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Samsung Galaxy S5 slugs it out against its predecessor in a drop test

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After getting treated to a teardown and prolonged water submersion, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was put through the rigors of a drop test. To make the matters more interesting, this year’s Samsung smartphone flagship was joined by its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The duo of Samsung Galaxy devices were put through a number of drops from various heights. Read more »

Amazon Fire TV set-top box goes official, available today

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As expected, Amazon took the wraps off its own set-top box today. Dubbed Amazon Fire TV, the $99 gadget will compete with the likes of Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Roku 3 in today’s competitive marketplace.

In addition to the usual array of content streaming tricks, the Amazon Fire TV packs solid gaming capabilities. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 630 promo video is out, check it out

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As expected, Nokia released a promo video to mark the announcement of the Lumia 630. The short clip brings the viewer’s attention to some of the Windows Phone 8.1 device’s key features.

The promo video brings the spotlight to the bundled apps and services which come with the device. Read more »

Google tipped to have massively improved Android camera app in testing

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According to a report in Engadget, Google is currently testing new Android camera app. The improved application is rumored to bring a host of new features to Android, as well as address the issues troubling its current version.

The upcoming release of the Android camera app will feature refreshed user interface. Read more »

An overview of April Fools jokes part 2: Google, Motorola, SwiftKey

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We continue the April Fools’ Day roundup of company jokes with another installment. As expected, there are plenty of pranks circulating the web and the social media channels.

Google has been among the most active and creative pranksters. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 is the latest Android flagship to get disassembled

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Sony Xperia Z2 is the latest high-end Android smartphone to get the teardown treatment. The exercise was performed by the folks at Mobile China.

The Xperia Z2 joined the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8) as the third Android flagship to get disassembled this week. Read more »

Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air review

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The FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air sits on top of Logitech’s range of cases designed for Apple’s slate. The cover combines a Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard and magnetic cover in a lightweight, solidly-built package.

Founded in Apples, Switzerland more than thirty years ago, Logitech is a leader on the market for computer peripherals and mobile accessories. The company’s products are synonymous with superior design and ergonomics, so I have nothing but high expectations towards its iPad Air case. Read more »

Benchmark-boosting High Performance Mode officially confirmed in HTC One (M8)

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HTC officially confirmed that the One (M8) features benchmark score-boosting High Performance Mode. The word arrived hot on the heels of yesterday’s story about the inflated AnTuTu scores of the Android flagship.

In a response to an inquiry made by CNET, HTC confirmed that its engineers optimize the device to produce the highest possible performance in certain scenarios, including benchmark tests. Read more »

Evutec Karbon SP Series case for iPhone 5s review

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The Evutec Karbon SP Series case for iPhone 5s blends style and strength in a lightweight body with DuPont Kevlar construction. The snap-on cover sits on top of the manufacturer’s lineup of iPhone cases.

Based in Walnut, California, Evutec Corporation makes smartphone and tablet accessories made from advanced composite and recyclable materials. The company’s philosophy is to unite ecology and technology. Read more »

Microsoft Office for iPad is now available in the App Store

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After months of rumors and speculation, Microsoft Office for iPad got officially released. The productivity suite is available in the App Store as three separate apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

As initially expected, editing documents on an Apple iPad with the new app will require Microsoft Office 365 subscription. Read more »

HTC BlinkFeed will make its way to other Android devices

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HTC will make BlinkFeed available to other Android devices. The app will soon be available in the Google Play store.

HTC delivered the news in the most understated fashion. Read more »

Audio-Technica ATH-CKX9iS SonicFuel in-ear headphones review

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The ATH-CKX9iS headphones are the top in-ear model in Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel range. The headset aims to offer superior comfort and sound quality in today’s highly saturated, ultra-competitive sub-$100 price range.

Established in Tokyo in 1962, Audio-Technica is one of the most storied designers and manufacturers of audio equipment. The company’s headphones’ lineup ranges from sub-$20 earbuds, all the way to $1,000+ closed-back over-ear, audiophile-centric headphones. Read more »

Truffol Signature luxury case for iPhone 5s review

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The Truffol Signature case for the iPhone 5s is an unusual value proposition on the market for luxury cases. Available in three different versions, the two-piece cover is made from premium materials such as aluminum, Italian leather, and different types of exotic wood.

Founded by people with luxury watch industry background, Truffol combines modern craftsmanship and traditional materials. Read on to find out if it the case is worthy of dressing up your iPhone 5s. Read more »

Instagram for Android gets leaner and faster with the latest update

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Instagram for Android received a major update. Version 5.1 of the popular photo sharing app brings a host of improvements including revamped UI and snappier overall performance.

The new Instagram for Android will now load twice as fast thanks to reduced size and the aforementioned optimized performance. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Power Cover goes up for pre-order

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The battery-packing Microsoft Surface Power Cover with full QWERTY keyboard is now available for pre-order in the Microsoft Store. Deliveries of the handy accessory for the Windows slate are set to begin this month, on March 19.

The Power Cover is priced at the far from unsubstantial $199.99. Read more »