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CM11 M6 out now for 50 devices; Milestone releases to replace Stable

On Sunday, the CyanogenMod team began pushing out the M6 release of CyanogenMod 11, based on Android 4.4. Moving forward, the plan is to release milestone versions of CyanogenMod every two weeks, replacing the old Stable/Release Candidate system.<p>At the time of this writing, CM11 M6 builds are …

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Leaked Images Show Major, Upcoming Android Phone With Sharpest Screen Ever

Here are some more leaked images of the G3, the new flagship phone coming from LG at the end of the month.<p>The phone's screen is said to have the highest resolution ever made for a device of this size. Like other LG phones, the power and volume keys will be on the back but have been redesigned to …

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Sony blows away record with 185TB cassette tape

Cassette tapes may have faded into oblivion long ago, but magnetic tape storage still has a key role to play behind the scenes. Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes because they're cheaper, more power efficient, and more reliable than …

To Counter The Glasshole Image, Google Shows A Worthwhile Glass Wearer In New Spot

The wearable tech has to work on its image, something nonprofit wildlife research can probably help with.<p>The idea of a face-mounted computer is at the very forefront of consumer technology but since its launch, a lot of the discussion around Google Glass tends to be one of image. The company took …

The design process behind Google's modular phone

It's easy to see the appeal of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. With Ara, a dead battery in the middle of a day trip doesn't set off …

Android device owners, now you can control your desktop from across the room — or the world

Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android yesterday, enabling the Android crowd to access their Mac or PC from afar. The app is a mobile extension of Chrome’s remote desktop screen-sharing service, which has enabled machine control from Chromebooks and Chrome browsers since it …

Samsung snags patent for new pressure sensitive touchscreens

Looking to simplify the electronics and reduce costs of pressure sensitive touchscreens, Samsung has a patent in the works for what they call “Touch Display Apparatus Sensing Touch Force.”<p>The general idea is pretty simple, current pressure sensing touchscreens require the installation of additional …

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Samsung’s new Gear 2 smartwatches are basically an apology for the Galaxy Gear

Only six months after Samsung released its failed Galaxy Gear smartwatch, with all the faux fanfare of a product that was supposed to change the world, the company announced its new smartwatches in the lowliest of ways: with a press release.<p>Samsung officially announced the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo …

Google's Smart Watch Will Launch In June

Like with the Nexus line of smartphones, LG will be taking care of the hardware details of the watch while Google designs the software. The watch will debut at Google's I/O conference in San Francisco.<p>Previous reports about Google's smart watch have hinted that it will be integrated with Google Now …

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