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Five gadgets that will transform your dumb car into a smart car

In fact, most new vehicles look more like smartphones on the inside than cars.<p>But the smarter automobiles get, the more expensive they become. And not everybody can afford to shell out thousands of dollars just to get a tech update in the car.<p>Fortunately, there's another way to bring your car into …

Autonomous Cars

A scooter-rental startup dabbles in cars

If you live in San Francisco you've seen them. The red Scoot scooters buzz pass vehicles trapped in San Francisco's increasingly frustrating traffic. The riders' helmets sport a lightning bolt while the signage on the vehicles touts a cheap alternative to Uber, Lyft and other car-sharing services …

San Francisco

Samsung reportedly working on a Galaxy S5 Neo, Exynos processor in tow

Samsung is no stranger to releasing new smartphone variants just about every month, oftentimes recycling its familiar design language and just changing around the internals. Last year we saw the release of the Galaxy S3 Neo, a repurposed Galaxy S3 proper with slightly different specifications. It …

Phones

Motorola says performance issues are delaying the Moto 360's Android Wear 5.1.1 update

Motorola’s Moto 360 still has yet to receive the big update to Android Wear 5.1.1, and apparently that’s for good reason. According to a recent tweet sent out by Motorola Mobility in response to a curious 360 owner, the update still isn’t ready for the Wear device because of performance issues. No …

Android News

Nubia's bezel-free Z9 smartphone is coming to the US

If I had a nickel for every "ugh, too much bezel!" comment, I'd have... well, a few bucks anyway. That's why it's good news that Nubia's borderless 5.2-inch Z9 smartphone is coming to the US next quarter at a rather tempting price. We already previewed the Z9 when it came to China last month, so …

Mobile Technology

HTC introduces 24-karat gold One M9 using a photo taken with an iPhone

HTC today introduced a 24-karat gold limited edition of the HTC One M9. There’s just a slight problem: One of the three photos depicting the new smartphone was taken with an iPhone.<p>I normally couldn’t care less about premium versions of smartphones or tablets, but this is just too good to pass up. …

Gadgets to keep an eye on your dog — and your dog's walker

Adoring pet owners saw their worst fears realized last week when news reports shared video that showed the owner of a Chicago pet-care company violently kicking a client’s beagle in an elevator.<p>IBISWorld, a global research company, reports that the dog-walking industry takes in an estimated $907 …

Sony’s water-resistant Xperia M4 Aqua and selfie-pro Xperia C4 shipping now

Three new phones in Sony’s already large Xperia lineup are now shipping and hitting store shelves. <i>XperiaBlog</i> reports that its begun seeing both the water-resistant Xperia M4 Aqua and its dual-SIM variant the M4 Aqua dual showing up on store shelves in retailers across Europe, Asia, and the Middle …

Four features Apple should introduce at WWDC to counter Android domination

On June 8, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take to the stage to kick off this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. As with every year, …

Apps

Apple Watch teardown reveals unique hardware and replaceable parts

The Apple Watch may not be fine jewelry, but Bill Detwiler cracks it open and shows you why he thinks it's a fine piece of tech.<p>The Apple Watch may be beautiful on the outside, but how about on the inside? In this Cracking Open installment, we go inside the watch's case for a look at the hardware …

Smartwatches

A carrier may have just revealed when Apple will release the iPhone 7

In the email, the carrier outlined prelaunch plans to staff, including that the phone will go on sale starting September 25 with preorders starting on September 18.<p>The phone was simply referred to as the "new iPhone" in the email, and no additional information about the device was revealed. Many …

Mobile Technology

Nubia's Borderless Z9 Is Coming to the U.S.

Nubia’s bezel-less 5.2-inch Z9 smartphone will be available in the U.S. as early as next month,<p>Nubia’s bezel-less 5.2-inch Z9 smartphone will be available in the U.S. as early as next month, according to new reports. Already available in its country of origin China, the phone is noted for having a …

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy J rumored to debut

A listing on a Russian website suggests that Samsung could officially announce its new low-end phone.<p>Samsung is slated to introduce a new, wallet-friendly Galaxy J7 smartphone in the near future, according to a listing on a Russian retailer's website.<p>First reported on by SamMobile, the Galaxy J7 …

Phones

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