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Here's what you missed at Microsoft's 2014 Build conference

We came, we saw, we barked orders into a phone. Though Microsoft's annual developer conference is technically called "Build Windows," we actually spent far more time at this year's event playing with handsets -- almost no PCs, come to think of it. Indeed, the star of the show was a husky-voiced …

The Nokia Lumia 930 is a global version of the Icon (hands-on)

The Nokia Lumia Icon is a fantastic Windows Phone that comes with a bunch of top features that most WP users haven't been able to enjoy until recently, but it had one critical flaw: it was an exclusive to Verizon, which meant that only a handful of users in the US could buy it. For the rest of the …

Nokia announces the Lumia 930, a 5-inch phone with a 20-megapixel PureView camera

It appears that Nokia isn't coming to Microsoft's developer conference empty-handed. Though the acquisition is <i>still</i> pending, Nokia went ahead and brought in some new hardware anyway. This time, the phone maker has announced the Lumia 930, which is essentially the international version of the Lumia …

HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet

HP has quietly announced a new tablet. Meet the HP 8. It’s a rather mundane tablet with a ho-hum screen and above par specs. It’s nothing special. But it’s cheap and cheap sells.<p>The HP 8 employs a 7.85-inch screen with a 1,024 x 768 resolution, which as Engadget points out, is a few pixels less …

Galaxy S5 official covers up for preorder in the UK, and they are not cheap

Samsung showed off accessories for the new Galaxy S5 last week at MWC, but now we have some prices to associate with the pretty pictures.<p>UK-based accessories retailer MobileFun put up for preorder cases and covers for the Galaxy S5, leaking at the same time the first press shots of these …

Pebble Launches Android Appstore

A little over a month since it debuted on iOS, Pebble is launching its long-anticipated appstore on Android. As promised, it offers a wealth of Pebble-supported apps and watchfaces with a polished interface that should be simpler and quicker to navigate.<p>It includes the watchapp directory, which …

Samsung's Milk Music internet radio service is only for Galaxy devices (video)

Do we need yet another online music service? Samsung certainly thinks so, as it's just introduced its very own internet radio service called, weirdly enough, Milk Music. So named for its supposed "fresh" take on music (Get it? Because milk is fresh? Yeah, we're not sure about that either), it's …

Samsung Devices Get Exclusive 'Milk Music' Streaming App

Users of Samsung's popular Galaxy series of phones got a nice perk Friday: a new streaming music app exclusive to phones of that make. Called "Milk Music," it's free, and better still, there are no ads.<p>Although the service is billed as new, it actually is more of a shiny coat of paint on the …

Google and Samsung just unveiled the first Chromebook you might actually want to buy

Google has slowly but very deliberately encroached on territory previously claimed by Windows PCs: low-cost notebooks. Now its latest Chromebook may pose a threat to Apple’s dominance of the higher-end market.<p>Previously, Google’s Chrome operating system has mostly been confined to sub-$300, …

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