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  • The evolution of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones (video)

    April 16, 2013 4:05 PM 66

    The Galaxy S4 has arrived, but how did it get here? In this video we trace the genesis of Samsung's popular Galaxy S series, starting in 2009 with the company's very first Android phone. At last, Samsung has introduced the world to the Galaxy S4 smartphone, holding its 5-inch toy aloft like a little electronic Simba. While the South Korean tech giant's

  • Windows Azure Launches IaaS Cloud, Targets Amazon

    April 16, 2013 3:54 PM 71

    Taking clear aim at cloud computing leader Amazon Web Services, Microsoft announced the general availability of its Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS), the final piece of the puzzle in Microsoft’s cloud portfolio, and committed to match Amazon Web Services on pricing. Microsoft now offers customers a comprehensive hybrid cloud solution that integrates

  • Andy Rubin: Android was originally designed for cameras

    April 16, 2013 3:39 PM 75

    You may know a little about the Samsung Galaxy Camera, a dedicated point-and-shoot device that runs Android which was one of our go-to gadgets at CES this year. However, did you know that Android was actually meant to run on such a device after all? Andy Rubin, who recently stepped down as Google’s Android chief, revealed that original designs of Android

  • WhatsApp “Bigger Than Twitter” With Over 200M Monthly Active Users, 8B Inbound And 12B Outbound Messages Daily

    April 16, 2013 3:39 PM 71

    WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum was on stage today at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference in New York City, where he said that the app is now larger than Twitter by monthly active users. He wouldn’t say exactly how many the company had, just that it was north of 200 million users. Koum also noted that the messaging app now sees an average of 8 billion inbound

  • The cost of owning your car? $9,000 a year

    April 16, 2013 3:23 PM 73

    The average owner of a sedan has to shell out nearly $10,000 a year to own and operate that car, according to auto club AAA. A new AAA reports shows, on average, the cost of driving 15,000 miles a year rose 1.17 cents to 60.8 cents per mile, or $9,122 per year. Overall, that's a roughly 2% increase on the cost of operating a car last year. Auto club AAA studies

  • Supposed iPad 5 cases found in Hong Kong

    April 16, 2013 3:20 PM 80

    Now that the fourth-generation iPad has been around for several months, it’s high time we had some rumors and tips surrounding the generation that’s up next! The iPad 5 case mold that we’re seeing today has been passed on to some case-makers who suggest that this iteration of the tablet will have a 9.7-inch display as it’s had before, but that its body will be slimmer

  • Leap Motion strikes bundling, embedding deal with HP

    April 16, 2013 2:50 PM 71

    Starting this summer, the San Francisco startup will have access to HP's sizable market. But Leap Motion won't yet say which devices will feature its gesture-control technology. Leap Motion has struck a deal with Hewlett-Packard to bundle and embed its 3D motion control technology in some of the computer giant's devices. The San Francisco startup's gesture-control

  • Leap Motion teams with HP for 3D Motion Control integration

    April 16, 2013 2:48 PM 67

    If you were thinking that Leap Motion’s motion control experience was only going to be created as a stand-alone experience, you might need to think again. Today HP has announced a relationship with Leap Motion, this deal showing up thus far as a bundled Leap Motion Controller existing with several HP products through the future. Can you imagine motion

  • Facebook video ads coming soon for $1 million

    April 16, 2013 2:35 PM 73

    Marketing & PR newsletter Last December, we talked about Facebook toying with the idea of video ads in the newsfeed. Announced today, Facebook is asking $1 million from advertisers who would like to be among the first to run the ads. Ad Age reported that these video ads would be emerging this upcoming summer. Whether the Facebook user wants to see the ad or not, there

  • Symantec 2013 threat report flags surge in targeted attacks

    April 16, 2013 1:44 PM 83

    Small businesses are the most popular targets, security vendor claims. Research by cyber security firm Symantec has shown a 42 per cent rise in targeted attacks during 2012 compared to the previous year. The organisation’s 18th annual Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) also showed SMBs are bearing the brunt of this increase in online criminal activity