An iPhone 6 Powered by the Sun?

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One of the biggest problems with modern smartphones is that they are power hogs, but Apple’s patent suggests that the iPhone-maker is looking towards the sun to solve this problem. According to investment blog Seeking Alpha writer Matt Margolis, Apple may be looking at embedding solar panels in the sapphire glass displays of future iPhone models, […]

Android Still Free: Google Denies Licensing Fees

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It was reported recently that though Android remains free, Google may charge a licensing fee to use some of its more popular services like the Google Play store, Gmail, and Maps. However, the Internet search giant is setting the record straight, denying that it is charging any sort of licensing fee for manufacturers to use […]

Android-Powered Nokia Normandy Launching as Nokia X at MWC?

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It appears that the much rumored Nokia Normandy, a device that is believed to run a forked version of Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, may be launching as the Nokia X, a seeming departure from the Windows Phone Lumia and the feature phone Asha branding. It’s still unclear when the device would be announced, […]

The FCC Should Follow South Korea’s Lead in Regulating Bloatware

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Bloatware on a smartphone is not only annoying, but could also take up valuable storage space on a device. For that reason, South Korea is looking to regulate carriers and manufacturers in creating an environment where consumers could uninstall bloatware on their devices. Currently, many carriers lock the uninstalling process so that these pre-installed apps […]

Parce Marries Smart Outlet with Nest’s Simplicity

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At its core, the Parce One is a smart energy plug that you connect to your home wall outlet, and from there you can plug your appliances and gadgets into to charge. The beauty about the Parce One is that not only can you control your appliances by turning them on or off remotely as […]

By 2020, iPhones Can Download Full HD Movies in 1 Second

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While we’re still debating on who has the fastest 4G LTE network here in the U.S., South Korea is already looking ahead to the potential of 5G. Setting a budget of $1.5 billion and a 2020 deadline, the home of Samsung and LG will soon allow its citizens the capability of downloading a full movie […]

Your Next Smartphone is a French Fry Away From Longer Lasting Batteries

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That sugar rush  you get when you eat sweet foods can also give your favorite gadgets a major power boost as well it turns out. Researchers are Virginia Tech University are expecting that batteries made from sugary foods–including potatoes–will hit the market within three years. These batteries will not only be safer, more eco-friendly, but […]

Samsung Confirms Delays in Launching Tizen Phones

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We had previously heard that Samsung’s Tizen phones that were slated to launch in the Japanese market with carrier NTT DoCoMo were going to be delayed given that Japan may not be able to support yet another major operating system, but now we are hearing that Samsung may have chosen to delay the launch of […]

Google’s Nexus 5 Tries to Match Moto X’s Color Customization?

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Google may be taking a page out of its wholly-owned Motorola Mobility subsidiary by allowing Nexus 5 smartphone owners to choose between more color options for the device in the future. Google’s Motorola business made headlines with the plethora of color options and customization available through the Moto Maker Studio, allowing Moto X owners to […]

Nokia Lumia Icon Launching as Early as Feb. 5 on Verizon?

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The much leaked Nokia Lumia Icon, also known as the Nokia Lumia 929, Windows Phone 8 smartphone could launch on Verizon Wireless‘ 4G LTE network as early as February 5 according to a recent leak. Prolific leaker @evleaks had posted to Twitter that the launch date could be on Februaryt 5th or a month later on […]

LG Banks on Fingerprint Tech in 2014

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A report out of Korea’s ET Times suggests that both the LG G3 and the LG G Pro 2 planned for this year will come with a fingerprint reader after the trend was popularized by Apple with the iPhone 5s. It’s unclear how accurate this new intel is given that LG has not announced either phones, […]

Google Offers Discounts on Nexus Protection

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Those looking to accessorize or add a case for protection for their Nexus 5 smartphone or the new Nexus 7 for 2013 can now do so with a 25 percent discount on select cases on the Google Play Store. The limited time promotion is hosted by Google and is available for a number of cases, […]

Verizon’s New Plan Brings Free International Texting

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After T-Mobile’s launch of free global data roaming for international travelers, Verizon Wireless is responding to the UN-carrier initiative with its own domestic spin on things. Through a newly announced limited time promotion, Verizon Wireless is offering its new World Messaging Unlimited add-on that would make allow its U.S. subscribers to have discounted long distance […]

After Phones, T-Mobile Tries to Revolutionize Banking

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T-Mobile’s UN-carrier initiatives to bring a revolutionary change to how the wireless industry operates has given the nation’s fourth largest wireless carrier a lot of press, and now T-Mobile is expanding its efforts into banking. The latest news from T-Mobile isn’t just about mobile payments like its efforts with ISIS or traditional e-commerce, but with […]

Sony Xperia Z2 to Challenge HTC One’s BoomSound Speakers

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The HTC One’s front-facing stereo speakers was a simple idea that brought better audio to smartphones, and now it looks like Sony may be trying to replicate the success of its rival’s BoomSound audio. Leaked information for a device with a code name of D6503 Sirius, rumored to debut as the Sony Xperia Z2, shows […]

Samsung Rumored to Unveil Galaxy S5 Ahead of MWC

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Galaxy S5 rumors are at an all time high and now we are hearing that the next generation Samsung flagship smartphone could make a debut at a private Samsung event just ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. According to Eldar Martazin on Twitter, the Samsung smartphone could debut on February 23 and launch by […]

Sony Goes Small with Xperia Z Ultra Tablet

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It looks like Sony may be stripping the mobile phone and broadband radio out of its 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra phablet and release the smartphone in a WiFi-only tablet edition. Right now, a leaked manual suggests that many of the features that make the Xperia Z Ultra unique would still remain intact, save for the […]

Sharable Smellovision Could Be Next Instagram Challenger

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A social network based on sharing smells, as well as captured sounds and sights, could be the next evolution that challenge Instagram’s popular image sharing network today. Harvard University students are working on a new smartphone accessory with Paris-based Le Laboratoire to send and share smells on mobile phones around the world with the ease […]

Aluminum-Clad Sony Xperia Z2 Leaked Amidst Galaxy S5 Rumors

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It looks like Sony is prepping a flagship smartphone to debut in 2014 to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S5. At a time when Galaxy S5 rumors are at a high, Sony’s Xperia Z2 leaks are now beginning to take shape depicting a smartphone with a premium aluminum design. A few days ago, there was a […]

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 May Find Home on Verizon’s LTE Network

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The large-screened Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 that Samsung debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month may find a home on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE mobile broadband network in the near future. At least that’s the hope that we’ve been given as the device was recently spotted over at the FCC for regulatory approval […]