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White House reportedly testing Android phones, could threaten BlackBerry

Smartphones from LG and Samsung in testing for internal use<p>White House staff using Android phones? If a new report by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> is to be …

Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 screenshot reveals new on-screen buttons

Microsoft is still testing its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update internally, but a leaked screenshot reveals how the company is moving to on-screen buttons in the future. The tiny image, published by @evleaks, shows the standard back, Windows, and search buttons all on-screen in a Windows Phone 8.1 …

Knock iPhone App Unlocks Just By Tapping On Your Handset (video)

Novelty is the name of the game when it comes to this app, called Knock, for the iPhone and Mac.<p>With the app installed and running on an iPhone 4s or …

Child GPS Tracker Is Dry Run For Qihoo Smart Watch

Ever ready to copy and adapt, Chinese tech firms are joining the smart watch fad. On the heels of Samsung and Sony, companies like Xiaomi are reportedly preparing their own Chinese versions, hoping that consumers want Internet-enabled apps on their wrist as well as their smartphone. Qihoo 360 …

Apple’s new OS X Mavericks crashes far more frequently for some (including me)

<i>Updated: Oct. 25, 9:45 with information about MacBook Airs and what Apple is doing</i><p>Apple just released its newest operating system, Mac OS X Mavericks, and one of its biggest innovations is that it is completely and totally free. It has 200 new features, Apple says, and “adds new core technologies …

Experiment shows Galaxy S III touch accuracy far better than new iPhones

My father owns an iPhone 5, and every time he has asked me to fix something or install something, I’ve had a bit of trouble with the display. What I …

New Accelerometer Supplier Could Be Causing Incorrect iPhone 5s Level and Compass Measurements

A new supplier for the accelerometer part in the iPhone 5s could be causing incorrect level and compass measurements in the new device, an issue that was first noticed earlier this month.<p><i>RealityCap</i> CEO Eagle Jones read into the Chipworks teardown of the iPhone 5s (via <i>Gizmodo</i>) and noticed that the …

iPhone 5S Touch ID Likely On iPad 5 Even Though Performance Is Erratic

Am I the only one disappointed by Touch ID on the new iPhone 5S? Apparently not. My own experience has been that it worked great the first day after I got the phone and almost not at all since. So I feel a little like I’ve been duped into actually using a passcode (which I never did before) so that …

Apple’s plastic iPhone experiment looks like it’s failing

Well that didn’t take long. Just 30 days after rolling out a cheaper, plastic-cased version of its flagship smartphone, Apple is reportedly backtracking.<p>Apple is cutting production of its new iPhone 5C in half, according to a report released by Chinese tech site C Technology (link in Chinese). The …

Mobile Technology

iPhone developers: Not optimizing for iOS 7 will cost you big $$$

Software testing service uTest, which analyzes more than 80 million reviews with its mobile app analytics tool Applause, is revealing some attention-grabbing numbers that might make app developers think twice about delaying iOS 7 updates.<p>Especially major apps like WhatsApp, which is getting …

iPhone 5s sensors providing inaccurate readings for some

There are always a few teething problems, usually limited to a relatively small number of devices, when a product first launches. Past iPhone releases have been no exception, and for Apple’s latest iPhone launch it appears some users are experiencing issues related to the iPhone 5s’s sensors. We’ve …

Samsung forecasts record quarterly profit

<b>Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest mobile phone and TV maker, has forecast record profits for the July-to-September quarter.</b><p>It expects operating profit of 10.1 trillion won ($9.4bn; £5.8bn) for the quarter, a 25% jump from a year ago.<p>The profit guidance beats many analyst forecasts.<p>Samsung …

Facebook slips in social log-in dominance

A noticeably smaller percentage of people logged into Web sites and apps with their Facebook accounts in the past three months, compared with the same period last year, according to data published by Janrain, a provider of user management services.<p>In the third quarter of 2013, Facebook captured 45 …

Social Media

Meta, The Crazy AR Glasses That Aim To Do What Google Glass Can’t, Go Up For Pre-Order

Over a year after the announcement Of Google Glass, many folks I talk to still seem to be misunderstanding what Glass can actually <i>do.</i><p>“It’ll be great for Augmented Reality!” they say, assuming that Glass can render objects directly into your full view of the world (it can’t.) “Ooh! It’ll be like …

Researchers build 'robogut' to make fake feces for safer transplants

Canadian researchers have built an artificial gut to synthesize feces in the lab in an attempt to make fecal transplants safer for the patients who need them. Along with her colleagues at the University of Guelph in Ontario, microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe is working to eliminate the risk that the …

Nokia 'could cut 8,500 jobs'

Nokia is said to be considering shedding a further 8,500 jobs from Nokia Siemens Networks, the telecoms equipment business it has just assumed full control over.<p>The ailing Finnish mobile phone maker bought its German partner Siemens out of the joint venture in a £1.5bn deal that completed on …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the deal: If you can find most of the apps you need on Google's Play Store and would like a small …

Why Chromecast is such a big deal for Google, and a threat to Apple

Google (s GOOG) officially launched its next big idea for the living room Wednesday, and the cast of people presenting the new product dubbed …

Watch Photoshop Genius Bring Retro Snapshot Back To Life (VIDEO)

Now <i>this</i> is how you use photoshop.<p>Thanks to a redditor named TheHaterSalad we just spent the last seven odd minutes with our eyes glued to the computer screen. To be fair, our eyes are often glued to the computer screen, but the video above -- which shows how one might transform a vintage, …

Apple Developer Center Was Hacked; Site Remains Down While Company Overhauls Security

Apple’s developer site was accessed by “an intruder” last Thursday, the company has disclosed, and Apple has not ruled out the possibility that …

Don't be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4

With Samsung still holding on to its place at the very top of the world smartphone market, there is no shortage of China-made clones of its most popular handsets — namely, the Galaxy S3 and its current flaship, the Galaxy S4. Unlike the imitation phones of many years ago, the ones that you can …

The five reasons why Android is killing Apple

Despite Apple’s best attempts to rejuvenate its stale software, and for all it’s glitz and glamour, I don’t believe that iOS 7 will change the current balance of power. My reasoning: because it fails to address key issues which separate Apple and Android.<p>I know some people will argue that Apple …

Google Reportedly Working on an Android Gaming System

Ouya's $99 gaming system might not be the only Android console for your TV soon. Google is working on its own gaming add-on for your TV, according to …

Back To Basics: Screen technology explained

This week’s edition of Back To Basics is going to focus on the part of your device that you’re spending almost all your time looking at. It’s time to talk screen technology.<p>No two displays are the same, but there are a few guidelines that can help you choose the right screen for you. From the …

This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere

And the research behind it could change how we all interact with computers and with each other.<p>Michael Scaturro<p>On the hottest day of the summer so far in Berlin, Tom Bieling, a 32-year-old doctoral candidate, walked quickly down a corridor on the second floor of a science building mere blocks away …

Bosch offers $3,000 wireless chargers to Leaf and Volt owners

Bosch recently released an $450 charging solution for EVs, but if you want to go wireless, it's going to cost you a lot more. The company has formed an exclusive partnership with Evatran for the distribution and installation of its wireless chargers for the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt. Each Plugless …

Samsung Flaunts Its Smartphone Lead By Opening An R&D Center On Nokia’s Doorstep

Not content with following Nokia’s past playbook, by saturating the mobile market with countless iterations of its smartphone hardware, pushing a whole Galaxy of gizmos at every price point and form-factor fancy you can think of, Samsung has gone one further. It’s opened an R&D centre in Espoo, …