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BMW smart lasers and OLED to light up CES 2015

BMW hints that a new concept car it will unveil during CES 2015 in Las Vegas will make use of computer-controlled laser headlights and organic LED tail lights.<p>Audi showed up at CES 2014 with laser-based headlights last January, then BMW put that technology on the road in the funky i8 hybrid sports …

CES

China's Xiaomi doubled its revenue to $12 billion in 2014

The smartphone maker sold 61 million phones<p>Xiaomi is still the biggest smartphone maker most folks in the West have never heard of. How big, exactly? According to Reuters, the Chinese company raked in a massive 74.3 billion yuan (about $12 billion) in 2014.<p>Chief executive Lei Jun said on his …

China

Acer delivers two speedy 27-inch gaming monitors

Acer double downs on G-Sync with two new gaming monitors.<p>Acer has announced two new G-Sync monitors, each with a unique feature intended to grab the attention of hardcore PC gamers.<p>G-Sync is Nvidia's monitor technology that better syncs your monitor's refresh rate with the output of your video …

Acer

5 can't-miss apps: 'Squares,' Reuk, MoneyWiz 2 and more

'Ace Ferrara and The Dino Menace'<p>MoneyWiz 2<p>Reuk<p>'Squares'<p>'WRC The Official Game'<p>Between kicking off the New Year and fighting off your first hangover …

Report: Montblanc 'e-Strap' can turn any watch into a smartwatch

Watch companies have a lot to worry about in 2015.<p>It will be the year of the smartwatch, if Apple has anything to say about it, and traditional watch …

Apploi, A Job Hunting App, Raises Over $7 Million In Series A

Applying to jobs seems easy: you roll into a shop, fill out an application, and wait for a call. But aside from nicer handwriting, how do you stand out from the crowd of applicants? You use Apploi.<p>Apploi’s CEO, Adam Lewis, launched the company to allow service industry workers put their best foot …

Employment

Leaked ‘iPad Pro’ image shows holes for stereo speakers

A new rendering of what looks to be the rumored larger version of Apple’s next iPad indicates that the device may feature improved sound.<p>Originally posted by French gadget site Nowhereelse.fr, the rendering (below) shows two holes for speakers, which could mean that the iPad will have stereo sound. …

The OBox Is A Console’s Take On Android Gaming

At CES this year, Snail, a Chinese gaming company, demoed a new console it is working to release early this year called the OBox. The device is essentially a modular — their word — computer that runs Android games.<p>I tinkered with the thing earlier today when it was attached to a large television, …

Retrogaming

Galaxy Alpha's Death Will Inspire Samsung To Design A Better Smartphone

Launched in August 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha was an interesting play by Samsung. Rather than specifications, the emphasis on the Alpha was placed on style and form rather than function and capability. With reports coming in that the Alpha’s production run is coming to an end, the handset has …

Electronics Industry

Xiaomi Announces The Redmi 2, An Improved Version Of Its Sub-$150 Smartphone

Xiaomi announced today that it sold over 60 million smartphones in 2014 but the Chinese company didn’t stop there after it unveiled its newest entry-level phone: the Redmi 2.<p>The company’s flagship Mi devices may attract all the attention, but the sub-$150 Redmi family is its biggest seller. Back in …

Mobile Technology