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The Apple Store will be 13 years old on May 19th

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Apple has its share of die-hard fans and die-hard critics, but no matter what your opinion of the Cupertino based tech giant is, it is difficult to deny that the company has changed the world of consumer technology.

Apple Stores have played a huge role in this phenomenon, and the symbolic retailer will turn 13 years old on May 19th.
Bare, cleanly and simply designed, open, and a “play with everything philosophy” helped to make Apple stores some of the most visited retail spots. If you pass by an Apple store, chances are, there are tons of people there. Read more »

LG Lifeband Touch and HeartRate Earphones will hit the shelves this month

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LG officially spilled the beans on the upcoming availability of its duo of fitness-centric devices. The Lifeband Touch and the HeartRate Earphones will begin shipping this month in the United States, as well as key markets in Asia and Europe.

Announced right before this year’s CES, the Lifeband Touch is a wearable that you slap on your wrist. Read more »

Samsung is the new sponsor of England’s World Cup football team

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Samsung has inked a deal with the English Football Association to be the official consumer electronics and smartphone supplier for the England’s World Cup football team.

So, all the superstars in the team along with the coaching staff will use Samsung gadgets. The company’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, will be used by all the members of the team during this year’s FIFA World Cup that will kick off on June 12. Read more »

More details released on OnePlus One invites

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The OnePlus One has been receiving quite the buzz as of late, especially with regards to its invite system.

There have been some concerns from users who want to know how OnePlus plans on stopping people from selling their handsets to those who didn’t receive invitations to use the device. Read more »

Apple reportedly close to acquiring Beats Audio for $3.2 billion

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According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple is close to completing the acquisition of Beats Audio. The deal is said to be worth $3.2 billion and could be officially annoucned as early as next week.

Apple’s acquisition of Beats Audio will allegedly include both its audio streaming service and its hardware business. Read more »

People are officially now talking less on the phone

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It’s no secret that data usage in smartphones has been increasing exponentially over the years. There have been predictions for a long time now that people would eventually be using their smartphones less for talking and more for messaging, web browsing, gaming, and other functions.

Well it seems that the decline of mobile voice usage on cell phones has finally occurred, according to Akamai’s State of the Internet Q4 2013 report. Read more »

You can now pre-order extended Galaxy S5 batteries

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Even though the Samsung Galaxy S5 has impressive battery life as is, if you are a power user with a proclivity for brick battery packs, then you’re in luck.

Mugen and ZeroLemon have put their respective high-capacity Galaxy S5 batteries up for pre-order. Read more »

Samsung launches KNOX 2.0 globally

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Samsung has announced the global launch of KNOX 2.0 – the company’s secured mobile platform that has been designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise consumers.

Samsung has also rebranded its KNOX 2.0 platform as Knox Workspace and is now available on the Galaxy S5 across the globe. Read more »

50 Cent Star-Wars headphones

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If you’re a Star Wars fan and have $200 burning a hole in your pocket then you may want to take a look at SMS Audio’s newest headphones.

The new Star Wars line of over the ear headphones feature Boba Fett, Storm Trooper, Empire, and Rebel Alliance designs. Read more »

Microsoft Stores giving out free Windows Phones this weekend

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OK so you like Windows Phones, but don’t necessarily want to shell out any money for them. This is a pretty high demand to make, however, you may get lucky this weekend if you visit a Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Stores across across the US will be giving away 8 free Windows Phones handsets per day. Read more »

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer is now online

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Can’t get enough Call of Duty action? Well you’ll be happy to know that the official trailer is released and it packs a surprise.

The surprise isn’t necessarily a new weapon or game feature, however, it’s actor Kevin Spacey. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 520 takes on a bullet, saves police officer’s life

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Nokia Lumia 520 is the real hero of the day! The smartphone has saved a police officer’s life when a bullet was fired at him.

The police officer is said to have arrived at his house while two robbers while looting it. Read more »

Oral B Smart Series toothbrush has an app for Brits

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There are apps for tracking progress for everything: from running performance, to how you shoot a basketball properly, to surfing, and now, you can add brushing your teeth to that list.

Oral B’s “Smart Series” toothbrush is an electric toothbrush with built-in bluetooth, and a mobile app to help track your teeth-cleaning progress. Read more »

Stephen Elop makes $33 million in his return to Microsoft

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Stephen Elop has some reasons to smile. The former Nokia head has made €24.2 million ($33.4 million) in cash and shares before his return to Microsoft, according to a report from Reuters.

Elop’s compensation ended up 25% higher than what was originally envisaged when Nokia’s acquisition was announced. Read more »

Nokia appoints new CEO, Rajeev Suri

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Starting on May 1 Nokia will have a new CEO – Rajeev Suri. Suri has been with Nokia since 1995 and has been the CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks (now rebranded Nokia Networks) since October 2009.

Considering Nokia Networks is the big bread earner in the new Nokia, the one after the sale of the phone division, the choice makes sense. Read more »