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Weekend Poll results: HTC One Mini 2 vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and the other compact droids

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The results of last week’s HTC One Mini 2 against the compact smartphone legion poll is now ready and it’s time to see how you voted. Just as a reminder, we saw HTC’s latest mini smartphone face the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, LG G2 Mini, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the new 4G version of the selling-like-hot-cakes Motorola Moto G.

Overall, the results aren’t all that shocking, for the most part. However, there’s a twist at the end, which we didn’t really expect. Read more »

LG G3 torn apart, found to be easily repairable

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This was bound to happen at some point in time, but what’s surprising is it has happened even before the actual market launch. The guys at UBreakIfix have got their hands on the Korean G3 and have given it a teardown treatment.

The teardown reveals that the LG G3 can be easy taken apart and according to the folks who ripped the G3, there are only 14 screws that hold LG’s flagship smartphone together. Read more »

BBM 2.2 update for Android brings new features, easier to sign up

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When Blackberry announced that its popular messaging service was going to be made available for both iOS and Android, it received a lot of downloads and a few updates but…there hasn’t been much other news about the appl.

BBM hasn’t exactly been on the cell phone news radar as of late, but the latest update for Android may usher in a bunch of new users. Read more »

Don’t miss these LG G3 camera samples

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We’re hard at work on our full review of the LG G3, but in the meantime we’ve taken the 13MP shooter out for a spin.

The LG G3 features a proprietary phase/detection laser autofocus sensor, image stabilization, and dual tone flash. But is it all its hyped up to be? Take a look and decide for yourself. Read more »

All five color options of the LG G3 in one 360-degree spin

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The LG G3 is one beautiful device in person, but is not yet available in stores where you can experience it for yourselves. And there’s plenty to experience, like five different color options – Metallic Black, Silk White, Shine Gold, Burgundy Red and Moon Violet.

While not as good as seeing them in person, here’s an image that shows all five colors doing the 360. Read more »

Check out these fresh LG G3 video samples

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LG touts the camera on its just-announced G3 flagship as its best yet, thanks to its optical image stabilization, 2160p video recording, and even slow motion video recording.

We’ve got our own samples taken with our in-house LG G3, so you can get a firsthand look at just how capable the camera is. Read more »

Microsoft’s smartwatch may be compatible with Android and iOS

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There have been murmurs and mumblings about Microsoft’s smartwatch which has reportedly been in development since last year, and a new report indicates that the Seattle-based tech giant may make their upcoming wearable play nice with multiple platforms.

Big M’s smartwatch will purportedly work with Windows Phones, as well and Android and iOS devices and will also measure your heart rate and push the data to your handset of choice. Read more »

Samsung outs three new video ads for the Galaxy S5

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Three new short commercials popped up on Samsung’s official YouTube channel today. They are all about the Galaxy S5 flagship, but it is nowhere to be found in the videos.

The three short videos are quite different from the promos Samsung has been pushing lately. Instead of super expensive, out of this world videos, those look like they are made with a limited budget, but a lot of inspiration. Read more »

Asus teases new Padfone with a blender video

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Blender-based ads have become a genre of their own over the past few years but Asus is trying to break the mold by advertising the products being blended rather than the blender itself.

So, what do you get when you blend together a smartphone, a tablet and a laptop? Read more »

Google shows off paged notifications for Android Wear

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Google is releasing info and video tutorials for developers to get them ready for the Android Wear platform. One of the recent tutorials details how notifications on a wearable will be richer than the ones in the notification area of your phone.

Android Wear notifications will feature pages – side-swipeable screens that will offer additional info and functionality. Read more »

Google Camera update brings 16:9 mode, self timer

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Google recently updated the stock camera app in Android with a completely redesigned version. Unfortunately, the update got rid of half the features in the camera app, and it didn’t have a lot to begin with.

The latest update attempts to fix that but doesn’t really try too hard. One of the features that was taken away and is back now is self timer. You can now choose from 3 or 10 seconds timer options. The white balance option is still missing and you can forget about having things like ISO, shutter speed and metering options. Read more »

Uber app may come pre-installed on AT&T phones

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Uber’s social car service has become wickedly popular in a short amount of time and it seems like the company is always expanding.

In a move to get even more exposure and have more people know about Uber, the company has teamed up with AT&T to pre-install its app on the wireless provider’s smartphones. Read more »

NFL Now coming to Kindle Tablets and Roku

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Internet streaming services have been steadily changing the way people watch movies and TV shows. But what about Sports? If you want to catch the game, at least, in the US, you’ll have to resort to a television provider.

Well the NFL announced that they would be launching their own online viewing service, NFL now. The service won’t offer live game streams from the get go, but it will offer replays and other personalized fan experiences for users. The service will be available on Kindle tablets and Roku devices from the first day it is launched. Read more »

Samsung unveils Simband and SAMI health trackers

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Fitness tracking on mobile devices aren’t anything new. Manufacturers have found interesting ways for you to track your weight loss and exercise progress. The new Galaxy S5 even has a built-in heart rate monitor. But it looks like Samsung has upped the ante with its new Simband and SAMI platform.

In conjunction, SAMI and the Simband from Samsung provide a fairly comprehensive, real-time update of your health status; it’s almost like being hooked up to a health monitor at a hospital 24/7. Hit the jump and you’ll be surprised by just how granular the Korean-tech manufacturer has gotten and its plans for the Simband. Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars II gets Rise of the Clones update

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Angry Birds Star Wars II is getting an update today. The new episode is called Rise of the Clones and brings over 40 new levels.

The first platform to get the update is iOS, but Rovio promises other platforms will join the fun shortly. Read more »