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A tiny island might have the world's first 5G network, whatever that is

Wikimedia<p>As we have discussed in the past, a number of companies are rushing their 5G technology without any idea what 5G means nor the ability to currently provide solid 4G speeds. Some are even marketing that they currently offer 5G speeds when they are barely able to offer 4G speeds, if that. …

United Kingdom

Do we deserve OS updates for our Android devices?

With the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at system updates in general. We all want the latest and greatest software that Google is pushing out, but do we actually deserve to get software updates?<p>There comes a time in the life of every …

Android News

The Story Behind the Tearing Down of the Russian iPhone Monument

The Russian university that hosted the monument is upset that the sculpture was dismantled under the pretense of it needing to be repaired.<p>We all know how much Russia hates them gay people—why, ​VICE did an entire documentary series on it ju​st this year. But when a company in St. Petersburg …

Pebble Launches Its Appstore For iOS, Android Version Coming Soon

Pebble started shipping its new Pebble Steel hardware last week, but until today, the version of the companion app available to the general public didn’t contain any of the version 2.0 goodness that granted access to the Pebble appstore. The new appstore is being billed as the “first open platform …

Apple Said To Be Exploring Inductive Charging And Solar Power In iWatch Testing

Apple’s work on an upcoming smartwatch includes explorations of induction charging and solar-powered batteries, according to a new report from the New York Times. As part of a larger piece about battery tech in general, the NYT revealed that Apple has been working on tests involving wireless …

Boot up: Bitcoin gaming, Android leads tablets, a year offline, and more

<i>We're experimenting with different launch times for the Boot Up series. We'll fix on a time within the next week.</i><p>A burst of 9 links for you to chew …

Why mobile insurance cover may cost organisations more than they expect

According to figures released by Cisco, this is the year in which mobile devices will outnumber humans on this planet. If 2013 is set to be a good …

Apple Nears 50 Billion App Store Downloads, Plans Giveaway

Apple said on Thursday that it is approaching 50 billion downloads from its App Store.<p>As has become customary for such events, Apple is prepping a …

Apps

Google games gets new chief as Noah Falstein joins team

Google has quietly found itself a Chief Game Designer, installing Noah Falstein – who counts LucasArts, Dreamworks Interactive, and more among his …

Warner Brothers Sued For Infringing Cat Meme Copyright

Those who live by the sword, die by the sword – sometimes, at any rate – and copyright champion Warner Brothers is now facing litigation itself.<p>The company’s a fast mover when it sees its own copyright infringed, but is now being sued by the inventors of two of the internet’s most famous cat memes, …

Maybe the Low-End iPhone Is Really a Mid-End iPhone

Martin Hajek<p>What if Apple’s long-rumored low-end iPhone isn’t targeted at the smartphone market’s lower reaches? What if it’s targeted at the …

iPad Mini

Facebook Lets Developers Push Ads Based On Users’ App Purchases

Facebook has introduced a new way for developers and marketers to target users with specific adverts based on their existing app purchases and microtransactions.<p>Developers speaking at Mobile DevCon 2013 in London yesterday unveiled a new targeting field buried in the latest SDK for a feature called …

LG “Nexus 5” tipped as Google reportedly renews deal

LG will make Google’s fifth Nexus smartphone, Korean reports suggest, following the Nexus 4 with a second Google-branded smartphone. Timing for the …

Android News

American Airlines Pilots Lose 40lb With Apple iPad Electronic Flight Bag

American Airlines recently got permission to use its iPad Electronic Flight Bags in the cockpit during all phases of flight, saving an estimated $1.2 million of fuel annually. (Hat tip Mactrast, image)<p>For pilots, it’s a huge benefit. A bag full of airways charts, airport maps and operations manuals …

Finally, some good news for LightSquared and its 4G hopes

The FCC gives LightSquared the go-ahead to test a spectrum-sharing plan with a U.S. agency as it fights to build its nationwide wireless broadband network to compete with AT&T and Verizon Wireless.<p>Things might finally be looking up for LightSquared, the much ballyhooed wireless startup with big …

Net Neutrality

Amazon taps Germany for cloud and machine learning engineers

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Amazon(s amzn) has announced the launch of a new development center for cloud technologies in Germany, with locations in both …

Toyota creates bizarre Plug-In Championship game app

If you’re anything like me when you hear that Toyota has launched a new app for smartphone users, you probably assume it has something to do with …

Electric Vehicles

Korea Reportedly Set to Drop Anti-Trust Charges Against Google

Reports in Korea claim that the country’s FTC watchdog is close to finalizing its two-year-long anti-trust investigation into Google, which could see charges against the search giant dropped.<p>Back in April 2011, domestic search rivals Naver and Daum accused Google of being anti-competitive. The two …

US defense dept prepares to let Apple and Samsung challenge BlackBerry over contracts

BlackBerry, long a fixture in the Pentagon, could shortly face huge challenges from Apple and Samsung for contracts to sell millions of smartphones …

World War Z: is Brad Pitt making the most expensive disaster of all time?

Anyone who has read Max Brooks's grippingly detailed science fiction novel – or even better, listened to the superb audiobook – will probably have a …

Gwyneth Paltrow: five best moments

Mocking Gwyneth Paltrow seems to be an increasingly popular pastime – and with her eccentric diet advice, her auto-parodic lifestyle website Goop, …

Solar-powered plane takes off for flight across U.S. | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A solar-powered airplane that developers hope to eventually pilot around the world took off early on Friday from San Francisco Bay on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the United States with no fuel but the sun’s energy.<p>The plane, dubbed the Solar Impulse, departed …

Big drugmakers think small with nanomedicine deals | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Is nanomedicine the next big thing? A growing number of top drug companies seem to think so.<p>Graduate student Giulia Agliardi, from Milan, Italy, studies cancer cells in the Nanomedicine Lab at UCL's School of Pharmacy in London May 2, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett<p>The ability to …

Bad weather postpones Europe's Vega rocket launch

Engineers have written new flight software for the rocket<p><b>The latest outing for Europe's new small satellite launcher, Vega, has been postponed until an unspecified date because of bad weather conditions.</b><p>The lift-off from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana was originally scheduled for 23:06 local …

Space Exploration

Richard Dawkins, 'Islamophobia' and the atheist movement

Sam Harris is about as consistent as Glenn Greenwald is concise, which made their exchange of multi-thousand word cowpats last month particularly …