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Noon News: Samsung Galaxy Beam, FBI Downs 3K GPS Devices, LG Likely to Manufacture Nexus Smartphones

Samsung has unveiled the first mainstream smartphone/projector hybrid called the Galaxy Beam. The device comes with a 15 lumens projector which Samsung says can even be used in outdooor environments and can project content on up to 50-inch screens.

After being summoned by the US Supreme Court, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has decided to shut down as many as 3,000 tracking GPS devices that were being used without proper warrants, the agency's General Council Andrew Weissmann announced. Weissmann made the revelation while addressing the attendees at a University of San Francisco conference late last week.

According to Ramchan Woo, head of LG's smartphone division, the company might soon engage in the process of manufacturing Google's next Nexus Smartphone models. However, LG has not firmly committed to this venture yet. Nexus, happens to be Google's version of Android powered smartphones and if things work out then LG might be Google's next partner in producing a Nexus smartphone devices.

eBay owned online payment outfit PayPal's desire to emerge as a leading force in the mobile payment services market is just about to be challenged by a new rival on the block. According to new reports, Boku's new technology will enable consumers not only to make online purchases, but also purchase goods from any store that uses Mastercard's PayPass NFC payment system.

Canada's privacy watchdog has raised its concerns with Google regarding the company's new privacy policy which has already drawn severe criticism from various corners of the world. According to reports, the privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart wrote a letter to the Mountain View based search giant in which she asked the company to clarify how it intends to use the personal data collected from its users under the new policy.