Tablet Wars Heat Up As The Holiday Season Approaches

CBS Philly

By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The tablet wars are heating up this week as Microsoft’s second-generation Surface and other Windows-based devices are set to appear in stores, and there’s an announcement from Apple expected tomorrow.

Another new iPad is expected to enter the market as the landscape of the market continues to change.

The full-size version of Apple’s flagship tablet hasn’t seen a major update since it got the ultra-high-resolution “Retina” display a year and a half ago.

“We’re going to see some big changes there,” says Rhoda Alexander, the top tablet market analyst for market research firm IHS.  “What we expect to see with that product is a much thinner, lighter version, taking in a lot of design elements that Apple did when they did the iPad Mini.”

The refreshed 9.7″ iPad likely also will be outfitted with the same fingerprint reader and quick processor as the just-released…

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Daily Talker: Is It OK To Text At Movie Theaters? Should There Be A Designated Area?

CBS Boston

Airports have cell phone lots.
Smokers have designated areas to light up.
Now, movie theaters may soon have texting aisles.
At least 3 chains, including AMC and Regal, are looking for a place to put people who just can’t unplug during a movie.
And it looks the back row of the theater may be just the place.
AMC says it would soundproof its designated texting area and put a barrier to dim the light from smartphones.
This all comes on the heels of Madonna being banned at a Texas theater chain for texting during the premiere of a movie in New York.
Is it OK to text at movie theaters?
Or should there be a designated area for people to stay connected?

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Samsung’s Galaxy Round smartphone has a curved display — and a US$1,000 price tag

Financial Post | Business

SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it will release the Galaxy Round smartphone with a curved 5.7-inch (14.5 cm) screen using advanced display technology called organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, technology.

The Korean company said such a curved screen smartphone is the first in the world.

The Galaxy Round will be released only in South Korea for now. SK Telecom, the country’s largest mobile operator, will start selling the handset Thursday for 1.1 million won (US$1,003) without a service contract, making it one of the priciest smartphones on the market.

In the next 18 months or so, we could see Samsung launching foldable display devices. That is going to be a game changer

Samsung said the curve will make it easier to grip. The high-end gizmo has some features that make use of the display’s curve, such as playing the next song in a music playlist by tilting…

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Pregnant Mom Shot, Baby Delivered Via C-Section Before She Died

Hollywood Life

So sad. A pregnant mom, expecting her second baby within weeks, was shot and killed in Tampa, FL on Oct. 2. One glimmer of happiness in her tragic story is that doctors were able to save her baby by quickly performing an emergency C-section.

Brianna Anderson, 22, was shot at least once on Oct. 2 by a man police believe to be her boyfriend. The young woman was also the mom to an adorable 3-year-old son, Tyler. She remained on life support in Tampa General Hospital for hours as doctors performed a cesarean section in attempts to save her second baby before she died around midnight. Her baby girl was able to be successfully delivered alive before she passed.

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