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  Boeing  is set to debut a new secure phone that will self-destruct if it’s tampered with. It won’t be quite as dramatic with explosions & smoke as the TV show, but the contents of the device will be completely erased. “Any attempt to break open the casing of the device would trigger functions that would

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After months of rumors and leaks, Google’s Nexus 5 phone is here and it’s nothing short of spectacular. With a nationwide release last Friday, it is available at the Google Play Store,  & from Sprint and T-Mobile retailers. You can buy an unlocked version At $349 for 16 GB or $399 for 32 GB,  which

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  Article Summary In 2010, Gartner Research released a report stating the  number one consumer request for mobile electronics was “Never having to manually recharge their smart devices.” Physicist Hatem Zeine has invented what he believes to be the answer to the ultimate hurdle of the mobile world. The Cota wireless power transmission system uses


By Digital Afro Lead Editor: Stephen Brown         Oh No!!!… Ugggh!!!, are usually what’s said when a person drops their phone in water. My closest friend recently dropped her new iPhone in water and it made me think of  ways to try and help her. For the thousands of people each day that

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Ok So, Vine or Instagram? Facebook and Instagram announced  today that a 15 second-video feature would be implemented into the existing Instagram. Immediately, people on Twitter compared Instagram video to Vine, the popular Twitter app that allows users to take short 6 second videos. Obviously there are some differences, but how does Instagram and Vine

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Amazon has launched Amazon Storyteller, a tool to automatically create visualizations of screenplays so that they can be more readily pitched. The somewhat self-serving beta at Amazon Studios promises to analyze the scenes, locations, and characters in a script and then fashion a storyboard itself, which can then be tweaked by the author.   Amazon Storyteller

 (Above) In Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol, IMF Agents wore virtual reality contact lenses that had built-in facial recognition software,photo capture, and data transmission capability. Now, researchers at Samsung have made into a reality.   Researchers at several institutions, including two research arms of Samsung, have built contact lenses which use new nanomaterials that provide

Actress, singer, dancer, Jennifer Lopez announced Friday that she has teamed up with Verizon Wireless to launch a new mobile brand to target the fast-growing Latino population. Viva Movil by Jennifer Lopez has already begun to sell smartphones, tablets and Verizon wireless plans on its own website. More than a dozen stores in cities with large Latino populations including Los Angeles

For years, tech manufacturers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to figure out how to extend the battery life of your favorite devices. An even more daunting task  has been  trying to solve long charge up times that plague most electronics  from A-Z. However a teenager may have solved it all.   Eesha Khare, 18, a from

    SquareTrade.com reviewed the S4, S3 and iPhone 5 for susceptibility to everyday damage, evaluating factors like water resistance, grip-ability, edge construction and drop resistance to come up with an overall breakability score. And the company found that the S4 was the most fragile of the three. While the S4 garnered high marks for

  By Contributing Writer Neil Lopez: Neil is a web development guru & tech enthusiast.           On Friday, Facebook gave the world another reason to get an Android device. At their headquarters in Palo Alto, the social media giant announced it’s huge mobile plans for Android: Facebook ‘Home.’ Although it will initially

  By Contributing Writer Neil Lopez: Neil is a web development guru & tech enthusiast.       Wouldn’t it be cool to build something that thousands or millions of people could use on a daily basis? Well, in technology the old adage of “If you want something done right, do it yourself,” is pretty