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Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

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Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 firmware leaked - build N7100XXUEMI6

Just yesterday, leaked test firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 hit the web, Android 4.3 in tow. Now it’s the Galaxy Note 2’s turn with the newly leaked N7100XXUEMI6 build.<p>As you might have inferred from the build name, this Android 4.3 test firmware is meant for the Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. The …

T-Mobile Note 3 arrives for $0 down for a “limited time”

Today’s the big day! The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear have landed in the United States, at least if you’re interested in picking them up through T-Mobile. Even better news, T-Mobile is currently offering the Note 3 for $0 down for a <i>“limited time”,</i> with the same offer extending to the Note …

Mobile game spending crushing Wii U, Vita titles

With more than half of us now sporting smartphones, more and more people can purchase and play mobile games. That means you don’t have to own a …

Photos of reported gold-colored iPhone 5S surface

Tired of Apple offering iPhones solely in black or white? If photos obtained by MacBoutic are accurate, you'll get some variety soon... and some bling, for that matter. The repair shop's images reportedly show an iPhone 5S shell in a simulated gold color, supporting recent spec predictions from KGI …

iPhone 5C, Moto X in green, Samsung high-end tablets & more – Pocketnow Daily

Advertisement<p>Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about iOS 7 beta 4 and the leaks that it reveals. The Moto X is next as we see it teased in …

5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 to pack Android 4.3, 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 800 CPU, report says

A new Galaxy Note 3-related report from South Korea reveals some of the specs of the upcoming smartphone, including a 5.7-inch display.<p>Until recently, it was widely believed that the handset will have a 5.99-inch display but then a series of reports claimed that the handset will have a 5.7-inch …

Review: Motorizer over-the-ear headphones from Motorheadphones

<i>'We told them what to do very specifically. And we threatened them with terrible violence if they didn't get it right, so I'm sure they got it …

From the Editor's Desk: Updates on updates on updates

It's been a busy week (and weekend) with a lot of family stuff going on, so we'll keep things short this week. A few things worth mentioning:<p>I think …

Phone screens could soon be visible in direct sunlight and even fight germs

What is unusual about this sheet of glass?<p>That circle in the center isn’t actually a hole; it received a new treatment from glass manufacturer …

Afghan soldier defuses suicide bomber's vest

An Afghan bomb disposal expert defused a suicide bomber's explosive vest as he was still wearing it ahead of an attempted attack in the province of Jalalabad.<p>Images show how Afghan security forces captured the would-be bomber and hog-tied him to prevent him detonating the device. The bomb squad was …

iOS 7 Is Designed To Be Easy To Understand But Hard To Copy

Jony Ive explained in the video that introduced iOS 7 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that the new design was both familiar to existing users and yet a totally new experience of the iPhone. There has been criticism of both the familiarity (nothing really new here) and the ad hoc nature …

Next version of Google Now might add car rental, event ticket cards

Looks like the folks at Mountain View have more in store for Google Now users. The latest version of the predictive search app introduced a few features, but <i>Android Police</i> reports the application’s code contains references to new functionality that could appear in a more substantial update soon. …

Meet New York's First Internet Tech Startup Billionaire

Shutterstock founder Jonathan Oringer officially became a billionaire today when the company's shares hit a record high this morning, Bloomberg's David de Jong and Max Raskin report.<p>Shutterstock, a stock photo and video site, went public last October.<p>The 39-year-old owns about 55% of Shutterstock. …

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

Exynos 4 devices (Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 and others) getting only CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds

The CyanogenMod team explained that while Exynos 4-based devices won’t get the general release CyanogenMod 10.1 version for the time being, they will still have access to nightly builds.<p>The “affected” devices include the Galaxy S2 (AT&T and international versions), Galaxy S3 (international …

Rumor: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean coming in July to Galaxy S4 Google Play edition

A fresh rumor says that Samsung will soon update its Galaxy S4 Google Play edition to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is the next expected Android OS update version.<p><i>Sam Mobile</i> has it from its insiders that Samsung is currently testing build version JWR66N on the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition (model …

iPhone loses market share in Europe as Android surges

Apple lost market share to Android in Western Europe, according to market researcher IDC.<p>Market trends in Western Europe are not looking good for Apple's iPhone. "Apple's iOS continues to lose ground as market share declined to 20% from 25% in 1Q12 [first quarter 2012]," IDC said Tuesday.<p>Android, …

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Sony Saves Struggling PlayStation Vita With Indie Game Store Category

It’s no secret that Sony is actively courting indie developers to boost its reputation and games catalog on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and upcoming PlayStation 4 systems.<p>The company ramped up its efforts last month when it announced a dedicated section for indie games in the PlayStation …

The Last of Us is a brilliant video game. The problem is I'm hopeless at it

This is a column about The Last of Us, the recently released, critically adored, spectacularly successful PlayStation 3 zombie survival game that is …

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 …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 International Giveaway

It’s that time again Android fans. NaturalMotion and Android Authority are here to give you a chance to win a free Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. NaturalMotion is the company behind CSR Racing, which has stunning graphics, a variety of awesome cars, and upgrades galore. Be sure to check out our full …

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A day in the life with a giant phone

When Anton didn’t immediately scowl at the thought of using an 8-inch tablet as a phone replacement, I called him crazy. I literally thought he’d …

T-Mobile teases a new phone, or case, or something that goes underwater

T-Mobile has something up their sleeve. What that is, we don’t know. Well, we sort of know. It has to do with being underwater, at least for a brief period of time. Maybe T-Mobile is taking us swimming?<p>More than likely, they’re getting a new device that can withstand a little underwater filming. …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

Are you the kind of person who looks at a Note 2 and thinks: “that is <i>way</i> too small.” Well, luckily Samsung hasn’t left you out in the cold, as they’ve proven with the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3.<p>While the device and screen are both fairly large, the specs lean toward the middle of the spectrum. Whether …

Samsung Gives Us A Peek At The Galaxy S4 Reliability Testing Process

It's fun to joke about Samsung's phones feeling cheap because they're made of slippery plastic, but that doesn't mean they're <i>actually</i> cheap. Samsung …

T-Mobile drops the Galaxy S4's price to $99.99 on a two-year deal

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 had its price slashed, the Uncarrier announced in a recent press release.<p>You can now purchase T-Mobile’s Galaxy S4 by paying $99.99 down and then $20 a month for two years. It’s also possible, of course, to pay for the device upfront, but then you’ll have to shell out …

Apple reportedly considering a 5.7-inch iPhone

<b>Could the next iPhone hit the "phablet"-level screen size of 5.7 inches?</b><p>According to <i>Reuters</i>, the answer is yes, with "four people with knowledge of …