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Nokia Lumia 735 ad wants you to stop the cutout selfie violence

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Nokia’s latest ad wants to usher in the world of allfies – the selfie that doesn’t cut important people (namely the photo-taker) from the picture. For it Nokia puts forth the Lumia 735 which has a wide-angle 5MP front-facing shooter.

The ad is really hilarious and shows the people shooting cutout selfies as cutouts in the real world and shows the reaction from the people around them. Read more »

Weekend poll: Sony Xperia Z3 vs. HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. LG G3

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In this week’s poll, we get a little break from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and concentrate on the Sony Xperia Z3, which we reviewed earlier this week. We are pitting it against its main Android rivals: the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G3.

The Sony Xperia Z3 stands tall with its superb waterproof skills under its IP68 certification allowing it to dive below 1 meters of depth for over 30 minutes. It’s also lighter and a bit more compact than its predecessor and comes with a new design, so the outcome of this poll is going to be interesting. Read more »

A lengthy Samsung Galaxy Note 4 promo video goes live

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Hot on the heels of its recent Galaxy Note 4 commercial, Samsung Mobile USA released another video clip centered on the company’s flagship phablet. The lengthy clip is a departure from the usual promo video format.

The video clip features two friends who try to insert “note” into as many common words as possible (cappuccinote is one coffee-flavored example). Read more »

Apple iPhone 6 Plus hands-on

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The Apple iPhone 6 Plus comes as a notable departure from the company’s traditions of compact devices, bringing a 5.5-inch 1080p display for the first time on an Apple smartphone.

But how does it rank in terms of an Apple device? We’ll be taking a quick look at not only the retail package and hardware design strategy, but what the latest iOS 8 update brings to the table. Read more »

Asus joins #bendgate fun, mocks Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus

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After Samsung, LG, HTC, and even KitKat, Asus has joined the #bendgate fun party by mocking the iPhone 6 Plus too. The Taiwanese company is also promoting two of its products while it’s at it. First up, the Zenfone 6, as you can see.

But the Transformer Book Flip gets compared to Apple’s bendy phablet too, in the next image. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z3 stars in an underwater unboxing

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Sony prides itself with the Xperia Z3‘s IP68 certification, which allows the smartphone to dive over 1 meter for over 30 minutes without breaking much sweat. As a result, Carphone Warehouse decided it was time to do one of the coolest unboxing videos we’ve seen – on the bottom of a swimming pool.

Sure, the box doesn’t fare too well, nor does the documentation inside. We’re also not to sure about using the charger after it has been submerged in water. Read more »

redditor explains why the aluminum iPhone 6 bends and the plastic Note 3 doesn’t

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We have all had our fun with the BendGate jokes. But sometimes it’s important to set the jokes aside and ask why is it that it’s happening and how come some of the other devices don’t share the same problem.

Most people have blamed the aluminum shell on the iPhone 6 for being the culprit here, because aluminum is a soft metal. However, one redditor has explained that it doesn’t really have anything to do with the shell but how the internal geometry of the phone is. Read more »

LG makes fun of the iPhone. From an iPhone.

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It’s always fun to see other companies trip over themselves trying to come up with a joke on Apple every time the latter is going through some sort of controversy. This time it’s BendGate (yeah they just add -gate to everything now), where some iPhone 6 Plus units were found to be getting bent if enough force was applied to them (we’ll keep aside the fact that few were actual incidences and most were done on purpose on YouTube to get pageviews for now).

But while it’s cool to make fun of your competitors, the least you could do is, well. not use the product you are making fun of. Someone at LG France clearly forgot about this and in trying to join the #BendGate bandwagon ended up tweeting the joke from an iPhone, as revealed by Twitter. Read more »

Samsung’s 3.2TB NVMe SSD goes in mass production, reaches 3GB/s read speed

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Today Samsung announced it is pushing its 3.2TB NVMe PCIE solid state drives in mass production. The SSD is based on the 3D V-NAND flash memory technology and will primarily be used in high-end enterprise server systems.

However, this doesn’t take away from the awesomeness of the drive. It reaches sequential read speed of 3,000MB/s and writes sequentially at up to 2,200MB/s. Read more »

Will it bend? The iPhone 6, One (M8), Moto X and Lumia 1020 edition

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Everyone knows that once a potential flaw is discovered in the new iPhone then all phones in existence must be tested for the same flaw. It happened with Antennagate and now it’s happening with Bendgate.

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus proved easy to deform under pressure so the smaller iPhone 6 was put under the same test along with the iPhone 5s, the HTC One (M8), another aluminum phone, the Motorola Moto X (2014) and the Nokia Lumia 1020. Read more »

Samsung joins LG at the Apple iPhone 6 #bendgate mock fest

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Just like we suspected you yesterday, Samsung is joining LG at the Apple mock festival. Naturally, Samsung’s latest jab at the Cupertino company is regarding the iPhone 6 Plus bending problems.

“Curved. Not bent” reads Samsung Mobile’s latest tweet, while showing a picture of the Galaxy Note Edge. The phone touts a 5.6″ Super AMOLED display that’s curved on the side to enable some cool user interface tricks. Read more »

Apple iPhone 6 hands-on

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The Apple iPhone 6 is finally here at HQ and we’re eager to share some hands on impressions with the smaller of Apple’s flagship devices.

Before we dive into the action let’s get a sense for what the Apple iPhone 6 is. For starters it’s one of Apple’s first two big-screened phone – even if it comes at a time when 4.7″ is considered a mini’s display for Apple iPhone 5s users the iPhone 6 ushers in a big change. Read more »

Apple iPhone 6 Plus faces liquid nitrogen and a sledgehammer

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Destroying stuff is cool, especially when done with a creative flair. Too bad for the iPhone 6 Plus that it gets to star in most of them nowadays. The latest batch of videos is done by a popular YouTuber, who specializes in obliterating most of the hot tech to have come in the past couple of years.

The latest efforts of RatedRR focus on the iPhone 6 Plus and include five videos (one more is on the way) showcasing how Apple’s biggest smartphone to date can take a beating. Our personal favorite stars liquid nitrogen and a sledgehammer. Read more »

Check out how the new iPhone 6 camera stacks up against the previous seven generations

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The iPhone camera has come a long way. From the archaic (even for the time when it was launched) 2 megapixel sensor with fixed focus, no video recording, and no flash on the first two generations to the advanced 8 megapixel shooter with phase detection autofocus and 1080p60 video on the current generation model.

But while we often see the new device’s camera being compared to the previous generation model or with those of the rivals, we rarely see it being pitted against all of its predecessors. Of course, it’s going to be better. But sometimes it’s fun to see just how much something has evolved over the years. Read more »

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the most capable cameras according to DxOMark

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Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus took the top spot in the prestigious DxOMark photography test. The camera performance of Cupertino’s duo is considered “gold standard” for smartphone image quality at the moment.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earned 82 points each in the highly contested DxOMark photography test – the highest mobile score to date. Read more »