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    Infrared (IR) has been used in various consumer electronics since the 1980s. It was even used in smartphones and PDAs in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But IR abruptly died off in light of newer smartphones, mobile operating systems and better methods of transferring data between two mobile devices. This year, several OEMs have come forward with flagships bearing IR blasters along their top edges. The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4, for example, both come with infrared capabilities. And using the respective applications on each, you can point towards your entertainment system and control ...

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    Samsung is doing something right. They've reportedly sold 10 million Galaxy Notes worldwide. That's pretty noteworthy, if you'll pardon the pun. Earlier today Michael Fisher gave us a hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and it's shaping up to be quite a formidable device! Exynos quad-core 1.4? Check! 2GB RAM? Check! Infrared port: Check! Wait, what?! Didn't we just talk about IrDA? Isn't infrared dead? IR transfers are slow, unpredictable, and very limited by distance. We often reminisce about how you could really frustrate someone by simply bumping the table during an IR ...

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