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Monday, 4 Aug 2014

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.

Security researchers show how a USB device can takeover your computer

Security researchers show how a USB device can takeover your computer

Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell plan to demonstrate a collection of proof-of-concept software to show how the security of USB devices are "fundamentally broken".

Apple cutting more than a quarter of Beats team

Apple cutting more than a quarter of Beats team

As part of its pending acquisition of Beats Electronics, Apple has begun transitioning Beats employees to the Apple brand, however roughly 200 of Beats' 700 positions will only be temporary at Apple and will be phased out over the next few months.

Apple said to unveil iPhone 6 on September 16, hit retail shelves on October 14?

Apple said to unveil iPhone 6 on September 16, hit retail shelves on October 14?

MacRumors reports that Apple is planning a launch event for the iPhone 6 on September 16 with retail availability slated for October 14.

Samsung to launch two new high-end smartphones soon to reverse falling sales

Samsung to launch two new high-end smartphones soon to reverse falling sales

Kim Hyun-Joon, a senior vice president at Samsung's mobile-communications business revealed to investors during an earnings call that the company plans to launch two new high-end smartphones in the next six months to stem falling sales and maintain its lead in the smartphone market.

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