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Confirmed: Samsung global will announce the Galaxy S5 later this month. report :-akki


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Samsung recently sent out invitations to a press conference that will take place ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona later this month. Dubbed Unpacked 5, the presence of “5″ in the event’s title caused the tech press to jump to the conclusion that Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, would debut at the event. That notion remained speculation until Wednesday morning, when The New York Times confirmed that Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 will in fact debut at the company’s February 24th press conference.

The report also notes that Samsung should and will shift its focus away from gimmicky features in the Galaxy S5.

Hmm, where have we heard that advice before?

Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 is expected to feature a new AMOLED display with 2K resolution that measures about 5.2 inches diagonally. Reports also suggest the phone will include a quad-core Snapdragon processor or an octa-core Samsung Exynos chipset depending on region, 3GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of memory, a 16-megapixel camera, a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 3,200 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

The NYT also says that Samsung will unveil a sequel to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch during its event later this month.

Google’s new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses.


Google’s new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses
ImageGoogle loves wearables and this time it’s getting even closer to your body with a developmental smart contact lens. Through miniaturized electronics, it can apparently measure the levels of glucose in your tears, offering diabetics an easier way to monitor their condition without the needles and the blood — something we’ve reported on a several before. A tiny (really tiny) wireless chip and glucose sensor are wedged between two layers of “biocompatible” contact lens material, and Google is saying that it’s already working on embedding tiny LED lights for notifications, too. There’s been no shortage of developmental contact lens tech over the last few years, but the clout of Google means this could well be the most realistic mainstream offering, in addition to its very practical use cases. Google is currently angling for partners with more expertise in the medical market to help make it happen and is “in discussions with the FDA” to ensure the tech ticks all the right healthcare boxes before it progresses further.

Recode’s got a deep dive on the make-up of the smart contact: we’ve added their science textbook-grade diagram right after the break.

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‘Campus hiring to slow down in 2014’


There will be an overall decline in campus hiring in 2014 and fewer students are expected to get employment right from the campuses next year, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The survey by Firstnaukri.com, a job search engine, reveals that out of the total recruiters surveyed, 73 percent of them said that the number of students to be hired from campuses will be lower in 2014 as compared to 2013.

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The decline in hiring will be seen both among engineering and MBA students.

“The uncertain economic conditions will continue to manifest themselves through a weaker demand for students in campus hiring,” said Deepali Singh, business head, Firstnaukri.com.

She said most of the companies have adopted a watchful approach towards recruitments and its ramifications will be felt in campus hiring as well.

Highlighting the key challenges faced while hiring from campuses, the survey said: “Lack of communication and analytical skills, students’ refusal to join a company after accepting the offer and salary expectations are some of the challenges faced by the recruiters while hiring from campuses.”

Personal interviews emerged as the most favoured mode of recruiting students with 40 percent of total recruiters opting for the same.

The survey was conducted among 115 recruiters across India covering sectors like technology, construction and finance.

See it first: complete collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013


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See it first: Amit Aggarwal’s complete collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013.

Electric Volocopter


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The concept of electric double-helical multikoptera 18 was recently designed by the Company E-volo.
The volocopter’s payload might reach 204 kg, maximum altitude – 2000 meters, speed – 100 km / h . The e-volo system controls flight direction and speed by means of differential power to each rotor. The vehicle’s safety and almost noiseless operation is a definite advantage over traditional vehicles.

 

Facebook ad targeting to use e-mails, phone numbers


 

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A new tool for advertisers lets them target ads to customers who have already used their services.

 

Facebook plans to roll out a new advertising tool that will let companies target their ads to existing customers based on their phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

 

The social network is launching the new tool next week and touts it as a way for businesses to reengage with customers who have already used their services, according to a Facebook spokesperson.

 

For those who may have privacy concerns over this exchange of personal information, the social network said the process is secure.

 

What this means is Facebook isn’t giving any of your data away, it’s taking existing numbers and addresses from businesses and letting those businesses use the information to target its ads.

 

On the flip side, Facebook won’t be gaining any new data from businesses. When advertisers give Facebook your data, it is hashed — a security technique that scrambles your data — before it is fed into the advertising machine. Once the ads are placed, Facebook dumps the hashed data, so that if an advertiser wants to do another ad, the process starts over again.

 

The new method was available briefly in the Facebook Power Editor, a virtual toolbox used by advertisers to create ads, according to InsideFacebook.

 

Facebook continues to figure out how to improve its advertising service amid revenue reports and forecasts that have not been up to par.

 

Of course, it’s not the only company expanding its targeted advertising efforts. Twitter launched a feature today that puts tweets in the streams of a broader audience than before.