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Unicode 7.0 to bring 250 new Emoji

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The Unicode standard will be upgraded to version 7.0 this year. Along with the additional of several new scripts, it will also be adding 250 new Emoji to the already long list.

Almost all of these are objects, with things such as ‘Thermometer’, ‘File Cabinet’, ‘Right Speech Bubble’, ‘Hammer And Wrench’, etc. but there are also some gems, such as ‘Man In Business Suit Levitating’ and ‘Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended’. Read more »

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ YouTube video crosses 2 billion views

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Korean pop star Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, released the incredibly popular song ‘Gangnam Style’ back in 2012. Despite being in Korean, the video became a worldwide sensation, and was especially popular on YouTube.

Gangnam Style became the first YouTube video back in 2012 to cross 1 billion views, surpassing Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’. Now, after nearly two years, Gangnam Style has become the first video to cross 2 billion views on YouTube. 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 »

Nokia’s Rube Goldberg machine brings a heavy dose of nostalgia

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Nokia’s 6-second teaser has been expanded to a full video and it’s a trip down memory lane. It shows iconic products from Nokia’s past but also Microsoft’s – this video celebrates the two companies’ long history and plays up their future together.

The video shows a Rube Goldberg machine incorporating plenty of gadgets. Be warned though, the Nokia 3310 isn’t the only nostalgia-inducing product in the video. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 630 gets a cool video promo full of football trick shots

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In the days between the official announcement and the market release of one of their smartphones, each manufacturer is trying to build up hype about it and promo videos are a commonly used tool for that. In the case of the Lumia 630, Nokia has hired Finnish goalkeeper and trick shot master Lassi Hurskainen to produce what is certainly one of the coolest promo clips we’ve seen in a while.

Using the help of an assistant, Hurskainen makes some pretty sweet shots to knock several people’s handsets out of their hands. It’s unclear if the phones take any damage, but everyone involved gets a free Lumia 630 and they all seem pretty happy about it. Read more »

An overview of April Fools jokes part 2: Google, Motorola, SwiftKey

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We continue the April Fools’ Day roundup of company jokes with another installment. As expected, there are plenty of pranks circulating the web and the social media channels.

Google has been among the most active and creative pranksters. Read more »

An overview of April Fools jokes: Samsung, HTC, Nokia and Google

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It’s April 1 and you know what that means – companies try to disguise marketing as 3rd grade humor. The results are funnier than the jokes themselves most of the time as HTC and Samsung – two rival companies with very different takes on the perfect smartphone – did the exact same joke.

Here’s a quick look of some of the pranks that big tech companies tried to pull. Read more »

Christian Bale being considered to play Steve Jobs in next biopic

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According to a report by The Wrap, Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale is being considered to play the role of the late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.

The screenplay of the movie is written by Aaron Sorkin for Sony Pictures Entertainment and is based on the book ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson and will be directed by David Fincher. Sorkin and Fincher have previously worked together on the biopic on Mark Zuckerberg’s life – The Social Network. Read more »

Nokia challenges Sony to a #Cameraduel

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Today Sony UK has tweeted its Xperia Z2 comes with “award-winning camera technology” and just an hour later Nokia UK has challenged itto a #Cameraduel.

Nokia’s picture includes the Finns’ best cameraphone to date – the Lumia 1020, of course. Read more »

Nokia takes a jab at Apple over 8GB iPhone 5c

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Today Apple announced the availability of an 8GB iPhone 5c. The flavor is already available for purchase and costs €549 – just €50 less than its 16GB sibling. This is quite unattractive pricing considering the phone comes with year and a half old hardware and still costs good €100 more than the 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Anyway, we are not the only one to dislike the Apple’s overpriced gadget. Finnish manufacturer Nokia grabbed the opportunity and used it to make fun of the 8GB iPhone 5c over Twitter. Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants you to help him crush stuff with his tank

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This isn’t your regular technology topic that you’re used to reading on our Blog, but this is epic. Arnold Schwarzenegger owns a tank and wants you to help him crush stuff with it. How cool is that?

The ex-Governor of California runs a charity campaign and everyone who donates a minimum of $10 is eligible to win an unforgettable day with Arnold and his tank. Read more »

Watch this cute Magic Focus ad for the LG G Pro 2

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The LG G Pro 2 camera introduces the so-called Magic Focus mode, which works in a manner similar to Nokia’s Refocus. It captures several shots of the same scene with different focus and then lets you do the blurred background effect that smartphones normally fail to produce.

LG has released a really cute commercial starring a fluffy puppy and showing how the Magic Focus mode works. Read more »

Oscar selfie was spontaneous, claims Samsung

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By now you’ve undoubtedly seen the famous star-studded selfie taken by Bradley Cooper at the Academy Awards this past weekend, which was done using Ellen DeGeneres’ Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

With it emerged reports of Samsung having paid handsomely for the spot, which the company is now saying was not the case, and that the celebrity chose the Samsung smartphone “organically.” Read more »

Archos CEO demoes their latest rugged phone, what could go wrong?

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Did you hear about the Samsung Galaxy S5 and how it’s rugged? Archos has one of those too – the Quenchua 5″ Phone. Oblivious to its mere IP54 rating however, Archos CEO is quick to dunk it in a glass of water right in front of the camera… with some embarrassing consequences.

In case you’re not familiar with the IP ratings, the second digit indicates water resistance and the digit 4 means the device can resist splashes of water, not submersion. Read more »

Nokia and HTC take jabs at Samsung Galaxy S5 on Twitter

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With the online forums and the social networks already abuzz after the Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiling, some of the Korean manufacturer’s rivals added their take as well. Both Nokia and HTC took jabs at the newly announced Samsung flagship on Twitter.

As you can see above, Nokia is as blunt as it gets. The Finnish manufacturer posted an image of a Nokia Lumia device along with the phrase “Not the Samesung.” Read more »