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With reported SMS addition, Hangouts looks to be Google’s answer to iMessage

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Android Police<p>Could all of your communications go through Google(s goog) Hangouts? It’s looking increasingly likely as …

A Bendable Smartphone? LG's Flexible Screens Are Rolling Off Factory Lines

For a long, long time rivals LG and Samsung have shown off their respective flexible displays at technology shows and in futuristic marketing videos, …

Mobile

Bill Gates Could Take A Bigger Role At Post-Ballmer Microsoft

SEATTLE -- There's a question being whispered around Microsoft's sprawling suburban campus: What will Bill Gates do?<p>Read more on The New York Times

Literal camera shootout tests iPhone 5s slo-mo by shooting iPhone 5c

Whenever a new phone comes out, there are always a bunch of drop-test videos, keen to see how the handset fares when dropped onto various surfaces. Rated RR‘s tests are a little more … extreme. Generally involving a 50-cal rifle.<p>So when they wanted to see how the iPhone 5s 120fps slo-mo performs, …

Samsung import ban in effect after President Obama declines to veto ITC order

In August the International Trade Commission issued a ruling that banned the import of some older Samsung smartphones and tablets for violating Apple's patent portfolio. The White House had 60 days during which it could have stepped in to veto the decision, but according to multiple reports …

Samsung

After losing Waze to Google, Samsung continues to court startups to improve software offerings

It's no secret that Samsung is a hardware company first. The Korean firm became dominant in televisions and then mobile through efficiency and vertical integration in hardware development and production — not the software on its machines. In a world where a joint Google-Motorola and Microsoft-Nokia …

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

3D Printing

Blue Goji Teams Up With MyFitnessPal to Get Cardio-Gaming Devices in Shape

Blue Goji, the latest startup from serial entrepreneurs Kai and Charles Huang, posits that fitness would be more fun if addictive mobile games were …

Fitbit

Report: Nexus 5 to start at $299, battery size will increase with storage

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>One of the best features of Google’s(s goog) Nexus line of smartphones has been the price, and it looks like the upcoming …

Mobile Technology

Anonymous no more: Twitter engineer, UConn security analyst among 13 indicted for 'Operation Payback'

Not all the people named in the FBI indictment fit the hacker stereotype<p>Some of the men indicted last week for allegedly taking part in the scores of denial-of-service attacks launched by hacktivist group Anonymous in 2010 don't fit the stereotype of a pajamas-wearing teen hacker causing havoc from …

Panasonic will stop selling plasma TVs by March 2014, says Reuters

Panasonic may have developed its final plasma TV panel, but the company said it planned to continue sales into 2014 at least, noting its "responsibility" to customers. The reality may be towards the shorter end of that timeframe, however, as Reuters reports that Panasonic will exit the plasma …

OLEDs

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Smartphone makers are always looking for another way to wow buyers and get them to pay for new devices. Samsung's giving it a go with the seriously curvaceous Round.<p>Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday …