LG prepping non-rectangular, flexible batteries

While Samsung might be busy with its flexible display technology in preparation for the coming of a flexible smartphone, one of its biggest rivals is taking on the same problem from a different angle. Through its chemical company arm, LG has announced that it has reached a breakthrough ...

LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'

Similar to LG\\'s run up to the Optimus G last year, it\\'s again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production of \\'bendable and unbreakable\\' smartphone displays, it\\'s LG Chem\\'s turn to show off what ...

Catching Up With Apple Analysts: iWatch Won't Be A 'Needle Mover,' Not Enough Wealthy People Left To Buy iPhones, Larger-Screen iPhone 6 Could Lift Shares To $600

Another day, another round of financial analyst takes on Apple. Today’s reports delve into how the rumored iWatch would add to the company’s innovation cachet more than it would to cash, why the pool of wealthy people in the world won’t be enough to sustain iPhone unit growth,

Samsung unveils an ultra-stable 13-megapixel smartphone camera module

Samsung is upping the ante on current smartphone camera technology with a new camera module that has an extra-stable sensor to help you avoid those disappointing Mr. Blurrycam shots.The new 13-megapixel module is able to compensate for jostling beyond the normal limits of what most current cameras can ...

iPhone 5S' poor availability hurting Japan's biggest carrier

Can\\'t get your hands of the iPhone 5S? Neither can Japan\\'s largest carrier, which is suffering mightily as a result. NTT DoCoMo lost a net total of 66,800 subscribers in September, the worst loss ever, according to a report in Japan\\'s Nikkei on Monday. And DoCoMo lost 133,100 ...

Sprint to offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for $49.99 starting October 11

Sprint announced today that it will start selling Samsung’s mid-range tablet, the Galaxy Tab 37.0. The 7-inch Android powered slate will become available on October 11 for the low price of $49.99 with a two-year customer agreement.The Galaxy Tab 3 features a 7-inch display with WSVGA (1024 x ...

Rumor: Samsung Developing Google Glass Alternative Dubbed ‘Gear Glass’

While some tech brands are choosing either the smartwatch or heads up display route when it comes to wearable tech, Samsung may be diving into both. Keeping with the naming convention of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, the Korea-based electronics giant may be prepping a Google Glass competitor called ...

Smartphones and Computer Keyboards Have More Germs than Toilet Seats

Scientists have revealed the filthy secrets that lurk in PC keyboards and smartphones, with one in six mobiles contaminated with faecal matter. Researchers have discovered that computer keyboards contained 7,500 bacteria per swab - much more than an average toilet seat, which has 5,400.John Norris of mouldcheck.co.uk told ...

Two Years Ago, Apple Lost Steve Jobs; Has It Lost Its Way?

Jobs at Stanford graduation in 2005: "Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.

You can now officially purchase the Samsung HomeSync

They took their time (7+ months of it) but finally, Samsung’s $300 HomeSync Android-based media box is available for sale. The device, which Samsung describes as “the center of a household’s connected life” is compatible with any TV that has an HDMI port.The HomeSync allows you to browse ...

Images Of An Early KitKat Build (Then KLP) Surface, Show Off A Few Upcoming Features Of Android 4.4

We all know Android 4.4 is coming. There\\'s a chance we could see it this month, perhaps with a new Nexus phone, but there\\'s really nothing concrete to back that right now – it\\'s just the rumor mill whirring as it so often does. Of course, as new ...

Target Makes Brightspot Prepaid Plans Official

On Tuesday, we broke news with full details of Target’s desire to launch a new prepaid service called Brightspot that would be powered by T-Mobile’s network. Late last night, Target made Brightspot official, announcing that it will launch Sunday, October 6 – just as we had reported. The ...

Why is every messaging app under the sun trying to sell stickers to you?

This week I rather playfully poked fun at Viber’s introduction of paid-for stickers. That’s because the concept of adding sticker shops has become an industry standard, after the likes of MessageMe, Kik,WeChat, Line, Path, Kakao Talk, Cubie, Maaii, and now Viber, introduced them.It’s becoming a real cliche. Messaging ...

Samsung Homesync - hands-on with the Android-powered TV box

Samsung Homesync - hands-on with the Android-powered TV boxAs a global electronics giant, Samsung has presence in every room in the home, most notably the living room -- the company recently claimed to be selling three TVs every second. And as we all know, Samsung currently dominates the ...

Latest Android platform numbers give Jelly Bean the clear lead, Gingerbread still kicking

Google has released the latest numbers which show us how much of the pie certain versions of Android have. These numbers are always interesting to take a look at from time to time, as they allow us to see how quickly newer versions of Android are being adopted ...

ZTE Nubia 5 and Grand S coming to US as unlocked devices October 16th

Thus far, ZTE\\'s biggest reach in the US market has been tied to carriers, and the vast majority of its phones are sold as prepaid, white-label devices on the cheap. We rarely see any of the manufacturer\\'s higher-end products on this side of the Pacific, however, and ZTE ...

[New Game] Transport Tycoon Pulls Into The Google Play Station Right On Time

The trains are running like clockwork today with the release of Transport Tycoon exactly as promised last month. This touch-friendly update of the classic PC simulation title gives you the opportunity to become the transit baron you always knew you could be. All it takes is $6.99 to ...

How Cell Phone Minutes Can Help Map the Distribution of Wealth in Africa

Without reliable government data, a group of researchers theorizes that the size of airtime purchases in Côte d’Ivoire roughly approximates wealth. A man dressed in traditional attire speaks on a cell phone during the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland. (Siphiwe Sibeko)There’s good reason to believe in ...

Apple prepping iOS 7.0.3 for launch, says report

Apple pushed out iOS 7.0.2 late last week but version 7.0.3 is already being tested for release, at least according to blog site Boy Genius Report.Citing information from unidentified sources, BGR said on Tuesday that Apple has already seeded iOS 7.0.3 to employees and partners for final testing.

FCC Proposes $14.4M in Forfeitures for Lifeline Violations

After a lengthy review of the FCC\\'s Lifeline program, which offers mobile phones to low-income consumers, the FCC late yesterday proposed more than $14.4 million in forfeitures against five wireless Lifeline service providers who apparently violated the commission’s Lifeline rules.According to a press release, the violations involve thousands ...