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Google Interns make more money than you

Google Interns make more money than you While most people might associate an internship as the toil and struggle, usually unpaid, that young students or recent grads need to go through in order to make it in the business world, there seems to be a silver lining in some companies. Most notably, companies based around Silicone Valley seem to not only treat their interns well, but they're probably paid more than you are. Hey Google, want to hire me? / ...

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Android 4.2.2 for the Sony Xperia Z: Locked and loaded

Android 4.2.2 for the Sony Xperia Z: Locked and loaded The first major update for the Sony Xperia Z is almost ready to be rolled out. At least it looks that way in the screenshots that have been found circulating around the Internet. In them, they show Android 4.2.2 running on Sony's Xperia device, including some nifty extras. ...

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Is this the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari), or is it fake?

Is this the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari), or is it fake? A purported image of the upcoming Xperia Z Ultra has leaked showing a turned on device featuring a large display. But is it real?We’ve seen a variety of leaks allegedly showing the upcoming 6.44-inch Sony smartphone, but this is the first one that’s apparently showing a working handset. The image seems to clearly suggest that we’re looking at a rather large handset here, of tablet proportions if you will, that sits comfortably in someone...

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Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean update unofficially available

Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean update unofficially available The Xperia Z is yet to receive its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, but handset owners can apparently install a leaked version of the OS.According to Xperia Blog, the firmware for the Xperia Z is available, at least for those models that come with unlocked bootloaders, courtesy of xda-developer DooMLoRD.The leaked firmware (version 10.3.A.0.407) works on models C6602/C6603, after having been “adapted from developer handsets to work with product...

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“Below cost” Android licensing seen as anti-competitive by competitors, EU probe underway

“Below cost” Android licensing seen as anti-competitive by competitors, EU probe underway European regulators are again looking at Google’s business in the region, this time investigating alleged anti-competitive practices related to its mobile business, namely Android.Yes, the EU wants to know more about Google’s Android licensing deals, and whether the company used its position to impose certain condition to business partners.While the probe is informal, it looks like the commission has sent out questionnaires to various compani...

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The Google Glass Prices Should Be Much Lower

The Google Glass Prices Should Be Much Lower As you may already know, Google released a developer version of its much praised high tech gizmo, the Google Glass, at a hefty price tag of almost $1500. This sounds like a lot of money, don't you think? It IS a lot of money, but developers are not your regular consumers, for the average Joe, I expect a price tag of up to $350, tops! Let's take a look at the facts, shell we? If you didn't know, the engineers from Catwig took the Google Glass f...

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Photos Leaked Show the Amazing Samsung Galaxy NX

Photos Leaked Show the Amazing Samsung Galaxy NX Not long ago, actually yesterday if I recall correctly, Samsung confirmed the rumor about their PureView like Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 smart phone, now we already have a new one about an even cooler device, the Samsung Galaxy NX .The info was released by Samsung's CEO during a press conference about the Galaxy S4 sales and he confirmed his company is developing currently two Android running cameras. So, what do we have here? Samsung working on ...

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Sony opens up its SmartWatch platform, now allowing third-party firmware

Sony opens up its SmartWatch platform, now allowing third-party firmware While the rumor mill continues to buzz about a possible Samsung or Apple smartwatch, let’s not forget that Sony has had their own watch for a while now. Sony’s SmartWatch might not have taken the world by storm, but it does seem to have a small, loyal following behind it.Probably the biggest problem for Sony’s SmartWatch was that the software wasn’t exactly great when it debuted in 2012. The good news is that Sony has been good ...

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Amazon selling HTC One for just $79.99 on Friday to new AT&T and Sprint customers

Amazon selling HTC One for just $79.99 on Friday to new AT&T and Sprint customers HTC’s future might still be more than a little uncertain right now, but it’s obvious the HTC One has (at least so far) been the hit the company hoped it would be. Not only has the handset received quite a bit of positive attention in reviews, many consumers are singing the phone’s praises as well.If you’ve been thinking about picking up the HTC One, tomorrow could be the day to do it. In honor of Father’s Day, Amazon is offering up ...

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Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera appears in leaked press images

Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera appears in leaked press images Just yesterday, Samsung confirmed they will reveal a new Samsung Galaxy Camera at their upcoming Premiere 2013 event in London. So for photography buffs, should you be excited? Let’s just say that if you were even slightly impressed with the Samsung Galaxy Camera, you’re going to be blown away by the Samsung Galaxy NX Camera.The latest next-gen Galaxy camera details (including press images) were first spotted on the site Tinhte. Based on th...

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The consumer version of Google Glass should be priced lower, much lower

The consumer version of Google Glass should be priced lower, much lower If you were planning to buy a pair of Google Glass, but the $1,500 price tag was just too much for you to swallow, fear not, because it looks as if Google Glass will be released to consumers at a much lower price.After the guys and gals at Catwig performed a teardown of Google Glass, we began to realize that Glass wasn’t stuffed with little magical fairies shoveling coal into a firebox (we hope that no magic fairies were hurt in the making of G...

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Urara-Works releases Pixel Rooms for Android

Urara-Works releases Pixel Rooms for Android Escape The Room style games have been extremely popular over the past couple of years, and Pixel Rooms is the latest Android game to take a crack at the room escape genre. It’s Pixely, and it’s from the folks at Skipmore & Urara-Works, so there’s bound to be some quirk thrown in for good measure. Pixel Rooms lets you step into the shoes of Mr. Pixel, part-time adventurer, full-time pimp. Actually, we don’t know what he does on his of...

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Galaxy S4 Survives Steam and Sparks in Epic Stress Test

Galaxy S4 Survives Steam and Sparks in Epic Stress Test Samsung's Galaxy S4 Stress Test/ ...

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The Galaxy S4 Family: what you need to know

The Galaxy S4 Family: what you need to know What started off as a single flagship device has quickly expanded into one happy family full of Galaxy S4 branded devices.Now there there are five different members to the S4 family, how do you know which one is right for you? In the end, it all comes down to the features you want or need. Some folks love stock Android, some don’t. Others need a waterproof device, or maybe they are looking for a phone with a killer camera.To get a better under...

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Would a “kill switch” help prevent smartphone theft? NY and SF prosecutors think so

Would a “kill switch” help prevent smartphone theft? NY and SF prosecutors think so Credit: dumbledad Possibly one of the best upgrades shown off at the iOS7 unveiling was the enhanced security features which help prevent thieves from using stolen iPhone’s. Extra security is certainly a deterrent to would be thieves, and we were also recently wondering what other manufacturers could do to improve the security of their own handsets.So sticking with the theme of device security, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and S...

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New Chrome experiment ‘Cube Slam’ is a blast from the past

New Chrome experiment ‘Cube Slam’ is a blast from the past Chrome experiments are just a load of fun, aren’t they? Whether you’re racing a car, playing skeeball, or navigating a maze, the Chrome team gives us tons of fun stuff to do.This time, they went about as old school as you can get. Call it what you like, but Cube Slam is Pong. It is, of course, multiplayer if you like, but can also be played against a bear named Bob. The rough graphics have a very clean, sentimental quality to them. Of course,...

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Clearwire board recommends shareholders accept Dish offer, not Sprint’s

Clearwire board recommends shareholders accept Dish offer, not Sprint’s The saga continues for Sprint.When the announcement came that the US carrier would be purchased by Japanese counterpart Softbank, it seemed pretty cut and dry. Softbank had a respectable offer in place, Sprint accepted it, and life would go on. Of course, the deal had a few caveats, like Sprint purchasing the remaining interest in Clearwire they no longer owned.The quick rundown of that deal was that Sprint offered $800 million for the remaining ...

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Help the Mumbling Minions in Despicable Me Minion Rush for Android

Help the Mumbling Minions in Despicable Me Minion Rush for Android Get ready for more movie games. Today Gameloft is releasing Despicable Me Minion Rush, and tomorrow we’re supposed to get the new Man of Steel movie tie-in game. We’ll take a look at Supes tomorrow, but today we’re going to talk about those adorable mumbling minions from Despicable Me. Despicable Me Minion Rush is an endless runner that lets you control a minion who’s out to win the illustrious “Minion of the Week” award to impress G...

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Coming Soon: Hero of Many from Trickster Arts

Coming Soon: Hero of Many from Trickster Arts Hero of Many is an upcoming action adventure game that lets you play the Hero of a small group of water-based creatures. It’s not due out until next week, but we were lucky enough to get a hold of an early copy thanks to the folks at Trickster Arts. After spending some time with the game, it’s pretty safe to say Hero of Many is a game you need to get excited about… Hero of Many is a story driven game, but there’s no dialogue, fancy weapo...

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Android 5.0 and Motorola X Phone both dropping in October?

Android 5.0 and Motorola X Phone both dropping in October? New rumors are circulating around and this time the subjects of choice are Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and the fabled X phone from Motorola. If they both hold some truth behind them, we could most likely see the new OS and long awaited phone both dropping in October. ...

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Samsung’s CEO denies that the Galaxy S4 isn’t selling well

Samsung’s CEO denies that the Galaxy S4 isn’t selling well The other day we heard that Samsung’s Galaxy S4 sales figures were disappointing some investors, leading to a big stock sell-off which wiped around $12 billion off the value of the technology giant in a single day.A report by J.P. Morgan led the charge, suggesting that sales of high-end smartphones were lagging behind expectations across the board, and that monthly orders for the Galaxy S4 are due to be cut by somewhere between 20 and 30% by Ju...

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AT&T Galaxy S4 Active release date set for June 21, priced $199.99 with new contract

AT&T Galaxy S4 Active release date set for June 21, priced $199.99 with new contract Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S4 version, the Galaxy S4 Active, is going to be available in the USA soon from AT&T.The carrier is so far the only mobile operator to show interest in the Galaxy S4 Active, with pretty much everyone else only stocking the regular model, at least for now.The handset will be launched on June 21 and you’ll have to pay $199.99 for it with a new two-year contract. Pre-orders start on June 14 in case you want to make su...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active becomes official, available from AT&T for $199 on contract

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active becomes official, available from AT&T for $199 on contract AT&T today has just made the official announcement about the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. You all know for certain that this handset is another variant of Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. Although its looks may not seem too rugged like other so-called ruggedised smartphone, the handset is tough enough to withstand various environmental conditions. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is IP67-certified which me...

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T-Mobile drops the Galaxy S4′s price to $99.99 on a two-year deal

T-Mobile drops the Galaxy S4′s price to $99.99 on a two-year deal The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 had its price slashed, the Uncarrier announced in a recent press release.You can now purchase T-Mobile’s Galaxy S4 by paying $99.99 down and then $20 a month for two years. It’s also possible, of course, to pay for the device upfront, but then you’ll have to shell out $579.99.You may remember that the Galaxy S4 has started selling on T-Mobile for $149 up front, and that it has already received its ...

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Google Glass Explorers to receive enigmatic package from Google X

Google Glass Explorers to receive enigmatic package from Google X Some Google Glass Explorers have reportedly received a UPS notice, saying that they would be getting a package from Google X, the Google division in charge of Google Glass.According to Explorer and author of Google+ for Dummies and Google+ Marketing for Dummies Jesse Stay, the notification says that the package, which has not yet arrived, weighs around 1lbs. The notification doesn’t say a thing about what the package could contain, but ther...

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Xperia ZU (Ultra) scheduled for an official June 25 announcement

Xperia ZU (Ultra) scheduled for an official June 25 announcement The Taiwanese site ePrice has released some exclusive information about the upcoming Sony Xperia ZU, including a full list of specs and a date for the official unveiling. The device will be officially announced at Sony’s mobile event on June 25, so that’s less than two weeks left to wait.The post also confirms the rumoured specs that we’d heard about — the Xperia ZU will feature the new top of the line quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 80...

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HTC overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales in Japan

HTC overtakes Samsung in smartphone sales in Japan HTC surpassed Samsung for fifth place in the Japanese smartphone market during the first quarter of this year, according to market research firm IDC Japan on Wednesday.IDC’s report found that HTC managed to secure a 6.6 percent share of the Japanese smartphone market in Q1 2013. But rather than the popular HTC One, it appears that the J Butterfly has been responsible for much of HTC’s success in Japan.The handset was released in Japan last De...

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