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Apple completely loses the plot, revokes Computer Bild magazine accreditation over #bendgate video

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Just when we thought that the whole #bendage thing was behind us, here comes Apple to reignite it all over again. The company has revoked the press accreditation of German magazine Computer Bild after it published a video of its editor-in-chief bending iPhone 6 Plus and then failing to do so with the Galaxy Note 3.

Now whether or not an €800 phone should bend like that or if you should apply such force to it is beyond the point here. What’s important is Apple’s reaction to the case. Read more »

eBay spins off PayPal as a separate company, former American Express boss takes its wheel

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eBay is spinning off PayPal into a separate company as it believes there are a lot more opportunities to seize that way. The PayPal spinoff will allow it to refocus and grasp new possibilities in the online payment sector.

Former American Express CEO is going to be in charge of PayPal and he’s joining eBay starting today as President and CEO-designee. According to eBay stats, PayPal is responsible for the transfer of 1 out of every 6 dollars spent online. Read more »

#bendgate fun continues, HTC and KitKat join

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It seems the whole Bendgate affair isn’t over as everyone is keen to strike the iPhone 6 Plus where it hurts yet again. A clever ad of the Galaxy Note 3 has popped up, showing the bent iPhone 6 Plus bowing to the Android phablet.

Update:It turns out the image above was created by an independent marketing agency, rather than Samsung itself.

The Galaxy Note 4 would be more relevant, though. In addition, HTC and KitKat have also jumped on the Bendgate bandwagon on Twitter. 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 »

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 »

LG Electronics UK trolls the bending iPhone on Twitter

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When it comes to Apple, phone manufacturers act as predators waiting for any hint of weakness from its latest smartphones and today it’s open season. LG has taken a jab at the latest report of the bending issues, which the iPhone 6 Plus is experiencing.

The company’s UK branch posted on Twitter a hashtag #bentgate, referring to the video showing how the iPhone 6 Plus bends. Naturally, this is the perfect opportunity for LG to plug in its deliberately bent G Flex smartphone. Read more »

Sony announces SmartEyeglass transparent eyewear

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Sony announced that it has its own Google Glass competitor in the works called SmartEyeglass. A software development kit for the gadget is already available to interested developers.

Sony SmartEyeglass packs a number of sensors that include CMOS image solution, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, microphone, and brightness sensor. Read more »

LG G3 billboard in Saudi Arabia sets a Guinness World Record

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LG has decided to take its marketing game to the next level. So much so that it has set a new Guinnes World Record for the largest outdoor advertising structure ever.

The advertising campaign in question is for the LG G3 and the billboard the company has built is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is 240 meters wide and 12 meters high taking a total space of 3,000 square meters. Read more »

Software update brings new features and user interface to Apple TV

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With iOS 8 rolling out to devices worldwide, Apple TV also received to a major update today. Firmware version 6.2.1 brings new features to the tiny box, wrapped into a brand new user interface.

The updated user interface features flat look, which brings its appearance in line with Apple iOS and OS X Yosemite. Read more »

Huawei Chairman taunts Apple with the thin bezels of the Ascend Mate7

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Marketing is perhaps best left to the PR department but Huawei Chairman and CEO of the consumer division Yu Chengdong (aka Richard Yu) took to his Weibo account to tout his company’s products over the newly announced Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

Of course the Huawei Ascend Mate7 was used for the comparison, the 6″ flagship phablet that was announced at IFA. Read more »

Asus is the latest maker to take a hit at Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus

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Bashing Apple and the new hardware the company unveiled on Tuesday is the name of the game these days. Asus is the latest to join the fun, although it has taken a slightly different approach to its competitors.

The Taiwanese used their Twitter account to post the image you see above, along with the line “The best 6 is the one everyone can have”. Read more »

Samsung mocks Apple over large smartphone release

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The Philippines branch of Samsung Mobile fired a shot at Apple mocking the company of its past stance on the matter of large smartphones. The late Steve Job famously stated that “No one is ever going to buy a big phone,” and Samsung knows that perfectly well. Here’s how the Koreans responded to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement last night.

The quote from Jobs dates from July 2010 at an event related to antennagate. Read more »

Legendary industrial designer Mark Newson joins Apple

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Apple’s already talented design team got even deeper. According to a new report, the legendary industrial designer Mark Newson has joined the ranks of the Cupertino giant.

Mark Newson will work under Apple’s chief of design, Jony Ive, though it is yet to be revealed what projects he will undertake. Read more »

HTC One (M8) and Nokia Lumia 930 accept the Samsung Galaxy S5 Ice Bucket Challenge

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Two of the devices challenged by Samsung’s marketing team during the Galaxy S5 Ice Bucket Challenge have stepped up to the task. HTC One (M8) and Nokia Lumia 930 both got drenched in ice-cold water on camera.

Neither the M8, nor the Lumia 930 offers the IP67 certification of the SM-G900. Read more »

Here is how Samsung manufactures the metal frame of the Galaxy Alpha

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As part of the festivities surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Alpha launch, the Korean manufacturer released details on the manufacturing process behind the device’s metal frame. The latter is widely considered to be one of the smartphone’s biggest highlights.

As you have probably guessed, creating the device’s metal frame requires a number of CNC processes. Read more »