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Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini, GT-S7272 reach the FCC

Well, that was fast. Samsung only just unveiled the Galaxy S 4 mini last week, and today the device is swinging through the FCC as the GT-i9195. Sadly, this particular version of the mini isn't likely to reach the US -- its LTE only works in South Korea and a handful of other distant countries. …

WiSee prototype detects gestures from the next room using only Wi-Fi

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully created a prototype of a system that uses Wi-Fi — and only Wi-Fi — to detect gestures. Called "WiSee," the system cleverly measures the Doppler shifts created by human movement on regular Wi-Fi signals. That means that the system doesn't …

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Apple loses US trade panel ruling in Samsung dispute

<b>Apple has lost a ruling by a US trade panel in a patent dispute with its rival Samsung.</b><p>The International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a Samsung patent, which could mean some older models of the iPad and iPhone are banned from sale in the US.<p>The patent relates to 3G wireless …

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Sony unveils Haswell-based Vaio laptops that can be converted into tablets

Sony is unveiling a new line of Vaio Pro and Vaio Duo laptops with new Intel Haswell-based microprocessors.<p>The Vaio Pro is a touch-enabled Ultrabook laptop that runs Windows 8. It is aimed at mobile professionals and students on the go. The devices aren’t the cheapest on the market, but they …

Rumor: HTC will follow suit with a “Google Edition” of the One

The rumor mill started earlier this week and now it just won't stop.<p>At first, the unsubstantiated news of a developer edition of the HTC One seemed …

Apple Airs Incredible New iPhone Ad: ‘Music Every Day’

Following last month’s impressive “Photos Every Day” iPhone add, Apple has now begun airing a second at in the same series – only this time, the …

Google Glass code reveals always-on listening mode

A number of experimental features in Google Glass have been uncovered by the Android hacking community, including one that puts the headset in a constant listening mode awaiting an owner's command. Another lets you quickly snap a photo with an eye wink. These and other experiments remain hidden …

More sources say Intel Atom to power Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Intel has scored a mobile win with Samsung and will power at least one Galaxy tablet in the near future says VentureBeat. The …

Google Glass's #1 Fan

For an unreleased product whose initial price point (and utility?) remains a disconnect for most people, Google Glass (via Google+ and Twitter) certainly has garnered a boffo share of media attention – good, bad and geeky.<p>In Sunday’s <i>New York Times</i>, two professors examine a new dimension of the …

Mercedes-Benz plan will put QR codes on cars to speed up rescues

We joke that most people don't like QR codes, but those codes link to a lot of information through one snapshot -- and Mercedes-Benz may just use that efficiency to save lives. The automaker is putting the symbols on vehicles so that emergency crews just need a phone camera scan for easy access to …

What Games Are: Xbox One Is Microsoft’s Spruce Goose

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>During the 1940s Howard Hughes spent millions developing and building a plane with the largest wingspan in history and …

Will The Xbox One Rule The Living Room? Price Will Determine The Size Of Its Kingdom

The Xbox One is more or less a known quantity now, but its price has yet to be revealed by Microsoft. Price and ship date are always the biggest concerns when new gadgets or hardware hits the market, but in the case of the Xbox One, it’s likely to help determine whether the “home entertainment …