Besides the Galaxy S 4 announcement yesterday, Samsung also announced a big change in leadership, adding two new CEOs to the company
Presidents Boo-keun Yoon and JK Shin will join current CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon, meaning the company will now have three CEOs
All three CEOs will also retain their current duties: Yoon will stay in charge of Samsung's Consumer Electronics Division, including TV and appliance products; Shin will continue leading the company's IT & Mobile Communications Division, and Kwon will continue to oversee Samsung's component business.
The idea behind the move is to "clarify and enhance independent management" of the three divisions, Samsung explains. With its diverse portfolio of products and services, and a $6.6 billion profit in Q4 2012, it's no wonder that Samsung thinks it's getting too big for just one CEO
At a packed event in New York’s Radio City Music Hall Thursday, Samsung revealed its newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S 4. Following in the footsteps of the bestselling Android phone on the market, the Galaxy S III, the S 4 sports a number of unique new features, while keeping some favorite options from its predecessor.
At first glance, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the Galaxy S 4 for the Galaxy S III. The phone sports a very similar look and feel to its predecessor, in a slightly thinner body, with a slightly larger 5-inch screen. The handset is made entirely of polycarbonate, and will be available in two options: black mist and white frost.
As advances in genomics, molecular analysis, and data processing have propelled disease research forward, scientists and drug developers still face a formidable challenge: recruiting patients for their studies.
Genetic Alliance, a nonprofit that advocates for people with rare genetic disorders, is launching a new site called Reg4All that aims to entice more patients into clinical trials and disease research by giving them unprecedented privacy controls and greater say in how their data is used for research.
Reg4All’s emphasis on privacy controls and patient consent is unique. While many biobanks and DNA databases have participants sign broad consent forms that leave them little control over data, Reg4All allows patients to fine-tune how their information is used—sharing it with particular researchers, institutions, or people studying a specific disease. They will also be able to track who uses their data and how.
The singer also competed on American Idol's ninth season, but never made it to the finals. She seems to be doing pretty well, regardless — her video has accrued almost a million views in a few days, proving that Kelly is probably headed for stardom
The New York Times is overhauling its article pages as part of its first major website redesign since 2006. The Timesreleased an animated preview on Tuesday, and we stopped by their offices on Wednesday to get a closer look.
The first thing you'll notice about the new article pages — still in prototype phase — is how clean they are. There's a generous amount of white space bordering the text. The top navigation has been shrunken roughly in half, and the 728 x 90-pixel banner ad near the top of the page has been eliminated.
Images and other multimedia components, including video, have moved from thumbnail compartments into larger, more prominent placements above and in-line with the article text. Longer articles are no longer paginated because the Times found that readers read further and stay longer when they don't have those obstacles, Ian Adelman, the Times' director of digital design, says
Did Samsung just put on a Broadway play instead of a traditional tech press conference? Why yes, we believe it did.
Following weeks of marketing hype in the form of teaser trailers and even a flash mob, Samsung launched on Thursday its Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone with much fanfare. And it was interesting, to say the least.
Held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Samsung put on quite a show for tech journalists, featuring tap dancers, Broadway performers and that little boy from the ads. Not to mention Broadway actor Will Chase served as the emcee. Yes, there was actually an emcee.
Love the idea of March Madness — the betting and the brackets — but have no idea how to pick a NCAA team? Ever wish you could participate in something like March Madness, but with a little more geek cred to it? How about, say, a Star Wars-themed version?
That's what Lucasfilm is launching on Monday: a bracket-style tournament named "This is Madness" (after a favorite quote of C-3PO's). The goal: find out once and for all which Star Wars character is the fan favorite.
Fans get to vote on daily matchups between characters at Starwars.com. Jedi will face off against Jedi, Sith against Sith, rebel against rebel, bounty hunter against bounty hunter, wookiee versus Ewok, and scoundrel against scoundrel. The winners in each bracket face off until we reach the final Force-filled matchup between light and dark sides
NBA player Larry Sanders earned two technical fouls during his Milwaukee Bucks' Wednesday night game against the Washington Wizards. The second technical led to an automatic ejection, which Sanders handled in historic fashion
He didn't get in the ref's face even more. He didn't throw a fit while leaving the court. He didn't whine like a spoiled child. Instead, he gave an exaggerated, sarcastic thumbs-up to each of the game's three refs before swaggering off into the sunset (as it were). Well played, Larry. Well played indeed. Check out the video above to see for yourself.