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Researchers have unveiled a shape shifting paper thin mobile phone that curls up when a call is received. It contains 'smart memory' wires in a thin plastic display. When a current is applied to them, they contract, causing the display to curl. The handset, dubbed the morephone, was built by a Canadian team using a plastic display built by British firm Plastic Logic. 'This is another step in the direction of radically new interaction techniques afforded by smartphones based on thin film, flexible display technologies' says Roel Vertegaal, director of the human media lab at Queen’s University, who developed the system. Read [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2316534/The-shape-changing-mobile-phone-curls-trembles-text.html]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3136iC149DC30FD832A5D.jpg[/img]
One of my favorite features on the HTC One is its camera. Beyond the picture quality, which is great, HTC really went the extra mile to pack in a bunch of cool software extras. Two of these extras that really caught my eye are called Sequence Shot and Zoe, and you can see them in action in the [url=http://cnettv.cnet.com/take-creative-photos-htc-one/9742-1_53-50145563.html]above video[/url]. Using the Sequence Shot feature allows you to composite multiple images into one picture. The trick to this one is to hold still and fire off a bunch of snapshots by holding down the camera button. This will create a self-contained batch of images which you edit with the Retouch option, selecting Sequence from the submenu. After the HTC One does a little processing, it will give you a composite of what it thinks are the best photos to make up your sequence. By tapping the photos on the bottom, you can take them in or out of the sequence. When you have it the way you want, tap the Done button, then
OK, this is on the seriously geeky side, but if you're keeping tabs on all things Google Glass, you'll want to know that the software kernel underlying the high-tech spectacles is now publicly available. The blog Karthik's Geek Center noted Saturday that the kernel source code for [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] has been posted to the [url=https://code.google.com/p/google-glass-kernel-source/]Google Code site[/url], ready for download. The brief writeup there say's that's "unlikely to be the permanent home" for the code, which should end up being relocated to a spot adjacent to "other [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]android[/url] kernel source releases relatively soon." The 65.7MB file -- described as a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_%28file_format%29]"tarball file,"[/url] or a compendium of sorts -- for the code has been downloaded 3,506 times since it was uploaded to the site just over 24 hours ago. It's avail
[b]April 27, 2013 7:42 AM[/b] [b] [/b] [img]http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/do-not-track-me.png?w=558&h=9999&crop=0[/img] If you are one of the many people horrified about [url=http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/04/online-tracking/]the privacy-invading nature of the tracking cookie[/url], her’s some solace: It may not have long to live. According to Paul Cimino, [url=http://www.brilig.com/]vice president at ad marketplace Brilig[/url], the tracking cookie has, at most, five years of life left. “I think it will take five years to kill it. At that point, it’ll be like birds chirping and flowers blooming because we’ll find some kind of value proposition that allows consumers to trust us and opt into personalization. I term it, tailor don’t target,” [url=http://www.adexchanger.com/data-exchanges/the-cookie-has-five-years-left-says-merkles-paul-cimino/]Cimino told AdExchanger.[/url] While you may not be quite sure what an ad tr
It's official. Intel's fourth-generation core "Haswell" processor will arrive on June 3. Expect a crush of desktops, laptops, convertibles, detachables, and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] to ensue. "In approximately 3,337,200,000,000,000 nanoseconds, Intel will reveal all there is to know about the highly anticipated 4th generation Intel Core processor family," Intel said in a statement Friday. That's June 3 in the U.S. and June 4 in Taiwan, where it will be rolled out at [url=http://www.computextaipei.com.tw/]Computex[/url]. Haswell is mostly about better battery life and, to a lesser extent, about improved graphics performance. So, expect, for instance, Haswell laptops that last longer -- maybe a lot longer if other power-saving technologies are also used -- than today's latest and greatest offerings. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57581633-92/intel-confirms-haswell-chip-intro-at-computex/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt
If you've always wanted a pair of HD digital binoculars, you could very well get some without shelling out the big bucks. A new smartphone accessory called [url=http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409008983/snapzoom-the-universal-smartphone-scope-adapter]Snapzoom[/url] allows you to mate your smartphone camera with the optical scope of a pair of binoculars, dramatically increasing the reach of your handset. The [url=http://www.cnet.com/iphone-5/]iPhone 5[/url], for instance, would get its normal 33mm focal length boosted to 330mm on a 10x spotting scope. Compatible with most smartphones (with or without a case), the Snapzoom can be mounted on all single- and dual-eyepiece scopes, which include the usual binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes, and even microscopes. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581704-1/snapzoom-accessory-gives-smartphones-a-telephoto-boost/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3108i6BC12029B4F4A377.jpg[/
[The future of Windows 8 laptops is clear: they'll all have touch screens. Touch technology is becoming increasingly affordable, and it's a helpful, some would say necessary, way to experience [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/microsoft-windows-8/4505-3672_7-35321713.html]Windows 8[/url]. In the present, that still means manufacturers going through their back catalogs and popping touch into old designs. Sometimes that works, and sometimes it just feels like what it is: shoehorning. Lenovo makes some excellently designed laptops. The IdeaPad Z400 Touch doesn't feel like one of them. A thick body, a less-than-impressive-feeling keyboard and touch pad, and basic mainstream specs add up to a laptop that feels generic. It does have a 14-inch touch screen, but so what? So do many new laptops. The Z400 Touch has a DVD drive, and a large 1TB hard drive. It doesn't have bumped-up graphics, though, or a more workhorse-level processor. For its price -- about $700 depending on where you buy it
Within hours of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's revelation that apps for [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57581572-93/eric-schmidt-admits-talking-to-google-glass-can-be-weird/]Google Glass[/url] will require Google's approval, a renowned hacker/developer has shattered the notion of locked-down Glass. More specifically, Jay Freeman -- aka "Saurik" -- has jailbroken it. Freeman is also the creator of the popular Cydia app store for jailbroken iOS devices, and he [url=https://twitter.com/saurik/statuses/327856986278477824]tweeted[/url] a photo Friday afternoon that's apparently a capture of the "Device info" dialog for the pair of Glass he purchased from Google as a developer. It describes the device as "Jailbroken ;P" Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581724-1/as-schmidt-speaks-of-caution-google-glass-gets-hacked/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3100i8ECD1DFA9010AE5D.jpg[/img] Shatt
I have a technical problem with my password management feature. Webroot is not recognizing my email address, despite the fact that I repeatedly attempted to use it, but each time it was rejected as unrecognizable. So, I sent a ticket to Webroot technical support at 9:50 a.m. eastern time. No response. So, I called tech support at about 2:45 p.m. eastern time and was told by a voice recording that there was better than an hour's wait. I was placed on hold and listened to the music. Half an hour later, I was disconnected. Not good, folks.
Group Play is one of the most social new features on [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-s4/4505-6452_7-35627724.html]Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone[/url]. Open it up and it essentially turns a group of nearby Galaxy S4 phones into a network. What can you do on that network? Share photos and documents, blast music across devices like an integrated speaker system, and host a multiplayer game, like a poker tournament. See [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6452_7-10016639-1.html]here[/url].
With the Galaxy S4, Samsung clinches its goal of global smartphone domination. The supercharged Android 4.2 Jelly Bean device may look like a toy compared with the stunning [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/htc-one/]HTC One[/url] and the dapper [url=http://www.cnet.com/iphone-5/]iPhone 5[/url]. But taken together, its blazing quad-core processor, colorful 5-inch HD screen, sharp-shooting 13-megapixel camera, and mile-high stack of software extras make the Galaxy S4 the most powerful superphone anywhere in the world. What does the Galaxy S4 have? A better question is: what [i]doesn't[/i] it have? There's the 1080p screen, zippy processing speeds that are [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57581021-251/samsung-galaxy-s4-has-the-fastest-gaming-graphics-of-any-phone/]ideal for gaming[/url], and an IR blaster that can control your TV. Then there's the parade of camera tricks that cram action shots into one scene, use both front and back cameras, and film a video in slow-mo. The GS4 can ha
It's been nearly 10 months since the highly successful [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-review/]Samsung Galaxy S3[/url] was first released in the U.S., and in a [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57581154-251/sprint-t-mobile-feel-samsung-galaxy-s4-delay-woes/]few more days[/url], the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]Galaxy S4[/url]will be sold online and in several retail stores across the U.S. With a 5-inch HD screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and either a quad- or octa-core processor (the U.S. will get the former), the GS4 is dressed to the nines with hardware goods. So how does it stack up against its current competition? Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-6452_7-57574225/samsung-galaxy-s4-vs-iphone-5-htc-one-and-blackberry-z10/]here[/url].
Say hello to the BlackBerry Q10, which offers a larger and more spacious QWERTY keyboard and a fresh infusion of the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/blackberry-10-os/]BlackBerry 10.1 operating system[/url]. It builds on the greatness of past BlackBerry messaging machines, yet blends this with modern smartphone software powerful enough to run multiple apps at once without skipping a beat. It also surfs Web sites like a champ and has a battery that goes the distance. Of course, the BlackBerry ecosystem lacks a wide app selection, but the Q10's hybrid approach should satisfy traditional BlackBerry addicts who crave a practical upgrade. Exact pricing and availability aren't locked down, but the Q10 will be sold by AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, with a suggested price of $249. Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/blackberry-q10/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3012i37DA247061C073E3.jpg[/img] The Q10 can operate multiple applications at on
The Telepathy One is no Google Glass. And supposedly, it's not trying to be. Demonstrated at an event in New York City, the Telepathy One is a wearable headset developed in Japan, intended on being part of the very same emerging industry as Google Glass. It has a built-in camera and floating microdisplay, much like [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] and the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/specialized-electronics-accessories/vuzix-smart-glasses-m100/4505-7847_7-35536668.html]Vuzix M100 Smartglasses[/url]. The biggest difference between it and Google Glass, besides specs, might be one of scope. Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/camcorders/telepathy-one/4505-9340_7-35734227.html]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3010i1F45AE524E8DB666.jpg[/img] Telepathy founder Takahito Iguchi with his translator in New York.
LG will be launching a device featuring a flexible OLED display sometime later this year. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57581349-94/lg-eyes-flexible-oled-equipped-smartphone-for-q4/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3008i836283341CFA5479.jpg[/img] A flexible OLED display inside protective covering.
Nintendo started the age of 'next-gen' gaming consoles when it released its [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_U]Wii U[/url] back in November 2012. While it was the first Nintendo console to support high-def graphics, calling it 'next-gen' is somewhat misleading considering the fact that spec-wise, it just barely outperforms the current Xbox 360 and PS3. That, coupled with reports of buggy-ness, mixed reviews, and disappointing sales numbers, led most people to overlook the console and wait for the 'big-dogs' to make their announcements as we kicked off a new year. Albeit a bit Murky, Sony [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/What-the-Tech-is-going-on-in-the-world-today/m-p/27410/highlight/true#M452]made their announcement back in February[/url]. But until now, the good majority of video game news surrounded a slew of Xbox rumors, most of which infuriated customers, spurred [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/No-more-used-games-Wrong-Answer-says-GameStop/m-p/
[Moving your stuff from your iPhone to an Android phone doesn't have to be exceptionally laborious. Here's how you can make that transition smoothly.] Read [url=http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57580774-285/making-the-change-from-iphone-to-android-as-easy-as-possible/]here[/url].
[In the face of rampant weak password selection, group aims to replace passwords for identity authentication when logging into Web sites and online accounts.] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57581088-83/google-joins-fidos-crusade-to-replace-passwords/]here[/url].
[Get ready to scan your children. The timeless onesie's getting a digital upgrade with a set of jammies that link to stories and lullabies on a smart device.] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581071-1/smart-pajamas-read-your-kids-a-bedtime-story/]here[/url].
A "poorer" brother of Ferrari, Maserati marque unveiled their [url=http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/shanghai-auto-show/maserati-ghibli-shanghai-motor-show-2013]new gun[/url] against Mercedes Benz E-class and BMW 5-series. Look at the pictures, it's a typical Italian design. No sharp edges, fluently flowing design which is highly aerodynamically effective, coupled with the strong engines under the hood and with the latest technologic innovations, it seems the car to beat. I am afraid MB and BMW will not have a quiet sleep. Serves them right!!! :p
[For all of the flexibility and customization that comes with an Android device, there are still plenty of restrictions in place. While Android technically is an open-source platform, the final product is still the result of a phone-maker's skin, the carrier or manufacturer's preloaded software, or even sometimes, a few disabled features. There isn't anything wrong with most out-of-the-box experiences, but more daring and tech-savvy users who tire of being at the mercy and discretion of carriers and handset makers might be interested in pushing their [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]Android[/url] devices to new limits. This is where the practice known as rooting comes into play.] Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57578709-251/hack-your-android-like-a-pro-rooting-and-roms-explained/]here[/url].
[Terms of service warn users that their $1,500 high-tech specs will be deactivated if they try to resell or loan them to another person.] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57580159-93/google-will-brick-google-glasses-if-owners-resell-or-loan-them-out/]here[/url]. Thought as some are developers here in the Community, they should know about this important point of terms of service , if they were the lucky recipients of the Explorer Edition.:)
[The alleged image shows a white iPhone with a plastic backing, following earlier reports that Apple might try to sell a cheaper handset without the aluminum finish in its previous devices.] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57580243-37/image-leaks-of-lower-cost-iphone-with-plastic-case/]here[/url].
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