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Best unlocked Android smartphones you can get today

Something strange is happening in the US, where wireless carriers once sold dramatically different phones, and buying an unlocked handset through a store that wasn't your carrier was a risky proposition best left for the gadget-savvy. Now, two-year contracts are practically a thing of the past, …

Apple will replace your iPhone 5's faulty power button for free

If you've noticed that your iPhone 5's sleep/wake button isn't working reliably, you're not alone -- and you'll be glad to hear that Apple is doing something about it. The company has started a free program in Canada and the US (worldwide on May 2nd) that will replace buttons on phones made through …

Cydia Substrate Comes To Android (Cydia Store Next?)

Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Android of all places, in the form of Cydia Substrate*, a tool for developers to build code modifications to other applications. Though Android is by its nature more open …

Who needs MS Office for iOS and Android? CloudOn's here now

Those of you waiting for Microsoft to unveil a version of Office for iOS or Android should stop waiting and take CloudOn's Office app for a spin.<p>Reports of Microsoft bringing Office to the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices have been in the wind for the past year.<p>Initial rumors pointed to a launch …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

Apple’s iWatch Is Actually Just A Wrist Band That Attaches To Your iPhone, iPad

The much-rumored Apple iWatch isn’t as exciting as you might have thought.<p>We’ve heard rumors of flexible displays and Siri integration, but it appears that Apple’s iWatch is actually just a band meant to connect with the Apple device of your choice.<p>According to this leaked video, which uses …

The Pirate Bay becomes world’s largest file-sharing website

The Pirate Bay has been the brunt of most legal battles dealing with piracy over the last few years, but apparently that isn’t stopping the website …

Tesla Sees First-Ever Quarterly Profit

Tesla Motors Inc. shares rose as much as 22 percent on Monday after the luxury electric-car maker said it would report a quarterly profit for its …

Raspberry Pi $25 model sells out soon after U.S. debut

U.S. consumers unable to grab a $25 slice of Raspberry Pi yesterday are now out of luck.<p>The so-dubbed Linux PC on a stick hit the U.S. market yesterday morning. Both the $25 Model A and the $35 Model B versions are listed by U.S. retailer Allied Electronics. But the $25 flavor of Raspberry Pi has …

Paper-thin E Ink smartwatch in colour

<i>(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)</i><p><b>UK e-display company Plastic Logic has unveiled its latest wrap-around smartwatch concept — the first E</b> …

Most anticipated tech: End of summer edition

Summer is almost over, and that means the tech calendar is about to go into overdrive.<p>The year has already seen the release of some amazing products -- the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and OLED TV come to mind. But there's an even longer list of products that have been announced but not released. …

Samsung Galaxy

Terra Motors launches electric tuk-tuk for Philippines

Tuk-tuks are a common way to get around in many Asian cities, but they contribute to urban pollution and high fuel costs.<p>Tokyo-based startup Terra Motors wants to put more non-polluting vehicles on the streets with an electric tuk-tuk unveiled this week for the Philippines.<p>The blue and white …

The Week in Tweaks: Automatic App Store updates, a new screen recorder, and more for your jailbroken iOS device

<i>Here’s a look at some of the most fun or useful jailbreak tweaks that came out this week. If you like these tweaks, but don’t have a jailbroken iOS device, you can check out</i> <i>jailbrea.kr</i> <i>to learn more about how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.</i><p><b>Auto App Updater – $2.99</b><p>Auto App Updater is …

Phone unlocking soon legal, but lawmakers have different ideas how

A few months back, we featured a string of articles about mobile unlocking and the fight to make it legal. The premise is this: starting this January, it has been illegal to network-unlock your mobile phone because the Librarian of Congress says it’s a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright …

Privacy

If online students aren’t engaged, blame their teacher

<i>Todd Tauber’s piece last week on the need for online learning to innovate and meet the changing needs of students drew many responses. Here’s one from an educator:</i><p>A very wise old online professor, Bill Pelz, once told me that the lecture is the most efficient way to pass important concepts and …

Pedagogy

MiiPC Android-powered PC aims at kids

One of the big problems that parents face when their kids reach the age where they’re ready to go online is how to prevent their kids from accessing …

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June, says analyst

Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster believes Apple will sell 4 million units of the new phone before the month and the quarter are over. That estimate compares with the 5 million iPhone 5 …

T-Mobile's iPhone 5 Reviews: LTE Speeds Are Impressive, HD Voice Difference Notable

T-Mobile announced that it will carry the iPhone 5 this morning at its "Uncarrier" event in New York City, alongside new pricing plans. Though the iPhone 5 is not a new device, several media outlets went hands-on with the device after the event to test out the phone's speeds, pricing, and feature …

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 …

T-Mobile's iPhone 5 is AT&T's iPhone 5, But It's Not

T-Mobile’s new iPhone 5 – which is launching on the “uncarrier’s” network on April 12th – is the same model of the iPhone 5 that AT&T customers currently enjoy, except that it will be newer and feature AWS (or Advanced Wireless Services), a newer set of frequencies that T-Mobile is using for its …