Justin Frazer

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Described As Less Hands-On, More Interested In Broad Implications With iWatch

Apple CEO Tim Cook is the subject of a new profile in the New York Times today, and the profile includes plenty of background information about the executive and his commitment to human rights and environmental issues. But it also contained some information about the rumored iWatch project, how …

How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

A few weeks ago, January Chang, a student at National Taiwan University, joined her fellow students in protesting a controversial trade agreement, which would bring Taiwan closer to China. The students occupied Taiwan's legislature, and some of them are still there, but they had a problem: With …

HTC returns to losing ways in the final months before M8 launch

This time last year, HTC was under pressure as it was coming off the back of its lowest profits ever. Unfortunately, the passage of time hasn't altered the company's downward trajectory and today the Taiwanese phone maker is reporting a NT$1.88 billion ($62 million) loss for the first three months …

One Ring To Rule It All... By Bluetooth

Get ready for the Internet of <i>Rings</i>. Today's the last day to jump on the earlybird bandwagon for Ring, which has completely cleaned house over on …

Benchmarks rekindle 'premium' Galaxy S5 rumors

In another pass at a rumor that simply refuses to die, newly discovered benchmarks allege that Samsung is prepping a bigger, more powerful Samsung Galaxy S5 .<p>Details found at GFXBench for a product called Samsung SM-G906S, show the device as having a 5.2-inch display with QHD resolution, or …

Phones

Inotherm's Front Doors Put Yours to Shame

I bet you didn't realize this, but your front door sucks. Yes, it does. It's made out of steel or wood or even worse, steel disguised to look like …

Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Show Sapphire Glass-Backed iPhone 6 'Air'

Last week, Japanese magazine MacFan published alleged schematics for a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6. French Apple website <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i>, along with graphic designer Martin Hajek, took these schematics one step further and created 3D "iPhone Air" renderings using these blueprints as a guide (Via</i> …

Elevated Minimalist House Designed for a Photographer

Welsh architectural practice Hyde + Hyde Architects transformed an unused quarry into a residential area where they built a unique home for a photographer on the edge of Brecon National Park in Pontypridd, Wales. To avoid touching the walls of the quarry, Hyde + Hyde came up with the innovative …

Architecture

iPad ad placement above Times plane crash story called ‘unfortunate coincidence’

NVIDIA announces Titan Z: a $3,000 graphics computing powerhouse

Thought that NVIDIA's Titan Black was as good as it gets in the GPU world? You were mistaken. Meet the GeForce GTX Titan Z (seen in all its glory after the break), NVIDIA's latest graphical behemoth announced by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang today at NVIDIA's 2014 GPU Technology Conference. The Z packs dual …

HTC One M8 revealed: hands-on preview

HTC has announced its new flagship smartphone -- the HTC One M8.<p>In the battle of the high-end smartphones, this is the third contender alongside the …

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

App Store and iTunes Prices in UK May Increase Up to 20%

Apple's iTunes and App Store downloads may see a price increase next year when new UK laws take effect.<p>The Guardian reports that the most recently introduced budget closes a loophole that allowed digital downloads to avoid UK taxes.<p>The budget document said: "As announced at budget 2013, the …

Is the Internet Making Us More Democratic?

<i>Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo is a peer at #DemocraciaEnRed, a Latin America-based movement to promote the evolution of democracy through modern tools.</i><p>While discontent rooted in the offline world continues to be the source of protests worldwide, few can argue that the lowered cost of communication …

Britt Bass Turner iPad and iPhone Cases

While not usually fans of loud or flashy cases for our mobile devices, we were impressed by the vibrant, playful appeal of Athens, GA-based artist Britt Bass Turner's iPad and iPhone accessories. All bright colors and thick brushstrokes, the abstract designs look like they were created in a joyful, …

Mobile Devices

Stream Web for iOS is a Social, Gesture-Based Internet Browser App

Most mobile browsers are shrunken versions of their desktop counterparts. You type in a site with the traditional ad bar at the top of the screen and either go back or switch between tabs by tapping tiny icons. It works, but it rarely feels like an experience built from the group up for smartphones …

Microsoft Now Offering $100 Discounts To Get Consumers Off Windows XP

As Windows XP winds down, Microsoft has a problem: People still use the operating system. Many people. Given that support for Windows XP ends on April 8, the number of days left in which the OS is mostly safe to use are all but spent.<p>To combat that, Microsoft has been offering discounts, in …

Report: Apple considering iTunes Store for Android & on-demand streaming service

According to a new report from <i>Billboard</i>, Apple is considering launching an iTunes Store app on the Android platform to combat declining music sales on the digital platform. The report also says that Apple execs are in talks with high level label executives to discuss debuting an on-demand streaming …

Opinion: Why the upgrade cycle means the ‘Apple tax’ is lower than it seems

I’m sure most of us have at some point had Windows- and Android-using friends ask us why we pay the ‘Apple tax’ – the price difference between an Apple product and what they perceive to be an equivalent competitor product.<p>A large part of the answer, of course, is that the competitor product isn’t …

The slow death of the iPod

The iPod is in terminal decline. Apple’s first new blockbuster product of the 2000s helped reinvigorate the Cupertino tech giant from its 90s era slumber and set it on the path to greatness. But sales of the device that transformed the MP3 player industry have been falling at a rapid pace. They hit …

Turn your voice into a Siri for people with speech impairments

It's easy for most people to tell others what they want, but it's actually a luxury that those with speech disorders don't have. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that 7.5 million people in the US have trouble using their voices, and now a program called …

White House testing LG and Samsung smartphones, considering BlackBerry replacement (update)

It's been a rough few years for BlackBerry, but America's highest office remains a dedicated customer -- for at least a few more months. According to a Defense Department spokesman quoted in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the White House is currently testing smartphone replacements from other …

Google fights back against “top ten Glass myths” | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Google has fired off a new salvo in its campaign to convince the world that Glass is cool rather than creepy.<p>A month after telling …

Pocket's prototype for Android Wear saves articles right from your wrist

Googled unveiled Android Wear this week and encouraged developers to build apps purpose-built for the wrist. Pocket is among the first companies to rise to the challenge, showing off a prototype version of a software development kit for Android Wear today that will let you save links directly from …

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

<b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's</b> …

Cameras

Microsoft: We have the right to search your Hotmail account (updated)

An ex-Microsoft employee was recently arrested for allegedly leaking company secrets, all because Redmond found evidence against him in his contact's Hotmail account. Hold on, is it even legal for the company to go through someone's account without permission? Well, according to Microsoft, it sure …

Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Thinks This Is the Next WhatsApp

Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet giant that already has businesses similar to Amazon, eBay and PayPal, wants a piece of the messaging space too. …

Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store

I hope you enjoyed your life over the past month and a half; Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store after its removal earlier this year, according to the game’s developer Dong Nguyen. Gawker spotted the dev’s tweeted response to a question about whether or not it would ever return, which is an …