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Apple to replace counterfeit chargers following electrocution

Apple is launching a global programme to replace third-party chargers for its products, following safety concerns.<p>Anyone worried their USB charger may be a counterfeit can take it into an Apple store and have it replaced by one made by the company for $10, or the equivalent in local currency. Apple …

Chrome OS users gain immersive mode and more in stable channel update

All Google(s goog) Chromebooks, save one particular model, have a software update waiting for them. Google announced the update for the Chrome OS …

Apple acquires Embark, a transit app it recommended during the iOS Maps disaster

Remember that time Apple launched a new iteration of iOS with a godawful mapping app? Shortly after that, it also recommended that users in major metropolitan areas lean on third-party apps for mass transit navigation, given that iOS Maps had no such functionality. As it turns out, Embark was one …

Pebble, Android & Twilio founders to discuss the future of computing at Mobilize

Remember when mobile phones were the size of a brick and only used for talking to people? If not, I assure it was happening roughly 25 years ago, but …

Smartphone shipments in India more than double but iPhone misses out

http://www.canalys.com/newsroom/china%E2%80%99s-top-five-vendors-account-20-world%E2%80%99s-smart-phone-shipments<p>The second most populous nation on …

Big Shot self-assembly digital camera kit finally shipping to curious kids

​<p>While we were growing up, you had to take things apart to find out how they broke worked. Big Shot camera sets about things the other way around, coming in kit form to help kids learn exactly what goes into making a camera tick. It's been in the prototype stage long enough for its initial audience …

Does it matter the Motorola X won't be coming to the UK?

T3 talk you through the Moto X - Motorola's first collaboration with Google - ahead of its US release.<p>The Moto X, hardware company Motorola's first collaboration with Google, is soon to hit the shelves in the US but there are currently no plans for a UK release. Should the Brits feel jealous?<p>We …

IBM hopes Google et al. can breathe life into its Power chip franchise

Right now I’m pretty sure the sum total of server vendors using IBM’s(s ibm) Power chip is one: IBM. (Don’t worry, IBM will correct me if this is not …

Dutch iPhone 5 users can finally use 4G, at least if they’re with Vodafone

It’s been a long time coming, but 4G connectivity is now becoming a widespread reality in the Netherlands. Dutch telecoms giant KPN has been rolling …

Samsung’s trademark filings tip Galaxy Gear smartwatch

We’ve finally got some concrete evidence of Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch, thanks to its July 29th filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. …

Samsung and AT&T exchanging water-damaged Galaxy S4 Active handsets (update: confirmed)

Bummed because your Galaxy S4 Active didn't hold up as advertised while you were swimming laps? Well, it seems like Samsung and AT&T may be offering a solution: a chance to exchange those water-logged handsets. Thanks to a tipster, <i>Phone Arena</i> has learned that the swap will take place, but only for …

Children's charities urge young people to speak out against cyberbullying

Child safety groups have issued advice on how to protect children online, following the news that a teenage girl took her own life after being subjected to online bullying by internet trolls.<p>The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and anti-bullying charity …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 coming September 4th?

A Friday report from BGR tips the launch of the Galaxy Note 3, as well as Samsung’s first foray into the smartwatch world, for September 4. This …

Feds say Apple must give access to Amazon and Barnes & Noble e-bookstores

The Justice Department is calling on a federal judge to force Apple(s aapl) to allow competitors in the ebook market to provide prices and links to …

FBI Can Remotely Activate Android Smartphone And Laptop Mics, WSJ Reports

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FBI employs a number of high-tech hacker tactics in its efforts to round up information on suspects, including the ability to remotely activate microphones on Android devices and notebook computers, according to one of its sources who is described as a …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review

For all intents and purposes, eight inches is the new sweet spot for tablets. We've so far seen a few hits with this form factor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 perhaps foremost among them. It makes sense, after all; 10.1 inches can be unwieldy for travelers, and 7 inches scrimps a bit on screen real …

Dell shares jump 5.5% as board agrees to new buyout offer - BBC News

This HOT new smartwatch acts a phone for private conversations

Is a smartwatch that allows for private phone conversations the holy grail of wearable devices? For many enthusiasts, the answer is yes, and the Hot …

Apple must open up ebook store to rivals, says US government

Apple should provide links to rival bookstores and be banned from anti-competitve deals for five years, the US Department of Justice has said.<p>Apple should be banned from entering anti-competitive e-book distribution contracts for five years and should end its business arrangements with five major …

Apple Store app giving away free apps, games in broader retail push

If you open your Apple Store(s AAPL) app on Friday you’ll see something new: a free content giveaway, courtesy of Apple. Under the “Stores” tab, …

T-Mobile’s Moto X will not be available from T-Mobile

The upcoming Moto X(s goog) will be available on all four major US carriers, but T-Mobile’s(s tmus) model will only be available through Motorola. …

Apple iPhone 5S rumours: Release date, price and specs

Apple iPhone 5S rumours: Release date, price and specs. Will it be colourful, will it be cheap? We trawl through the rumours surrounding the iPhone 5S<p>Since the iPhone 5 went on sale last autumn, rumours have been circulating about what we can expect from Apple's next model - the proposed 5S.<p>One of …

Chromecast update breaks root-friendly exploit

We hope you weren't planning to tinker with your Chromecast this weekend. <i>GTVHacker</i> has confirmed that a recent firmware update to Google's streaming media stick plugs the bootloader exploit that many are using to get root access. Some <i>XDA-Developers</i> members have tried maintaining root by flashing …

Jelly Bean now runs on 40 percent of Google Android devices

Another month means another 30 days of Android(s goog) phones being sold with or getting updated to Android Jelly Bean software. Google’s data for …

Will marketers pay $24k a year for customizable neighborhood maps? InstaGIS hopes so

If you want to find out who your neighbors are, you can look at Census data, which will tell you things like the number of private businesses or by …

Autographer camera hands-on at London Zoo

Autographer camera hands-on at London Zoo. T3 gets our hands on the always-on camera to capture some wildlife in the big smoke<p>Autographer is designed to be worn all day every day to document your life. At only 37.4mm wide and weighing 58g, it's incredibly portable, unobtrusive and light enough to …

New Nexus 7

While everyone waited on an iPad mini with retina, Google and Asus went ahead and did one better. Presenting the new Nexus 7, an affordable 7-inch …

Gear & Gadgets

Simple.tv tries to win over Boxee users, eyes cloud DVR

Simple.tv, the maker of a DVR squarely aimed at cord cutters, has a proposition for former users of Boxee’s Cloud DVR: The hardware startup will give …

Samsung preps Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S4 Mini variants with seamless dual-mode LTE

It hasn't been easy to bridge differing LTE network types in one phone; ZTE's attempt requires a reboot, for example. Samsung claims to have solved that problem with new dual-mode LTE versions of the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S4 Mini. Both devices can switch between the common FDD-LTE standard and …