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25 People Who Will Be 'The Next Steve Jobs'

Everyone from Jeff Bezos to Marissa Meyer to "a bikini video director" has been anointed the next Steve Jobs. Here's every such mention we could find.<p>Even before his death nearly two years ago, writers of all stripes began to wonder, "Who is the next Steve Jobs?" It was fitting, in a ghoulish sort …

Logitech's latest wireless gaming mouse runs for 125 hours on a single AA battery

How many buttons does a gaming mouse really need? Who needs an 8200 dpi sensor, anyways? With Logitech's first new gaming mouse in a while, the Logitech G602, it's all about the batteries. Certainly, the $79.99 peripheral has 11 fully programmable buttons, the chassis feels well-sculpted to the …

Samsung Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note III To Be Unveiled Sep 4

Samsung has confirmed that it will reveal the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note III smartphone in Berlin on September 4, prior to the IFA trade show and the same day Sony wants to launch to launch its ‘Honami’ handset.<p>The date has been rumored for some time, and the launch of Samsung’s next …

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Press, YouTube, SwiftKey, Duolingo

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the …

Micro Phone Lens is a cheap way to turn a phone into a microscope, now on Kickstarter

Mobile technology routinely enables us to accomplish things that just a few short years ago were the stuff of science fiction. But, for reasons that usually pertain to money, there’s only so much innovation that phone manufacturers can bake into their devices. Fortunately, creative individuals can …

[Update: Winners!] International Mega Giveaway Redux: Win One Of Nine Nexus Devices From avast! And Android Police

Avast's Android offering has been a top-notch product since it was released, and the company has put in a lot of hard work to continuously make it …

[Teardown] Google Pushes Major Update To Play Developer Content Policy, Kills Notification Bar Ads For Real This Time, And A Lot More

Article Contents<p>Google just published a major update to the Play Store Developer Content Policy, and whether you're a user or developer, you need to …

Motorola Droid Ultra review

"Droid". The word that Verizon has spent millions of dollars marketing, built a highly-successful line of phones on and confused general consumers …

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Android 4.3 (JSS15Q and JWR66Y) factory images and binaries for Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus available

After rolling out a new Android 4.3 OTA update (build versions JSS15Q and JWR66Y) for its Nexus devices, Google has posted the factory images and binaries for the Nexus tablets and smartphone versions out there.<p>In case you haven’t updated your Nexus devices to the newest Android 4.3 version, you …

CyanogenMod Set To Bring About 'The Death Of Power Widgets' In Favor Of Quick Access Ribbon

In a post to Google+, CyanogenMod has announced "the death of Power Widgets," offering up an explanation of CM's new solution: a Quick Access …

Moto X teardown highlights the brilliance of simplicity

ifixit The Moto X autopsy revealed some interesting build choices<p>New phone, fresh iFixit teardown: This time, it’s the Moto X’s turn on the slab.<p>Many applaud the fresh take on the Moto X design cues, and those that have used it start to appreciate the software polishes. This isn’t about any of …

Google Now update hitting devices, bringing new and improved cards

That latest Google Now update that the official Android Google+ account teased us with a couple of days ago is now rolling out to devices, and it …

Play Store policy update: no more ads in notifications and other funny business!

Starting September 23, the date by which app developers need to update their apps so they comply with the new Google Play policies, we should see fewer apps that push ads in the notification bar, mess with your bookmarks, or otherwise engage in behavior that is detrimental to the user. Newly …

The dark side of prepaid

There has been a slow but steady drumbeat of people starting to talk about the merits of prepaid, and contemplating a switch for themselves. A small …

Steve Ballmer in his own words

After thirteen years in the role, the ever-quotable Steve Ballmer will step down as Microsoft chief executive within twelve months. Here are some of …

Chrome to make search-by-image easier

Google updated the beta versions of its Chrome browser on Thursday with new features that push the envelope just a bit further.<p>Chrome 30 beta for desktops takes a stab at making image lookups on Google easier. Right-click on any photo embedded in a Web page, and you'll see an option to "Search …

Software

YouTube Increases Data API Quota 10x, Video Upload Limits 100x

YouTube today announced a significant increase to courtesy Data API limits, which regulate how many videos app developers can upload and how many read and write operations their apps can perform. YouTube’s quota system previously gave developers access to 5 million units per day, but now they will …

The bar that won't let you in unless you're a Facebook friend

A Stockton, Calif., bar owner is fed up with undesirables. So he won't let you in after 9 p.m. unless he's already vetted you on Facebook.<p>There are some sentences you never expect to hear.<p>One of those is: "I'm leaving you for a 4'9" circus performer."<p>Another is: "Facebook is the best bouncer I've …

How Xiaomi became as big as Lenovo in just three years

Lei Jun, CEO of Chinese mobile phone company Xiaomi, confirmed today on his Sina Weibo account that a recent round of funding valued the company at $10 billion. He did not go into details but that means the three-year-old company, valued last year at $4 billion, is now worth nearly twice as much as …

Hon Hai Says It Sold Some Display Patents to Google

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said Friday it sold some display patents to Google Inc. for an unspecified amount.<p>Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, a …

Locket, Which Puts Ads On Your Lock Screen, Asks Users To Vote For The Ads They Want To See

Locket, the startup that pays Android users to engage with ads, is now asking those users to weigh in on the type of ads that they want to see.<p>When users install Locket, they’ll start to see ads on their lock screens, and they can swipe left to claim a deal, watch a movie trailer, or whatever the …

Google tightens Android app rules for device interference and in-game purchases

Google occasionally updates its Play Store rules to weed out inconsistent or shady behavior in Android apps, and we're witnessing one of its larger clean-ups today. The company's new guidelines more explicitly ban device interference: titles in the Play Store can't modify settings or other apps …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

A Gaming Ultrabook Grudge Match -- Razer Blade Pro Versus MSI GS70 STEALTH

The next-gen marriage of Intel‘s Haswell CPUs and NVIDIA’s GTX 765M mobile graphics card in tandem with some genius design chops has created an entirely new class of product: the gaming ultrabook. In the 17″ class, Razer’s Blade Pro signaled a bold shift away from bulky 2-inch tall monsters, …