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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

Samsung Galaxy Gear watches made up 70 percent of the smartwatch market as shipments more than doubled in the first three months of 2014.<p>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 …

Wearable Tech

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 …

Mobile

Bitcoin is ripe for fraud and Ponzi schemes, warns SEC

Government agency cautions about the use of cryptocurrencies, saying they’re more likely to be used by “fraudsters to perpetrate fraudulent investment schemes.”<p>The US Securities and Exchange Commission issued an advisory Wednesday that warned investors to be wary of Bitcoin or other …

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 …

Mobile Technology

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

An update to the Google Play Services utility means apps can use more advanced navigation and can tell when an Android device user is running or walking.<p>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 …

Android News