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Matthew Sabatini


RIM Pays Nokia $65+ Million In Patent Settlement

After almost 9 years fighting it out, Nokia and Research in Motion reached a settlement. The announcement came on December 21, ending the long lawsuit over Nokia's WLAN patents (wireless networking technology).

First Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S IV Are Released

The Samsung Galaxy S III is just about the hottest phone on the market today. Whether you're an Apple fanboy or Steve Ballmer, 30...

Samsung Projected to Sell Over 500 Million Phones in 2013

From billion dollar settlements to the next big thing and everything in between, it has been a crazy year for Samsung. Nonetheless, Samsung is still projected to ship out a total 420 million phones in 2012.

China Introduces World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line

Have you ever wanted to go from Beijing to Guangzhou in 8 hours? If so, your dreams just came true.

Apple In Talks to Bring IGZO Displays to iPhones/iPads in 2013

Earlier this month we presented you with rumors that a next generation iPhone might include a 4-inch 2272×1280 beyond Retina IGZO display with a pixel density of 652ppi. Now, those rumors are one step closer to becoming reality.

7-inch Galaxy Note Possibly Spotted on GLBenchmark

With the tablet market exploding, specifically in the 7 inch range, it is a surprise that Samsung has not done more to gain market share. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been out for long enough with not enough return. Now, according to a benchmark posted on GLBenchmark, Samsung might be making another tablet in this category.

Huawei Ascend D2 Poses for the Camera Early

It seems that someone over at Huawei just could not wait any longer to show off the Ascend D2. The device pictured above, thanks to IT Home, was rumored to be making its first appearance at CES 2013.

LG to Show Off 4K TVs and 1080p Smartphones at CES

How does an 84 inch Ultra High Definition TV sound for your living room or den? With CES 2013 just around the corner, LG has millions and millions of pixels to show off.

Microsoft To Open More Retail Stores in 2013

In an official blog post early on Wednesday morning, Microsoft announced that they would be celebrating the new year with the introduction of more Microsoft retail stores.

4.1.1Jelly Bean Arrives on HTC One S Global Models

If you own a HTC One S you might be in luck. If your One S also happens to be of the global model sorts, you are definitely in luck.

BBM App Found on Blackberry Playbook

The Blackberry Playbook has been out for almost 2 years now. Despite this, many owners are still waiting to get a taste of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) on the device. Right now, if you own a Blackberry smartphone and a Playbook, you can download Blackberry Bridge. This allows you to pair your tablet and smartphone as well as use BBM from your tablet.

Archos 97 Titanium HD Goes After iPad With Incredible Display And...

The iPad has dominated the tablet market ever since the tablet was first released in April of 2010. Many a manufacturer have tried to strip that name from Apple, but instead of becoming the "next big thing", most just turn out to be market fillers.

Samsung Files Lawsuit Against Apple and Notification Center

In the most recent Apple vs. Samsung debacle, Apple's Notification Center is the hot topic. More specifically, Korean News site iNews24 reports that “Samsung Electronics has brought a lawsuit against Apple in a court in South Korea over its ‘Notification Center’ patent infringement.”.

Flickr Gives Everyone 3 Months of Free Pro Service for the...

Flickr may find themselves falling behind in the social photo/video world. Regardless of their position, Flickr is giving all of their current subscribers, including free account holders, 3 months of free Pro service. For those members who have already upgraded to Flickr's Pro service, the 3 months can be used as an extension to your current subscription.

Samsung Reportedly Packing 5.5″ Flexible Displays for CES Trip

Flexible display technology is by far one of the coolest new concept technologies. Now that Super AMOLED and 1080p displays have been introduced, we look forward for the next big thing, and what better a place to show them off than CES 2013.

iPhone 5 Launch Passes 2 Million Sold in the Opening Weekend

In the words of Tim Cook, “Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China”.

“What’s That Song” Feature Added to Google Now

Just a few days ago, Google issued a huge update to the Google Search app for Android. In addition to being faster than the previous version, Google is pushing out many new features and also cards. In my opinion, the "What's That Song" voice command is by far the coolest.

Kindle Fire HD Update 7.2.2 Brings Swype, FreeTime Unlimited, and Camera...

Yesterday, Amazon started to roll out Version 7.2.2 software update for the 7" Kindle Fire HD.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Verizon LTE Confirmed By Product Page

Now, thanks to a recent FCC Filing, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Camera will be outfitted with Verizon LTE sometime soon.

Google Now Coming to Chrome Notifications And the Desktop

Yesterday, François Beaufort discovered "Issue 11412291: Creating a skeleton for Google Now for Chrome implementation". The issue pertains to the structure for showing Google Now cards in Chrome with Chrome Notifications.

Microsoft Surface RT Coming to More Retail Stores “Within Days”

With the Microsoft Surface tablet out on the market for over a month now, one can only wonder how many Surface's were sold. Reports for Q4 range from under 500,000 to over 1 million. These numbers are minuscule compared to the iPad (1 million in the first 28 days) and still tiny compared to the Nexus 7 (around 1 million sold per month).

First Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Released

Paramount recently dropped 78 seconds of Into Darkness online. The trailer comes to us over 6 months before the film's opening date (May 17,...

Google+ Surpasses 500 Million Members

When you think of social networking, Google+ isn't exactly the first website that comes into mind. However, according to Google, over 500 million people would beg to differ.

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S4 to Land in April 2013 With An...

While the Samsung Galaxy S3 hasn't been on the market that terribly long, that doesn't stop the world from thinking about what's just around the corner. Just a few months after the Galaxy S3 was released and became popular, rumors began to surface about the next-generation Galaxy S.

Archos GamePad Arrives for $208 and Android 4.1

At the end of August, we alerted you of the Archos GamePad. Archos claims that it is "The first true Android games console". With a price tag of just £129.99 ($208) and the specs to back it up, the GamePad may be the gaming tablet of the Holiday Season 2012.

Snapseed Arrives on Android, iOS Version is Now Free

Just under 3 months ago, Google purchased Nik Software, the developer behind Snapseed. At the time, Snapseed was only available for iOS and it cost $4.99. Today, Snapseed arrived in Google Play for free and was changed from the $4.99 price tag to free in the App Store.

One Line of iMacs Will Be Made in the U.S.A, Says...

In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams this morning, Tim Cook revealed some new information about the future of Apple's manufacturing. More specifically, he said that "We've (Apple) been working for years on doing more and more in the U.S. Next year, we will do one of our existing Mac lines in the United States"

Pilot-less Aircraft X-47B Makes Its First Catapult Take-Off [Video]

Last Thursday, the U.S. Navy completed their first steam launch catapult with the X-47B pilot-less aircraft.

Google’s Nexus 4 8GB is Out of Stock Again

Have you tried your luck at buying Google's flagship handset, the LG Nexus 4? If so, you would know that it is very hard and frustrating. The words "Sold Out" are plastered on the page in capital letters and red. "We are out of inventory. Please check back soon.", has been on the website a few times now and the backorder on the device had reached 9-10 weeks.

iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iPad 4 Hit China on December...

Just a few days ago the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the People’s Republic of China gave the iPhone 5 network verification and the right to be sold in China.

Dell Unveils Powerful Linux Ultrabook for $1,449

Earlier in 2012, Dell announced Project Sputnik. The main goal of the project was to build a great Linux laptop out of Dell's XPS13 Ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04.

New Japanese Maglev Train to Reach 311 mph

Central Japan Railway Co (JR Tokai), the company behind Maglev (Magnetic Levitation), has revealed their new Series L0 prototype. The train is based on magnetic levitation technology and a long aerodynamic nose.

EnChroma Releases “Color Blindness Test” App for iOS, Android, and Kindle...

Did you know that 8% of men and about 1% of women have red-green color blindness? Did you know that there are an estimated 10 million Americans living with color vision deficiency (CVD)?

Mexican Court Tells Yahoo to Pay Up $2.7 Billion

This morning, Yahoo! Inc. reported that "the 49th Civil Court of the Federal District of Mexico City has entered a non-final judgment of U.S. $2.7 billion against Yahoo! Inc." Furthermore, the lawsuit was filed by Worldwide Directories S.A. de C.V. and Ideas Interactivas, S.A. de C.V against the internet giant.

Portabee 3D Printer Now Selling for Only $480

3D Printing has arguably become the latest and greatest technology. The average person, however, can only sit back and read about these printers because of their high price tags. For example, the Replicator 2 was recently released at $2,000 which was considered reasonable.

Siri “Eyes Free” Coming to Chevy Sonic and Spark Next Year

This morning at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, General Motors (GM) released a press statement saying that sometime next year the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will be outfitted with Siri, the intelligent assistant.

HTC Germany Post Denies European HTC Deluxe Launch

After the HTC Droid DNA made its debut, Europe and the rest of the world watched on with patience. The Droid DNA packs a 5-inch 1080p display that makes all other screens seem small and dull.

Microsoft Will Support Windows RT on Surface for 4+ Years

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet was just released recently. But that didn't stop Microsoft from detailing it's support plan for the next 4 years. In short, Microsoft is boasting that if you buy a Surface RT tablet, you will be eligible to get software and firmware updates until at least April of 2017.

LG Nexus 4 Users Report Buzzing Noise and Distorted Calls

While the LG Nexus 4 has sold extremely well and received a ton of positive feedback, it seems that it isn't without a few problems as well. New reports are starting to arise regarding Issue 39936 on Google's website, which pertains to listening to an earpiece on the Nexus 4. More specifically, so far 135 users claim that while using an earpiece, there is a very faint buzzing and clicking.

Facebook Pushes Employees to Use Android

When recent Facebook app updates only came to the iPhone, some Android users started asking questions. If you look close enough, it's not hard...

Apple Stops Using Samsung Batteries in the iPad and Macbooks

With the patent wars still going strong, tensions are high in technology land. Just two months after Apple walked away from the courtroom a billion dollars richer, the Silicon Valley giant is trying to further distance itself from Samsung.

Toshiba Makes Robot to Aid in Nuclear Emergencies

When conditions become too dangerous for humans, we turn to robots.

IntelliPaper – The Paper USB Flash Drive

Flash drives have evolved significantly over the past few years. There was a time when 64MB of space in a bulky USB package was considered an achievement, and yet now an individual drive can hold upwards of 64GB while being less than half an inch in length. IntelliPaper looks to take the thickness (or thinness) of flash drives to the next level.

Asus Padfone 2 Show Up In White Just Before Release Date

Back in October, ASUS announced that it would be bringing a second-generation Padfone to the market. If you're unfamiliar with the device, it's a smartphone that can be placed inside of a tablet dock. Therefore, the idea behind the device is to give users a smartphone and tablet in one.

Microsoft Snags Real-Time Augmented Reality Patent

Over the past couple of months, augmented reality glasses have become all the rage at the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). Although as of now, Google one of the only companies to formally debut their device (Project Glass). Now it seems that Microsoft's Research department looks to enter the game as well.

2013 Viper SRT Ready for Order

Have about $100,000 just sitting around? If so, you might want to look into buying a 2013 Viper SRT.

Black Friday Alert – Google Nexus 7 32GB is only $229...

The Asus-build Google Nexus 7 has hit multiple stores since its release this past summer, but with the arrival of a 32GB version, Office Depot is the store to go to.