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Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014

Microsoft's Cortana Has Correctly Predicted Every World Cup Knockout Stage Game

Microsoft's Cortana Has Correctly Predicted Every World Cup Knockout Stage Game

Forget Paul the Octopus, the star clairvoyant of this year's World Cup is Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 virtual assistant, Cortana, who has so far correctly predicted the winners of all thirteen World Cup knockout stage games.

Samsung Warns Investors of Massive Profit Decline

Samsung Warns Investors of Massive Profit Decline

Samsung has just issued a warning to investors and shareholders that amid weak smartphones sales and increasing competition, profits for Q2 could dip as much as 24% year-over-year.

Larry Page Explains Why It Would Be ‘Stupid’ to Run Google like Apple

Larry Page Explains Why It Would Be ‘Stupid’ to Run Google like Apple

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recently sat down for a fireside chat with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. One of the topics on discussion was Apple and how it runs its business.

iFixit Completes Teardowns of LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Smartwatches

iFixit Completes Teardowns of LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Smartwatches

iFixit has disassembled both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, and found them to be very repairable.

Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014

Samsung Robbed in Brazil

Samsung Robbed in Brazil

20 robbers have taken off with 40,000 Samsung products in Brazil.

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Nearing Completion

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Nearing Completion

Even before Windows Phone 8.1 hits existing devices, there's already a report saying that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 is reaching the RTM milestone soon.

New T.S.A. Rules Will Disallow Passengers from Carrying Aboard Uncharged Devices

New T.S.A. Rules Will Disallow Passengers from Carrying Aboard Uncharged Devices

The Transportation Security Administration of the United States have passed new rules that disallows passengers from carrying aboard uncharged electronic devices.

Apple iPhone 6's Rumored Sapphire Display Tested in Scratch and Bend Video

Apple iPhone 6's Rumored Sapphire Display Tested in Scratch and Bend Video

YouTuber Marques Brownlee obtained the front glass panel of the Apple iPhone 6 from the assembly line and put it through a durability test.

Android Wear Bug Prevents Installation of Paid Apps

Android Wear Bug Prevents Installation of Paid Apps

Android Wear is still pretty new, but a rather prominent issue has already surfaced — a bug in Google's app encryption prevents paid apps from being installed on Android Wear devices.

Monday, 7 Jul 2014

Samsung: Don't Be a Wall Hugger

Samsung: Don't Be a Wall Hugger

Been at an airport recently and saw a lot of people crowding around power outlets charging their mobile devices? A Samsung ad says these are probably not Galaxy S5 users.

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