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‘Half-Life 2′ arriving on NVIDIA Shield

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It seems the popular Half-Life 2 series is set to arrive on the NVIDIA Shield gaming console. After announcing Portal for the Shield, which will be available starting May 12, it’s Gordon Freeman’s turn to make an appearance on the mobile platform.

Half-Life 2 is an extremely popular series of first person games that includes the original Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. The series famously ended on a cliffhanger seven years ago and since then fans have been waiting for Half-Life 3 that is yet to be announced. Read more »

Angry Birds Go! updated with new episode and weekly tournaments

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Rovio has updated its Angry Birds Go! series with a new episode. The latest version of the app also comes with weekly tournaments, complete with an universal leaderboard.

The new episode brings sub-zero tracks that are aiming to become a lot more engaging and fun. Angry Birds Go! now supports snapshots, which means you can see some awesome photos of yourself in action on the racetrack. Read more »

Samsung explains the camera on the Galaxy S5

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We have talked about the ISOCELL sensor in the Galaxy S5 in the past, but there are also other aspects of the phone’s camera that Samsung is intent on talking about.

One of them is real-time HDR feature. This lets you see the an HDR version of the image live on the viewfinder, even before you take the photo. This gives an idea of how the photo will look like, even before it is taken. Read more »

CyanogenMod nightly builds are now available for HTC One (M8)

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CyanogenMod added the HTC One (M8) to the lineup of devices which can boot its custom ROMs. Users of HTC’s flagship can now flash CM11 nightly builds from the CyanogenMod download page.

Nightly builds will be available on all versions of the HTC One (M8). Read more »

iPad is the tablet with the highest customer satisfaction

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Android tablets may be slowly taking over sales in the tablet marketplace, but the iPad still reigns as king in customer satisfaction.

This is mainly due to the myriad bargain, low-quality Android tablets that are currently on the market. Hit the jump to see the official rankings, courtesy of J.D. Power. Read more »

Samsung Kids Mode for tablets updated with new animations and sounds

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Samsung has updated the Kids Mode feature on its recently launched Galaxy Tab 4 series of tablets.

The newest update brings the tablet version of the Kids mode on par with the software that was first seen on the Galaxy S5. Read more »

Samsung launches KNOX 2.0 globally

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Samsung has announced the global launch of KNOX 2.0 – the company’s secured mobile platform that has been designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise consumers.

Samsung has also rebranded its KNOX 2.0 platform as Knox Workspace and is now available on the Galaxy S5 across the globe. Read more »

Google Maps update brings new features to iOS and Android

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Google Maps got treated to an update for both Android and iOS. Versions 7.7 and 3.0 of the app for Android and iOS respectively bring new features and welcome tweaks to the platform.

The update sees offline maps officially arrive on Google Maps for iOS. Read more »

Google Now adds cards to show products in a nearby store

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Treading the fine line between convenient and creepy, Google has added yet another feature to Google Now that goes through your personal information and suggests something relevant.

This time, it’s cards that tell you when a certain product is available in a store near you. If you walk past a store, Google Now will show a card with items and their pricing available in that store, items that you have looked up in the past and are interested in purchasing. Read more »

Oppo Find 7a panorama and slow shutter camera samples

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We’ve finished our thorough review of the Oppo Find 7a, where we gave you lots of various camera and video samples. In case those weren’t enough for you, we’ve snapped a few more – panorama and long exposure particularly.

Oppo Find 7a is capable of capturing up to 180 degrees panorama shots and the resulting images have up to 15MP resolution. Note that you need to hold the phone vertically to get those 15MP pano shots (6100x2500px), while the horizontal shooting will output images only just over 10MP (5500x1900px). Read more »

CyanogenMod 11 M6 Android ROM released

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The custom ROM mega giant, CyanogenMod, released the newest iteration of their popular ROM: CyanogenMod 11 M6.

CM 11 M6 is out and ready to be used by 50 devices, the likes of which includes the Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S, S2, S3, S4, the LG Optimus G, G2, G Pro, G Pad, HTC One Mini and many others. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S with 2560 x 1600 AMOLED display leaks in detail

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More details on the previously rumored, yet to be announced Samsung tablet with AMOLED display made the rounds online. Set to launch in 8.4” and 10.5” display size, the slate will form a new family of Samsung tablets, dubbed Galaxy Tab S.

As expected, the biggest highlight in the specs of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S family is the display. Read more »

Oppo Find 7a battery life

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We’ve just finished our Oppo Find 7a in-depth review, where we’ve summarized our battery life impressions. Naturally it’s time to give you the breakdown of the results and compare it to other devices.

The Oppo Find 7a has this rapid charging feature that allows you to charge 75% of the battery for just half an hour, while 5 minutes hooked up on the huge 4.5A charger will give you 2 hours of calls. That’s quite the promises and we’ve put those claims to testing first. Read more »

Alcatel Idol X+ battery test

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The Alcatel Idol X+ runs on a robust MT6592 octa-core processor, and is the first “true” octa-core smartphone we’ve reviewing toting a chip capable of throttling any number of the eight cores depending on how much power is required.

Alcatel has also thrown in a robust 2,500mAh battery into the mix, which leaves us curious to see how well the CPU is doing in terms of efficiency. Let’s dive in! Read more »

Worldwide tablet sales fail to reach projections

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IDC has confirmed that worldwide tablet sales are selling sluggishly.

There was only a 3.9% growth in sales as compared to last year, suggesting that the entire tablet market may be reaching a point of stagnation. Read more »