Here’s everything I know about the GS4 after spending the whole weekend reading about it

Here’s everything I know about the GS4 after spending the whole weekend reading about it

It’s Monday, which means a lot of you are going to be slacking off at work, so I thought I’d help you pass the time by sharing everything I know about Samsung’s latest flagship phone after spending a significant chunk of my weekend reading about it.

Google to launch an Evernote clone called Keep

Google to launch an Evernote clone called Keep

There are people out there who refuse to throw anything away because they think their garbage will some day prove to be useful. These people are called hoarders. The same type of mentality exists in the digital world, and thanks to services such as Evernote, Instapaper, and Pocket, anyone can archive just about any random piece of junk they come across the internet.

Video: Here’s everything you need to know about Sony’s new Xperia Z

Video: Here’s everything you need to know about Sony’s new Xperia Z

Many of the world’s great thinkers are often quoted for saying something to the tune of: “I would have written a shorter letter to you, but I didn’t have enough time.” In other words, focusing is hard. Anyone can write a 5,000 word review of a smartphone, and these days I’m seeing that happen more and more often, but it takes a serious set of skills to make something that gets the point across in a reasonable span of time.

ST-Ericsson asked Samsung to buy them, and Samsung said no

ST-Ericsson asked Samsung to buy them, and Samsung said no

Chances are you’ve never heard of ST-Ericsson, despite the fact that they’ve announced some pretty amazing silicon in the past. Short summary: It’s a joint venture between the French chip company STMicroelectronics and the Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson. It was created to give companies like Qualcomm some competition.

How come the HTC One has a 4.7″ screen, yet it’s roughly the same size as the Samsung GS4?

How come the HTC One has a 4.7″ screen, yet it’s roughly the same size as the Samsung GS4?

Size is important, as so the cliché goes. Depending on the type of person you are, you either hate that smartphones are getting larger and larger each and every year, or you welcome the added screen real estate. Myself, I used to be a firm believer that the 3.5 inch iPhone 4/4S was the perfect form factor, but then I wanted to buy a tablet.

Laptop Mag: The display Samsung put in the GS4 is brighter than the GS3 and Note II

Laptop Mag: The display Samsung put in the GS4 is brighter than the GS3 and Note II

Daniel Howley from LAPTOP Magazine recently got a chance to run some benchmarks on a pre-production Samsung Galaxy S4. I’m not going to share the results with you since the device isn’t final yet, but I will share some of Daniel’s other findings. He cranked the display brightness to maximum on the GS4 and saw how it compared to Samsung’s GS3 and Note II.

Housekeeping: Make sure you’re using the new RSS feed

Housekeeping: Make sure you’re using the new RSS feed

I recently convinced my boss to tweak this site’s RSS feed so it presents full articles instead of just snippets. He agreed it was an awesome idea, but there’s one small hitch. For those of you who have already subscribed to the feed, you’re probably not going to see any changes. That’s because the feed has a new URL.

Now that I’ve had 48 hours to think things over, here’s how I feel about Samsung’s Galaxy S4

Now that I’ve had 48 hours to think things over, here’s how I feel about Samsung’s Galaxy S4

You’re probably expecting me to say something about how boring the Samsung Galaxy S4 is. How the phone looks exactly like the GS3, thus making it a complete joke. Sorry to disappoint, but that’s just not how I feel. Not at all.

The top 5 Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on videos

The top 5 Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on videos

Two days ago, Samsung announced their 2013 flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4. I’ve been watching quite a few hands-on videos of the device because I was unable to attend the product unveiling in New York City, and here are, what I think, the best videos currently on YouTube.

Video: Check out the Samsung Galaxy S 4 accessories behind protective glass

Video: Check out the Samsung Galaxy S 4 accessories behind protective glass

Earlier today I shared a link to the Galaxy S 4’s microsite. On said site there were 11 accessories for Samsung’s new flagship phone, but press photos never really do it for me. I want to see real photos, with blemishes and all. While I’ve yet to see any on the internet, I found something even better.