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Beep Connects Any Speaker to the Cloud

A pair of ex-Googlers have launched Beep, a beautiful WiFi-equipped dial that lets you stream music to any speaker with a line-in port. The device will launch this Fall with Pandora integration.<p>Multi-room streaming systems like Sonos have made listening to music easier than ever, but many of the …

iPhone Market Share Dips Slightly as Android Increases Lead in Global Smartphone Race

Research firm Kantar Worldpanel has released a new report (via <i>The Next Web</i>) highlighting global smartphone sales over the October-December period, finding that while Apple's market share dip slightly in key markets, Google's Android devices increased their lead over other platforms during the end …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

LG, Samsung make big Ultra HD TV statements

TV lovers, get ready to clear space for new, bigger, curved Ultra HD TVs.<p>Bigger and wider TVs are on the way.<p>LG Electronics and Samsung have each announced new 105-inch Ultra HD TV displays, which the Korean-based TV makers plan to officially unveil at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las …

Snowden offers to help Brazil investigate NSA spying

Former contractor makes veiled plea for permanent political asylum in open letter<p>Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has written "an open letter to the people of Brazil," offering to help the Brazilian government investigate US spying, and making a veiled plea for …

Guess How Much An iPhone Costs In Brazil

We headed over to TechTudo, a part of Globo, it seems, to confirm the headline. And through a busted translation from Google, it seems this is correct.<p>The iPhone 5S at entry level costs ~$1,200. (At the higher end it can go up to ~$1,600.) The iPhone 5C at entry level is ~$880. Brazil apparently …

iPhone

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

Markets

Nexus 12 tablet concept, more Nexus 8 rumors hit the web

While the Nexus 5 is the only new Nexus device that was launched by Google alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, new reports have detailed new alleged Nexus 8 sightings and a Nexus 12 tablet concept.<p>Meet the Nexus 12 dream<p>From the start, we’re going to tell you that this is a concept, imagined by an …

Android News

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball

Two years ago, Jonas Pfeil posted a video to YouTube about a funny-looking ball he’d created that was filled with cameras and could capture panoramas of the entire world around it. Three and a half million people have watched that video in the time since, and with all the attention, Pfeil has been …

Apple’s Top Secret Deal With Samsung To Build A-Series Chips In Upstate New York

With the new Mac Pro, Apple has proven its serious about bringing at least some manufacturing back to the States. The next step, though, is chips, and a new report says that Apple is bringing chip fabrication of its A-series chips stateside at a new $6 billion facility in upstate New York. And …

Amid “disappointing sales,” data suggests Motorola is nearly even with HTC in one respect

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>The Moto X may not be the hit that Google(s goog) hoped for, says Strategy Analytics. The research firm on Monday evening said …

Samsung's 2014 phones will have nearly double the pixels

To be joined by foldable displays in 2016<p>It's time to start getting used to discussing WQHD resolution, or 2560 x 1440 pixels, in relation to smartphones. Samsung's Analyst Day gathering today shed some light on the company's future plans, and the display category was highlighted by the promise of …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

Samsung Set For Another Quarter Of Record Profits As HTC Falters

Samsung has impressed analysts and investors with its latest guidance for operating profit in the third-quarter, saying it expects to have earned between 9.9 trillion won and 10.3 trillion won ($9.2 billion and $9.6 billion). That’s up from 8.06 trillion won last year and marks another record …

Xi3's Piston modular PC launching November 29th for $1,000

As if shelling out $900 this holiday to snag the two next-gen game consoles wasn't enough, Xi3's Piston modular gaming PC is arriving on November 29th for $1,000. Should money be no object to you, the adorable little box is available for pre-order <i>right this minute</i>, and that'll lock in an earlier …

Apple rumored to need Samsung for some A8 chip production

There have been rumors that TSMC would handle some of Apple's future chip production, but details of the purported arrangement have been vague. <i>The Korea Economic Daily</i> may have just filled us in, however. It claims that Samsung will make 30 to 40 percent of Apple's A8 processors next year, with …

Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service.<p>The idea …

Google Fiber

Samsung: We’ve been making gold phones longer than Apple has been making phones

With Apple’s new gold iPhone 5s getting the most attention of any of the new colorful iPhones it released earlier this month, Samsung wants you to know that it isn’t copying Apple with its new gold Galaxy S4.<p>In a blog post on its official Samsung Tomorrow blog titled, “Golden History of Samsung …

Sorry Guys, but Samsung Already Had a Gold Phone First

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>is making fun of Samsung this morning for blatantly copying Apple's winning strategy — releasing a …

Samsung Galaxy F super-phone could have curved screen

Two little tidbits of Samsung news could combine to become a fabulous new phone. The Korean giant is reportedly working on an even more expensive …

Samsung's Isocell sensor to boost low-light and colour performance

A new sensor developed by Samsung could help improve photos taken in low-light conditions by producing a more true representation of colour than …

Samsung announces Isocell camera sensor technology

Samsung has revealed details concerning Isocell technology, which lets users take sharper, clearer images on their smartphones and tablets.<p>Samsung has announced new advanced pixel technology for CMOS image sensors, which lets owners of premium mobile devices take clearer, high-quality pictures.<p>In a …

Mobile Devices

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

The Future is Now: 9 Unbelievable (Real) Technologies That Exist Today (PHOTOS)

According to Moore’s Law, it is generally held that the processing power in our computing technology is destined to double every two years. With respect to the trend first recognized in 1965, it only takes a glance at the headlines covering the high-concept gadgets and gizmos of today to notice …

Galaxy Note 3 first phone to feature ugly new Micro USB 3 port

A new port means potentially faster transfers and charging<p>With all the news coming from its big event yesterday, Samsung glazed over the importance of one new feature of its Galaxy Note 3 — it's the first phone we know of that uses USB 3.0. The benefits of the switch to the more modern standard are …

Deutsche Telekom statement adds to speculation that iPhone 5S may support LTE-A (aka LTE+)

A statement by Deutsche Telekom is adding to speculation that at least the European model of the iPhone 5S may support the high-speed LTE-A standard (also known as LTE+). The prospect of the 5S supporting the faster version of LTE had first been suggested back in July.<p>In announcing that the carrier …

South Korea's KT To Offer LTE-Advanced This Month

Even as LTE is taking off in many parts of the world, South Korea has zoomed ahead with all three of its operators offering LTE-Advanced services — which means everyone in the country can have access to the speedier network if they choose to do so.<p>The country’s second-largest operator KT Corp …

Transparent gel speaker ushers in a future of 'soft machines'

How would you like a speaker system in your living room that was completely clear? Or, better yet, an active noise-canceling window that could mute the outside? The technology is already here, and a team of materials scientists at Harvard is showing us what’s now possible with ionic conduction, or …

LG Announces World’s First 2560 x 1440 Smartphone Display

LG Display Develops World’s First Quad HD LCD Panel for Smartphones<p>New panel will deliver optimal viewing experience on larger smartphone …