Vivo X5 Pro officially launched with 2.5D glass, retina scanning capability

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Vivo officially launched their new Vivo X5 Pro mid-range device at press events in China today. The Vivo X5 Pro is equipped with a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 resolution display that employs 2.5D glass technology. Typically 2.5D glass is being used as part of efforts to create a bezelless screen illusion or for design purposes, which it appears the latter is the direction Vivo took. Read more

Samsung announces ARTIK platform for IoT development

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Samsung continues their work to develop tools and platforms to help developers accelerate their efforts to implement technology that can easily be used by regular consumers. Their latest announcement on this front is for their new Internet of Things (IoT) platform called ARTIK. According to Samsung’s Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, “ARTIK allows developers to rapidly turn great ideas into market leading IoT products and applications.” Read more

Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise sorties onto Samsung’s Gear VR headset

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There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve probably played at least one game in the Angry Birds franchise, whether it was on your smartphone, tablet, Roku, Xbox, Playstation, smart TV, I could go on, but I’m sure you get the picture already. Angry Birds is available on almost any platform you could wish. Never one to stand still, Rovio has shown off an Angry Birds demo on Samsung’s Gear VR headset at the Rock in Rio festival that was recently held in Las Vegas.

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