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Meizu MX3 hands-on: a significant improvement from the MX2 (video)

Having sat through Meizu's entire launch event in Beijing, we have to admit: the new MX3 took us by surprise. We weren't expecting much after knowing some of the key specs from the leaks, and to be frank, the Chinese company lost its way with the MX2; but Jack Wong's team seems to have put its …

Sky becomes first UK TV network to broadcast live 4K video

Remember how we'd heard that a British broadcaster is trialing 4K TV? We have a hunch as to which company that is: Sky now claims that it's the first UK TV network to have conducted a live 4K broadcast. The firm captured a weekend Premier League match in ultra high resolution using the same …

Packaged iPhone 5C Surfaces Again in Multiple Colors, Video Shows Powered-On Unit

Following recent photos of Apple's alleged iPhone 5C shown in its packaging, as well as the quick-start guide, SIM eject tool and other paperwork to be included in the packaging, several more photos and a video have surfaced showing similar devices and packages.<p>First, Chinese site <i>iApps.im</i> has …

HTC executives arrested over leaked trade secrets

Three HTC design executives were arrested on suspicion of leaking trade secrets, sending the Taiwanese smartphone maker's shares tumbling on Monday as its troubles deepened amid a wave of senior staff departures and disappointing sales.<p>Taipei prosecutors confirmed that HTC vice president of product …

Phablets are big in Asia-Pacific, equalling tablets and laptops combined

Large-screen phones prove hugely popular in India, China and other countries - creating challenge for Apple as it contemplates next iPhone release<p>"Phablets", the large-screened phones with screen sizes of between 5in and 7in diagonally, sold as well as tablets and laptops combined in the …

BlackBerry can survive as a 'niche company,' says the man tasked with reviving it

Realism comes before recovery<p>Bert Nordberg, the once-CEO of Sony Ericsson and present member of BlackBerry's board of directors, tells <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that his new employer's best chances for future success rely on the company accepting its role as "a niche maker of mobile hardware." That …

Russia’s Zuckerberg launches Telegram, a new instant messenger service

Digital Fortress owner Pavel Durov (pictured above; he is also the founder of Russia’s largest social network, Vkontakte) claimed that his company’s first product was launched as an entry-level written message and file exchanger and that it would soon include voice and video communications …

The Mobile Industry In the UK And Europe Is Highly Developed, But Badly Lags The U.S. In Making Money

At BI Intelligence, Business Insider's tech research service, we've often noticed the paradoxical nature of the UK and European smartphone markets. These markets boast high rates of smartphone ownership and usage, but have fallen behind in other ways.<p>Smartphone bills are much lower than in the U.S. …

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150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

Hawaiian Airlines to offer iPad minis for in-flight entertainment on 14 planes

Starting September 1st, people flying Hawaiian Airlines will get the chance to spend some R&R time with an iPad mini thousands of feet in the air. It's all thanks to the company contracting Blue Avionics to switch its existing in-flight entertainment systems (IES) with 1,500 miniature iPads on 14 …

In 2013, the CIA will receive the most funding out of any intelligence agency

The U.S. government has majorly increased spending on surveillance programs, surpassing the levels seen during the Cold War. The CIA, which has been criticized in the years following 9/11, however, seems to be taking home the most of thismoney.<p>Former NSA-contractor Edward Snowden leaked the latest …

Microsoft reportedly talking to Foursquare about a 'strategic investment'

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley at SXSW 2013.<p>Microsoft is reportedly in talks to invest in the location check-in and recommendation service Foursquare, with those conversations said to be in the "advanced stage." According to <i>Bloomberg News</i>, Microsoft isn't the only company Foursquare is in …

Cerny: Full hardware capabilities of PS4 may take 'three to four years' to be harnessed

PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny believes that while PlayStation 4 developers are already quickly adapting to content creation for the new system, the real customisation and utilisation of the machine's true power won't be until "year three or year four of the console".<p>In an interview with …

Facebook: U.S. tops other governments in demanding data on users

SAN FRANCISCO -- You can thank former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden for a new report from Facebook on the inquiries it gets from governments around the world for information on its more than 1 billion users.<p>According to the giant social network, governments in 74 countries sought …

Apple’s ‘Reuse and Recycle’ iPhone Trade-In Program Begins Rolling Out at Apple Stores

Following recent reports that Apple was preparing to launch their new iPhone trade-in program at Apple Retail Stores, 9to5Mac has managed to get …

Nexus 4 gets an unbelievable $100 price cut! [Updated]

The Nexus 4 is arguably one of the finest Android smartphones ever made, and it is now available at a shockingly low price point. In India the Nexus 4 has a cult like following with a huge demand despite the higher prices than the US.<p>At a price that’s better than what most consumers have to pay to …

Android News

Monoprice's Stealthy Transition Into PC Gaming Peripherals Is Worth Paying Attention To

It wasn’t long ago that when a friend asked where to purchase audio or video cables online at a <i>reasonable</i> price (I’m looking at you, Monster Cable), my answer was always Monoprice. That response remains, but the online retailer has stealthily expanded into several new product categories including …

New Trouble For HTC, Smartphone Maker's Homeland Says

Slack in demand for high-end smartphones and lack of timely new models offered across the price spectrum are slowing production in the world’s tech hardware factory Taiwan, a government-funded research institute says. That means more trouble for the island’s flagship smartphone developer …

Motorola's 'X8 Computing System', Brought To You By Qualcomm And Texas Instruments?

Two weeks ago, I penned the column, “<i>Google‘s Motorola Confuses Everyone With Its ‘X8 Computing System.</i>‘ “My intention was not to ridicule or embarrass anyone, but to point out just how important it is to be factual<p>and precise during product launches and communications. Trust me, I have empathy as …

Time Warner Cable’s new Xbox app won’t count against data caps

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Time Warner Cable launched a new app on the Xbox (s MSFT) 360 Tuesday that gives subscribers of the pay TV provider access to …

Here's How the New York Times and Twitter Got Hacked

Hacking group the Syrian Electronic Army has added another major media company to its list of scalps after it took the New York Times’ website offline, and affected Twitter’s image service.<p>Today’s efforts are just the latest in a series of attacks on Western media from the SEA — an independent …

Tokyoflash Kisai Blade Turbine Style LED Watch by Peter Fletcher

One look at <b>Tokyoflash Kisai Blade Turbine Style LED Watch</b>, you would already know that it was inspired by aviation and automotive themes. This …

Samsung Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note III To Be Unveiled Sep 4

Samsung has confirmed that it will reveal the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note III smartphone in Berlin on September 4, prior to the IFA trade show and the same day Sony wants to launch to launch its ‘Honami’ handset.<p>The date has been rumored for some time, and the launch of Samsung’s next …

Soccer
Soccer

Gareth Bale set to be first €100m player after Spurs-Real Madrid switch

World record transfer likely to be confirmed this week as TV fuels European football's spending spree<p>At Real Madrid they have already erected a tented scaffold in one of the stands at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, a small stage upon which they hope the football world will focus later this week. …

Logitech's latest wireless gaming mouse runs for 125 hours on a single AA battery

How many buttons does a gaming mouse really need? Who needs an 8200 dpi sensor, anyways? With Logitech's first new gaming mouse in a while, the Logitech G602, it's all about the batteries. Certainly, the $79.99 peripheral has 11 fully programmable buttons, the chassis feels well-sculpted to the …