Top 10 Tech Stories from July 2013

by · July 21, 2013

We read the technology and Internet related news so that you don’t have to. This month’s list highlights the news that were the most eye-catching ones to us. We hope you enjoy these and don’t feel shy to share your views on what technology and internet related news caught your eye.

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Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Apple's iPhone 5

1. Samsung overtakes Apple as world’s most profitable mobile phone maker

Apple has lost its status as the world’s most profitable maker of mobile phones, with strong demand for Samsung’s Galaxy handsets pushing the South Korean multinational into the financial lead for the first time. [Read More]

2. Galaxy S4, HTC One ‘Google Editions’ now shipping

Android users who like their mobile OS plain may like that Google has started shipping the “Google Editions” of the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One that bring the stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean experience to the latest flagship phones from both Samsung and HTC.  [Read More]

3. Now You Can Fist-Bump Phones

The NFC ring is designed to be used in conjunction with NFC-enabled gadgets — such as smartphones and tablets, NFC door locks and so on — so the wearer can perform tasks such as unlocking their phone, unlocking their front door or sending their contact info, personal website or Bitcoin address to another smartphone user by either fist-bumping or using an open-palm gesture. [Read More]

4. iPhone Most Social Device, Claims New Study From ShareThis

The mobile web is more social than the desktop web, and among mobile devices, the iPhone is the most social. These are the new findings from Palo Alto-based publisher platform ShareThis, which released data from a large study of social behavior across both desktop web and mobile in order to determine which platforms and devices saw — or spurred — the most social sharing activity. [Read More]

5. Nokia Unveils Lumia 1020 Smartphone with 41-Megapixel Camera

Nokia finally unveiled its flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 1020. The 41 megapixel phone, with Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera. [Read More]

6. Hackers Can Take Over Cars and Drive Them With a Nintendo Controller

A pair of security experts demonstrated to the BBC that some ordinary models of cars can be overridden—despite whatever the driver is doing behind the wheel—using a laptop, some software, and an old Nintendo Entertainment System gamepad. [Read More]

7. Google Chromecast Brings Mobile Video to the Big Screen

Google’s Chromecast is Google’s next foray into the television market. In brief, it’s a $35 HDMI dongle that mirrors content being played nearby on a tablet, smartphone or computer. Importantly though, the mirrored content isn’t beamed from your local device, but is streamed from the cloud direct to the dongle when you activate mirroring on a Chromecast-compatible service like YouTube. [Read More]

8. Navigo – the GPS watch that buzzes you onto the right path

Pulling your phone out of your pocket to check your route is a chore – designers are currently working with Quirky to start manufacturing the Navigo a GPS watch that will use smart vibrations to alert you to the direction you need to go. Once it’s up and running, it’ll combine basic watch functions with GPS navigation, wirelessly syncing with your smartphone. [Read More]  ouya-console

9. Ouya – The $99 Android game console

When it launched on Kickstarter and went on to raise over $8.5 million in crowdsourced funding, the Ouya was heralded as the next revolution in gaming — an inexpensive, Android-based platform where every game is free to try. [Read More]

10. Musical Poster Plays Drum Beats When Touched

Print may seem like a declining medium, but Novalia is trying to preserve the paper form by turning formerly static objects into usable interfaces. Their first venture into this territory is an interactive drum kit poster. Able to produce up to seven different sounds, the team says you could play along to your favorite songs, or add your own beats to existing ones. Using printed touch technology, you could have easy access to a seven-piece drum kit — no sticks necessary. [Read More]

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