Thursday, 3 Oct 2013
Google has recently acquired Flutter, a company that specializes in gesture control technology, and creator of Flutter, a Mac application that lets you control Spotify, iTunes and a few other software using gestures captured by a webcam.
The "eBay" for drugs, murder-for-hire and other various illegal products and services, Silk Road, has been shut down by the FBI after two and a half years of business. Its owner, Ross Ulbrict, has also been arrested and faces multiple criminal charges.
AnandTech tested some Android devices and reports that Samsung is not the only phone maker to cheat in benchmarks. Apparently, ASUS, HTC and LG are also involved in tweaking the hardware for better performance when running benchmark apps.
Dell has announced that it has received regulatory clearances to go private. The US$25 billion transaction is expected to close by the end of October.
Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013
The X11i and X4i in-ear headphones feature exclusive, full-range balanced armature drivers with tuned bass-reflex systems that deliver life-like dynamics, sonic clarity, and rich bass.
Tech blog Ars Technica reports that Samsung artificially tuned the processor in the Galaxy Note 3 to "high-power CPU mode" when running popular benchmarking apps.
Two Technologies has introduced the N4, the first in a series of ultra-rugged Android devices designed for mobility applications in harsh weather and demanding environments.
BlackBerry has announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones have been the first to be approved by NATO for classified communications up to the level of "Restricted".
SingTel just announced that it will be accepting pre-orders of the Sony Xperia Z1 on its website. The telco also revealed the price plans for the handset. Hit the link to find out more.
GoPro has announced their new Hero3+ lines of cameras, with a 20% smaller and lighter design plus 30% better battery life. New mounting accessories are also available.