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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom official: specs, features, pricing and release date

Samsung on Wednesday announced the latest member of the Galaxy S4 family, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, confirming recent rumors and leaks in the process.<p>The most recent Galaxy S4 Zoom image leaks were right after all, we’re indeed looking at a bulkier phone that’s similar in part to the Galaxy S4 Mini and …

Phones

iOS 7 better be awesome because we’ve run out of patience

It’s tough to be Apple these days. You’d say why, right? They’re still the most valuable tech company in the world, they sell millions of iPhones, …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

Google Maps imagery rewoven into elaborate Persian rug patterns

David Thomas Smith's first solo show of photographic art is called Anthropocene, and makes use of Google Maps image data in a pretty novel way — the satellite photos serve as the fabric for intricate patterns inspired by Persian rugs. Each piece uses several thousand individual images from Google …

SEC says firms can use social media to disclose key news

The US financial regulator said companies will be able to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media to announce key information.<p>Firms that want to use social media in this way must first alert investors about which sites they will use, the US Securities and Exchange Commission said.<p>“One set of …

Financial Regulation

Why Samsung holds the lion's share of the smartphone market

Img Source: Flickr:iam_photo<p>Have you ever wondered how Samsung got to where it is today? A few years ago, it barely had any presence at all in the worldwide smartphone market. In fact, its very first smartphone was a huge flop. But it slowly rose to become not only one of the biggest names in the …

Mobile

Fight over Internet sales tax intensifies

Consumers used to saving money by not paying sales tax on online purchases may not have that advantage much longer as momentum grows for legislation allowing states to collect taxes on Internet sales<p>WASHINGTON — As the owner of PFI Western Wear in Springfield, Mo., Randy Little gets irked when …

Phone unlocking soon legal, but lawmakers have different ideas how

A few months back, we featured a string of articles about mobile unlocking and the fight to make it legal. The premise is this: starting this January, it has been illegal to network-unlock your mobile phone because the Librarian of Congress says it’s a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright …

Privacy

Sega announces Company of Heroes 2 closed beta

There are a number of military-themed shooters on the market today with some of the big ones being the Battlefield franchise and Call of Duty. A lot …

Gaming

Apple in court over Siri patent infringment claim

Apple is dealing with another problem in China and this time it involves its personal assistant program, Siri. A couple of weeks back, Apple had …

Siri

Google Updates Gmail for iOS – Adds Ability to Swipe Between Messages, More

Google has released version 2.1 of its Gmail app for iOS, adding swipe controls to allow you to move back and forth between emails without returning …

Google To Send Out Invites To Its Glass Explorer Program Over The Next Few Days, No Word On When It Plans To Ship Them

Google just announced that it will send out invitations in the next few days to those who participated in its #ifihadglass campaign. Later this week, it will contact those who had the best ideas through Google+ and Twitter and invite them to purchase Glass for $1,500 and then pick up their devices …

Samsung targets LG in $45 million suit, claims corporate image 'tarnished' by fridge advertisements

Samsung's corporate image has become slightly tainted as of late -- some might argue that recent launch events are to blame, but the company has a different culprit in mind: LG. This latest accusation relates to the company's position in the all-too-competitive home appliance space. Samsung has …

Facebook Hits 250m Monthly Gamers and Introduces New Games Feed

Facebook has released a whole slew of new figures at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, showing significant growth in the number of people playing social games and completing microtranscations.<p>The company also revealed that it will be launching a new Timeline section later this …