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Telus to bring Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to Canada on October 4th

Canadians won't have to wait much longer than their American counterparts to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. Telus sends word that it will carry both Samsung devices on October 4th, just a few days after AT&T gets its turn at the Note 3. The carrier doesn't yet have pricing. …

Google, Pitting Itself Against Samsung, Prepares For Device War

News that Google acquired a significant competency in Smartwatches, a year ago already, is as close as you can get to setting a cat among the device-ware pigeons. Google has transparently been developing a device strategy now for years but couched it with an element of stealth - almost as if its …

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Galaxy Note 3 release date – are you ready?

Of all the amazing technological marvels to have generated excitement here at <i>Android Authority</i> over the past twelve months, few compare to that generated by the upcoming Galaxy Note 3. If you’re anything like me, then you know that big devices hit the <i>sweet spot</i> in terms of being an <i>everything</i> …

Alcatel quietly reveals One Touch Idol S, Idol Mini and Evo 8 HD tablet

Unlike babies that wail when they're born, the three new members of Alcatel's One Touch family have silently slipped into the company's website. The two handsets, the Idol S and the Idol Mini, follow the original trio revealed at CES this year, sharing similar elements despite the difference in …

PlayStation 4 features voice command capabilities, Sony confirms

PlayStation 4 will feature voice command capabilities through its Eye camera peripheral, Sony confirmed with Polygon.<p>"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of …

Apple offers credit for upgrading iPhones

Apple quietly began rolling out an iPhone trade-in program Friday, letting owners sell older handsets back to the company in exchange for credit toward a new model.<p>Apple's U.S. retail stores are now accepting devices, said Amy Bessette, a spokeswoman for Apple. The initiative got under way just …

Twitter rolls out new look for conversations on Android and iOS

Today, Twitter announced a new interface change for its iOS and Android apps that makes entire conversations between users more visible, rather than showing single tweets at a time. The home screen will now display the most recent three tweets in any conversation, expanding to show the full …

Here’s what you need to know about the future of gesture-based UI design

Smartphone screens across the globe are embracing clean design in an effort to feature content on high-end pixel real estate. Buttons, both physical …

Ubisoft Says Next-Gen Game Preorders Outpacing Current Gen

It’s hard to describe how excited the gaming public is to have a new console generation finally arrive at last, but now we’re starting to see ways in which that sentiment is quantified. Speaking to MCV, Ubisoft’s Europeon Chief Alain Corre revealed that pre-orders for their upcoming games like …

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20 best Android apps this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for Android smartphones and tablets.<p>It covers apps and games, with the prices referring to the initial download: so (Free) may mean (Freemium) in some cases. The equivalent iOS roundup will be published later in the day.<p>For now, read on …

Rumor: Galaxy Gear smartwatch specs to include dual-core Exynos 4212 CPU, 1GB of RAM and camera

The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will reportedly be unveiled alongside the new Galaxy Note 3 at Samsung’s pre-IFA 2013 September 4 media event, but there’s already unconfirmed online chatter regarding its specs.<p><i>Sam Mobile</i> says that it has received an anonymous tip about the device’s hardware, which it …

Galaxy Mega 6.3 press render surfaces with navy blue body, AT&T branding

Courtesy of the ever-reliable @evleaks, it appears the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is indeed coming to AT&T. A purported press render shows the device colored in a navy blue plaid with the carrier's globe logo below the rear-facing camera. Of the few versions that passed through the FCC, you may recall that …

The Genius of Whisper, the Massively Popular App You Haven't Heard Of

It's anonymous. It's ephemeral. It's PostSecret optimized like FarmVille.<p>I have a secret to tell you: There is a mobile app you've probably never heard of that gets 2.5 <i>billion</i> page views a month, substantially more than all of CNN. It's called Whisper, and the youths just love it.<p>Here's how it …

Mid-Atlantic Dolphin Die-Off Leaves Scientists Puzzled

Dead dolphins have been washing up in alarming numbers on mid-Atlantic beaches since July as scientists struggle to find a cause for the largest such die-off in a quarter-century.<p>More than 160 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins have turned up dead from New York to Virginia, says Charley Potter, a marine …

Cosmonauts break record for longest Russian spacewalk

Science News<p>Two cosmonauts set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk on Friday, spending more than seven hours working outside the International Space Station to prepare it for the addition of a new Russian-built orbital lab.<p>Veteran cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Alexander …

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

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Facebook To Partner With OpenTable To Make Restaurant Reservations Available On Mobile

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc<p>struck a deal with online restaurant booking service OpenTable Incthat will allow users to reserve tables at restaurants via a Facebook app, as the world's No. 1 social network continues to expand its mobile services.<p>In an announcement on its website, Facebook said the …