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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Sony has released a new video teaser with the promise that “Something extraordinary is coming…” at its MWC event, which takes place in two days from now.
The teaser runs for about 15 seconds and doesn’t give anything away. The short video ends with a “what comes next?” tag line and what we can guess based on the rumor mill is that the upcoming device could well be the new flagship device and the successor of the Xperia Z1 smartphone. Read more »
Vodafone and Verizon have been partners for 14 years, but it looks like Big Red is now traveling on by itself.
Verizon has recently bought out all of Vodafone’s stock in its company. Read more »
Android phones are a double-edged sword: you have a wide variety to choose from, but that variety comes at a price: late software updates.
A leaked memo from Google, however, may change all of that as it stipulates that all new Android smartphones will be required to have Kit-Kat installed on them out of the box. Read more »
Samsung helped to create the speedy iPhone 5S by manufacturing the 64-Bit A7 chipset that powers the phone.
Apple and Samsung’s CPU partnership may be coming to an end, however, as reports indicate that Samsung will stop producing the chips for Apple. Read more »
Google acquired today Israeli startup company SlickLogin. Five months ago, the company made its debut on the internet password security scene offering an interesting alternative – sound-based passwords.
The announcement of the acquisition sits on the company’s homepage, where the small team says that now they’ll be making the Internet safer for everyone. Presumably, Google has decided to replace its 2-step verification with a better authentication method. Read more »