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Xiaomi’s GoPro killer shoots 1080p at 60 fps… and costs just $64

Xiaomi has made a name for itself by putting out hardware with incredible specs at insanely low prices — witness its $640 49-inch 4K TV if you want just one example. Sister site BGR India points us to Xiaomi’s latest exercise in low-margin madness: A GoPro rival that shoots 1080p video at 60 frames per second and costs just $64. Show More Summary

World’s most secure Android phone vows to ‘replace’ and ‘dominate’ BlackBerry

How hard is is to “dominate” a company whose mobile platform has an estimated 0.4% of the market? Probably more difficult than Silent Circle, the company behind the security-centric Blackphone, thinks. As Gizmodo reports, Silent Circle...Show More Summary

You’ll be able to test Microsoft’s wild new Project Spartan browser soon

There are plenty of improvements to be excited about when it comes to Windows 10, from the return of the Start menu to inclusion of a fully-functional Xbox app, but the most intriguing development is the Project Spartan browser that will replace Internet Explorer once and for all. Show More Summary

What the CIA used before Google Maps

These days, it’s easy to take for granted just how amazing Google Maps is. Not only is Google’s mapping service incredibly useful for getting where you want to go, the satellite imagery it provides is the stuff straight out of old school spy movies. Show More Summary

Video: Watch a replay of the entire HTC One M9 reveal right here

We all knew that we would see the HTC One M9 this weekend, but we had no idea it would be the least exciting product announced at the company’s MWC 2015 press conference. That’s not to say that the One M9 isn’t an impressive device —...Show More Summary

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay: Why Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge might not simply just work

One of the main features of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is Samsung Pay, the South Korean company’s own mobile payment platform. But while Samsung suggested on stage that Samsung Pay will be significantly better than Apple...Show More Summary

Apple Watch won’t be a U.S.-only launch

Hot on the heels of a report that Apple has plans to release the Apple Watch in the U.S. in early April, 9to5Mac reports that the highly anticipated device will also be available in Germany and, perhaps, in other countries as well next month. Show More Summary

Tim Cook talks Edward Snowden, Apple Car and more in new interview

As part of Tim Cook’s recent worldwide tour, which has included stops in Israel, Germany, and the U.K, the Apple CEO recently sat down for a far ranging interview with the German-language newspaper BILD (paywall required). The interview...Show More Summary

The world’s most secure Android phone just took things up a notch

Silent Circle, makers of the most secure Android smartphone in the world, announced a bunch of new products on Monday at MWC 2015, including a new Blackphone 2 smartphone, a Blackphone+ tablet and special upcoming software features to further improve your privacy while you’re on a mobile device. Show More Summary

Microsoft’s quiet Android coup

Although Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hasn’t fundamentally changed Microsoft’s core business ever since taking over from Steve Ballmer, one thing we’ve noticed is that Nadella is much better at sticking subtle daggers into rivals. SoShow More Summary

Apple Watch gets huge spreads in two more top magazines

Did you know that the Apple Watch is currently in the midst of a world tour? Not a physical one, of course — we’ll have to wait until April for that — but rather a print tour, popping up in some of the most popular magazines around the world. Show More Summary

Meet the one auto CEO who’s excited by the rumored Apple Car

With mounting evidence that Apple is at the very least exploring the possibility of developing a car, we’ve seen the expected influx of comments from auto industry veterans skeptical of Apple’s plans.  A few weeks ago, for example, former GM CEO Dan Akersson cautioned Apple that they have no idea what they’re getting into. Show More Summary

Hilarious video shows how you can get free stuff by pretending you just won an Oscar

What would you do if you won an Oscar? I’ll tell you: you’d probably attend all of the Hollywood parties with the cast and crew of whatever project you worked on. But what if you didn’t have a cast and crew? What if you never actually...Show More Summary

Hands-on with the best Android smartwatch that has ever been made

Coming to MWC 2015 I thought the LG Watch Urbane was going to be the sexiest new wearable device in town, but I soon discovered that was not going to be the case. While the most interesting mobile toys introduced on Sunday came fromShow More Summary

Banks are ‘scrambling’ to stamp out Apple Pay-related fraud

It apparently hasn’t taken very long for scammers to figure out ways to commit fraud with Apple Pay. The Guardian’s Charles Arthur writes that some banks are “scrambling” to fix Apple Pay-related problems on their end that have allowed criminals to use the platform to buy goods with stolen identities and credit card information. Show More Summary

Fashion expert tears into Apple Watch: ‘It’s just not pretty’

One challenge that the first generation of smartwatches will have is that they’re just too bulky to look natural sitting on your wrist. This is obviously something that will improve with time since gadgets tend to get lighter and thinner as they develop but the first batch of smartwatches we’ve seen still look rough in this regard. Show More Summary

Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Samsung puts HTC to shame in early benchmarks

Let’s be clear: Benchmark results do not prove definitively that one device runs better than another, particularly since we know that OEMs have tried to optimize their devices to produce stronger results. That said, two new videos flagged...Show More Summary

LG Watch Urbane hands-on: The smartwatch LG really needs

A few days before MWC 2015 kicked off, LG unveiled not one but two interesting wearable devices, and even though they share the same name, they’re actually quite different. The LG Watch Urbane LTE model that I saw earlier is a SIM-enabled...Show More Summary

Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: An early look at the battle of the sixes

We’re only in day 1 of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, but it looks as though Samsung has already stolen the show. Samsung and HTC both announced stunning new flagship smartphones during separate press...Show More Summary

Deal of the day: A lifetime of unlimited mobile backup with IDrive for only $10

IDrive is a cloud based data backup service that makes it easy to back up and share files among your devices, with your colleagues, and even across different platforms.  Best of all, you can get A Lifetime Subscription to Unlimited Mobile Backup From IDrive and save 79% off the regular price at BGR Deals. Show More Summary

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