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Smart cars part of Nokia's future? Finnish phone maker investing $100M in category

Nokia has created a $100 million fund earmarked for investing in firms that specialize in connected and smart vehicles.

TECH May 5, 2014

Harmonix marches to a different drum, puts new game Amplitude on Kickstarter

Game maker Harmonix wants to get people interested in more music-based games. Harmonix launched a Kickstarter project for a new game called Amplitude. Will it meet Harmonix's funding goal?

TECH May 5, 2014

Iran bans 'Zionist' Zuckerberg-owned WhatsApp

Iran's history of banning certain social media platforms rears its head yet again, as Iran's "Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content" has reportedly issued a ban of the messaging app, WhatsApp.

TECH May 7, 2014

Nokia Lumia 520 saves a Brazilian police officer's life

While visiting his parents, a Brazilian police officer interrupted an armed burglary attempt. Luckily for the officer, a well-placed Nokia Lumia 520 caught a bullet.

TECH May 7, 2014

HTC One mini 2 render leaks: Are they for real?

Is this the leaked image of the HTC One Mini 2? It is possible, but the 13-megapixel rear camera makes us wonder how legitimate this leaked mock-up is.

TECH May 7, 2014

iSwatch or iWatch? Swatch complains Apple's smartwatch name is too similar

It ain't easy coming up with a cool name for a smartwatch. Apple thought it had the best one with iWatch, but now Swatch says the name is too similar to its iSwatch brand.

TECH May 6, 2014

Sony’s revolutionary storage solution….magnetic tape. Really? Claiming tech can hold up to 185TB on single cassette

Company announces old-school storage solution at IEEE International Magnetics Conference

TECH May 5, 2014

Amazon, Twitter team up to make more money via #AmazonCart

Twitter revealed a new partnership with Amazon, which let users buy items from Amazon by tweeting #AmazonCart.

TECH May 7, 2014

Shopping while tweeting: Amazon hooks a shopping cart to Twitter

E-tail giant and social networking titan hope consumers, tweeters will love the ability to buy and tweet at the same time.

TECH May 6, 2014

Nokia Lumia 520 saves life of Brazilian police officer. Here's what happened.

A Brazilian officer was saved from being shot after the bullet pierced through the heart of his Nokia Lumia 520 instead of his buttocks where the phone was kept in the back pocket.

TECH May 6, 2014

New MacBook Air lineup has slower SSD, new chip provides negligible boost

Two tests were conducted to measure if the updates on the 2014 MacBook Air lineup of Apple brought noticeable modifications in its CPU and storage system. Here's what the separate tests found.

TECH May 6, 2014

HTC One Mini 2 leaked image shows smartphone in gunmetal, silver, and gold

A leaked photo alleged to be a press image of the HTC One Mini 2 shows the upcoming mid-tier smartphone in gunmetal, silver and gold. The photo also shows the new smartphone will not have a Duo Camera like the HTC One Mini.

TECH May 5, 2014

'Tony Hawk,' 'Guitar Hero' developer Neversoft merges with Infinity Ward

Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk developer Neversoft merges with Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward. Neversoft will retire its name with Activision exec. VP heads the new combined studio.

TECH May 7, 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 will arrive in India on May 8

Sony reportedly sent out invitations to a media event in India on May 8, bolstering rumors that the company will launch the Xperia Z2 in the country on the same day.

TECH May 7, 2014

iPhone owners with higher tendency to 'sext,' says UK survey

Sexting is a growing trend in the UK, based on a latest survey. The survey also shows iPhone users are more prone and guilty to such naughty texting activity than BlackBerry and Samsung mobile phone owners. Are you guilty of this too?

TECH May 6, 2014

Intel wants your wearable technology ideas, puts $500,000 up for grabs

Intel forays into wearable technology, puts up more than a million dollars for new ideas.

TECH May 6, 2014

Here are the weirdest Google searches people make

Admit it, what were the strangest and scariest searches you've ever made on Google? Here, Search Factory tells you what they've discovered on Google searches.

TECH May 6, 2014

Facebook F8 biggest announcements: Mobile ad network and anonymous login (Why they matter)

At Facebook's F8 conference, the company makes the step into mobile advertising for the first time, along with finally showing respect for user's privacy.

TECH May 6, 2014

It's a shapeshifter! PaperFold is a foldable e-ink smartphone

Researchers have come up with a new e-ink smartphone that can fold into a notebook, a map and even a 3D printing model of a building. It's not coming to the market soon enough, though.

TECH May 5, 2014

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' trailer and screenshots are out. What to expect

Activision is hoping that its latest video game 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' will remove the sour taste of Call of Duty: Ghost from the mouth gamers around the world.

TECH May 6, 2014

Fitness wearable for the 5-year-old crowd leaping into the market

LeapFrog to debut LeapBand fitness wearable for young kids by early summer. Device promises to help motor skills to nuturing skills.

TECH May 4, 2014

Firefox v.29 boasts redesign, customization features but will it ever beat Chrome?

Browser refresh is getting mixed reviews but it's still more secure than Internet Explorer and that may be enough to push it up in popularity.

TECH May 4, 2014

New Paypal director becomes ex-Paypal director after Twitter-bashing co-employees

What former PayPal director of strategy, Rakesh Agrawal, did which was tweet his rants against fellow employee was a bad strategy he may not have seen coming, while in the midst of a Jazz Fest in New Orleans. See what he tweeted that cost him his job and reputation.

TECH May 5, 2014

Mute button: Twitter tests new feature that will let users silence annoying accounts

Twitter users could no longer wait for the Mute button to be rolled out, so they're asking for answers. Will the feature ever be rolled out? Like everyone else, we can only wait for now.

TECH May 5, 2014

The SCiO food scanner can revolutionize how we see food and change our eating habits

SCiO is a food scanner that identifies a physical matter's molecular fingerprint. It is a portable gadget that can help people be more aware of their food and drug intake.

TECH May 5, 2014

Here's how 3D Systems will manufacture Google's Project Ara smartphone. Spotlight on 3D printing.

Google’s Project Ara team is now working with 3D Systems, which developed a high-speed 3D printing method, to create modular handsets for mass production.

TECH May 5, 2014

Facebook announces anonymous log-in, mobile ad network during F8 conference

Will the mobile ad network and anonymous log-in appease users and distraught mobile app developers over Facebook? It turns out Facebook has loosened up a bit to lure these developers back to their platform. The response though was on the negative.

TECH May 5, 2014

Xbox One May update comes with new sound mixer, opt-in for speech data collection

Microsoft is all out when it comes to its Xbox One fans as it rolls out new updates on the device and the system. Read what Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson has to say about the new features.

TECH May 5, 2014

Twitter tests mute button for annoying followers. Ah, everyone will love it.

Twitter is working on getting rid of annoying tweets, not exactly the user, by testing on a mute button or feature that quiets down such noise. Here's how it works.

TECH May 3, 2014

You can use EFF’s ‘Privacy Badger’ to ward off invisible trackers, spying ads

An Internet rights advocacy group helps users protect privacy, unveils browser extension that can block advertisements and third-party tracking.

TECH May 5, 2014

If Comcast, Electronic Arts deal pushes through, customers can buy games through their TVs

Customers may soon be paying for their video games pay-per-view style – right through their own TVs with the help of Comcast partnering with EA.

TECH May 5, 2014

Security flaw with OpenID, OAuth is not as bad as Heartbleed. Here's what we know

A new security flaw crops up after Heartbleed, but thank God it isn’t as bad as its predecessor.

TECH May 5, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 to use 2560 x 1600 display, fingerprint scanner, and more

Samsung is reportedly getting ready to release new Galaxy Tab S tablets that will feature high-resolution displays, octa-core processors, and a fingerprint scanner.

TECH May 11, 2014

Here's why Google wants you to buy Glass for $1500: It profits $1420

Google Glass is the most important device in the wearables market, and despite only available for developers and rich techies, Google is already making a massive profit.

TECH May 6, 2014

Leaked HTC One M8 Mini image reveals it will be missing a major feature

The first leaked images of the unannounced HTC One M8 Mini have finally hit the web and an announcement is expected in the near future.

TECH May 5, 2014

Foursquare launches Swarm to take on Facebook Nearby Friends and Yelp

Yelp and Facebook is up for a new challenger in the local search space, as Foursquare prepares to split into two apps to better focus on what is important.

TECH May 6, 2014

Scared of IE? You might want to try Chrome or Firefox

Now that the U.S. government has issued a warning about Microsoft's Internet Explorer, users are starting to look at web browser alternatives. Although the IE problem has been patched, many still believe Chrome and Firefox are safer. Which one is best?

TECH May 3, 2014

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google break silence over government data collection

Edward Snowden set the world on fire when he revealed the government's extensive data collection from private citizens of the United States. Now, tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are fighting back.

TECH May 3, 2014

Will the 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' be the reinforcement Activision is looking for?

The "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" trailer was recently revealed and it seems that Activision used a Hollywood production to draw the attention of gamers. The game appears to focus on a PMC that will go against the government.

TECH May 5, 2014

Google Glass components only cost $79.78. Will you still buy it for $1,500?

Google Glass is priced at $1,500 but its estimated BOM is only at around $80. The estimate is based on the device's parts only, excluding other production factors. But will this price tag still be reduced in the future?

TECH May 5, 2014

Samsung and Apple planning healthy tech starts to spring? May Samsung event centers on "health" initiatives

Samsung invite sent to media indicates "New Conversation Around Health" is forthcoming - rumors fly.

TECH May 2, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G750 ) gets closer to release and heading to Verizon

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo appears to be getting ready to launch and the smartphone will also make its way to Verizon.

TECH May 2, 2014

Big smartphones will make 2014 a challenging year for tablets, says study

Has the portable computing device hit a plateau? When it comes to tablet OS platforms Android is beating Windows big time.

TECH May 2, 2014

Apple iPad still reigns market in Q1 but are phablets killing tablets?

Apple iPad still dominates the tablet scene as opposed to four other rivals, according to recent study by the International Data Corporation. But the study also shows phablets pose a threat to tablets. Find out why.

TECH May 5, 2014

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