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Intel Quark is just too hot for wearable technology, says ARM

Wearable technology just keeps on making the headlines, partly thanks to Samsung’s newly announced Gear 2 and 2 Neo smartwatches. As well as software features and aesthetic designs to get right, we seem to be forgetting that we still need processors to power our wearables. The battle for who will …

Blackphone: an Android phone that puts privacy first

This is Blackphone. It's a smartphone born out of a growing desire for privacy, as months of leaks have proven that agencies like the NSA are monitoring our communications. It runs Android, which many might perceive as a relatively insecure mobile operating system; its makers, however, have made …

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Coming… But Why Are They Announcing It In Barcelona?

So we know with certainty that we’ll hear about the Samsung Galaxy S5 today – whether it’s a launch or something else we’re not quite certain, but assume most rumors are true. But why is it launching in Barcelona, at Mobile World Congress, a crowded space full of competition?<p>First, let’s look at …

Samsung to start preloading apps onto Galaxy devices based on the profession and interests of the buyer

Customers buying Samsung devices at Samsung retail stores will soon receive a personalized experience based on their job, hobbies and other traits, 9to5Google has learned.<p>This includes contextually preloading third-party apps at point of purchase. For example, banking, finance and spreadsheet apps …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

TiVo co-founders gear up for launch of their QPlay TV streamer

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>TiVo (S TIVO) co-founders Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton are going to release their new QPlay video streamer any day now. The …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5: More of the same — but with a 16MP camera and fingerprint sensor

NEW YORK — Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is here.<p>Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S5 today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But for the unlucky press who couldn’t make it to Spain, the company also held a small media event only a few blocks away from Apple’s Soho store.<p>At this …

Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit to Launch Alongside Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 (Rumor)

Samsung Unpacked 5 event will take place on Monday, February 24th. While everyone of us is too excited about the upcoming Galaxy S5, Samsung is …

CCTV hacked to train the next generation

Today an ethical hack aims to penetrate an artificial CCTV network in a bid to identify the cyber-fighting talents of tomorrow, says Dr Mary Haigh<p>The cyber threat to the UK has never been greater. The number of attacks increases on a daily basis and is affecting people in every walk of life. It is …

The three critical factors wearable devices need to succeed

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>At least 10 new wearable devices were introduced at CES in January, from makers such as Sony, Pebble, Meta, LG, Garmin, Razer …

Windows Phone's Office Lens app wants to replace your scanner

Need a quick and dirty copy of a receipt, document or restaurant menu? Your smartphone's camera can make a rough facsimile -- but Microsoft thinks that it can do <i>better</i>. According to a Windows Phone Store landing page, Office Lens leverages Microsoft OneNote, optical character recognition and your …

WhatsApp experiencing global outage (update: service restored)

No, it's not just you. WhatsApp, the popular messaging service just bought by Facebook, has been down for about two hours. The company confirmed the outage via its Twitter account, and we've been receiving loads of emails from disgruntled users in India and the UK. WhatsApp neglected to say when …

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 review: a tablet that proves bigger isn't always better

How do you fit 12.2 inches of tablet into your life? That's a question I'm sure Samsung must have pondered at some point before greenlighting its Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, a device that stretches the upper limits of what we can easily call a tablet. It's also something I've wondered myself, given that …