Please, do not buy a BlackBerry phone (even if you like BB phones)

Please, do not buy a BlackBerry phone this holiday season. We like BlackBerry 10 and most BB phones, but here is why we cannot recommend them anymore.

What if phones were clear and had touchscreens on both sides? Samsung has a patent for that

A patent showing a transparent touchscreen created by Samsung has been discovered, and what makes it really exciting is that both sides of the display can be used to control your phone.

Newsweek: A year after abandoning print, presses to roll once again

With readership numbers and advertising revenue dwindling for most print magazines and newspapers, it's no wonder more and more are becoming online-only publications. Newsweek ended its print edition last year, or at least we thought it…

Glass: Google now inviting Explorers to swap out for new version

Google is moving steadily towards its goal of launching Glass commercially in 2014, with the company now offering an upgraded model to its Explorer testers. The improved design is faster and more durable, and ships with shades and a mono…

This iPhone case has a clever flash that’s 10x brighter than the one in your 5S

A new Kickstarter project aims to solve the problem of taking decent low-light photos using an iPhone. The Lightstrap is a case with a diffused ring light built in, which provides ten times the illumination of a standard iPhone 5S flash.

Apple and China Mobile have finally inked iPhone deal, WSJ reports

Apple appears to have finally struck a deal with China Mobile, the world's biggest wireless carrier with more than 700 million subscribers. It's thought the deal could bring the tech giant an extra 20 million iPhone activations in China in…
Android Army

Google searches on Android now include results from app content, and app listings

An update rolled out by Google for Android users will see searches pull up results not only from the Web but from apps installed on the device, too. Results in searches for specific kinds of apps will also show up with direct links to the…

Uber and Home Depot team up to deliver Christmas trees on demand

Potentially ideal for anyone that doesn't have time to swing by the tree lot this year, Uber will be delivering large Christmas trees this week, provided by Home Depot, to families in ten U.S. cities.

Yes, the NSA is tracking cell phone location data worldwide

You’re not even going to believe this: The National Security Agency (heard of them?) is tracking the cell phone locations of millions of people around the world. Oh, wait, did we say ‘not believe this’? What we meant was, “Of course…
Social Media

Instagram blocks Mobli: The photo wars are on

Mobli users can no longer connect to Instagram through the app, as the rivalry between the companies intensifies.
Social Media

Listen up! Shazam shares our 2013 stats, and makes some bold 2014 predictions

After correctly pegging two of summer's biggest hits before the spring showers even dried up, Shazam went back to its algorithms to find which artists will break out in 2014 - and there are a few surprises.
Cool Tech

Zombie drone hack reminds us why flying robots are terrifying

Just days after Amazon and UPS revealed potential plans to deliver packages using drones, hacker Samy Kamkar has created a system, dubbed SkyJack, that enables a person to use their personal UAV to take over other drones.