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Zuckerberg to press on with Internet access despite setback Zuckerberg to press on with Internet access despite setback
- February 23, 2016

In his third consecutive appearance at the MWC, Mark Zuckerberg also laid emphasis on the companies to work on providing internet access to everyone. That's the combined population of regions where it's available, not the number of users. Last year, Egypt also suspended Free Basics due to irregularities, which saw anti-government protests being planned on the social network. (more...)
Bill Gates calls for terror data debate
- February 23, 2016

The heads of many tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google have sided with Apple. " I was disappointed because that doesn't state my view on this ". The government is trying to force Microsoft to turn over emails stored in data centers in Ireland as part of the investigation. Until now, Zuckerberg - who has been at pains to plug privacy features on the social networking site in recent years - has not spoken publicly about the spat although last week, Facebook issued a statement in ... (more...)
Bill Gates calls for terror data debate
- February 23, 2016

The heads of many tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google have sided with Apple. " I was disappointed because that doesn't state my view on this ". The government is trying to force Microsoft to turn over emails stored in data centers in Ireland as part of the investigation. Until now, Zuckerberg - who has been at pains to plug privacy features on the social networking site in recent years - has not spoken publicly about the spat although last week, Facebook issued a statement in ... (more...)
Virtual reality 'the next platform' says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Virtual reality 'the next platform' says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg
- February 23, 2016

Zuckerberg was speaking at a Samsung event held to launch two new smartphones and where the South Korean company also unveiled a new 360-degree still and video camera called the Gear 360. "VR is the next platform, where anyone can create and experience anything they want", said Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg made a $2 billion bet on virtual-reality headset maker Oculus Rift in March 2014. (more...)
Ringing Bells will import first 50 lakh smartphones, says government official Ringing Bells will import first 50 lakh smartphones, says government official
- February 23, 2016

As the future of the world's cheapest smartphone - Freedom 251 - still looks bleak, a spoof website freedom651.com is leaving no stone unturned to take a dig at both the maker of the Rs 251 smartphone and the phone itself, which the site claims has been crafted 'from components found only on planet Mars'. (more...)
Barcelona hit by train strike as Mobile congress starts
- February 23, 2016

These accessories include a 360-degree cam, VR headset, remote-controlled robot and a Hi-Fi DAC sound system. The LG G5 also adopts the new USB-C connector for charging and connecting to a PC. The product launches at this year's congress come as the industry finds itself in an uncomfortable position: Samsung was only able to boost its market share moderately and Apple saw iPhone sales fall for the first time on an annual basis in the final quarter of last year, according to Gartner. (more...)
Here's what's different about the Samsung Galaxy S7
- February 23, 2016

The Gear 360 is a dual camera 360-degree action cam that creates a VR-ready spherical image or video . The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are constructed with 3D glass and metal - all in a sleek design with durability and ergonomic curves for a comfortable grip. (more...)
Samsung lines up 2 new smartphones; to hit India next month
- February 23, 2016

Samsung has also supported its 2016 newest flagships with MicroSD card slots. "Qualcomm Technologies' advanced, diverse technology portfolio provides us with the connectivity and processing solutions to power our latest flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge ", said Taemoon Roh, executive vice president for Samsung . (more...)
Facebook to Open New Division to Build the Future of Social VR
- February 23, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen here at a Samsung event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 21, 2016. "VR content makes you re-live a moment, and offers you a full immersion in a much more real way than 3D video ever did", she added. (more...)
Dark Souls III Digital Pre-Orders Open For A Limited Time Dark Souls III Digital Pre-Orders Open For A Limited Time
- February 23, 2016

Dark Souls III pre-orders are live now! What do you think of these pre-order incentives? What's more is that each platform has their own special pre-order bonus, but some are available only for a limited time. How about a nice little game that's going to punish the hell out of you? The pre-order bonuses for Dark Souls III have been officially announced, with fairly similar offers for each gaming device. (more...)
Quick Pic: Kim Kardashian West Shares First Image Of Saint Quick Pic: Kim Kardashian West Shares First Image Of Saint
- February 22, 2016

Ever since her and Kanye West put their Bel Air house up for sale the couple and their daughter, North West, had been living with Kris Jenner. And even if some of that beauty is created through cosmetic surgery, when you look at the lovely face of Saint West , it's plain to see that a great deal of the Kardashian looks are natural. (more...)
Facebook sets up 'social VR' team to explore virtual reality beyond games
- February 22, 2016

The camera in the S7 Edge is the same as in the regular S7, so takes the same dip in megapixels from 16MP to 12MP, but there's much more to it than that. "Having seen everything the smartphone can deliver, at Samsung we have other ideas", said D.J. Koh, the head of Samsung's mobile business. Both handsets come with Android Marshmallow and are IP68 certified for dust and water protection, each device will come with a choice of processors depending on the market. (more...)
Beyond gaming: Facebook creates 'social virtual reality' team
- February 22, 2016

What is certain though is that Zuckerberg's appearance means exciting times ahead for VR and a strong indication of who will be generating the content for the headsets in the future - users themselves. Imagine holding a group meeting or event anywhere that you want. Mark Zuckerberg hails Samsung's Gear VR is the best mobile VR experience in the world because it combines the leading VR software, built by Facebook's Oculus team, with world-class mobile hardware, built by Samsung. (more...)
Lenovo Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus: Great Specs At Low Price Lenovo Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus: Great Specs At Low Price
- February 22, 2016

Under the hood, there's an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 processor with 2GB of RAM . The K5 Plus comes with a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 616 chipset, which is in-line with SD 615, a more powerful and efficient if one say. It sports a 13-megapixel rear-camera and a 5-megapixel secondary front-facing camera onboard. Just like the Vibe K5 , phone memory is 16GB, expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card. (more...)
Samsung debuts its first VR camera, the Gear 360
- February 22, 2016

Both also support faster wireless charging , with the Galaxy S7 taking 130 minutes to charge wirelessly and 95 minutes to charge using a wired connection. The battery sizes will also be different in both phones as the S7 has a 3000mAh battery, while the S7 edge comes with a 3600mAh battery. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge offer small updates to the S6 line, including bigger screens and batteries. (more...)
Meet LG's Friends in the Playground: Modular cameras, speakers and VR headsets Meet LG's Friends in the Playground: Modular cameras, speakers and VR headsets
- February 22, 2016

Before any of that though, there's the phone itself. As the global smartphone market slows down, LG is looking towards new areas for growth, much like many of its competitors. Stay tuned for more updates... Something that's easily achievable with the LG G5 . One of the biggest features behind the LG G5 design is having a removable battery. (more...)
Samsung reveals new look Galaxy S7 and S7 phones
- February 22, 2016

The S7 Edge has the 5.5-inch wrapped display that Samsung introduced with the S6 Edge, while the S7 has a 5.1-inch flat display . After much criticism a year ago, Samsung has also brought back one of the most sought-after features - microSD card slot. (more...)
4-inch iPhone to sport A9 chip, Air 3 to have A9X 4-inch iPhone to sport A9 chip, Air 3 to have A9X
- February 22, 2016

With the expected launch date for the smaller iPhone 5se as well as the new iPad Air 3 coming less than a month from now, the rumor mill is once again hot about the two upcoming devices from Apple. According to a report by Bloomberg Business , a person familiar to the release plans of Apple revealed to them that the Cupertino-based company is planning to announce new devices in March that uses an A9X chip and an A9 chipset. (more...)
HP offers Windows 10 smartphone with fingerprint and iris recognition security HP offers Windows 10 smartphone with fingerprint and iris recognition security
- February 22, 2016

In Barcelona two years ago, HP came out with the Slate 6 VoiceTab, a 6-inch-display phone run on Google's Android software , but that device got little notice. And such a device is only now a possibility because mobile processors have grown so powerful, and because Wi-Fi and LTE data speeds have become so fast. (more...)
Samsung launches Galaxy S7 range, bets big on VR
- February 22, 2016

Samsung hopes its VR headset will help sell its new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge handsets. After many leaks and teases, Samsung's next generation Galaxy phones are here. We strive to deliver on that vision with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge by marrying elegant design with functionality and providing a seamless mobile experience. (more...)

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