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Android and Firefox OS Geeksphone Revolution Smartphone Images Leak

The first images of the Geeksphone Revolution, a smartphone that lets you seamlessly switch between Android and Firefox OS, have appeared online.<p>Spotted by MobileGeeks, the handset has a similar design to the Keon and Peak – two Firefox OS developer devices that Geeksphone released last year. The …

Write a tune, get it 3D-printed with Music Drop

Though they only allow simple tunes, there's something rather fascinating about music boxes and turning their handles and watching their pin-and-comb …

Disability

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my apartment. But every once in a while I forget, …

Sina Weibo just lost 28 million users to censorship and WeChat

China’s favorite social media network, Sina Weibo, is losing followers: the microblog’s user base fell 9% to 280.8 million, from 308.6 million the year before, according to a report (pdf, p.36 link in Chinese) by the government-backed China Internet Network Information Center. While Sina Weibo’s …

China

How The Secret Service Protects The President's Hawaii Vacation

It's not news to anyone that when the president comes to town, he comes with a ton of security. But when the president comes to a small island in the middle of the Pacific -- a small island that is already home to the nation's second worst traffic -- his security apparatus is a bit more …

LG G Flex review: Daring design, but plays it safe with features - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>LG G Flex</b>'s contoured display renders media watching more immersive, it features a scratch-resistant coating, and its sizable battery provides an adequate amount of juice.<p><b>The Bad</b> The G Flex's massive size can be unwieldy, its camera quality is mediocre, and its 720p display can't …

Phones

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches

As Samsung's Galaxy Gear commercial illustrates, the desire for a truly smart wrist-worn device is as old as the electronics industry itself. We've lusted after smart watches for so long that we've melded the two words into one utopian noun: a <i>smartwatch</i>. 2013 has been an undeniably good year for …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Donald Glover

Apple patents mid-air flip technology for protecting phones

<b>As smartphone owners know, even in the world of Gorilla Glass, accidents involving shattered screens still happen.</b><p>Apple's patent application number …

Patents

NSA indirectly responsible for new breed of anti-spying smartphones, apps and devices

When it comes to privacy it seems that the world is divided into two distinct camps. The “I don’t care, I have nothing to hide” camp and the “Privacy is a basic human right” lobby. Since the revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA’s spying antics, the ethical, political and technical questions …

iWatch could control your home as well as your phone

The Apple iWatch could be a remote control for your home as well as your iPhone. Where the Samsung Galaxy Gear and other smart watches are second …

Remote Controls

Best Buy offering free iPhone 5c, $100 iPhone 5s for trading in your old smartphone

In its latest attempt to rustle up iPhone(s aapl) buyers, Best Buy(s bby) is offering a new promotion, and it’s a good one: From October 13 – October …

BlackBerry Z30 review

Let's be honest: it's not a great time to be BlackBerry right now. Each morning brings yet more news stories that hint -- no, scream -- at the company's rapid unraveling. In the nine days following the announcement of the Z30, the company halted its BBM rollout and announced plans to fire 4,500 …

$30G went missing in SEAL rescue of Capt. Phillips; SEALs given polygraph test

Dramatic accounts of the Navy SEALs rescuing the captain of an American cargo ship made headlines around the world in 2009. The military said SEAL snipers killed a trio of pirates in a tense standoff. Three shots, three kills. It was the lethal, coordinated precision that has made SEALs famous and …

As many as 13 may have been exposed to rare brain disease that killed NH patient

Public health officials believe one person in New Hampshire has died of a rare, degenerative brain disease, and say there's a remote chance up to 13 others in multiple states were exposed to the fatal illness through surgical equipment.<p>Dr. Joseph Pepe, president of Catholic Medical Center in …

Australian radio station 'has proof' it tried to warn hospital about hoax call that led to nurse's suicide

An Australian radio station says it has proof that it sought permission to broadcast a hoax call which led to the suicide of a nurse at a hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge.<p>2DayFM will present phone records at next week’s inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha which it says prove …

Mysteries: Top 5 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

Mysterious, intriguing, and even a little frightening, conspiracy theories of various kinds have captivated Americans for decades.<p>1. The Philadelphia …

World Trade Center

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …