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Jolla hands-on

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Finland-based Jolla’s quest as the self-proclaimed savior of MeeGo took a significant step closer to reality with the release of its Jolla smartphone.

The Sailfish-powered smartphone makes its way in front of our camera with the hopes of providing something different amidst a sea of Android and Windows Phone handsets. Join us as we take a closer look at what it brings to the table. Read more »

Tesla to unveil new budget model electric car in early 2015

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Tesla, the makers behind the nifty (but somewhat pricey) Model S electric vehicle have announced that it’ll be outing a new model aimed at a more cost conscious crowd.

The still unannounced upcoming EV goes tentatively by the Model E moniker, and is set to retail for around $30,000 after government subsidies and it’s set to go on market in January of 2015. Read more »

ARM shares rise amidst rumors of Google server deal

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Britian’s ARM Holdings plc, the folks behind the popular ARM processor line found in many mobile devices, has enjoyed a up to a 5.5% increase in share prices after media outlets began reporting on a potential server deal with Google.

Google is supposedly looking to incorporate the popular mobile chip architecture in its own server processors. Read more »

Samsung merges Wireless and Digital Imaging divisions in pursuit of better cameraphones

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Samsung has merged the two divisions responsible for mobile devices and cameras into one, in the hopes of producing better camera imaging tech in its smartphones and tablets.

The Korean tech giant hopes that the greater synergy between the two teams will result in even higher quality mobile camera experiences. Read more »

Android 4.3 leaks for Sony Xperia Z and ZL

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The latest Android Jelly Bean build has surfaced for the former Sony flagship, Xperia Z, and its softshell variant, the Xperia ZL.

The 4.3 build has recently leaked through xda-developers as a version which was destined for commercial outlets and members of the press. Read more »

Sailfish OS ported to Nokia N9, demoed on video

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Jolla’s upcoming mobile OS Sailfish debuted on the company’s first smartphone earlier last month in Finland, and has yet to see a global rollout.

Meanwhile, the Sailfish community has been hard at work on improving the OS, and some clever developers have been able to get it to work on the Nokia N9. Read more »

Viber puts the heat on Skype with new global calling option

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Everyone’s favorite cross-platform calling and VOIP service, Viber, has announced Viber Out, its latest service that lets users place calls to any phone number.

More importantly, Viber is directly targeting Skype’s similarly-named Skype Out service by offering significantly cheaper rates. Read more »

Motorola Moto G hands-on

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The Motorola Moto G has been all the rage recently being hyped as the best-spec’d entry-level offering in the market right now.

It’s made its way into our offices, and we’re stealing it away for a quick peek before our review team takes it away. Read more »

ZeroLemon brings 10000mAh to Galaxy Note 3 for just $60

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For those of us who find the 3,200mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 insufficient, a new extended battery case from ZeroLemon adds a huge 10,000mAh power juice.

While you may also need to buy a new belt due to the added weight, the 10,000mAh case also offers NFC connectivity, as well as a belt clip holster that also doubles as a kickstand. Read more »

Sony SmartWatch 2 gets a major update

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Today Sony’s latest smartwatch offering, the SmartWatch 2, received a major firmware update.

The new update brings with it a few new features as well as some stability improvements. Many of the SmartWatch 2′s app “Smart extensions”, like the Camera smart extension, have also received updates. Read more »

Assassin’s Creed Pirates raids Android and iOS

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Hot off the heels of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Ubisoft has announced the release of Assassin’s Creed Pirates for Android and iOS.

Having dropped the open world stealth element the series is best known for, Assassin’s Creed Pirates is built entirely around the highly entertaining naval combat introduced in Assassin’s Creed III. Read more »

Huawei CEO: “We have decided to exit the US market”

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In a rare interview with international journalists, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei claims that the world’s largest telecom equipment maker will exit the US market amidst allegations of cyberspying.

US government officials have long accused Huawei of having ties with the Chinese government, and have often tried to pass legislature or block the spread of the company’s equipment through federal regulations. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5S price map shows the smartphone is most expensive in India

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It’s common knowledge that Apple’s iPhone is a bit on the expensive side when compared to most smartphones. But just how much of a markup is it getting in international markets?

Mobile Unlocked reveals that some nations are not only paying more for iPhones, but that the difference is vast when factoring in the countries “purchasing power parity” (PPP) – how much disposable income the average person has to spend on an iPhone, based on GDP. Read more »

HP outs a quartet of competitive Android tablets

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Hewlett-Packard has quietly released a new trio of Tegra-powered compact tablets that aim to lure more than a few shoppers this holiday season, as well as ultra-cheap dual-core 10-incher.

All four tablets are set to come with Android 4.2, with the cheapest starting at $149.99. Read more »

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch sells out on its first day

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The Qualcomm Toq, the chipset makers first piece of wearable tech, went on sale yesterday.

Despite the rather steep $350 price tag, the device has already sold out. You can still get you hands on one, though, as Qualcomm is currently accepting pre-orders for a second batch of Toqs, expected to ship in 1-2 weeks. Read more »