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Samsung Galaxy Q to Feature Foldable Display, Debuts in 2013?

The idea of foldable and flexible smartphone screen from Samsung is nothing new. We've been hearing rumors about the technology for a while, though we've yet to see an actual product utilizing the technology. This might be changing beginning next year with the introduction of the Samsung GT-B9150.

How To: Installing XBMC using OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi

Considering purchasing a Raspberry Pi? At around $35, it is quite an exceptional value for a device that can be used for a lot of general computing tasks. So what exactly CAN you do with the Raspberry Pi? Honestly, it really depends on how much work you are willing to put into it and how wide your imagination extends.

Is a Web OS Smart TV is in the works by...

So what ever happened to WebOS? HP's WebOS certainly never managed to do all that well in the marketplace but it was still not a half-bad OS in reality. Luckily it has continued to live on as an open source project.

Zagg Releases Two New iPad Mini Cases

The iPad Mini was basically just announced but keyboard-maker Zagg spared no time in getting two new keyboard cases out to the market.

Kindle Fire HD versus iPad Mini: Which is Right for You?

Up until now, it was really hard to call Amazon and Apple direct competitors. Sure, they both had tablets and sold services that were highly integrated into the overall experience. Yes, they both also had books and videos. What set them worlds apart was pricing and specs. This has changed with the introduction of the iPad Mini.

Rumor: The Nexus 10’s Display May Outshine iPad’s Retina

Google's Nexus 7 is essentially the most successful Android tablet to date, though the Kindle Fire does follow closely behind it. With that in mind, would Google be wise to attempt to enter into the 10-inch tablet world with a Nexus 10? They certainly seem to think so.

Carphone Warehouse Puts Up LG Nexus 4 Preorder Page Early

Looking forward to the LG Nexus 4? We actually know quite a bit about the phone, considering Google has yet to confirm its existence. Now it seems that the UK phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has put up an official-looking pre-oder page for the device.

Apple Defends the $329 Price Tag of the iPad Mini

The iPad Mini is here but some of us are finding it hard to get all that excited when similar tablets cost nearly $100 less. For $199 you can get the Nexus 7, sure it has a smaller screen but it also has a better resolution. You can even get a slightly weaker 7-inch Kindle Fire for just $169. That makes the starting price of $329 just a little hard to swallow.

Verizon HTC 8X and Lumia 822 coming November 12th

If you are a Verizon user that is interested in Windows Phone 8, you've probably noticed that we've yet to see concrete information as to what WP devices are heading to the Big Red. Sure, Verizon has mentioned they will support the platform, but we want more details. Ask and you shall receive.

Dragon Mobile replaces Naunce’s existing Android voice assistant app

Dragon Go is on its way out the door. Its successor is the new Dragon Mobile Assistant that expands on its predecessor's voice features and capabilities. The newest version of Naunce's software brings near Siri-quality features over to Android and is certainly competition for Google Now and Samsung S Voice.

J&W introduces Android PC that looks near-identical to the Mac Mini

What we have here is an Android Mini-PC that is shamelessly close in design to Apple's Mac Mini. The big difference here is that this isn't an Intel-based PC, instead we have the power of ARM and Android inside.

LG, Samsung and Pantech Both Promise 1080p Smartphones by mid-2013

There aren't a ton of 1080p smartphones out there yet, but we do have the HTC J Butterfly and the upcoming Chinese-market Oppo Find 5. Hoping for more devices that support true HD in the near future? Your wish is about to be granted.

Apple may exchange your brand new iPad 3 with new 4th-gen...

Just a little over a half year after the release of the iPad 3rd generation model, we already have a successor. The 4th gen iPad doesn't bring tons of changes to the mix but it does have a faster processor and graphics chip, alongside the new Lightning adapter. So you already bought an iPad 3, what do you do? For some of you, an exchange might be possible.

Apple Announces the 4th Generation iPad

While everyone saw the iPad Mini coming from a million miles away, there was much less talk about the possibility of 4th generation iPad. While the 3rd generation model is just six months old, it also includes a dock connector that Apple is probably trying to get rid of for good.

iPad Mini is Official, will ship November 2nd for $329

Okay, so none of us are shocked by the appearance of the iPad Mini. That being said, it's a pretty solid looking device.

Memoto Allows You to Log Every 30 Seconds of Your Life

Obsessively desire the need to catalog nearly every moment of your entire life? If that sounds like you, you might really love the most recent Kickstarter project, the Memoto. This “life-logging” device is designed to capture photos of everything you doing every 30 seconds and can store up to two-days of photos before you'll need to upload them elsewhere.

Lightning Cable Authenticator Chip Cracked, Opens Door to Cheap 3rd Party...

As another way of controlling the quality of their products, the lightning USB cables for Apple's iPhone 5 and other latest products uses a special authentication chip that is supposed to be nearly impossible to crack. Now we have a look at several chips above that in fact are cracked authenticators that will allow the creation of cheap 3rd party cables.

Apple Press Event will be streamed live on Apple TV, iOS...

Apple has a press event today that is almost 100% likely to show us the iPad Mini, among a few other possibilities like refreshes...

Ubuntu running on Nexus 7, Canonical says it is the Perfect...

It seems that the Nexus 7 is now up and running with Ubuntu 13.04.

Google’s Big October 29th Product Event: Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and...

Google is gearing up for a special press event on October 29th that could see the unveiling on Android 4.2, the Nexus 4, an update to the Nexus 7 line, and even a high-end 10-inch Nexus tablet.

Is the Microsoft Surface’s Display as Good (or Better) Than the...

According to Microsoft, their display is supposed to be sharper than the Apple's retina display. Considering the Surface has a resolution of 1,366 x 768 (which isn't all that high by today's standard), how is that possible?

Griffin releases two Moto RC Devices that run via your iOS...

When it comes to getting an RC car at a cheap price, you are generally out of luck. Between the cars and the remote controls, you often find yourself easily spending $100 or more on such devices. If you are looking to save some money, Griffin makes some low-cost RC devices that communicate with your existing iOS device instead of using a traditional controller.

iPad Mini May Start at $329 for Base Model

How much would you be willing to pay for the upcoming iPad Mini? Apple is hoping you'll say $329.

Could Foxconn be Considering Making Their Own Hardware?

A new rumor has surfaced suggesting that Foxconn could be preparing to make its own tablet and smartphone hardware in the near future.

Belkin’s WeMo Baby Monitor Works Anywhere with your iPhone

Belkin's new WeMo works anywhere in the house, outside or even while you are thousands of miles away from home.

Sony Confirms No Jelly Bean on Some Xperia Devices, Waiting Until...

Own a Sony Xperia smartphone and looking forward to Jelly Bean? Bad news, then. It seems that Android 4.1 won't be making its way to Xperia devices until early 2013, according to Sony.

iPad 2 Will be Phased Out When iPad Mini Arrives, Says...

With the iPad Mini just around the corner, will Apple continue to push its iPad 2 as a midrange option or will it eventually be phased out altogether?

Firefox Marketplace comes to Android, Currently in Beta

When it comes to Android, probably one of the best things about the platform is how open it is. That means you can run just about any app, any custom skin or any application store that your heart desires. The newest store to hit Android will soon be Mozilla's Firefox Marketplace, which will actually be part of the Firefox app.

Khan Academy and Samsung Bringing Tablets into Select California Schools

Many school systems across the globe have made switches to tablets and e-readers. Having a digital solution like this means kids don't have to carry heavy backpacks full of books, which can lead to back issues in the long run. It also can save the educational system money since the e-books are generally cheaper than text copies, of course you also have to pay the huge cost of the tablet/e-reader initially.

Toyota Concept Shows Off Kinect-Controlled Skateboard

In order to better demonstration some of the future technology that might eventually find their way in to Toyota vehicles, the company has unveiled a very unique concept skateboard that utilizes a Microsoft Kinect motion sensing camera an Windows 8 tablet.

Acer Iconia A110 Arriving Later This Month for $230

Looking for an alternative to the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire around the same price? The Acer Iconia Tab A110 will arrive on October 30th for just $230.

Halloween iPhone 5 Case by Speck is Spooky

Just in time for the candy-filled holiday, the Speck Halloween case aren't scary or spooky, but they have a simple design with a few of the traditional blanket-style ghosts on it.

Hiapad HI-802 Stick Computer Packs Quad-Core Punch

The Hiapad HI-802 is equipped with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and has 1GB of RAM.

Unique Cardboard Bike Will Only Cost $20

A bike made out of cardboard, crazy talk, right? Izhar Gafni of Israel says his strange cardboard bike invention is now very close to begin mass production.

iPad Mini plans to beat the Surface to the Punch?

The Microsoft Surface preorders are already starting to go pretty well. If you were Apple, how would you possibly slow the Surface down? Announce the iPad Mini, that's how. Apparently rumors now suggest that Apple will release its new smaller tablet on October 23rd. For those who don't know, that's three days before the Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface release event.

HiLO Lens for iPhone Allow for Angled Shots

A new Kickstarter project aims to make taking pictures from various angles easier than ever with the iPhone 5. The HiLo Lens attaches onto your existing iPhone camera and gives it a 90 degree angle for shots.

iOS 6 Tethered Jailbreak Now has Cydia and Easier Installation for...

To jailbreak or not to jailbreak, that is the question. There are ways to get a jailbreak up and running for iOS 6 A4-powered devices that will fully work and install the unofficial appstore we know and love (Cydia), but they require a tethered approach.

Microsoft Surface 32GB Base-Model Already Sold First Batch of Shipments?

While the preorder information for the 32GB Surface originally read “delivered by 10/26th” it is now pushed back by several weeks.

Lenovo Brings on the Windows 8 Convertibles

Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.

LG Optimus G coming to AT&T

While LG doesn't build bad hardware, it is generally far from “cutting edge”. This is probably why the LG Optimus G is such refreshing change. The Optimus G has great specs and a reasonable $199.99 price tag with a two-year contract via AT&T.

Motorola Droid RAZR M Review

The Motorola Droid RAZR M might not be the “top offering” from Motorola, but it is a decent-sized phone with an attractive design that is certainly worth checking out.

Magic Finger Lets You Control Computing Functions from Any Surface

The idea of controlling a computerized device through nothing but your finger once seemed like a crazy notion, but touchscreen technology has made it quite commonplace. What if you could perform computer functions by touching any surface using a special device worn around the finger? This is basically what the Magic Finger aims to do.

NexPhone: Smartphone, Tablet, PC and Laptop Functionality via One Device

While devices like the TransPhone and PadFone 2 attempt to simplify our lives by creating a smartphone that can transform into a tablet with a special dock, why stop there? A new Indiegogo project is dreaming far beyond this, transforming instead into a full desktop all-in-one, a laptop, a tablet and – of course – an ordinary smartphone.

Microsoft Surface RT Pricing is Official, Starts at $499

Ahead of their October 26th launch event, Microsoft has now released its Surface RT tablet for pre-ordering. This means we finally have pricing information. Those who were crossing their fingers about the rumors of a $200 starting price for the Surface might be more than a little disappointed.

New Acessory Could Add “Smelling Capabilities” to the iPhone Feature List

Remember back when Mobile Magazine covered a Samsung patent regarding smell and the ability to shoot perfume? Apparently Samsung isn't the only one that is looking into such an option, now the Chaku Perfume Company is preparing its own “ChatPerf” accessory for use on the iPhone.

Asus PadFone 2 Photos Leaked Ahead of Tomorrow’s Launch Event

Even though the TransPhone is only showing up the party now, it is already trumped not only by the older PadFone but by the upcoming PadFone 2. Tomorrow Asus will officially announce the Padfone 2, but that isn't stopping the net from leaking official photos ahead of schedule.

BB10 L-Series Device Shown in Another Leaked Photo

We don't know what the future will hold for RIM, but at least we now have a few leaked photo of the L-Series that can give us a glimpse of what to expect starting in early 2013.

Xbox Music Service Offers Free Streaming to Windows 8 and RT...

While never particularly popular, Microsoft did offer quite an impressive Zune media player client for Windows-- more impressive than its actual media player. The service allowed for streaming of movies and music, and while it didn't offer quite as much as iTunes it was a rather good service.

Blurry pictures of Google Maps for iOS Alpha leaked?

Why did Apple jump ship to their own app platform? The biggest reason had to do with the fact that Google Maps for iOS was massively inferior to the Android version. Google didn't offer turn-by-turn directions or any of the features needed to really make it stand out. That being said, Apple's rush to get their own map program into the hands of iOS users hasn't exactly turned out great.

New Robot Has Moves like Macgyver

Most of us have at least heard of the TV show Macgyver before. You know, about the guy who can basically take just about anything and turn it into a true solution to a problem? Well, that's what Professor Mike Stilman and researchers at Georgia Tech are attempting to do with a robot creation of their own, aptly named the “Macgyver bot”.