Sony reveals Xperia Z1 smartphone

Sony Corp. on Wednesday revealed its new Xperia Z1 smartphone, featuring an improved lens to boost camera performance.

“We will continue renovating smartphone functions,” Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai told a press conference. Sony’s chief competitors in the market are Apple Inc. of the United States and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co.

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The world as we will know it in 2030

Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive technological innovations in the coming years. Here are 10 mindblowingly futurist technologies that should appear by the 2030s.

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The new refined version of Samsung Galaxy Note

By HARRY MCCRACKEN

If you find the very idea of Samsung’s Galaxy Note — the tablet-like phone with a humongous 5.3″ screen and a pen for note-taking and sketching — fundamentally absurd, I understand. And this article isn’t for you. So long for now; see you soon, I hope.

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Another iPhone5 leak!

We have yet another new iPhone 5 component leak to share with you and like the countless others that have followed before it, we get a final look at the taller redesigned iPhone days before Apple’s expected unveil on September 12.

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Facebook’s smartphone app resembles Instagram

Facebook has launched a photo sharing smartphone app called Camera.

The software allows users to take multiple pictures and share them at once rather than having to upload them one at a time.

The app also features a feed of friends’ photos.

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Google to restart selling phones, maybe even tablets

Some two years after Google first attempted to sell phones online on its own, the company will try once more. Google Tuesday added a section called “Devices” to Google Play–the first device to appear is Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 to be revealed in London

The Galaxy S3, a new model in Samsung Electronics’ hit smartphone series, will be unveiled in London on May 3, a spokesman said Monday. The Korean electronics giant sent out invites to distributors and journalists in Europe, asking them to “come and meet the next Galaxy.”

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Pak Military developing PACPAD 1, A local version of iPad

Inside a high-security air force complex that builds jet fighters and weapons systems, Pakistan’s military is working on the latest addition to its sprawling commercial empire: a homegrown version of the iPad.

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Apple launches new Educational Apps

Apple’s latest initiative is characteristically ambitious: the reinvention of the textbook.

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AI will change the face of technology

In 1984, American movie director James Cameron imagined a world in which computers achieved self-awareness and set about systematically destroying humankind.

Skynet, the Terminator series computer network, was to go live in 2011 and bring the world to an end.

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