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Samsung will make fewer phone models next year

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Kif Leswing/Gigaom<p>Samsung makes a lot of different phones, almost all of them functionally identical Android devices …

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Pebble smartwatch scores PayPal app

Mobile payments are all the rage, and not to be left behind is PayPal, which has announced the arrival of its app for Pebble smartwatches. The app is …

Apple's Next iPhone Might Have 'The Biggest Camera Jump Ever'

Apple could make some noticeable and significant changes to the next iPhone's camera system, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber.<p>Gruber, who has an excellent track record when it comes to Apple product news, said in a recent podcast that the next iPhone's camera could be "the biggest camera …

Samsung to stop making so many damn phones

Samsung is rethinking its spaghetti-on-the-wall strategy for smartphones.<p>Robert Yi, Samsung's head of investor relations, recently told analysts that the company would trim the number of phones it makes by as much as 30%.<p>Samsung has released 52 unique smartphones in 2014 alone. By contrast, HTC …

SkyBell Video Doorbell review: The second-gen SkyBell is one stealthy door buzzer - CNET

<b>The Good</b> SkyBell version 2.0 has responsive push alerts and a solid video feed that won't leave you wondering who's at your front door.<p><b>The Bad</b> You can't record or save footage, and the two-way-talk feature is spotty at best. It has to be hard-wired, and it won't work with intercom systems.<p><b>The</b> …

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Toyota Mirai: The 300-mile zero-emission vehicle - Roadshow

Toyota unveiled its 2016 Mirai model, which uses fuel cell technology, at the Los Angeles auto show. Wayne Cunningham/CNET<p>LOS ANGELES -- The odd floating hood and three big air intakes at the front of the 2016 Toyota Mirai made me think of the Prius . I wasn't making a stylistic connection between …

Patents hint at Magic Leap’s new approach to augmented reality

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Magic Leap<p>There is a tremendous amount of hype around Oculus Rift. But it only takes one try to understand why. We may …

ARCHT One Speaker

ARCHT Audio claims that its ARCHT One speaker delivers sound evenly across all heights and directions. Its patented Sound Array component redirects …

This goofy-looking device makes first-person shooters much more exciting

The Woojer sounds like a stupid gimmick, and it arrives with a sales pitch we've heard before.<p>The product itself is a small box that plugs into the 3.5mm audio jack of any device, and then you connect your headphones to the Woojer. The hardware works with any device that outputs audio, from your …

Zipbuds Slide earbuds aim to erase cable tangles

Zipbuds is aiming to improve upon its tangle-free audio offerings with the new Slide, a pair of zipper-toting earbuds with a slide that merges the …

Coin delays product launch until spring 2015 as questions remain

Coin, the makers of an electronic device that works like a credit and debit card by storing information on all on your cards, is taking a pause.<p>On Friday, the startup said it's delaying its full product release until spring of 2015 while it refines the device and works out kinks in manufacturing. …

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Secret tightens its posting rules as white hat hackers find more holes in the system

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Secret<p>42. That’s the number of security holes 38 white hat hackers have discovered in the Secret app since February, …

Apple reportedly toying with idea of fuel cells in electronics

Battery life is a concern for anyone with a gadget, and as much as we want longer life — it’s just not happening on a hardware level. Companies like …

Swash is made to "refresh" dry-clean-only clothes

There's always that point with dry-clean-only clothing, where you wonder if you can get away with wearing it one more time before it needs to be …

The secret behind Apple’s design excellence is a simple one, says former senior designer & UX specialist

The secret behind Apple’s design excellence is a simple one, says former senior designer and user experience specialist Mark Kawano in an interview with Fast Company: it’s not just something left to the designers.<p>It’s actually the engineering culture, and the way the organization is structured to …

How to prevent your iMessages getting lost

Apple has said it's working to fix a bug in its iMessaging system that causes messages to get lost once the owner switches to an Android or Windows phone<p><b>Apple</b> has said it is addressing several bugs within its iMessaging system which have caused text messages to become lost after the recipient …

This Kickstarter Project Will Let You 3D Print From Your Phone

If you’ve ever had a hand in 3D printing anything, the beginning of the video for AstroPrint’s Kickstarter will make you LOL — it lists the outdated features on the tech toy of our very near future. For all the “they’ll change everything” hype they get, current consumer models have mad wires, …

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Transcend Introduces JetDrive Lite Expansion Cards Up to 128GB for MacBook Air, Retina Macbook Pro

Transcend has introduced new JetDrive Lite expansion cards designed to increase the storage capacity of the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The cards provide up to 128 GB of additional storage for less than $100.<p>The new JetDrive Lite expansion cards are tailor-made with a flush …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Imagine if you had a time machine that could send you back exactly 13 years. The rules of time travel don’t let you change the past, but they do allow you to ask one question of a single person (time travel is, after all, very complicated). If your question for somebody in 2001 was “What will the …

Learn To Build Apps With 88% Off The Complete iOS 7 Development Course

We know many readers are interested in learning to code. So, we partnered with StackSocial to offer TNW readers a special deal on one a great iOS 7 development course. In this iOS bootcamp, you’ll gain the skills needed to build your own iPhone & iPad applications for iOS 7. Normally $499, TNW …

An exclusive look at Alto’s Adventure, a beautiful endless runner for iOS

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …

Apple’s Sapphire Moves Makes Samsung Take a Second Look at The Super-Hard Material

- May 23, 2014<p>Samsung has once more revisited the possibility of using sapphire glass in their devices, likely due to reports of Apple’s plans to use …

The real-life hacking behind Watch Dogs' virtual world

It starts out simply. One day, you're scrolling through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service database, identifying a perp's body when an alert flashes red on your monitor. "<i>INTRUSION DETECTED</i>," it screams. You're getting hacked and there's only one solution: Call your bumbling partner over and …

Shake your moneymaker: PlayStation 4 is already profitable for Sony

While Sony is struggling as a corporation, its gaming division is doing what it can to bring in the cash.<p>The PlayStation 4 is already making money for the Japanese company after only half a year on the market. Sony chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai revealed that the latest console is booming and …

This Email Shows Google And NSA's Close Working Relationship

If Google wasn't cooperating with the National Security Agency's spying program, as the company has vehemently claimed again and again, why were the guys in charge of each organization emailing so much in 2011 and 2012?<p>That's the question raised by a series of emails between then-NSA director Keith …

The Oculus VR ain’t just for games. Tank drivers and car manufacturers use it, too

Putting games aside, Facebook might have a whole slew of markets into which it can sell Oculus VR virtual-reality headsets.<p>The device could very well have military applications. The Norwegian army has been experimenting with it to give soldiers better visibility around armored vehicles. The …

Crysis 8K resolution hack offers a peek at the next decade of gaming

Want to know what you'll be playing on your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Two in the next decade? Take a look at K-putt's <i>Crysis 3</i> resolution hack. His tweak to the first-person shooter's main Windows program file lets the game's visuals run at up to a very wide 8K (specifically, 8,000 x 3,333). That's …

Apple Researching Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity Sensors for Mobile Devices

A pair of patent applications published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and spotted by <i>AppleInsider</i> describes how an electronic device such as an iPhone, iPad or even a wristwatch could be used to detect ambient conditions such as temperature, pressure, humidity and sound. The …