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Is Samsung planning to introduce the Galaxy S 5 in January?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Will Samsung’s next big Galaxy go into orbit soon than expected? A report on South Korean news site Naver suggests that …

Qualcomm builds learning computer chip inspired by human brain

Computer technology still lags far behind the abilities of the human brain, which has billions of neurons that help us simultaneously process a plethora of stimuli from our many senses. But Qualcomm hopes to shrink that bridge with a new type of computer architecture modeled after the brain, which …

Zoom! Enhance! Dropcam Pro Drops HD Surveillance Video Into Your Mobile Or Browser

I’ve had about a week to play with the new Dropcam Pro and I’m pleased to say I haven’t noticed it at all since I set it up. And that’s a good thing.<p>The Dropcam Pro is a wireless video surveillance camera with a lot of great features. It costs $199 and the DVR service costs $10 per month. This lets …

Sony Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile USA leaks in press shot

Americans may not have to wait long for a shot at the Xperia Z1, as frequent tipster @evleaks has posted what's reportedly a press image of the smartphone's T-Mobile USA variant. There's little new to see beyond the carrier logo, although we doubt that many will object if Sony ships a largely …

Is This the Google Nexus 5?

Hot on the heels of leaked photos of what is apparently the soon-to-launch Nexus 5, the next Google flagship smartphone looks to have been caught on video.<p>First spotted by the folks at Android Police, this purported Nexus 5 hands-on video from Smartphones.sfr is seven minutes long and includes the …

What’s a “Shark Tank” Appearance Worth? A Top Spot in the App Store.

Image courtesy of Scan<p>Garrett Gee’s startup Scan didn’t necessarily need the $1 million he was pitching investors for on Friday night’s episode of …

Apps

BlackBerry Z30 Review: What Exactly Is the Problem with This Phone?

BlackBerry’s newest all touchscreen flagship was announced at a strange time, amid talks of the company courting talk of acquisitions. Nonetheless, it comes out of the gate swinging with the BlackBerry’s largest touchscreen to date – a full 5-inches, a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and the …

House Of The Future: How Automation Tech Is Transforming The Home

In the late 2000s, while he was building himself a “green” home in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Tony Fadell, one of the creators of the iPod, went looking for a thermostat, and was unimpressed by the limited features and dated technology he found.<p>Fadell teamed up with former Apple colleague Matt Rogers in …

Like The Evolution Of Apple's iPod And iPhone, Nest Is Building One Product At A Time

Today Nest officially unveiled the follow up to its popular learning thermostat with a smoke and carbon monoxide detector called the “Nest Protect.”<p>Getting a look at it in person, co-founder and VP of engineering Matt Rogers showed me why this smoke alarm is a little more exciting than what …

Credit card companies eye new global payment standard

MasterCard, Visa, and American Express propose using a digital "token" that would allow consumers to make purchases without having to input account numbers.<p>MasterCard, Visa, and American Express have teamed up to create a new digital payment technology.<p>The companies say that their proposed standard …

Banking

Shopping search engine TheFind surpasses 1B shopping searches (exclusive)

Shopping search engine TheFind is furiously crawling the Internet so you can find those vintage Nike shoes you’ve been eyeing, or a pantsuit appropriate for a wedding.<p>The company revealed impressive traction today.<p>TheFind crossed the “1 billion shopping searches” mark, and shoppers have browsed …

Qualcomm Now Has a Foot in All the Wireless Charging Camps

Qualcomm, which has been a major backer of the Alliance for Wireless Power, is now also taking part in two rival wireless-charging-standards …

Wireless Charging

Checking email now means breaking the law for many federal workers

The hundreds of thousands of US federal employees furloughed by Congress' failure to appropriate funds for the 2014 fiscal year are legally required to turn off their work phones. If they check their work email they can be fired and may face civil or criminal penalties.<p>Government shutdown …

Qualcomm joins Power Matters Alliance, hopes to 'harmonize' competing wireless charging standards

Will we ever be able to simply place a phone on a table and have it automatically charge? It's hard to say, but Qualcomm wants to be a part of that future, no matter which standards body wins the wireless charging war. As of today, the company is part of no fewer than three different competing …

Yiftee Opens API To Give Developers The Option Of In-App Gifting

Yiftee, the service for sending local gifts to friends, has opened its “GiftUp” API with the hope that developers will incorporate its gift-giving capabilities into their own apps. Yiftee is banking on the notion that people will be more inclined to send gifts in context. When a calendar app …

Etsy says sellers can now use factories for handmade goods

The move will allow those who use the online marketplace to build larger businesses<p>Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Etsy Inc., an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, will let its sellers use outside manufacturers and hire as many employees as they need, loosening rules amid confusion over …

Seiki launching its 65-inch 4K TV in December for $3,000

Not one to rest on its 39- and 50-inch Ultra HDTV options, Seiki has announced that its promised 65-inch model is going to arrive this December, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Seiki's newly minted, well-sized Ultra HD set, which is formally known as the SE65UY04, features a refresh …

beauty of the beast

5.5-inch LG phone leaks online, and it's allegedly affordable

Somewhere out there, someone is probably waiting for a more affordable LG Optimus G Pro, and if the LG G Pro Lite Dual turns out to be real, then their wish might soon be granted. The phone will reportedly boast dual-SIM support and retain the size of its predecessor's 5.5-inch display, but it'll …

Samsung again caught rigging benchmark scores on Galaxy Note 3

Not long after the release of the Galaxy S4 earlier this year, Samsung found itself accused of artificially (and secretly) boosting benchmark scores on its flagship phone to ensure it would outperform the competition. Samsung outright denied that it had intentionally done so, but now the scenario …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

SEO

Windows 8 Now Up To 8.02% Market Share, Windows 7 Still King

With back-to-school sales now over, Windows 8 has returned to its slow but steady growth in market share. Meanwhile, Windows 7’s hold not only remains strong, but it has outgrown its successor for the first time, showing it will indeed stay the most popular operating system version for a long …

The world’s craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the customization of everyday objects to the most personal and variable thing we possess—our bodies. A new example of this is the Blizzident toothbrush, which is made possible by two intersecting technologies—3D scanning and 3D printing.<p>The …

3D Printing

With 37M Users And Revenues At $34M, DIY Website Creation Platform Wix Files For $100M IPO On The NYSE

Once upon a time, there were few places that the not-so-technically-inclined could go to secure their own slice of web real estate and build themselves a professional-looking websites. Either they had to speak Internet, or they’d have to pay someone who did a boatload. Just as WordPress, Blogger, …

Make Lightroom Faster by Using DNG

Last Chance to Save 25% on our Portrait Lighting eBook [and Go into the Draw for a $1000 Prize]

Just over a month ago we launched our brand new eBook – Portraits: Lighting the Shot – an eBook about Lighting Portraits (as the name suggests). The …

Project One: One Hour, One Camera, One Setting, One Dollar Per Person

While on a half vacation, half business trip to the Philippines, photographer Dennis Sapong decided to spend one free hour at the local public market …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Time-lapse Photography