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Samsung’s Galaxy Solo is a standalone smartwatch

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Most smartwatches are intrinsically linked to the smartphone you use it in conjunction with, and only work off a Bluetooth connection.

Samsung wants to bring you another option, however, with the Galaxy Solo. It will be very much like a Galaxy Gear, but will be able to carry a SIM-card and will be able to make and receive phone calls. (more…)

Uber starts making deliveries with UberRUSH

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, No Comments

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Uber has now become something more than just a taxi company (albeit an ultra-modern, very successful one), and is now also starting to make package deliveries.

Uber NYC’s Josh Mohrer said that the service is called UberRUSH, and local same-day delivery will cost users between $15 and $30, depending on the distance it has to travel. (more…)

Top Hollywood studios file lawsuit against Kim Dotcom

Published by on Apr 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Mastermind of file sharing (and illicit activities) Kim Dotcom, has landed himself in hot water, yet again. 

The creator behind one of the world’s largest file sharing websites, MegaUpload, will now have to deal with yet another lawsuit claiming that Dotcom, in conjunction with his website, profited from massive copyright infringement of countless movies and television shows.

And it’s not just small-fry plaintiffs, either; six of Holywoods biggest film and television studios are filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against MegaUpload and Kim Dotcom.

These studios include 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Universal, Columbia, Warner Brothers and Disney.  (more…)

Apple may be planning to take Siri offline

Published by on Apr 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Big tech acquisitions seem to be dime a dozen these days, and Apple has made another interesting one. Apple acquired an automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology company called Novauris Technologies. The company has historical ties to the core technology and patents behind Siri. (more…)

Google’s Project Ara modular phone update (video)

Published by on Apr 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Even though Google quickly sold Motorola after making the acquisition a couple of years ago, they have kept some very important parts of the business. One is of course all the patents the company brought with it, and the other is what Motorola called Project Ara – the ‘build-your-own-phone’ project set to come to market relatively soon.

It spawned from what was something called Phonebloks, and Google are now calling it Project Ara by Phonebloks. They aren’t leaving us completely in the dark, though. Check out their update of where the project is and will be going below: (more…)

Celebrate 30 years of mobile phones (video)

Published by on Apr 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Can you believe that the mobile phone is celebrating 30 years of existence this year?

In a nostalgic throwback, South Korea’s SK Telecoms have put together an ‘orchestra’ of phones that play a tune in unison. While we may barely remember most of the phones, maybe you can usurp our knowledge. Did you own any one the list (cast of phones at the end of the video)?

Check it out below: (more…)

Microsoft announces Skype TX – studio quality for broadcasters

Published by on Apr 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Off all the things Microsoft has announced lately, this is the only one that completely caught us off guard. The company from Redmond unveiled Skype TX, a new version of its VoIP service geared toward broadcasters.

The technology used was developed by an acquired company – Cat and Mouse – and offers higher-quality audio and video output for media professionals. (more…)

Apple opens first Eastern European store in Turkey

Published by on Apr 7th, 2014, No Comments

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We already know that Apple flagship stores are usually impeccably designed, sleek, beautiful and fully encompasses Apple’s brand as whole. So it came as no surprise that the company’s first Eastern European flagship store was any different.

Apple opened the doors to their new flagship store in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday.

From first glance, the store is dripping in modern aesthetics. The clear, glass panes and sleek Apple logo reminds us that Apple takes the look and feel of their products (and stores) very seriously.  (more…)

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