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10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Google

Given the size and scope of such a company, the Quora community had no problem providing a number of little-known yet surprising tidbits.<p>With all its tech excellence (which runs from Google Glass to the self-driving car to the internet's most beloved search engine), here are 10 mind-blowing facts …

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Benchmark: Snapdragon 800-powered Pantech revealed, 10% better than Octa Galaxy S4

Yet another rumor has appeared involving Qualcomm’s as of yet unreleased Snapdragon 800 processor, the successor to the already speedy Snapdragon 600, which powers handsets like the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and LG Optimus G Pro.<p>We recently heard that the next Oppo Find handset could be using the …

Galaxy S4 camera beats the iPhone 5's in DxOMark benchmark

The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S4 has topped the iPhone 5’s in recent tests by the prestigious camera experts at DxO Labs.<p>Considered an industry standard, DxO’s benchmark suite DxOMark provides independent camera and lens image quality measurement and ratings.<p>DxO Labs has recently put the Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy

Wikipad's 7-inch gaming tablet flashes its insides at the FCC

The fussy perfectionists behind the Wikipad 7 may finally have a product they're prepared to sell. Now that the $250 7-inch gaming slate has been passed fit for consumption by the FCC, we imagine the device will hit shelves before the end of the company's self-imposed spring deadline. If however, …

Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 camera to include optical image stabilization technology

Galaxy Note 3 concept<p>A new report says that the Galaxy Note 3 could feature an improved camera capable to offer users optical image stabilization (OIS) features.<p>According to <i>etnews</i>, Samsung is apparently working on including OIS capabilities in the unannounced Galaxy Note 3, a feature that should …

Listening To The Future With A 3D-Printed Ear

The campus of Washington State University in Southeast Washington’s agricultural region looks like a typical land-grant university. The connected mix of art-deco, modern, and post-modern buildings that collectively house the College of Engineering and Architecture hide a strange and incredible …

Tapping 'noise canceling' data signals for faster Internet

At the moment, sending data via fiber means blasting a light signal down the line. The farther you want the data to travel, the more power you need …

Amazon pushes forward with Kindle Fire HD’s international expansion

Amazon (s AMZN) is greatly expanding the number of countries where its Kindle Fire HD tablets are available, the company announced Thursday. The …

Mataerial: a 3D printer that seemingly defies gravity

You might think that 3D printing is a mature technology, the way guns and pizzas and pieces of jet engines are popping out these days, but you haven't seen it all: a company called Mataerial has built a contraption that can print gravity-defying strands of material right onto a wall.<p>Where existing …

Things that make us smile: how the iMac story leaked in 1998 from a most unusual source

Business Insider spotted a fun <i>Quora</i> thread on how Apple keeps secrets – and sometimes how it doesn’t. We were amused by former <i>Mac User</i> editor Adam Banks breaking the story of the first iMac back in 1998 from a most unusual source …<p>I was editing MacUser (UK) in 1998 when rumours surfaced that Apple …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 could offer more advanced camera

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 could see some major enhancements to its onboard camera.<p>Due out in the second half of 2013, the next Note may sport a 13-megapixel camera with an anti-shake feature designed to capture higher-quality pictures. Citing "industry insiders," Korean site ETNews claims that …

WD ships low-cost high-grade 4TB hard drive

Western Digital announced today the WD Se SATA 3.5-inch standard hard drive, which offers up to 4TB of storage space.<p>While it's not the first hard drive with this top capacity -- both WD and Seagate have had other 4TB hard drives -- WD says that the new WD Se is the first that's designed for …

Redditor says Galaxy S3 caught fire, burned his finger

A Reddit poster going by the handle Vizionx1208 says his Galaxy S3 suddenly caught fire recently and burned his finger.<p>In a post to Reddit on Sunday, the person said that he plugged his Galaxy S3 in to be charged and about an hour later "was awoken by a loud noise and a weird squeaking sound." That …

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Canon 50D gains video recording through Magic Lantern RAW hack

It may be time to dust off that Canon 50D you purchased back in 2008. The folks behind the Magic Lantern firmware add-on have pulled yet another rabbit out the proverbial hat (or is it lantern?) by enabling RAW video recording on the APS-C-based DSLR. What's even more impressive is that the 50D …

Sketchy Rumor Claims Apple Launching 12.9-Inch 'iPad Maxi' in Early 2014 to Target Ultrabooks

Korean site <i>ETNews.com</i> reports [Google translation, via <i>Unwired View</i>] that Apple is working on a new, larger iPad with a display measuring 12.9 inches diagonally, compared to the 9.7-inch display on the current full-size iPad. The larger iPad, which the site apparently in all seriousness says would …

The Same Tech That Makes Your Bose Headphones So Quiet Could Give Net Speeds A Big Boost

New research suggests that noise canceling tech isn’t just for blocking out the screaming baby or chatty couple sitting next to you on that transatlantic flight – it could also greatly improve the quality, reliability and speed of our Internet connections, according to new research published by …

Kobo bucks softening e-reader market, adds 2.5 million customers

Kobo Inc. says its e-reader customer base grew by 2.5 million in the first quarter despite weak predictions for the digital book industry.<p>The Toronto-based, Japanese-owned e-reader company says it now has 14.5 million registered users, with 15 per cent of its new users coming from the United States.<p>…

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to debut at June 20 event -- WSJ

Samsung could take the wraps off the Galaxy S4 Mini at a launch event scheduled for Thursday, June 20.<p>Citing "a person with knowledge of the matter," The Wall Street Journal said today that the S4 Mini will likely be one of several new products taking the stage at next month's event in London. …

Samsung official reportedly confirms Note III in the works, muses on potential camera upgrades

Given the success of the original Galaxy Note and its sequel, there's little doubt a third installment of the super-sized handset line is on Samsung's to-launch list. Korean site <i>ETNews</i> claims to have heard the first legitimate confirmation of the Note III's existence, however, citing a Samsung …

Google Play Still Missing Top App Titles From iOS, Many Of Which Are Games

Many of today’s tech companies and startups are still building their apps for iOS first, despite Android’s growing market share. The problem stems from a lack of in-house talent, fewer Android-owning beta testers, technical hurdles, fragmentation issues, potential for revenue and more. And yet, …

A gigabit is not enough. New research takes us to 400Gbps.

<i>This article was updated at 11:46 a.m. PT to correct the bandwidth measurement in the article’s excerpt and to clarify a statement about</i> …

Appurify raises $4.5M to help developers speed up mobile app testing

In an effort to save developers from mobile app testing hell, Appurify has developed a service that automates testing across actual mobile devices.<p>The company announced today that it has raised $4.5 million in a first round of funding led by Google Ventures. While its platform is still in private …

Amazon Competitor Joyent Thinks It Can Beat The Cloud Giant At Its Own Game

This follows Microsoft's recent news that it would match Amazon's absurdly low cloud computing prices.<p>Like AWS, Joyent is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) which lets customers rent hardware and software to run and manage virtual servers.<p>Joyent is now offering "reserved" pricing, a popular AWS …

iPhone 5S to Feature New ‘Super Retina’ Display and Subtle Redesign? Probably Not…

- May 29, 2013<p>We’ve heard a lot of crazy rumors about Apple’s upcoming next-gen iPhone, many of which we have chosen not to write about due to lack …

Sony launches smaller screen 4K TVs in Australia

<b>Launching its 2013 TV line-up, Sony has shown its commitment to 4K Ultra HD, with two new smaller-sized TVs joining its 84-inch Bravia.</b><p>Sony is …

Apple agrees to $53 million settlement for some iPhones, iPods denied warranty coverage

Documents have been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for a $53 million settlement between Apple and customers denied warranty coverage on their iPods and iPhones due to water damage. The case is due to Apple's policy not to extend warranty coverage …

Amazon Reportedly Sets June 7 Launch For Kindle Devices In China

After more than a year of speculation and delays, Amazon Kindle e-readers and tablets will reportedly be available for sale in China on June 7. E-readers like the Paperwhite and Kindle Fire tablets will be sold on Amazon China’s website, as well as Tesco stores operated by retail conglomerate …

Samsung Premiere 2013 Will Unveil New Galaxy and ATIV Devices

Samsung has just announced a new event that will be used to “premiere” new mobile devices for its Galaxy and ATIV portfolio.<p>The unveiling will take place on June 20 at Earls Court 2, London and be livestreamed over on its corresponding YouTube channel from 6pm BST/ 1pm ET/ 10am PT.<p>The teaser poster …