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Moto 360 Smartwatch Sells Out in Under Three Hours

The Moto 360 smartwatch went on sale in the US today at noon EST. 2 hours and 25 minutes later, and Motorola has already announced that it is sold out, while Best Buy and Google Play online stores are also displaying “Out of Stock” messages.<p>“Unfortunately, Moto 360 is currently sold out on …

Usama Qureshi on Twitter: "The world stands with Pakistan's children - candlelight vigil for #peshawarattack victims at #columbia university http://t.co/FsU5QUVcej”"

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active gets sporty in leak video

A new leak claims to show a rugged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. Will the S5 get a range of spin-offs just like the S4 did?<p>The S5 could be about to get active. A new leak appears to show a sporting spin-off of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in action.<p>Videos posted online by TK Tech News purport to show an AT&T …

Phones

Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

San Francisco

AT&T adds additional solar charging stations in New York

Engadget alerts us to AT&T doubling the number of Street Charge stations in New York City. Inspired by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which left many city residents and network providers without a power source, AT&T launched the street stations in June of 2013.<p>Now, AT&T is installing an additional 45 …

Solar Charging

iPhone buying interest continues to drop, says survey

Fewer people now expect to buy an iPhone in the next three months compared with those polled in February, says analyst Gene Munster, as iPhone 6 fever heats up.<p>The number of people looking to buy an iPhone over the next few months has dipped yet again, according to a new survey from Piper Jaffray …

Apple

Three Dyson inventions you'll never see in stores

Dyson just recently announced plans to expand beyond its trademark vacuums, but it turns out that the brand has been working on non-vacuum prototypes all along.<p>Dyson, the British luxury small appliance manufacturer, is best known for the colorful cyclonic filters it uses on its vacuum cleaners. But …

Electric Vehicles

Samsung's Galaxy W is a 7-Inch Phablet Strictly for Korea

We know that Korea is the home of phablets and Samsung, of course, so it’s no great surprise to see that the company has launched a new seven-inch tablet-cum-phone on its home turf.<p>The Galaxy W — which was first spotted by Sammy Hub — appears to be a Korea-only device at the point. The phablet …

Sony SmartBand Review: A Wearable Fitness Tracker And Lifelogger On Your Wrist

Announced at CES 2014, Sony’s SmartBand SWR10 promises to “log your day, every day.” It tracks your movement and online communication, and can be used to control a number of apps on your smartphone. Wear it around your wrist, and let it gather data as you go about your life with no extra work …

This Guy Built a 3D Printer for Under €100

Many believe a 3D printer will be in everyone’s home one day. If you’re okay with building one yourself, you can join the revolution today, and it won’t even cost you that much.<p>Instructables member Gelstronic decided to build a 3D printer for less than €100 (about $136). He had to buy a few parts, …

Hangouts' web chat now lets you sketch messages

Ever threatened to draw someone a picture because they didn't understand you in an online chat? It's now easy to act on that threat. Google has started rolling out an update to Hangouts' web interface that lets you sketch your ideas. If you have access, hovering over the camera icon will reveal a …

Report Claims iWatch Awaiting FDA Approval, Will Feature Blood Glucose and Sweat Sensors

Apple's first-generation iWatch is awaiting certification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before it enters mass production for a launch this Fall, claims Chinese website <i>Laoyaoba</i> (Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>). Citing inside sources, the site claims that Apple has already …

The iPhone is the ultimate parenting tool in Apple's latest ad

"Parenthood" focuses on health and home capabilities<p>Baby monitor, toothbrushing guide, thermometer, dog tracker, way to ensure your son never has an excuse to get out of doing his math homework. All good reasons to buy an iPhone 5S, according to Apple, whose latest TV commercial places the phone …

$4,300 gold-plated iPhone 5S sports Putin's face

A luxury phone company doubles up on questionable taste by gold-plating an iPhone 5S and emblazoning it with Vladimir Putin's face.<p>When Apple first debuted the gold-colored iPhone 5S in 2013, it sold out everywhere. That probably won't be a problem for Italian company Perla Penna and its unusual …

iPhone

Pro-Privacy Blackphone Now Shipping

The pro-privacy Blackphone, a hardened Android smartphone that focuses on making rigorous security features more accessible to a general phone user, has started shipping to its first wave of buyers.<p>Blackphone is a partnership between Spanish mobile maker Geeksphone and security company Silent …

Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study

<b>* Updated since first published.</b><p>This weekend, the Internet discovered a study published earlier this month in an academic journal that recounted how a Facebook data scientist, along with two university researchers, turned 689,003 users’ New Feeds positive or negative to see if it would elate or …

Video shows how 4.7-inch iPhone 6 screen will feel in the hand

We showed you photos a few days ago of what is claimed to be the display covers for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which appeared to have slightly curved edges. Chinese site iFanr <i></i>(via NWE) has now posted a video of the same part, giving a sense of how the larger phone will feel in the hand compared to the …

Google software update paves way for wearables on Android

Among other things, Google Play Services 5.0, a new software update, aims to help developers easily make the transition to wearable-friendly apps.<p>At Google's I/O developers conference last week, the company made a big push into connected wearable devices -- including showing off its Android Wear …

Android News

Samsung to close down its video store and Media Hub

Samsung has announced that it is pulling the plug on its Video and Media Hub, putting an end to the last of its paid content media services. Samsung had previously revealed that it was shutting down its book and music stores too.<p>The option to purchase or rent video from Samsung’s media service has …

Google Play

Tablets built for Netflix and chill (among other things)

Screen quality is a critical ingredient of a great tablet. These are the ones with the best.<p>The importance of a tablet's screen quality can't be understated. I mean, the majority of your interactions with a tablet take place on its display.<p>When it comes to qualifying the best, there's more to the …

Gear & Gadgets

Epic hacker projects compete for a trip to space

A prize for hackers seeks the next transformative piece of open-source hardware. Its grand prize? Out of this world.<p>True hardware hackers and makers in the open-source movement create for the joy of creation itself, but they probably wouldn't turn down a free trip to space as a reward for their …

Google Glass

With this ring: the wearable smart ring that controls your world – in pictures

Developers of the WonderRing say you'll be able to control your electronics and track your sports performances, heart rate and temperature as wearable tech gets even smaller