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NVIDIA Tegra K1 just might be in your next smartphone

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The NVIDIA Tegra K1 is a powerful monster of a chip, but using this nasty piece of tech for smartphones was thought to not be viable.

For now, it’s been reserved for tablets, but it might be coming to smartphones in the near future. Read more »

US Government cracking down on navigation apps

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So you may or may not know this, but the US Transportation Department believes that it has the authority to regulate the traffic and navigation applications that you use on your smartphone, and is now pushing hard to get Congress to agree.

A new proposed transportation bill will give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the right to “set restrictions on the apps and later order changes if they are deemed dangerous.” Read more »

BBM Protected: IM security for the enterprise user

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One of the reasons why Blackberries, long after being obsolete in the consumer sphere, still managed to persist in the business world was because the handsets were just so secure.

Protection of data and Blackberries go hand in hand, so it didn’t come as a surprise when Blackberry announced BBM Protected, an extra-encrypted IM client. Read more »

Microsoft’s making an Internet Explorer Developer Channel

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To say that Internet Explorer has lost a step in the browser wars is a bit of an understatement; there was a point in time, not too long ago, where if you told someone you used IE to browse the web, you were mocked.

But Internet Explorer has since cleaned up its act and is a way more capable browser than it once was, and now the IE team has decided to try and get more power users on board by creating an IE Developer Channel Release. Read more »

Apple CEO Tim Cook not so “hands-on” with iWatch

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Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was known to be a pedantic perfectionist when it came to the design of his company’s products: he was a very hands-on guy.

CEO Tim Cook doesn’t seem to have this trait, however, as stated in a New York Times profile piece, and that he was more concerned with the “broader implications” of Apple’s products. The article did have some rumors about what this could mean for the iWatch, Apple’s upcoming wearable. Read more »

Cue is a $199 at home medical lab you use with your smartphone

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Imagine a world where you can test yourself for the flu, check your fertility, or a vitamin deficiency at home with your smartphone.

That’s the world that the creators of the Cue are envisioning. Read more »

Microsoft gets allies in call to end US warrants for overseas data

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We recently wrote about Apple’s shady Irish tax practices, and that the US government was looking into the risky business.

Well Apple isn’t the only company that is saving a boatload of tax money by bringing business into Ireland, and it looks like other corporations are asking the US to stop issuing warrants to investigate their overseas operations. The company leading the charge? Microsoft. Read more »

A handheld Steam system is in the works

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Did you ever dream of your very own “Steamboy”; playing your steam titles on a portable device that fits right in the palms of your hands?

Well Steamboy Machine is working on making this a possibility. Read more »

AT&T customer records compromised

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AT&T mobility customers have been receiving emails informing them that a data breach occurred between April 9th and 21st, and that their data was vulnerable during this time.

The culprit wasn’t mentioned, just that it was a third-party source “[that] violated security protocols and accessed customer data.” Read more »

Sprint’s giving 50,000 US students broadband at home

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The White House launched an initiative, ConnectED, which aims to give 99% of US students high-speed internet access within the next five years.

Sprint has decided to partake in ConnectED by pledging broadband internet service to the homes of 50,000 students in the US. Read more »

Firefox OS apps run (pretty much) natively on Android

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Firefox OS is being ushered in as a low-cost, non-resource hungry smartphone OS, but the architecture of the operating system does have some benefits that could extend to other platforms.

Firefox OS’ apps are basically web applications, that are mostly built-on HTML5 and Jaca Script, so they can be used both on the phone and in a phone’s browser. Because of this, the apps run pretty much natively on Android phones. Hit the jump to learn more. Read more »

Photographer uses the G3 to snap pics of an active Volcano

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In an “explosive” (see what we did there?) PR stunt, LG commissioned Jung-won Park to take some photographs of an active volcano.

The catch was, he had to snap the pics using the LG G3′s smartphone camera. Read more »

The OnePlus One is shown as water resistant in this test

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So the OnePlus One is pretty much the internet’s favorite phone now, and it looks like there’s another reason to love it.

It’s water resistant. Hit the jump to check out the video below. Read more »

Powerbeats2: the first wireless Beats earphones

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The Beats brand is ubiquitous: it seems that anywhere and everywhere you turn you’ll see someone rocking Beats headphone or earbuds. The brand carries a variety of different headphone styles, but they haven’t released a pair of wireless earphones.

That is, until now. Beats has released its first wireless earphones: the Powerbeats2. Read more »

Nuzzel for iPhone is a social news compiler

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Remember Friendster? It was was one of the first social media networks, long before MySpace and Facebook. Well the founder of Friendster, Jonathan Abrams, has raised $1.7m for Nuzzle, an iPhone app that was released about a month ago.

What is Nuzzel? It’s an aggregator that compiles all of the news stories that have been shared from your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Read more »