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Tizen Association welcomes 16 new members, surpasses 100

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The Tizen Association has added 16 additional partners to its list making the list grow to more than 100 members. The announcement came at the Tizen Developer Summit in Shanghai that’s taking place today.

The focus of the conference in on wearables and Internet of Things. However, the members are also discussing the possibilities of Tizen to make a mark in the automotive industry and in the consumer electronics industry. Read more »

Nexus 4 receives a functional Android 5.0 Lollipop port

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Thanks to the hard work of very talented developers over at the XDA-Developers community, the LG Nexus 4 has received Android 5.0 Lollipop earlier than Google is rolling it out officially. In addition, you can now get all of the Google apps with the updated looks on your own phone.

However, only rooted users may apply and the apps won’t work on all smartphones. Currently, the latest Material Design Google apps that are available as downloadable .apk files include Play Music, Play Books, Keep, Calendar, Gmail, Drive, Maps, Messenger and Fit. Read more »

GSMArena.com enters the Top 300 websites globally

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We’re not much for popularity contests but we’re popping the champagne for this one – GSMArena.com has broken into the Top 300 web sites on Alexa’s rankings for the first time in its history.

We’ve briefly entered this exclusive club for a few days before but Alexa’s Global Rank is calculated over a three month period. Read more »

This handy infographic guides you which iPad to buy

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Following the latest iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 announcements, Apple is now offering a total of 56 different tablet configurations with a price starting from $249 and reaching $829.

And to help guide potential buyers into the world of iPad, Forbes has created an infographic that ought to help navigate future iPad owners to the right one for them. Read more »

Fitbit Surge smartwatch with built-in GPS leaks out

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The maker of wearable devices Fitbit has a smartwatch with built-in GPS on the way. Dubbed Fitbit Surge, the device will reportedly be released in the coming weeks.

According to a leaked slide, Fitbit refers to the Surge as a “superwatch.” Read more »

Microsoft tipped to release a wearable device in the near future

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According to a report in Forbes, Microsoft is about to launch a wearable device in the coming weeks. The gadget will reportedly hit the shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.

Microsoft’s upcoming creation will focus on tracking physical activities that include steps, heart rate, and calories burned among others. Read more »

iFixit tears down the new iMac with Retina 5K display

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The freshly announced Apple iMac with 5K Retina display got the iFixit treatment. Cupertino’s latest desktop computer received the average repairability score of 5.

The internal setup of the new iMac closely resembles that of the previous model, save for some of the new components it features. Read more »

‘Angry Birds Transformers’ for iOS and Android game review

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Angry Birds Transformers is the latest and tenth installment in the Angry Bird series of games. Made in collaboration with Hasbro, Angry Birds Transformers is based on the Transformers series, the original animated one, not the terrible movies made by Michael Bay.

After a soft launch the game is now available worldwide on iOS right now and will be available on Android at the end of the month. Anyway, let’s get on with the review. Read more »

Meizu MX4 hands-on

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Meizu’s fourth generation flagship is chilling in our office right now and we’re thrilled to take you through our hands-on experience. Right off the bat, the Meizu MX4 strikes us as a premium built smartphone with terrific handling.

Glossy plastic from former Miezu MX smartphones is a thing of the past now and the MX4 features a very high quality feeling matte plastic. The whole phone is very well put together and the metal frame really helps to achieve a premium in-hand feeling. Read more »

Sony UK offers Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with 30 pounds off and a free case

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has not even hit the shelves, yet you can already snag one with a sweet discount. Sony UK is already offering the IP68 certified compact slate on pre-order with £30 off and a case for 1p in the United Kingdom.

The promo brings the price of the entry-level Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with 16GB of built-in memory below £300. Read more »

China Unicom offers on-site pocket enlargement for its iPhone 6 Plus customers

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It was only yesterday that the iPhone 6 duo went on sale in China and we’re already hearing the first juicy reports.

Apparently, China Unicom, the country’s second biggest carrier, has hired on-site tailors for its store in Shanghai to offer the service of pocket enlargement to those customers who opt for the bigger iPhone 6 Plus.

The photo of the tailor working on a pair of pants at the store is apparently going viral on China’s social network Weibo. Read more »

Nexus 9 goes up for pre-order in India on the Play Store

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The Nexus 9 has been put up for pre-order on the Play Store in India. India is one of the 22 markets worldwide that will be getting the Nexus 9 on day one.

The Nexus 9 is available in two configurations in India. There is the base 16GB version with Wi-Fi, that is priced at Rs. 28,900, and there is the 32GB LTE model that is priced at Rs. 44,900. The Nexus 9 is only available in the Indigo Black color in India for now. Read more »

This gold-plated iPhone 6 Unico Firenze Diamante is surprisingly not an eye-sore

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A true work of art, this Apple iPhoine 6 has been pimped by the Italian company called Caviar, which brought us the gold and titanium Putin edition iPhone 5s .

The company is now busy working on even more luxurious editions of the new iPhone 6, and we have some live shots to show you. Read more »

Sony Xperia E3 hands-on

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The Sony Xperia E3 is Sony’s cheapest LTE smartphone on the market. It packs the usual set of characteristics for a lower-midrange smartphone, including a Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 5MP snapper and a 4.5″ 480x854px display.

The design isn’t as bland as the market position might lead you to believe – Sony has gone with a blend of the Xperia M2 Aqua and Z3 Compact and added four color options, including Yellow and Copper. Read more »

Android and Chrome OS now have the same head of engineering

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Android and Chrome OS just took another step to becoming unified. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the search giant appointed the VP of engineering for Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer to also lead the equivalent Chrome team.

According to WSJ’s sources, Mr. Lockheimer will specifically head the development of Chrome OS, not the web browser. Read more »