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Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013

HTC Planning to Launch a Second Generation Butterfly

HTC Planning to Launch a Second Generation Butterfly

HTC will launch a second generation Butterfly smartphone to capitalize on the strong demand for devices in this particular market segment.

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013

Samsung to Launch 5.9-inch Galaxy Note III in the U.S Later This Year?

Samsung to Launch 5.9-inch Galaxy Note III in the U.S Later This Year?

A report from Korea Times claims that Samsung is launching the next gen Galaxy Note in the U.S.

Monday, 25 Mar 2013

Apple Buys Indoor Mapping Firm WifiSLAM

Apple Buys Indoor Mapping Firm WifiSLAM

Apple has recently acquired WifiSLAM, a company that specializes in indoor mapping services, for about US$20 million. The only other tech giant which offers similar services (airports, shopping malls and sports venues, etc) is Google.

Friday, 22 Mar 2013

Apple's Jon Ive is Pushing for Starker and Simpler

Apple's Jon Ive is Pushing for Starker and Simpler "Flat Design" in Next iOS

Jony Ive, who has recently taken over Apple's Human Interface team, is said to be pushing for a simpler, "flat design" for the upcoming iOS.

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013

Yahoo May Buy Stake in Video Sharing Site Dailymotion

Yahoo May Buy Stake in Video Sharing Site Dailymotion

There are unconfirmed reports circulating that Yahoo might be in talks to purchase a major controlling stake in video sharing site, Dailymotion. If the deal goes through, it would be Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer's first major acquisition since taking over Yahoo.

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013

Google Maps Street View Takes to the Mountains

Google Maps Street View Takes to the Mountains

Google Maps Street View doesn't only include panoramic views of streets around the world, but also many interesting landmarks and sites such as the Grand Canyon. And being added to the list now are four out of the Seven Summits for those who love mountains.

Friday, 1 Mar 2013

Google: Motorola Devices Not Up to Their Standards

Google: Motorola Devices Not Up to Their Standards

Google admitted that Motorola devices aren't up to their standards in a telling press conference, a full nine months after their acquisition.

Thursday, 28 Feb 2013

Chrome for Android Updated, Now Plays Audio in the Background

Chrome for Android Updated, Now Plays Audio in the Background

The Google Chrome team has released an update to the Android version of Chrome. Changes include the ability to have music from a web app continue playing while Chrome is running in the background. Read on for more information.

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013

Nokia Announces Lumia 720 & Lumia 520 at MWC 2013

Nokia Announces Lumia 720 & Lumia 520 at MWC 2013

Nokia has added two new Windows Phone 8 devices to their current Lumia portfolio. Joining the flagship Lumia 920 are the Nokia Lumia 720 and 520.

Sony Jumps on the Bandwagon, Firefox Handset Already in the Works

Sony Jumps on the Bandwagon, Firefox Handset Already in the Works

The fifth, after Alcatel, LG, ZTE, and Huawei, to announce that they are making Firefox devices, Sony deputy CEO, Bob Ishida, has commented that their engineers are "currently working with Firefox OS Mobile and HTML 5 evolving technologies" for an upcoming device.

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