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Facebook For Android Home Beta Now Lets You Control Your Music Apps From Cover Feed

Facebook doesn’t want you to ever leave its apps, not even to switch what song you’re listening to. So it’s began letting its Android app beta testers who’ve enabled Home to control Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Rdio from a notification at the top of cover feed. If popular, it could roll …

Firefox OS faces brutal road ahead

Mozilla may have figured out a way to get its shiny orange and blue Firefox phones into the hands of fans in the U.S. and U.K. But that doesn't mean that analysts are any less skeptical about its chances.<p>Can a browser transform into a phone? Firefox maker Mozilla certainly hopes so, but skepticism …

Mobile

Nexus 5 rumor mill churns out word of an LG G2 cousin

The latest hubbub again points to LG as a likely manufacturer of the next Android reference design, despite what the company's own executives say.<p>With the Moto X hitting the general public in less than a week now, naturally it's time to recalibrate the rumor mill to grind out speculation about …

Google Nexus

'Halo: Spartan Assault' Available for all US WP8 Devices

Microsoft has finally released ‘Halo: Spartan Assault‘ for all Windows Phone 8 owners in the US, ending Verizon’s one-month-long exclusive grip on the flagship shooter game.<p>The company made the title available for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices worldwide back in July, but there was a catch …

YouTube ads are the new frontier for fraud

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial …

Radio Industry

Samsung Is Struggling In China

Over the weekend, Yonhap News reported that Samsung is struggling in the Chinese market.<p>Yes, struggling. Despite optimistic figures from analyst firms showing record-breaking unit sales of Samsung smartphones in China — Strategy Analytics pinned Samsung’s Q2 2013 sales number at 15.3 million while …

Samsung plans three new mystery phones

Samsung's plan to make a phone in every shape and size continues, with three mystery phones in the works.<p>A shipping manifest from India spotted by …

Galaxy Note

iWatch Rumors Tick Louder As Apple Hires Nike FuelBand Expert

Rumors about Apple’s interest in a smartwatch concept have circulated for a while, but have seemingly picked up pace this year with hints that Apple has created a 100-person team for the device, and was trademarking the name in different parts of the world.<p>Now, a new snippet of information seems to …

Qualcomm's Snapdragon: Not Your Granddad's Mobile Processor

You may know — or think you know — what a mobile processor is. It’s the brains inside a phone. It runs everything else. And that’s about right for a first pass.<p>But what we have today inside a smartphone is not your granddad’s processor. Not at all.<p>First, a mobile processor is not a brain, but a …

Timely is the best-looking alarm clock you can get on Android

Alarm clock apps are nearly as common and as popular as weather apps, and while many people might argue that the phone's built-in alarm clock works just fine, there are a number of well-designed options for those looking for a little more. Rise is one of our favorites on iOS, and Timely brings much …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real, and it's not a phone

Samsung is widely expected to reveal a smartwatch coined Galaxy Gear in the coming months, possibly as soon as Germany's IFA trade show in early September. A Bloomberg report last week ambiguously identified the Gear as being able to "make phone calls," but <i>The Verge</i> has learned today that the …

TechStars launches a connected devices incubator with ad firm

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>TechStars, the seemingly ubiquitous startup accelerator, has launched an internet of things program with New York digital ad …

Microsoft announces 50-game Xbox One lineup, with more titles to come

Microsoft listed off a list of titles coming to Xbox One back at E3, but it's Gamescom time, folks, and that means we get to find out about quite a few more games coming to the console. As of August 19th, the number of Xbox One games has grown to 50, with titles that should appeal to almost any …

What’s inside Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Here are some key details

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: Moveplayer<p>It was about a week ago when Bloomberg reported that Samsung was getting ready to launch its smart watch …

Facebook Responds to Zuckerberg Profile Hack: Our Bad (Sorta)

If at first you don’t succeed, get a supervisor’s attention. Or, in this case, that of the chief executive officer.<p>A Palestinian hacker posted a …

Social Media

Google brings ‘Find my iPhone’-like service to Android

The Android Device Manager will show a location, and give options to ring or wipe the phone.<p>Forgetful and unlucky Android phone and tablet owners will be happy to hear that their lost or stolen devices will now be trackable with a free service much like Apple's "Find my iPhone."<p>The Android Device …

Android Phones

HP launches Android-based SlateBook 'PC'

HP's Android 'PC' has arrived. It packs Nvidia's latest Tegra 4 processor and can be used as either a tablet or a laptop.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on July 30, 2013 1:39 PM PDT. It has been updated to include confirmation from HP.<p>The SlateBook x2, Hewlett-Packard's foray …

Gear & Gadgets

How Xbox One opens the door for the next Apple TV

The new TV-gadget landscape is just getting started. The Xbox One is just the beginning...and Apple is far from out of the game.<p>Imagine this.<p>It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. …

Smart TV