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Facebook Phone Event Rumors And Predictions: What To Expect From The Big Android Unveiling

(115) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 5:29 PM

Put this on your timeline, Facebook watchers: Rumors are rampant that Facebook will announce its own smartphone on Thursday, an "fPhone" to compete with the likes of the iPhone and the Galaxy S 4.

This Facebook phone rumor has been bandied about by journalists and speculation-mongers...

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Fritz, The Robot Puppet Head You Can Control With Your Computer, Wants Your Help On Kickstarter

(4) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 3:27 PM

Meet Elmo 2.0.

The robotics startup XYZBot has launched a Kickstarter project for a new bot called Fritz, a robotic puppet head whose facial expressions can closely mimic those of a human, and who can be controlled remotely via computer, joystick or gaming controller. Fritz...

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iPhone 5S Release And A Possible (Not Possible) Launch Date: This Week In Apple Rumors

(412) Comments | Posted March 31, 2013 | 1:00 PM

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look back at all of the week's unconfirmed gossip, questionably sourced reports and blatant speculation about future Apple products from around the Web! Let's take a look back at what the various Apple blogs and websites...

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Windows Phone Beating iPhone In 7 Countries: What That Means For Microsoft And Apple

(337) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 3:39 PM

How do you say "smash success" in Ukrainian?

According to a new report from the research firm IDC -- as shared by Microsoft's Frank Shaw in a recent blog post -- Windows Phone has topped BlackBerry in 26 markets and the iPhone in seven. Shaw didn't divulge...

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Carly Foulkes, 'T-Mobile Girl,' Looks Like She's Been Fired

(805) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 5:04 PM

Has T-Mobile's girl in pink been given a pink slip?

Carly Foulkes -- otherwise known as "T-Mobile Carly" or "the T-Mobile Girl" -- does not appear in the company's most recent advertisements, which debuted on Tuesday, nor was she present at the New York City event announcing the wireless carrier's...

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BlackBerry Z10 Review: A Smartphone Born Too Late, Good But Not Great, Cursing Its Fate

(382) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 12:53 PM

The BlackBerry Z10 could have been a contender for the best smartphone in America, had it been released four years ago. Instead, it was released for the first time in America Friday on AT&T for $199 on contract, for the same price (and in the same year) as...

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Google Maze: New Game For Chrome Turns Your Favorite Website Into A Ridiculous Marble Maze

(43) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 10:31 AM

The latest wacky computer experiment from Google? Yeah, it's a-mazing.

The ever-busy tech giant has launched World Wide Maze, a funky interactive game that turns any website into a 3D maze that you must navigate a marble through using a smartphone as a controller. The...

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Bombproof Watch: Kaventsmann Triggerfish Bronze A2 Can Survive An Enormous Explosion

(14) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 9:13 AM

There's an old Jerry Seinfeld joke about a laundry detergent that can get blood out of clothes.

"I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it," Seinfeld quipped, "maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem."

And thus we introduce you to the Kaventsmann Triggerfish Bronze A2,...

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Watch Apple's Latest Hire, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, Steamroll And Explode An iPhone (VIDEO)

(79) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 1:28 PM

Hey, current Apple employees? You might want to buy a super-secure case for your iPhone before your newest coworker arrives.

Yes, you may have already heard that Apple has poached former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch to be its new VP of Technology; and you may have

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Zoe, Creepy Floating Woman's Head, Could Read You Your Text Messages In The Future (WATCH)

(41) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 5:30 PM

Did you ever receive a text message from your wife or your boss and wish that it could be read to you in an unsettling British accent by a giant disembodied woman's head against a stark black background?

Well, friend, that crazy dream of yours might just be closer...

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BlackBerry Music Video: Employee Band Celebrates Z10 Release With Horrible Song

(5) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 1:03 PM

Maybe instead of hiring Alicia Keys as its new creative director, BlackBerry should have gone with Weird Al?

To raise awareness of the imminent American release of its Z10 smartphone, the embattled handset maker has put out a music video covering the Etta James jazz classic...

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BlackBerry CEO, Of All People, Thinks iPhone Has Gotten Stale After 5 Years Without Change

(185) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 4:47 PM

Add BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins to the growing chorus of Apple and iPhone skeptics.

In a widely-circulated interview with The Australian Financial Review, Heins implies that Apple, while deserving credit for inventing the smartphone as we know it, has not innovated...

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New iPhone To Bring The Color, The Fingerprint: This Week In Apple Rumors

(378) Comments | Posted March 17, 2013 | 4:47 PM

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to This Week In Apple Rumors, our regular look back at all of the week's unconfirmed gossip, questionably sourced reports and blatant speculation about future Apple products from around the Web! Let's take a look back at what the various Apple blogs and websites...

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Samsung's Other New Products: A Scale, A Game Controller And Flip Cover With Viewing Window

(48) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 3:17 PM

The Galaxy S4 may have stolen the show -- and indeed, constituted the entirety of it -- but Samsung also unveiled several accessories to go along with its new smartphone on Thursday night.

Three of the new devices are related to S Health, a fitness tracking app...

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Galaxy S4 Features: All The New Things That Samsung's Latest Smartphone Can Do

(124) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Samsung's Galaxy S4 boasts a bigger screen, better camera and faster processor than its predecessor Galaxy S phones; it also ships with a whole bunch of new features, too many to list in our primary wrap-up about the S4 launch (with photos here), which happened Thursday...

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Galaxy S4: Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Smartphone With Bigger Screen, Better Specs, Wild Features

(1432) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 7:30 PM

The Galaxy S4 is now Galaxy S for real.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 (or Galaxy S IV, as it is officially known) at an event Thursday night in New York. The fourth in the increasingly popular Galaxy S line is Samsung's latest attack at Apple and its iPhone....

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Galaxy S4 Livestream: Watch Samsung Unveil Its Newest Android Powerhouse LIVE

(61) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 6:49 PM

The day is upon us! Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S4 (or Galaxy S IV, if you're a stickler) at an event in New York City starting at 7 p.m. EST. The company will be live-streaming the event on YouTube, and you can watch the proceedings right here:

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Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5 vs. HTC One: How Samsung's Latest Compares To Apple And HTC Smartphones

(101) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 7:30 PM

It's the day so many of you have been waiting for: the Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally arrived. In an unveiling at New York's Radio City Music Hall, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was presented to the public.

If you're in the market for a new smartphone, it's...

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Galaxy S4 Photo And Video: Two Leaked Sneak Peeks At Samsung's New Smartphone [PHOTOS]

(131) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 3:56 PM

With the launch event for the Galaxy S IV just two days away -- on the evening of Thursday, March 14th, barring unforeseen circumstances -- you just had to know that photos and videos of Samsung's next flagship smartphone would start to leak out.

You might not...

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New Android Phone Trends To Look For In 2013: Bigger Screens, TV Control And More

(92) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 12:47 PM

Remember when you first saw advertisements for "The Voice"? You probably wrote it off as a half-hearted copy of "American Idol" or deemed it a ploy by NBC to cash in on the success of the Fox/Simon Cowell mega-hit with its own low-quality, cobbled-together version.

Now, though,...

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