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HTC One M8 review: HTC's stunning sequel steals the show - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The HTC One M8's sumptuous aluminum body makes a beautiful background for this top-flight smartphone's brilliant 5-inch display. It runs on a powerful quad-core processor and Android KitKat, the stereo speakers deliver excellent sound, and the depth-sensing camera brings a ton of useful …

Phones

The 10 Worst Product Fails of All Time

The larger the company, the greater its capacity for taking risks. While pouring millions of dollars into market research and advertising campaigns …

Hewlett Packard

HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet

HP has quietly announced a new tablet. Meet the HP 8. It’s a rather mundane tablet with a ho-hum screen and above par specs. It’s nothing special. But it’s cheap and cheap sells.<p>The HP 8 employs a 7.85-inch screen with a 1,024 x 768 resolution, which as Engadget points out, is a few pixels less …

Colorful Nokia Lumia 630 pictured in leak

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: @evleaks<p>I was a little disappointed when I learned that Nokia’s(s nok) latest smartphone, the Lumia Icon, comes in …

OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta introduces retina display scaling for 4k monitors

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The only retina display Macs(s aapl) you can get these days are MacBook Pro laptops. That’s because they’re the only Apple …

iBetterCharge puts iPhone & iPad battery notifications on your Mac

A nice, new utility called iBetterCharge brings those 20% and 10% battery warnings from your iPhone or iPad onto your Mac. Rather than picking up your phone before heading out the door only to realize your battery is almost dead, the app will remind you to plug in with warnings that pop up as …

Galaxy S5 official covers up for preorder in the UK, and they are not cheap

Samsung showed off accessories for the new Galaxy S5 last week at MWC, but now we have some prices to associate with the pretty pictures.<p>UK-based accessories retailer MobileFun put up for preorder cases and covers for the Galaxy S5, leaking at the same time the first press shots of these …

Mobile

Moto X Discounted to $339 for Students

Motorola today announced it is offering yet another discount for the Moto X: students can now grab an off-contract device for just $339 (compared to $399 off-contract or $49 with a new two year contract). Furthermore, the Moto Maker customization tool now has a College Collection design gallery, …

Apple 41.6% in US Smartphones, Samsung 26.7%, Android Down, iOS Up

Apple’s dominance as the top smartphone OEM in the US has started off strong in the first month of this year: 41.6 percent share. Samsung is once again gaining share faster than its main competitor, however, hitting a new high at 26.7 percent. Rounding out the top five were LG, Motorola, and HTC.<p>In …

iPhones Less Likely To Be Damaged, More Likely To Be Stolen Than Other Smartphones

According to a new report, iPhone users are 46% less likely than other smartphone owners to need a replacement device due to accidental damage — but 65% more likely to have their device stolen or lost.<p>The insight comes from third-party insurance company ProtectCell, who based their findings on 2 …

New Concepts Imagine the iWatch as a Lifestyle Device, Traditional Timepiece

While earlier iWatch concepts were inspired by the wearable's health-tracking features, a new set of renderings from Argentine design student Tomas Moyano imagines the iWatch as a device that'll produce "a further and deeper interaction between human beings and technology."<p>Moyano pictures a …

Tablets Expected to Outsell PCs by 2015

Whether you prefer the iPad, Galaxy Tab or Kindle Fire, the tablet market has become a big part of the mobile computing landscape. In fact, studies …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

InterAct

Oscar Mayer Wants to Make Your iPhone Smell like Bacon

Finally, a scent-emitting device that attaches to your iPhone and wakes you up to the smell of bacon.<p>Unfortunately, it’s not <i>quite</i> that simple. For …

Breakfast

If This Toaster Doesn’t Like You, It Will Leave You For Someone Else

A truly smart home would have appliances with a personality. And they might not be personalities we like.<p>What if your toaster didn’t like you and decided to move on? As companies start to add more personality to the smart objects we live with, one interaction designer is considering how a product’s …

Just because SXSWers want Uber in Austin doesn’t mean they should get it

Apple TV Updated with Revamped Channel for Upcoming iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014

In preparation for this week's iTunes Festival at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014, Apple has expanded its Apple TV lineup to include a revamped iTunes Festival channel that allows users to live stream the concert's shows as well as view lineups and artist information.<p>The channel showcases artists …

Can Flappy Bird Take Off In The Real World With A Physical Controller?

One of the companies that has caught my eye at SXSW Interactive this week is ZowPow. The San Francisco based start-up have a range of game controllers embedded in plush toys, with a Tiny Plane controller (for Tiny Plane) and a cuddly Redford (for MegaRun and MegaJump). Here in Austin, they’re …

Google developing SDK to make Android the standard for wearables

Google wants to make it easier for lots of wearables to run on the Android operating system.<p>In about two weeks, the tech giant will release an Android software-development kit (SDK) for wearable devices. This comes from Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and apps, …