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Watch a working Project Ara prototype demonstrated ahead of Spiral 2 reveal

Modular smartphone runs Android already<p>The engineers behind Project Ara are trying to make the last smartphone you'll ever need. Their design for a modular device has users slotting components — a camera, extra storage space, a Wi-Fi connector — into their phones, as and when they need them. It's …

Blackphone review: putting a price on privacy

Whether it's government agencies, identity thieves, opportunistic hackers or marketers, everyone wants your personal data. As we live more of our lives than ever online, we're increasingly aware of how much data we produce, and the need to protect it. With smartphones playing a key role in our …

Video shows just how gigantic the Nexus 6 will be compared to every other flagship phone

Google’s upcoming Nexus 6 is going to be a very big phone. If you want to know exactly how big then look no further than a video posted by Canoopsy …

Logitech Case+ Review

A $200 iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s case sounds insane, but after you read our Logitech Case+ review you’ll understand why this is the only iPhone 5s case I …

Is this the fanciest external battery case for iPhone or what?

iPhone users have the benefit of choosing between few different battery cases, most of which look rather similar. Cabin is different and it looks …

Gear & Gadgets

'Modbook Pro X' Tablet Based on 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Debuts on Kickstarter

Modbook, the company with a history of offering pen-based Mac tablets using the internals of Apple's notebooks, is announcing a new Kickstarter campaign today to support the launch of a new Modbook Pro X based on the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The $150,000 campaign will allow users to send in …

New Towelroot Exploit Hits for Easy Rooting of (Some) Android Phones

Sorry, Motorola and HTC fans; the Towelroot exploit works for a number of people, just not for you.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

WSJ: Multiple iWatch models coming soon with exciting new tech

After <i>Reuters</i> on Thursday revealed that Apple’s upcoming smartwatch will arrive in October, featuring a 2.5-inch display and wireless charging, <i>The</i> …

Android News

Geohot’s Towelroot will root Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon, almost every other Android

Samsung’s recent devices have been notoriously difficult to root, with bounties for rooting AT&T and Verizon-branded Galaxy S5 phones shooting past …

Galaxy Note 4’s most incredible feature has been confirmed

Samsung wasn’t the first smartphone maker to launch an oversized handset with a huge screen, but there is no question that the company popularized …

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Privacy-centric Blackphone nears ship date

Who’s reading your emails? Browsing your contacts? Watching over your shoulder as you interact with websites? As smartphones become the hub for the …

This is the smartwatch we've been waiting for — but it doesn't exist, yet

Why haven’t smartwatches become the hot new category?<p>“Everyone knows they’re ugly,” and what purpose do they serve?<p>That’s how Ray Fischer, the co-owner of smartwatch startup Momentum Labs, characterized the smartwatch scene for VentureBeat.<p>To combat both ugliness and purposelessness, Momentum Labs …

4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Mockups Leaks in Gold Color

There are countless number of dummy iPhone 6 units circulating all over the internet. Most of them are created based on the leaked information …

Mobile Technology

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

Here's another peek at Google's build-your-own-smartphone project

Project Ara has only exploded in prominence since Google unloaded Motorola earlier this year, and now we're getting yet another peek at the work in progress. The Phonebloks team just released a video showing off the progress Google and its partners have made on those modular smartphones, and things …

Breaking the smartphone mold isn't easy. Just ask Jolla

Jolla's got a big problem, and the company knows it. The small Finnish startup has grand plans to upend the smartphone paradigm with its modular phone and unique gesture-based OS, but that foreign approach has left some users confused. The MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS relies entirely on swipe …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: What We Know So Far

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch date is likely months away but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t already heard about the device that will be coming …

Sketchy Report Claims Apple Will Release 5.6-Inch 'Experimental' Phone Without iPhone Branding

Apple is planning on introducing two new phones this year featuring displays of 4.7 and 5.6 inches, with the former using a traditional Gorilla Glass display and the latter featuring a sapphire screen, according to a new report from Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> [Google Translate] (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>). …

ZTE shows off its own modular phone

Motorola stunned us a few months ago when it announced plans to develop a modular smartphone through a collaboration called Project Ara, but we've yet to see even a prototype of the device. Here at CES, ZTE is showing off its own modular phone concept, named the Eco-Mobius. The model on display is …

Haloband: Control your smartphone with simple wrist move!

<b>MEET HALOBAND!</b><p><b>Could services, Smart, Security!</b><p><b>TechCrunch:Haloband Lets You Control Your Smartphone With A Tap On Your Wrist</b><p><b>Engadget:Haloband Provides</b> …

Hands on with LG’s curved, self-healing G Flex smartphone

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Unlike most new smartphones I’ve seen this year, the LG G Flex genuinely surprised me. And not just because …

Phones

3D-printed regenerative shoes developed by British designer

Self-repairing trainers that are 3D-printed from biological cells could be a reality by 2050<p>A British designer has come up with a concept for a pair of running shoes that can be 3D-printed from synthetic biological material and repair themselves overnight.<p>London designer and researcher Shamees Aden …

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Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Apple Stores to implement iBeacon location technology to improve service, boost sales

iOS 7’s flashy launch earlier this year overshadowed a breakthrough new feature: iBeacons, a location-based technology with profound implications for industries such as retail. An iBeacon system could allow a store to install transmitters that would wirelessly connect to an iPhone and tell the …

Isis Mobile payments now available for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon users

Isis Mobile is now live, allowing users to pay with nothing but their phone. Some 40 different handsets are supported from the country’s largest …

The YotaPhone is slated to finally launch in December, complete with a 4.3-inch 720p LCD on one side and a 4.3-inch E Ink screen on its other side. What do you think of this Android 4.2-powered smartphone? Would you use it as your daily driver? http://www.phonedog.com/2013/11/13/yotaphone-set-to-launch-in-december-with-android-4-2-lcd-and-e-ink-displays/

Nissan's BladeGlider: an electric sportscar fit for a superhero

It's the Batmobile, it's a <i>Star Wars</i> Starfighter, no it's <i>actually</i> Nissan's BladeGlider. This is the Japanese company's futuristic electric sportscar design that's built with speed in mind. It has a carbon fiber-covered body that's shaped like a rocket with a narrow nose and a wider rear. Beyond its …

Valve’s Steam In-Home Streaming Service Beta Registration Now Open

If you are interested in taking the new Valve Steam In-Home Streaming service for a spin during its early development stages. You might be interested …

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