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An iPhone 5S with better camera? Bring it

Word is that the iPhone 5S is a minor upgrade. But if it's got a better camera, it's major.<p>Smartphone camera competition is getting stiff. And a phone's photo shooting prowess is increasingly the focus at dedicated camera review sites.<p>CNET Reviews recently did a shootout of the cameras on the …

New rumored Galaxy Note 3 image hits the web, shows entire handset

Galaxy Note 3 concept<p>Shortly after seeing a purported Galaxy Note 3 image hit the web, a second such image has been published – see picture below.<p>Unlike the first image, which only showed only a section of the screen, the second one shows the entire handset. However, we still can’t confirm whether …

Phones

Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone)

With Samsung still holding on to its place at the very top of the world smartphone market, there is no shortage of China-made clones of its most popular handsets — namely, the Galaxy S3 and its current flaship, the Galaxy S4. Unlike the imitation phones of many years ago, the ones that you can …

Phones

iPhone 5 The ‘Most Hated Handset’, Galaxy S4 The Most Loved [Report]

Apple’s iPhone 5 is “the most hated handset” currently available, receiving the most criticism on social networks, reports British tabloid <i>The Daily</i> …

iPhone 5

BlackBerry Q5 review: Can BlackBerry's mid-range best the rest?

BlackBerry has been getting a tough ride of it in the consumer press for the last few years, and for good reason – the majority of its releases have been at best forgettable, and at worst broken. Remember the Storm? Yeah, best forgotten.<p>But that was then and this is now. BlackBerry 10 is here and …

Masks banned from Pope Francis's Mass in Rio de Janeiro

<b>Security forces in Brazil have banned masks at Pope Francis's opening Mass at the Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival in Rio de Janeiro next week.</b><p>More than one million people are expected at Tuesday's Mass, which will be policed by 7,000 troops.<p>The authorities are worried the visit could spark …

Pope Francis

Detroit files for bankruptcy protection

DETROIT -- The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.<p>The bankruptcy …

Damien Sandow, the intellectual savior of the masses AND Mr. #MITB. #WWE

Video: Moto X combines Google Glass listening feature with Google Now

Voice interaction is expected to be a top feature of the upcoming Moto X(s goog) handset, based on a leaked video promo made by Rogers Wireless in …

6-Year-Old Boy Rides Van Roof for 3 Miles Along Alaska Highway

When a six-year-old boy in Alaska climbed onto the roof of his parents' van as it sat in their driveway, he probably wasn't expecting to take a ride …

iOS 7 Installs Hit All-Time High for Beta Software

According to mobile publishing company Onswipe (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) adoption of Apple's iOS 7 beta software is ramping up faster than for previous versions.<p>For example, after the iOS 6 beta was released to developers on June 11, 2012, Onswipe noted two weeks later that 0.25% of mobile devices that …

iOS Winning More Mobile Ad Share In 2013, AT&T Losing Its iPhone Edge, Velti Reports

Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is winning even more ground in mobile advertising market share, according to mobile ad firm Velti. The firm saw Apple’s share grow from 59 percent overall to 64 percent between May 2012 and May 2013, with the iPhone 5 grabbing a lot of those new impressions. The …

First Impressions: Canon 70D

<i>Guess what: it’s available for pre-order from Amazon, B&H Photo, and Adorama. We’re waiting for a review unit.</i><p>In many ways, Canon’s 60D annoyed many …

As Google Reader Disappears on July 1, Here's What You Need to Know

In case you forgot, Google is cutting off service on its RSS reader product on July 1. If you’re one of the remaining few that’s still using Google Reader, time’s running out for you to back up your feeds and find a replacement.<p>Here’s what you need to know.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Google …

How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …

Swipes is a Beautiful GTD App With Tagging and Scheduling

Any.DO, Clear, Todoist, Wunderlist…the list of mobile to-do list apps extend far beyond the length of my arm. But Swipes brings another compelling proposition, and if you’re on the lookout for a new list-based ‘get things done’ tool, it’s worth your time.<p>Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, Swipes …

Apple and Samsung -- the odd couple of the tech world

Apple and Samsung are arch-rivals in the mobile market and in the courtroom but they still need each other to do business.<p>A story from Monday's Wall Street Journal highlights the co-dependency between the two competitors, pointing out that neither company can truly afford to upset that tenuous …

Wall Street

New Apple Patent Could Finally Take Gadgets Like An iWatch Beyond The Bezel

Apple has just been granted a new patent (via AppleInsider) for unique bezel technology that could not only add touch controls to a bezel on a small device screen (like one for an iWatch), but that would also make it possible for that bezel to fade in and out of view, providing maximum screen real …

Xbox chief's sudden exit reportedly due to upcoming Microsoft reorganization

Don Mattrick, the former Microsoft executive who oversaw the Xbox business, has taken over as Zynga CEO in a rapid move just weeks after the Xbox One unveiling and E3. His surprising and sudden exit may not have been a result of recent Xbox blunders, but more to do with Microsoft's upcoming reorg.</i> …

Purported Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaked, camera phone thicker than you’d expect

An image supposedly showing the upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom camera phone has hit the web revealing a rather strange device than one would have expected.<p>This creation bears some similarity to the recently announced Galaxy S4 Mini but also to last year’s Galaxy Camera. At this point, it’s not clear …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 in stock at some retailers, but it doesn’t come cheap

The Samsung Galaxy Mega family is an oddity. Its members are larger than the Galaxy Note 2, but come without the much revered S-Pen. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 shares the same design ethos as the Galaxy S4, but with a supersized 6.3-inch 720p HD screen.<p>The Mega 6.3’s other specs don’t quite share …

Galaxy Note

Stay away from meetings with iRobot Ava 500 telepresence bot

iRobot wants to help you stay away from work meetings, a sentiment we can all applaud.<p>Trundling along on the heels -- or wheels -- of its RP-VITA medical robot, the AVA 500 was introduced Monday by the company as an enterprise-grade telepresence robot.<p>Developed with Cisco's TelePresence technology, …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S4 In Purple, Red, Brown and Pink

Samsung unveiled five new colors for the Galaxy S4, its flagship Android smartphone, at its ‘Premiere 2013′ event in London today: Blue Arctic, Purple Mirage, Red Aurora, Brown Autumn and Pink Twilight.<p>There was no word on when or where the new color variants would be available, but it’s a …

It looks like a good weekend for iPhone 5 deals

If you're in the market for an iPhone 5, this weekend might be the time to plunk down your greenies and grab one. Several deals on the gadget kicked in recently.<p>Walmart has, as of Saturday, permanently dropped the price of the 16GB iPhone 5 to $130, a drop of 60 smackers. That's in-store only and …