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Sony's 13.3-inch Digital Paper prototype sports E Ink's Mobius flexible display, we go hands-on (video)

Sony's new e-ink prototype is getting the test-drive treatment at Japanese universities, but SID provides a perfect opportunity to give the North American market a demo. We found the Digital Paper slab parked at E Ink's booth -- fitting, as the company's new Mobius flexible display is the device's …

MessageMe chat app amasses 5 million users in 75 days across Android and iOS

Between WhatsApp, Viber, Google+ Hangouts and a raft of others, the mobile messaging app space is crowded, but recent entrant MessageMe has still managed to make notable headway. After a mere 75 days since its launch, the application has amassed 5 million registered users, up from 1 million in its …

Xbox Reveal: 'One' Console To Rule Them All

Microsoft took the wraps off the Xbox One, its next-generation console today in a multimedia event that offered something thrilling for everyone. And it threw down the gauntlet at rival Sony in a major way, promising not only a state-of-the-art gaming experience, but a device designed to be at the …

Vint Cerf weighs in on Google Glass

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- One of the fathers of the Internet, Vint Cerf has got Glass and he isn't taking it off.<p>Cerf was attending the Future in Review conference here, where he stood out from the crowd in his signature three-piece suit and Google Glass. He said that he has been a regular Glass …

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Truecaller API lets third parties tap into database of 600M phone numbers

Remember Truecaller, the Swedish phone directory service we reported on earlier this year? It’s a service for combatting phone scams – the user gets …

Microsoft talks Xbox One naming, privacy and more (Q&A)

"You'll be able to put the system in modes where you can be completely secure about the fact that the camera is off and can't see you." <br />

Google's conversational search arrives with new Chrome

Google is enabling a more naturally spoken question-and-answer interface to its search service for people with a new version of Chrome.<p>Google demonstrated conversational search at Google I/O a week ago, a style of search designed to be more like natural human speech than the technically constructed …

Xbox One confusion: Microsoft leaves used games and 'always-online' requirement unclear

Microsoft's Xbox One announcement focused on hardware, entertainment, and gaming, but a controversial aspect of the new console — a rumored always-online requirement — has been left floating amid a sea of confusion. Microsoft sparked the hubbub with a vague answer on its Q&A section for the Xbox …

Xbox One preorders point to Nov. 30 arrival

Gamers desperate to splash out on Microsoft's blocky new Xbox One console needn't wait until Christmas, as U.K. retailers have already started taking preorders for the upcoming gaming gadget.<p>Green-hued tech retailer Zavvi is asking for a whopping 400 pounds ($608) for the Xbox One, which was …

Windows that double as cell signal boosters? Yes, please

LAS VEGAS -- Windows that only let in sunlight and provide a view to the outside world? That's so yesterday's news.<p>Ericsson believes it can do more with windows, and it had on display here a few windows enhanced with different modifications. One had a transparent cellular antenna embedded in the …

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Multiple accounts can use a single Xbox Live subscription on the One

If you joined us for the Xbox One reveal yesterday, you'll probably know that amidst all the excitement, we learned that a single Xbox Live Gold membership will cover both the 360 and the next-gen console. Good stuff -- no extra expenditure, subscription sign-ups or other irritations. But, it gets …

Unlike PlayStation 4, prospects for indie games on Xbox One are murky

Microsoft is being secretive about its plans for smaller games<p>With both its current and next-generation PlayStation platforms, Sony is making a concerted effort to capture the hearts and minds of the independent game development community, but the question is whether Microsoft is doing the same …

Apple Adds Samsung Galaxy S4 and Google Now to Patent Infringement Claims

- May 22, 2013<p>Apple has added five new patent infringement accusations to its ongoing litigation against Samsung. The latest targets are the South …

Cricket's Samsung Galaxy S4 sells June 7 for $600

LAS VEGAS -- Cricket announced on Wednesday that it'll sell Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone starting June 7.<p>The superpremium handset sells for the hefty sum of $599.99, but buyers can also put $55 down and space out monthly payments.<p>Cricket's version of the Galaxy S4 includes the same high-end …

Chrome For Android Gets Fullscreen Mode For Phones, Simplified Searching From Omnibox, Voice Search Coming To iOS Soon

Chrome 27 for the desktop arrived yesterday and today, Google updated Chrome for Android to version 27 as well. While the desktop update mostly focused on improved speed, the Android version actually includes a number of new features. The most important of these is probably the new fullscreen mode …

Rdio for iOS Update Brings Label Search, Revamped Sidebar, New “Find People” Feature – MacStories

Rdio 2.2, released today for the iPhone and iPad, brings a series of important new features such as label search and improved user search, plus a revamped look for the slide-out navigation.<p>A feature highly requested by Rdio's userbase, label search allows you to view top albums and artists of a …