Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

“Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel … and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold,” explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarb. “But with plastic, the texture is warmer. We believe users will find [the device] both warmer and friendlier. This material was also the best at visually expressing volume, better at symbolizing our design concepts.” The design concept for Samsung’s Galaxy S5? Modern and flash —

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Meet the One, OnePlus’ $299 Nexus killer

Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer

Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that’s not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the One (not to be confused with the HTC One). While the device’s impressive specs have already been listed in detail beforehand, OnePlus had remained tight-lipped about the actual prices (unsubsidized) until today: $299/£229/€269 for the 16GB model, and $349/£269/€299 for the 64GB flavor; both due mid to late

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Meet the One, OnePlus’ $299 Nexus killer

Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer

Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that’s not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the One (not to be confused with the HTC One). While the device’s impressive specs have already been listed in detail beforehand, OnePlus had remained tight-lipped about the actual prices (unsubsidized) until today: $299/€269 for the 16GB model, and $349/€299 for the 64GB flavor; both due mid to late May. This aggressive pricing is

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Meet the One, OnePlus’ $299 Nexus killer

Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer

Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that’s not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its first smartphone, the One (not to be confused with the HTC One). While the device’s impressive specs have already been listed in detail beforehand, OnePlus had remained tight-lipped about the actual prices (unsubsidized) until today: $299/£229/€269 for the 16GB model, and $349/£269/€299 for the 64GB flavor; both due mid to late May. This aggressive pricing is

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Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

“Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel … and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold,” explains Senior Product Designer Dong Hun Kim, pointing to why Samsung still plays in polycarb. “But with plastic, the texture is warmer. We believe users will find [the device] both warmer and friendlier. This material was also the best at visually expressing volume, better at symbolizing our design concepts.” The design concept for Samsung’s Galaxy S5? Modern and flash — and boy, that blue GS5

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What you need to know about Aereo’s battle with broadcast television

What you need to know about Aereo's battle with broadcast television

Today, the United States Supreme Court will spend one hour hearing the latest arguments in an old, important debate that affects everyone watching television in the US: who owns the airwaves?

ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and others use the broadcast frequencies our TV antennas pick up, the government regulates those frequencies, and cable companies pay broadcasters to re-broadcast those frequencies, but the answer to who owns them remains nebulous. That is at the heart of today’s case — “American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. v. Aereo, Inc.” — being decided by the highest court in the United States. And the

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What you need to know about Aereo’s battle with broadcast television

What you need to know about Aereo's battle with broadcast television

Today, the United States Supreme Court will spend one hour hearing the latest arguments in an old, important debate that affects everyone watching television in the US: who owns the airwaves?

ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and others use the broadcast frequencies our TV antennas pick up, the government regulates those frequencies, and cable companies pay broadcasters to re-broadcast those frequencies, but the answer to who owns them remains nebulous. That is at the heart of today’s case — “American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. v. Aereo, Inc.” — being decided by the highest court in the United States. And the

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What you need to know about Aereo’s battle with broadcast television

What you need to know about Aereo's battle with broadcast television

Today, the United States Supreme Court will spend one hour hearing the latest arguments in an old, important debate that affects everyone watching television in the US: who owns the airwaves?

ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and others use the broadcast frequencies our TV antennas pick up, the government regulates those frequencies, and cable companies pay broadcasters to re-broadcast those frequencies, but the answer to who owns them remains nebulous. That is at the heart of today’s case — “American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. v. Aereo, Inc.” — being decided by the highest court in the United States. And the

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What you need to know about Aereo’s battle with broadcast television

What you need to know about Aereo's battle with broadcast television

Today, the United States Supreme Court will spend one hour hearing the latest arguments in an old, important debate that affects everyone watching television in the US: who owns the airwaves?

ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and others use the broadcast frequencies our TV antennas pick up, the government regulates those frequencies, and cable companies pay broadcasters to re-broadcast those frequencies, but the answer to who owns them remains nebulous. That is at the heart of today’s case — “American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. v. Aereo, Inc.” — being decided by the highest court in the United States. And the

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What you need to know about Aereo’s battle with broadcast television

What you need to know about Aereo's battle with broadcast television

Today, the United States Supreme Court will spend one hour hearing the latest arguments in an old, important debate that affects everyone watching television in the US: who owns the airwaves?

ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and others use the broadcast frequencies our TV antennas pick up, the government regulates those frequencies, and cable companies pay broadcasters to re-broadcast those frequencies, but the answer to who owns them remains nebulous. That is at the heart of today’s case — “American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. v. Aereo, Inc.” — being decided by the highest court in the United States. And the

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