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Skype co-founder reveals service's origins as WiFi-sharing network

Everyone and their mother knows Skype as a call and chat messenger, but it would've been a completely different beast if its founders' original plans came to fruition."The initial idea was to develop a WiFi-sharing network, and then provide various 'telecom-like' services on top of that, such as TV …

New Sony NSZ-GS8 Google TV officially announced, priced at $199

Sony revealed the new Google TV NSZ-GS8, a revamped version of last year’s GS7 that brings voice search as the main new feature.<p>The device, which has been spotted during the WiFi certification doesn’t come with too many new things compared to its predecessor, the NSZ-GS7, but it does add a voice …

Android Lost helps you recover your lost phone or wipe data from it

Android Lost is an easy to use app which allows you to find your phone or to remove sensitive data from it in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.<p>The app is easy to use, and the web interface provides a lot of useful features, without much of a learning process necessary. Of …

Apple to stream its WWDC keynote Monday

Although you may not be there in person, Apple is giving you a way to watch the keynote from the comfort of your home.<p>Apple said Monday that it will broadcast its WWDC 2013 keynote address starting at 10 a.m. PT. To view the live stream, you'll need the Safari browser on iOS 4.2 or later on an …

TiVo brings its mobile apps to cable providers, TiVo hardware not required

TiVo's mobile apps have so far been limited to those who use the company's DVRs, but that audience is about to get much larger. The company has just launched a "powered by TiVo" program that will bring the apps' Live Guide and content searching to cable TV providers, whether or not there's a TiVo …

Samsung announces the Galaxy Ace 3, a low-end LTE/3G smartphone

Samsung has announced another addition to its Galaxy range after it announced the Galaxy Ace 3, a new entry-level smartphone that will support LTE in certain markets.<p>Running Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) and powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, the Ace 3 sports a 4-inch display and a 5-megapixel …

HTC Butterfly S and HTC Desire 600 to be shown off on June 19

The HTC Butterfly S and the HTC Desire 600 will be shown to the press in Taiwan on June 19, according to an invite that HTC is sending out to the press.<p>While the HTC Desire 600 has already been officially announced by the manufacturer not too long ago, the HTC Butterfly S is still in the rumor …

Google seeing the benefits of having their services on iOS devices.

We heard it time and again at Google I/O: The search giant is about services above all else. Their dictum seems to have the undertone that things like Android and Chrome are simply conduits for their services. This is the real reason Nexus devices are so cost effective for consumers, so that …

Google Earth brings improved imaging to ocean viewing

Google has started to bring a bit more clarity to underwater viewing in its Earth and Maps platforms. The Web giant rolled out a sneak preview over the weekend of improvements that armchair explorers of the briny deep can expect to find when investigating the world's oceans.<p>Not only is the …

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Waze Says Google's Future Lies With The Crowd

What is it in the Google psyche that suddenly fell in love with crowdsourcing? It’s pursuit of Waze is further proof that Google has crowd top of mind. I covered some of its initiatives here – but don’t let’s forget that Google Glass is largely a crowdsourced project.<p>You could argue that the SEO …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …