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Samsung graphene research breakthrough could lead to super-tough phones

Dropping a smartphone onto the sidewalk may no longer lead to being the proud owner of a broken piece of very expensive junk. Researchers at Samsung have made a breakthrough in the development of a new super-strong material called graphene that one day could lead to the creation of devices that are all but indestructible.

TECH April 10, 2014

Google's Project Ara rolls out first Module Developers Kit: Now, let's build some phones!

Google’s Project Ara has finally rolled out its first Module Developers Kit. Modular smartphones may be coming soon to a store near you: warning, some assembly may be required.

TECH April 10, 2014

Dropbox hits Google Drive with Project Harmony, introduces Microsoft Office collaboration tools

In its goal to provide harmony among users, Dropbox has unveiled its "Project Harmony," which aims to provide real-time views on document changes and synchronize all documents in various formats and operating systems. Now, how cool is that?

TECH April 10, 2014

Facebook users on iOS and Android may need to download Messenger to chat with friends

So will the real Facebook Messenger app please stand up? Because as it turns out, Facebook is soon to roll out a new standalone Messenger app that needs to be downloaded before one can chat.

TECH April 10, 2014

Facebook to cut Messenger from main app - Now you actually have to download it

Facebook plans to herd all its users to the standalone Messenger app by removing Messenger from its main app. Once Messenger is gone from the main Facebook app, you'll have to download Messenger or Paper to see your messages from your mobile devices.

TECH April 9, 2014

How a small music box lead to a 21st century chemistry set that won a $50K research prize

A Standford assistant professor innovates what may be the next great chemistry set for solving global issues and spurring more students into science fields.

TECH April 9, 2014

Flayvr photo app raises $2 million - Bring some order to digital album chaos

Are your photos all a-clutter? Flayvr wants to help you organize them. The Android and iOS photo album app helps organize your photos by date and event. The Tel-Aviv startup also just landed $2 million to help improve the app's offerings.

TECH April 10, 2014

Rapper 50 Cent to pay top dollar to settle headphone legal dispute

Rapper 50 Cent will be shelling out a lot of pennies as part of a ruling that has him paying Florida headphone manufacturer Sleek Audio for giving away company designs to a competitor. The decision was handed down last year, but was only recently confirmed by a Miami court.

TECH April 9, 2014

Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 inspires envy in Siri and Google Now

Even though Cortana won't arrive on your Windows Phone until this summer, a few early reviewers have taken the lovely new digital assistant for a spin. From what they've seen so far, it looks like Siri and Google Now have some real competition.

TECH April 9, 2014

Dropbox's new app Carousel creates portable shoebox for photos

Dropbox wants to become a consumers' go-to place for photo and video storage. With that goal in mind the cloud data storage company is rolling out an app called that can store and organize images and make sharing simpler.

TECH April 9, 2014

Chromecast homescreen gets personal with photos and weather reports

New leaks indicate that the Chromecast homescreen might get a bit more personal. The leaked source code allegedly shows the Chromecast homescreen decorated with personal pictures, weather reports and other new features. Is this the next Chromecast update?

TECH April 9, 2014

Amazon Web Services debuts new free cloud cost-tracking tool

Battle for the cloud customer gets louder as AWS rolls out a visual spend tracking feature for free, at least for now.

TECH April 9, 2014

T-Mobile offers $40 Simple Starter plan, calls similar Verizon and AT&T plans unethical

T-Mobile will try and deliver a knock-out punch to rivals by offering a base $40 phone, text and data plan that will never incur overage charges. The company said similar plans by other major carriers were predatory in how they automatically charged more to those who surpass plans data limit.

TECH April 9, 2014

Google pushing Chromebooks to businesses following the death of Windows XP

Business switching from Windows XP to Chrome OS? That's what Google is hoping for with latest promotion.

TECH April 10, 2014

Thanks to Google Glass, a man is alive today: What else could Glass do?

Google Glass is slowly becoming a must-have product, but what is it good for? How can it be used?

TECH April 10, 2014

Google Glass credited with saving a man's life, Glassholes no more

Google Glass may have its detractors, but not among some in the medical community. In at least one instance, Glass is being championed as the device that helped save a life during an emergency situation.

TECH April 9, 2014

Stuart Parkin awarded Millennium Technology Prize, research enables video, music streaming

Data storage researcher Stuart Parkin was awarded the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize for his work increasing the amount of data that can be stored on a hard drive. This has enabled a one-thousand fold increase in the amount of data that can be held enabling a wide variety of tasks that we take for granted today.

TECH April 9, 2014

Cloud services vendors declare price war: How low will competitors go?

First it was Google. Then Amazon. And now MediaFire has slashed cloud storage and services prices. But not every cloud player is jumping into the fray.

TECH April 9, 2014

Three Facebook privacy setting changes 1.2 bn users must know

The privacy setting of Facebook is ever-changing, with the company preparing more privacy tweaks to give users further control on who can see which posts. Get to know what are these and equip your account with the right settings.

TECH April 9, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 underwater? Yes. Against a hammer? You know the answer.

Mobile phones aren't made for hammering. But many reviewers have come forward doing such, submerging the unit in water and trying other durability tests. See what happens to one of them.

TECH April 10, 2014

Eavesdropping Heartbleed bug puts your financial, personal data at risk

More information is coming out about the Heartbleed Bug that could be a threat to personal and financial information. Interestingly, NSA has denied any knowledge or involvement with the bug.

TECH April 12, 2014

Adobe, thePlatform join forces for Primetime, mpx video management

With the Adobe and thePlatform joint venture, online video streaming sees a major boost.

TECH April 24, 2014

Comic Sans haters, meet Comic Neue: Love, love, love and no more font bullying?

Will the creation of Comic Neue font save the heavily bashed Comic Sans? It remains to be seen. Read how the creators of these two fonts actually came up with the idea.

TECH April 9, 2014

Google pushes 'Glass at Work' to change public perception of Google Glass

Google has launched its "Glass at Work" campaign to help bridge the ongoing controversy surrounding Google Glass in public spaces.

TECH April 9, 2014

Rwanda 20 years later: Does social media curb genocide, violence?

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and many believe that social media has helped stave off violence in recent years.

TECH April 9, 2014

Google I/O registration delayed til April 15 - Do you feel lucky now?

Google announced that the registration for Google I/O will now begin on April 15 and go until April 18. The developer conference will take place in San Francisco from June 25-26. What will Google show off this time?

TECH April 9, 2014

Google seeking Glass developers for innovative push into the business realm

Calling all software developers: Google wants your talent to take its Glass wearable computing device into the business environment.

TECH April 8, 2014

Lenovo shipping cheap, cheap Android tablets come May

Lenovo's latest tablet offerings cover all the bases with three models targeted at everyone from the power user to those just interested in reading and watching videos. The models hit stores next month with prices ranging from $129 to $249.

TECH April 8, 2014

Microsoft Surface Mini and its stylus will make it the 'best note-taking tablet on the market'

Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to enter the small-size tablet market with its Surface Mini, which will include a stylus in its quest to become the go-to tablet for taking notes.

TECH April 10, 2014

Netflix's 'House of Cards' streaming in 4K Ultra HDTV, more shows to come

Netflix is taking its first step into a bigger world by streaming a single program in 4K Ultra HDTV. Even though there are almost no 4K TVs available, dozens will hit stores in the near future, quickly driving up demand for super high-resolution programming.

TECH April 8, 2014

Twitter redesign goes live - It's beginning to look a lot like Facebook

Twitter began rolling out the profile redesign to select users on Tuesday. The new profile design is reminiscent of the latest Facebook update with its emphasis on pictures. Currently, users can choose to apply the new profile design or not.

TECH April 8, 2014

StoreDot uses medical technology to create quick-charging battery

An Israeli tech start-up called StoreDot is using peptides discovered during Alzheimer research to create a bio-organic battery that can charge a mobile device in about 30 seconds. The battery is years away from commercial use, but the basic concept has been proven.

TECH April 8, 2014

Researchers at Stanford University create mind-reading video game controller

Researchers have found a way to create a video game controller that is capable of reading the mind.

TECH April 9, 2014

Threat alert: Android mobile OS updating isn't as safe as many would think

New research paper reveals update flaws affect Android devices worldwide.

TECH April 8, 2014

Get ready for your sixth sense: Mobile tech and Internet of Things entering next phase

Our mobile devices may soon be interacting with just about every other device in our lives as the Internet of Things readies for take-off.

TECH April 8, 2014

Heartbleed Bug: OpenSSL nightmare becomes reality, everyone might be eavesdropping over the Internet

There's a serious bug that has been existing for two years already but only revealed today. Security experts warn everyone of possible compromise of data. The bug has been dubbed as Heartbleed, which leaves no trace at all following any kind of attacks. Understand what it is and learn how you can protect yourself and your business from this vulnerability.

TECH April 9, 2014

Apple reports iOS 7 adoption at 87 pct; older versions take smaller slice of the pie

Adoption rate for iOS 7 has taken the larger piece of the pie, based on new data from the company. How are the others faring to this?

TECH April 8, 2014

Microsoft pushing professional Skype broadcast service

Microsoft's announcement of Skype TX has made journalists optimistic that it will help to boost video and audio reception for live coverage.

TECH April 8, 2014

Adobe Lightroom hits the iPad; monthly subscription starts at $10

The Lightroom mobile has been unveiled with the announcement of the new software. The software boasts excellent photo editing features and more. Find out if it's worth the subscription.

TECH April 8, 2014

Titanfall for Xbox 360 gameplay footage leaks prior to April 8 launch [Video]

While the Xbox360 release of Titanfall may have been delayed, Xbox 360 owners can get a sneak peak at the game with leaked Xbox 360 Titanfall gameplay footage.

TECH April 8, 2014

Goodbye Windows XP, hello Windows 8.1 updates: Here's what to know

The apocalypse of Windows XP is inevitable, but word says Windows 8 with a point-one update is better and more convenient for users. Besides, XP users are more vulnerable to security threats now without the custom support. Will old-timers do the shift?

TECH April 8, 2014

Android security app Virus Shield is a scam on a huge scale

Google has yet again failed to protect Android users from scammers via the Play Store.

TECH April 7, 2014

Smartphone wars: Who will take it all as users are digging cheaper devices and bigger displays

Will Apple actually drop its pricing on the iPhone? Is Samsung's bigger displays a market changer? It all depends on who you ask and how you interpret marketing data.

TECH April 7, 2014

Maryland startup M3D introduces $300 3D printer on Kickstarter

A new 3D printer is readying itself for massive market appeal, after garnering nearly $500,000 on Kickstarter in its first day.

TECH April 8, 2014

2014 Apple product release schedule: iPad Air 2, iWatch, iPhone 6 phablet, Apple TV and more

An analyst with a proven track record on Apple's future devices has revealed the company's 2014 product road map.

TECH April 10, 2014

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