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Rumor: Galaxy S5 may not launch with an OIS camera on board

Samsung is having supply difficulties with its smartphone camera optical image stabilization (OIS) plans, a new report says, which means the Galaxy S5 may not actually offer such a feature next year.<p><i>ETNews</i>, the same publication that said the other day that the Galaxy S5 may be launched in …

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US carriers can now block activation of stolen smartphones if they head abroad

US wireless industry group CTIA has announced that a stolen phone database launched last year by T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon is now final, including integration with international carriers. That'll let foreign operators block stolen US device activations, a bone of contention for law …

Virgin Media brings its TV Anywhere service to UK Android devices

It took a while, but Virgin Media has finally brought its TV Anywhere service to Android. Already available on the iPhone and iPad for more than a year, the app comes to Android smartphones and tablets with nine new UK TV channels including Alibi, Dave, Drama, Good Food, Home, Really, Watch, …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Google is Building Ephemeral App Support into Chromium

Google really wants Chrome apps to take off. Not only has the company added rich notifications, in-app payments, and an app launcher into its browser, but now it’s developing ephemeral apps that launch by just clicking a link.<p>There are two separate components here. Ephemeral apps (you can enable …

Report: Metal Galaxy S5 body being built by the same company that supplies Apple, HTC

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>After four generations of plastic, the evidence is building that Samsung might finally be using metal for the body of the …

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Apple offers Black Friday savings in Europe, gift cards in Australia

For several years, Apple has joined other retailers in discounting various products for Black Friday. Unfortunately for deal hunters, that's not the case this year. When shoppers visit the company's retail stores tomorrow, every Mac, iPad, and iPod will be at its regular price. Instead of lowering …

Dropping Prices Are Driving Mass Smartphone Adoption Across The World

Ubiquitous computing is taking over the world, one boatload of smartphones at a time.<p>More than a billion smartphones will be shipped this year according to International Data Corp’s (IDC) World Wide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Smartphone shipments will grow 39.3% from 2012 and are expected to …

Best in Show: Our Favorites From the 2013 L.A. Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …