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  • Opinion: Sports Fans: Smartphones Make You Rude

    You know that AT&T commercial in which a couple is enjoying a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant, but the guy keeps checking the game on his phone? Well, apparently such bad behavior is fairly common.

  • News: 20 iconic tech sounds bound for extinction

    From the hum of an old car's engine to the galunk! of a fictional plumber's fireball, sounds have an amazing ability to transport us back in time. Even just a two-second pop is often enough to bring back powerful memories of people, places, and objects from the past.

  • News: HTC Vivid Owners, Your Ice Cream Sandwich Update Is Here

    The HTC Vivid is already an awesome phone, but starting today, it is going to be that much better with an update to Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. AT&T is the first U.S. smartphone to get the update via a wireless carrier.

  • Opinion: Inky Poster Can Actually Lay Down the Funk

    At this year's South by Southwest, there was a poster that advertised gigs for a number of local bands. While most such posters would have to rely on the talents of a graphic designer to create a visual enticement for the band, this particular poster packed a little something extra: auditory enticement. By pressing on a thumbnail of one of the featured bands, you could actually hear a small sample of the band's music.

  • News: Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers

    The story, "Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers," which posted to the newswire Thursday, was missing a byline and was incorrectly sourced. The story was written by Michael Kan, of the IDG News Service Beijing bureau. The byline and source have been corrected in the story on the wire

  • News: 4.6-Inch iPhone? Don't Believe the Hype

    Apple is going big with a 4.6-inch display in its next iPhone, according to a new report, but odds are it's a bogus story.

  • Opinion: Acer's 10.1-Inch Iconia Tab A510 Available for Pre-Order

    Acer’s Iconia Tab A510, the company's first tablet featuring Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 processor, is now available for pre-order. The 10.1-inch device features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and follows up on the company's Iconia Tab A500 by promising faster graphics and responsiveness than its predecessor. The 32GB tablet is available for pre-order from national retailers at a suggested retail price of $450. It is available in silver or black.

  • Opinion: Portable computing: Welcome to the future

    Tablets, ultrabooks, Windows 8... the portable connected computer of the future is here. And it's brilliant for watching the telly.

  • Test Centre: Best apps: Best video on-demand apps

    Want to watch movies and TV on your phone, tablet, laptop, PC or games console? Here are five great apps.

  • Opinion: Rovio Launches Angry Birds Space

    The wait is over Angry Birds fans: Rovio has officially launched Angry Birds Space for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Mac, and Windows. The new Angry Birds game features 60 different levels, and, as usual with Angry Birds games, Rovio is promising regular updates with more free new levels. IOS users can also buy new levels via an in-app purchase, and players on all platforms can uncover several secret levels hidden in the game.

  • News: Case-Mate's Pop! iPhone 4/4S case features a kickstand and flashy colors

    Case-Mate’s $40 Pop! with Stand for iPhone 4/4S is a hard shell case with a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing. The soft-edged, two-toned case comes in a delightful array of colors: solar yellow with neon pink, white with honeysuckle (pink), lime with turquoise, and seven other color combinations to choose from.

  • How-Tos: How to Stay Below Your Data Cap on Android

    Studies suggest that Android users consume the most data--which is great news for the tech industry, but perhaps not so great for the user who has to pay that pesky wireless bill at the end of each month.

  • Opinion: Lost Your Phone? Lookout's Latest Report Shows You're Not Alone

    Let's face it: We can all be a little absent-minded sometimes. But aside from constantly losing your keys, the other thing that everyone is always misplacing is their phone. On Thursday, Lookout launched a nifty interactive report that shows you where and when people are losing their smartphones.

  • News: Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers

    As Apple works to bring the Chinese language to its Siri software for the iPhone, a Chinese tech firm has announced its own voice assistant app for Mandarin speakers with Android phones.

  • News: Samsung's Galaxy Note will get Android 4.0 in Q2, along with new apps

    Samsung Electronics will upgrade its Galaxy Note to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich starting during the second quarter. The upgrade will also include new applications that take advantage of the device's digital pen, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: Toshiba to launch camera SD cards with Wi-Fi file sharing in U.S. from summer

    Toshiba will launch its new line of Wi-Fi enabled SD memory cards in the U.S. from summer, a company executive said Thursday, in a challenge to established makers of such cards like Eye-Fi.

  • News: Location-based firms see mobile profit, user worries

    The location-based mobile services industry is already lucrative but has to do a better job easing consumers' fears about invasion of privacy, some executives said on Wednesday at the GPS-Wireless conference.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Tactical dispersal

    In fact, it's so big, it should be called the "Remains of the Last Two Days." We've got Tim Cook calling in an air strike on AT&T, a stealth Siri feature in iOS 5.1, and Microsoft nuking Apple devices from orbit. The remainders for Wednesday, March 21, 2012 are flanking--watch your six!

  • News: Defence needs its own app store: ADF CIO

    The Australian Defence Force will seek to create its own Apple-like app store as a means to more quickly deliver applications and capabilities to service and support personnel.

  • Opinion: Piquant: A Super Cheap Universal Tripod Mount for Any Smartphone

    You probably don't think of using your smartphone's camera with a tripod.But what if you ever want to utilize your phone camera with that carbon-fiber tripod and ball head mount? After all, many new smartphone cameras do a good job at capturing photos on the go.

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