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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 rea...

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 m...

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 fol...

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 c...

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, m...

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 purc...

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. Despic...

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 p...

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. ...

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 smartphone...

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 wil...

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 rug...

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 ...

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...

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 pos...

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 th...

Is this the HTC Butterfly S in these images? (photos)

The HTC Butterfly S is supposedly the phone in a few newly leaked images, coming from Chinese website VR-Zone, which, also claims to know a couple of other details.The new HTC Butterfly S, which follows in the footsteps of the J Butterfly (or Droid DNA), is set to be unveiled by the company at a pre...

Galaxy S4 torture tests include drops, water accidents, heat, electricity; Samsung reveals [video]

In a new video, Samsung shows us some of the torture its new devices go through before becoming official, including drops and impacts, water submersion, electricity, heat, humidity and dust. The Galaxy S4 is the star of the video below, in which Samsung explains how the tests were performed on the d...

New Nexus 7 not joining tablet pricing race to the bottom, report says

Nexus family – Nexus 7 on the rightA new report from Taiwan claims that Google will not join other tablet manufacturers in slashing tablet prices for new devices like its rumored second-generation Nexus 7 tablet.According to DigiTimes, which talked to “sources from the upstream supply chain,...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom shown off in official lifestyle demo video

The new Galaxy S4 Zoom is showcased in a recent “lifestyle video ” that Samsung posted online.Samsung has been using videos a lot in promotional campaigns for recent devices, whether they were videos showing how to use features, TV ads or even music videos. The recently announced Samsung...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE coming exclusively to AT&T (video)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE will be available as an AT&T exclusive, the carrier has recently announced on its website.According to the carrier, you will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE “in the coming weeks” but, unfortunately, the price has not been annou...

The Tale of the Tape – PS4 v Xbox One

The dust has finally settled on the E3 8th generation console wars and according to popular consensus PS4 has won the war. Here we compare the two consoles in all their glory or lack thereof. The Xbox One / ...

Huawei Ascend P6: New details and screenshots

Thin and thinner still seems to be the motto for the Ascend P6. Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer has been advertising their upcoming super-phone on their Facebook page and has been playing up its ultra-narrow chassis. After another photo of the device surfaced on Facebook a few days ago, new details...

Galaxy S4 Zoom: Camera-caliber smartphone revealed

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a a powerhouse of a smartphone with a camera complex. The camera-phone weighs about 200 grams and is about 15.4 millimteres thick - if the camera lens is not extended. Everything included, the user gets a compact camera with 10x optical zoom which also doubles as a smartphone. ...

Google Glass without the Glasses?

What does the future hold in store for heads-up displays? For those finding that Google Glass is a little bit too intrusive and clunky, they may take comfort in some of the latest research going on around the world. Researchers are looking into soft contact lenses that could display information and ...

T-Mobile teases a new phone, or case, or something that goes underwater.

T-Mobile has something up their sleeve. What that is, we don’t know. Well, we sort of know. It has to do with being underwater, at least for a brief period of time. Maybe T-Mobile is taking us swimming?More than likely, they’re getting a new device that can withstand a little underwater filming....

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