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Samsung testing out mind-controlled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung testing out mind-controlled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Researchers from Samsung's Emerging Technology Lab are working together with the University of Texas, Dallas, to develop mobile devices that can be controlled using your mind. Innovation is a huge aspect of the tech world and Samsung is looking to jump miles ahead of its competition. This technological advancement will be beneficial to people who suffer from various mobile impairments. and would be a huge game changer for the tech industry.

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NPD lists the top ten best-selling games in March

NPD lists the top ten best-selling games in March

The NPD group has just released a list of the top ten best-selling games in March. The sales of the games were monitored from March 3rd to April 6th. BioShock Infinite topped the list, followed by Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Judgment, God of War: Ascension, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, MLB 13: The Show, NBA 2K13, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

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GM’s Opel division returns to Shanghai Auto Show after 5 years

GM’s Opel division returns to Shanghai Auto Show after 5 years

After a 5 year absence, General Motor's Opel division will be returning to the Shanghai Auto Show this year to debut 3 new cars. It hopes to bring its cars to more markets aside from Europe, in hopes of revitalizing its finances. Opel has been on the decline since 1999, losing about $18 billion in total with 10% of that figure being lost last year alone. By bringing its inventory to the world's largest market, China, it hopes to turn its financial luck around.

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Survey suggests 19% of consumers would buy Apple’s iWatch

Survey suggests 19% of consumers would buy Apple’s iWatch

A recent survey done by ChangeWave Research shows that 19% of consumers would most likely purchase Apple's iWatch when it launches. 5% of consumers are "very likely" to buy the iWatch when it launches, while 14% are "somewhat likely" to purchase it. The survey was conducted from March 4th through March 19th, with over 1,713 North American consumers participating in it.

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Facebook Messenger for Android updated with free voice calling

Facebook Messenger for Android updated with free voice calling

Facebook has finally rolled out a new feature to its U.S. Android users that now allows them to initiate a free voice call with one of their Facebook friends. The voice calling feature will be available automatically, meaning you won't have to go to Google Play to download an update. The feature has been available to iOS users for quite some time now, and Android users in Canada had the feature since early March. The voice calling feature uses up your data plan instead of your actual minutes, so if you're on a tiered data plan, proceed with caution.

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Reddit suffers down-time due to DDoS attack

Reddit suffers down-time due to DDoS attack

Reddit was targeted by a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) attack earlier yesterday morning, resulting in some unpleasant downtime for Redditors all around. Why it became the target of an attack is still a mystery, but a Reddit representative told the Huffington Post that "All we know is it is blatantly malicious." Some speculate that the DDoS attack was related to Reddit's manhunt for the Boston Marathon terrorists.

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Nokia Sweden tips official Instagram app is coming to Windows Phone

Nokia Sweden tips official Instagram app is coming to Windows Phone

Android users and iPhone users have been able to enjoy the wonders of Instagram on their phones for quite some time, but where is the love for Windows Phone 8 users? Well one concerned used decided to ask Nokia Sweden whether the Instagram app will be heading over to his Nokia Lumia 920 anytime soon, in which Nokia replied with, "Instagram is on the way, but we can't give an exact date right now."

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AT&T to launch PMA-wireless charging capable smartphones by 2014

AT&T to launch PMA-wireless charging capable smartphones by 2014

The Power Matters Alliance has just received a huge increase in support from several, major businesses. HTC, LG, and Samsung, 3 of the most biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, have joined the PAM, and will be integrating its wireless charging technology in their future devices. With these new additions, AT&T plans on launching smartphones with PMA-wireless charging technology integrated into them by 2014.

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ARRIS officially acquires Motorola Home from Google

ARRIS officially acquires Motorola Home from Google

ARRIS has officially, and finally, acquired Motorola Home from Google. Just a few days ago, the U.S. Department of Justice approved ARRIS's acquisition of the business from Google. The deal totaled $2.35 billion, with ARRIS paying Google $2.2 billion in cash, and giving it the other $150 million in shares. ARRIS expects the Motorola Home broadband unit to triple its sales, and help it advance its technology even further.

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