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The latest Samsung promo video features 74 different devices

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Samsung’s latest promo video could well be the coolest one we’ve seen to date. Dubbed “Holiday Dreams,” the clip features a synchronized dreamscape of 74 different devices.

The video tells the animated story of a young girl’s holiday dream. Read more »

Apple outs an emotional video ad in time for the holidays

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In time for the holiday season, Apple released a brand new video ad that showcases its products. Entitled “The Song,” the 90-second video will almost certainly make you rather emotional.

The ad does not focus on a specific Apple offering. Read more »

You can now order a Jolla Tablet and smartphone bundle

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With a tad over a day left until the end of the Jolla Tablet Indiegogo campaign, the Finnish company sweetened the deal even further. For the next 28 hours, $488 will secure you a Jolla Tablet and smartphone bundle.

The gets you a Jolla smartphone for $279. Read more »

Samsung Gear VR listed for $200 in AT&T site and available online

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The Samsung Gear VR is available now online from AT&T so be sure to act quickly before it is all gone!

The Samsung Gear VR is perhaps one of the most interesting smartphone-based hardware kits ever, not to mention the trendiest at the moment. With all the hype Oculus VR has been causing lately with its Oculus Rift kit and recent Facebook acquisition it seems that virtual reality is making a huge comeback, only now it is more real than ever. Read more »

Qualcomm will be forced to lower licensing fees in China after antitrust investigation

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The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission has been conducting an antitrust investigation of Qualcomm’s activities in the country for quite a while, and now we get an idea of what the outcome of that will be. Short version: not good for Qualcomm.

The mobile chip maker will have to pay “huge fines” for “monopolistic” behavior, but that’s not all. It will also be forced to lower its licensing fees in China, as well as give up on its “reverse patent license”. Read more »

Bluetooth 4.2 will carry new features and improved speed

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Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced version 4.2 of the wireless protocol. Bluetooth 4.2 delivers a number of improvements over its predecessor headed by the ability to connect to the internet.

The new Bluetooth version will be up to 2.5 times faster than past releases thanks to a tenfold packet capacity increase. Read more »

The next generation Google Glass will be powered by Intel

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The successor of the currently available Google Glass will feature Intel internals. The chip maker and the search giant made a deal that will bring Intel’s silicon into the wearable gadget.

Intel will replace Texas Instruments as a hardware supplier of choice into the next generation Google Glass. Read more »

Check out Nexus 6 handling an hour in water like a champ

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Motorola Nexus 6 is listed by its manufacturer as water-resistant, but doesn’t carry an official IP rating. A crafty YouTube user decided to put the credentials of Google’s flagship phablet to the test with rather surprising result.

As it turns out, Nexus 6 can handle full water submersion for an hour without breaking down. Read more »

The latest iPhone 6 ads showcase its gaming chops and Continuity with OS X Yosemite

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Apple released a duo of brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ads in time for the holiday shopping season. Once again, the Cupertino giant’s marketing efforts feature the voices of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

The first ad is entitled “Gamers” and focuses on the gaming chops of the A8 found in the duo of devices. Read more »

Motorola Nexus 6 teardown reveals many screws

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Like the new Nexus 9 tablet before it, the Motorola Nexus 6 has now gone through the teardown process. This has revealed its maker’s preference for using screws to hold together its internals, as opposed to adhesive or plastic clips.

The only glue in there is holding the back cover in place, and thankfully this is a relatively mild adhesive. You won’t be able to pry open the back with just your fingernail, though. Read more »

Apple iPad Air 2 in 24K gold looks as gaudy as expected

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Does the gold iPad Air 2 from Apple look a tad understated for you? Put your worries aside, as the Vietnam-based jewelers from Karalux are now offering Cupertino’s flagship tablet in 24K gold.

Pricing of the gold-plated iPad Air 2 is surprisingly sensible. Read more »

Apple to switch faulty flash storage type for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

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Apple’s apparently got a problem on its hands regarding its two latest smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. And no, it’s not #bendgate. According to rumors out of South Korea, a type of flash storage is causing the company some headaches in two models of the new iPhones.

Only the 64GB iPhone 6 and the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus seem to be affected. These iterations use a type of flash storage called TLC (triple-level cell) NAND. Read more »

iFixit tears down Nexus 9, gives it poor repairability score

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The freshly launched Nexus 9 got the iFixit teardown. The HTC-made slate received the poor repairability score of 3.

As expected, the iFixit disassembly of the Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet reveals a number of details. Read more »

LG Display outs a 5.3″ 1080p panel with 0.7mm narrow bezel

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LG Display has made a 5.3″ LCD panel with a bezel of just 0.7mm. The display of 1080p resolution sports a pixel density of 415ppi.

To put it into perspective, the left and right sides of the panel are thinner than the 0.8mm thickness of a credit card. In order to pull this off, the company uses its “Neo Edge” module processing technology as well as the first “Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT)” technology. Read more »

Project Ara update video announces DevCon2 conference

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Google released a Project Ara update video announcing the second developer conference for the platform will take place on January 14. There, registered developers will discus the Ara MDK 0.20 as well as have access to early modules and prototypes.

The company is also going to reveal its marketing plans. The pilot Project Ara device will come in the first half of 2015. Read more »