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Samsung May Want To Buy Your Startup

Samsung is throwing $1 billion at startups in the hope of competing with Google and Microsoft after their acquisition of Motorola and Nokia, hoping small entrepreneurs are able to come up with great ideas for their products.

Chara-Covers Mutate iPhones Into Superheroes!

The first wave of Chara-Covers instantly show everyone which popular heroes and villains from Marvel and DC comics are your all-time favorites. Go, Team Venom!

iPhone 5C And 5S Announced

The iPhone 5C and 5S were announced today by Apple, providing a number of new features such as the A7 processor, fingerprint scanner, a better camera and the latest iOS 7.

Next-Gen Microsoft Surface Tablet Announcement Coming September 23

Microsoft's reportedly got something big under its hat related to its Surface Tablets. The organization's been sending out invites to a New York Event, which is to be hosted on September 23. Word is; there's a new product announcement on the way, perhaps even the launch of the next-gen Surface 2.

Opera Creates New iPad Browser Called Coast

Opera Coast is the latest browser to be released for the iPad. Is it going to be a player in the mobile browser war? Several new features may place it ahead of the curve if it can attract the users that the company desperately needs.

What We Can Learn From New Zealand's Ban On Software Patents

Last week. New Zealand passed a law that prohibits patents on computer software. This will, it hopes, foster innovation and competition (and kill the efforts of a whole gallery of patent trolls). Seems to me that we can learn a thing or two from this move.

Nokia 515: A Dumbphone Built Like a High-End Smartphone

While still unlikely to be too popular in the face of the ever-growing smartphone juggernaut, the Nokia 515 brings premium build quality and a few new software features to the dumbphone bracket. No Android, though.

Digital Detox For Internet Addicts In First In-Patient Hospital Program

The first hospital in-patient rehabilitation program for Internet addicts is about to open at the Bradford Regional Medical Center in north-central Pennsylvania on September 9, 2013, but get in line now if you're ready to commit yourself; the program will only accept four patients at a time.  Once admitted to the program, patients will be subjected to a 'digital detox' for 72 hours. If they survive that...

Pressy Adds a Button to Your Smartphone for Only $17

From the “why didn't I think of that?” category comes Pressy, a clever little device that adds a user-configurable physical button to your Android smartphone in exchange for – surprise – your headphone jack. Unsurprisingly, the Kickstarter campaign goal was surpassed in merely a day.


Daxian's N100i Android Smartphone Charges Directly From Wall Outlets

With its AC wall charger built-in, the new N100i smartphone from Daxian allows users to ditch the annoying USB cable and wall-wart combination to juice up after a long day. There are some strong drawbacks to the execution, though, so it's a good thing Daxian didn't remove USB charging entirely.

Use Your Watch as Your Phone: Omate's Android-Powered TrueSmart Smartwatch

Was last week's $1200 Hyetis Crossbow too rich for your blood? You might like Omate's TrueSmart, then, which trades some of the Crossbow's more superfluous extras for Android support, the ability to be used as a phone, and a much lower price tag.


Google Play Introduces New Restrictions

Google Play is introducing two big changes to its policies that any Android app developer will need to be aware of. If you or your company has an app for Android, make sure you fully understand these changes.

The Art of Advertising

The world of art and business have been crossing paths and overlapping for hundreds of years, and from Parisian Absinthe Art to Wall Street Warhol crazes, there has been a powerful connection between art and marketing. Although this ad campaign by Guido Daniele is a few years old, it exemplifies the change in that relationship which has occurred in recent years. Our hyperconnected, light-speed generation, coupled with our throw away culture, might render certain forms of art as nothing more than a disposable tool to sell a product, rather than a lasting statement about the world at the moment of its conception.

Android Computer-in-a-Projector: The New EPICT EPP-100

Though useful for movie-watching on its own, EPICT's pico-sized, battery-powered EPP-100 has the potential to do quite a bit more on the wall of your choice with an additional peripheral or two. Know the device's persisting limitations before ordering one, though.

Gear Up For The 2013 International Sustainable Electronics Competition!

With technology evolving faster than the chimpanzees featured in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” large amounts of computers, TVs, mobile phones and other electronics are being tossed out on a regular basis. Help to fix the problem, and earn some big cash!

Hyetis Crossbow – Feature-Packed Smartwatch with a 41-Megapixel Camera

Switzerland-based startup Hyetis is preparing to impress smartwatch-cravers everywhere with its first product, the Crossbow. It will be capable of not only controlling your smartphone but surely outmatching it with a huge list of features. No surprise to find, then, that Hyetis is charging a pretty premium.


Samsung Hennessy: Android and Quad-Core CPU in The Body of a Flip-Phone

With a decidedly old-fashioned physical design as its base, the Samsung Hennessy impresses with up-to-date guts, a smartphone-worthy feature set and two 3.3” touchscreens.

Asus Dumps Windows RT

Asus announced that it will no longer sell Windows RT tablets after admitting that the company has lost money on its RT tablets. The move follows a $900 billion Surface RT loss by Microsoft.

Samsung In Hot Water Over PR Moves

Between optimizations for specific benchmarking programs in the Galaxy S4, and a PR firm trying to influence StackOverflow members, Samsung is in a PR nightmare this week.

iPhone Massage Ball Earphone Jack Accessory Rubs You The Right Way

I love the iRub! The BURURIN Massage Ball Earphone Jack Accessory from Japan's Genius Cell turns your Apple iPhone into a stress-relieving pleasure machine... whether it's turned on or not!