Check out the engineering video of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

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After being mocked for building plastic flagship for years, Samsung has certainly given its best with the new Galaxy S6 edge smartphone. While the company can’t stop bragging about the aesthetics of the curved display, its latest video is focusing on the engineering behind it.

Don’t worry, you won’t get an hour long boring walkthrough of the entire process – the video is just a snapshot of it in under a minute and a half. Read more »

Original Snake game maker to release Snake Rewind for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

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Before the Angry Birds and Candy Crush Saga, the most popular mobile game was Snake that came preloaded on the Nokia’s monochrome era phones. Taneli Armento, created the original Snake game for Nokia phones and has now teamed up with Rumilus Design to release the iconic Snake game for smartphones.

Snake Rewind is the modern day reboot of the original snake game and will certainly include the gameplay and the elements from of the original game. Obviously the new game will be improved with eye pleasing visuals plus a slew of interesting features such as letting the user play the game even after the snake has crashed. Read more »

OPPO announces PM-3 Classic closed-back planar magnetic headphones

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Contrary to what some might know, Oppo doesn’t just make smartphones and in fact the company is known more for its AV products and has been in that business longer than it has been making smartphones.

The company has now announced a new pair of closed-back planar magnetic headphones, called the PM-3 Classic. At 10 oz (283.5g), the PM-3 Classic are the world’s lightest pair of closed-back planar magnetic headphones, which are usually known to be big and bit bulky. Read more »

Reddit announces Original Video to bring Ask Me Anything to life

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From weird images to latest breaking news, reddit front page has quickly turned into a window to a large number of user-shared content. Unlike many other community-drived websites, reddit accommodates a myriad variety of popular to niche communities and labelled them as subreddits.

Alex Ohanian, co-founder of reddit, has now announced the new reddit Original Video site to drive its original content plan at the on-going TechCrunch Disrupt conference. With Original Video, reddit plans to transform its Ask Me Anything subreddit to video style and give more control over it. Read more »

Check out the new iPad ad

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Apple has released a new ad for the iPad called ‘Everything changes with iPad’.

The ad is typical Apple stuff and what we have come to expect from them. It goes through people doing various things on the iPad, such as learning, reading, shopping, photography, sightseeing, looking up recipes, taking notes, redecorating, and a lot more. It’s the standard product-first approach that Apple has had for a while now. Read more »

Samsung giving away set of four limited edition Marvel’s Avengers cases with every Galaxy Note 4 purchase in US

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Samsung, in association with Marvel, is giving away for free a set of four limited edition Avengers cases (worth $200) with every purchase of the Galaxy Note 4 made between May 4 and June 1.

The South Korean company says you must have your device in hand in order to claim the offer, which can be done by visiting the promotion website (click the Source link below) and providing the required information to verify your purchase. Read more »

Samsung’s new South Korean chip plant to begin production in first half of 2017

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Back in October last year, there were reports that Samsung is planning to invest a whopping 15.6 trillion won (over $14 billion) in a new chip-making factory located in Pyeongtaek, which is 75 km south of Seoul (South Korea). At that time, it was expected that the plant will start production in the second half of 2017, however, Samsung has now said that production will begin in H1 2017.

The South Korean company is also said to invest an additional 10 trillion won on the plant to boost capacity, although it isn’t yet clear when. As for what the factory will create, it is being said that while Samsung is planning to produce DRAM memory chips, some capacity could also be allocated to mobile processors if required. Read more »

AppleBot now crawls the web to power Siri and Spotlight searches

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Apple is now running its web crawler dubbed AppleBot to scour the web and aid search services used in Spotlight for Mac and Siri for iOS. All the search queries will now be routed and powered by AppleBot, not by Google or Bing. Support documents don’t mention when the change was initiated.

AppleBot operates similarly as the GoogleBot, and crawls the web to discover new pages as well as ones that have been updated. Read more »

Apple plans to revive Beats Music are stirring up controversy among antitrust officials

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Apple is allegedly getting mixed up in yet another antitrust saga, this time in relation to the Beats Music streaming service and its revival. The Cupertino giant purchased the platform last year, as part of the $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics and has since stated its intentions to revive the service.

In doing so, however, Apple might have abused its leading position in the digital music market, as industry sources claim that the company has approached more than a dozen music labels and artists with proposition of limited and exclusive rights and partnerships. Read more »

Mediatek shows how its new MT6797 Helio 20 compares to the Snapdragon 810

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Mediatek’s latest chipset, dubbed the MT6797 Helio 20 is almost ready to hit consumer markets and the Chinese company is already promoting its new silicon. With the chip, the manufacturer hopes to build on its recent success in the mobile market and secure more supplier contracts, both with local and international brands.

In order to give prospective buyers a clearer picture of what the MT6797 Helio 20 SoC has to offer, Mediatek has pit it up against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in a comprehensive stats comparison chart. As it turns out, the new MT chip has a lot to offer and has a few significant improvements over its predecessors. Read more »

New Mophie iPhone 6 case offers a battery pack and a waterproof seal

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Having a shiny new phone has become a much sought-after experience. But springing for a high-tech handset is just the beginning and it can all be a very short-lived thrill once gravity kicks in or your new toy has an unexpected play-date with water, dust or really any of the elements. Enter cases and protectors and the thicker and uglier they are, the better they fend off unwanted damage. But if you are willing to sacrifice aesthetics, why not opt for something more than just protection, like more battery.

Mophie’s latest iPhone 6 case aims to deliver precisely this type of combined service. The product, dubbed H2PRO, is the latest in the company’s line of juice packs. Just like its predecessor, the juice pack air, it is equipped with a 2,750mAh battery, which is said to double the battery life of your iPhone 6. And according to the advertisement, it has a few other tricks up its sleeve, too. Read more »

Google mobile searches top desktop queries for first time in several countries including US

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Google has revealed that, for the first time, the number of search requests from mobile devices has surpassed the number of desktop queries in several countries around the world, including the US. The revelation was made during the second-annual Inside AdWords event yesterday.

“We’ve hit an inflection point where more Google searches are taking place in mobile than desktop in 10 countries, including US and Japan,” said Jerry Dischler, Vice President of Product Management for AdWords. “We think it’s a real turning point in digital adverting and we have been investing in mobile-focused initiatives.” Read more »

Motorola ordered to pay $10.2 million to Fujifilm for patent infringement

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A US jury has ruled that Motorola Mobility owes Fujifilm $10.2 million for patent infringement. The suit itself started back in 2012 when Fujifilm Corp, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujifilm Holdings Corp took Motorola to court on claims of infringing three of its patents related to digital photography and another four having to do with wireless data transfer and Bluetooth.

The jury has ruled against all of the claims, but one, related to converting color images to monochrome. The $10.2 million settlement is far less than the $40 million Fujifilm originally sought. Motorola spokesman William Moss, commented that the company is somewhat pleased by the current outcome, but also a little perplexed, considering the Lenovo owned business has, in fact, paid for a Bluetooth license. Read more »

Dropbox will soon allow you to create Microsoft Office docs right from within its iPhone and iPad apps

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Dropbox has updated its iOS app to version 3.9, bringing in a new Recents tab that lists all the recently used files, as well as the ability to add comments on files. In addition, the company has also announced that in the next few weeks it’ll add the ability to create Microsoft Office docs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files) right from within the app – this feature will be available in a separate update.

“The best part, though, is how these features work together,” the cloud storage company said in a blog post. “For example, when you’re meeting with a client to brainstorm ideas for an upcoming project, you can use the Recents tab on your iPhone or iPad to quickly pull up your last project for reference. Then you can create a Word doc to take notes as you discuss. After the meeting, you can @mention your client in a comment, so they have the notes and can add anything you’ve missed. Then when you get back to your desk, you can turn that Word doc into a full project plan.” Read more »

LG G Watch Urbane gets an iFixit teardown

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The folks at iFixit have managed to get their hands on the new LG G Watch Urbane, which means it’s time for yet another teardown. The G Watch Urbane is LG’s latest smartwatch running on Android Wear and also the most expensive one so far.

Even though on the outside the G Watch Urbane has a shiny gold or silver finish with new leather bands, on the inside it is still pretty much the G Watch R. iFixit found that the Urbane was quite easy to repair, with the only issue being most of the parts being glued together to save space and seal the watch from dust and water. The problem with glue is it makes it harder to put the device back together the way it was. Read more »