Archive for October, 2013

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is official name of Elon Musk-inspired startup

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is official name of Elon Musk-inspired startup

The startup behind the Elon Musk-originating Hyperloop has announced its official name: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. The company had revealed its ambitions to make the Hyperloop a reality back in September of this year, and has since traversed a fair bit in the few short weeks it has been working on its plans. The HTT started out as a project kicked off by JumpStartFund.

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Rockstar consortium sues Google, Samsung and more over Nortel patents

Rockstar consortium sues Google, Samsung and more over Nortel patents

The consortium that outbid some big-name companies, Rockstar, to grab the Nortel patents up from a bankruptcy issue, has filed patent lawsuits against a variety of companies, among them being Google, Samsung, and Huawei. There are seven companies in total, and all of them are accused of various patent violations. Thus far, none of the companies have commented on the lawsuits.

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Nexus 5 camera sample shots appear on Google+

Nexus 5 camera sample shots appear on Google+

The Nexus 5 has been covered forwards and backwards today, but the camera has gotten little attention. In past weeks, some images popped up here and there online from those who had their hands on the smartphone already, but most had been pulled for various reasons and we've seen little produced by the camera. Now that the handset has been made officially known, those pictures are reappearing, and some more with them.

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Android scored record 81% market share in 2013 Q3

Android scored record 81% market share in 2013 Q3

Strategy Analytics has released its third quarter Android smartphone shipment numbers, and in them we see a new victory for Google's mobile OS: a record 81-percent global market share, something it has scored in light of BlackBerry and Apple failings. Microsoft has also had a strong third quarter, with the numbers showing a doubling of Windows Phone market share, making it the fastest growing big-name smartphone platform in the world.

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Nexus 5 subsidized pricing marches with mid-tier

Nexus 5 subsidized pricing marches with mid-tier

The Nexus 5 pricing has been the subject of many rumors, all of which can be put to rest now that Google has made the handset official. The handset is listed now in the Google Play Store, where we see that many of the rumors has the price spot-on or very nearly so, and now word is beginning to surface from carriers regarding their Nexus 5 plans and how much of a subsidization discount can be expected with a two-year contract.

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Android 4.4 KitKat release starts November: Nexus first

Android 4.4 KitKat release starts November: Nexus first

Last night, a long bit of details on Android 4.4 KitKat appeared online via a confidential document that has leaked, and a few hours later on this fine Halloween Google rolled out the red carpet for the Nexus 5 running the next OS iteration. We'll be seeing the Nexus 5 on November 1, and not too long after, those with certain devices will be seeing Android 4.4 rolling their way, followed by a larger wave in due time.

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Android 4.4 KitKat guide to what’s new: SlashGear 101

Android 4.4 KitKat guide to what’s new: SlashGear 101

The newest version of Google's mobile operating system is on the way to devices of all kinds in the very near future, bringing a load of updates for the back end as well as the front in Android 4.4 KitKat. This version of the software brings changes first to the Google Nexus 5, made by LG. This device has a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution and is the headliner device for this OS.

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Nexus 5 release set for November 1st

Nexus 5 release set for November 1st

It's a Happy Halloween today as Google releases information on the Nexus 5, their newest in a line of devices running with their own brand of pure Android. This device works with Android 4.4 KitKat, a cross-branding effort with Nestle aimed directly at this candy-laden holiday. Release of this smartphone is preceded by details about its innards, also given a full run-down this early day candy-coated chocolate festival of a celebratory day.

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