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Japanese broadcasters reject Panasonic Smart TV advert in fit of jealousy (video)

As technology adverts go, this new one from Panasonic isn't bad. We've certainly seen worse. From the POV of some major Japanese broadcasters, however, it's apparently too dangerous to air. According to <i>AFP</i>, they've refused to transmit the ad because viewers might be confused by its demonstration of …

T-Mobile kicks MetroPCS integration into high gear with Galaxy S 4 launch

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>MetroPCS will finally get the Samsung Galaxy S 4, but it’s not the S 4 that many imagined. Instead of getting a smartphone …

Mobile Technology

Android still leads in U.S., but iOS grows stronger

Sales jump 3.5 percent for iOS in the three-month period ending May, thanks in large part to T-Mobile, says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>Android remains the top dog for U.S. smartphone sales, though Apple's iOS is creeping up.<p>Google's mobile OS took home 52 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales from …

Google Now just a swipe away on HTC One with Android 4.2.2 update

It's not the rumored Jelly Bean 4.3 update for the One, but these latest software tweaks should make current owners happy nonetheless. HTC's begun rolling out an Android 4.2.2 OTA update to unlocked handsets that lops off the legacy menu button in favor of extending the Home button's functionality. …

GeoMetWatch raises $6M to monitor weather from space

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: GeoMetWatch<p>Located 22,236 miles above the equator, communication satellites have a pretty nice view of the Earth. They …

Windows 8.1 update to be finalized in 'late August,' ready for PC makers

After releasing a preview version of Windows 8.1 recently, Microsoft says it's ready to deliver a final version to PC makers in "late August." Speaking at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) on Monday, Windows CFO Tami Reller revealed Microsoft will be finalizing Windows 8.1 in August, …

Microsoft

Somali American found out his website was caught in a Pentagon 'psyops' campaign from Google Alert

The military's shadowy "counterpropaganda" efforts, known as psychological operations or "psyops," have historically been limited to war zones outside of the domestic United States and tasked with strategically spreading information (and misinformation) in order to disrupt US adversaries. But …

Jelly Bean Tips Past Majority Adoption Among Android Users With 37.9% Share

Google updated its Android version usage stats today, and for the first time Jelly Bean has pulled ahead as the most-used operating system. That’s probably been helped by a number of OEMs pushing out Jelly Bean updates to their handsets recently, including the AT&T Galaxy S2. Gingerbread is still a …

iPad 5 sooner, Mini Retina later: Suppliers sing similar tune

Supplier chatter has become fairly consistent about when the iPad 5 and iPad Mini Retina will arrive.<p>A distinct theme has emerged about the timing of upcoming Apple tablets: The iPad 5 is on track, while the Retina Mini is up in the air.<p>The next-generation 9.7-inch iPad -- let's call it the iPad 5 …

iPad

Nokia's Lumia 1020 leaks

Microsoft's Windows Phone manager uploaded samples shots apparently taken on the new Nokia Lumia 1020 to his Flickr account.<p>Eagle-eyed Flickr users spotted that two of Joe Belfiore's images were marked as being shot by a Nokia Lumia 1020, potentially ending months of speculation about the phone's …

Mobile Technology
Android News

Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets now shipping

Here’s some good news if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone, the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets have begun shipping out from Google, right on schedule. If you pre-ordered one, then you should receive an email with a tracking number sometime …

Samsung Galaxy

8 distinct Galaxy Note 3 model numbers spotted online

A wild rumor made the rounds through the blogosphere yesterday, sparked by a report in the Korean publication <i>ETNews</i>. According to the report, Samsung is preparing no fewer than four distinct variants of the Galaxy Note 3, including a “limited edition” premium variant with an unbreakable display, an …

Phones

BlackBerry faces questions about U.S. competitiveness

At the company's annual shareholder meeting, one investor calls the U.S. launch a "disaster." BlackBerry says it has learned its lessons from the Z10 debut.<p>BlackBerry investors aren't happy about its progress in the U.S., and let it be known during the company's annual shareholder meeting on …

A clear look at LG's upcoming Optimus G2 (update 2: video)

There's still one month to go before LG officially unveils its Optimus G successor, but thanks to an anonymous tipster, we have a pretty clear idea of what it'll look like. Similar to the G2 leaks we've seen in the past, this upcoming Android flagship falls more in line with the (LG-made) Nexus 4's …

Microsoft Lets In Over 100 Fake Apps Into the Windows Store

Over 100 fake apps and games have been discovered in the Windows Store, all using popular names to trick users into downloading them. Some are free, but most are priced at $4.99 and others go for up to $28.99, in a clear attempt to generate as much revenue from ignorant Windows 8 and Windows RT …

Cellular Networks

YouSendIt Rebrands As Hightail As It Looks Beyond File Sharing

YouSendIt today announced a turning point in its existence — a rebrand of the company that it hopes will emphasize its transformation into a business that aids in not only passing of files, but collaboration, and sharing. Starting today, YouSendIt is now being known as Hightail.<p>The renaming of the …