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CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

Samsung's curved smartphone is the Galaxy Round, launches in Korea tomorrow (video)

Samsung's concave phone is very much real, and after being teased in leaks hours earlier, SK Telecom has announced it'll launch the Galaxy Round on its network as soon as tomorrow. The device's highlight is obviously the gently curved 1080p 5.7-inch OLED screen, and Samsung is also promising a …

Fairfax Financial consortium agrees to purchase BlackBerry for $4.7 billion

The letter of intent contemplates a transaction in which BlackBerry shareholders would receive U.S. $9 in cash for each share of BlackBerry share …

BlackBerry Z30 launched, BlackBerry 10.2 release set, and the most significant thing is the Android 4.2.2 runtime

BlackBerry has quietly launched its new Z30 BlackBerry 10 flagship device in a low key event in Malaysia. Ironically the most significant aspect of …

This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera

<i>Editor’s Note Sept. 4: Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch as expected. We’ve got all the details on the Galaxy Gear smartwatch right here on VentureBeat.</i><p>Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the …

BlackBerry tipped to turn BBM into its own company

We know the once popular smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry is struggling these days, and have heard multiple reports of possible buyouts from all …

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BBM for Android user manual posted ahead of app release

BBM for Android is still expected to arrive sometime this summer. Per the calendar that could mean any time before September 21. While the wait …

Moto X: Google unveils 'self-driving', always listening smartphone

Google has unveiled an American-built "self-driving" smartphone, the first made from scratch by Motorola since it was acquired by the internet company last year.<p>Using voice control as its standout feature, the Moto X is designed to be in permanent listening mode, able to serve up directions, a …

Official Android 4.2.2 ROM for the Galaxy S2 Plus now available

A new leak has revealed the <b>Android 4.2.2 ROM</b> for the <b>Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus</b> confirming that an update is on the horizon. It was reported yesterday …

Obituari: Srudak-Sruduk Si Kebo

<b>Yang tak Terlupakan</b><p>5 November 2010, 02:00 dini hari, erupsi besar gunung Merapi mengguncang Jogja dan sekitarnya, ratusan ribu penduduk yang tinggal …

LG's 5-inch 'unbreakable' bendy plastic phone screen on show

LG has long been our go-to gadget maker for bonkers phones, with its see-through phones, ultra-wide phones, slo-mo phones and even an …

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Sony Xperia UL announced for Japan: 5-inch 1080p display and 15-frame burst photography skills (video)

The FCC may have spoiled the surprise, but Sony's now gone official with yet another smartphone and this one's for its native Japan. The Xperia UL appears to be a slightly thicker riff on the Xperia Z, matching the display of the company's early-2013 flagship, with a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 …

Apple joins BlackBerry and Samsung in getting Pentagon approval

Apple's mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad have been cleared for use on the US Pentagon's networks, joining Samsung and BlackBerry in the …

KDDI's HTC J One variant packs a microSD slot (updated)

These days, the presence of a microSD slot on new handsets is arguably more important than the amount of storage on the inside. One such slot found its way onto the Chinese variants of HTC's One, and now Japanese network KDDI has unveiled its model -- the HTC J One (aka HTL22) -- also with …

Google says SMS integration and outgoing calls 'coming soon' to Hangouts

Google's new Hangouts messaging platform will feature SMS integration and outgoing calls in the future, a Google employee has confirmed. Dori Storbeck, Community Manager for Hangouts and Chat clarified that SMS features are "coming soon" in a Google+ post, adding that an SMS tie-in is already one …

This is the new Nexus: a first look at Samsung's Galaxy S4 with stock Android

The best cellphone hardware has been crippled by manufacturer and carrier bloatware and skins, and Google's Nexus lineup has been hamstrung by a lack of LTE and somewhat inadequate specifications. But we've just gotten a look at the big surprise of Google's I/O keynote, a Samsung Galaxy S4 running …

Recon Instruments Jet: hands-on with a rugged Google Glass, of sorts

Recon Instruments has been building heads-up display headgear for years, but until Google Glass showed up, not many people understood what exactly the company was trying to sell. "Google being in this space makes it easier for us to explain what we do," said Shane Luke, Recon's VP of product …

Mophie introduces 2100mAh iPhone 5 Juice Pack Plus cases

From <i>9to5Toys.com:</i><p>Today, Mophie introduced a bigger, badder iPhone 5 battery case called the Juice Pack Plus ($120) which contains a 2100mAh battery pack. That’s 120% of the iPhone 5 battery’s size and can double its life. The cases come in White, Black and Product (Red). Mophie previously had a …

Superhero Bits: The Wolverine, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Man of Steel, Peggy Carter, Iron Man 3, Kick-Ass 2 – /Film

Did <b>James Gunn</b> post a look at the <b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b> production offices? Were there secrets in the trailer for <b>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</b>, and was that</b> …

Google Glass Explorer Edition teardown reveals hits and misses on repairability

Not since the iPhone or iPad has a gadget generated more buzz than Google Glass. So of course I wanted to take it apart and explore its internal hardware. Unfortunately, as I'll show you, this version of Google Glass wasn't built to be easily dissected or repaired.<p>According to Google Executive …

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Why Android Is Winning The Tablet Wars

Android tablets took the lead from Apple‘s iOS tablets in Q1 of 2013 (source). This is a huge change from three years ago, when Apple invented the modern tablet.<p>What is happening and where is this going? I see four driving forces:<p>Tablets are more than a media consumption device now<br>• Android has …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …