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Samsung patents ultrasound stylus tech in Korea

It seems that Samsung might be eying a rather big shift in how it implements its S Pen technology. The Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service or KIPRIS has just published the manufacturer's patent application for a technology that utilizes ultrasound waves in order to pinpoint the location and state of a stylus when used with a mobile device such as a smartphone.

Unknown device runs MediaTek SoC, hits over 43k in AnTuTu

AnTuTu’s cred has not been all that great these days, especially as anybody who’s anybody in the smartphone manufacturing industry – particularly South Korean giant Samsungtried at one point or another to “game” its devices’ benchmark results to get higher scores. Still, anyone with enough Android knowledge would know that the higher tier scores belong to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips. But what do we have here? A MediaTek-based device beating premium Snapdragon-based devices?

Qualcomm takes back DMCA threat on Github projects

The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is, more often than not, brandished too zealously and sometimes with little prior investigation in a "shoot first, ask questions later" style of legal (mis)management. That might just be the case here when Qualcomm issued takedown notices on some Github repositories, including one of CyanogenMod's, but then retracting it later.

Galaxy Note 4 Exynos proc faster vs. Snapdragon variant

Seems like only yesterday when we wrote about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appearing in AnTuTu’s benchmark database – check that, it was 3 days ago. The benchmarking outfit is at it again, testing the two rumored processors for the Galaxy Note 4’s two upcoming variants – the Snapdragon 805 for the US version and the Exynos 5433 for the international version. The results are enough to raise an eyebrow at, putting the Samsung-made Exynos chip above Qualcomm’s premier processor.

Galaxy S5 LTE-A: 5.1-inch WQHD display, Snapdragon 805 core

It may not be the Galaxy F "S5 Prime" that was being leaked, but at least in the things that were important it might as well be. Samsung officially announced the newest member of its ever-growing smartphone family, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A, the first of its kind in its category in terms of its connectivity and Super AMOLED display.

Qualcomm’s Toq with voice input is great, but limited

Talking to your wearable might be the best method for getting things done, which is why Qualcomm has tapped Nuance to help with their Toq smartwatch. The wearable will now allow you to respond to messages via your smartwatch, which is a neat trick — it just needs a bit of work.
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