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  • Opinion: Touchscreen Nook Rooted, Gets Angry Birds, Fails

    Sometimes, hacks work. Sometimes they don't. A great example of this the Barnes & Noble Nook--the Nook Color's resulted in a lot of hacking fun, but the new E-Ink-touchscreen Nook isn't succumbing to hacking as easily.

  • News: Cheaper Windows phones key to Nokia's turnaround

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop used his keynote at the Open Mobile Summit in London Thursday to explain, again, why the company chose the Windows Phone OS for its smartphones and insisted during a question-and-answer session that, despite persistent rumors to the contrary, the company is not for sale.

  • News: Google, Samsung and Sprint probe Nexus S problems

    Sprint, Samsung and Google are investigating customer complaints about problems with Nexus S smartphone connections and the deletion of photos taken with the devices.

  • News: 1B smartphones to ship in 2015, IDC says

    Nearly 1 billion smartphones will be shipped globally in 2015, almost double the amount for all of 2011, as millions of people seek out the more powerful mobile phones that are dropping in average price.

  • News: Apple Backs Off In-App Subscription Demands

    Apple has backed off its demand that third-party iOS apps offering subscriptions--such as magazines and newspapers--use Apple's in-app subscription mechanism. The company has also struck its requirement that iOS publishers offer subscriptions at the "same price or less than it is offered outside the app." But as a trade off, all app makers are now prohibited from including within their apps a "Buy" link to an external website, according to a copy of the guideline changes obtained by Engadget.

  • News: Adobe's CTO pitches 'apps near you' concept

    Next-generation applications will be location-specific, offering users information and features related to where they are at any given moment, Adobe Systems CTO Kevin Lynch, said at the Open Mobile Summit conference on Thursday.

  • News: Android vs. iPhone and iPad by the numbers

    It looks increasingly like Android will be the major challenger to both Apple's iPhone and iPad.

  • How-Tos: Check Transit Schedules With Google Maps

    Google unveiled today a new feature for Maps, which adds a layer for transit systems. So now you can use Google Maps to manage your public transit commute in much the same way you might check for traffic conditions.

  • News: Samsung mobile phone buying guide

    Samsung may be best known for its high-end Galaxy range of smartphones, but the Korean manufacturer produces phones for all types of buyers. Whether it's an entry-level pre-paid phone, or a top end Android or Windows Phone smartphone, Samsung aims to produce a phone to suit every consumer.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Back with a vengeance!

    It's been a few weeks, but we're back with a big roundup of the latest in batteries, speaker systems, and just about everything else you might need to outfit your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

  • News: Sony's Qriocity back everywhere except Japan

    Sony began restoring full service on its Qriocity entertainment network to users in most countries on Thursday, a month and a half after the service was forced offline by a hack of its servers.

  • Video: E3: Hands on with Sony's PlayStation 3D display

    In two-player games the 24in display shows different images to each player

  • News: Remote Controlled Dog Goes Where You Tell It To

    Most people with a dog typically have to train the furry beast to go or come when you want. Luckily, with a laser and an R/C car hack, you can remotely control your dog and forget all that silly training. Oh, and did I mention lasers? Yes, lasers.

  • Opinion: Wii U: A Nintendo DS Snapped in Half?

    Nintendo calls its new split-in-two console Wii U, meant to signify "we, you," even if that sounds more like something you'd enroll in and eventually graduate from with a degree.

  • Opinion: Intel Loves Kinect Hacks

    It seems like the guys at Intel are big fans of Microsoft’s Kinect camera. At Tuesday's Research at Intel event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, researchers from Intel Labs showed that they have done their fair share of Kinect hacking. We’ve covered Kinect hacks pretty heavily in the past, but the stuff that Intel was doing with the (surprisingly advanced) camera was just darn right cool.

  • News: Verizon confirms sales of its Galaxy S II 'superphone' start in July

    Verizon Wireless Wednesday confirmed that it will start selling Samsung's Galaxy S II 'superphone' some time next month.

  • News: Mobile Developers Still Choosing Android Over iOS

    More than 5,000 iOS developers are in San Francisco for Apple's big party at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but a new report says the hippest place to be is the Android Market. The study, from Bluevia and Vision Mobile, found that 67 percent of developers code for Android, while iOS trails at 59 percent.

  • News: YouTube, Intel team to offer free blockbuster Indian movies

    YouTube has introduced a new channel in India that offers blockbuster Indian movies for free to viewers, and landed Intel as a major sponsor.

  • Opinion: Samsung Demos Super-High Resolution 3D HDTV

    Sharp and NHK may be bringing us the 33-million pixel HDTV but Samsung's 8-million pixel, 70-inch HDTV sounds impressive in its own right.

  • Opinion: iOS 5: 5 Blatant Android Rip-Offs

    Apple unveiled a host of new features in iOS 5 due out this fall including revamped notifications, over-the-air updates, and cloud data storage. You might even call these new features magical or revolutionary, unless you're an Android user, then you'd call them "stuff I've been using for years." The latest additions to Apple's mobile OS are probably a welcome relief for iPhone and iPad fans, but it's hard to call iOS "the world's most advanced mobile operating system" when Apple is playing catch up to Android. Here's a look at the five biggest Android rip-offs in iOS 5.



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