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Samsung unveils LED Smart Bulb that works over Bluetooth

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Not to stay too far behind its domestic rival LG, today Samsung unveiled a smart LED bulb of its own. It’s called simply “Smart Bulb” and unlike most of the competition, it’s utilizes Bluetooth in order to connect to smartphones and tablets.

Samsung says you can control up to 64 bulbs via the dedicated app without any additional equipment or set-up. The bulbs can be dimmed down to 10% and lasts up to 15,000 hours or 10 years if used normally. Read more »

Google I/O tickets go on sale

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You can now register for Google’s I/O conference that is taking place from June 25th-26th.

Tickets will run you $900, but if you get an academic discount, you can nab them for $300. However, getting into the conference isn’t as simple as just buying a ticket. Read more »

See how the HTC One (M8) handles a dip in the water, a drop and a hammer

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The HTC One (M8) went live yesterday with a bigger 5″ 1080p display, better Snapdragon 801 processor and Duo Camera but there wasn’t anything in there about water resistance.

Yet a curious YouTuber decided to put the One (M8) to the test and dip it in water for over an hour and a half. The result? Well, the One (M8) did better than an iPhone in the test. Find the video inside. Read more »

NSA bulk data collection may come to an end

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President Obama is proposing a bill that will end the NSA’s current cell phone monitoring methods: namely bulk data collection.

This means that the NSA will no longer be able to have access to all people’s cell phone and call records at all times. The new bill propose a whole new slew of regulations. Read more »

UK retailers, Carphone Warehouse and Dixons, may merge

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Two of the UK’s biggest brick and mortar tech retailers, Dixons and Carphone Warehouse, are in talks to merge.

The deal would put 3,000 stores and 35,000 employees under one corporate umbrella. Read more »

The NSA has been spying on Huawei for a long time

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It looks like the US Government’s suspicion of Huawei is deep-rooted.

Leaked NSA documents have made it pretty clear that the US security organization has been spying on the Chinese cell phone manufacturer for years. Read more »

LG unveils Smart LED Bulb, works with iOS and Android

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LG has unveiled its first ever smart LED light bulbs. Called the LG Smart Bulb, it’s able to connect to Android 4.3+ and iOS 6+ devices using Wi-Fi, allowing you to control it from your smartphone or tablet.

The LG Smart Bulbs are low wattage with LG claiming they’ll run for more than a decade. The company has also baked some interesting features in the software controlling them. One of them is a security-oriented and turns the light on when you’re not home. Read more »

Oppo Find 7 variants benchmarked

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Oppo’s latest flagship phone, the Find 7, was recently announced, and it’s been revealed that the phone will come in two variants: both QHD and full HD versions.

There are some other differences between the two versions that extend past just their respective resolutions. Hit the break to find out what they are. Read more »

Nokia officially protests Tamil Nadu tax claim

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The Tamil Nadu tax department in India made claims as to the legitimacy of Nokia’s tax exemption status for certain devices and now Nokia has officially protested their claims.

The Finnish cell phone giant filed their protestation with the Madras High Court today. Read more »

Box vs Dropbox – Here’s an infographic explaining the cloud storage battle

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Cloud storage is undoubtedly one of the best evolutions in the field of computers. The flexibility offered by this storage model is unmatched and the ever increasing demand for the storage space in the cloud has attracted big companies like Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.

Among the brands contributing in this field, Box and Dropbox are the most recognized firms providing the cloud content management service. We have come across a pretty interesting infographic that explains how these brands are battling it out to stay ahead of the game. Read more »

iPhone battery life can improve by understanding your habits

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The newest iPhone may be packed with some software that can help preserve the life of your battery.

Apple isn’t just going to throw in a switch that dims the lights on your screen or switches off your 4G either, what they’ve got planned is more in line with monitoring each individual’s specific cell phone usage behavior. Read more »

Fly out to Hong Kong and be the first to touch the OnePlus One

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The guys over at OnePlus are nearing the launch of their One smartphone and are opening a contest that will allow one lucky participant to fly out to Hong Kong and be the first to touch the back of the phone.

In order to participate you’ll need to post one short video (15 seconds maximum) to Instagram or YouTube telling OnePlus how you feel about them. The most original entry will be selected and its author will win the prize. Read more »

Samsung teases design.Samsung.com service, coming March 27

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Samsung is teasing a website-slash-service, which will launch as design.samsung.com. The video teaser shows a lot of Samsung design ques like the nature inspired Galaxy S3 body, which we’re seeing molded from liquid polycarbonate.

The website will launch on March 27 and will have Samsung-inspired design sections by the looks of the video. “Make it meaningful” looks to be the title of the project. Read more »

HTC One to star in latest Captain America movie

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HTC’s current flagship smartphone, the HTC One might make an appearance in the upcoming superhero movie – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, according to a new promotional page on the company’s US website.

The newest promotional campaign from HTC might see Captain America using the HTC One as his personal gadget or we might see the smartphone having a small cameo in the upcoming movie. Read more »

New pricing structure for Google Drive storage

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Google is now offering additional Google Drive online storage space at more affordable prices.

The cuts are fairly significant and certainly offer you more bang for your buck. Read more »