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Samsung announces Isocell camera sensor technology

Samsung has announced new advanced pixel technology for CMOS image sensors, which lets owners of premium mobile devices take clearer, high-quality pictures.<p>In a press release, the South Korean firm said Isocell advanced pixel technology increases a camera's light sensitivity and is able to better …

Mobile Devices

Microsoft Reveals New Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Tablets

At an event in New York City today, Microsoft has unveiled its new generation of Surface tablets.<p>The original Surface RT and Surface Pro never really took off, but that hasn’t deterred Microsoft from launching two new touch-friendly laptop and tablet hybrids.<p>The refreshed hardware was unveiled in …

Alleged photos of Android 4.4 KitKat emerge

Over the weekend, a tipster sent to several Android blogs, including this one, images of what he (or she) claims to be Android 4.4 KitKat. According to the anonymous tipster, he snapped the shots from the Nexus 4 of a friend.<p><i>Android Authority</i> received only the shot of the homescreen below, while</i> …

Apple's A7 chip makes a run at Intel

Is Apple simply engaging in PR puffery when it talks about its "desktop" A7 chip? Not so fast.<p>Apple's claims for the first 64-bit "desktop class architecture" in a smartphone does sound like hype at first. A 64-bit design doesn't make any difference to most people, so it's marketing tripe -- so …

iPhone

CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Buyers Are Younger, Richer, And Better Educated Than Samsung Smartphone Buyers

For the past couple of years, Samsung has been mocking Apple in its advertising.<p>One of the overt messages delivered repeatedly is that Apple's iPhone is no longer hip. It is for old dorks. Samsung is for the hipsters, says the advertising.<p>Well, the latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research …

The First Computer With Leap Motion Gesture Control Built Right In

Leap Motion, the Kinect-like gesture control system we profiled here, is super exciting; it measures gestures to the hundredth of a millimeter, and works on any computer. They're working their way up to shipping the device as an accessory, but they've also partnered with HP for something a little …

Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

So here’s a crazy idea that, when you think about it a bit, really isn’t so crazy anymore. If you could build your own robot, what would you have it …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s Uprising DLC free to try this weekend

<i>Uprising</i>, a downloadable multiplayer map pack for <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i>, is available to try for free this weekend via Xbox Live, One of Swords announced.<p>Players will be able to test out four new maps. Magma is set in a modern Japanese village overtaken by lava, while Encore takes place in an …

BlackBerry's budget 'Americano' phone reportedly caught on camera

There have been rumors that BlackBerry would introduce a touch-only parallel to the Q5, and we may have just glimpsed that smartphone in the wild. Both <i>BBin</i> and <i>CrackBerry</i> have photos of what's reportedly the "Americano," the first device in the low-end C-series. The handset appears to be a smaller, …

iOS 7 bug lets you call any number from a locked homescreen (video)

You can expect three things every time a new iOS version comes along: fresh aesthetics, features and, by the looks of it, ways to bypass a locked screen. In iOS 7's case, this is the second security flaw unearthed since it's launched: An iPhone user named Karam Daoud recently discovered that you …

Apple says it's working on fix for iOS 7 lockscreen bypass flaw

Apple says it will fix an embarrassing security flaw on its new iOS 7 software which hackers showed can bypass the lockscreen and access personal data.<br>The flaw, discovered within hours of iOS 7 becoming publicly available, can be exploited on the iPhone 4S and 5 and gives access to personal data …