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Ben Zigterman

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Apple TV new channels

Apple adds new channels to Apple TV ahead of major upcoming refresh

April 21st, 2014

In the past few months, rumors have been heating up that Apple will begin taking TV more seriously with a refreshed Apple TV. Apple has been negotiating with Comcast about the next-generation Apple TV, and earlier this month, Comcast hinted in FCC filings that Apple is working on a set-top box. According to respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will …

Facebook mobile ad network

Facebook ads are about to invade mobile apps from other developers

April 21st, 2014

Facebook is about to launch a mobile advertising network that could potentially take on Google’s. According to Re/code, Facebook will launch its mobile advertising network at the end of this month during the annual F8 developer conference. Re/code didn’t have much more information about the network, but the move makes sense for Facebook. Facebook has …

Android malware targets Facebook users

Scary Android malware uses Facebook to bypass two-factor authentication

April 17th, 2014

Android users have yet another piece of malware to worry about. PC World points out a technique that is specifically targeting Facebook users who use mobile banking. On computers infected with this trojan, users will see a message when visiting Facebook’s website alerting them that “due to a rising number of attempts in order to gain …

More signs point to the Galaxy S5 being a winner

April 16th, 2014

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S5, it did so amid fears that the smartphone market was becoming saturated. However, based on recent reports about launch-day sales of the S5, it looks like Samsung will do just fine this year. According to a report from CNET, the Samsung Galaxy S5 sold at more than twice the …

Samsung Design Website Released

Samsung says its devices ‘bring joy and meaning’ to people’s lives

April 16th, 2014

After teasing it a month ago, Samsung released a website today that highlights its design prowess under the tagline of “make it meaningful.” The website explains its design philosophy, showcases some of its best designs, and lists the design awards it has won. According to the website, Samsung designs with three principles in mind: balance of reason …

Apple indoor mapping patent

New Apple tech doesn’t need GPS to determine your location

April 15th, 2014

Apple was awarded a patent on Tuesday for a technology that should allow for much more accurate indoor location detection and mapping, even in the absence of GPS. The new patent, which was picked up by Apple Insider, uses a combination of Wi-Fi access points, location databases and other data to determine proximity to what the patent called …

U.S. Navy Railgun Video

Video: Watch the Navy’s futuristic railgun blow stuff up

April 8th, 2014

The United States Navy is set to deploy its electromagnetic railgun on one of its joint high-speed vessels (JHSV) in 2016. According to the Navy, the weapon uses “an electromagnetic force – known as the Lorenz Force – to rapidly accelerate and launch a projectile between two conductive rails.” The railgun will be able to fire projectiles at a much higher …