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Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

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Simple announces MoneyDrop to help you send money to nearby friends

Online bank Simple today announced MoneyDrop, a new feature for its mobile app that lets users pay each other fee-free. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy to help you connect with friends nearby and pay them with a few taps. MoneyDrop is essentially the same feature offered by banks like Chase which …

New wave of Android phones with fingerprint sensors said to arrive early next year

With the introduction of Touch ID on the iPhone 5S, Apple has managed to deliver a seamless fingerprint authentication technology that eclipses many of the clunky attempts seen in previous consumer devices. But others in the industry aren't sitting still. The FIDO Alliance — a stable of 48 …

MixBit's remix-friendly video recording app reaches Android

There was a degree of irony to YouTube's founders launching their MixBit video recording app on iOS first, but that has just been rectified: the client is now available for Android. As with the iOS release, Android movie makers can record clips up to 16 seconds in length, stitch them together in …

Mixbit, the new video app built by YouTube’s founders, is now on Android

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Mixbit, the new video service from YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, released an Android app Thursday that aims …

JamCam App Lets You Use Songs In Your Mobile Videos

Video apps are sprouting up like weeds, but Vine and Instagram still hold the majority share of video creation on mobile. However, there’s one thing that both of these services are lacking: a voiceover tool.<p>But a new startup is looking to remedy that. World, meet JamCam.<p>JamCam doesn’t let you use …

iWatch won't be 'needle-mover,' but Apple could sell 10M in first year

Anywhere from 2 percent to 4 percent of global iPhone users might buy an Apple smartwatch in the first year, analyst Gene Munster predicts.<p>An Apple iWatch may not be a huge revenue booster but it could still capture as many as 10 million customers.<p>Based on a Piper Jaffray survey of 799 US …

Wearable Tech

Want the iOS 7 look on Android? Check out iLauncher

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Android(s goog) fans that are intrigued by the look and feel of iOS 7(s aapl) can get a similar experience though iLauncher. …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

Design your own iOS7 with amusing online tool …

As the site puts it, “every bloody designer on the planet has had a go, so you might as well try too.” This tongue-in-cheek interactive design tool lets you create your own take on iOS by selecting from a range of backgrounds, fonts, colors, corner shapes and shadows.<p>Here’s our own Seth Weintraub’s …

Samsung Starts To Leverage The Galaxy S4 Brand With The New Mini

Earlier today Samsung announced their latest Android handset. The specifications are about right for a mid to high end device – a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, and 1.5 GB of RAM. Storage will be tight, with around 5GB of the 8GB internal memory left for the user, but …

Google: Motorola's tattoos could replace passwords

Motorola’s forthcoming phones could use electronic tattoos or pills to identify users, it has been announced.<p>The technology, which aims to remove the need to enter passwords and replace them simply with a phone being close to a user’s body, was one of the suggestions Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s …

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Verizon Now Offering iPhone 5 For $99 Deal To Dumb Phone Owners

Last week we told you that Verizon would be selling the iPhone 5 for 50% off later this month. The promotion has now begun, and the iPhone 5 is being offered for $99 with a carrier contract instead of the normal $199 retail price.<p>But there’s a catch that severely limits eligibility.<p>Verizon told …

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Here Are The Wild Designs For The New $975 Million Minnesota Vikings Stadium

The $975 million dome was designed by HKS Sports and Entertainment Group.<p>The Metrodome is slated to be demolished next year. The Vikings will play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.<p>The stadium, which was unanimously approved by the Minnesota Sports …

Kobe Bryant's relatives split over memorabilia auction

Kobe Bryant's mom says he lied in attempt to block auction of keepsakes.<p>CAMDEN, N.J. — A family feud between basketball star Kobe Bryant and his mom has intensified,with his mother claiming the Los Angeles Lakers guard has lied to block her planned sale of his memorabilia.<p>The athlete's father and …