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Apple Hopes to Usher in New Age of Personalized In-Store Shopping With iBeacon Rollout

After months of speculation, Apple today rolled out its iBeacon technology in all of its 254 U.S. stores, allowing the company to send notifications …

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Samsung Reportedly Introducing Galaxy Gear Android Smartphone Wristwatch In September

What’s weird about reporting on the potential introduction of smartphone watches is that they actually aren’t anything new – every few years it seems some OEM comes up with a wrist-mounted phone that makes for an interesting demo but doesn’t go anywhere, like the LG GD910, for instance, the talk of …

Brazil sues Samsung over labour violations

Samsung Electronics Co is facing a lawsuit from the government of Brazil, which is seeking damages over poor working conditions at the technology company's Brazilian assembly lines.<p>Brazil's labour ministry has found "serious" labour violations, including working up to 15 hours of work a day and …

Smartphones Finally Overtook Dumbphone Sales Globally In Q2, Android Now At 79%, Says Gartner

Analyst Gartner has put out its latest smartphone market report, and the Q2 2013 numbers show the inevitable finally occurred: smartphone sales exceeded feature phone sales for the first time. Android has been strangling the life out of dumbphones for years, but it looks like the market tipping …

America’s most profitable company per employee makes your phone work—and it’s not Apple

You’d be forgiven for not recognizing the name InterDigital, despite the fact that it has been around since 1972 and developed many of the technologies that are critical to our increasingly mobile, wireless world. As a result, per employee, InterDigital is the most profitable company in the US, …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

New iPad 5 images emerge, show potential redesign

Apple(s appl) is expected to release a new iPad this fall, and if the leaks and rumors are true, it might be getting its biggest physical redesign …

What Happens At Def Con Stays With Us All

There’s nothing like attendance at the annual Black Hat and Def Con security/hacker conferences to hike your paranoia into the red zone and keep it there forever. You come away with the sense that nothing, anywhere, ever, is safe–and that’s just from talks given by people willing to publicize their …

Apple’s iPhone 4 Drives Global Growth: Here’s What It Means For A New, Low-Cost iPhone Model

Apple is cashing in big on three-year old tech, according to its earnings results last night. As the Wall Street Journal points out, it’s seeing the iPhone 4 leading to big growth in markets like India, and buttressing Apple’s fortunes against low-cost devices based on competing mobile platforms …

Superman and Batman will face off in 2015

In an announcement made today at Comic-Con 2013, Warner Bros. will bring Superman and Batman together in a follow-up to this year's <i>Man of Steel</i>. Originally reported by the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, the unnamed film, set for a 2015 release, will be directed by Zach Snyder. Henry Cavill will reprise the role …

How Microsoft spent a decade asleep on the job

Once upon a time, a young man named Bill had a vision. He saw "a PC on every desk, and every machine running Microsoft software". And lo, it came to …