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I recently attended the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco and these guys really know how to throw a party.  This party was the held at the SF Exploratorium for SDC attendees.  Awesome display of free food, open bar, music and entertainment. Check out some of these pictures below. ...

Sony has announced a new, budget Android phone called the Xperia E, and just in case anybody is confused over its position in the market, it has labelled it as the “no-nonsense Android smartphone.” That’s that cleared up, then. Keeping that in mind, don’t be expecting any mind-blowing spec details, but it does have one ace card to play. The phone has a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution, driven by a single-core, 1GHz Snapdragon MSM7227A processor, also known as the Snapdragon S1 which has been used in many...

Launched back at the end of July, Microsoft’s rebranded Outlook.com has seen some impressive growth over the past four months. The email service has attracted an average of more than 6 million users per month since its inception, and earned 25 million users as of November. Competitors like Yahoo! Mail and Gmail are still quite a bit ahead of Outlook when it...

Looking towards Mountain View to provide a suite of digital tools for your new business? Make sure to pen per-user costs into your ledger — Google Apps isn’t free anymore. According to Google’s enterprise blog, the basic Google Apps package is being abandoned to streamline the service, offering businesses a single, $50 per user option that promises...

The iPhone 5 is selling at a brisk pace, analysts at investment bank Canaccord Genuity say, and supply for Apple’s newest smartphone has “dramatically improved.” Based on channel checks in November, the company has found “very strong sales” of the iPhone 5 at AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, as well as in international markets. Given the checks, as well as Apple’s...

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Near the end of a more than three hour hearing between Apple and Samsung, a California judge once again asked both sides to put an end to the dispute. “It’s time for global peace,” U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh told both companies, with a sense of exasperation. “Is there anything the court can do? I’m more...

Google has released an early preview of the Android 3.0 software development kit (SDK). Android 3.0—codenamed Honeycomb—introduces Android’s new tablet user interface, which is expected to officially debut next month on Motorola’s Xoom tablet. Developers will be able to use the SDK preview to get a head start on updating their applications to support...

Part art project, part dating site, and part ingenious hacking exercise, ‘Face to Facebook’ is the brain child of Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico. The digital artists stole (in their own words) one million Facebook profiles — everything from interests to photos — provided that data was public. With their massive collection of liberated...

If you want to shave a few bucks off your electric bill and save a couple trees, the most common methods involve buying all new appliances and just turning everything off all the time. But you can actually trim your bills and reduce your carbon footprint with a simple piece of software called Granola. This little applet sits in the system tray of your Linux or Windows...

The online movie business has been booming in recent years thanks to everyone and their mom either starting up their own services or signing contracts with the major players. Despite so many entrants into the market, Apple has still managed to retain its dominance when it comes to delivering feature-length films to customers, though it has lost some of its share of...