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Apple looking to ban sale of Samsung products

Early-May trial verdict found Samsung infringed three Apple mobile patents. Apple wants gadgets using the features banned.<p>Apple is looking to ban the sale of Samsung gadgets yet again.<p>The company filed papers Friday related to the patent-infringement trial that was brought to a close in California …

Galaxy Note

IRL: A few weeks with HTC's One M8 Harman Kardon Edition

When HTC CEO Peter Chou first confirmed the existence of the Harman Kardon edition One M8 at a small press event in New York City, I leaned over to a reporter friend sitting next to me and mouthed a few choice expletives. Wasn't this Sprint event supposed to be about Spotify? And HD Voice? Where …

LG G3 To Come With MicroSD Card Support of Upto 2TB

It’s a weekend, but that doesn’t mean that rumor mill is on a break as well. Earlier today we saw a report which hinted at the price of the alleged …

Turn Your iPad Mini, iPad, iPod Touch into a Free Phone You Can Take Anywhere with Google Voice and Hangouts for iOS

With the advancement in Voice over IP services, there are many ways to communicate through data connection without using your cellular minutes. Skype …

WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

WhatsApp, the incredibly popular instant messaging service recently purchased by Facebook for almost $20 bilion, is offline at the moment. So, yeah, …

Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

The Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, which last summer raised $2.6 million via crowdfunding, has finally begun shipping, the company now claims. Early backers may be a bit skeptical, given the delays the company experienced since raising a significant round of funding many months …

LG G3 Dummy Unit Poses for the Camera

As the launch date of the alleged LG G3 draws closer, we see more and more leaks of the purported handset. Over the weekend, we saw the LG G3 with …

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Self Defense

Apple Wants Beats Music Because Transitioning iTunes To Streaming Could Kill Download Sales

<b>Update</b>: Apple announced the $3 billion deal on May 28th.<p>Why would Apple buy Beats when it could just evolve iTunes into a streaming music service? Well, it wants the talent of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. But according to a source with direct knowledge of iTunes’ executive strategy, by buying and …

Minor update for T-Mobile Galaxy S5 squashes SMS bug

If you’re the owner of a T-Mobile Galaxy S5, you may be aware and highly annoyed about a particular bug that doesn’t allow you to receive all of your …

T-Mobile

Philips is turning one of Germany's biggest stadiums into a huge LED display

Germany's Allianz Arena is already covered with color-changing plastic panels, but they can only currently display the red of Bayern Munich, the blue of TSV 1860 and the white of the national team. Philips is planning to swap out the old system in favor of 8,000 of its ColorGraze units, coating the …

Apple Pulls Weed-Growing App After It Dominates Download Charts

Apple has pulled the popular iOS game called <i>Weed Firm</i> from the Apple App Store, after it climbed to the top of the download charts. The app lets …

The Game That Conquered the World

What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality.<p>For lack of anything better to do, I tear up a vegetable patch. Thrash, thrash, goes my club of a right arm: green matter flies, satisfyingly. With a <i>pop!</i> a large carrot appears in my hand––so now I’m armed. I mount …

Apple officially acknowledges the iMessage bug and says a fix is coming

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Apple’s(s appl) iMessage bug — in which former iPhone users no longer receive text messages from current iPhone users — has …

Knife Skills: How to Cut a Pineapple Like a Badass

I remember the first time I saw one of the Salvadoran prep cooks at a restaurant where I worked slice up a pineapple for us to eat as a cool snack on a particularly hot night. The pineapple was great, but the truly awesome part was the way in which she prepared it. Up until then, I was of the <i>just</i> …

Quick and Easy Butter Paneer With Spinach

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>If you looked at some recipes, you'd assume no Indian dish is complete without a laundry list of spices that you have to assemble first. That's what I like most about this weeknight-ready dish: it uses all of one …

Amazon will give $10 in Coins in exchange for downloading 5 free apps

In an effort to promote a few apps while also rewarding its users for downloading them, Amazon is giving away 1000 Amazon coins to download five free apps. For those that don’t know, this equates to about $10 worth of credit which you can use to pick up the premium apps and/or games of your …

Apps

Mushrooms Are Magic for Women Trying to Lose Weight

Throw a few extra mushrooms in tonight’s dinner—a new study shows they help you lose weight and exercise longer.<p>Want to lose weight? Load up on …

Robots will replace fast-food workers

As protesters across the country call for the fast-food chains to raise their wages, a number of companies have begun experimenting with new technology that could significantly reduce the number of restaurant workers in the years to come.<p>Restaurant industry backers warn that a sharp rise in wages …

Peanut Butter Cup Oreos And Oreo-Filled Chips Ahoy Are Now Real Things

Readers of this site might think that Consumerist staff eat a lot of junk food and fast food. That’s not true at all: maybe the amount of time that …

Apple may be buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

Apple Inc., in what would be the largest acquisition ever for the tech giant, is close to buying high-end headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion.<p>The talks between Apple of Cupertino, Calif., and Beats Electronics of Culver City were first reported Thursday by the Financial Times and …