Stefanos Georgiou

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Why Samsung Ditched Google In Its New Smart Watch

But Samsung made an unexpected move in the new version by abandoning Android as the watch's operating system. Instead, the new Gears run Tizen, another open source operating system that Samsung, Intel, and others are working on.<p>Some see the move to Tizen as a signal that Samsung wants to distance …

Qualcomm Toq, A Smarter Smart Watch

Qualcomm Toq is not new. It hit the market in November 2013 in the US, but there’s something smarter about the newest entrant to the smart watch and wearable field than meets the eye.<p>This quantified self thing has possibly made us more aware of ourselves. We are living, and will continue to live in …

What Games Are: Going Small

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He manages developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Some changes are as obvious as night and day. Where once mobile phone gaming was the preserve of Java studios …

Mt. Gox call center to answer Bitcoin queries

And so begins Mt. Gox's bid for recovery, days after it filed for bankruptcy protection and acknowledged a massive loss of the virtual currency.<p>Fresh off its filing for bankruptcy protection, Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is taking the first steps to set its ship aright.<p>The Japan-based Mt. Gox said in a …

Bitcoin

Google Glass updates slow down ahead of KitKat upgrade

The electronic eyewear will be "smoother" and "better" after moving to the latest Android operating system version, Google says.<p>Google took a break from its monthly update cycle for the Google Glass Explorer Edition, saying it's working on a bigger change to the 4.4 KitKat version of …

Google Glass

Google's Project Tango: 3D mapping on a smartphone

Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone fitted with 3D sensors as part of its Project Tango - which aims to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.<p>The phone emits pulses of infrared light and records how it is reflected back allowing it to build a detailed depth map …

Mobile Devices

Why is our payment card data being hijacked? It’s people — not PCI

Recent payment card data breaches in the headlines have led some here to criticize PCI standards. Elsewhere, the US government is scrutinizing how merchants and banks are securing card data.<p>The problem with payment card security is not the PCI standards, it’s people. Don’t get me wrong. PCI is not …