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Canonical CEO: Expect an Ubuntu phone in early 2014

Despite the failure of the ambitious and record-breaking Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign, Canonical's Jane Silber says the future is ripe for innovation.<p>The Ubuntu Edge may have bitten the dust this morning -- coming in a whopping $19 million short of its crowdfunding goal. But Canonical, the …

Linux

Who’s your new mobile carrier? How ’bout Wi-Fi?

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger, pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Almost two years ago Republic Wireless launched with a crazy plan to offer …

Sony's 'Honami' smartphone exposed in new video?

Sony posts a video showing off the smooth lines of a smartphone but keeps mum on its name or any details, only saying the handset is "new" and "extraordinary."<p>Sony has posted a video to YouTube that hints at a new smartphone launch that might just be the long-rumored Honami.<p>The company on Tuesday …

Why Internet Companies Don’t Buy From The Enterprise Kings

Internet companies represent the world’s fastest-growing markets and they cover the global economy. Every market imaginable is affected by Internet companies. They are cloud-centric by nature and come in various forms. They are SaaS companies but also have emerged as departments in big companies …

Windows 8 gains ground among the OS ranks

The latest version of Windows takes a bite out of the desktop operating system market with a 7.4 percent share of Web traffic in August, according to monthly stats from Net Applications.<p>Windows 8 appears to be picking up the pace in the desktop OS market.<p>The latest data from Net Applications, which …

Microsoft Windows

Google, Pitting Itself Against Samsung, Prepares For Device War

News that Google acquired a significant competency in Smartwatches, a year ago already, is as close as you can get to setting a cat among the device-ware pigeons. Google has transparently been developing a device strategy now for years but couched it with an element of stealth - almost as if its …

LG will launch its first flat 55-inch OLED HDTV this week in Germany

While we're happy just to see a brand new display technology hit the streets, it was shocking to see LG and Samsung kick off the OLED era with curved displays. That's going to change however, as LG is bringing the 55EA8800 display to IFA 2013 this week with the notable characteristic of having a …

Samsung Galaxy Gear: the smartwatch paving the way for a wearable future?

Will Samsung's latest smartwatch be a revolutionary new category, asks Matt Warman<p>On Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung will seek to kickstart a whole new category of electronics. After the smartphone and the tablet, both pioneered by Apple, the South Korean electronics giant will unveil its smart …

Wearable Tech

More details on Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: those images are of a prototype

Advertisement<p>33 Comments<p>Venturebeat caused a holiday weekend stir with what appeared to be pictures of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which will …

Wait, what? Yahoo tops Google in US traffic

Yahoo bumps Google from the top spot on ComScore's list of 50 most-visited Internet properties, a position held by Google since 2008.<p>For the first time in five years, Google is no longer No. 1 in US Internet traffic, and its top spot was taken by a surprising competitor -- the once lackluster Yahoo.<p>…

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Who Is Miami Heat's Biggest Threat to 3rd Straight Title?

Link to Media<p>With the Miami Heat coming off back-to-back championships, which team has the best chance of thwarting their three-peat chances?<p>In an improving Eastern Conference, several challengers stand in the way of the Heat accomplishing such a feat.<p>The first club that comes to mind is the …

NBA

Viacom-Sony TV Is a Big Deal. It’s Also the Same Deal We Already Have.

Viacom’s deal to deliver its cable TV shows to a new Web video service from Sony isn’t final.<p>But it is a big deal: As the Wall Street Journal first …

Televisions

Report: Adidas to Re-Release Kobe Bryant's EQT Elevation '1997 Dunk Contest'

Link to Media<p>Adidas will be re-releasing the shoes that Kobe Bryant wore as he won his first major NBA award, the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest title.<p>Back when Kobe Bryant was still signed with Adidas as an 18-year-old rookie, he became the face of the EQT Elevation. While the shoes saw minimal court time …

Basketball

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Samsung Hennessy is official: a dual-screen flip-phone with a quad-core CPU

While we'd like to feign surprise at Samsung's official reveal of another dual-screen Android flip phone, yesterday's leak gave us ample warning. Samsung's Chinese website has officially outed the Hennessy (W789), and it boasts a pair of 3.3-inch 320x480 touch displays and runs Android 4.1 on a …

Sinkholes around the world - in pictures

From Guatemala to China, sinkholes come in all shapes and sizes

Denim Guide Fall 2013

Shop our favorite styles of the season

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