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Google Glass: First Impressions
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Google Glass may usher in the era of wearable computing, but based on my first few days, this is a long way from being a mass market product.
Original iPhone Nears Obsolete Status
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
As iOS 7 takes shape, Apple prepares to relegate original iPhone to "obsolete" status, which will mean the end of service by AppleCare and retail stores.
BlackBerry CEO: Tablets Have No Future
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Thorsten Heins says he doesn't think anyone will still be using tablets five years from now.
10 Mobile Chat Apps That Beat SMS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Want to avoid the cost of sending messages via SMS? Consider these 10 app alternatives.
Samsung Launches 7-Inch Budget Tablet
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 joins the compact tablet market with entry-level specs.
Galaxy S4 Vs. iPhone 5: Display Shoot-Out
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Samsung's OLED screens have made significant improvements, putting the Galaxy S4's display on par with the iPhone 5's LCD screen.
Smartphones Outpace Feature Phones, Samsung Leads
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
More smartphones than feature phones shipped in the first quarter, an industry first, says IDC.
Web Programs Help Adolescents Control Diabetes
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Puberty typically wreaks havoc with diabetes control, but a Yale study that combines adolescence and diabetes coping programs reverses that trend.
BlackBerry Scores Small Win With Skype
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
BlackBerry said that Skype will finally be available to its BlackBerry 10 smartphones beginning in May.
iPad Loses Share To Android, Windows Tablets
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Tablets running software from Google and Microsoft continue to steal market share from Apple's tablet.
5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Will Apple's 5th-generation iPad be a bore or have innovations galore? We'd like to see five rumors come true.
Samsung Galaxy S 4: 11 Clever Tricks
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 smartphone features solid hardware and a variety of innovative software capabilities, making it one of the best choices now. Take a closer look.
Apple CEO Wary Of Phablets
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Tim Cook says Apple won't introduce a large-screen device if it means iPhone users must make tradeoffs.
BlackBerry Q10: The QWERTY Phone To Beat
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Early reviews heap praise on BlackBerry's latest smartphone, especially for its versatile keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Oozes Innovation
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy S4 may be today's best smartphone, with solid hardware and software tricks such as eye tracking and a gesture UI.
Apple CEO Promises Fresh Product Crop
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Reporting strong earnings, Apple says it plans to boost its stock with a $55 billion increase in its capital return plan.
ARM Earnings Rise As PC Market Falls
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Chip designer's Q1 profits jump 44% -- another data point illustrating how mobile devices are eroding the traditional Wintel PC empire.
Dictating While Driving: As Dangerous As Typing
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Study shows that drivers who use voice-to-text services to dictate text messages are just as impaired as those who type them.
Nokia 928 From Verizon Hits In May
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Latest Windows Phone will be the first Nokia flagship sold by Verizon Wireless.
13 WordPress Add-Ons That Mean Business
Slideshows  |  4/22/2013  | 
Want to get more out of the WordPress Web publishing platform in areas like analytics, SEO and security? Check out this baker's dozen of add-ons for business users.
Facebook Home Draws Early Interest, Lousy Reviews
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
About 500,000 people have downloaded Facebook's Android home screen software, but the reviews suggest it isn't seeing much use.
Is Apple Looking For Tim Cook Replacement?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Apple board may have started secret search for new CEO, one report says.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Moore, Noyce & Hoerni
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Three mavericks, part of the Traitorous Eight, help found Silicon Valley and the semiconductor industry.
Health IT Investments Approach $500 Million In Q1
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Venture capitalists plug a record $493 million into healthcare technology, with consumer-focused companies receiving the lion's share.
Google CEO Hints At New Motorola Hardware
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Motorola has shown "impressive velocity and execution" with new products in development, says Larry Page.
Microsoft Office, Server Sales Fuel Strong Earnings
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Microsoft's financials showed a strong, diversified company. Windows 8 concerns aren't going away, though, and neither are questions about the company's long-term influence.
5 Big Wishes For Big Data Deployments
Slideshows  |  4/18/2013  | 
Big data project leaders still hunger for some key technology ingredients. Starting with SQL analysis, we examine the top five wants and the people working to solve those problems.
BlackBerry 10.1 SDK Points To New Features
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
BlackBerry's new 10.1 software development kit shows off what's next for the smartphone platform.
8 Ways Microsoft Could Save Windows 8
Slideshows  |  4/17/2013  | 
Windows 8's coming-out party was a bust. How should Microsoft revive its flagging Windows franchise?
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Details Surface
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Several U.S. carriers have announced pricing and availability details for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch.
Modo Labs Showcases Mobile College Admissions
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Admissions 2.0, which lets prospective students learn about a school, set up a visit and apply for admission, is part of a broader Mobile Campus offering.
Google Reports 1.5 Million Android Activations Per Day
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Google chairman Eric Schmidt expects 1 billion Android devices in use by year's end, as the platform steamrolls forward at an astonishing pace.
Samsung Investigated For Anti-HTC Smear Campaign
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Taiwan officials look into claims that Samsung hired online trolls to post nasty things about HTC products.
Dell: SMB, School PCs Not Doomed By Tablets
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Dell reveals a new Latitude laptop, sans touchscreen, for small businesses and schools. What does the future hold for PCs in these environments?
94Fifty's Sensor-Laden Basketball Shoots, Scores
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
"Freakishly smart" sensors embedded in a basketball send shooting and dribbling data to a smartphone app and provide new level of coaching.
BlackBerry Q10 - The Keyboard to Success?
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
In a few weeks the BlackBerry 10 with a physical keyboard will be available to buyers. People love the BlackBerry keyboard, but is the device obsolete anyway?
Samsung Rethinks Smartphone Build Quality
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Samsung considers an overhaul of the Galaxy Note III's design to counter its "cheap" image.
Microsoft May Enter Smartwatch Fray
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Microsoft has asked component suppliers for 1.5-inch touchscreens that could be used in a device like a smartwatch, says Wall Street Journal.
Remote Control Devices With Bluetooth Battery Wrapper
News  |  4/14/2013  | 
Tethercell from Tetherboard provides remote control over batteries via a Bluetooth 4.0 connection and can be recharged.
Twitter Preps Music App
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Twitter expected to introduce iOS music discovery app this weekend at Coachella, but you may have to wait until next week.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Shockley, Bardeen & Brattain
Commentary  |  4/12/2013  | 
All hail the transistor, the building block of the computer, communications and space ages.
Burner: Disposable Phone Numbers For Voice, SMS
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Use your iPhone or Android phone like a disposable cell phone. For cheap you can buy a number (or multiple numbers) with voice time and SMS messages. If person-to-person anonymity is important, this app is for you.
T-Mobile Selling iPhones At Long Last
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Apple iPhone becomes available from T-Mobile USA six years after it went on sale with AT&T.
PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
IDC and Gartner report the ailing PC market isn't dead, but has suffered profound change. Microsoft must find the right formula for Windows 8 tablets -- perhaps a smaller model.
Why PC Sales Are In Free Fall
Commentary  |  4/11/2013  | 
Microsoft's hardware and software strategies for Windows 8 have been miserable failures so far. A rumored 7-inch Surface is one avenue for them to turn the tide.
What Would Apple-Yahoo Deal Spell?
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Apple and Yahoo are in talks to see what new role Yahoo might play on iOS devices. If it happens, the deal could further sour Apple's relationship with Google.
How To Bug Mitch McConnell's Office
Commentary  |  4/10/2013  | 
"Bugging" in the context of politics raises images of burglars messing with telephones and clunky tape recorders in the Oval Office. Now you'd just use malware.
BlackBerry Rolls Out Red Carpet For Q10
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
BlackBerry Q10, the second BlackBerry 10 smartphone, will launch in Canada April 30; U.S. date TBD.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Hits April 11 For $399
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
Samsung's mid-size iPad competitor will be available in the U.S. this week.
Oracle Appeal Delays HP Itanium Trial
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
As Hewlett-Packard prepares for the second phase of a trial in which it will seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, Oracle appeals an earlier ruling.
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