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Google Glass prescription models coming in January, but not from Google

<i>Google's own prototype of Glass with prescription frames, from May.</i><p>Google has been saying for some time now that it would eventually bring prescription lens support to its Glass headsets, but so far, there hasn't been any word as to when that might come. "Sergey [Brin] dropped this on us in 2012 at …

Dell launches new XPS 15 Down Under with a killer display

The laptop comes with a touch display, perfect for a Windows 8 deployment. Not only that, but you're looking at the new wave of Dell hardware, …

High-Definition

Samsung's 2014 phones will have nearly double the pixels

To be joined by foldable displays in 2016<p>It's time to start getting used to discussing WQHD resolution, or 2560 x 1440 pixels, in relation to smartphones. Samsung's Analyst Day gathering today shed some light on the company's future plans, and the display category was highlighted by the promise of …

Amazon announces new Kindle Paperwhite: Looks the same, sports new display tech

After making a brief unofficial appearance this morning, Amazon has officially unveiled a new version of the company’s flagship Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.<p>The new Paperwhite sports a better display technology (promising higher contrast and better reflectivity), a 25 percent faster processor, and a …

Alcatel One Touch EVO 8 HD announced, features Chromecast style dongle add on

Alcatel has quietly announced a new tablet today called the Alcatel One Touch EVO 8 HD. With a crowded Android tablet market and a focus on creating cheaper options for consumers, the One Touch EVO 8 HD has found a different way to add features without adding price. That way is accessorizing.<p>Before …

Mobile Technology

HTC Desire 300 official: specs, features, release date and pricing

In addition to the HTC Desire 601 mid-ranged handset, HTC has also unveiled a new entry-level Android smartphone, the HTC Desire 300.<p>Specs and features<p>Described as a “personal and powerful entry-level smartphone,” here’s what you can expect from the HTC Desire 300 when it comes to specs and …

LG G2 releasing in the US and Germany this month, global rollout to follow

The LG G2 may have traveled up to the stratosphere, but back on the ground, we still don’t know when we, or rather, those of us outside South Korea (where the smartphone has already released), can get our hands on the highly-anticipated device. We know that pre-order pages for the LG G2 have gone …

Gear & Gadgets

Next version of Android to be called Android 4.4 KitKat!

On the eve of IFA 2013 Google has dropped a bombshell. The next version of Android won’t be called Key Lime Pie, in fact it won’t even be Android 5.0. Senior Vice President of Google, Sundar Pichai, confirmed that the next version of Android will be named after the chocolate KitKat. Apparently …

Android News

Verizon jumps on upgrade-when-you-want bandwagon with Edge, and it’s (surprise, surprise) a horrible deal

When T-Mobile stepped away from traditional smartphone subsidies, it apparently sparked a bit of panic among the other carrier heavyweights in the …

Motorola Moto X comes to Verizon this Thursday

Motorola's Moto X just hit AT&T's shelves last Friday, and this week it's Verizon's turn. Motorola's Punit Soni announced last weekend that the X would arrive on other carriers "in days," and today Verizon confirmed that customers will be able to purchase it online starting on August 29th. Those …

OK Google Now: Start selling the Verizon Moto X on August 29

A Motorola(s goog) VP wasn’t kidding when he said on Friday that other carriers would be launching the Moto X in days. On Monday, Verizon(s vz)(s …

iOS 7 available to the public on September 10th according to developer email (update)

After news leaked of Apple's upcoming iPhone event on September 10th, it was assumed the new iOS 7 would be announced at the same time — but now there's proof. Today, a developer named Owen Williams received an email indicating that iOS 7 would be released to the general public on the 10th, giving …

Verizon Moto X appears to be on track for August 29 launch

While earlier reports stated that the Moto X would be available from most carriers on August 23, only AT&T currently has the device on offer, along with the added benefit of being the only carrier offering the use of the Moto Maker device customization feature. Sprint and Verizon both have …

Mobile

Unlocked Octa core Galaxy S4 launches on Newegg, costs $619.99

The quad-core Snapdragon 600 powered Samsung Galaxy S4 is one heck of a device, but after many found out the Octa core version wasn’t coming to the U.S. due to LTE issues, there was quite a bit of disappointment in the air. However, it seems that things are changing, as Newegg is now taking orders …

Phones

Feedly launches Feedly Pro for $45 a year

Feedly has become the new favorite RSS reader since the demise of Google Reader. They were one of the first to have a full solution to Google Reader and their apps are packed with features. Now, Feedly users can get Feedly Pro. It’s a paid service that adds a few more features.<p>Feedly Pro comes at a …

Surface 2, Nokia 'Sirius' tablets coming soon, reports say

Many Microsoft watchers, customers, and partners continue to believe there is no future for Windows RT tablets -- in spite of Microsoft remaining committed to the ARM-based port of Windows.<p>Despite Microsoft's $900 million Surface RT write-down, make no mistake: There are still at least two (and …

Facebook introduces shared photo albums

Facebook is introducing a new feature that lets multiple users upload pictures to the same shared photo album. When users create a new photo album, they'll have the option to "add contributors" with a new button on the upper left hand corner of the page, as <i>Mashable</i> reports. The original creator of …

BlackBerry Q10 Finally Comes to Sprint August 30

Sprint customers who have been patiently waiting all summer for the BlackBerry Q10 will finally be able to get their hands on the …

Telecoms

Windows 8.1 is ready for its October 17th release

Microsoft has finalized its Windows 8.1 update. Sources familiar with the company's Windows plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the software maker completed the development of Windows 8.1 earlier this week — stamped as build 9600 for Release to manufacturing (RTM). The completion of the 8.1 …

Nokia Sirius: a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet that looks like a Lumia

Nokia is preparing to back Windows RT by launching a 10.1-inch tablet soon. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the tablet, codenamed Sirius, will be launched shortly. While prototype pictures of the device leaked earlier this month, we understand that the final …

PlateJoy Launches To Help You Plan Meals, With Ingredients Delivered To Your Door

If you’re like me, you have a difficult time determining what to cook for yourself every week, and then wander around the local grocery store purchasing a collection of ingredients that may or may not fit together. And, a week later, you throw away whatever you didn’t use and start again. Well, a …

New Nexus 7 arrives in Japan this week, SIM-unlocked 32GB LTE model coming this September

Google often takes its time bringing its Nexus variety of tablets and smartphones across the Pacific, but it's getting faster. Today, it announced that the refreshed Nexus 7 (with a new 1,900 x 1,200 resolution screen and 5MP camera) will land in Japan on Wednesday 28th August. The 16GB model is …

BarEye App Lets You Buy And Send Drinks From Your Phone

BarEye, a social nightlife app that helps you purchase drinks at partner bars, is expanding after its pilot in Tallahassee to five major U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and Austin.<p>Co-founder Andrew Bennett says the app has several angel investors backing the project, but declined …

Samsung’s Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear smartwatch could hit store shelves in September

August 22, 2013<p>by Gavril Mankoo<p>Samsung’s busy readying itself to launch the next big thing after the successful Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship …

Galaxy Note

US market gets ready for near tablet-sized Samsung Galaxy Mega

US operator AT&T Inc has said it will start selling Samsung's Galaxy Mega from August 23 for $150, with a two-year service contract.<p>The Mega made its …

Gear & Gadgets

Unlocked Sony Xperia ZR now available in the U.S.

Sony Xperia ZR is now available in the U.S. though you won’t be able to get it subsidized with a carrier’s contract. Rather, the Japanese company …

Apple reportedly debuting 64-bit A7 chips for upcoming iPhone 5S

Apple is reportedly going to debut a new A7 processor with its iPhone 5S that is expected to be announced on Sept. 10.<p>Clayton Morris, an anchor at Fox News Channel said on Twitter that the A7 processor is running about 31 percent faster than the existing iPhone 5’s A6 processor. The A7 processor is …

Style Jukebox for Windows Phone updated with new look, premium accounts and more

Automatic music import from Dropbox and SkyDrive is now supported. This means you can clear up space on your personal cloud storage services, while …

Windows Phone

LG G Pad to launch by the end of September, report says

LG’s rumored G Pad tablet is said to be unveiled this September at IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany, and to launch in the weeks after the event, at least in some markets.<p>A Korean report says that according to officials familiar with the matter, an LTE version of the LG G Pad will be launched by Verizon …

Nokia phablet with 6-inch full HD screen, quad-core CPU and 20MP camera coming in September?

And yet again we’re hearing that Nokia will be launching its very first phablet in September. According to WPcentral, the Finns will do that in an …