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Facebook Smartphone Could Be Released By Next Year Facebook Smartphone Could Be Released By Next Year

Nick Bilton over at The New York Times technology blog is reporting that Facebook is getting serious about designing and releasing a smartphone. He quotes several anonymous Facebook employees and other Silicon Valley engineers in his report, stating that Facebook …

Hit and Run Driver Was Downloading App When He Struck a Pedestrian Hit and Run Driver Was Downloading App When He Struck a Pedestrian

Texting while driving is a well known danger. Communities across American have introduced laws that prevent people from doing so. But, with the increasing popularity of apps for smartphones, they may want to consider amending laws to include other cell …

Unboxing Video of the Samsung Galaxy S III Unboxing Video of the Samsung Galaxy S III

Thanks to the guys over at the HD Blog TV YouTube channel, there are some new videos of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III in circulation. However, unless you are fluent in Italian, you may not get much out of …

Tablets Replace the Idiot Box as Electronic Babysitter [Infographic] Tablets Replace the Idiot Box as Electronic Babysitter [Infographic]
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Do you remember all the derogatory names people had for the television when you were growing up? Some of my favorites were the boob tube, idiot box (image courtesy of Boysandgirls.ie), electronic fireplace, and electronic babysitter. This new Infographic from …

Nielsen Takes a Look at Smartphone Demographics Nielsen Takes a Look at Smartphone Demographics
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Over at the Nielsenwire blog today, Nielsen highlighted some of the results from its recent Mobile Insights report for the first quarter of 2012. Included is information on how each of the smartphone operating systems are performing and a look …

BlackBerry 10 Camera Lets Users Turn Back Time BlackBerry 10 Camera Lets Users Turn Back Time
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Instead of being excited for the most advanced BlackBerry phone ever revealed, the tech press greeted the BlackBerry 10 with a collective “meh,” and proceeded to speculate as to whether the phone was enough to save the company from death …

The Rise and Fall of RIM [Infographic] The Rise and Fall of RIM [Infographic]

It never ceases to amaze me how fast the tech industry is evolving. Companies cannot afford to sit back and revel in success, or the start-up competition will quickly overtake their market share. Constant innovation is key to maintaining a …

Microsoft Patent Could Turn Your Entire Phone Into a Screen Microsoft Patent Could Turn Your Entire Phone Into a Screen

The market for smartphone cases is huge. So huge, in fact, that there is even room for an iPhone condom holder case. But what if you didn’t need to buy a case to show the world that you are a …

Mobile Devices Keep IT Departments Racing Mobile Devices Keep IT Departments Racing

As mobile devices and applications extend the boundaries of the workplace, information technology (IT) departments must create new policies and procedures to keep the mobile enterprise accessible, available and secure, according to research released today by IT industry association CompTIA. …

Smartphone Laser Projections In the Works Smartphone Laser Projections In the Works

Mobile phones currently on the market are capable of showing high quality images and video, but the phones’ small size sets insurmountable limits on screen size, and thus the viewing experience. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, EpiCrystals Oy and …

Mobile World Congress: Intel Increasing Its Smartphone Presence Mobile World Congress: Intel Increasing Its Smartphone Presence

Intel has added a number of smartphone makers to its list of customers, the company announced to day at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Deals with Lava International of India, ZTE of China, the UK’s Orange, and Visa. As …

Mozilla Pioneers Open Web Devices Platform Mozilla Pioneers Open Web Devices Platform
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At today’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla and Telefónica Digital announced in a press release that they have teamed up to create a new mobile platform that will facilitate the first HTML5-based devices running on the open Web. The …

Domino’s Pizza Now Covers More Than 80% Of Smartphone Pie With New Android App Domino’s Pizza Now Covers More Than 80% Of Smartphone Pie With New Android App

Imagine this fast food miracle: You can now order a pepperoni pizza from the palm of your hand from nearly any Domino’s Pizza in America. Listen, you don’t get to be the recognized world leader in pizza delivery without thinking …

Orbit: New Budget Windows Phone From ZTE Orbit: New Budget Windows Phone From ZTE

ZTE has added a new Windows Phone called Orbit to its growing phone portfolio. The new budget smartphone is based on the latest version of Windows Phone and comes with 4GB of memory. It also has HD voice and a …

Europe Gets New Panasonic Eluga Power Europe Gets New Panasonic Eluga Power

Europe is being treated to a new super-fast charging smartphone from Panasonic. The Eluga Power features a 1280 x 720 high-definition touch screen and can reach a 50% charge in 30 minutes! that’s impressive! Here’s the spec’s and features from …

ASUS Padfone Finally Revealed at MWC ASUS Padfone Finally Revealed at MWC

The time has finally come for the ASUS PadFone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Previously announced at last years CES, the PadFone features a smartphone/tablet combo. In essence the PadFone combines a 4.3″ Super AMOLED screen powered …

Feature Phones Get Audio Upgrade Feature Phones Get Audio Upgrade

Audience, a leading global provider of advanced voice and audio processors for mobile products, released its earSmart technology today, to enable more clear voice calls for feature phones. According to Audience, earSmart is an intelligent voice processor that delivers a …

Panasonic Announces Eluga Smartphone Panasonic Announces Eluga Smartphone

Panasonic Europe has announced it’s new Android Smartphone called the Eluga, which combines sleekness and durability. The Eluga is IP 57 certified, meaning that it is water and dust proof, and weighs in at 3.6 ounces. Waterproof, as in it …

Mobile Now a Core Component of Google AdSense Mobile Now a Core Component of Google AdSense

Google AdSense for mobile was put in place while people were still using flip phones, in order to allow companies to monetize their mobile content. With the advent of smartphone popularity, Google has just made it easier for vendors to …

Mobile Devices Influencing Consumer Purchases Mobile Devices Influencing Consumer Purchases
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According to the Google Mobile Ads Blog, in a 2011 study conducted in tandem with Ipsos, consumers are using mobile devices more and more, to help command the points of purchase while shopping online or in-store. During the holiday shopping …

Smartphones Used To Help Memory Impaired Patients Smartphones Used To Help Memory Impaired Patients
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The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone. The Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care in Ontario, Canada has published the strongest evidence yet that a smartphone training program specifically designed for individuals with …