear, could be its first Android Wear device

Although Samsung’s latest smartwatches may have been using the company’s tweaked Tizen operating system, Samsung has made it pretty clear that the company would also be releasing an Android Wear smartwatch later this year. We might already have a name for this next range of Samsung wearables, as …

Wear OS

Everything You Need to Know About YouTube Buying Twitch

What would YouTube and Google want with a website known for streaming video games?<p>That's the question on many minds after multiple reports say that …

Twitter Looks to Get Back Into Music, by Possibly Buying Soundcloud

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Twitter is reportedly considering a deal to acquire SoundCloud, the German-based audio service that …

Microsoft's touch-first Modern Office suite revealed in documents

It’s been a year and a half since Microsoft released Windows 8 and its ‘Modern’ interface to the world, but we’re still yet to see a touch-first interface emerge for the company’s Office suite, until now.<p>In what can be only described as a slightly odd move, Microsoft Research has published an …

Xiaomi's first tablet offers powerful gaming on the cheap (video)

Just over two years ago, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun told this author that he wasn't sure about making a tablet, but today he confessed that he's been quietly developing one this whole time. What we have here is the conveniently named Mi Pad, which was just unveiled in Beijing with super attractive price …

HTC One Mini 2 officially announced, is less impressive than its full-size sibling

HTC announced the HTC One Mini 2, a smaller version of the flagship HTC One M8, on Thursday. Unfortunately, it won’t have all the bells and whistles …

Google Glass goes back on sale in U.S. but still in beta

(Reuters) - Anyone in the United States with $1,500 can now buy Google Inc’s (GOOGL.O) still-in-beta Google Glass, the Internet company said on a blogpost on Tuesday.<p>Developer Maximiliano Firtman wears the prototype device Google Glass before a news conference ahead of the 2013 RigaComm event in …

Dropbox Lands Spotify as an Enterprise Customer

The cloud service announces the first in a series of deals meant to tout its success as an enterprise player.<p>After several months of building on a new strategy to capture more enterprise customers, Dropbox, the popular cloud-storage and file-sharing service, will later this week announce that it …

Intel To Release Its First 4GHz Processor

If information uncovered by Chinese website EXPreview is to be believed, Intel's soon-to-be-released replacement for its current Intel Core i7-4770K CPU will be the company’s first that ships with a clock speed of 4GHz.<p>The new CPU is part of a range of refreshed chips due to be launched some time …

Samsung may be cooking up a 13.3-inch tablet

Samsung may try to push the display envelope with a tablet sporting a 13.3-inch screen.<p>Citing information from an "inside contact" involved with Samsung's Kids Mode, GSMArena said Monday that the device would be one of three new upcoming tablets from the Korean company. Codenamed "Warhol" and …

Gear & Gadgets

Tado unveils Cooling system for smartening up air conditioning systems

Want to stick some smarts into your old non-connected air conditioning system rather than buying some fancy-pants new unit? Tado, the German Nest(s …

LG Teases The Android Wear-Powered G Watch, A Smartwatch “Ready For Anything”

LG is showing off a new teaser video (via 9to5Google) of its G Watch, the Android Wear device it’s launching later this year. Android Wear is the operating system that Google has created for smartwatch devices, which exists essentially as an extension of Android to deliver notifications and other …

Leaked Pictures Hint at Gmail Redesign

Leaked screenshots of a new web interface for Gmail reveal that Google may be quietly testing a major design overhaul.<p>The pictures, which were first …

LG teases new G Pad tablet in 7-, 8- and 10-inch sizes

Not content with having just one tablet (the G Pad 8.3 ) compared with its rival Samsung, Korean manufacturer LG will be announcing three new tablets -- the G Pad 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 -- and they will be making their official debut in Monaco on May 13 at the MedPI tradeshow.<p>The three Android tablets …

TuneIn relaunches with a big focus on social to become the Twitter of radio

Streaming radio aggregator TuneIn relaunched its mobile apps and website Wednesday, introducing a Twitter-like follower model and adding new ways for …

Cyanogen-Powered One Plus One Is a Customizers Dream Phone

The Cyanogen project has been letting adventurous Android users tweak and mod their phones via companies like Samsung, HTC, and LG for years. The One from OnePlus is the first piece of hardware that ships with the Cyanogen experience right out the box.<p>In addition to offering some quick hands-on …

You can now use Chromecast to share your Google Drive Presentation

Google's inexpensive dongle can do a lot of things. Whether it be streaming music or a variety of video programming, the Chromecast is capable of handling it all -- and don't forget live TV is coming soon, too. But while having these entertainment options is nice, sometimes you have to be, you …

Nod smart ring is a wearable remote control

Ex-Google engineer Anush Elangovan does not lack ambition for his invention, Nod.<p>The $150 (£89) smart ring lets its wearer use a finger as an input and control device.<p>The idea is to offer more fluid and natural interactions than alternative gesture technologies, and even voice control software, …

Remote Controls

'Sign in with Google' button could send Google+ to oblivion

The abrupt departure of Google+ creator Vic Gundotra from the beleaguered social network led to immediate speculation that its days as a competitor to Facebook and Twitter are numbered. Indeed, media reports have asserted that Google+ is being chopped up for parts or, at the very least, undergoing …

Microsoft keyboard prototype integrates gesture control

<b>Microsoft Research has designed a keyboard that integrates gesture controls for a more seamless user interface.</b><p>The Leap Motion gesture control system …

Report: Amazon Is Working On A New Kind Of Computer Chip

Now Amazon is apparently trying to create its own home-grown computer server chips, according to job postings, new hires and some unnamed sources unearthed by Stacey Higginbotham at Gigaom.<p>That means it could be looking for a faster, cheaper, lower-power alternative to Intel's chips. It would …

Peter Thiel

Amazon Debuts A Storefront Just For Wearable Tech

Online shopping giant Amazon wants to get out ahead of the curve with wearable tech – hence the launch of its new Wearable Technology store today. The store is a subsection of its Amazon.com e-commerce portal, with a focus on devices like the Misfit Shine, Jawbone UP24 and Narrative Clip, to name …

Acer's Switch 10 is a shape-shifting tablet with four display modes

You gotta hand it to Acer for giving its products self-explanatory names. The company just announced the Aspire Switch 10, and it's pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Which is to say, it's a 10.1-inch Windows device that switches (get it?) from one mode to another. In particular, it's a …

Google's Nexus phones will reportedly be replaced by premium Android Silver handsets

The Android Silver project, which was rumored earlier this month, has today been corroborated by four fresh sources, all of whom point to a major shift in Google's mobile strategy. <i>The Information</i> reports that the current scheme of offering Nexus-branded handsets with Google's unadulterated vision …

Scio: This device tells you the chemical makeup of your food, drinks, and pills

Consumer Physics is unveiling its Scio handheld sensor, which can scan food, pills, or plants and tell you the chemical makeup of the object. It delivers those results wirelessly in real-time to the user’s smartphone.<p>Once the device ships later this year, you’ll be able to use it to decipher the …

Nokia names Rajeev Suri as new chief executive

<b>Nokia has named Rajeev Suri as its new chief executive.</b><p>The 46-year-old has until now led Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), the network equipment unit of the firm.<p>NSN is set to become Nokia's key business, following the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft last week for 5.44bn euros ($7.5bn; …

Apple Is About To Lose Its Revenue Dominance Over Android

To put it bluntly, Android is for poor people, iPhone is for rich people.<p>That may be about to change.<p>New data shows that in addition to overtaking Apple's mobile market share, Android is also catching up in terms of its share of mobile revenue. The change explains in part why Google wants to create …

Apps

Samsung Chromebook 2 appears on camera, then hides from delivery

A video look at Samsung’s Chromebook 2 surfaced earlier in the week, showing off the company’s refreshed Chrome OS(s goog) laptop. Overall, the …

Will Netflix numbers confirm cable cutting?

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