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(Update: "Blue Coral") More Galaxy Note 7 details leak: 64GB and color variants

<b>Update (June 26th)</b>: It looks like the logo that was leaked over the weekend is actually indicative of more than what one might have initially expected:<p>The above was discovered by GalaxyClub.nl who has posted the above image, which appears to come from an application filing. The name “Blue Coral” …

Phones

Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolling out to Verizon's Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Tab S2

Verizon has (quite surprisingly) been rolling out a good amount of updates to its Android devices as of late. Recently we’ve seen the Galaxy S5, Droid Maxx 2 and a few other handsets on Verizon receive updates to the latest version of Android, and today two more are joining the party. Verizon is …

Android News

Sulon says its headset doesn't need a PC to run VR experiences

While HTC and Oculus’ upcoming headsets look promising for VR fans, you’ll need to make room for a high-end PC, position tracking devices and all the cables needed to connect the headsets to your desktop.<p>Hardware firm Sulon believes it’s hit upon a better alternative. It says that its Q headset …

Sony’s futuristic Concept N headphones don’t touch your ears

Headphones you wear on your neck<p>Sony's newly formed R&D outfit, Future Lab, is here at SXSW to show off its first concept prototype: a pair of headphones worn around the neck that direct audio upwards so only you can hear it. Codenamed Concept N, the Bluetooth device takes the design of those …

Consumer Tech

This tiny but powerful high-resolution portable music player wowed the Audiophiliac

The Cowon Plenue D is loaded with features and sounds awfully sweet.<p>While Cowon's Plenue series of portable high-res music players may not be as well known as Astell & Kern's or FiiO's, I've thoroughly enjoyed the two previous Plenue models I've tested on this blog. This new Plenue D is smaller and …

Audiophile

Amazon Echo starts talking to your thermostat

Amazon's voice-guided Echo speaker can serve as everything from an exercise coach to a game machine, but its latest addition could be particularly helpful if you're shivering as you read this. The Echo now offers voice control over thermostats, starting with the Ecobee3 -- you can ask it to set a …

The Koss ESP-950 headphone dazzles the Audiophiliac

It's a classic audiophile design: the large, over-the-ear Koss ESP-950 sounds like no other headphone.<p>The Koss ESP-950 electrostatic headphones debuted in 1990, so color me embarrassed -- I'm a little late to the party. The good news is the ESP-950 is still being made, and this 26-year-old design …

Audiophile

The Audiophiliac Component of the Year: Schiit Ragnarok stereo amplifier

The Ragnarok amplifier is the brand's first to drive speakers and/or headphones, and it sounds like it means business.<p>Schiit is best known for its headphone amps and digital converters; Ragnarok is its first stereo integrated amplifier for speakers and headphones. It's a purist, sound-quality-first …

Audiophile

Deezer takes the fight to Google Play Music with 20,000 new podcasts and offline playback

Deezer has announced that it’s adding 20,000 new podcasts and radio shows to its streaming audio service worldwide. That gives it an edge over Google Play Music, which announced yesterday that it would introduce podcasts in the ‘coming months.’<p>With that, Deezer’s library has now expanded to over …

This tiny £20 box has transformed the way I listen to music

I purchased a FiiO e05, which is a cheap, £20.99 headphone amplifier, on Amazon to see if it would make any difference to how I enjoy music.<p>What you may not know is that every smartphone and laptop has an amp in it already. In fact, you probably own several headphone amplifiers without realising it.<p>…

Audiophile

Marshall London: What happens when an amp maker builds a phone?

Why does a company famous for making guitar amps decide to make a phone? The Marshall brand realized clinging to its rock heritage won't serve it forever. That's why it already moved into headphones and Bluetooth speakers -- modern day lifestyle products -- via a collaboration with Zound …

Chevrolet Spark running Android Auto: hands-on first look

We recently got a chance to check out the big Chevrolet event in Detroit, Michigan, which allowed us to take a look at all things Android Auto. While many other auto manufacturers have revealed that a number of their new vehicles would come with Android Auto pre-installed, Chevrolet recently …

Android Auto

Transform your car into the 4G LTE connected car of the future with Vinli's little black box

Vinli goes beyond basic fuel economy monitoring with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi hotspotting, GPS and more.<p>Vinli wants to transform the car you own today into the 4G Web-connected, Wi-Fi hotspotting, mpg-boosting, teen driver-monitoring car of the future. Just plug its little black box into the diagnostics …

Wi-Fi

Microsoft went all out for its Windows 10 desktop background

When Windows 10 launches on July 29, pay special attention to the default desktop background.<p>Microsoft partnered with San Francisco designer Bradley …

San Francisco

Galaxy Note 5 Images Leak, Will Anger Users

I thought the bets were off. No phone would prove more controversial in 2015 than the Galaxy S6. It seems I was wrong…<p>If leaked images obtained by the ever reliable French tech site Nowhereelse.fr prove correct (and it nailed both the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 designs prior to launch) then Samsung is …

Phones
Audiophile

How to use WhatsApp from your computer

Tired of only being able to access your WhatsApp conversations on your phone? Read this.<p>Typing long messages or holding multiple WhatsApp conversations on your smartphone is possible, but there are times when typing away on a full keyboard and viewing messages on a full-size computer screen would …

Apps

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Samsung Promotion, 1 year Netflix with new Galaxy S5, Note 4 or Tab S

Samsung is working on a little treat for new Galaxy S5, Note 4 and Tab S buyers. Starting January 4th, Samsung is giving eligible U.S. buyers one free year of Netflix to go along with their new Samsung device.<p>If you are looking to buy one of these Samsung devices this weekend, you best hold off …

Mobile

Samsung just added a 360-degree video store to its VR headset

Since launch in early December, the virtual reality headset released by Samsung and Oculus VR has received a steady drip of new content. Each Tuesday, a handful of new apps launches for Gear VR -- new games (<i>Temple Run</i>!), new experiences (a Paul McCartney performance!). Thus far, nothing's been …

Samsung's new Milk VR app streams 360-degree video to Gear VR headset

Starting today, Samsung's giving you more to do with its Gear VR virtual reality headset. The company has launched a new app, Milk VR, that delivers immersive, 360-degree videos to the Galaxy Note 4-powered platform. (By the way, we <i>really</i> wish Samsung would move away from the truly awful "Milk" …

Impossible electric bike folds up to fit in a backpack

It probably shouldn't exist, but a group of engineers have built a prototype electric bicycle with a bizarre design that folds up into a tiny form.<p>Bicycles tend to be big. Even the most compact of folding bicycles still end of being the size of a suitcase when collapsed down. Electric bikes …

Electric Bikes

Samsung doesn't know where virtual reality is headed, but it has a plan

The company wants to get an army of developers behind its Gear VR platform as quickly as possible<p>Perhaps by the sheer force of its market power alone, Samsung immediately became one of the top contenders in the nascent virtual reality space earlier this year when it announced Gear VR — a headset …

How to Boost Galaxy Note 4 Camera Performance Using Mod

Galaxy Note 4 users are in for some great news as it is now possible to achieve improved photo quality and extend video recording time on the device …

Samsung Gear S To Have Its Own Plan on Sprint (Rumor)

Samsung Gear S was announced ahead of the IFA 2014, and is a little different from most of the smartwatches available in the market. The wearable …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony's tiny high-resolution audio player might be the next big thing

It's called the Walkman NWZ-A17, and this wafer-thin player has a lot going for it, says the Audiophiliac.<p>Sony's latest reboot of the Walkman -- the NWZ-A17 high-resolution music player -- brings back memories of the original Walkman analog cassette players that were all the rage in the 1980s. Sony …

Audiophile

Samsung’s Gear VR is a solid step into virtual reality — unless you wear glasses (hands-on)

NEW YORK — I’ve never had the privilege of sitting in the front row of an intimate Coldplay performance, but with Samsung’s new virtual reality headset, I was able experience the next best thing.<p>Samsung officially unveiled its Gear VR headset today, which is powered by technology from the …

DrinkMate Is A Tiny, Plug-In Breathalyzer For Android Devices

Devices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a teeny breathalyzer called DrinkMate, currently …

Gear Circle are necklace-style Bluetooth headphones that vibrate

Samsung just launched the Gear S, but the 3G smartwatch wasn’t the only wearable mentioned in Samsung’s press release. The other device is Gear Circle, a pair of wireless headphones that clasp together like a kind of high-tech necklace.<p>The Gear Circle isn’t the first design of its kind, with LG, …

Wearable Tech

How to recover deleted photos from a memory card

Just deleted an important batch of images from your memory card? Never fear, here's how to undelete them for Mac and PC users.<p>"Uh oh."<p>Those are probably the first two words you'll utter when you realise your photos have disappeared. If you've accidentally formatted your card or you suspect it has …

Tutorials