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Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014

Facebook hit with international class action privacy lawsuit

Facebook hit with international class action privacy lawsuit

An Austrian privacy activist has launched an international class action lawsuit against Facebook for breaching European data protection law. Anyone outside of the US and Canada with a Facebook account can join the lawsuit which is seeking damages of €500 per user.

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could get a more powerful processor

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could get a more powerful processor

An analyst from Cowen & Co. believes that the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would be given a faster processor than the smaller 4.7-inch model.

Monday, 4 Aug 2014

New photos of Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaked, shows off iPhone-like design

New photos of Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaked, shows off iPhone-like design

A new set of photos revealed the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha in its full glory. Not surprisingly, the Galaxy Alpha has a design similar to the Apple iPhone 5S. Hit the link to find out more.

Samsung schedules Unpacked event on September 3, likely to launch Galaxy Note 4

Samsung schedules Unpacked event on September 3, likely to launch Galaxy Note 4

Samsung has sent out media invites for an Unpacked event on September 3 at IFA 2014 where it is likely to launch the Galaxy Note 4.

Flappy bird returns...but only on the Amazon Fire TV

Flappy bird returns...but only on the Amazon Fire TV

Deemed as too addictive by its creator, Flappy Bird is back to frustrate more users, but only on the Amazon Fire TV box.

HP to take a shot at smart watches with one designed by Michael Bastian

HP to take a shot at smart watches with one designed by Michael Bastian

HP is rumored to be launching a new smart watch this fall, designed in collaboration with designer Michael Bastian and online retailer Glit.

Microsoft sues Samsung over patent royalty payment issues

Microsoft sues Samsung over patent royalty payment issues

Microsoft filed a lawsuit against Samsung for its failure to pay royalties on time and with accrued late payment interest. Apparently, Samsung cited "a fundamental disagreement" for doing so, which forced Microsoft to take legal action. Hit the link to find out more.

Friday, 1 Aug 2014

NVIDIA working on ways to quadruple display performance in low-res LCDs

NVIDIA working on ways to quadruple display performance in low-res LCDs

NVIDIA researchers have found a way to create high-resolution displays by re-purposing lower-resolution ones in what they're terming "cascading displays". Hit the link to find out more.

Xiaomi responds to allegations that its phones are sending personal data to Chinese servers secretly

Xiaomi responds to allegations that its phones are sending personal data to Chinese servers secretly

In a nutshell, Xiaomi says that's not true. More details after the jump.

Feeling stressed without your phone? You may be suffering from nomophobia

Feeling stressed without your phone? You may be suffering from nomophobia

If you feel desperate, panicky or stressed without your smartphone, you may be suffering from nomophobia. It is a clinical name for smartphone addiction.

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