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QHD wallpaper pack from HTC One M9+ leaks

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The HTC One M9+ may be unveiled in China on April 9, but recent rumors claim it will be available in Europe too. And that’s with the same MediaTek MT6795, rather than having it swapped out with Snapdragon 810 for the western audience.

HTC One M9 Plus Wallpapers

That hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but until the One M9+ is official, you can feast your eyes on its (leaked) QHD wallpapers (courtesy of @LlabTooFeR). Read more »

AMD might soon become part of the Samsung family

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AMD has definitely lost a lot of its former glory. Once on top of the food chain, the company is now struggling to make ends meet with shrinking CPU and GPU sales. This decline has naturally been felt on the stock market as well, where AMD is now priced at around $2.64 a piece – a number which was as high as $40 in 2006.

This has put the company in a tough spot, but its extensive R&D capacity really makes it a desired target for acquisition. Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about such buy-outs, most recently Mediatek was cited as a prospective buyer, but none of the plans has actually stuck. A new rumor now hints that Samsung might have its sight set on the struggling semiconductor company. Read more »

YouTube Live coming soon to take on Twitch

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As some of you surely remember YouTube has its sights set on Twitch – the popular game streaming platform, and was on the verge of paying $1 billion to own it last year. The online video giant has surely recognized the growing popularity of online streams and has likely not given up on its goals to enter the market.

Seeing how the deal was cancelled, allegedly due to “antitrust concerns” and Twitch was acquired by Amazon, for the sum of $970 million it is only natural that YouTube is looking at other options to deliver the service. A new report has surface, stating that the company is already hard at work on a new YouTube Live platform, which will focus on live streaming games and e-sports. Read more »

Delhi Government asks IT Ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps

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Yesterday, Uber sent out a promotional email to its loyal customers for bringing more users on-board the Uber app. In return, those users will be rewarded with Uber Credits that can be used to pay for a ride. The promotion was launched in all major cities of India.

In the mean time, Delhi government sent out instructions to the IT Ministry to blocking the popular taxi- hiring app services – Uber and Ola in Delhi. Read more »

Buy a Lumia and get a free plane ticket

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Microsoft has recently partnered up with AirAsia for a new promotion, bearing the catch name “Buy a Lumia and Fly”. Now, straight off the bat, this sounds like one of those sweepstakes, “buy for a chance to win” contests, but the offer is actually surprisingly straight-forward.

If you purchase a Lumia 532 or 535 between March 20 and April 30 you are eligible for 5,000 BIG Points at AirAsia. This is enough to buy you a ticket to Phuket, Krabi or Singapore, so the deal sound pretty sweet. Read more »

The new Apple TV might share hardware with the iPhone 6 and even support 4K video

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As most of you surely remember, last week Apple held its “Spring Forward”, which was buzzing with announcements. But amidst all the hype about the Apple Watch, which was undoubtedly the star of the show, a lot of you might have missed the news about the Apple TV, or at least not given it too much thought.

What Apple did was slash the price of the TV box from $99 to $69 and introduce the new HBO Now streaming service. A lot of people have speculated that this might be a precursor to an impending new Apple TV announcement and today a new rumor fuels speculations even further. Information slipped through the cracks that a new Apple TV is incoming and it will share the hardware platform of the iPhone 6. Read more »

Next-gen Xiaomi Mi TV coming March 24 – in FHD and UHD versions

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Xiaomi has officially announced its plans to reveal two new Mi TV models on March 24. The Chinese company is set to launch a more affordable and compact 1080p TV as well as a larger variant of the Mi TV 2 with 4K resolution.

Details are scarce at the moment, but we’re quite excited for what Xiaomi has in store considering how great the original Mi TV 2 was. Read more »

The Volvorii e-ink shoe is a chameleon you can wear

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E-ink technology has definitely been on the rise lately. The amazing, monochrome, low-powered panels are what has basically allowed the e-reader market to sprawl. And while you would expect to find a e-ink display in a handheld device, the guys over at Ishuu Technologies have found a more unconventional use for the tech.

Their extravagant brain child is called Volvorii and it is basically a smart pair of high heels, which have a plastic e-ink display stretching along the surface. That display is hooked up to a tiny controller board, hidden away inside the thick sole, which offers Bluetooth LE connectivity and has a small battery with wireless charging. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge get a range of colorful accessories

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Samsung’s latest flagship device couple is set to hit stores in early April. With the initial batch going out on April 9 and April 10 in quite a few markets and preorders already piling in at a record-breaking rate, it seems users really can’t wait to get their hands on the latest and greatest Samsung tech.

And, as the old saying goes, you have to strike the iron while it’s hot, a fact the Korean tech giant knows oh too well. To further capitalize on the upcoming Galaxy S6 avalanche, Samsung has announced that the two flagship devices will launch along with a wide array of designer accessories. Read more »

Xiaomi to make a Mi TV announcement tomorrow

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Xiaomi has just started teasing its forum members about an upcoming mystery announcement about the Mi TV. The post states that news will be made public tomorrow and is described by the slogan: “You asked for something and we heard you”.

The guerrilla marketing scheme has become typical for the Chinese tech manufacturer and, as usual, it is already giving results. The forum is booming with user speculations, guesses and hunches about what the announcement might be. Read more »

Several Uber executives, including CEO Kalanick, charged with violating South Korean law

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Less than a year after the authorities in the South Korean city of Seoul announced plans to ban it, 30 executives of the ridesharing company Uber, including its CEO Travis Kalanick, have been charged by the local police with operating illegal taxi business and hence violating the country’s transportation law.

Aside from the CEO, the company’s South Korea brand manager, as well as other employees and drivers have been booked. Authorities have also seized 432 items as evidence, including handsets that the company’s South Korean unit distributed to its drivers. Read more »

Google I/O 2015 to take place on May 28-29, registration now open

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Google has opened registration for the 2015 edition of its I/O developer conference, which is scheduled to take place on May 28 and May 29 in San Francisco. To apply, head over to the Google I/O registration page (click the Source link below) – registration will remain open until March 19 at 5:00 PM PDT.

For those who aren’t in the know, Google I/O is an annual developer-focused conference, featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies like Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, and Google APIs. Read more »

Here is how Windows 10 achieves a small footprint and leaves more space for your files

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At one time, or another, all of us have dealt with storage space shortage. Lacking free space can really be a hustle and as mobile tech becomes smaller and runs more advanced software and rich multimedia, storage limitations become very common. SSD drives bring enormous performance gain, but their limited capacity is definitely complicating the situation.

Modern operating systems are severely affected by storage limitations as developers are tasked with cramming increasingly sophisticated code into tiny spaces. The latest installment of Microsoft Windows is particularly vulnerable in this respect, especially, considering the company’s ambitious desire to make it run across an enormous array of devices, ranging all the way from beastly gaming PC rigs, down to budget, pocketsize smartphones. Read more »

Apple to debut online TV streaming service with 25 channels

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Apple recently slashed the price of the Apple TV to $69 and also announced the HBO Now streaming service is landing on its platform. Now we learn that Apple has been in talks with big broadcasting companies to launch a subscription-based online TV streaming service, as reported by the WSJ.

There has to be a good reason why Apple TV is alive even though Steve Jobs never liked the idea of it. Read more »

Microsoft is selling Xbox Music Pass for $31.41 on Pi Day

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March 14 is written as 03.14 in the MM/DD format popular in the US. Riding on the fad of specific days, the March 14 happens to be a Pi Day and Microsoft is offering sweet discounts on the digital sweepstakes.

Microsoft is celebrating the Pi Day by offering year-long Xbox Music Pass for just $31.41 instead of the regular price $99. Read more »