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LG Display, Samsung unit to supply Apple Watch screens: South Korea paper

A Samsung logo and a logo of Apple are seen in this illustration photo in SarajevoSouth Korea's LG Display Co Ltd and the display-making subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will supply screens for Apple Inc's smartwatches, The Electronic Times reported on Monday. The report, which cited unidentified industry sources, said LG Display will be the sole supplier of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for the Apple watches that go on sale in April. Samsung Display will also become a supplier for the next version of the smartwatch that is expected to go on sale either sometime in the second half of this year or early 2016, the South Korean newspaper said. LG Display and Samsung Display declined to comment on the report.




Nokia CEO sees 'business as usual'; no change to outlook

The Nokia company logo is pictured at its headquarters in EspooNokia, the world's third-largest mobile equipment maker, has seen nothing in its business that would lead it to change its financial outlook, its chief executive said on Sunday. It is kind of business as usual," Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said in response to a reporter's question during a press conference ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. In late January, the company said that for its mainstay Nokia Networks’ business, it expected net sales and operating margins in the first quarter to decline compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, typically a seasonally stronger quarter.




Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to take on Apple
By Se Young Lee and Harro Ten Wolde SEOUL/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed "Project Zero", the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edges variant are critical for Samsung's plans to reverse plunging smartphone revenues that led to its first annual earnings fall in three years in 2014. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker late last year, selling a record 74.5 million iPhones in the December quarter on the back of the success of its big-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Samsung's previous flagship Galaxy S5 was outsold in its second full month of global sales by Apple's older iPhone 5S, according to researcher Counterpoint.

BlackBerry to broaden its cross-platform strategy

An attendee takes a photo during the launch event for the new Blackberry Classic smartphone in New YorkBy Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it plans to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android or Windows. The one-time smartphone sector pioneer's devices have waned in popularity in recent years, but in a bid to remain relevant, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company is pivoting to focus more on its software business and core strengths like security that won it recognition over the last decade. In the last 18 months the company has revamped its mobile device management system to allow clients like government agencies and large corporations to also manage and secure phones and tablets powered by Apple's iOS system, Google Inc's Android platform and Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system using its BES12 platform. It has also opened up its popular BlackBerry Messaging app to those using iOS, Android and Windows devices.




Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future

The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship retail store in San FranciscoBy Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz GENEVA (Reuters) - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with growing signs of recovery in Europe offset by slowing demand in emerging markets. Reports that technology giant Apple may be building a car have got established automakers, who have spent the past 127 years refining the combustion engine, wondering whether they are still in pole position to build the car of the future. The growing use of computing power in vehicles, and the ability of cars to connect to smartphones and other devices, is providing technology companies and automakers with new business opportunities -- and increasingly making them rivals.




New Internet rules set up industry's next battle

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawTelecom companies such as AT&T and Vodafone have convinced U.S. and European regulators, finalizing so-called "net neutrality" rules, to allow them to dedicate network capacity to services such as providing connectivity to driverless cars and facilitating the exchange of medical data between patients and health professionals. The industry will be able to develop such "specialized services" as long as they do not hurt the delivery of the normal Internet to homes and businesses. Telecom and cable companies argue being able to charge for different services and speeds would help fund network upgrades and develop new industrial uses for the web, such as smart electricity meters. Silicon Valley and net neutrality activists counter that such treatment would lead to a two-speed system where telecom and cable groups could prioritize their own content and squeeze out start-ups who cannot pay.




IKEA to sell furniture that can wirelessly charge your phone

IKEA to sell furniture that can wirelessly charge your phoneYou'll be able to drop a compatible smartphone on your IKEA nightstand for a quick charge.>




Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

JK Shin, CEO of Samsung's mobile division, shows the new Galaxy S6 during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event on the eve of this week’s Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Samsung unveiled the stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with a display that curves around the left and right edges so that information can be quickly glanced at on the side. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.




Telefónica maps out 'journey to 5G speeds'

Telefónica maps out 'journey to 5G speeds'Spain's giant telecom comes to Mobile World Congress with demo speeds of up to 375 Mbps on its LTE-Advanced commercial network.>




BlackBerry wants to bring some of its best features to every device

BlackBerry wants to bring some of its best features to every device




See how the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge evolved

See how the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge evolvedWe put the metal and glass S6 and S6 Edge next to the S3, S4 and S5 to see how Samsung's design choices have changed over time.>




Can Samsung resharpen its edge against the competition?

Can Samsung resharpen its edge against the competition?As the parade of new devices from MWC marches past, for the South Korean juggernaut, this week will be more important than most.




Samsung didn’t convince me I need the Galaxy S6 edge, but I’m totally smitten with the curve
If you liked any of the recent mid-range metal Galaxy phones that Samsung released, you’re totally going to love the brand new Galaxy S6 flagships. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge pack amazing hardware, and come with a brand new kind of design, one that shows Samsung is actually capable of creating well-built devices for a change, even if that means still having to cheat off Apple’s iPhone. Of them, the Galaxy S6 edge is by far the better version, just as some carrier execs told reporters before the show, even though Samsung has not really explained why we need a dual-edge curved display in a smartphone. FROM EARLIER: The one reason to hate the Galaxy S6 right

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

Samsung Electronics President and CEO JK Shin presents the Samsung Galaxy S6 during the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on March 1, 2015Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets. Samsung, fellow South Korean firm LG and hip Chinese maker HTC timed their smartphone launches to grab the attention on the eve of the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest telecoms trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain. In a head-on challenge to Apple's popular iPhone 6 which was released last year, Samsung came out fighting on Sunday with the Galaxy S6, a smartphone with a touchscreen that curves around the edges and has a wireless charger.




Sprint's Best Buy plan gives you a phone and service for a flat rate

Sprint's Best Buy plan gives you a phone and service for a flat rate




The one reason to hate the Galaxy S6 right now
Samsung on Sunday took the wraps off the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, two devices that were heavily detailed in rumors and leaks before the event, and while they’re clearly the best Android smartphones Samsung has ever made, there are some reasons not to like them, with one in particular that some users will find very annoying. FROM EARLIER: Prices for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge leaked Samsung had to make some sacrifices to finally build the Galaxy S models you wanted, and this includes having to ditch the one component many Android users value: support for expandable memory. Samsung also had to use a non-removable battery for the handsets, and neither model is waterproof. Though the absence

Fugoo Speaker Review

Fugoo Speaker ReviewThe Fugoo is marketed as a "go anywhere speaker" and it's probably true. This is a shockproof, waterproof speaker that would be safe indoors, outdoors, in the shower, on a surf board, dirt biking, in the mud (just wash it off!), snow, sand, getting dropped on concrete, even plopped underwater for up to a half hour at 1 m. It boasts an IP67...




Prices for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge leaked
Samsung said many things about its newest devices during its official Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge event on Sunday in Barcelona, but the company conveniently forgot to mention how much the two devices will cost once they launch on April 10th. However, SamMobile, a publication that has provided many details about the handset before it was official, has found out European pricing for the two devices — and yes, you can expect both of them to be quite expensive when purchased for full price. FROM EARLIER: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: We finally found the Galaxy we’ve been looking for The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available in three storage versions each, including 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, and,

?Mozilla to open first-world front in Firefox OS war

?Mozilla to open first-world front in Firefox OS warA partnership with Verizon and other carriers is aimed at bringing the browser-based operating system to wealthy countries. But don't expect ordinary slab-of-glass phones.>




Firefox OS comes to Africa with Orange's $40 package deal

Firefox OS comes to Africa with Orange's $40 package dealMozilla's major new ally will sell its Klif phone and six months' network service in 13 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Orange likes Firefox OS's inexpensive hardware requirements and expects to sell millions.>




Withings' Activité fitness watches now talk to your Android phone

Withings' Activité fitness watches now talk to your Android phone




The real reason Ikea is putting wireless chargers in its furniture all of a sudden
Even before all the MWC 2015 craziness started, reports on Sunday morning started hitting the web detailing a special feature coming to Ikea furniture, built-in support for wireless charging, that should come in handy to smartphone and tablet users in the future. As it turns out, Ikea’s new furniture functionality wasn’t accidentally unveiled at MWC, so to speak, as the company had a secret deal in the works. FROM EARLIER: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: We finally found the Galaxy we’ve been looking for The company partnered up with Samsung, the Galaxy S6 maker revealed on its Tomorrow blog, which must certainly be good news for Ikea fans that happen to also love the new Galaxy S line of products. For

Ikea's new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessary

Ikea's new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessaryThen you might be interested in some new products that will be on sale at Ikea in North America and Europe this spring. The Swedish furniture company has partnered with the Wireless Power Consortium, building Qi wireless device chargers into a line of lamps and other small pieces of furniture like bedside tables. For those who've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of wireless charging, the partnership is good news.




Boardbooks app maker Diligent targets SaaS extensions

Boardbooks app maker Diligent targets SaaS extensionsDiligent Board Member Services, the maker of Boardbooks company director software, appears to be putting its governance and accounting troubles behind it.




SanDisk stuffs 200GB into a microSD card for your phone

SanDisk stuffs 200GB into a microSD card for your phone




BlackBerry wants to bring its secret sauce to iPhone, Android

BlackBerry wants to bring its secret sauce to iPhone, AndroidThe move is part of the company's evolution into a software business, which includes working with every major operating system.>




Withings' Activite and Activite Pop watches are now Android-friendly

Withings' Activite and Activite Pop watches are now Android-friendlyStarting March 2, you'll be able to connect a Withings Activite or Activite Pop watch to an Android phone or tablet.>




The Apple Watch has a low-power mode that only tells the time

The Apple Watch has a low-power mode that only tells the time




Bjork's next music video will be available for Oculus Rift

Bjork's next music video will be available for Oculus RiftIn 2013, Bjork released her heightened, futuristic album Biophilia as an app. In a recent interview with Fast Company, the musician talked about her decision to keep Vulnicura off Spotify, her upcoming retrospective at MoMA, and the music video for her song "Stonemilker." The video, directed by Bjork's longtime collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang, will be available for Oculus Rift. When asked about how she chooses to pair technology and music, Bjork said, "It can’t just be working with the gadget for the sake of the gadget.




HTC unveils new One M9, Vive VR headset at MWC2015

HTC unveils new One M9, Vive VR headset at MWC2015HTC unveils One M9, its next generation flagship smartphone, and virtual reality headset Vive.>




Science finds the best place to hide from zombies

Science finds the best place to hide from zombiesWhen the undead threaten to turn your cerebrum to caviar, where do you run? A new study confirms what you might already suspect, and even offers a specific destination.>




These 'privacy glasses' make you invisible to facial recognition

These 'privacy glasses' make you invisible to facial recognition




Nokia knocks Net neutrality: Self-driving cars 'won't get the service you need'

Nokia knocks Net neutrality: Self-driving cars 'won't get the service you need'Nokia's CEO has argued that certain futuristic technologies will need to be prioritised, flying in the face of recent victories for net neutrality.>




Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with Microsoft apps out of the box

Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with Microsoft apps out of the box




The must-see moments from Samsung's Galaxy S6 event

The must-see moments from Samsung's Galaxy S6 eventAt Mobile World Congress 2015, Samsung unveiled its newest smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and they're packing tons of new features. Check out the top moments from the event here.>




Check out this cool keyboard app all Galaxy S6 owners will get for free
Even though the Galaxy S6 will be a lot lighter on bloatware than you would have anticipated, that doesn’t mean Samsung will stop offering users access to plenty of its own apps, not to mention other apps and services that it’ll include in its Galaxy Gifts digital package. One of the apps you’ll find in the latter portal is a very useful and quite popular Android and iOS keyboard app, and it will be available free of charge to Galaxy S6 buyers. DON’T MISS: Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on preview Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on preview Fleksy is the keyboard app in question, as the company on Sunday announced that its app, “the fastest and most customizable keyboard on Android,” will be available as

Apple Watch reportedly has low-energy 'power reserve' mode

Apple Watch reportedly has low-energy 'power reserve' modeWe're just over a week away from learning a whole lot more about the Apple Watch, but The New York Times has just revealed a few more details about the new smartwatch. Apple employees involved with the project tell the paper that there will be a special battery stretch feature called "Power Reserve." The low-energy mode will let the Apple Watch continue displaying the time (and nothing else) even with scant battery life left. Battery life has been a major concern for the Apple Watch and other wearables — with current battery technology, there just isn't much space for a battery cell that can keep the device charged for a long time. The article also mentions a few details about the behind-closed doors development of the Apple Watch.




Man blames third-degree burns on exploding iPhone

Man blames third-degree burns on exploding iPhoneTechnically Incorrect: A New Jersey man says that he is unable to work after his iPhone 5C emitted a popping noise and caused a burning sensation in his pocket.>




LG Watch Urbane LTE hands-on at MWC 2015

LG Watch Urbane LTE hands-on at MWC 2015LG has shown off two new smartwatches at Mobile World Congress 2015. The LG Watch Urbane is a premium Android Wear watch made of stainless steel, while the LG Watch Urbane LTE uses a completely new operating system based on WebOS.




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