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Samsung’s smartwatch rumored to be Google-free—and it’s a sign of things to come

Sources tell USA Today that Samsung is going to make a very public break with Google and its Android mobile operating system at this year’s Mobile World Congress, between Feb. 24 and 27 in Barcelona. If the anonymously-sourced rumor proves true, Samsung will announce that its much-maligned Galaxy …

Mobile

Square Cuts More Custom Pricing Deals For Merchants And Ramps Up Sales Hiring

This past week brought the news of a fairly significant development for Square — the rollout of Square Stands in bars, Whole Foods restaurants, and other venues. This comes a year-and-a-half after the huge deal the payments company inked with the coffee and beverage giant Starbucks.<p>The lengthy wait …

T3

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5 more great Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

Last week, we wrote about five Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone just can’t. There are countless clear benefits to owning a smartphone …

Use Your iPhone To Send Smoke Signals Even When There's No Service

If you're tired of iMessage failures, spotty coverage from your carrier, and sickeningly cute emoticons, here's a clever iPhone case that will …

A Week With The LG G Flex

Most of the reviews of the LG G Flex have already gone up, but since the phone is slowly percolating out in the U.S., I thought I’d give it a full week of use to see just what the fuss was about. If you watched our Fly or Die, below, you’ll know that I’m excited by the phone but consider it a …

T3

Best Android apps: supercharge your phone with these top apps from Google Play

PreviousNext 1/44<p>Essential apps from Google Play<p>Google Play currently has the largest number of apps of any mobile app store, which is great asides …

Life After Death 'Chatbot' Mines Personal Data To Recreate You When You're Gone

Remember that episode of Charlie Brooker's dark sci-fi show 'Black Mirror', in which unnervingly realistic digital personalities of the dead were …

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Debut This Month

Apple may still be dominating a corner of the market, but Samsung is increasingly taking center stage with its products. And the upcoming Galaxy S5 …

Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 8 is the best Windows alternative to the iPad mini Retina

Lenovo’s second 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet might just be the best one yet. While Lenovo only unveiled its 8-inch Miix 2 tablet back in October, the company is launching the 8.3-inch ThinkPad 8 today with a focus on power. Alongside the slight increase to the tablet's display size, Lenovo has opted …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

Samsung Galaxy S5 concept video borrows iPhone 5s features

A new concept video for the Samsung Galaxy S5 shows what Samsung’s next phone could be like if it takes a couple features from the iPhone 5s and iterates on them.<p>The major focus of the new concept video is what the video creators Rozetked call Reach ID. The idea of Reach ID is very similar to …

Phones

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Google Glass

Apple takes another swing at the Samsung sales ban

As 2013 draws to a close, what better way to remind us that life marches on despite the numbers on the calendar than a new development in the …

Electronics Industry

Best mobile games of 2013

It's been an amazing year for mobile gaming, with more new games than ever before. Here are some of the best titles released in 2013.<p><b>It's been an</b> …

Taiwanese FTC fines Apple for interfering in iPhone handset and contract pricing

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has ruled that Apple's been naughty rather than nice this holiday week, fining it for 20 million Taiwan dollars (around $670,000) after it specified pricing to iPhone carriers. Once Apple sells distribution rights to an iPhone stockist, it has no right to dictate how …

'iPotty' named worst toy of the year

What happens when you combine an iPad with a potty? You get an iPotty.<p>The iPotty – a bizarre combination of iPad and potty designed to help young children with potty training – has been named the worst toy of the year by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC).<p>According to manufacturer …

Newest rumors say Galaxy S5 will feature iris scanner, 2560x1440 display

The time for speculating about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 is starting, and the first rumors to come are pretty damn crazy. <i>ZDNet Korea</i> says that …

T3

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Here's how you make the world's most expensive phone

Vertu started life in the late 1990s as an indulgence for Nokia's designers. Led by Frank Nuovo, the group set out to explore what a phone could look and feel like if its design was unconstrained by budgetary concerns. What if you could use all the best materials and most expensive manufacturing …

A guide to street photography: Gavin Harrison's smartphone art

<i>Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical</i> …

This Photo Realistic Morgan Freeman Painting Was Created Completely On An iPad

Know anyone who still says an iPad can’t be used for content creation? If you do, go ahead and show them this unbelievable painting of actor Morgan …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …

The AUUG iPhone Grip And App Turns Your Body Into A Musical Instrument

Anything that encourages people to stop hunching over their iPhones like a tech-literate Mr. Burns is a good thing–especially when it also looks cool and makes fun noises. The AUUG Motion Synth, a grip that attaches to your iPhone or iPod touch and creates sound by tracking your movements through …

100 Best Albums of the '90s

From Moby to Nirvana, the records that defined a decade<p>The Nineties as a musical era started late and ended early — kicked in by the scritchy-scratch …