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How to find Android games with no in-app purchases

<b>Honest Android Games curates games from the Google Play store that won't ask you to spend extra money on in-game items.</b><p>When you look at a mobile game …

Google ended Q4 2013 strong, reported $3.92 billion operating income

Google’s 4th quarter 2013 results are in and things are looking very good for the company. For Q4 2013 Google reported $16.86 billion in revenue, which was up 17 percent when compared to the $14.4 billion it brought in during Q4 of 2012. Google also reported $3.38 billion in net income, up from its …

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 Neo with full S Pen functionality

Expectations have been building for a while about the possibility of a Galaxy Note 3 lite from Samsung and a few weeks ago various different sources started to reveal that the device is to be called the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Now thanks to a press release published by Samsung Poland the Galaxy Note 3 …

Samsung launches Galaxy S4 Black Edition with Note 3-like finish

Samsung Russia unveiled a new Galaxy S4 version that takes design cues from the Note 3.<p>Dubbed Black Edition, the new Galaxy S4 comes with the faux leather finish that Samsung introduced on the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 (2014) back at IFA and extended with the NotePRO and TabPRO line at CES this …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week [Google Play Weekly]

It’s been a very active week in the world of Android and not just on the hardware side of things. To start, NVIDIA ended exclusivity with TegraZone and now all devices that run Android 2.2 and up can use it. Google Chrome was busy as they have released a beta for a program that will port web apps …

Android 4.4.2 has arrived to HTC One owners in Canada

On Wednesday Jason Mackenzie took to HTC’s website to talk about Android 4.4 KitKat’s North American arrival, revealing that they were behind schedule and that HTC One owners in Canada and the United States were looking at another week or two before the update hits.<p>The good news for those in …

All-Dock Kickstarter project ends, more than doubles $40k goal

We first reported on All-Dock towards the end of December of last year, and at the time the Kickstarter project still had about a month left before ending.<p>The project’s funding round has now concluded, with All-Dock securing $97,479, attracting 864 backers and blowing past it’s original $40,000 …

AutoPebble app helps you take your Pebble smartwatch to the next level

If you’re looking to bring an whole new level of customization to your Pebble smartwatch, you’ll want to turn your attention to a nifty new app called AutoPebble.<p>So why would you be interested in this app? For fans of Tasker, the closing line in the video below is probably the only sales pitch …

HTC One KitKat update arrives to Sprint, manual update requests only

The HTC One KitKat update for North American carriers didn’t meet the original self-imposed deadline, but HTC doesn’t appear to be too far off. Yesterday we reported that carrier-branded HTC One handsets in Canada were already seeing the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and late last night Sprint’s …

What’s preventing Chinese phone manufacturers from breaking into Western markets?

If you want cutting edge technology at a fraction of the usual price then you can find it in the Chinese market. We saw a range of impressive smartphones, phablets, and tablets from Chinese manufacturers like Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, and Alcatel at CES this year. Apart from fast processors, big HD …

Scentee's smelly smartphone notifications are now available worldwide

If you were crestfallen when you heard that Scentee's fragrance-emitting smartphone add-on would be hard to get outside of Japan, you can relax -- it's now available worldwide through the company's site. The perfume plug-in sells for $35 by itself (plus a whopping $30 in shipping), while scent …

Apple Testing Induction, Solar, and Motion Charging for Curved-Glass iWatch

Apple is exploring a variety of different charging methods for its upcoming "iWatch" smart watch project, according to a report from <i>The New York Times</i>. At the top of the list for Apple appears to be induction charging, allowing users to recharge their watches wirelessly.<p>For its wristwatch, Apple …

Microsoft commits to the Open Science movement

<i>Microsoft Research's Andy Wilson demonstrates a 'touch-screen' projector on Joshua Topolsky's back.</i><p>Microsoft will aim to make all of its scientific research publicly accessible in a move to spread "the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible." Since its formation in 1992, the …

Internet speeds climb 10 percent worldwide

Internet access is getting quicker throughout the world, says cloud service provider Akamai.<p>Releasing its "State of the Internet" report for third quarter of 2013 on Tuesday, Akamai pegged the average global connection speed at 3.6 megabits per second, a 10 percent increase from the second quarter …

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Wearable book lets readers feel the fiction

A project out of MIT called Sensory Fiction relays characters' emotions through networked sensors and actuators worn by the reader. Will future books be yet another wearable technology?<p>When I finished reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, I cried what seemed like an endless river of grief-stricken …

EU said to be developing system for police to remotely disable any car

<i>The Telegraph</i> reports that European Union police officials are quietly meeting to develop a system that would allow law enforcement to kill any car's engine from a central control facility. The fundamental technology already exists and is deployed with some auto manufacturers — GM, for example, …

Augmented Reality TV System Mixes Programming and Web Content

A new venture in television created by a San Francisco-based startup combines web content with television programming in a way that makes …

Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks on the web ahead of its March release

Microsoft’s first update to Windows 8.1 has leaked today on various file-sharing websites ahead of its March debut. The early build includes a number of changes that Microsoft is making to improve the keyboard and mouse experience in Windows 8.1. The most obvious change is a new title bar for …

Apple reportedly testing inductive, solar and motion charging for its unannounced smartwatch

We've heard that when Apple reveals its first smartwatch product, there's going to be a heavy focus on health and fitness, but there might also be a way to charge the wearable without plugging it in, according to a report from <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>. Inductive charging came in a wave of smartphones last …

Twitter is Opening its Data to the Music Industry

Hot on the heels of a deal with CNN and Dataminr to bring the benefits of its data to journalists, Twitter is focusing on unlocking the potential of its platform for the music industry. The company today announced a partnership with 300 Entertainment, a music industry firm founded by ex-Warner …