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New report confirms Samsung is making an absolutely crazy version of the Galaxy S6

Samsung is doubling down on its edgy smartphones. <i>SamMobile’s</i> sources have confirmed earlier reports that Samsung plans to release a special version …

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Flexible Sapphire Glass And Simpler OS Will Make iWatch More Fuelband Than Gear

Tim Cook acknowledged in an ABC interview yesterday that Apple has something big going on in Arizona concerning sapphire glass, but stopped short of admitting that a forthcoming iWatch might be a major beneficiary of the new material. A number of other factors conspire to make me think that to be …

Lumus turns its military-grade eyewear into a Google Glass competitor (video)

Lumus has long developed heads-up displays for the US military, but now it's using a developer kit called the DK-40 to bring its HUD tech to wearables outside the battlefield. The contraption's first stop was the CES show floor, so we couldn't resist putting our fingerprints all over it. The key …

Walmart Black Friday full ad leaked: $100 Gift Card with select smartphone purchases, $99 Galaxy S4, $49 Moto X, $299 off-contract Galaxy S3 and other Android deals

Walmart’s 2013 Black Friday 40-page ad is also available well ahead of Black Friday, containing plenty of Android deals, which we’re going to cover for you in what follows.<p>You’ll notice that each deal has an event mentioned in brackets, as well as a 1-hour guarantee (where applicable), so check out …

Video: Galaxy Note 3 versus Galaxy Note 2

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 the talk of IFA 2013, but how does it measure up to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2? We've taken to the IFA 2013 show …

Galaxy Note 3 / Galaxy Gear giveaway from T-Mobile

Pre-registering for information on a website has never been so fruitful! In just a few steps on T-Mobile’s site, you could win a combo prize …

Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear to launch on October 4 in Canada, report says

Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be launched in Canada starting with October 4, a new report says.<p>A few days ago, we learned that the two devices will be available in Canada from various electronics retailers and mobile operators “later this …

Ford engineer builds vibrating shift knob using 3D printer and an Xbox 360 controller (video)

You're not going to find it in the next car you drive off the lot, but a Ford engineer has developed a fairly novel approach to making a manual transmission a bit easier to adjust to: a vibrating shifter knob. As he explains in the video after the break, Zach Nelson first turned to an Xbox 360 …

Rumors: Android 4.3 coming soon, more stock core apps heading to the Play Store

A tipster revealed various details about the upcoming Android 4.3 update but also about stock core apps, while responding to questions related to a leak he initially posted on a forum.<p>According to him, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is rather close, as “4.3 is stable and running on most devices …

Best Vines Of July 2013 Compilation (VIDEO)

There's something about only having six seconds that really brings out the creativity (or maybe just weirdness) in people. Vines reveal an entire spectrum of humanity from sadness to fear to throwing water on people to cats. Here are all the best and funniest Vines of the month.<p><i>Warning, some NSFW</i> …

Pebble smartwatch to hit Best Buy shelves on July 7th

Smartwatches are a niche market, but one that could probably catch on widely if we had the right exposure. Even when available, they’re often relegated to the corner of a store, as is the case with my local Verizon store. Sony and Motorola smartwatches, shoved into a corner, rarely visited or …

Talk to the hand: No, really, it's a glove phone

I have had the impression for some time that Google has thought of everything.<p>This impression was mainly fostered by Google, which seems intent not merely on knowing everything I do now, but everything I will want to do in the future.<p>But then I saw this footage of a man talking into his pinkie …

Meet the Glove Phone, the opposite of hands-free

<b>Made as a concept device by Sean Miles at Designworks, the glove phone is actually a bit of a misnomer.</b><p>Rather than a self-contained mobile phone, the …

LiveMap Is An Android-Powered Motorcycle Helmet With HUD, 4G LTE, GPS, And An Indiegogo Campaign

Google Glass may be cool and all, but it just isn't fast enough. No, it's not too laggy, it's just intended for people who have both feet planted …

Solar-powered phone screen could boost battery life

A French startup is testing a transparent panel that would use solar energy to increase cell phone battery life by 20 percent. SunPartner Group hopes …

Solar-charging screen could augment your phone’s battery life

From quad-core processors to 1080p displays, today’s mobile devices are very powerful and seem to push innovation into just about every aspect.<p>Unfortunately, one area that seems to be somewhat ignored is battery life. While many of today’s devices can endure a fully day’s use on a single charge, …

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New Myspace emerges from beta with iPhone app, social radio and... GIFs

Remember the days when social network MySpace was a riot of flashing boxes and animated GIFs? As its visual clutter mounted, users drained away to …

Amazon splits PS4 pre-orders into 'Launch' and 'Standard' editions, Launch is already sold out

Amazon, with its limited supply of PS4s, has cleaved its product listing into two, to help people get a handle on when to expect their pre-order to arrive. Those who've already stumped up their cash are likely to find they've been assigned a "Launch Edition," guaranteeing that they'll get the …

High-Tech Help for the Green-Thumb-Challenged

Confession time: I’m a killer — a killer of houseplants.<p>Despite my best efforts to care for them, I’ve lost count of how many plants I’ve murdered …

The Sony SmartWatch takes wearable tech into open-source territory

In an interesting twist in the open-source hardware movement, Sony has just announced it’s opening up its SmartWatch for your hacking pleasure.<p>The SmartWatch SDK has for a while enabled developers to create apps for the device, which launched in 2012, but today’s Open SmartWatch update will let …

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …

Shade 45 / LA Leakers - Kurupt - "Lend Me Your Ears" - Directed by Jae Synth

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