Category: Various
Switch view

Sony Xperia Z used as an underwater cam, makes a cool 3 minute video

by 208 comments

Most smartphones don’t usually fancy dipping their toes in swimming pools, but not the Sony Xperia Z. The flagship smartphone was taken for some underwater action by an early adopter.

With its IP57 certification, the Xperia Z doesn’t even break a sweat shooting the 3-minute underwater video. Read more »

ASUS to hold its MWC 2013 press conference on February 25

by 4 comments

We just got invited to join ASUS for its press conference at the Mobile World Congress that will take place on February 25.

ASUS joins the growing list of companies that are going to host a press conference and unveil their latest products at the industry’s largest event. Read more »

Lewis Hamilton brings the BlackBerry Z10 to the Mercedes W04 premiere

by 53 comments

The new Formula 1 season is right around the corner and guess what has Mercedes F1 team new driver Lewis Hamilton brought along to the official launch of the car he and Nico Rosberg will be driving in 2013? Unfortunately, if you guessed Nicole Scherzinger, you are wrong.

As the photo above testifies, it’s the recently unveiled BlackBerry Z10. The 2008 champion was spotted snapping photos of the new Mercedes AMG F1 W04 car at the Jerez circuit in Spain with his new smartphone. Read more »

Apple gets a trademark for their retail store design

by 93 comments

Apple has been granted a trademark for the distinctive design of their chain of retail stores. Although the claim was rejected twice in the past, Apple managed to successfully convince the US Patent and Trademark office the third time with a lengthy, 122-page document detailing the reasons.

The trademark includes use of items such as a paneled facade of glass, recessed lighting units and lined rectangular tables, but as usual, the trademark is for the sum of parts rather than any individual item. Read more »

Apple no longer Wall Street’s most valuable company

by 79 comments

Apple’s stock continued to take hits even after the company posted a record breaking financial result for Q1, 2013. The drop in the stock’s price was so severe that it resulted in Exxon Mobil surpassing Apple’s market cap value, to become the most valuable Wall street company once again.

Apple’s market cap is currently at 413.06B against that of Exxon’s 418.23B. Apple, held the leader position since August 2011, but now it had to give it back to the petrol giant. Read more »

A scene from the upcoming jOBS movie starring Ashton Kutcher leaks

by 64 comments

As you probably know Ashton Kutcher is going to star in a movie dedicated the life of Steve Jobs dubbed simply “jOBS”. All we’ve seen so far were photos of Kutcher dressed in Jobs’ classic attire, but now we get to see a whole scene from the movie prior to its launch.

The scene in question shows Kutcher (Jobs) and Josh Gad (Wozniak) discussing the concept of an operating system in the parking lot of HP. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z continues to get abused on video, this time sand gets involved

by 67 comments

Ah, the poor Xperia Z. It’s not even launched yet, and it has already gone through a considerable amount of abuse. Still, Sony reckons it’s not enough to get users convinced, so now it has added a new variable to the torture equation – sand.

In the video you’re about to see a Sony representative not only rubs sand all over the Xperia Z to showcase its scratch-resistance, but also submerges it in water and hits a sharp edge with it. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z dropped in the name of science, shot on video

by 95 comments

The Sony Xperia Z is one of the hottest smartphones of the season and for a good reason – it’s got a 5″ 1080p screen, quad-core Krait processor, good looking all-glass body and last but not least it is IP57 certified, meaning it’s not afraid of a little dust and water.

Polish blog Komorkomania decided to test out the Xperia Z’s mechanical impact resistance and later dip into water for the sake of being thorough – check it out after the break. Read more »

Watch the new Game of Thrones teaser, the third season is inching closer

by 34 comments

The highly successful TV series Game of Thrones by HBO is getting ready for its third season on the small (or big) screen of your TV. The new teaser is here and it’s three times longer than the one released back in December.

That said, it’s irritatingly short as it only runs for 45 seconds. Yeah, I hate teasers, I am more of a trailer type of guy. But I digress. The first episode of the new season will be aired on March 31. Read more »

Installous is no more, iOS users to find jailbreak apps elsewhere

by 107 comments

I wish I didn’t have to start the New Year with bad news, but some iOS users will be left really disappointed after this. The iOS repository for jailbreak apps has shut down.

It was the place where most of the non Apple-approved iOS apps (but also lots of pirated apps) come from. The official reason for the shutdown, according the Hackulous team, is the stagnating forum, but to be honest that sounds hard to believe. Read more »

Samsung will unveil Smart Hub TVs at CES, releases a teaser video for a mystery TV

by 60 comments

Samsung is teasing a new TV that will be unveiled at CES early next year. The video is obscure as can be, but the company’s Flickr account has several images of the revamped Smart TVs, which will be showcased at CES too, and are slightly more generous with the details.

The new Smart Hub promises easier to use interface and it will serve as a content platform – the TVs will handle broadcast television as well as on-demand TV shows and movies, browse photos and support apps too. Read more »

Gangnam Style surpasses 1 billion YouTube views, becomes first video to do so

by 104 comments

You’ve heard (or seen) Korean singer-slash-internet-phenomenon PSY and its Gangnam Style hit record.

Today it became the first video in YouTube’s history to surpass 1 billion views, breaking all sorts of other records in the process. Read more »

LG takes jabs at Apple with an Optimus G ad published all over the Korean press

by 68 comments

LG has been taking a leaf of the Samsung’s marketing team book and has published an ad for its latest Optimus G, which is clearly taking a jab at Apple.

The ad, which you can see above, shows an LG Optimus G flying through a bitten apple (wink, wink) splitting it in half. Read more »

Dell abandons its smartphone business, waves goodbye to Android and Windows Phone

by 83 comments

In a rather unexpected move, Dell announced it is quitting the smartphone market altogether as of next year.

The news was delivered by Jeff Clarke, Dell’s head of consumer business at the Dell World Conference. The reason behind the decision is that “It needs a lot of investments to really be successful”. Read more »

Check out Google’s Zeitgeist 2012, the year in searches

by 27 comments

The internet is everywhere – at home, at work, in our pocket, most of the time under our fingertips. And Google is a big part of the online space.

The search giant has used all of its tremendous knowledge-base to outline the most searched-for things this year and has made a video highlighting what 2012 was all about. Read more »