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New Chrome experiment ‘Roll It’ is out!

If you thought that Chrome maze experiment a few weeks ago was fun, wait until you try Roll It!One of the hidden gems at I/O this year, Roll It was another Chrome experiment, geared at bridging the gap between mobile and desktop. It’s pretty simple to use, too; just open up the game on your device...

Samsung Galaxy Note III  Will Run on Snapdragon 800

I just told you yesterday about the new system on chip from Qualcomm which kicked Octa's behind in benchmark tests, now it appears like the Koreans will use the Snapdragon 800 platform to equip their Samsung Galaxy Note III phablet, or what do you want to call it. This report comes from South Kor...

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!, and the Google effect

When Marissa Mayer took over as CEO of Yahoo!, it was a catalyst for change. Having lost their way long ago, the former champions of search were in desperate need of transformation. With Meyers at the helm, the Yahoo! ship is now changing direction, but to what end? If all their recent moves (and ru...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to be unveiled at Samsung Premiere 2013 event?

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will be unveiled at the Samsung Premiere event in London on June 20, according to the Wall Street Journal.“A person with knowledge of the matter”, has told the publication that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini could be one of the new products that the company will sh...

Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor

Galaxy Note 3 conceptThe Galaxy Note 3 is said to be one of the smartphones set to launch in the coming months with a Qualcomm Snapdrong 800 processor under the hood.A new report from ZDNet Korea says that the phone will be just one of the devices expected to rely on Qualcomm’s flagship processor....

Do you still remember the computer game “Spore”? This presented the entire evolution of a life form in 5 various phases where the user could create its own race. The beginning starts of course in the cell phase where the user starts off as a bacteria and can only be seen with a very powe...

Apple Still Needs Samsung

A new report out of Korea reveals that, despite the many lawsuits, Apple is still dependent upon Samsung for screens for its iPhone. Samsung AMOLED screen / ...

Huawei Ascend D1, Ascend P1 and Honor 2 Jelly Bean update promised

The Huawei Ascend D1, Ascend P1, and Honor 2 will be getting Android Jelly Bean updates, along with some other unspecified models by the Chinese manufacturer.GSM Insider quotes Huawei’s Richard Yu posting to his page on Chinese social network Weibo about the Jelly Bean updates. Richard Yu said...

Rumor: HTC Building Phablet to Compete with Galaxy Note

Is HTC building a 6" successor to the One? / ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Ace 3 specs leaked

If you’re looking for some juicy information to tide you over until next month’s Samsung Premiere 2013 event, then look no further, as some rumored specifications have appeared for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet and Galaxy Ace 3 smartphone.The information has appeared on the same...

Hard to break up: Samsung resumes providing LCDs to Apple

You’ve probably forgotten this already, but there once was a time when Samsung and Apple were best of friends, like two peas in a pod. However, technology is a fast moving market and in a post-2012 world, it would be difficult to get Samsung and Apple into the same room without one taking a bite o...

Umeox X5 could be the thinnest smartphone yet, coming in at just 5.6mm-thick

It seems like every time we turn around a new device is vying for the title of “world’s thinnest smartphone”. For a while, the Alcatel One Touch Idol held the honors. Then the upcoming Huawei Ascend P6 prepared to take the title. Now it is apparently the Umeox X5′s turn.I know you ar...

American Ball brings Skee Ball to Android

Skee Ball has been around since the early 1900s, and it’s pretty safe to say it’s a game most Americans have played at some point and time. American Ball brings an updated version of the classic to Android devices complete with tickets, and multiplayer action. If you’re not familiar with the ...

White Nexus 4 officially announced

In the past few days and weeks, we've been hearing an increasing amount of rumors surrounding the white Nexus 4. Today LG officially presented the pristine white headset in a press release. Presenting the white Nexus 4 whose innerlaying specifications haven't budged an inch. ...

Wanna Run Google Glass on Your Phone? Here's How.

Thanks to Zhouwei Zhang Android users can now install different parts of the Google Glass software and user interface on their phones through an .apk file. This is the file that is used to install apps on an Android phone and is similar to .exe files on traditional windows computers. Google Glass...

Samsung Poised to Present New Galaxy and ATIV Devices

Samsung, the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, has recently sent out invites for its upcoming event in London where it is poised to announce new additions to its Galaxy and ATIV lines. The Invite to the Latest Samsung Event to Take Place in London Later in June / ...

Considering the massive install base of Android phone - and Samsung's dominance in the hardware market - why would they hold a simultaneous Android and Windows launch event? Windows Phone is a also-ran in the "smartphone wars." (This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read...

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will feature Intel chipset

In recent years Intel has pushed hard to roll its x86 processors onto mobile devices running both Windows and Android. Unfortunately, none of these attempts have exactly blown anyone’s socks off – or if they have, they were just too limited in marketing to make any major impact.What Intel ne...

Nexus 4 reportedly headed to Japan

Now that we’re hearing murmurs of a white Nexus 4 coming soon, it seems the device as we know it is about to hit a new market. A product page for the Nexus 4 appeared briefly on the Japanese Play Store, hopefully hinting that Japan is soon to have the ability to purchase Google’s flagship ph...

Play Store reportedly getting new shipping options for devices

Aside from the availability of product, ordering devices from the Play Store is pretty easy. Google Checkout is reliable once set up properly, but there is one small issue that causes consumers to scratch their head. When you buy a device, you get it when they say you do.To be fair, you currently ge...

Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 camera to include optical image stabilization technology

Galaxy Note 3 conceptA new report says that the Galaxy Note 3 could feature an improved camera capable to offer users optical image stabilization (OIS) features.According to etnews, Samsung is apparently working on including OIS capabilities in the unannounced Galaxy Note 3, a feature that should he...

Samsung Sells 12.5 Million Android Smartphones in China in Q1

Yes, you got that right, Android rules Communist China, as the tech giant Samsung sold an impressive 12.5 million Android running smartphones in China in the first quarter of 2013. Samsung's performance is even more impressive if you're taking into account the structure and the type of the Chines...

Galaxy S4 Mini's Image Appears on Official Samsung Website

The Galaxy S4 Mini's image has already appeared on Samsung's official apps website. ...

Samsung uses their components business as a weapon against competition

So often, we decry Samsung for being proprietary. Their TouchWiz, apps, and services are all very much geared toward people buying Samsung devices. This isn’t wrong or nefarious, it’s just not what we’d like to see from such a well known brand. Android is proudly open source, and the developme...

Snapdragon 800 beats Samsung Galaxy Octa in Benchmark, 10% Faster

RBMen, a Japanese website, managed to obtain the results from a benchmark in which a Snapdragon 800 SoC was used on a soon to be released Pantech IM-A880 smartphone, the benchmarks showed impressive numbers, more precisely it scored 30133 in the Antutu benchmark. This is an excellent result, with...

Oppo Find 5 now available to buy in Europe

The Oppo Find 5 is making its way to Europe through the company’s official web store, starting today, as previously announced.If you want a phone with very good specs and a 1080p display, but don’t feel like spending your cash on the flagship smartphones from the likes of Samsung, HTC or...

Porn Apps for Google Glass Coming As Soon As "This Week"

Porn Coming Soon to a pair of Google Glasses near you. ...

Android 4.3, new Nexus device hinted at by alleged Gmail redesign screenshots?

Speculation based on recent Gmail rumors and previous press photos used by the company to promote several Nexus devices seems to indicate that Android 4.3 and/or a new Nexus device may arrive soon.A reddit user posted a series of interesting images (available below) that show press images for almost...

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