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Samsung to invest $4.5 billion in new R&D centers

samsung galaxy s4 top back side aa It seems that the most common complaint about the Galaxy S4, if you have one, is that it’s not really a significant leap ahead of the last generation’s Galaxy S3. “Samsung is turning into Apple” seems to be a not uncommon comparison these days, but perhaps the fact that Samsung is building five new research and development centers will...

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Rumor: LG G2 specs to include 5.2-inch Full HD display and optical image stabilization camera

LG Logo The specs list of the upcoming LG G2 is now rumored to include a bigger screen than initially believed and a better camera. The LG G2 is the expected name of the LG Optimus G’s successor, as the company is said to drop the “Optimus” from its flagship device family. Greek site Techblog has apparently learned that the future LG fla...

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Moto X set to feature a Dual LTE MIMO antenna, bringing faster data speeds for all

new motorola logo The Moto X has attracted a fair bit of attention in the past few days and it doesn’t look like the hype train will be stopped. The founder and former owner of Android and me, Taylor Wimberley, has already leaked some information about the Moto X and now he’s got some more information. According to Wimberley, the Moto X will have a Dual LTE Mul...

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Viber wants to hijack incoming IDD calls as “terminator” to reduce call costs

String Telephone Viber is a cross-platform messaging and VoIP app, and its latest iteration extends calls, IM and even video conferencing to desktop users. At approximately 200 million, its user base is particularly impressive, even compared to the likes of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat and LINE. But how does Viber earn profits from this popularity? Is it ...

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Google Glass FAQ page leaves the most important question unanswered

Google-Glass-logo.jpg&q=90&w=640&zc=1 Admit it: whether you want them or not, you’re curious about Google Glass. What do they do, really? Are they heavy? Is Google concerned about privacy? It’s such a radical shift in technology, we’re naturally curious. Google is cautious to implement Glass, so those who have actually worn a pair are a rare breed. Even though I had them for a n...

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Moto X customization and awareness features detailed in new report; carriers to get “standard versions”

Motorola X PhoneMotorola CEO Dennis Woodside A new report reveals the kind of personalization and contextual awareness features that will be available to Moto X buyers, and, as expected, hardware customization isn’t one of them. ABC News has learned from its sources that Motorola will let Moto X phone buyers “fully customize the look of the device” with diff...

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The Android-killer that wasn’t? Tizen is “almost dead”, says industry insider

Tizen Logo genie Yesterday, news broke that Samsung would delay the release of the first smartphone running Tizen, a Linux-based operating system that the Korean company has been developing together with Intel and other partners. According to the Korean website iNews, the reason for the delay of the device, widely thought to bear the GT-I8800 code number, would be...

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No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning’s new Gorilla Glass

That hole at the middle? That's actually still glass! Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack display polarizer system, or Sony’s OptiContrast...

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Purported HTC One Max (T6) and HTC One Mini sightings keep coming in

HTC OneHTC One It’s not news anymore that HTC is expected to launch two additional handsets part of the One line, a smaller HTC One Mini smartphone to take on all the mid-range minis from the competition, and a HTC One Max flagship device to compete against supersized smartphones, but the devices have been sighted in reportedly leaked carrier docume...

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Moto X to feature standalone language processing and context awareness chips, and more rumors

motorola logo TechCocktail/Flickr The rumor mill has churned out a variety of stories, often vague and contradicting, about the Moto X, also known at one point as the X Phone. However, as Motorola begins to lift the veil on its groundbreaking new device, it turns out that at least some of the rumors that seemed crazy a few months back are actually accurate. On...

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Intel BayTrail benchmark dominates ARM

Intel processor Intel has been boasting about its mobile processor performance to handset manufactures recently, but it looks like the company wasn’t just blowing smoke when its CEO stated that its technology was superior to Qualcomm’s processors. The first benchmarks of Intel’s upcoming BayTrail processor have appeared online, and the results are quite ast...

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MediaTek looks to be working on an octo-core processor

mediatek logo aa - 600px MediaTek seems to be really cranking up its pressure on the high-end processor manufactures, and the news that the company is working on its own eight core processor confirms that MediaTek is just interested in peak performance as much as it is budget technologies. First news of the octo-core chip came from UDN yesterday, which stated that MediaTe...

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Facebook Android app security flaw affects those who don’t even use the app

Facebook security flaw While it’s not clear just why the app would do this, or what purpose it has for doing so, the Facebook app for Android is taking your phone number the first time you open it up. Without even logging in, the app takes your number and stores it on the Facebook servers. You don’t need a Facebook account, or even initiate an action within the app....

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DoubleTwist intros AirPlay-like, open source MagicPlay protocol

magicplay Why does flinging music from your smartphone to another device have to be so complicated? A number of companies boast room-to-room wireless audio streaming services. However, all of the major players rely on proprietary solutions, which typically means their technologies will only work with devices produced by companies willing to pay licensing fe...

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Nokia and Android, A Possible Love Story?

Nokia According to market analysts, Nokia should take a closer look to Android OS, if they want to survive in an increasingly competitive smartphone market, i.e. Nokia and Android equals love. This idea is not new, there were bets made about Nokia's success with Windows Phone OS (or, more, the lack of) starting with 2012 and people suggested Android a...

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Google Glass Update Now Supports Web Browsing, Gmail Messaging and Voice Commands

Google Glass Update A new Google Glass Update is now ready for Explorers everywhere and it brings some cool features to those addicted to wearable technology. I hope you know what Google Glass are, if you're a resident of this planet. In case you just woke up from a coma or you're returning from a trip to Mars, well, breaking news, Google Glass are the latest trend ...

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A Match Made in Heaven: Europe and the USA Love Samsung and Android!

AppleVsAndroidIt's official (again): Samsung and Android dominate smartphone sales. In a report released today, the research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has confirmed the dominance of Samsung and Android in both the USA and the five major European markets. Android takes Apple down in recent sales figures / ...

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Facebook Introduces Advanced HTTPS as an Anti Surveillance/NSA Measure

Advanced HTTPS As the NSA interceptions scandal continues to grow and new stories about illegal wire tapping emerge day by day, the tech companies are beginning to react to the pressure from the public opinion, for example Facebook just announced that it will introduce Advanced HTTPS in order to minimize, or at least to make it more difficult for the National S...

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Display Smackdown: LCD vs. AMOLED! Which one is Better for Outside?

Comparacao telas lcd amoledDuring the summer time, many smartphone displays run into a brick wall and offer crummy readability. In shadowy areas outdoors, they are often not-so-great, while in direct sunlight, you can barely see anything. LCD Panels with their back-lighting have a big advantage compared to OLED technology. But how do these two types differ in practical situa...

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Google's QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS

quickoffice The future "Microsoft Office Killer" is now available in the Chrome OS developer channel. I am talking about Google's own word editing software, the QuickOffice, which now offers the possibility of editing Office documents within the operating system itself. Until now, you had to use Google Apps, which is, for the moment, a much better tool than...

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And Yet Another Rumor About the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, It Will Feature A Flexible Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Another rumor surfaced about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3, this time the leak comes from a South Korean news agency. MT Media, because they are the source, claims that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will boast a huge 5.99 inches wide Super AMOLED touch screen, with a twist : it will be a flexible display. How about that? I hope you remember ...

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Google’s QuickOffice Now Allows Editing Office Docs Within Chrome OS

quickoffice The future "Microsoft Office Killer" is now available in the Chrome OS developer channel. I am talking about Google's own word editing software, the QuickOffice, which now offers the possibility of editing Office documents within the operating system itself. Until now, you had to use Google Apps, which is, for the moment, a much better tool than...

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Pocket Gems releases Airport Scanner for Android

airport scannerBack in May we talked about a popular iOS game called Airport Scanner from the Kedlin Company. Pocket Gems planned on bringing it to Android in June, and today they’ve delivered as Airport Scanner for Android has gone live on Google Play. Airport Scanner lets you live the life of a security screener, and you’ll have to stop the bad guys from b...

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Serious Vulnerability Discovered in Samsung Galaxy S4's Cloud Service

Samung Galaxy S4 We all know and love the Android king, the Samsung Galaxy S4. Sales are booming and everything looks just peachy, Samsung also prepared various versions of its current flagship, like the Galaxy S4 Google Edition, the S4 Zoom,  the S4 Active and the like. But be aware of the fact that if you are the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S4, you may be...

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Serious Vulnerability Discovered in Samsung Galaxy S4’s Cloud Service

Samung Galaxy S4 We all know and love the Android king, the Samsung Galaxy S4. Sales are booming and everything looks just peachy, Samsung also prepared various versions of its current flagship, like the Galaxy S4 Google Edition, the S4 Zoom,  the S4 Active and the like. But be aware of the fact that if you are the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S4, you may be...

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Now Official, Powered by Snapdragon 800

Sony Xperia Z Ultra A new Android running beast was released in the wild, I am talking about the Sony Xperia Z Ultra,  THE phablet, now official. Also known as Togari, when it was in development, it sports a huge 6.4 inches wide touch screen and runs on the latest and the greatest Qualcomm system on chip, the Snapdragon 800, the best ARM chip in the industry today....

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Digital Dementia on the Rise, According to Study

Digital Dementia Welcome to the Brave New World, we have GMO cookies, Android Smart Phones, Cloned Beef, Internet on the Go and guess what else, Digital Dementia. Yeah guys, that's not a sick joke. Digital Dementia it's actually a disease and it was reported back in the 90's. Today's news article is based on the latest study in South Korea, where a surge in Digi...

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What to Expect From Sony at Tomorrow's Mobile Asia Expo

Sony Xperia As you may already know, tomorrow there will be blood, I mean, for you tech hound dogs out there, Sony will reveal its latest high tech stuff among other things, including the rumored Sony Xperia ZU, at a press conference at Mobile Asia Expo. The tech event will be held in Shanghai, China and in Europe, in Munich, Germany. Among other goodies,So...

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