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HTC hints that all-new HTC One will have improved BoomSound

The “all new” HTC One is expected to arrive on March 25th, something that HTC has teased several time now. We already know quite a bit about the HTC One, but in a new teaser, HTC hints that the front-facing BoomSound will be getting an upgrade as well. As you might expect from a teaser, the details …

Motorola expanding Moto Maker to Europe in Q2, smartwatch in works

MWC 2014 Coverage brought to you by: Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android.<p>Motorola might not have had anything to show us at MWC 2014, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything interesting to say. At a panel event Motorola’s senior vice president Rick Osterloh and other execs …

The Audiophiliac picks the very best in-ear headphones of 2014

Before we get started, in-ear headphones fall into two design types: universal models that come with user-replaceable tips that accommodate a range of different size ear canals, and custom-molded models that are made to order, and fit only the owner's ears.<p>Universal picks start with the stellar $79 …

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Apple Patent Hints at Cracked Screen Prevention

<i>AppleInsider</i> reported on a new patent picked up by Apple that might save your iPhone from a cracked screen. If you drop your phone, a motor and sensors determine the point of impact and shift the positioning of the device in midair to save sensitive areas, like the screen and camera.<p>While patents …

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Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 Leaks, Google's Best Android Games From 2014, Lollipop's Big Review

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including leaks around Samsung’s 2015 flagship, J. K. Shin stays in charge at Samsung’s Mobile Division, Lollipop reviewed in-depth as it arrives on the Galaxy S5 in Poland, …

10 of the Best Android Apps from November 2014

November sure was a busy month for new apps and notable updates; from photo recognition, to launchers, to Biz Stone’s new app for sharing random thoughts.<p>Here are 10 of the essential new apps and updates that you should know about from November.<p>Yummly<p>If you’re an Android owning foodie, there’s a …

Russian e-ink YotaPhone hopes it's second time lucky

The smartphone with a low-power screen on the back is back, but it ain't cheap.<p>The people who brought you the phone with a screen on the back are having another crack: the YotaPhone 2.<p>Russian broadband provider Yota makes a range of smartphones, but the YotaPhone series is distinguished by its rear …

Tommy Hilfiger launches solar power jackets to charge your phone

It's happened to the best of us: you're out and about, just doing you thing, when your phone/tablet/iPod/handheld gaming system runs clean out of power. And sure, there are a bunch of products on the market to help you out in these situations -- but most of them are an extra device that you have to …

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Gadgets We Love: Sony RX100 III

The Sony RX100 III is a camera that’s hard to put down once you start shooting with it. Like the previous RX100 models, it’s small enough to carry in your pocket but takes great-looking photos that you’d swear came from a much bigger camera. This latest version manages to pull off some brand new …

Samsung Gear S review: an ambitious and painfully flawed smartwatch

Samsung's wearables strategy seems to be: "Throw everything at a wall and see what sticks." In a little over 12 months, the electronics giant has launched six -- yes, <i>six</i> -- different smartwatches, each with its own unique personality. The latest is the Samsung Gear S, and its particular claim to …

Gadgets We Love: My Book Backup Drive

Don’t you dare give the Western Digital My Book backup drive to your wife for Christmas unless you actually like sleeping on the couch. But for self-gifting, you can’t do much better. Sure, it’s boring, but when it comes to saving your photos, videos, and other files, you don’t want interesting. …

Did you know your PlayStation 4 has a customizable faceplate?

No? That's because Sony just made it up<p>The PlayStation 4 wasn't originally designed to have swappable faceplates, but that isn't stopping Sony from rolling out a new way to customize your console. The company has quietly announced a new program called Project Skylight at the PlayStation Experience …

Apple Watch's high-priced fashion focus on the mark, survey says

Despite recent developments, the wearables space is still in its early stages in terms of mainstream adoption. The Apple Watch is expected to change …

How Microsoft Turned $300 Million Into $116 Million

That leaves Microsoft with a loss of about $238 million on the deal. It also gives Barnes and Noble a cleaner exit if it wants to spin off the Nook business.<p>It also relieves Microsoft of certain obligations, like paying for operating expenses related to the venture. A Microsoft spokesperson told …

Amazon pokes a hole in VMware with this new plugin

In case you didn’t believe Amazon is hungry for public cloud revenue from the biggest businesses, get this:<p>Today Amazon announced a new plugin for VMware’s popular vCenter software for managing data center infrastructure.<p>Admins of VMware-based on-premises data centers can now set up and manage …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Will Be the Godzilla of Smartphones

Size matters, especially when it comes to your phone size.<p>The newest version of the Samsung Galaxy Mega, simply called Galaxy Mega 2, will live up to …

Apple to Focus on Selling Entry-Level iPhones and iPads in Small Stores Across India

Apple will reportedly look to build a presence in India by opening small stores with resell partners and emphasize sales of entry-level iPhones and iPads, according to a new report from <i>The Economic Times</i>. The plan follows comments from Apple India executives Maneesh Dhir and Sanjay Kaul last …

Google buys an Android gaming platform, possibly with a set-top box in mind

Green Throttle Games was late to the Android gaming platform party, and paid the price for it -- the company effectively wound down at the end of 2013. However, its efforts may not have been in vain. Google has confirmed to <i>PandoDaily</i> that it has acquired key portions of Green Throttle's business, …

LaCie's hyper-fast 1TB Thunderbolt 2 disk now on sale for $1,300

Though 1,375 MB/s' worth of disk speed might seem extravagant, applications like 4K RAW video need to squeeze every byte. Luckily, you'll get all of that with LaCie's 1TB Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt 2 packing two 500GB SSDs, now available for $1,300. If even that isn't enough -- and you happen …

iOS 7.1 Includes A Key Improvement For Making iBeacons Smarter

iOS 7.1 includes a host of obvious and subtle improvements, including a key addition that will make iBeacons smarter.<p>Until now, an app had to be running in the background on an iOS device for an iBeacon to interact with it. iOS 7.1 lets apps look and communicate with nearby iBeacons even if they …

Debunk: Job listing doesn’t indicate Apple TV getting a camera

A claim that “Apple job listings suggest cameras coming to Apple TV” and that this is “hinting at motion controls” appears to be reading way too much into some standard wording used many times by Apple in the past.<p>The Apple TV is one of the few products in Apple’s lineup that doesn’t include an …

You Can Now Make a Book of All Your Facebook Messages with Memeoirs

Memeoirs, the service that lets you create a book out of all your old emails, has launched a new feature that integrates messages sent across Facebook.<p>The feature was announced today by the company, although it has been live on the home page for a few days. Picking up where the previous incarnation …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: great screen, disappointing battery life

We often tease Samsung about the seemingly arbitrary way it divvies up its tablet offerings -- not content with round numbers, it's released tablets that are 10.1 inches wide instead of 10, 8.9 instead of 9, 7.7 instead of 8, and so on. And so too is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, …

Heart rates are cool, but the BSX Insight wearable measures lactate threshold too

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>As a competitive runner, I’m always on the lookout for new wearables that provide insight to my training. BSX Athletics, a …

Nearly all of new HTC One’s specs revealed in yet another leak

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: @evleaks<p>The upcoming new HTC One might be the company’s worst kept secret. After learning about its camera and other …

Motorola bringing Moto Maker to Europe, working on a smartwatch, and new Moto X

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Motorola(s goog) didn’t show off any new devices, but it did have a lot to say about its plans for the …

Smile! The Samsung Galaxy S5's 16-megapixel camera is pretty good so far

BARCELONA, Spain -- Artificial spot lighting at trade show booths doesn't make for the optimal conditions to test out what a camera can do. However, it does at least give you a fairly good idea of how the Samsung Galaxy S5's 16-megapixel shooter works in this kind of indoor setting. (And yes, we …

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Blippar Introduces Image Recognition And AR Advertising On Google Glass

Blippar has come a long way in a short time, bringing lightning-fast image recognition and augmented reality to mobile advertising. But today, the company steps away from smartphones and puts on the wearables hat.<p>The company has implemented image recognition technology into Google Glass, in what …

New images compare Sony Xperia Z2’s improved display to predecessor

One of the big stars of MWC this week, aside from the GS5, has been the Sony’s latest flagship handset, the Sony Xperia Z2. In many ways the Xperia Z2 is mostly an incremental update over its predecessor but there are a few areas where Sony really took a big leap forward, such as the …