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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.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha (Galaxy F) rumored to launch in August

Some South Korean tech media outfits have now been pushing stories of Samsung launching what they call the Samsung Galaxy Alpha some time in August, one month ahead of the anticipated launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 in September, with which the Alpha is rumored to lock horns with. The Galaxy Alpha, with its rumored metal finish, sounds a lot like the Galaxy F which had been making the rounds in tech blogs a few weeks back.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may include retinal scanner

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may well be coming our way in September during the IFA 2014 in Berlin, and a specific tweet by @SamsungExynos – Samsung’s Twitter account for all things pertaining to their proprietary chipset and processor brand – has hinted that the next gen phablet may probably have a retinal scanner, or at the very least, security features that deals with the human eye. How many of those could there be?

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active survives lawnmower crunching

When I think of a phone made for “rugged”, I will most likely point back to my venerable old Nokia 6250, and not to the Galaxy S4 Active which Samsung purports to be a ruggedized version of its 2013 flagship phone. Believe us that when they thought of the moniker “active”, they were not thinking of being “crunched by a lawnmower” kind of active. But this unit, although a bit worse for wear (just a tiny bit), miraculously survived the lawnmower treatment.

Gamebench comes out with ‘usability’ benchmark app

Truth be told, ever since we found out that Samsung cheated on one of its devices AnTuTu benchmark results – which then prompted every other manufacturer to “game” their benchmarks – we started feeling “meh” about benchmark results and which handset is the greatest of them all. Gamebench wants to rebuild our faith in benchmarking with a new “usability”-centered process, featured in its new app.

Samsung Exynos ModAP joins the LTE big leagues

Samsung has just announced a new Exynos chip and this time it doesn't bear the usual four-digit name. Simply called the Exynos ModAP, this latest SoC brings together a quad-core CPU with a Category 4 LTE modem, which will allow future Exynos-bearing Samsung smartphones to be available in more LTE-enabled markets.

Fleksy adds 15 languages in beta, updates messenger app

Due to insistent demand from its users and a desire to strengthen itself in the international market, virtual keyboard Fleksy announced that they are adding 15 new languages to its beta version. They also revealed that they are doing their first update for their Messenger App for the Samsung Gear smartwatch, including adding support for non-Android Wear Gear devices on the Tizen platform.

Leaked Samsung Galaxy F photo shows metal frame

Rumors and speculation about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy F, the premium version of the current flagship Galaxy S5 have been rampant, even as there is still no concrete news as to when it’s actually coming out. The latest leaked pictures of the supposed unit seemingly confirms the rumours that it will indeed have a metal frame and super thin bezels.
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