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This guy just built a working miniature Death Star

It could be that the Death Star, of Star Wars fame, doesn't only exist in a galaxy far, far away.<p>German inventor and laser fanatic Patrick Priebe equipped a large, disco-ball-size model of the Galactic Empire's planet eraser with enough laser power to actually do some real damage while also …

Microsoft's 3D audio helps the visually impaired navigate cities

For two years, Microsoft has been working on Cities Unlocked, an ambitious project to use advanced GPS and smartphone technology to help the visually impaired navigate cities on their own.<p>The Telegraph tested phase two of the initiative and reported that, aided by spatial audio, Microsoft’s …

This tiny chip could charge your iPhone much faster

A professor in Singapore has invented a tiny chip that he claims could speed up how quickly batteries charge — while also making them safer.<p>Rachid Yazami at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has developed a chip that will monitor potential faults in batteries and alert the user if …

Google to launch 'Star Wars' virtual reality experience on Cardboard

If you thought some app remakes and a couple of easter eggs were all Google is planning for its <i>Star Wars</i> onslaught, you were wrong.<p>According to an …

Disney's 3D coloring book lets you paint with all the colors of augmented reality

Coloring outside the lines is one thing. Coloring in 3D is another.<p>Disney Research has developed an augmented reality coloring book app, Disney Color …

Samsung Electronics to use Qualcomm chips for some Galaxy S7 phones: Electronic Times

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will use Qualcomm Inc’s mobile processors for some of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S smartphones, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported on Friday citing unnamed industry sources.<p>A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple's iPhone 6s Plus Costs an Estimated $236 to Make -- $749 to Purchase

The research firm pulled apart Apple's newest device to get a closer look at its components and analyze the likely cost of materials and manufacturing.<p>It costs Apple an estimated $236 to make and assemble its new iPhone 6s Plus, roughly one-third the $749 retail price of the smartphone, according …

IHS

People queued for the iPhone 6S in Singapore despite 'hazardous' air pollution

SINGAPORE — The haze didn't deter the thousands from camping outside Apple stores overnight across the island before Friday morning's launch of the …

Samsung tries to sell its phones to … people in an Apple Store queue for an iPhone 6s

So, you’re Samsung. You want to try to sell some phones. You need to find some potential customers. You draw up lists of potential targets, and right at the bottom, in billionth place, are Apple fans so dedicated that they’ve queued up outside an Apple Store to buy the shiny new iPhone 6s. So where …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ vs. Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Apple iPhone 6 Plus and LG G4

Samsung's new Galaxy handsets, the Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ , roll out globally on August 21, and while both devices strut a similar look to the current company flagship , Samsung did make a few tweaks and improvements to their hardware.<p>Both phones, for instance, have a higher capacity battery, more …

Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5: What's the difference? - Pocket-lint

Samsung has announced not just one but two new phablets - a larger version of its Galaxy S6 edge and the successor to its popular Note 4. Although …

(Update: 4GB of RAM) Report reveals Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Note 5 specs

<b>Update, July 13:</b> According to <i>SamMobile</i>, the Galaxy Note 5 will feature 4GB of RAM. The LP-DDR4 RAM will be integrated on a ePoP solution, according to the source.<p><b>Original post, July 8:</b> The announcement of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5 is expected to take place at Berlin’s IFA 2015 …

Samsung debuts Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+; teases next smartwatch

Samsung on Thursday took the wraps off its latest jumbo-screen smartphones in a bid to win back customers who've defected to Apple and to other Android vendors. It also detailed plans to launch its mobile-payments service Samsung Pay and teased its next smartwatch.<p>The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 …

Mobile

Samsung erroneously lists 128GB Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+

<i>Update August 14th, 9:41AM: Samsung has informed The Verge that 128GB versions of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ are not being offered at this time. The options listed on the Samsung website are incorrect and the company says the listings are being updated with the right information.</i> …