Somehow last night during the announcement we missed the fact that the Galaxy S4 is the first phone to feature Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Yeah, I know, it’s not a big thing, but tech geeks are sometimes excited by small things like this.
The Gorilla Glass 3 was announced back at CES, earlier this year, and is marketed as having Native Damage Resistance™. Of course, that’s just a bunch of words marketing people love to use. What matters is that the new glass reportedly provides enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs. Read more »
What’s a high-tech product without some equally high-tech accessories? Samsung presented a whole suite of those, though they kinda slipped under the radar at yesterday’s show. The accessories however are worth a look on their own.
The list includes the S Band pedometer, the Game Pad, a Wireless Charging Pad / Cover, an Extra Battery Kit, plus a heart rate band sensor and a Body Scale. There are also several cases such as the S View Cover, a regular Flip Cover, a classic Pouch, the Protective Cover+. Read more »
It takes some guts to stand up to the big guy and call his work a flop. And bravery is usually to be admired. But it takes a bit more than bravery to classify the next big thing from the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer (your competitor) as #TheNextBigFlop, unless you are alright with people taking your comment for an arrogant sign of a deeply rooted inferiority complex.
Whatever the reason, HTC, or rather the PR people behind HTC Twitter account did just that by calling today’s Galaxy S4 announcement #TheNextBigFlop. Read more »
Samsung has installed multiple Galaxy S4 billboards all over Times Square in New York, teasing tonight’s announcement. It’s not a big surprise that the competition would try to steal some of the spotlights. It is LG in this case, advertizing on the electronic billboard positioned right above Samsung’s regular vinyl one.
And LG has created an almost exact copy of Samsung’s S4 billboard, but only to advertize their flagship Optimus G. Of course, they are not just copying the style of Samsung’s ads, you have got to appreciate the humor involved in their move, too. Read more »
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has been exclusive to Amazon US ever since it was released last September. Fortunately, today Amazon is finally ready to expand the tablet’s availability. As of today, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is available at Amazon in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.
Another positive change is that the US prices are lower now, down to $269 (16GB) and $300 (32GB). In Europe, the tablet costs €269 and €299. All quoted prices are only valid under Amazon’s Special Offers program. Read more »
As usual with high-end devices, we are sure that by the time the HTC One hits the stores, there would be plenty of third-party accessories to choose from. Nevertheless, it’s still reassuring to know HTC has created several high-quality accessories, matching the HTC One colors and design language.
The list of accessories we managed to snap at the HTC One unveiling event includes several cases, a desk cradle, an external power-pack and a new white/silver version of the HTC Bluetooth stereo headset. Read more »
Moments after the unveiling of HTC’s new flagship – the HTC One – we can now enjoy the first official video ad.
The video makes a nice job of explaining the various buzzwords HTC invented to pet-name some of the new features, introduced on the HTC One. Read more »
Have you ever thought about how the latest evasi0n jailbreak actually works and what it took the evad3rds team members to overcome the hardened defenses of Apple’s latest devices? One of the team members, David Wang, a.k.a. @planetbeing, who was one of the two people who were personally responsible for finding the exploit in Apple’s code, sat down for an interview with fellow tech journalists and explained the whole process.
The evasi0n jailbreak was launched only 2 days ago. More than 1.7 million iOS devices were jailbroken in the first 24 hours, according to Cydia’s download stats. What’s more – the half of that number was reached in mere six hours of the release of the jailbreak tool. Read more »
Temple Run is already a smash hit on both iOS and Android, and it’s only been two weeks since it was released. Following in the footsteps of Temple Run: Brave, the new game will reportedly revolve around the story and the characters from the upcoming movie Oz the Great and Powerful.
The movie is due for March 8, but the game will be available even before that – with February 27 thought to be the launch date. Read more »
Ah, the iPhone 5 jailbreak is an unfulfilled dream of many, but it’s still as elusive as ever (the iPad mini one, just as well). Or are they? An independent dev group, which calls itself the Evad3rs, claims to have a jailbreak solution almost ready for the masses – called Evasi0n – and it should launch this very Sunday.
Not only that, but the jailbreak should work on all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running anything from iOS 6.0 to the latest iOS 6.1, as famous iOS community hacker MuscleNerd has confirmed personally on Twitter. Read more »
The announcement includes two budget compacts, five mid-range compacts, and three waterproof models. The key word is obviously zoom capabilities and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The highlights include the Coolpix P520 42x superzoom with a GPS receiver, the Coolpix L820 30x budget superzoom, and the S9500 22x compact superzoom with GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The list of the mid-rangers also includes the Coolpix S9400 with 18x zoom and the really compact CoolPix S5200 with Wi-Fi connectivity.
The waterproof models are the rugged Nikon Coolpix AW110/AW110s and the cheaper, but sleek looking S31.
The budget offerings Coolpix L28 and L27 complete the tally. The announcement comes ahead of the start of this year’s CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan. Read more »
Starting today, BestBuy has a great deal on the current-gen MacBook Airs. You can buy them for $200 off Apple’s regular retail price.
I’ve never seen Apple products get such a deep discount – the prices are lower than those of Apple’s refurbished stock of MacBook Airs. I don’t know about you, but I had to double check that it’s not Black Friday all over again. Read more »
The US owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 are in for a treat today – the tablet is about to join in on the Jelly Bean fun its European cousin has been having for a while now.
The Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 also comes with the Premium Suite Upgrade, which means it’s not a mere update of the operating system but it also delivers a pack of new features to the tablet owners. The new stuff should provide improved performance, enhanced S Pen Functionality and fully resizable apps. Read more »
A surprise leak on the XDA forums gave the Motorola Atrix 2 users access to an official Jelly Bean ROM for their smartphones. Under its new management, Motorola announced certain phones won’t be updated anymore. Still, for most of the handsets released in 2011 or later the update was to be guaranteed.
The Motorola Atrix 2 was released in October 2011 but it was never on the white list of the devices lucky enough to get an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
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The highly successful TV series Game of Thrones by HBO is getting ready for its third season on the small (or big) screen of your TV. The new teaser is here and it’s three times longer than the one released back in December.
That said, it’s irritatingly short as it only runs for 45 seconds. Yeah, I hate teasers, I am more of a trailer type of guy. But I digress. The first episode of the new season will be aired on March 31. Read more »