Last August Amazon announced it will be removing the requirement for its merchants, which forced them to offer their best prices if they were to sell on its network. The
The U-turn happened after the German antitrust authorities opened investigation against Amazon and the company faced further consequences had it failed to comply with regulations. Read more »
In a short statement to AllThingsD, Apple confirmed its acquisition of the 3D sensor technology company PrimeSense. Based in Israel, the company is responsible for the Kinect sensor of the Xbox 360.
Apple reportedly paid close to $360 million for PrimeSense. Read more »
Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt surely surprised us on this otherwise quiet Sunday. The top executive posted a lengthy guide for switching from an iPhone to an Android smartphone on his personal Google+ account.
Unsurprisingly, the guide takes a couple of jabs at Apple. Read more »
LG G Flex is one of its kind smartphone that comes with a truly flexible body, screen and even a curved battery. The folks at Android Authority have taken the shinning new device for a ride in their drop test to check out the durability of the smartphone.
LG G Flex has a unique ability to self-heal bruises and minor scratches, but is that and its flexible body enough to survive a crash against the pavement? Well, let’s find out. Read more »
Instagram is allegedly working on adding a couple of new features to its application and one of the major tweaks in the pipeline is to add a messaging option to the popular platform.
According to the report, the photo, video sharing service will have a one-on-one and group messaging feature. Read more »
Sony has acknowledged the “blue light of death” issue among the newly released PlayStation 4 consoles. Sony America promises to replace every dead PlayStation 4 plagued by the defect.
According to Sony, there is also a small number of the dead consoles that were reportedly damaged while shipping. Read more »
Bitcoin is often written about but still most people have had no contact with it. A new online store BitcoinShop.US that just launched may finally start to change that. The store boasts 400 categories, among which are smartphones and accessories.
All phones – 202 at the time of this writing – are sold unlocked. Most of them seem to be from Sony and BLU, with a few Samsung, LG and HTC models. Read more »
Samsung is offering a $50 Play Store credit for all the current and new owners of Galaxy Note 3 in the US. The promotion should help maintain the strong performance of the company’s phablet flagship during the holiday season.
All the Galaxy Note 3 owners, who purchase their device on or before January 6, will be eligible to claim the offer. Read more »
The photo messaging application Snapchat shares more than 400 million images each day, according to the company’s CEO Evan Spiegel.
The growth of the service is quite impressive considering the fact that the messaging app was sharing about 200 million images a day in June, and about 350 million in the month September. Read more »
Samsung obviously likes to give itself a pat on the back from time to time, but when you dish out millions of top tier hardware that pushes technological advancement forward we can’t really say it’s not deserved.
The biggest manufacturer of mobile phones – smart or otherwise – has gone to its Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts to show off a neat infographic on the company’s progress during this year. Read more »
According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple will be putting the pilies of cash it is sitting on to good use.The Cupertino giant is said to invest $10.5 billion in manufacturing equipment.
Apple’s massive investment will include a host of new equipment, ranging from assembly robots, all the way to precision milling machines. Read more »
A day after it hit the store shelves, the iPad mini 2 unsurprisingly paid a visit to the folks at iFixit. As expected, Apple’s slate got a proper teardown to go with the traditional iFixit repairability score.
The first thing to grab the attention under the hood of the second generation iPad mini is a beefy 24.3Whr battery. Read more »
The much-awaited Vine for Windows Phone platform has finally launched and you can now capture and share moments in short video clips from your WP powered smartphone.
The popular service, which is owned by Twitter, allows you to create looped videos by just tapping and holding your finger against the screen of your WP device. Read more »
According to a report in Bloomberg, Nokia’s former chief Stephen Elop has grand plans in consideration if elected as the next CEO of Microsoft. Already on the shortlist for the position, Elop is said to consider selling off the Xbox business and axing Bing.
In addition to the abovementioned changes, Stephen Elop is reportedly mulling over expanding the reach of the popular Microsoft Office to a broad variety of devices, including iOS and Android products. Read more »
The folks at Android Authority have a made it a habit of dropping various new smartphones. The Google Nexus 5 is the latest victim that goes crashing against the pavement.
The Gorilla Glass on the previous edition of the Nexus was good enough to survive a fall, but can the Nexus 5 avoid a shattered glass? Well, let’s find out! Read more »