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LG G3 Review: Third Time's a Charm for LG's 5.5" Flagship Smartphone

LG’s latest and greatest flagship, the G3, was heavily leaked before its official unveiling in London this week, and as a result, we pretty much knew what to expect ahead of time.<p>In fact, it was a bit like the HTC One (M8) launch announcement – most of the key details, specs and even images were …

Samsung Chromebook 2 review: A $400 laptop never looked so good

Chromebooks seem to be having a moment. Which is odd, because for a while there, nobody seemed to be giving them a chance. Since the first Chromebook came out, about three years ago, Chrome OS devices have gotten flak for not being able to do as much as Windows machines. And to be fair, they …

This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

Jet lag is nobody's idea of fun. A bunch of mathematicians say they can make the adjustment less painful with a smartphone app that calculates the swiftest way to adjust.<p>Users plug in the time zone they're traveling to, and the app will do the calculations before spitting out a schedule specifying …

Pebble Opens Its Appstore For Android And Unveils Some Cool New Apps

Weeks after Pebble gave iPhone users access to its smartwatch app store, the company has finally opened it up to Android users as well. At the announcement, Pebble also revealed a new set of app partners, one of whom now offers an intriguing new use for the smartwatch: the ability to control smart …

Ask select Motorola phones 'what's up?' to hear notifications read aloud

Motorola's Touchless Control app just got an upgrade that'll make perpetually busy people happy. Now, the app can read notifications out loud when you ask "what's up?," which sounds especially useful for hectic morning commutes. If you're feeling extra dull and unfriendly, though, you can always …

Toshiba Chromebook review: A 13-inch Chromebook for full-time use - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The 13-inch <b>Toshiba Chromebook</b> has a bigger screen and better keyboard than smaller 11-inch models, and battery life is excellent for a sub-$300 system. Ports include HDMI-out and dual USB 3.0.<p><b>The Bad</b> This Chromebook suffers from the same limitations as other Chrome OS products, including …

The Google Smartwatch Is Real, And It’s Coming Soon (But Maybe Not Too Soon)

Google’s long-rumored smartwatch is real, and still “officially” expected to begin shipping in mid to late March. However, many members of the smartwatch team inside Google believe that date will either be pushed back to June, or the watch will end up shipping incomplete with a smaller feature set …

LG is reportedly building Google's smartwatch

LG is building Google's long-awaited smartwatch, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Citing "a person familiar with the situation" in Barcelona, the <i>Journal</i> claims that LG's hardware partnership with Google will soon expand to include the wrist-worn device. But it may not be the only manufacturer …

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Fleksy brings a keyboard to the Galaxy Gear, but why?

Fleksy is putting a keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy Gear so you can take notes on the tiny screen instead of the gigantic Galaxy Note 3 it’s probably paired to.<p>The Fleksy keyboard is already available on the Omate TrueSmart smartwatch, which the developer says makes the Omate the first “smartwatch …

LoginBox Debuts A New Kind Of Password Manager That Actually Records Your Workflows (But Is It Safe?)

Loginbox, a new solution aiming to save you from typing in your username and password for various websites when accessed from your smartphone’s small screen, is taking a different approach than most. Though competing with other form fillers and password managers like LastPass or Dashlane, the new …

Polaroid is already planning to cut the price of its $1,000 4K TV

Like the high school kid who doesn't get invited to go out partying with the in-crowd, Polaroid decided that the best way that it could turn some jaded heads was with a dramatic reinvention. The company pulled up outside CES with a whole new range of cameras, tablets and a 4K TV, the latter of …

Sony's Core isn't a wearable, it's a sensor (hands-on)

The Core is tiny. Thick as two sticks of gum, but twice as smart, this is Sony's renewed effort for wearables and it really couldn't look more different from the SmartWatch we saw in 2013. It's a different device to begin with: an activity tracker with no screen. Sony's still keeping it all pretty …

Here's a closer look at that dual-boot Android/Windows 8.1 tablet

Remember that combo Android/Windows 8.1 tablet that we spoke about briefly, earlier today? Well, it's just dual-booted its way into our hearts here at CES. Those initial pictures weren't really all that much to look at, and honestly, we didn't have the highest expectations in the world, given …

Native Union's Jump is a charging cable with a little built-in battery

We've covered a few cool Native Union accessories before, but this one easily beats them all in terms of thoughtfulness. The Jump, which is debuting at CES, appears to be a Lightning or micro-USB cable that goes through a little cable wrapper, which is intentionally designed to fit into your …

The best wearables of CES 2014

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> The best wearables of CES 2014<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Wearable technology is in the midst of a transitional period, moving from fanciful, off-the-wall ideas to more refined products for the real world. CES 2014 provides a snapshot on how far …

Amazon And Hulu Could Slow Netflix Growth In 2014, Morgan Stanley Says

Original series like <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Orange Is The New Black</i> may have helped lift Netflix to new heights in 2013, but could the fever start to fade in 2014? According to a new report from Morgan Stanley, Kevin Spacey and Taylor Schilling might not be enough to fend off competition from Amazon, …

Mophie announces new Space Packs, battery packs with built-in storage for iPhone

Mophie followed up its Juice Pack line of battery cases today by officially announcing the Mophie Space Pack. The pair of battery packs promise to not only double the battery life of your iPhone 5 or 5S, but also double your device's storage capacity at the same time.<p>The Juice Pack cases continue …

Sleep Number's x12 smart bed monitors your sleeping habits

CES 2014: the year the Internet of Things got very, very real. So far at the show we've seen a smart toothbrush and even a smart slow cooker, but is everybody ready for a smart bed? Sleep Number just announced the x12, which packs a variety of sensors to monitor your sleeping habits, movement, …

Sony Goes All-In On Cloud Content With “PlayStation Now” And A Cloud-Based VOD TV Service

The cloud has covered Sony in a big way: at CES today the company announced a pair of new services that will bring a new wave of cloud-based content to use across its range of devices. PlayStation Now will be a new network for cloud-based games, and a new video service will deliver both live and …

H2 Launches Health2Sync, A Tech-Savvy Way To Help Diabetics Manage And Track Their Glucose

Today at the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at CES, H2 debuted its Health2Sync technology, a combination of hardware and software aimed at helping diabetics better manage their glucose levels by providing them with a digital solution to a manual problem.<p>Tracking one’s glucose levels is tedious, …

Vizio's first 4K TVs will start at only $999

Vizio announced its first lineup of 4K TVs yesterday, but there was no word on price. Surprisingly enough, the company has already broken its silence on the matter — its consumer-grade P series lineup of 4K TVs will start at only $999.99 for a 50-inch model. The top-end, 70-inch model will go for …

How to get more Twitter followers in 9 different ways

The Internet does much to level the playing field for sharing a message. Twitter flattens it. So much so, that it’s difficult to stand out, to reach the audience you’re interested in and gain their attention. How can you get more twitter followers?<p>If you spend much time on Twitter, you’ve certainly …

Noted: A Simple Gesture-Based Note-Taking App

With the likes of Evernote, Simplenote and Drafts long-established in the note-taking app realm, any new entrant to the busy space really has its work cut out for it before things have even started.<p>But Denver-based development agency Tack has recently entered the fray with Noted, a beautiful, …

4K In 2014: Will YouTube, Netflix Bring Ultra HD Into Mainstream?

As the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show rapidly approaches, Samsung, LG, Sony and others are ready to release their latest and greatest televisions with support for 4K, which was officially deemed “Ultra High-Definition,” or “Ultra HD,” by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) in October …

Tactus Raises Series B To Help Bring Its Disappearing Touchscreen Keyboard To Market

There were plenty of media darlings at last year’s CES, but few tickled people’s fancies the way that Tactus and its amazing disappearing tablet keyboard did. The company has spent the past few months crafting reference devices for would-be partners and gearing up to help OEMs bring that impressive …

YouTube 4K streaming coming at CES with new VP9 codec

At CES next week YouTube will show off 4K streaming using a new open-source codec that will make videos load faster and require less bandwidth.<p>The new codec Google will introduce is called VP9, the follow-up to the failed VP8 codec introduced back in 2010. This time is different, though, because …

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Hands-On With Coin, The Electronic Credit Card That Hopes To Declutter Your Wallet

There are a number of startups seeking to make our financial lives better, whether it be Simple helping users set budgets and goals or BillGuard to make them aware of fraudulent charges that show up on their credit cards. Then there’s Coin, which wants to create a sort of “one card to rule them …

Why T-Mobile's New Global Roaming Plan Might Be An Industry Game-Changer

Getting stuck with big bills for global smartphone data roaming is about the dumbest thing one can do these days. The best advice I can give Americans traveling abroad, when it comes to smartphone data use, is to get a SIM card for a local operator when you hit the ground. Or consider a prepaid …