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The Google Smartwatch Is Real, And It’s Coming Soon (But Maybe Not Too Soon)

Google’s long-rumored smartwatch is real, and still “officially” expected to begin shipping in mid to late March. However, many members of the smartwatch team inside Google believe that date will either be pushed back to June, or the watch will end up shipping incomplete with a smaller feature set …

Windows Phone's Office Lens app wants to replace your scanner

Need a quick and dirty copy of a receipt, document or restaurant menu? Your smartphone's camera can make a rough facsimile -- but Microsoft thinks that it can do <i>better</i>. According to a Windows Phone Store landing page, Office Lens leverages Microsoft OneNote, optical character recognition and your …

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Was A Taxi Driver In An UberX Car Last Night

Kalanick cruised through the winding California roads, tweeting along the way.<p>He was excited about the car he ended up driving:<p>The CEO also expressed some concern about his ratings from customers. Uber, which allows you to rate your driver, is very strict about their drivers maintaining a high …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 review

For quite a while now, tablets have been trying to break out as potential replacements for general computing, but unfortunately not quite succeeding.<p>Samsung hopes to continue the good fight with a slightly different outlook, and by, quite literally, blowing up an already well-received top tier …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – [Google Play Weekly]

Mobile World Congress 2014 starts in less than a week and we’ve seen a few big stories in the app world of developers trying to push projects out before the big event starts. Namely, BlackBerry Messenger getting an update that allows for voice calls which is a big deal if you use BBM. Opera Max is …

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Google’s 3D Mapping Smartphone Project Tango in Action

Just yesterday, Google gave us all a glimpse into the next big thing, Project Tango. Project Tango is a prototype Android smartphone, riddled with …

Motorola Moto G newest Android to join Google Play edition family

One of the reasons that Motorola’s so fast in delivering Android platform updates to its latest smartphones has been how minimal the company’s own UI …

More Nokia Normandy pictures surface

We’re seeing more Nokia Normandy pictures pop up on the internet, after just recently being able to take a quick peek at the phone while allegedly …

Samsung tipped to revisit Windows Phone 8 with the 5-inch, 1080p SM-W750V

Much like HTC, Samsung hasn't expended a huge amount of effort on Windows Phone 8, having crafted just a few handsets running the platform before seemingly losing interest. Various clues are now pointing to a renewed curiosity in Microsoft's mobile OS from the company, in the form of the high-end …

Blackphone brings secure communications to Android

If you’re concerned about privacy, with all the intrusions and violations we’ve been hearing about lately, then Blackphone might capture your …

HP's smartphone revival begins with two enormous Android handsets

Remember when HP wanted to get into the smartphone business, but changed CEOs and scrapped Palm, the company it bought for $1.2 billion? Well, a few years and another CEO later and the company has decided that it wants to get into the... smartphone business. Speaking with <i>re/code</i>, HP's Ron Coughlin …

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Why is everyone disappointed by Google buying Nest?

It's a match made in heaven, unless you're on the outside<p>Google's bombshell $3.2B acquisition of connected-home company Nest Labs makes simple sense on paper: Nest CEO Tony Fadell says he'll gain the ability to scale his business without worrying about cash or infrastructure, while Google gets a …

Tesla issues recall for Model S power adapters, releases software update to avoid overheating

Tesla has announced a voluntary recall affecting more than 29,000 of its home charging adapters over potential fire concerns. The NEMA 14-50 adapter is an optional home installation that allows for 240-volt recharging of the company's Model S. "Electrical resistance heating in the adapter or at the …

Here’s What Steam’s New Virtual Reality Interface Looks Like

Early this morning, Valve announced that they were working on a new interface for Steam, custom-tailored for virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift.<p>Unless you’re a super-ultra-mega early adopter and have a Rift nearby , it can be kind of hard to picture what such an interface might look …

Wearable craze adds skin sensitivity to the list of considerations for gadget buyers

We were quite impressed with Jawbone Up24 when we reviewed it. But, a few weeks later, things soured a bit when an editor developed a rather unpleasant rash from the device. Turns out it's not all that uncommon a reaction. While the usual list of concerns for gadget buyers focuses on specs, …

Amazon Brings Its New Kindle Paperwhite To India

Amazon is bringing its all-new Kindle Paperwhite — which it unveiled in September last year — to India, where it will be available from February 4.<p>The US e-commerce giant is now taking pre-orders for the Kindle Paperwhite in India. The WiFi-only version is being sold for 10,999 rupees ($179), while …

Video shows Android 4.4 KitKat on LG G2

A YouTube video shows off Android 4.4 KitKat running on the LG G2, but don’t expect to see any massive changes to the phone’s user interface with the update.<p>The nearly 3-minute video uses the new scree recording feature of KitKat to show off the update to the LG G2. Without the section of the video …

Fitbit Apologizes To Customers Who've Experienced Skin Reactions

Fitbit, the company that makes wearable activity trackers, has apologized following widespread reports that its latest wrist-worn device has caused severe skin irritation for some owners.<p>In a statement sent to The Huffington Post on Tuesday evening, Fitbit said that the company is "sorry that even …

Wearable Tech at CES 2014

If you’ve been keeping with Android Authority’s coverage of CES 2014, you’ll know that a lot of the spotlight at this year’s event has been focused on wearable accessories. Including augmented reality devices, smart watches, and fitness bands, 2014 is definitely shaping up to be the year of …

Google Chrome’s little helpers are offering hackers a backdoor to hijack your web browsing

Extensions are useful little programs written by independent developers to customize your browser experience, whether its by blocking advertisements, aggregating your newsfeed, or keeping you on task. But they may also offer a way for malicious coders to get past Google Chrome’s notoriously tight …

Silent Circle & Geeksphone Join Forces To Build Blackphone: A Pro-Privacy Android-Based Smartphone

As the reality of the extent and invasiveness of the security services’ dragnet surveillance programs hits home, the pro-privacy movement has been cranking up its own ideas to counter spy-tech with pro-privacy tech. The Lavabit founder’s recent Kickstarter for a secure end-to-end open source …

Internet In America: An On Again, Off Again Relationship

<b>Listen · 11:30</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The American Customer Satisfaction Index surveys large swaths of consumers about various industries. And in last year's survey, Americans rated Internet service providers at the very bottom for satisfaction. That puts them below the postal service, …

Snapchat: Sorry for Snap Spam

SAN FRANCISCO -- Snapchat has issued another mea culpa to users of the popular messaging service.<p>Venice Beach, Calif.-based Snapchat on Monday said it had received complaints over the weekend of a jump in Snap Spam on its service, which allows people to send disappearing photo and video …

How To Find Your Best Time To Tweet: The 4 Most Accurate Methods

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Finding the right time to post on social media can be tricky, especially when each different social network has its own audience to think about.<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK IT<p>And we’ve written a few …

Apple might finally sell a cheap iPhone—at least in India

Apple is planning to sell the iPhone 4—an older, discontinued version of its flagship smartphone—for around RS 15,000 (about $250) in India, according to a report by the Times of India, citing four unnamed Indian firms that work with Apple. The price, among the cheapest in the world for an …