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LG Vu 3 rumored to have 5.2 inch display and Snapdragon 800

LG’s Optimus Vu series has always been a bit of an enigma, the original 4:3 aspect ratio smartphone was announced in February 2012, shipped one month later in Korea and reached the U.S. some six months later. Then LG released the next version the Optimus Vu 2 in September 2012 and besides a few …

Senate panel launches inquiry in Bitcoin, other virtual currencies

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are getting hit from all sides by U.S. regulators. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is the newest group to look into the practices of upstart virtual currencies.<p>The committee sent inquiry letters to all major financial regulators and law enforcement …

Cryptocurrency

Samsung unveils first SSDs with 3D V-NAND memory, but only for enterprise

Well, that was quick. Samsung said it was producing the world's first 3D vertical NAND memory just a week ago, and it has already started building the first SSDs based on that memory. Unfortunately, they're not meant for the enthusiast crowd: the new 480GB and 960GB drives are instead designed for …

Google filing says Gmail users have no expectation of privacy

As if Edward Snowden hasn't done enough to highlight how vulnerable electronic communications are to surveillance, Google has made it clear that people who send or receive e-mail via Gmail should not expect their messages to remain private.<p>In a 39-page motion filed in June (see below) to have a …

Privacy

Om Malik, Father Of Tech News Blogging, American Citizen

Om Malik is good people. He is also as of today, after a cornucopia of visas and a decade as a Green Card holder, an American citizen.<p>For those of you not familiar with Om Malik, he happens to be one of the forefathers of professional tech news blogging, founding GigaOm in 2006 when he realized he …

First Hands-On Video of a Yellow iPhone 5C Back Housing

- Aug 14, 2013<p>Our good acquaintance Sonny Dickson has been on fire these past few weeks, providing numerous leaked photos, videos, and other details …

Dispatch Adds Evernote Reminders and TextExpander Support

Dispatch, a competitor of sorts to Dropbox-owned Mailbox, has updated its “action-based” email app for iPhone with a series of new features, including support for 9 new languages, Evernote Reminders and TextExpander, the text shortcut service for Mac.<p>Dispatch uses a slick-swipe based navigation, …

Ad hijacker Sambreel lives on, injecting ads into YouTube pages

Sambreel, a company that made headlines in 2011 for hijacking ads on Google and Facebook, is still operating under different brand names, according …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

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Brazil sues Samsung over labour violations

Samsung Electronics Co is facing a lawsuit from the government of Brazil, which is seeking damages over poor working conditions at the technology company's Brazilian assembly lines.<p>Brazil's labour ministry has found "serious" labour violations, including working up to 15 hours of work a day and …

Smartphones Finally Overtook Dumbphone Sales Globally In Q2, Android Now At 79%, Says Gartner

Analyst Gartner has put out its latest smartphone market report, and the Q2 2013 numbers show the inevitable finally occurred: smartphone sales exceeded feature phone sales for the first time. Android has been strangling the life out of dumbphones for years, but it looks like the market tipping …

Apple acquires video search and recommendation company Matcha

A new Apple acquisition could give the company some help accomplishing Steve Jobs’ vision of "the simplest user interface you could imagine" for your TV. Matcha offered a website and iPad app for searching across, and getting recommendations for, multiple video services including Amazon Prime, …

Gmail: You weren't really expecting privacy, were you?

So, I just finished reading Google's motion to dismiss in response to a lawsuit alleging that its e-mail scanning violates California privacy laws. And I'll say this: those Google lawyers are towering writers, indeed. But on to the point: did Google <i>really</i> argue in its rebuttal to the lawsuit that …

Privacy

Brazil sues Samsung for $108 million over working conditions

Samsung is facing fresh allegations of worker abuse today. Brazil's Ministry of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the smartphone maker for poor working conditions at an assembly plant. The government claims it has discovered labor violations, including employees who work for more than 15 hours a …

Verizon bid for Wind followed meeting with federal government

Verizon Communications Inc. decided to take a hard look at investing in Canada's $19-billion wireless market following a key meeting with the federal government in late May.<p>The New York-based telecom sent a contingent of staff to meet with officials from Industry Canada on May 21, according to a …

The Hyperloop: flawed fantasy or achievable challenge

The Hyperloop, an ambitious new form of transport proposed by SpaceX and PayPal founder Elon Musk, could be possible but faces some flaws, according to those who have analysed his plans.<p>The unveiling of the designs of Musk's "fifth mode of transport", which would fire passengers in pods at speeds …

Larry Ellison Says Google CEO Larry Page Acted 'Evil,' Used Oracle's Products Without Permission

By Jennifer Saba<p>(Reuters) - Larry Ellison, Oracle Inc's outspoken chief executive officer, said Google Inc CEO Larry Page acted "absolutely evil" and accused the Internet company of using Oracle's products without permission.<p>"We just think they took our stuff, and that was wrong," Ellison said in …

Samsung Hennessy is official: a dual-screen flip-phone with a quad-core CPU

While we'd like to feign surprise at Samsung's official reveal of another dual-screen Android flip phone, yesterday's leak gave us ample warning. Samsung's Chinese website has officially outed the Hennessy (W789), and it boasts a pair of 3.3-inch 320x480 touch displays and runs Android 4.1 on a …