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The Chromecast’s home screen could be getting a more personalized makeover, according to code unearthed by a user on Reddit. In it, there are hints that Google could be adding … Continue reading
The flexible display is a relatively recent advent in the mobile world, but that hasn’t stopped a few of the top electronics manufacturers from implementing the technology into some of their recent products. The results have been underwhelming thus far, but according to a post the company’s blog, Samsung has discovered a breakthrough synthesis method that will speed up the commercialization of graphene, a flexible material more durable than steel, “which makes it the perfect material for use in flexible displays, wearables and other next generation electronic devices.” It’s still not clear what this means for the immediate future of Samsung devices, but don’t be surprised if the Galaxy S6 is far more flexible than its predecessors.
Microsoft finally realized some time ago that it had to make some serious changes if it hoped to continue thriving in a world that had begun to evolve years earlier toward “mobile first.” Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows RT were the company’s first huge steps toward the future, and Microsoft definitely had the right idea. Consumers and enterprise users weren’t sold on the new “Metro” interface that Microsoft forced upon them, however, and PC sales have been plummeting as a result. To make matters worse, Windows Phone’s share of global phone shipments remains in the low single digits each quarter.
At its annual Build developer conference that kicks off in mere moments, Microsoft will finally show the world how it plans to right the ship and forge ahead in the “post-PC era.”
When Facebook said it would buy Oculus VR, many eyes turned to Oculus CTO John Carmack. Would Quake’s co-creator be happy with the deal when Facebook sees virtual reality gaming as just the beginning? Thankfully, it looks like he’s staying put. In a…
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Like it or not, one of the biggest controversies of this console generation so far is the resolution of new releases. Several websites have chronicled the differences between Xbox One games and PlayStation 4 games, exhibiting a noticeable dip in visual quality on Microsoft’s console. This divide shouldn’t last forever though, as Xbox director of development Boyd Multerer tells Total Xbox.
Apple on Wednesday was granted 38 patents, Patently Apple reports, including a Siri-related patent that stands out not only for describing advanced features for a voice-enabled assistant of the future, but also because the patent was first filed in early September 2006, well ahead of the first-generation iPhone’s debut. Even though work on iPhone and several of its components including a voice assistant has started well ahead of the phone’s launch, Siri was only added in late 2011, with the iPhone 4S becoming the first Apple handset to offer users the unique set of voice-based features that many have grown to love.
More to Samsung than just Apple-bashing: Watch this heartwarming Samsung ad featuring a 7-year-old future Paralymian
Samsung’s latest big ad run on TV in the United States is yet another example in a long line of commercials that bash Apple, its devices and its users in an effort to position Samsung’s products as the next big thing. This line of ads has worked well — of that, there is no question. Samsung used people’s desire for an iPhone alternative to find tremendous success while keeping its impossible promise, and of course Apple is fair game. In fact, Apple did the same thing when it took on Microsoft in its famous “I’m a Mac” ads.
But truth be told, these Apple-bashing ads are getting a little boring.
New Apple job listings uncovered by AppleInsider reveal that the company is looking to fill several positions in its Camera Software team, with some of the listings mentioning for the first time ever the Apple TV alongside other Apple products that already have cameras. These new job listings seem to suggest that Apple may be soon bringing Kinect-like gesture-based controls to future Apple TV iterations and/or to its future television set that’s reportedly in the making.