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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge camera ring suffers chafing issue

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Samsung has been beating its chest over the strong Corning Gorilla Glass 4 panels used in the Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphone. The metal frame around those panels appears strong too but there still appear to be some weak spots in the design.

A Greek Tech Blog pointed at a potential issue with the chrome finish around the camera of the Galaxy S6 edge. The color layer on top of the chrome-finish aluminum ring over the protruding camera easily comes off by simply rubbing it with a finger. Read more »

The second trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here

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“Chewie…We’re home.”

Imagine the hysteria and adrenaline among the Star Wars fans when Hans Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) show up on the screen. These are the two beloved characters from the original Star Wars saga and are part of the official seventh movie – Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This movie is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Disney is hosting a fan convention Star Wars Celebration, at the Anaheim Convention Center through the weekend. The has been offering live stream of the fan event and also the special panel for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read more »

MediaTek plans 10-core Helios X20 chipset mass production by year end

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Earlier this year, MediaTek announced its silicon roadmap in order to shake up the competition bay which mostly includes Samsung and Qualcomm. That initial buzz of the 10-core and 12-core Helios chipsets may have felt like a goof while octa-core chips are just setting their foot. But by the year end, we may expect to see a 10-core chipset.

MediaTek showed its 10-core Helios X20 to select handset makers such as Xiaomi, Vivo, and other select members yesterday at a special event. The 10-cores loaded Helios X20 SoC may shatter the synthetic benchmarks but we are yet to share any light about the power-management in real-world situations. Read more »

Google Drive app update enables easy file sharing, support for 23 languages

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Google Drive for Android received a major update. The latest version of the popular application brings new features, as well as support for 23 new languages.

The new Google Drive app build offers a new ‘Add People’ option to let users share a file with others straight from the notification area. Read more »

Android for Work by Google arrives to pre-Lollipop devices

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In February, Google introduced a new program called Android for Work for users who prefer to bring their own smartphone or tablet to work. With this solution, Android devices’ owners can have two profiles that keep work and personal data separate.

After baking these features in Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has now released Android for Work for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich through Kitkat. Read more »

WhatsApp finally gets a material design makeover

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The Android version of the popular instant messaging service WhatsApp finally embraced the Material Design language which made a debut with Android 5.0 Lollipop. An experimental build of the redesigned app is available to download directly from the messenger’s official website.

For Android users, the WhatsApp build 2.12.38 version brings revamped appearance with new icons, animations, and color-flipped emoji tray. Read more »

Meizu, AKG team to launch limited edition headphones on April 15

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Smartphone makers partnering with headphones making companies is no new trend and as you might remember recently Meizu joined it – shaking hands with AKG Acoustics teams.

Meizu’s official Weibo account has put up several teaser images for new headphones launch on April 15. Read more »

LG is working on futuristic foldable phone-watch hybrid device

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LG is working on a foldable phone-watch hybrid device. As per a patent awarded last week to the Korean giant, the device is basically a mobile phone with ornamental design.

The concept is about a super slim smartphone which can bend backwards to wrap itself around a band. Read more »

BitTorrent’s distributed web browser Project Maelstrom enters public beta

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BitTorrent has introduced its ambitious plan to offer a content friendly web access through its Project Maelstrom web browser. Now available as public beta, the Project Maelstrom is powered by distributed computing technology, very similar to the one used in its torrent client for peer-to-peer digital files distribution.

The idea behind Project Maelstrom is to offer a web browsing experience that provides seamless access to the content coming from everywhere. Read more »

Google has a small team working on battery technology for consumer devices

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Yesterday, we mentioned about a breakthrough in aluminum battery by Stanford University scientists. Shortly thereafter, Google revealed that a small team of scientists working on a next-generation battery technology for consumer electronics.

As part of the Google X research lab, Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj is working with three other scientists on about 20 different battery-dependent projects. Read more »

Microsoft releases Office Remote for Android app

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Microsoft is actively expanding its reach on rival mobile platforms, especially Android. The software giant has added yet another feather to its app hat by releasing the Office Remote for Android app.

As the name suggests, it is your remote to control the PowerPoint presentations and Excel Pivot tables. But first, you will have to connect the phone over Bluetooth with a desktop/laptop running Office 2013 or Office 2016 Preview. Read more »

Activision confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops III due this year

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Activision has confirmed that this year, its popular Call of Duty series will get yet another exciting installment. Through its official Twitter account, the company shared a teaser of the upcoming game – Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Developed by Treyarch, the Black Ops III teaser video is full of quotes and imagery along with a Snapchat QR code. Read more »

Age of Empires II: HD edition to get a new expansion pack later this year

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Microsoft’s legacy game Age of Empires is bringing fond memories to those late 90s gamers and it’s no wonder the company keeps coming back to it every now and then. The Redmond giant now promises to release a new expansion pack for the Age of Empires II: HD edition later this year.

Microsoft introduced this historical real-time strategy game on Valve’s Steam service back in 2013. Read more »

Photos app makes a debut with Mac OS X 10.10.3 update

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Apple has seeded the new Mac OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite update for its family of Mac machines. This new update also brings the new Photos app which essentially replaces the iPhoto and Aperture apps.

With Photos, you can enjoy better control in organizing your photos in to Photos, Shared, Albums, and Projects. The app also integrates iCloud Photo Library to sync and take a back up of the images on the Mac and other devices. Read more »

YouTube to offer ad-free subscription service for videos

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The video binge-watchers stay glued to the YouTube only if they have an AdBlock installed for uninterrupted entertainment. Meanwhile, several millions of users have to go through the YouTube ads to continue watching their 5 to 10 minute videos.

YouTube is now working to eliminated the YouTube ads by offering an ads-free monthly subscription service through its Content Creators to the end users. By paying a monthly fee, you can enjoy watching videos from your favorite channels without wasting a second on the ads. Read more »