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Phones and Mobile Devices

Google Building More Hardware

Google will build a game console, smart watch and more devices based on its upcoming version of Android, bringing the mobile OS to a wider variety of platforms in an effort to make its place on the hardware scene.

LG Phone To Have Always-On Voice Commands

A new report claims that an upcoming LG phone will have always-on voice recognition to accept commands from you without ever touching the device, thanks to the Snapdragon 800 chip from Qualcomm.

Lightning Charger Connector Caps Add Dash To iPhones, iPads & iPods

Is your iPhone, iPad or iPad bare and naked? Cover those unsightly holes with one of 5 Lightning Charger Connector Caps from the Bone Collection. Snapping snugly into your Apple device's Lightning connector slot, these cute character covers fit flush against the body while keeping the slot dirt-, dust- and debris-free.

Microsoft Releases Office For iPhone

The first release of Microsoft Office for iPhone is not quite what many people expected, requiring an Office 365 subscription and SkyDrive cloud usage, but if you fit the usage pattern, this may be an app worth checking out.

Apple Introduces iOS 7

Apple introduced iOS 7 at WWDC, with a brand new interface, new features and improved functions. Between a new flat UI, an improved Safari, Photos and Camera, Apple hopes to keep developers interested in the platform.

Create App To Show Driver’s MPG & Win $25,000 In Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge!

Honestly, I have no idea how many miles my car gets to the gallon. Hopefully one of you software geniuses can collaborate with Ford to build a simple app to show me just how efficient my Taurus is.

Spotlight On… Public Toilets? And One Public Toilet App

Public toilets are the unsung hero of modern societies. They are taken for granted in most countries but not in Singapore, where the Restroom Association Singapore (RAS) has undertaken the commitment of maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of every single public restroom in the island nation.

Simply Clearer: The Lucid 2 Keeps It Transparent

An advanced smartphone simply isn't for every user. That's where LG's Lucid 2 comes in. You get all the features of a modern smartphone, but with a simpler interface that should be very attractive for new smartphone users.

How To Work On Your iPad Or Table Device From Just About Anywhere

If you're not already as sufficiently mobile as you would like, the Monkey Kit Tablet Tail will help to turn your mobility up a notch. With its rapacious rubber-coated limb, now you can work from your iPad or other tablet device in positions and places that up until now you've only ever dreamed of.

$16,000 Up For Grabs Via The 2013 Mobile Dev Challenge For Best Mobile App!

Are you a stellar mobile app innovator who needs a good excuse to show off your work? Any sort of mobile app can be thrown into the running, as long as it’s excellent!

Create Android Apps With HTML, CSS, JavaScript

A new framework called Fries allow web developers to use their existing skills with HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create native Android apps without learning any native programming code.

Lytro-style Camera Technology On Smartphones Soon

Pelican Imaging, inventor of array camera technology for mobile devices,  recently announced a $20M investment by cellphone manufacturer Nokia. A representative of Nokia Growth Partners noted, "Pelican Imaging's computational camera solutions are at the cutting edge of mobile camera technologies. We believe they're positioned to lead the next wave in video and image capture; they're a great addition to our portfolio of innovators in the imaging space." If this is any indication, we may see Lytro-style camera technology on smartphones in the very near future.

E3’s Almost Upon Us: Get Ready For The Latest Videogame Tech!

It’s that time again! Videogame enthusiasts from all over the world will be tuning in to their favorite gaming websites and video portals from June 11th through the 13th for huge reveals of brand new videogames, technology and other electronic entertainment related goodies. As always, I can’t wait!

Solve A Big Problem, Win The Verizon Powerful Answers Award (And $1 Million Bucks!)

If you can solve a huge problem with the help of Verizon’s broadband networking, cloud storage, wireless capabilities or other technology in the fields of health care, education or sustainability, the communications giant will give you up to 1 million dollars to develop the idea.

Rest Your Weary Arms With The Bubble Gum iPhone Stand

The iStuck bubble gum stand for iPhone is designed to keep people who might otherwise want to get their hands on your iPhone away, because they'll think there's a big wad of gum stuck to it. If you want to find out how to get your hands on this prestigious piece of hardware, read on...

Google Glass Rooted

Google Glass has already been hacked by a well known iOS jailbreaker. By using an Android hack, 'Saurik' managed to get root access and modify the code.

Massive Amount Of Lithium Found In Wyoming

The new reserves of lithium found near Rock Springs could serve the entire needs of the US in batteries, reducing our needs to import the substance from overseas, and helping innovation in the industry.

Should Mobile Developers Focus On HTML5 Instead Of Native Apps?

Mobile is something any new business or web entrepreneur needs to look at. But should you focus on native apps for iOS, Android, and so on, or is it time to abandon them for HTML5 instead?

Bluetooth 6 in 1 Keyboard & Organizer With Tablet Stand From myKeyO

The RESTT Keyboard Organizer by myKeyO is a fully functioning multimedia computer keyboard that opens for internal storage of desktop items. The ingenious “undercover” design eliminates clutter, increases efficiency and allows users to store more stuff out of sight and out of mind.

Inventing For Android? Keep Security in Mind

The growing number of Android OS based devices that are currently in the hands of consumers, and the security of their personal data, is a growing issue. This piece examines the compliant that was recently filed by the ACLU against major wireless carriers for not updating their security for Android devices, and give inventors advice on adding device level security to apps.