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Apple acquired the camera tech company LinX

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Apple acquired the small camera technology company LinX Computational Imaging Ltd. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino giant paid about $20 million for the Israel-based company.

LinX specializes in making ultra-compact camera sensors for slim smartphones. Read more »

iFixit teardown finds Samsung Galaxy S6 a bit easier to repair than S6 edge

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Samsung Galaxy S6 is the latest flagship smartphone to receive a teardown from by iFixit. A week ago, the device’s shinier sibling, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge got the same treatment.

The SM-G920 received a below average repairability score of 4 out of 10 by iFixit, which is slightly better than than the 3/10 rating received by Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Read more »

Nokia is reportedly in negotiations to acquire Alcatel-Lucent

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According to reports in Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, Nokia is “in advanced talks” to acquire its telecommunications equipment rival Alcatel-Lucent. A deal between the two industry giants could be announced as early as this week.

Details on the negotiations between the two companies are said to be “scarce” for the time being. Read more »

Google is the latest major retailer to give Moto 360 a price cut

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Google gave Moto 360 a major price cut. The search giant is offering the smartwatch for a rather sweet $165 with free shipping in its brand new online store for Android hardware.

The new price tag of Moto 360 is a cool $85 off the original $249.99 Motorola and Google asked for the smartwatch at launch. Read more »

This promo video shows five years of Samsung Galaxy S evolution

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It looks like Samsung released the coolest Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge promo video to date. The Korean giant’s latest clip focuses on the rich history of the Galaxy S series, which started in 2010 with the now classic I9000.

A tad longer than a minute and a half, the clip show each Samsung Galaxy S iteration launched over the years alongside its key features. Read more »

Wipowerband is a battery extending wristband for Apple Watch

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Hot on the heels of last month’s Reserve Strap, yet another Apple Watch wristband made its way to the market. The Wipowerband will deliver up to two days of battery life to Cupertino’s smartwatch.

The Wipowerband packs a high-density li-polymer battery tucked into a polypropylene plastic core, which also protects the Apple Watch from damage. Read more »

Garmin outs a duo of VIRB action cameras

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Garmin took the wraps off two new VIRB action cameras. The VIRB X and VIRB XE are priced at $299.99 and $399.99 respectively and will hit the shelves at some point this summer.

In addition to recording your adventures, the newcomers will also track them with a great deal of detail thanks to a bevy of built-in sensors. Read more »

The latest Samsung Galaxy S6 video ad showcases its wireless charging credentials

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Hot on the heels of last week’s comedy-centric clip, Samsung released yet another video ad for its Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone. As you probably know already, the handset went on sale alongside its Samsung Galaxy S6 edge sibling last week, on April 10.

The latest Samsung Galaxy S6 promo focuses on its wireless charging capability. Read more »

Samsung outs kernel source code for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Samsung released the kernel source code for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Interested users can download the source code for a number of variants of the two flagships from the Korean giant’s Opensource Release Center.

Access to a device’s kernel source code allows enthusiasts to develop custom ROMs for it. Read more »

Apple adds iPhone-matching colors to its Beats Solo2 wireless headphones

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You can now order Beats Solo2 wireless headphones in an iPhone and Macbook-matching colors. Apple added silver, gold, and space gray color schemes to its lineup of on-ear headphones.

Announced in November last year, the Beats Solo2 wireless headphones were initially available in black, white, blue, and red. Read more »

Major update to Snapseed for Android brings refreshed design, new features

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The Android version of Google’s popular image editor Snapseed received a major update. Version 2.0 of the application delivers sleek new design and new features to its users.

The new Snapseed sports a new icon and sleek design, which lacks textures. Read more »

Dell Venue 10 7000 is a high-end Android tablet with Intel CPU

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Dell took the wraps off a full-size version of its sleek Venue 8 7000 Android tablet. Dell Venue 10 7000 is a 10.5” Android 5.0 Lollipop slate, designed with Android power users in mind.

An optional keyboard dock will be among the accessories available for the tablet. It will transform the device into a portable workstation. Read more »

Moto X (2014) ships with free Moto Hint headset in the United States

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Motorola will ship the Moto X (2014) with a free Moto Hint wireless headset in the United States. The sweet deal will be available across the Atlantic through April 14.

The promotional gift by Motorola is available for customers who purchase an unlocked smartphone directly from the manufacturer’s online store. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge gets a poor repairability score from iFixit

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Only a few days after tearing down HTC One M9, the handy people from iFixit gave Samsung Galaxy S6 edge the same treatment. Just like its Taiwanese rival, the Korean flagship smartphone walked away with a poor repairability score.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge received a repairability score of 3 out of 10 from iFixit. Read more »

There is a new Deus Ex installment on the way

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There is a successor to Deus Ex: Human Revolution on the way. Dubbed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the new installment of the gaming franchise made its debut on the cover of Game Informer magazine.

The new Deus Ex release features the same main character as its predecessor. Read more »