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This 3mm-thick connector will let you Snap things onto your phone

People buy cases mainly to protect their precious phones, but very few offer functional versatility, and you're often forced to give them up when you upgrade. Well, that may no longer be a problem thanks to a new minimalistic solution dubbed Snap. This attachment system starts off with a circular, …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that …

Samsung Gear Fit review: a messy merger of fitness band and smartwatch

Fitness trackers and smartwatches come a dime a dozen, but devices that combine the best of both? Still exceedingly rare. Now, however, Samsung thinks it has the perfect solution in the Gear Fit, a fitness band with a beautiful, curved screen, as well as a heart rate monitor, pedometer and a few …

Facebook ready to reveal plan to share your data with devs?

Facebook's long been brewing its very own mobile ad network, and word is the company is about to finally spill the contents of its cauldron.<p>The …

Google Smart Contact Lenses Move Closer to Reality

Google’s plan to bring smart contact lenses to diabetes sufferers inched closer to reality as the company secured two patents last week for the …

New Wireless Power Set Up Charges 40 Smartphones from Across the Room

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you never had to plug in your phone? Well, a team of Korean scientists say that they're one step closer to making that …

App Config: Configure Settings for Individual Android Apps

If you frequently find yourself tweaking your device settings to suit a specific app, then you might like App Config for Android.<p>Let’s say you prefer Netflix on full-brightness while streaming over WiFi only, but then you’re happy to read BBC News on a dimly-lit screen using mobile data, this is …

SAP’s New EVP And GM Of Mobile Sees Tech Trends Converging

SAP’s new EVP and GM of Mobile, Rick Costanzo spent 15 years at BlackBerry. He saw the smartphone develop from its earliest days, and he’s excited to be working for SAP because he sees its mobile division as the glue holding together several tech trends.<p>Costanzo sees the cloud, big data and …