Smartphones May Have Gotten boring But Theyre Still The Most Interesting Tech Around By Grab Media, a blinkx company Its become fashionable lately to whine about how “boring smartphones have become , especially among Wall Street analysts who insist on telling us that Apple/Samsung/Microsoft/Everyone is “doomed if they dont come out with the “Next Big Thing soon. This sort of absurdity reached amazing new heights recently when Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdry said that Apple only had 60 days left to release an “iWatch before the company disappeared forever. Just because there wont be another major game-changer over the next few years doesnt mean that we should see smartphones as boring, however. The market for smartphones is still incredibly competitive and Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft will all be trying their best to one-up each other to create the coolest smartphones the world has ever seen. ...Read More »
Google's Mobile Division To Fuel Revenue Growth In 2014 And Beyond By Grab Media, a blinkx company Google dominates the desktop search engine market with a share of over 65% in the U.S. However, with the increasing use of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, most of the revenue growth for Google is expected to come from its mobile search ads division in 2014. The company has close to 90% share in the mobile search industry, and it continues to monetize the smartphone universe through search ads on web browsers and display ads on its apps. Furthermore, it continues to leverage the growing popularity of its Android operating system with app sales on its Play store. ...Read More »
Lenovo Announces Affordable Tab A Android Tablets By Grab Media, a blinkx company Consumers shopping for a low-cost Android tablet will soon have a few additional choices. Today, Lenovo announced three new, budget-minded Android tablets in the 7-inch Tab A7-50, 8-inch Tab A8 and 10-inch Tab A10. The three slates will launch in May for $129, $179 and $249 respectively. ...Read More »
The Surprisingly Important Area Where HTCs One M8 Crushes The IPhone 5s By Grab Media, a blinkx company Apples iPhone line has historically had a big advantage over most Android phones in it's devices touch response time,however this is beginning to change. According to tests performed by Lesnumeriques.fr, the average touch response time for the HTC One M8s screen is a remarkable 46 milliseconds.That makes the M8 the fastest tested mass-market smartphone on the planet by a healthy margin. Faster than the iPhone 5s,which was found to have an average touch response time of 75 milliseconds. ...Read More »
'Paranormal Activity' Blu-ray Release Tuesday By Grab Media, a blinkx company Flouting Hollywoods typical moviemaking philosophy that “more is more,” Blumhouse impresario Jason Blum has created an empire for himself over the past seven years with a series of (comparatively) microbudget productions modeled on the success of Paranormal Activity, whose $15,000 production earned some $193 million, and spawned four sequels (and counting). Since then hes launched the Insidious and Purge franchises, crafted remakes, spinoffs and plenty of original projects, and become the poster child for low costs, high concepts and massive rewards. And fans will be happy to hear about the April 8 Blu-ray release of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. ...Read More »
How The IPhone Actually Gave Samsung Freedom From Carriers By Grab Media, a blinkx company A July 2008 internal Samsung presentation submitted into evidence during the second Apple vs Samsung U.S. trial revealed that the South Korean company realized the iPhone would be a big threat to feature phone makers just a few days after the iPhone 3G was released. Now, a second piece of evidence consisting of a couple of slides from three years later shows that “beating Apple was the “#1 priority for Samsung in 2011, and everything else had to be in the “context of beating Apple. ...Read More »
Heres When Samsung First Realized The IPhone Would Crush Rivals By Grab Media, a blinkx company New evidence presented in the second Apple vs Samsung patent lawsuit reveals that Samsung realized early on that the iPhone would pose a significant threat to handset makers, identifying Apple as the company to beat in the years to come. In an internal presentation from July 2008, Samsung acknowledged that the iPhone 3G was “redefining the U.S. market dynamics – Apples second-gen iPhone only became available on July 11 that year. ...Read More »
Nvidia Shield Now Streams PC Games On The Go By Grab Media, a blinkx company PC gaming is about to hit the road in a big way. Nvidia has announced that its portable Shield consolenow supports GameStream over the Web. That means you'll be able to stream games from any GeForce GTX 650 GPU-equipped laptop or desktop PC directly to your Shield from anywhere you can get a 5 Mbps wireless connection. Shield had already offered GameStream, but it only worked over in-home networks. Available for $199, Shield gives you the ability to play games through Valve's Steam Platform, as well as Android games via Nvidia's own Tegra Zone. ...Read More »
Heres Another Reason The IPhone 6 Cant Launch Soon Enough By Grab Media, a blinkx company While the iPhone 5s is widely available in China now that the worlds largest mobile operator is officially stocking it , the device may not be as interesting as expected to Chinese smartphone users. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White claimed in a note to investors on Friday that he sensed “disappointment when talking to two carriers in the region about iPhone 5s demand. ...Read More »
Spike Jonze Victorious In Movie Theft Lawsuit By Grab Media, a blinkx company Spike Jonze has emerged victorious in the lawsuit filed by 2 men who claim the famed director stole their screenplay by creating "Her." Screenwriters Sachin Gadh and Jonathan Sender sued Jonze , claiming he stole the concept for their screenplay "Belv," about a cell phone that comes to life and befriends a human. ...Read More »
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