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HTC One M8 Vs Galaxy S5 Vs Xperia Z2 - Specs Showdown

The HTC One M8 today joins the might of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 in the mobile market, with each set to do battle and attempt to …

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 …

Aereo’s live TV coming to Chromecast in May

Aereo announced Thursday that it's bringing its online over-the-air broadcast TV steaming and recording to Google's Chromecast dongle on May 29. The feature will be available via an Aereo app for Android on Google Play.<p>This Aereo app brings back a novel idea: it means users can tune into television …

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Hands-on with the Nokia MD-12 wireless speaker

The MD-12 connects to your phone wirelessly (or via a 3.5mm jack). You can connect your phone manually by pressing the Bluetooth connect button or …

Here's another peek at Google's build-your-own-smartphone project

Project Ara has only exploded in prominence since Google unloaded Motorola earlier this year, and now we're getting yet another peek at the work in progress. The Phonebloks team just released a video showing off the progress Google and its partners have made on those modular smartphones, and things …

Taxes From A To Z (2014): T Is For Tip Income

<b>T is for Tip Income.</b><p>All tips you receive – whether by cash, included on a credit card or as part of a tip-sharing arrangement – are reportable as income and are subject to federal income tax. For tax purposes, tips also include items which are not as traditional as cash, including tickets or other …

Turn Any Lamp Into a Smartphone-Powered Wake Up Light

Wake up lights are a great way to wake up in the morning when it's still dark outside, but they're a little expensive and tend to be strange looking. …

DIY Pocket-Sized Camera Stabilizer Takes Blur-Free Photographs

The cheap string tripod is a great trick when you need steady shots without proper equipment. Instructables user inspiredwood took it to the next …

Study shows iOS apps crash more than Android

Android(s goog) has mostly caught up to iOS(s aapl) in terms of the number and quality of apps available, and it might have eclipsed it in another …

Front-facing flash: is this what our smartphone cameras needed all along?

When it comes to image quality from the front-facing cameras on our smartphones, our expectations are pretty low. For years now, front-facers have …

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Stabilize your Lumia videos with LUUV

It’s also fairly cool that you can switch the orientation of LUUV quickly by inverting the contraption. They call that up and down mode, but we just …

This stretchy nanowire antenna could add connectivity to your clothes

Researchers at NC State may have found a way to add connectivity to your clothes. The team created a flexible antenna from silver nanowires wrapped …

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Google Play Music for Android now lets you take radio stations offline

If you thrive on Google Play Music's radio stations but would love if they kept playing while you're away from an internet connection, congratulations -- Google has just granted your wish. An Android app update rolling out today lets you pin whole stations to your device, guaranteeing a fresh set …

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Who Is On My Wi-Fi Shows You Who Else Is Using Your Network

Windows: Whether you're troubleshooting poor performance on your own wireless network, or you're trying to figure out how overloaded the hotel Wi-Fi …

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How to Flash a ROM to Your Android Phone

Android is great, but sometimes, the version you get with your phone—whether its vanilla Android or something like Samsung's TouchWiz—leaves a bit to …

Yes, It’s Real: Tim Draper Gives Details On Ballot Initiative To Make Silicon Valley A State

Silicon Valley is no stranger to unusual ideas, and today the world got to witness another: noted investor Tim Draper is proposing a ballot proposition to split California into six separate states. There were obviously a lot of questions raised by Draper’s “Six Californias” proposal after we first …

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

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Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

<b></b>By Walt Mossberg[Watch video at http://allthingsd.com]This is my last column for The Wall Street Journal, after 22 years of reviewing consumer …

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A holiday gift guide for Chromebook users: Devices and top extensions

With many new Chromebook(s goog) models now available, which one might make for a good gift? Don’t worry, the $1,299 Pixel isn’t our recommendation – …

Gift Guide: The complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac

With an iPad and few accessories, these days anyone can have a functional recording studio in their home for less than the cost of a Mac. Whether you’re just getting started and want a modest iPad recording setup in your living room, or you’re looking to setup a full-blown home studio with your …

DayZ video offers eight and a half minutes of raw footage

New gameplay footage from the standalone version of zombie-filled open-world title, <i>DayZ,</i> gives players a look at the game's pre-alpha state.<p>The video, which you can watch above, features close-up combat with zombies and some of the game's exploration elements. It was posted by creator Dean Hall, …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

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, …

Why the Chromebook pundits are simply out of touch with reality

The Chromebook(s goog) pundits have their heads in the sand again. In the past week, I’ve read not one, but two extremely myopic commentaries on how …

Bublcam Is A 360º Camera That Can Stream Immersive, Spherical Video In Real-Time

Meet Bublcam: a 360 degree camera made by Canadian startup Bubl that lets you capture spherical panoramas of what’s going on around you — either as still photographs or spherical video that allows you to swipe around and explore the scene. The camera can even stream video in real-time over Wi-Fi, …

Streamnation 2.0 lets you easily share ripped movies with friends

Streamnation (formerly Stream Nation) is one of the most comprehensive solutions we've tested for storing and streaming your photos and videos, and today, it gets a bit better. The service now lets you share movies and TV shows you've ripped to your computer (and then uploaded to the cloud) with …