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HTC bullet-stopping smartphone response: One care package

HTC bullet-stopping smartphone response: One care package

So you say you're a store clerk who was shot with a low-caliber pistol, but you didn't die because and HTC smartphone blocked the bullet? Lucky you, HTC is all about taking care of those that miraculously have their lives saved by an EVO. This week's incident happened in Florida where a Hess gas station clerk in Winter Garden, Florida, was assailed when he and his co-worker were unable to open a safe for a gun-wielding fellow who soon after fled the scene.

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Context-aware and carrier-free: Google’s Rich Miner on tomorrow’s smartphones

Context-aware and carrier-free: Google’s Rich Miner on tomorrow’s smartphones

Smart devices that better understand context and might even be divorced from the traditional carrier deals are the future of mobile, Google Ventures' Rich Miner has predicted, teasing that the search giant's finance arm is almost ready to announce an investment that might help deliver some of the carrier-cutting intended with the initial Nexus project. Asked during the Mobilize conference today whether Google was considering rebooting its goal to push unsubsidized smartphones and relegate the networks to dumb pipes, Miner argued that the average consumer "still prefers a subsidized device" right now, but that Google Ventures is hoping to change that. "We've made an investment in one company that we're not going to make public right now" Miner revealed, "that is going to affect that space."

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AT&T Pebble smartwatch exclusive to carrier

AT&T Pebble smartwatch exclusive to carrier

While the Pebble smartwatch is not a machine that needs any kind of mobile data coverage as such, the folks at AT&T have decided to get onboard with carrying the device as an exclusive across the USA. This device was part of a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year and found itself the subject of a Pebble Smartwatch Review on SlashGear as well. Now the device is headed to AT&T - and no other mobile carrier - with the same $150 price tag it's always been delivered with.

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Nokia HERE Research: We talk Smart Cities, ethical tracking & self-driving cars

Nokia HERE Research: We talk Smart Cities, ethical tracking & self-driving cars

If you're carrying a smartphone or driving a modern car, you're a potential probe, and Nokia would love to unlock your location for its HERE Maps services. The company already has its own gathering programs in place yet, for all its gigabytes of daily data, Nokia's HERE 3D mapping car is only one part of a navigation data analysis program that combines 80,000 sources from across the globe. We sat down with Jane MacFarlane, head of HERE Research at Nokia, and along with her team responsible for making sense of the masses of data, to find out why being a probe might one day help you avoid traffic jams, travel more safely, and even discover the hottest new restaurants, all thanks to the "wisdom of crowds".

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Careful Sony, three SmartWatch strikes and you’re out

Careful Sony, three SmartWatch strikes and you’re out

You can't accuse Sony of lacking faith in the SmartWatch 2; in fact, the company is keen to point out that it has made a few attempts at the segment before. "Competitors are only now launching first generation devices," Sony's Stefan K. Persson, head of companion products, said of the launch, "while we are already launching a 3rd generation device." According to Persson it's an opportunity to show what "all the insight gained from over half a million customers" can do to your wearable strategy, but does the SmartWatch 2 really earn its place on your wrist?

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Archos 35 Carbon $99 Android smartphone revealed

Archos 35 Carbon $99 Android smartphone revealed

Today Archos has revealed a set of smartphones that begin on the low end with the "Archos 35 Carbon", a $99 Vanilla Android handset you'll absolutely have to take a peek at. This machine isn't by any means meant to break the high-end market open with its specifications set, but at $99 USD, you might need to see how low you can go for an off-contract smartphone. It all begins with a lovely 3.5-inch 320x480 pixel IPS LCD display.

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Scosche controlFREQ car stereo turns your smartphone into a remote

Scosche controlFREQ car stereo turns your smartphone into a remote

Scosche has announced a new product called the controlFREQ. The controlFREQ and is a stereo receiver for your vehicle that allows you to use your smartphone as a wireless remote control via an included app. Using this app, the car stereo turns most smartphones including Android devices and the iPhone into a remote control button also streams music directly to the receiver.

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Automatica smart USB for cars offers cloud and podcast syncing

Automatica smart USB for cars offers cloud and podcast syncing

Listening to audio in cars, whether that audio is in the form of podcasts, your favorite music, or audiobooks, can be a hassle if not done right. INRETE aims to make the process simple with its newly announced plug-and-play Automatica, which syncs audio from Dropbox and other online services. The device can store 24 hours of audio, and works with any vehicle that has a USB port.

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