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SMS Audio Street by 50 on-ear headphones review

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The SMS Audio Street by 50 headphones are the company’s entry-level on-ear offering. At a quick glance, the headset is equipped and priced to go head to head to head with the popular Beats Solo HD.

Majority owned by hip-hop legend 50 Cent, SMS Audio (SMS stands for Studio Mastered Sound) aims to capture a chunk of today’s lucrative market for premium headphones. Read on to find out how the entry-level Street by 50 model fares on a daily basis! Read more »

Nexus 5 gets the root treatment from Chainfire

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Roughly 24 hours after going official the LG Nexus 5 got the root treatment. The feat was accomplished by the renowned Android developer Chainfire.

At a quick glance, the root method appears easy to accomplish. Read more »

LunaTik Taktik Strike and Seismik iPhone 5s cases review

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The LunaTik Taktik Strike and the LunaTik Seismik are a duo of rugged cases for the iPhone 5s. However, unlike many of the strictly utilitarian-looking offerings out there, the LunaTik bunch comes with a decidedly heavy accent on design.

Based in Chicago, LunaTik originated as a Kickstarter success story back in 2010. The design studio powerhouse MNML is responsible for the looks of the company’s products. Read on to find out how the Taktik Strike and Seismik iPhone 5s cases fare on a daily basis! Read more »

Nexus 5 promo video is out, check it out

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As expected, the Nexus 5 launch was accompanied by the usual promo video. Entitled “I Do”, the short clip is wedding-themed.

Unsurprisingly, the promo video showcases the Nexus 5 top features. Read more »

Huawei inks a sponsorship deal with AC Milan football club

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Huawei joined the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony, and HTC in being a football sponsor. The Chinese giant inked a deal with the storied Italian football team AC Milan to become its premium sponsor.

Unsurprisingly, Huawei will become AC Milan’s chief communications supplier as part of the deal. Read more »

Spigen Apple iPhone 5s cases review

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The Korean designer and manufacturer of smartphone accessories Spigen offers one of the most extensive collections of cases available for the iPhone 5s. The lineup covers everything from protective skins, all the way to rugged case offerings.

Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 5s cases’ designs have been carried over from the previous generation of the smartphone. Spigen, however, has freshened them up by adding new color options, including the Champagne Gold Collection to match the popular color scheme of the iPhone 5s. Read more »

The new Nokia Camera app is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace

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The revamped Nokia Camera app has made its way to the Windows Phone Marketplace. The refreshed photography application made its debut during the Nokia Lumia 1520 announcement in Abu Dhabi.

Nokia Camera brings the Smart Cam and Pro Cam apps under the same roof. Read more »

Apple has sold over 170 million iPads to date

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Right before the announcement of the latest generation of its slate, Apple announced that it has sold 170 million iPads to date. The number is quite impressive considering the tablet debuted only in 2010.

The iPad in all its incarnations accounts for 81% of the tablet usage today according to data presented by Apple. Its unclear where the data is coming from as it sharply contrasts recent market analyses. Read more »

Apple OS X Mavericks is now available as a free upgrade

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Apple announced today that the long-awaited OS X Mavericks will be available today. Even more importantly, Apple’s latest desktop OS will be available as a free download.

Introduced back in June during WWDC 2013, OS X Mavericks is a major update in comparison to its predecessor, which includes refreshed native apps, as well as look and feel which bring it close in line with the iOS 7 aesthetics. Read more »

BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android rollout resumes

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Exactly a month after initially releasing the app, BlackBerry resumed the rollout of the popular BBM app for iOS and Android. In order to avoid the hiccups from last month which caused BlackBerry to pause the rollout, the company has implemented a line-up system to manage the high demand.

The reservation system is based on the user entering his or her email after installing the app on his or her compatible device. Read more »

Braven 850 Bluetooth wireless speaker review

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The Braven 850 is the Utah-based manufacturer’s most capable wireless speaker to date. With a body made of machined aluminum and chock full of extra features, the speaker looks well-equipped to compete for a chunk of today’s ultra-competitive market for wireless portable speakers.

With the market for wireless speakers experiencing massive growth over the past couple of years, we’ve decided to try our best to bring you our take on the more interesting players in the field going forward. After all, most of speakers are destined to be paired with smartphones and tablets, and are being sold alongside them as accessories. Read on to find out how the Braven 850 fares as a go-to audio companion on a daily basis! Read more »

Apple outs its first commercial for the gold iPhone 5s

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Apple released its first dedicated commercial for the gold iPhone 5s. Entitled “Metal Mastered”, the thirty-second clip unsurprisingly features a good deal of bling.

The ad shows liquid gold on the screen, slowly taking the shape of an iPhone 5s. Read more »

Seven-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX shipments kick off today

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Amazon announced that the 7” Kindle Fire HDX tablet is now shipping. The Wi-Fi-only models are the ones available for the time being. LTE-capable slates will be shipping on November 14.

Pricing of the Android tablet starts at $229 for a 16GB Wi-Fi version with ads on the lockscreen, and tops out at $324 for a 64GB device with no ads. Read more »

HTC One max fingerprint collection method gets detailed by the manufacturer

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HTC detailed the fingerprint collection method of the freshly announced One max phablet. In a fashion, similar to Apple’s solution in the iPhone 5s, the Taiwanese manufacturer stores the fingerprint data in the device’s local memory.

When in local memory, the fingerprint data is stored and encrypted in the system partition which cannot be easily accessed or copied. Read more »

BlackBerry sends out an open letter to tell the world it is not done just yet

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In an attempt to fight off the negative coverage surrounding it lately, BlackBerry published an open letter to its customers, business partners, and fans. The troubled manufacturer told its supporters that they can still count on it.

Naturally, BlackBerry begins making its argument by pointing at its cash reserves, as well as its debt-free balance sheet. Read more »