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Jul 22, 2014

What To Do With All Those Smartphone Pixels

With so many uses, 4K resolution will establish itself quickly, but it may be through high-dynamic range visuals that 4K technology really makes its mark...

Jul 23, 2014

Kindle Fire Phone: Our first 5 days with Amazon's smartphone

The more I use Amazon's Fire phone, the crazier it seems that Amazon is launching its first smartphone in 2014. The smartphone market is now saturated with iPhones and Android handsets, and they've become so sophisticated that smaller competitors hav... #Microsoft Corporation #Amazon.com

Jul 22, 2014

ARM develops second wave of 64-bit processors

ARM is developing its second wave of 64-bit processors as it tries to maintain its edge over Intel in smartphones and tablets. The chips—called Maya and Artemis—are already being licensed to chip makers, said Simon Segars, CEO of ARM, during a webcas... #Microsoft Corporation #Amazon.com

Jul 23, 2014

Microsoft announces the low-cost Nokia Lumia 530

After it was first tipped in early March by Evleaks, Microsoft-owned Nokia announced the Lumia 530 on Wednesday. The budget-grade 3G smartphone is a follow-up to the Lumia 520 and 525 and the first Lumia launch since Microsoft finalized its Nokia acq... #Microsoft Corporation #Amazon.com

Jul 22, 2014

Hands-on with Xiaomi's Mi 4, a high-end handset with an iPhone-like look

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi jokes that its newest handset, built out of stainless steel, is like a “kitchen knife,” but iPhone-esque might be the better comparison. The company Tuesday announced its latest flagship phone, the Mi 4, which is a cut... #Microsoft Corporation #Amazon.com

Jul 23, 2014

VivaLnk's Digital Tattoos Can Be Used To Unlock The Moto X

Tired of unlocking your Moto X smartphone with a password or a PIN? Now you will be able to unlock it with a digital tattoo... #Microsoft Corporation #Amazon.com

Jul 23, 2014

Japan Airlines hopes smartwatches for gate staff will fly

It can be tough getting the attention of airport gate staff. Soon they might have an additional distraction: smartwatches. Japan Airlines (JAL) on Wednesday demonstrated how some of its staff at Haneda airport in Tokyo are using Samsung’s Galaxy Gear... #Tokyo #Samsung #Japan Airlines

Jul 22, 2014

Apple gets patent for 3-year-old smartwatch design labeled 'iTime'

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office served up further evidence on Tuesday that Apple is designing a smartwatch when it awarded the company a patent for a wrist-worn gadget with a touchscreen and ability to communicate with a smartphone. “The inventi... #Tokyo #Samsung #Japan Airlines

Jul 21, 2014

New BlackBerry COO is ex-Sybase exec Marty Beard

BlackBerry has recruited a new chief operating officer, Marty Beard, recently CEO of cloud customer service company LiveOps and before that an executive at Sybase. Beard’s responsibilities will include marketing, BlackBerry 10 application development... #North America #Mark Wilson #Sybase, Inc.

Jul 22, 2014

Xiaomi announces $13 fitness-focused smartband that can also unlock your phone

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is bringing its low-price strategy to wearables, and offering a smart wristband that will sell for a mere $13, the company announced on Tuesday. “I believe this wristband will very soon become the world’s best selling ... #North America #Mark Wilson #Sybase, Inc.