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Motorola contest points at $249 price tag for Moto 360

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It appears that Motorola accidentally revealed the price tag of the Moto 360 smartwatch. The hotly anticipated gadget is pegged to have an average retail value of $249 when available.

The pricing appeared in the rules of a Motorola contest for watchface design. Read more »

Spigen Tough Armor, Slim Armor, and Neo Hybrid cases for Samsung Galaxy S5 review

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In a manner fitting for a high-profile smartphone, Spigen released a full range of cases and screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S5. They range from ultra-slim snap-on cases, all the way to properly rugged offerings.

Over the past couple of weeks, I got to spend time with three members of the Korean accessories manufacturer’s range for Samsung Galaxy S5. Made in Korea like the handset they adorn, the Spigen Tough Armor, Slim Armor, and Neo Hybrid bring different levels protection without breaking the bank. Read more »

Microsoft announces Surface Pro 3 – the 12″ tablet that aims to replace your laptop

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At an event in New York City, Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface Pro 3 tablet. The slate features a 12” display with a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels and 3:2 aspect ratio.

Unsurprisingly, the Surface Pro 3 features the same design language as its older siblings. Read more »

Element Case Ronin II Cocobolo for iPhone 5s review

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The Element Case Ronin II collection sits on top of the manufacturer’s range of Apple iPhone 5s accessories. Crated in the United States, cases from the product lineup feature high-end materials like aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, carbon fiber, as well as various exotic woods.

Based in San Carlos, California, not far from Apple’s own Cupertino campus, Element Case has been crafting iPhone cases since the introduction of the original back in 2007. The company is part of the small club of iPhone case makers whose products’ finish matches that of the Apple iPhone. Read more »

Skullcandy Crusher over-ear headphones review

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The Skullcandy Crusher over-ear headphones are among the least subtle offerings in their segment. Whereas, most manufacturers push their products with claims about true-to-life audio quality, Skullcandy promises you “bass you can feel” with its sub-$100 creation.

Based in Park City, Utah, Skullcandy designs and manufactures headphones which combine eye-grabbing looks and forward thinking tech in one package. At a quick glance, the Crusher headphones seem to fit the bill, as they feature a dedicated audio driver which powers the unique bass delivery system. Read more »

Google Glass Explorer beta program is now open to everyone in the United States

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Everyone in the United States can now get their hands on Google Glass. The search giant opened its Explorer beta program to anyone across the Atlantic with $1500 to spare.

This is not the first time Google offers its Glass Explorer Edition to everyone. Read more »

Split-screen multitasking tipped to arrive on Apple iPad with iOS 8

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple is about to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad range with iOS 8. The tweak will finally allow iPad users to use two apps at the same a time.

The feature is certain to enhance the productivity credentials of Apple’s slates, especially the full-size ones such as the iPad Air and the iPad 4. Read more »

Nokia Camera Beta update goes live with new features on board

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Nokia Camera Beta for Windows Phone got treated to a major update. Version 4.7.1.3 of the imaging app brings new features to Nokia Lumia users who are running it.

The latest version of the app features support for Living Images. Read more »

Apple reportedly close to acquiring Beats Audio for $3.2 billion

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According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple is close to completing the acquisition of Beats Audio. The deal is said to be worth $3.2 billion and could be officially annoucned as early as next week.

Apple’s acquisition of Beats Audio will allegedly include both its audio streaming service and its hardware business. Read more »

CyanogenMod nightly builds are now available for HTC One (M8)

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CyanogenMod added the HTC One (M8) to the lineup of devices which can boot its custom ROMs. Users of HTC’s flagship can now flash CM11 nightly builds from the CyanogenMod download page.

Nightly builds will be available on all versions of the HTC One (M8). Read more »

Google Maps update brings new features to iOS and Android

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Google Maps got treated to an update for both Android and iOS. Versions 7.7 and 3.0 of the app for Android and iOS respectively bring new features and welcome tweaks to the platform.

The update sees offline maps officially arrive on Google Maps for iOS. Read more »

Retry by Rovio is an 8-bit Flappy Bird killer for iOS

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Rovio’s publishing arm LVL 11 released a Flappy Bird-rivalling game for iOS dubbed Retry. The gaming title is currently available to download in Canada, Finland, and Poland and will soon reach wider availability.

Retry promises challenging game play, wrapped in 8-bit graphics and synthesizer soundtrack. Read more »

Microsoft will hold a Surface event on May 20

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Microsoft sent out invitations for a “small” Surface event in New York City on May 20. The Redmond giant is more than likely to take the wraps off a Surface Mini tablet.

Compact Microsoft Surface tablet has been circulating for quite some time. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S with 2560 x 1600 AMOLED display leaks in detail

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More details on the previously rumored, yet to be announced Samsung tablet with AMOLED display made the rounds online. Set to launch in 8.4” and 10.5” display size, the slate will form a new family of Samsung tablets, dubbed Galaxy Tab S.

As expected, the biggest highlight in the specs of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S family is the display. Read more »

Pebble Steel smartwatch review

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Announced at this year’s CES in January, the Pebble Steel was one of the brightest stars of the show. The newcomer is the young company’s upscale sidekick to the original Pebble, which took Kickstarter by storm last year.

In addition to its sleek looks and premium build, the Pebble Steel arrives with a well-polished, dedicated store for apps and watchfaces. Read more »