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Hoop by Coloud is an active headset for your Microsoft Lumia smartphone

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Microsoft teamed up with the Swedish manufacturer of audio accessories Coloud to create an active headset for Lumia smartphones. Hoop by Coloud is already available in Europe for €29.

The headphones are available in three colors that are typical for Microsoft Lumia smartphones – green, orange, and black. Read more »

HP will feature Bang & Olufsen audio in its products going forward

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Hewlett-Packard will feature Bang & Olufsen audio in its products going forward. Previously, the PC manufacturer had a partnership with Beats Audio, which was struck before its acquisition by Apple.

The first HP products with audio tech from the Danish company will appear this spring. Read more »

You will soon be able to pay bills straight from Gmail

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It looks like Gmail users will soon be able to pay bills without leaving their inbox. According to a report in Re/code, Google is working to bring the aforementioned functionality to its popular email service.

Google’s future offering is reportedly dubbed Pony Express. Read more »

Android devices by Samsung will ship with Microsoft productivity apps and services

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Microsoft and Samsung announced an expansion of their global partnership. Going forward, the Korean giant will pre-install Microsoft applications and services to its Android hardware.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will ship with Microsoft OneNote, Skype, and 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage. Read more »

Samsung outs 128GB mobile flash storage for affordable devices

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Samsung took the wraps off a 128GB 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 mobile flash storage. The newcomer has been developed for mass-market devices.

The Korean giant’s new storage is capable of 260MB/s for sequential data reading – the same performance level as eMMC 5.1 memory. Read more »

Tag Heuer smartwatch will debut at Basel World tomorrow

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The previously rumored smartwatch by the Swiss manufacturer Tag Heuer will make its official debut in less than a day at Basel World. The announcement is scheduled to take place on March 19 at 1pm UK time.

Tag Heuer has reportedly teamed up with Intel and Google. Read more »

The beastly GTX Titan X by NVIDIA gets a $999 price tag

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NVIDIA spilled all the beans on its freshly announced, beastly GTX Titan X GPU during the opening keynote of its GPU Technology Conference. The graphics powerhouse is available today for $999.

NVIDIA GTX Titan X features Maxwell GPU architecture, which offers “twice the performance and double the power efficiency of its predecessor.” Read more »

Apple has trade-in program for Android users in the works

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple will soon launch a trade-in program for users of non-iOS smartphones. The new venture will aim to boost the Cupertino giant’s already healthy iPhone sales.

The trade-in program will primarily focus on Android and BlackBerry smartphone users. Read more »

Xiaomi and Li Ning will make smart running shoes

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According to a report in Reuters Xiaomi has partnered with the Chinese manufacturer of athletic gear Li Ning on a smart running shoes. The clever kicks should make their debut this year.

The running shoes will track the user’s activity via an embedded chip. Read more »

Microsoft Windows 10 updates will be delivered via peer-to-peer connection

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Windows 10 users will have the option to install firmware updates via peer-to-peer connection. An upcoming preview of the OS by Microsoft reveals the new option.

The new functionality will allow users to install updates more quickly – via PC’s on a local network, or a combination of PCs and Microsoft servers. Read more »

Starting tomorrow, you can sample Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in the UK

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Users in the United Kingdom will be able to try out Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge from tomorrow onwards. The smartphone power couple will be available to purchase on April 10.

The hot flagship smartphones will be on display in Samsung Experience Stores throughout the UK. Read more »

This Marvel Avengers-themed limited edition Samsung Galaxy S6 edge looks hot

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Fancy an Iron Man-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 edge? You might soon be in luck as concept renders of the hot flagship smartphone dressed in the livery of Marvel’s Avengers made the rounds on the web.

The images reveal the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge with a color scheme that matches an Avengers team member. Read more »

Asus ZenFone 2 promo goes live, check it out

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Asus released a brand new promo video of the ZenFone 2. The characterful mid-range handset was officially priced in its native Taiwan a couple of days ago.

Unsurprisingly, the video focuses on the stellar hardware that the Asus ZenFone 2 has to offer. Read more »

IDC: Apple iPad shipments will dip to 60 million units this year

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According to a report by the research firm IDC, Apple will ship roughly 60 million iPad tablets in 2015. The Cupertino giant moved 63.4 million slates last year.

IDC projects Apple to capture 25.6% of the tablet market this year – down from 27.6% in 2014. Read more »

Update to Google Messenger for Android goes live with new features

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Google updated its popular Messenger app for Android. Version 1.2 of the application is now available to download and install from Google Play.

The new Google Messenger build brings a couple of new features to users. Read more »