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Archos 50 Diamond hands-on

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You may be excused for not being familiar with Archos but the French phone maker has made itself relevant in the markets it operates on with tablets that offer great hardware at very low price points. The company makes more than tablets though – there are also a lot of phones, and the Archos 50 Diamond is their best.

The 50 Diamond is a minimalist smartphone with clean design and a flamboyant lime paint job. It offers a balanced set of abilities that will ensure a reasonable price point and more than reasonable performance. Read more »

Starting tomorrow, you can sample Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in the UK

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Users in the United Kingdom will be able to try out Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge from tomorrow onwards. The smartphone power couple will be available to purchase on April 10.

The hot flagship smartphones will be on display in Samsung Experience Stores throughout the UK. Read more »

Gameloft’s Dungeon Hunter 5 now available in the Google Play Store

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Gameloft has released the fifth installment of the popular hack-n-slash Dungeon Hunter series. The new Dungeon Hunter 5 is free to download and play with in-app purchases.

Set in the mythical Kingdom of Valentia, this RPG game – Dungeon Hunter 5 takes places right after a large fleet of demons is stopped from invading the yards. The new game brings same controls with single-player campaign mode along with co-op and multiplayer modes. Read more »

This Marvel Avengers-themed limited edition Samsung Galaxy S6 edge looks hot

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Fancy an Iron Man-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 edge? You might soon be in luck as concept renders of the hot flagship smartphone dressed in the livery of Marvel’s Avengers made the rounds on the web.

The images reveal the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge with a color scheme that matches an Avengers team member. Read more »

Asus ZenFone 2 promo goes live, check it out

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Asus released a brand new promo video of the ZenFone 2. The characterful mid-range handset was officially priced in its native Taiwan a couple of days ago.

Unsurprisingly, the video focuses on the stellar hardware that the Asus ZenFone 2 has to offer. Read more »

Xiaomi wants to open 100 “experience stores” in India

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Xiaomi has had quite a lot of success in India, with the subcontinent now being the company’s second biggest market after China, when it comes to sales. So naturally it’s thinking about expanding in India even more.

We’ve already heard that Xiaomi wants to start manufacturing phones in India in the future, but now it’s surfaced that it’s also going to open 100 “experience stores” throughout its territory. Read more »

This year’s Apple MacBook Airs retain the non-adhered batteries, teardown reveals

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Self-repair masters at iFixit took it upon themselves to check and see if the new 11″ and 13″ MacBook Air models, announced a few days ago alongside the 12″ MacBook, have brought any alterations in construction and repairability. As it turns out, other than the obvious updates in hardware, not much has changed, and even the model numbers have remained the same.

What the iFixit crew found most interesting is that even in this new generation Airs Apple has opted for non-adhered batteries, somewhat facilitating user-repair. Read more »

Huawei MediaPad X2 gets a price tag in Europe

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The freshly announced Huawei MediaPad X2 got priced in Europe. Amazon has listed the 7” tablet with phone cellular network connectivity in Germany and Italy.

In Germany, the MediaPad X2 costs €349 for a 16GB model with 2GB of RAM in silver. Read more »

Xbox One March System Update brings Screenshots, Party chat tweaks

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Microsoft has released a new March System Update for its Xbox One gaming console. The new System Update brings plethora of system improvements along with couple of interesting features.

Gamers can now take screenshot any time while playing their game by hitting Y button. Alternatively, the gamers can simply speak “Xbox, take a screenshot.” to save a screenshot and all these screenshots can be managed by a new Upload app. Read more »

700 million Apple iPhones sold, enjoys 49% year-over-year growth

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At its “Spring forward” event today, Apple boasted it sold its 700 millionth iPhone smartphone. In fact, according to Tim Cook, iPhone sales are surpassing global smartphone sales rate on a year-over-year basis.

iPhones are growing 49% year-over-year, while the rest of the industry does so at 26%. According to analyst company KGI, Apple sold over 73 million iPhone 6 units just last quarter. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6′s battery can be removed in a fiddly procedure

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A much-appreciated feature of Samsung’s smartphone lineup, the user-replaceable battery, has been sacrificed in the recently announced Galaxy S6 / S6 edge pair for the benefit of premium build. It’s not all lost, however, and with the right tools and attitude the cell can be substituted.

In an ironic move by the Korean company, a battery replacement procedure is detailed in the user manual, after being explicitly stated that it’s meant for your service provider. Read more »

Poll results: The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is the hottest flagship of MWC 2015

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Amidst the Mobile World Congress frenzy, we asked you what’s the hottest flagship of the event. The choice was between the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. And the winner is the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge!

Samsung’s dual-curved smartphone won by a long shot, leaving the HTC One M9 second and the Galaxy S6 third. Read more »

Uber ceases UberX ride-sharing taxis in Seoul, South Korea

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Private taxi service Uber has suspended its ride-sharing service – UberX in Seoul, South Korea. This call was made to favor the South Korea’s homegrown taxi-booking app set to arrive in coming months.

Government of South Korea has been working on a service to help its citizens take services of licensed operators and noted that Uber was running unregistered private taxis and rented vehicles, which was illegal under South Korean law. Read more »

HTC outs HTC One M9 promo videos, Robert Downey Jr. narrates

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The HTC One M9 is company’s latest flagship announced recently at the MWC in Barcelona. It packs a 5″ 1080p display, runs on the Snapdragon 810 chip and comes with a 20MP rear camera. The One M9 should be hitting the shelves as early as next month.

Quite expectedly, HTC is now busy promoting its latest gadget. You can now enjoy the device’s introductory video as well as a promo narrated by Robert Downey Jr. Read more »

Trying on the HTC Vive makes us optimistic about the future of VR headsets

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We didn’t think much of the VR headset technology so far. Sure, it made for some nice demos but we were slightly put off by the low resolution imagery on the Oculus Rift and the way the Gear VR required you to own and use a specific Samsung model. Today, we finally, tried on the just announced HTC Vive first hand (short for the cheesy Very Immersive Visual Experience), and we were floored.

Still at a pre-production stage, the whole thing looks a lot like a prototype with a special belt you have to wear to carry all the wires with you. But the demoed VR functionality was flawless.

We walked around the simulated environment, exploring it freely – getting closer to appreciate the fine details or stepping back to see the whole thing. But most importantly, we got the chance to interact with it in a way that Occulus Rift and the Gear VR don’t allow you to. Read more »