Chaitanya Kotla

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Samsung's Sneaky Viral Strategy To Sell The Galaxy S7

In the run up to Samsung’s #TheNextGalaxy event, the South Korean company is releasing its own series of five unboxing videos. Traditionally the stomping ground for the first reviewers and YouTube channel owners, Samsung’s move is a cunning PR stroke. It gives Samsung an episodic run up to the big …

Mobile

Why Indian Cuisine Breaks All The Flavor Science Rules

Everything we Westerners thought we knew about flavor pairing was recently turned on its ear by a study of the delicious and contradictory jumble of sensation known as Indian cuisine.<p>But let’s step back a minute and look at how we decide what tastes good. Why do we choose certain flavor combos and …

University of Florida

Up close with Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung just announced its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, its 2015 flagship smartphones. The S6 and S6 Edge have a completely redesigned look and feel and have ditched the cheap plastic for premium metal and glass. They look and feel great, if a bit familiar. Check them out in the photos below and …

Mobile World Congress 2015: wearables, virtual reality and three-sided phones

Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei all showed how they are moving beyond smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona<p>Samsung has unveiled a three-sided phone, the Galaxy S6 Edge, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, alongside its new flagship Galaxy S6, in the hope that differentiating itself …

HTC Vive

Good news, everyone: The race for the biggest smartphone is over

BARCELONA — After years and years of smartphone manufacturers racing to fit a larger screen into a ever-shrinking case, we finally see the light at …

Gear & Gadgets

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

Samsung, fellow South Korean firm LG and hip Chinese maker HTC timed their smartphone launches to grab the attention on the eve of the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest telecoms trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain.<p>In a head-on challenge to Apple's popular iPhone 6 which was released last year, …

Samsung May Release A Bunch Of Crazy New Accessories For Its Next Galaxy Phone

The Polish blog says Samsung will launch a few different covers, one of which will come with an E-ink display that adds a second screen to the back of the phone.<p>This would be ideal for reading books or checking notifications when your phone's battery is running low, similar to the the YotaPhone 2 …

Samsung's Galaxy Lifestyle Store in China lets you hang out and drink coffee

Samsung already has several Experience Stores around the world where customers can access the latest products from the South Korean vendor. In China, …

Galaxy Grand 3 specs leak: Snapdragon 410, 5.5 inch screen

Never one to be put off by a single bad day much less ninety, Samsung is ever ready to meet the needs of its potential customers. While the world’s larger economies are content to use premium devices like the expensive Galaxy Note Edge or Gear S, those in more diverse markets such as Asia have a …

Leaked LG F490L ‘Liger’ may be the first smartphone with a LG-made SOC

A newly leaked brochure out of South Korea indicates that LG is gearing up to release a new phablet-sized handset that seems to pack some reasonably decent specs. The device is dubbed the LG F490L and bears the codename “Liger”.<p>As for the specs, the LG F490L offers up a 5.9-inch 1080p display (not …

New Social Network Tsu -- Which Pays Users Who Post -- Raises $7 Million

Tsu pays its members using ad revenue.<p>New social network Tsu believes it can get you excited about seeing advertisements. (Seriously!)<p>That’s because Tsu, which launched on Tuesday with a $7 million investment led by Sancus Capital Prive, is splitting its ad revenue with users, paying them for …

The Real Truth Behind How 'Truth-Telling' Drugs Actually Work

The term "truth serum" refers to a number of mind-altering drugs that make you incapable of lying, or so the theory goes. Yes, such mind-altering drugs exist, but their effect does not completely inhibit a subject's ability to lie.<p>Some truth serums, like sodium thiopental, slow the speed at which …

The 5 Best Indie Games You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Flying cats, disappearing donuts, and super stretchy humans have bravely banded together to champion creativity.<p>Who wants to be normal, right? Weird …

13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera shootout versus iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3

<i>October 21, 1.45 a.m.: Updated to fix incorrect links to images in portrait and low-light sections. Some captions were also updated.</i><p>Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 4 sports a new design, but it sticks with a well-tested formula that has defined the phablet range of smartphones since its debut three …

Mobile Photography

Android customization - inspired by Android Lollipop floating notifications, build this simple Tasker notification today

I am looking out the window at this very moment, it is windy and raining hard. I was able to prepare for it though because my weather warning system built using Zooper Widget in last week’s Android customization series notified me. Speaking of notifications, today we want to step up the …

New Battery Said to Recharge in Minutes and Last 20 Years

Charging your phone battery can be inconvenient and take awhile, but what if you could get a proper power refueling in just a few minutes?<p>Scientists …

​Apple to fix Health app after blood glucose measurement issue

Apple is temporarily pulling a feature of its Health app, designed for tracking blood glucose levels, after it emerged the app was not compatible with standard measurements used in the UK and Australia.<p>While Apple is releasing a software update to disable some elements of the app, this will be in …

Diabetes

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

Android 4.4.4 Roll-out Details for Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Note 3, Note 2 and S4 Mini Leaked in Roadmap

Update is in final testing stage for Galaxy S4, S4 LTE and Note 3 Neo<p>An internal Samsung document has been leaked revealing the Android 4.4.4 update …

The 13 best social networking apps

Many of the best social networking apps out there have been around for a while, but as smartphones get smarter, so do the apps, and you can now do more than ever.<p>From fan favorites like Instagram and Facebook to newcomers like Hinge or Secret, there's never been a better time to find a social …

Xperia Z3 and Peek help doctors diagnose eye conditions around the world

Stewart Jordan, the cofounder of Peek — a portable eye exam kit — was almost diagnosed as being blind and without treatment and contact lenses would …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

The Bottom Line<p>Bottom Line<p>If you loved everything about the Samsung Galaxy S5, but thought that it was too big, the Galaxy S5 Mini is the device for you.<p>8.5<p>Samsung started the trend of releasing variants of flagship smartphones, in order to profit from the brand recognition of its most popular …

Review: HoverBar 3 and iKlip Xpand

<b>Twelve South HoverBar 3 ($99.99)</b><p>3 out of 5 stars<p>Twelve South, the makers of one of my favorite bookish iPad and MacBook cases (the BookBook series) also sells other items, one of those being the HoverBar 3.<p>Here is the simple value proposition of the HoverBar: Screw down the adjustable arm to the …

Students Have Invented A Device That Charges Your Phone Through Exercise

Going for a 30 minute jog could charge your phone for up to three hours. Why has no one invented this before?

HIV bounces back in baby ‘cleared’ of the virus by drug treatment

Doctors in Italy have reported that a baby who was apparently cleared of HIV after an early and intensive course of antiviral drugs is still infected with the virus three years later.<p>The finding is another blow for HIV scientists who hoped that swift and aggressive treatment with anti-retroviral …

India took a picture of Mars—and found a picture of India

Indians are swooning over the first images of Mars taken from their country’s Mars Orbiter Mission—and some are saying MOM captured not just the Red Planet, but also an image of India.<p>UPI reports that the shape resembles the sub-continent is a surface discoloration.<p>Trying to find any shapes in the …

Google Gives San Francisco Free Wi-Fi in Public Places

On Wednesday, San Franciscans were able to hook their gadgets up to free Wi-Fi that launched in 32 new public locations. All that connectivity was …

Secret developers launch new notification-focused app called Ping

The developers behind the controversial Secret social app have launched another piece of iOS software today. The new app is called Ping and its entire purpose is to send you notifications when certain events happen. It’s essentially like an automated version of Yo.<p>When you first launch Ping, you’ll …