South Korea Plans to Build an ‘Invisible’ Skyscraper


The Business Blog

South Korea is known for it’s beautiful city skyline, but they may be adding a new addition to it, an “invisible” skyscraper.

Architects have planned to build the world’s first invisible skyscraper, at 1,476 feet tall. The tower will be called “Tower Infinity,” according to a press release.

How will it be invisible? The building will use an LED facade and cameras on the back to project the surroundings around on the building onto the front of it. The building will also be used to project advertisements.

When the projections are turned off, the building won’t be invisible, but will be harder to see. It will be constructed primarily out of clear glass and will have an open floor plan so visitors can look through multiple levels.

Due to the easy access to see through other floors, the tower will mainly be used for entertainment, not business. The observation…

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How Long It Takes To Fall In Love Using Modern Measurements


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Dating and love in the modern world is a whole new ball game compared to dating in previous generations.  With the advent of technology, there’s just one more thing to factor in that can make dating even more stressful.

So how long does it take to fall in love?  A couple dates? A few months?

Apparently, there is a brand new measurement system that has nothing to do with dates, weeks and months.  According to a new survey, it’s all about technology and social media.

Based on this interesting, not to mention slightly absurd, survey, here’s what it takes for the average couple to fall in love:

224 tweets

163 text messages

70 Facebook messages

37 emails

30 phone calls

The phone calls and even the texts make sense, but all those tweets and Facebook messages just sound exhausting.

Technology is playing a role in bringing people together, and it’s…

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RapidShare tries a fresh start with a revamped UI and new pricing


Gigaom

Swiss cloud storage provider RapidShare really would like you to give it another try: RapidShare launched a revamped website and new pricing options Tuesday, positioning itself more closely as a competitor to Dropbox and other cloud storage vendors.

Can a European cloud upstart compete with established US vendors? That’s a question we are also tackling at our Structure:Europe conference this week in London.

RapidShare’s new site offers consumers 10GB of storage for free, but limits daily data transfer to 100MB. Up to 300 GB of storage are 10€ (about $13) per month, with traffic limited to 10 GB per day. 700 GB of storage and 40 GB of daily traffic cost 20€ per month. The company offers desktop integration for Windows(s msft), OS X(s aapl) and Linux, but is discontinuing support for its previously-used download manager.

RapidShare was at one point the internet’s most popular one-click hoster, used by millions…

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Samsung: “Our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality”


I think it safe to assume that Apple’s move to 64bit is part of a wider roadmap of software and hardware development. This announcement sounds like a “me too” response with no idea as to the purpose of moving to 64 bit.

Gigaom

In a move that probably surprises no one, Samsung’s mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun revealed that the company is working on a 64-bit smartphone. “Our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality,” Shin said, in an interview with the Korea Times.

This, of course, is likely in response to Apple’s(s aapl) recently announced iPhone 5s, which is the world’s first smartphone to be built upon 64-bit architecture. Though the benefits of a 64-bit smartphone chip are dubious right now, Samsung is clearly not willing to let the public think that Apple is using a superior technology.

Samsung recently announced the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, which is 32-bit, like nearly all other smartphones on the market. Shin did not comment on which devices will use a 64-bit processor or an exact timeline, but that these devices will arrive “Not in the shortest time.”

I wouldn’t be at…

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5 startup lessons from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg & others


Gigaom

I spent the past few days at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. My aim wasn’t so much to cover the news, but to soak in ideas both on and off stage. While I saw a lot of promising startups and a few great ideas, mostly it was a way for me to get plugged into the zeitgeist of post-Internet entrepreneurship. Or perhaps it was just that I need to be around some blind optimism to take the focus off the harsh reality and ugly truths of our world.

Either way, the best part of the conference for me was to quietly sit and enjoy the wisdom (amongst a lot of marketing) shared on stage. I picked out five things that stuck in my mind long after the event ended and am sharing these with you.

Evan Spiegel, co-founder & CEO Snapchat

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“A lot of people talk about the…

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Apple Introduces The New iPhone 5c With A6 Processor In 5 Colors


TechCrunch

Today, for the first time in its history, Apple has expanded the iPhone line with a new model called iPhone 5c. The device will come in green, yellow, blue, white and red colors.

Apple is also introducing a series of cases to go along with the phones, made of silicon rubber. The device features an A6 processor, 8MP camera and steel frame that’s coated in plastic. That frame will also act as an antenna for the radio. It gets an update on the front Facetime camera however, bumping it up to HD capability.

The iPhone 5c will run $99 for 16GB, $199 for 32GB models with 2 year contract. It also features BlueTooth 4.0 LE and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n. Apple is also touting the iPhone 5c as being compatible with more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, which definitely speaks to its ambitions for the global market.

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Former Nokia CEO launches Newkia to make Android phones


Ever thought how a Nokia-branded Android phone would be? Nokia fans who wanted the company to embrace Android would find this piece of news interesting. The Finnish company’s former Asia-Pacific CEO Thomas Zilliacus has founded a company called Newkia, and hopes to built Android phones that Nokia wouldn’t. Yes, that’s what they plan to call the company.Image

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs the competition


 

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs the competition

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Sony Xperia Z1

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LG G2 

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HTC Butterfly S

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  •  
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Sony Xperia Z1
  • LG G2
  • HTC Butterfly S
  • Display Size
  • 5.7-inch
  • 5-inch
  • 5.2-inch
  • 5-inch
  • Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Pixel Density (PPI)
  • 386 ppi
  • 441 ppi
  • 424 ppi
  • 441 ppi
  • Display Type
  • Super AMOLED
  • Triluminos
  • True-HD IPS
  • Super LCD 3
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Dimensions
  • 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm
  • 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm
  • 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
  • 144.5 x 70.5 x 10.6 mm
  • Weight
  • 168g
  • 170g
  • 143g
  • 160g 
  • Sensors
  • Gesture, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, RGB,Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Hall Sensor
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
  • Available in colours
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Processor
  • Samsung Exynos Octa-core,  1.9GHz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, quad-core at 2.2GHz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, quad-core at 2.2GHz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, quad-core at 1.9GHz
  • RAM
  • 3GB
  • 2GB
  • 2GB
  • 2GB
  • OS version out of the box
  • Android 4.3
  • Android 4.3
  • Android 4.2.2
  • Android 4.2
  • On-Board Memory
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 16/32GB
  • 16GB
  • Memory card Support
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Battery
  • 3,200mAh
  • 3,000mAh
  • 3,000mAh
  • 3,200mAh
  • Wireless charging
  • Unknown
  • No
  • No
  • No
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • GPS
  • A-GPS + GLONASS
  • A-GPS + GLONASS
  • A-GPS + GLONASS
  • A-GPS + GLONASS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth
  • v4.0
  • v4.0
  • v4.0
  • v4.0
  • IR Blaster
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • NFC
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • AV Out Option
  • MHL
  • MHL
  • MHL
  • MHL
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Primary Camera
  • 13MP BSI sensor
  • 20.7MP BSI sensor
  • 13MP BSI sensor
  • 4MP Ultrapixel
  • Secondary Camera
  • 2MP BSI sensor
  • 2MP sensor
  • 2.1MP sensor
  • 2.1MP sensor
  • Flash
  • LED
  • LED
  • LED
  • LED
  • Camera Features
  • 120fps recording, 4K recording, HDR
  • f/2.0 aperture, Timeshift burst
  • OIS, Multi-point AF
  • Zoe mode
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Audio
  • UHQ audio (192KHz, 24 bit)
  • ClearAudio+
  • 192KHz, 24 bit
  • BoomSound
  • FM Radio
  • Unknown
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Special features
  • S Pen, Air command,Samsung KNOX,
  • IP58/55 certification, OmniBalance design
  • Guest mode, Text Link, rear facing power and volume buttons
  • BlinkFeed
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  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Esptimated Pricing
  • Rs 48,000
  • Rs 40,000
  • Rs 45,000
  • Rs 53,000
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Nokia tweets aggressive KitKat parody, takes a dig at Samsung, Google


Nokia has in an uncharacteristic and aggressive move tweeted a KitKat joke aimed at Samsung and Google. 

In a move that will make you seriously question the collective thought process of Nokia’s social media department, the Finnish company tweeted took an apparent dig at Google and Samsung. The tweet that originated from the Nokia Deutschland official Twitter account reads, “Have a break, have a…” and trails off.

Before we go any further, let’s see what the tagline really stands for. For those who’ve been living under a rock for a decade or so, “Have a break, have a KitKat,” is the global tagline for the chocolate bar that has just seen the newest version of Android named after it. Google naming its newest iteration of Android “KitKat” seems to have presented plenty of opportunities to crack one-liners to everyone and their neighbours on Twitter. Recently bought-out Nokia was not going to stay too behind. 

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch


 

 

 

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Regardless, with the relatively large design comes a large touchscreen, for a watch. The screen itself measures 1.63 inches diagonally, and is home to a 320×320 SuperAMOLED panel. There’s a single button on the right edge, which functions as a home button and the watch can be charged through pogo pins on the underside. (There’s a special charging housing for the Gear that doubles as a sort of display stand.)

 

That’s right, this is a watch with a camera — a 1.9-megapixel unit, to be precise, loaded onto the front of the strap. It sounds impractical, but we found it relatively easy to able to get into the camera app with a quick swipe-down and then tap the screen to take a picture. Image quality is likely to be roughly comparable with the kind of front-facing camera you’d find on a smartphone. 720p video recording is supported too, and there’s also a miniature gallery app to let you view your photos directly on the watch. (Pictures, incidentally, are synced between watch and phone.)