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Samsung Galaxy S5 reviews suggest a mostly positive evolution, not revolution

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is due to hit stores in the U.S. later this week, and the early reviews are in. As the fifth iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy …

Samsung announces new entry-level Galaxy Ace Style

Samsung has now officially taken the wraps off the latest member of its Galaxy Ace family, dubbed the Galaxy Ace Style. As you’d expect from Samsung’s budget line, the handset features relatively modest specs combined with a fairly affordable price tag.<p>The Ace Style is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core …

Rumor: Apple planning to release iWatch in August-September timeframe

You can’t get much sketchier than a Chinese <i>Economic Daily</i> report cited by <i></i><i>DigiTimes</i>, but the former is citing supply chain sources in claiming that Apple plans to release the iWatch in the third quarter of this year, and that the company expects to ship 65M units this year.<p>The iWatch will be …

'Gear Solo' is Samsung's standalone smartwatch, report says

Samsung's rumoured standalone smartwatch -- that would make calls without needing to be synced to a smartphone -- could be called the 'Gear Solo', according to a fresh report concerning the South Korean tech giant's wearable tech plans.<p>The 'Gear Solo' moniker is likely to be applied to the …

Samsung, Qualcomm back wearable chip startup

Samsung and Qualcomm are backing a small wearable chip startup that has developed a processor targeted specifically at wearables.<p>Santa Clara Calif.-based Ineda Systems on Tuesday announced that an investment group, which includes Samsung and Qualcomm, have agreed to $17 million in funding.<p>Along …

Seeking an edge with regulators, Comcast dangles the idea of a Wi-Fi-first mobile network

The Comcast-Time Warner deal may not do anything to spur competition in broadband, but it might give consumers additional options for connecting …

Cellular competition shrinks as Verizon swallows another small-time carrier

While many have been fretting over the possibility of reduced cellular competition if Sprint buys T-Mobile, some <i>real</i> reduction has just taken place. Cincinnati Bell has sold all of its spectrum to Verizon for $210 million, removing itself from the wireless industry. The regional carrier's network …

Wireless phone charging: Coming to a dashboard near you

I'd forgotten to bring a car charging cable on this trip, but when I casually tossed my phone into the center console of the 2014 Toyota Avalon, I was surprised to hear the jingle of the charging notification. What gives? Closer inspection revealed that this Toyota was one of the first models to …

72% of Americans Won’t Wear Google Glass Because of Privacy Worries

It’s not Google Glass’ nerdy aesthetics, somewhat douchey reputation or lofty price tag that will prevent a whopping 72 percent of Americans from …

Wearable Tech

StoreDot’s Bio-Organic Battery Tech Can Charge From Flat To Full In 30 Seconds

Want to charge your phone from flat to full in 30 seconds? Who doesn’t. But don’t get too excited yet — Israeli startup StoreDot‘s bio-organic fast-charging battery tech, which utilizes quantum dot technology, is only a prototype right now.<p>It’s not a full capacity battery yet either. And they …

Girls In Yellow

Maxim Loves...Scarlett Johansson Turning Around

We've had a thing for Scarlett Johansson since 2001 when she entered our lives as a hilariously bored high schooler in <i>Ghost World</i> and since then, …

Scarlett Johansson

Why Apple can’t match Google’s all-seeing new smartwatches

Apple is a fantastic hardware company. And when the rumored iWatch (probably) arrives, it will no doubt be a thing of beauty. But there’s good reason to think that the key to a successful smartwatch won’t be its hardware, but its operating system.<p>Apple’s genius is in creating personal computing …

Android News

S Note, S Health, and other Galaxy S5 apps available for download

Several apps from the Galaxy S5 were extracted and made available for download on the <i>XDA-Developers</i> forum.<p>The applications received a facelift on the Galaxy S5, sporting a flatter, more modern look, as well as enhanced functionality. <i>XDA</i> member Albe95 uploaded .apk files for the following apps: S …

Apps

Sprint launches more prepaid options, including smartphones with no data plans

Prepaid has been very good for Sprint(s s), so good that it runs multiple no-contract services from the Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile brands as well …

EE to allow 4G roaming in France and Spain

EE has announced today that its customers will be the first in the UK to take advantage of superfast 4G coverage in France and Spain.<p>The network also …

Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

Google Glass is getting Android KitKat, but monthly updates are no more

Google is gearing up for its biggest Glass update yet.<p>The smartglasses are finally getting an upgrade to Android KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, as Google moves towards bigger but less frequent Glass updates, according to a private forum posting unearthed by Android …

Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …

Galaxy S5: More than just another phone to Samsung

There's a lot riding on Samsung's Galaxy S5, and it goes beyond having the most coveted smartphone in the market.<p>The Galaxy S5, which will make its debut on Monday at Samsung's "Unpacked 2014 Episode 1" event at Mobile World Congress, serves as a potentially critical turning point for the Korean …

Gear & Gadgets

Google's Smart Watch Will Launch In June

Like with the Nexus line of smartphones, LG will be taking care of the hardware details of the watch while Google designs the software. The watch will debut at Google's I/O conference in San Francisco.<p>Previous reports about Google's smart watch have hinted that it will be integrated with Google Now …

Samsung’s new Gear 2 smartwatches are basically an apology for the Galaxy Gear

Only six months after Samsung released its failed Galaxy Gear smartwatch, with all the faux fanfare of a product that was supposed to change the world, the company announced its new smartwatches in the lowliest of ways: with a press release.<p>Samsung officially announced the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo …

Samsung drops Android for Tizen in new Gear 2 smartwatches

A "significant improvement" over the original<p>A mere six months after the introduction of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung is returning to the smartwatch market with two new models: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Announced at Mobile World Congress today, the new watches remain faithful to the original's look, …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

John McAfee's New Product Aims To Make Internet Users Virtually Untraceable

John McAfee, the eccentric technology mogul who faked a heart attack during his time at a Guatemalan detention center after fleeing from Belizean …

6 Truths About Exercising That No One Wants To Hear

With that in mind, here are six exercise tips, weightlifting basics, and training essentials nobody wants to believe but everyone should follow.<p>Take these ideas to heart and you'll reap major benefits. While most people waste time debating the endless stream of supplements, "new" workout programs, …

Wearables: A companion to smartphones or a companion to you?

Now that Samsung has entered the smartwatch game with its Galaxy Gear, we have one of the biggest players yet trying to sell a new wearable.That …