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MWC 2012: Shazam Unveils Android Beam Support

Shazam has just announced that its media discovery app is about to get a whole lot better thanks to its support of the NFC-based Android Beam technology.

Mercedes-Benz Integrates SIRI Into A-Class Models

What's better than using Siri to navigate through your iPhone? Using SIRI to control many of the functions in your Mercedes-Benz A-Class, that's what.

Blackberry Playbook OS 2 Update Includes Android Emulation

t's no secret that RIM's Playbook hasn't exactly been met with tons of support and enthusiasm. Despite several price cuts, nothing RIM has done so far has made any difference in terms of getting consumers to flock to its tablet. So are they throwing in the towel? Not yet, in fact they've just started releasing commercials to promote its update, OS 2.

Socializing Makes Up 91% of Mobile Internet Access

Apparently, above all else, we use our mobile Internet devices to socialize with other. Who said basking in the glow of a small display was antisocial behavior?

Proview Demanding $1.6 Billion In Lawsuit Against Apple iPad Name

Back in 2006, Taiwanese company Proview Electronics agreed to sell the rights to the iPad name over to Apple for $55,000. The problem is that Apple didn't manage to secure the rights in China, where the name is still owned by subsidiary Proview Technology.

US Cellular Introduces First LTE Devices: Galaxy Tab 10.1 And Galaxy S Aviator

US Cellular has finally joined the 4G LTE Bandwagon, launching its own service. While many of us have been expecting this for a while, it was a bit unclear which 4G LTE phones would be the first to hit US Cellular's new network.

IKEA Spoka Lamp Controlled By Android Smartphone (Video)

From controlling a TV to helping us park our cars, smartphones these days are capable of doing a lot of things that make our lives a whole lot easier. And now you can add the Ikea SPOKA lamp to the list. The image above is not from the set of a new sci-fi movie, it’s a Spoka night lamp from IKEA being hacked for Android automation.

Sprout Social for Android Review

Sprout Social has been around as a web-based desktop client for some time and they've also offered an iOS app for a while. Now, they've updated the Android application to let you better "manage your social media on the go."

RoadRover Android Powered Dashboard At CES 2012

Although Detroit's NAIAS is thought of as the first big auto event of the year, the presence of automobile giants at CES suggests that the Las Vegas event is fast becoming the kick-off of the year's major auto events in regards to in-vehicle computing. We saw some interesting stuff at the automotive area of CES 2012 this year, one among which is the RoadRover Android-powered dashboard.

Kingston Wi-Drive Allows Kindle Fire To Expand Beyond 8GB

Earlier in 2011, the Wi-Drive was launched for IOS devices as a wireless portable storage system, and now it gets an Amazon Store app that lets it work with the Kindle Fire.

Acer Aspire S5: World’s Thinnest Ultrabook (Hands-On Video)

It appears like CES 2012 is going to be an event mainly intended for the thinnest this and thinnest that, just like last year. The newly-unveiled Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook, which is the successor to the company’s Aspire S3, is the thinnest of its kind and it’s definitely going to turn more than a few heads at Las Vegas.

Android App For TiVo Released, Offers “Social Commenting”

A recent update to newer TiVo boxes adds functionality for a new Android app. The standard remote scheduling and guide views that we’ve seen from DirecTV and others are available, as well as a virtual remote for hardware that supports it. Social features integrate Twitter and Facebook into your couch potatoing too.

NVIDIA To Give Away Transformer Primes @ CES

And for those of you who are interested in free stuff, NVIDIA has announced that it will be giving away a free ASUS Transformer Prime every day during the show. If you are interested in trying your luck, just pay a visit to the company’s Facebook page and hit the Like button.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD Teased Ahead Of CES

CES is just around the corner and as expected, we are seeing a flood of announcements and teasers about what’s going to be showcased at the event. Sony Ericsson’s pre-CES teaser campaign started earlier with their messages on their Facebook and Google pages. Now the company has released yet another teaser, a few close-ups of an HD-capable smartphone.

Ask Ziggy Brings Siri-Like Functionality To Windows Phone

These days Siri is a pretty big deal, and something that really helps set the iPhone even further apart from the competition. With recent 3rd party efforts to create Siri plugins this experience has gotten even better. What about those that don't have an iPhone?

ASUS Transformer Prime To Get Android 4.0 ICS, Unlocked Bootloader And GPS Fix

Asus is updating its Transformer Prime firmware from 8.8.3.29 to build 8.8.3.33 which is meant to address several problems identified by the company. First, it attempts to "enhance GPS speed" by automatically downloading satellite location tables over WiFi.

Samsung DV300F Is The First DualView Camera With Wi-Fi

Samsung has come out with point-and-shoots earlier which featured Wi-Fi, the SH100 and the ST80 are two, but this is the first time that Wi-Fi has made its way into the new DualView camera style. The Samsung DV300F, which comes equipped with a 1.5-inch front-facing LCD (will help with self-portraits), has a 3-inch rear-facing display, 5x optical zoom, a 7.76mm 16 Megapixel CCD sensor, and a 4.5-22.5mm, f4.5 lens.

Hackers Bringing iOS Apps To Apple TV Before Apple

All this is made possible by MobileX, it's just like a SpringBoard on the iPhone but this one is coded just for Apple TV. It will be from here where you would be able to launch iOS Apps.

Help! The Android Emergency App That Could Save Your Life

Joseph Reilly guy has so far collected pledges in amount of $866 for just two days of the "Help!" app being announced as a Kickstarter project. His goal is $7,700, let's hope he will get it in the next 29 days of funding period or else.

ASUS Transformer Prime: Locked Bootloader Causes Uproar

The fine folks at XDA-Developers report that ASUS has chosen to lock a bootloader on its flagship tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. This is extremely sad news for all the tinkerers who were hoping to get Ice Cream Sandwich on this powerful tablet currently running a lightly customized stock ASUS Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).

Nokia Lumia Coming To The States With 4G?

It’s no secret that Nokia lost out on what they used to be in the United States. When Nokia announced its smartphone for the European market, many wondered when it would hit the Western world.

Dell Streak Gets Pentagon Approval

The United States Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, has just approved the Dell Streak. Running the Android 2.2 OS, the Streak 5 has been officially certified by DISA. This secure mobile device will not be used to handle any top secret or classified information, but it will be used for certain secure communications like Facebook, twitter and forwarding chain letters to your DISA buddies.

Telus Lands Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Android Smartphone Exclusivity

The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray will be launching exclusively through Telus in Canada starting on November 2. Not surprisingly, it does all the things you'd expect from an Android phone from Sony.

Adobe Carousel Photo App Pretends To Be Free For iOS and Mac

It’s well known that Apple is no stranger to competition. The newest Photo Stream feature for Mac OS X and iOS are already fighting a little rose war with Adobe’s Carousel app and service for Mac and iOS. Judging from the buzz around Carousel though, it might be even turn out to be a formidable competitor to Photo Stream.

Innovative iPad Apps Give Voice To Children With Autism

The iPad is mostly perceived as just a toy. It's something you use to play Angry Birds and update your Facebook status. However, there appears to be a very special place for it in the classroom, particularly when it comes to children with special needs.

Angry Birds The Movie Confirmed

Those adorable Angry Birds that have taken over the world, not only have they reached 400 million downloads per month, they are planning a movie release too.

The Secret Ingredients To Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software features are now public and the UI and experience has changed dramatically, enough so to get us excited about it. A new typeface called Roboto is used throughout the UI, while landscape controls have moved to the screen, making a bit of magic as they disappear when viewing videos or in widescreen mode.

Sprint to Kill WiMAX in Favor of 4G LTE

Right around that same time frame, Sprint will start rolling out its 4G LTE coverage. The deployment will start around the middle of next year and will be "largely completed" by 2013.

Scosche RDTX portable radiation detector for iPod and iPhone

Wouldn't it be useful if you could measure radiation without some super expensive industrial equipment? Scosche thinks so and that's why it has announced the RDTX portable radiation detector.

Interview with Jon Medved, CEO of Vringo (Facetones)

Facetones is a mobile app that generates a video slideshow of your friends' Facebook photos whenever they call you or you call them. It automatically matches your phone's contact list with your Facebook friends so that when you ring each other, you see a visually exciting video slideshow of their pictures on your phone.

Social media being used to rob your home

You may enjoy posting your exact location at any given moment, sharing them with friends, family, and the cloud. What you are doing, where you live or where you work, among others, but one thing you should keep in mind is that this could be seen by everyone, including the people who may be plotting to rob your entire home.

Flickr’s new app for Android lets you filter and tag

Do you use flickr? How would you like to from your phone? Well, here’s some good news. You can now access the popular photo sharing service with the use of an official Flickr app for Android phones. You may wonder why it took them so long to launch this one but of course, only Flickr can answer that.

Flipboard-challenging Evri for iPad app launches for free

Pronounced like "every," Evri is an app that aggregates the various news sources from the around the Internet, as well as stuff happening in the social sphere.

Tech Crunch Disrupt Part 1: Mobile Apps Drumbi, Streamzoo and PicDish

In the Startup Alley of Tech Crunch Disrupt 2011 in San Francisco, I had the chance to speak to some founders of some great new apps, this first video of the series covers Drumbi, a new app launching shortly that changes the phone's dialer and makes it more visual and interactive.

Sony Ericsson txt pro offers smartphone-ish experience to Chatr customers

Whatever the case, the Sony Ericsson txt pro handles most of the basic smartphone-like usage needs, like social networking by way of the unique Friends application.

Win the iPhone 4 PowerSkin

We're giving away a PowerSkin for your iPhone 4. It's really a great addon to double your battery life. All you have to do is Facebook Like our page at the bottom of this post. If you already have cool, then just post on our wall saying you want a powerskin!

$100 Android Samsung Conquer 4G destined for Sprint on August 21

It's kind of hard to believe that they've already come along this far. With the pending release of the Samsung Conquer 4G, Sprint is on the cusp of releasing its 25th device capable of using its speedy 4G network. That's a milestone on its own. It also helps that the Conquer 4G is pretty affordable.

Take-away canoe fits in backpack, assembles in under five minutes

For those of you who love spending time on the lake but often have to deal with the inconvenience of a classic canoe, Israeli designer Ori Levin from Tsor Design Studio has recently come up with a handy solution. He created the so called Adhoc Canoe, a take-away canoe which folds into a standard-sized backpack. The Adhoc Folding Canoe weighs about 4.1 kg , is 13 x 23 x 70 centimeters and is really easy to carry.

BBM 6 talks to other apps, even lets you share your location

Research in Motion has clearly seen some brighter days, but BlackBerry is pushing ahead with some new updates. Today, BlackBerry Messenger 6 was officially released and it comes with at least one novel feature that you might like. With BBM6, you can share news and updates from other apps as your BBM status.

Ask Alfred iPhone App Knows Where You’ll Eat Lunch

Ask Alfred is a new iPhone app that uses artificial intelligence to predict what type of restaurant or bar you prefer, before you even know whether you'll like it. It provides iPhone users with personalized recommendations based on their tastes.

Microsoft ‘Leaks’ Social Networking Website

Looks like Microsoft "accidentally" leaked a potential social networking website. Oops. A splash page was published to Socl.com, a domain registered by Microsoft all the way back in 1998, that looks sneakingly like a new social network. Kind of.

HP TouchPad 4G from AT&T rocks upgraded 1.5GHz processor

What's that? You just picked up the HP TouchPad and you think you're the new king of the tablet kingdom? Think again. HP has already one-upped itself, because an upgraded version of the webOS tablet has been formally announced and it `comes with two notable bumps on the spec sheet.

Will Wii Cyberbike really make you fit?

What if riding a stationary bike didnt involve you just watching TV or reading a magazine. What if it was some kind of game with computer graphics and score, timers, and all kinds of other stuff, then exercising should make be more fun, right?

Are you lovin Google’s What do you love?

What do you love? is a single search page from Google that utilizes Google’s online tools to deliver information about the stuff you love. The new website was quietly rolled out several days ago, but engineering issues kept it from being officially launched.

eShadow smartphone app will direct you towards nearby friends

It's like Foursquare and Facebook Places, but a little less voluntary. Making its debut at the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), eShadow is a smartphone app that will let you identify people in the neighboring area who are also using the same software. Then, it points you toward them.

Israel to Apple: Take down ‘Anti-Israel’ app

And so it was done. The Israeli government pressured Apple to remove an Arabic-language app called "ThirdIntifada" from the App Store because it encourages a Palestinian uprising. In a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said the app passed on information about protests, some violent, planned against Israel.

Sony Ericsson adds Xperia ray and Xperia active to Android lineup

My experience with the Sony Ericsson Xperia line of smartphones hasn't exactly been stellar, but that doesn't mean SE isn't trucking ahead with new additions to the line. I have the Xperia Play in hand and will have that review posted soon, but there's also the new Xperia ray and Xperia active coming down the chute too.

Bluebird Electric Starts Speed Trials at Pendine Sands

Bluebird Electric is scheduled to start speed trials at Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, on July 2 and 3 in order to prepare for the breaking of the 500mph land speed record in 2013.  The current record in the UK for electric cars is 137 mph.

Tips To Prevent Cellphone Radiation Brain Nukage

The dangers of cellphone radiation have been a hot topic lately, particularly after the World Health Organization gave the sobering announcement that cellphone radiation could possibly increase the risk of brain cancer. Additionally, research came out that suggested cellphones are responsible for killing off bees. They aren’t getting a good rep right now. While I was scared for a few minutes and considered ditching my Blackberry and running into the woods to live in a shack, I realized I love convenience too much. They're not going to turn nearby cell tower squirrels into radioactive freaks just yet, but there is some concern. So instead, here are some ways to keep your brain, and other body parts, safe from potentially hazardous cellphone radiation.

DashCam: The iPhone BlackBox App For Your Car

DashCam is an iPhone app developed by St. Edward Enterprises that allows drivers to track the route they are travelling on Google Maps and display speed and distance as well. To do this, the app uses the iPhone’s rear camera, Google Maps and the GPS. The recording can be used as evidence should an accident happen or for learning purposes. Users can share the video recording on various sites such as Facebook or YouTube, it also makes a pretty sweet HUD.

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