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Sprint ups game in home phone business (seriously)

The wireless carrier pitches the Sprint Phone Connect System as an alternative to traditional landlines for phone service in homes and small businesses.<p>Not content to just battle it out with T-Mobile for LTE coverage, Sprint on Thursday announced it is still going after the home phone business.<p>The …

Telecoms

Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do

The Xbox One that you snag on November 22nd (or thereafter) does some pretty neat stuff besides just playing video games: live TV, NFL fantasy league and voice commands for <i>everything</i>. But that's all bigger-picture stuff. Some of the coolest things that the Xbox One does are in the details, many of …

Karma's shareable hotspot service to support Sprint LTE

While Karma had a good idea when it launched its shareable hotspot service last year, it had to rely on Clearwire's WiMAX data -- not what we'd share with others when the technology is on its way out. The company is catching up, however, with a new deal to use Sprint's LTE. The upgrade gives the …

Apple's share of mobile market grows to over 40 percent, but Samsung also shows momentum

According to new figures from comScore, 40.6 percent of US smartphone subscribers are using iPhones. In the three month period that concluded September 30th, Apple's share grew by 0.7 percentage points from where it stood in June. The company launched two new iPhone models on September 20th, and …

Karma brings its community broadband experiment to LTE

Finding Your Next iPad Just Got Harder, Thanks To Apple

If you think that Apple would be fine with a third-party website that lets customers find its products more easily, then you don't know Apple.<p>Apple-Tracker.com, an unofficial website that helped prospective buyers track where they can find scarce Apple gadgets, was shut down on Wednesday after …

Samsung eyes phones with foldable displays in 2015

The company plans to move from curved to bendable displays and eventually to ones that can be folded.<p>Samsung aims to unveil phones and other devices with foldable displays in another two years, give or take.<p>At an analysts event Wednesday night local time in Seoul, Korea, Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun …

Electronics Industry

Kicking a dead horse: This social app helps shy people meet strangers nearby (exclusive)

The whole idea of apps that connect people online to hang out offline is pretty played out at this point, but some startups are still kicking that dead horse.<p>Catalyst launched its social, local, mobile application today (never seen those three things together before), that seems to do little other …

Some People Are Complaining About The Fingerprint Sensor On The iPhone 5S

Hundreds of people have taken to Twitter and the Apple forums to share their complaints. The general consensus seems to be that people often find themselves needing to rescan their finger because Touch ID simply won't recognize it.<p>"Wife and I got iPhone 5s units at the same time," user …

iPhone
Surveillance

Google Maps adds Waze traffic data to the desktop, brings back Pegman

The dramatic overhaul of Google Maps on the desktop saw the world lose a good friend. That friend: Pegman. The tiny yellow avatar that you could drop almost anywhere to get instant access to Street View disappeared. Instead, the ground level perspective was accessed by first clicking on a point on …

In Free-to-Play Games, Having Fewer Players Doesn’t Always Mean Less Money

In the world of free-to-play videogames, developers try to pull players through three distinct phases: Acquisition, retention and monetization. Each …

Chips, Beer, Tweets: Why TV Is Key To Twitter's Prospects

One thing Twitter has that other social networks don't: Users who talk about the world in real time. In practice, this largely means one thing. Millions of people use Twitter while they're watching TV.<p>Those people often use hashtags to let other fans find their tweets (#BreakingBad, #NFL). More …

Samsung S3 Touchscreens Are More Accurate Than iPhone, But Only If You're A Robot

Finnish test and measurement automation company OptoFidelity has gotten a lot of attention for their new one finger robot with a study headlined as “OptoFidelity TPPT tester proved significant fails in Apple iPhone touch accuracy.” Specifically, the company tested the accuracy of the responses to …

Hackers Set Sights on iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner

If you are first to hack the new iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint scanner you could win over $13,000, more than $800 worth of Bitcoin, a pornographic …

Nexus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5S vs. Nexus 4

Now that the Nexus 5 has finally arrived, we see how it compares with today's top smartphones and its predecessor.<p>At a press conference Thursday, Google introduced its latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5. It's running Android 4.4 KitKat, the newest version of the OS, which was released …

Phones

Nexus 5 phone sells out minutes after Google launch

The black 16GB Nexus 5 sold out online minutes after it was announced by Google - but is now back with delayed shipping<p>Google's black 16GB Nexus 5 sold out online on Google Play soon after its launch, but is now available from 8 November.<p>The device was announced in the U.S. on Thursday morning but …

People Who Take Selfies On Instagram While Driving Are The Worst People

Didn't think anything could be more dangerous than texting while driving?<p>Now people are filming and taking pictures of themselves on Instagram while they're driving. And not just a few people: There are over 3 million posts on Instagram tagged with "#driving," nearly 50,000 with "#drivinghome" over …

Patent wars: Tech giants sue Samsung and Google

<b>A group of tech giants known as the Rockstar Consortium is suing Google, Samsung, HTC and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements.</b><p>Rockstar, jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is targeting manufacturers of phones that run the rival Google Android …

Steve Wozniak

Bill Gates: The Internet Won't Save the World

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his intention to provide Internet to the two-thirds of the world …

JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

The One (very) Disappointing Part of the iPad Air Spec: RAM

I posted about the highlights of the full tech specs for the iPad Air a couple of days back. There are some very impressive specs – none more so than the powerful new 64-bit A7 chip. I also mentioned at that time that the one important spec detail we didn’t yet know, and that Apple is never very …

Mobile Technology

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

Digital-media use to average 15.5 hours a day by 2015, study predicts

Americans are spending more time on their digital devices, and that won't change for years, according to a new study.<p>The USC report released Wednesday shows that Americans consume "an enormous amount" of media via television, radio, phone and computer, amounting to an average of 63 gigabytes per …

LG and Samsung's new smartphones put design behind the curve

Curved phones aside, design experts see a bright future for flexible displays<p>Currently, smartphones almost universally follow a single form: a rectangular slab with a flat, equally rectangular display. In recent weeks, we've seen signs from LG and Samsung that things could be changing soon.<p>Earlier …

For the first time ever, Apple will spend more money on technology than Intel

Apple has just revealed in a filing with the SEC that the company will spend $10.5 billion on stuff—also known as “capital expenditures”—in 2014. For Apple, that stuff includes “manufacturing process equipment, corporate facilities and infrastructure,” but does not include the company’s myriad …

Intel Corporation

Experts Predict Larger 5-Inch Display For iPhone 6… Again

If you switched from an iPhone to an Android-powered smartphone because you felt a 4-inch display was just too small, then Apple may give you a reason to switch back next year. Several industry experts are predicting that the Cupertino company will step up its pursuit of high-end Android …