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The Pepsi Phone May Not Reach Its Crowdfunding Goal


Last month we detailed the upcoming Pepsi smartphone, a mid-range smartphone model that would share the beverage brand for a China-only release. The device launched on JD’s crowdfunding site JD Finance this month and has been live for a week, attracting significant media attention. However with only eight days left it’s yet to reach half of its 3 million RMB ($470,000 USD) goal. Pepsi has chosen ...

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China Doesn’t Seem To Want Pepsi’s Branded Android Phone

China doesn’t seem to want Pepsi’s branded Android phone

When news of a Pepsi smartphone launching leaked, it seemed a bit of a left-field move that made little sense. Once announced, however, it made more sense. It’s aimed at the Chinese market, which is far more welcoming of branded limited edition devices. I said it made more sense, not a lot of sense. To date, the crowdfunding campaign has raised ...

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See The Invisible Wireless Signals Around You


The human eye is remarkable, but it only lets us see a very small sliver of electromagnetic waves. It’s nearly impossible to imagine what our world would look like if we could see beyond the visible spectrum, but a new app called Architecture of Radio does give us a taste. The app offers an augmented-reality experience: spin your iPhone or ...

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Samsung May Partner With Google To Optimize TouchWiz


TouchWiz is a front-end interface installed on Samsung devices, which can be customized using various themes. Some of the problems with TouchWiz is that it ships with many pre-installed applications that cannot be uninstalled and it consumes substantial amounts of memory. Now there are rumors that Samsung may partner with Google GOOGL +0.26% to optimize the TouchWiz interface, according to Samsung Viet. The rumor ...

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