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HTC says it will launch a wearable device by the end of the year

For 2014, HTC is betting on more devices and a renewed focus on marketing. After “years of development,” the company will launch its first wearable device by the end of the year.<p>Company executives talked to <i>Bloomberg</i> about the challenges and opportunities awaiting HTC, after a year of falling sales …

Rumor: HTC has won a bid to make the next Nexus tablet

<i>According to a report out of Taiwan, HTC might be the next brand to jump into the Nexus arena with a brand new tablet scheduled for a Q3 2014 unveiling.</i><p>Despite rumors that suggest that the Nexus line could be discontinued, it seems strange to think that Google would end a product line that serves …

Apple's New Job Post Fuels iWatch Rumor Mill

Are you a physiologist looking for a new challenge? Apple may want to hire you. The company is currently looking for a User Studies Exercise …

Windows Phone 8.1 'Cortana' personal assistant will be powered by Foursquare

Microsoft’s $15 million investment in Foursquare will soon result in product changes in the coming months. <i>Bloomberg News</i> reports that the deal will be used for location data and services that are part of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. The software maker is currently beta testing a …

6 Gorgeous Concept Photos Of The Big-Screen iPhone 6

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple plans to release two new iPhones with bigger screens this year.<p>The first device will have just under a 5-inch screen, likely 4.7 inches to keep the same size ratio the 4-inch iPhone 5S has. The second phone will have a very large screen, …

Apple currently plans to release iOS 7.1 in March

While recent reports are pegging a launch sooner than later, reliable sources say that Apple is currently planning to ship iOS 7.1, the first significant update to iOS 7, in March. The iOS 7.1 update is said to not have any “secret features,” and it will basically be what we have been told to …

Nokia teases mystery Windows Phone announcement

Nokia has unveiled a rather mysterious Windows Phone teaser today. In a YouTube video, the company simply asks, "Have you heard what’s coming?" After some car revving the 15-second video goes on: "See and hear what you’ve been missing," before it fades out to Nokia and Windows Phone logos. Nothing …

Apple Has Repurchased $14 Billion Of AAPL Shares Over The Past Two Weeks

You can feel Carl Icahn’s presence in Tim Cook’s recent announcement to the Wall Street Journal — Apple just repurchased the equivalent of $14 billion in Apple shares as part of its massive share buyback program. At today’s market capitalization, it represents just over 3 percent of the company.<p>As …