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Phonebloks Modular Smartphone Aims to Put an End to Disposable Devices

Phonebloks by Dutch designer Dave Hakkens is a concept that could see the days of having to throw away non-working phones long behind us, if he receives enough support and can work out the technical challenges.<p>The idea is to make smartphones modular so that if one part of it breaks, say the audio …

'Grand Theft Auto V' Sales Surpass $1 Billion In 3 Days

Sales of "Grand Theft Auto V" have surpassed the $1 billion mark after only three days in stores, the game's creator, Take-Two Interactive Inc., announced in a press release Friday.<p>The company added that the game's impressive sales rate is the fastest that "any entertainment property, including …

Apple And Sony Reach Agreement, Giving iRadio Full Record Label Support, Report Claims

Apple’s rumored iRadio support has just scored a major win, signing up remaining holdout Sony Music according to a new report from AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka. This follows reports earlier this week that talks had successfully resulted in arrangements with Warner Bros. and Universal, which should mean …

iPhone 5S release reportedly pushed back to October

Everyone hoping to start off the new school year with a shiny new iPhone 5S may be in for a disappointment. Per <i>Barron’s</i>, Citigroup analyst Glen Yeung …

Monday Is The Perfect Day For Apple To Reveal A Game Controller

Monday marks the beginning of Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference, where the tech giant is expected to reveal some of the enhancements coming …

One prominent analyst expects new Haswell-based iMacs this month or next

We’ve heard nothing of new Haswell iMacs in the pipeline but prominent Apple Analyst Mingchi Kuo from KGI securities thinks they are on the way:<p><b>What’s new</b> We forecast iMac shipments to be 650k units in 2Q13, down 63% from 1.75mn units in 1Q13. We expect shipments to pick up in 3Q13 as Apple (US) …

No redesigned iPhone expected this year, report says

Apple's next smartphone won't be much different from the current model, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>If you were holding your breath for a redesigned iPhone this year, it appears you are going to have to wait a bit longer.<p>The next iteration of Apple's smartphone, which is expected to launch in …

iOS 7 said to feature a new look, new sharing features, and streaming music

WWDC is an annual tradition, and so is the <i>Wall Street Journal's</i> pre-show leaking of what the company is set to announce. This year, the <i>Journal</i> is reporting that Apple will be announcing a new, flatter, skeumorphism-free version of iOS — we've been hearing those rumors for months. But within this …

Rdio searches for new CEO as Google, Apple intensify streaming music competition

Rdio, one of the leading streaming music services, is said to be hunting for a new chief executive as Google and Apple ramp up competitive efforts. Drew Larner, Rdio's CEO, told <i>Bloomberg</i> in an interview that he'll be stepping down and has begun looking for his replacement. Once found, Larner said …

Vine becomes more popular than Instagram for media sharing on Twitter

Only five days after launching on Android, Vine has surpassed Instagram in its total daily shares on Twitter, according to metrics by Topsy. While Instagram's numbers have been fairly flat over the past month, Vine has continued to grow — and there's a good chance that opening the app up to another …

iPad keyboard case roundup: Logitech Folio vs. Belkin Ultimate vs. ClamCase Pro

Listen, you probably shouldn't be here. The iPad is a pure and carefully honed machine. If its designers wanted you to use some kind of ludicrous hybrid contraption that fused a tablet with a physical keyboard and doubled the weight, they'd have built one for you. But they didn't. So go away and …

Windows Phone 8 Reportedly Gained A Notification Center Before Losing It Again

When I buy gadgets off of eBay, I’m lucky if half of them haven’t previously been gnawed on by dogs. Meanwhile, this redditor who picked up a second-hand Nokia Lumia 920 from the auction site seems to have gotten much more than he bargained for — he’s been posting screenshots from the device for …

Android this week: Google’s keyboard for all; Galaxy S 4 updated; Xperia Z going stock

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google(s goog) continued an Android strategy this week to decouple core apps from the base software by releasing the native …

Inteliscope app version one shows off its iPhone-enabled sniping skills (video)

In the old days, when you wanted to double-tap a bad guy with an AR-15, you had to rely on plain-jane scopes or sights... booooring. Good thing we live in a more tactically technological time, the age of the Inteliscope -- a mount and app combo that lets you slap an iPhone or iPod touch atop an …

Purported Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaked, camera phone thicker than you’d expect

An image supposedly showing the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone has hit the web revealing a rather strange device than one would have expected.<p>This creation bears some similarity to the recently announced Galaxy S4 Mini but also to last year’s Galaxy Camera. At this point, it’s not clear …

Galaxy S4

Mad Catz announces Project Mojo Android gaming console, will go on sale later this year

The Ouya console may not have been all that everyone had hoped for, but that's not stopping other companies from getting in on the game: peripheral designer Mad Catz has its own Android-based gaming console it's calling Project Mojo. Aesthetically, it's a small black slab with an HDMI output and …

Android Users Spend Significantly Less Time On Apps

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile industry news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers.</i><p><b>Three Reasons Why iOS Owners Use Their Devices More (ReadWrite)</b><br>The Flurry report also posits three …

Mobile

Sony reportedly creating 'Google Edition' Xperia Z, following Samsung and HTC

Samsung's stock-Android Galaxy S4 was announced at Google I/O and HTC's stock One was unveiled at the D11 conference, but apparently those two companies won't be the only ones to offer flagship phones without custom skins. <i>AndroidGeeks</i> has reported (with <i>Android Central</i> confirming) that the Sony …

MOGA launching new Power Series controllers, charges phone as you play

Back in April, MOGA released its PowerA Pro Android gaming control, promising an improved experience over their previous generation controller. Now the company has announced they are back at it again, with plans to launch a new generation of MOGA Power Series controllers at E3.<p>So what’s new? The …

Gear & Gadgets

Bigger iPhone 6 coming; iPad Mini Retina delayed, Citi says

An iPhone 6 with a larger screen may be coming early next year, while the iPad Mini Retina may be pushed further out, says Citi Research.<p>A big-screen iPhone 6 should show up next year while the highly anticipated iPad Mini Retina may be delayed until the fourth quarter, according to Citi …

iPad Mini

Apple Signs Sony Up for iRadio, Now Has All Three Major Music Labels on Board

Sony Music has signed on to Apple’s forthcoming iRadio service, according to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies.<p>The deal …

Apple

Windows 8.1 will get portrait mode, other tablet tweaks

Microsoft and its partners are beginning to show and tell more about the features that 7- and 8-inch Windows 8.1 "Blue" devices will offer.<p>Some Windows OEMs showed off coming small form-factor Windows 8 tablets as part of Computex this week.<p>Microsoft didn't take the wraps off its rumored 8-inch …

Microsoft Windows

Apple’s legendary adman Lee Clow talks about Steve Jobs and branding Apple [video]

BI notes that Clow, who has been making Apple ads since the 80s, shared some memories from his 30-year relationship with Jobs at a PTTOW! summit.

Google seeing the benefits of having their services on iOS devices.

We heard it time and again at Google I/O: The search giant is about services above all else. Their dictum seems to have the undertone that things like Android and Chrome are simply conduits for their services. This is the real reason Nexus devices are so cost effective for consumers, so that …

Apps

Watch out, Sprint: AT&T brings push-to-talk to the iPhone 5 and 4S

Push-to-talk is about to get a major boost, thanks to AT&T.<p>The company announced today that it’s bringing push-to-talk support to the iPhone 5 and 4s via a new app.<p>While push-to-talk isn’t particularly popular in the consumer space these days, it’s extremely useful for workers in industries like …

TiVo brings its mobile apps to cable providers, TiVo hardware not required

TiVo's mobile apps have so far been limited to those who use the company's DVRs, but that audience is about to get much larger. The company has just launched a "powered by TiVo" program that will bring the apps' Live Guide and content searching to cable TV providers, whether or not there's a TiVo …

Apple Previews New Mac Pro With Cylindrical Design, Double the Power

Calling last year’s Apple Mac Pro an upgrade is being pretty generous. Aside from a slight bump in processor speed and built-in RAM, there wasn’t …

Apple