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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet coming soon with 4G support

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NVIDIA is working on a SHIELD Tablet, believe it or not. This has been confirmed by the fact that the device just got certified by the Global Certification Forum (GCF).

The SHIELD Tablet could be the next evolution of the SHIELD handheld gaming console that got official last year. Read more »

Android is closer to iOS in mobile browsing than ever

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Android is the undisputed leader in global smartphone shipments with iOS a distant second but when it comes to mobile browsing iOS is king and has been for some time now, despite Android’s overwhelming lead in number of active devices and users.

But things are changing with Android rapidly closing the gap behind iOS and now sitting just 1.86 percentage points behind Apple’s OS. The trend of Android catching up and finally surpassing iOS is nothing new – Android had less apps but finally caught up and surpassed Apple, Google Play is also closing-in in terms of revenue from apps. Read more »

HTC One Max and Oppo Find 7 get CyanogenMod support

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The HTC One Max phablet and the newly released Oppo Find 7 with QHD display are the latest devices to get official CyanogenMod support. Their proper CM11 builds are already available for download.

Oppo Find 7a and Oppo Find 7 are both supported in the find7 builds dated July 1 or later. Read more »

Samsung Gear Live availability expanded, teardown reveals Snapdragon 400 chip

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Samsung Gear Live is the company’s first smartwatch based on Android Wear OS. It is available via the Google Play Store and will ship on July 11.

Google has expanded the Gear Live availability into three more countries today. The full list of markets to get the Gear Live includes Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, United States. Australia, Japan and South Korea are the newcomers. Read more »

M.O.J.O. now supports OUYA games and 4K resolution

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The OUYA Android console hasn’t exactly been a raging success, but the company isn’t giving up hope.

In addition to announcing a subscription service for its games, the OUYA’s titles will also be playable on another Android gaming system: MadCatz’s M.O.J.O. Read more »

Test patch for Windows 8.1 update problem released

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Have you been having difficulty updating your Windows 8 or RT device to 8.1? Well you’re not the only one, as this is a known glitch that has been affecting a significant number of Windows 8 users.

Don’t give up hope, however, as Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and has a patch that they’ve been testing that’ll hopefully solve your problem. Read more »

You can now use a PS4 pad wirelessly with your PS3

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For the longest time, Sony has adopted an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” ideology when it came to its dual-shock Playstation controller. The iconic remote hadn’t had a major design overhaul since its debut in 1997, until the Dual-shock 4 was released.

PS4′s gamepad managed to improve (for many) on an already beloved design, and if you wished you could use Sony’s newest controller on a Playstation 3 wirelessly, then you’re in luck, because now you can. Read more »

Bayan Audio Soundbook X3 wireless speaker flash review

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The Bayan Audio Soundbook X3 Bluetooth speaker sits on top of the company’s range of wireless speakers. The gadget aims to capture a piece of the increasingly more lucrative market for premium wireless speakers.

Founded in the United Kingdom in 2011, Bayan Audio focuses making products which combine characterful design and premium materials. Read on how the Soundbook X3 stacks up against the heavyweights in its segment! Read more »

Chrome passed Firefox in desktop browser market share last month

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Google’s desktop Web browser has inched past Firefox in market share calculated for June 2014 by Net Applications. Chrome went from 17.7% in May to 19.3% last month.

That said, Internet Explorer still reigns supreme according to this particular data set, hovering above its competitors with a whopping 58.3% market share in June. Read more »

Twitter “Buy now” buttons likely marks the arrival of Twitter Shopping

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Twitter could finally be incorporating its long-time-coming Shopping integration, as starting yesterday several tweets with “Buy now” buttons have surfaced.

Although pressing the buttons doesn’t yet do anything, it’s expected that full implementation with Fancy is right around the corner. Read more »

Samsung 850 PRO SSD features 3D V-NAND

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The Samsung 850 PRO SSD series is now out and it sports the company’s latest 3D V-NAND flash memory technology. It brings dramatic boost in performance, durability and energy efficiency thanks to its vertical cell structure.

It’s because of this structure that Samsung could overcome the limits imposed by the traditional NAND architecture. To put it in numbers, the 850 PRO SSD features sequential read speed of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s write speed. Read more »

LG outs four hilarious ads focusing on G3′s Knock Code

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LG G3 launched four commercials advertising the company’s proprietary Knock Code. They tell about a family squabble that started after a woman succeeds unlocking the secure-locked Galaxy S5 of her significant other.

You bet all of the awkward situations could have been avoided if the man was using an LG G3 with Knock Code security. Or, you know, if he told the truth. Read more »

The BeoPlay H6s are Bang & Olufsen’s new pair of headphones

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Looks like Bang & Olufsen is jumping on the celebrity bandwagon and the company is enlisting the help of DJ Khaled to promote its latest over-the-ear headphones.

The BeoPlay H6s looks like a premium pair of headphones, but it also commands a premium price. Read more »

Windows 9 will be a shape-shifting OS

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Windows 8 has come under a lot of fire for not being desktop computer friendly. Sure the tile approach may work for tablets, but the experience just doesn’t translate well to a mouse and keyboard set-up. Users made their discontent be known: they wanted their desktop experience back.

But what if there was a way to have the same operating system, that would recognize which platform it was installed on, and adapt to it accordingly? That’s what Windows 9 will purportedly be offering. Read more »

iTunes U gets a major overhaul

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We heard about iTunes U a while back as part of Apple’s foray into the educational market. Right now the app doesn’t have that much functionality; it’s primarily reserved for reading textbooks.

However, the Cupertino-based tech giant has been hard at work adding some new features to iTunes U that’ll give it more depth: professors will now be able to create courses and take questions from students. Read more »