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Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

Samsung dominates as smartwatch market doubles in size

Half a million Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches have been dispatched into the world this year, with Samsung hogging 70 percent of the fast-growing market for connected timepieces.<p>Analysts Strategy Analytics have crunched the numbers for the wrist-worn wearable devices set to be the next big thing …

LG intros 5.5-inch Quad HD display ahead of G3

LG have just announced that their new 5.5-inch Quad HD (or QHD) display will be released for the first time on their upcoming flagship, the G3. If …

Samsung’s silence over Galaxy S5 sales milestone points to slowdown

A Korean outlet is reporting that Samsung has already shipped 10 million units of the Galaxy S5. However, Samsung typically publicizes these kind of achievements, so where’s the official announcement?<p>According to a rather vague Korean language report, Samsung has managed to ship (sell to retail …

Bitcoin is ripe for fraud and Ponzi schemes, warns SEC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission issued an advisory Wednesday that warned investors to be wary of Bitcoin or other virtual-currency related investments.<p>While not advising investors to avoid Bitcoin altogether, the financial regulator did caution investors by saying the cryptocurrency is …

Cryptocurrency

Smart Keyless Access System KISI Lets You Swipe To Open Your Door

In TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Hardware Alley this week, smart keyless access system maker KISI was showing off its mobile-connected device, which allows you to control entry to a building with a simple-to-install system that can be managed via your smartphone. Since launching last year, KISI has gone …

5.5-inch Quad HD display gets certified, possible LG G3 panel?

LG has just announced that their newest 5.5-inch Quad HD (QHD) AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones has received certification from NEMKO. As a verified QHD display, running at 2560 x 1440 pixels, LG is now ready to mass produce the panel, which will be included in an upcoming flagship smartphone.<p>At …

Samsung replaces its head of mobile design amidst Galaxy S5 criticism

Chang Dong-hoon, who headed Samsung's mobile design team, is being replaced by vice president of mobile design Lee Min-Hyuk, according to <i>Reuters</i>. He will however reportedly continue to lead Samsung's design center, which oversees the company's overall design strategy. While the Korean company has …

Google now lets Android apps tap into Street View

Street View, Google's vast collection of eye-level images showing more and more of the real world, is now available for Android software to use.<p>That ability comes with the new Google Play Services 4.4, an update to the company's multipurpose software resource that lets Android app developers tap …

Apps