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  • Four mobile apps for surviving winter weather

    2 March 2015, 2:30 pm by: Derek Walter

    Winter has been extremely unkind to most of the country. Whether it’s forced you to stay indoors or wreaked havoc on your commute, your smartphone can be an important ally against Mother Nature. […]
  • Forget Touch ID, ZTE’s new phone scans your eyes

    2 March 2015, 1:28 pm by: Lee Mathews

    Fingerprint scanners? Please, say the engineers at ZTE. It’s the 21st century. We’re living in the future, so isn’t it about time our smartphones had biometrics that were a little more advanced? You […]
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 dumps removable battery and microSD

    2 March 2015, 9:30 am by: Lee Mathews

    Samsung has been accused of copying the iPhone for years, but there have always been some key features that set the Galaxy phones apart. They’ve ditched a few in the Galaxy S6, though, […]
  • Ikea adds wireless charging to its desks, lamps, and tables

    2 March 2015, 8:27 am by: Lee Mathews

    And just to make sure you put your gadget in the right place: x marks the spot on Ikea's Qi furnishings.
  • Someone finally built a smartphone that doesn’t care which way you hold it

    2 March 2015, 7:29 am by: Lee Mathews

    It’s getting harder and harder to build a smartphone that really stands out from the crowd. Sometimes all it takes is one clever little trick, like the one the Alcatel Idol 3 can […]
  • The five best iOS notification center widgets

    25 February 2015, 12:31 pm by: Derek Walter

    You may have been one of the many to shout “Finally!” when widgets came to iOS. Whether you’ve used them before on Android or were just waiting for that kind of flexibility on […]
  • Oral-B electric toothbrushes get an app for tracking stats, reading the news

    20 February 2015, 11:27 am by: Lee Mathews

    How do you keep yourself from getting bored while completing a full two minutes brushing? If you own Oral-B’s $220 Bluetooth toothbrush, a custom app takes care of everything for you. Oral-B’s new […]
  • 5 upcoming Android phones that are worth waiting for

    18 February 2015, 11:25 am by: Ryan Whitwam

    Maybe you aren’t smitten with today's superphones or you have a suspicion that the perfect phone is just around the corner. Here's a list of the most intriguing upcoming Android phones.
  • Apple is rejecting apps that include violent screenshots or icons

    13 February 2015, 10:58 am by: Matthew Humphries

    Whenever a developer wants to put their game on the App Store, they have to wade through the minefield that is the Apple review process. There’s lots of rules, many of which aren’t […]
  • Ikea has made an emoji keyboard for your smartphone

    11 February 2015, 3:30 pm by: Lee Mathews

    Ikea’s latest digital development isn’t another augmented reality app. No, it’s a keyboard app that lets you do things like thank your lover for… whatever… using cheerful little emoticons. The Ikea Emoticons keyboard […]
  • Apple files patent for embedding fingerprint sensor in display

    10 February 2015, 8:28 am by: Ryan Whitwam

    Phones have had fingerprint readers for years, but only when Apple implemented Touch ID did the feature become attractive to consumers. Now everyone is rushing to get similar technology implemented on their devices. […]
  • Corning adds sapphire-like scratch resistance to Gorilla Glass

    9 February 2015, 10:28 am by: Matthew Humphries

    Ask Apple or Kyocera what the best scratch resistant glass is made of, and they’ll both say sapphire. Apple already uses it for the Touch ID sensor, and Kyocera has demonstrated how tough […]
  • Sling TV hands-on: A beacon of hope for cord cutters, but light on content

    7 February 2015, 11:33 am by: Ryan Whitwam

    People are ditching regular TV and going all online. You can save a lot of money, but give up certain things, and that's where Sling TV comes in.
  • Five tweaks to make Android Lollipop even better

    5 February 2015, 1:29 pm by: Derek Walter

    Android Lollipop is an excellent leap forward for Google’s mobile operating system, but it isn’t perfect. Even with the Material Design overhaul and improved methods for working through tasks, it has a few […]
  • Smartphone accessory can diagnose HIV and syphilis infections in 15 minutes

    5 February 2015, 12:29 pm by: Lee Mathews

    Costs $34 to make, requires a tiny amount of blood from a finger prick, and produces a result in 15 minutes.
  • Microsoft spends over $100 million on a calendar apps company

    5 February 2015, 9:30 am by: Ryan Whitwam

    Things are changing at Microsoft these days with former CEO Steve Ballmer stepping down and Satya Nadella taking over. The company has been branching out, releasing apps on a variety of platforms and […]
  • FCC Chairman Wheeler confirms he is proposing Title II reclassification to save net neutrality

    4 February 2015, 1:28 pm by: Ryan Whitwam

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has published an opinion piece detailing his plans for net neutrality. Confirming the rumors earlier this week, Wheeler says he will officially propose reclassification of high-speed internet access under […]
  • Is this where App Store ratings actually come from?

    3 February 2015, 5:24 pm by: Jordan Minor

    With over a million apps competing for the money and attention of millions of iPhone and iPad owners, developers will do whatever it takes to stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s spending […]
  • Recharge your smartphone with a pocket-sized gas generator

    3 February 2015, 11:27 am by: Lee Mathews

    Gasoline has a tremendous amount of potential energy — around 46,000 MegaJoules per kilogram. That’s what makes it a surprisingly good power source for a pocket-sized USB charger. This little gadget is kraftwerk. […]
  • BMW patches 2.2 million cars to stop hackers stealing them with a phone

    2 February 2015, 2:29 pm by: Ryan Whitwam

    Increased technological convenience often comes with similarly increased risk, and such is the case with BMW’s ConnectedDrive system. Researchers working for German automobile association (ADAC) recently announced they had devised a way to […]

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