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Samsung Galaxy S5 launch at Mobile World Congress?

Samsung just announced its first Unpacked event for 2014, and it looks like we’ll be starting off with the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch on February 24 at Mobile World Congress.<p>The invitation says the probably Galaxy S5 launch event will take place in Barcelona at 8 p.m. local time, which translates to …

CTIA and FCC come to an agreement on mobile device unlocking policies

Back in mid-November we reported that the FCC’s Chairman Tom Wheeler was putting additional pressure on the CTIA to make policy changes that would make mobile device unlocking policies much clearer. At the time, Wheeler said he hoped to have something worked out before the December holiday …

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Android Phones

AMOLED vs LCD - What is the difference?

Display technology is often a key battleground when it comes to top of the line handsets. But it’s not just display resolution and screen size that you’ll find on a spec sheet, manufactures also list different display types to choose between as well. Often you’ll find that manufactures stick to a …

Why Apple Will Enter the Home Automation Market

For years, home automation has been the exclusive province of the very rich or extremely technical.<p>Companies you’ve probably never heard of, such as AMX, Control4, Crestron, Elan, HomeLogic, Colorado vNet, Vantage and Zenpanion have provided the platforms and many of the fundamental products, while …

AT&T to launch first VoLTE-capable handset this year

AT&T expects that the holiday season may be the right time to launch its first device capable of using VoLTE. According to statements made by Krish …

Samsung makes Galaxy Round official, 5.7-inch curved display and all

A mere handful of hours after press images of a purported curved device from Samsung leaked out, the manufacturer has released initial details on the …

Adobe Updates AIR To v3.9, Introduces Support For Multi-Threading, XXHDPI Icons, And Background Tasks For Apps Running In Direct Render Mode

Flash may have died a slow and agonizing death on Android, but it did not depart without leaving its heir apparent. Adobe's lighter-weight successor …

Galaxy Round, the name of Samsung’s first flexible display smartphone?

Galaxy Round may be the name of Samsung’s first flexible display smartphone, recent reports backed up by a filing found with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office suggest.<p>The trademark documentation, filed on September 30, clearly lists the Samsung Galaxy Round product name. While it’s not clear what …

Nest Introduces $129 'Protect' Connected Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

In line with a report from last month, iPod creator Tony Fadell's company Nest today announced the launch of Nest Protect, a $129 connected smoke and carbon monoxide detector for the home. The detector wirelessly connects with other units and with the Nest Learning Thermostat to enhance the …

Yahoo redesigns Mail on iOS w/ conversations, disposable email addresses & a free 1TB

Yahoo Mail is officially 16 years old today and to celebrate the company announced on its blog that it is rolling out an entirely new Mail experience on iOS as well as on the desktop and Android. A popular feature of many other mail clients, Yahoo Mail now includes the ability to view email threads …

Galaxy S4 Accessories : your complete buying guide!

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is one of the most desirable smartphones of the year, and there’s a plethora of accessories to go with it. Sometimes it can be difficult to find just the right one, though. We’ve taken the time so you don’t have to, and have put together a guide to help you find the perfect …