Rick Carbone

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Smart UK hotel room will let you check in, control temperature, and order meals from your phone

The UK's biggest hotel chain is set to open a new line of budget city hotels that provide app-based check-ins and improved connectivity for people who pride location and design over space. Whitbread will open its first Premier Inn 'hub' in Covent Garden, London in the fall of 2014, compacting a …

Google Glass: privacy fears continue

Google's claim that it will not need to alter its privacy policy to reflect the impact of its new Glass product has been met with scorn by US …

Apple granted new patent that could add touch controls to the bezel

Apple has just been granted a patent for a new technology that could bring touch controls to the bezel of a device with a small display (via AppleInsider). The technology would be able to dynamically change between a place to simply hold onto the device with and an area for controls. Apple …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

Godzilla, Frankenstein's monster and Bigfoot are mythical creatures that don't exist (although you might dispute the latter). But now, an equally beastly smartphone -- one seemingly designed specifically for them -- is available to buy. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a 6.3-inch woolly mammoth of a …

Apple jumps into back-to-school with App Store gift card

Customers who buy a Mac for college will receive a $100 App Store gift card. An iPhone or iPad purchase will yield a $50 card.<p>School may only have ended recently, but Apple is already offering deals to student shoppers.<p>The company on Tuesday announced that students who buy a Mac through the Apple …

Windows Phone 8 one step closer to 1080p support -- report

The operating system will soon support the higher resolution, if files within Visual Studio 2013 are any indication.<p>Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system might soon support 1080p resolution, leaked file information in Visual Studio 2013 suggests.<p>Former Nokia and Microsoft engineer Justin …

Analyst says that Nokia should adopt Android before it's too late

The Android, Windows, Nokia discussion is a bit of an old one, but there has been a resurgence of interest in Nokia’s operating system of choice recently. Fresh data is suggesting that Nokia is really starting to feel the pressure after tying itself into Microsoft’s platform – the company even …

Apple wins patent on opaque-to-transparent bezel tech

The company's patent will hide portions of a device's display until it's actually needed.<p>The bezel around touch-screen displays might become a bit more useful in the future, if Apple has its way.<p>The company on Tuesday was awarded a patent on a bezel technology that could extend the viewable area of …