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You killed me at hello: 26% of car wrecks involve phones

Despite all the warnings about the dangers of talking or texting while driving, a new study suggests that the situation is getting progressively …

Study: Most Millennials Don’t Watch TV on the TV

The YouTube generation simply isn’t watching TV the way their parents are, or so says the latest Digital Democracy Survey of American media …

Japanese phones will soon get alerts for inbound missiles and other attacks

The Japanese get phone alerts for natural disasters, but they have more than that to worry about these days with an occasionally belligerent North Korea just a stone's throw away. Accordingly, Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency says that it will soon warn phone owners when there's a …

30% of U.S. Adults Use Facebook for News, Study Says

Social media permeates everything we do, so it's no surprise that it's also changing the way we consume news.<p>A new study from Pew Research shows that …

Which phones do world leaders use?

For years, the well-connected world leader would use nothing but a BlackBerry to get their email on the move – and it is still Barack Obama's phone of choice. He uses a model specially enhanced by the US National Security Agency. But the news earlier this month that the White House Communications …

IBM Develops Algorithm to Predict Where You Live Based on Your Last 200 Tweets - Shadowproof

BytegeistCommunity<p>21 Mar 2014<p>Facebook also says they can determine your in photographs with 97.25% accuracy using their creepily-named “DeepFace” …

Blackberry considers bringing BBM to desktop PCs

BlackBerry is taking a 'very serious look' at putting BBM on the desktop, according to the company's chief executive<p>BlackBerry is reportedly thinking about bringing its popular BlackBerry Messenger service, known as BBM, from mobile devices onto desktop computers.<p>BlackBerry chief executive John …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Hands-On Review: Evolution Not Revolution Gives Hope To Rivals

There is a reason why Samsung and Apple are always pitched as the two smartphone companies going head-to-head: no-one else gets a look in. Between them the Galaxy and iPhone ranges have the market sewn up. By the end of 2013 8 of the top 10 selling handsets were Apple and Samsung devices, including …

Philips Introduces Android-Powered 4K TVs Coming Later This Year

Google TV is likely going away entirely, to be replaced by a familiar face – Android. Philips has just unveiled new Ultra HD (4K, whatever you prefer) TVs (via 9to5Google) that will be running Google’s mobile OS when they hit stores in Q2 of this year. The sets seem to be coming to Europe and …

6 Things Samsung Needs To Do Before I Ditch My iPhone

In that time, I've also tested dozens of other smartphones from every manufacturer from Motorola to LG. So far, not one of them has convinced me to switch.<p>Apple's biggest rival Samsung is getting ready to debut its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 in a few weeks. I'm still married to my iPhone, …

Android this week: Galaxy S5 v. HTC One M8; Google I/O dates; run Android on a Chromebook

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>A battle between Android(s goog) flagships phones began in earnest this week as HTC launched the HTC One M8 just a few weeks …

AirBulb wants to put a speaker in your lightbulb

Connected lightbulbs are a nice idea. But what about a connected lightbulb that’s also a Bluetooth speaker?<p>That’s the idea behind the AirBulb, whose developers just started a Kickstarter fundraiser to make this dream a reality.<p>Screw this bad boy into a lamp or overhead socket, connect your phone to …

Helping 'smart' devices talk to each other

A house that tracks your every movement through your car and automatically heats up before you get home. A toaster that talks to your refrigerator and announces when breakfast is ready through your TV. A toothbrush that tattles on kids by sending a text message to their parents.<p>Exciting or …

iOS apps said to crash more than twice as often as Android apps

Apple's iOS 7.1 operating system has seen the lowest app crash rates yet, according to newly-published research, but it's still higher than apps …