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Samsung Gear VR Brings You Virtual Reality Through Your Phone

Samsung Gear VR Brings You Virtual Reality Through Your Phone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Samsung 's Gear VR is a head-mounted gadget that uses Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 4 to create an immersive virtual reality experience.
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This 75-second video will give you a sneak peak of the two technologies that Samsung wants you to know about before the Apple Event next week (which will happen during Korean Thanksgiving week).

The Headset has some partnerships with Oculus Rift. The watch can make phone calls without being connected with a companion phone. 

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Samsung fined $340K for fake online reviews and comments -- by Taiwan

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Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has fined Samsung for an organized campaign of using a "large number of hired writers and designated employees" to post good reviews and comments about its own produc...
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ooooooops.  Shortcuts rarely work in a connected age.

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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Business Insider is doing a great job of curating a bird's eye view of the  the most important tech stories each day.

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Samsung's second quarter earnings missed expectations.

Zynga's new CEO, Don Mattrick, will earn $50 million in a combination of stock and cash. A smart watch for Dell? Qwiki, the startup Yahoo just spent ~ $50 million on, is being sued by Chaotic Moon over the app's development.

Now you can re-vine Vine videos in your stream and hide vines from the public eye. 

A lunch and photo with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was auctioned off for $90,000. 

Samsung bought Boxee, a cord cutting tool for the living room, for $30-60 million. IThe iPhone 5S is coming, here's everything you need to know about it.99% of Android phones have a "Master Key" flaw.

And just for fun: A Dropbox intern and former Miss Silicon Valley has been crowned Miss California. 



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/10-things-you-need-to-know-this-morning-7-5-2013-7#ixzz2YDNPqb2O

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Apple vs. Samsung: Why 'Cool' Isn't Enough to Win

Apple vs. Samsung: Why 'Cool' Isn't Enough to Win | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
This battle won't be won by the hippest brand. As Samsung shows, hustle and hard work matter more against an entrenched competitor.
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An interesting look at why #Samsung is creeping up on #Apple

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Everything is a Remix: The TED Talk | Everything Is a Remix

Everything is a Remix: The TED Talk | Everything Is a Remix | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

a 20-minute talk about the history of remixes in music and why we need to stop using patents to stifle innovation

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Ken Morrison's comment, August 27, 2012 11:07 AM
I appreciate your rescoops. I am glad that you find them helpful. I really like this speech. It is so timely as the Apple / Samsung legal battles culminated today.
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Hacking exposes digital security problems

Hacking exposes digital security problems | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

8.7 million South Korea mobile phone subscribers had their personal data hacked.

 

Stealing the personal data of KT subscribers in small amounts over a long time, the group was successful in getting up to 10 different types of information from each user.

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What does the release of the new Samsung Galaxy S3 mean for Apple?

What does the release of the new Samsung Galaxy S3 mean for Apple? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Thank you to my student Gerard for sharing this article.

 

A 4.8in screen on phone which adds voice controls and high-speed 'beaming' aims to cement Samsung's position in world smartphone and Google Android markets.

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How LG surpassed Samsung in India

How LG surpassed Samsung in India | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A good article about how LG adjusted to the Indian market place to out-sell samsung both in mobile phones and televisions.

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Apple vs. Samsung: The Patent Wars, Explained [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apple vs. Samsung: The Patent Wars, Explained [INFOGRAPHIC] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Take a look through the infographic to study the roots and progression of the Apple/Samsung lawsuit. Do you think the mobile designs are too similar?
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Samsung Plans to Sue Apple as Soon as iPhone 5 Arrives [REPORT]

Samsung Plans to Sue Apple as Soon as iPhone 5 Arrives [REPORT] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Although the next generation of Apple's iPhone hasn't yet been released, Samsung already has a plan in place to try to ban its sales.
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Ellen's Using an iPhone Backstage, Not the 'Samsung Selfie' Phone

Ellen's Using an iPhone Backstage, Not the 'Samsung Selfie' Phone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ellen's been on her phone quite a bit tonight, particularly for a selfie that was taken with a big group of A-listers. The image, which she encouraged to be retweeted, gave her ...
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That is some pretty impressive product placement.  Well played Samsung.

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Samsung profits up 50%, smartphone market share grows to 33% (as Apple takes a dive)

Samsung profits up 50%, smartphone market share grows to 33% (as Apple takes a dive) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Samsung doesn't have to worry about giving up its smartphone market throne anytime soon.
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According to the research firm Strategy Analytics, the company reached 76 million units during the quarter (up from 48.7 million last year).
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/07/26/samsung-profits-up-50-smartphone-market-share-grows-to-33-as-apple-takes-a-dive/#8GPcdvXdoE68sXut.99

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Samsung Tests a Galaxy Note 10.1 Controlled by Brain Activity | MIT Technology Review

Samsung Tests a Galaxy Note 10.1 Controlled by Brain Activity  | MIT Technology Review | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

One day, we may be able to check e-mail or call a friend without ever touching a screen or even speaking to a disembodied helper. Samsung is researching how to bring mind control to its mobile devices with the hope of developing ways for people with mobility impairments to connect to the world. The ultimate goal of the project, say researchers in the company’s Emerging Technology Lab, is to broaden the ways in which all people can interact with devices.

 

In collaboration with Roozbeh Jafari, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas, Dallas, Samsung researchers are testing how people can use their thoughts to launch an application, select a contact, select a song from a playlist, or power up or down a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. While Samsung has no immediate plans to offer a brain-controlled phone, the early-stage research, which involves a cap studded with EEG-monitoring electrodes, shows how a brain-computer interface could help people with mobility issues complete tasks that would otherwise be impossible.

 

Brain-computer interfaces that monitor brainwaves through EEG have already made their way to the market. NeuroSky’s headset uses EEG readings as well as electromyography to pick up signals about a person’s level of concentration to control toys and games (see “Next-Generation Toys Read Brain Waves, May Help Kids Focus”). Emotiv Systems sells a headset that reads EEG and facial expression to enhance the experience of gaming (see “Mind-Reading Game Controller”).

 

Тo use EEG-detected brain signals to control a smartphone, the Samsung and UT Dallas researchers monitored well-known brain activity patterns that occur when people are shown repetitive visual patterns. In their demonstration, the researchers found that people could launch an application and make selections within it by concentrating on an icon that was blinking at a distinctive frequency.

 

Why It Matters

 

A brain-controlled mobile device could give paralyzed people more ways to interact with the world while also improving functionality for all of us.


Via Miloš Bajčetić
Ken Morrison's insight:

This interests me. Yet, I am not going to want to make a two-year $2,000 commitment on a cell phone.  I like the innovation.  I don't know if the demand is there to justify it deep deep research that will be needed to make it practical.  With that said...WELL DONE SAMSUNG!

 

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It really is interesting. I do agree with you for the fact that this technology doesn't seem practical but who knows this will our next shift in new media technology? hahaha
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No, Samsung did not try to pay Apple its $1bn fine in nickels

No, Samsung did not try to pay Apple its $1bn fine in nickels | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Triangulate.  Never post anything online until you have checked at least two other sources that you trust. 

Ken

 

It would take 2,755 18-wheeler trucks (max legal tare 80,000 lbs) to carry the money.".  There are not that many 5-cent coins in circulation in the USA

 

 

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Samsung CEO Said to Speak With Apple Today About Suit

Samsung CEO Said to Speak With Apple Today About Suit | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I hope they can figure something out and quit fighting and stifling progress in the mobile market.

Ken

 

Samsung Electronics Co.’s chief executive officer will talk with his counterpart at Apple Inc. to see whether they can resolve their smartphone patent dispute before a U.S. jury begins deliberating, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - Koreans Irked by Apple's Use of Japanese Name for Dokdo

The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - Koreans Irked by Apple's Use of Japanese Name for Dokdo | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

uh Oh?  This one will not be popular in Korea.  I am surprised that Apple didn't consider this outcry in the home of their biggest competitor (Samsung)

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Samsung Galaxy S III Launched - ummm speechless

Samsung Galaxy S III Launched - ummm speechless | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The Next Galaxy, i.e. the Samsung Galaxy S III is finally into the scene.

 

- Voice recognition security

- Eye recognition to avoid dimming the screen when you are making eye contact

- Verbally command your music to pause, skip, rewind, etc.

- And multitasking picture in picture for video (including streaming).

 

For the first time ever, I'm tempted.

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Samsung is 3x Bigger than Apple in China. Can Apple catch up? They have a plan

Samsung is 3x Bigger than Apple in China.  Can Apple catch up?  They have a plan | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. got a second partner in China to sell the iPhone in the world’s biggest mobile-phone market. The deal may be too late to catch Samsung Electronics Co., with a market share that’s three times larger and growing.
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CES - Samsung's Smart Window

Soon, we shall be living in the world of Minority Report, and this "Smart Window" technology Samsung has at CES 2012 is going to help us get there. Ashley Es...

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