Samsung Transparent Display Technology Patent

New Samsung transparent displays blur the line between virtual reality and the real world

New Samsung transparent displays blur the line between virtual reality and the real world

By on April 18, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Although Samsung often gets tagged as a copycat in the realm of smartphones, the company really does produce some remarkable innovations, particularly in the realm of displays. Patent Shot has spotted a recently filed Samsung patent for a new kind of transparent display technology that can be used to convincingly add digital images to the real world and thus blur the line between virtual reality and physical reality. More →

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Tablets Vs. Laptops Consoles

Tablets are killing consoles in the video streaming market

By on April 18, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Tablets are killing consoles in the video streaming market

There’s a major fight brewing in the rapidly growing video streaming market over which device consumers use the most to watch their favorite online content. Game consoles, PC’s and connected devices linked to television sets have all proven somewhat popular… and yet it seems that nothing can stop the tablet juggernaut.  More →

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Hit List

How Asteroids Could Destroy The Earth

Research shows it’s ‘blind luck’ that asteroids haven’t destroyed a major city yet

By on April 18, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Research shows it’s ‘blind luck’ that asteroids haven’t destroyed a major city yet

Well, here’s something happy to think about as you head into the weekend. Phys.org brings us word that three former NASA astronauts are going to present new research next week showing that there have been 26 asteroid crashes since 2001 that have caused “atomic-bomb-scale explosions” that have fortunately been far away from major population centers. The research, which was conducted by the B612 Foundation, used data from a nuclear weapons warning network to measure the impact of major asteroid strikes on the Earth’s surface. More →

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10 Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks

Here are 10 hidden Galaxy S5 features you should check out right now

By on April 18, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Here are 10 hidden Galaxy S5 features you should check out right now

Unlike in previous years, Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 rather than hosting its own event later in spring. And unlike in previous years, the company only highlighted certain new features of the handset during the event – probably the fresh partnership with Google played a role in that – instead of showing all the new software tricks it has devised for the new flagship. More →

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Game Changers

iOS 8 on iPhone 5s Images

Leaked pic seemingly shows iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5s

By on April 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM.

Leaked pic seemingly shows iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5s

Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 in early June, but meanwhile plenty of reports have detailed some of the features it will have to offer, with various alleged image leaks showing what the new operating system would look like on a bigger iPhone 6 display. But iOS 8 will be compatible with older devices as well, and PhoneArena has obtained an image that shows iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5s. More →

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iPad Air 2 Display Leak

Leaked pics may give us our first glimpse at the next-gen iPad Air

By on April 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

Leaked pics may give us our first glimpse at the next-gen iPad Air

The flood gates have apparently opened in April as Apple device leaks have begun to hit the Internet at an alarming pace. From blueprints to cases to components, we’ve seen enough purported information about the iPhone 6 to build our own, but other than an analyst report on the next iPad’s release date, Apple’s next tablet has remained relatively well hidden. OneMoreThing.nl looks to fix that with the most promising next-gen iPad leaks yet — two photos showing off what might be the front of the iPad Air 2, complete with an integrated display. More →

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iPhone 6 Images Design Features

Designer puts iPhone 6 leaks to good use in gorgeous new 3D renders

By on April 18, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Designer puts iPhone 6 leaks to good use in gorgeous new 3D renders

Designer Martin Hajek, who earlier this year created iPhone 6 renders based on leaked purported sketches for Apple’s bigger smartphone, is back with a new set of images that also takes into account the most recent iPhone 6 leaks, including manufacturing molds and iPhone 6 case prototypes. More →

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Apple CEO Sculley Interview

Ex-Apple CEO Sculley admits the very obvious: Forcing Jobs out was a mistake

By on April 18, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

Ex-Apple CEO Sculley admits the very obvious: Forcing Jobs out was a mistake

It’s safe to say that former Apple CEO John Sculley has some regrets in his career. In an interview with The Times of India, Sculley admits that ousting Apple cofounder Steve Jobs as CEO way back in 1985 was “a mistake” that cost the company dearly and set it on the path toward near-oblivion. However, Sculley says that the decision was much more justifiable at the time it was made because Jobs’ always-difficult personality was even tougher to rein in during his younger years. More →

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$100 Google Nexus Smartphone

New report says sub-$100 Google Nexus smartphone is coming

By on April 18, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

New report says sub-$100 Google Nexus smartphone is coming

Google may be working on a new kind of Nexus device that could be even more affordable than its predecessors, a new report from Asia says. However, the device won’t be a high-end model like the others, but rather an entry- to mid-range device that would sell for under $100, thus being significantly more affordable than any previous Nexus handsets. More →

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iPhone 5s Lowest Price $99

You can now get the iPhone 5s for just $99 on contract

By on April 18, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

You can now get the iPhone 5s for just $99 on contract

The launch of the iPhone 6 is still months away but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some incredible deals on the iPhone 5s. Case in point: MacRumors points out that RadioShack is now selling the iPhone 5s for just $99 with a two-year contract from Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, which happens to be one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for Apple’s latest flagship phone. The new price for the 5s at RadioShack is the same on-contract price that Apple originally charged for the iPhone 5c, so now it looks like interested buyers now have even less reason to pick up a 5c than they did before. What makes this deal even better is that MacRumors says that you can get $100 off the iPhone 5s at RadioShack if you trade in your iPhone 4s, which means that you can basically get the device for free as long as you’re willing to swallow a two-year service agreement.

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HTC Hires Samsung Marketing Chief

HTC scores a major coup against Samsung, hires the man behind its killer ad campaigns

By on April 18, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

HTC scores a major coup against Samsung, hires the man behind its killer ad campaigns

Is HTC finally, at long, long last, going to get a decent marketing campaign? The Wall Street Journal reports that HTC has officially brought on Paul Golden, Samsung’s former U.S. marketing chief, to be a consultant to HTC chairwoman Cher Wang. During his time at Samsung from 2008 through 2012, Golden was instrumental in establishing the company’s Galaxy brand as the main alternative to Apple’s iPhone through a series of first-rate ads that often took humorous shots at Apple fans’ expense. What this means for HTC’s future marketing efforts is unclear but we can bet that there won’t be any more horrendous Robert Downey Jr. spots or ads about Hipster Troll Car Washes going forward.

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Michaels and Aaron Brothers Malaware Hack

‘Highly sophisticated malware’ stole credit card data from 3M Michaels customers

By on April 18, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

‘Highly sophisticated malware’ stole credit card data from 3M Michaels customers

After LaCie announced earlier this week it was the victim of a massive credit card breach that lasted for a year, crafts store Michaels revealed in a press release that hackers may have stolen credit card data for 3 million of its customers, including buyers that shopped at its Aaron Brothers subsidiary. The company has hired two independent security firms to conduct an extensive investigation, which revealed that payment systems in Michaels and Aaron Brothers stores were attacked by “highly sophisticated malware” that had not been seen before by either firm. More →

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Xbox One Titanfall Sales

Titanfall not strong enough to keep Xbox One sales on par with PS4

By on April 18, 2014 at 6:25 AM.

Titanfall not strong enough to keep Xbox One sales on par with PS4

Sony on Thursday announced that it sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 units, significantly more than what it envisioned for its fiscal year 2013. Microsoft made its own announcement yesterday as well, highlighting the strong sales of Titanfall, a shooter game that’s not available on the PS4, and which was named the number one selling game in March according to NPD numbers. However, while Titanfall has helped Microsoft sell more Xbox One units, it wasn’t enough to keep Xbox One sales on par with PS4 sales. More →

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