Nokia Lumia 1520

Bigger isn\\'t always better, but it is in the case of Nokia\\'s 6-inch Lumia 1520, which Nokia unveiled on Tuesday at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. Slimmer and lighter than you\\'d expect of a supersize handset, the 1520 brings the goods: a 1080p HD display, a 20-megapixel camera,

Age of the smartwatch: the designer behind Lytro and Fitbit on our wearable future

Wearable technology is an exploding market. A trickle of devices ranging from fitness trackers, to smartwatches, to identification tools are rapidly turning into a flood, with many more expected for 2014. What separates this category from so many other forms of technology is how personal it is — ...

More proof that without competition U.S. broadband costs more and delivers less

The fastest, cheapest broadband in the world can be found in South Korea, with a triple play bundle that costs the equivalent of $36.31 and delivers gigabit speeds. This data is from the 2013 Cost of Connectivity report out today from the New America Foundation.The report, now in ...

Forget 64-bit for a moment, the new Exynos CPUs are rumored to use a 14nm process

Forget 64-bit for a moment, the new Exynos CPUs are rumored to use a 14nm process64-bit processing is nothing to sneeze at, but it\\'s also nothing new. The first 3Com PDAs used 64-bit processors. Every Intel Atom processor is 64-bit. I think Casio built an old watch with ...

Verizon Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update is Build VRUEMJ7

Samsung confirmed to us this morning that Android 4.3 updates for the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy S3 would begin rolling out to U.S. variants as early as today. Since we received a screenshot of the potential timeline for those updates to happen from each carrier,

Huge NVIDIA Shield Update Includes Android 4.3, Gamepad Mapper And GameStream

NVIDIA has made good on its promise to turn the Shield into more than a portable gaming device with a new update. With the new OTA update, the Shield not only has access to NVIDIA’s new GameStream feature, it also ships with the latest version of Android and ...

FYI: Off-contract MotoMaker Moto X Prices Dropped $100 as Well, Now Start at $479

At the end of last week, Motorola dropped the price of on-contract MotoMaker-designed Moto X devices by $100 to $99 (16GB) and $149 (32GB). Initially, the off-contract or full retail prices surprisingly remained at their original $579 and $629 points, which seemed like an odd move. Thankfully, that ...

Thieves In Indiana Steal More Than 20,000 LG G2 Smartphones, Presumably To Build The World's Most Expensive Toy Fort

It ain\\'t exactly Gone In 60 Seconds, but at least one thief is now sitting on a pile of electronics worth more than any sportscar. CNET reports than a truck stolen from a Gary, Indiana truck stop contained 22,500 LG G2 smartphones, originally intended for a Sprint distribution ...

T-Mobile confirms free Mobile Hotspot on prepaid plans, domestic data roaming also now included

Starting the last couple of days, T-Mobile prepaid customers have started to have unfettered access to their phone\\'s mobile hotspot function. Previously the only way to hotspot \\'by the book\\' on its prepaid plans was to pay $15 per month, but now we have confirmation that T-Mobile has ...

Windows Phone apps and games that go bump in the night

Halloween is right around the corner and the Windows Phone Store has plenty of Halloween themed games and apps to add to your haunting experiences.You\\'ve got plenty of novelty apps, sound effects apps, and spooky games that feature everything from Jack-o-Lanterns to Zombies. You also have the popular ...

Why The Visual Web Is A Billion Dollar Trend

Pinterest\\'s latest funding round boosts its total valuation to $3.8 billion, a number that might strike you as excessive for a social network that basically amounts to a virtual scrapbook.But not if you’ve been paying attention to the Visual Web. This year, several image-heavy networks have been valued ...

Sony SmartWatch 2 app update is live and promises performance boost

The Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 app is getting what looks to be a sizeable update from Sony, and it promises a decent boost in performance — especially scrolling — on the watch itself. A component of the Smart Connect for LiveWear suite, the SW2 app is the control ...

Leaked docs show U.S. Galaxy Gear support rollout dates, concern over high return rate

Leaked docs show U.S. Galaxy Gear support rollout dates, concern over high return rateIt\\'s fair to say the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch has had a mixed reception, with early reviews, including our own, complaining of poor support for non-Samsung apps and the fact that the Galaxy Note 3 ...

BBM BlackBerry Messenger #1 iPhone/Android Private Social Network

BlackBerry Messenger is now the most popular messaging app in the world.BlackBerry calls BBM, "the private social network you count on."Starting Tuesday, at 3:00 pm, it was the number one free app in 75 countries including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the Middle East.

The New iPad Air vs. The Old New iPad

In step with new announcements for Macs and a fresh version of the iPad mini, Apple has refreshed its core line of 9.7-inch iPads. The newest iteration of the tablet that started it all boasts some big changes, and even a new name—one that doesn\\'t drive us bonkers ...

T-Mobile to 'Unleash the Tablet' in press conference on Twitter

T-Mobile to \\'Unleash the Tablet\\' in press conference on TwitterT-Mobile has something up their sleeves for October 23 — that\\'s tomorrow — and it\\'s all about unleashing the tablet and the new Uncarrier 3.0 plans they have brought out. It\\'s also got a little twist, as it will ...

LG unveils the Fireweb, its first Firefox OS smartphone (video)

So far, Firefox OS has been limited to ultra-basic smartphones like the ZTE Open. LG is expanding the platform\\'s reach today by releasing its inaugural Mozilla-powered handset, the Fireweb. The 4-inch device is still designed for newcomers between its 480 x 320 display, 1GHz Qualcomm processor and 2GB ...

WatchStyler is the First App for Galaxy Gear We’ve Fallen in Love With

Let’s be honest for a minute – useful apps for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch are few and far between. It’s kind of a downer that whenever someone talks to me about the device, while I have it on my wrist, that I can’t really give them a ton ...

iPad mini With Retina Display vs iPad mini: Worth the Upgrade?

Dubbed the “iPad mini with Retina Display,” Apple’s sequel to the iPad mini bumps up the 7.9-inch display’s resolution to a crisp 2048 x 1536, the same as the brand new iPad Air. Unfortunately, that increased sharpness comes at a much sharper price: $399 even as Apple cut ...

Stephen Elop says he's ready for change at Microsoft

All eyes are on Stephen Elop. Just hours ago, he introduced Nokia\\'s first Windows tablet; he\\'s also overseeing his division\\'s integration into Microsoft; and Redmond is even considering him as its next CEO. During our interview today, Elop understandably couldn\\'t comment on the prospect of taking Steve Ballmer\\'s ...