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First Sony Xperia Z Ultra AnTuTu benchmark surfaces

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A screencap showing off an AnTuTu benchmark score of what is allegedly the just-announced Sony Xperia Z Ultra has surfaced.

We haven’t seen the Snapdragon 800 chipset and the insane clock speeds of its Krait 400 cores before, but as expected it was easily able to top spot the AnTuTu charts. Here, it outperforms even the alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 Advanced (under its codenamed SHV-E330S.) Read more »

Sony shows off Xperia Z Ultra TRILUMINOS and X-Reality Display tech on video

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The just-announced Sony Xperia Z Ultra offers a massive 6.4″ screen of 1080p resolution. Besides being ultra crisp, the display features some advanced display technologies that it borrows from Sony Bravia HDTVs and the company provided a short video to demonstrate their benefits.

The TRILUMINOUS technology enables richer colors thanks to a wider palette of available colors, while the X-Reality engine enhances contrast, saturation, and sharpness and reduces noise. Read more »

Huawei announces quad-core MediaPad 7 Vogue Android tablet

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Huawei has announced another addition to its MediaPad tablet family, the MediaPad 7 Vogue.

The Vogue will be running on the same in-house Huawei K3V2 chipset as the recently-announced Huawei Ascend P6 flagship. Read more »

Brown Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is official, US to get first dibs

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Last month, we saw a leaked image showing off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 in a brown paintjob, although we had no idea when or where it will be available. Until now.

The Brown versino has popped up online from several US retailers for $399.99, and is available now. Read more »

Get an iOS 7-like photo gallery app now, with Photoful

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The new Photoful app (formerly known as PhotoSocial) has hit iOS and it promises all the benefits of iOS 7′s reimagined Photos app for current iPhone users, and then some.

It features integrated editing, tagging and sharing options, as well as a very slick interface with highly intuitive gesture support. Read more »

LG confirms the production of flexible displays will start in Q4

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LG spokesman Frank Lee said the Korean company is set to start mass production of flexible displays in the fourth quarter of this year.

Furthermore, LG Electronics plans on releasing its first smartphone with a flexible display before the year’s end. Read more »

Huawei releases series of videos showing off their new Ascend P6 flagship

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The just-announced Huawei Ascend P6 flagship is not exactly unexpected given the numerous leaks over the past couple of months, but it’s good to finally see the device from all angles.

To accompany the official announcement, Huawei has also posted several videos on YouTube showing off its sleek design, as well as how they achieved the impressive 6.18mm thickness. Read more »

Adobe outs latest major update to Creative Cloud

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Creative Cloud, Adobe’s rebranded Creative Suite, which is now the only way to get the latest versions of popular Adobe programs like Photoshop and Premier, has received a major update to most of its supported programs – 15 in total.

These latest versions now have the CC moniker attached, with Photoshop CC getting new sharpening technologies and designer workflow enhancements. Read more »

Instagram to add video support on June 20?

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An upcoming mysterious Facebook event has several sources speculating that the social network might be adding video support to its Instagram platform.

Instagram, which was bought by Facebook for a cool $1 billion in cash and stock in April of 2012, has been slowly losing ground on Twitter to Vine, a popular iOS and Android app which lets you share short 6 second video clips. Read more »

Google updates its Gesture Search to identify more than 40 languages

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Google’s Gesture Search – the nifty Android capability which lets you quickly access contacts, settings, applications and more through the use of on-screen gestures – has received an update which extends its character recognition to cover over 40 new languages.

New native character support also supports pinyin for Chinese language gestures. Read more »

Apple ditches Google for Siri, replaces it with Bing

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Add another one to the list of changes we can expect in iOS 7 – Microsoft’s Bing Search will be the brain behind Apple’s Siri virtual assistant on the iPhone.

The new search engine is accompanied by Siri’s new look, voice templates, and extended capabilities in iOS 7. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S4 destruction tests are a pain to watch

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We’ve seen all sorts of comparisons between the top dogs of the smartphone world, Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 in the past couple of months, but nothing quite like this.

This destruction test aims to show how sturdy the hardware of the two devices is – even going as far as getting run over by a car! Lets just say things didn’t go well for either contestant. Read more »

Call-blocking to finally make its way to the iPhone with iOS 7

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A feature that’s been missing in iOS for quite some time is set to finally make its way to Apple’s mobile platform with its most recent version.

Call-blocking in iOS 7 will not only block calls, but also prevents messages and even FaceTime calls from numbers you add to the list. Read more »

Over 80% of Windows Phone devices made by Nokia

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The latest report from Adduplex reveals that as of May 2013, some 80.2% of global Windows Phone devices are made by Nokia.

The bulk of the shares come at the expense of Samsung, who has largely moved away from Windows Phone in the past several quarters. Read more »

Colorware now lets you customize your Samsung Galaxy S4 paintjob

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Colorware, a US-based company which specializes in creating custom paintjobs for a wide range of consumer electronics, has added the Samsung Galaxy S4 to its list of supported devices.

Unfortunately, getting yourself a custom-colored Samsung Galaxy S4 will set you back a cool $1000. Read more »