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CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

Netflix To Lose Over 90 Key Titles To Licensing Issues January First

The popular streaming service Netflix has had a very good year, with record profits, leaps in new users, and people adapting to binge-watching their favorite shows. The company’s video streaming service is even testing new lower-priced tiers aimed as individual consumers as threats from competitors …

Google-Owned Bump and Flock Shutting Down on January 31

In September, Google acquired the mobile contact and file-sharing service Bump, but said that there weren’t any plans to shutter the company. Well now three months later, things have changed. In a blog post, company CEO and co-founder David Lieb announced that Bump and its second product Flock will …

This pickup truck is made of ice and you can actually drive it

Behold the first self-propelled ice sculpture ever—a truck made of ice that actually works! It's a real truck, using 11,000 pounds of ice over a …

Google already looks poised to dominate the robotics industry

If robots are indeed the future then Google is getting a big head start on the competition. <i>Technology Review</i> notes that robots created by …

Hey Super Bowl Fans, Ready For Some Blipping? 20 Million Pepsi Cans Feature AR App

Not familiar with Blippar? You will be soon. The beverage maker tapped the augmented-reality platform to bring its Super Bowl XLVIII marketing to life.<p>Earlier this week, Pepsi began rolling out a new can to celebrate the culmination of the football season–and they should be hitting store shelves …

Digitally simulated worm wriggles for the first time (video)

It's relatively easy to simulate life in an abstract sense, but it's tricky to do that cell by cell -- just ask the OpenWorm Project, which has spent months recreating a nematode in software. However, the team recently cleared an important milestone by getting its virtual worm to wiggle for the …

Bohemia sells 172K copies of DayZ on launch day for $5.17M in sales

<i>DayZ</i> developer Bohemia Interactive sold 172,500 copies of the open-world survival game during its first 24 hours of release, studio CEO Marek Spanel announced on his personal blog yesterday.<p>That follows Spanel's note on Twitter from earlier in the day that within the first 12 hours of <i>DayZ</i> going on …

What Causes Spontaneous Combustion?

Most of us experience combustion, a chemical process where a fuel combines with oxygen to produce heat and light, in the form of a fire where both …

Chemistry

Dennis Rodman still going to North Korea

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is headed back to North Korea this week – apparently undeterred by the execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle.<p>"It's certainly safe, even when there is a bit of disruption like there is now -- a bit of trouble or chaos -- there's even more need for cultural or sporting …

The Illuminati: the secret society pulling the strings of every major organisation in the world

<b>Name:</b> The Illuminati.<p><b>Age:</b> 237.<p><b>Appearance:</b> A pyramid with an eye on it, a hand signal, a tattoo on a rapper's back, a giant lizard dressed as the Queen. Take your pick.<p><b>Really? Are we still pretending that the Illuminati is a thing?</b> Of course it's a thing. Haven't you seen the signs? Haven't you read …

Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

<b></b>By Walt Mossberg[Watch video at http://allthingsd.com]This is my last column for The Wall Street Journal, after 22 years of reviewing consumer …

MacBook Air

Xiaomi Sells 100,000 Units Of Its Flagship Phone In 86 Seconds

Early last month, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship device, the Mi-3. At the same time, the company also officially stepped into the living room with the launch of a 47-inch 3D smart TV.<p>The first batch of 100,000 Mi-3 phones were released at 12 noon today for sale …

A plan to turn every lightbulb into an ultra-fast alternative to Wi-Fi

Current wireless networks have a problem: The more popular they become, the slower they are. Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai have just become the latest to demonstrate a technology that transmits data as light instead of radio waves, which gets around the congestion issue and could be …

Wi-Fi

German hackers try to revive a dead Nokia and make it the first ‘open’ phone

The Nokia smartphone name is dead, but it may live on as a German zombie. A team of German hackers want to revive the Nokia N900. They want to tear …

Why Apple Bought $578M Worth Of Sapphire In Advance

Apple is building a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will be used by GT Advanced Technologies to make sapphire crystals for use in its products. Apple currently uses sapphire in its home buttons and camera lens covers, but several details about the material itself and the nature of its deal with …

The 6 Concept Cars From The Tokyo Motor Show That You Should Know About

The Tokyo Motor Show is known for its wacky concept cars, but this year the wackiness is less pronounced than usual. Many skew more toward the practical than the fantastical.<p>That’s not to suggest disappointment. The concept cars are as creative as ever, and the Japanese automakers are working on …

4 Big Ideas in the New iPhones That No One's Talking About

Yesterday, Apple had its annual iPhone bonanza. On one hand, it was the biggest announcement since the original iPhone. Today, for the first time …

Finally, an app that makes Google Glass seem like a good idea

In the early days of smartphones, apps that layered data over the real world—”augmented reality” apps—were all the rage. Point your phone’s camera at the street and the screen would show nearby restaurants and bars. Aim at a building to learn about its history. Or view a magazine through an …

Apps

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Join the Club: Memberships in These Groups Make Great Gifts

This year, consider giving your friends and family something they can use and be excited about everyday—not an object to unwrap but a membership to …

Product Management

Facebook and Google Are Buying Up the Cables That Carry the Internet

It can get a little bit annoying when people ramble on about how Facebook and Google are taking over the world. They're just websites! But when those …

Telecoms

12 Things More Likely Than You Winning Tonight's $636 Million Jackpot

After tonight's MegaMillions lottery drawing, someone could be walking away $636 million richer. The odds of winning, however, are less enticing: …

Mega Millions

Oh Hey, Google Glass Has an iOS App Now (Updated)

Google Glass isn't quite out in the wild yet, but if you were holding out based on your phone's operating system, now's your chance — MyGlass just …

iOS Apps

Resurrect Your Wireless Mouse as a DIY Powerglove

Touchpads? Meh. Touch<i>screens</i>? Bleh. Powergloves? Oh hell yes. Unfortunately/Obviously no one is in the business of making powerglove pointer devices …

Watch This Crane Operator Get Plucked From Terrifying Inferno

Firefighters in Kingston, Ontario battled a major building fire this afternoon that may have been caused by a propane explosion. Worst of all, it …

Google Glass Just Made Winking the Creepiest Way to Creepshot

Google announced a bunch of Glass updates today, the most befuddling of which is Wink, a setting that lets you snap a picture simply by winking. …

Google Glass