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A common concern with the Moto X is its rather small capacity battery. Verizon and Motorola fixed that with the Droid Turbo and this is the Moto X you want if you are a Verizon customer.
Sony doesn't release too many smartphones on US carriers, but T-Mobile has a real winner here with the Z3. Matthew not only tested one out, he bought his own and put aside the iPhone 6 Plus.
Samsung's Note line always sets the bar for Android specifications and after spending a week with the Note 4, Matthew Miller is about ready to visit his carrier store.
Microsoft, Apple and Google have all made big announcements at their developer conferences. What do they mean for developers and how we design and build applications?
Hills has opened up applications to give local innovators the opportunity to bring their ideas to the Lance Hill Design Centre and the D-Shop, which are due to open in early May.
There's more to this phablet than its curved chassis, although the moderate screen resolution and lack of storage expansion are disappointing. On the plus side, battery life is good and LG's Android tweaks are largely successful. Overall though, the G Flex is simply way too expensive.
Lenovo has used its Yoga brand to innovate with the shape of tablets, and while the design has advantages, it's not an approach that everyone will like.
It's day five and the usual experience with the new Federal healthcare exchange is one of failure. At least the government has admitted to defects in the design and implementation of the system.
Fujitsu's new Lifebook E-Line offers an attractive design and solid build quality, with plenty of configuration options and (common) accessories. The optional modular Bay Projector is interesting, but you'll need to weigh its utility against the £280 price tag.
T-Mobile USA is giving away the HTC Car Kit with an HTC One purchase, and after spending a couple weeks with it, I find it to be an essential accessory. It works well and is priced right, at just $60.
Ground up design and implementation of the latest in datacenter techhnology
Microsoft has reportedly dropped the term Metro in favor of "Windows 8" in reference to both its new interface and the apps based upon its design. Metro apps will now be called Windows 8 apps, although not all applications that will run on Windows 8 will be Windows 8 apps.
The Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE is an interesting device with some nice design elements for a high speed data network that isn't yet around. It is a nice EVO device, but with the Samsung Galaxy S III around the corner I am not sure that is enough any more.
According to a first-look review at AnandTech of the first Thunderbolt-enabled PC desktop motherboard heading to market, there are some driver issues that need to be sorted out as well as features that are missing from Thunderbolt implementation on the Mac. Fixes are in the works, Intel reportedly says.
Web designers use CSS sprites to reduce the number of requests made by a web page. Essentially a composite image, made up of many smaller images, is used as a common background for a slew of elements, and then the relevant image is ‘revealed’ using CSS.
For a book so packed with fascinating and informative details, Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty starts much too slowly. The author is so keen to tell you what he's going to tell you, what difference he hopes it will make to you and why design literacy matters that the first 40 pages are essentially an extended introduction (even if reminding people to sketch out ideas is always a good thing).
I never thought I would say I was excited about a thermostat, but now that my Nest is installed I can't help myself from monitoring my heat patterns and tweaking the temperature.
Since last week's announcements around WOA, Microsoft's implementation of Windows on the ARM platform, there's been a lot of focus on the consumer, and how the design decisions affect them and their experience. But how do those decisions work for the enterprise – and could the enterprise, Microsoft's core audience, be the reason for them?
The latest comparative review of free antivirus applications for Android, courtesy of AV-Test.org, offers an interesting insight into just how effective or ineffective those applications really are.
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