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60-inch Apple TV to come out later this year

60-inch Apple TV will sell for $1,500 to $2,000, analyst says. The 60-inch Apple TV will also have wireless 'mini-iTVs' that can receive video around …

Apple’s iMessage Encryption “Impossible To Intercept” For Surveillance Purposes, Claims DEA Report

Apple’s iMessage text messaging replacement and chat service has frustrated U.S. federal agents looking to get access to suspect communications, a new report from CNET reveals. According to government documents obtained by the news source, iMessage and its encryption are not vulnerable to existing …

Sink or Swim: Waterproof iPhone Cases Put to the Test

Smartphones can do many things, but one thing they can’t do is swim. Yet we still insist on bringing them with us to the bathroom, the pool or the …

Samsung Galaxy

iPad Price Cuts Mean New Models Can't Be Far Behind

It's been a scant six months since the announcement of the iPad Mini and the fairly superfluous iPad 4, but it looks like the new generations might …

Samsung's WiFi-only Galaxy Camera ships this month for $450

Part of the Galaxy Camera's appeal is undeniably the convenience of a constant cellular connection, but if a $500 price tag and monthly data tariff aren't quite your style, perhaps this new $450 model will be a bit more palatable. Samsung announced this WiFi-only flavor back in February, but it's …

MLB and Qualcomm team up to improve wireless connectivity in stadiums

In a few years, Major League Baseball stadiums could have some of the strongest cellular connectivity around. Qualcomm is working with MLB Advanced Media, the technology focused partnership of club owners, to plan and optimize mobile connectivity in the 30 club ballparks. Qualcomm is focusing on …

MLB Advanced Media

Why You Might Actually Want a Facebook Phone

Facebook's got a new phone. And a new home screen. They're going to be fine, probably, more or less. But you are also asleep now because the idea of …

Apple aims to outdo Google's Street View

A newly published patent application from Apple envisions a panoramic navigation system similar to Street View but with one distinct advantage.<p>Apple may be eyeing its own "Street View" type navigation system and one that offers a key benefit over Google's version.<p>Published today by the U.S. Patent …

Augmented Reality

Apple stays on top in U.S. smartphone market, study says

The company controlled 39 percent of the market for the three months ended in February, according to ComScore. Samsung came in No. 2, with 21 percent, and Android overall lost share to iOS.<p>When it comes to smartphones in the U.S., Apple remains on top, a new study from ComScore says.<p>During the …

Mobile

PC Sales Shrink, Tablets and Phones Dominate in Four-Year Tech Forecast

As if we needed any more data pointing to the rise of mobile devices and the decline of traditional PCs, market research firm Gartner is out today …

Mobile

Apple's Spaceship HQ Is Getting a Downgrade From Absurd to Just Plain Extravagant

Back in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple, we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously …

Cancelled 'Star Wars 1313' video game would have starred Boba Fett

Following yesterday's announcement that Disney will be shutting down game developer and publisher LucasArts, some new details have surfaced about one of the company's potentially cancelled projects. <i>Star Wars 1313</i> was slated to be a more mature action game set in George Lucas' universe, which would …

Star Wars

CHART OF THE DAY: People Say They Don't Want A Facebook Phone

This means almost nothing. But, what the heck, we're going to toss it out there any way.<p>According to an online survey of consumers from Retrevo, people didn't want a Facebook phone, or a Facebook phone service. Luckily for them, they're not getting one!<p>But, Facebook wants to take over your phone …

Tech Industry

The Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers

Which women social media experts have the strongest, most active followings? In that sense which are the real power influencers? Last year I researched that question and, with the help of Peek Analytics, produced a top 50 and a top 20 list. This year we’ve done the same.<p>So here are the Top 20 women …

France Telecom CEO: iPhone too pricey for Europeans

Apple's iPhone sales are not exactly surging in Europe. The CEO of one of the region's largest wireless carriers says it's because the smartphones simply cost too much.<p>There may be a reason why Android devices are more popular in Europe than Apple's iPhone: they're cheaper.<p>The CEO of one of …

Samsung Resets The Smartphone Landscape with Best Buy Deal

Samsung Electronics and Best Buy announced today that they will open Samsung Experience Shops in 1400 Best Buy retail outlets in the USA, beginning May 1st. Unlike many deals in high tech, this one had little hype before it was announced, no leaks or rumors, other than a handful of small store …

For labels, Apple's iRadio deal could be sweeter than Pandora

Apple is close to a deal with two major music labels to bring to life its streaming-music service, which could pay labels better than Pandora does.<p>Apple is close to striking a streaming deal with two of the major music labels that could end up far sweeter for the music industry than what the labels …

Facebook Home revamps any Android phone to make it about 'people, not apps'

Facebook's throwing its hat in the Android ring in a big, big way. Today at an event at the company's campus in California, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Home, a deep software integration with Android that puts Facebook services front and center. Zuckerberg left the HTC First announcement to …