Smartphones

The Opposing View: How Tizen Could Win

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Samsung expanded the horizons of wearable computers this month with a trio of fitness-oriented smartwatches running two different operating systems—neither of which is Android. Two of the three, the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo 2, run the open(ish)-source, Linux-based Tizen operating system. The other, a fitness tracker named the Samsung Gear Fit, uses a customized version of the Real Time Operating System (RTOS), a lightweight OS designed to run so quickly and use so little computing power it can… continue…

Yep, ‘Flappy Bird’ Is Coming Back

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The popular game is being revived, according to its creator. continue…

Microsoft Dumping License Fees for Windows Phone?

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Giving Windows Phone to manufacturers for free could help boost customer adoption, but there are no guarantees. continue…

Neil Young’s PonoPlayer: Future King of a Dead Market?

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The days of an iPod clone doing iPod-like business might be over. continue…

Ultra-Secure Smartphones: The Next Big Thing?

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FreedomPop’s ‘Privacy Phone’ is the latest smartphone marketed as an ultra-private alternative to conventional mobile devices. continue…

Apple’s CarPlay Brings iOS to Vehicles

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Your car could become a four-wheeled extension of your iPhone. continue…

The Web at 25: Used by the Majority, with Some Reservations

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Some 76 percent of those surveyed by the Project said the Internet was “good” for society, while 15 percent said “bad.” continue…

Define Irony: Microsoft Places Elop In Charge of Xbox

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Elop reportedly wanted to split the gaming console’s business operations from Microsoft. continue…

Nokia Launches Android-Powered Smartphones

Are Nokia’s latest devices a weird misfire, or a counterintuitive stroke of genius? continue…

Google’s Project Tango Seeks to Map a 3D World

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At the heart of the project is a prototype smartphone capable of capturing and analyzing 3D measurements. continue…