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Monday, 09 September 2013 20:03

Toshiba Encore Tablet Shown off at IFA


Toshiba launched their 8-inch tablet named Encore which comes with "full" version of Windows 8 at IFA. The tablet will come preinstalled with Windows 8.1, and will be on sale in the last quarter of this year.

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Friday, 06 September 2013 18:32

New TV Sets from Toshiba Shown off at IFA


Toshiba at IFA fair presented a line of L5 TVs. L5 line consists of 40, 50 and 58 inch models with a common characteristics such as Edge LED display technology, Full HD resolution, support for 3D (using active shutter glasses), the conversion of 2D content to 3D, an advanced system for image smoothing and series of other interesting features.

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Since the introduction of Apple’s iADs Apple has been pushing for more efficient ways to track user habits to attract advertising money. In fact during the introduction of iADs Steve Jobs noted that establishing rich ad content was one of the main reasons for moving to HTML5. The demo was mostly lost on the journalists that were present at the event (and those that watched the live streaming) as an ad service is not exactly a selling point to consumers. On top of that one of the methods that Apple used to help advertisers track user preferences for targeted ads, the Unique Device Identifier (UDID), was quickly abused by app developers as well as others to tie a person to a device for tracking and also to scavenge personal information (like contacts). It was a mess for iPhone owners and Apple alike.

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Over the weekend a report popped up on “The Next Web” that claimed Samsung attempted to leave a few bloggers stranded in Germany if they did not do as they were told. The story has produced anger and more than a few tweets across the web denouncing Samsung. As with most items we find the timing very interesting as well as the way the article was presented. For starters the original article kicked things off with a very aggressive headline indicating that Samsung is clearly to blame: “Here’s how Samsung flew bloggers halfway around the world, then threatened to leave them there”. Sounds pretty bad doesn’t it?

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