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Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California

Thanks to a recent court ruling by a California appellate court, it doesn’t matter that you were only checking your smartphone to update Google Maps. That’s because the law, as it currently reads, bans any sort of hands-on use of …

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Want You to Put Your Damn iPhone Away Yeah Yeah Yeahs Want You to Put Your Damn iPhone Away

Heading to a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert in the near future? You better leave that smartphone in your pocket. “Please do not watch the show through a screen on your smart device/camera,” says the band. “Put that shit away!” SPIN …

Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 [Rumor] Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 [Rumor]

We can probably expect a new Kindle tablet or eReader this year, but we can’t be so sure about a Kindle Phone. A few rumors have pointed to the company working on such a device, but there’s been nothing concrete …

Want A Firefox OS Phone? Attend One Of These Workshops Want A Firefox OS Phone? Attend One Of These Workshops
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Mozilla announced a while back that it would start selling Firefox OS Developer Preview phones sometime in February. That obviously didn’t happen, and there’s no mention of when the phones will be widely available to developers. Until then, you’re best …

Samsung Officially Unveils The Galaxy S 4 Samsung Officially Unveils The Galaxy S 4
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After months of speculation and rumors, Samsung finally unveiled its latest flagship mobile device. The company says that the Galaxy S 4 was “developed to redefine the way we live and to maximize our fulfillment of life.” It may not …

Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Cellphone Unlocking Bill Is A Temporary Fix For A Broken DMCA Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Cellphone Unlocking Bill Is A Temporary Fix For A Broken DMCA
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Cellphone unlocking has become a top priority in Washington since the White House threw its support behind the movement. Now it’s up to senators to pass the legislation required to permanently add an exemption to the DMCA. The latest bill …

What Will Mobile Bring to Consumers and Marketers in 2013? What Will Mobile Bring to Consumers and Marketers in 2013?
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The mobile landscape is set to change in a big way in 2013, and though some of the coming changes can be predicted, others will provide big (and perhaps unwelcome) surprises for both consumers and advertisers. As seen at this …

Smartphone Unlocking Bill To Be Introduced In The Senate Smartphone Unlocking Bill To Be Introduced In The Senate

In a statement released yesterday, The White House said that it sides with the 100,000 plus people who signed a petition asking that they able to unlock their smartphones. Having the support of The White House is great, but not …

BlackBerry 10 Gets Better Battery Life With New Update BlackBerry 10 Gets Better Battery Life With New Update

BlackBerry 10 smartphones will start launching in the U.S. in March, but folks in other countries have been playing around with the device for about a month now. For those consumers, RIM BlackBerry is releasing an update today that you …

Samsung Galaxy S4 to be Shown Off in Times Square Samsung Galaxy S4 to be Shown Off in Times Square

Earlier this week, Samsung revealed that the unveiling of its next flagship Android smartphone will take place in New York City on March 14. The Korean company invited people to “come and meet the next galaxy,” implying that the event …

Ubuntu Developer Preview Coming To More Android Devices Ubuntu Developer Preview Coming To More Android Devices
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Last week, Canonical released the Ubuntu Developer Preview for Google’s most recent Nexus devices. Developers immediately got to work and began porting Ubuntu to other Android devices. The results of their work are starting to show as more devices are …

Sony Shows Off Xperia Z Tablet, Smartphone at MWC Sony Shows Off Xperia Z Tablet, Smartphone at MWC

Mini-tablets may be the most popular announcement at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), but Sony still believes it has a chance at challenging the full-sized iPad. Sony today announced that the Xperia Tablet Z will soon be available throughout …

Nokia Announces New Lumia Smartphones, New Feature Phones Nokia Announces New Lumia Smartphones, New Feature Phones

Nokia is to be commended for sparing everyone the groans a mini-tablet announcement would have caused. Instead of launching itself into that quickly-flooding category, the company decided to focus on what it is good at: budget-priced phones. At the Mobile …

Samsung Galaxy S4 2013: Announcement Coming March 14 Samsung Galaxy S4 2013: Announcement Coming March 14
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Earlier this month is was rumored that Samsung would be unveiling its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, on March 14 in New York City. It turns out this particular rumor was solid, as Samsung has now announced …

Game Consoles, Phones Make Up The Past 30 Years Of Popular Tech Game Consoles, Phones Make Up The Past 30 Years Of Popular Tech
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What’s popular in consumer technology? If you look at most wanted lists from last Christmas, it seems that tablets and smartphones were all the rage. As it turns out, however, it seems that the most wanted gadgets of our time …

HTC One Smartphone Officially Announced HTC One Smartphone Officially Announced

Today HTC officially announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One. The device will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a 1080p resolution and 468 pixels per square inch. It has a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and …

LG Announces the 5.5-Inch Optimus G Pro LG Announces the 5.5-Inch Optimus G Pro

As Samsung and Apple continue to corner the smartphone market, other handset manufacturers are still bringing out their competitor smartphones. Whether or not they make any headway may have to do with branding as much as the hardware they are …

Samsung Galaxy SIV To Be Unveiled On March 14 [Rumor] Samsung Galaxy SIV To Be Unveiled On March 14 [Rumor]
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Much like the annual release of the iPhone, we can now count on an annual release for Samsung’s Galaxy S line. The latest model – presumably called the Galaxy S IV – will be unveiled sometime in March. The previous …

China Will Beat Out U.S. To Become Top Smart Device Market This Month China Will Beat Out U.S. To Become Top Smart Device Market This Month

Over the past few years, China has quickly become one of the largest consumers of smart devices. The iPhone is incredibly popular in the country, and cheap Android devices are obviously very popular as well. Despite that, the U.S. still …

Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012, Shows Report Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012, Shows Report

Business analyst Gartner today released its 2012 mobile phone sales estimates, reporting a 1.7% decline in overall mobile phone sales from 2011. Even with the decline, though, customers bought 1.75 billion phones last year and smartphone sales in particular were …

Mobile, Social Media Becoming Increasingly Important To Moviegoers Mobile, Social Media Becoming Increasingly Important To Moviegoers

Are you the kind of person who uses their mobile device during a movie? If so, shame on you. That being said, you’re not alone as new research has found that most moviegoers use some kind of mobile device to …