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Diehard Microsoft fans abandon Windows Phone for iPhone

If you needed any more confirmation that Windows Phone is dead in the water, two of its most high profile supporters have abandoned it for the iPhone.<p>Veteran Microsoft journalists Ed Bott and Tom Warren both published essays this week in which they criticized Windows Phone for its shortcomings and …

Hands On With The Moto 360, The First Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch

Motorola’s Moto 360 was ironically probably the most-coveted smartwatch at Google I/O this year, because despite high interest it’s also the only one that wasn’t available. It’ll still be shipped out to all conference attendees when it becomes publicly available later this summer, but for now we …

Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition with Lollipop release imminent

While we did, honestly, expect the Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition to be launched several months ago at this point, it would seem that they’re …

Study finds Siri causes high level of unsafe driver distractions compared to other voice systems

A new study from <i>AAA</i> on the potential safety risks of hands-free systems for vehicles warns Apple’s Siri presents a “relatively high” level of distraction. In its tests, AAA ranked use of Siri as a “category 4 level of mental distraction,” which puts it in last place compared to other hands-free …

The newest selfie gadget is a wearable drone

Forget selfie sticks. The future is (almost) here, and it’s (probably) bringing a wearable drone that will snap your photos for you.<p>The drone clasps around the wearer’s wrist like a bracelet. When a photo op presents itself, the wearer would release the drone with a flick of the wrist. The drone …

Drones

Apple May Launch 27-inch Retina iMac As Soon as This Fall

A number of reports on Monday indicate Apple may be planning to release a Retina iMac alongside the launch of OS X Yosemite later this Fall.<p><i>Jack</i> …

Apple faces 'billions of euros' costs in tax avoidance probe, report says

European investigators are set to accuse Apple of receiving "illegal state aid" in Ireland for more than 20 years.<p>Apple faces costs of billions of euros, reports say, as investigators accuse the Irish government of granting illegal state aid to the iPhone manufacturer for more than 20 years.<p>The …

Irish Government

Apple Patents An iPad Smart Cover That Can Display Push Notifications

Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that could show you notifications on your Smart Cover, even when your iPad’s screen is obscured by the protective accessory. The filing details both active Smart Cover notifications that would use built-in LEDs or electroluminescent displays, and passive …

Android Authority this week

It was a wild week, Android lovers, with some big news, intriguing rumors, and a little fun on the iPhone’s expense. We reported exclusively on the launch date of Android L and the new Nexus 9, learned about Motorola’s Shamu, a potential Nexus phablet, and Droid Turbo, talked a bit about the hot …

Google Nexus

Press image of Sony’s Xperia Z3 and SmartBand Talk leaks

Two devices from Sony are exposed in the image above. The smartphone in the woman’s is the Xperia Z3 and the wearable on her wrist is the SmartBand …

Apple Begins Inviting AppleSeed Members to Test iCloud for Windows Beta

Apple today began sending out invitations to AppleSeed members, inviting them to test the iCloud for Windows beta, which includes access to iCloud Drive. An iOS 8/Yosemite feature, iCloud Drive allows users to store any document in iCloud.<p>Content stored in iCloud Drive can be accessed from any iOS …

Google reportedly cancelled Twitch deal over potential anti-trust concerns

After hearing several reports that Google was in works to buy the Twitch game video streaming service, yesterday’s announcement that Amazon had instead bought out Twitch came as a bit of a surprise. So what the heck happened to Google’s efforts to buy the service? While we don’t officially know …

Antitrust Laws

Google News & Weather app gets major overhaul

Official Google News app hits Google Play with first significant update in years<p>The built-in Google News and Weather app on stock Android devices …

Android News

Apple’s next iPhone may be a shape-shifter

It’s Apple Patent time. With no lack of excitement going on for the next iPhone, aka the iPhone 6, Apple’s newest patent nearly slipped under the …

Moleskine Embraces Livescribe Smartpens

Livescribe has long been a purveyor of smart pens that blur the boundaries between physical and digital. And today, it’s been revealed that Moleskine is now embracing its technology too, with Livescribe-compatible notebooks.<p>The new Livescribe Notebooks look familiar on the surface to anyone who’s …

Why Windows 9 could give OS X Yosemite a run for its money

For decades Mac and the PC have been at each other’s throats, competing for that No. 1 spot in the computing world. Vitriolic ad campaigns and entire product launches aimed at decimating Windows or OS X have firmly established a war that somehow hasn’t ended even in the post-PC era.<p>With Apple’s …

OS X

Judge Lucy Koh sides with Samsung, says Apple won’t be reimbursed for $16 million in legal fees

The latest news from Apple and Samsung’s never-ending court battles has to do with Apple’s hefty legal fees. Apple wanted Samsung to pay for the $16 …

Make contact with latest Google Glass update

Google is rolling out an update to Google Glass this week that includes some improvements to the way users access their contacts. The update, version …

Apple removes Secret app from Brazilian App Store for not conforming with local laws

Following a recent ruling that Apple would have ten days to remove the anonymous social app Secret from its Brazilian App Store, Apple has complied with the order. The justification for the removal, according to a source close to the situation, can be found in section 22.1 of the App Store …

AT&T Rolls Out Galaxy S4 Mini OTA Software Update To Android 4.4.2

The Galaxy S4 Mini is not one of the more attention grabbing devices. It's the weaker, smaller variant of last year's flagship Samsung device, and …

Partially assembled iPhone 6 leaks ahead of September keynote

At this point we’ve seen pretty much every nook and cranny of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but a new leak gives us the best look at the device yet.<p>Luxury accessory maker Feld & Volk has shared images of what appears to be an assembled front panel and rear shell for the iPhone 6. While plenty of these …

Mobile Technology

Top Apple analysts says iWatch is running too late for 2014 launch

Despite a planned October unveiling, Apple may still not release the iWatch until next year. That’s the latest from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, an unusually reliable Apple analyst.<p>Re/code reported two months ago that Apple’s first “foray into wearable devices” was planned for October. Kuo, on …

Wearable Tech

How Can Chromecast Connect To Your Friend’s Phones Without Using WiFi? Ultrasonic Sounds

During yesterday’s I/O keynote, Google announced a rather fantastic new feature coming to the Chromecast: soon, your friends won’t need to be connected to your WiFi to be able to send things to your TV. As long as they’re in the same room, it should just work.<p>But how?<p>While Google’s Rishi Chandra …

Samsung's razor-thin Galaxy Tab S takes another run at the iPad

For a long time, Samsung’s been trying to take down the iPad. Since 2010, the company has released a seemingly endless line of tablets aimed at taking away market share from Apple. Some have been so similar to Apple’s products that they became the center of Apple’s infamous trademark lawsuit …

HugeDomains.com - Exsenses.com is for sale (Exsenses)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Startups

A Mom Invented A Genius ‘Ignore No More’ App To Force Her Kids To Call Her

I ignore about 60% of my parents’ calls because 100% of the time they’re phoning me to talk about nothing of importance. “Did you see last night’s episode of <i>Dancing with the Stars</i>?” or “How do I click and drag again?” they’d call and ask me late on a Friday night or at the crack of dawn on Sunday. …

Reversible USB Could Be iPhone 6’s Biggest Little New Feature

When the iPhone 6 arrives, likely in September at Apple’s upcoming special event, a lot of people will be looking for a larger screen as the core feature to get excited about. But one change that could actually have more of an impact in terms of daily use could be a new, rumored reversible …

Sony Xperia M2 Getting Android 4.4 KitKat

Sony has been rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its handsets. Earlier this month, the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update started rolling …

Oculus Rift, dual GoPros used for virtual surgery

Virtual reality holds promise beyond the realm of gaming, and in few ways is this better demonstrated than in the medical field, where Oculus has …

Virtual Reality