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Android 4.3 supports TRIM, improves performance on Nexus devices

It's no secret that many Android phones and tablets show a decrease in performance over time. Nexus devices are not immune -- it's particularly noticeable with the original Nexus 7. Our friend Brian Klug over at A<i>nandTech</i> discovered an interesting tidbit while testing the new and improved Nexus 7: …

How To Get The Most Out Of Google+ Today

Since its makeover in May, Google+ has been steadily winning a war of aesthetics over Facebook, which has yet to roll out its redesigned News Feed to all users.<p>While a visual overhaul is a great way to draw in users who have long neglected the mandatory social component of the Gmail address, …

Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Just because some say they can, doesn't mean they should. Based on the latest graphics hardware no one should expect great 4K gaming in this next generation of consoles.<p>Back in March, Microsoft's CVP of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi told <i>Forbes</i> that the Xbox One would support 4K gaming, saying …

Apple Retail, Square partner to sell iPad-based Square Stand beginning July 9

Jack Dorsey’s Square payments company has teamed up with Apple to sell the new Square Stand point-of-sale system through Apple’s large chain of retail stores, according to multiple sources. The Square Stand is an iPad accessory that works with the Square Register app to turn in the iPad into a tool …

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

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>What is unusual about this sheet of glass?<p>Advertisement<p>That circle in the center isn’t actually a hole; it received a new …

iOS 7 includes the ability to control your iPhone or iPad using head movements [video]

Discovered by an anonymous tipster, iOS 7’s “Accessibility” section now includes a feature that allows you to control your iPhone or iPad with left or right head movements. We’ve tested this ourselves and found it to be quite accurate, but it’s quite tedious to control your device this way since it …

Intel: TV star?

Intel sees something wrong with the way Americans consume and pay for television. So this week it confirmed that this year it would roll out a live …