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Which phones do world leaders use?

Apple and Samsung are hoping for some powerful customers as BlackBerry goes into decline. Could even Obama switch?<p>For years, the well-connected world leader would use nothing but a BlackBerry to get their email on the move – and it is still Barack Obama's phone of choice. He uses a model specially …

Google naps: mapping the world's best places to sleep

A parody site set up by Dutch developers uses Google's map data to share tips on where to catch forty winks<p>We've all done it. Last night was just a bit too good and your head is sinking ever closer to your desk – you need a nap, but where’s the nearest bed, bench or comfy patch of grass?<p>Enter …

6 Things Samsung Needs To Do Before I Ditch My iPhone

In that time, I've also tested dozens of other smartphones from every manufacturer from Motorola to LG. So far, not one of them has convinced me to switch.<p>Apple's biggest rival Samsung is getting ready to debut its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 in a few weeks. I'm still married to my iPhone, …

Philips Introduces Android-Powered 4K TVs Coming Later This Year

Google TV is likely going away entirely, to be replaced by a familiar face – Android. Philips has just unveiled new Ultra HD (4K, whatever you prefer) TVs (via 9to5Google) that will be running Google’s mobile OS when they hit stores in Q2 of this year. The sets seem to be coming to Europe and …

Black box data could be streamed live to control centres

Aviation safety bodies are considering making live streaming from aircraft compulsory after second major air crash in five years<p>Airlines could be obliged to stream “black box” data to prevent it being lost in the event of an accident.<p>The disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has …

Sony's Digital Paper aims to wipe out paper, forgets we already have tablets

Sony has unfolded a new digital paper product that it has imaginatively called Digital Paper.<p>Like actual paper, it lets you make notes and highlight …

Google forces ‘Powered by Android’ branding on new Android phones

With just about every Android phone maker tweaking the OS to suit their needs, Google is taking a big symbolic step to remind consumers of its own importance.<p>Google is now requiring new Android devices to display a “Powered by Android” logo when they boot up in order to access the Google Play …

iPhone Users Are Most Loyal, Followed by Samsung

Every smartphone manufacturer has its own followers, who don’t prefer to switch any other brand, until a situation arises or for any other reason for …

Gear & Gadgets

Xiaomi launches MIUI for tablets, new Nexus 7 gets first dibs (Update: WiFi version only)

While Xiaomi has yet to launch its very own tablet (the Eden Tab doesn't count), you can now get a first taste of its tablet-friendly MIUI Android ROM, which is available as an open beta for the 2013 edition Nexus 7. According to the company, this isn't merely a scaled up version of MIUI V5, as it …

iPhone 6 To Launch With Ultra Retina Display and A8 Processor (Rumor)

There are tons of rumors circulating all over the internet about the upcoming iPhone 6. Many believe Apple will increase the screen size to 4.8-inch …

Samsung Android software accused of concealing secret backdoor

Is the data on your smartphone secure: your bank records, your emails, your chat history? Normally, we take steps to protect this info like putting …

Huawei Uses iPhone And Siri To Tease Their New Tablet And Smartphones (video)

Ahead of the the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei has used an iPhone styled smartphone and a clone of Apple’s personal assistant Siri …

5 reasons Nokia is building an Android phone | Trusted Reviews

Nokia will make an Android phone. On the surface it is baffling, but as leak after leak emerges the seemingly unthinkable looks set to happen. Nokia, …

Windows Phone

Nokia X Sent To Developers In India

The Nokia X is a new Android smartphone from Nokia, the device is expected to form part of Nokia’s Asha range, which is a budget range of devices.<p>Now …

US Army Invents Virtually Immortal Pizza (VIDEO)

Scientists have invented a form of virtually immortal pizza which can stay fresh for years at a time, so it can be given to members of the …

FlyKly Smart Wheel Bike Booster Allows You To Add Electric Power To Any Bike

FlyKly has created a new and innovative device which allows users to easily add electric power to almost any push-bike they might own. The FlyKly …

Deal of the Day: LLOYD Flex Case for LG Nexus 4 | Android Central

The Jan. 19 Deal of the Day is the LLOYD Flex Case for LG Nexus 4. Made from shock absorbent and scratch resistant TPU, this flexible case provides …

Google Nexus

LG likely updating their devices directly to Android 4.4 KitKat

LG may be ignoring Android 4.3 and updating their devices directly to Android 4.4 KitKat. Information sent to <i>Phone Arena</i> shows the Optimus F3, …

Tips & tricks for new Android app developers

<i>My name is Shirwa Mohamed and I am the current developer of the Android app Sliding Explorer. I have been programming for a little over two and half years, now. I started by learning Java and then went on to do a little web development, before moving over to Android . I started building Android</i> …

Apps

Toshiba Chromebook confirmed for CES 2014 announcement

Toshiba will unveil its first Chromebook at CES 2014, a picture taken at the Las Vegas trade show reveals (above).<p><i>9to5Google</i> has posted an image taken at Toshiba’s display, which clearly reveals that a “Chromebook for everyday” is coming. However, actual details about the device or devices running …

Consumer Tech

Typo’s response to BlackBerry lawsuit: We’re still launching at CES

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom<p>BlackBerry(s bbry) on Friday announced that it was filing a lawsuit against Typo, the Ryan Seacrest-backed …

LG Teams Up With LINE To Let You Control Smart Appliances With Text Messages

LG’s CES press conference just kicked off here in Las Vegas, and the Korean tech giant is talking up services at a breakneck pace. In a bid to improve how people interact with the company’s vast smart home appliance portfolio, CTO Scott Ahn talked up LG HomeChat, a virtual assistant service that …

Fireweb, LG's first Firefox OS handset shows up at CES

LG's first-ever Firefox OS handset has already been making the rounds in Brazil, where's it been since October. And while we haven't heard much about US availability on the Fireweb (no real surprise there), the handset did show up here at CES, alongside a smattering of other already-announced …

Texting with a washing machine: hands-on with LG's HomeChat

From Siri to Google Now, every company wants to make interacting with technology a bit more natural. LG is now extending that idea to smart appliances with a new service called HomeChat, but it isn't focused on using your voice — it's instead based around the instant message.<p>The service lets owners …