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First Bitcoin ATM arrives in China

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China now has its first Bitcoin ATM machine, courtesy of BTC China, a top digital currency exchange in the country.

BTC has also released an online and mobile phone application; meaning the people of China can now sell and purchase Bitcoin currency with one another. The trade of Bitcoins in this manner tip-toes around Chinese banking regulations, which aren’t too friendly to digital money. Read more »

Moto X+1 custom back options leaked

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Evleaks has got another leak for the interweb: this time it’s a list of the backplate options for the upcoming Moto X+1.

The original Moto X made quite a splash by giving users the option of customizing their phones with a variety of color and material options: including wood. The new Moto X+1 has a couple of new tricks though. Read more »

Sprint releases weird collection of ‘Framily’ plan commercials

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In an effort to bring in more subscribers, Sprint has really been pimping out their ‘Framily’ plan, which pays out bigger and bigger discounts for more friends and family members you pile onto your monthly bill.

They want to let the world know about the great savings that can be had, so they’ve decided to do that by releasing a series of weird family-centric commercials where humans are the children of animals. The real question is, why has Sprint taken on this bizarre approach? Read more »

AT&T hacker’s conviction overturned

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A few years ago, a little old hacker by the name of Andrew Auernheimer was able to snatch 114,000 email addresses of iPad owners and shared the security breach with Gawker.

Well his blabbing landed him a hefty $73,000 fine and a 41-month prison sentence. But it looks like that decision has now been overturned. Read more »

More versions of the Galaxy S5 now fall to Chainfire’s root

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Chainfare was able to root the SIM free, international version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, even before the phone hit store shelves.

Well now you can add seven more versions of the Galaxy S5 to the list of handsets susceptible to the root. Read more »

AT&T’s GS5 devoid of Download Booster

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One of the new features that Samsung has been sure to brag about in their Galaxy S5 smartphone is the Download Booster, which allows users to use both WiFi and the phone’s LTE data connection to download files more quickly onto their phone.

But there’s some bad news for AT&T customers who were looking forward to using this new feature, because America’s largest GSM carrier decided to go and remove it from their version of the GS5. Read more »

Samsung releases a a new Galaxy S5 commercial

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Samsung has released a new commercial that focuses on the latest special features of their upcoming flagship: the Galaxy S5.

The ad mentions the GS5′s camera, the phone’s resistance to dust and water, its Full HD Super AMOLED screen, and its built in heart rate sensor. Read more »

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 powered by Exynos 3250

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We’ve known about the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 for a little while now, but the Korean tech manufacturer didn’t really reveal any juicy tidbits about the internal specs of the devices.

Well Samsung has spilled the beans and we now know that the Gear 2 will be powered by a new Exynos processor with a couple of interesting modifications. Read more »

Samsung’s Galaxy Pro takes a shot at the iPad

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Samsung has released a slew of advertisements that have Galaxy Pro owners gloat over iPad buyers.

The ads focus on the bevy of features offered by the Galaxy Pro that Apple’s slate doesn’t have an answer for. Read more »

Cheaters in Britain use Samsung phones the most

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Suspect that your significant other may be seeing someone behind your back?

Well you may want to check and see if they’re using a Samsung cell phone if you have your doubts about their fidelity. Read more »

The HTC One M8 is king of touch screen response time

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Looks like HTC can add another feather in the cap of the One M8 as the phone’s screen has the fastest touch-screen registry time of any smartphone.

46ms is all it takes for the One M8 to recognize your touch input; the first phone to go under 50ms. Read more »

LatentSense security learns how you touch your phone

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How can you improve the security of your smartphone beyond that of a regular old password, swipe gesture, and even the occasional fingerprint scanner?

How about having your phone recognize your specific touch behavior, and shutting down when anyone who isn’t you, tries to use it? Read more »

Twitter buys Android app, Cover

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Developers are always working on making smartphones easier to use, and one of the best ways to do that is providing quick access to the features you use most on your device.

That’s the goal of Cover, the lock-screen application that social media giant, Twitter, has recently acquired. Read more »

Wilson to release a smart basketball this winter

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The combination of smartphone technology with sports equipment is nothing new, but basketball has been left out of the fun.

That is, until now. Wilson has announced that they plan on releasing a smart basketball. Read more »

Video: Windows Phone 8.1 keyboard takes Guinness Record

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Windows Phone’s software keyboard is loved by many, and even from the Mobile OS’ debut, was hailed as one of the best features the platform had to offer.

Not content with their current success, Microsoft has managed to one up their previous software keyboard, and nab a Guinness world record in the process with their new ‘Word Flow’ keyboard. Read more »