Despite the popularity of touchscreen interfaces in smartphones, some people will never want to give up the finger-friendly feel and utility of an old-school, physical keyboard. Unfortunately for these digit-centric folks, nearly all the top-shelf handset releases of the past year have been decidedly keyboard-free. A series of leaked images purportedly of the QWERTY-licious Droid 5 may be reason for keyboard fans to have hope, however.
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Samsung looks likely expand its successful Galaxy brand of smartphones next month to include a smartwatch known as Galaxy Gear. According to a report from Bloomberg, Samsung will unveil the Android-powered smartwatch on September 4.
In addition to a famously wide array of perks, Google employees have been given a fairly wide berth to create Easter Eggs and other (occasionally needlessly intricate) pranks for their suite of Web tools. And in that proud tradition of digital Tom Foolery, comes this very cool Doctor Who-themed Easter Egg quietly hiding in Google Maps.
With its plus-sized screen, LG's just-announced G2 Android smartphone approaches the nebulous phablet territory, but it definitely looks and feels like a phone.
As the prices on desktop 3D printers begin to reliably fall below $1000, it was only a matter of time before portable 3D scanners would follow. Enter the Fuel3D portable 3D scanner Kickstarter campaign.
Sony and Panasonic have announced their plans to create super powerful optical discs that will be able to store 300GB of information! Can you hear the minds from 2003 being completely blown?
Hey, hobbyface! Those are some cool little trinkets you made with your desktop 3D printer! Unfortunately, your fancy little device may be poisoning the very air you breathe! At least that's the possible findings of one study from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Fresh after removing their catalog from Spotify, members of the musical super group Atoms for Peace, including Radiohead's Thom Yorke and producer Niles Godrich, appear to be putting their weight behind the Soundhalo music service. Atoms for Peace will stream two live shows on the fledgling platform on July 25 and 26.
Radiohead front man Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich took to Twitter yesterday to rail against Spotify and announce that they would be removing some of their music from the popular a la carte music streaming service as part of a "small meaningless rebellion."
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