Samsung to continue to use heat pipes for its flagships in 2018 despite the high price

As smartphone companies continue to pack their products with more powerful components, there’s a need for cooling solutions that would keep the handsets from overheating. In the last couple of years, many handset makers adopted cooling solutions, but only for their top-of-the-line products due to the high costs.

On the other hand, mid-range and entry-level smartphones don’t really need a cooling system since they are not prone to overheating. Samsung is one of the first early adopters of a cooling system based on heat pipes.

It’s the most used cooling system …


Pixel 2 XL teardown reveals LG battery, heat pipe, and Google's first custom processor

The crafty folks from iFixit have gone through the trouble to take apart the new Google Pixel 2 XL, and it turned out that it wasn’t much of a trouble, at least as far as today’s sealed waterproof flagships are concerned, as we’ve seen recent phones much harder to repair. The Pixel 2 XL got a 6/10 score for repairability, and, despite that it is water-resistant with IP67 certification, it doesn’t even need heating to open up, unlike the vast majority of today’s glass-and-metal flagships.
The phone is indeed LG inside, as given away by the branding of …

YouTube client ProTube feels the heat from Google, removes itself from the App Store

On the first of this month, alternative YouTube client ProTube was removed from the Apple App Store by its developer. This took place following complaints lodged by YouTube owner Google. The search giant first filed its complaint a year ago stating that the app violated its Terms of Service. Google pointed out in its complaint that ProTube was a paid app which alone was a violation of the YouTube ToS. ProTube developer Jonas Gessner wrote in his blog on Sunday that Google requested that ProTube remove all of the features that made it different than YouTube.

Google wanted ProTube to remove …

Apple will return excess heat from new data center to the heating system of the local community

There is no doubt that Apple is one of the greenest tech companies in the world, and it’s aiming towards being as eco as possible. Its next step in that direction comes in the form of an interesting way to power one of its new data centers and deal with the excess heat it will produce.

The new facility will be built in the Jutland region of Denmark, and it will be powered only by renewable energy. A portion of this energy will come from recycled farm waste.

Apple is working with Aarhus University on a system to process agricultural waste products with a digester, which in turn generates …

Netflix partners with India's leading carriers as it faces the heat from Amazon Prime Video

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Netflix is going all out to capture the Indian market. Its latest move signifies that it wants to reach “mass” viewers who are exposed to traditional television more than internet TV. 

The California-based video streaming major has announced partnerships with India’s leading telecom carriers and DTH (direct-to-home) service providers — Airtel Digital TV, Videocon d2h and Vodafone — that will give viewers access to Netflix content even without a smart TV or a Google Chromecast.

Here’s how. 

Airtel Digital TV will be integrating the Netflix app within its DTH service which has over 11 million subscribers.  Read more…

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