Joshua Pramis

Joshua Pramis

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Spending a childhood engrossed in such technologically inspiring television shows like Voltron, Small Wonder, and Power Rangers, it's really no surprise that all things digital continue to inspire and amaze Joshua. After working as an editor for Travel + Leisure for 7 years, he left to take on the freelance world. And while doesn't look forward to a complete Cylon takeover, he does eagerly await the day he can become half cyborg.
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We stare at smartphones for an hour every day: Is Google Glass the cure?

According to a member of the Google team, smartphones are used passively and results in emasculating the user. But once Glass is released, it will supposedly result in more active mobile users.
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Tennis player uses his iPhone to dispute a referee’s call

At a tennis match at this year's French Open, player Sergiy Stakhovsky used his iPhone to document evidence which he plans to use what he expects was a bad call. The call resulted in his loss, and ultimately the end of his chance to win…
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Galaxy S4 is compatible with Verizon’s next generation of LTE

The new Samsung Galaxy S4, currently compatible with Verizon's 4G LTE network, will be upgradable to the carrier's next network generation. The upgrade will enable devices to access the internet at speeds double the current rate.
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The mood ring wants to make a high-tech comeback

Phyode, a technology company, is raising funds for a new digital bracelet, which functions as a modern version of the classic mood ring. The wristband, which relies on funding from the public, should begin production this summer
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By 2017 there will almost be as many smartphones as literate adults

A new study shows that PC sales and usage are remaining level, while demand and use of mobile devices is rising exponentially. In a few years, mobile usage will be on par with literacy.
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New battery can increase smartphone life by 25 percent

A new lithium ion battery can help to increase cellphone lifespans by 25 percent. The battery is still in planning stages, but if investor backups pull through, mass production could finally start.
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Apple satisfaction rating drops while Samsung rises

In a survey conducted by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, mobile leader Apple's approval rating dropped more than 2 percent. Despite the drop, the company is still the leader of the pack.
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Student invents a way to fully charge a phone battery in one minute

A teenager created a means to charge cellphone batteries in less than one minute, earning her a large cash prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
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ZTE to expand its smartphone sales in India

China-based mobile manufacturer ZTE just struck a deal to expand its smartphone sales in India, as demand for affordable devices continues to rise.
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LG plans to show off a flexible smartphone screen

At this year's Society for Information Displays, electronics manufacturer LG announced that it will debut a new, flexible smartphone display, which it says is impervious to shattering.
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Google Play Store in-app purchases jump 700 percent in one year

At this year's Google I/O conference, the technology leader announced that revenue from in-app purchases via its Play Store jumped 7x in one year. Developers were advised to create more free apps, and monetize on post-install purchases.
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Samsung releases TecTiles2, new generation of programmable NFC tiles

Samsung announced the release of TecTiles 2, the next generation of programming NFC smart tiles. The tags are compatible with all NFC-enabled Samsung devices, including the Galaxy S4.