Galaxy S5 finally Arrives

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Samsung went all out.The company launched Samsung Galaxy S5 with three other wearable devices Gear 2 , Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.The galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1-inch, 1920×1080 display, and it comes with a fingerprint

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reader on the home button, as well as a heart rate monitor around back near the camera flash. The Galaxy S5 is also dust and water resistant, which may be the most useful new feature to ship on the phone.In hardware part it did not dissapoint ,It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon, quad-core, 2.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, a 16-megapixel camera on the back, a 2.1-megapixel one on the front and a 2,800mAh battery. The device runs Android 4.4 and comes with support for LTE and the super-fast Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard.

Samsung places great emphasis on the device’s camera, which has an extremely fast auto-focus (up to 0.3 seconds) and a feature called real-time HDR, showing you an HDR effect on your photos and videos live in the preview as you take a shot. The camera also has selective focus, letting you choose the best focus after taking a shot; a feature called “shot and more” lets you choose the best photo from several taken in rapid succession.

Preview of Samsung Galaxy S5

The design of the S5 has changed, but not drastically. The device has an uneven surface on the back, while the front is quite similar to the Galaxy S4, but with a somewhat squarer edges. It’s a subtle change, but it makes the S5 more visually appealing than its predecessor.

Hands on with Galaxy S5

The samsung galaxy will be available in april with prices of $650 in the US KSH 70,000.

Piers Morgan show Cancelled after 3 years

CNN’s prime-time talk show Piers Morgan Live is coming to an end, the news channel said Sunday.

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Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. ET time slot three years ago, was drawing lacklustre ratings. In contrast, King had a 25-year run on CNN.The airdate for Morgan’s last show has yet to be determined, CNN said in a statement.Morgan is a former U.K. tabloid editor who reinvented himself as a TV personality with stints as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and its U.S. spinoff, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice.He hosted BBC’s You Can’t Fire Me, I’m Famous, and did interview shows and documentaries for ITV.

Morgan told The New York Times that his show lately has “taken a bath in the ratings” but that he and CNN President Jeff Zucker were discussing a new role for him at the channel. CNN’s audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in on American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Morgan’s future with CNN is undetermined, the channel said.

Last fall, the already struggling Piers Morgan Live faced increased competition from a revised Fox News Channel lineup that included a strong new performer at 9 p.m. EST with Megyn Kelly’s The Kelly File.

Morgan served as editor of The Daily Mirror from 1995 to 2004.He has been questioned in connection with Britain’s long-running phone hacking scandal, which has led to numerous arrests, resignations and the closure of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid.

Earlier this month, Morgan confirmed that he was interviewed in December by British police investigating the illegal interception of telephone voicemails. Morgan, who said he had given a previous witness statement, has consistently denied wrongdoing.

Jamie Lee Curtis to headline CBS drama pilot

Originally posted on Inside TV:

Jamie Lee Curtis is the latest film star to migrate to a potential starring gig on CBS primetime.

Curtis has been cast in an untitled medical pilot from David Marshall Grant (Brothers & Sisters) that has her playing Caroline, the doctor-mom of quadruplets who grew up on a reality show. The drama script that’s in contention for fall 2014 is based on the Israeli format, Ran Quartet, and has been described as a soapy series.

The last time Curtis — who did an arc as Dr. Samantha Ryan on NCIS in 2012 — had a series regular role on TV was in Anything But Love in 1989. She’s also recurred as Jess’ mom on Fox’s New Girl.

Curtis also has a small role in the new Veronica Mars film.

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Ex-Googler-Founded Shape Security Picks Up Another $40M To Build Out Its “Botwall” For Businesses

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Shape Security — the enterprise startup that emerged from stealth last month with an enterprise product that fights automated malware and bots by way of a firewall (or ‘botwall’ in its words) that shifts its shape depending on what is trying to scale it — has picked up another $40 million in funding.

The Series C round will be used to help the startup continue to develop its technology (which today works through a piece of hardware that a client installs on its premises, but may in future move further into a virtualised solution in the cloud); and it will also be used to help build up its salesforce globally, now that Shape is openly marketing itself.

The round was led by new investors Norwest Venture Partners and Sierra Ventures, also had participation from Kleiner Perkins, Venrock, Google Ventures, Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures, and Allegis Capital, and brings the total raised…

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Sony’s Waterproof Wearable To Be Available Worldwide In March

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Sony introduced the SmartBand SWR10 at CES 2014 . The diminutive wearable is part of Sony’s push into an ever-connected experience centered around its Xperia products. Sony was mum about the release schedule back at CES, but today, at Mobile World Congress, the company announced that the device will be available in 60 markets next month.

The SmartBand sports the standard affair of fitness tracking. But Sony is positioning this device as much more than a fitness tracker. According to the press release, it’s “a new user experience based around three core pillars – Lifelogging, ‘Wearing smart’ and ‘Life tools’.”

Besides Lifelogging, the other two items are needless branding for standard functions found on wearables. This includes sleep monitoring, vibrating notification alerts, and remote control of media playback. Sony loves to brand things.

The Lifelogging is a bit convoluted. From the sound of it, this function uses the SmartBand as…

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Sony Taps Its Display, Gaming, And Photography Might For Latest Mobile Flagships

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Meet Sony’s Xperia Z2 line. With the Z2 Tablet and Z2 smartphone, Sony clearly hopes impressive specs and waterproof technology will help the company gain market share in 2014. The tablet and phone are refreshingly similar. Qualcomm’s 2.3GHz 801 Snapdragon powers both devices. They both have class-leading cameras and displays. And following in Sony’s recent tradition, they’re both waterproof.

The Sony of today is different from the Sony of even five years ago. The company is going lean with its product offerings with a strong focus on photography, gaming and mobile products. The Sony Z2 Tablet and Z2 smartphone are prime examples of the company tapping all its divisions to make the best possible product.

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The Z2 Tablet rocks a 10.1-inch display up front and LTE capability. Like the Z1 before it, the Z2 has a 8.1MP camera on the back and a 2MP around front. And even with the…

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Nokia Forks Android In Mobile Services Push — $122 Nokia X Will Also Be Lumia “Feeder”

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

More proof, if proof were needed, that Android won the smartphone OS wars: Nokia, the former world No.1 smartphone maker and, nowadays, the primary OEM for Microsoft’s third-placed Windows Phone platform has just announced a new family of smartphones built upon the Android Open Source Project — confirming a slew of earlier rumours that Nokia was cooking up an Android device strategy.

The first device in Nokia’s Droidy new family was unveiled today at its Mobile World Conference press conference in Barcelona, with both the forthcoming family and this its debut member known as the Nokia X (Update: Nokia also announced the Nokia X+: the same handset but with additional memory, (coming early Q2, for €99/$136); and the Nokia XL, a larger handset with a 5-inch display, also coming in early Q2 for €109/$150).

The twist is it doesn’t look like the standard icon-filled Android that the market…

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