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10 Correlations That Are Not Causations

You would think by now that we could say unequivocally what causes what. But the question of cause, which has haunted science and philosophy from …

Surveillance

9 best new Android apps of July 2014

In the wake of Google I/O, July was all about the awesome things Google has been doing but we also saw some big Android apps and games releases. Here, we’ll round up the best Android apps releases of July 2014.<p>[Price: Free]<br>First up is an application called Bamboo Paper by Wacom. It’s a doodling and …

Apps

HTC One E8 First Impressions & Hands On!

HTC has created an empire with its One series. The One M7 was shrouded with awards last year and the One M8 is on its way to becoming one of 2014’s best smartphones, with unparalleled build quality and an experience that can be challenged by very few.<p>For all intents and purposes, this device is a …

Phones

Senate report shows how carriers collected millions from cramming

FCC.gov<p>As this site has reported on a number of occasions, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have all been involved with cramming tactics for years now and have reaped the benefits of such tactics to the tune of millions of dollars per year.<p>Basically, the wireless carriers would sign up consumers …

Cellular Networks
Televisions
Gear & Gadgets

It’s 2014 and wireless charging still isn’t mainstream, what’s holding it back?

Battery life is still a big weakness for our increasingly powerful and impressive smartphones. The need to plug in and recharge at regular intervals challenges their “mobile” status. It’s a pain having to take chargers and cables with you. It’s limiting to have to sit next to a power socket. How …

Gear & Gadgets

5 Android apps you can't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

It was quite the exciting week in the world of Android apps! A PC emulator was launched that lets you play classic PC games. Facebook has announced that they’ll be splitting off their messaging service to a second app permanently in the near future. Google has re-purposed the Google I/O 2014 app to …

Apps
Cellular Networks
Mobile

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have seen!

comedy_nose<p>A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses …

Las Vegas
HTC One

Apple keeps falling under as Android wins in web usage

The past years haven’t been the best for Apple, once the single power in control of the smartphone market. Android soon became the governing platform in the mobile industry, but there was one thing Apple would always mock Google’s OS for – web usage. This will no longer be the case, as Android has …

Mobile

Xiaomi ships the most smartphones in China, Q2 2014

Xiaomi might not be a household brand in Western markets, but the company is making a big name for itself in China. Canalys research estimates that the company became the largest smartphone vendor in China last quarter, beating larger manufacturers, including Samsung, to the top spot.<p>In the second …

Mobile

What is the future of Smart TV?

Smart TV boxes are a great way to get online content onto your television screen. They package together most of the services you want like Netflix and YouTube as well as some third party apps for podcasts, music, and even cable TV channels.<p>Google and Apple were the mainstream pioneers of this …

Smart TV

HTC One E8 review

The Bottom Line<p>HTC packs a lot of good into the One E8<p>Pros<p>Still great build quality <br>Bright, punchy and clear display<br>Fast & responsive<p>Cons<p>Camera still not there <br>Battery life is below industry best<br>no IR blaster<p>Bottom Line<p>HTC packs a lot of what made the original One M8 great into their value oriented …

Phones
Cellular Networks

11 tricks to make your Android run faster

It’s frustrating to drop several hundred dollars on a high-end smartphone only to find that the smooth and speedy performance you expected remains elusive. Mid-rangers and the budget end of the market are even more prone to stuttering and lag. There are various ways to speed up that Android …

Operating Systems

uBeam makes long-range wireless charging a reality, working prototype now ready

While wireless charging has yet to become as mainstream as some might like, probably the most successful standard is QI wireless, which has found its way onto numerous devices including the Nexus 5. The downside to Qi and other wireless charging technologies is that the charging distance is often …

Wireless

Which Android manufacturer are you rooting for?

Back in May, we reported on a survey that claims 106% of the smartphone profit pie (not a typo) is eaten up by Apple and Samsung. It’s true that most consumers think of Sammy or Apple when it comes to smartphones, but there are a variety of different manufacturers out there, particularly in the …

Cellular Networks
Android News
Kodi
Mobile Technology

Verizon continues trying to rid themselves of all customers with unlimited data plans

WGGB<p>Verizon has tried a number of different tactics to kick off customers on unlimited data plans and push those customers onto shared data plans. According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Verizon has been the best at ridding themselves of customers with unlimited data plans.<p><i>According</i> …

Cellular Networks

Researchers reveal new Wi-Fi tech that can power battery-free IoT devices

We’ve written numerous articles about the potential of the Internet of Things, and how it could eventually bring forth a world where billions of sensors and smart devices interact with one another and connect with the Internet to make our lives a little better, a little easier. Of course one major …

Internet of Things

Google lets you launch Android camera by voice command

Android's search app understands "take a photo" or "take a video" instructions -- but opening the search app may be just as much trouble as launching the camera app.<p>An update to Google's search app lets Android users launch their phone's camera, in photo or video mode, with a voice command.<p>"With …

How to use YouTube for Android

How do I use YouTube on Android?<p>Keyboard Cat. Muffins. Charlie Bit Me. Grape Lady Falls. Chocolate Rain. The list of classic YouTube videos goes on …