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3 unbelievably awful reasons to not buy the Apple Watch

Apple’s first entry into the wearables market also happens to be its first entry into the luxury goods market, and it looks like the company will …

India's $74 million Mars mission cost less than 'Gravity' movie

When the Mangalyaan spacecraft slipped into orbit around Mars on Wednesday after a 10-month voyage, India became the first country to successfully reach the Red Planet on its first attempt.<p>But the mission's shoestring budget was perhaps its most notable distinction: At a cost of just $74 million, …

How to use iCloud Drive the right way

If you haven’t been scared off cloud services by the Fappening or past horrors like MobileMe, you might want to try iCloud Drive, Apple’s answer to Dropbox and Google Drive. It’s a pretty great concept, an extension of the Apple philosophy from way back – documents are identified by the apps they …

U.S. eager to forget about new India premier's 2005 visa denial

When President Obama hosts new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dinner at the White House next week, the leaders will have a long list of issues to discuss: trade disagreements, China's rise, nuclear policy and counter-terrorism, among others.<p>One awkward topic neither is expected to raise is …

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India Wants To Build Massive Digital Infrastructure To Cover 800 Million Rural Citizens by 2019

A $17-billion government program to build a national optical fiber network that will connect India’s gram panchayats, or village-level governments, aims to cover the entire country in three years and could be a game changer, an Indian minister told Forbes.<p>Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister of …

Social network for rich people costs $9,000 to join

Facebook and Google+ have an inherent problem. Anybody can sign up for them. There are no safeguards, no credit checks and no proof of assets required.<p>If the thought of rubbing digital elbows with the unwashed rabble is too much to deal with, then it's time you joined a new kind of social network. …

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What Does Alibaba Want Out of the U.S.?

While the Chinese e-commerce giant has focused thus far on selling goods to Chinese shoppers, many believe Alibaba will eventually make a foray into American e-commerce.<p>When Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, it’ll mark one of the …

Apple offers mixed signals on whether police can access your passcode-protected data

iOS 8 brings more encryption, but does it completely shut out police?<p>Last night Apple made a huge privacy-focused publicity blitz, led by a letter to the public written by CEO Tim Cook. The message was clear: Apple cares about keeping your data secure. But there's something a bit confusing about …

It’s nearly impossible to spy on iPhones, according to top surveillance firm

iOS has always been more secure than Android, and new information that’s leaked out of one of the world’s leading surveillance companies reiterates that fact.<p>The Gamma Group has a piece of spyware called FinSpy that can hook into just about any Android, Blackberry, and older Microsoft phone. But it …

The Information: Nexus phablet is happening, Android Silver's future uncertain

Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra weight to the rumor, <i>the Information</i> says that they have now verified with “three people with …

There is more to mobile web development than just HTML, Javascript and CSS

There are three main technology choices to consider when building apps for smart devices; web, native, and hybrid.<p>Web apps are built and deployed to …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 up for preorder September 19, in stores October 17 (updated)

During Samsung’s Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 press conference in Berlin, we expected the company to officially announce the Galaxy Note 4. While it did …

Touch panel and chassis problems may delay both 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

While the world is eagerly awaiting Apple’s next generation iPhone 6, a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models Apple is expected to release may be pushed back due to production issues.<p>According to Kuo, Apple’s manufacturers are …

India's Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce

India’s biggest online retailer Flipkart has raised $1 billion in fresh capital from new as well as existing investors with a goal to become the “mobile e-commerce company of the future.” The amount is the single largest round by any Indian internet company and is among the largest in a single …

Apple Fans Are Going Bonkers Because A Chinese Startup Appears To Be Copying Everything Apple Does

The Mi4 dominated the news cycle for much of the morning: A smartphone with a sharp 5-inch screen and powerful specs that you can buy for just $320. That's quite a deal.<p>But the glow didn't last long. By the time the Western press got ahold of Xiaomi's announcement, the inevitable cries that yet …

Five reasons why Xiaomi is a serious smartphone player

Xiaomi has been relatively unknown outside of Asia, but a new Strategy Analytics report shows that the Beijing-based company has shot up to being the world's fifth-largest smartphone maker, behind Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and Lenovo.<p>What people outside of Xiaomi's home markets, such as China, …

Amazon Fire Phone review: a flawed portable store trying desperately to get your attention

The first thing I did with the Fire Phone is point it at two items I needed to order. This is exactly what Amazon wants you to do with the phone. It misidentified one and couldn’t even figure out the second item.<p>My time with the Amazon Fire Phone, which was announced in June, didn’t get much better …

5.5-Inch iPhone 6's A8 Processor May Be More Powerful Than in 4.7-Inch Model

Cowen & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri claims the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will differ in more than just display size, reports <i>AppleInsider</i>. According to Arcuri's supply chain checks, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may include a more powerful processor and a different touch module than the 4.7-inch</i> …

Microsoft sues Samsung over Android patent fees

Microsoft is suing Samsung in a dispute over Android patent fees.<p>Microsoft says the South Korean firm failed to pay it on schedule for the use of its inventions and has begun legal action in New York.<p>In a blog, the US firm said Samsung had used Microsoft's takeover of Nokia's handset unit "as an …

Samsung's next Galaxy may have chamfered metal edges like the iPhone

Latest leaked images show a white Galaxy Alpha with a metal frame<p>Of all the things Samsung has copied from Apple over the years, the polished metal edges introduced with the iPhone 5 have been one thing the Korean company hasn't yet reproduced — at least not in any officially announced devices. New …