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Jimmy Fallon takes helm of 'Tonight Show', brings it back to New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jimmy Fallon took the reins of the long-running “Tonight Show” on Monday, bringing NBC’s late night talk show flagship back to Manhattan after an absence of more than 40 years, being welcomed on set by a host of top stars, including Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson and Lady …

Fox's 'The Simpsons' to get Lego makeover on May 4

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Fox network’s animated family “The Simpsons” is getting a plastic makeover on May 4, as the creators team up with toy company Lego for an entire episode created out of the plastic building blocks, Fox’s consumer products division said on Sunday.<p>Matt Groening (C), creator …

LG Tone Ultra (HBS-800) review: A favorite Bluetooth stereo headset gets better, but its price goes up - CNET

MSRP: $129.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>LG Tone Ultra HBS-800</b> is a Bluetooth stereo headset that improves on the design of the previous Tone models and is comfortable to wear. It also offers better sound (more bass, better clarity) and decent battery life, particularly when you turn the noise-canceling off.<p><b>The …

Consumer Tech

Gartner: Smartphone Sales Finally Beat Out Dumb Phone Sales Globally In 2013, With 968M Units Sold

2013 was the year when the inevitable happened: worldwide sales of smartphones surpassed sales of the more basic (and generally cheaper) feature phone devices for the first time, according to Gartner’s latest market estimates — with 968 million smartphone device units sold to end users in 2013 out …

Verizon Launches New 'More Everything' Plans with Doubled Monthly Data, 25GB of Cloud Storage

Verizon today introduced its new "MORE Everything" plans, which offers up to double the monthly data for customers while also implementing doubled bandwidth, a complimentary 25GB of cloud storage, and unlimited international messaging.<p>The carrier is also offering discounts for customers enrolled in …

LG Confirms Its G Pro 2 Flagship Phablet, Yet Another Phone That’s Mostly Screen

Say hello to the G Pro 2, LG’s new flagship smartphone — leaked aplenty up to now but officially confirmed today by the mobile maker. The Android 4.4 KitKat powered 4G quad-core device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26 GHz processor, 3GB of memory and a 13MP rear camera with an optical image …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 specs leaked, rumored for MWC unveiling alongside the Galaxy Gear 2

According to insider sources who have been in contact with <i>ZDNet</i>, Samsung is preparing to unveil its new Galaxy Tab 4 and Galaxy Gear 2 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.<p>There have also been leaks regarding the new Galaxy Tab 4’s hardware, which cropped up on <i>MySamsungPhones</i> the …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5’s ISOCELL image sensor explained

[Update – The Galaxy S5 contains Samsung’s revolutionary new ISOCELL technology. Check it out below, and more on this to come soon!]<p>Megapixels make for an easy number to compare, which is why so many manufacturers love to brag about it, selling higher MP counts like the panacea of all problems of …

Emerging Technology

Lenovo is betting big on smartphones, but its PC sales are still growing

<b>The numbers:</b> Lenovo reported an impressive 31% jump in third-quarter profits to $265.3 million from $205 million a year earlier—well above average analyst expectations of $247.2 million. The Chinese firm warned that earnings in the immediate-term could be hurt by its pending purchases of Motorola’s …

BBM Update Adds Voice Calls, Channels, Dropbox And Location Sharing For iOS And Android Users

A new update to the BBM apps for iOS and Android add a laundry list of anticipated features to the messaging platform. BBM Voice makes its first appearance on the Android and iPhone clients, allowing users to make direct voice calls to their BBM contacts via either Wi-Fi or cellular networks; BBM …

Apple claims progress on underage employment and conflict materials

Annual supplier report also shows tightening environmental guidelines<p>Apple has released its eighth annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report. The report outlines the company's successes in giving more than a million people in its supply chain "safe and ethical working conditions," and details …

Nokia Android smartphone said to cost $110

While Nokia is expected to release an inexpensive Android smartphone sometime later this month, it's been unclear how much the device will cost. But new leaks show the price is said to be roughly $110, according to WMPoweruser.<p>The Nokia X A110, aka Nokia Normandy, aka Nokia X, appeared on the Web …

Superhero Bits: Fantastic Four, Batman vs. Superman, Runaways, Captain America: The Winter Soldier – /Film

Has the May 2016 Marvel movie been revealed? Did the <b>Fantastic Four</b> director comment on recent rumors? Who has been cast in <b>Max Steel</b>? Can you now get …

Paul Bettany to Play Vision in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' [Updated] – /Film

Here’s an interesting story. We have a pretty good idea that Ultron, the prime villain of <b>Avengers: Age of Ultron</b>, is birthed in some way through Tony …

Popcord

A stylish USB charging cable that turns into a keyring when not in use. It’s easy to carry and hard to misplace. It has Lightning or micro-USB …

Phablets Are Officially A Thing, With 20M Shipped In 2013

God help us. Phablets are officially a thing.<p>According to Juniper Research, phablets are expected to hit 120 million units shipped by 2018, up from the estimated 20 million phablets shipped last year (2013).<p>Samsung validated the trend with the super-sized Galaxy Note series, which has gone on to be …

BlackBerry Soars 10% On Pentagon Order, Shares Now Up 34% In 2014

BlackBerry has an almost uncanny ability to not die when it’s been written off again and again. Today, the Pentagon has announced that it will install 80,000 BlackBerry handsets on its network by the end of January. According to Fox News, the new phones are part of the Pentagon’s “new mobile …

Think Software Keyboards Don’t Work On Smartwatches? Check Out Minuum’s New Video

As smartwatches become a device category that most major hardware makers are turning their attention to, there’s a question of how much smartphone utility we’ll be able to translate to the wrist. One big convenience hurdle is making it possible to reply to texts and emails quickly from the wrist, …

EnerPlex Jumpr Slate is the thinnest lithium polymer battery money can buy

You know what you <i>don't</i> want? A fat external battery. Sure, you want one with plenty of juice to recharge your myriad mobile devices, but power packs with slim profiles are preferred. And EnerPlex has just the thing you need in the 6.7mm-thick Jumpr Slate. It's got two full-size and one micro-USB …

New 'SNL' star Sasheer Zamata is a familiar face of comedy

Live from New York, it’s Sasheer Zamata!<p>“Saturday Night Live’s” first black female cast member in six years will make her debut from Studio 8H on Saturday’s episode, but the comedian, who moved to the Big Apple in 2009 after graduating with a drama degree from the University of Virginia, has spent …

Amped Wireless outdoes itself with a new router and extender pairing

It's 2014, which means that it's high time that Amped Wireless showed off the WiFi hardware that'll be arriving through the rest of the year. This time out, the company is announcing a router and range extender, both of which are branded as AC1900 devices. The pair comes with eight 802.11ac WiFi …

Bluetooth Audio Cassette Adapter

File this one under “how does this product not exist yet?” Apparently there are many mp3 to audio cassette adapters and they’re all like this Belkin …

Motorola’s Moto G Gets A Google Play Edition, Still $179 And $199 Unlocked

Google essentially makes the Moto G as it is – they own Motorola’s handset business, and both the Moto X and Moto G were designed and built under Google’s parental supervision. But that hasn’t stopped Google from creating a Play Edition Moto G.<p>The Play Edition strips out the few non-stock elements …

HP Sensibly Shuns U.S. To Launch Its First Android Smartphones

Once upon a time, HP ruled the computing landscape. From consumer PCs to enterprise solutions, the house that Bill and David built was once the most powerful electronics company. But things are different today. So much so that HP is ignoring its home territory with its recently announced …

OUYA Founding Team Member And VP Of Product Development Departs

One of OUYA’s founding members, Muffi Ghadiali, has left the company, TechCrunch has learned. Ghadiali was instrumental in helping launch the OUYA on Kickstarter and to the consumer market, and has previous experience working for Lab126 (Amazon’s hush-hush projects division, which birthed the …

Blocking TV ads: The new Whack-a-Mole?

August 30, 2013 | 9:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" …

Samsung announces the world's first curved UHD TVs at IFA 2013

You didn't think Samsung was done announcing TVs at IFA yet, did you? This time, Samsung's folded two of its new TV notions into one set, announcing the world's first curved Ultra High Definition TVs. They don't appear to be OLED (so our money's on LED), but the new screens will be available in …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …