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HTC rumored to prepare Windows Phone version of One M8 for release

1 hour ago | Posted in: mobile phones

HTC may be preparing to release a version of the One M8 smartphone running Windows Phone instead of Android, according to rumors. Report sources claim the smartphone producer will be returning to Windows Phone again, effectively re-purposing the One M8's hardware and accessories, with the device apparently said to be given the name HTC One W8.

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Microsoft debuts new Halo 2 footage from The Master Chief Collection

1 hour ago | Posted in: gaming

During a panel at San Diego Comic Con last week, new footage from Halo: The Master Chief Collection was shown off by a number of people involved with the Microsoft project including Franchise Development Director Frank O'Connor. A new video was released by the company offering a first look at the new cinematics completely remade for high definition. Leaked gameplay footage from the panel has turned up as well, showing off some of the in-game changes.

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HBC department stores Lord & Taylor, Hudson's Bay to use iBeacons

2 hours ago | Posted in: industry, gadgets, iPhone apps, mobile phones, Apple, iPad apps

HBC Department Store Group, which owns both the Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay department store chain, has announced it will be using indoor iBeacons leveraging Apple technology, manufactured by Motorola Solutions and powered by software from Swirl Networks across more than 130 of the corporation's stores in Canada and the US. The move follows in the footsteps of Macy's, which did a similar deployment of iBeacons last November in stores in New York City and San Francisco.

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OkCupid defends Facebook, admits to running its own experiments

3 hours ago | Posted in: industry

Popular dating site OkCupid took to its blog today in a small defense of the outrage over Facebook's study involving manipulation of data on its news feed for emotional research. In a post titled "We Experiment on Human Beings," the dating company proceeded to make light of the data situations while owning up to several of its own experiments.

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Bitcoin app Blockchain allowed to return to App Store

4 hours ago | Posted in: iPod, iPhone, industry, iPhone apps, iPad

A Bitcoin trading app, Blockchain, has been allowed to return to the iOS App Store, reports note. The title was one of several removed from the App Store early this year during an Apple crackdown. The company's policy is normally to prohibit apps allowing activities which may be illegal in some countries. Although Bitcoin has become increasingly accepted, it still sits in a legal limbo in many regions.

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Chinese officials make surprise visits to four Microsoft offices

4 hours ago | Posted in: industry

Officials from the China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) showed up at four Microsoft offices in the country unannounced earlier today. Offices in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shanghai received sudden visits that could be tied to the start of an antitrust investigation for an unknown reason. The visits come at a time when Microsoft faces scrutiny in the country over spying allegations and government refusal of Windows 8.

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Briefly: Hilton enables phone-based room key, new NPR One app

5 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone apps, iPad apps

Hilton Worldwide has announced that its guests will now be able to use their iOS or Android device to control most elements of a guest's hotel stay. Due to roll out this summer, the upcoming Hilton app will soon allows users to choose a preferred room, make requests, and check in and out of the hotel. Room selection is anticipated to be available by the end of the year, and will include DoubleTree and Embassy Suites. In 2015, guests' phones will also unlock their room. Most of these features focus on bypassing the physical hotel lobby. By the end of 2016, Hilton aims to integrate the majority of its rooms world-wide with these new app-based functionalities.

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Samsung's Gear VR Manager surfaces, shows off setup, use information

6 hours ago | Posted in: gadgets, software, mobile phones

On top of getting their hands on a render photo and a name for Samsung's upcoming virtual reality (VR) device earlier this month, Sammobile was able to spend some time with an early version of the software responsible for managing the Gear VR. Called Gear VR Manager, the software shows off some of the basic usage features of the headset along with the setup.

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FISA Court judges ruling on surveillance reportedly own Verizon stock

6 hours ago | Posted in: industry

Judges sitting on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court) may not be entirely impartial, according to a report. A number of judges on FISA Court allegedly own stock in Verizon, one of the companies subject to NSA bulk surveillance orders issued by the court, with the report suggesting this could be considered as unethical behavior by judges in an important role.

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Windows Phone 8.1 update introduces new resolutions, smart covers

6 hours ago | Posted in: software, mobile phones

It appears that a list of technical and some minor consumer changes are coming for the GDR1 update of Windows Phone 8.1. While the information is currently only available to those with an account to Microsoft's Dev Center, information was obtained showing that some important changes are coming like new resolution support, options to allow smart cases and a few ease of use options.

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Next-gen iPhones could have NFC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

7 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone

A Chinese repair firm, GeekBar, claims to have obtained photos of the logic boards for Apple's upcoming 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones. The two are noticeably different from each other and the board for the iPhone 5s; significantly, the one for the 5.5-inch iPhone -- sometimes dubbed the "iPhone Air" -- isn't larger than the one for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but simply has a different layout. In both cases, chips and other installed components are missing.

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T-Mobile CEO launches $100 four-line promotion, attacks AT&T

8 hours ago | Posted in: mobile phones

T-Mobile has unveiled a new promotional price plan, one which is taking aim directly at AT&T. In remarks against AT&T's "Best-Ever Pricing for Families" marketing, T-Mobile CEO John Legere relayed details of a plan effectively providing four lines on the carrier's Simple Choice shared price plan, complete with 10GB of LTE service, for $100 per month.

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Apple 'close' to buying radio app Swell for $30M, sources say

9 hours ago | Posted in: industry, Apple

Apple is on the verge of buying out Swell, a radio and podcast streaming app for iOS, sources say. The deal is reportedly worth $30 million, and if completed should result in the shutdown of the app's services sometime this week. While Swell has a dedicated fanbase, it's also said to have had trouble finding users beyond that group. An Android app was in beta testing but never released.

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European Commission approves Apple acquisition of Beats

10 hours ago | Posted in: industry, Apple

The European Commission has authorized Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats, according to an official statement. The organization was tasked with scrutinizing any possible antitrust concerns in the deal. In its judgment, the Commission notes that while both Apple and Beats sell headphones in Europe, even their combined marketshare is low, and the companies aren't in close competition. Their headphones are said to "differ markedly in functionality and design."

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Uber closes Javascript hack exposing driver review of passengers

11 hours ago | Posted in: security, iPhone apps

Cab-hailing service Uber has patched a hole which allowed passengers to find out their average score based on reviews from Uber drivers. A Javascript hack which surfaced over the weekend polled Uber servers for the passenger score, giving a response between 1.0 and 5.0, though Uber has been quick to close the loophole in order to protect its driver review system.

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New MacBook Pros could be released on Tuesday

11 hours ago | Posted in: computers

The MacBook Pro refreshes hinted at during the weekend may ship on Tuesday, according to a source for French site MacG. The updated 13-inch Pro is said to have a "J44a" model name, while its 15-inch counterpart is the "J45a." The source didn't have any specifications or prices to share.

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Amazon opens 3D printing store with curated list of customizable items

13 hours ago | Posted in: industry

Amazon has become the latest retailer to offer sales of 3D printed objects. Just as with Hasbro, the Amazon 3D Printing Store is making more than "200 unique print-on-demand products" available to buy and created through manufacturing partners, and though it is a curated collection of items instead of a user-designed object printing service, it still provides customers the chance to customize some of their purchases before printing.

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Mayor promises 5G mobile network across London by 2020

14 hours ago | Posted in: industry

London will be one of the first major cities in the world to be covered by a 5G mobile Internet service, the city's mayor has pledged, among other connectivity claims. Mayor Boris Johnson revealed the city is working with the University of Surrey to develop part of the capital's long-term infrastructure investment plan, which should lead to the 5G mobile network being deployed by 2020.

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LG G Vista leak claims 5.7-inch display, mid-range specifications

15 hours ago | Posted in: mobile phones

A large-screened mid-ranged smartphone from LG is on the way to Verizon, according to reportedly leaked documents. Claimed to be called the LG G Vista, the smartphone appears to combine the specifications of the G3 Beat unveiled earlier this month with a device slightly bigger than the current flagship G3, albeit without the "Quad HD" display.

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Sign in Chinese store may show next-gen Retina MacBook Pro specs

18 hours ago | Posted in: computers, upgrades/storage, Apple

A sign spotted by a Mac user at the new Paradise Walk Apple Store in Chongqing , China may have leaked the changes coming to the next lineup of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, with the most dramatic being the bump up to 16GB of RAM as standard on all models, even the low-end unit. Assuming the sign is correct, all three models of Retina MacBook Pro will bump around 200MHz in speed, with the line jumping to 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz and 2.8GHz, respectively. It is assumed that the RAM in the Retina models remains non-upgradeable.

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Review: JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

Sun July 27, 2014 | Posted in: audio

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just right. For consumers searching for a strong sound but who don't want to shell out a couple hundred dollars on over-the-ear headphones, on-ear is the next step down. But does that mean the sound quality is a step down as well? The JBL Synchros E40BT headphones aim to convince users otherwise, with their balanced approach to sound and mid-range price. Does that mean that the headphones are good, or something that consumers would be settling for? Find out in our review.

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Briefly: PS4 3D Blu-ray support, Amazon card reader speculation

Sun July 27, 2014 | Posted in: gaming, gadgets

Sony's PlayStation has announced that its next system update for PS4 will include support for 3D Blu-ray releases. The firmware update, v1.75, is anticipated to arrive next week, according to PlayStation Europe's tweet from earlier today. This information was released in light of Microsoft's announcement of Xbox One's upcoming 3D Blu-ray support.

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Samsung patent application for tablet sleeve uses prior Apple art

Sun July 27, 2014 | Posted in: industry, Apple

A new patent application from Samsung has surfaced, in which the company is seeking to claim a patent on a new type of sleeve for tablets. While that would not be cause for concern in most cases, some of the art in the application makes a direct call to a familiar cover for Apple's iPads. In the filing, Samsung - which has been repeatedly accused by Apple and others of "slavishly copying" the iPhone maker -- introduces prior art in the form of Apple's Smart Cover.

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The Pirate Bay debuts 'The Mobile Bay' website, talks new sites

Sun July 27, 2014 | Posted in: industry, mobile phones

The Pirate Bay, a website linked to illegal torrent downloads, launched a new version of the site last week that aims to make the experience of using the service easier for mobile users. The new website, aptly named The Mobile Bay, revamps the design of the current website to make it friendlier to touch devices and easier to filter content.

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Maingear launches Pulse 15, 15-inch gaming notebook with 3K display

Sun July 27, 2014 | Posted in: computers, gaming

Maingear announced a new notebook in its Pulse last week series called the Pulse 15. Following on the design of the Pulse 17, the new 15-inch model crams many of the same components into a smaller shell. The Pulse 15 packs power into a chassis that is only 0.75 inches tall when folded, with a weight of less than four pounds. Maingear states it's the thinnest 15-inch notebook they have ever produced.

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Closer look: Android L preview

Sat July 26, 2014 | Posted in: software

Google's Android L preview has been made available to developers and any other interested users who own a Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 tablet. It marks the first time that Google has released an early preview of the latest version of its mobile OS, while is also the first major revamp of the Android UI since Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich,' which was released three years ago. In that time, Android has become the most widely used mobile operating system in the world. However, despite its popularity, it has slipped somewhat on the technology front with Apple iOS making the leap to 64-bit in August last year. Android L seeks to redress this by adding an all-new 64-bit runtime (ART), coupled with other system enhancements designed to improve performance and battery life.

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