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Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

<b>Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to</b> …

Hands On With The Nexus 5 And Android 4.4 KitKat

The Nexus 5 is here! The Nexus 5 is here!<p>After months of hype and more questionably “accidental” leaks than any device in recent memory, Google announced their new flagship Android handset this morning.<p>I’ve only had the device in my hands for a few hours, so it’ll be a few days before I’m ready to …

With world watching, Google's mystery barge sits in limbo

Docked in the middle of San Francisco Bay, the mystery four-story structure is sitting idle day after day. It's not known why construction hasn't re-commenced.<p>Google's mystery project on a barge in the San Francisco Bay, which has piqued the interest of media the world over, sits in limbo day after …

Details of Android Kitkat Leaked

A leak published today suggests the next version of Android — named ‘KitKat’ — will focus on catering for low-end smartphones, while also supporting wearable devices (including that rumored smartwatch) and Google-powered TVs.<p>The author, ex-WSJ reporter Amir Efrati, suggests that — in addition to …

WhatsApps Shows BlackBerry The Mountain That Needs To Be Climbed

Yes, the 10 million downloads of the Blackberry Messenger app (BBM) on Android and iOS was impressive, but the announcement at Nokia World 2013 by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum shows that the Canadian messaging platform has a long way to go before it can be considered significant in the modern market.<p>With …

The Coming Resolution Wars Between PS4 And Xbox One

It’s been a rumor for some time now and technically still is, but it seems like it’s time to talk about this coming/current controversy of the differences in resolution between certain launch games for Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>There are a growing collection of “insiders” who are all …

Alleged iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 pictured together for the first time

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Earlier this week we saw images of the alleged iPad 5 pictured with the fourth-generation tablet. Now images have leaked …

Hands-on with Acer's 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android tablet (update: video)

Sure, IFA hasn't technically started yet, but it's never too early for a tablet hands-on. We took a trip to downtown Berlin to get an early peek at Acer's new line of devices, including this 10.1-inch Android tablet. At the center of the A3 is a fairly standard 1,280 x 800 IPS display -- the same …

The iPad Program That Watches You As You Learn Online

Woe to any student who dozes off in Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson’s class. The Scottish historian will instantly detect the grave affront to his (usually) brilliant lecture, and call out the poor chap in a way that will motivate others to fight off any similar instinct at all cost.<p>In distance …

There will never be another Nokia smartphone

A long, strange trip comes to a close<p>The Nokia brand name, one of the most storied marks in mobile, will never grace another smartphone.<p>Under the terms of Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division, the "Asha" and "Lumia" trademarks will transfer to Redmond, but …

HTC designers arrested for allegedly lifting trade secrets

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: ITResan<p>Amidst major telecom news from Verizon(s vz) and Microsoft(s msft) this weekend, HTC was almost able to scuttle …

Case-Mate’s iPhone 5C designs ‘evleak’ out, including September 20th ship date

<i>Update</i><i>: A bunch more cases have been added below.</i><p>Evleaks, a source with an excellent reputation for reliability, has tweeted two photos of aftermarket iPhone 5C cases, together with a very specific shipping date: 8am on 20th September.<p>It’s widely expected that Apple will announce the 5C (along with …

Selling Nokia Was Hard Emotionally, but Right Thing to Do, Says Interim CEO

Nokia’s interim CEO said Tuesday that selling the company’s phone business was hard emotionally, but clearly the right move for Nokia.<p>“Selling …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

Haptix Quickly Hits Kickstarter Goal to Add Touch Control From Any Surface

Haptix, a little camera device that promises to turn regular surfaces into 3-D multi-touch controllers, has exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 …

HTC One Max is Daddy Bear next to One and Mini in leak pic

Who's been sleeping in my 5.9-inch aluminium chassis? The HTC One Max, that's who, Daddy Bear. This latest leaked pic shows the classy metal rears of …

Mobile Technology

EA 19 Optimize of its User-Favorite Android Games for the New Nexus 7

Google’s revamped Nexus 7 tablet has an unusual High Definition display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, an apparently ‘true HD’ resolution. …

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The Retina iPad mini rumor just turned the Nexus 7 into a frozen turkey

Apple realized that it stood to lose millions in iPad sales to the new Nexus 7 2 with its flashy high-resolution screen and it leaked the Retina iPad …

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A Tag-Team Look At The New Nexus 7

<b>Darrell:</b> Google recently updated its Nexus 7 tablet, with a new design and brand new specs including a more powerful processor and much better screen. The device also has the distinction of being among the first in line for new Android updates, so it’s an early-adopter’s delight. But despite all …

What the next iPad Mini can learn from the Nexus 7

It's August, and Apple hasn't released a new iPad or iPhone in 2013. That should change soon, but to what degree? Yes, we're expecting at least one new iPhone, and maybe a redesigned Retina iPad...but what about the iPad Mini?<p>For the past week, I've been using a Google Nexus 7. Until that point, …

Gear & Gadgets

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life after she passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle going 60 miles per hour. Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally.<p>Denver NBC affiliate KUSA …

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Google Play Edition smartphones start receiving Android 4.3 (updated)

If you were wondering just how long it would take the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 to get Android 4.3, we can now tell you: not long at all. Owners of both devices report that they're receiving over-the-air updates to the new OS. There isn't yet word of any …

The New Google/Motorola Moto X Smartphone Is A Quiet Delight

The difficulty and virtue of quiet is too often overlooked.<p>The new Moto X smartphone, Motorola's first start-to-finish project after its acquisition by Google last year, is here.<p>"Motorola's Moto X Must Be Game-Changing -- Or Else," writes Tim Stenovec, threateningly, at the Huffington Post. "With …

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

Fujitsu Launches ARROWS A SoftBank 202F Android Smartphone in Japan

Fujitsu isn’t the first hardware manufacturer that springs to mind when debating high-end Android smartphones, but the company is hoping to change its rather lacklustre reputation with the ‘ARROWS A SoftBank 202F’ in Japan.<p>The device sports a 5-inch, 1080p display and a hefty 3,000 mAh battery, the …

Sony Saves Struggling PlayStation Vita With Indie Game Store Category

It’s no secret that Sony is actively courting indie developers to boost its reputation and games catalog on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and upcoming PlayStation 4 systems.<p>The company ramped up its efforts last month when it announced a dedicated section for indie games in the PlayStation …

Ten of the world’s toughest bike rides

Cycling’s toughest competitors will line up their bikes in the Corsican town of Porto-Vecchio on 29 June for the centenary edition of the Tour de France. Three weeks of extreme climbs and lightning-fast time trials await. So if their exploits leave you feeling inspired, why not try one of these …

Need for Speed Rivals custom detailed for next-gen, influenced by Battlefield's multiplayer

<i>Need for Speed: Rivals</i> was built from the ground up with the next generation in mind, and for Ghost Games' Marcus Nilsson, "next-gen" means innovation and sociability.<p>Speaking to Polygon, Nilsson said <i>Rivals</i> was developed with "next-gen thinking," one of the products being the title's new AllDrive …

EA Games Boss: We Don't Have A Problem With Second-Hand Sales

As it is written, so shall it be. Yesterday, in the aftermath of Sony‘s PR spanking of Microsoft at their big console reveals at E3 – where the Sony PlayStation 4 was put forward as not only $100 cheaper than the Microsoft Xbox One, but also possessed of a friendlier attitude to disc reselling, I …