Kik Messenger hits 100 million users, 200,000 joining every day

There's certainly plenty happening in the messaging space just at the moment. As social media giants Twitter and Instagram take an increasing interest in private messaging, Kik announced on Thursday its user base has crossed the 100m mark.

Pebble smartwatch gets Do Not Disturb mode in latest software update

A new version of the Pebble smartwatch's software has been released. Version 1.14 brings a few bug fixes, plus several interesting new features, such as Do Not Disturb and an option to turn notifications off entirely.

Top 5 US wireless carriers agree to let you unlock your cell phone

The organization that represents all five major wireless carriers in the U.S. has agreed to policy changes that will allow customers to have their cell phones unlocked within two days after a request to do so is made, as long as the…

Samsung refuses to replace burned Galaxy S4 so Nokia offers customer free Lumia

A man's Galaxy S4 burned up while charging and Samsung refused to replace it unless he signed a waiver agreeing to never discuss it. We've got the full story and some tips on how to avoid watching your own phone go up in flames.

The 4 hottest Android phablets square off in our side-by-side spec comparison

We compare the four biggest phablets - large-screened phones - available in the US right now. The Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Note 3, HTC One Max, and Sony Xperia Z Ultra duke it out in this in-depth comparison and spec chart.

Sony’s new USB flash drives plug into your Android device, making file sharing even easier

Sony has announced a new flash drive suitable for use with smartphones and tablets. It works with a micro USB port, provided your device has USB On The Go connectivity, and comes in three different sizes.

South Korean court rules against Samsung in patent case with Apple, says no to iDevice ban

It's not just the US where Apple and Samsung are battling it out in courts over a myriad of patent disputes. It's going on around the world, and on Thursday the latest ruling, on Samsung's home soil, went against the Korean tech giant.

Oppo teases the Find 7, which could be home to 2014’s top smartphone tech

Oppo has teased the arrival of the Find 7, a new device listed only as coming soon from the Chinese manufacturer. Previous rumors have suggested the specification will be very high.

Rdio expands music service to 20 new markets, now streaming to 51 countries

As music-streaming service Spotify unveiled a free service for mobile users on Wednesday, rival Rdio at the same time announced it was rolling out its service to 20 more markets across Europe and Latin America.

Want to text on flights? Southwest offers an inexpensive iMessage plan

Definitely ideal for anyone that carries around an iPhone or iPad, Southwest has launched access to a cheap service on Wi-Fi enabled planes that enables Apple's iMessage for the entire flight.
Home Theater

Aereo’s next target is Google’s Chromecast

Aereo, the Robin Hood of network TV, has announced plans to launch a new app that will allow the service to work on Google’s streaming dongle, Chromecast. According to CEO Chet Kanojia, the new app is being tested now, though no word was…

Don’t leash your kid like a dog, keep track of them with this bracelet

Making the world a safer place for kids is a noble cause. But it will take more than a good heart and the best of intentions to make BeLuvv's Guardian worthy supplementing parental supervision. The demo left a bit to be desired.