Topic: smartphone

US DoT May Re-Ban In-Air Cell Phone Use
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US DoT May Re-Ban In-Air Cell Phone Use

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, made a few announcements that they were changing the rules that have kept our electronic devices and cell phones stowed and powered down while flying. Those … [Read more...]

Apple Orders Staggering 80M iPhone 6 Units
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Apple Orders Staggering 80M iPhone 6 Units

The iPhone 6 is coming – that’s something we’ve known for quite a while now. A new report from the Wall Street Journal, however, offers up more concrete details about the production of the iPhone, and the fact that … [Read more...]

GoTenna Brings Radio Communication to Smartphones
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GoTenna Brings Radio Communication to Smartphones

So you want to take a week long hike in the mountains, but don’t want to be stranded and then murdered by bears? Good news for you, there’s a new contraption that allows you to use your cellphone anywhere, even if … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s 3D Touch Phones Cancelled amid Layoffs
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Microsoft’s 3D Touch Phones Cancelled amid Layoffs

Earlier this month, we heard some details about a couple new handsets in the works from Nokia and Microsoft that featured “3D touch” capability – essentially, you could interact with them in different ways by … [Read more...]

Project Ara Developer Boards Ship in July
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Project Ara Developer Boards Ship in July

Today, Google announced that it is now accepting applications from third party developers to receive Project Ara development boards later this month. This is the first real shot developers will have to start figuring out … [Read more...]

Would You Buy a Windows Phone with “3D Touch”?
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Would You Buy a Windows Phone with “3D Touch”?

It’s no secret that Microsoft has been waging a losing battle when it comes to making Windows Phone a successful mobile platform. A post on Neowin today says that the company is hoping to turn some heads with new … [Read more...]

Chumby is Brought Back to Life, Courtesy of Blue Octy
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Chumby is Brought Back to Life, Courtesy of Blue Octy

A few years ago, I seriously wanted a Chumby. For those of you unfamiliar with the device, it was a sort of alarm clock-meets-tablet-meets-rugby ball that sold itself as a convenient way to access important Internet … [Read more...]

Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost
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Android L Provides Huge Smartphone Battery Boost

Google showed off the latest version of its mobile OS, codenamed “Android L,” at its I/O event last week. There, the company talked about some of the major aesthetic changes Android users would see when the new OS … [Read more...]

Google Shows Off Project Ara Modular Smartphone at I/O
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Google Shows Off Project Ara Modular Smartphone at I/O

We’ve been following any detail of Project Ara, Google ATAP’s attempts at a modular smartphone, ever since we first heard about it last year. After the keynote speech wrapped at I/O last week, Google gave up a little … [Read more...]

FIFA, Soccer Apps See Surge Amid World Cup Mania
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FIFA, Soccer Apps See Surge Amid World Cup Mania

The World Cup has been underway for a little over a week, and full on soccer obsession has gripped the world. As a result, apps related to the most popular sport in the world have seen a major uptick in downloads since … [Read more...]