Don't worry, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is easy to repair and disassemble.
The folks at iFixit gave Samsung's phone an eight out of 10 for repairability, citing its removable battery and straightforward assembly.
The company noted that Samsung "didn't reinvent the wheel" with the Galaxy S4, but noted that from a repairability perspective, that was a good thing.
"Samsung is doing the right thing for their customers and the environment," iFixit said about the battery.
The teardown uncovered how the Galaxy S4 reads hand movements. The phone has two infrared sensors on either … Read more
I have unabashed love for the Lego series of video games, which have adapted a wide range of movie series -- "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Lord of the Rings," and more -- into improbably excellent action-adventures.
Alas, only two of them have been ported from consoles to iOS: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Great games, both, but with limited appeal unless you're a Harry Potter fan.
It was a long wait -- almost a year to the day -- but finally there's another Lego game for … Read more
Will the HTC One be HTC's savior? Some Wall Street analysts are starting to come around to the idea.
HSBC upgraded the company's investment rating on Friday, citing the impressive flagship phone, according to MarketWatch. The ratings change comes after another firm, Daiwa, also raised its ratings and recommended buying the stock.
HTC has had a tough go at it recently, with sales and profits sinking with each successive quarter. On a marketing and distribution basis, Samsung and Apple have it completely outgunned, and its market share position remains anemic, not even breaching the top five smartphone vendors. … Read more
Contrary to what T-Mobile is promising, there are actually some strings to its new wireless service plans.
That's according to Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who ordered T-Mobile to change its alleged "deceptive advertising" that omits charges that consumers have to pay for leaving early.
"My office identified that T-Mobile was failing to disclose a critical component of their new plan to consumers, and we acted quickly to stop this practice and protect consumers across the country from harm," Ferguson said in a statement issued on Thursday.
Ferguson took issue with the component of … Read more
One of the ongoing malware sagas is a political fight that is targeting Uyghur activist groups in China, where spam e-mail laced with backdoor Trojan horse malware has been continuously delivered to members of these groups in an Advanced Persistent Threat attack.
This week, security company F-secure uncovered yet another variant of this attack being used.
Like prior ones, the new variant takes advantage of old vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word, by sending attachments that will embed the malware in the affected system if the document is opened in an unpatched version of Word.
The malware used has changed a little … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S4 may be a hotter item than its previous hype suggested.
Samsung Electronics' upcoming flagship smartphone may actually be a hard item to find. In a note to CNET, the company warned that initial supply would be limited, blaming "overwhelming global demand."
"We expect to fulfill inventory to meet demands in the coming weeks," a Samsung representative said.
Though the smartphone is expected to cost about $249, the carrier stopped short of revealing official pricing information and an availability date for the device.
The Q10 is BlackBerry's latest mobile venture, running the most recent BlackBerry OS, version 10.1, and sporting the familiar four-row QWERTY keyboard that BlackBerry handsets became famous for.
The phone boasts a compact build, an 8-megapixel camera, … Read more