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  • News: 2011's top stories: iPhone 4S

    When the launch date of the iPhone 5 arrived, the world held its breath and watched, as the fifth generation iPhone was in fact revealed to be the 4S. Our Live Feed of Apple's, "Let's Talk iPhone" event, on 4 October, was one of the most read stories here this year.

  • Opinion: The Week in iOS Accessories: All the colors of a rainbow

    Did you get a new iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch over the holidays that you want to accessorize? Or maybe you want to use some of your holiday bounty to give your old device new capabilities? Every week we round up the latest in iOS accessories. This week's offerings include headphones for kids, easy charging solutions, car mounts, and more.

  • News: BYOD: You ain't seen nothing yet

    Some IT trends move fast -- way fast. BYOD, the "bring your own device" phenomenon that raised its head in late 2009, is one of them. Like Internet and email, it caught on with users faster than IT and corporate risk management expected. In 2010, businesses were asking the question "Who should own your smartphones?" Today, that question is moot -- more than half of companies let employees use their own smartphones at work, along with tablets. It's amazing how quickly BYOD became mainstream -- it took about 18 months.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S III May Debut in February

    Samsung is preparing the successor of the Galaxy S II, one of the most popular Android handsets and iPhone rivals to date. The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to debut in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, while the first photo taken with the phone's camera has been purportedly leaked.

  • Opinion: LG to Showcase 84-Inch 3D HDTV at 2012 CES

    LG has some big plans for its television lineup at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company has announced that it plans to debut an 84-inch high-definition 3D television set that features four times the pixel density of 1080p HDTVs. Also known as 4K resolution, LG's 84-inch HDTV can display eight million pixels at a resolution of 3840-by-2160.

  • How-Tos: Use Google Voice for Android to Slash Your Smartphone Bill

    Smartphone plans are tricky when it comes to voice service. You can either go overboard and have a thousand or more extra minutes that you won't use every month, or lowball your usage and count your minutes near the end of each billing cycle to make sure you don't exceed the cap. However, if you set up Google Voice and Groove IP on your Android smartphone, you can reduce your voice usage significantly by routing calls through your smartphone's 3G or 4G connection--or, if you're willing to depend on Wi-Fi connections only, you could even ditch your cell service entirely. I'll show you how.

  • News: Tech Trends You'll See in 2012

    We're living in an exciting time in technology: From consumer products such as phones and tablets to the way your home computer accesses the Internet, everything is changing, and mostly for the better. We predict that next year the following ten developments will change the way you interact with the digital world.

  • News: World’s Largest OLED HDTV Is Coming at CES 2012

    OLED HDTVs might finally be practical: LG plans to introduce the “world’s largest” OLED HDTV that the company says can easily outpace any LCD panel while remaining affordable. The screen comes in at 55 inches and is only 5 mm thin. Unlike LCDs, OLEDs don't require a backlight (since they produce their own light), which is what allows this new TV to be so thin.

  • News: Apple iOS, Google Android new device activations skyrocket

    Activations of new iOS and Android devices soared on Christmas Day, jumping by 142% over the same day last year, a Web metrics company said.

  • News: US holiday online spending up 15 percent to $35.3 billion, comScore says

    Online spending so far this holiday season in the U.S. was 15 percent higher than last year, rising to US$35.3 billion, according to figures released Wednesday by comScore.

  • News: Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Hits 50,000 Apps, Still Lags

    The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has passed the 50,000-app mark, according to third-party figures from All About Windows Phone, a significant milestone in Microsoft’s quest to re-conquer the mobile space. But despite the number of Windows Phone 7 apps growing at a brisk pace, the market share of the platform was just 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2011, Gartner figures show.

  • News: 2011 in review: The year for photographers and creatives

    For the creative community, the year 2011 has been a wild ride. This was the year of new cameras and emerging camera categories, an explosive array of desktop, mobile, and cloud-based software and services, a renewed focus on Web design and Internet standards, and much more. Here are just a few of this year's highlights.

  • News: Twitter-Writing Laser Gun Turns Tweets Into Art

    How can a Twitter feed become art? Hacker and gadget whiz Matt Richardson provides an answer in the form of a project that combines social media, an Arduino microcontroller, and glow-in-the-dark surfaces. It's not exactly completed yet, but the "Fade Away 1" project is something that highlights both the temporary importance of data and the finer applications of a laser gun.

  • News: Top Gear episode free on iTunes today - 12 Days of Christmas

    Today's offer is the the episode of Top Gear where Clarkson, May and Hammond visit the Middle East in a seasonal road trip. Also available is a free download is 'Hipping Hall', a programme featuring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

  • News: Processors: What to Expect From CPUs in 2012

    As the brains of most every modern computing gadget, the central processing unit or CPU is an indispensable part of every desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet. The processor crunches the numbers and assigns the tasks, and it's one of the chief pieces of hardware that determine how thick your laptop is or how long your phone’s battery will last.

  • News: China to launch GPS alternative with own Beidou system

    China on Tuesday began offering its own satellite navigation system to users, as an effort to move away from the nation's reliance on the U.S.-built NAVSTAR GPS network.

  • Opinion: This Portable GameCube is What We Really Wanted For Christmas

    Getting excited about Nintendo hardware on Christmas is something of an Internet meme, and hardware modder "Tchay" saw fit to complete his own ambitious Nintendo project this past holiday weekend. Sporting a professional-looking shell and the ability to play GameCube games disc-free, Tchay introduced the "Envision" to the modding community with several detailed notes and photos. For those counting, it's his second handheld GameCube build so far, and this newest one actually looks remarkably like the WiiU tablet controller.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Might Get Ice Cream Sandwich After All

    Last week, Samsung released its list of devices that would be getting Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Curiously, the Galaxy S and 7-inch Galaxy Tab were missing from the roster, to which Samsung made a separate statement that the two devices did not have enough memory to run the new OS and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI.

  • News: Lego Particle Collider Looks Awesome, Won't Find Higgs Boson Anytime Soon

    I guess physicists have to have fun too, right? Sascha Mehlhase of the Niels Bohr Institute has recreated the Large Hadron Collider out of Lego, utilizing some 9500 pieces at a cost of about 200 euros. Sascha constructed this Lego marvel on weekends and after normal business hours. It's built at about 1:50 scale, and it looks pretty awesome.

  • Opinion: Kindle Fire Hack Installs Ice Cream Sandwich

    Amazon's Kindle Fire is not only a great way to access Amazon content, soon it may also be a cheap way to get your hands on a tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android. JackpotClavin, a hacker on the xda developer forum, has released what is being dubbed as a pre-alpha build of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Kindle Fire. But as the term "pre-alpha" suggests this release is still a little buggy and is really targeted for developers who want to help improve how Google's operating system works on the Kindle Fire.



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