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Is the Moon Man-Made?

Is the moon hollow? Was it man-made, with a thick layer of dust simply covering its metal frame over billions of years?<p>Of course, this supposes that …

Astronomy

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 puts full Android phone on your wrist (pictures)

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Android Phones

Bombs away! 8 smartphone trends that crashed and burned

Modular phones, dual screens, 3D anything. Risky designs are there to gain an edge. But, uh, they don't always work.<p>Published: April 6, 2017 / Caption: Jessica Dolcourt / Photo: CNET<p>The modular dream<p>Take modularity, for instance.<p>Published: April 6, 2017 / Caption: Jessica Dolcourt / Photo: Jason …

Phones

Watch A Cat Unlock The iPhone 5s Using Touch ID And The Fingerprint Sensor

As you can see in the video above, Apple’s new fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5s isn’t restricted to human users. After commandeering a cat, I tested a colleague’s hypothesis that you could register the identifying skin segments of your favorite furry friends for Touch ID, too.<p>The cat’s paw …

Should You Upgrade to iOS 7? A Guide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For those of you opting out of buying one of the two new iPhones coming out this week, there's still …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

The Real Price Of A Smartphone

This week, Apple announced two new devices: one to mark the high end of its offering and a new, cheaper option. But how cheap is really cheap? And how does it compare, price-wise, to other phones?<p><b>Methodology</b><p>In order to assess the real prices of smartphones, I compiled a list of phones that were …

GameFly Digital launches, 2K titles up to 80 percent off

GameFly officially launched its GameFly Digital site, an online PC digital store offering more than 2,500 Windows PC and Mac titles, the retailer announced.<p>The new online store is currently offering up to 80 percent off on 2K titles. Titles on sale include <i>BioShock Infinite</i> at 66 percent off for …

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo: All day charger for mobile gadgets

I bought this USB charging unit because I have a lousy sense of direction. I get lost in buildings and in cities, even ones I’m familiar with. My …

Straight Talk quietly starts supporting AT&T LTE

Ma Bell's 4G LTE network is one more choice for customers of the no-contract service provider.<p>Just like that, prepaid smartphone service Straight Talk has started selling SIM cards that support unlocked devices using AT&T-compatible 4G LTE.<p>With monthly plans that start at $45 for "unlimited" data, …

Mobile

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

21 Awesome Features Missing from the New iPhone

The new iPhones with iOS7 are packed, nay <i>packed</i> with amazing new features, colors, camera abilities, software doodads, and more. They're nothing short of miraculous hunks of modern tech gloriousness. But they're also, shockingly, missing a few key features we'd really like to see in future models. …

WiFi-equipped Arduino Yun now available for $69 (video)

If you were wondering what happened to the Arduino Yun after it missed its original June release target, you can relax: it's now on sale worldwide. As promised, the $69 (€52) design combines a garden variety Leonardo board with a WiFi system-on-chip running Limino, giving owners a customizable …

Nymi bracelet uses your heartbeat as a password

Forget eyes and fingerprints. The Nymi bracelet wants the future of biometric password protection to be your own unique cardiac rhythm.<p>Future authentication methods need to be a lot harder to hack. That's the idea behind the Nymi from startup Bionym. Instead of passwords, Nymi relies on your …

Information Systems

Could We See A Finnish Smartphone From Nokia In 2016?

Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s handset business is going to be talked about for days, weeks, and probably years to come. The narrative talking place just now is one of Microsoft buying Nokia, but a closer look reveals more twists and turns could be ahead for what remains of Nokia in Finland. …

Qualcomm launched a smartwatch too with wireless earbuds

Hey guys, Qualcomm wants some attention, too. The company announced today that it, also, is launching a smartwatch, despite the huge hype around Samsung’s similar announcement this morning.<p>The chip maker says it will be releasing a smartwatch sometime during the fourth quarter of 2013, and it will …

Sony's QX Smart Lens attaches an entire camera to your smartphone

Gives a whole new meaning to the idea of interchangeable lenses<p>The rumor that once seemed too wild to be true has just become an official reality with Sony's announcement of the new QX Smart Lens series of smartphone accessories. These so-called lens-style cameras contain almost all the hardware …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear marks official start to smartwatch war

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in a variety of color band options.<p>At a press event Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung revealed three products — the new Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are many smartwatches out there, including the Pebble …

Smartwatches

Apple, Microsoft And Google Could Learn Something From Mozilla’s App Store Prototype

App Stores are broken. It’s virtually impossible to find the interesting apps among the thousands of low-quality offerings. If an app isn’t in the top 10 of its respective category, chances are you won’t find it. Apple’s “Genius” feature was so dumb, it was dropped in iOS 7 and replaced with an …

iPhone 5C colorful packaging pops up in leaked photos

As more rumors fly across the Web, it seems evidence is mounting that Apple may be planning to release the alleged many-hued, plastic, low-cost smartphone.<p>Suggesting that the rumored plastic iPhone 5C will come in a rainbow of colors, new leaked photos show what looks like Apple smartphone …

iPhone

Wikipad's 7-inch gaming tablet coming to the UK on September 27th for £250

Back when it announced the launch date for the US, Wikipad also said its 7-inch slate would become available in more markets soon thereafter. Fast forward to now and the company's announcing that its perplexed tablet is set to reach the United Kingdom on September 27th for £249.99 (roughly $390). …

Kúla Deeper Is A Hardware Add-On For Your SLR That Lets You Create 3D Photos & Video

Iceland-based startup Kúla has devised a hardware extension for digital SLR cameras that lets you create 3D photos and videos. The 3D images are viewable (after converting them with its dedicated software) on a 3D TV or other stereoviewer. They can also be converted to anaglyphs and viewed using a …

Sony Xperia Z1 'Honami' shown off in fresh hands-on snaps

Rumours and leaked photos of Sony's next flagship blower are flying thick and fast in the run up to its expected launch at IFA next week. The latest …

Phones

16GB Nook HD+ 9-inch 1080P tablet with Google Play (refurb): $110 shipped

<b>Update: Sold out! Don’t miss out next time. Follow 9to5Toys for all the latest deals…</b> <b>Twitter</b><b>,</b> <b>RSS Feed</b><b>,</b> <b>Facebook</b><p>As its Daily Deal, 1SaleaDay has the Barnes and Noble Nook 9″ with Google Play Store access (refurb) for just <b>$109.99</b> with free shipping. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen on a 1080P …

Manual reveals how Sony's rumored 'lens cameras' will actually work

Sony's new "lens cameras," wireless accessories that clip onto your smartphone and turn it into a high-quality point-and-shoot camera, have been detailed again, this time through a leaked manual. <i>Sony Alpha Rumors</i> (SAR) has previously leaked photos of the devices, and is back now with a lot more …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch ‘launching next month’

Samsung will unveil its ‘Galaxy Gear’ smartwatch in Berlin on September 4, reports claim.<p>The South Korean giant hopes its new device, which it has already confirmed is in development, will give it a headstart against Apple. The iPhone-maker is claimed has 100 engineers working on their own …

CES

Nokia Lumia 1020 Nudges Smartphone Cameras to the Next Level

Smartphone cameras have improved a great deal since the birth of the smartphone, but photos captured in certain settings — people in dark bars or …

Mobile Photography

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reported to use huge 3450mAh battery

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 speculation just got bigger. Literally. According to a tipster at PhoneArena, Samsung’s forthcoming …

PayPal 'check in' app lets you pay with your face on the UK high street

UK consumers can now leave their wallets at home and pay using nothing more than their phones and faces thanks to PayPal's "check in" app -- at …

Sony adds cloud integration to Xperia smartphone media apps in update

Fans of the built-in Sony media apps found in phones such as the Xperia Z are in for a treat, as it has been revealed that Sony has started rolling out an official software update to make an already great set of Android apps even better.<p>A total of three apps are affected by this software update, …

Apps