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Samsung Galaxy S6: Cool Curves, Lightning-Fast Camera

forbes.com — All the leaks had pointed to a unique phone with a curved screen on both sides of the device, and that's exactly what Samsung delivered on Sunday when it launched the new Galaxy S6 smartphone and its curvier cousin, the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S6: Cool Curves, Lightening-Fast Camera

forbes.com — All the leaks had pointed to a unique phone with a curved screen on both sides of the device, and that's exactly what Samsung delivered on Sunday when it launched the new Galaxy S6 smartphone and its curvier cousin, the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge With Curved Screen

forbes.com — Samsung has taken the wraps off its big attempt to lead the market again, with two new smartphones for its Galaxy range including the unique Galaxy S6 Edge with an AMOLED screen that curves over both sides of the phone. Samsung launched both the S6, a device which looks and feels similar [...]

Snapchat Said To Be Valued At $19 Billion In New Funding Round

forbes.com — This time last year the world's collective jaw dropped when Facebook spent $19 billion on messaging service WhatsApp. Now the same remarkable valuation is being pinned on Snapchat, which is looking raise approximately $500 million at a valuation of between $16 billion and $19 billion, according to a report in Bloomberg, which cited a person familiar with the matter.

Apple Watch Not Ready For Full Health Tracking Mode, Yet

forbes.com — When the Apple Watch finally hits shelves in April, it'll be partly up to consumers to demonstrate what the purpose of the device actually is. Will they primarily use it to track their steps, or receive text and call notifications, or check email? Unusually for an Apple product, the specific point of the Watch has been vague.

The Startling Rise Of YikYak In One Chart

forbes.com — Anecdotes galore have been helping to raise the notoriety level of YikYak recently. But the chart above offers some quantifiable evidence that the rapid rise in YikYak's popularity is real, and has come quite suddenly. Currently close to 2.5% of all iPhone users in the United States are using YikYak on a regular basis.

Pinterest, Apple Team Up To Promote 'App Pins'

forbes.com — Finding good apps on Apple's App Store is tricky when the place is teeming with 1.4 million apps. Apple does a good job of curating "featured" apps on the front page of its store, but run a search for something like "health" or "games" and the stream of results is endless and confusing.

This Clever Smartphone For The Paralyzed Could Have Mass Appeal

forbes.com — Oded Bendov and Giora Livne are still digesting their good news. A few weeks ago they completed the sale of 50 smartphones in an Indiegogo campaign that raised $32,202. Not long after, they nabbed first place for Verizon's Powerful Answers award. The prize haul? $1 million.

Samsung Said To Be Prepping Galaxy Phone With Three-Sided Screen

forbes.com — Rumours have been swirling for some time that Samsung is getting ready to launch a phone with a screen that stretches over the side of the device, and now another report indicates such a device is indeed being prepped for launch next month.

Samsung's Smart TVs Share Living Room Conversations With Third Parties

forbes.com — It used to be that our personal gadgets waited for us to give them information through a keyboard or touch screen. Increasingly, they're always on and "listening" for the commands we give them - ever noticed Google Now or Siri suddenly starting up on your smartphone because you inadvertently activated them?
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Mar 01, 2015

RT @mashable: IKEA furniture will soon be able to wirelessly charge your mobile devices on.mash.to/1BuHzYc #MWC15 pic.twitter.com/sDU6olmEF6

Feb 18, 2015

RT @ReformedBroker: Snapchat is worth two News Corps and nine New York Timeses. Go about your day.

Feb 17, 2015

Epic New Yorker feature gets access to Apple's inner sanctum: Jony Ive's design studio -newyorker.com/magazine/2015/…

Feb 13, 2015

Gutted about the loss of @carr2n A standout guy in this ink-stained game we call journalism. goo.gl/bAE0yN pic.twitter.com/cxsr34gkgw

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