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Microsoft is working on two high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10

Microsoft is working on two new high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10. A flagship device, codenamed Cityman, is currently being developed, alongside a high-end handset codenamed Talkman. Unleash the Phonesfirst reported details on Cityman and Talkman, and <i>The Verge</i> can confirm the codenames are …

SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying two satellites

The SpaceX team has successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket. The craft launched as scheduled, at 10:50PM ET, from Cape Canaveral, and is set to make a "soft landing" into the sea after it has carried its payload beyond the Earth's atmosphere. The rocket is unlikely to be recovered.<p>The rocket …

Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch here

Liftoff is at 10:50PM ET<p>Elon Musk's SpaceX team is scheduled to launch its Falcon 9 rocket again tonight. If all goes as planned, the 14-story tall rocket will launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Complex 40 launch pad at 10:50 PM ET.<p>After it launches, the Falcon 9 will jettison two commercial …

Hammerhead Drone Makes First Flight

Look at this weird plane<p>The laws of aerodynamics require a certain smoothness of form, a kind of mandatory design elegance. The Piaggio Aerospace Hammerhead stands in contrast to this romantic notion of flight, with canards and pusher propellers combining into an airplane uglier than the sum of its …

Drones

This might be the most gorgeous Google-powered smartwatch yet

The Huawei Watch looks more like a timepiece that a gadget, and Huawei said it worked with watchmakers on the gadget's design. The watch itself is made of more than 130 components and comes in gold, silver, and black.<p>It has a round screen like the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R. Huawei is also calling …

Wearable Tech

Apple constructing outdoor building next to Yerba Buena, likely demo area for Watch event on March 9th

We have received images of a white building under construction behind the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, the venue for Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event on March 9th. The tipster said that security guards are patrolling the scene, wearing ‘Apple Security’ shirts, confirming the connection between the …

Kwikset's Kevo smart lock adds Android support (sort of)

The official launch of a Kevo app in the Google Play Store opens the door for Android users -- provided they have the right device.<p>Months after the launch of the invite-only Kevo Beta Program for Android Lollipop, an official control app for the Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt is now live on the …

Android News

Microsoft accidentally announces the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft is holding a press event at Mobile World Congress tomorrow morning to announce new Lumia devices, but that’s not stopping the software maker from revealing things a little early. Microsoft’s news center accidentally published a blank article announcing the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two …

SanDisk bets smartphone crowd wants more flash storage

The flash memory specialist announces a 200GB microSD card, drives to backup phone photos and transfer them to PCs, and a high-endurance microSD card for dashcams.<p>BARCELONA -- Flash memory specialist SanDisk hopes you'll be taking a lot of photos and videos with your smartphone.<p>At the Mobile World …

Computer Hardware

The Story Behind Samsung’s Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Design Departure

Samsung has done something very different with this year’s flagship – or different for Samsung, at least. The company that has long held on to the belief that it can produce top-tier hardware using plastics as the core component of device industrial design has switched to an all metal and glass …

This is the HTC One M9

Surprise! After months of speculation and leaks, HTC is finally ready to show the world its latest flagship, the One M9. Sorry to disappoint, but those leaks were, for the most part, spot on. As they suggested, there's no major change in terms of industrial design here; the M9 looks a lot like the …

Orange Klif, Firefox OS's $40 phone for Africa (pictures)

Samsung Unveils Updated Gear VR Headset

Today at Mobile World Congress Samsung unveiled a new version of its Gear VR headset that will be compatible with the S6 and S6 Edge.<p>The updated Gear VR Innovator Edition is 15 percent lighter, has USB compatibility for “extended usage time” and the company has redesigned the straps to be more …

Virtual Reality

BlackBerry wants to bring some of its best features to every device

BlackBerry has only been willing to give out tiny pieces of its smartphone experience so far, like BBM and its enterprise servers, but it's going to be much more liberal in the near future. It's launching BlackBerry Experience Suite, a collection of apps and services that bring some of its biggest …

ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts

"Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you."<p>ISIS supporters on Sunday called on jihadis around the world to kill Twitter employees because of the company's frequent blocking of their social media accounts.<p>"Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you," reads an online post …

Social Media

KDDI's high-end Firefox OS phone, the Fx0 (pictures)

Software

Apple’s ‘Shot with iPhone’ ad campaign crowdsources spectacular photos

Apple’s new ad campaign might be its best yet, especially if you’re one of the iPhone owners that’s about to have your photo on a billboard.<p>Simply called “Shot on iPhone,” it’s hard to call Apple’s campaign an ad at all — at least in the traditional sense. Apple crowdsourced photos shot with the …

Check Google's plans for its crazy new campus in California

The company is submitting plans to develop four sites in Mountain View's North Bayshore.<p>This campus is designed by Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio, and it will be the first time Google has built offices from scratch, instead of taking over previously existing …

Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards: 2015 winners revealed

Oral-B, Smart Kapp, Cobi, and student Kenneth Shinozuka enter the 2015 winners circle for their unique approaches to Bluetooth-compatible products and services.<p>An electric toothbrush app, a digital whiteboard, a smart bicycle accessory and a student-designed medical sensor are the Bluetooth …

Oral-B

HP teamed up with Microsoft to build its latest flagship laptop

This isn't your typical laptop announcement post. The most interesting thing about the Spectre x360, HP's new flagship notebook, isn't its design, performance or even price. No, what's interesting about this laptop is that Microsoft helped build it. Over the course of a year and a half, the two …

Apple Watch reportedly has low-energy 'power reserve' mode

We're just over a week away from learning a whole lot more about the Apple Watch, but <i>The New York Times</i> has just revealed a few more details about the new smartwatch. Apple employees involved with the project tell the paper that there will be a special battery stretch feature called "Power …

Smartwatches

New Samsung S6 is unveiled ahead of Mobile World congress – in pictures

The 2015 Mobile World Congress, where participants can attend conferences and discover cutting-edge products and technologies, is the world’s biggest mobile fair and will be held from March 2 to 5 in Barcelona.

Mobile

Samsung Gear Live review: Samsung's full-Google Gear only a so-so Android Wear watch - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Gear Live has a clean metal body, more features for the price than the LG watch, works with many Android phones (4.3 or later), has impressive Google Voice recognition, and could have an interesting variety of apps sooner than later.<p><b>The Bad</b> Terrible battery life; a display that doesn't …

Wear OS

Google reveals first Android Wear watches to go on sale

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1087000/1087961_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527385829_7e340d0d5e459afec78303b7939cf0ab<p><b>Google has announced the first smartwatches powered by its Android Wear operating system are now available for pre-order.</b><p>The LG G Watch and …

Wear OS

KGI: 4.7″ iPhone’s camera may not support optical image stabilization, 5.5″ likely will

A new research note from KGI indicates that the 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6 won’t support optical image stabilization due to constraints in the production of VCM suppliers. The larger 5.5-inch version is expected to support the feature, while the smaller device will employ a cheaper motor that’s …

Android Wear could make or break the smartwatch

Google is about to determine the future of smartwatches. When it announced Android Wear -- its new platform for wearable technology (watches in particular) -- I was in London for an industry trade show, along with a number of wearables manufacturers. I'm not sure the timing was deliberate, but …

'iPhone 6 production starting next month'

Apple's new larger-screened iPhone 6 is rumoured to be heading into production as early as next month<p><b>Apple</b>'s next <b>iPhone</b>, which is said to feature a larger screen than previous incarnations, is reported to be heading into production next month.<p>The next model, dubbed the iPhone 6, will come in two …

Mobile Technology

Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'

<b>Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.</b><p>The feature is a method of making a handset completely useless if it is stolen, rendering a theft pointless.<p>Authorities have been urging tech firms to take steps to help curb phone theft and …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Smart umbrellas keep you dry and check the air you breathe

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, but no one's really fooled. Lurking by everyone's side is an umbrella, ready to be whipped out and unfurled at a moment's notice.<p>Capitalising on the ubiquitous accessory, students Simon Herzog, Saurabh Datta and Akarsh Sanghi from the Copenhagen Institute …