Nokia once again engaged into somewhat childish banter over Twitter. This time around it’s HTC which takes heat from the Finnish company on the social network.
HTC Russia has asked its users over Twitter how they will use a One smartphone without taking their gloves off in cold weather. Read more »
Want to stop sucking at Tennis, but can’t afford a good instructor? Well Babolat may have something that’ll help you out: the Play Pure Drive.
Essentially a tennis racquet that is packed with sensors, Babolat’s racquet measures vibrational and gyroscopic data and displays how many forehand and backhand hits you’ve made and where exactly you hit the ball on the strings. You can then use this data to delineate your tendencies and try to correct them and improve your game.
The data is synced via Bluetooth, where all of the tennis-centric metrics are pushed to your smartphone or device of choice. You don’t need to interpret all of the data yourself though, because Babolat’s software will give you suggestions on how to improve your swing. Read more »
Samsung has released a new ad to promote its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 3. The ad is Christmas-themed as appropriate for the season.
The two minute ad is titled as “Galaxy Note 3 – Holiday Reflections” and does not promote any of the features of the device for a change. Instead, the new campaign reflects the holiday images in 3D. Read more »
If there’s one person you want giving you a gift, one of the richest men in the world would likely be a safe bet. Well, that’s what happened to Reddit user NY1227. Yesterday, she posted on the popular online community site that her draw in the Secret Santa contest was none other than Bill Gates. Yes, THAT Bill Gates. And he provided photographic evidence.
She received a stuffed cow in the mail, a book on traveling, and a card with a certificate. Read more »
Tesla, the makers behind the nifty (but somewhat pricey) Model S electric vehicle have announced that it’ll be outing a new model aimed at a more cost conscious crowd.
The still unannounced upcoming EV goes tentatively by the Model E moniker, and is set to retail for around $30,000 after government subsidies and it’s set to go on market in January of 2015. Read more »
December is officially upon us, and that means another Angry Birds Seasons expansion pack.
The latest Christmas expansion, called Arctic Eggspedition, adds 25 new levels, one for each day until Christmas. Read more »
Huawei has launched a new promotional campaign called “Unlock Possibilities”, which gives you the chance to win the grand prize – one of the two Mercedes-Benz Coupes. The promo game is on Huawei’s Facebook page and is free to enter.
Apart from the grand prize, you can also snatch an Ascend P6 smartphone, vouchers, in-game points and E-Points. The latter can be exchanged at Huawei’s website for vouchers at select retail partners. Read more »
FIFA has launched official apps on the two most popular mobile operating systems – Android and iOS. Both apps are free of charge.
The official FIFA app gives you access to all sorts of information on 197 football leagues worldwide. Read more »
Microsoft has released a bunch of new commercial on its official YouTube account. Most of them focus on what the new Surface 2 can do and what the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab 3 can’t.
The videos show some of the Surface 2′s key features – the full USB port, the complete Office package, multiple account support and the gesture support. Read more »
Both photography and martial arts take years of training to master. But what if you could combine the study of both into one? A humorous new ad from Nokia UAE shows that you too can sign up to study Taekfoto with master Rez-Tu-Lo.
As you can imagine from a discipline that combines taking photos and martial arts, most of the 250 lessons revolve around getting through a crowd of people to get close enough for that perfect shot. Read more »
Nokia France has released a pretty funny video commercial about the Lumia 1020 monstrous cameraphone in France.
The new ad focuses on the huge 41MP sensor and its capabilities to capture even the tiniest detail and the farthest of objects. Read more »
HTC has launched its own Movember campaign urging people all over the world to submit pictures of themselves donning mustaches.
For everyone who posts a picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #HairsToChange, HTC will donate one dollar to the Movember movement aimed at raising awareness for men’s health. Read more »
We’ve seen some crazy speaker ideas in our time but the Gramohorn II designed by Justin Wolter by commission of HTC UK is one of the cookiest. It’s a dock that features two horns (like on an old-timey gramophone, hence the name) that is designed specifically for the stereo BoomSound speakers on the HTC One.
HTC UK is using the Gramohorn II to kick off its “Here’s To Creativity” campaign. Strange that there’s no room for the BoomBass speaker, but still it’s an interesting design piece, which goes well with the uniquely designed HTC One. Read more »
The PlayStation 4 is just around the corner, with the latest Sony console slated for a US release on November 15.
All the popular video-on-demand services will be there, including Neflix, Hulu Plus, Redbox Instant and Amazon Instant Video, as well as NBA Game Time and NHL GameCenter LIVE. Read more »
Nokia Poland came up with an interesting way to showcase the camera chops of the Lumia 1020. Instead of the typical walk around town, the smartphone boarded a radio controlled copter for a flight around Krakow.
A historically rich city, Krakow turns out to be a perfect location for the exercise. Read more »