Roger Åstrand

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Google Plans To Rival The Apple TV

Google’s Chromecast dongle stole the headlines this week with its neat ability to play content from a mobile device to a TV, but the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> is saying Google actually has something more interesting on the way. It is working on a set-top box that streams content and also includes a camera …

Android 4.3 code reveals granular app controls and 4K support are coming soon

As developers get their hands on the latest version of Google's operating system, Android 4.3, we're discovering some hidden features of the platform that hint at what's to come. <i>Android Police</i> reports on one such gem, "App Ops." According to the site, the application, which isn't quite ready for …

Samsung overtakes Apple as 'most profitable phone firm'

<b>Samsung has become the most profitable mobile phone company in the world, overtaking Apple, a report says.</b><p>Samsung's handset division had an estimated operating profit of $5.2bn (£3.4bn) in the second quarter of 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.<p>Apple's iPhone operating profit was estimated at …

Asian Mobile Makers Squeeze Apple’s Global Smartphone Share To Its Lowest For 3-Years In Record 230M Unit Q2

More proof, if proof were needed, that Apple needs a low cost iPhone to get its smartphone momentum mojo back: Cupertino’s share of the global smartphone market fell to its lowest for three years in Q2, according to Strategy Analytics, with just 31.2 million iPhones shipped in the quarter and …

Europe launches massive laser communications satellite

On Thursday Europe launched into orbit the most massive telecommunications satellite ever built on the continent. Managed by the European Space …

Could An Asteroid Impact Knock The Moon Into Earth?

"If an asteroid hits the moon, it will just get another crater," says Gareth Wynn-Williams, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii. It would take a moon-size object to move the moon, says Clark Chapman, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute, and most likely the moon wouldn't …