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Google Buys Waze in Push to Expand in Mobile Mapping

Google Inc. has acquired map-software provider Waze Inc., seeking to keep competitors such as Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. from eroding its lead in …

GitHub Adds Maps – Points of interest

GitHub adds maps! Today’s launch allows any GeoJSON file hosted on GitHub to be rendered as a fully interactive visualization on top of a custom map …

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 offers “ludicrous speed,” its GPU is the “new king,” benchmarks show

<i>Qualcomm development tablet and smartphone | Image Credit: AnandTech</i><p>After seeing several unofficial Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 benchmark results that suggested the new flagship System on Chip from Qualcomm would blow the competition out of the water, we now have official tests showing the same …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra screenshots surface, showing specs, home screen and launcher

Thanks to a reportedly leaked batch of screenshots, we now seem to have a big picture of what hardware the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, also known as Togari, will pack. A second set of leaked images apparently reveals the launcher of the handset.<p>The source for both sets of pictures is senior <i>XDA-developers</i> …

Successor to Optimus G to run on Snapdragon 800 – extra power, LTE Advanced, and more

Qualcomm utterly dominates the SoC market right now, with every single Android manufacturer outing flagships powered by the chip designer’s Snapdragon processors. So it comes as no surprise that the upcoming crop of high-end phones will rock Qualcomm’s newest system on a chip, the Snapdragon …

Why are millimeters more important than milliampere-hours?

My first cellphone was a Nokia 3310. It was, by today’s standards, a clunky piece of equipment with a tiny monochrome display, and, gasp, it was 22 millimeters thick. I wasn’t using it much back then, so I only had to recharge my trusty Nokia every four or five days.<p>Today, I need to be always on …

Asus, Acer, Dell and Lenovo are reportedly preparing 8-inch Android tablets for Q3 2013

According to <i>NPD DisplaySearch</i>, a well-known source of insightful information when it comes to production trends, Android tablet makers will no longer bet only on the casual 7-inch or 10-inch sizes to attract customers. Starting with the third quarter of this year, various manufacturers including …

NVIDIA SHIELD Price Dropped To $299, Launch Date Set For Thursday, June 27th

NVIDIA doesn't want to take any chances with its first portable gaming product. After receiving feedback from prospective customers when the initial …

HTC Butterfly S Android Phone Announced

Following HTC Desire 200, HTC announced another new <b>Android phone</b> – <b>HTC Butterfly S</b>. if you’re curious, let’s go on checking what features have been …

Intel joins Alliance for Wireless Power: Ultra-convenience for your ultrabook

Intel has thrown in with the Alliance for Wireless Power, joining the Samsung and Qualcomm founded standards group pushing cable-free recharging for …

Wireless Charging

LG Announces Mass Production of Flexible Screens

In what could be considered a first step of many towards fully-flexible smartphones, LG Display has announced that it will begin mass producing a …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 seeing lowered production, Galaxy S III on the way out

It seems Samsung will be slowing down its production line for its flagship Galaxy S 4, as it’s said that the Korean company is planning to cut …