Tablets Are Dead

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Description: There weren’t any tablets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Companies and consumers have moved on. Tablets are dead. Source: Tech Crunch Date: February 25, 2016 Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG didn’t have any new tablet to announce. They didn’t even mention tablets during their conferences. It’s not just that people don’t care about tablets… Read more »

Apple and Samsung are taking on Alipay in China

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Description: Apple and Samsung are taking on China’s top payment service. Source: CNN Money Date: December 18, 2015 The two companies announced separate plans on Friday to offer payment services in China starting next year. Both firms have deals with state-owned bank card network China UnionPay. Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think people will spend… Read more »

You Can Now Watch Netflix on a Virtual Reality Headset

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Description:You can now watch Netflix shows like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” on the Samsung Gear VR — an Oculus virtual reality headset. Source: CNN Money Date: September 24, 2015 Netflix became the first of several streaming media apps to launch on Oculus’ virtual reality app store Thursday. Its shows will still be in… Read more »

Which $200 Laptop is Right For You?

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Description: CNNMoney puts the Samsung Chromebook 2 and the HP Stream head-to-head to see which low cost laptop is the better buy. Source: CNN Money Date: April 1, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. When it comes to laptops; do you prefer Apple products, Microsoft products, or something else? 2. When it comes to purchasing a new laptop… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 Display to Reach onto 3 Sides, Report Says

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Description: Smacked by competition from Apple’s new iPhone 6, Samsung is looking to jazz up its next flagship Galaxy phone with a wraparound display. Source: CNET Date: February 11, 2015 Samsung may offer a Galaxy S6 with a display that you can view from three sides — the front, left and right. The mobile phone maker plans… Read more »