Nick Carvalho

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Android Modders, Your Ultimate Flagship Phone Has Arrived

If you're into tinkering with your Android device, you've probably heard of CyanogenMod. It's an open source operating system that lets you modify …

Find an Apartment in No Time With These Essential Apps

Between a tight apartment supply, rising prices, and stiff competition, locating a place to live isn’t easy. These apps will help you find—and …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

LG G Pro 2 review: the evolutionary process

Iterate and update. That's the mantra of the smartphone world these days. Where radical design changes between generations of phones might have been commonplace just a year or so ago, most manufacturers are sticking with designs that work and iterating on them with each generation. You can see that …

An e-reader that makes calls: InkPhone promises two weeks on a charge

When we reviewed the dual-screen YotaPhone, some of you thought it'd have been better if the device simply skipped the LCD and relied on a single E Ink display instead. Well, that's exactly the approach taken by Onyx (via its Polish distributor, Arta Tech) which is showing off a prototype of the …

Recordense: A Stylish Audio-Recorder for Android

A quick peruse in Google Play reveals there’s no shortage of audio recording apps at your disposal. Some are pretty basic, while some offer more advanced functionality such as time-tags, and the ability to annotate recordings with photos.<p>The latest one to hit our radar goes by the name of …

Neil Young Hopes His iPod Rival Will Rock The Free World

Keeping with the times, musician Neil Young is set to launch a storming attack on Apple’s<p>iPhoneiPadiWatchiPod with his forthcoming PonoPlayer.<p>Young is set to exhibit the PonoPlayer, alongside a music download store called PonoMusic, at this year’s SXSW.<p>It will then hit Kickstarter, before …

Is the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit right for you? These videos could help you decide

Foregoing any Broadway and Bollywood theatrics, Samsung has posted videos of the Galaxy S5, Gear 2 and the Gear Fit. The videos are pleasantly simple, offering a hands-on overview and walk-through of some key features of each device. Best of all, the real-user feel and normal day-to-day functions …

HTC's next One leaks again in all-angle photo shoot

HTC's upcoming successor to the One, codenamed M8, has been a leaky ship while sailing to its March 25th launch. But the latest set of photos from a Chinese Weibo site leave nothing to the imagination, showing a possible China Mobile retail model from nearly all sides. Of interest are the speaker …

The 7 Best Apps for When You're Sitting on the Toilet

The Best Apps for Toilet Time<p>1. Instagram<p>2. Tinder<p>3. <i>Words With Friends</i><p>4. Airpnp<p>5. Pinterest<p>6. <i>QuizUp</i><p>7. Google Maps<p>BONUS: iBone<p>Admit it: You saw the …

Meta smartwatch hands-on: revamped design meets at-a-glance features - CNET

Now that the<p>Pebble Steeland the Samsung Gear Fit have begun carving out a new landscape for higher-design wearables, maybe there's room for more. The new Meta smartwatch, seen here, is a complete design revamp from the first MetaWatch Strata Stealth we reviewed at CNET a year ago. Not only are …

Google developing SDK to make Android the standard for wearables

Google wants to make it easier for lots of wearables to run on the Android operating system.<p>In about two weeks, the tech giant will release an Android software-development kit (SDK) for wearable devices. This comes from Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and apps, …

Samsung's next Galaxy will be wet, fit, and alive

To the power of 5<p>Mere days away from its big Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has issued the first video teaser for the major product it'll announce in Barcelona: the next Galaxy. Anticipated to be the Korean company's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 still remains a mystery, but …

HTC M8 Mini Specifications Leaked

Earlier this month, we heard a rumor that HTC is working on a miniature versions of its upcoming flagship device dubbed as the HTC M8 mini. It has …

Five reasons why 2014 is the year your mobile becomes your debit card

Could 2014 be the year the mobile payments revolution finally changes the game for SMEs? One provider claims it will be.<p>Technology is a great leveller. Devices such as smartphones and tablets are allowing enterprising companies to shed the shackles that traditional banking has kept them in and has …

FinTech

Google Now could be the injection of intelligence smartwatches need

What makes a smartwatch smart? If you're Samsung, then you'd say it's the inclusion of phone connectivity and apps, albeit with a hefty price tag (and heft to match) in the form of its Samsung Galaxy Gear, launched in September. If you're the Californian startup Pebble, it's offering notifications …

Sony SmartWatch 2 review: Better, but still not the best - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Sony SmartWatch 2</b> screens phone alerts, Gmail, and call info in real time. The device also has a modern, water-resistant design that's compatible with standard watch bands.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Sony SmartWatch 2 is tricky to set up on non-Sony phones. The watch has a small clock face selection, …

Smartwatches

Sony Launches SmartWatch 2, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 in the U.S.

Sony's trio of inter-compatible gadgets, the SmartWatch 2, Xperia Z Ultra phablet and Xperia Z1 smartphone, is now available in the United States.<p>The …

Sony Introduces a New Android-Powered Smart Watch

Sony updated its smart watch Tuesday, introducing the Sony SmartWatch 2 at Shanghai's Mobile Asia Expo.<p>Designed to be used as a second screen for …

Lumo Lift Wearable Seeing Upwards Of 400 Pre-Orders Per Day As Campaign Nears $1M

The Lumo Lift is the second product from startup Lumo BodyTech, and the second to help users with their posture. The Lumo Back was the first, and it raised around $200,000 in 40 days on Kickstarter. This time, Lumo opted to do the crowdfunding themselves, and the trajectory of the latest device has …

Leaked screenshots of Samsung’s updated S Voice app

Today <i>Sammobile</i> has shared its first look at Samsung’s updated S Voice application, as part of the company’s upcoming revision to its Touchwiz interface and accompanying software. Leaks of updated versions of Samsung’s S Health and WatchON applications have appeared recently as well.<p>For those who …

Shopping app lets you beam payments to old-fashioned cash registers

Remember Mobeam's barcode scanning trick? It looks like it just found a new home: the Clutch app. The digital shopping app can now beam credit card loyalty card numbers, ticket info, coupons and gift card data to the regular laser scanners used at most retailers. The catch is, of course, that this …

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

Nanotech

How long before US firms stop making PCs altogether?

The past 30 days are littered with the corporate wreckage of years of declining PC sales—or at least, the kind of PCs that run Windows. On February 4, Nikkei reported that Sony is selling its money-losing Vaio PC division to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners for $490 million. Gartner and …

Selling

Android stats: Gingerbread still on 20 percent of devices, KitKat only on 1.8

Google(s goog) might be doing the best it can to combat Android fragmentation, but it’s still alive and well according to the latest statistics. The …

Firefox announces “Firefox Launcher”, powered by EverythingMe

It looks like Mozilla is preparing to release its own Android launcher, aptly called the Firefox Launcher. The new launcher is designed to use your location, the time of day and frequently used apps to create an ever-evolving home screen experience that helps you access the right apps when you need …

Apps

Samsung Electric to unveil latest Galaxy smartphone in late February | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co will unveil a new version of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone this month, but expectations are low that features such as a bigger screen will lead to a sharp jump in sales given intensifying competition.<p>A man using his mobile phone walks past a Samsung …

HTC Confirms Plans to Sell a Wearable Device This Year

HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang has confirmed to Bloomberg that the company plans to sell its first wearable device by the end of this year.<p>The firm has apparently been working on wearable form factors for some time now, and it is almost ready to ship the product. Elaborating on the challenges HTC faced, …