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  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II Phones Arrive on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile

    The much-anticipated next generation of Galaxy S phones has finally arrived on U.S. shores. Samsung is unveiling Galaxy S II phones for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile at an event this evening in New York. The three phones will be available later this fall, but pricing and exact release dates haven't been announced.

  • Opinion: Cinetics Puts the Motion Back in Your Videography Ocean

    If you're tired of getting sea-sick from watching your home videos, and you're looking for a cheap alternative to a dolly system, you're going to want to keep your eyes on the CineSkates project that has recently received funding on Kickstarter. The CineSkates system is built to attach to a GorillaPod Focus tripod, and gives the tripod system wheels for the first time.

  • News: Android smartphones surge to 42% share

    Google's Android smartphones surged by 15% in popularity in the U.S., topping out the field with a nearly 42% share, according to a ComScore survey.

  • News: CCK defends move to switch off counterfeit phones

    The Communications Commission of Kenya has defended its decision asking mobile operators to switch off counterfeit handsets, citing rising crime and terrorism as the main reasons.

  • Opinion: Break Minecraft Blocks in Real Life (Sorta)

    If you’ve played Minecraft as I have, you’ve probably spent countless hours making a mega mansion, accidentally burning it down, and then building a castle or cowering in fear of The Neather. Now you can do block-breaking-with-a-stick in real-life.

  • News: Sprint's mysterious Oct. 7 event fuels more iPhone, LTE speculation

    Sprint poured more fuel on the iPhone rumor fire Tuesday by announcing a mysterious "strategy update" for press and analysts scheduled for Oct. 7 in New York.

  • How-Tos: How to build a DIY media server

    Access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how to create a home media server from an old PC

  • How-Tos: How to set up a dedicated home media server

    With a dedicated box, you can access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how, using a WD TV Live Hub.

  • News: Americans Favoring Texting Over Talking, Study Says

    Americans are spending more time texting and less time talking on their cellphones, and it may be because networks are riddled with dropped calls and audio issues, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study.

  • Opinion: Performance art

    Performance is a rather intangible concept. When we look at computing technology, it’s seen as a worthy goal – but how do you quantify it?

  • Jawbone unveils Icon HD and The Nerd

    Jawbone on Tuesday announced an updated version of its Icon Bluetooth headset, along with a new USB/Bluetooth dongle called The Nerd.

  • Opinion: App Creates Mobile Cloud for Android, Windows

    Wyse is introducing the concept of a personal cloud--a seamless connection between your mobile device and your PC--with the launch of the latest version of Wyse PocketCloud Pro for Android. The new PocketCloud Pro challenges file syncing and transfer services by providing drag and drop file sharing between Android mobile devices and Windows PCs.

  • News: Samsung backs VMware mobile hypervisor

    Samsung plans to make phones running VMware's mobile hypervisor technology and enterprises may be able to better manage those phones with new software from VMware, the virtualization company is announcing on Tuesday.

  • News: Samsung launches Bada phones with ChatOn service

    Samsung Electronics has introduced three new smartphones based on its own operating system Bada, including the new flagship model Wave 3, which includes a software client for the company's new messaging service ChatOn, Samsung said on Tuesday.

  • News: Isis carriers pump in $100M for mobile wallet plan

    The three wireless carriers in the Isis mobile-payment joint venture are investing more than $100 million into the project, according to a published report.

  • News: iPhone 5 Rumors Indicate Slightly Larger Display, 3.7 Inches

    While the iPhone 5 won't bring Steve Jobs back, it will help ease the pain of life without him -- at least, we can only hope.

  • Opinion: Android Photo Apps, Backing Up Photos on a Trip

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can't promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus. For more frequently asked questions, read my newsletters from May, June, and July.

  • Opinion: Deckster: Bringing the Tape Player Back Via a Watch

    There are a lot of iPod Nano watch bands on the market, but most of them make it fairly difficult to get the iPod Mano in and out of the case. The Deckster, designed by N-Product Inc., not only solves the problem while maintaining a stylish look, but it also borrows heavily from a popular device from our past--the audio cassette player.

  • Opinion: Running Out of Polaroid Film? Build a Digital Sensor

    It’s official: This 8 by 10-inch color capture back is the world’s largest digital sensor. Christened the Maxback, this massive sensor was commissioned by professional photographer Mitchell Feinberg as a replacement for his quickly dwindling supply of 8 by 10-inch polaroid film.

  • News: Sprint iPhone 5? Employees Ordered to Zip It

    In light of speculation that Sprint will carry the iPhone 5 this fall, Sprint store management has reportedly ordered its employees to keep quiet.



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