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  • Huawei’s 4-month old Ascend Mate2 is done with Android updates

    30 October 2014, 11:42 am by: Chris Burns

    This week Huawei appears pumped up to announce that one of their newest devices on the market, the Huawei Ascend Mate2, will not be getting any more Android updates. This is the device we reviewed in June of this year - it was released that same month - but…
  • AT&T quietly enables Cascade single ID with Gear S watch

    30 October 2014, 11:30 am by: Chris Davies

    Samsung's Gear S is spreading, with AT&T confirming its launch plans and pricing for the 3G-enabled smartwatch. The curved AMOLED wristband will hit AT&T shelves on November 7th, AT&T said today, priced at $199.99. Unlike T-Mobile USA, however, which announced…
  • Motorola Mobility is now in Lenovo’s pocket

    30 October 2014, 11:01 am by: Chris Davies

    Lenovo is now the proud owner of Motorola Mobility, the ink finally dry on the acquisition of the smartphone company. Brought out from under Google's umbrella - or, as some might argue, from beneath its shadow - the deal will see Motorola continue to operate…
  • Minority Report reality: London Police test Precrime software

    30 October 2014, 10:59 am by: Chris Burns

    A 20-week study in London just completed this week utilized predictive software to spot potential gang-related crimes before they happen. Using software developed by Accenture, this project targeted individuals across all known gangs in each of London's 32…
  • T-Mobile prices up Samsung Gear S with special wearable plan

    30 October 2014, 10:14 am by: Chris Davies

    With built-in 3G and a curved AMOLED touchscreen, we weren't quite sure how much the Samsung Gear S smartwatch was going to cost, but T-Mobile USA has put those questions to bed with availability news for the connected wearable. Headed to stores on November…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook “proud to be gay”

    30 October 2014, 9:42 am by: Chris Davies

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly and openly discussed his sexuality for the first time, penning a coming out story in which he acknowledges that "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." The letter, which begins…
  • Kodak cooks up 360-degree GoPro-style Action Cam

    30 October 2014, 8:35 am by: Chris Davies

    How much further can the GoPro-style action camera go? Kodak believes the next step forward is 360-degree recording, jewel of the new Pixpro SP360 Action Cam, which is topped with a dome lens allowing for high definition surround video. Paired with WiFi…
  • Microsoft Band can be used to pay for Starbucks purchases

    30 October 2014, 8:30 am by: Brittany Hillen

    The Microsoft Band activity tracker arrived with a bang last night, and in addition to its roster of features comes partnerships with several companies. Microsoft detailed these partnerships tonight, most of which are right in line with what someone buying a…
  • Soundlazer Snap speaker beams directional audio at your head

    30 October 2014, 8:10 am by: Shane McGlaun

    A regular speaker is something that we can all understand, you connect it to a smartphone or stereo system, and you can hear the music all over a room or home. A parametric speaker is something altogether different, it produces sound, but that sound is focused…
  • Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2 offers a replaceable battery

    30 October 2014, 7:50 am by: JC Torres

    Panasonic has just announced the newest member of its line of rugged mobile devices, the Toughpad FZ-B2 tablet. Like many of its kin, this Android-powered tablet boasts of a number of features that make it the ideal device to bring to the field or industrial…
  • Gogoro teases big battery plans for smarter city travel

    30 October 2014, 7:30 am by: Vincent Nguyen

    Power: it's something none of us can do without, both the enabling and limiting factor of everything from smartphones through to electric vehicles, and it's ripe for a revolution. Hoping to lead just that is Gogoro, startup brainchild of former HTC innovation…
  • EE turns on LTE-A service in central London

    30 October 2014, 7:10 am by: Shane McGlaun

    UK mobile carrier EE has announced that it has a new and faster mobile 4G service available for users in Central London. The service is LTE-A or LTE-Advanced and it promises data speeds up to 150Mbps. for starters only Central London will get the new blazing…
  • Sony Xperia Z3 arrives at T-Mobile

    30 October 2014, 6:50 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Earlier this month T-Mobile revealed that the Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone would be arriving on its shelves October 29, and as promised the handset went live on the carrier's site yesterday. As with most phones, subscribers have the option to buy it outright from…
  • CAT brings super rugged B15Q, S50 smartphones to the US

    30 October 2014, 6:30 am by: JC Torres

    Remember CAT? No, not our feline overlords but the makers of rugged manufacturing equipment and machines. Unless you haven't been tracking our smartphone coverage, you will probably be aware that it also makes equally rugged smartphones to match the extreme…
  • AeroMobile 3.0 flying car prototype debuts

    30 October 2014, 6:10 am by: Shane McGlaun

    Flying cars are something that many have dreamed about for generations. A car that can drive on the road, park in the garage, yet take to the skies when the driver/pilot wants is something that is undeniably appealing to many of us. A company called Aeromobile…
  • IDC smartphone shipment data testify to Xiaomi’s rise

    30 October 2014, 5:50 am by: JC Torres

    Some would have us believe that the smartphone craze is starting to settle down and that the industry has reached its plateau. That might be true for some markets, especially developed ones, and some vendors. The smartphone shipment figures for the third…
  • FAA issues threat: fly drones near stadiums and risk a year in jail

    30 October 2014, 5:30 am by: Brittany Hillen

    The FAA has been battling various types of drone use both in and out of court, and though it has threatened large fines for certain violations, it has largely avoided tossing around criminal penalties against pilots who violate regulations. That changed in a…
  • Moto 360 in gold, brown leather strap sighted in Amazon

    30 October 2014, 5:10 am by: JC Torres

    Smartwatches are the new smartphones, novel, trendy, and still in flux. Just as smartphones had, and still do, a gold craze, it seems only fitting that smartwatches should as well. None or very few smartwatch makers have signed up for a golden version of their…
  • Nintendo has its own sleep tracker in the pipeline

    30 October 2014, 4:50 am by: Brittany Hillen

    Sleep and the modern world are constantly butting heads; even if you get to bed on time, there's a good chance your smartphone is right there next to you, beckoning with endless distractions that deprive you of the sleep necessary for optimal health. Many of…
  • Flipboard, the Third Generation, adds over 30,000 topics

    30 October 2014, 4:30 am by: JC Torres

    Flipboard has definitely grown a lot. What started out as a fancy way to read news and online content has developed into not just an app but a whole community of article collectors and curators that Flipboard has lovingly dubbed as "MagMakers". But not…
  • Microsoft Band wearable is official and available now

    29 October 2014, 11:57 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Microsoft's hotly anticipated wearable had a rocky unveiling today, popping up first via its mobile apps rather than in anything official. The company has wasted little time, however, and has officially taken the wraps off its fitness wearable: the Microsoft…
  • Samsung’s third quarter suffered expected financial stumbles

    29 October 2014, 11:13 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    A regularly filing earlier this month revealed that Samsung's 2014 third quarter profits would show a big stumble over past quarters, with it being expected that the company would be showing three-year lows. The official quarterly results report is in, and in…
  • Microsoft Band wearable surfaces early in app releases

    29 October 2014, 10:15 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    For reasons unknown, a trio of Microsoft apps have arrived in the big three app stores, with the Apple version in particular showing off a wearable called "Band" that is, presumably, the device expected to launch officially in the near future. Not much is…
  • Microsoft cut loose 3,000 employees today

    29 October 2014, 9:34 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    This summer Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella revealed a planned workforce reduction that would ultimately result in 18,000 or so employees being cut loose. The reason behind it was to "realign our workforce" toward better fitting its current business goal, with…
  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows 13″ model expands lineup

    29 October 2014, 9:00 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Earlier this month we went hands-on with Lenovo's new Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows (and Android), which was revealed in both 8-inch and 10-inch iterations. The maker has expanded upon this, introducing another slate into the lineup: the Yoga Tablet 2 with…
  • Reddit dabbles in crowdfunding with new “Redditmade” site

    29 October 2014, 8:06 pm by: Brittany Hillen

    Reddit has jumped aboard the crowdfunding train, doing so with the launch of a new website called Redditmade. Like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Redditmade lets users set up funding campaigns for projects ("You can create almost anything you want ," says Reddit),…
  • YouTube now shows newer HD videos at 60fps

    29 October 2014, 7:35 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Spoiler alert: I’m about to ruin YouTube for you. There’s a video below, and once you see it, things might not be the same for you. YouTube is now displaying HD video at a full 60 frames-per-second. The previous 30 frames-per-second rate is still around…
  • Google Glass, wearables effectively banned at movies

    29 October 2014, 6:45 pm by: Nate Swanner

    In an update to their joint policy on piracy, the MPAA and NATO have agreed that any and all recording devices must now be stowed away during a movie. That’s not new, but this is the first time their policy specifically addresses wearable tech. On a…
  • Basepro review: 4TB storage built into a dock

    29 October 2014, 6:10 pm by: Nate Swanner

    Docks and stands for your computer are easy to come by, and each offer a different take on the same thing. Get your computer off the ground, possibly displaying the screen, maybe even giving you a better ergonomically sound angle to type at. Basepro, currently…
  • Android Lollipop and the automatic Carrier app updates

    29 October 2014, 6:01 pm by: Chris Burns

    If you'd not heard already, Google is bringing on Android 5.0 Lollipop sooner than later. Maybe not to your smartphone if it's not new enough, but for those of you that just purchased a Nexus 6 earlier today - you're in luck. Sort of. Today's revelation is…

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