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HTC One (M8) benchmark scores raise cheating suspicions

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A couple of days ago, we reported that the Asian version of the HTC One (M8) with a 2.5GHz MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 processor crushed the competition in the AnTuTu 4 benchmark. However, the triumph of the One (M8) may be short-lived, as it may turn out that the phone is cheating.

The reason for the eyebrow raising is AnTuTu X – an alternative version to AnTuTu 4 specially designed to prevent devices from cheating. When ePrice, which originally reported the beastly benchmark results of the One (M8), decided to run AnTuTu X on the phone, the results where quite different. Read more »

Samsung unveils LED Smart Bulb that works over Bluetooth

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Not to stay too far behind its domestic rival LG, today Samsung unveiled a smart LED bulb of its own. It’s called simply “Smart Bulb” and unlike most of the competition, it’s utilizes Bluetooth in order to connect to smartphones and tablets.

Samsung says you can control up to 64 bulbs via the dedicated app without any additional equipment or set-up. The bulbs can be dimmed down to 10% and lasts up to 15,000 hours or 10 years if used normally. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 official photos leak

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Thanks to evleaks we can take a first glimpse at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0. Samsung’s fourth-generation 7″ tablet sports a look similar to the Galaxy Note 3. It sports the classic three button configuration under the display, too.

As with the previous Galaxy Tab 7.0 slates, the latest one is going to have a SIM-card slot enabling users to make calls. If you feel like it, you will be able to use the earpiece above the display. In addition, the Power/Lock and volume rocker keys are on the right hand side. Read more »

Amazon offers 64GB microSD for $36 today

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Amazon is now holding a spectacular Gold Box Deal of the Day, which today happens to be about microSD and SD Flash Memory Cards. More specifically, Samsung memory cards, which are discounted by up to 65%.

For example, a Samsung 64GB PLUS Class 10 with up to 48 MB/s transfer speed now costs just $36, slashed from $55, while its 32GB equivalent is $18 down from $43. Read more »

Mophie launches Space pack iPhone case with built-in storage in the UK

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Mophie launched its Space pack battery case with added storage for the iPhone in the beginning of 2014, but only for the U.S. Now, the case maker is making the jump across the pond and is launching its popular case in the UK as well.

The Space pack battery case is available in both 16GB and 32GB versions and doubles the battery life thanks to its 1,700mAh integrated battery. Mophie has also developed an app called Space, which helps you manage the available storage on your smartphone and case. Read more »

Minor update for Facebook Beta on Windows Phone is out

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The Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone devices has received a slight update bringing it to version v5.2.4.1. The release brings some bug fixes and minor changes.

The company hasn’t specified what are the exact fixes, but we are sure they killed a bug or two. As WMPoweruser reports, many users have been complaining to bugs related to photos in the app. Read more »

LG grabs 33 Red Dot awards, G Flex pronounced Best of the Best

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LG is going to celebrate today, as the company took home 33 Red Dot product design awards, including two “Best of the Best” ones for the LG G Flex and Smart 3D Blu-ray Home Cinema system.

LG has managed to make its way to the top out of 4,800 entries at this year’s Red Dot Awards. Last year, the company had 27 of its devices recognized, with one “Best of the Best” award for its Curved OLED TV. Read more »

LG unveils Smart LED Bulb, works with iOS and Android

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LG has unveiled its first ever smart LED light bulbs. Called the LG Smart Bulb, it’s able to connect to Android 4.3+ and iOS 6+ devices using Wi-Fi, allowing you to control it from your smartphone or tablet.

The LG Smart Bulbs are low wattage with LG claiming they’ll run for more than a decade. The company has also baked some interesting features in the software controlling them. One of them is a security-oriented and turns the light on when you’re not home. Read more »

LG G Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 poll results

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Our shootout between the LG G Pro 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is ready and now it’s time to see how you’ve voted in the last weekend’s poll.

In our versus of the hottest Android phablets around, we asked you which one did you like best in five key categories – design, screen, software, still camera and video recording and here’s what you guys picked. Read more »

Nokia Glance gains support for Windows Phone 8.1 in its latest update

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With the Windows Phone 8.1 moniker being confirmed a couple of times already by Microsoft, Nokia has been quick to update its cool Glance app and make it support the upcoming update of the OS.

The update now lives in the Windows Phone store and the only thing that Nokia has added is “Support for Windows Phone 8.1″. We don’t know if Nokia had to do a lot of modifications to the app to make it work, but certainly the Finns have made Glance play nice with any new APIs that WP 8.1 might bring along. Read more »

Pebble Steel with a leather band now sells for $229

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In the light of the recent announcements made by Google, Samsung and Motorola, Pebble has decided to cut the price of its steel Pebble watch with a leather band by $20. Now, the watch sales for $229 on the Pebble online store.

As it currently stands, the Pebble Steel with a leather band is $30 more expensive than the Samsung Gear Fit and $70 cheaper than the Galaxy Gear 2. Motorola and LG haven’t announced pricing for their respective smartwatches yet. Read more »

StayblCam lets you do stabilized videos with your smartphone

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Smartphone cameras have evolved quite a lot in recent time, but videos taken with them are still jiggly, and the majority of them don’t pack OIS snappers. StayblCam aims to put an end to shaky videos and has used some clever design so it keeps size within reasonable limits.

StayblCam is a nifty and compact video stabilizer that support every phone and compact video camera (like the GoPro Hero) under the sun. It does so by featuring a standard 1/4″ mount and thanks to its unique telescoping design allows you to shoot videos from 1 inch off the ground to 3 feet above your head. Read more »

New Nexus 7 2013 now on sale for £149.99 in the UK

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The Google Nexus 7 2013 has been enjoying some steep discounts recently. The latest comes from the UK where popular retailer Staples is currently selling the 7″ tablet for £149.99.

That’s the price for the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the slate, making it a cool £50 less than what Google is selling it for at the UK Play Store. Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants you to help him crush stuff with his tank

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This isn’t your regular technology topic that you’re used to reading on our Blog, but this is epic. Arnold Schwarzenegger owns a tank and wants you to help him crush stuff with it. How cool is that?

The ex-Governor of California runs a charity campaign and everyone who donates a minimum of $10 is eligible to win an unforgettable day with Arnold and his tank. Read more »

Apple reduces iPhone return period to 14 days

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Today Apple slashed its iPhone return period from 30 days to 14 days. The policy change applies to iPhones bought from both Apple’s online and brick and mortar Stores.

Other than the shorter period for returning the product, Apple has made no other changes to the conditions. The iPhone you plan to return in that time frame has to be undamaged and include all of the original accessories. Read more »