It’s becoming a bit of a trend this – using nails and hammers on smartphones. After the Nokia Lumia 900 display took some really painful hits, a guy from Russia decided that his HTC One X could do a lot better and decided to skip the hammer part all together.
So here we have this video where the HTC One X is used as a hammer, driving nails through wood. And the results? This is not the kind of stuff I would recommend for the faint of heart.
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The Samsung Galaxy S III is arguably the hottest Android smartphones ever, scoring over 9 million pre-orders.
Naturally, a huge part of this success is due to the phones numerous features, which Samsung has kindly decided to demonstrate in a real-life scenario. This includes taking photos, reading a children’s book, playing music, browsing the Internet and of course, wireless sharing. Read more »
Compared to its predecessor‘s 1500 mAh battery, the one found in the LG Optimus 3D Max P720 has received a rather modest 20 mAh bump in capacity. Interestingly enough, a year ago we would have considered a 1520 mAh battery as a large one by any standard. Today however, it appears downright insufficient, especially when there’s a 3D screen waiting to be powered.
As you have probably guessed by now, we approached the battery test of the LG Optimus 3D Max with a pinch of suspicion. Here goes the full breakdown. Read more »
Flipboard for Android didn’t launch as the company planned. This however, hasn’t stopped them from launching a Beta version to see how it handles on the various droids out there.
The company seems to be testing the water first, before launching the final version of the app, and is eager to collect as much of the user feedback as possible in order to ensure their app is working flawlessly. Read more »
Chrome OS fans rejoice today as Samsung has launched its second generation Chromebooks as well as the first ever Series 3 Chromebox.
The refreshed notebook line-up also marks the rollout of a major update of the Chrome OS, which features enhanced security options, better integration with Google Drive, better offline capabilities and updated apps. Read more »
Numerous smartphones go through our office each week, but rarely does one of them leave as good a first impression as the Sony Xperia U.
Its price tag suggests that the Xperia U is an entry-level smartphone, but its powerful chipset makes sure performance is as good as on the high-end Xperia S. Now add the cool design with the interchangeable bottom caps and the color-changing transparent stripe and you get what is undoubtedly one of Sony best efforts this year. Read more »
After buying Instagram for a billion dollars, Zuckerberg now has plans for acquiring Opera Software, according to recent reports.
The reason Facebook might be interested in acquiring Opera is the increased mobile traffic to the social network, which the company is unable to fully take advantage of. Buying Opera might be a huge step in solving this problem, according to analysts, and if Zuckerbeg wants to make this happen, he might have to fork out north of a billion dollars. Read more »
If you are a fan of the Monster headphones, you’d be glad to know that the company has just announced new models.
Called Inspiration, Diamond Tears Edge and VEKTR, they are all quite the lookers. Read more »
Raspberry Pi, be very, very careful! You are not the only ultra cheap PC out there any more, as VIA launches its own fully functional computer, which costs next to nothing.
Dubbed “APC”, this cheap PC runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and carries a $49 price tag. This is slightly more expensive than the $25/$35 Raspberr Pi, but you also get better specs. Read more »
Google Chrome has done it again and is now the most used web browser on the planet, taking the crown from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
The news comes from StatCounter, whose measurements for May reveal that Chrome finally managed to pull ahead of its rival. Read more »
First Flipboard lost its Galaxy S III exclusivity and is currently available for all Androids, now S Voice and various apps and widgets from the Galaxy S III followed suit.
The credit for leaking the highly anticipated S Voice goes to XDA member PlaYOuT, who extracted it and made it available for everyone’s downloading pleasure. Soon before him, however, ithehappy went a step further and made available a couple of widgets, apps and ringtones from Samsung’s new flagship. Read more »
After the Nokia Lumia 800 survived a mini ice age, we get to see if the Lumia 900 is going to pass the nail-to-the screen test.
Granted, this is not an industry standard test, but the guys over at TechCraver decided to give it a whirl anyways to see how much the Lumia 900′s screen can handle. And by the looks of it, it can take a lot of punishment. Read more »
The Apple iPhone 4S is starting to look a little dated now and even though its successor won’t get its official announcement for at least another few months, rumors are already starting to fly around.
The latest one comes from the Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the situation” and saying Apple is set to put a screen measuring at least 4-inch on the next iPhone. Read more »
After introducing the Angry Birds RC helicopter, iHelicopter are launching their luxury iPhone-controllable SUV, saloon and sports cars.
The new luxury RC garage consists of an Audi Q7, BMW 5 F10, BMW X6 and Audi R8, each costing $59.95, which is considerably less than their full-size versions. Read more »
Every one of us uses e-mail each day. But what happens when we hit that Send button? Google has been kind enough to take us through the process of how mail travels and in the mean time show everybody just how green and eco-minded the company is.
Using its interactive HTML5 website, Google has made it entertaining, informative and quite easy to understand their power usage, no matter how technically advanced you are. Read more »