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Companies Eye Google Glass for Surgeons

October 3, 2013 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google Glass could be moving into the operating room, offering surgeons a heads-up display with patient vital signs and other information. Royal Philips and Accenture today announced the creation of a proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a Google Glass...

Cerberus Interested in BlackBerry

October 3, 2013 9:28 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Private equity firm Cerberus is interested in taking a look at BlackBerry's books as a prelude to a possible bid for the troubled smartphone company. Cerberus is looking to sign a confidentiality agreement with BlackBerry that would allow it to access the company's private information...

Rdio Launches Free Listening on Mobile Devices

October 3, 2013 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Digital music service Rdio (AR'-dee-oh) is launching its free Internet radio service in the U.S., Canada and Australia on Thursday. The move capitalizes on Rdio's tie-up with traditional radio station owner Cumulus Media and helps it compete with digital rivals Pandora and Spotify.

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Report: Regulators Won't Challenge Google's Waze Buy

October 2, 2013 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Regulators won't challenge Google's acquistion of crowd-sourced mapping company Waze. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) doesn't think the buy will hurt competition, according to a report from Bloomberg which cited people familiar with the matter. 

Bluetooth SIG, A4WP Partner on Smarter Wireless Charging

October 2, 2013 9:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Bluetooth SIG and the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) announced a partnership today that aims to produce smart wireless charging stations. As a first step, the Bluetooth SIG has issued what a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) to the A4WP for adoption in its baseline system specification (BSS).

Now at Your Library: Streaming Movies, Music

October 2, 2013 9:39 am | by Manuel Valdes, Associated Press | News | Comments

There's a new source to stream movies and other digital content, and it's not a tech company with tens of thousands of titles. It's something more familiar, and might even be just down the street: the public library. Often thought of as stodgy brick-and-mortar havens...

Icahn Wants Apple to Spend $150B Buying Its Stock

October 1, 2013 2:18 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Activist investor Carl Icahn is pressuring Apple to spend $150 billion buying back its own stock, a target that would more than double the amount that the company's board authorized in a previous attempt to placate frustrated shareholders.

Review: Gear Watch Has Potential, But Falls Short

October 1, 2013 11:04 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It didn't take long to see how a computerized wristwatch might help manage my digital life — or to see how Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smartwatch falls short. First, the potential: Smartwatches are supposed to offer quick access to many of the things you normally do on your phone...

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Strap On Your Computer, Wearable Tech Taking Off

October 1, 2013 9:28 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The digital domain is creeping off our desktops and onto our bodies, from music players that match your tunes to your heart beat, to mood sweaters that change color depending on your emotional state — blue for calm, red for angry. There are vacuum shoes that clean...

Delta Picks Microsoft for Pilot Tablets

October 1, 2013 9:26 am | by Joshua Freed, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines plans to buy 11,000 Microsoft Surface 2 tablets for its pilots to replace the heavy bundles of books and maps they haul around now. Other airlines, including American and United, have been buying Apple's iPad for that purpose.

Report: T-Mo Gets Boost from iPhone Sales

September 30, 2013 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

T-Mobile's uncarrier strategy appears to be getting a little help from sales of Apple devices. According to recent numbers from Kantar Worldpanel, T-Mobile grew to 13.2 percent of smartphone sales in the U.S. market in the 3 month period ending August 2013, marking its highest share of sales over the past year. 

Friday Flick: A Blast from Our Mobile Past

September 27, 2013 9:19 am | Videos | Comments

While many may think outsized phablets mascarading as phones have gone too far, today's marquee smartphones of nothing compared to the devices that got the ball rolling. In this week's video, let's harken back to a time when the ability to make a simple voice call from your car was a luxury that 'only thousands' could enjoy.  

Review: Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX Slimmer, Sharper

September 26, 2013 10:08 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In the fleeting moments I had with Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet, I noticed one major thing: It lost a lot of weight. The engineers at Amazon managed to slim down their flagship tablet in every dimension. The new Kindle Fire HDX is lighter by 23 percent for the smaller model and 34 percent for the full-sized one.

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Fairfax Says It Won't Abandon BlackBerry Bid

September 26, 2013 8:59 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. said Wednesday he has every intention of completing the acquisition of BlackBerry, despite doubts that the $4.7 billion deal for the troubled smartphone maker will go through. BlackBerry announced earlier this week that Fairfax signed a letter of intent that "contemplates" buying BlackBerry for $9 a share.

Amazon's 'Mayday' Enables Video-Based Customer Care

September 25, 2013 10:24 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Amazon Wednesday may have given its Kindle tablets a nice refresh, but the company may have also revolutionized device customer service. According to a press release, Amazon's new Kindle HDX received plenty of spec upgrades-faster processor, more memory...

Review: New Surface Tablets Make Typing Easy

September 25, 2013 9:21 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Is Microsoft's Surface a tablet or a laptop? I'm not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad. The software company unveiled updates to its Surface tablet computers Monday at an event in New York, where I had a short amount of time to try them out.

AT&T, Verizon Dominate U.S. Carrier Activations for New iPhones

September 23, 2013 4:41 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple’s record-setting iPhone weekend lead to a large amount of new activations on U.S. carriers, with the lion’s share going to AT&T and Verizon. Localytics estimates the iPhone 5S and 5C now represent 1.36 percent of all activated iPhones in the U.S. across the four big carriers. Of those new iPhones, about 49 percent jumped on AT&T and more than 37 percent started up on Verizon, accounting for nearly 87 percent of the total.

New Surface Expected From Microsoft at NYC Event

September 23, 2013 9:41 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce new Surface tablet computers, including a version with a smaller screen to compete with Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad Mini. The company has an announcement event scheduled in New York on Monday.

Hackers Claim Bypass of iPhone Touch ID Lock

September 23, 2013 9:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The biometrics segment of the German hacking group the Chaos Computing Club (CCC) says it has successfully broken through Apple's Touch ID fingerprint security on the iPhone 5S. In a post on the CCC's website, the group says a fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface...

Apple Sells 9 Million iPhones in Three Days

September 23, 2013 9:33 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

With the launch weekend for the iPhone 5S and 5C in the books, Apple is announcing it sold nine million iPhones in three days. With two models instead of the usually one flagship, Apple trounced the previous record of more than five million units in the first weekend, set last year with the iPhone 5.

Black Day for BlackBerry: Stock Falls 20% on Dismal Financial Update

September 20, 2013 4:11 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BlackBerry late Friday confirmed the worst concerning its financial situation, with the disclosure sending the company's stock into a 20 percent dive in afternoon trading on the Canadian stock exchange. According to a financial statement released by the company, BlackBerry expects a GAAP net operating loss of approximately $950 million to $995 million

Fight Erupts in iPhone Line at Calif. Apple Store

September 20, 2013 2:37 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police detained three people after a fight erupted outside a Pasadena, Calif., Apple Store where a crowd waited overnight for release of the new iPhone. Police Lt. Jason Clawson says two men were arrested about 7:30 a.m. Friday after getting into a fistfight while in line along Colorado Boulevard. They face misdemeanor citations. It was unclear what the fight was about.

An iPhone Drop Test with Surprising Results

September 20, 2013 12:34 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Videos | Comments

With the Hong Kong skyline as a backdrop, Android Authority runs the new iPhone 5S and 5C through a series of drop tests. It's the first drop test we've seen so far for Apple's new smartphones and the results are completely different from what we expected.

New iPhones Hit Stores Today as iOS 7 Sees Quick Adoption

September 20, 2013 9:46 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Analysts are mixed on how good the weekend sales for the new iPhones could be. As Barron’s points, BMO Capital Markets see Apple selling far fewer than the 6 million iPhone 5 units sold during the launch weekend last year. But RBC Capital thinks Apple will easily match that total with this year’s two new models.

Friday Flick: iPhone 5S

September 20, 2013 9:36 am | Videos | Comments

Apple's new flagship goes on sale today around the world. The new iPhone 5S comes replete with iOS 7, as well as a biometric fingerprint scanner. Analysts will be watching early sales numbers of both the 5S and the lower cost iPhone 5C.  

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