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Yahoo's spending spree continues: conference call and photo apps, Sky News streaming deal

After blowing $1.1 billion on Tumblr, we'd assumed that Yahoo would need a lie down in a darkened room while its accountants hunted around for more cash. Turns out that it was just the first in a raft of new deals, including several that the company has made in the last week. First up, the search …

iPhone Phablet on the way? Apple is exploring bigger iPhones with up to 5.7″ screens

While we’ve been hearing quite a bit about Apple’s plans for a cheaper iPhone over the past few months, the company’s plans to go bigger have been more cloudy.<p>Now it sounds like Apple aims to go into phablet territory, a term for giant smartphones over 5-inches that may as well be tablets. Apple is …

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Samsung Releases Super-Awkward 3 Minute Demo Video For Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a device so bizarre it's hard to believe it actually exists. But Samsung is serious about this smartphone with a …

Sony Xperia ZU specs reportedly leak: 6.44-inch display, 2.2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera and 3,000mAh battery

Given the quantity of rumors that are floating around, it's hard to think that we won't be seeing a Sony phablet intermediate-size phone/tablet device in the near future. One of the folks over at <i>ePrice</i> is claiming that the Xperia ZU (for "Ultra") will come with a 6.44-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS LCD …

iPad Smart Cover magnets could affect implanted defibrillators

It’s been discovered that the magnets in an iPad Smart Cover are strong to deactivate implanted heart defibrillators, according to a 14-year-old …

Grandparents

PayPal wants to get rid of passwords in favor of biometric security

While passwords are the way of the land on the internet, PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett says that passwords and PINs are …

YouTube’s New Subscription Service: Stars Not Included

YouTube finally rolled out its paid subscription service yesterday, which generated a lot coverage.<p>But the YouTube folks went out of their way to …

The Pirate Bay now offering banned 3D-printed gun files

The State Department has successfully demanded the removal of the files from Defcad. The Pirate Bay has picked up the slack.<p>For those who worry that even 24 hours without the ability to download 3D-printed gun blueprints is too much, fret no more: The Pirate Bay is on the case.<p>On Thursday, the U.S. …

U.S. Dept. of State

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …

Yahoo Acquires Tech And Talent Of Frequent Flyer Flight Search Startup MileWise, And Shuts It Down

Yahoo has just acquired frequent flier search startup MileWise, whose team will move to New York to join the recently acquired Stamped team on Yahoo’s mobile squad. I hear MileWise’s investors made a small return, and MileWise’s entire five-person team is joining Yahoo. The startup has shut down …

Yahoo Acquires Mobile Social Polling Tool GoPollGo; Shuts Down Services

GoPollGo, a real-time polling tool that lets brands and media properties collect and analyse feedback, has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The news comes just one week after the search giant announced the acquisition of mobile personal organization app Astrid, as part of its ongoing …

The Ultimate (Free) Virus Protection Guide

So you got caught with your pants down on the Internet (figuratively, folks) and contracted a virus. That sucks. Or maybe you were wearing protection …

Why Amazon Wants To Make You Pay Sales Tax

Our days of sales-taxless, free-love internet revelry may be numbered. Thursday afternoon, the Senate voted to open the floor to a bill that could …

Adobe's move to the cloud: What it means, and why it isn't so bad

In case you haven't heard, a chapter in the history of Adobe's venerated Photoshop (and other Creative Suite applications) has just snapped shut. That's because all future versions have been moved to the Creative Cloud and renamed "CC," meaning that the only way to grab anything after CS6 will be …

Apple pushes for Android code docs in Samsung case

In the name of "transparency," Apple has asked a judge to force Google to hand over elements of the Android OS source code.<p>In the next step of the Apple v. Samsung battle, Apple has asked a judge to make Google hand over documents related to the Android operating system.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul …

Transparency

You're frustrated, Android users. Bill Gates says so.

I don’t know how to break this to you, but you’re frustrated. If you’re reading this, and you use iOS or Android, you’re just plain frustrated. If you don’t think you are, it’s only because you haven’t realized it yet. Take a minute for that to sink in. It’s a lot, I know.<p>If you doubt that you are, …

Bill Gates

Rovio Accounts promises to sync your game progress across all devices

Rovio Entertainment has announced today that it will be gradually rolling out a new feature called Accounts across its lineup of games.<p>The Rovio Accounts feature will eliminate the frustration of having to play any of Rovio’s games from start to finish for a second time after getting a new device …

Game Development

HTC First drops down to just $.99 with contract, $350 outright

Last month Facebook Home arrived to the market, bringing forth Zuckerberg’s vision of an experience that “puts people first”. Since then, Facebook Home and the Home-equipped HTC First have had mixed reception at best.<p>In order to generate more interest for its spring flagship device, AT&T has now …

Mobile

Spotify Android app update brings tracks and playlists sorting

The latest Spotify Android app update, which has been recently released, brings with it some fixes, as well as a useful new feature.<p>If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the countries where Spotify (also said to be planning a video streaming service) is available and are a user of the Android …

Playlist

Apex Launcher 2.0 arrives to Google Play

One of the great things about Android is that users aren’t under lock-and-key when it comes to customization. There are plenty of tools out there that can help you make the most out of your Android experience, such as launcher apps like Facebook Home.<p>Oh wait… you mean you want a launcher that …

Android News

Rumor: Microsoft interested in buying Nook for $1 billion

Last week, B&N changed its tablet game in a big way, introducing Google Play support in a move that could put additional pressure on Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets.<p>So what’s next for B&N and its Nook tablet strategy? If a new report is to be believed, Google Play was simply an end-game move, as the …

Google Play

Cyanogenmod 10.1 release candidate 1 builds go live on 45 handsets

Builds have been continually rolling out for CyanogenMod 10.1, in the form of nightly and M-releases, for quite a while, and after much hard work the custom ROM is finally considered stable on enough devices to move on up to the release candidate stage. RC is a term reserved for only the most …

Android News

Get VaultPress Lite: Cheaper WordPress Backup

We use Vaultpress WordPress backups and the new Vaultpress Lite plans they released make it more cheaper and affordable to a larger number of …

Nokia unveils the touchscreen Asha 501 with new software platform, we go hands-on (video)

One or more additional members are expected to join Nokia's Lumia line-up next Tuesday, but today the company has chosen New Delhi as the stage to unveil the Asha 501, a new touchscreen handset that further blurs the line between featurephone and smartphone. While the last touchscreen Asha Nokia …

Microsoft Mulling Nook Media LLC Purchase For $1 Billion

Microsoft is offering to pay $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, the digital book and college book joint venture with Barnes & Noble and other investors, according to internal documents we’ve obtained. In this plan, Microsoft would redeem preferred units in Nook Media, which …

AT&T’s Year-Old Nokia Lumia 900 Finally Gets A Taste Of Windows Phone 7.8

AT&T customers who took the plunge on Nokia’s Lumia 900 have had to sit idly by and watch Windows Phone 8 supercede the software loaded on their own devices, but they’ll soon be able to experience at least part of what WP8 brings to the table. Nokia announced earlier today via Twitter that the …