Samsung set to invade over 1,400 Best Buy stores this summer with their own mini-stores

Samsung set to invade over 1,400 Best Buy stores this summer with their own mini-stores

It’s the weekend, you’re bored, and you’re tired of reading about the latest tech gadgets online. Where do you go? Best Buy. You know you’ll probably not be buying anything from there, but you want to kill an afternoon, either alone or with a friend.

Google to fork WebKit and create a new rendering engine called Blink

Google to fork WebKit and create a new rendering engine called Blink

WebKit is the rendering engine that powers Apple’s Safari web browser and Google’s Chrome browser. Those two browsers alone are responsible for a majority mobile web traffic. Google has announced that they’re going to take the WebKit source code and start doing their own thing, their own engine called Blink.

With 24 hours to go until the official announcement, the Facebook Phone’s UI leaks

With 24 hours to go until the official announcement, the Facebook Phone’s UI leaks

Facebook is going to hold an event at 10:00 in the morning California time tomorrow. That’s a hair over 24 hours away according to my computer. Earlier today I published a piece compiling all the rumors about the “Facebook Phone” that will allegedly be unveiled at said event, but now there’s some new information that’s just plain over the top.

Mozilla working together with Samsung on a new browser engine called Servo

Mozilla working together with Samsung on a new browser engine called Servo

Mozilla, a company that once upon a time made an amazing browser called Firefox, has just announced that they’re working together with Samsung on a new browser engine. Said engine is called “Servo” and it’s built using a new Mozilla developed programming language called “Rust”.

Reuters: ASUS made and Qualcomm powered Nexus 7 successor to land in July

Reuters: ASUS made and Qualcomm powered Nexus 7 successor to land in July

Retuers, who doesn’t publish a rumor unless they know it’s going to happen, says Google will begin selling an updated Nexus 7 in July. Said tablet will be made by ASUS, just like the first one, but the NVIDIA Tegra chip will be swapped out for a Qualcomm Snapdragon, mainly due to power concerns.

Does LG’s 500,000 Optimus G Pro sales in Korea mean phablets are actually cool?

Does LG’s 500,000 Optimus G Pro sales in Korea mean phablets are actually cool?

When I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note II in Malaysia, and then proceeded to take it with me across South East Asia, no one said anything to me about it. It was just another phone.

Here are some random Sony rumors that hit the internet while I was away

Here are some random Sony rumors that hit the internet while I was away

Similar to the Samsung article I just published, here are a handful of Sony rumors that hit the internets while I was gone for Easter.

Here are some random Samsung rumors that hit the internet while I was away

Here are some random Samsung rumors that hit the internet while I was away

Rather than give each of these little Samsung rumors their own article, and potentially piss you guys off, I thought I’d lump them together into a sort of “here’s what happened while I was gone for seven days” summary.

HTC’s Head of European sales moves to Nokia

HTC’s Head of European sales moves to Nokia

You’ve probably never heard of Florian Seiche, but he was an important guy. He was in charge of HTC’s sales in Europe. While I was away for Easter, it looks like he left. His new employer is none other than Nokia.

ARM’s Cortex A57 just taped out, so it should end up in phones in about two to three years

ARM’s Cortex A57 just taped out, so it should end up in phones in about two to three years

ARM is the company that designs the processors and instruction sets that damn near every smartphone on the planet uses. Their fastest creation to date is the Cortex A15. The only products I can think of that use it are Google’s Nexus 10 and Samsung’s cheap ARM based Chromebook. Pretty soon we’ll have the Galaxy S4, but what comes after the A15?