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HTC makes Rap Sony Dissing iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 – Video

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Well,  when no one’s talking about you anymore what do you do? You diss the competition with a heavy pumping bass rap song. Pump this in your ride G!

This is HTC’s version of the diss rap geared towards Apple and Samsung and it features Greg Carr (aka “Doc G”) of the musical group P.M. Dawn.

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The Next Big Thing is Coming – The Samsung Note Edge

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Charging Her Samsung S4 Almost Caused a Fire

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She was about to go to bed for the night. She plugged in her loved Samsung S4 for its nightly charge and was awoken by the smell of something burning. Her discovery was her smoldering Samsung S4 and a burnt pillow.

Last week, a 13-year-old North Texas girl plugged her Samsung Galaxy S4 in for its nightly juice-up before hitting the sack, only to be awoken by the smell of something burning hours later. When she got up and searched around for the source of the stench, she realized that she had wedged her charging phone under her pillow. And not only was the backside of the pillow scorched, but the phone was fried into an unrecognizable slab of plastic and melted components.

The event, according to FOX 4, left the family a bit surprised.

“We have a reasonable expectation that the products we buy are going to be safe,” the girl’s father said. He told FOX that he suspects that the phone overheated, causing the battery to swell and start a fire.

The moral of the story? Do not charge your phone while it’s tucked away under your pillow. Not a good idea!

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White House Considering Ending Selfies With The President

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You can thank Samsung for this one. Because of the mini controversy that erupted when the selfie above was taken, the White House is now considering a ban on all selfies with the president.

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz took the selfie with Obama Tuesday during the team’s visit to the White House. The pic appeared spontaneous at the moment, but it was revealed a day later that the act, taken with Ortiz’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phone, was actually a public relations stunt orchestrated by the Korean telecom conglomerate.

“Maybe this will be the end of all selfies,” White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer said about the incident Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “(Obama) obviously didn’t know anything about Samsung’s connection to this.”

“Someone who uses the President’s likeness to promote a product… that’s a problem with the White House,” Pfeiffer added. “We’ve had conversations with Samsung about this and have expressed our concerns.”

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Next For Samsung – Smart Phones with Curved Display

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Curved displays are an early stage in screen evolution which is shifting to bendable or foldable designs, eventually allowing mobile and wearable gadgets to take on new forms that could radically change the high-end smartphone market.

“We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October,” Samsung’s mobile business head of strategic marketing D.J. Lee said on Wednesday at an event launching the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone in Seoul.

In January Samsung, which has taken over from Apple Inc as the global smartphone leader, showed off prototype products with a flexible screen and a display that extends from the side of a device.

But technology firms have yet to figure out how to mass produce the parts cheaply and come up with display panels that can be as thin as a sheet and highly heat resistant.

Curved display is already commercially available in large-screen televisions. Samsung and its home rival LG Electronics Inc had started selling curved OLED TV sets this year priced at about $9,000.

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New iPhone Coming in Next Month – So Says Apple

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If you’re a fan of Apple, mark September 10 on your calendar. That’s when the company is reportedly unveiling the next iPhone.

According to All Things D, Apple is hosting an event next month where the company is expected to reveal its latest smartphone.

Naturally, the weeks leading up to the reported reveal have been filled with countless rumors on what consumers can expect from the next iPhone. Rumors range from a lower-cost model to appeal to more consumers to a device equipped with a fingerprint sensor.

The reported event arrives as Apple continues to cede ground to several strong competitors, most notably Samsung and its Galaxy S series as well as the army of devices running Google’s Android operating system. According to IDC, nearly 80% of the smartphones shipped last quarter ran on Android.

However, the introduction of a new iPhone could spark an Apple rebound. “With a new iPhone and revamped iOS coming out later this year, Apple is well-positioned to re-capture market share,” says IDC research manager Ramon Llamas.

Readers, what features would you like to see in the next iPhone?

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Magna Carta Holy Grail Review

I’m not much of a fan of Jay Z so I didn’t start listening to his newest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, with some sky-high expectations but, I know what he’s capable with his music so I expected something that I’d love to put on my iPod. I was quickly reminded why I’m not much of a fan.

The first song Holy Grail pretty much sets the bar for this album, songs with sick beats, good intros, and good/decent hooks. Jay Z’s lyrics are another story; his lyrics seem uninspired, his flow seems off, and no matter who he has with him in his songs (Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, Beyonce, or Frank Ocean) the songs just fail to want me hit replay. The entire album seems less of a big money album and more like a quickly done mixtape.

It seems as if Jay Z, who can surround him with the best in the music industry, just sat down and said “this is good enough”. Perhaps Jay Z should really retire from music and focus fully on his business ventures, those seem like something he won’t be happy just at “good enough”