Microsoft has started shipping slightly faster version of the Surface Pro 2 last month without any official announcement. The change was noticed by some customers who purchased the device recently.
How big is the change? Not much, it seems. The base model that shipped with an Intel Core i5-4200U clocked at 1.6GHz is now clocked at 1.9GHz. The more expensive 4300U model also gets an unspecified amount of clock speed boost along with Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology. Read more »
Last year, after doing pretty much nothing with it, HP decided to sell the rights to WebOS to LG, who did something completely unexpected and decided to put it in its TVs instead.
Now, eleven months since that happened, we are finally getting a first glimpse at LG’s first TV running WebOS. Courtesy of evleaks, the image shows a gorgeous looking panel with an integrated stand and nearly nonexistent bezel around the screen. Read more »
When you talk about Windows Phone devices these days, you can only think of Nokia, with others such as Samsung and HTC having nearly been wiped from our memory. But turns out Samsung still cares about the handful of Windows Phone devices it made (or perhaps this is the reason).
Samsung has launched two new apps that are exclusive to its own Windows Phone 8 devices. The first one is called Share Box, which works over DLNA and lets you share multimedia content with other DLNA compatible device. The second app is called Samsung Link, which will allow you to play content stored on other registered devices remotely over an internet connection. Read more »
Snapchat users primarily in North America have some bad news coming their way right on the first day of the new year. The usernames and phone numbers of over 4.6 million users have been obtained and leaked online by a site called SnapchatDB.
SnapChatDB managed to acquire this information through a security exploit in Snapchat that the latter was warned about but took too long to fix. This private information is now available on this website and available for download to anyone as an SQL dump or a CSV text file. Read more »
Sony recently launched the QX10 and QX100 camera accessories that snap on to the back of your Android phone or iPhone and allow you take much higher quality images with optical zoom than is otherwise possible with the built-in camera. But while these devices are meant to fit a wide variety of phones, they don’t actually fit Sony’s own Xperia Z Ultra due to its enormity.
To solve this problem, Sony has now released new cases for the Xperia Z Ultra, that has a provision on the back to attach these accessories. You just snap them on the back without the attachment tool used for other phones and then use the phone like a point and shoot camera. Read more »
LG has announced new models of Tab-Book 2, Ultra PC and All-in-One (AIO) PC. The devices will be officially unveiled at CES 2014 next year.
The Tab-Book 2 is 11.6-inch tablet with a sliding keyboard underneath the FullHD display. The device runs Windows 8.1 on Intel Core i5 processor. Read more »
After showcasing the massive 85-inch 4K or UHDTV earlier this year, Samsung is upping the ante with a positively gargantuan 110-inch version. Featuring the same framed floating panel design, the new 110-inch model goes on sale today in China, Middle East and a few European countries.
The 110-inch behemoth is the largest of its kind and at 2.6m width and 1.8m height, it’s bigger than a king-size bed. The 110-inch model will have all the features of the (comparatively) smaller 85-inch model. Read more »
The NSA fiasco in the US continues and has now reached a whole new level. According to the latest report on NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) unit by Spiegel, the NSA has been intercepting new devices such as computers and hard drives and planting them with tracking devices before they are delivered to customers.
Devices that were intercepted were modified with special software or hardware the provided a backdoor for NSA and allowed them to spy on the user of the device. The list of hardware companies whose products were compromised included storage companies such as Seagate and Western Digital, networking companies like Cisco and Juniper Networks and hardware OEMs like Dell, Samsung and Huawei. Read more »
The original Tomb Raider game was a milestone in the world of gaming. You could say it singlehandedly created the third person action, adventure genre and made it what it is today. Even today, it remains a benchmark in terms of level design and masterfully combining action, platforming and puzzle solving elements all in one game.
Seventeen years after the original game debuted on the PC and consoles, Eidos (now Square Enix Inc) has ported the game over to iOS. The mobile version features the complete first game, along with the extra levels found in the 1998 re-release, Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business. Let’s see how good this port is. Read more »
The original Cut the Rope is one of the all time great games on the mobile platform. Featuring simple yet challenging gameplay and lovable animation, the game won many hearts around the world and ended up being downloaded millions of times on various platforms.
Now, after releasing several variations of the original game, ZeptoLab has released a true successor in the form of Cut the Rope 2. With new characters, new gameplay mechanics and updated visuals, Cut the Rope 2 seems ready to reinvent the game. Let’s see how well it manages to achieve that. Read more »
There is a long and complicated process behind issuing Android updates to devices. A lot happens behind the scenes between Google releasing the source code and the update being pushed to your device. The process is even longer if yours is a carrier branded device.
Unfortunately, most people aren’t aware of this process, which results in unrealistic expectations when it comes to how soon we can receive the latest Android updates on non-Nexus devices. Fortunately for us, HTC has released a giant infographic that details every step in this process for our reading pleasure. Read more »
Valve is giving away one of its games for free on Steam this holiday season. If you hurry, you will be able to pick up the popular Left 4 Dead 2 for $0 from Steam. L4D2 is a first person co-op zombie shooter that is known to be great fun whether you play with friends or random people online. The game is available on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Meanwhile, the Steam winter sale continues, with today’s deal including Deas Ex: Human Revolution ($4.99), Football Manager 2014 ($24.99), Terraria ($2.49), Endless Space: Emperor Edition ($7.49), Payday 2 ($13.49), Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum ($5.99), Europa Universalis IV ($19.99), Tials Evolution: Gold Edition ($4.99) and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ($7.49). Read more »
Those familiar with Humble Bundle would know that other than having a great bunch of games for a really low price, they usually also tend to add more games later at no extra cost to those who purchased the bundle by paying over the average amount.
Humble Bundle has now updated their latest bundle for Windows and Android with three new games: Bad Hotel, Solar 2, and The Bard’s Tale. This is in addition to Little Inferno, Gemini Rue, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, Jack Lumber, Hero Academy and Anomaly 2 already present in the bundle. Read more »
Amazon is giving away $5 store credit to app shoppers this holiday season. And all you have to do is download an app from their Appstore.
To get the $5 store credit, all you have to do is go to the Amazon Appstore app on your Kindle Fire or any other compatible Android device and download any app, including a free one. You’ll soon get an email informing you that $5 credit has been added to your account, which can then be used to purchase more apps or games from the Amazon Appstore. Read more »
After releasing the Android based portable gaming console, Shield, NVIDIA is now entering the popular 7-inch tablet category with the Tegra Note. Just like the Shield, the Tegra Note tablet focuses on gaming but also bundles in stylus functionality at a very attractive price point.
Unlike the Shield, NVIDIA won’t be selling the Tegra Note tablet directly. Instead, it will be manufactured for NVIDIA by OEM partners across the world and sold under their own brands. What we are looking at today is the XOLO Play Tegra Note, which is manufactured and sold by XOLO for NVDIA in India and is similar to the Tegra Note tablet offered by other OEMs such as Gigabyte, EVGA and ZOTAC in other markets. So let’s take a closer look at NVIDIA’s first tablet. Read more »