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YotaPhone 2 passes through FCC, the Commission offers photo proof

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The dual-screened YotaPhone 2 will be launching in the US early this year and it has already taken the first step – a trip to the FCC. Unlike FCC’s usual cryptic documents, this time we get photos – both external and internal – and even the complete manual.

Not that the phone is a mystery, it’s already available in the UK and in Russia, but wouldn’t it be great if all FCC leaks were like this? Read more »

Francesco Totti uses an iPhone 6 to create the most popular Football selfie

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Celebrating a goal is one of the most joyful moments in football but Francesco Totti took this to a whole new geeky level. He is one of the most popular Italian footballers playing for the local club Roma. Following his second goal in the derby against Lazio, Totti went outside the field to take a selfie with an iPhone 6.

As you’ll see the selfie shows him and the Roma faithfuls from Curva Sud behind him. When asked why he did it, he said that “Although it’s in fashion, I don’t usually take them because I want my private life to stay that way, but this was a special occasion, something to be remembered for a long time.” Read more »

Mediatek planning to release 12-core CPUs

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Mediatek is indeed a formidable force in the mobile world. Its chips might not be as impressive as the top-end Nvidia, Samsung and Qualcomm ones, but the Taiwanese manufacturer pretty much dwarfs all competition when it comes to the sheer volume of units it has and can produce. It not only powers the Chinese smartphone and tablet industry, but is responsible for major advancements in the field and has long been at the forefront of processor innovation.

New rumors have surfaced from industry insiders, stating that the manufacturer in working on ushering in a new breed of mobile CPUs with 10 or even 12 cores. This of course raises a lot of questions and concerns. Read more »

Asus contest lets you win a ZenWatch by making your own watchface

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Asus has launched a contest giving fans a chance to create a watchface and see their design feature on the company’s ZenWatch devices, as well as win one of their own. The contest, dubbed Face the Future ASUS ZenWatch Face Design Contest, runs through February 28, and is open to users all over the world.

Selected designs will be awarded under the following categories: Overall Gold Medal, Best Beauty in Design, Best Practical Design, Best Creative Design, Best Student Design Award, and Fan Favorite. In total, 6 ZenWatch devices will be awarded to winners, the company says. Read more »

Falcon Pro developer launches brand new Falcon Pro 3 app

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You may remember Falcon Pro as the popular but ill-fated app on the Play Store that had to be pulled by the developer after it hit Twitter’s asinine API limit. The app has since then been available for free from the developer’s website, assuming you could work your way around the little easter egg to unlock and use the app.

The developer has now released a brand new Twitter app called Falcon Pro 3, which despite the name is not an update to the previous app but a new app altogether. The developer has made the app free to download but you will have to pay $3.99 to add the first Twitter account and every subsequent account will cost you $1.99 extra. The developer sayS, “This is the best way I could think of to deal with Twitter limitations and ensure continuous support.” Read more »

Google may release a real-time speech translation on mobile quite soon

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A new rumor suggests Google might be unveiling a real-time voice translation system sooner rather than later. Skype already offers a similar functionality as of last month.

A report by New York Times claims that the new functionality will be released as an update to Google’s mobile Translate app on Android. But don’t expect real-time translation of voice calls just yet. Read more »

‘Size DOES Matter’ for iOS and Android game review

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Size DOES Matter is a rhythm-based action game for iOS and Android by Channel 4. The game has already received accolades for its design, gameplay, and music.

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Element Case brings Schneider Optics to iPhone 6

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Earlier this week, the California-based manufacturer of luxury smartphone accessories Element Case took the wraps off an iPhone 6 cover with interchangeable photographic lenses. Dubbed iPro 6 Trio, the case aims to make the already stellar camera of the iPhone 6 even better.

The interchangeable lenses of the iPro 6 are developed by the pro lens gurus at Schneider Optics. Read more »

Jide Remix Ultra tablet is a Surface clone running Android

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Jide, a company founded by three ex-Google employees, have come up with a new Android-based tablet that is a straight-up clone of the Microsoft Surface.

The Remix Ultra tablet has a 11.6-inch 1080p display, unnamed NVIDIA 4+1 processor, and 2GB of RAM. It has a similar design to the Surface, with a kickstand at the back and a detachable keyboard that connects magnetically. Read more »

With over 170,000 attendees, CES 2015 becomes the largest show in history

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This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that took place in Las Vegas broke all records to become the largest show in history, according to a VentureBeat report. The event witnessed a total of over 170,000 attendees (of which over 45,000 were from outside the US) compared to around 160,000 a year ago.

“This CES vastly exceeded our expectations. The show inspired and likely gave almost every attendee a sense that innovation will provide solutions to a range of global issues from the environment and agriculture to transportation, health and safety,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Read more »

AccuWeather now has Android Wear support

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The AccuWeather app for Android has received an update which enables it to work on Android Wear smartwatches. The update is currently undergoing a phased rollout, so if you have the app and don’t yet have the new version, it should make its way to you within a few days.

AccuWeather won’t simply show you weather notifications on Android Wear. Instead, it has full support for the wearable platform. Read more »

Apple raises the App Store minimum price

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Apple has raised the minimum price for apps in the App Store. Apple announced the upcoming change back in December and it now applies for all EU countries and Canada.

Apple’s flat rate for different markets is gone for good. The price now includes the appropriate VAT for the market, which regional Store you are using, and thus it will be collected by its local government. Read more »

The Rise and Demise of Nokia, an infographic

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Did you know that Nokia started off as a paper mill in the Grand Duchy of Finland, then part of the Russian Empire? The company got its name from the town Nokia, where the second such mill was build. Also named after the town is Finnish Rubber Works. These two, plus Finnish Cable Works combined in 1922 to make the Nokia Corporation.

The joint company increasingly moved into communication equipment, finally releasing its first mobile phone in 1987. This infographic details Nokia’s rise to the top and eventual downfall. Read more »

Samsung’s upcoming Penvatars will make your S Pen experience more fun

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Bored of that little cursor that shows up on your device’s screen when you use the S Pen? That’ll no longer be the case as you’ll soon be able to customize it using Samsung’s upcoming app dubbed Penvatars.

The South Korean company has teamed up with Marvel for the first set of Penvatars. This means that you’ll be able to select from characters like Nick Fury, Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor. Read more »

Windows 10 gets a redesigned taskbar, Spartan and Cortana get closer

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Microsoft will be detailing the upcoming Windows 10 in two weeks, but the new features keep leaking on a daily basis. Recently we learnt Microsoft is working on a stand-alone web browser called Spartan, which should replace (though not put to rest) the Internet Explorer.

Today we get to see more of Spartan and the brand new and redesigned taskbar, which comes with the new looks of Windows. Read more »