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Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone

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After years of record profit growth, tech giant Samsung Electronics looks to be at a commercial crossroads as it searches for a new growth driver to counter slowing sales of its phenomenally successful smartphones.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Samsung flagship smartphone goes on sale worldwide

A Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, left, and a Samsung Gear 2 are displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Studio, in New York, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Samsung on Monday unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices, as the Korean company tries to turn its technological wizardry into lifestyle products.  AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

The latest version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphone series went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg the new mobile king

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP FILE PHOTO

Billionaire 29-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stars in the mobile industry’s biggest fair Monday, fresh from his $19 billion (14-billion-euro) takeover of smartphone messenger WhatsApp.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

China’s Huawei unveils smart watch to rival Samsung

CEO Huawei Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu, presents the Talkband B1 at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 23, 2014. AFP

Rising Chinese smartphone maker Huawei launched Sunday a connected watch to rival Samsung’s Gear 2, both unveiled on the eve of the world’s biggest mobile fair in Barcelona, Spain.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

LG to launch new smartwatch this year – CEO

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LG will launch its first smartwatch in 2014, the head of its mobile unit said Monday, tapping into the nascent market for wearable devices seen as the mobile industry’s new source of growth.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google unveils ‘Project Tango’ 3D smartphone platform

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Google announced a new research project Thursday aimed at bringing 3D technology to smartphones, for potential applications such as indoor mapping, gaming and helping blind people navigate.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung seeks to wow mobile world with new smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co. AP FILE PHOTO

Samsung aims to take the mobile world by storm Monday, almost certainly unveiling a new Galaxy S5 smartphone with rumoured Apple-fighting features such as a fingerprint scanner and larger screen.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nintendo chief stays on, health business planned

In this photo taken Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, shoppers walk through the sales floor of Nintendo 3DS video game software at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. says its profit for the first nine months of the fiscal year fell 30 percent because of languishing sales of its Wii U home consoles and game software. AP FILE PHOTO

Nintendo has been unable to arrest a slide in console sales as more people play games on smartphones and tablets. The company’s apparent solution? A move into health care.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

DTC debuts ultra-budget Android Smartphone GT5S Junior

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In keeping with its commitment to affordable bring technology closer to Filipinos, budget mobile device manufacturer DTC has officially launched its latest and most affordable Android-based smartphone thus far, the DTC GT5S, or DTC Junior.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

China may mean gold for Apple

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It could be a huge breakthrough for Apple to win a place in the line-up of China’s largest telecom provider and a big shakeup for the smartphone market.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Smartphone app to give earthquake warning

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A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia: a lesson in how high-tech flyers can fall fast

AP PHOTO/LEHTIKUVA, JUSSI NUKARI

In just five years Nokia fell from dominating the mobile phone industry to abandoning the handset business, a swift fall from grace with lessons for market leaders.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Instagram starts showing ads

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Instagram began displaying ads Friday, as Facebook moved to start making money from the smartphone photo sharing service it bought in a billion-dollar deal last year.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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