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Japan Display joins the Quad HD phone screen party with two new LCDs

LG clearly doesn't have a monopoly on Quad HD smartphone screens -- Japan Display has unveiled two low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) LCDs that offer the extra-sharp 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. The headlining 5.4-inch panel is ever so slightly denser than its Korean equivalent, at 543ppi; there's …

Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

The Samsung Galaxy S3 performed notably better than Apple's latest handsets in terms of overall screen accuracy, according to a new study.<p>Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and …

The smartphone companies that shook up India and China are ready to colonize the world

You’ve never heard of Micromax (slogan: “Nothing like anything“) but in just five years it’s gone from a standing start to commanding over a fifth of the Indian smartphone market, behind only Samsung. Its stated ambition to is to control a third of the market. Its swift rise mirrors that of China’s …

Olympic Sponsor Samsung's First Order Of Business: Free Phones

As the official phone of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, Samsung’s first order of business is to give each athlete a free Galaxy Note 3. Not a bad perk for an Olympian — medal or not.<p>It’s a simple, yet clever move. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies alone, where an estimated 2,500 athletes will be …

Curved screen LG G Flex appears in benchmark results, specs revealed

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: The Verge<p>The LG G Flex hasn’t even been officially announced yet, but we now have a good idea of what to expect inside …

Wikipedia Will Start Texting Info To Users In Kenya Who Lack Internet

Wikipedia is probably a regular part of your online life. And if you own a smartphone, you can take advantage of apps and extensions that give you access to its vast repository even when you’re offline. But what if you don’t have a smartphone, or an easily accessible Internet connection?<p>In an …

Thanks to Glympse, Verizon customers can coordinate their location via SMS

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Ana de Sousa<p>Carriers have long been trying to find ways to beef up their SMS services, not only to …

Reminder: You Can’t Stop Instagram Videos From Auto-Playing Anymore

Consider this your PSA for the day.<p>Two weeks ago, Instagram quietly updated its iOS and Android apps. It seemed incremental, but one important detail …

iPad Air joins US Cellular's lineup Nov. 8

In addition to the full size tablet, the regional carrier will also sell Apple's iPad Mini with Retina Display.<p>Just call November 8 "Apple Day" for US Cellular. That's when the carrier opens it registers for the iPad Air tablet, along with the iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones.<p>US Cellular will also sell …