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Ron Wyden's 'GPS Act' would make police get a warrant for phone location data

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has brought a bill that would require police to get a warrant before pulling location data from phones or GPS devices. Wyden, along with Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Mark Kirk (R-IL), are reintroducing the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance or GPS Act after a …

Pentagon: No, we're not dropping BlackBerry support

With its newest smartphone set to go on sale tomorrow, BlackBerry received some good news today when the Pentagon said it intends to continue supporting the company's smartphones.<p>"The department is aware of recent reporting that asserts it is 'dropping' BlackBerry. This reporting is in error. The …

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Apple to finally stop accepting apps that use outdated UDID device identifier on May 1st

Apple announced it was deprecating the Unique Device Identifier back in August of 2011, and over 18 months later the company will formally start rejecting apps that continue to use it. In a brief post on Apple's Developer website, the company states that it won't accept apps that use UDIDs as of …

The future of Twitter is robots tweeting at each other

Twitteris full of weird stuff none of us ever notice because it mostly just looks like spam or nonsense. But if you look closely, as some have, you’ll find spies using Twitter to communicate with each other in code, environmental sensors broadcasting useful data, a toaster with 2,000 followers and …

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AMD intros Radeon HD 7790 graphics card for $149, promises cooler and quieter 1080p gaming

We were half expecting AMD's next graphics card to be some sort of supercomputing colossus, given all the buzz around NVIDIA's GTX Titan. As it turns out, though, we're looking at something more subtle and just <i>slightly</i> more affordable: the new Radeon HD 7790. It slots into a cosy niche between the …

BlackBerry Z10 Review: If They Could Turn Back Time...

The totally revamped phone that hopes to save BlackBerry is a damn fine first effort for a new platform. But can a new platform succeed in 2013?<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry Curve. I have nothing but fond memories of it--the speed and ease of typing on that keyboard, the battery that lasted …

LG launches 100-inch class laser TV

LG has announced that it is set to launch the LG Laser TV. We first talked about the product back in January during CES when it was originally …

Google working on rival to Apple's iWatch

Google’s Android unit is reportedly working on a wearable smartphone that would be a rival to Apple’s much talked about – yet still unseen – iWatch.<p>Wearable technology has become an increasingly hot topic, with <b>Apple</b>’s <b>iWatch</b> and the smart spectacles <b>Google</b> Glass dominating the headlines.<p>Whilst <b>Google</b> …

Archos GamePad now available in the US for $179

The Archos GamePad goes all the way back to early December, when the gaming tablet released in Europe, leaving those in the US still yearning for a …

TV’s schedule for revolution

The BBC is to launch new dramas exclusively online and Channel 4 has upgraded its catch-up service. Matt Warman reports.<p>Over the course of this week, your TV changed forever. BBC Three announced for the first time that it would put a whole new drama strand online first. Channel 4, meanwhile, …

Nokia defies Google over WebM video standard, guarding VP8 codec patents

Nokia has explicitly ruled out licensing a set of video patents under royalty-free or FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) terms, potentially blocking efforts by Google to make its VP8 codec, part of the broader WebM project, a worldwide standard. In a submission to the Internet …

BlackBerry 10 set to invade iPhone and Android screens with full takeover ads

In a bold effort to promote its flagship Z10 smartphone, BlackBerry has commissioned a series of ads that will take over the screens of iPhones and Android devices, demonstrating key features of the BlackBerry 10 operating system as if it was installed on users' phones. According to <i>Forbes</i>, the ads …

10 Ways Samsung's Galaxy S4 Is Better Than The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

Samsung announced its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S 4 earlier this month in New York.<p>Critics have been going wild because the Galaxy S 4 is real competition to Apple's iPhone 5.<p>The Galaxy S 4 is packed with the latest hardware and software features like a 13 megapixel camera, eye tracking …

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70% of first 10 million Samsung Galaxy S4's will have Qualcomm CPU

We know that two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be released in various markets around the world, one featuring a 1.9 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and the other boasting a 1.6 Ghz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor. A breakdown of the list of countries receiving either …

HTC turns up the volume by retiring its 'Quietly Brilliant' tagline

HTC it set to retire the "Quietly Brilliant" tagline from its product ads, in an attempt to freshen its image and kickstart a new, bolder marketing campaign, according to the company's marketing chief. Acknowledging that the company hasn't "been loud enough" in the past, HTC CMO Ben Ho told <i>The Wall</i> …

Why Did The BlackBerry Share Price Take A Hit, Friday?

The BlackBerry Z10 launched Friday, in the US, and the BlackBerry share price had dropped by 8% in Toronto by the close of play. That was after strong Wall St approval earlier in the week. So why did it get minced when reaction to the phone and the corporate revamp is generally positive?<p>There are …

Nook gets a step closer to in-app purchases

In-app purchasing will finally make its way to the Barnes & Noble Nook tablet.<p>Nook Media, the recently formed subsidiary of Barnes and Noble, announced the news today, saying that it's partnered with mobile-payment provider Fortumo to bring in-app payments to its line of Nook tablets. Fortumo will …

Sony Xperia ZL “world’s most compact” 5-inch phone heads to USA

This week the folks at Sony Mobile Communications have ushered in the Xperia ZL for a full United States release, making sure to note that it is …

Windows 8.1 'Blue': everything you need to know

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Windows 8.1 'Blue': everything you need to know<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Microsoft shipped its Windows 8 operating system in October, but the company is planning to update it in a big way with codename Blue. Designed for new hardware, including …

iOS 7 Needs To Come With This Simple App Switcher Concept [Video]

One of the most common complaints that we hear about iOS is that it’s getting boring. We’ve been using practically the same interface for over 5 years and haven’t seen any major changes, so people are hoping for something new and exciting with iOS 7.<p>Jesse Head’s iOS 7 App Switcher concept comes …

Uber releases first Windows Phone and BlackBerry 7 apps, redesigns Android offering

Windows Phone users now have a native app to reserve cabs and black cars using Uber. The new app, released today for Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8, allows users in cities where Uber operates to track nearby cars available for hire, set a pickup, and pay using a credit card, just like the …

Xperia Z security flaw allows users to bypass the lockscreen

Earlier today a security exploit for the Xperia Z showed up, allowing unwanted users to bypass your lock screen and gain full access to your handset. This adds Sony to the list of companies which have seen some of their handsets experience a security risk by allowing people to bypass the lock …

BlackBerry Z10 Faces the iFixit Teardown

The phone that could save BlackBerry is remarkably easy to take apart, thanks in part to its easily removed back cover.<p>But the guys at iFixit are …

Google Chromebook Pixel LTE model shipping April 8

Google announced the Chromebook Pixel late last month, and said that it will begin shipping sometime next month, but no specific release date was …

Mystery BlackBerry partner behind million-device order said to be distributor Brightstar

The mystery partner that placed the largest order in BlackBerry's history has been revealed. <i>AllThingsD</i>'s sources have confirmed a report today from research firm Detwiler Fenton that the "established partner" that ordered one million BlackBerry 10 devices is Miami-based electronics distributor …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z coming soon to the US, makes stop at the FCC

Sony’s latest Xperia Tablet Z has hit Japan, and is reportedly going to reach Europe soon. Folks stateside who are Sony Xperia fans might soon enjoy the Xperia Tablet Z, as Sony has already submitted the device for FCC scrutiny.<p>This particular filing is for the Wi-Fi only variant, which is the same …

Sony Xperia Z bug allows anyone to bypass the lock screen

Joining the likes of Apple and Samsung, Sony has had some issues with bugs providing various levels of security vulnerability, with another one …

Google now offering Nexus 7 in India

In an effort to make its products more widely available across the world, Google has released its ever-popular Nexus 7 tablet in India, just roughly …

We Did The Math, And It Turns Out The T-Mobile iPhone 5 Could Save You A Bunch Of Money

But T-Mobile's pricing plans for the iPhone are a bit different from the other three carriers. Instead of paying a flat $200 for the iPhone along with a two-year service contract, T-Mobile will charge you $100 up front for the phone plus an additional $20 per month over 24 months.<p>So is it worth …

IDC: Smart connected devices surpassed 1 billion device shipments in 2012

According the the IDC, smart connected devices surpassed 1 billion shipments in 2012, with around 1.2 billion devices being shipped worldwide. Smart …