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Larry Magid: Facebook Disbands Android Home Team

Facebook appears to be giving up on plans to dominate your phone. The New York Times reports the company is disbanding the team working on its Facebook Home software.

06/27/2014

Google Cardboard Developers Conference Virtual Reality

Google Unleashes DIY Virtual Reality ‘Cardboard’ Goggles

While technology companies scramble to get into the virtual reality business, Google jumped right in with this do-it-yourself solution: cardboard.

06/27/2014

David Singleton, Director of Engineering of Android at Google, stands in front of a Samsung Gear Live watch during the Google I/O Developers Conference at Moscone Center on June 25, 2014 in San Francisco. The seventh annual Google I/O Developers conference is expected to draw thousands through June 26. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Google Shows Off Android Auto Interface, Wearable Gadgets At I/O Conference

Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.

06/25/2014

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Larry Magid: Amazon Enters Smartphone Market

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos showed off his company’s first entry into the smartphone market with features like a 3-D display, tangle-free flat-cord headphones, and it’s own operating system, sort of.

06/18/2014

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Instagram Unveils New Do-It-Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade

Major updates to the Instagram version 6.0 apps mean you can now fine-tune every nuance of the old 20 filters.

06/05/2014

Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, presents the Playstation Vita at the Sony Playstation media briefing on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: After 10 Years, Sony’s PlayStation Portable Calls It Quits

Despite reaching its 10th year in production, Sony has announced plans to stop making their gaming device, PlayStation Portable.

06/03/2014

Apple yanks Weed Firm from App Store.

Apple Kills Weed Growing Game After It Climbs App Download Charts

Apple removed the iOS game Weed Firm from the App Store after it soared to the top of download charts while other similar games remain available.

05/22/2014

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Tips For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Bill Requiring Mandatory ‘Kill-Switch’ In Smartphones Passes California Senate

A bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, that would require all smartphone manufacturers sold in California to come equipped with anti-theft “kill switches” passed its first legislative hurdle on Thursday in the state Senate with a 26-8 vote.

05/08/2014

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Jury Says Samsung, Apple Infringed On Each Other’s Smartphone Patents

A California jury awarded Apple $119.46 million, far less than it demanded, in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features, and the jury made the victory even smaller by finding that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents.

05/02/2014

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