Business, Entertainment, Rumors, Software Programs

Google Buys Israeli Navigation Company Waze, But Why?

The Israeli company Waze has been in the spotlight quite often in the past few years with their application’s ability to make maps easier and more accurate. Waze’s most powerful feature, which I’ve witnessed firsthand is the ability for users to not only use the maps and navigate using them, but to interact with the maps and leave feedback. This includes the ability to mention where speed cameras and police are located. Not only that, but you can see where other Waze users are on the road and you can see what they’re saying. The real power of Waze right now, however, is the fact

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Apple, Business, Companies, Hardware, Rumors, Software Programs

Tim Cook: Apple Far From Trouble ? Opening Up

AllThingsD D11 conference hosted a number of leading figures of the industry once again. One of them was Apple?s Tim Cook, who kicked off the event. While there were no major revelations, Cook did hint at what was coming in the near future of the company. Last year?s conference was very different in the approach to Tim Cook, as he was mostly bombarded with questions related to the position, in a post-Jobs era for the company. Situation now has an entirely different character to it ? and questions to Apple?s CEO followed that accordingly. Gray skies over the Cupertino are ubiquitous according to a number

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Business, Hardware, Rumors

HTC in ?Upheaval? and ?Disarray

HTC has been losing ground for some time now, and that fact doesn?t even go into news category any longer. However, the recent news was that, although slowly, company seemed to be on the right track with their flagship One. The Verge wrote a story about the gloom that is towering over the company as they learned that HTC?s Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera has left the company. Is it truly that bad as the report claims? The story continues on to say that the company did lose more than a few of employees in recent times (namely, Jason Gordon ? the company?s vice president

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Hardware, Rumors

Upcoming Variety of Galaxy S4 Branded Devices

Samsung (LON:BC94) is about to continue the Galaxy S4 branding in order to boost their sales even further. According to some rumors, the company plans to announce Galaxy S4 Active, Mini and Zoom by the very end of this month (with release dates set in June-July), and the aforementioned rugged device named Active has already leaked in both photos and video. Photos in one leak reveal that the SoC in the Active is the same as in the flagship The record-breaking flagship Galaxy S4 will continue to be used by the company, even though most of the devices under the brand will not be on

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Hardware, Rumors

HTC One: Unexpected Urgency, Update Uncertain

The HTC One has had a less than serene launch that the company needed, as many of our readers may be already be aware. One of the best Android devices there is (likely among the best smartphones as well) has met some severe bumps along the ride, some immediately after the unveiling. The company now claims that they have doubled the production and are continuing to ramp it up further to meet the ?unforeseen? demand as the supply issues are being alleviated. Jack Tong, president of the HTC NA, said last Thursday that the production capacity will double in May and continue to rise onwards,

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Entertainment, Graphics, Hardware, Rumors

Nvidia Announces SHIELD Pre-Orders, Availability and Pricing

We last spoke with Nvidia about SHIELD at GDC 2013 in San Francisco, and back then they were still tweaking with the hardware and design and had made some final adjustments. It looks like those final adjustments have been completed as Nvidia today announced that they would start taking pre-orders of the SHIELD hand-held Tegra 4-based gaming device. We’ve talked countless times about Nvidia’s special project, which they announced along with the launch of their new Tegra 4 and Tegra 4i processors. Some say that Nvidia’s project shield is an attempt to find a way to ship more Tegra 4 chips, which may be true

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Hardware, Rumors

Motorola X Phone Leaks, Company Abusing Patents

Motorola X Phone rumors are anything but winding down, and finally there are some images to share. Evleaks, an address that has some nice records scored when it comes to smartphone and tablet leaks has recently published some photos of the possible prototype of the upcoming Motorola device. Unfortunately, photos don?t reveal the general shape or size of the device as it is concealed in a protective black casing. This just might be the Motorola XT1055 model that has recently been discovered in AnTuTu benchmarks carrying a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and Android 4.2.2. Back side of the device, although completely out of focus does

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Hardware, Rumors

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Tab 3, Their 2013 Tablet Portfolio Leaks

Without much fanfare, Samsung has announced the arrival of the Galaxy Tab 3 Android tablet. Quiet announcement was somewhat expected, as the tablet itself is a fairly mediocre low end device. What is worth excitement, on the other hand, is the leak of the Samsung?s tablet portfolio for 2013, which includes the Nexus 11 as well as DUOS Galaxy Tab 7.0, Tab 8.0 and finally, Tab 11. Let?s begin with the official information first ? Galaxy Tab 3 is the device that belongs to the lowest segment of the tablets, carrying a 7? TFT LCD 1024×600 screen, an unknown dual core 1.2GHz SoC, 1GB of

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Hardware, Rumors, Software Programs

Microsoft Xbox Infinity Killer Feature: IllumiRoom?

There is a rumor going around that as a part of Xbox’s new console, the Xbox Infinity, Microsoft will introduce a new concept called IllumiRoom which is designed to make the gaming experience more immersive. This is based on a Microsoft research project that combines the use of a kinect motion sensing camera with a small inexpensive projector. By combining those two devices with an Xbox, gamers would be able to enable a significantly more immersive gaming scenario where they could project their surrounding environment around them and their TV so that the majority of the high density action occurs on the TV screen, while

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Hardware, Rumors

Microsoft Prepared to Join the Smart Watch Race?

?Who?s NOT building a smart watch?? list just got reduced by one. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is allegedly preparing to enter this game as early as the rest of the competitors, making it a thrilling race in what could possibly be ?the next big thing? after smartphones and tablet devices. As some gadget-loving folks may recall, the software giant from Redmond was in this segment before, as part of the Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT). Devices (including watches) powered by this technology could use a part of the radio networks in order to deliver weather, news, stock and sports results information onto screens. At the very

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Apple, Companies, Rumors, Software Programs

Apple Running ?late? with the iOS 7

It is a new year for Apple ? and with it, a season of the new iDevices is almost here. After several changes in the company core the one holding responsibility for the iOS platform is not Scott Forstall, its original creator, but Jony Ive ? a masterful minimalist – at least when it comes to hardware. Ive?s first touches should be recognized in the iOS 7, which is will likely going to appear sometime this year ? but it is behind schedule. John Gruber, an Apple enthusiast and an author of the Daring Fireball website apparently managed to get some internal information regarding the

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Business, Rumors, Software Programs

Facebook Home tries to Rejuvenate the Social Network

On today’s "Home on Android" event, Facebook launched a brand new homescreen software for Android smartphone devices simply named "Home." With Mark Zuckerberg on stage, he explained how the company wanted to make something which deeply integrates with the Android system, and yet puts Facebook services in the forefront. Facebook moves away from app oriented UI to people oriented UI Facebook?s chairman and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg said that they are finally going to talk about that Facebook phone. "We are not building a phone, and we are not building an operating system," he busted rumors and his own teaser in one decisive swipe at

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Cloud Computing, Hardware, Rumors

Facebook Prepares a New "Android Home" App, Facebook UI Phones

Facebook and their own smartphone. Yes, there is yet another new story in the sea about that unusual pair, and this time we might not have to wait that long to find out whether the "real" device is coming from Facebook or not. Today (April 4th, 2013), Facebook has scheduled an event "come see our new home on Android." While it is fairly vague of an initiation (as ‘new home’ could be anything, ranging from a home screen to a real device), some details have emerged since the event got scheduled. Worth having in mind is the fact that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the popular social

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Business, Entertainment, Rumors, Technology Security

Early Build of Windows Blue Leaks Online

After a number of rumors, a nice piece of hard evidence of Windows Blue just ended up online on various file-sharing networks in the form of build 9364, which most likely belongs to Milestone 1. Although this is an early build, there are some evident changes inside, Internet Explorer reached version 11, and more Live Tile sizes are now available, snap view gained an additional option of covering half of the screen, to name a few for a start. Before we continue into some more details, first things first ? Modern style (Metro) is not going away, rather it is evolving in a number of

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Business, Entertainment, Hardware, Rumors, Software Programs

Guy Kawasaki Asks if We Want Luxury Personalized Phones

Only a couple of days ago we wrote about rumors regarding the possible future Motorola brand ?X Phone?, and today some of them have been fortified with certain credibility by none other than Motorola?s Guy Kawasaki. Seems like the smartphones of tomorrow may actually be customizable like never before ? or ? Kawasaki is just playing around and teasing the fans of the dwindled company. ?Wouldn’t it be great if you could personalize your phone like this??, he asked on his Mobile Devices community on Google+ with included YouTube video of Porsche Exclusive. He posted the same content on his personal G+ page as well,

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Graphics, Hardware, Rumors, Software Programs

Leaked Intel Haswell APU Results show Disappointing Performance

There’s no doubt that Intel plans to and will sell several hundred million processors that are carrying the codename "Haswell". Also, there’s no doubt that "Haswell" APU (Accelerated Processing Unit, CPU+GPU+Northbridge) suffered through several delays as the company shifted its engineering focus on building mobile parts, where Intel has less than one percent of market share.Given the shift in engineering focus, we were not surprised not to see Haswell availability pushed to the summer of 2013, with the launch of Haswell-based parts between IDF China 2013 and the Computex Taipei 2013. Rumors that Haswell will have issues with USB 3.0 are just that – rumors,

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Hardware, Rumors, Software Programs

Rumor Roundup for the Nexus 5: More Megapixels, More Everything

Although a new Nexus branded smartphone device from Google is not expected until the October this year, it has not stopped the proper barrage of rumors. New salvo from two sources is predominantly about the camera technology involved: one mentions the 16MP camera sensor by OmniVision, which we talked about last year, that is actually able to record a ludicrous 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels) video at 30fps, and the other one claims that it is rather a Nikon camera technology on board, with some sort of a ?triple sensor? array. The first source does sound more like wishful thinking than a real deal, not

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Hardware, Rumors, Software Programs

Rumored Motorola ?X Phone? Might Not Be a Single Device

In recent months, there were plenty of rumors surrounding the future of the fallen Motorola Mobility and their role in the overall smartphone market. Being purchased by Google for $12.5 billion USD a year ago did not exactly help them in the transition: mid-August last year they announced a cut in workforce by 20% and closure of one third of the offices. Recently they announced that 10% more of the workforce will have to be laid off. There are glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel for the company (and hopefully that is not a train), and it is all led by the

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Hardware, Rumors, Software Programs

Samsung GT-I9502 leaked on Chinese forums – Is this the Galaxy S IV?

First "proper" leaks of the new Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone have emerged and there are no major surprises. In fact, if one gathers all of the rumors thus far and combines them with the leaked press photos of the device itself, it is easy to get a relatively clear picture of what is coming on 14th of March.  For example, press photos even leaked onto Google’s photo-sharing service, Picasa. Without further ado, this is an image of a device which is set to be unveiled this week in a launch event in New York City. Samsung Galaxy SIV Press Photo. Image taken from the Samsung

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Cloud Computing, Rumors, Software Programs

Nvidia: GeForce GRID is "Netflix for Gamers"

March will bring us two content-intensive conferences, and we heard from Nvidia that they will have a lot of clarifications. At the upcoming Game Developers’ Conference (March 25-29), Nvidia will show the GeForce GRID to the army of game developers, banging the cloud gaming drum with no compromise in quality. Last years’ GPU Technology Conference had several cloud gaming companies stirring the pot, while Nvidia and the associated investors were trying to measure the pulse of what companies can deliver, and who can’t. The first company to cash out on the whole deal was Gaikai, whose charismatic leader Dave Perry spent seven month on a

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