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Samsung Gear smartwatch to launch along Note 3, report claims

Without specifying any sources, <i>Sam Mobile</i> just “confirmed” that Samsung Gear will be launched on September 4 at the Unpacked 2 press event in Berlin. The device will supposedly bear the SM-V700 designation. Details on its appearance and features are scarce for now, but the device will reportedly …

This Google Glass app can help you ace your next job interview

With all of the sensors in Google Glass(s goog), is it possible to provide some biofeedback that helps in stressful situations? If you have the right …

Flickr founder plans to kill company e-mails with Slack

When Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield and his team realized that their online game Game Neverending wasn't going to be a hit, they turned the game's photo-sharing tool into a stand alone product -- and got lucky.<p>Flickr was a hit. It quickly caught the attention of Internet giant Yahoo, which …

Startups

BlackBerry has been searching for a buyer since 2012, report says

BlackBerry announced this week that it's considering selling itself, but the Canadian phone-maker may have a hard time finding a buyer.<p>According to a report Tuesday, BlackBerry has already been secretly looking for a buyer for nearly a year.<p>Bloomberg says JPMorgan Chase & Co. and RBC Capital …

Life After Siri: Nuance's Uphill Climb To Being Your Digital Assistant

<i>UPDATE</i>: Nuance announced on Aug. 20 that it had adopted a stockholder rights plan, also known as a poison-pill approach. The company wouldn’t comment, but the move is likely aimed at blocking any takeover attempts orchestrated by activist investor Carl Icahn, who owns 16% of the company and also …

Apple’s September 10 iPhone Reveal Set to Disrupt a Bunch of Other Tech Events

While many in the tech world were happy to have a specific date for the big iPhone reveal, the day in question is a challenging one for several other …

Yes, Microsoft could turn the next Surface RT into a winner. Here’s how.

It’s no longer surprising that Microsoft’s Surface RT(s msft) isn’t the sales hit the company had hoped for. Last month, Microsoft dropped the …

It’s Still Tough to Get a Job at Google and Facebook

Google may have dropped the brainteasers from their entrance exam, but apparently it’s still a tough test to crack.<p>Google jumped up to eighth place …

Google Search Gets More Personal, Now Lets You Find Your Flight Info, Reservations, Photos And More

Google today announced a number of search features that make it easier for you to find your own personal information through Google Search. The search engine can now find information about your upcoming flights (“Is my flight on time?”), hotel or OpenTable reservations, package delivery information …

Chained to your gear? Juice it with this bracelet charger

We all feel like slaves to our relentless, 24/7 jobs sometimes. That's why there's no shame in flaunting your digital servitude with these electronic handcuffs handy wrist chargers from Japan.<p>Leave it to the tireless gadget salarymen at Thanko to help keep our electronics always on and demanding …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung: Bashing Apple works

When you're faced with someone who wears their cool on their sleeve and knows it, one option is to grasp their hem and genuflect.<p>Another is to laugh at their bloated self-importance.<p>This was the attitude adopted by Samsung, as it attempted to drop an insulting firework into Cupertino's trousers, …

Samsung

New LG LED TV gets '70s styling

Those born in the 1970s may appreciate the the LG 32LN530R, the Korean company's latest LED TV, which is designed to look like an old CRT TV. This 32-incher sports two oversize dials for setting TV channels and volume, as well as what appears to be a front speaker grille.<p>But strip away all these …

Gear & Gadgets

As new iPhone nears, old models lose trade-in value

CNET Update locks it in:<p>In this episode of Update, we plan ahead for the arrival of the next iPhone, which may be unveiled Sept. 10. If true, the new iPhone(s) will likely be in stores by the end of the following week.<p>Make the most profit on your old iPhone by locking in a buy-back price quote a …

iPhone

Tips and tricks to improve your Chromecast experience

Demand appears to be sky-high for Google's $35 TV dongle. The low price tag proved to be appealing to consumers, who have been quick to adopt the company's latest gadget. Hours after being announced late last month, the Chromecast had already sold out across a variety of outlets.<p>Despite there being …

Google

The five most durable gadgets of Always On

It's my personal belief that, across the board, gadgets should be tough enough to handle your real life. I don't think phones should require cases -- Gorilla Glass is more than strong enough to take a drop, and it's perfectly feasible to design devices that can handle bangs, biffs, and dunks …

Gear & Gadgets

Use URL Uncover to check if a shortened link is safe

There is no shortage of Web services to help you verify that a shortened link is legit and not something that's going to load you up with malware or steal personal information. But when it comes to online privacy, it's always good to have options. Instead of adding a "+" to the end of a bit.ly …

Personal Information

Garmin Head-Up Display review: Modern HUD guides the way with retro flair - CNET

MSRP: $149.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Garmin Head-Up Display</b> reduces driver distraction by projecting GPS information onto the windshield and in the line of sight. Setup is largely automated and painless. Garmin includes two methods of viewing the display.<p><b>The Bad</b> Only one reflective film is included in the box, …

Gear & Gadgets

Xbox One knows when it's overheating, adjusts accordingly

Microsoft's Xbox One will be a tad bit smarter than its predecessor, the Xbox 360, according to Microsoft.<p>In an interview published on Tuesday, Xbox General Manager of Console Development Leo del Castillo told Gizmodo that as much as the company would like to prevent misuse of the Xbox One, it …

Consciousness

Windows Phone to BlackBerry: Nyah nyah!

Windows Phone has swiped third place from BlackBerry among all mobile smartphone platforms, Gartner said in a report out Wednesday.<p>For the second quarter, Microsoft's mobile OS scored a market share of 3.3 percent, up from 2.6 percent in the prior year's quarter. Shipments of Windows Phone handsets …

Mobile

Roku hotter than Apple TV, report says

Roku has a leg up over Apple TV with users of set-top boxes, says a report out Wednesday.<p>In a survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband households with streaming media devices, Parks Associates found that 37 percent primarly use a Roku, while 24 percent use an Apple TV. Further, Roku is the most used …

Smart TV

Apple revamps beta version of iCloud.com with iOS 7 style

Apple's design overhaul for iOS has spilled over to the beta version of its iCloud service.<p>A new version of the site (beta.iCloud.com), which has Web versions of some of Apple's iOS apps, now sports a similar look and feel to iOS 7, which Apple is expected to release next month.<p>So far, the …

Apps

iPhone 5C shows its backside in video leak

At last we get to see the iPhone 5C -- Apple's rumored budget iPhone supposedly set to be unveiled September 10 -- in fancy, modern moving pictures. Or at least the empty back housing of one in a pretty shade of canary yellow.<p>Apple leak-meister Sonny Dickson, who also earlier shared photos of other …

Mobile Technology

Google Search becomes a better listener, finally

Google has spent the past year developing its voice recognition tools, and on Wednesday the company announced that the voice recognition tools in Google Now will be added to Google Search.<p>You'll now be able to ask Google Search the same kinds of questions as Google Now, further connecting the …

Google

LG G2 Leaked Images Show a Well-Rounded New Smartphone

Today, LG is expected to launch the G2 smartphone—the followup to last year's badass Optimus G. Here are two supposed press shots of the new …

Mobile Technology

Get Rid of Dirt Inside Your iPhone 5 Camera with Some Simple Surgery

Look closely at the camera lens of your iPhone 5. See that build-up of dirt and grime behind the glass? Ew! It might seem like the gunk is going to …

iPhone 5

LG's New G2 Is a High-Grade Speedster With One Weird Button

Today, we're getting our first real look at the G2, LG's follow-up to its promising but a little self-hampering Optimus G. It's a powerful little …

Gear & Gadgets

Oh Man, I Want These Budget iPhone Photos To Be Real

Rumor has it that Apple is set to release a new budget version of the iPhone next month. A blog and/or human person called Sonny Dickson has …

Mobile Technology

The Ridiculousness of Why We Can't Use Our Phones on Airplanes

One of the great mysteries of life, along with who framed Roger Rabbit and like, what's included under the umbrella term of global warming, is why …

Selling