Samsung Galaxy S5 bill of materials estimated at north of $250

Forget writing, I should have got in the business of manufacturing smartphones.

Samsung Gear devices now compatible with 20 Samsung smartphones and tablets

What good is a mobile accessory such as the second-generation Samsung Galaxy Gear devices if it’s only compatible with one Samsung smartphone? Samsung apparently realizes this, as it has now made its second-generation Galaxy Gear devices — namely Samsung Gear 2, Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Samsung Gear Fit — compatible with 20 Samsung mobile more »

HTC One M7 to get Sense 6 update next month

For those wondering about the arrival of Sense 6 UI for HTC One M7, HTC USA president Jason Mackenzie tweeted that the update will arrive in May in the U.S.

Are we losing our humanity to digital devices?

Smartphones haven’t been around for that many years, yet they’ve had such an impact on society. On a whim, we can source and fulfill needs of information, productivity and entertainment with minimal obstacles. It sounds great on paper, but actual trends paint a far more disturbing picture. It’s quite possible that smartphones and digital devices are eroding humanity bit by byte.

Binder-friendly Jumpr Slate 10k ditches bulk for slim

When it comes to external battery packs, there tends to be a conundrum of capacity versus bulk. That is, unless you don’t mind carrying around bricks all day. Even so, most of the best batteries share similar shapes: a flask, over-sized deck of cards, or half a can of spam. No matter the flavor, they more »

May ETA for HTC One M8 mini reiterated, specs most likely include 13 MP camera

HTC-One-Mini-M8When there’s little left to be revealed about a thoroughly gossiped but unannounced gadget, insiders tend to start echoing each other. But the more moles spill their guts the merrier, as all doubt is shattered to pieces once information is verified via multiple reliable sources.

KitKat for Motorola Droid Razr HD, Maxx HD and Razr M coming in a few weeks

Even after being ditched by Google and with Lenovo’s imminent purchase not sealed yet, Motorola remains the champion of software updates. Sure, it helps that the OEM’s product portfolio is far slimmer than that of Samsung or Sony, but at the end of the day Moto’s KitKat efforts are nearly flawless, while the competition is struggling.

KitKat-powered LG Optimus Zone 2 and pricey Extravert 2 feature phone hit Verizon

While some are busy with spring cleaning, Verizon seems to be engaged in the spring device updating business. The most popular mobile operator stateside has just inconspicuously rolled out two entry-level phone sequels, naming them simply and suitably LG Optimus Zone 2 and Extravert 2.

Rumored Motorola Moto X+1 backplate options include four shades of leather

Motorola’s highly customizable Moto X smartphone is likely about three months away from getting a sequel, and the so-called X+1 (yes, really) will reportedly remain focused on offering a wide variety of differently coated frames.

PayPal officially launches Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor authorization, 25 countries getting it

Last week, we learned that PayPal’s first fingerprint authorization will work on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The deal is now official as PayPal has just launched Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor authorization in 25 countries. This is definitely good news but we have no information on what 25 countries are listed.

Deal alert: Samsung Galaxy S5 drops to $100 with Verizon pacts via Amazon

Perhaps signaling early demand isn’t as robust as local Korean reports claim, Galaxy S5 promotions continue to crop up from left and right stateside. It’s a salepalooza already. Verizon was the first to incentivize GS5 sales, offering a BOGO deal right off the bat, just like with the HTC One (M8).


TechnologyTell Review: LithiumCard slim external battery

I’m always checking out the latest crowd-funded projects for things that are new and neat. When I came across the LithiumCard project, I instantly knew it was going to be a winner. How could it not? The thing is gorgeous!