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Samsung Galaxy S4 cases confirm Galaxy S III-like shape

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UK retailer MobileFun has leaked purported cases for the Galaxy S4. If legit, the design of the cases confirms the look of Samsung’s upcoming flagship that appeared not only on an official teaser, but on video as well.

The cases will be sold in different colors and feature rounded edges looking awfully similar to those of Samsung’s current flagship. There are also holes for the alleged 13MP snapper and LED flash that’s now below the camera and not next to it, like on the Galaxy S III. Read more »

Samsung gives you 6 reasons to buy the Galaxy Note 8.0 over the iPad mini

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Samsung is no stranger to comparing its products against the competition, more specifically Apple. The latest device, which the Koreans are keen to show is better than its Cupertino-designed alternative is the Galaxy Note 8.0 compact tablet.

Yes, Samsung has put together yet another i-am-better-than-you piece, but this time it’s not in the form of a table, but rather six images detailing the six reasons why you’d want a Galaxy Note 8.0 instead of an iPad mini. Read more »

Samsung continues building the Galaxy S IV hype with flashmob dancers on Times Square

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You didn’t think that Samsung will stop teasing the Galaxy S IV before its announcement, right? Neither did we, and Samsung prove us all right by continuing the festivities on Times Square, this time the old school way — with dancer flashmobs.

Dressed in a classy fashion, the dancers wear elegant suits with the number 4 written on their backs, hinting at you-know-what. Read more »

Opel unveils the Adam Siri Eyes Free edition with deep integration for Apple’s personal assistant

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Opel (a.k.a Vauxhall) has announced the Adam Siri, a special edition that boasts Siri Eyes Free technology allowing it to pair with Apple’s personal assistant.

In fact, Siri integration will be offered in future models of the company as well via the IntelliLink app available on the infotainment system. Read more »

Nokia staff in Chennai factory in India gets 200% wage hike

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Nokia has decided to give its workers at the Chennai factory in India a raise, with some of the workers to get as much as 200% higher paychecks.

According to a report by the Economic Times, Nokia sees the factory as a key part in its comeback plans and has entered into a wage pact. Read more »

Hilarious Google Glass video demonstrates how Google’s latest tech could help guys with the ladies

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Google’s recent Google Glass promo campaign left many of us speechless and dreamy about what the future holds for us. However, what Google didn’t touch upon was how the Glass project will affect dating.

Well, to give us a taste of what Glass might be able to do to help people in this aspect, famous YouTube comedian Dartanion London has made a pretty hilarious video. Read more »

Google+ now boasts enormous cover photos and Now-like About section

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The web version of Google+ has got a slight redesign today with much larger cover photos, a Google Now-eqsue look for the About section as well as Local reviews.

The new cover photos are quite large, up to 2120px by 1192px in fact, and they are displayed in 16:9 aspect ratio when fully expanded. Now you can really make your Google+ page shine. Read more »

Mobiroo lets you download unlimited paid Android apps for a monthly fee of $4.99

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There’s a new service on the Android block that allows you to download as much premium apps as you’d like and for a fixed monthly fee. It’s called Mobiroo and for $4.99 per month, it’ll give you access to a wide library of premium Android apps.

The service is brand new, and as you’d imagine the number of apps on tap isn’t very long. Neither is it made of very popular apps, sadly. Read more »

HTC One promo video shows off Zoe’s capabilities

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HTC’s Zoe is one of the defining new features of Sense 5.0, which will debut as the company’s One flagship hits stores.

Тhe Taiwanese are quite proud of it and have made a special promo video using exclusively the powers of Zoe. Read more »

A preview of Ubuntu Touch is coming for Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei and Motorola devices

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After Canonical issued the alpha version of its mobile version of Ubuntu for the select Nexus devices (Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10), the company has now updated the list of upcoming devices bound to receive a developer preview of the OS.

The list includes devices from Samsung, LG, HTC, ASUS, Motorola and Huawei, which marks the company’s efforts to get its name out there by enabling more and more users to try out the touch-enhanced version of Ubuntu. Read more »

Qualcomm gives a detailed look at the mid-range Snapdragon 200 and 400 series of processors

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Qualcomm told us all about its high-end chips due to launch in mid-2013, but now it’s ready to share the full scoop on its mid-range oriented Snapdragon 200 and 400 chipsets.

Starting with the Snapdragon 400, it includes two Krait cores clocked at 1.7GHz joined by quad 1.4GHz Cortex-A7 cores; Adreno 305 GPU takes care of gaming and Qualcomm says is highly responsive for web browsing and rendering web pages. Read more »

ASUS invites you to embrace the “metallic miracle” in its latest alien-infested MWC teaser video

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In addition to its earlier teaser hinting at an upcoming device under the Infinity series, ASUS has now launched an even cooler-looking video portraying an alien invasion of Barcelona, Spain.

More specifically, the video shows an alien space ship that’s landing on top of the beautiful Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Read more »

Smartphone king wanted: HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z vs Galaxy S III

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HTC One is now official and it’s maker is hoping it will be its best chance of reclaiming the smartphone throne yet. Armed with 4.7″ 1080p display of insane pixel density, a 1.7GHz quad-core Krait CPU and a build quality like that, the HTC One is certainly in the running for the smartphone of the season.

But competition might disagree and Sony in particular will be keen to point your attention in the direction of its own Xperia Z. So we decided to pit them against each other and see which one comes on top. The Samsung Galaxy S III joined the fun, too, to show how much smartphones have evolved for the better part of a year. Read more »

Is HTC about to release the first Ubuntu slate at its event tonight?

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Canonical, which recently announced it’s developing Ubuntu for smartphones, has put a peculiar countdown on the ubuntu.com website saying “Tick, tock, tablet time!”

Interestingly, the timer coincides with the one on the HTC website, which will end at the start of the company’s press events in London and New York. The Taiwanese company is set to announce its new One flagship smartphone at the event, but could we also see an Ubuntu tablet debut there? Read more »

Vic Gundotra says the next Nexus will sport an “insanely great” camera

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The camera of the Nexus 4 isn’t very good and we’ve confirmed this in our detailed review of the smartphone. However, Vic Gundotra has posted today that the company is “committed to making Nexus phones [with] insanely great cameras.

This came out as a response to a discussion about the camera capabilities of the Nexus 4. Google’s Senior VP of Engineering even slipped out a little teaser saying, “just you wait and see.” Read more »