Samsung rejoins the big leagues: plans a developer conference this winter

Samsung announced that it will hold the company's second Developers Conference this November at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The company will likely announce updates to its Mobile SDK and more.

Android Army

PlayStation 4 adds 3D Blu-ray support in the next console update

Sony's upcoming system software update for the PlayStation 4 adds support for 3D Blu-ray discs. It should arrive before the end of July 2014.

Gaming

Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands of songs

Amazon added hundreds of thousands of songs to Prime Music and hundreds of new playlists. Amazon's growing song selection includes tracks from many popular artists old and new.

Music

Preview: Wilhelm lets noobs bring the pain in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Wilhelm is the noob-friendly, bullet-spitting soldier of 2K Australia's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. All three of his skill trees favor big damage and cybernetic support.

Gaming

Uber releases second attempt at Windows Phone app, and this time it’s the real deal

In April last year, Uber launched an app for Windows Phone. However, following complaints that it was simply a webpage in an app wrapper, the startup quickly pulled it. On Wednesday, it rolled out its second attempt.

Mobile

Minnesota family ordered off Southwest flight after dad posts critical tweet

If you're paying for a service, you expect to be treated well. Accounts of bad experiences often end up on Twitter, though Minnesota resident Duff Watson never expected that his tweet criticizing Southwest Airlines would lead to his removal from a plane.

Mobile

How Paper and Pencil transformed the iPad from a window to a canvas

Tablets have always been great for reading, watching and browsing, but FiftyThree’s wildly popular Paper app and Pencil stylus are unlocking the creative potential of users by making it easier to simply create.

Mobile

LG posts record breaking smartphone sales, promises more new hardware later this year

LG has posted record breaking smartphone shipment figures, and says the G3's early success in Korea, and the popularity of its 4G phones, helped make it possible. It promises more devices later this year too.

Mobile

Apple faces class-action lawsuit over alleged unfair work practices

Thousands of hourly-wage Apple workers – past and present – look set to take on the tech giant in court after a California judge gave a lawsuit against the company class-action status. The plaintiffs accuse Apple of violating California labor laws .

Mobile

Google enhances Explore feature for Maps

Never one to rest on its laurels, Google is continuing to roll out updates for Maps in an effort to stave off competition from alternative offerings. The latest, announced Wednesday, includes an enhanced Explore feature for Android and iOS users.

Android Army

The HTC One Remix is Verizon’s One Mini 2, and it’s ready for a July 24 release

Verizon has announced the HTC One Remix, a rebadged version of the recently launched One Mini 2. It's shares the same 4.5-inch screen and 13-megapixel camera, and is set to go on sale soon for $100 with a two-year contract.

Mobile

This smart pepper spray takes a photo of your assailant and sends it to authorities

Potentially a useful product for anyone that lives in an unsafe area, the Defender will fire off a picture of an attacker to authorities right before blasting the attacker with high grade pepper spray.

Photography

Sony SRS-X9 review

Sony’s SRS-X9 is a tour de force of elegant style and high-performance sound, but it will cost you.

  • Pros: Brilliant clarity and definition, Smooth, musical bass…
  • Cons: Very pricey, Sound signature occasionally too bright

This UK supermarket gets all of its power from rotting vegetables

The Sainbury's grocery store in Cannock, England, gets 100 percent of it's power by collecting it's food waste, recycling it, and using it to generate biomethane gas.

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