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  • Sharks, skateboards, survival debut on Discovery VR network
    Sharks, skateboards, survival debut on Discovery VR network 21 hours ago

    Discovery is unleashing the first videos for its virtual reality network, Discovery VR, a fledgling service that is testing the limits and capabilities of the immersive format. The videos debuting Thursday ... More »

  • IFA 2015 preview: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, LG and more
    IFA 2015 preview: What to expect from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, LG and more 23 hours ago

    As the summer sun gives way to autumn drizzle, the silly season of news slows to a crawl and everyone gets back to work after the summer holidays, the IFA technology show in Berlin edges into view. As much a part of the technology calendar as CES in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, IFA is a showcase for everything from televisions and smartphones to speakers, fridges, lights and ovens. Running through the first week of September, with most press conferences taking place on the second, IFA will set the stage for major announcements from Samsung, Sony, Huawei and others. More »

  • OnePlus 2: Win one of 10 invites for one of the most talked-about smartphones …
    OnePlus 2: Win one of 10 invites for one of the most talked-about smartphones … Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The OnePlus 2 is one of the most talked about smartphones of 2015, but if you don't have an invite then you can't get your hands on one. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one of the invites is to sign up for our newsletter in the box provided below and at the end of each day we'll pick one lucky winner who will receive their invite to purchase the OnePlus 2. For those of you who don't know, the OnePlus 2 is the second smartphone from Chinese startup OnePlus which promises premium hardware at a budget price. More »

  • Galaxy Note 5 in Europe: Listing on Samsung's France website hints at release …
    Galaxy Note 5 in Europe: Listing on Samsung's France website hints at release … Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Samsung, which recently released the Galaxy Note 5 in the US, was not known to launch the much expected phone in Europe. But rumour mills have continuously hinted that a European version of the handset will hit European shores. Now, a new listing on Samsung's own website adds substance to speculations about Galaxy Note 5 still being a part of Samsung Europe's new hardware release plans. More »

  • Sony leak reveals Xperia Z5 Premium will be the world's first 4K smartp …
    Sony leak reveals Xperia Z5 Premium will be the world's first 4K smartp … Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The Sony Georgia Facebook page has just published details of the three phones which the company will launch in Berlin which include what is set to be the world's first smartphone with a 4K display. The post says Sony will launch the Xperia Z5 compact featuring a 4.6in HD display, the Xperia Z5 with a 5in Full HD display and the Xperia Z5 Premium which will feature that 5.5in screen featuring a 4K (or Ultra High Definition) resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, giving it a pixel density of over 800 pixels per inch (ppi). Considering the current highest resolution smartphones - such as the LG G4 - have a pixel density of 538ppi it is clear that this is a significant jump in screen quality. More »

  • Review: New phones, tablets keep Samsung at Android helm
    Review: New phones, tablets keep Samsung at Android helm Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new smartphones and tablets might not offer enough to entice current iPhone and iPad users to switch, but they keep Samsung at the head of the class among Android gadget makers. More »

  • Bosch buys advanced battery start-up Seeo, targeting high-growth electric car …
    Bosch buys advanced battery start-up Seeo, targeting high-growth electric car … Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    German industrial conglomerate Bosch is acquiring Silicon Valley battery firm Seeo, including all of its intellectual property and research staff. With the move, Bosch is looking to enhance its offer to the electric car industry, which is witnessing a significant growth. Founded in 2007, Seeo is known for its advancements in creating high-energy rechargeable lithium-ion batteries based on a nano-structured polymer electrolyte. More »

  • Galaxy Note 5 stylus flaw: Samsung responds to simple fault capable of permanent …
    Galaxy Note 5 stylus flaw: Samsung responds to simple fault capable of permanent … Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone can be broken by simply inserting its stylus the wrong way around. Users of the $700 (£450) phone found permanent damage is easy to cause because the S Pen stylus' symmetrical design means there is nothing to physically stop it from being inserted upside down. Taking a leaf out of Apple's book (arguably not for the first time), Samsung has issued a statement telling Note 5 owners to simply use their phone correctly and as the instructions tell them to. More »

  • Apple fails in bid to patent 'Swipe-to-unlock' feature
    Apple fails in bid to patent 'Swipe-to-unlock' feature Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Apple has failed in its attempt to patent the 'Swipe-to-unlock' feature, following a ruling from a German court. The country's top civil court found that the method for unlocking smartphones was neither sophisticated nor innovative enough for patenting. The case follows an earlier decision by a German court in 2013 that denied the patent to the Cupertino company for not offering a "technical solution to a technical problem". More »

  • Ashley Madison hack: IBM and HP have largest number of cheaters among tech  …
    Ashley Madison hack: IBM and HP have largest number of cheaters among tech  … Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Among large tech companies, IBM and HP have the highest number of employees using infidelity website Ashley Madison, which recently suffered a hacking attack. Cisco, Apple, Intel and Microsoft are also included in the list. Dadaviz, which analysed data of the website leaked by hackers, revealed that IBM has 311 employees registered with Ashley Madison, while HP has 160 employees. More »

  • Best Buy 2Q performance beats analysts' expectations
    Best Buy 2Q performance beats analysts' expectations Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy's turnaround is charging ahead. More »

  • The suite life: tour the most-exclusive ways to travel Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — For those with unlimited bank accounts, travel has never been so glamorous. More »

  • Wileyfox pins smartphone hopes on Cyanogen software and budget pricing
    Wileyfox pins smartphone hopes on Cyanogen software and budget pricing Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The first is Cyanogen, the software built on top of Google's Android that offers a high level of customisation along with enhanced privacy and security settings. The second is price, with the company's first smartphones costing just £129. The company, which is headquartered in London and led by former Motorola UK general manager Nick Muir, will launch two smartphones in the UK, Europe and the Middle East in the coming weeks with the Wileyfox Swift featuring a 5in screen, 13 megapixel camera and costing £129 and the Storm featuring 5.5in screen, 20MP camera and costing £199. More »

  • Hackers steal Gmail login details from Samsung smart fridge
    Hackers steal Gmail login details from Samsung smart fridge Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    A smart fridge has fallen victim to a cyber attack that exposed login details to Google's Gmail, according to security researchers. The breach of the Samsung RF28HMELBSR smart fridge raises privacy concerns for the security of the so-called 'Internet of Things' devices. The breach was discovered by security firm Pen Test Partners and revealed at the recent DEFCON hacking conference. More »

  • Korean chipmaker SK Hynix announces $38bn investment in 3 new plants
    Korean chipmaker SK Hynix announces $38bn investment in 3 new plants Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix has announced plans for three new chip plants in its home country. The world's second biggest memory chip company said it would spend hugely on the project. SK Hynix plans to spend 46tn won (£24bn, €33bn, $38bn) in facility investments, which would have updated production techniques to boost its competitiveness in the ever-evolving global semiconductor industry. More »

  • SK Hynix to spend $26 bln for two new S.Korea chip plants
    SK Hynix to spend $26 bln for two new S.Korea chip plants Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    SK Hynix Inc, the world's No. 2 DRAM chip maker, on Tuesday said it plans to spend 31 trillion won ($25.94 billion) to build two new chip plants in South Korea, aiming to update its production technologies to boost competitiveness. The firm, which competes with rivals including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Micron Technology Inc and Toshiba Corp, said the plants would be completed by 2024 but did not comment on what they would make or when they would begin production. The memory chip industry has enjoyed robust profits in recent quarters, in part due to careful capacity management by major manufacturers like Samsung and SK Hynix. More »

  • SK Hynix to spend $26 billion for two new South Korea chip plants
    SK Hynix to spend $26 billion for two new South Korea chip plants Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    SK Hynix Inc, the world's No. 2 DRAM chip maker, on Tuesday said it plans to spend 31 trillion won ($25.94 billion) to build two new chip plants in South Korea, aiming to update its production technologies to boost competitiveness. The firm, which competes with rivals including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Micron Technology Inc and Toshiba Corp, said the plants would be completed by 2024 but did not comment on what they would make or when they would begin production. The memory chip industry has enjoyed robust profits in recent quarters, in part due to careful capacity management by major manufacturers like Samsung and SK Hynix. More »

  • SK Hynix says to spend $26 billion on two new chip plants in South Korea
    SK Hynix says to spend $26 billion on two new chip plants in South Korea Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    SK Hynix Inc, the world's No. 2 DRAM chip maker, on Tuesday said it plans to spend 31 trillion won (£16.5 billion) to build two new chip plants in South Korea, aiming to update its production technologies to boost competitiveness. The firm, which competes with rivals including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Micron Technology Inc and Toshiba Corp, said the plants would be completed by 2024 but did not comment on what they would make or when they would begin production. The memory chip industry has enjoyed robust profits in recent quarters, in part due to careful capacity management by major manufacturers like Samsung and SK Hynix. More »

  • Galaxy Note5 manages to meet most of Note 4's battery standards
    Galaxy Note5 manages to meet most of Note 4's battery standards Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Folks at GSMArena managed to put Samsung's new Galaxy Note through several tests to find out its battery endurance for the non-removable 3000mAh battery Samsung is using, against the 3220mAh power house in Note 4. The tests, though, suggest that Note5 managed to meet the standards set by its predecessor, except in the video playback test. Topping the list in the battery test was Lenovo's 6in Vibe Z2 Pro that packs a monstrous 4000mAh battery. More »

  • Lumia Camera app rumoured to work on non-Lumia handsets
    Lumia Camera app rumoured to work on non-Lumia handsets Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Non-Lumia Windows Phone users can download the Lumia Camera app, which is claimed to be one of the most important Windows Phone apps. The exclusive camera application can now be synchronised with non-Lumia handsets, but it comes with certain issues, reports suggest. Non-Lumia Windows Phone users can download the Lumia Camera app and check out the features it offers. More »

  • Mirantis to get $100m cash injection from Intel
    Mirantis to get $100m cash injection from Intel Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Mirantis, which sells a version of the OpenStack cloud computing technology, said the investment would help accelerate adoption of the open-source software in the enterprise market. Intel's venture capital arm began investing in Mirantis in 2013 to push OpenStack as an alternative to more popular public cloud infrastructure services such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Mirantis - which boasts the likes of Nasa, Cisco, Comcast and Samsung among its clients - has raised $220m to date, including a $100m infusion last year. More »

  • Windows 10: How to install Android Lollipop apps on PCs using AMIDuOS
    Windows 10: How to install Android Lollipop apps on PCs using AMIDuOS Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Windows 10 users can now install and run Android applications and games, and can test the full Android Lollipop environment on their PCs via AMIDuOS. With this software, users of Windows 7/8/8.1 and 10 can also run Android apps on their Windows-only computers and laptops by configuring Android Lollipop as a dual-boot. More »

  • British Airways Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Siberia after burning …
    British Airways Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Siberia after burning … Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    A British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner, carrying around 200 passengers, has been forced to land in Siberia after a passenger's mobile phone overheated. The aircraft had been flying from Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, to London's Heathrow airport when it was forced to divert. The plane was a few hours into its 11-hour journey on 21 August when the smartphone triggered the alarm. More »

  • Samsung seemingly rolling out Galaxy S6 Edge Plus features to Galaxy S6, S6 …
    Samsung seemingly rolling out Galaxy S6 Edge Plus features to Galaxy S6, S6 … Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Samsung, which recently released its latest flagship, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in multiple countries of the world, now seems to be taking the most important software features of its new smartphone to its earlier Galaxy S6/S6 Edge smartphones. According to the SamMobile report, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge users can also check out for the much expected Samsung Pay functionality on installation of the latest update. Samsung's latest update can also be manually downloaded, via SamMobile. More »

  • Windows 10 after effects: Samsung rumoured to launch 12in exclusive tablets …
    Windows 10 after effects: Samsung rumoured to launch 12in exclusive tablets … Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Technology giant Samsung, which recently released the much expected Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5, is now rumoured to be caught up in Microsoft's Windows 10 computers' wave that is sweeping markets across the globe. The South Korean electronics manufacturer is now speculated to be working on exclusive tablets running Windows 10. According to a Weibo China, Samsung currently has a flagship 12in tablet in the works, running Windows 10 straight out of the box. More »

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus available for retail purchase in US, other coun …
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus available for retail purchase in US, other coun … Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Samsung's much expected Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, which was launched on 13 August in the US, can now be purchased in brick-and-mortar retail stores across multiple countries of the world including the United States. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is the only new Samsung flagship in some markets such as the UK which will not offer the Galaxy Note 5 (launched alongside the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on 13 August). For Samsung loyalists in the US, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus can be purchased directly from Samsung's eStore apart from the physical retail stores of the technology giant. More »

  • Correction: Spying TVs-California story Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    In a story Aug. 20 about legislation to warn consumers about recording TVs, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Samsung changed its policy on recording conversations. The company changed its ... More »

  • Demi Lovato engaged to Wilmer Valderrama? Warrior singer 'in no rush' …
    Demi Lovato engaged to Wilmer Valderrama? Warrior singer 'in no rush' … Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Demi Lovato has denied reports that she is preparing to walk down the aisle with long-time boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. "He's there for me when others aren't... He supports me when others won't... He loves me when others don't," Demi captioned the photo, before editing to add: "(not engaged... yall are crazy)," She wrote alongside a snap of the pair holding hands, with the now 23-year-old wearing a gold band on her ring finger. "Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama have been through a lot together in the five plus years that they've been dating. More »

  • Galaxy Note 5 apps port available for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
    Galaxy Note 5 apps port available for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    There's good news for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users who are curious to experience the goodies Samsung has stuffed in its new Note. Well known XDA developer Albe95, has made the Galaxy Note 5 apps available for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge via port. More »

  • Samsung eyes first entry into US stock markets
    Samsung eyes first entry into US stock markets Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Samsung Electronics, the world's largest mobile phone maker which accounts for the lion's share of the group's sales and profits, controls 46 percent of Samsung BioLogics, which in turn holds 90 percent ... More »

  • California bill aims to warn consumers about recording TVs
    California bill aims to warn consumers about recording TVs Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Readers who scanned the user manual for a new Samsung smart TV may have been surprised to learn their household conversations could be recorded without their knowledge. State Assemblyman Mike Gatto certainly ... More »

  • Gartner says smartphone sales growth slows Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worldwide sales of smartphones in the second quarter grew at the slowest pace since 2013 as sales in China declined for the first time, according to research firm Gartner Inc. More »

  • China smartphone sales fall for first time: Gartner
    China smartphone sales fall for first time: Gartner Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    (Reuters) - Smartphone sales in China, the world's biggest market for the devices, fell in the second quarter for the first time, market research firm Gartner Inc said on Thursday. Sales of smartphones in China declined 4 percent in the quarter, the first year-over-year fall, the company said. "China has reached saturation — its phone market is essentially driven by replacement, with fewer first-time buyers," said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. More »

  • What is Samsung Pay and when is it coming to the UK? Everything you need to …
    What is Samsung Pay and when is it coming to the UK? Everything you need to … Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Samsung Pay has just launched in the company's native South Korea. It will go up against Apple Pay and a mobile payment system coming from Google later in the year. Samsung Pay is a mobile payment system which lets you buy goods by tapping your phone against the card reader in a shop or restaurant instead of using your credit or debit card. More »

  • Qantas to expand fleet after rapid profit turnaround Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Qantas Airways posted one of the fastest turnarounds in Australian corporate history with a return to full-year profit and said it will buy eight fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets, enabling it to fly the longest routes possible. Pre-tax profit of A$975m (£456m, $712m) for the year to end-June was slightly under analyst forecasts of A$982m but a sizeable and swift recovery from the A$646m underlying loss the so-called Flying Kangaroo reported just a year ago. While oil prices at multi-year lows helped cut fuel costs by A$597m, chief executive Alan Joyce took the credit for his controversial plan to cut 5,000 jobs, trim capacity, raise fares and overhaul the airline's frequent flyer programme. More »