Massive corporations are known to launch charitable initiatives (they are tax write offs, after all), and Samsung has decided to start an interesting one of their own.
This past Tuesday, May 20th, Samsung made their own charitable gesture by opening the first internet school in Kenya that runs entirely on solar energy. Read more »
The legendary tennis player, Roger Federer has posted a video of him playing his favorite sport while wearing the Google Glass. The video posted on Roger’s YouTube channel gives all of us an opportunity to see the game through his eyes.
The action took place when Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg visited Google’s Silicon Valley campus. Both players then hit the court to play a few rounds while wearing the Glass. Read more »
If you work in the Chinese government, then you’re forbidden from running Windows 8 on your work computer.
This has huge negative implications for Microsoft, as it severely inhibits the growth of their newest OS. Read more »
Microsoft’s corporate Vice President Panos Panay revealed an interesting stat at the on-going Surface event in New York.
The executive said that according to a research, 96% of the people who own an iPad also own a laptop. He further talked about how three years ago people thought that tablets would kill the laptop – “That was supposed to happen, for sure.” Read more »
Do you own an Oppo Find 5 or a Find 7 / Find 7a and love flashing new firmwares? You might be just the person to help Oppo develop its Color OS launcher. The company is looking for advisers among its “Ofans” to take part in the development and testing of its custom Android skin.
Here’s what you’ll need besides a compatible phone and the desire to participate. Read more »
When AT&T said that they wanted to get into the business of launching their own video content service, most thought that the phone service giant was going to release something akin to Netflix or Hulu.
But AT&T has done something much bigger: they’ve gone ahead and decided to purchase DirectTV for $48.5 billion. Hit the jump to learn more. Read more »
How much would you pay for a broken smartphone that was signed by Rihanna?
Well someone decided that it was worth $66,500. Hit the jump to see how a broken cell phone came to have Rihanna’s signature on it. Read more »
If you are looking to add some extra protection and double the battery life on your Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, then the Mugen Power has just the right thing for you.
The specialist third-party battery provider has announced a 3,000mAh battery case that can be used to increase the smartphone’s power autonomy. Read more »
Google has quietly added a new feature to its desktop Google Maps and now lets bikers avoid steep hills and climbs when you’re planning a route.
The feature will be much appreciated by bike enthusiasts as the elevation profiles will make it easy to choose that single best route without the need to use other software aside from Google’s Maps. Read more »
Want to make a GIF image without fussing about on your computer?
Then check out OTTO, a little camera powered by Raspberry Pi. Read more »
Samsung officially announced the Galaxy K Zoom camera phone a few days ago. Now, in an attempt to further push the device, the company has released its first promotional video.
The marketing effort, which runs for about two and half minutes, shows some of the main features of the Galaxy K Zoom. As one can expect, the clip highlights the 20.7 megapixel rear camera and its features such as 10x optical zoom, the Xenon flash and the Selfie alarm. Read more »
Samsung has been running an aggressive marketing campaign in the UK for a while now, but this is pretty big even for the Korean giant. The company is renaming Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport to “Terminal Galaxy S5″ in its latest attempt to push its latest flagship into the spotlight.
Everything over at Terminal 5 will sport a piece of Galaxy S5 marketing – wayfinding boards, lounges, security at the gates, all 172 digital screens as well as the terminal’s website. The campaign will run for two weeks starting May 19. Demo Galaxy S5 units will be available for tryouts a Dixons Travel stores at the terminal. Read more »
Apple has its share of die-hard fans and die-hard critics, but no matter what your opinion of the Cupertino based tech giant is, it is difficult to deny that the company has changed the world of consumer technology.
Apple Stores have played a huge role in this phenomenon, and the symbolic retailer will turn 13 years old on May 19th.
Bare, cleanly and simply designed, open, and a “play with everything philosophy” helped to make Apple stores some of the most visited retail spots. If you pass by an Apple store, chances are, there are tons of people there. Read more »
LG officially spilled the beans on the upcoming availability of its duo of fitness-centric devices. The Lifeband Touch and the HeartRate Earphones will begin shipping this month in the United States, as well as key markets in Asia and Europe.
Announced right before this year’s CES, the Lifeband Touch is a wearable that you slap on your wrist. Read more »
Samsung has inked a deal with the English Football Association to be the official consumer electronics and smartphone supplier for the England’s World Cup football team.
So, all the superstars in the team along with the coaching staff will use Samsung gadgets. The company’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, will be used by all the members of the team during this year’s FIFA World Cup that will kick off on June 12. Read more »