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T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 Review: Smartphone deal of the year

When you see a smartphone available on the Home Shopping Network for $99, you might think that it would be something horrible that would fall apart …

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie: Everything We Know So Far

Every year, Google releases a major Android update that delivers new features, design tweaks and more. Last year, that update was Android 4.1 Jelly …

Moto X now available to order on Verizon website

Motorola’s Moto X is now available to order on Verizon’s website for $199.99. The first-place carrier confirmed the August 29th release date earlier this week, but if you’ve been waiting to get your order in early, now is the time. Unfortunately, though, you won’t get the same myriad color options …

Pioneer announces DDJ-WeGO2 entry level DJ console with iOS support, onboard sound (video)

Pioneer's original DDJ-WeGO was an effort to secure some of the entry-level DJ-dollars (it does pretty well at the other end already). This time around, there's more of a focus on iOS, with a grip along the back that doubles as a stand for your iPhone or iPad (a lightning cable is included, too). …

How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You

Whenever your cellphone is on, "They" know where you are, and I mean all the Theys — the spooks, the merchants, the drone pilots, the private detectives, probably even the Chinese. If you want your privacy, says artist/designer Adam Harvey, you can go to the back of your phone, pry out the battery …

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki Have Split

Brin and Wojcicki on Gavin Newsom’s interview show in 2012.<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki, one of Silicon …

Silicon Valley

Siri really hates it when you confuse her with Google Glass

Hell hath no fury like a virtual assistant scorned. Siri is pissed that you think you can call her Google Glass and get away with it, and she’s got the attitude to prove it.<p>If you’re not afraid your iPhone’s voice-activated assistant is secretly storing memories of your interactions for The …

Leaked Nokia Lumia 1520 photo reveals the giant 'Bandit' phone

A <i>Verge</i> forum member has published a photo of what is rumored to be the Nokia Lumia 1520, a massive device with a 6-inch, 1080p display. While we're unable able to fully confirm the image, it does appear to be authentic based on its consistency with previous leaks.<p>Earlier this month, sources …

Android’s Hugo Barra Departs Google for China’s Xiaomi

One of Google’s top Android executives is leaving the company.<p>Hugo Barra, whose official title is vice president of product management for Android, …

San Francisco

As Zite Launches On Google Glass, The News Reader's CEO Bets Big On Wearable Tech

Mark Johnson is an enthusiastic Google Glass Explorer—just one without a working pair of Google’s wearable device. The Zite CEO has been wearing Glass for five weeks in preparation for his personalized news reader’s launch over Glass and is ready to show me the new app on Monday, but his pair have …

Jitterbug Touch 2 smartphone designed for 'aging Americans' available now for $140

Sure, there are plenty of smartphones to choose from nowadays, but for some people it's more important to have a device that's very easy to use rather than, say, one that looks great and performs extraordinarily. Here's where GreatCall's just-announced Jitterbug Touch 2 comes in. This Ice Cream …

Chinese Censors Aim To Block Out Collective Online Talk

It is a widely-known fact that censorship is rampant in China, as the government seeks to crack down on dissent within the massive country especially on social media websites.<p>Recently, after a former high-ranking official Bo Xilai was charged with bribery, embezzlement and power abuse, China’s …

NASA's Curiosity rover is now driving itself

NASA engineers have been piloting the Mars rover Curiosity for over a year now, but yesterday, Curiosity finally took the wheel. On Tuesday, the rover switched to its autonomous navigation system and took its first drive into unapproved territory, as part of a general shift that will help the rover …

Why Twitter’s new Conversations view is a big deal and why it matters for its IPO

No one in Silicon Valley has any doubt that San Francisco-based Twitter is on a road to a public offering. Given its current valuation — estimated at …

Unity Plans to Publish, Cross-Promote Mobile Games

At its annual Unite conference today, Unity Technologies said it planned to move more aggressively into business verticals around mobile games, …

Game Development