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LG G3 Review: Third Time's a Charm for LG's 5.5" Flagship Smartphone

LG’s latest and greatest flagship, the G3, was heavily leaked before its official unveiling in London this week, and as a result, we pretty much knew what to expect ahead of time.<p>In fact, it was a bit like the HTC One (M8) launch announcement – most of the key details, specs and even images were …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

Bruce's old Windows Vista desktop PC has problems restarting. If taking the lid off and giving it a spring-clean, fails to work, what are the alternatives?<p>I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm …

Leaked software suggests Sony's next flagship phone will record 4K video

With shots of a new Sony smartphone surfacing ahead of a possible reveal at next month's Mobile World Congress, we guessed it wouldn't be long until we laid eyes on the software powering it. <i>XperiaBlog</i> got its hands on an Android 4.4.2 KitKat build for the Xperia D6503 (rumored codename Sirius), …

Samsung promises a 'back to basics' rethink for the Galaxy S 5

Samsung has admitted that the public didn't see much difference between the Galaxy S III and S4 smartphones and said the S5 would likely pack a substantially different design. Exec Lee Young Hee told <i>Bloomberg</i> that the new flagship will go "back to basics," adding that "mostly, it's about the …

Yahoo Girds Its Loins For The Battle Over Your Home Screen

The home screen as it stands cannot last. In reality, what we’re looking at is the end times for the traditional grid of icons that we’ve become so familiar with since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.<p>There is simply too much context available via the sensors, camera, radios and other inputs we …

Rumor: HTC One’s successor may be called the One+

Just yesterday <i>@evleaks</i> revealed what he called “preliminary” specs for the HTC M8, which included a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, a 5-inch 1080p display, an UltraPixel rear cam, 2.1MP front cam and KitKat with Sense 6.0. Now if a new report from recognized XDA member <i>Mike1986</i> proves correct, …

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iPhone users smartest, Test of Wits says. BlackBerry? Sorry

A series of brain teasers, called Test of Wits, put brainy hurdles in front of 2,000 smartphone users. Apple users finish 5 seconds before anyone else.<p>You are your smartphone, and your smartphone is you.<p>It is, by now, an accepted wisdom that your choice of pocket computer says more about you than …

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The NSA's catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

Over the New Year’s holiday the German newspaper Spiegel has published details about the gadgets the NSA uses to spy on people and companies. According to the newspaper the NSA has a special secret unit, called ANT, which specializes in creating tech related devices for eavesdropping and installing …

Surveillance

Samsung Galaxy S5 concept video borrows iPhone 5s features

A new concept video for the Samsung Galaxy S5 shows what Samsung’s next phone could be like if it takes a couple features from the iPhone 5s and iterates on them.<p>The major focus of the new concept video is what the video creators Rozetked call Reach ID. The idea of Reach ID is very similar to …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

UpBeat Puts you in Control of the Music Charts

UpBeat is a music charting service that allows users to control the listings by voting for tracks submitted via SoundCloud.<p>With a design that strikes a great balance between being minimalist but still easy to navigate and understand, UpBeat can be a great way to discover popular music that you …

Microsoft considers free versions of Windows Phone and Windows RT to battle Android

Redmond wants to counter Mountain View<p>Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT available free of charge to device makers. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that free future versions are under serious consideration by OS chief Terry Myerson. We …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

How To Find Out If Your Facebook Friends Hate You

Ever wonder if your frenemies are mutual? Hate With Friends will tell you.<p>So you're Morrissey. You're famously an avowed asexual and you have no use for Bang With Friends, the Facebook app that lets you select which friends you'd like to take to bonertown and only alerts you both if it's mutual. …

Android 4.4.1 KitKat seen on Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 in server logs

Various sources say that what looks like an incremental KitKat update has been seen in server logs, running on the Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.<p>Website <i>9to5Google</i> said that it spotted all three devices in its analytics, running the new KitKat version, with those devices checking in on its posts from …

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Global Mobile Android/iOS Messaging App Map Dominated By WhatsApp — But BBM Bags A Foothold

The mobile messaging app landscape continues to be highly geographically fragmented, with different messaging services doing well in different global regions. Despite ongoing localised variety, messaging veteran WhatsApp remains dominant in multiple global regions, even as relative newcomer — to …

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas coming to Android, iOS and Windows Phone in December

If <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> left you eager to spend more time in Los Santos, you'll be glad to hear that Rockstar Games is porting <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i> to mobile devices. Android, iOS and Windows Phone users will get to relive Carl Johnson's early '90s gangster saga this December, with more …

BlackBerry gaining strength, status in Africa

While it continues to struggle in wealthier countries, BlackBerry Ltd. is enjoying a surprising surge in Africa this year, offering a possible lesson in how the company could remain a competitive force in global markets with its cheaper devices.<p>A survey released on Tuesday showed that BlackBerry …

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Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

Personal Branding

Another bumpy day for Windows Azure

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Windows Azure’s storage service hit a speed bump Thursday, with a full disruption reported across several regions on the …

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro review: a high-end Ultrabook that's actually affordable

With enough time, even the best products start to feel stale. Take the original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: Thanks to a unique hinge that allowed the screen to fold all the way backward, it was the most versatile Windows 8 convertible on the market (and it had lots of competition, too). But as other PC …

Report: Sony Near To Profit On PS4 Hardware

Amidst the debate over the relative pricing of Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One, one element of interest is the cost of producing the consoles themselves, and what that means for the two console giants. A teardown by IHS iSuppli has estimated the cost of the …

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 …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars Are Just Getting Started

It’s quite possible that all that momentum Sony's had leading up to the launch of the PS4 will dry up now that the machine is in the wild. System issues, faulty HDMI ports, and a real lack of compelling first-party games all work against the next-gen console.<p>Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still out of …

Lenovo exec on why you're probably not using one of his phones... yet

If you look around now, chances are you won't spot a single Lenovo smartphone nearby. Unless you're in one of the 15 countries -- mostly in emerging markets -- where the company's been rolling out its mobile devices since last year. JD Howard, the VP of Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business …

Forget devices; the future of technology is seeded in biology

A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devoid of TV, when the phrase "playing in a sandbox" meant literally that. Not content with books that …

Samsung to include a 16 megapixel camera in 90 million devices in 2014

This year’s top smartphone models from Samsung, including the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, feature a 13 megapixel camera, but for next year the electronics giant is planning to up the ante and ship devices with 16 megapixel cameras. According to a report by the Electronic Times, the default camera …

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SanDisk’s wireless flash drive: A simple storage boost for your iOS or Android phone

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>I love my 32GB iPhone 5s(s aapl), but it’s barely a month old and I’ve already used more than half of the storage capacity. …