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BlackBerry launches 5-inch touchscreen smartphone, announces slider phone

BARCELONA - BlackBerry, the company best known for its physical keyboard devices, hasn't given up on the concept of a keyboard-less touchscreen phone.<p>…

Don't Let Rolling Stone's Bad Journalism Hurt The Anti-Rape Movement

By Katie Racine<p>Reading Rolling Stone's article about the gang rape at the University of Virginia made bile rise in your throat, tears sting your eyes, and an emptiness grow inside you that anyone could be brutalized and dehumanized to such an extent. Maybe you had to walk away a few times, unable …

Aereo is Shaking TV Networks--All the Way to the Supreme Court | Inc.com

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia peels the wrapper from a piece of nicotine gum and stares calmly into the middle distance. He seems unfazed by the DJ beats or the commotion. Or the fact that he's just been interviewed about his company in front of a couple hundred tech enthusiasts in an Austin bar at the …

Bill Gates

HTC One M8 revealed: hands-on preview

HTC has announced its new flagship smartphone -- the HTC One M8.<p>In the battle of the high-end smartphones, this is the third contender alongside the …

Samsung Targets The iPad, Surface And Kindle With New Galaxy Pro Tablet Ad

Samsung is never shy about throwing shade on its competitors, and a new ad for its Galaxy Pro series of tablets is no exception. The new video calls out not only Apple’s iPad, but also the Microsoft Surface and Amazon Kindle by name as it emphasizes the things its Android-powered, business-focused …

This Music Industry Game Wants to Educate You on the Effects of Piracy

Music Inc is a new game made by UK Music, the Intellectual Property Office and Aardman Animations, that is designed to educate users about the potential damage caused by music piracy.<p>In it you play the role of the studios and shape the career of an aspiring artist – which includes everything from …

Olympic Athletes Requested to Cover Apple Logos During Opening Ceremony Because of Samsung Sponsorship [Updated]

Olympic athletes are being asked by Samsung to cover any Apple logos on their devices during the Parade of Nations at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony because Samsung is a lead worldwide sponsor of the Games.<p>The report, from a Swiss site (via <i>SlashGear</i>) [Translate], does not go into much …

'EVE Online' to honor players with beautiful, real life monument in Iceland

With a time capsule buried beneath<p>Developer CCP has decided to honor the players who have helped shape <i>EVE Online</i> over the years, and it's doing so with a beautiful sculpture. The monument is being created artist Sigurður Guðmundsson, with help from two art directors from the game, Börkur Eiríksson …

Microsoft’s Bill Gates “Steps Up” To New Role As Technology Advisor: Was He Pushed Or Did He Jump?

Along with the news today that Satya Nadella will be the next CEO of Microsoft, another big change in the executive ranks: Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, is leaving his role as chairman of the board and is taking a new role as “Founder and Technology Advisor”. Microsoft terms the change as a …

How Yahoo Can Get Its Search Mojo Back From Microsoft

Yahoo reportedly wants out of a deal that ties its search services to Microsoft, and is preparing new technological initiatives to reclaim its position in the search market.<p>According to Kara Swisher at Re/code, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pushing two new initiatives called “Fast Break” and …

Sony is reportedly in talks to sell its PC business (update)

Sony's had much more success in gaming and home entertainment than with its PC division, so the latest news isn't exactly shocking. According to Japanese news service <i>Nikkei</i>, the company is looking to sell its personal computer business to an investment fund for as much as 50 billion yen (or $492 …

Apple sued over A7 processor design by University of Wisconsin patent enforcer

Is Apple stepping on a university's toes with its A7 processor design? The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has filed suit against the company, claiming that the iPhone 5S, iPad mini with Retina Display, and iPad Air all benefit from an information processing system developed at the …

Graphene: the next big thing in mobile displays?

Display technology is moving at a very fast pace these days. Smartphone display resolutions are already surpassing that of most television sets, and manufacturers are working hard on flexible display technology, which doesn’t appear to be too far away. But display technology isn’t all about …

Nanotech

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according to the latest batch of leaked Snowden documents, as seen by Dutch …

Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome as surveillance technology

A leaked internal Microsoft video attacks Google's Chrome Everywhere campaign, drawing pointed attention to Google's program of monetizing personal …

IRL: the Samsung Galaxy Round is a curved Note 3 that costs way too much

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>Flat smartphones are <i>so</i> early 2013; concave is the new hotness. At least, that's what Samsung and LG might have …

New Nokia ad teaches how to assault iPhone, Galaxy owners

A new ad for the Nokia Lumia turns taking a perfect photo with a cell phone into a martial art. It's called Taekfoto, and it's designed to help you fight your way through everyone to take your shot.<p>There are so many things in life that render your feelings inert.<p>So, whatever your telephonic …

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Why Apple Hasn’t Managed to Kill Pandora Yet

Pandora remains the king of Internet radio for now. The online music service’s position atop the sector has been in question ever since Apple …

Schmidt: Censorship could vanish within a decade

In light of the surveillance by governments worldwide, Google's Eric Schmidt makes a bold prediction.<p>Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt apparently believes it's possible for censorship as we know it to end within a decade.<p>Speaking at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, Schmidt said that in …

Surveillance

Apple Gains Edge In 3D Sensing, Confirms Purchase Of Israeli Startup

After months of negotiations, Apple this week completed its purchase of PrimeSense, the leading provider of 3D sensing technology.<p>The purchase gives Apple an edge over rivals like Microsoft, Google and Samsung as competition to develop the next breakthrough consumer device intensifies. PrimeSense’s …

India could replace the US as Facebook’s #1 market in a matter of months

Facebook has had wild success with its push into emerging markets.<p>Now Jana CEO Nathan Eagle is predicting that it will only be months before India supplants the US and becomes Facebook’s largest market in terms of users. Eagle earlier this month had forecast that most of the social networking …

Emerging Markets

An early Xbox One controller prototype could produce its own smells

An early Xbox One controller prototype could emit smells designed to match the events taking place on screen, Microsoft has said.<p>While the idea never made it out of Microsoft's R&D department, a version of the smell-making controller physically exists in the company's archives, according to a …

Xbox

Oxford Word Of The Year 2013

Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is <i>selfie,</i> which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."<p>According to Oxford research, the use of the word <i>selfie</i> has increased by …

Gmail iOS app updated with iOS 7 design tweaks, full-screen compose on iPad, & more

Google today is releasing a pretty big update to its Gmail app that on top of introducing tweaked visuals for iOS 7 also includes a handful of new features for iPad.<p>The iPhone app appears to have received a few tweaks including a slightly redesigned side navigation bar, but the majority of the UI …

Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

Advertisement<p>58 Comments<p>Credit: Coin<p>As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now …

Xbox 360 tops NPD console charts one last time before next-gen begins

How do you close out a console generation? By reclaiming your crown. According to NPD's October figures, Microsoft is back on top: The Xbox 360 is once again the best-selling home console. It's hardly surprising -- Microsoft has dominated home console sales for years, losing out to the PlayStation …

The Future is Now: 9 Unbelievable (Real) Technologies That Exist Today (PHOTOS)

According to Moore’s Law, it is generally held that the processing power in our computing technology is destined to double every two years. With respect to the trend first recognized in 1965, it only takes a glance at the headlines covering the high-concept gadgets and gizmos of today to notice …