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THX updates Deep Note sound after 30 years

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Audiophiles, or anyone who has visited a THX-certified cinema hall, would be acutely aware of the grandiloquent THX Deep Note track that plays before every movie, a crescendo sound that announces the presence of THX certification for that cinema hall.

The original tone was created by Dr. James A. Moorer back when he was at Lucasfilm, creators of THX. 30 years since then, the company has unleashed the updated version of the tone, which is louder and more emphatic than ever before. Read more »

Best of April Fools’ Day online tech pranks

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April Fools’ Day is the time for witty jokes and pranks all over the world, and the tech industry is no stranger to using it for generating some publicity. Google is at the forefront in the buffoonery business yet another year, this time with a dedicated top-level domain.

Go ahead and type, to see for yourself what they did, but be prepared for an eye-twisting experience. Read more »

Microsoft announces MS-DOS for mobile

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Microsoft is bringing back MS-DOS but this time on the mobile. The company has announced a new version of MS-DOS for the mobile platform that you can download and install on your Lumia device.

The new (or rather the old) OS takes you back to your roots, back to some of the first computers we used. You can now relive those days in all their grayscale glory on your phone. The OS is also forwards compatible, so you can run Windows Phone apps as well, although pretty sure MS-DOS had more apps than Windows Phone does. Read more »

‘Tales from the Borderlands’ for iOS and Android game review

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Borderlands is a series of first person shooters with a role playing element for consoles and PC. The original game spawned a sequel and then a pre-sequel, that fit between the first two games.

Tales from the Borderlands is nothing like those games. It is made by Telltale Games, the same studio that made games like The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and most recently, the Game of Thrones. Tales from the Borderlands uses characters from the Borderlands universe but places them in a new setting. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »

Here are the 25 mobile phones this mobile editor has owned through the years [EDITORIAL]

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I was recently cleaning up my old room at my parents’ and I happened to find my first ever mobile phone – the Nokia 3210. It brought back many memories. It was a reminder of a completely different time, where the phones were not the tools we are used to play with today.

I was in high school, just a 15-years old kid, when my father told me it was about time I got a mobile phone of my own. It was the best day in my life as I thought back then. My mother already had a Benefon Dragon, while my father was very happy with his Sony CMD J70. But guess what I wanted…A Nokia 3310. Read more »

Asus pokes fun at the Apple watch with a decision tree

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Apple’s Spring forward press event is now behind us and while the launch of the Apple Watch was expected, its pricing still managed to surprise some. Whether it’s justifiable has already proven a pointless discussion, so we’ll steer clear from it for the time being.

What’s undeniable though, is that Cupertino’s Watch has become an abundant source of mockery material to industry competitors. Read more »

HTC PR chief mocks Apple Watch, says it’s as useful as a DVD rewinder

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As you may know, yesterday Apple finally gave us more details about its first smartwatch, including full pricing information. And now it looks like it’s open season for jokes about the Apple Watch from the company’s competitors.

Jeff Gordon, HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager, seems to think that Apple’s first wearable is just a tad more useful than a DVD rewinder. Read more »

HTC outs HTC One M9 promo videos, Robert Downey Jr. narrates

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The HTC One M9 is company’s latest flagship announced recently at the MWC in Barcelona. It packs a 5″ 1080p display, runs on the Snapdragon 810 chip and comes with a 20MP rear camera. The One M9 should be hitting the shelves as early as next month.

Quite expectedly, HTC is now busy promoting its latest gadget. You can now enjoy the device’s introductory video as well as a promo narrated by Robert Downey Jr. Read more »

Google gives ‘Transformers’ for free in the US, ‘The Fast and The Furious’ in other regions

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Google has been celebrating its Play Store anniversary with some freebies and discounts. If you are in the US, you can now download the first Micheal Bay Transformers movie for free from the Google Play Store.

Outside of the US, people in Europe, Asia and Australia are getting The Fast and The Furious movie for free. Both these movies are available in HD and you can watch them on the PC, mobile (Android and iOS), Chromecast, or Android TV. Read more »

Check out the new ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer here

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Just about two months left for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron to release and they have now released the third and arguably the most badass trailer of the film yet.

The newest trailer talks more about the Ultron Program and how it came to be. There is also more of Ultron himself in this trailer and we also get a better look at Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. And of course, more of the Avengers themselves. Read more »

Hackaball – a smart programmable ball that reimagines old-school games and empowers creativity

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Hackaball is the brain child of a group of entrepreneurs who long to revive more traditional social kid games by giving them a new tech twist. What seems like a simple rubber toy has been carefully designed so that it can compete with all the distraction and allure of modern-day tech.

The goal, of course, is to weave the young generation away from the screen and promote more social outdoor activities, but the toy seems to be equally appealing to adults as well.

The Hackaball is packed full of electronics, including – a set of LED’s, a speaker, gyroscope, accelerometer, vibration motor, rechargeable battery and, of course as small processor with a little bit of memory to make it come alive. Read more »

300 Android devices perform The Hymn of Joy live

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Google’s #TogetherNotTheSame moved from cute animals to emulating Freddie Mercury – 300 smartphones and tablets were put together, each displaying a different Androidify character singing the same song through the devices speakers.

Instead of Bohemian Rhapsody, the Android Chorus did a rendition of The Hymn of Joy, set to a beatbox-y Ode to Joy. Read more »

Cute animals become friends, conspire to promote Android

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The official Android account on YouTube posted a video titled “Android: Friends Furever.” The misspelling is intentional – the video is a compilation unlikely animal friendships. A monkey and a dog, cat and ducklings, an elephant and a sheep, let’s just say the video causes a cuteness overload.

This continues the “Be together. #NotTheSame” campaign that Google has been running since last year. Read more »

Xiaomi uses a frying pan to ‘fix’ the protruding camera of the iPhone 6

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Xiaomi is going after the iPhone 6 Plus with its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablets, that’s clear. The Chinese company obviously thinks its offerings are superior to Apple’s, and it’s now put out a new video meant to drive that point home.

In it, we can see Xiaomi President and co-founder Bin Lin musing about how his company has a patented new solution which ensures there are no protruding cameras on its phones’ backs. Read more »

Check out the original Apple Watch

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Apple announced its first smartwatch last year, expected to go on sale some time this year. But while most people would think that’s Apple’s first watch, that’s not really true. Say hello to the original Apple Watch.

What you see above is a rare analog watch that was never actually sold. The original Apple Watch (or rather the Apple Logo watch, as Apple called it) was actually a free gift that was given away to buyers of the Macintosh System 7.5 operating system. In fact, it was one of the two gifts, with the other being Conflict Catcher 3 software, and the customers had to choose between them. Read more »