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Samsung confirms 20 Galaxy devices now compatible w/ new Gear wearables

While some of us have been able to get Samsung’s new Gear fitness tracking wearables working with non-Samsung Galaxy devices, Samsung is still only officially supporting 20 Galaxy devices after first launching the wearables with only compatibility for its flagship devices. Samsung today provided …

Take a look inside Google’s extremely clever 3D mapping phone

Google let iFixit open up one of its 200 prototypes of the Project Tango phone, an Android phone that uses highly-sensitive 3D motion-tracking and measurement to create automatic maps of interior locations.<p>The device is a really neat piece of kit, and Google believes that developers will find …

Etsy Details Pricing For Wholesale Business, Now Nearing Public Launch

Etsy announced a new channel for its online crafts marketplace last year, with the launch of Etsy Wholesale. The service, which allows sellers to connect with qualified retailers around the U.S. and elsewhere, is now nearly ready to exit from beta testing, the company says today, with a public …

Apple Patents Indoor Navigation System Based On Existing Wi-Fi Access Points

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), and it describes a for determining a user’s position when they’re indoors, using existing Wi-Fi infrastructure instead of requiring newer tech and hardware installations to support something like iBeacons. The system also …

Google’s Modular Ara Smartphone To Launch For The Public In January 2015

Google has been showing off its Project Ara modular smartphone in a lot more detail over the past few days, likely because it’s also hosting a developer conference for the device this week. Ara uses interchangeable modules to deliver a smartphone that can be whatever a user wants it to be, complete …

Death of Steve Jobs prompted Samsung’s U-turn on Apple attack ads

We learned yesterday from patent trial evidence that Samsung was worried about running ads that directly attacked Apple, wanting Google to do it for them. We now know that it was the death of Steve Jobs which prompted Samsung’s change of mind, running the Next Big Thing ads which directly mocked …

Samsung Is Keeping Its Options Open With Android Wear And Tizen

Samsung plans on releasing a smartphone powered by Android competitor Tizen this year. Likewise, Samsung is also working on a smartwatch that runs Android, according to a Reuters report. It’s bizarro world for Samsung.<p>This alleged product roadmap is a flip-flop from its current lineup which …