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Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

Samsung announces the Hennessy, a dual-screen, quad-core Android flip phone

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>When you think of smartphones, the image of a sleek, minimalist slab is probably what comes to mind. But how about a flip …

LumoBack’s latest anti-slouching sensor takes on activity trackers with new metrics

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>LumoBack launched last year on Kickstarter as a “smart” posture sensor that buzzes whenever it senses its wearer is slouching. …

Next iPhone tipped for September 10 unveiling

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>The summer might be winding down, but iPhone (s aapl) news continues to heat up. According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple …

Obama: I don't see Snowden as a patriot

WASHINGTON -- President Obama said Friday that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is not a patriot for leaking details of previously secret U.S. surveillance programs.<p>"No I don't think Mr. Snowden was a patriot," said Obama, who added that Snowden has been charged with three …

Google Wallet gets skinnier, losing loyalty, gift card features

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Instead of adding new functionality to its mobile wallet, Google(s goog) is axing features it already offers. …

Apple to judges: not banning Samsung products would be a 'fundamental change' in patent law

Long after Apple's victory over Samsung in a patent suit, the two companies met again today in court as a panel of judges decides whether to issue a sales ban on over two dozen Samsung devices. These phones and tablets were found to use features and designs patented by Apple, but so far, that …

When wearable tech makes you smarter -- by zapping your brain

A slew of controversial, DIY methods of brain stimulation have culminated in the Focus headset. But take note: It's not yet known whether augmenting the mind is truly safe.<p>"I am concerned about the safety of allowing brain stimulation devices loose on the public, without prior efficacy or safety …

The Brain

How Intel's New Processor Will Keep Your Gadgets Alive Longer

The U- and Y-series core processors can extend battery life by two hours, and keep devices moving faster than ever.<p>In the world of chip design, there's one spec people typically care about most: speed. But as demand for mobility increases, efficiency has become as important a quality as any. In the …

New iPad 5 images emerge, show potential redesign

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Apple(s appl) is expected to release a new iPad this fall, and if the leaks and rumors are true, it might be getting its …

A private equity buyer could make money off of BlackBerry, even if it fails

Troubled technology firm BlackBerry is open to the idea of going private, as a way to turn itself around behind closed doors, according to Reuters. BlackBerry could be attractive to a private equity buyer since it throws off a decent amount of cash—it had more than $2.8 billion in cash on its …

BlackBerry

IKEA app projects virtual furniture into your living room

For the first time, IKEA now allows you to virtually place furniture in your home via the company's mobile app. The augmented reality feature doesn't work on every item, but for those that have the function enabled, a quick tap on the screen will send that KLAPPSTA armchair into your living room. …

LG G2 smartphone will have buttons on the back

LG has placed the buttons on its new G2 smartphone on the back of the handset, which the manufacturer says will make the device easier to use.<p>The LG G2, which was unveiled on Wednesday in New York, will be the first smartphone handset to come without side buttons.<p>The concept came from research …

Mobile Technology

Here's what Samsung's iWatch rival could look like

This is what the Samsung Galaxy Gear could look like. The mock-up above shows what we could expect from the hotly-anticipated smart watch that talks …

Mockups

WhatsApp is growing like crazy — 300 million monthly users and counting

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>WhatsApp has sprouted a new feature: push-to-talk voice messaging. The move, which was first reported by AllThingsD, is useful …

Woman Pays For Two iPhones, Reportedly Tricked Into Buying Two $600 Apples Instead

There are apples, and then are Apples. One hapless phone customer in Australia reportedly found this out the hard way, when she paid for what she thought was a pair of iPhones and ended up with two very expensive pieces of fruit.<p>The unidentified 21-year-old woman had negotiated to buy the phones on …

Digital Seen Surpassing TV In Capturing Our Time

It's finally happening, folks. This year, the average time Americans spend with digital media each day will surpass traditional TV viewing time. That's according to eMarketer's latest estimate of media consumption among adults.<p>The average adult will spend more than five hours per day online and on …

Samsung Galaxy Folder flaunts its dual-screen flip design for the camera

Samsung may have already spoiled the Galaxy Folder's upcoming launch, but it hasn't given us a peek at a real, live device. Contributors to <i>Clien.net</i>'s forums claim to have what we're missing, however -- they've posted a trio of photos that appear to reveal the dual-screen Android clamshell in …

Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100 following Surface RT reductions

Microsoft is discounting its Surface Pro tablet this weekend, following heavy reductions to its Surface RT costs recently. The 10 percent price cut to Surface Pro reduces the cost of the 64GB and 128GB models by $100 each in the US. Not all regions appear to have Surface Pro price cuts just yet, …

YouTube opens up live streaming to anyone with 100 or more subscribers

YouTube is opening up its live streaming service to anyone with 100 or more subscribers, putting smaller, independent creators on the same footing as larger productions. The announcement comes less than three months after YouTube lowered the bar on live streaming to channels with 1,000 or more …

Chromecast: Google's second attempt to take over your TV

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Chromecast: Google's second attempt to take over your TV<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Announced July 24th 2013, the Google Chromecast is a tiny streaming device that lets you push content from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop straight to your TV. …

3D printing could save US households $2,000 a year

US households could save up to $2,000 annually by 3D-printing products instead of purchasing from shops, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Michigan Technological University chose 20 everyday objects, including a garlic press, mobile phone accessories, shower head and the slightly strange choice of a …

3D Printing

Xbox One enters internal beta phase, gets GPU clock speed boost

Plain old civilians like us can't buy Xbox One just yet, but some lucky folks who work for Microsoft already have beta units in their homes. Xbox VP Marc Whitten shared that tidbit, among others, with Xbox spokeperson Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb on a recent podcast. Not only do some folks internal to …

Apple Store app giving away free apps, games in broader retail push

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>If you open your Apple Store(s AAPL) app on Friday you’ll see something new: a free content giveaway, courtesy of Apple. Under …

YouTube Throws Video Makers Some Bones

Are you a big fan of PewDiePie or Jenna Marbles?<p>Do you know who PewDiePie or Jenna Marbles are?<p>Then you will be interested in this news: YouTube is …

Internet

North Korea has a tablet. There's no Wi-Fi connectivity, but it comes with Angry Birds

North Korea is better known for its erratic approach to diplomacy than innovation in consumer technology, but that hasn’t stopped its domestic companies from manufacturing the odd gadget here and there. Now, the folks at North Korea Tech have posted an in-depth review of the Samijyon, a …

BBM app on Android and iPhone in testing now

BlackBerry Messenger is in testing for the iPhone and Android phones, with the first members of the public trying out the Android app to chat to BBM …

Apps

John Carmack feels Xbox One and PS4 are 'very close,' but Kinect is 'a poor interaction'

Id Software may not be at the vanguard of gaming innovation as it once was, however its patriarch John Carmack remains one of the most respected developers in the industry. Making his annual keynote address at Quakecon, Carmack didn't dodge the topic of the upcoming generation of consoles, however …