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Samsung launches the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge with new commercials

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 10, 2015 2:48 pm

Samsung has officially launched its two new flagship handsets, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, celebrating the launch with a new commercial - which you can view below.



Samsung explains: "We are all united by the desire to find out what's next. And we live for the moment when possibility becomes reality, when the future becomes real. Because that's when we feel most alive. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are what's next from Samsung. And Next Is Now". The South Korean giant is pushing the whole "Next Is Now" slogan, and next really is now. We have a Galaxy S6 edge in our possession and it is a damn gorgeous handset. Expect our first impressions over the weekend.

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Samsung rumored to splash 4K display on the Galaxy Note 5

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 10, 2015 2:13 pm

Just as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have launched, rumors are flying that the forthcoming Galaxy Note 5 from Samsung would feature a 4K display - providing a record-breaking number of pixels on a smartphone.




According to new reports, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 5 later this year with a 3840x2160 resolution. We should expect an official unveiling in August, which is about the time IFA kicks off for the year. If the Galaxy Note 5 arrives with its rumored 5.89-inch screen and 4K display, we can expect an insane 748 pixels per inch (PPI).


We're also hearing that a dual edge variant will be unveiled, which will arrive with a 5.78-inch curved panel that would rock 762 PPI. Now we just have to play the waiting game.

Apple release Emoji update to community outrage when no taco is found

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 10, 2015 4:27 am

Sitting almost 32,000 supporters strong, a petition by Taco Bell themselves proudly states "The Taco Emoji Needs To Happen" to the applause of the online audience.




Apple recently released an Emoji update to their iOS platform, with further reports claiming there are currently 37 candidates set for the next overhaul in mid-2015. Internet users are seemingly outraged by the current lack of Taco's in the Emoji mix, thus petitioning for their APple overlords to add it in impending update.


"Tacos are love, tacos are life" is something that you're likely to see over your social media feeds over the next few weeks.

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TwitchTV signs 5 CS:GO personalities including ex-NiP Fifflaren

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 10, 2015 3:40 am

Said to help "ride the wave of momentum CS:GO is currently enjoying" by HLTVorg, five CS:GO personalities have been signed by TwitchTV to help ensure quality coverage, content and game-play is being produced.




Ex-NiP player Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson and CS:GO professional Spencer "Hiko" Martin join Fagbite's director Pontus Eskilsson and the shoutcasting duo of Anders Blume and Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat in these signings.


The two CS:GO pro's will be first appearing under the Twitch banner during the upcoming ESEA finals on April 17-19.

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Fresh Law graduate takes on Facebook with 25,000 plaintiffs behind him

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Apr 10, 2015 2:35 am

Fed up with Facebook's breach of rights in regards to things like tracking of data under EU laws and involvement in the NSA's PRISM surveillance, Max Schrems is spearheading a class-action lawsuit against Facebook with 25,000 users rallying behind him.




In an interview, Schrems said "basically we are asking Facebook to stop mass surveillance, to (have) a proper privacy policy that people can understand, but also to stop collecting data of people that are not even Facebook users," adding "there is a wide number of issues in the lawsuit and we hope to kind of win all of them and to get a landmark case against US data-gathering companies.".


With the class-action filed against the Irish subsidiary at a civil court in Vienna, explains this being a possibility "because under EU law, all member states have to enforce court rulings from any other member state."

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IDC: PC shipments beat expectations, but still dropped 6.7%

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 10, 2015 2:32 am

The global PC market racked up 68.5 million units shipped during Q1 2015, a 6.7 percent year-over-year drop, though was still better than previous estimates, according to the IDC research group.




Lenovo has 19.6 percent market share, ahead of Hewlett-Packard (19 percent), Dell (13.5 percent), Acer (7.1 percent) and ASUS (7.0 percent), according to IDC figures.


"Despite the decline, PC shipment in the United States declined at a slower rate than all other regions in first quarter, outperforming worldwide trends for the eleventh consecutive quarter," said Rajani Singh, Senior Research Analyst of the Personal Computing division at IDC.

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Alibaba announces foray into automobiles

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 10, 2015 1:16 am

Said to include automotive financing, second-hand purchases and local services, Alibaba has announced that they have established a car division to provide users with online-to-offline services.




Over 50 car manufacturers will be supported alongside more then 10,000 car dealerships and 20,000 service centers all partnered with this massive Chinese movement.


Lead by Wand Licheng, Alibaba's former Juhuasuan leader, this move is said to be due to competing companies also investing in the automotive industry. This news is paired with previous reports of SAIC Motor Corp co-investing 1 billion yuan ($161m) with Alibaba into development of internet-connected automobiles.


According to reports, Alibaba sold a massive 50,700 cars over 24 hours in China - known as the online shopping frenzy of 'Singles Day'.

"The Simpsons" abandons physical media

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 10, 2015 12:00 am

What was once of the highest selling TV DVD series for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has now been abandoned, with "The Simpsons" showrunner Al Jean revealing that there are no future plans to release any more DVD or Blu-ray boxsets.



In a follow up Tweet, Jean blamed the "collapse of DVD market and rise of downloads" as to why there won't be any future DVD or Blu-ray releases. Season 17 of 'The Simpsons' was released on DVD and Blu-ray last year, which leaves seasons 18, 19 and 21 through to 25 without a physical media release. Personally, I blame the declining quality of the latter 'Simpsons' years for a decline in sales, just as much as the factors indicated by Jean.

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Cyber Caliphate hacks French TV network TV5Monde

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Apr 9, 2015 11:44 pm

TV5Monde in France suffered a major cyberattack that led to hijacked websites and social media accounts, along with causing a three-hour broadcast blackout. The Cyber Caliphate, a pro-ISIS hacker group, didn't take public responsibility for the attack - but pro-ISIS images and "hacked by an Islamist group" markings were left on compromised accounts.




"We are no longer able to broadcast any of our channels. Our websites and social media sites are no longer under our control and are all displaying claims of responsibility by Islamic State," said Yves Bigot, TV5Monde director general, told the AFP.


France's culture minister will host an emergency meeting with major French media groups so they are able to study their cybersecurity protocols. A terrorism investigation has been opened by the Paris prosecutor's office following the cyberattack, which is the most sophisticated shown by the Islamic State.

Nissan CEO hopes to have autonomous vehicle in Japan by next year

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Apr 9, 2015 10:30 pm

Japanese automaker Nissan can't wait to get its autonomous vehicle technology on Japanese highways, pledging self-driving vehicles by next year. Fully autonomous vehicles designed to navigate urban environments should be available by 2020, as Nissan and NASA continue their custom partnership.




Nissan self-driving vehicles should be able to avoid hazards and safely change lanes by 2018, and will have full autonomous capability by 2020.


"There will be a Nissan product in Japan, which will carry autonomous drive," said Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan, during the New York International Auto Show. "Obviously when you have this kind of technology, you want also the Japanese market to enjoy it as soon as possible."

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