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Apple reportedly clinches TSMC chip manufacturing deal

Rumors of Apple switching its chip manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC have persisted for a long, long time. However, they may be more substantial this time around: the Wall Street Journal claims that Apple quietly signed a deal with TSMC earlier this month. The agreement reportedly has TSMC taking over ...

Alcatel One Touch Idol Smartphone: Nothing to Be Idolized

How do you introduce the world to a new smartphone from a company that most people have never heard of? With a cameo in “Iron Man 3,” of course. Alcatel One Touch is a cellphone brand from Chinese consumer electronics company TCL Communications. Its first U.S. smartphone, the mid-range Idol, will ...

Intel hopes to speed up mobile Atom chip development

Intel has a real presence in the smartphone world, but its tendency toward just one or two mobile chip releases per year makes it a slowpoke next to its ARM-based rivals. New CEO Brian Krzanich clearly isn't happy with this gap -- he tells Reuters that mobile Atom development ...

Knockoff cell phone batteries prone to catch fire or explode, senatorwarns

If you’re in the market for a new cell phone battery and are interested in saving a few bucks by going with a counterfeit or knockoff replacement, you might want to think twice. That’s because poorly made handset batteries are prone to smoking, catching fire or even exploding according to ...

Google Cloud Print app for Android makes printingsimple

Once only possible using proprietary apps by numerous vendors like HP, printing on Android tablets and smartphones just got simpler. Google Cloud Print promises Android users a straightforward method of sending print jobs to any printer connected to Google's print service. The Google Cloud Print app -- which appeared on the ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 headed to AT&T on June 21, priced at$399

AT&T has announced that it is bringing one of Samsung's high-end tablets, the Galaxy Note 8.0, to its customers on June 21. The wireless carrier will be selling the device for $399 with a two-year contract. Although first released in the U.S. as a Wi-Fi only tablet, AT&T's version will ...

Always-on voice controlled smartphones to appear in2014

Citing multiple sources, GottaBeMobile reportsthat LG has plans to release a smartphone with always-on voice activation as soon as next year. Reportedly, smartphones armed with the technology will respond only to the owner's voice and may require just a simple "hello" to begin processing voice input. Buttonless (and touchless) voice activation ...

iPhone 5 coming to Virgin Mobile on June 28, pricing starts at$550

Apple’s iPhone 5 is set to arrive on Virgin Mobile starting June 28. It joins a growing list of pre-paid carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket Wireless and Straight Talk from Wal-Mart that have jumped on the iPhone bandwagon as of late. The carrier will offer the handset as part of a ...

Vine for Android gets front camera support, upload manager

Twitter is certainly making up for lost time on Android -- just a few days after it upgraded Vine to address some early omissions, it's back with another round of improvements for the Google-inclined. The just-posted Vine 1.2 update for Android brings front camera access for those inevitable selfie ...

The FAA to loosen regulations on electronics aboardplanes

The Federal Aviation Administration will reportedly loosen the currently strict restrictions on the use of electronics aboard airplanes. The recommendation to change these regulations will be brought forth by a 28 member advisory panel, and if successful, fliers will have considerably more freedom during takeoff, taxiing and landing. Although the exact ...