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Apple patent hints at iWatch-enabled weightlifting tracker

Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent for a “shoe wear-out sensor, body-bar sensing system, unitless activity assessment and associated methods” that could be used with the rumored iWatch.<p>The patent describes multiple embodiments of this new sensor. One is a sensor …

The 18 Most Important Features in iOS 8

At WWDC, developers rule. Apple may have previewed iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite to the entire world at its opening keynote, but developers are the only …

iPhone 6 rear shell reportedly on display in new leaked photo

Australian blog MacFixIt has gotten its hands on a photo of what it says is a rear shell from the upcoming iPhone 6 that allegedly comes from sources inside the supply chain. This is reportedly the 4.7″ model, which is one of two planned for release this fall. The larger 5.5″ version has yet to be …

Samsung's mobile health app can now tell when you're stressed out

The Galaxy S5's heart rate sensor has mostly been handy for fitness gurus, but it's now helpful for the rest of us, too. Samsung has pushed out an update to S Health that uses the sensor to track stress levels; if your heart is racing after a bad day at work, you'll know. The app also tracks …

Samsung shows a smartwatch concept you control by waving your hands

Touchscreens on smartwatches are limited by their very nature; there's only so much you can fit on a tiny piece of glass. However, Samsung might overcome that surface area limit if it ever implements a recently published patent application. Its smartwatch concept would let you perform relatively …

Japan: the country where flip-phones refuse to die

The buttons are easier to type on, the battery lasts longer, it's familiar. No, we're not talking about BlackBerry this time, but the Japanese feature phone. Glorious, folding forefather to the smartphone, and the form-factor that gave birth to gara-kei, a shorthand phrase for "Galapagos phones". …

AT&T rolling out fix for HTC One M8 Google Drive bug

Last month, HTC acknowledged a bug that blocked its Advantage customers from redeeming 50GB of Google Drive storage space. The Taiwanese manufacturer advised that it was working on a fix for the matter and said that it expected a patch to be ready a few weeks later. Today, the company announced …

High-end Samsung Galaxy Tab S series to be unveiled June 12?

Rumors of Samsung’s plans to return to producing more tablets with AMOLED displays go back as far as last year, but more recently things have really started heating up. Just last week we got our first look at the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S, and then shortly after this we also learned that an 8.4-inch …

Electronics Industry

Unannounced Moto G with LTE pops up on Amazon

As good a deal as the Moto G might be for frugal smartphone shoppers, it doesn't have speedy LTE data; for some, that's practically a deal-breaker. However, it might get that often-sought upgrade relatively soon. Amazon has posted listings for two unannounced Moto G variants with "universal LTE," …

Galaxy S3 I9300 Updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Revolutionary S5 ROM

There is no official word so far on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Samsung's third generation Galaxy S smartphone, but still the device can …

Android News

Samsung Has A New Galaxy Phone That Hints What Our Smartphone Cameras Will Be Able To Do One Day

Samsung has a history of experimenting with crazy gadgets and form factors. On Monday night, it announced a new device that tries to merge the benefits of a digital camera with an Android smartphone.<p>Think of the Galaxy K Zoom as a digital camera strapped to the back of one of Samsung's Galaxy …

Mobile Photography

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini outed as water-resistant

Samsung New Zealand accidentally reveals the water-resistant design of the Galaxy S5 ahead of the phone's official launch<p>Our eagle-eyed Dutch cousins …

Motorola ships 6.5 million phones in 2014 thanks to Moto G

With record sales in India and a resurgence in the UK, the wallet-friendly Motorola Moto G has helped drive Motorola to 6.5 million sales so far in 2014.<p>More people are saying "Hello, Moto." Motorola's new boss Rick Osterloh has revealed on Twitter that the troubled company "shipped 6.5 million …

Researchers turn spreadsheets into visualizations for tablets

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Carnegie Mellon University<p>Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an application called Kinetica …

Carnegie Mellon University

Galaxy S5 vs Xperia Z2 vs One M8 review: comparison

Pros<p>All phones offer similar specifications but clearly excel in one or more fields in comparison to each other<p>Cons<p>None can be classed as good value, …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Is Google working on a sub-$100 Nexus smartphone?

The rumor mill is piping up this afternoon with word of a possible sub-$100 Nexus device. There are no specifications to speak of just yet, but unnamed sources and rampant speculation lead to the idea of a low-mid range phone with a MediaTek chipset, 1GB of RAM and 2G/3G connectivity.<p>The rumored …

Mobile Technology

Samsung's latest smartphone monitors your heart

Korean company's new flagship Galaxy S5 packs a heart rate monitor and will track your motions and monitor your steps<p>• Samsung's last smartphone watched your eyes; its new one will also listen to your heart. The Korean company's new flagship Galaxy S5 packs a heart rate monitor and will track your …

HTC leak makes case for why One M8 beats Galaxy S5

The day is here: Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has just hit the shelves at retailers around the globe. As HTC simultaneously makes the One M8 available in …

Chrome Beta for Android can re-open that tab you just closed

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>I can’t count the number of times I’ve accidentally closed a browser tab on my phone. If it’s ever happened to you, you’ll …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is an older Android phone that remains valued for its durable, plastic design – the best Note smartphone to have this fake …

Intel shows it's serious about wearables, picks up health tracker maker

Intel's recent surge into the burgeoning wearable technology space has been boosted by the purchase of Basis Science, the makers of the Basis Band …

Tizen Review | Trusted Reviews

What is Tizen?<p>There’s been a lot of buzz around Tizen since Intel and Samsung took the open source platform based on Linux (and owned by the Linux …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review | Trusted Reviews

<i>Review Update: 13 April 2015</i><br>Update by Jon Devo<p>How does the Galaxy S5 compare to the latest phones?<p>When’s the best time to buy a flagship phone? When …

Phones

Huawei's Talkband B1 has pop-out Bluetooth headset (hands-on)

Gallery: Huawei's Talkband B1 has pop-out Bluetooth headset (hands-on)<p>Gallery: Huawei's Talkband B1 has pop-out Bluetooth headset (hands-on)<p>+ 8<p>+ 7<p>+ …

Google unveils smartphone with 3D sensors

<b>Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone with "customised hardware and software" that enables it to create 3D maps of a user's surroundings.</b><p>Sensors allow it to make more than 250,000 3D measurements every second and update its position in real time.<p>Google said potential applications may include …

Google Glass

Ok Google

There can be little doubt that, just like Microsoft thinks touch is the future of computing, Google seems to believe voice will be the user interface of the future. Indeed, when I was in Mountain View earlier this month, a Google spokesperson challenged me to just use voice whenever possible on my …

Parents unaware of dangers faced by children on smartphones

<b>Many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their children on tablets and smartphones, according to a poll by BBC Learning.</b><p>Almost one in five children said they had seen something on their devices that had upset them, twice the number parents had thought.<p>A separate study found that just …

Kaspersky Lab

Meizu's elusive founder returns to office as CEO amid resignations

As Chinese phone maker Meizu approaches its eleventh anniversary come March 14th, its notoriously reclusive founder Jack Wong made a surprise return -- in front of cameras, no less -- to his company's Zhuhai headquarters this weekend as CEO. Wong, who is now 40 years old, has apparently avoided …