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A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video of a Roller Coaster | Colossal

<p>Could this be the most meta thing on the entire internet? Just so we’re clear, the title isn’t a typo. This really is a GIF of a Vine of a video of …

Nintendo's smartphone efforts start to surface

At the start of the year, Nintendo explained that while it wasn't bringing its gaming properties to the smartphone carrying millions, it would be tackling the platform as a way of attracting more people to its games and consoles. Let's not get too excited -- the above isn't an app (apparently), but …

Google’s KitKat is now on 8.5% of Android devices, up by 37% in one month

Google released new Android OS growth rates today, and like last month, KitKat jumped in market share significantly. Month over month, adoption of Google’s latest Android release is up by 37% (comparatively).<p>Google estimates that KitKat, also known as Android 4.4, now runs on 8.5 percent of all …

Samsung’s new Tab S tablets will feature 2560×1600 AMOLED displays, fingerprint sensors - leak

Samsung is going to launch a brand new line of Android tablets soon, according to a credible report. Dubbed Galaxy Tab S, these devices will feature powerful specifications, fingerprint sensors, and high definition AMOLED displays.<p>The report comes from a source of <i>Sam Mobile</i>, a site that has often …

Samsung’s new AMOLED tablet will reportedly be called Galaxy Tab S

Samsung is working on its next high-end tablet that will ship with a high-res 2,560 × 1,600 AMOLED display, according to SamMobile. The slate will reportedly be called the Galaxy Tab S and will be available in two models (8.4- and 10.5-inch). Like Samsung’s Galaxy S5, its new tablet will also …

This Inflatable Car Seat Blows Up In Just 40 Seconds

Child seats have traditionally been a hassle for parents: bulky, difficult to maneuver, hard to get into place. They’re one of the more tedious things you have to cope with before getting the family on the road.<p>But Volvo’s new child seat concept isn’t bulky, and it isn’t hard to fix to the …

Don't Buy A Smartphone Before May 27th: LG's Next Handset Could Be A Dark Horse

Indecisive phone buyers can only procrastinate for so long, and after a busy month of phone launches many will feel that they’re approaching crunch time. Indeed, if you read my last post on this subject, then you’ll know that I’ve personally already made my mind up as to which is best among the …

Smartphone Startups: The Innovators Challenging Samsung And Apple

There’s little space to innovate in today’s conveyor belt of identikit smartphones. The usual cycle of a new smartphone usually goes along the lines of this: rumour, ‘leaked’ photos in San Francisco Bar, teaser video, cheesy launch event hosted by failed TV actor and, finally, a reveal of another …

The new 'Kirby' and 'Mario Golf' games for 3DS show Nintendo still has its magic

Two excellent reasons to buy a 3DS<p>People buy Nintendo hardware primarily for one reason: Nintendo games. From <i>Pokemon</i> to <i>Mario Kart</i>, the company has built some of gaming's best experiences over the years. But in between those increasingly infrequent tentpole releases, the company also makes a number …

iCloud goes down… down under

Several reports are coming in that Apple’s iCloud services have been experiencing an outage in Australia in addition to a few reports from New Zealand. Most appear unable to access any iCloud services such as Calendars and Mail, and others report Apple’s iMessage service is also down. The problems …

Spec Sheet: the wildest ideas about smartphone cameras

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>It's no surprise when smartphone makers release giant 6-or-so-inch …

Samsung wants to beat Apple’s mystery health product to the punch

In a highly predictable turn of events, Samsung is gearing up to launch a new health product or service — right before Apple gets the chance to (maybe) release a health-related product of its own.<p>“A new conversation about health is about to begin,” reads Samsung’s event invitation for May 28, …

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom hands-on first impression

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom boasts a six-core processor and a 20.7 megapixel professional-grade camera - enough to threaten the Sony Xperia Z2<p>The new <b>Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom</b> has been reviewed on a first-impressions basis by TechRadar's Gareth Beavis.<p>A 20.7 megapixel camera and 10x optical zoom are just …

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Propelled by flagships, KitKat now on 8.5% of Android devices

April has been a great month for KitKat, with the latest version of Google’s operating system growing 3.5 percentage points, powered by the launch of several high-profile Android flagships.<p>In Google’s platform version statistics for the week ending May 1, Android 4.4 KitKat is now at 8.5 percent, …

Federal jury says Samsung infringed two Apple patents

A federal jury late Friday ruled Samsung Electronics infringed two of the patents Apple claimed in its landmark patent lawsuit.<p>But the jury said Samsung phones did not infringe two others, and Apple was awarded just a fraction of the $2.2 billion in damages it was seeking.<p>The victory wasn't as …

Apple Wins Patent Battle With Samsung, But Is Losing the War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The legal front in the smartphone wars between Apple and Samsung picked up steam yesterday after a …

Android gained 8 percentage points in US in the past year, mostly at iOS' expense

With the release of some smartphone OS market share numbers to the end of March this year, Android is up more than 8 percentage points from 2013 in the US. This brings Android to almost 60% US market share.<p>The exact numbers reported see Android up 8.3 percentage points over last year, to a total of …

Killing the Nexus: should Android Silver take its place?

Let’s take the stance that Nexus is out and Silver is in. From what I have read of the Silver initiative, I am excited for the results as a consumer, but I really worry that developers are losing access to a definitive reference device.<p>Perhaps it could be argued that with all of the features that …

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LG G3

All you need to know about the LG G3<p><b>Click here if you're looking for the new LG G4!</b><p>And here it is, folks. The LG G3 — the latest in a line that began …

Samsung’s Gear Fit is a striking — but empty — beauty (review)

With every one of its gadgets this year, Samsung has shown that it has learned from its mistakes.<p>This started with the Galaxy S5, and it’s particularly true for the $200 Gear Fit, a device that sits somewhere between a health tracker and a dedicated smart watch. It has none of the big problems of …

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and …