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Samsung GALAXY S 4 teardown reveals $236 build cost

Samsung GALAXY S 4 teardown reveals $236 build cost

One of the things we always wait for with a bit of glee are teardowns of the new and exciting gadgets that are coming to market. We like to see the shiny insides of gadgets as much as the next geek, without having to tear our own devices apart. The latest device to get the virtual teardown treatment from IHS iSuppli is the Samsung GALAXY S 4.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases report on big-rig rear crashes

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases report on big-rig rear crashes

Crashes with big rig trucks are one of the worst crashes a driver can be in, especially if they happen to be in a low car that can underride the semi. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a video showing that while the measures that have been taken to prevent compact cars from sliding under the truck in a rear-end crash are somewhat effective, more needs to be done to help keep drivers safe.

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Olympus’ full 2013 rough-and-tumble camera range hands-on

Olympus’ full 2013 rough-and-tumble camera range hands-on

Olympus is taking the spirit of CES to heart and then some, announcing six brand new cameras during the trade show. These cameras range from sleek and slim to tough and rugged, so there should be something for almost everyone with this new range. Cameras included in this grand CES 2013 showing include the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS, Stylus Tough TG-830 iHS, Stylus Tough TG-630 iHS, Stylus SH-50MR iHS, Stylus SZ-16 iHS, and Stylus SZ-15, each of them prepared for a 2013 release. This week we got the opportunity to get our hands on the full lot.

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Olympus announces six cameras, offers ultra-durability, long zoom, and more

Olympus announces six cameras, offers ultra-durability, long zoom, and more

Olympus has announced several new cameras that it will be rolling out this year, each with its own special something that targets a market and offers an array of applicable features. From the Stylus SZ-16 iHS to the flagship Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS, there's a little bit of everything for the photographer in you. We've got a run down of each camera and pictures after the jump.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

With the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comes the most well-rounded Amazon content delivery system you've ever held in two hands - but that's all it is. This device is being sold as exactly the device it was meant to be: the Amazon Vending Machine HD 8.9, and it takes its job seriously. If you could never bring yourself to pick up an iPad and the Apple-bound content environment that is iTunes, nor could you purchase a Nexus 7 or 10 as connected to Google Play, Amazon might be the third heat you were looking for.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 13, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. We had a pretty big day, what with the reveal of the HTC DROID DNA and all. HTC announced that the DROID DNA will be arriving at Verizon on November 21, and we even managed to go hands-on with the device and its wireless charging dock. Of course, today was also the day that the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10 became available on the Google Play Store. All but the 16GB Nexus 10 sold through pretty quickly, so we hope you got your hands on the device you wanted before Google put up the out of stock notices.

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Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review

Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Review

The premium compact camera you're about to experience is the Olympus XZ-2, coming in hard with a 12.3 megapixel 1/1.7” BSI CMOS sensor, an ultra-bright zoom lens at 28-112mm equivalent f/1.8-2.5, and a 3-inch touchscreen on the back with full tilting action. It's not the camera you're going to buy to blow up your family's eyeballs with fashionability on the outside - it's the compact high-class shooter that's going to make the difference on the inside. What we're seeing here is a premium experience at a relatively low price considering the quality of the output, that's for certain.

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Microsoft Surface RT teardown shows giant retail profit margin

Microsoft Surface RT teardown shows giant retail profit margin

The folks that see how inexpensive an item is to produce and feel that the manufacturer should have little to no profit over this cost are certainly not going to enjoy what they're hearing from IHS iSuppli about Microsoft today, that's for sure. With a a Bill of Materials (BOM) cost of $271 USD and a $13 USD manufacturing cost, the total cost of the Microsoft Surface RT with minimum 32GB NAND flash memory becomes $248 in all, this placing it well below retail price at $599. IHS iSuppli note that compared to the low-end iPad (that being the iPad 2 in this case), the Surface RT generates a greater profit margin in percentage terms and on a per-unit basis as well.

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