Author: Brett Widmer

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Variant with Optical Zoom?

Think the Samsung Galaxy S4 is pretty great? Things are only getting started, as several variants could be one their way in the near future.  The newest of these rumored devices is the Galaxy S4 Zoom.  It is a variant of the yet to be released S4 Mini, but this handset’s special niche is the fact […]

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Perpetual Motion a Reality?

Perpetual motion and the idea of “time crystals” sound like a theme for a game or movie, right? One Nobel prize winning Physicist has a different idea.

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Leaked Photos of New HTC M4

While photos have recently been leaked of the M7 ahead of it’s expected February 19th unveil, we had nothing to go off of for the M4, until now.

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Designer Creates Microsoft Surface Ultrabook Concept

Late last year, Microsoft introduced the Windows RT-based Microsoft Surface tablet.  Would it be out of the realm of possibility for Microsoft to create an Ultrabook of their own?  With a continued push by Microsoft’s hardware partners into convertible territory, some rumors suggest that an ultrabook convertible/hybrid could be the next obvious step. Designer Clemente Puertolas feels […]

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Apple iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Right Around the Corner?

Yesterday Apple released iOS 6.1 update to the masses. iOS 6.1 is a pretty minor upgrade but does include support for LTE carriers around the world. New LTEs in Denmark, Italy and many areas of the Middle East will now be supported, with Apple’s addition of 23 new iPad LTE and 36 new iPhone operators. But the most exciting part of the release is 6.1s open door for hackers.

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How Google Handles Requests From the Feds

In the past Google has taken a lot of flak over the amount of data they collect on their users. This would be a goldmine in the wrong hands, which makes us curious how much info Google willing releases to law enforcement. The answer? Apparently Google is pretty tight lipped about what they know about you, unless all the T’s are crossed and the I’s dotted.

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Hundreds of Thousands of Apps Aside, Email Checking is a Major Activity for iPad Users

Some of you may wonder what people do most on their Apple iPads. Well, wonder no more. InrediMail took it upon themselves to find out and polled 4400 iPad owners and asked them a series of questions. Among those questions, 90 % of iPad owners rated accessing their email as either extremely important or very important. The research was published yesterday and helps to answer some questions in this specified niche.

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LG Blames Google for Nexus 4 Shortages

LG is pointing the finger at Google yet again for shortcomings in the UK Nexus 4 Supply, and really in the supply across the entire Globe. Google’s reply is it had no idea the demand would be so high.

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LG Overtakes Apple in U.S. Handset Market Sales

When it comes to United States smartphone sales, Apple is clearly king controlling a record 53 % of US smartphone market. Looking at the bigger picture of all handset sales (feature and smartphone combined), Apple has solidly kept in second place ever since the release of the iPhone 4S– until now. A new report suggests that LG has taken the 2nd place spot, knocking Apple to third overall.

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Google Looking into Alternative Ways to Login

Google has recently voiced its concerns, along with many others, of traditional password based-security and how it really isn’t all that secure. In a research paper being published later this month, two of Google’s security experts stated, “we feel passwords and simple bearer tokens such as cookies are no longer sufficient to keep users safe.”

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Google Pulls Plug on Nexus Q

The end has come for the Nexus Q as Google has pulled the plug.  Today, the Nexus Q’s status in the Google play store has been changed from “not for sale at this time” to “no longer available for sale.”  This is the final nail in the coffin for the device.