Ranjit Gadhavi

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Those Cool Wooden iPhone Cases Just Got Even Better

I like this case for a lot of the same reasons I liked the other one. I prefer simplicity in my tech accessories and this case pleasantly delivers with its straightforward but elegant design. While the reverse of the case is still made from really nice-looking wood, the sides are a tough protective …

Mobile Technology

Samsung prepares to take on Apple and Google again as smartwatch patent revealed

Samsung’s designs for a smartwatch have been revealed in a series of patent filings, confirming the company is preparing to take on Apple and Google in the new market.<p>The <b>Samsung</b> device will have a bendable screen that wraps round the wrist, controlled by a small panel with keys like those featured …

Wearable Tech

Electric avenue: Korean buses now wirelessly charge as they drive

Wireless charging hasn't quite yet made an impact in the smartphone market but that hasn't stopped scientists in South Korea from using a similar technology to develop the world's first road-powered electric vehicle network. Located in Gumi city, the 15-mile network uses specially adapted roads …

Boundless unveils iPhone textbook app and premium studying upgrades

Boundless has pitched its digital textbook service as the free alternative to expensive college textbooks, but the absence of mobile support and study aids has limited its appeal. The educational startup is addressing both of those issues today. To start, it has launched a native iPhone app that …

HP launches Android-based SlateBook 'PC'

HP's Android 'PC' has arrived. It packs Nvidia's latest Tegra 4 processor and can be used as either a tablet or a laptop.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on July 30, 2013 1:39 PM PDT. It has been updated to include confirmation from HP.<p>The SlateBook x2, Hewlett-Packard's foray …

Samsung Denies Inflated Galaxy S4 Performance for Tests

Samsung has denied claims that it tweaks its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone to help create inflated perform scores during benchmark tests.<p>AnandTech claims the company set the device to yield an 11 percent performance enhancement for benchmarking applications, which does not carry over into regular …

Self-driving cars will set off an economic and cultural earthquake

From the romance of the road trip to the feeling of getting your driver's license, the car has always conjured images of freedom and control. Those time-worn ideals, however, may soon be a relic of the past.<p>The car that drives itself is no longer some dream of fiction like the Batmobile or <i>Knight</i> …

North Korea, Inside Out

Step with an open mind into one of the most closed and unknown countries in the world. North Korea is not only wonderfully interesting, but also surprisingly accessible. I have answers to six questions on how to do it.<p><i>photo © David De Vleeschauwer, Classe Touriste</i><p>In 2013, the curious traveler who …

Android Tops US Smartphones Sales with 52% Share

Analyst firms have already pored over smartphone industry figures for Q2 2013 — noting that top guns Apple and Samsung lost market share to lesser rivals — and now Kantar has released its sales figures for the US spanning the three-month period ending June 2013.<p>The Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report …

36 High-Quality Flat Design Resources

In contrast to skeuomorphic design, flat design focuses on simple shapes, colors and typography to emphasize clarity and usability. It was a term …

Tesla's Direct-Sales Model Exhausts Auto Dealers, Prompts White House Petition

Car dealers are upset with a car manufacturer willing to do whatever it takes to sell cars. Their problem? The cars don't go through local dealerships, which in some states is against the law.<p>That company, a certain electric vehicle manufacturer by the name of Tesla, isn't without allies, and has …

Brazil

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition review (video)

Google has only launched a handful of Nexus smartphones, and frankly, the Android community wants more. Don’t say Google hasn’t done anything for you, as they have fully delivered in that area. What did they deliver exactly? A premium smartphone sporting that stock Android-experience that we all so …

Phones

A Colorful Canopy of Umbrellas Returns to the Streets of Agueda, Portugal | Colossal

<p>Aaaaaand the umbrellas are back in Agueda, Portugal. Although the installation doesn’t differ much from last year, the colors have changed a bit for …