In the news: Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored for two plastic models

By | January 30, 2014

Samsung plasticSAMSUNG GALAXY S5 SPECS RUMORED FOR TWO PLASTIC MODELS

Samsung may release two new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones this Spring to compete on multiple price levels, according to a new investor note from the man who accurately predicted many of the iPhone 5s features in 2013. Read the full article…

Deepmind GOOGLE ACQUIRES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STARTUP DEEPMIND FOR MORE THAN $500M

Google will buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The Information reports that the acquisition price was more than $500 million, and that Facebook was also in talks to buy the startup late last year. DeepMind confirmed the acquisition to us, but couldn’t disclose deal terms. Read the full article…

iphone-6-concept THE iPHONE 6 MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT KIND OF WIRELESS CHARGING

Apple has been recently rumored to run a trial production of iPhone models that have sapphire glass displays, but there may be another reason the company is interested in such panels for future devices, aside from increasing the durability of the screen. At a time when the competition is offering wireless charging batteries and developing new means to make the technology more user-friendly, Apple may be working on a totally different kind of wireless battery charging for the next iPhones. Read the full article…

verdictVERDICT IS AN ANONYMOUS ‘HOT OR NOT’ FOR ANYTHING

What do tech-savvy young people get up to these days? Well, if they’re anything like the two 18 year-old founders of Verdict, a new app for iOS that can be thought of as a ‘Hot or not‘ for just about anything, then when not building apps and websites, they’re interning at VC firms and Microsoft, before putting University on hold to found a startup of their own. Read the full article…

facebook app FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES NEWS READER APP ‘PAPER’

Just 24 hours after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised more standalone apps in 2014, the company announced Paper on Thursday, a standalone news reader mobile app that has reportedly been in the works for years. Read the full article…

tabletsDC WARNS OF US TABLET MARKET SATURATION AS KINDLE FIRE
SHIPMENTS FALL

While Apple shipped 26 million iPads in its latest quarter and Samsung shipped 14.5 million tablets, both up from last year, IDC is warning that the overall tablet market in the US appears to be reaching saturation. “It’s becoming increasingly clear that markets such as the US are reaching high levels of consumer saturation and while emerging markets continue to show strong growth this has not been enough to sustain the dramatic worldwide growth rates of years past,” warns IDC’s Tom Mainelli. Read the full article…

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