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​Symbian was once held ransom for several million euros, and Nokia paid it

Long before Nokia took up residence at Microsoft and became enamored with Windows Phone, the company had another mobile OS to care for: Symbian. For a while, it was the most widely used smartphone OS in the world, and according to a Finnish TV station, being its custodian was no easy task: In 2007 …

Nokia Has Just Epically Trolled Microsoft By Making An Android Launcher

Nokia completed the multi-billion-dollar sale of its phone-making business to Microsoft back in April. But that doesn’t mean it’s done with phones entirely. Oh no.<p>The company that transferred some 32,000 of its staff to Redmond in exchange for more than $7.2 billion has just released a launcher …

How to Peel Away the Grossness That Your Phone Maker Added to Android

It's an all too frequent dilemma. You get one of the best high-end Android phones out there–maybe it's a Galaxy S5, or maybe it's an HTC One–and the …

New Moto Phones Coming Soon: One Faster, One Cheaper

Few "budget" smartphones are any good. But one that's impressed just about everybody is the Moto G from Motorola. It has good hardware and it runs …

This Shape-Shifting 4K TV Adjusts Itself for Ideal Viewing

The latest 4K TVs now come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One thing they don't generally come with is the ability to seamlessly pivot and rotate …

Are You Using the Wrong Android Keyboard? This App Can Tell You

Among Android's many customizable perks is the number of different keyboards you can choose from for your device. Some users already have strong …

Google starts selling Glass to anyone (in the US) with $1,500 to burn

There's no longer a need to attend a golf tournament or carefully log on for a one-day sale, as Google has just announced it's opening sales of the Glass headset to all (in the US). As long as they're in stock and you have $1,500, you too can join the beta Explorer program and be part of a nearby …

Samsung will reportedly announce ‘Gear Glass’ in September

Samsung is working on a competitor for Google Glass that will be announced in September during IFA in Berlin, according to Business Korea. Aptly referred to as “Gear Glass,” the unannounced wearable is expected to be revealed alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and it’s rumored to run the Tizen operating …

Samsung Apologizes And Offers Compensation To Sickened Workers

Samsung Electronics issued an official apology for the first time and promised today to compensate the families of semiconductor workers who suffered illnesses that may have been related to factory conditions.<p>“Several workers at our production facilities suffered from leukemia and other incurable …

Nintendo's First App Lands Tomorrow (But Isn't What You Think)

Nintendo is preparing to release its first smartphone app this week. But calm down for a second, this is almost certainly not the app that you think (or hope/dream) it is.<p>The struggling games firm is linking up with Japanese mobile operator Docomo to release an Android app that tethers smartphones …

Driverless cars: we should question and challenge Google, but not as haters

There are two common responses to reports about Google's work on self-driving cars, the latest of which concerns the company's desire to have them available to buy within the next three years.<p>One response: "Woo! Yay! Driverless cars! At last reality is catching up with science fiction! I'll soon be …

Cheap phone meets expensive car in Moto G Ferrari Edition

Motorola is gearing up to introduce a special Ferrari Edition of the popular Moto G. The device, featuring a Kevlar back and prominent Ferrari branding, will initially launch in Mexico starting from June for 4,999 pesos (around $387.)<p>The Moto G Ferrari Edition may look like a million dollars, but …

How to take a screenshot on the HTC One (M8)

If you happen to be one of the lucky few to own one of the most popular Android phones of 2014, the HTC One (M8), congrats, great purchase. Now sometimes you may find yourself wanting to save a picture, webpage or message that is on the screen, no problem, we have the solution.<p><b>Related: How to take</b> …

September Apple Retail holiday restrictions make August launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 even more unlikely

German site ifun is reporting that local Apple Store staff have been banned from taking any leave in September, the usual month for the launch of a new iPhone. No restrictions have been reported for August.<p>This would seem to scupper the unlikely but persistent rumors that have been circulating of …

Nintendo forces takedown of GBA4iOS emulator

Nintendo won’t bring its popular game franchises to iOS, and Apple won’t allow emulators in the App Store. In order to play titles like <i>Super Mario</i> and <i>Zelda</i> on your iPhone, then, you have to look at unofficial alternatives. GBA4iOS was one of the most popular — but after its creators received a DMCA …

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Apple Said To Be Testing 1704×960 Resolution Display For iPhone 6

A new report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman claims Apple is testing a 1704×960 resolution display for its upcoming iPhone. The new display res for the iPhone 6 would allow the device to keep the same screen resolution as the iPhone 5s (16:9) and denser screens in terms of pixels per inch than the …

Nintendo set to launch first app, but don't expect gaming

One might guess that Nintendo's first mobile app would deliver gaming to smartphones and tablets. But that would be incorrect.<p>Nintendo and Japan-based wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo will launch an app on Thursday that will let users tether their Nintendo 3DS systems to their smartphones to access the …

Yahoo Buys Blink, a Snapchat Rival, and Will Shut It Down

Yahoo has purchased Blink, a self-destructing messaging app that itself will soon disappear.<p>Blink, which was founded in 2011, confirmed the purchase …

Oculus Rift user transplants his whole body into VR using three Kinects

So, not <i>every</i> indie developer abandoned Oculus VR after the Facebook take-over. 3D video expert Oliver Kreylos is one of those who stuck around, and we're mighty glad he did. Check out his three-way-Kinect-plus-Rift setup in the video below and you'll be glad too -- even if the second video, showing …

Say hello to the first Windows Phone 8.1 handset: Lumia 630 sales begin

Starting Wednesday in Asia, consumers can purchase the first Windows Phone 8.1(s msft) handset: Nokia has announced the start of Lumia 630 sales. …

Leaked LG G3 images provide best look yet

Phone-watchers eagerly awaiting the forthcoming announcement of LG's G3 smartphone can get a glimpse of some allegedly leaked photos of the flagship smartphone in all its brushed-finish glory.<p>Mobile tech blog Phone Arena posted five pictures of the forthcoming flagship handset. The images depict a …

Which Xbox One should you buy?

Microsoft's initial vision for the Xbox One was so inextricably linked to the Kinect that the company didn't even consider it a peripheral: if you bought an Xbox One, you had to pay for the Kinect whether you wanted it or not.<p>That's all changed with yesterday's announcement of a new $400 (£350 in …

Apple hires Nokia's Lumia photography lead

Ari Partinen co-authored paper on PureView technology<p>Apple has hired a senior figure from Nokia's camera division. Lumia photography lead Ari Partinen, whose LinkedIn profile lists a history of working on Nokia cameras from 2007, announced on Twitter that he is making his way to Cupertino in June. …

Microsoft's Elop: Nokia brand soon to vanish from smartphones

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, starting his new job as head of Microsoft's devices group Monday, doesn't see the Nokia name sticking around for long at Microsoft.<p>"Nokia as a brand will not be used for long going forward for smartphones," Elop said in a Q&A on its Conversations blog (recently …

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