Andrei C.

Andrew is here to write articles about mobile phones, tablets, web, technology and so on and he thinks that he can satisfy all of your tech needs. He is also responsible of It's a Gadget website, a place where he thinks that he can deliver some of the latest updates from the gadget world.

Once Again, Amazon Takes Everyone By Surprise

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Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is slowly becoming a technology company. Who would have thought? A year ago, no one would have believed the bookseller was capable of making tablets, yet Jeff Bezos surprised us all. With Steve Jobs gone, the tech world is left with only a small number of visionaries: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Jeff Bezos. Among them, Jeff Bezos appears to be making the smartest choices recently. After its success with the… continue…

Apple’s Court Date For Samsung Smartphone Ban Looms

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  It’s not been a good summer for Samsung Electronics, although they are getting ready to announce new devices during IFA 2012 in Berlin. The Korean mega-giant wasn’t able to deflect Apple’s patent infringement case and now faces a $1 billion damages claim after losing the case. But its troubles don’t stop there. On Sept. 20, a federal court is scheduled to hear Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction against eight of Samsung’s mobile devices: Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S… continue…

Google Faces Risk in Apple Secret Talks

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Apple and Google are reportedly meeting secretly to discuss their patent war over Android and iOS, says Reuters. It should come as no surprise there’s movement between the two camps, now that Google’s ally Samsung lost its Android Galaxy patent war with Apple in a U.S. District Court recently. The reported talks between Apple and Google may be one of the biggest pieces of tech news this year and could finally bring an end to this silly patent war. Larry Page… continue…

Apple Announces iPhone 5 Event With Sly Invitation

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How good is your eyesight? Better be close to 20/20 to catch Apple’s sly iPhone 5 event announcement. Apple, which sent out invitations Tuesday to its upcoming Sept. 12 event, signaled the topic of discussion. Check out the graphic. The shadowed number 5 that lies in front of Apple’s Sept. 12 announcement is a big deal. It’s the first time Apple has chosen to disclose the name of a product days before the official release. I guess Apple CEO Tim… continue…

They Let Steve Jobs Go. How About Mark Zuckerberg?

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Almost as soon as it was out of the gate, Facebook’s stock tanked. From its IPO price of $38, in three months it’s dropped to less than $20 per share ($19.34 at yesterday’s close). Going public is kind of like growing up: A lot of rules change, and you’re expected to behave in different ways. Before, Facebook’s Founder Mark Zuckerberg was judged on a lot of things. But now, with Wall Street watching, stock price is the big thing. So,… continue…

Want to Transform Your iPads Into Telepresence Robots? Kinda Creepy, Kinda Cool

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I watched Star Wars and I, Robot years ago, but I never thought that a walking robot would be viable, at least not right now. Once again, I’m wrong. I’m happy to say robots are walking among us, specifically, Double Robotics’ robots. The company uses iPads with its telepresence robots, which aim to make our lives easier. Telepresence is a kind of videoconference service that is hyped as offering a more “realistic” virtual face-to-face meeting. But really, how realistic is it yammering… continue…

Hype or Not, Americans Don’t Love 4G

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Almost 47 percent of American consumers say they don’t need 4G Networks, while 26 percent believe all networks are the same. Of the rest, 12 percent preferred 4G networks and 15 percent preferred 4G LTE. The survey was done by investment firm Piper Jaffray. One reason this makes sense is because 4G technology drains batteries way faster than 3G technology. And when you have a smart device that lasts one or two days at most, you won’t want to have… continue…

ToS;DR Shows the Bottom Line of Websites’ Terms of Service

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ToS;DR is a young project — started just two months ago — that seeks to end what TechCrunch calls “the biggest lie on the Web.” The lie revolves around websites’ terms of service. ToS:DR — which stands for “Terms of Service; Didn’t Read — rates sites based on theirs with a system that runs from “Class A” Every website has its own ToS and its own problems. ToS;DR’s ratings allow users to learn what they’re getting into when they sign… continue…

OnLive’s Buyers Plan to Hire Half Its Staff

Cloud gaming platform OnLive fired half of its staff Friday as the company reported that it was being acquired by an entity it wouldn’t name. Today, the purchaser was identified as Lauder Partners, an early investor in the company. Earlier, OnLive said it would continue to operate its game and desktop services. The company will file for a status similar to bankruptcy called “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors,” which provides it with some level of protection. Lauder is forming… continue…

Partners Spin Impact of Microsoft’s Surface

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Microsoft kicked off this summer by announcing its first tablet, Surface. At first no one thought it could rival the iPad, but within days people began changing their opinion and saw that it could be an interesting competitor, with key selling points like an attached keyboard and USB port. But when Microsoft made its announcement, its partners initially remained uncharacteristically silent. Not a word about Surface, not a word about Windows 8. Until this month. Mixed Emotions and Reactions Nearly… continue…