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It would appear that even Qualcomm doesn't know for sure if its Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip (SoC) will be used in Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone. According to what's listed in the company's financial report for its first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended December 28, 2014, Qualcomm is expecting Samsung to use... Read more...
Samsung may have been disappointed that it wasn't able to sell as many Galaxy S5 devices as initially thought, but it's Galaxy Note 4 phablet picked up the slack, helping the company's IT & Mobile Communications unit see a boost in earnings. The South Korean electronics company also credited its more efficient... Read more...
Alienware has had a busy January. During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, the Dell subsidiary unveiled updated versions of its Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 gaming notebooks complete with fifth generation Intel Core processors. And earlier this week, we took a look at Alienware’s Alpha... Read more...
As we’ve shown in the past, the FTC doesn’t take too kindly to “unlimited” data plans that are anything but. Companies like AT&T and Verizon Wireless still honor grandfather unlimited data plans, and in the past have throttled customers once they reached a certain threshold (5GB in the case of customers on AT&T’s... Read more...
Last January, some six or so months after Edward Snowden exposed much of the NSA's shady behavior to the world, a smartphone was announced that promised unparalleled levels of security. Called BlackPhone, we followed-up a month later to provide a price, $629, and some specs. Quad-core, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage... all standard fare for a good Read more...
Just over a month ago, we brought you the amazing story of Les Baugh, a Colorado man that spent 40 years as a shoulder-level double amputee as a result of an electrical accident. Through the help of two Modular Prosthetic Limbs, Baugh was able to perform tasks that many of us take for granted like moving his “bionic”... Read more...
It was only yesterday that we wrote about an Adobe Flash exploit’s resurgence. Today brings more bad news for Adobe Flash, but without any new security concerns: YouTube has officially bumped Adobe Flash for HTML5 as its default video delivery platform. YouTube uses HTML5 for videos in Chrome, beta versions of... Read more...
Sony took to Twitter to announce that it's ending support for the PlayStation Vita's Maps and near features support, which will be wiped away in a forthcoming update. In addition, Sony will also eradicate the YouTube application, telling users that if they want to watch YouTube content, they'll have to use the browser... Read more...
After being hit with a $600,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission over its Wi-Fi blocking efforts, the Marriott International thought better of its ill-advised policy and vowed to no longer block guests from using their personal Wi-Fi devices at any of its managed hotels. Score a point for consumers, and... Read more...
Back on October of last year, Sony said it planned to eliminate 1,000 jobs in its mobile division. Now three months later, Sony crunched the numbers and is reportedly going to hand out an additional 1,000 pink slips, the latest of which will mostly affect its smartphone operations in Europe and China, according to... Read more...
Chocolates, roses, and diamonds are the go-to gift items for Valentine's Day, but if you're looking to shake things up, Motorola's making it easy to gift your significant other a smartphone next month. Or give to yourself -- either way, the deal is for $140 off a purchase of $499.99 (or more) or $50 off a purchase of... Read more...
There are several questions surrounding Apple's forthcoming Apple Watch. For example, will it be a hit? How long with the battery life be? Will it blend? And of course one of the most frequently asked questions, when will it launch? The only answers we've gotten to most of them have been rumors and speculation, though that changed when Apple Read more...
The Tesla Model S P85D is a beast; there is no question about it. The all-wheel-drive electric sedan [officially] generates 691hp and 687 ft-lbs of peak torque. That’s enough to hurtle the 4,900-pound vehicle to 60 mph in roughly three seconds. But as we learned in our last report on the P85D, the vehicle is actually... Read more...
At this point, I think it's safe to call the security level of Adobe's Flash player "asinine". Sometimes, it feels like full-blown OSes, such as Windows, have far fewer bugs. When is the last time you remember having to update your OS with an emergency patch? Now how about Adobe Flash? Exactly. Well, since Adobe... Read more...
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