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Cell Phone Size Comparison: Is Huge Here To Stay?

This week at work someone brought me their old Blackberry. Not uncommon as they shift to an Android or iPhone model, but this version was a lot older than most. It was one of the first color screen Blackberry’s available in the 7290 version. This smartphone was released almost 10 years ago in 2004, but it wasn’t the age that caught my eye. It was the size. The 7290 was huge and I think... 

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: Battle to be Your Next Android Phone

HTC and Samsung are the top two vendors for Google’s Android mobile platform. Samsung has been far more successful in the recent product cycles, but HTC is fighting back with a new eye pleasing model and aggressive pricing. The HTC One started accepting pre-orders yesterday for the April 19th release. Early rumors put the 32GB version at $249, but that was cleared up with AT&T confirming... 

T-Mobile iPhone 5 Release Date Set for April 12th On New LTE Network

The iPhone is now available on all 4 major US carriers. This morning, T-Mobile unveiled their new pricing plans, its new LTE network and the availability of the Apple iPhone. It has been rumored for the past year and T-Mobile just recently confirmed it would carry the iPhone sometime in 2013. April 12th looks to be the go live date as said by Tmonews for the phone to be available. How much will the... 

Could Our Smartphones Alert Us And Doctors That We Are About To Have A Heart Attack?

Smartphones have become a need for many people around the globe. Users can’t go days let alone hours without their iPhone or Android device. There are many time saving benefits to smartphones, but soon your phone may alert that you are about to have a heart attack. Researchers from Switzerland have created the world’s smallest implant to monitor critical medical conditions. The device looks... 

Will Apple Or YouTube Take Over Pandora? Streaming Music Competition Heats Up

Making money on streaming audio is all the rage. Whether it is a free service or a paid subscription, there are many services that offer music on multiple platforms. Users have many options with current providers, but there is not a single dominant service. Existing popular players Pandora, iHeartRadio and Rdio have some new competition in the process of being formed. Google’s YouTube video... 

Roku 3 Streaming Device: Will It Fend Off Apple And Others?

Roku has announced the new Roku 3 streaming device. The popular company has had a tight grasp on the marketshare for streaming boxes for the past few years. It has been a combination of a strong offering of apps, quality hardware options and a cheap entry to market. The updated player is boasting a new processor that is clocking in at five times faster than their previous players. Lag has never really... 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs Leak Along With Eye Tracking Auto Scroll Feature

The March 14th unveiling is still 9 days away, but that is not stopping the constant chatter about the next phone release from Samsung. The Galaxy S4 will have all the details revealed, but a major feature may have been outed on Monday. Automatic eye scrolling. It may not sound like much, but Samsung debuted the technology on the S3. That phone has the ability to keep the screen on if it senses eyes... 

Mobile Urinalysis with UChek App

People use their phones and tablets all day and for many every day tasks. Soon, we can add urine analysis to that list. Myshkin Ingwale of Biosense Technologies Private Limited has introduced their new app called Uchek at the annual TED conference. It isn’t the first app to attempt using the phone for a medical reason, but the results of this app could be very useful. It is able to measure... 

Canonical Shows Off Ubuntu For Tablets: Available February 21st With Phone Version

Canonical has shown off the final piece of its 4 part puzzle. On Tuesday the company revealed the software running on tablets in a video on their blog. Previously they have displayed the software running on PC’s, phones and TV’s. The 4th hardware option comes as a tablet and is not a giant surprise. “Ubuntu One” will be released Thursday and it will contain the same code distribution... 

Some Encrypted And Locked Android Phones Vulnerable To ‘Frost’ Freezing Attack

It sounds like more of a scene from a comic book movie, but freezing appears to be the latest threat for some Android devices. Chilling a phone in an extremely cold freezer can unlock the phones recent memory including images, emails, texts and web browser history. Researchers Tilo Mueller and Michael Spreitzenbarth of Erlangen University in Germany have unveiled what they believe will be the... 
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