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Leaked Sony Xperia Z3 Photos Reveal Case Design

Leaked images of the rumoured and highly anticipated Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone have been published online today revealing the outer case design and a …

Amazon brings same-day delivery to 7 more cities

Online retail giant Amazon is expanding its same-day delivery service to seven new markets, the company announced today.<p>Amazon offers lower shipping rates to those that sign up for its $100 annual Prime membership, which grants members free two-day delivery on anything Amazon or one of its …

More photos of the iPhone 6 just leaked, possibly showing its camera, home button, and more

A new leak claims to show the rear shell of Apple’s iPhone 6, providing yet another look at what could be the iPhone’s redesigned body.<p>The new images, published by Feld & Volk, a company that adds luxurious modifications to iPhones, seems to be consistent with previous leaks. The photos were first …

Pebble's smartwatch now comes in pink, blue and neon green

If you'd like a smartwatch that'll match the glow sticks at your next rave, then we've got good news for you. Pebble has just announced a Limited Edition run of its original smartwatch in three eye-popping colors: Fly Blue, Fresh Green and Hot Pink. They're decidedly more fun and hip than the …

This App Generates Hidden-Message Orbs Your Friends Must Physically Locate

Designed by brain scientists, "Traces" seeks to make messaging more meaningful.<p>In the not-too-distant future, here's how you tell a friend that you made them a surprise.<p>You don't write an email, simple as that would be. Instead, you send your friends a notification that directs them to go …

Kogan's £150 4G Agora Android Smartphone Comes to the UK

Australian electronics manufacturer Kogan has teamed up with Benq to launch a 4G version of its 5-inch Kogan Agora smartphone in the UK.<p>First announced for Australia last week, the device runs the KitKat (4.4.2) version of Android, has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and offers an 8-megapixel …

Tip of the Day: How to Force an iCloud Sync in the Calendar App

iCloud is a great service...but it doesn't always behave.<p>Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you update your iOS Calendar app on your iPhone that the change doesn't happen quickly (or at all) on your iPad? I have.<p>But no worries; there is a quick and simple solution.<p><b>Step One: Open your iOS</b> …

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Samsung Will Unveil Its New Phablet On September 3

Samsung sent invitations to the press Tuesday evening for a launch event on September 3 in Berlin.<p>Samsung will almost certainly use the event to unveil its new phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. (It doesn't take a genius to figure that out based on the invitation below.)<p>The presentation takes place before …

15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …

The world’s fastest smartphone keyboard gets even better with major language update

Shortly after announcing a special store for its Fleksy keyboard that will help users further customize their experience with the “fastest smartphone …

Gold iPhone 6 Concept Puts Rumors On Display

A new gold iPhone 6 concept delivers a stunning look at some of the latest iPhone 6 rumors just a few weeks before Apple is expected to take the …

This Driving Simulator That Looks Like A Cool Video Game Is Helping To Save Lives

Mercedes-Benz <i>This video is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.</i><p>Driving simulators are usually associated with video games, but they're also saving lives. Car companies use them to conduct tests in controlled environments, allowing them to build safer cars. And one of the most powerful driving simulators in …

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Apple patent application hints at Siri on the Mac

Apple's Siri has been working on iOS to provide digital assistance, but now, the platform might have some tricks up its sleeve for the Mac.<p>Is Apple's Siri coming to the Mac? A new patent filing suggests it might just happen.<p>The US patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a patent …

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Wireless charger uses ultrasound to power your phone from across the room

We first came across uBeam's unusual wireless charging technology three years ago, at the <i>All Things D</i> Science Fair, where the fledgling company was only just introducing its creation to the public. Today, the company's finally ready for a big move forward -- uBeam co-founder Meredith Perry just …

Make OS X Yosemite’s dark mode turn on automatically with this neat utility

Although OS X Yosemite is still a few months out from public release, the public beta and developer seeds means the OS is already seeing wide adoption — hence, apps for Yosemite are already starting to surface. In fact, the unreleased OS already makes up 18% of Mac users on 9to5Mac, already the …

Comcast Confessions: why the cable guy is always late

The recording of the “Comcast Rep from Hell” has now been listened to more than 5 million times, sparking a conversation about the largest player in the nation’s cable industry. That debate is a timely one: Comcast is in the process of acquiring the second-largest cable provider, Time Warner Cable, …

HP starts shipping its $430 SlateBook 14, an Android-powered laptop

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Can the market support a notebook computer that runs a mobile operating system? That’s the question HP(s hpq) is attempting to …

Aviary for iOS Gets Photo Filter Intensity Slider

One of my favorite features in VSCO Cam is the slider that allows you to control the intensity of each filter. Fellow photo-editing app Aviary has just introduced similar functionality to its iOS app, giving mobile photographers greater control over the look and feel of their images.<p>To unlock the …

Touch+ turns any surface into a gesture controller for your PC

Haptix (now Ractiv) promised a cheap sensor that would turn any surface into a multi-touch PC controller, and it's making good on its word today by shipping the device worldwide. The $75 add-on has received a new Touch+ name and a sleek redesign, but it otherwise uses the same basic concepts we saw …

Verizon: Slowing Data Speeds for Some Users Is Necessary

Verizon has defended its policy of slowing data speeds for some users after receiving stinging criticism from the Federal Communications …

Take that, Google Hangouts: Rounds now lets you video chat with up to 12 people on your iPhone

With its latest iPhone app update, Rounds outdoes one of the best features from Google’s Hangouts video chat.<p>Rounds today is kicking off 12-person group video chats on its iPhone app. Hangouts, meanwhile, currently only supports 10-person chat across mobile and desktop devices.<p>The update also makes …

Hungry? 'Push For Pizza' App Delivers Pies With the Push of a Single Button

So hungry for pizza that you can't do more than lift a single finger to press a button? Five young New Yorkers understand your pain: Their new iPhone app Push for Pizza streamlines the ordering process to a few simple taps.<p>After users download the free app and register payment information, they can …

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You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

Unclouded App Lets You See What’s Eating Up Your Cloud Storage

Back when the PC was king, a number of software programs were available that would let you analyze your hard drive utilization, allowing you to delete and relocate files in order to free up more storage space. But now that we’ve moved to using cloud services, where overuse isn’t just an annoyance, …

Can we stop using speech bubbles for messaging?

This is my iPhone's homescreen right now. Notice something weird? There are no fewer than nine instant messaging apps, and seven of those use a speech bubble as their logo. We've lamented the fragmented state of messaging many times before, but if we're going to have hundreds of apps for the same …

Why The Gmail Scan That Led To A Man’s Arrest For Child Porn Was Not A Privacy Violation

No one will argue against the outcome of a case which saw a man arrested on child pornography charges, after Google tipped off authorities about illegal images found in the Houston suspect’s Gmail account. But the nature of how the discovery came about led some to questions about the methodologies …

Crooks Are Now Breaking Into Cars Via Remote Control

Apparently today’s high-tech cars are fast falling prey to high-tech car thieves. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that savvy criminals are able to make breaking into a vehicle as easy as pushing a button. That’s because they’re using sophisticated electronic “scanner boxes” to …

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Google Just Accidentally Revealed Another New Feature Coming To Your Android Phone

One such feature is the addition of multiple user profiles for Android phones, which means you'll be able to easily share your phone with others without having to worry about anyone noodling through your messages or apps.<p>Google inadvertently revealed this addition through its Android Issue Tracker, …