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Tablet shipments will surpass PC shipments in Q4 this year according to IDC

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Tablet shipments are set to surpass their PC counterparts in the last quarter of this year according to IDC. PC shipments will still be greater than the tablet ones for the year, though the future belongs to the slate army according to International Data Corporation.

According to IDC, tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments on annual basis by the end of 2015 (PC shipments include desktop and portables combined). Read more »

DODOcase Color Block cover for 2013 Nexus 7 hands-on

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Following the successful treatment it gave the original, DODOcase launched its line of locally handcrafted covers for the 2013 ASUS Nexus 7. The San-Francisco based designer and maker of bookbound cases has an entire collection on offer for the second generation of the most popular slate in the Android realm.

I managed to spend some quality time with the DODOcase Color Block for the new Nexus 7. Inspired by the artist journals from the past, the cover offers a fresh take with a classic twist on the tablet case concept. Read more »

Infinity Blade III will be released alongside the iPhone 5s

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At today’s iPhone launch event, Epic Games took the wraps off Infinity Blade III. The third and final installment of the popular iOS gaming franchise will launch alongside the iPhone 5s – it will be available in the App Store on September 18.

Infinity Blade III will make good use of the brand new A7 processor of the iPhone 5s with 64-bit architecture and OpenGL ES 3.0 support. Read more »

Microsoft’s next generation Surface tablet will break cover on September 23

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Microsoft sent out invitations for the launch event of the next generation Surface tablet. The slate will go official on September 23 in New York City.

Recent rumors have pointed that the new Microsoft Surface could launch in three different flavors. Read more »

ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE is now available in the US Play Store

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Google quietly began offering the LTE capable 2013 ASUS Nexus 7 in the US Play Store. The 4G ready tablet is priced at $349 for a 32GB slate with a T-Mobile SIM and 2GB of data for one month.

Of course, the LTE capable Nexus 7 will not support only on T-Mobile’s network. Read more »

Phiaton Bridge MS500 over-ear headphones review

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The Phiaton Bridge MS500 headphones are the manufacturer’s most capable and luxurious offering to date. Crafted from materials such as perforated leather and machined aluminum, the headset packs fashion-forward looks to go with aspirations to take on the established heavy hitters on the market.

I’ve walked out impressed out of my last two encounters with Phiaton products. The MS500 however has entered a whole new, ultra-competitive market segment, currently dominated by the likes of Beats Audio’s latest Studio headset, as well as the hordes of other offerings fighting to chip away from its market share. Read on to find out how the latest Phiaton creation fares as a daily driver! Read more »

Motorola Moto X battery life test completes, check out the scores

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The 2,200mAh battery of the Moto X has to power a relatively modest by today’s top-end Android smartphone standards’ hardware setup. We were however, curious to measure the impact of Motorola’s Touchless Control and Active Notifications additions on the Moto X’s battery performance.

When we were first introduced to the Moto X, the device’s product management team told us that the goal was for the smartphone to make it through 24 hours of regular use. Read more »

Moto Maker’s engraving feature won’t be available at the launch of the Moto X

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Barely a few days before the retail launch of the Motorola Moto X, we found out that one of its key customization features will be missing. Customers will not be able to place their own messages on the device’s back when it launches this Friday.

According to a statement from Motorola, the quality of the engravings was not up to the manufacturer’s consumer product standards during testing. Read more »

Update to YouTube for Android brings new features dressed in new UI

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Google released a major update to its YouTube app for Android. The new version brings new features, dressed in a brand new, even more user-friendly UI.

The most notable new feature of the redesigned YouTube app is a multi-window feature. It allows users to have play their video in a small window while browsing the endless amount of available content. Read more »

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones review

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The V-Moda Crossfade M-100 over-ear headphones are the company’s flagship offering at the moment. V-Moda has taken a unique approach with their development – over two hundred audiophiles, world-class DJs, and Grammy-winning musicians have collaborated on the M-100’s tuning and features.

Despite being around for less than ten years, V-Moda has firmly established itself as a premier designer and manufacturer of high-end headphones. A few months back, I came out impressed after spending quality time with the V-Moda Crossfade M-80 model. Read on to find out what it’s like having the bigger brother as a daily driver! Read more »

Motorola Moto X for AT&T unboxing and hands-on

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As the first smartphone developed from scratch during Google’s ownership of Motorola, the Moto X has generated a good deal of interest. The smartphone will begin landing on the store shelves in the United States next week, on August 23.

After previewing the handset, we’ve been spending quality time with a retail unit of the smartphone for AT&T. Hit the break for an unboxing and hands-on of the Moto X! Read more »

Sony DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 smartphone lens-cameras leak out alongside the upcoming Honami i1

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Sony’s soon to be revealed attachable smartphone lens-cameras have appeared in high-resolution images. Dubbed DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100, the gadgets pack a lens, sensor, card slot and image processor.

The lens-cameras will attach to a smartphone, therefore transforming it into a high-end point and shoot snapper via a wireless connection. The handset’s display will work as a viewfinder (a dedicated app will more than likely be involved in the process). Read more »

RHA takes its in-ear headphones lineup upmarket with the newly launched MA600i and MA750i

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The British designer and manufacturer of headphones Reid Heath Acoustics announced two new additions to its lineup of in-ear headphones. The RHA MA600i and MA750i aim to sit in a decidedly more upmarket segment compared to the rest of the company’s offerings.

The MA600i and MA750i are designed to work with Apple devices, so each of the headsets sports a three-button remote. A version of both headphones without remote will be available in September. Read more »

Here goes the LG G2 in some hands-on video action

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Today at the LG G2 launch event, we captured a rather lengthy video detailing the key features of the newly announced smartphone. The list is long and quite impressive.

The video kicks off with a look at the hardware design of the LG G2, followed by walkthrough of the UI highlights. Read more »

Element Case Atom and Eclipse cases for Samsung Galaxy S4 hands-on

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The California-based designer and manufacturer of smartphone and tablet accessories Element Case recently released a duo of premium covers for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Dubbed Atom and Eclipse, the cases feature quality materials and a Sound Boost System which notably improves the multimedia experience delivered by the Korean smartphone flagship.

With a primary focus on Apple smartphones, Element Case has established a reputation for making some of the highest quality protective cases money can buy, using only premium materials such as metal, carbon fiber, and wood. Read on to find out about the company’s latest Samsung Galaxy S4 offerings! Read more »