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Lake Bell on Why She's Fine with Getting Sexy

Today we recalled something she told us that didn't make it in our cover story<p><i>The following is a snippet of the conversation with Lake Bell that resulted in our latest magazine cover story, "The Many Talents of Lake Bell." We present it here after last night's Jimmy Kimmel appearance during which</i> …

Cheap phone meets expensive car in Moto G Ferrari Edition

Motorola is gearing up to introduce a special Ferrari Edition of the popular Moto G. The device, featuring a Kevlar back and prominent Ferrari branding, will initially launch in Mexico starting from June for 4,999 pesos (around $387.)<p>The Moto G Ferrari Edition may look like a million dollars, but …

September Apple Retail holiday restrictions make August launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 even more unlikely

German site ifun is reporting that local Apple Store staff have been banned from taking any leave in September, the usual month for the launch of a new iPhone. No restrictions have been reported for August.<p>This would seem to scupper the unlikely but persistent rumors that have been circulating of …

Loop Releases An Android App for Its Mobile Payment Tech

Mobile payment startup Loop has added Android support for making contactless credit card payments at retail outlets.<p>The LoopWallet app acts as a repository for your credit and loyalty cards. When you’re ready to make a payment, you queue up the card you want to use, type in your PIN and then hold …

Sony will give your PlayStation controller a free World Cup makeover

Major sporting events serve as the perfect time for brands to thrust their latest wares in fans' faces. With only weeks until the start of the 2014 World Cup, Sony is maximising its marketing opportunities as one of only six official FIFA Partners by offering PS3 and PS4 owners the opportunity to …

Incident, Makers Of The gTar, Launch Sequence App So Anyone Can Make Music

Incident, the same folks that brought you the gTar, are today opening up the platform to a new group of users. Launching Sequence, the company wants to make it as easy as possible for total amateurs to get started making music.<p>The Sequence app is free, and offers the ability to mix together …

With “Sweet Pink” Galaxy S5, Samsung completes fastest rollout ever

Samsung announced it broke a new record with the release of the Galaxy S5, for the fastest rollout of a single smartphone model ever.<p>Concluding the rollout that started on April 11 is the version of the Galaxy S5 pictured above. Dubbed “Sweet Pink” or “Sweet Metallic Rose”, this version of the …

Apple Said To Be Testing 1704×960 Resolution Display For iPhone 6

A new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman claims Apple is testing a 1704×960 resolution display for its upcoming iPhone. The new display res for the iPhone 6 would allow the device to keep the same screen resolution as the iPhone 5s (16:9) and denser screens in terms of pixels per inch than the …

Apple is under fire in Norway for iCloud terms & conditions

Apple is facing pressure from Norway’s Consumer Council for breaching EU consumer law, reports European news site EurActiv.<p>Central to this issue is Apple’s terms and conditions for iCloud storage, which enables the company to make any changes to the terms at will, without alerting customers. …

Gesture Alarm Clock does f***ing everything

With Gesture Alarm Clock, you set wakeup alerts by drawing numbers on the screen. It has a sleep timer that plays a variety of soothing music and sounds to lull you off. Plus, it has three different vibration strengths, several gesture-based snoozes, and if you think you’d wake up easier if your …

Samsung smartens up Gear 2 but smart watch is tough sell

NEW YORK — Samsung unveiled the new Gear 2 smart watch only months after the company's original Galaxy Gear went on sale, all but admitting that its first techie timepiece wasn't so smart, after all.<p>But Samsung remains committed to wearable tech, and Gear 2 marks genuine improvement, even if its …

Students get iOS apps running (slowly) on Android

Running apps from one mobile platform on another is theoretically great for boosting your app selection, but it's not a trivial task -- even BlackBerry's Android support is rough. However, some Columbia University students have managed the daunting feat of running iOS apps on Android with their …

5.5-inch iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to iPhone 5s in New Photos

Following the leak of a simple case for the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6, <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i> today pointed to [Google Translate] a pair of posts on <i>Rocket News 24</i> sharing photos of a physical mockup of the larger iPhone 6 model alongside an iPhone 5s. While there have been numerous renderings, cases, and …

Sony hopes to sell 50 million smartphones this year, reports losses for 2013

Sony announced results for the fiscal year ending in March, and it’s a mixed bag. Despite strong performances in the mobile and gaming business, the Japanese giant recorded another net loss, casting doubt over hopes of a turnaround.<p>Sony managed to obtain a small profit in 2012, but restructuring …

Say hello to the first Windows Phone 8.1 handset: Lumia 630 sales begin

Starting Wednesday in Asia, consumers can purchase the first Windows Phone 8.1(s msft) handset: Nokia has announced the start of Lumia 630 sales. …

Leaked LG G3 images provide best look yet

Phone-watchers eagerly awaiting the forthcoming announcement of LG's G3 smartphone can get a glimpse of some allegedly leaked photos of the flagship smartphone in all its brushed-finish glory.<p>Mobile tech blog Phone Arena posted five pictures of the forthcoming flagship handset. The images depict a …

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Facebook is testing Google Now–like Cards for mobile

Users on Facebook (s fb) spend plenty of time updating their whereabouts on the platform, but a new mobile feature might help that platform talk …

Google Will Now Sell Glass To Anyone In The US Who Wants It, Indefinitely

With surprisingly little fanfare, Google has gone ahead and opened up Google Glass sales to anyone and everyone in the US, indefinitely. If you’ve got $1,500 and the desire, Google is down to sell you a pair of robo-glasses until they run out of stock.<p>But before we go and call this the “public …