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Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the pavement from a two story building

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We have already seen Samsung Galaxy S5 fighting it out against its predecessor in a drop test and the device has proved its mettle when it was ran over by a Tesla Model S. Now, we have yet another drop test where the Galaxy S5 is subjected to a drop from the second floor of a building.

So, how does the smartphone survive a collision with the pavement? Read more »

Sprint releases weird collection of ‘Framily’ plan commercials

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In an effort to bring in more subscribers, Sprint has really been pimping out their ‘Framily’ plan, which pays out bigger and bigger discounts for more friends and family members you pile onto your monthly bill.

They want to let the world know about the great savings that can be had, so they’ve decided to do that by releasing a series of weird family-centric commercials where humans are the children of animals. The real question is, why has Sprint taken on this bizarre approach? Read more »

AT&T hacker’s conviction overturned

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A few years ago, a little old hacker by the name of Andrew Auernheimer was able to snatch 114,000 email addresses of iPad owners and shared the security breach with Gawker.

Well his blabbing landed him a hefty $73,000 fine and a 41-month prison sentence. But it looks like that decision has now been overturned. Read more »

Qualcomm, LG and Airtel join forces to bring LTE experience in India

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While many countries across the globe are enjoying the latest standard for wireless communication, the huge market that is India is struggling to keep up the pace with current technology. The lack of LTE enabled smartphones along with the high cost for deploying the next-generation networks has kept the country stuck on 3G.

Now, two of the biggest names in the tech industry – Qualcomm and LG have joined forces to bring the fourth generation mobile telecommunications technology experience to the consumers in the sub-continent. Read more »

Take at Samsung’s facilities where the Galaxy S5 received its training

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Every phone, smartphones included, has to pass certain tests and requirements in order to be allowed on the market. FCC is the responsible authority for the USA, TENAA for China, etc. Before any device is submitted to those government agencies though it must pass a bunch of internal tests, which are often far tougher and stricter.

Samsung has shed some light on what the Galaxy S5 test facilities look like and how it was used to make sure the flagship is as great as possible. Read more »

AT&T’s GS5 devoid of Download Booster

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One of the new features that Samsung has been sure to brag about in their Galaxy S5 smartphone is the Download Booster, which allows users to use both WiFi and the phone’s LTE data connection to download files more quickly onto their phone.

But there’s some bad news for AT&T customers who were looking forward to using this new feature, because America’s largest GSM carrier decided to go and remove it from their version of the GS5. Read more »

Samsung’s Galaxy Pro takes a shot at the iPad

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Samsung has released a slew of advertisements that have Galaxy Pro owners gloat over iPad buyers.

The ads focus on the bevy of features offered by the Galaxy Pro that Apple’s slate doesn’t have an answer for. Read more »

The HTC One M8 is king of touch screen response time

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Looks like HTC can add another feather in the cap of the One M8 as the phone’s screen has the fastest touch-screen registry time of any smartphone.

46ms is all it takes for the One M8 to recognize your touch input; the first phone to go under 50ms. Read more »

Twitter launches web profiles, coming to you shortly

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Twitter has a new look! The popular social networking website has introduced web profiles and in more than one way the new feature looks quite similar to what the other social networking competitors have on offer.

As Twitter likes to call it, the “new and improved web profile” allow you to use a larger profile photo, customize your header and show off your best tweets. Read more »

LatentSense security learns how you touch your phone

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How can you improve the security of your smartphone beyond that of a regular old password, swipe gesture, and even the occasional fingerprint scanner?

How about having your phone recognize your specific touch behavior, and shutting down when anyone who isn’t you, tries to use it? Read more »

Twitter buys Android app, Cover

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Developers are always working on making smartphones easier to use, and one of the best ways to do that is providing quick access to the features you use most on your device.

That’s the goal of Cover, the lock-screen application that social media giant, Twitter, has recently acquired. Read more »

SK Hynix develops 128GB DDR4 RAM module

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South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix has announced that it has developed the industry’s most advanced double data rate 4 modules with 128 GB of capacity.

The new DDR4 modules are based on Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology and will significantly improve speeds and efficiency. Read more »

Wilson to release a smart basketball this winter

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The combination of smartphone technology with sports equipment is nothing new, but basketball has been left out of the fun.

That is, until now. Wilson has announced that they plan on releasing a smart basketball. Read more »

Nokia will package wireless charging dock with Lumia 930

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So wireless charging has existed for quite some time, but doesn’t seem to have caught on as well as manufacturers would like.

Nokia’s decided to do something about it, and will be including wireless charging units with their Lumia 930 smartphone. Read more »

You can use Cortana outside the US by just changing your region settings

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Microsoft revealed its newest operating system – Windows Phone 8.1 at its BUILD conference in San Francisco. One of the most talked about features of the WP 8.1 is its virtual personal assistant, dubbed Cortana.

During the announcement of WP 8.1 OS, Joe Belfiore confirmed that Cortana will be available in the US at first with the UK and China following up next. However, tech enthusiasts have found a way to use the service, regardless of where you roll. Read more »