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French startup develops solar-charging displays

A France-based startup called SunPartner Group is reportedly working on a technology that will allow the displays of mobile devices to draw power …

Solar-charging screen could augment your phone’s battery life

From quad-core processors to 1080p displays, today’s mobile devices are very powerful and seem to push innovation into just about every aspect.<p>Unfortunately, one area that seems to be somewhat ignored is battery life. While many of today’s devices can endure a fully day’s use on a single charge, …

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Android 5.0 design concept imagines what the future may hold

An Android fan imagined what Android 5.0 could look like, showing various elements in design renders posted on his Google Plus account.<p>Jinesh Shah, an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Michigan, has posted four images in which he imagined the new Android 5.0 environment (see …

Rumor: Moto X specs include dual-core processor, 10-megapixel camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

<i>X Phone concept</i><p>A new tweet posted by a Twitter account known to leak information about upcoming mobile devices before their launch reveals certain specs of the already confirmed Moto X phone.<p>The handset was the star of a variety of rumors that hit the web before and after Google I/O. However, …

Moonshot 'Project Loon' Official – Google Will Set The Internet Adrift 'On The Stratospheric Winds' Using Balloons

"Many people don't realize … the majority of the world is not connected to the internet. How do we get cost-effective, inexpensive, and reliable …

Dart-4460 module is basically a PC that's smaller than a stick of gum

Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera appears in press shots, may launch later this month

Samsung's mobile chief JK Shin hinted that the company would soon be announcing an Android-powered mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, and now the Galaxy NX is all but official. In press shots appearing on a Vietnamese gadget site, the device is pictured with a mirrorless mount and a trio of NX …

Google releases Cloud Print app for Android

I don't often have to print documents, but when I do ...<p>Google Cloud Print is pretty handy, letting you print anything from anywhere using Chrome …

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6-plus-inch Sony Xperia device teased in event invite

'A big surprise' promised for July 4 event in Paris<p>All the pieces are starting to fall into place for the announcement of Sony's 6-inch Android …

Mobile Technology

Google Play Music update brings faster downloads, better data controls

We've found ourselves plenty impressed with Google Play Music of late, but one area of concern has been with mobile data usage. Looks like that's …

Google Play Music

Why the time is right for the 'Droidbook'

Years ago, when Google launched its ChromeOS-powered Chromebooks, people wondered why they weren’t powered by Android, its existing mobile OS. It’s time to start asking those questions again.<p>At Computex this week, Acer showed off a prototype desktop running Android, the N3-220, opening the door to …

What Android has over iOS

Apple’s WWDC will be upon us in a few hours, and Apple hopes to reignite a stale iOS, after it has fallen behind Android in recent times. Join us as we take a look at all the reasons why Android is king of the mobile operating system world.<p><i>Disclaimer: I do not absolutely, positively hate iOS. I</i> …

Google close to closing $1.3 billion acquisition for Waze

Google could be on the final stages on the move to acquire Waze, the social traffic and navigation app. Globes, a native Israeli newspaper, has …

Would Android laptops have what it takes to invade Microsoft’s last bastion?

I’m not going to rehash the old “<i>Android is better than Windows</i>” arguments. Instead, I propose that Android is actually poised to steal Microsoft’s last remaining stronghold, the laptop market, and that it won’t even require consumers to think about their preferred operating system. We all know …

Laptops

Washington Post poll results: Google favored over Apple and Facebook

In a recent poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News by telephone, it was found that as a company, Google is favored by consumers over …

Google possibly working on $35 Chromekey, a wireless streaming HDMI dongle

According to some recent rumors, Google may be working a wireless streaming device called a Chromekey. Originally, the device was supposed to be …

Google patents new facial recognition technology to let users unlock phones with a wink and a smile

Google first implemented face-unlock in ICS, and since then, it's been hard at work improving the feature and acquiring new IP related to it. Last fall, the search giant patented a way for multiple users to use face-unlock on a single device. This week it obtained a new patent for a method that …

Obama ordered cyber attack target list to be created, according to leaked document

President Obama hasn't been shy about engaging the public and other nations on digital issues, and that includes the idea of cyber warfare. While his administration has been pretty aggressive in building up our cyber defenses, our offensive capabilities have remained somewhat more mysterious. …

PayPal mistakenly informs users they've won 500 euros in a comedy of errors

Most of us who receive an email stating we're lucky winners of 500 units of cash money from PayPal might brush it off as a phishing scam. But what happens if the email looks legit? And what if PayPal was genuinely running a promotional campaign offering that amount to 10 random people each day, as …

Tianhe-2 may easily crush supercomputer speed record at 30.7 petaflops

Many suspect that China's Tianhe-2 could win the supercomputer speed wars, but there haven't been real numbers to back up that hunch. We now have some of those figures courtesy of Top 500's Jack Dongarra, and Tianhe-2 could well be the new leader -- by a gigantic margin. The cluster of Ivy Bridge …

TV white spaces forum paves the way for wireless broadband across Africa

I've traveled to remote islands in the South Pacific where wireless internet is proving to be the go-to technology for broadband, and increasingly, it's looking as if tether-less connections will be what brings millions upon millions of Africans online. Google's own Eric Schmidt has confessed as …

Android could hit 1 billion phones shipped annually by 2017, Windows Phone expected to have 400% growth

Android’s got a pretty steady grip on the market right now, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon. Canalys, a marketing research …

Slide, tap, and tab: A look at Gmail's new interface

New mail categories make their way over from the web; updated design sheds an action bar for a cleaner look<p>Google is currently in the process of …

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Android US market share dips slightly, remains on top as of April 2013

Samsung holds a strong first place in the Android manufacturer numbers with 22-percent of all mobile devices sold<p>Industry analyst comScore has just …

IMEI, your phone, and you

It’s probably safe to say that everyone reading this article either has a cell phone currently, or has had a cellular telephone at some time in the …

6.98mm Green Orange N1 launched in 3 variants including 1080, 2GB RAM

This afternoon <b>Green Orange</b> <b>launched</b> the <b>N1</b> at the Mercedes-Benz Center in Shanghai. No surprise there, but what has come of a bit of a shock is that 3 …

Google Won’t Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People’s Faces… For Now

The potential creep factor of Google Glass is something that the search giant has to mitigate as best it can if it wants that kooky head-worn display to become a mass-market sensation (and even that may not be enough), but a recent announcement highlights the search giant’s commitment to, well, do …

Policing Hate Speech Is Harder Than Nipples

No automated system can identify what will offend people. What some humans find disgusting, others find controversial, and others still find funny. Computers just don’t understand.<p>That caused trouble for Facebook this week when activism groups got advertisers to boycott after the social network …

Google schedules two events for Chrome Mobile on June 7 and and June 13

Not long after Google I/O, two livestreams have been scheduled on the Google Developers website. Both events are specifically created for Chrome Mobile, but beyond that, there’s a lack of details. However, you’ll be able to find out what they’re all about soon, with one of them set for June 7 at …

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