CES 2014

Samsung says future of smartphone technology is evolution, not revolution

TORONTO - If tech reviewers say Samsung's new Galaxy S5 isn't as awe-inspiring as some of the company's older phones that's fine with Paul Brennan. The senior vice president of mobile and enterprise for Samsung Canada admits it's getting harder to wow tech-savvy consumers with each new release. And so Samsung is content to focus on constantly improving its core features and sprinkling some new o…

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  • Specs for 10.5-inch Samsung AMOLED tablet reportedly revealed
    Specs for 10.5-inch Samsung AMOLED tablet reportedly reveale … BGR.com - Mon, 7 Apr, 2014

    In addition to the recently announced Galaxy Tab 4 family of mid-ranged tablets, Samsung will also introduce a new line of flagship tablets currently known as the SM-T800 … More »Specs for 10.5-inch Samsung AMOLED tablet reportedly reveale …

    Specs for 10.5-inch Samsung AMOLED tablet reportedly revealed

    In addition to the recently announced Galaxy Tab 4 family of mid-ranged tablets, Samsung will also introduce a new line of flagship tablets currently known as the SM-T800 models that have already been spotted at the FCC. Various rumors so far have suggested that the tablets could pack 10.5-inch AMOLED displays, and SamMobile …

  • Video: Galaxy S5’s battery will explode if you hammer it just the right way
    Detailed Galaxy S5 teardown reveals its 3 coolest hardware i … BGR.com - Tue, 1 Apr, 2014

    With the Galaxy S5 just a week and a half away from its release, Chipworks decided to tear down its own copy of the device to get a better look at its coolest hardware … More »Detailed Galaxy S5 teardown reveals its 3 coolest hardware i …

    Video: Galaxy S5’s battery will explode if you hammer it just the right way

    With the Galaxy S5 just a week and a half away from its release, Chipworks decided to tear down its own copy of the device to get a better look at its coolest hardware features. But instead of going over the top-line specs such as the processor speed and the display resolution, Chipworks went out of its way to examine what …

  • Bigger Galaxy Tab 4 shown in more leaked photos

    After the first purported press renders of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 tablet have been posted online by @evleaks, the same leaker is back with similar images for the bigger 10-inch model. The design appears to be somewhat similar to Samsung’s Pro tablets that were unveiled at CES 2014 and launched in several markets since …

  • Northern Ontario third Ryan Fry peers through the arms of his team's sweepers as he makes a shot during the afternoon draw against Alberta at the Tim Hortons Brier in Edmonton, Alta. Monday, March 4, 2013. This photo has earned Canadian Press staff photographer Jonathan Hayward a National Newspaper Award nomination in the sports photo category. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    TORONTO - The Globe and Mail has snagged the most nominations for the 2013 National Newspaper Awards, with 14 entries on the list of finalists. The Toronto Star is a close second with 13 nominations, Montreal's La Presse follows with nine, while The Canadian Press has four. Other organizations with multiple nominations …

  • Tech for tots: Hot gadgets and games for kids Digital Crave - Fri, 14 Mar, 2014
    Tech for Tots

    Forget dolls, footballs and jigsaw puzzles – kids today want tech in their toys.

  • How Google and Microsoft are forcing OEMs to cancel dual-booting products

    After a couple of reports from Taiwan suggested that Google may be posing significant opposition to Asus’ plans to ship the dual-booting Android/Windows Transformer Book Duet tablet/laptop combo, a new story from the Wall Street Journal reveals that Microsoft is equally interested in stopping such projects. Thus, the Transformer …

  • How Google and Microsoft are forcing OEMs to cancel dual-booting products

    After claiming in a recent report that the new Asus dual-booting Android/Windows tablet/laptop combo that was announced at CES 2014 may not actually hit stores, Digitimes is back with a second story that says the same thing. According to its research, the publication says Google is putting pressure on Asus not to go forward …

  • New benchmark confirms NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 blows every other smartphone chip out of the water

    We’d seen some early benchmarks suggesting that NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1 system on a chip would absolutely crush the performance of any other SoC on the market and now we’ve got some confirmation. Neowin has spotted some new benchmarks for the Tegra K1 and they’ve once again found that NVIDIA’s newest chipset blows every other …

  • How to add more storage to any smartphone, tablet Digital Crave - Wed, 5 Mar, 2014
    Add storage to any device

    It’s a problem many smartphone and tablet owners can relate to: running out of space to hold all your media files.

  • Samsung’s new smart watches are now available for preorder

    While Samsung unveiled new wearable devices at MWC 2014, saying they would be available in stores in early April, the company did not actually mention pricing details for the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. However, it appears SamMobile has learned the European prices for these devices, and from the looks of it, the …

  • Ouya Everywhere gaming coming soon… without the box?

    Ouya, the popular Kickstarter project that turned into a gaming console business has further expansion plans in mind, Slashdot has learned, with the company getting ready to announce an Ouya Everywhere gaming initiative that will not necessarily require a big-screen TV to be connected to an Ouya console for players to enjoy …

  • Intel backs wearables interest with $100-$150 million Basis acquisition

    Intel has acquired wearable device maker Basis in a deal possibly valued at around $100 million, with a source telling TechCrunch that the number may be closer to $150 million. In the past, Google was among the rumored suitors for the company, and Basis was reportedly willing to sell for a price that was less than $100 …

  • By Edward Taylor and Harro Ten Wolde FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in a market that has grown to account for almost 10 percent of new car sales in austerity-scarred Europe. The Opel Adam Rocks, the new Peugeot 108, the Citroen C1 …

  • Here’s why the Galaxy S5 has such incredible battery life

    When it announced the Galaxy S5 this week, Samsung pleasantly surprised the audience at MWC 2014 with the phone’s battery performance. The device packs a 2,800 mAh battery that the company claims can deliver 11 hours of video playback or 10 hours of web browsing over LTE. Samsung’s press materials also say that the phone …

  • The “Internet of Things” was a major focus at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, with virtually every company introducing more connected devices. This is for good reason, as a report from last December said the Internet of Things industry would be worth $309 billion by 2020. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though, …

  • What's new in toothbrushes

    Just when you thought the bathroom was the last sanctuary away from technology, we’ve got Wi-Fi bathroom scales, waterproof music players for the shower and mirrors that double as video screens. And then there’s the latest in toothbrushes. Yep, that stick with bristles you use to clean your teeth with is also going high-tech. …

  • In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, photo, Mike Ramsay, CEO of Qplay, poses for photographs after giving a demonstration of Qplay on a tablet device in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    SAN FRANCISCO - The founders of DVR pioneer TiVo are shifting their focus from broadcast TV to broadband Internet as they introduce a new device designed to make it easier for people to find and manage video. The sequel gets underway Tuesday with the release of the Qplay, a box that sorts and streams video clips compiled …

  • Many reports detailed not one but two Galaxy S5 smartphone models including a “Standard” and a “Prime” version, but the company only unveiled a single model during its MWC 2014 press event. Curiously, Samsung only listed one processor choice for the Galaxy S5 in its press release, a 2.5GHz quad-core CPU of unspecified origin, …

  • The Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 Android/Windows tablet/laptop may never move past concept phase, Digitimes says, citing Chinese publication The Economic Daily News, as Google is apparently forcing Asus to dump its freshly announced dual-OS device. Apparently Asus wanted to start selling the device in the first quarter …

  • Sugar Sammy and Simon Olivier Fecteau, the two stars of "Ces gars-là" dropped by the CBC Montreal studios to chat about living life in Montreal along linguistic lines.

 

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