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Google Launches Open Patent Pledge, Promising Free Use Of Patents For People Who Don't Sue

Google has announced a new initiative today that might, if we're lucky, slowly lead to some meaningful changes in how patent litigation is …

Feedly mobile apps add better search and more features

Wasting no time after the death of Google Reader was announced, multiplatform RSS solution Feedly has already updated its mobile apps, not only with new features, but also with some new power under the hood.<p>With a new search-and-discovery engine running, finding feeds from around the Web is …

Apps

Google's 'If I Had Glass' winners list dominated by celebrities, popular Twitter accounts

Google's "If I Had Glass" competition has always been a public affair: applications were submitted using a hashtag on Twitter and Google+, and winners offered the opportunity to be among the first to purchase Glass started receiving notifications in the form of public replies earlier this week. …

The Dash Car Dongle Wants To Make You A Better Driver By Syncing With Your iPhone

[protected-iframe id=”217bc209ffe08720110bb197e9990aef-24588526-25415105″ info=”http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shred444/drive-with-dash/widget/video.html” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″]<p>I love my tiny little Mazda, but I’ll be honest — I still don’t completely understand how it <i>works</i>. …

HTC One 64GB model to be on AT&T exclusively

According to a new HTC One promo video uploaded by AT&T, the carrier has the 64GB HTC One exclusively. In other words, you won’t be able to find it on Sprint or T-Mobile.<p>It’s not a bad thing that the other major carriers won’t have a 64GB model. After all, the majority of smartphone users rarely …

Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android now available for download

When Microsoft Lync for Android was first released back in 2011, it was still stuck in the 2010 era of user-interface design. As you can imagine, it looks severely outdated now when compared with Microsoft’s other mobile applications. Fortunately, a much needed updated has finally been released by …

Apple Patents Futuristic iPhone With Flexible, Wraparound Display

We’ve been waiting for Samsung to launch a new smartphone with a flexible, wraparound display ever since the Korean company began showing off its new technology at trade shows like CES. But it may need to move a little faster if it wants to be the first to market with this new form factor.<p>A new …

LAST CHANCE: Keep Your Mac Safe 24/7 With MacKeeper [Deals]

Your Mac is a machine that can do a whole lot for you – but even your Mac needs some fine-tuning every once in a while. What if you could not only have a means to maintain your Mac…but also enhance it?<p>Enter MacKeeper – an award-winning all-in-one system utility that includes 16 powerful maintenance …

BMWs, Minis Get Glympse One-Touch Location-Broadcast Feature

Glympse is a clever — and potentially lifesaving — feature that we’d love to see in more smartphone-connected cars.<p>It started out as a free app that can broadcast the user’s location to selected contacts, Facebook friends or Twitter followers. But it’s become a valuable tool for drivers of …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Manage Your iTunes Match Settings [OS X Tips]

iTunes Match lets you access your music library from any Mac and any iOS device, as long as you are authenticated to each one. It uses the power of iCloud to see what music tracks you own, so you don’t have to sync each individual track to each device like the olden days. With iTunes Match enabled, …

Google’s New Chat Application To Be Named ‘Babel’ [Rumor]

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of speculation suggesting that Google is in the process of releasing a unified chat application called <i>Babel</i>. Babel is rumored to have merged services such as Voice, Talk, and Google + Messenger. The new service is also rumored to be a cross-platform …

Facebook Is Planning To Announce Its Own Smartphone On April 4th

There have been rumors for over a year that Facebook is trying to make its own smartphone to compete with the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3, but we haven’t had much reason to believe in them until now.<p>Facebook sent out invitations last night to an event on April 4th at its headquarters, where the …

Apple “Pushing Hard” For Summer iRadio Launch [Rumor]

Apple has been rumored to release a Spotify-like music streaming service for quite some time, but complicated licensing negations with the record labels have kept the product at bay. Multiple reports from this year alone have suggested that Apple is finally starting to gain momentum; it seems clear …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac [Feature]

iCloud is a pretty neat system, working in the background across a ton of different apps without much input needed from us users, except our login name and password. It lets you sync Notes, Reminders, save documents, keep game saved-states, and even manage your music collection<p>Track Your Notes With …

Operating Systems

Let Your Voice Do The Work With Dragon Dictate 3 For Mac [Deals]

I have done a lot writing in my day, and there are times when I want to just let the words fly freely faster than I can possibly type them. When I’ve worked on my talks for seminars or wanted to work out some thoughts on a major piece of writing, I have given the reins to Dragon Dictate.<p>This Cult …

Microsoft mulls using accelerated 3D graphics standard for next Internet Explorer

It looks like Microsoft (MSFT) is considering following Google (GOOG) and Mozilla in supporting the WebGL standard for accelerated 3D graphics for …

Top 5 Devices To Skip For Spring 2013 (Video)

With so many devices launched between the fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, we know many of you want to know what’s worth your money, and what you …

Microsoft To Merge Windows RT Into the Upcoming Windows Blue?

The “supply chain” and sources within never sleep. Apparently a new rumor has popped up which talks about Microsoft’s alleged plans to no longer …

Editorial: Where does Apple take iOS next?

Opinion<p>This summer, Apple is expected to unveil iOS 7 and new devices to run it, with rumors ranging from new form factors (including an "iWatch") to …

Microsoft reportedly bringing WebGL support to Internet Explorer 11

A leaked copy of Windows Blue suggests Microsoft may finally be ready to embrace WebGL in its Internet Explorer browser. To this point — and even with the impressive (and creepy) tech demos we've seen that showcase the web API — the company has refrained from enabling WebGL in IE. In June 2011, …

Gallery: April 2013's Hottest Gadgets

Skype for Windows 8 gains contact blocking and performance improvements

Those of you using Skype in Windows 8 will be happy to know that Microsoft's just bumped the app to version 1.6. It's been a few months since the last update, and this revision brings more features to the table, including contact blocking and a slew of performance tweaks. You're now able to block …