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Sony bags worldwide distribution rights of Angry Birds movie, will release it in July 2016

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has bagged the worldwide distribution rights of the much anticipated Angry Birds movie. The 3D animated film in the making is being developed, produced and financed by Rovio, the creators of the popular Angry Birds franchise.

Sony will be releasing the movie worldwide on July 1, 2016. The upcoming flick will be the first step into the feature films after the company marked its entry to the television industry with its weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series. Read more »

HTC One joins the dark side, force chokes plastic competitor phones

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HTC is leveraging Twitter’s obsession with what is known as “vadering” to promote its HTC One flagship. The message accompanying the photo reads “We find your lack of aluminum disturbing.”

There’s more going on with this post than just a dig at the plasticy competitors of the One. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 hitches a ride on a drone, produces an impressive video

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We are definitely starting to see a trend here – people do crazy things with the latest smartphone flagships. The next video to join the countless others showing the Samsung Galaxy S4 in unusual situations, sees the smartphone taking a ride on the back of a hexacopter.

While the Galaxy S4 is flying above a Romanian city, it shoots a 1080p video with the stabilization turned on. Read more »

Samsung outs an infographic showing how the Galaxy S4 enriches your life

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You might have noticed by now that Samsung loves infographics. The latest one to be released by the Korean giant naturally centers around the Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship and the ways it enriches your lifestyle.

The latest Samsung Galaxy S4 infographic summarizes the most notable new tricks which the smartphones is capable of. Read more »

Faking iPhone 5S spy shots – the hows and the whys

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In our line of work, we get to see a lot of spy shots of yet to be announced devices and sometimes those turn out to be complete fakes. Now we get a rare glimpse of the other side – what it takes to create a convincing fake.

The fake in question is an iPhone concept based on a patent filed by Apple, which showcases an unusual design with a wraparound display. These images were sent to us by someone named Fredrick Proll. Read more »

Microsoft releases extended IllumiRoom demo video

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Microsoft’s has released an extended demo of its IllumiRoom project, giving as a glimpse as to what we could expect from the upcoming projector-based device.

IllumiRoom aims to provide a “next-generation gaming console” experience, and may very well be one of the features introduced in Microsoft’s next console. Read more »

Google celebrates 57th anniversary of VHS with a VHS filter for YouTube videos

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Google is known to celebrate important events in its own whimsical way. Today marks the 57th anniversary of the VHS tapes, the format of choice for all video content back in the day. We have moved quite far since then, with video several times the length and quality fitting on a chip the size of a fingernail. But one can always look back and reminiscence over what was the only way to get video playing in our homes.

To celebrate this occasion, Google has added a new VHS button on YouTube videos. This essentially adds a filter on top of your videos that makes the video look blurry and distorted with the typical ghosting and snowing artifacts common to damaged VHS tapes. Some nice touches are the way the video distorts even further when you pause it and occasionally the video will loop vertically on screen. Read more »

Facebook launches new Home ad, stars Mark Zuckerberg himself

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Facebook has launched a new ad for their Android-based launched called Facebook Home. Unlike any of their previous ads, however, this one features the company CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, along with other members of the team that worked on Facebook Home and is shot in their headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

The new ad carries forward the theme from the previous one, where users of Facebook Home start seeing events from their feed happening around them. In this video, Mark is congratulating his team on the work they did on Facebook Home, while one of the employees – Joey – is checking his feed on his HTC First. Read more »

HTC markets the One with hilarious ad featuring James Van Der Beek

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First it was Samsung nabbing James Franco for the Note 10.1, and now HTC is looking to add a little star power of its own with James Van Der Beek.

The new One ad makes light of the Bachelorette and is actually quite funny. Read more »

Samsung introduces SMART Eco Trees air purifiers with Galaxy-style features

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Samsung is a big company that makes nearly everything, but now it’s expanding the list with Samsung SMART Eco Trees. The eco-friendly gadget is an air purifier that shares many of the advanced features with the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The basic feature of Eco Trees is to purify the air and pump out oxygen while scrubbing CO2. They also automatically keep air moisture at pleasant levels and cool the environment around them. FOTA (Fragrance Over The Air) will also make the air more pleasant. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 with Exynos 5 processor gets rooted ahead of its global launch

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Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is yet to go sale and the developers at XDA forums have already managed to gain root access on the smartphone. The tech enthusiasts have found a way to root the Galaxy S4, which runs on the Exynos 5 octa-core processor, while the root for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset version is yet to come.

Samsung Galaxy S4 can be rooted with a ROM, which is packed with ROOT&Busybox image. You can flash that using Odin and gain root access on your smartphone in just a few minutes. Read more »

Nokia announces 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation microwave oven

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Nokia has announced the new 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation microwave oven, a first for the Finnish company in its 148 years of existence. The Nokia 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation comes with a large touchscreen display that can be used even through oven mitts.

Other features of the 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation include a water-cooled, 8-core high-voltage transformer with a combined performance of 5,000 watts, eye-tracking technology that stops the food from rotating when you look at it and automatic temperature adjustment depending upon how hungry you look. Still doesn’t have Instagram, though, which is weird as uploading pictures of food is what the service is most used for anyway. Read more »

Sony announces Animalia range of products for your pets

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Sony has announced a new range of audio-video products for some of the most important members of your family; your pets. The Animalia range of products will give your pets the ultimate in AV experience that they deserve.

First is the In-Cage speakers for your pet hamster, which are wired to its wheel and not just play music of your hamster’s choice (The Hamsterdance song?) but will also automatically increase the tempo of the video in sync with the speed of the wheel. Read more »

Google celebrates April Fool’s Day in its usual style

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Google is known for celebrating April Fool’s Day every year with a bunch of hoaxes that often involve launching fake new products or canceling existing ones.

This year, it’s Google Nose (Beta). Called ‘the new scentsation in search’, Google Nose will let you search for things by smell. You can search for things such as a wet dog or car exhaust and you get the smell, images and description from Google’s Aromabase. You will even get a list of recommendations from ‘People who sniffed’. And SafeSearch lets you not smell things you are not sure of. Read more »

TheDogHouseDiaries gives you its take on the future of smart watches

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Rumor has it that Apple is working on its own smart watch, which will reportedly be dubbed iWatch.

Well the TheDogHouseDiaries has posted a comic, which gives a fun look at the mobile space right now. Read more »