Nokia has decided to give its workers at the Chennai factory in India a raise, with some of the workers to get as much as 200% higher paychecks.
According to a report by the Economic Times, Nokia sees the factory as a key part in its comeback plans and has entered into a wage pact. Read more »
Emergency broadcasts on the radio or on TV are a thing of the past – people rely on the Internet for such things. For that reason, Google is bringing its Public Alerts international starting with Japan.
Earthquake and tsunami warnings for Japan will appear on Google’s Search page, Maps and even Google Now. Read more »
Google’s recent Google Glass promo campaign left many of us speechless and dreamy about what the future holds for us. However, what Google didn’t touch upon was how the Glass project will affect dating.
Well, to give us a taste of what Glass might be able to do to help people in this aspect, famous YouTube comedian Dartanion London has made a pretty hilarious video. Read more »
The Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona is coming to an end. Until 2013 the event took place at Fira de Barcelona in the foot of the Montjuïc hills, but this year the exhibition has moved to the more spacious and modern-looking Fira de Barcelona Gran Via.
If you followed our coverage from the congress, you probably already know a lot about the devices on display. But in case you are wondering what the venue and the booths inside looked like, we;ve got you covered as well. We have snapped a few shots around the futuristic booths set up by the manufacturers, so we can share with you the spirit of the MWC. Read more »
After Canonical issued the alpha version of its mobile version of Ubuntu for the select Nexus devices (Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10), the company has now updated the list of upcoming devices bound to receive a developer preview of the OS.
The list includes devices from Samsung, LG, HTC, ASUS, Motorola and Huawei, which marks the company’s efforts to get its name out there by enabling more and more users to try out the touch-enhanced version of Ubuntu. Read more »
Yesterday ASUS teased us a mysterious alien-themed video and promised a “metallic miracle” and “ultimate craftsmanship”.
Today we got another teaser. However, this one says even less about their mysterious device. Read more »
In addition to its earlier teaser hinting at an upcoming device under the Infinity series, ASUS has now launched an even cooler-looking video portraying an alien invasion of Barcelona, Spain.
More specifically, the video shows an alien space ship that’s landing on top of the beautiful Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 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’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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »