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Report: Production Glitch Could Hamper iPhone 6 Launch

With the widely rumored and eagerly anticipated iPhone 6, Apple isn't just aiming for bigger, it reportedly wants thinner, too. Now those design …

Leaked photos suggest Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 mixes fake leather with real metal

Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is likely to arrive within a month, but apparently that's not soon enough to avoid an early leak. <i>GSM Arena</i> has posted photos of what's believed to be Samsung's next gigantic, phablet-style smartphone. The images reveal a redesigned back cover that stays true to the Note 3's …

Project Ara video reminds us why we want a modular phone

Google sold most of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.9 billion earlier this year, but it kept one small part of the phone manufacturer. Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects group had been working on Project Ara when it was incorporated by Google — an ambitious plan for a modular smartphone …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …

Apple and Samsung back in court over patent damages

<b>Apple and Samsung are returning to court in one of the most high-profile patent battles of recent times.</b><p>In August 2012, a jury found Samsung guilty of infringing six Apple patents and awarded one of the largest payouts of its kind on record.<p>The verdict and $1bn (£626m) awarded in damages were seen …

10 million people are trying to tweet, text, and phone home to the storm-ravaged Philippines

The massive Philippine diaspora fuels everything from global shipping to US medical care to Hong Kong maid services, and a huge proportion of those workers are desperately trying reach their family and friends after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation this weekend.<p>The storm is known …

Playstation, Xbox And Wii In A Tight Race

The gaming industry is set to receive its eighth generation of consoles this month, and customers considering purchasing a console are tied between market leaders Xbox and Playstation.<p>A nationally representative poll of US consumers found that Playstation is the most popular console out of Xbox and …

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball

Two years ago, Jonas Pfeil posted a video to YouTube about a funny-looking ball he’d created that was filled with cameras and could capture panoramas of the entire world around it. Three and a half million people have watched that video in the time since, and with all the attention, Pfeil has been …

Americans Can't Stay Off the Internet, Even While Driving

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the truest sign that Americans are a stubborn, unflinching, possibly dangerous people, a survey …

Twitter’s ready to go on the acquisition warpath, with almost $2B to spend

Thanks a successful IPO opening day, Twitter now has a warchest of $1.8 billion. And according to some analysts, a lot of opportunity to spend it.<p>“Twitter has a long M&A shopping list with dozens of target private companies the microblogging service is targeting for purchase,” PrivCo’s Same Hamadeh …

Apple to recruit more suppliers to make iPhones, iPads -- WSJ

Apple may be enlisting a couple of more suppliers to help meet demand for its mobile products.<p>Later this year, the iPhone maker will tap into the resources of Taiwan-based Wistron to build 5C handsets, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing "people familiar with the supply chain." Next …

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Some MacBook owners reporting no sound after resuming from sleep on Mavericks

Apple launched Mavericks and a slew of new computers at its Fall event in September, but now it appears that owners of 2013 MacBooks may be affected by a bug in the new OS that mutes all system sounds after they resume from sleep.<p>Threads are cropping up around the Internet with users complaining …

October's Notable iOS App Releases

We’re back with our monthly retrospective look at some of the more notable iOS apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>Moment.us<p>What is the right music to listen to on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London or Chicago? Open the …

Starbucks Just Figured Out How To Take Your Money Over Twitter

Buying someone a coffee is a small gesture of kindness, but you usually need to be with a friend to make it. However, starting Tuesday, Starbucks has a solution: Just pay for your faraway friend's coffee over Twitter.<p>The new program, appropriately called "Tweet a Coffee," works like this: To tweet …

The New Banned Hashtags Of Instagram -- Now With More #SexyTimes

Instagram is bringing #sexyback. Along with #foodorgasm, #DuckDynastyBitch and #boobz (but not #boobs).<p>The photo-sharing service has lifted its ban on more than 100 previously unsearchable hashtags, according to new analysis posted Sunday by entrepreneur Nick Drewe on his blog, The Data Pack.<p>Drewe …

Wii Mini coming to the US for the holidays

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Nintendo<p>Nintendo is certainly beefing up its holiday lineup to appeal to thrifty shoppers who are eager to put a …

Facebook Wants To Track Your Mouse Cursor

Facebook has a knack for angering people with its privacy policies. The site already gathers and does god-knows-what with your pictures, private messages and more. But it still wants more information -- including what, exactly, you're doing with your mouse.<p>Facebook is working on new technology to …

Motorola Wants Everyone To Build Smartphones Like Lego Kits

Google has teased us before. Rumors swirled for months that Motorola would introduce a customizable smartphone that would let consumers decide what kind of hardware—a bigger battery, choice of processor, a better camera—they wanted. The notion of a consumer-grade open hardware platform quickened …

LG and Samsung's new smartphones put design behind the curve

Curved phones aside, design experts see a bright future for flexible displays<p>Currently, smartphones almost universally follow a single form: a rectangular slab with a flat, equally rectangular display. In recent weeks, we've seen signs from LG and Samsung that things could be changing soon.<p>Earlier …

Startup sets sights on rapid transit Hyperloop prototype by 2015

Hyperloop passenger transport capsule conceptual design rendering.<p>Prototypes of Elon Musk's high-speed "Hyperloop" transit will be ready by 2015, according to the group taking over development of the project. That's just two years after Musk first described his idea to transport humans between …

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Samsung’s growth rate more than 100x Apple’s as tablet sales up almost 40%

Global tablet sales grew 37 percent to 47.6 million units in the third quarter. But the big story is that Apple grew only .6 percent, year over year, while Samsung more than doubled its Q3 unit sales from 4.3 million in 2012 to 9.7 million in 2013, for a 123% growth rate.<p>And that assorted other …

Obama wasn't aware of the NSA's wiretaps on world leaders, says White House review

A White House review claims that Barack Obama was unaware the National Security Agency was monitoring the communications of 35 world leaders. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the White House cut off a number of phone-taps once it was made aware of the extent of the surveillance program, but that …

Livescribe 3 Smartpen: Handwritten Notes to Digital

Livescribe has announced its new Livescribe 3 Smartpen, to help transfer handwritten notes into digital form on your smartphone and tablet.<p>We first brought you news on Livescribe with its Echo Smartpen way back in 2011, which we said dragged the humble pen into the 21st Century. It then followed up …

Samsung Is Now The NBA’s Official Tablet And TV Provider

Soon, Samsung devices will be on NBA basketball courts. The firm inked a three-year contract with the NBA said to be worth around $100 million, which will allow officials to review plays on Samsung tablets and monitors. For Samsung, the NBA footage will be used to create exclusive content for the …

Pew: 54% of US Internet Users Post Their Own Photos or Videos

More than half of US adult Internet users (54 percent) post original photos or videos online that they themselves have created, while just under half (47 percent) take photos or videos that they have found online and repost them on sites designed for sharing content. These numbers are both up from …

Starbucks Launches @Tweetacoffee: Send Coffee Through Twitter Now

Treating a friend to a 380-calorie grande pumpkin spice latte can now be done in less than 140 characters. Yes, you can now send a Starbucks coffee …

Microsoft flaunts Xbox One’s multitasking dashboard

Microsoft showed off the Xbox One's swappable voice-activated features in a new teaser video.<p>It's getting down to the wire for Sony and Microsoft as the two tech companies make the final preparations for the launch of the next-generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game consoles. Not wanting …

Healthcare.gov data center fails, hobbling state and federal insurance exchanges

Problems keep mounting in the administration's attempt to sell health insurance online. A data center critical to the operation of Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace, experienced an outage over the weekend. The failure affected the Healthcare.gov data services hub, which coordinates …

LG announces 'self-healing' G Flex, calls it first 'real' curved smartphone

After a series of leaks, LG has announced official details of its curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex. The phone, which uses flexible OLED screen technology to allow for a dramatic curve on the horizontal axis, is between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points, weighs 177g, and has a 6-inch 720p …