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Galaxy S5 Vs HTC One M8

Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Which is the best Android phone in the world?

By on April 17, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Which is the best Android phone in the world?

For smartphone fans around the world, things really started to get interesting over the past couple of months. First, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone in late February, revealing a smartphone that was quite impressive and touted a number of great new features, but failed to live up to the hype stirred up by dozens of rumors. Then, HTC unveiled its own flagship phone, the HTC One (M8), and launched it the very same day.

We called HTC’s new handset the best Android phone on the planet when we published our in-depth HTC One (M8) review. But now HTC’s flagship handset finally has some serious competition in the Galaxy S5.

The new M8 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 went on sale within weeks of each other and there is little question that these two smartphones are the best all-around Android phones in the world at the moment. But when it comes to wearing the crown, there can be only one.

So, which next-generation flagship smartphone is the best in the business right now? More →

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Banksy Mobile Lovers

Banksy’s latest work ‘Mobile Lovers’ has been torn down – but for a good cause

By on April 16, 2014 at 4:22 PM.

Banksy’s latest work ‘Mobile Lovers’ has been torn down – but for a good cause

One of famed graffiti artist Banksy’s most recent works is a commentary on how distracted we all are by constant connectivity. Dubbed “Mobile Lovers,” the piece shows a man and a woman looking past each other’s shoulders at their smartphones while embracing. It’s a terrific work of art, as all of Banksy’s pieces are, but it was recently torn down by a local man, as BBC reported. More →

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HTC One M8 Sales

HTC One (M8) shipments seen reaching 3-5 million in Q2

By on April 16, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

HTC One (M8) shipments seen reaching 3-5 million in Q2

Shipments of HTC’s new flagship One (M8) smartphone are expected to fall between 3 million and 5 million units in the second quarter this year. The phone launched in late March, so Q2 will represent the handset’s first full quarter of sales. More →

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Nexus 5 HTC One M8 ROM

How to turn your Nexus 5 into an HTC One (M8)

By on April 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

How to turn your Nexus 5 into an HTC One (M8)

When it comes to hardware, there is nothing on Earth that will help Google’s Nexus 5 approach the HTC One (M8). The LG-built handset is sleek and comfortable, but it doesn’t hold a candle to HTC’s gorgeous flagship smartphone or its 90% metal case. While the Nexus 5′s biggest draw for most users is the near-stock Android software, some may have recently had their interest piqued by the M8′s Sense 6 software and its new design. If that’s the case, there is now a relatively easy way to transform your Nexus 5 into an HTC One (M8). More →

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10Gbps WiFi 2015 Launch

Forget 5G – 10Gbps WiFi is coming next year

By on April 16, 2014 at 11:57 AM.

Forget 5G – 10Gbps WiFi is coming next year

The 5Mbps, 10Mbps or even 20Mbps download speeds we see now are fast, and the 5G data speeds we have been promised down the road are even more impressive. But wait until you hear about the next big advancement in WiFi technology. WiFi is already much faster than any current-generation cellular network will ever be, of course, but the wireless standard’s limited range is a big barrier to its utility outside of homes and offices. In 2015, however, we can now look forward to WiFi that is exponentially faster than current networks and also has a much further range. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New iPhone 6 case photos reaffirm big redesign, show relocated power button

By on April 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM.

New iPhone 6 case photos reaffirm big redesign, show relocated power button

Apple appears to take the most aggressive stance when it comes to secrecy and keeping information surrounding its unreleased products out of the public’s eye. Needless to say, it’s all for naught when your production partners are gigantic Eastern manufacturing giants with tens or even hundreds of thousands of workers. As such, Apple products tend to leak even more than devices made by rival companies, especially since the interest level in Apple products is always so high. And now, the leaks involving Apple’s iPhone 6 have kicked into high gear. More →

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Cyber Attack News Map

Terrifying interactive map shows global cyber attacks happening in real time

By on April 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM.

Terrifying interactive map shows global cyber attacks happening in real time

Heartbleed is hardly the only online threat we have to worry about these days. The massive OpenSSL bug should certainly be taken seriously — here are all the passwords you should change immediately because of Heartbleed — but there are threats around just about every corner on the Internet. LaCie on Wednesday confirmed that it was the last company to fall victim to a massive cyber attack where users’ credit card data was compromised, but it is hardly the only recent target.

In fact, you’ll be shocked to learn how many cyber attacks are taking place right now as you read this. More →

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Xbox One April Update

Microsoft details every new feature coming in new Xbox One update

By on April 15, 2014 at 11:25 PM.

Microsoft details every new feature coming in new Xbox One update

Microsoft has shown that it is dedicated to improving the Xbox One user experience, having already issued multiple big software updates for the new console that was released just five months ago. Beginning late Monday night, the company began rolling out its Xbox One April update, which includes a number of fixes and new features that were detailed by Microsoft on one of its blogs. More →

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Verizon Galaxy S5 Sale

Verizon’s Galaxy S5 already half off from Amazon

By on April 15, 2014 at 1:34 PM.

Verizon’s Galaxy S5 already half off from Amazon

Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone just debuted a few short days ago, but the device is already being sold at a big discount. Verizon Wireless’ version of the new flagship phone, which normally starts at $199.99 on contract for the 16GB model, can now be ordered from Amazon for just $99.99 — a discount of 50% off the up-front cost of the phone. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New iPhone 6 part leak points to big internal overhaul

By on April 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

New iPhone 6 part leak points to big internal overhaul

Last year, BGR exclusively published photos of several internal iPhone 5s components well ahead of the phone’s release, confirming that the device was set to receive a big internal overhaul. Now, a new leak that reveals a key internal iPhone 6 part could suggest once again that Apple’s new smartphone for 2014 is in store for much more than just a facelift. More →

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Exclusive
Amazon Smartphone Photos Specs

This is Amazon’s smartphone

By on April 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

This is Amazon’s smartphone

After years of development, Amazon is finally close to unveiling the first of several own-brand smartphones.

At a distance, Amazon’s upcoming flagship phone looks much like any other touchscreen phone on the market. But the company has spent years creating a unique and, at times, novel user experience that has two main focuses: Amazon products and services, and a custom 3D interface unlike anything we have seen before on a smartphone.

And so begins the story of Amazon’s first smartphone. More →

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Heartbleed Checker Passwords

Here are all the passwords you need to change right now because of Heartbleed

By on April 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Here are all the passwords you need to change right now because of Heartbleed

By now, we all know what a huge deal Heartbleed is. The massive vulnerability in OpenSSL protocol impacted 66% of all sites on the Internet at the time of its discovery, and now companies are scrambling to fix the issue. Most big companies seem to have done a pretty good job of acting quickly, but this bug is several years old so users have been at risk for quite some time regardless of how quickly a site might have patched the flaw. As such, the cybersecurity experts at LWG Consulting have compiled a great list of all the huge sites that were impacted by Heartbleed. More →

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