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Foxconn to bring in 10,000 robots as iPhone 6 production ramps up

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Foxconn, Apple’s primary Chinese manufacturer for its iPhone smartphones , is allegedly incorporating some 10,000 robots into its assembly line process in anticipation of heightened iPhone 6 production.

Foxconn is still currently in the final testing stages of the robots, which are each expected to produce 30,000 smartphones. Read more »

New Samsung ads push Galaxy S III owners to buy the Galaxy S5

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Two year contracts are the norm in the US, and Samsung knows that. The company also knows that many people who bought a Galaxy S III in 2012 are soon due to renew their service agreements, and it would like them to choose a Galaxy S5 this time around.

For the purpose of convincing Galaxy S III owners to upgrade to a Galaxy S5, Samsung has put up three video ads on its official YouTube channel. Each one focuses on a different area in which the new phone bests the old one. Read more »

Android L is coming to OnePlus One via CM

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OnePlus One will be updated with a CyanogenMod ROM based on Android L. This will happen in three months after Google launches the final Android L build in the Fall.

OnePlus One has it tough lately with its shipments being delayed yet again. Fortunately ours OnePlus One is already in our office and we are working hard to bring you an in-depth review. Read more »

Weekend poll results: LG G3 and HTC One (M8) trade punches

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Last week we saw two of the more intriguing flagships on the market – the LG G3 and its QHD display, and the HTC One (M8) and its impressive aluminum unibody.

We asked you to pick your winner in terms of design, screen, user interface, still image quality and video quality, and the results are in. Now that the voting is over and we have the winners in every category – here are your picks. Read more »

Microsoft introduces new macro Instagram competition for Nokia Lumias

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Nokia, or should we say Microsoft, has introduced its latest monthly competition through Instagram, where Lumia users are given the chance to showcase their macro-shooting skills.

All you have to do to enter the competition, is take a macro shot with a Lumia device, and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #LumiaMacro. Read more »

Huawei Honor 6 taken apart, given good repairability score

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The recently announced Huawei Honor 6 flagship isn’t even on the market yet but some industrious folk got their hands on it and did what comes natural to tech geeks – they took it apart. While it’s not coming from iFixit the people who took apart the Honor 6 (also called Glory 6 in some markets) awarded it a 7/10 separability score.

The teardown photos reveal the back material can take some abuse, but the battery is not easy to take out. Read more »

HTC One Max and Oppo Find 7 get CyanogenMod support

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The HTC One Max phablet and the newly released Oppo Find 7 with QHD display are the latest devices to get official CyanogenMod support. Their proper CM11 builds are already available for download.

Oppo Find 7a and Oppo Find 7 are both supported in the find7 builds dated July 1 or later. Read more »

LG outs four hilarious ads focusing on G3′s Knock Code

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LG G3 launched four commercials advertising the company’s proprietary Knock Code. They tell about a family squabble that started after a woman succeeds unlocking the secure-locked Galaxy S5 of her significant other.

You bet all of the awkward situations could have been avoided if the man was using an LG G3 with Knock Code security. Or, you know, if he told the truth. Read more »

Doutzen Kroes promotes the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit in a pool

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Samsung has launched a new advertising campaign in the Netherlands today, and the Korean company is using well known Dutch model Doutzen Kroes to get its point across.

The model stars in a photo shoot in a pool, where she’s seen using the Galaxy S5 smartphone as well as the Gear Fit wristband. Both of these are water resistant, so that’s not out of the ordinary. Read more »

Gionee is the latest company to make fun of the Samsung Galaxy S5

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HTC’s been doing it for quite a while now, but today we have a new entrant into the ‘companies who make fun of the Samsung Galaxy S5′ club. It’s Gionee.

The Chinese smartphone maker has outed a TV commercial for its insanely slim Elife S5.5 in India, and in it the Galaxy S5′s plastic build comes up. And not in a positive way. Read more »

OnePlus One is the first smartphone to record in DCI 4K, check it out in action

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4K video recording has started to become a staple feature of all the flagship Android smartphone these days. But the version of 4K that these phones record in is the UHD resolution, or the ones used by 4K televisions, and is exactly four times the resolution of full HD.

But there is another version of 4K and that is DCI 4K, which is what the professional cinema cameras use while recording in 4K. The difference here is the added width; whereas UHD is 3840×2160, DCI 4K is 4096×2160. But while several smartphones record in UHD, the OnePlus One is the first to record in DCI 4K. Read more »

Native folder support likely coming to Windows Phone 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, which decided to forego separating its applications into folders as part of its “Metro” UI, is apparently willing to reconsider this decision.

Information has surfaced that an upcoming WP8.1 update will add this functionality, which will create a folder tile that can have an unspecified number of apps shortcuts inside. Read more »

New iPhone 5s ad – ‘Parenthood’

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Regardless of whether you like their products, you can’t deny Apple makes some of the best ads in the industry. Always to the point and with some emotional value, Apple videos are the Pixar movies of the ad world.

The latest ad for the iPhone 5s focuses on parenthood and how people use their phone (or the iPhone 5s, in this case) for help while dealing with their kids. It’s a lovely ad as usual and more than the phone itself it showcases the wide variety of apps that are available for it, which has been a recurring theme of all their recent iPhone and iPad ads. Read more »

OnePlus One hands-on

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The OnePlus One is finally here after some delays that could have potentially ruined the occasion. Thankfully those delays didn’t last as long as we feared so without further ado here goes the One.

Sharing a name with a popular HTC handset we know the OnePlus One has some proving to do but covers the right basics as a start. For one it brings a capable Snapdragon 801 chipset, a 5.5″ 1080p display and a 4K-enabled 13 MP snapper. Adding to a good foundation the One could also be the Nexus fan’s dream come true with a tailor-made CyanogenMod 11 OS for a clean, near-stock Android KitKat 4.4.2 experience. Read more »

Android L release: Flashing at first sight

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The Android L release is Google’s new look for the operating system since Holo. It features a new design language called Material Design which is far more than a fresh coat of paint for the most popular mobile operating system out there.

Hidden behind the “L release” moniker probably sits the Android 5.0 version number, which will carry a desert name starting with L. But that’s not important, really, as the “L release” brings a lot of new things to the table, both inside and out.

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