Kyle Rivenburgh

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Google sends mystery gifts to those who found all 151 Pokémon in Google Maps

When Google announced the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge for April Fools’ Day, I immediately opened the app on my phone and began my hunt for little …

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Android still triggers the most mobile malware, says F-Secure

Google's mobile OS gets targeted by 275 out of 277 new malware "families" spotted last quarter by the security specialist.<p>Android dominates the mobile landscape not just in market share but in malware, according to new data from F-Secure.<p>Analyzing malware discovered during the first quarter of the …

Apps

Motrr’s Galelio Robotic iPhone Photography Gadget Makes 360 Shots Easy!

Rating: 4/5<p>Remote Control Mottr’s Galileo via iPad<p>Taking panoramas, time-lapse videos, or recording personal interview podcast videos without a …

New report puts Galaxy S5 “Prime” release in June

Rumors of a so-called “Prime” version of the Galaxy S5 have been surfacing since the beginning of the year, and now a new report claims Samsung will release the device sometime in June.<p>The report is based on “industry sources” cited by Korean website <i>Asia Today</i>. While one story based on anonymous …

Phones

Apple iPhone 6 review: iPhone 6 sets the smartphone bar - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The iPhone 6 delivers a spacious, crisp 4.7-inch screen, improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and bumped-up storage capacities to 128GB at the top end. iOS remains a top-notch mobile operating system with an excellent ecosystem of apps, and Apple Pay is a smooth, secure …

Phones

Samsung explains the Galaxy S5's "Camera Failed" issue

Last Friday, Samsung and Verizon officially acknowledged the “camera failed” issue that has been affecting a small number of Galaxy S5 customers. Although Samsung has said that it will replace any handsets that succumb to the fault, it doesn’t look like there’s much the company can do to advise …

Customers

Alerts over faulty Apple and Samsung handsets

<b>Apple and Samsung have issued alerts about faults on some of their phones.</b><p>Apple has begun a replacement programme for some of its iPhone 5 handsets that have a faulty sleep/wake button.<p>Separately, Samsung has revealed that some of its flagship Galaxy S5 handsets have been shipped with a …

Nokia ‘Superman’ will be the best Windows Phone for selfies

One of the first Windows Phone 8.1 devices due for release after Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s phone business will be focused on the front-facing camera capabilities. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that a Nokia ‘Superman’ device is currently in development with a …

iPhone makes gains but Android remains dominant

Apple captured a healthier chunk of smartphone sales across Europe, Japan, and Australia last quarter, says research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. It's a different story in the US.<p>The iPhone gained some lost ground in its global share of smartphone sales last quarter but continues to lag behind …

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown reveals a bill of materials worth $256

We’ve already had a look at what goes into the new Galaxy S5, thanks to this teardown, and according to an analysis conducted by market research firm IHS, all of the components in the Samsung Galaxy S5 costs around $256 to purchase and put together.<p>Samsung latest flagship handset is currently being …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

BlackBerry CEO Has 'No Intention' of Exiting Smartphones

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has denied he would exit the smartphone business if it remains unprofitable for the Canadian company. His new statements come less than a day after being quoted by Reuters, which he now says took his words out of context.<p>Here’s the original article:<p>BlackBerry Ltd would …

Samsung announces new entry-level Galaxy Ace Style

Samsung has now officially taken the wraps off the latest member of its Galaxy Ace family, dubbed the Galaxy Ace Style. As you’d expect from Samsung’s budget line, the handset features relatively modest specs combined with a fairly affordable price tag.<p>The Ace Style is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core …

Phones

iPhone 6 Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Highlight Larger Displays

Late last month, a set of alleged design drawings was published by Japanese magazine <i>MacFan</i>, showing dimensions for upcoming 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone models. It's not uncommon for us to see design and case leaks in the months leading up to the new iPhone release.<p>In some cases, as with the iPhone …

The Micro is a 3D printer 'designed for everyone'

M3D is making a bid to bring 3D printing to everyday consumers. Today the company is introducing the Micro, a product it claims to be the world’s "first truly consumer 3D printer." The Micro — now live (and already funded) on Kickstarter — was designed around three key principles: reliability, …

China’s homegrown smartphones are finally chic enough for its first lady

A year ago China’s first lady Peng Liyuan was on a state visit to Russia, where she was snapped carrying a rather fashionable handbag off the plane. Some speculated the bag was by luxury brand Tod’s, but it was eventually confirmed that it was instead by Exception de Mixmind—a company based in …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5 “best smartphone display ever tested” by specialist test company DisplayMate

DisplayMate Technologies, which makes display test kit for every major screen manufacturer in the world, has declared that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 has “the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested” with “a long list of new records.”<p>While OLED screens have long been considered …

Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolling out for Sprint LG G2 Owners

After landing on T-Mobile and AT&T’s network, the LG G2 KitKat update is now on its way over to Sprint as well! For those keeping score, that means Verizon is currently the only major U.S. carrier not to introduce a KitKat update for the handset. The new software is listed as version ZVB and is …

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Samsung's next Windows Phone arrives in April without 8.1 update

Samsung is preparing to release its next Windows Phone handset on Verizon next month. Sources familiar with Verizon’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the Samsung Ativ SE will be made available as a Windows Phone 8 device, despite the upcoming announcement of an 8.1 update. While images originally leaked …

Thermodo turns your smartphone into an instant thermometer

Today’s smartphones offer countless apps to check the weather, find out upcoming forecasts, or even get alerts when it’s about to rain or snow. But no app can tell you exactly what the temperature is right where you stand. That’s why Robocat, the developers of Haze and other smartphone weather …

Huawei hits record sales despite security fears

2013 was a good year for Chinese manufacturer Huawei, now third in the mobile phone market despite security concerns.<p>The year of the snake was a good for one for Huawei. The Chinese phone builder became the world's third-biggest phone manufacturer on the back of record sales and flourishing profits …

Mobile

LG and Samsung gear up for the next bout of flexible display tech

Samsung and LG are on the cutting edge of what could become a popular future trend – curved and flexible display smartphones. The two companies have already released their first generation curved displays, the LG G Flex and the Samsung Galaxy Round. We conducted our own comparison between the two …

Electronics Industry

China Mobile sold over 1M iPhones last month, chairman non-committal about the numbers

China Mobile announced that it sold 1.34M 4G handsets in February and that “most of them” were iPhones. China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua was relatively non-committal on the numbers.<p>It’s just been getting started for one or two months. So far it’s hard to tell how that will affect our business […]We …

Leaked Product and Sample Images Show Off 50MP OPPO Find 7 Smartphone

The DSLR megapixel war has slowed down dramatically over the past few years as companies focus on low-light capabilities and other components of the …

Will Apple Make The Connected Car Part Of Its Smart Home Strategy?

Last week Apple fleshed out its connected car vision by rebranding its iOS in the car efforts ‘CarPlay’ and debuting the first auto makers to use the technology in Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo.<p>Unfortunately for Apple, while the connected car is a cool idea, it’s one of those initiatives that, at …

Leaked ad reveals new HTC One, details dual camera functionality

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: GSMArena<p>The new HTC One has leaked yet again – but this one leak is a little more informative than most. GSMArena got …

Oscar Mayer Wants to Make Your iPhone Smell like Bacon

Finally, a scent-emitting device that attaches to your iPhone and wakes you up to the smell of bacon.<p>Unfortunately, it’s not <i>quite</i> that simple. For …

iPhone and iPad Still Plagued by Daylight Savings Time Bug in iOS 7

As if Daylight Savings Time wasn't already confusing enough, it turns out that the latest version of Apple iOS operating system doesn't eliminate an …

There's A Camera App For Android That Secretly Signs You Up For A Paid Messaging Service

A night vision video recording app for Android called Cámara Visión Nocturna has been secretly signing people up for a paid messaging service according to Fast Company.<p>Antivirus software company Avast announced it discover the flaw when the firm noticed the app was asking permission for unusual …

Apps

Google to launch SDK for Android wearables in two weeks

Android chief Sundar Pichai likens the evolution of wearable devices to the smartphone revolution during a panel discussion at SXSW.<p>Google plans to release a software development kit in the next two weeks that will allow third-party developers to create Android software for use on wearable …

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