VoLTE: 3 Benefits and 1 Huge Disadvantage to Consumers

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, AT&T made a splash at its annual Developer Summit to announce the ASUS Padfone X, a device that the carrier says will come out of the box with voice over LTE, or VoLTE, support out of the box. Rival Verizon Wireless had been talking about VoLTE making a strong debut […]

Mobile NVIDIA Tegra K1 Outperforms Intel’s PC-Class Haswell Graphics

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NVIDIA stunned the mobile world last week at the Consumer Electronics Show by announcing its 192-core Tegra K1 mobile processor that’s based on ARM Holdings’ ARM Cortex A15 architecture coupled with Keplar graphics designed for mobile computing. Just how good is the NVIDIA Tegra K1? For starters, it won the Gotta Be Mobile Best of CES […]

Can Your Eyes Replace Touch on Mobile?

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Capacitive touch was a disruptive technology on smartphones when the iPhone debuted in 2007 as it didn’t require a stylus and offered a fluid experience without requiring users to apply pressure into the display with their fingernails. Now, companies are looking ahead to not only applying touch to new forms, but also to the eyes […]

Sony Confirms Windows Phone Rumors…Kind Of.

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After rumors that Sony and Microsoft are back together working on the next generation of Xperia smartphones that would run the latter’s Windows Phone operating system, a Sony European executive is now adding fuel to the fire. Sony Mobile’s Europe head Pierre Perron is now suggesting that the hardware-maker is exploring a multiple-OS strategy that […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Skipping Mobile World Congress

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It looks like Samsung may not be launching its next generation Galaxy S5 flagship next month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Instead, the company may be launching the much anticipated and coveted Galaxy S5 at a private event in mid-March. “Samsung to hold its next Global launch in London,” a tweet from @flapic read, citing […]

Eco-Mobius is a Prototype Modular and Hardware-Upgradeable Phone from ZTE

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ZTE is chasing after Motorola’s modular Project Ara offering with its own prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show called the Eco-Mobius. At its core, the Eco-Mobius breaks down the phone’s internal hardware components into separare parts, or modules, so the end user can upgrade the parts that they want over time so that the phone […]

Toshiba Reinvents the Wheel With 5-in-1 Laptop Concept

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, we got to see the Toshiba 5-in-1 laptop concept, a prototype of a convertible and detachable notebook computer that aims to satisfy multiple form factor needs depending on your computing environment. At its heart, the device bears a design that resembles your traditional slim clamshell notebook or Ultrabook, but thanks […]

Kodak Joins the Lens Camera Revolution with PixPro Lenses

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It looks like Kodak is joining Sony with the latter’s QX lens camera. The Kodak offering is branded under the PixPro name and comes in two models, an SL10 and an SL25. Like the Sony QX series, the PixPro SL series is an attachment to your existing Android smartphone or iPhone. The lens clips onto […]

HiSense X1 Phablet Makes the Galaxy Note 3 Appear Small

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If your mantra is bigger is better, then HiSense’s X1 is probably the best phablet to hit the U.S. in terms of screen size. Even if it’s not the “best” tablet in terms of specs when it officially lands in summer 2014 State-side, it definitely is the biggest phablet to be announced for the U.S. […]

QNX Puts a Giant BlackBerry PlayBook Inside Mercedes CLA45 Concept

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, QNX, which is owned by BlackBerry and is the underlying OS in many vehicle infotainment systems today, is showing off a newly appointed Mercedes CLA45 concept car that brings a massive BlackBerry PlayBook to the center dash. A large display that stretches from the edge of the steering wheel on […]

UnCarrier 4.0: T-Mobile Aggressively Begins Poaching Subscribers From Rivals

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T-Mobile had just announced its UnCarrier 4.0 initiative at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that will make it easier for customers from its larger rivals to switch to the magenta-hued network. With UnCarrier 4.0, T-Mobile will be paying customers money in an effort to make it more affordable to switch, though don’t expect […]

Qi’s New Wireless Resonance Charging Could Give Smartwatches Big Boost

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While we saw the introduction of a few smartwatches in 2013, the efforts did not take off as expected due in part to high price points, complicated UIs, and anemic battery life. However, that could change this year if Qi’s new wireless resonance charging standard hits the market and wireless charging pads using the charging […]

Android Software Can Give You 50 Percent More Battery Life on Phones

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One of the reasons that some of Samsung’s phones recent years have been getting spectacular battery life is due to the Galaxy-maker’s partnership with software company LucidLogix. LucidLogix’s PowerXtend software, which is installed at a l0w-level on a phone by Samsung, helps devices achieve up to fifty percent better battery life. This means that a […]

HP Speculated to Re-Enter Smartphone Market With New Phablet

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A new HP Slate 6 Voice Tab is now listed over at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) awaiting certification which could suggest that the PC-maker is planning a re-entry into the smartphone market with what looks to be a 6-inch phablet. HP had not released a smartphone on any platform since the company had […]

eyeLock myris is TouchID for the Eyes

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Apple’s iPhone 5s has brought biometric security mainstream thanks to the inclusion of the TouchID fingerprint scanner and since then other companies like HTC with the One Max have tried to capitalize on Apple’s success. However, a new technology that relies on scanning the human eyes is said to be much more accurate and powerful […]

Boogie Board Takes Handwritten Notes Digital

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Boogie Board is an LCD eWriter that brings the power of handwritten notes digital. Rather than have users write their notes on post-its, Boogie Board is an electronic notepad that comes with its own stylus and allows you to synchronize and save your notes to your phone, tablet, or PC over a Bluetooth connection. Users […]

Sprint Framily Plan Encourages You to Befriend Strangers to Save Money

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Sprint’s newly announced Framily Plan at the Consumer Electronics Show is an interesting concept that mixes the best ideas from personal plans and family plans. Unlike traditional family plans, each member of the Framily plan–up to ten customers are allowed total on a single plan–would be responsible for their own bill, which is sort of […]

Audi Makes Car Infotainment Upgradeable Thanks to Tablets

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One of the problems with in-car infotainment systems is that even if they become upgradeable via software, the hardware is still stuck with the same internal components as the day you bought the car. Given that most people keep their cars on average of about a decade, this is like owning a smartphone for ten […]

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Hands-On

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Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show this year, Samsung had announced a second generation version of its Galaxy Camera smart camera appropriately called the Galaxy Camera 2, and at the show we finally got some hands-on time with the shooter. The second generation revision is an overall refinement of the original bringing an evolved experience, […]