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Apple apparently hasn't solved the smartwatch battery life problem

Everyone has been waiting hear just how long Apple's smartwatch will last on a charge. Well, we'll have to wait for confirmation, but current rumors don't suggest there's any reason to believe that Cupertino has solved the biggest problem plaguing the market. According to <i>9to5Mac</i> the Apple Watch …

Sherman on Brady's clean-cut image: 'We know him to be otherwise'

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman says 'people sometime get a skewed view of Tom Brady.'<p>On Monday, before Deflategate had taken on a life of its own, …

NBA charges Donald Sterling, schedules June 3 vote

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has until May 27 to respond to the National Basketball Association, which on Monday "initiated a charge" seeking to terminate all ownership rights in the franchise, the NBA announced in a written statement.<p>Sterling, who owns the team with his wife, Shelly, …

AT&T and DirecTV strike $49 billion deal

AT&T said Sunday that it had agreed to acquire America's biggest satellite television provider, DirecTV, in a deal worth almost $50 billion.<p>If approved by regulators, the acquisition will give AT&T a stronger hand in shaping the future of television distribution and consumption.<p>AT&T-DirecTV would …

Egyptian judge sentences 720 men to death

Fears for Egypt's democracy deepened on Monday when a judge sentenced 683 men to death in the country's latest mass trial, while another banned a youth movement that helped inspire Egypt's 2011 revolution.<p>The 683 men – including the Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Badie – were condemned to death …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! A lot has happened this week and it’s mostly Google being awesome as usual. To start, Google Calendar got updated with a fun and new location feature. There was a Google+ development build leaked to social media that shows a new re-design. Word is Age of Empires …

Android News

This Is How Caffeine Actually Affects Your Brain

Over 83 percent of Americans drink coffee, making the U.S. the world’s largest consumer of the potent beans. We probably love it so much because it’s …

Coffee

Samsung Galaxy S5 sales double S4, driven by 4G

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is flying off the shelves, selling twice as many as the Galaxy S4 on launch day in the UK, with more than 9 out of 10 phones sold signed up to 4G contracts.<p>UK mobile phone retailers Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse have revealed that sales of the S5 were more than double that …

Google exec: We never copied iPhone features for Android

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Google engineers have never copied Apple's iPhone features for use in Android, an executive from the software giant said Friday during testimony in the Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement trial.<p>Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google vice president of Android, walked the jury through early …

iPhone 5

Chevy's 625-horsepower blow-dryer

There's little in life more exciting than piloting a fast car around a good road course, topping 100 mph on the straights and executing perfect control at the limits of grip in the turns. Now imagine doing all that in a convertible.<p>Chevrolet released photos and specs for its new Corvette Z06 …

Sports Cars

Is the Samsung Galaxy S5 really worth the extra cash?

Buying last year's model often pays off when you're shopping for a new car. It can also save you big bucks when you're looking for a new smartphone.<p>Indeed, Samsung's Galaxy line provides a good example. The company released its new Galaxy S5 on Friday on all four major wireless networks. But …

Galaxy S4

Journalist: I was assaulted on street for wearing Google Glass

There's a temptation to believe that San Francisco is in the middle of severe social tensions around tech.<p>When Yahoo buses are vomited upon and Google lawyers are the targets of a protest for allegedly evicting teachers from their homes, you'd conceive that things can only get worse.<p>And then …

Google Glass

6 future Android phones to keep an eye on: January 2015 edition

2015 may have only just begun, but the first smartphones of the year are right around the corner. CES, which is less than a week away, will give us our first glimpse at this year’s smartphones, and there will be plenty more to come over the next twelve months.<p>The world of Android is full of …

Carriers block Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster feature

When Samsung first announced the Galaxy S5 one of the big software features it touted was Download Booster, a feature that uses both Wi-Fi and LTE to make downloading files faster, but as with so many things, most U.S. carriers block the feature on their versions of the phone.<p>AT&T, Sprint, and …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Rumors of Amazon Smartphone surface again

The rumors about a possible smartphone from Amazon are, if anything, persistent. As far back as 2012 there were rumblings from <i>Bloomberg</i> that Amazon was developing a smartphone that was to be manufactured by Foxconn, the same Chinese company that also makes Apple’s iPhone. Bloomberg’s assertions …

HTC One (M8)

Samsung and HTC have launched their latest flagships, and the two devices have very different roles and aspirations. While Samsung hopes to maintain its position as the undisputed king of the Android hill, HTC is hoping to claw its way back into a market it dominated only a few years ago.<p>The age …

Phones