The Nokia brand name, one of the most storied marks in mobile, will never grace another smartphone. Under the terms of Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division, the "Asha" and "Lumia" trademarks will transfer to Redmond, but the "Nokia" mark will remain property of the Finnish company…
The Mountain View tech giant, which is known for nicknaming its Android mobile operating systems for smartphones and tablets after desserts, has for the first time chosen a brand-name candy for its 4.4 version that's expected to launch this fall: Kit Kat.
Apple’s next iPhone is approaching fast. A new phone is all but certain to be revealed at Apple's September 10th event, and there have been hints that a big surprise may be in store: since as far back as January, rumblings have pointed to Apple releasing two iPhones this year, instead of just one.
Instead of introducing a whole new One handset, it's refreshing its One and One mini with a new color option dubbed Vivid Blue. Whether you choose to interpret it as cyan or turquoise, the new hue fleshes out HTC's flagship palette and puts it in line with Nokia, which has been pushing greater color variation with its Lumia line.
For some folks, jumping from a simple flip phone to a smartphone can be overwhelming. Not only do they have to figure out the icons, apps and settings, and learn to type on glass, but their service-plan costs often shoot up…Now there’s a new $140 Android smartphone that aims to ease the transition.
Sony’s new Xperia Z1, a 5-inch waterproof Android smartphone with an eyebrow-raising 20.7-megapixel camera. Outside of Nokia's entirely unreasonable 41-megapixel sensor in the Lumia 1020, this is as much pixel power as you're likely to find in a flagship smartphone device.
Digg, the Betaworks-owned social content portal, has come to Android. The app is simple, and not unlike the website; users can browse through the list of top linked stories posted to the home page, curated by Digg’s small team…
Twitter apps help to correct some of those flaws, giving you more control over the Twitter ecosystem. From scheduling tweets to viewing which one of those jerks unfollowed you, these apps will turn you into a tweeting machine.
As for this G Pad tablet, LG is making much out of the fact that it is the first of the eight-inch tablets to sport a full 1080p HD display (though others are expected to have similar products relatively soon).
Amazon has officially announced the new Kindle Paperwhite…It looks like it has the same physical form factor as last year's Kindle Paperwhite, but has a higher contrast E Ink display, a faster processor for improved page turning and book opening, and a redesigned built-in light. The touchscreen has also been improved, which should make for an improved page-turning experience.
All of Lenovo's new ThinkPads include the company's new Power Bridge technology, which uses both an internal and a removable battery to let you swap batteries without having to shut your computer down. These batteries are one-size-fits-all, too, so they're interchangeable between all the new ThinkPad notebooks. Between Power Bridge and Lenovo's adoption of Haswell chips, battery life probably won't be an issue for ThinkPad users anymore.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is just 7.9 millimeters thick. Samsung hails it as "the ultimate productivity device." As with other Galaxy Note devices, we expect that the Note 10.1 2014 Edition will make extensive use of the S-Pen.
We've heard rumors that the new iPad will be styled like the iPad mini for a while, but a new video of what are claimed to be 5th-generation iPad parts has given us the clearest look yet at the new tablet…
When closed, the Sony Vaio Flip has a visible seam along the cover. Still, the machine unfolds normally, resulting in a normal-looking laptop. But when you flip the small sliding switch beneath the monitor and push the screen back, the display flips around. In that mode, the laptop is in display mode, and you can push the screen all the way down to become a tablet.
Do you like the Microsoft Surface Pro but wish it were thinner, lighter or included a kickstand with more than one angle? The Sony Vaio Tap 11 is that machine — taking the idea of the Windows tablet and refining it in some key ways.
The Yoga 13 was simply too big to enjoy as a tablet. The new IdeaPad Yoga 11S solves this issue by shaving 1.7 inches from the screen diameter and 3.08 pounds from the total package. The result is the best Windows 8 hybrid currently available.
The Nymi centers on a person's electrocardiogram, a measure not of your heart rate but of the electrical activity generated by your heart. A person's ECG is dependent on the size, position, and physiology of their heart, and it's completely unique to every person…
As expected, former camera-making company Kodak has climbed out of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy it entered in January of 2012. Having spun off or shut down its various consumer divisions, including digital camera and printing segments, Kodak will focus instead on commercial printing for packaging and other large-scale projects.
An official video ad for the QX10 and X100 has now surfaced on the web, offering the best glimpse yet at how Sony envisions consumers using these unique products. In the clip, we see that linking the QX10 and QX100 with a smartphone will be a simple, one-touch process…
The Galaxy Gear, Samsung's latest foray into the smartwatch category, is now official and it's quite unlike anything you've seen before. Yes, it's a smartphone accessory that can pick up notifications, control music playback, and keep time with a rich variety of watch faces, but Samsung takes it a few steps further by integrating a 1.9-megapixel camera, a speaker, and two microphones — allowing you to shoot short 720p movies and even conduct phone calls with the Galaxy Gear.
As part of its big IFA 2013 event, Sony announced a number of new TVs, including this 65-inch LED monster. The real draw here is that it's a curved LED TV, much like the curved OLED sets that Samsung and LG introduced back at CES earlier this year.
Sony bills the SmartWatch 2 as a second screen for your smartphone and that's very much what it is. You can do one-touch pairing with compatible devices over NFC, a neat addition that underscores Sony's commitment to the contactless standard, and you can do fun things like activating your phone's camera shutter remotely with the SmartWatch 2.
Smart watches have become a hot topic of discussion over the past year and one more company is now jumping in to the conversation: Qualcomm. The company officially announced its smart watch, Toq, at its developer conference…