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Nexus smartphones can reportedly be forced to reboot through SMS attack

The latest Nexus smartphones can be forced to restart, freeze, or lose network connection because of an issue with the way they handle a certain type of SMS message, reports <i>PC World</i>. Security researcher Bogdan Alecu reportedly discovered that the Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 4, and the Nexus 5 all …

Create a 3D model of your face, try on glasses using your iPad

Shopping for glasses is stressful. Glasses are one of the first things people notice about you. At least, that's what I usually tell myself when going through the process of purchasing new glasses.<p>Glasses.com is hoping it can make the process a lot less stressful by using its app and your iPad.<p>The …

Tutorials

Warm up your wrist: 5M smartwatch shipments expected in 2014

Smartwatches of some sort have been around for years without truly making a dent in the mainstream consumer market. That’s all about to change, …

LG Optimus G Pro due in 40 more countries this quarter, probably not the UK (updated: definitely not)

Having earned some respect here in the US and on its home turf, the LG Optimus G Pro is about ready to hit stores in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Latin America. Reasons to be interested? The big, user-replaceable battery is certainly one, while the remarkably good 1080p 5.5-inch IPS LCD …

Instagram invades the Web with embeds for photos and videos

Instagram is bringing its photos and videos to the rest of the Web with a new embedding feature.<p>The Facebook-owned application, which has more than 130 million active users, announced Wednesday that it has updated with Web embeds for its photos and videos. There's now a share button you can click …

Globalfoundries' $6 billion New York chip plant waits for Apple

Build it and Apple will come?<p>Globalfoundries has a spanking-new $6 billion semiconductor plant/campus (though, when an additional development center is construced, will be valued at $8 billion) in Saratoga County, N.Y., ready to make world-class chips for smartphones and tablets.<p>But no big …

New York State

Meet the Moto X face-to-face in new leak

The Moto X leaks are coming fast and furious now as the first (hopefully) great phone created by Motorola as a wholly "Google company" inches toward the market.<p>This past week we saw what was believed to be a Moto X in the hands of Google chairman Eric Schmidt, showing off the curved backside that's …

AddThis Launches Smart Layers, Giving Websites Social And Personalization Tools That Adapt To Mobile

AddThis has released a new platform called Smart Layers, which it says can improve traffic and engagement by just adding a single line of code.<p>President and CEO Ramsey McGrory told me that Smart Layers both improves on the publisher tools that AddThis was already offering and introduces some new …

Google’s new virtual reality game is going to bring audiences to ads in real life

Have you ever played Ingress? Probably not, because it’s still in closed beta release and on an “invitation” policy. The game is produced by Google and goes under the label of Niantic Labs. It’s a virtual reality game that uses augmented reality to defend your city and conquer the warring faction. …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface RT tablets, base model to cost $349

Microsoft is planning to cut the price of its Surface RT tablets. Sources familiar with Microsoft's Surface plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the price cut could occur as early as next week, with each model being cut by $150. Microsoft's move to cut prices on its Surface RT tablets follow slow …