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My two cents on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Unpacked 2013

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On March 14, I was fortunate enough to attend the Samsung Unpacked 2013 event in Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  The event introduced the Samsung Galaxy S 4 as well as several cool accessories that could b…

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The Nexus Q gets a bad rap, but is everyone in tech missing the point? [Opinion]

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The reviews of the Nexus Q have poured in since Google announced its new media-streaming device, and the word isn’t very favorable. The general consensus seems to be that the Q, while good looking and a so…

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Android OS

Windows 8 & Ice Cream Sandwich: signs of what could be omnipresent technology [Opinion]

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Since Android debuted on phones in 2008, people have wondered what else it could power. We’ve since seen obvious uses in tablets and PMP’s, but Android has even trickled into everything from came…

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Android Update Alliance one year later: empty promises, promises, promises [OPINION]

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The Android Update Alliance was destined to disappoint, and we all should have seen it from the start. How could we really believe that all of the major players in Android would stick to a non-binding agreement t…

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Google

WSJ: Google considering selling Motorola to Huawei…bad or smart move?

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Imagine you bought something very expensive and then decided to sell it before you ever really had a chance to take it for a spin. That’s what Google is supposedly considering according to the Wall Street…

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Tablets

Cheap tablets: how much can we really expect from a $100 device?

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A tablet is a plaything and a third screen. Maybe even fourth. So why should a device that is rarely used as a primary means of entertainment or productivity cost as much as a laptop that can do so much more or a phone…

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Social

Google’s barely-noticed leaderboard highlights Foursquare’s advantage

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In a recent update for Google Maps, Google added a leaderboard to show which users have the most check-ins in a day, week, or all-time. The feature wasn’t promoted or listed in the official change log, and…

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Android News

The problem with mobile security companies: lots of scare tactics, not enough value [OPINION]

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Maybe mobile anti-virus companies are charlatans after all. Google’s Chris DiBona infamously applied that label to companies selling mobile anti-virus software through fear-mongering, and Syman…

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Samsung

Galaxy S III not coming to Mobile World Congress, and that might be a good thing

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Samsung earlier this morning confirmed to TechRadar.com that the Galaxy S III will not be launching at Mobile World Congress later this month. Many expected Samsung to unveil its next hero device at MWC follow…

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Google TV

Google TV’s next chance for popularity – your cable box?

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt may not be so crazy after all. Schmidt, who often tastes feet when making public comments, was widely laughed at when he suggested in December that Google TV would appear on the majo…

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Actually, Android has more than just 200 million devices and it’s growing just fine

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At Wednesday’s Google Music event, Google shared that it has activated more than 200 million Android devices, with more than 550,000 devices added to that count each day. Some people took that to mean th…

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Dear Molly at CNET: You are wrong about Android

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Molly Wood did what many journalists seem to do when it comes to Android vs. iPhone – throw out a lot of opinions, mix in some misinformed statements to justify them, and then completely miss the mark about…

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5 things I learned watching the Google antitrust hearings

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Google is very powerful and popular, so it’s understandable that the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights would want to have a chat with someone from the compa…

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Android News

Amazon seeking Android developers again – perhaps in anticipation of an Android tablet?

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Amazon really wants to attract Android developers in order to increase the choices available in its Amazon Appstore. As a result, the company is providing a $50 credit for its web services to any developer who u…

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Raise your hand if you actually want a dual-screen device

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Two is always better than one. Except when it’s not. We’ve all seen cases where something was unnecessarily doubled and wondered if one might have been the better option, and I get that feeling whe…

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