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iPhone battery life can improve by understanding your habits

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The newest iPhone may be packed with some software that can help preserve the life of your battery.

Apple isn’t just going to throw in a switch that dims the lights on your screen or switches off your 4G either, what they’ve got planned is more in line with monitoring each individual’s specific cell phone usage behavior. Read more »

Fly out to Hong Kong and be the first to touch the OnePlus One

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The guys over at OnePlus are nearing the launch of their One smartphone and are opening a contest that will allow one lucky participant to fly out to Hong Kong and be the first to touch the back of the phone.

In order to participate you’ll need to post one short video (15 seconds maximum) to Instagram or YouTube telling OnePlus how you feel about them. The most original entry will be selected and its author will win the prize. Read more »

Samsung teases design.Samsung.com service, coming March 27

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Samsung is teasing a website-slash-service, which will launch as design.samsung.com. The video teaser shows a lot of Samsung design ques like the nature inspired Galaxy S3 body, which we’re seeing molded from liquid polycarbonate.

The website will launch on March 27 and will have Samsung-inspired design sections by the looks of the video. “Make it meaningful” looks to be the title of the project. Read more »

HTC One to star in latest Captain America movie

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HTC’s current flagship smartphone, the HTC One might make an appearance in the upcoming superhero movie – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, according to a new promotional page on the company’s US website.

The newest promotional campaign from HTC might see Captain America using the HTC One as his personal gadget or we might see the smartphone having a small cameo in the upcoming movie. Read more »

New pricing structure for Google Drive storage

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Google is now offering additional Google Drive online storage space at more affordable prices.

The cuts are fairly significant and certainly offer you more bang for your buck. Read more »

Amazon Prime membership going up to $100 a year

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Amazon UK already raised the price of its Prime service, but that was done with a big Kindle Fire price cut to soften the blow. Users in the US will have to take it on the chin – Prime will cost $100, up from $80, in a week.

Amazon announced this with a banner on its home page that looks like Prime is being discounted $20 for the next seven days. Read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants you to help him crush stuff with his tank

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This isn’t your regular technology topic that you’re used to reading on our Blog, but this is epic. Arnold Schwarzenegger owns a tank and wants you to help him crush stuff with it. How cool is that?

The ex-Governor of California runs a charity campaign and everyone who donates a minimum of $10 is eligible to win an unforgettable day with Arnold and his tank. Read more »

This iPhone Air concept looks cool and credible

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Talented designer Sam Beckett has created an interesting concept of what the next iPhone might look like. Dubbed iPhone Air, the concept sports a 4.7″ display with extremely slim bezels. Beckett has also taken into consideration the latest rumors of Apple using an Sapphire protection for the display.

The video is very cool to watch and seems quite credible, unlike most iPhone concepts out there. We even don’t rule out the possibility of Apple going from its current naming convention to simply calling their latest smartphone the iPhone Air. Read more »

Google may have to pay $5 Billion in antitrust fees in India

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An Indian commission accused Google of using its internet search engine dominance unfairly.

They cited it as a violation of antitrust laws, and Google may be facing a $5 Billion penalty as a result. Read more »

Weekend poll: MWC 2014 hot hardware

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We ran some polls over the weekend after CES, so we thought we should do the same after the Mobile World Congress. It has been a week since the congress ended and enough time has passed for the initial reactions to settle into well-informed opinions.

Some brilliant new products were announced, others seemed to disappoint. Have your say on which did what. Read more »

Texas Instruments’ new chip gives smartphone projectors 720p

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It looks like pico projectors on smartphones are going to be able to up their imaging game.

That is, thanks to Texas Instruments’ new 0.3” TRP DLP Pico chipset. Read more »

LG G Flex stars in a bizarre commercial, check it out

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LG released a rather bizarre ad for its curved G Flex phablet. The head-scratching video clip aims to accentuate the natural curve of the device, as well as its self-healing capability.

The ad goes to great lengths to convince the viewer that the device is “the most human phone”. Read more »

TSMC starts making Apple’s A8 CPUs

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Reports indicate that TSMC has already begun manufacturing their first batch of A8 processors for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6.

We aren’t going to see anything new from Apple until Q3 of this year, however. Read more »

Yahoo holding an Android Tech Talk in New York on March 20

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Yahoo is hosting an Android Tech Talk on March 20. The news comes from Jean-Baptiste Quéru, former AOSP lead at Google and current Yahoo employee. He’ll do a short presentation, focusing on architecture, but there will be other speakers as well.

The event will be held in the New York office and is invite-only. Read more »

HTC continues to poke fun at new Galaxy S5

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Nokia and HTC took a couple of swipes at Samsung’s new Galaxy S5, but the digs from HTC continue and more people are getting involved. Joanna Stern, currently a technology editor at ABC, tweeted the image below:

This was retweeted by Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America. Meanwhile, the company’s official Twitter account threw down the glove. Read more »