Ivyl Mejias

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Why Android won't be getting App Ops anytime soon

An outcry of disappointment greeted Google when people found out that the hidden App Ops feature was yanked from Android KitKat last week, and it's going to be a long time before you see it again.<p>Google said at the time that it removed the feature because its experimental nature could break apps, a …

Samsung 'planning 10.5-inch AMOLED tablet'

The next addition to Samsung's Galaxy Tab range could have a 10.5-inch AMOLED display<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to introduce a new 10.5-inch tablet with an AMOLED display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month.<p>According to a shipping manifest leaked to the Korean media, …

Android smartphone made of solid titanium now available for $1,800

In the past, luxury handset manufacturer Gresso has been known for dressing up iPhones with diamonds (and charging $30,000 for the deed) and producing featurephones, but now it's getting into the Android business with its limited edition Radical smartphone series. The bottom-line model, the Radical …

Get an HTC Evo 4G and one year of service for $159

I've always said that I don't mind spending a couple hundred bucks for a smartphone -- it's the service that kills me. Paying $80 per month for a mandatory minimum of two years is not my idea of a great deal.<p>There are, of course, less expensive alternatives, but you're always going to be on the …

Target offers last-minute iPhone and iPad deals for holiday shoppers

Still need to finish up your holiday shopping? Or maybe just buying a gift for yourself? Either way, it’s definitely been a good month to buy Apple(s …

Samsung may bring stitched leather look to laptops

Galaxy Note 3 style wrapped around an Ativ Book 9 chassis<p>The Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 introduced a new faux leather aesthetic for Samsung, which may now be making the jump to the company's Windows notebooks as well. A new Ativ Book 9 Style laptop has been pictured over on Korean site …

Android's permissions gap: why has it fallen so far behind Apple's iOS?

No piece of technology knows as much about you as your smartphone. It goes where you do, so knows your movements, holds your contacts, your mesages, emails, web browsing records - and all the apps you use, perhaps including credit card details (suitably obfuscated to prevent casual theft). Given …

Canon's new Rebel T5 DSLR camera is unapologetically for beginners (hands-on)

If you're angling to upgrade from your smartphone or your point-and-shoot to something a little more serious, you're probably not going to jump for the top model out -- unless you have that kind of money. That's where Canon's new entry-level DLSR comes in, with 18-55mm kit lens, for $550. The EOS …

Xbox One February update now rolling out to consoles

Microsoft’s first major Xbox One update is now rolling out to consoles worldwide. The update was supposed to be released earlier this week, but Microsoft pushed it back for unknown reasons. The February update provides a number improvements primarily focused on managing content and displaying the …

Facebook Provides Opportunity for Lesson in Gender Identity

A few months ago I was filling out an online customer survey. Under "gender," in addition to "male" and "female," there was a third option: "other." I thought that was impressive. Then Facebook came along and added 50. Bravo, Facebook, bravo.<p>This is huge progress for transgender rights, but it also …

Military Scientists Developing Pizza That Stays Fresh for Up to Three Years

Researchers at a U.S. military lab are getting closer to perfecting what some call “the holy grail” of food prepared for soldiers: a pizza that stays …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

New Mixtape: Young Scooter ‘Street Lottery 2’

Putting a rocky 2013 behind him, Atlanta’s Young Scooter starts the new year off with <i>Street Lottery 2</i>. Hosted by DJ Swamp Izzo, the 18-track mixtape …