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Samsung Wants to Melt Your Eyes With 4K Phones in 2015

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2013 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
As well as predicting the coming of the fabled folding smartphone, the company is also hoping to release a 4K smartphone too.

Apple plans big iPhones with pressure sensors, curved screens

Posted in Hardware on 11th Nov, 2013 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is working on two large iPhones that will have curved screens, and also touch screens that can register different levels of pressure.

Solar Activity Playing a Minimal Role in Global Warming

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Changes in solar activity have contributed no more than 10 per cent to global warming in the twentieth century.

Samsung to pay Apple $290m (£180m) for copying phones

Posted in Software on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A Silicon Valley jury has ruled that Samsung must pay $290m (£180m) to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices.

We will buy 285 million tablets next year, and almost 400 million in 2017

Posted in Business on 27th Nov, 2013 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Next year, tablet sales will make up a full 50 percent of all PC sales, when you define a PC as one of a tablet, desktop, or laptop.

Researchers split water into hydrogen, oxygen using light, nanoparticles

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013 03:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Technology potentially could create a clean, renewable source of energy.

Samsung’s 110″ 4K HDTV finally goes on sale

Posted in Hardware on 31st Dec, 2013 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
This 110 Inch Monster Is the World’s Largest Ultra HDTV

Scientists anticipated size and location of earthquake

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica.

Samsung 'infringed' Apple's auto-complete text patent

Posted in Business on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:42 AM
by AlexMuller
A US judge has ruled that Samsung infringed Apple's patent-protected word recommendation technology.

Google and Samsung sign global patent cross-license deal

Posted in Software on 27th Jan, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The deal covers both existing patents and patents filed over the next 10 years, though the companies didn't say how all encompassing the agreement was.

Samsung’s Google Glass competitor, 'Galaxy Glass' could debut in September

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jan, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Samsung’s own take on Google Glass could be coming sooner than you think.

1 smartphone for every 7 humans: Smartphone shipments top a billion in 2013

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 04:50 AM
by AlexMuller
That’s just counting last year’s shipments.

Samsung's slumping sales suggest China is the next battlefield

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 04:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Now, the war is shifting to developing markets where more people are becoming smartphone and tablet owners for the first time.

Google sells Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $3bn

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2014 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google will keep the majority of Motorola's lucrative patents, which include one for Android software.

Google may launch its first U.S. retail store in New York; right next to the Apple Store

Posted in Online on 13th Mar, 2014 04:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Google may debut its very first U.S. retail location in SoHo, New York,

Google launches Android Wear:

Posted in Software on 18th Mar, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A new project to bring Android to wearables like smartwatches

New Apple vs. Samsung legal battle even more important for Google than last time

Posted in Software on 2nd Apr, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The $930M Apple win in the first case is pocket change for Apple and Samsung, the only companies that make money in smartphones.

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough, which may be huge for future wearables

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Graphene is primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.

Apple worries cheaper Android 'phablets' will hurt iPhone sales

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is concerned that iPhone growth will slow due to the growing number of Android smartphones with larger screens.

Samsung patent shows off Glass-like wearable with fold-away display

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2014 04:04 AM
by AlexMuller
It looks like the long-awaited world of wearables is coming into its own, the folks in the tech industry that have yet to jump onto the bandwagon are scrambling to get a foothold.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.

Apple and Google settle patent row

Posted in Software on 17th May, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss lawsuits they had brought against each other over technology patents.

Samsung is making a VR headset to beat Oculus VR and Sony’s Project Morpheus

Posted in Games on 23rd May, 2014 07:01 PM
by AlexMuller
It looks like virtual-reality headsets are headed for the mainstream. Fast.

Solar storm in 2012 nearly 'knocked modern civilization back to the 18th century'

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2014 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
The extreme space weather that tore through Earth’s orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years.

UK Cops Want Compulsory PIN-locks on All Mobile Phones

Posted in Hardware on 21st Aug, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The Metropolitan Police has spent more than two years lobbying phone manufacturers and the government to introduce mandatory passwords on every unit sold in the UK

Chemicals from sunscreen are poisoning the ocean

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
When beachgoers go for a dip, the traces of sunscreen that wash off into the ocean poison phytoplankton, the microscopic plant life that anchor the marine food web.

Samsung reveals Gear VR headset and Galaxy Edge smartphone

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality headset and a smartphone whose screen bends around one of its sides.

Mercury's hidden water-ice revealed

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within shadowed craters on Mercury.

MAVEN spacecraft provides look at Martian upper atmosphere

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
MAVEN’s main mission is to study the effect of the Sun on the Martian atmosphere and has hit the ground running.

Samsung engineers are working on wearable for early stroke detection

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The sensor-packed headset aims to alert folks who are at risk for a stroke early on, so they can get to a doctor to prevent potentially serious and permanent effects.

Virtual reality content on offer to airline passengers

Posted in Games on 29th Jan, 2015 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
First-class passengers flying between Australia and the US will soon be able to watch content via a virtual reality headset, airline Qantas has announced.

An alien star system buzzed past the Sun 70,000 years ago

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2015 05:08 PM
by AlexMuller
An alien star passed through our Solar System just 70,000 years ago, astronomers have announced. No other star is known to have approached this close to us.

The skin cancer rise is 'linked to the package holiday boom'

Posted in Medicine on 6th Apr, 2015 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A boom in cheap package holidays in the 1960s is partly behind the "worrying rise" in skin cancers in pensioners, Cancer Research UK suggests.

Solar sail mission launches with X-37B spaceplane

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2015 11:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The light-propelled LightSail is a CubeSat about the size of a loaf of bread, built by the Planetary Society as a technology demonstrator for a non-rocket propulsion system.

The virtual reality craze is taking over hardware and games at E3

Posted in Games on 20th Jun, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Oculus Rift vs. Project Morpheus, StarVR and Gear VR: Post-E3 thoughts

Samsung could commercialize lithium ion batteries with double the battery life by 2018

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2015 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung expects to bring a significant change to both devices and the electric car industry.

The first virtual reality movie for GearVR has begun production

Posted in Software on 15th Jul, 2015 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Skybound Entertainment and Samsung on Monday began production of a new virtual reality suspense thriller called 'Gone,' which will play on Samsung Gear VR headsets.

Samsung is looking to join the satellite internet space race

Posted in Business on 15th Aug, 2015 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Samsung is interested in using thousands of small low earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide high-speed internet all over the planet.

Oculus Connect: $99 Gear VR, Oculus Touch release date, Minecraft, and more

Posted in Games on 25th Sep, 2015 06:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Here are all the big announcements form Oculus' event summarized:

Samsung aims to build bots who work for less than Foxconn staffers

Posted in Hardware on 21st Oct, 2015 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
South Korea's target is smartphones and other kit that currently requires human hands.

Mars atmosphere 'eroded by Sun activity'

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2015 01:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists think they are getting closer to explaining precisely how Mars lost much of its atmosphere.

Gear VR: Easily the best VR of 2015, but 2016 will bring the big news

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Nov, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Consumer VR is here, though you'll need a Samsung phone to get in on the fun.

Samsung gives you a new way to browse the web, virtual reality

Posted in Online on 2nd Dec, 2015 05:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung is going to provide proof of concept with a virtual reality web browser called the Samsung Internet for Gear VR.

Mark Zuckerberg: VR can become the most social platform

Posted in Games on 23rd Feb, 2016 04:12 AM
by AlexMuller
“Pretty soon we’re going to live in a world where everyone has the power to share and experience whole scenes as if you’re just there, right there in person,”

MWC 2016: Samsung; What you need to know

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2016 05:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Yes, phones; as well as the Galaxy S7 we also met the new Galaxy S7 Edge and a few other VR related goodies.

Mobile virtual reality on track to hit $861M in revenues this year

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2016 11:38 AM
by AlexMuller
There could be a big opportunity for Samsung and Google to sweep up entry-level consumers without the high-end PC.

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

Posted in Hardware on 6th Apr, 2016 02:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has been granted a patent for contact lenses with a display that projects images into the eyes. A built-in camera and sensors are controlled by blinking.

Did the Sun Consume a Primordial Super-Earth?

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2016 07:56 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that at least one super-Earth; a planet that is larger than Earth, but smaller than Neptune, could have formed close to the sun.

VR headset shipments 'to boom' in 2016

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
More than nine million virtual reality (VR) headsets will be shipped in 2016, suggests research by analyst firm IDC.

One Million virtual reality fans use Samsung's Gear VR

Posted in Business on 12th May, 2016 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
We've yet to see similar acceptance for Oculus's flagship VR headset: the Oculus Rift. Its high price along with shipment problems may offer more friction in terms of adoption.

Evidence of ancient tsunamis on Mars

Posted in Science on 20th May, 2016 10:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Such events could only have occurred more than three billion years ago when the planet was wetter and warmer.

Pluto's Interactions with the Solar Wind Are Unique

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2016 07:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto's atmosphere interacts with the solar wind in a never-before-seen hybrid way, one that's both comet-like and planet-like.

Samsung turns IBM's brain-like chip into a digital eye

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2016 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM created a computer chip that works like a brain. Now, Samsung has used it to create a biologically inspired digital eye.

Oculus, Sony, Google, and more launch virtual reality advocacy group

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The GVRA will focus on creating an environment where hardware and software meets guidelines in an effort to increase adoption of VR.

Oculus's Jason Rubin on VR: 'The next 12 to 24 months are where the real creativity is going to happen'

Posted in Business on 26th Dec, 2016 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
'I don't think we’ve quite struck gold yet when it comes to the content that consumers want to buy for VR'

Samsung confirms it sold 5 million Gear VR mobile headsets

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jan, 2017 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
It confirms that mobile VR is accounting for the bulk of the market so far, in contrast to PC-based VR hardware.

Startup raises $679,000 to rebuild ancient sites in VR

Posted in Software on 30th Jan, 2017 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Archaeology isn’t an easy job, but it becomes easier in virtual reality, where you can walk around ancient buildings as if they were still there.

Virtual Reality’s breakout 2016 saw 6.3 million headsets shipped

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
A report from market research firm Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 million VR headsets were shipped in 2016.

Virtual Reality Hardware predicted to earn $3.6 billion in 2017

Posted in Games on 25th Feb, 2017 04:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Virtual reality is ready to grow.

VR undersea adventure The Blu becomes a museum exhibit

Posted in Software on 6th Mar, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
The immersive adventure makes you feel like you are underwater, exploring the ocean and its different habitats.

Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump

Posted in Online on 9th Mar, 2017 12:01 AM
by Alex Muller
Allegations the CIA had developed ways to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones.

Warming Mars and thickening its atmosphere can be done in 10-100 years

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2017 07:00 PM
by Alex Muller
If all the solar incident on Mars were to be captured then Mars would warm to Earth-like temperatures in about 10 years.

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