Author Archives: Stefan
Switch view

Microsoft appears to have a Chromecast competitor in the works

by 52 comments

It looks like Microsoft has a Google Chromecast competing device in development. Filings in FCC and the Wi-Fi alliance revealed the Redmond giant’s potential plans.

The filings reveal that the gadget will pack Wi-Fi, HDMI, and a USB port – right in line with what the Google Chromecast has to offer. Read more »

Here is how Samsung manufactures the metal frame of the Galaxy Alpha

by 121 comments

As part of the festivities surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Alpha launch, the Korean manufacturer released details on the manufacturing process behind the device’s metal frame. The latter is widely considered to be one of the smartphone’s biggest highlights.

As you have probably guessed, creating the device’s metal frame requires a number of CNC processes. Read more »

ChargeSpot Pocket is the first wireless charger to work with both Qi and PMA devices

by 14 comments

The Toronto-based company ChargeSpot Wireless Power announced availability of the first wireless charger with dual standard support. Dubbed ChargeSpot Pocket, the device can charge both Qi and PMA compatible devices.

ChargeSpot Pocket is designed to use in public places. Read more »

Opera and Microsoft sign a licensing agreement

by 72 comments

Opera Software signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft. Under its terms, Opera Mini will become the default web browser for the Redmond giant’s range of low-end phones, where its will replace the currently used Xpress Browser.

The agreement applies to phones which run Series 30+, Series 40, as well as those with the Asha platform. Read more »

Microsoft will reportedly release a Windows 9 preview on September 30

by 90 comments

According to a report in The Verge, Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 9 on September 30. The Redmond giant is tipped to be planning a press event, where a developer preview of the OS will be revealed.

The late September release date has been mentioned in past reports. Read more »

Apple iPad Air 2 will reportedly have two gigs of RAM

by 167 comments

According to a report from Asia, the yet to be revealed Apple iPad Air 2 will have 2GB of RAM on board when it goes official. The move will represent the first increase in random access memory for Cupertino’s full size tablet since the iPad 3 came out.

The report goes further to point that the next generation Apple iPad mini will remain with a gig of RAM on board. Read more »

Intel and Unity announce collaboration to bring Android support to x86 devices

by 80 comments

Intel and Unity Technologies announced strategic collaboration to extend Andorid support for the chipmaker’s devices. Unity will add Android support for Intel’s current and future x86 chips, including the Core and Atom families.

The graphic development platform creator will add Intel product enhancements to its Unit 4 and Unity 5 product families. Read more »

Sony has an odd-looking, dedicated selfie camera on the way

by 93 comments

Alleged images of a dedicated selfie camera from Sony with rather odd design made the rounds online. Designed to look like a perfume bottle, the gadget looks set to be released in Asia in the near future.

Some alleged specs for the snapper leaked out alongside the images as well. Read more »

Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint hands-on

by 63 comments

We managed to spend some quality time with the Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint Wireless. Announced earlier today, the budget-friendly smartphone marks the return of the Japanese manufacturer in the United States.

Despite its sleek looks, which suggest a high price tag, the Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint is quite affordable. Read more »

Microsoft will soon out a $199 Chromebook rival made by HP

by 49 comments

Details on a previously mentioned, low-cost Microsoft Windows 8.1 PC made by HP made the rounds. Dubbed HP Stream 14, the yet to be revealed machine is tipped to carry a Chromebook-rivaling $199 price tag when available.

The upcoming notebook will reportedly feature an AMD “Mullins” A4 Micro-6400T Quad-Core SoC, 2GB of RAM, and integrated Radeon R3 graphics. Read more »

The successor of Flappy Bird will be named Swing Copters

by 54 comments

The ultra-popular time-wasting phenomenon Flappy Bird will soon have a successor. The upcoming title by Dong Nguyen will be named Swing Copters.

Swing Copters will feature similar gameplay as Flappy Bird, except it will reportedly be even more difficult. Read more »

LG reportedly set to reveal its next smartwatch next month

by 43 comments

According to a report in The Korea Times, LG is set to release its next generation smartwatch in September, with IFA in Berlin as the likely destination. The successor of the LG G Watch will allegedly be a “serious game changer.”

Tentatively named LG G Watch 2, the yet to be announced Android Wear gadget is rumored to be a bona fide premium product with Qualcomm silicon on board. Read more »

Leaked Best Buy listing reveals Moto 360 smartwatch price tag, specs

by 81 comments

It appears that the price tag of the soon to be released Moto 360 smartwatch got revealed prematurely. A leaked Best Buy product listing shows that the hotly anticipated gadget will cost $249.99 when it hits the shelves.

Unsurprisingly, the listing shows the Moto 360 as “coming soon.” Read more »

Google outs a quartet of Android Wear commercials

by 21 comments

Google released four dedicated Android Wear ads. The commercials feature the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and the soon to be announced Moto 360.

The ads are centered on the ability of Android Wear to display relevant information to the user “at a glance.” Read more »

You can order 3D-printed Infinity Blade III figurines straight from the game

by 16 comments

Dedicated fans of Infinity Blade III will surely appreciate this bit of news. Players of the popular iOS title can now design and order 3D-printed figurines of its characters straight from the game.

In order to take in-app purchasing to the next level, the game developers from Chair Entertainment partnered up with the software development company Sandboxr. Read more »