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Apple bumps Coca-Cola to become world's top brand

For the first time in its 13-year history, Interbrand has a new leader of its annual study of the most valuable brand names: Apple.<p>The iPhone maker bumped Coca-Cola, which had led the study since it began in 2000, with a brand value that Interbrand assessed at $98.3 billion. And reflecting the …

Samsung counters iPhone 5S with a golden Galaxy S4

Two weeks after Apple's September 10th reveal of a champagne-colored iPhone, Samsung is launching its own golden phone in the shape of a new Gold Edition Galaxy S4. There are two options, Gold Pink or Gold Brown, which Samsung is proudly showing off on its United Arab Emirates social media outlets. …

LG G2 review: LG’s best Android phone yet, but not Android’s best phone

The LG G2 is a lesson in dichotomy. It is at once the fastest Android(s goog) phone I’ve ever tested, as well the most frustrating. It has an …

Forget the Specs and Buy a Smartphone Based on the Experience

For many years, high-end smartphones were judged and critiqued based predominantly on their specs. It’s understandable, given that hardware leaps used to have such a noticeable impact on their performance. Each new release was faster and more powerful than the last.<p>So when Motorola finally revealed …

OpenGlass uses Google Glass to identify objects for the visually impaired (video)

Dapper Vision's OpenGlass project sees Google Glass' camera as useful for more than just hands-free pictures -- it's a tool for interpreting the world around us. To show that potential, the two-person group has tested two of its Glass apps with visually impaired wearers. The first, Question-Answer, …

Google Play Edition smartphones start receiving Android 4.3 (updated)

If you were wondering just how long it would take the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 to get Android 4.3, we can now tell you: not long at all. Owners of both devices report that they're receiving over-the-air updates to the new OS. There isn't yet word of any …

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life after she passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle going 60 miles per hour. Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally.<p>Denver NBC affiliate KUSA …

Report: Verizon, Vodafone and BT gave UK government unlimited access to undersea network cables

PRISM isn't just for US agencies -- last month it was revealed that the UK's Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) has been using the program to collect emails, photos and video content from an assortment of internet providers. Now, a German newspaper claims to know what companies …