Could Apple be following Samsung when it comes to innovation? Reports have surfaced that Apple is developing iPhones with curved-glass screens and enhanced sensors that detect different levels of pressure.
According to Bloomberg, two models — one with screen of 4.7 inches and another with a screen of 5.5 inches —are in the works, and both would use glass that curves downward at the edges.
The two models would rival Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, which boasts a 5.7-inch screen. The second model is also significantly bigger… Read More
Looks like the mystery (sort of) has been solved on the mysterious barges floating near San Francisco and Portland, Me.
In a statement, Google says it is exploring using two large barges on the east and west coasts as interactive learning centers. The barges, four stories tall and made of shipping containers, were hiding in plain sight until last month, when a Cnet reporter its connection to Google.
At first speculation was rampant, anywhere from floating data centers, traveling Google Glass stores or showrooms with party decks.… Read More
Lenovo earned $220 million in the three months ended Sept. 30. Revenue rose 13 percent from a year earlier to $9.8 billion.
The numbers were mainly the sales of smartphones and tablets, which more than doubled. This comes as people switch from PCs to smartphones and tablets.
Overall, Lenovo said its sales of smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile… Read More
BlackBerry said that John S. Chen, the former chief executive of Sybase, would become BlackBerry’s executive chairman and acting chief executive but offered no indication of how long he would serve in the top management role.
The announcement comes after the bid for Blackberry by its largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings of Toronto, the insurance and investment company, had made a conditional, nonbinding offer to buy the 90 percent of BlackBerry shares it does not own for $9 each, valuing the company at about $4.7 billion. But on Monday, Fairfax announced that… Read More
Chegg, a start-up focused on textbook rental and academic services, seeks to raise up to $172.5 million in its initial public offering.
In its updated prospectus, the company said it planned to price its stock sale at $9.50 to $11.50 a share. This would value Chegg at $906.2 million at its midpoint range.
The company said if investor demand prove stronger than expected, the company will sell additional shares, pushing the offering’s potential proceeds up to $198.4 million.
Chegg executives will meet with investors across the country as part of its IPO roadshow.… Read More
Recently we share our goals to you to develop and improve Nerover to be more user friendly and today we are very very excited to share Nerover’s new home page design. We’ve been tirelessly working to innovate and design the new home page as per your very helpful feedbacks.
The new face of Nerover is designed to be minimalistic, flat and responsive which you can navigate easily through your browser and mobile. It focuses a lot more on content and experience and helps users get the information they need quickly and easily.
If you… Read More
Is it possible to reinvent the wheel? One company believes it has done so.
Superpedestrian, a start-up in Boston, announced that it has received $2.1 million in financing to help build a wheel that transforms standard bicycles into hybrid motor bikes.
Their product is called the Copenhagen Wheel. The design is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology SENSEable City Laboratory. The creators’ original goal of the wheel was to get more people to ride bicycles by giving them help from a motor.
“If you think about today’s cities,… Read More
No major headlining news came out of Apple’s new media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. But Apple did announce several important changes.
Apple will now offer its iWork, a set of applications for Macs, iPads and iPhones that essentially duplicates what Microsoft’s Office offers customers, would be free to anyone who bought a new Macintosh computer or mobile device from Apple. Before, each Apple app used to cost $10 apiece. The latest version of the Macintosh operating system, Mavericks, will also be free.
Apple is also renaming the… Read More
The tablet market continues to grow at the expense of the PC market, according to Gartner. The firm expects worldwide tablet shipments to grow 53.4% this year, with shipments reaching 184 million units, while traditional PCs are predicted to be down 11.2% on 2012 shipments.
This new prediction is lower than Gartner’s prior forecast, back in April, when it expected PCs to decline 7.3% this year.
When combined with the ultramobile PCs — aka lightweight laptops running on a full desktop OS such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet –, overall… Read More
Have you ever lost your keys? Or bag? Or even forgot where you parked after a night of too much fun? Well now anything that is important to you can be tracked, including your loved ones.
Retrievor, as its name suggests, can help users find all kinds of things. You can place the device to… Read More
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