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Samsung, IOC deny asking iPhone carrying Olympic athletes to cover their Apple logos

The Olympics gives the world’s most talented athletes a chance to show their abilities to people all over the globe. It also gives the world’s most wealthy marketers a chance to show their products to that same audience.

Among the Games’ biggest sponsors is Samsung, whose Galaxy Note 3 was granted the title of official phone of the Sochi Olympics in thanks of its manufacturer’s generosity. Some reports are claiming that the Korean electronics maker isn’t showing a respect for healthy competition, though, by asking athletes with iPhones to make sure they cover the Apple logo when on-camera.

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Michael Bay loses it on stage, pretty much ruins Samsung’s CES presentation

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 is currently underway over in Las Vegas, giving the industry’s big players a chance to flaunt their wares and drum up publicity for the coming year. With so much shiny new tech on show, it will be difficult to pick an overall winner, but Samsung’s presentation earlier today with special guest world-famous director Michael Bay will no doubt go down as most memorable, though not as the South Korean company might have hoped.

There to discuss Samsung’s gorgeous new 150-inch curved TV set, the Transformers director fluffed his lines and promptly marched off stage, leaving executive vice president Joe Stinziano with little left to do but ask the audience to thank Mr. Bay for coming, prompting one of the most awkward rounds of applause in CES history.

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Curved screens and bendable batteries: Say hello to the gadgets of the not-so-distant future!

No matter how shiny and slim your new smartphone is, no matter how high-definition a display it has, it’s still very much a slab of plastic and metal with a screen sitting in the middle. But what if your phone’s screen could wrap around the sides? Imagine if the edges of your tablet computer could also be used as a touch screen, removing the need for physical buttons entirely. Or how about a wrist watch whose strap could also function as a display?

Imagine no more: Japan’s SEL is already producing that very technology, and it’s positively droolworthy.

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Japanese electronics chain K’s Denki credits success to “not working so hard”

K’s Denki is a nationwide consumer electronics chain known for their large-scale stores offering reasonably priced goods. Since its founding in the 70s, K’s Denki has grown to over 3,000 outlets and was awarded “Japan’s Most Respectable Company” earlier this year.

This steady and continued success is attributed to K’s Denki’s original style of retail which includes principles such as, “The customer is not king,” and “Don’t work too hard.”

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The future of eco-friendly electronics? Samsung introduces new line of origami-inspired printers

Samsung is known the world over for its stylish, high-quality products, but we doubt that anyone could have predicted the latest creation from Korea’s premier electronics maker. Let us introduce you to a brand new range of eco-friendly printers that are all inspired by none other than the art of origami.

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Welcome to the future: Control your computer with a wave of your hand

In recent months researchers at Japan’s largest IT service provider, Fujitsu, have collaborated with their Chinese research and development branch to engineer a new type of 3-D motion detection software that could revolutionize the way we use computers. It might not be long before the computer mouse is obsolete, as users will need only to flick their wrists and tap the air to navigate through links and menus. Read More

Ipad Users ‘Left in the Cold’ as Changes in Temperature Affect the Unit’s Rechargeable Battery.

Mainland China has recently been having some of the coldest weather on record in the past thirty years. When it comes to protecting yourself from the severity of the winter season, wrapping up in something warm goes without saying. However if someone were to tell you that they treated their electrical appliances in the same way, I’m sure you’d think they need their head examining. At least this was the traditional line of thought up until now.

iPad users from China are reporting that the extreme cold is preventing their unit’s battery from charging. As a quick fix, many are recommending that you treat it like your very own flesh and blood — by wrapping it up in something warm!

Chinese users seem to be adopting several methods to bring their device back to a healthy temperature. Some are making use of halogen heaters; others are using air conditioners. The method attracting the most attention, and dare we say the most endearing of all, is that which involves wrapping your iPad up in a warm garment as though it were a little baby! Some are even going so far as to thrust their device in between their clothes.

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Control Your Computer With a Flick of The Wrist Using “Gesture Glove Mouse”

Thanko, Japan’s self-proclaimed “rare things shop,” is now selling a glove that allows users to control a computer or Android device using hand gestures.

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Doorless Fridge of the Future Looks Good Enough For Doc Brown

Great Scott!  This fridge looks like something straight out of Back to the Future.

“Impress” has turned a few heads thanks to it’s unique honeycomb design and doorless front which makes it more of a refrigeration wall than anything else.  When inserting an item into the fridge, the white hexagonal panels recede into the machine and conform to the shape of the inserted item.  Food and drinks are easily seen as they protrude out of the doorless refrigeration wall and only areas which contain an item are cooled, saving energy.

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China Mobile Hands Out Free “Tablet Computers” to Attendees at Event

Everyone loves swag. Sometimes the free stuff we get at events is more exciting than the actual event itself. Better yet is when organizers pass out surprise complimentary gifts as you leave, making it feel like early Christmas or when Oprah hides the keys to a new Pontiac G6 in a mystery gift box under everyone’s seat.

However, rumor has it that the mystery gift boxes passed out to guests at the end of a conference held by Chinese state-owned telecommunication company China Mobile has inspired not feelings of joy, but of devestation.

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