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Apple looking to automate production of iPhone batteries

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Reports out of China indicate that Apple is heading towards automation of the iPhone battery production, resulting in one less labor-intensive iPhone assembly process.

The move will make it easier for the company to potentially move the production of the iPhone elsewhere, as it will not rely as heavily on specialized manual assembly. Read more »

Unreal Engine 4 demoed on Nexus 5

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Epic has been working on the new Unreal Engine 4 since 2003. UE4 entered its final stages of development in 2012 when it was made available for licensees.

Now, two years later, at the Game Developers Conference, Epic has finally launched the Unreal Engine 4 and its first stable release is already available to the developers. Read more »

Minor update for Facebook Beta on Windows Phone is out

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The Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone devices has received a slight update bringing it to version v5.2.4.1. The release brings some bug fixes and minor changes.

The company hasn’t specified what are the exact fixes, but we are sure they killed a bug or two. As WMPoweruser reports, many users have been complaining to bugs related to photos in the app. Read more »

LG grabs 33 Red Dot awards, G Flex pronounced Best of the Best

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LG is going to celebrate today, as the company took home 33 Red Dot product design awards, including two “Best of the Best” ones for the LG G Flex and Smart 3D Blu-ray Home Cinema system.

LG has managed to make its way to the top out of 4,800 entries at this year’s Red Dot Awards. Last year, the company had 27 of its devices recognized, with one “Best of the Best” award for its Curved OLED TV. 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 »

Assassin’s Creed Unity shown off in new teaser

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Ubisoft has announced the latest game in the long running Assassin’s Creed series of games, Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game is arriving later this year on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The video gives a quick look at the visuals of the game by showing some of the environments and a sneak peek at the main character in the game. The game will take place in Paris during the French Revolution featuring an assassin named Arno. The video looks like it’s in-game and is absolutely fantastic but you never know if the final game will look this good, especially on the consoles. 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 »

Weekend poll: hot smartwatches

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With the unveiling of Android Wear and the announcement that Pebble has sold 400,000 units, it’s pretty clear that smartwatches are the hot new gadget. But they differ vastly in functionality, looks and even intent.

Wear, a special branch of Android, is just a few days old, but there are already a few devices announced that will use it. 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 »

Amazon Appstore gives $50 worth of apps for free today

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Amazon’s Appstore is celebrating its third birthday today. Naturally such occasions deserve gifts and Amazon is giving plenty of free apps today.

You can have $50 worth of apps today for free, but hurry up because the offer will expire in a few hours. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet goes on sale in the UK

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Sony announced its latest flagship tablet, the Xperia Z2 at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Back at its press conference, Sony did mention that the device would hit the shelves in March, but there was no official word on how much it would cost.

Well, the pricing details are no longer a mystery as the Xperia Z2 Tablet has gone on sale in the United Kingdom. For now, the slate is available only on Sony’s online store, but the slate is expected to hit the brick and motor stores in the coming days. Read more »

Apple contemplates on-demand music streaming service, iTunes for Android

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Apple is considering new ways to takes its iTunes music collection to users, and also to some new users. According to the sources at Billboard, Apple is considering releasing a on-demand music streaming service that will compete with Spotify and the new Beats Music service. Apple is currently in talks with senior label executives regarding this move.

More intriguingly perhaps, is Apple’s decision to take the iTunes store to Android. The same sources have also revealed that Apple is considering releasing an iTunes app on Android, that will allow existing and new iTunes users to access Apple’s vast library of music. Read more »

Christian Bale being considered to play Steve Jobs in next biopic

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According to a report by The Wrap, Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale is being considered to play the role of the late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.

The screenplay of the movie is written by Aaron Sorkin for Sony Pictures Entertainment and is based on the book ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson and will be directed by David Fincher. Sorkin and Fincher have previously worked together on the biopic on Mark Zuckerberg’s life – The Social Network. Read more »

Twitter kills #music service

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About a year ago, Twitter announced their #music service that allowed users to stream music from the dedicated #music iOS app and follow your favorite artists on Twitter.

After a lukewarm response from users and prolonged lack of development on the app side, Twitter finally announced that they are killing the service. The app has been pulled from the App Store and those who downloaded it will be able to use it till April 18, which is when the service completes its first and final year. Read more »

LG G Pro 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 poll results

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Our shootout between the LG G Pro 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is ready and now it’s time to see how you’ve voted in the last weekend’s poll.

In our versus of the hottest Android phablets around, we asked you which one did you like best in five key categories – design, screen, software, still camera and video recording and here’s what you guys picked. Read more »