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Apple Watch gets parodied on video

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After yesterday’s big Apple event, the company’s two new iPhones promptly got mocked, in different ways, by both HTC and Samsung. While the former focused on the design similarities between the iPhone 6 and its very own One (M8), Samsung rightly took a stab at the iPhone 6 Plus and its phablet form factor (that was made mainstream by the original Galaxy Note, let’s not forget). And now, the Apple Watch is in the spotlight.

Though in this case we’re talking about a full-on parody video posted on YouTube, debating the merits of Apple’s new smartwatch. Read more »

HTC takes a gentle swing at the iPhone 6 family on Twitter

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Well, this surely didn’t take long! Shortly after Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, a member of the competition responded. HTC took a gentle swing at the newly announced duo on Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, the Taiwanese manufacturer picked on the metal design of Cupertino’s smartphone. Read more »

IKEA parodies Apple in latest video ad for its new catalogue

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If you aren’t new to the Internet, or tech in general, you probably know those Apple promo videos – featuring a grey background, and Jony Ive using his wonderful accent to tell you how revolutionary every single millimeter of the company’s newest product is. Well, IKEA noticed, and it decided to have a go at this very unique genre of ads.

The result is seriously hilarious. As you can see in the video, IKEA is introducing the world to a brilliant new device: “it’s not a digital book, or an e-book, it’s a bookbook”. Read more »

LG is already mocking the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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By now you probably know that Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 4 earlier today. Yet here we are, mere hours later, and the company’s chief competitor from its native South Korea, LG, is already mocking it.

The image above was posted on Twitter by LG’s arm in Jordan. It takes aim at a new feature that lets Galaxy Note 4 owners take selfies by placing a finger on top of the heart rate monitor on the back of the phablet, then taking said finger off of it. Read more »

Awkward: Even Verizon can get all those HTC One phones confused

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That new HTC One (M8) for Windows has a name with great potential to confuse consumers – it’s not the HTC One (M8), it’s not the One (E8) and it doesn’t run Windows (but Windows Phone instead). It turns out that the similar looks of the One family are an issue too, even for the carriers.

Verizon put out a video to tout the HTC One (M8), both the Android and WP versions, except if you look closely at the screenshot above you’ll notice those are actually two different devices. Read more »

Video shows what happens when you throw your Xiaomi Mi 3 under a bus

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You can do so many things with your Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone – enjoy Full HD videos on the 5″ IPS display, take a wonderful 13MP pictures with its camera, play the latest 3D games hassle-free courtesy of the Snapdragon 800 chipset, or listen unlimited music via the Baidu Online Music Service.

But it is surely not such a good idea to throw your beautiful Xiaomi Mi 3 covered in polycarbonate shell and Gorilla Glass 3 under a bus. Someone did this and the result isn’t peachy. Read more »

You can order 3D-printed Infinity Blade III figurines straight from the game

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Dedicated fans of Infinity Blade III will surely appreciate this bit of news. Players of the popular iOS title can now design and order 3D-printed figurines of its characters straight from the game.

In order to take in-app purchasing to the next level, the game developers from Chair Entertainment partnered up with the software development company Sandboxr. Read more »

Sony Underwater Apps for Xperia smartphones go live

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Sony Mobile released six apps that showcase the water resistance of its flagship Xperia smartphones. Sony Underwater Apps is currently available in the United States for Xperia Z1s and Xperia Z.

The apps, which look undeniably fun and goofy, utilize a great deal of clever engineering to work. Read more »

‘Leak’ lets you send email anonymously

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Leak is a new service that lets users send anonymous email to others. You just have to go to the website, enter the person’s email ID, choose if want to be identified as a friend, co worker, family member, friend of a friend or just ‘someone’, type out your mail and send it.

The other person will receive the email from Leak, which does not, in any way, reveal your true identity other than how you chose to be described. This allows you to be open with them without revealing who you really are. Read more »

Jimmy Kimmel tests people’s reaction to a fake Apple iWatch smartwatch

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The rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 and alleged smartwatch have reached Jimmy Kimmel, who decided to play a practical joke on bypassers on the Hollywood Boulevard. His team decided to stick an Apple logo on a $20 Casio watch and see how people react to the company’s latest gadget.

And what do you think happened? Everyone fell for it, thinking that Apple has managed to pull off a classic, yet modern version of a watch. Read more »

Google may buy Twitch for $1 Billion

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Google has been known to snatch up any and every type of business, that’s why it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the internet search giant is interested in purchasing the online game-streaming service, Twitch.

What might come as a surprise is the price that Google is willing to pay: $1 billion. Read more »

eBay makes its barcode reader app for Google Glass

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eBay’s barcode scanning software, RedLaser, is now branching out from just Android and iOS.

It’ll now be available for Google Glass as well, so you’ll be able to take a look at products in the store and see if you can find them cheaper on eBay, just at a glance. Read more »

goTenna is a portable, bluetooth cell phone antenna

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Ever find yourself traveling way out in the middle of nowhere and unable to communicate with your friends?

Well goTenna might be able to help you with that. Read more »

Oculus Rift canceling pre-orders that show up on eBay

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Did you manage to pre-order the upcoming Oculus Rift DK2? Well you may want to hold off on putting it up on eBay.

In an effort to stop price-gouging of the Rift, and maybe as a means of getting their headset to those who really want it, Oculus Rift has canceled shipments of people selling their places in the pre-order line. Read more »

Microsoft’s Project Adam takes image recognition to the next level

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You may have used Google’s reverse image search’s recognition software to call shenanigans on a picture someone claimed to have taken themselves, or stalk someone on FB.

But Microsoft’s Project Adam looks to expand the use of image recognition, and has developed its software to some impressive lengths. Read more »