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Man makes Raspberry Pi phone for $150

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When the Raspberry Pi was released, hackers and tinkerers around the world rejoiced at all of the wonderful things they would be able to accomplish with the little $40 computer that could.

You can add create a working cell phone to the list of amazing feats that the Raspberry Pi is capable of. Read more »

Here’s how much you are worth to Facebook

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Facebook released its financial results for the first quarter of 2014 on Wednesday. The company reported revenue of $2.5 billion, up by 72% over the same period last year.

The report also revealed that the average revenue per user (ARPU) has been increased across globe as compared to the previous years. Read more »

Prong: the iPhone battery case you can stick straight in an outlet

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Tired of having to carry a cell phone charger around, but don’t want to worry about running out of juice?

Well there’s an iPhone case that may have the answer to all of your worries: the Prong PWR Case. Read more »

Google, Apple, and other tech companies make $324m anti-trust settlement

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Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe all found themselves wrapped up in an anti-trust lawsuit that will have them forking over $324m in damages from former employees.

The basis of the lawsuit brought against the aforementioned companies was that they made agreements that they would not hire employees who previously worked from the other companies. For example, an ex Adobe employee wouldn’t be able to secure a job at Google, an ex Apple employee with Intel and so on and so forth. Read more »

On the move – Microsoft logo replaces Nokia logo

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It’s been a long time coming but the acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft was expected and was finalized today. And Microsoft isn’t wasting any time with publicly showing the change.

Images from Harri Kiljander (Director of F-Secure Lokki) show what appears to be Nokia House in Finland with a crane truck up front, preparing to take down Nokia’s logo and another photo showing the S and F from Microsoft’s logo, reportedly being prepared for mounting. The “On The Move” sign under the Nokia logo adds an air of irony to the otherwise saddening image. Read more »

Amazon revenue goes up in Q1, but expects a loss in Q2

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Amazon just announced its financial results for the January-Mach quarter and it beat analysts’ expectations with $19.74 billion in revenue, up 23% compared to the first quarter of last year.

The retailer has been making big moves recently – it released a set top box (Fire TV), a tool to make shopping easier (Dash) and made some HBO shows available on its streaming services. It’s rumored to be working on a phone too. Read more »

Vic Gundotra leaves Google

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Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President at Google and the father of Google+, has left the company. Gundotra announced his departure from the company in a post on Google+.

Gundotra has been working for Google for close to eight years, and has worked on many projects, the biggest ones being Google+ and Google I/O. He was frequently seen at the latter, giving keynotes at the company’s launch events. Read more »

Qualcomm revenue and net profit raise in Q1

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Qualcomm, maker of chipsets and wireless modems, published its quarterly financial report and the numbers shows an increase in revenue and net income compared to the same quarter last year.

We delivered another solid quarter, driven by demand for our leading multimode 3G/LTE chipset solutions and record licensing revenues,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. Read more »

ARM’s revenue stream slows down

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ARM’s sales have slowed down a bit, and the chipset maker isn’t enjoying the profitability they once did.

This is mostly due to the drop in high-end smartphone sales during the first quarter of 2014. Read more »

Apple launches iPad trade-in program in US and Canada

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Apple’s worldwide environmental campaign doesn’t just end with printed ads as the Cupertino-based giant has announced the expansion of its Reuse and Recycling program. Apple’s new effort will allow users of iPad tablets to recycle their old ones and get their hands on the shiny new models.

For now, iPad (all four generations) are the only eligible devices for the Reuse and Recycling program. The users of the program receive credit for their old Apple devices and the company is now allowing consumers with iPhone or iPad trade-in credit to be used on any other Apple product. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5s has its multiple talents showcased in a new ad

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Apple released a new ad for the iPhone 5s. The clip made its debut on major networks in the United States this evening.

The new commercial’s music is a cover of a song by the rock band Pixies which is entitled “Gigantic.” Read more »

New tongue-in-cheek Apple ad urges other companies to copy at least some of their ideas

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Here is a nice U-turn for you in the ad wars between mobile phone makers. It’s time for Apple to take a jab at other competitors.

Apple’s latest printed ad in various countries, part of the worldwide Apple environmental campaign devoted to Earth Day, says the Cupertino-based giant wants other companies to copy its ideas. And more specifically, the ones concerning environmental protection Read more »

Nvidia SHIELD successor to feature Tegra K1 chipset and 4 GB of RAM

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The upcoming successor of the Android-based handheld gaming console SHIELD will feature Nvidia’s premium K1 chipset clocked at 2.5 GHz, according to a leaked AnTuTu benchmark result.

Nvidia SHIELD’s sequel is said to come out with 4 GB of RAM and is rumored to sport a Kepler graphics processing unit with 192 CUDA cores. Read more »

Samsung celebrates 45th anniversary by opening Innovation Museum in Korea

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Yesterday Samsung celebrated its 45th anniversary by unveiling a museum dedicated to the history of innovation in Suwon, South Korea.

The museum is dedicated to showing off Samsung products and inventions, as well as those from some of its competitors. Notably absent, however, are Apple and crosstown rival LG. Read more »

Apple’s patents are worth pennies per feature

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Samsung and Apple have participated in more than their fair share of court battles with one another, and the cases mostly have revolved around Apple’s patents.

However, Yale professor of economics and finance, Judith Chevalier, has deemed the worth of Apple’s patents as negligible, and that the Cupertino based tech giant is greatly overestimating the value of its patents. Read more »