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The Cheap iPhone Already Exists

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Despite the months of speculation that the future of Apple hinges on a rumored "cheap iPhone," it …

Samsung announces 3,000 MB/s enterprise SSD, shames competition

The ink has barely dried on Samsung's last SSD announcement and the South Korean manufacturer has already made it obsolete by orders of magnitude. This 2.5-inch enterprise-class SSD isn't for us regular Joes, but if you thought the company's EVO 840's 540 MB/s was zippy, hold on to your desk chair. …

Samsung updates Exynos 5 Octa with double the graphics processing

Samsung has updated its already popular Exynos 5 Octa processor.<p>Samsung's update doubles the graphics processing power of its previous Exynos 5 Octa, the company announced on Tuesday. In addition, it's powered by four 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processors and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores, providing 20 …

Samsung reveals new Exynos smartphone and tablet chip

<b>Samsung has unveiled its latest top-of-the-range smart device processor saying it offers more than twice the 3D graphics power of its predecessor.</b><p>The Exynos 5 Octa is the first production-ready chip to include ARM Holding's latest GPU (graphics processing unit) architecture.<p>Samsung's move to …

Batteries

With The ASUS G750JX, Is The Hunt For The Perfect Gaming Laptop Finally Over?

There is one common, unfortunate theme when it comes to laptops — something I’ve dubbed “almost perfect” syndrome. Whether it’s genius design marred by a sub-par display or a powerful desktop replacement dragged down by unappealing aesthetics, that one niggling problem consistently rears its ugly …

SSDs for everyone? Not so fast

Samsung wants flash storage ubiquity, but addiction to hard drives spins on<p>Somewhere far removed from the cacophony of big news stories emerging last week, Samsung quietly uttered three magical and potentially momentous words: "SSDs for everyone." Solid state drives have long been regarded as the …

The Nintendo Famicom turns 30 years old today

Most people may not have gotten their hands on a Nintendo Entertainment System until it was released in North America in 1985 and Europe in 1986, but 30 years ago today the NES' predecessor was unleashed on Japan as the Family Computer, or Famicom. Though it was launched earlier than the successful …

Apple investigates iPhone electrocution death in China

Apple is investigating the death of a woman in China who was allegedly electrocuted by her iPhone, in the latest public relations setback for Apple in its second-largest market.<p>Ma Ailun, 23, was found dead holding her plugged-in iPhone 4, with burns on her hand and foot, according to media accounts …

Is Android fragmentation over with Jelly Bean's rise? Nope

Programmers and fanboys fixated on the thorny problem of Android fragmentation had reason to pay attention to Google statistics that this week showed the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, surpassing the two-and-a-half-year-old Gingerbread as the most-used version of Android.<p>It's a notable …

There’s a new 2560 x 1600 tablet in Samsung’s future

<i>Samsung’s UAProf site revealed that a new high-end tablet with a 2560 x 1600 display is in the works from the Korean giant. The device may be the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus.</i><p>There are several high-resolution Android tablets on the market, with another bunch about to hit the stores in the next few …

Mobile Devices

HTC targets Galaxy Note 3 with rumored 6-inch One Max

Samsung's highly successful Galaxy Note family has already spawned a number of competitors — from LG's ill-fated Optimus Vu to Sony's upcoming Xperia Z Ultra — and now HTC looks to be joining the fray with a 6-inch, 1080p device dubbed the One Max. Citing sources familiar with HTC's plans, <i>Mobile</i> …

Apple Signs A Deal With Samsung For Future iDevice Processors

Despite reports indicating that Apple is looking to move away from Samsung as one of its go-to suppliers, The Korea Economic Daily notes that the two …

Apple Plans To Investigate Reports That A Woman Was Shocked To Death By Her iPhone 5

The news comes from statements an Apple spokesperson made to the Hong Kong-based publication South China Morning Post. We've reached out to Apple for confirmation, and we will update if the company responds.<p>The woman was reportedly killed from an electric shock when she picked up her iPhone 5 to …

iPhone 5

Chinese Woman Reportedly Electrocuted to Death by Apple's iPhone 5

A 23-year-old Chinese woman has allegedly died from an electric shock when using Apple’s iPhone 5 while it was being charged, her family members claim, according to media reports.<p>The older sister of alleged victim Ma Ailun took to Sina Weibo, China’s popular Twitter-like social network, over the …

Apple Reportedly Planning to Begin Fabricating Their Own iPhone and iPad Chips

- Jul 12, 2013<p>A report today from <i>SemiAccurate,</i> the site whose name describes their track record when it comes to Apple rumors, says Apple has just …

Apple envisions touch screen to control your car's key features

Apple is trying to integrate itself even further into your car with a freshly patented dashboard touch screen.<p>Granted Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent dubbed "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and …

NERF Sentry Gun Automatically Fires On Foes (video)

NERF will forever hold a special place in my heart. But compared to Instructables contributor BrittLiv that ain’t nothing, who likely has a heart …

Samsung To Build $300 Million Silicon Valley HQ

Samsung are working on a new headquarters in Silicon Valley, the new Samsung HQ will apparently cost around $300 million to build and will house …

Silicon Valley

Apple's App Store turns five: You're great, now change

"I see it again and again, developers don't want to release their download numbers because I think because they're ashamed," <br />--Derek Lamberton, independent app developer

Google hiring gift card marketer, must speak Canadian and Australian

Google wants to up its gift card game both in The Great White North and Down Under. To help this effort, the search giant recently posted a job listing for a marketing manager based out of its Mountain View HQ. Becoming as ubiquitous as iTunes or Amazon gift cards is probably the goal, but we're …

Samsung Lining Up New Family Of 4 To Battle Apple

Samsung is in the final stages of developing its Note 3 smartphone, with a possible unveil on September 6th for launch in October. The Note would compete against the Sony Xperia and the HTC One and of course whatever new iPhone Apple has planned. It looks as though, once again, Samsung could be …

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?

As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing. Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an “iPhone 5S” with the same …

Buried iOS 7 Code Gives Rise To Slow-Motion iPhone Camera Rumor

Is a slow-motion camera feature going to be a feature on the new iPhone? That’s what 9to5Mac thinks, claiming there is evidence buried in Apple‘s iOS 7 beta of a new “Mogul” mode for taking 120 frames-per-second video–producing faster, more precise footage that is usually slowed down.<p>The rumor fits …

Samsung surpasses Apple in smartphone Web usage

Worldwide, people now use Samsung's smartphones more often than Apple's to surf the Web, according to a study released Wednesday.<p>In January 2013, Apple iPhones and iPod Touches surpassed Nokia phones to account for the most Web pages viewed on the Internet, according to a report (PDF) from …

Acer intros a new gaming desktop, and updates one of our fave budget laptops

PC maker Acer has a couple of new systems coming just in time for back-to-school shoppers, including an new version of one of our favorite budget laptops, now updated with a just-released Intel Haswell processor.<p><b>Acer Predator AG3 series</b> <br>This is a rare entry in the desktop gaming space, and from a …

Crunching The Numbers: Can Dual $269 Nvidia GTX 760s Outperform A $999 Titan?

As NVIDIA’s trio of graphics card launches winds down with the mainstream-level GTX 760, and only sporadic rumors of AMD’s new Radeon 8000 series launching in October, we have a few months to evaluate the best and most cost-efficient upgrade options. You may be tempted by NVIDIA’s GTX 780, which …

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: By the numbers

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has held its own against some stiff competition in the past, but with its successor still a few months away, a rather large shadow has loomed upon it. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra might just be the Galaxy Note 2’s biggest competitor yet, and in more ways than one.<p>So after …

Phones

iPhone 5 The ‘Most Hated Handset’, Galaxy S4 The Most Loved [Report]

Apple’s iPhone 5 is “the most hated handset” currently available, receiving the most criticism on social networks, reports British tabloid <i>The Daily</i> …

iPhone 5

iPhone 5 trumped Galaxy S4 on user complaints at launch -- study

If you believe the griping on social media, then the iPhone 5 caused the most user angst of the major smartphone releases of the past year.<p>Social media analysts We Are Social gauged the reaction on Twitter, blogs, and forums following the release of the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 920, …

Phone screens could soon be visible in direct sunlight and even fight germs

What is unusual about this sheet of glass?<p>That circle in the center isn’t actually a hole; it received a new treatment from glass manufacturer …