3Doodler 3D printing pen starts shipping to Kickstarter backers, retail models arriving in early 2014

Sep 30

It’s not news every time a Kickstarter product starts shipping to backers, but in the case of 3Doodler, it’s worth a mention. At last count, the startup had raised $2.3 million to fund its 3D printing pen, and with a cost of $99 per device, well, you do the math: that’s a lot of people waiting for their new toy to arrive. And we mean it when we say...

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One price doesn’t fit all: a cost breakdown of the top mobile platforms

Sep 30

We often compare mobile platforms by various metrics – market share, user-friendliness, the size of their respective app catalogs, and much more. But rarely do we take the time to compare the cost of owning one mobile platform versus another. It’s no secret that applications sometimes cost more or less on opposing platforms. Some games cost more on...

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Sharp's Aquos Phone Xx is almost all screen, gives 80.5 percent good face

Sep 30

”Too much bezel” — how often have you seen that complaint in the comment section of new phone announces? Well, you can throw this Sharp Aquos Phone Xx (and its mini companion) in the face of that haterade brigade because 80.5 percent of its 5.2-inch front is all screen. At 70 x 132 x 9.9mm, the Xx is more compact than Sony’s rival 5-inch...

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HTC Butterfly 2 coming soon? Images reveal color options

Sep 30

HTC broke into the 1080p game last year with the Butterfly, the international version of the Droid DNA. We saw the company follow things up this summer with the Butterfly S, updating the handset’s hardware to be more in line with the HTC One. It really felt like that might be it for the Butterfly lineup for a while – until HTC had a new flagship to...

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AT&T: Amber coming to the Lumia 920 in the “coming weeks”

Sep 30

The GDR2 update for Windows Phone starting rolling out for a lot of folks earlier this summer. And if you had a Lumia device you’d be getting the Amber update alongside it. Nokia also promised that their handsets would get both updates before the end of September. Depending on where you are, today is the end of September. So where’s the GDR2/Amber update...

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