Martin Chavez

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How the Samsung Galaxy S4 tempted me from the iPhone 5

I'm fortunate to have several smartphones to choose from. For work reasons, I need to keep up with the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms, as well as specific devices from particular makers. Usually, I take two with me when going out. But on the rare occasions that I take only one, it's the …

This is the Nokia Lumia 1520, a giant 6-inch 1080p Windows Phone

Nokia is preparing to launch a 6-inch Lumia 1520 Windows Phone. We got a brief look at the phone last month thanks to a leaked image, but <i>Verge</i> reader KaZ has supplied a number of new photos of the device. The images compare the Lumia 1520 to a Sony Xperia handset, and they show just how big this …

Galaxy What? ASUS Transforms Your Zen With Impressive Tablets, Phablets And Ultrabooks At IFA

Samsung may be dishing up their latest offering of Galaxy bling this week but they’re not the only manufacturer in Berlin making noise with new mobile technologies at the IFA show. ASUS has decided to use the European venue to announce a number of notebooks and tablets that offer interesting and …

Seagate unveils 500GB Ultra Mobile hard drive for Android tablets

Seagate's 5mm hard drives already have a home in slender laptops; today, they're coming to to Android tablets through the company's new Ultra Mobile HDD. The 500GB disk augments the existing 5mm design with a speedy 8GB flash cache, a tougher enclosure and firmware that improves both the energy …

NVIDIA Tegra TAB coming with Tegra 4 chip, 7-inch display, stylus

Thanks to another revealing pass through the FCC, we now know more about NVIDIA's upcoming P1640 mystery tablet, starting with a likely name: the Tegra TAB. An internal photo shows that it'll have a Tegra 4 variant we've not seen before, a mid-range 7-inch, 1,280 x 800 IPS display and a 3200 or …

Will iPhone 5S act as an electronic wallet? Combined fingerprint/NFC patent suggests that it might

A patent filing suggests that the iPhone 5S may have NFC contactless payment capabilities as well as a fingerprint sensor. NFC capabilities allow a phone to act as an electronic wallet merely by holding it close to a sensor at a cash register.<p>While we’re all expecting the iPhone 5S to have a …

LG taking OLED and 4K TVs mainstream next year

LG has unveiled a grand plan to dethrone Samsung as king of televisions. The Korean company is aiming for mass-market releases for its range of OLED and 4K UHDTV sets across the globe next year. Despite launching its OLED and 4K Ultra-high definition televisions in a few key markets already, LG …