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Microsoft Corporation Might Launch 3 New Windows 10 Phones

<b>Microsoft</b> could release three new Windows 10 Mobile smartphones in 2017, according to a recent report at <i>Windows Central</i>. The first model will target mainstream consumers, the second one will target higher-end "prosumers," and the third model will be designed for enterprise users. Microsoft is …

Windows 10

Google Fiber is ending a free-Internet offer in its first city

What the changes in Kansas tell us about Alphabet unit's ambitions.<p>When Google Fiber first arrived, it came with a compelling pitch: Pay a one-time construction fee, and you get Internet access for free after that.<p>Now Fiber is dropping that option for new subscribers in Kansas City, its first …

Amazon Invests in Luma, a New Home WiFi System

It’s been a year since we were introduced to Eero, a home Wifi solution that promised to improve coverage by using multiple access points. Now Eero …

Microsoft makes it easier to upgrade to Windows 10, even for pirates

Still running ye'olde Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 on your PC? Well, Microsoft wants to change that. It will tolerate your disobedience, but it will …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is simultaneously skinny and big (pictures)

Samsung Galaxy

Google wants to make your living room devices smarter

The marquee items at a Google press event this week may be its new Nexus smartphones, but the company's Chromecast devices are more telling of where Google wants to go. The goal: living room domination.<p>Google has already staked out spots in your living room with its Nest thermostat, Chromecast …

Smart Homes

Here's Samsung's latest plan to lure people away from the iPhone

The company just announced that it will pay the monthly installment bill for your new phone until 2016.<p>The discount applies if you buy a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on an installment plan from T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, or US Cellular. You won't be eligible for …

Mobile

Samsung and Barnes & Noble launch the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook, a $400 8-inch tablet for readers

Barnes & Noble and Samsung have launched the latest iteration from their joint mission to combine tablets and e-readers.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook follows the $150 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet that launched last August, and the $250 10-inch alternative that arrived two months later. The new tablet …

Samsung Galaxy

Alcatel finally delivers on the dream of a denim smartphone

Take that, Moto Maker<p>Remember when the original OnePlus was set to offer a swappable denim back cover? Well that never happened, and for all its popularity, the OnePlus left us without a truly perfect match for blue jeans and denim jackets. But with its new Pop Star smartphone, Alcatel is answering …

Alcatel OneTouch unveils new POP STAR with optional leather, wood backs alongside huge 17-inch Xess tablet

If Motorola and OnePlus thought they could have the leather and wooden customization options to themselves, they were wrong. This morning, Alcatel OneTouch, makers of the popular Idol 3 handset, have announced a new range of affordable and highly customizable smartphones. The POP STAR range was …

Mobile Technology

Apple, Google Bring Smartphone Functions to Car Dashboards | Inc.com

Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard.<p>With the 2016 model year, Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto will turn cars as affordable as a base model Chevy …

Android Auto

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Fitbit launches universal app for Windows 10

Fitbit, maker of wearable activity trackers, today launched a new Windows 10 universal app, which is now available free on the Microsoft store.<p>Redesigned using the new Windows 10 interface design guidelines, the app supports such Windows 10 features as Cortana voice commands and …

Windows 10

Samsung’s new phones can live stream to YouTube

During today's unveiling for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung revealed an interesting, potentially powerful new feature for video makers. Both phones will tout a feature called Live Broadcast, which will allow users broadcast a live video stream from their phones directly to …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is official and will be available on August 21st

Samsung is officially taking the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 5 today, the latest in its flagship line of Note phablets. The Note 5 is best described as a blend of the Galaxy S6 introduced earlier this year and the Note 4 from last year. It's a familiar shape and size, and it's likely to be the …

Samsung will debut new round Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch in Berlin early next month

Samsung teased its new round smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2, at its press event in New York today, saying it would trot out the new device at IFA in Berlin early next month.<p>The watch, until now, had been known as the Samsung Gear A. The new watch will probably not run on Android Wear, but rather …

Apple Watch

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – since the last roundup. All prices are correct at the time of writing, with “IAP” indicating use of in-app …

Apps

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

[Price: $1.21]<br>This week’s Android Apps Weekly is sponsored by Chameleon Color Adapting LWP. This unique live wallpaper changes your background colors based on your surroundings. The way it works is you set the wallpaper, then find something you like and point your camera at it to grab the colors. …

Apps

Danger For Samsung As Smartphone Profits Fall

This week saw Samsung post its fifth quarterly drop in profits in a row. Guidance at the start of July suggested that profits would fall by 4.2%. The actual drop was 8% year-on-year. And the biggest drag on the company line? The mobile division, which saw profits fall by 37.6%.<p>The good news is that …

Gear & Gadgets

28 Things You Should Learn To Make If You Love Chinese Food

Your taste buds deserve so much more than orange chicken and fried rice.

Food & Dining

Strong sales, but high abandonment for fitness trackers

NEW YORK (AP) — Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on …

Wearable Tech

Windows Phone is as good as dead

With Wednesday's layoffs, Microsoft, saddled with the losing mobile hand that is Windows Phone, has essentially folded. The bulk of the 7,800 people …

17 Taylor Swift-Inspired Matching Top + Bottom Sets

There’s no time like the summah time to test-drive a new fashion trend. If it’s a flop, who cares?! In the midst of off-the-shoulder styles and “ugly” sandals that don’t appear to be going away anytime soon, we’re currently craving a good ol’ matching set. We’re talking more cool-girl, less …

Disney bans selfie sticks over safety issues

The happiest place on earth is no place for selfie sticks. Disney theme parks will ban the popular photo-taking tool, and Tumblr gives us nonstop-GIF TV.

Alcatel OneTouch becomes the smartphone partner of Toronto FC

Alcatel continues to expand its brand in America, which makes today’s announcement one of the most important events in this continent. Alcatel OneTouch has officially become the official smartphone partner of Toronto FC, the Canadian city’s acclaimed soccer team.<p>Alcatel describes this as a …

Mobile

The four bits of metal that make Beats headphones feel less flimsy

Technically Incorrect: A teardown suggests that a third of the whole weight of Beats headphones is made up of pieces of metal that are there merely to make the 'phones feel sturdier.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You might feel fooled on …

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