Google unveils new Nexus 5 phone

Google unveiled its new Nexus 5 smartphone Thursday as the Internet search giant steps up competition with Apple’s iPhone, especially in emerging markets.

The device has a 5-inch display and is tightly integrated with Google search and Google Now, the company’s personal-assistant technology, through the home screen. It goes on sale Thursday.

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Floating data center or Google Glass store?

The mystery surrounding a large structure built on a barge docked in San Francisco bay is deepening. Is it a floating Google data center? A floating Google Glass store? Or something else altogether?

On Friday, I reported exclusively that a company, very likely Google, has set up shop on Treasure Island, located between San Francisco and Oakland, and has been building a large structure made from shipping, or cargo, containers on a barge. Some evidence suggests it might be a floating data center, including the fact that Google itself has a patent for such a concept.

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LG Shapes Up With Curvy, Self-Healing G Flex Smartphone

Samsung’s Galaxy Round isn’t the only Korean smartphone that’s showing off its curves. LG, which just released its G2 smartphone in the United States, is already promoting their own curved smartphone. The G Flex phone is curved so that people can make better phone calls.

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Galaxy S5 could have 16-megapixel camera

Samsung is reportedly committed to upgrading the Galaxy S5 with a 16-megapixel camera, but the unresolved choice of a camera supplier may be coming down to two companies.

Sony and Samsung LSI – a division of the South Korean electronics giant – are vying for the job of making the camera for the company’s next flagship smartphone

Apple reveals iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina screen, new Macs and OS X Mavericks

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage in San Francisco Tuesday to talk about “a lot”: New iPads, new Macs and the latest version of OS X — plus a lot of premium apps that are now free.

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Apple set to unveil new iPad

Apple is hosting an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, where it is widely expected the company will announce a new lineup of iPad tablets.

The company will likely reveal two iPad models: the standard version with a thinner, lighter design, faster processing chips and a better camera; and a new iPad Mini that will boast a sharper Retina display.

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New iPad, iPad Mini and Mac Announcements Coming Today at Apple Event

After quite a bit of rumor and speculation, Apple will hold an event today to announce the next versions of its iPads.

Starting at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is expected to take the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, Calif., and detail the new features of the tablets. The company is also expected to reveal its latest Mac computer products, including more details and the release date of OS X Mavericks.

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Apple and the NSA Can Read Your iMessages

Security experts have long suspected that iMessage is not as safe and impenetrable as Apple claims.

But a group of researchers says it has proof that Apple can indeed eavesdrop on your iMessages — and the NSA can, too.

 

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40% Of YouTube Traffic Now Mobile, Up From 25% In 2012, 6% In 2011

It’s hard to get people to concentrate long on anything on their phones and tablets, yet YouTube seems to be the exception. The video service is quickly going mobile, with small screens making up 40% of its traffic now compared to 25% last year, Google said on its earnings call today. In 2011, just 6% of YouTube traffic came from mobile.

Google’s not the only one rapidly shifting a 1 billion+ user base to mobile.

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