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Thinner Than MacBook Air, The New Razer Blade Wants To Be 'The 4th Gaming Console'

While Intel‘s HD 4600 integrated graphics in Haswell will raise the bar for what ultrabooks are capable of, discrete GPUs will always reign supreme for gaming enthusiasts. Thinness is an expected staple in the gadget world, but gaming laptops have traditionally sacrificed power for pounds. That …

What if you'd Bought Apple Stock Instead of a PowerBook in 2003?

Talk about buyer’s remorse; our co-founder, Patrick de Laive has been working out how wealthy he’d have been if he’d bought Apple shares instead of a shiny new 17″ PowerBook G4 back in 2003.<p>Turns out the answer is ‘rich enough to buy many more of today’s 15″ Retina MacBook Pros’. Sure, that might …

Noise-canceling tech could lead to Internet connections 400 times faster than Google Fiber

The basic mechanism behind noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections, according to researchers that published findings via Nature Photonics.<p>Noise-canceling headphones use a microphone to pick up any outside noises within range of your ears. It …

Kwikset Kevo review: This brainy smart lock just isn't brawny enough - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Kwikset Kevo</b> packs a lot of subtle smarts into a little device. The indoor/outdoor sensor worked flawlessly, never once letting us in when it shouldn't have.<p><b>The Bad</b> The SmartKey deadbolt at the heart of the Kevo is too easy to break for a lock that costs $219. Also, phones that aren't …

Home Automation

Why your social media profile might be your next credit score

<i>This is a guest post by Bill Clerico, the CEO of payment processing service WePay.</i><p>Social media has created a vast amount of data and every second we add more information. Consider that in a single day we send 400 million tweets, share 985 million pieces of content on Facebook, “like” 50 million …

Mailbox launches iPad app and says Android is in the works

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>If you were an avid user of the popular email app Mailbox and were worried by the company’s acquisition by Dropbox, never …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Back to the Future

Samsung buys 10 percent stake in rival phone maker Pantech

Hang around these pages long enough and you're bound to come across Pantech, the South Korean purveyor of everything from giant 1080p handsets down to... giant 720p handsets. Samsung has noticed this rising star too and, so says <i>Yonhap News</i>, has now made a $50 million investment in the smaller …

MessageMe chat app amasses 5 million users in 75 days across Android and iOS

Between WhatsApp, Viber, Google+ Hangouts and a raft of others, the mobile messaging app space is crowded, but recent entrant MessageMe has still managed to make notable headway. After a mere 75 days since its launch, the application has amassed 5 million registered users, up from 1 million in its …

GadgetellSolutions Media

23Feb/18<p>Historically, retailers have focused on the industry as an exchange. Customers wanted to purchase products from them, so the best way to …

Google refreshes Drive for Android interface, adds option to 'scan' paper documents

After refreshing its social network at I/O, Google has decided that cards are the future, and it's updating its Drive app accordingly. The entire interface of Drive for Android has been reworked in the flat, squared-off style that Google, Facebook, and others have been going for lately, with an …

Apple claims Google Now infringes Siri patents as it adds Galaxy S4 to ongoing Samsung patent suit

Earlier this month we noted that Apple was asking courts to add the Galaxy S4 as an infringing device in its ongoing patent dispute with Samsung in California. Now, Apple has officially filed a motion (via FossPatents) outlining five patents infringed by the Galaxy S4 and another two Siri related …

Chrome App Launcher coming to OSX – beta version now available

The Chrome App Launcher is coming to OSX, providing a simple way to launch Chrome ‘packaged apps’ – web apps that are written in a combination of HTML5, Javascript and CSS but which look and behave like conventional PC or Mac apps …<p>Google Chrome team member François Beaufort, who has the whacky job …

The road less traveled: How Google does Streetview for the world’s oceans

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Turtles have homes too, and Google (s GOOG) wants to show us how they live: Google Ocean Program manager Jenifer Austin …

Samsung Galaxy Note III hopes dashed: Plastic body and no flexible display tipped

It seems that Samsung will be sticking with their usual ways with the third iteration of the Galaxy Note. While it’s been rumored that the …

Phones

PayPal takes aim at Square with free mobile payment processing

The company is offering the deal through the end of the year to businesses that dump their current register solution in favor of PayPal Here.<p>PayPal is taking a major leap into the payment-processing space: it's eliminating fees for businesses that sign up for its service.<p>The news was announced on …

FinTech

Coming Soon From Google: A $649 Samsung Galaxy S4 Running Stock Android

While not a new Nexus phone, Google said on Wednesday that it plans to start selling an unlocked version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 through its Google …

Android News

Google Maps integrates Google Earth and Street View in completely redesigned interface

Google Maps on the desktop has been rebuilt from the ground up, ushering in its most significant changes since its launch eight years ago. After spending some time with the new Maps, and with its lead designer, we’re struck by Google’s choice to do away with most of the user interface elements and …

Google Teases Google Play Music All Access Streaming for $9.99/mo

Today at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Google announced a new music streaming service called Google Play Music All Access. The service will compete with other entries to the market like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora.<p>Google Play Music All Access will run $9.99 in the US, with a 30-day free …

Taiwan's abandoned resort town and the future that never was

San Zhi is a futuristic resort town that never was. As <i>Design You Trust</i> reports, construction on the Taiwan site began in 1978, but was abandoned just two years later, after a series of fatal accidents. Today, all that remains are colorful, pod-shaped homes, scattered across the overgrown coastline. …

Meet Zact, a Shareable Cellphone Service That Changes on the Fly

The major carriers have taken baby steps in giving users more control over their data plan. With AT&T and Verizon, for example, users can share a …

Streaming Media

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active makes appearance in Bluetooth SIG document

Samsung Galaxy S4<p>The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, rumored for a while now as a rugged version of the Korean company’s flagship device, now has some new clues pointing towards it.<p>A device bearing the model name GT-I9295, which Sam Mobile has recently said that it belongs to the Samsung Galaxy S4 …

Phones

Let the '5G' confusion begin: Samsung demos ultra-fast wireless with bad branding

Samsung sullies technological milestone with 5G fluff<p>Samsung made some noise this morning with the announcement that it has successfully tested "the world's first 5G mmWave Mobile Technology" network. According to the press release, Samsung's "5G" technology enables "data transmission at speeds …

Google I/O 2013: What’s On Tap For Nexus Smartphone And Tablet Hardware

Google’s big annual developer conference kicks off on Wednesday, and while Android lead Sundar Pichai has downplayed big new announcements at Google I/O this year, we’ve also seen reports that suggest the Nexus line of Google-branded hardware won’t go completely untouched.<p>Nexus Phones<p>The rumors …

Google combines Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photo storage into a common 15GB pool

Google's efforts to streamline aren't limited to some spring cleaning and more spartan interfaces. Today the company is breaking down the artificial walls between the pools of online storage provided for Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos. Instead of 10GB for all your messages and attachments, …

Intelligent To Do List App Any.DO Raises $3.5 Million, Will Further Expand Into Personal Productivity Space

Q: <i>Why does a to do list application need $3.5 million in funding?</i> A: <i>Because it’s becoming more than a simple to do app</i>. Today, Any.DO one of the more popular to do list applications for web and mobile, announced a seed round of funding led by existing investor Genesis Partners, with participation …

i-mobile flaunts IQ X and IQ XA Android smartphones with 8MP front and 18MP rear cameras, laughs at megapixel myth

Once upon a time (2007) in a land far, far away (Thailand) lived the i-mobile 902, a pseudo Sony Ericsson W800 clone featuring a trick five-megapixel autofocus camera with a Sony-made CCD sensor and xenon flash. At the time, it produced shots with the most detail and best low-light performance we'd …

LG Optimus G Pro “phablet” finally arrives at AT&T today

LG’s Optimus G Pro phablet has launched on AT&T today, with the sizable smartphone on sale for the first time in the US. Priced at $199.99 with a …

Mobile Technology

Eyeing distributed antenna system boom, Cobham buys Axell for $131M

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Axell<p>As mobile broadband evolves and users want good coverage wherever they go, various strategies are evolving to …