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Samsung Patent for Galaxy Watch Controlling Smart Home Devices using Wrist & In-Air Gestures

14 hours 57 min ago

Samsung is no stranger to patents, like many other tech companies. One of their latest patents, that refers to a future Samsung Galaxy Watch device, allows you to control home devices. The innovative feature is that you can use wrist gestures instead of pressing a button or rotating a dial. You could, for instance, activate […]

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You can now make purchases through Instagram without leaving the app

18 hours 33 min ago

You can now purchase those alluring shoes you see on Instagram right from the app itself, thanks to the latest evolution of its shopping service. Titled “Checkout with Instagram”, the new service lets you choose size and color as well as make payment without leaving the app. The service is initially available in the US […]

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Xiaomi Mi Band 4 certified by Bluetooth SIG, expect new features

Wednesday 20th of March 2019 01:57:00 PM

The Xiaomi Mi Band 4, successor to Xiaomi’s popular Mi Band 3 fitness tracker, is nearing its launch. The fitness band has just been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Xiaomi is expected to launch the device in the coming months. “For Mi Band 4, it’s going to be in this year. It […]

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Citizen launches a hybrid smartwatch with IFTTT-like powers

Tuesday 19th of March 2019 11:54:46 AM

Citizen, the Tokyo-based watchmaker, has launched a new smartwatch called Citizen Eco-Drive Riiiver. It is a hybrid watch, which gets physical hands along with some smart features, like step tracker. The watch also has some added powers, similar to IFTTT applets. Citizen is calling them “iiideas”. You can both create your own iiidea or download […]

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SimBad malware infects over 200 Android apps, affects 150 million users

Monday 18th of March 2019 01:27:16 PM

Check Point Research has discovered a new malware campaign that have infected a total of 150 million Android users globally. The malware, dubbed SimBad, as many of the infected apps were simulator games, infected 206 apps found in the Google Play Store. SimBad disguises as ads to avoid suspicion. Google has been battling malware in […]

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Garmin launches five new luxury smartwatches, prices start at $1,500

Friday 15th of March 2019 12:03:31 PM

Garmin has just launched a series of luxury smartwatches under its new Marq line. The company released five Marq smartwatches, each of which is meant to fill a different role. The watches cost between $1,500 to $2,500, and are targeted at the traditional high-end watch market. Garmin goes behind traditional timepieces Garmin is targeting a […]

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Facebook outage blamed on server configuration change

Friday 15th of March 2019 08:43:55 AM

On Wednesday, we saw a massive outage on both Facebook and Instagram – with WhatsApp also experiencing some issues. Facebook has tweeted a mini statement blaming their issues on a server configuration change. The social media giant has now said that it has fixed the issue to its core facebook service and all of its […]

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Motorola Razr foldable smartphone specifications revealed

Thursday 14th of March 2019 12:27:16 PM

Motorola is working on a vertically folding smartphone for some time now. The Lenovo-owned company is reportedly bringing back its iconic Razr brand with this dual-display foldable smartphone. While there’s no word yet on its launch date, the rumor mill has already gathered some details about the upcoming device. Motorola Razr specifications The Motorola Razr […]

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Firefox Send lets you send large encrypted files to any file browser for FREE

Thursday 14th of March 2019 02:35:03 AM

Mozilla has released a new service that some of our readers might like the sound of. How about being able to use your web browser, any browser including Chrome, Safari, Microsoft edge, Microsoft IE, Opera, to send files? No additional software to Install on your desktop and it is reported there is an Android App […]

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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp down for some users around the world

Wednesday 13th of March 2019 11:03:41 PM

Multiple large social media and websites around the world are currently experiencing problems. At the moment, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Etsy and the US Postal Service are all being hit by similar issues. No one knows what is causing the problem, and it might be a basic Infrastructure issue at Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services […]

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Samsung may be working on a wrist-wearable smartphone

Wednesday 13th of March 2019 12:07:18 PM

Smartphones with foldable, or bendable form factor are getting real. We saw Samsung launch the inward folding Galaxy Fold last month. The Korean giant was followed by Huawei with the Mate X, which folds outwards. Now a patent filing suggests that Samsung may be working on an altogether different smartphone form factor. Samsung is also […]

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Librem 5’s Lockdown Mode shuts off every sensor on the phone

Tuesday 12th of March 2019 12:51:13 PM

Purism‘s Librem 5 smartphone has been a big talking point among the tech geeks, thanks to its unusual but advanced privacy features. The upcoming smartphone literally lets you kill some hardware when not in use. It features three hardware kill switches that can disconnect the mic, camera, cellular baseband, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Purism, however, […]

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Top 20 Best Tizen Apps for February 2019

Tuesday 12th of March 2019 02:34:01 AM

Here is our monthly roundup of Tizen Apps for your smartphone. Obviously, it needs to be a Tizen phone in order to be able to download these from the Tizen store. This list is the most downloaded apps or games during February 2019 as of the published date of 7 March 2019. These are for […]

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OneCoin Scam, multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency scheme alleged leader arrested in the US

Monday 11th of March 2019 12:56:46 PM

The day is finally here. One of the leaders of OneCoin was arrested last week whilst trying to board a plane in Los Angeles. US Prosecutors allege that OneCoin is not a Cryptocurrency but in fact a scam pyramid scheme. OneCoin is a cryptocurrency scam. Konstantin Ignatov, the alleged leader of OneCoin has been arrested […]

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How to set up Alexa Voice Profiles

Monday 11th of March 2019 12:35:16 PM

Do you have multiple people in your household using the same Alexa device? Well, Alexa is smart enough to recognize different voices and provide tailored responses if you help her out to some extent. With Alexa Voice Profiles, you can set profiles for every member of your house, and get tailored responses. Here’s a step-by-step […]

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Galaxy Wearable App receives Samsung’s One UI

Saturday 9th of March 2019 04:51:09 PM

The Samsung Galaxy Wearable App has received an update. Now, wearable users can experience the One UI design when using the app to connect and configure their smartwatch. The latest version is 2.2.23.19021251 and you can download it either from the Galaxy Store or Google Play Store. When you launch the app it should automatically […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active goes on sale worldwide

Friday 8th of March 2019 01:15:29 PM

Samsung‘s newest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch Active, is on sale now. The wearable was launched alongside the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy S10 series at the Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco last month. Galaxy Watch Active is supposed to be the successor to the Gear Sport, Samsung’s fitness-focused watch from 2017. A watch for […]

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Galaxy Watch 46mm off eBay, with extra charging dock for $214.99

Friday 8th of March 2019 11:37:18 AM

There is no denying that Samsung smartwatches have a lot to offer with their Tizen OS. There are lots of Pros and Cons with regards to using this OS in favour of operating systems like Wear OS, but we like it. Soon, people will start receiving their new Galaxy Watch Active, but that doesn’t mean […]

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Roku announces support for Alexa, already supports Google Assistant

Thursday 7th of March 2019 11:42:22 AM

Roku has announced that its devices will now be compatible with Alexa. This new addition gives Roku owners more flexibility in how they control their devices and consume their entertainment. Roku devices, such as Roku streaming player and TV, already support Google Assistant. Alexa is available to devices running Roku OS 8.1 or higher in […]

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Samsung working with Calm for less stress, anxiety, insomnia and to aid relaxation

Wednesday 6th of March 2019 03:29:45 PM

Samsung Health is quite a capable health app, but Samsung does like adding features. Now, they are working with Calm, an app designed for sleep, meditation and relaxation. The calm app has received over 40 million downloads, so, there must be something there! Samsung health itself has over 60 million monthly active users. Samsung sees […]

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