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Our favorite mesh Wi-Fi system can now boost any router you already have

We absolutely love the AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System, which is by far the fastest and most reliable mesh wireless solution in this …

Wi-Fi

The world’s best mesh Wi-Fi system now boosts any router you already have

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about mesh Wi-Fi systems even if you don’t already own one. These next-generation wireless internet solutions use a …

Turn a laptop hard drive into a portable drive

What's the single best way to upgrade a laptop? Easy: Take out the mechanical hard drive and replace it with a solid-state drive (SSD).<p>You'll enjoy faster performance, longer battery life, cooler running temperature (which may extend the overall life of the laptop) and even quieter operation: SSDs …

Mesh is the hottest trend in home Wi-Fi, so we tested every top system to find the best

The market for consumer grade Wi-Fi routers had been stagnant for more than a decade until a new trend recently swept the industry. Setting up a …

Your Windows 10 phone is a tiny desktop computer with Continuum

Microsoft just demoed its 2-in-1 Continuum feature on a Windows 10 phone giving the mobile device the ability to become a really tiny desktop computer. Continuum adjusts the UI of Windows 10 on a device from desktop to tablet mode based on what's plugged into it. If you plug a keyboard and mouse …

50 Best Android Apps for 2014

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Samsung Galaxy S6 phones emphasize design, ditch many popular features

A sleek glass and metal body, no removable battery or waterproof capabilities, fixed storage space and a new mobile payment service.<p>No, not the<p>iPhone. It's the newest Samsung smartphone.<p>The South Korean electronics giant introduced its redesigned smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, at the<p>…

Mobile

Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Appear On Samsung Website

Despite all the leaks and teasers, Samsung has not officially confirmed the existence of its upcoming Galaxy S6 and radical S6 Edge – until now.<p>In a strange move the South Korean giant has put the support pages for both the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920X) and the S6 Edge (SM-G925X) live on its Finnish and …

New Details On The Next Version Of Windows Are Coming Soon

The company reportedly plans to hold an event towards the end of January that will focus on Windows 10's everyday consumer features rather than enterprise functionality.<p>Microsoft initially previewed Windows 10 at an event in San Fransisco in September, where it said the Consumer Preview would …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Galaxy Note 3

Size<p>Not much of a difference in size – or appearance, for that matter. The new model is just a hair longer and thicker.<p>Weight<p>The Galaxy Note 4 is …

The Death of Plasma TV Is Upon Us

Samsung will discontinue its plasma line, meaning plasma TVs will stop shipping in the U.S. by the end of 2014.<p><i>Credit: Getty Images.</i><p>Another tech bites the dust. Samsung announced last week that it would end its plasma TV business because of "change in market demands." This follows Panasonic's …

NSA intercepts: ordinary internet users 'far outnumbered' legal targets

When the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to an investigation by the Washington Post.<p>…

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. These are also the three …

Meet Project Ara, the Modular Google Phone of the Future

For Ara to succeed, it must do things other smartphones can't.<p>Google last week booted up a modular smartphone in public for the first time at its Google I/O developer conference. The demo almost worked, but the screen froze.<p>“The irony is it works 75 percent of the time, and it booted the last three …

Microsoft hints that Windows Phone will soon let you put apps in folders

Windows Phone already lets you store apps in Start screen folders, but it's a bit of a hack -- you have to use Nokia App Folder to get the feature in the first place, and you're really just opening one app to launch another. Microsoft might be near fixing that discrepancy, though. The company has …

Vita TV becomes PlayStation TV in the US, Europe and Canada for $99 this fall

The Vita TV is coming to America! It's just going to get a bit of an identity change first. Now the micro-console will be called PlayStation TV for North American and European audiences. The good news is that it will only be $99, while still giving you access to the library of PS Now games and the …

New lock screen bypass discovered in iOS 7, allows access in 5 seconds under certain circumstances (Update: Resolved)

<b>Update 6/30:</b> It appears iOS 7.1.2 has resolved the issue: <i>A state management issue existed in the handling of the telephony state while in Airplane Mode. This issue was addressed through improved state management while in Airplane Mode.</i><p>A new lock screen bypass has been discovered in iOS 7 that …

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

Engineering

JDI reveals a 1000 nit, 7 inch display, with 40 percent less power consumption

JDI, an LCD technology joint venture between Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi, has just unveiled its latest breakthrough in display technology – a 7 inch panel that can output 1000 nits of peak brightness, whilst still managing to offer greatly reduced power consumption. For comparison, most modern …

San Diego

Sony SmartBand Aims to Be a Better Fitbit

The Sony SmartBand is the latest fitness tracker to hit the market, and it has a little more to offer than what you'll find from other competitors …

Yezz to honor Bill Gates with the Billy smartphone, running Windows Phone

Microsoft has shown some new Windows Phone hardware at the Computex trade show currently taking place in Taiwan. However, it’s not built by the usual …

Google Is Working On A New Android Feature That Lets You Use Your Phone Without Touching It

The initiative would be aimed at making it safer to use your phone while driving, but will mostly entail improving the voice-activated search functionality in Android.<p>Essentially, Google will take the touchless voice-controls that debuted in the Moto X and expand them to work with Google's Search …

Android News

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

So it's a good time to buy a new phone if you're ready for an upgrade. Below is our monthly ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content</i> …

Mobile Technology

Innovative 360cam storms past crowdfunding target in 24 hours

Looking to take the capabilities of 360-degree cameras to a new level, a group of young French designers and engineers has created a compact video …

Crowd Funding

A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming

Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, <i>Forbes</i> has learned.<p>It’s a surprising development in the ongoing conversation about …

Google sets up 'right to be forgotten' form after EU ruling

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1080000/1080723_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534588946_d8ef6a0e4f92dd1a0acc66076e0f3ff6<p><b>Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results.</b><p>The move comes after a …

Privacy

Here’s how Apple’s smart home program will work

Apple’s(s aapl) move into the smart home isn’t actually the grand experience I had hoped for. Instead, it is a much simpler program that will …

Surface Pro 3: Microsoft finally makes a killer tablet — and it can replace your laptop (review)

It took several tries, but Microsoft has finally delivered a device that lives up to the bold promise of its Surface line.<p>The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third try since 2012 at unifying tablets and laptops — but with some key differences from its predecessors. Its screen is bigger, so you can …

Samsung Moves To Upstage Apple With New Biometric Data Platform

Samsung is building a “data bank” of people’s biometric information that app developers and researchers can plug into to create clever, health-related services — ideally for Samsung devices.<p>Following the release of its Gear Fit wearable fitness tracker, its new SAMI platform, overseen by a former …