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Sony quietly starts selling Digital Paper E Ink tablet online

Sony's Digital Paper E Ink e-reader/tablet hybrid has now been made available to buy, directly through the Sony website, as well as from the licensed resellers through which the tablet started being sold in May, Good E Reader has reported.<p>Sony has also updated its web page for the tablet to expound …

eReaders

Google's Project Wing is a secret, drone-based delivery system

Google has been working on self-driving cars for some years now, but the company has just revealed that it is working on yet another ambitious and autonomous vehicle project. According to the BBC and <i>The Atlantic</i>, the secretive Google X team has been working for two years on Project Wing, a …

Apple's next iPhone event confirmed for September 9th

We've been hearing rumblings about an iPhone 6 event next month for some time now, but Apple has made it official: the company's next affair will indeed be held on September 9th. While there aren't the usual clues as to what we can expect -- the invite merely states "Wish we could say more" -- the …

Report: Galaxy Alpha is first in new “A series” of metallic phones

Samsung is reportedly committed to delivering more devices that incorporate metal as part of an upcoming A series of devices.<p>The Samsung Galaxy Alpha isn’t yet in the market, but three other devices with a similar design are already in the pipeline, according to a report from <i>SamMobile</i>. The phones …

Mobile Technology

Sony PlayStation network back online after cyber-attack

<b>Sony's PlayStation network was shut down for several hours after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what's known as a distributed denial of service attack.</b><p>In a blog post Sony said no personal information had been accessed.<p>The network is now back online.<p>The group claiming responsibility for closing …

Galaxy Note 4: New Teaser Video Focuses on S-Pen Functionality and Features

Samsung has been extensively advertising its forthcoming flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, through a series of teaser videos detailing the …

Sony Says User Information Safe After Hackers Targeted PlayStation Network

Hackers hit the Sony Corp.’s huge Playstation network this weekend, before a bomb threat was made against a flight carrying a top Sony executive in …

American Airlines

Blue HTC One E8 To Hit Retail in Hong Kong

HTC One E8 is another excellent handset from the Taiwanese OEM as it brings the same set of specifications as the HTC One M8, but at a lower price …

Mobile

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

Apple iWatch Assembly to Begin in September (Rumor)

Apple iWatch is one of the most highly anticipated device to come out from the Cupertino company. We’ve seen countless number of rumors in the past …

Buyer's Guide: Discounts on MacBook Air, Mac Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

This Week's Buyer's Guide includes deals on the MacBook Air, the Mac Pro, the Retina MacBook Pro, and several different Apple accessories.<p>There aren't many deals on the iMac, the iPad, the Retina iPad mini, or the 2014 Retina MacBook Pro this week, but make sure to check back next week for new …

5 Unique Kitchen Gadgets for Under $100

Paper Towel Holder with 4 USB Ports ($50)<p>This is the Towlhub, an ordinary-looking paper towel holder with a missing vowel. Look closer, and you’ll …

Gear & Gadgets

Metal-framed Galaxy Alpha is toughest Galaxy yet, says Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the toughest Galaxy yet. Drop tests of the new metal-framed phone -- Samsung's first ferrous foray for the popular line of smartphones -- reveal the curved corners mean it can take a licking and keep on ticking.<p>Revealed last week, the 4.7-inch Galaxy Alpha is a mid-range …

Phones

Coin is recruiting 10,000 more testers for its much-hyped smart payment card

While other companies are looking at NFC (Near Field Communication) and QR codes (Quick Response Code) to replace all the cards in your wallet, the user-backed Coin aims to replace all your swipeable cards with a single smart card.<p>The company is announcing, CoinBeta and expanding is its beta …

Apparently, Porsche Design is still working with BlackBerry

Since 2012, Porsche Design and BlackBerry have worked together on two high-end handsets that offer a retooled exterior and... not much else. That didn't stop the duo from selling the tweaked aesthetic for over $2,000, though. It seems that the pair is up to its old tricks once more, as the P'9983 …

New wearable wants to help you run better, smarter and safer

As great as running is for your health, it can also cause you some pain if not done properly -- like a lot of things in life, overdoing it could turn out unwanted results (hello, shin splints). Thankfully, there's a new Kickstarter project which is looking to alleviate some of these issues. Meet …

The best mobile apps for taking notes

Whether you're a student taking notes for class this fall or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy app that makes it easy to jot things down and organize them can be incredibly useful. Even better, with the right note-taking app, you can access your notes on any device so …

Apps

Most smartphone users download zero apps per month

Mobile apps have skyrocketed in popularity and utility since Apple introduced the iPhone App Store in the summer of 2008. Apps now represent 52% of time spent with digital media in the US, according to comScore, up from 40% in early 2013. Apple boasted 75 <i>billion</i> all-time App Store downloads at its …

Apps

Electronic Skin Could Help Airplanes 'Feel '

Concerns about airplane safety are are at a fever pitch thanks to the very visible nature of plane crashes in the past year. But as the perceived …

US and China students join up for robot wars

Relations between China and the United States are often strained, but in southern China robotic technology is bringing both countries together with a partnership between high school students.<p>Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Shenzhen.

Google's Voice Search For Android Now Recognizes 5 Different Languages At Once

Over half the world’s population speaks two or more languages. To accommodate multilingual speakers, Google has updated the Google Search app for Android to support voice search queries with multiple languages. This means that you can search for restaurants in English and dictate text messages to …

Was Making The iPhone 5C One Of Apple's Biggest Flops?

<i>Answer by Mark Rogowsky, Entrepreneur, raconteur, @maxrogo, on Quora,</i><p><b>Not even close.</b><p>Here are some that Apple would take back 10,000x over (each) before even slightly regretting the successful iPhone 5c<p><b>Newton MessagePad</b><p>A “tablet” ahead of its time. And also bad at pretty much everything.<p><b>Mac …

Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer Due To Negative Perceptions

According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer has more than a 58% web browser market share as of now. This is about triple the market share of the second-place browser, Google Chrome. However, Internet Explorer is known for having a bad reputation because previous versions of the software were …

Apple’s new replacement program will fix the bad battery in your iPhone 5

Apple has launched a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program for a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices that “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”<p>If that sounds like you and you bought your iPhone 5 between September 2012 and January 2013, you …

Windows 9 to Incorporate 'One-Click Stable Build' Update Functionality: Lets Users Obtain and Install Upgrades Without Formatting

Microsoft Windows 9, which is one of the most anticipated technology product, is also likely to include a functionality that allows users to …

New Technology Could Help Paralyzed People Turn Thought into Action

Thought is many things—a jumble of ideas, feelings, and words—but in our daily lives, its primary purpose is to relay neural information to move our …

Moto X+1 new material options pick up retailer support

One of the longest-standing rumors about the Moto X+1, popping up right around the same time we saw evidence for the phone’s name, has concerned the …