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Debunked: “Galaxy S6 Edge more costly to make, cheaper to buy than iPhone”

Debunked: “Galaxy S6 Edge more costly to make, cheaper to buy than iPhone”

The differences are slight - or they might seem slight to the untrained eye - but the Galaxy S6 Edge's cost to Samsung is higher than the average phone. In fact, according to a study being published by IHS today, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge's estimated cost to build is higher than an equivalent* iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, but costs less for a consumer to buy outright on the market today. *Equivalent, that is to say, if you consider what they present to be the same.

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iPad may see big decline in 2015, even with the iPad Pro

iPad may see big decline in 2015, even with the iPad Pro

The iPad is a robust mobile productivity tool, but has also been seeing a sales decline. Over time, the fervor surrounding the tablet market has waned, and the iPad is often pointed to as a litmus test for the health of the tablet sector. A new report from KGI suggests good news is not on the horizon, and that Apple’s tablet will continue its sales tumble by roughly 30%. If you’re thinking Apple’s rumored iPad Pro (or whatever they call it) will save them, KGI says ‘think again’.

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Sorry Samsung, Apple’s probably the smartphone king

Sorry Samsung, Apple’s probably the smartphone king

Apple's Q4 2014 may not only have been its best quarter ever for iPhone sales, but the point at which it overtook arch-rival Samsung in the smartphone business. The Cupertino firm announced a massive 74.5m iPhone sales in the final three months of last year, setting itself a new record and - according to at least one research firm - putting it on at least level-pegging with Samsung. The South Korean company has played coy with its Galaxy numbers, but it's clear that Apple's rapid ascent has dramatically closed (if not destroyed) the gap between the two.

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Star Wars trailer details: a little short for a stormtrooper

Star Wars trailer details: a little short for a stormtrooper

Star Wars 7, also known as Star Wars The Force Awakens, has a single teaser trailer out - with only a bit over a minute of actual, non-blacked-out footage in it. Today we're going to continue our analyzation of that footage - this time from a Stormtrooper perspective. If you're not interested in knowing any SPOILERS based on intuition and/or leaked material, please, by all means, turn back now. This article uses sources which may or may not have insider data on the films as they're being made.

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Star Wars 7 trailer analysis: These are the details you’re looking for

Star Wars 7 trailer analysis: These are the details you’re looking for

It's time - the first teaser trailer for Star Wars VII is here. Star Wars 7, also known as The Force Awakens, is set to be one of the biggest movie releases in the history of movie releases. News articles about single tweets about details in the film have exploded. The trailer released this morning essentially crashed the iTunes Movie Trailer website. Movie theaters across the country are seeing filmgoers come in JUST to see the trailer. It's madness. What we're doing here is breaking this trailer down scene-by-scene.

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Apple Watch doubted like iPhone: launch may be massive

Apple Watch doubted like iPhone: launch may be massive

Morgan Stanley isn't pulling any shots with their investor notes on the release of the Apple Watch in 2015. The industry view is cautious, they say, cautious just like they were before the launch of the iPhone in 2007. Cautious, they say, just like the industry was before the launch of the iPad in 2010. With the "wearables" industry ramping up a lot quicker than the smartphone or tablet industry ever did, Morgan Stanley says Apple will be able to sell an Apple Watch to 1 out of every 10 iPhone users.

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Football Manager, the game that helps football club finds future signings

Football Manager, the game that helps football club finds future signings

I have been playing Football Manager since it was still called Championship Manager. Sports Interactive, the developer of FM has made the game more realistic with each release – to the point where a professional football club uses it to scout for players and future signings. To get comprehensive players’ analysis, ProZone has partnered up with Sports Interactive to incorporate Football Manager's database into their RECRUITER platform.

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iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S4 early adopter: Devil’s in the details

iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S4 early adopter: Devil’s in the details

The battle between Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line and the Apple iPhone rages on. The folks behind the ad group Chitika have released a new study which incorporates several angles centering on the web traffic of iOS and Android devices. More specifically, today we’re looking at the web traffic generated by the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5 in the months after they were first released last year (and the year before that).

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Chitika shows iOS web traffic on top with Samsung controlling Android

Chitika shows iOS web traffic on top with Samsung controlling Android

Earlier today the folks at Chitika showed off their newest chart of impressions from Android devices, showing Samsung taking the cake in a big way. Since its release, SlashGear reached out to Chitika for more data on the larger mobile device market, showing iOS as well. As you'll see, while Samsung dominates Android, Apple's iOS takes the largest portion of the web traffic market for smart devices.

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Smartphone growth slowing warns IDC (and emerging markets aren’t helping)

Smartphone growth slowing warns IDC (and emerging markets aren’t helping)

The explosive growth of smartphones will slow over the next four years, IDC analysts predict, with Android dominating in bulk but iOS making the most money from each handset buyer. Emerging markets, though adding to the smartphone count in numbers in 2014, IDC suggests, will still leave high-end devices struggling to find as many buyers as before. "New markets for growth bring different rules to play by" IDC's Ryan Reith says, "and 'premium' will not be a major factor in the regions driving overall market growth."

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