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Tim Cook Talks HomePod, AR, and How America is 'More Important Than Bloody Politics' in New Interview

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> sat down with Apple CEO Tim Cook last week to discuss a collection of topics related to Apple and the tech industry, including augmented reality, the legacy that Steve Jobs left behind, the HomePod, and the opinions he has following his work with U.S. President Donald Trump.</i> …

HP Slate 7 price drop: competitive edge or staving off failure?

The HP Slate 7 was built for a very specific purpose and that was to compete in the cheap Android tablet market. When it first came out, it was worth $169 and, according to our own Josh Vergara, you’re essentially getting what you pay for. Is it anything groundbreaking? Definitely not, but for $169 …

Purported low-cost iPhone model spotted; Jelly Bean knockoff packs Snapdragon 600 CPU, sells for $199

<i>Low-cost iPhone-based Basic Bear knockoff | Image Credit: Techdy</i><p>The low-cost iPhone has reportedly been spotted, with a peripherals maker revealing design details for the device in an in-house produced video – but there’s a twist: an Android-running smartphone has already been adapted to fit inside …

Mobile Technology

HTC One Android 4.2 update kills the awful menu bar, adds Instagram to BlinkFeed

The long-awaited Android 4.2 update for the HTC One has been slowly making its way around the world over the past week or so, but thanks to <i>Android Central</i>, we now have a good look at what's on tap in it. Essentially, HTC addressed many of the complaints we had with Sense 5 on Android 4.1, and even …

HTC One Google Play edition: what's different?

Last week we got our hands on the HTC One Google Play edition and shared our first impressions. Today we dig a little deeper into how this superphone differs from its Sense 5-equipped siblings, with a focus on benchmarks, battery life and camera performance. As you'll recall, Samsung introduced a …

BlackBerry Q5 review: Can BlackBerry's mid-range best the rest?

BlackBerry has been getting a tough ride of it in the consumer press for the last few years, and for good reason – the majority of its releases have been at best forgettable, and at worst broken. Remember the Storm? Yeah, best forgotten.<p>But that was then and this is now. BlackBerry 10 is here and …

Nokia’s New Flagship (The Lumia 909?) Spotted In Leaked Images Ahead Of July 11 Event

For many of us the 4th of July signifies a day of patriotism, fireworks, and grilled meats, but it also means that there are only seven days left until Nokia opens the doors to a New York press event that’s expected to highlight the company’s new flagship Windows Phone.<p>The volume and legitimacy of …

As Bitcoin's dollar exchange volume slips, the virtual currency's value continues to fall

The price of Bitcoin is slipping, corresponding to a decline in its exchange volume to dollars, and a decidedly negative operating margin for those working to ‘mine’ the currency. Currently, Bitcoin trades for roughly $73.<p>The dizzying assent of Bitcoin was followed by a predictable fall. What would …

Instagram for iOS gets landscape mode, Cinema stabilization support for front-facing cameras

Today, the Instagram app for iOS gets a new landscape mode for both pics and video. This will be good news to anyone who's had the frustrating experience of taking photo or video while holding the phone sideways, only for Instagram to not flip your masterpiece accordingly. That new orientation …

iPhone 5 trumped Galaxy S4 on user complaints at launch -- study

If you believe the griping on social media, then the iPhone 5 caused the most user angst of the major smartphone releases of the past year.<p>Social media analysts We Are Social gauged the reaction on Twitter, blogs, and forums following the release of the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 920, …