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Charts: The Top 10 Vinyl Album Bestsellers Of 2013 (Thus Far...)

The latest figures from retailers indicate that vinyl album sales are continuing to rise - check out the final results on Clash.<p>The vinyl resurgence …

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Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

Android 4.3.1 surfaces, but what’s new in this release?

A new version of Android is usually a decently significant deal, even when we’re only looking at an incremental bump to the version number. OK, maybe …

Amazon takes on PayPal, now offering Amazon login and pay service to online business

Amazon, having extended far beyond the realm of book selling into the world of tablets and online marketplaces, is reaching ever further in its latest effort: "Login and Pay with Amazon." The new service does exactly what it sounds like, allowing online businesses to implement a login/pay system …

Ford system lets cars park themselves while drivers watch from sidelines

At the Ford Futures event in Belgium, the Blue Oval unveiled a pair of prototypes that could make cars of the not-too-distant future a fair bit more self-sufficient than they are today. First up is a system called the Fully Assisted Parking Aid. At first blush it seems a little more advanced than …

Samsung's new 13MP phone camera promises twice the stability, brighter shots

Optical image stabilization for current smartphone cameras leaves something to be desired; you still need a steady hand to avoid blurry photos. Samsung has just unveiled a new, extra-stable sensor that may be considerably more forgiving. The 13-megapixel unit corrects angular errors up to 1.5 …

Instagram Launches Ads, Promises, 'We'll Start Slow'

The honeymoon’s over for Instagram users. The long-promised introduction of advertising to the photo-based social network is upon us.<p>“In the next couple months, you may begin seeing an occasional ad in your Instagram feed if you’re in the United States,” reads a post published Thursday afternoon on …

Move over Pixel: Another touchscreen Chromebook may be in the works

Talk of a touchscreen Chromebook(s goog) from Acer was a discussion point on this week’s Chrome Show podcast. The touch capability will be an option …

Chrome 31 beta for Android brings home screen shortcuts, search-friendly tabs (updated)

Now that Chrome 30 is done and dusted, Google has released Chrome 31 in beta -- and it's a big deal for Android users. The new browser lets users add iOS-like web shortcuts to the home screen, with specially optimized sites launching as full-screen web apps. Version 31 also brings the desktop …

Instagram rolling out photo & video ads in the U.S. within a couple of months

While it previously announced plans to bring advertising to its mobile app sometime this year, Instagram officially announced today that it will be rolling out both photo and video ads from select brands in the coming months. The company said that the ads will begin showing up for users in the US …

Spin Your Records on a Glowing Cushion of Magnetic Magic

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who like music, and those who love music so much, they want to hear every note as if it were being …

Google Play Music said to be launching on iOS this month, following delays

Google's subscription music service is said to be finally hopping over to iOS. According to <i>Engadget</i>, Google plans to release a Google Play Music app on iOS sometime in October, once it's polished off a final few bugs. Though Google Play Music All Access was launched back in May, Google has largely …

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

When we speak of smartwatches, what do you think of first? If you're the nostalgic type, your mind might drift back to <i>Dick Tracy</i>, or to those times when Michael Knight yelled at KITT to help get him out of impossibly tight spots (which, let's face it, was nearly every single episode). But those …

Apple's next iPad may come in space gray like the iPhone 5s

In case it wasn't obvious, Apple's next iPads will likely come in space gray. Yet another video of a leaked iPad casing appeared on YouTube today. It comes from Unbox Therapy, the same user that posted another set of iPad videos early last month. The space gray case has a noticeably darker …

Apple's Schiller calls 'shenanigans' over Samsung benchmarking boost

Philip Schiller (@pschiller)shenanigans http://t.co/30FoQDfNw0October 1, 2013<p>Apple's marketing chief has called Samsung's use of coding tricks to make its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone run faster in benchmarks "shenanigans" - slang for a deceptive practice.<p>On Twitter, Phil Schiller made a rare …

Vinyl Sales Increase 17.7% Since 2011

There's something to be said for vinyl — its warm sound, its tactility, the awesome sleeve art. (Jack White would agree.)<p>The Long Play (LP) record, …

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Google set to bring ads to Gmail Android app

Google is ready to start showing ads in its Gmail app on Android smartphones, according to new code discovered in a recent update.<p>Artem Russakovskii of Android Police unpacked the .apk (Android Package) file for version 4.6 of the Gmail app for Android, currently deployed across handsets running …

Internet Explorer 6 Market Share Finally Falls Under 5%

The Internet Explorer 6 death watch continues, but the end is near. Microsoft’s ancient browser may still haunt web developers’ nightmares, but according to the latest data from Net Applications, its global market share has now finally dipped under 5 percent.<p>Even Microsoft will be quite happy to …

Amazon Announces The Kindle HDX 7- And 8.9-Inch Tablets With High-Res Screens, 2GHz Processors

Amazon has upped the Fire tablet ante with two new HDX models in 7- and 8.9-inch sizes with brand-new, high-resolution screens and running an updated Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor at 2GHz. Both models have adaptive screens that change brightness according to the ambient light and a special …

Google Launches New Tab Page for Chrome with a Search Bar

Google today announced that it has started rolling out a New Tab page for Chrome that features a search bar front and center. It also offers current Google Doodles without having to first navigate to Google’s homepage.<p>To get the new page, the only requirement is that you must have Google as your …