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Former Android Chief Andy Rubin Leaves Google After Nearly a Decade

Oct 30, 2014 8:14 pm

Carnegie Mellon robotics professor steps in to head Google's growing robotics bid [more]

Moto 360 to go "Champagne Gold" for $299, According to Amazon Listing

Oct 30, 2014 1:24 pm

Cognac (brown) Horween leather band also about to debut @ $249 [more]

Call-capable Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launches Nov 7 in U.S.

Oct 30, 2014 10:45 am

The Gear S will land on all four major U.S. wireless carriers [more]

Corsair Graphite 780T Tower PC Case Review

Oct 30, 2014 10:01 am

On September 10th Corsair released what they consider the true successor of the 600T, the 780T. This new full tower uses the same curved design as the 600T and includes a large side panel window. However, being a full tower chassis the 780T can mount dual 360mm radiators on the front and top... [more]

Lenovo Completes $2.91B Acquisition of Motorola

Oct 30, 2014 9:57 am

Lenovo hopes to become a strong #3 competitor in the global smartphone market [more]

Samsung Electronics Q3 Profit Falls by 60%, Mobile Division Sees 74% Profit Decline

Oct 30, 2014 8:10 am

Samsung looks to overhaul its smartphone strategy to get back on track [more]

Microsoft's $199 Fitness Band Packs in 10 Sensors, Works with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android

Oct 30, 2014 6:58 am

Microsoft fitness band will be available starting tomorrow [more]

Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m proud to be Gay”

Oct 30, 2014 5:48 am

"We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick." -- Tim Cook [more]

Moto X (2nd Gen) Smartphone by Motorola Review

Oct 30, 2014 5:00 am

When Motorola introduced the Moto X last year, the company was owned by Google. In our hands-on review of the first-generation Moto X, we pointed out that the collaboration between Motorola and Android engineers led to an incredibly sleek device and a good user experience. Although the... [more]

Google’s Project Ara Modular "LEGO" Smartphone Shown Booting Up on Video

Oct 29, 2014 3:28 pm

Latest video shows a functioning prototype [more]

After Touting Security, Privacy Controls, MCX/CurrentC Hack Exposes Customer Email Addresses

Oct 29, 2014 1:08 pm

The mobile payment wars are just getting started [more]

HP Reveals Sprout PC with Built in Projector, 20" Touch Sensitive Mat for Input

Oct 29, 2014 11:13 am

The all-in-one PC has a starting price of $1,899 [more]

How Thin Can They Go? Oppo R5 is World’s Slimmest Smartphone

Oct 29, 2014 6:33 am

Oppo R5 is just 4.85mm thick [more]

The Usual Suspects: Russia or China Suspected in White House Data Breach

Oct 28, 2014 10:50 pm

After months of embarrassing physical security lapses, the Presidential residence appears to suffer a digital breach [more]

Orbital's Rocket Explodes in Spectacular Fashion, Heavily Damaging NASA Launch Site

Oct 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Contractor's hodge-podge rocket was behind schedule, but appeared to be staging an unlikely comeback since 2013 -- until now [more]

Elon Musk on AI: "We Are Summoning the Demon... We Should Be Very Careful"

Oct 28, 2014 5:27 pm

Musk says the government should stay away from killing robots and should keep a watchful eye on consumer AI industry lest it kill [more]

Samsung's Remote Wipe Could Let Hackers Hold Your Phone Ransom

Oct 28, 2014 1:50 pm

NIST advisory is latest clue to suggest remote administration features in consumer smartphones are a foolish feature [more]

FTC Sues AT&T for Misleading Customers on “Unlimited” Data Plans

Oct 28, 2014 11:41 am

“The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited.” -- FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez [more]

Update: FTC Sues AT&T for Misleading Customers on “Unlimited” Data Plans

Oct 28, 2014 11:41 am

“The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited.” -- FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez [more]

$199 Motorola Droid Turbo Gets Official with 48-hour Battery Life, 5.2” QHD Display

Oct 28, 2014 10:24 am

The Droid Turbo is basically a souped up Moto X [more]

"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials

Oct 28, 2014 10:00 am

Wildlife experts say harassing bears for photos and approaching their young cubs could end in a bloody tragedy for both parties [more]

T-Mobile’s John Legere: You’re Wireless Carrier “Is S**t” Without the iPhone

Oct 28, 2014 9:46 am

iPhone or bust? Legere says grovel if you have to in order to carry the iPhone [more]

T-Mobile’s John Legere: Your Wireless Carrier “Is S**t” Without the iPhone

Oct 28, 2014 9:46 am

iPhone or bust? Legere says grovel if you have to in order to carry the iPhone [more]

Tim Cook: Over 1 Million Apple Pay Transactions Completed Within 72 Hours

Oct 28, 2014 6:17 am

The mobile payment wars have just begun [more]

1 Million Apple Pay Transactions Completed Within 72 Hours, Walmart CEO Hopes Visa "Suffers"

Oct 28, 2014 6:17 am

The mobile payment wars have just begun [more]

1 Million Credit Card Activated on Apple Pay Within 72 Hours, Walmart CEO Hopes Visa "Suffers"

Oct 28, 2014 6:17 am

The mobile payment wars have just begun [more]

Alienware Area-51: Triad, Tri-SLI GTX 980, Haswell-E

Oct 27, 2014 3:33 pm

Dell's Alienware division has a knack for making a splash with PC system design, whether it's with their big, bad unapologetic notebooks, unique X51 small form-factor PCs, or their no-holds-barred Area-51 killer gaming rigs. In fact, for some folks, Alienware designs can be an either "you love... [more]

Microsoft Offers Consumers Free "Unlimited" Storage with Office 365 Subscription

Oct 27, 2014 3:30 pm

Not even Google or DropBox are bold enough to offer that to consumers, yet [more]

Fitbit's $249 Surge Fitness Watch Packs 7-Day Battery Life, Two Other Models Also Air

Oct 27, 2014 2:20 pm

Fitbit thinks it's finally worked out its annoyances that plagued previous designs and claims it has a smartwatch for every pricepoint [more]

Microsoft's Figures Show Desktop Users Flocking to Windows 10 Preview

Oct 27, 2014 9:04 am

There's actually more desktop testers than laptop testers [more]

Amazon Announces $39 Fire TV Stick, Prime Members Can Pay $19 for a Limited Time

Oct 27, 2014 7:42 am

Amazon looks to burn the competition with its new Fire TV Stick [more]

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus Pre-orders Outpace Samsung Galaxy Note 4 3-to-1 in South Korea

Oct 27, 2014 7:32 am

Apple puts up a strong showing with its new iPhones in South Korea [more]

Reports: Porsche Working on Tesla Model S Competitor, All 991.2 911s to Get Turbo Engines

Oct 27, 2014 6:28 am

Porsche's Model S competitor to match it in performance, range [more]

Microsoft’s Xbox One Gets a Temporary Price Cut to $349

Oct 27, 2014 5:55 am

New pricing starts November 2 [more]

Weekend tech reading: Ubuntu's 10th birthday, The Witcher 3's opening video, Xerox Alto source code

Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm

In October of 2004, a new Linux distro appeared on the scene with a curious name -- Ubuntu. Even then there were hundreds, today if not thousands, of different Linux distros available. A new one wasn't particularly unusual, and for some time after its quiet preview announcement, Ubuntu went... [more]

CVS, Rite Aid Kill Unofficial Apple Pay Support, Burn Google Wallet Users in the Process

Oct 25, 2014 3:26 pm

CVS, Rite Aid instruct stores to disable NFC capabilities at the register [more]

Android chief Sundar Pichai now in charge of nearly everything at Google

Oct 25, 2014 1:45 pm

Google CEO Larry Page has offloaded leadership of a number of core products to one of his most trusted lieutenants, Sundar Pichai. The fast-rising executive will now oversee Google+, maps, search, research, commerce and ad products and infrastructure. The executives that currently head those... [more]

FCC postpones wireless spectrum auction until 2016 due to pending court challenge

Oct 25, 2014 11:15 am

The Federal Communications Commission has postponed an auction that would allow television broadcasters to sell a portion of their spectrum to wireless carriers due to ongoing legal issues surrounding the auction. [more]

Weekend Open Forum: Android, iOS, or Windows Phone?

Oct 25, 2014 8:15 am

These days most people have a smartphone, and statistically speaking it's most likely to be running Android, iOS or Windows Phone. Choosing which operating system to use can often be tricky, especially as they are updated reasonably frequently with new and useful features, and the hardware... [more]

Amid Theater Boycott Netflix Defiantly Plans New Movies, Plus 3 TV Shows for 2015

Oct 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Netflix has seen great success through exclusives like "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards" [more]

J-deite Quarter is a fully-functional Transformer that morphs into a mini sports car

Oct 24, 2014 5:15 pm

It’s no secret that the Japanese have a certain affinity for coming up with odd creations and while their latest may very well fall into that category, it is equal parts awesome. [more]

Deezer adds 35K podcasts, talk radio shows to its catalog via Stitcher acquisition

Oct 24, 2014 4:15 pm

Streaming music provider Deezer has acquired podcast and talk radio show aggregator Stitcher in a move that could help put the Paris-based company on a more level playing field with competing service providers such as Rdio and Spotify in the US. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [more]

AT&T will lock universal Apple SIM if you activate on their network

Oct 24, 2014 3:15 pm

During Apple’s recent iPad media event, the company was quick to glance over a feature that could have massive implications on the wireless industry. Those who purchase a cellular version of the iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 will receive what’s called the Apple SIM. [more]

'Assassin's Creed: Unity' will require 6GB of RAM, GTX 680 at minimum

Oct 24, 2014 2:15 pm

Ubisoft has published the minimum and recommended system requirements for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Unity and unless you’ve got a pretty power machine to work with, some hardware upgrades will no doubt be in order (or you can just pick up the console version). [more]

Google adds video game data to Knowledge Graph in search results

Oct 24, 2014 1:15 pm

Google is constantly adding new bits of information to the Knowledge Graph panel found on the right hand site of typical search results. The graph collates a number of data sets to provide more immediate information on everything from landmarks and companies to well known individuals. [more]

AT&T Defeats Purpose of New Apple SIM, Locks iPad Air 2 Users to Its Network

Oct 24, 2014 12:17 pm

This is why we can't have nice things! [more]

AT&T Defeats Purpose of New Apple SIM, Locks iPad Air 2 SIMs to Its Network

Oct 24, 2014 12:17 pm

This is why we can't have nice things! [more]

LG joins mobile chip race with eight-core Nuclun processor

Oct 24, 2014 12:15 pm

LG is diving head-first into the mobile processor market with an eight-core chip known as Nuclun (pronounced NOO-klun). Like the competition, the Korean tech giant’s new chip is based on a design licensed from ARM. [more]

Judge strikes down Aereo's cable license request, slaps nationwide preliminary injunction

Oct 24, 2014 11:15 am

Just a few months after the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo's service is in violation of copyright law, a New York federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against the Internet streaming service, denying the company's request for a license that would've allowed it to operate... [more]

Get Ready for "Microsoft Lumia" Smartphones in Next Few Months

Oct 24, 2014 10:26 am

Marketing chief says Microsoft is adopting a patient approach transitioning its product line [more]

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