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House of Marley Legend in-ear headphones review

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The House of Marley Legend sits on top of the company’s range of in-ear headphones. Like the rest of the manufacturer’s Bob Marley-inspired product range, the flagship headset it crafted from Earth-friendly materials, coupled with superior attention to detail.

About a year ago, I spent quality time with the House of Marley Zion in-ear headphones which left a good impression thanks to their natural bass. With a price tag twice as large, the Legend enters a market segment which is inhabited by properly heavy hitters. Read on to find out if the headset lives up to the expectations. Read more »

TSMC starts making Apple’s A8 CPUs

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Reports indicate that TSMC has already begun manufacturing their first batch of A8 processors for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6.

We aren’t going to see anything new from Apple until Q3 of this year, however. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 to hit the US on March 9

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Samsung’s largest non-stylus-touting tablet offering, the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is set to hit major US retailers by the end of the week.

Online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard and Sons, Fry’s, Newegg, and Samsung.com will all be offering the large-screened device on March 9. Read more »

Nvidia Tegra K1 breaks records in AnTuTu

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We already know that the Nvidia Tegra K1 GPU is crazy fast and today a batch of benchmarks prooves that the chipset’s 64-bit CPU is also no slouch.

More specifically, the dual-core version of the Tegra K1 chip has appeared in the AnTuTu database scoring more than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 chipset, which packs four Krait 450 cores. In fact, it scored almost 10,000 points more than the Snapdragon 800. Read more »

Corning SVP says Gorilla Glass is cheaper, harder to break than sapphire

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At a Morgan Stanley conference when asked by analyst James Fawcett about the puts and takes of sapphire versus glass Senior Vice President at Corning (the company that makes Gorilla Glass) Tony Tripeny has a lengthy response.

The question came in regards to “one large handset and device maker” looking into sapphire for its devices. That maker is Apple and as we know the company is heavily investing into sapphire and will probably use the material for the displays of its upcoming smartphones and, possibly, smartwatch. In defense of its Gorilla Glass the Corning exec had this to say. Read more »

Upcoming OnePlus One smartphone tipped to have Snapdragon 800

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OnePlus, the company behind an upcoming super-smartphone that’s set to run exclusively on the popular CyanogenMod Android ROM, is set to go official on March 9.

Fittingly, the device has been tipped to feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, and some other hardware details have been leaked out of China. Read more »

Samsung drops benchmark optimizations in latest Android 4.4 ROMs

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Few months ago, we saw reports of Samsung running special code on its phones, viz. the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, that detected when you ran certain benchmark software on the device and would then run them at full processor clock speed. This was considered cheating as the phone, under normal circumstances, would never run at those speeds in other apps and thus the benchmarking scores were not representative of the actual device performance.

After much ado was made about this situation, it seems Samsung has finally decided to backtrack on its stance on messing around with benchmark scores. According to a new report by Ars Technica, Samsung has removed its code responsible for maxing out hardware on benchmarking apps. This was also confirmed by an independent developer on Twitter. Read more »

HERE-powered walk navigation comes to the Galaxy Gear through TurnByTurn app

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HERE Maps has partnered with Symphony Teleca to bring its walking navigation to the TurnByTurn app for the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Symphony Teleca bases its TurnByTurn app on Nokia HERE’s Android SDK, which allows it to use the company’s location services get navigation to the Galaxy Gear. Read more »

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year

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Warner Bros. has announced the fourth and final installment in the successful and critically acclaimed Batman Arkham series of games. Called the Batman: Arkham Knight, the game will release on October 14, 2014 and will be available on the PS4, Xbox One and the PC.

Batman: Arkham Knight takes place in Gotham city after the events of Batman: Arkham City. This time, Batman will be facing some of his old enemies, including Two-Face, The Penguin, Scarecrow, Riddler and Harley Quinn along with a brand new villain that was created specifically for this game. Read more »

Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 gets demoed on video

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s leaked details, Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone 8.1 appeared yet again. This time around Siri’s upcoming rival showed up in a brief video.

Slightly over two minutes long, the video shows how Cortana is set up. Read more »

Oscar selfie was spontaneous, claims Samsung

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By now you’ve undoubtedly seen the famous star-studded selfie taken by Bradley Cooper at the Academy Awards this past weekend, which was done using Ellen DeGeneres’ Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

With it emerged reports of Samsung having paid handsomely for the spot, which the company is now saying was not the case, and that the celebrity chose the Samsung smartphone “organically.” Read more »

Sony has sold over 6 million Playstation 4s

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In just four months, Sony has sold over 6 million Playstation 4 consoles.

Microsoft’s Xbox One, on the other hand, has sold 4.8 million units. But both consoles should see a steady increase in sales due to new pricing and availability developments. Read more »

Two top Microsoft execs depart after new CEO takes over

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The fallout of the new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is already being felt, as two top executives have decided to seek greener pastures elsewhere.

Tony Bates, Executive VP of business development/evangelism and former CEO of Skype, as well as Executive VP of marketing Tami Reller will be leaving the company. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets a promo video

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Samsung is a wiz at making great videos and commercials and the company is certainly going to spare no effort in promoting its latest flagship. The Koreans have uploaded yet another promo video for the Galaxy S5 flagship.

The video is almost 4 minutes long and goes through everything Samsung thinks you need to know about the gadget. From the new body materials and colors to the new camera with a larger 1/2.6″ sensor (compared to the 1/3.06″ of old), the phase-detection auto-focus that’s supposed to be the quickest on any smartphone, the IP67 dust and water protection, the fitness and wellness apps and sensors, the fingerprint scanner, the lot. Read more »

Nokia X Android ROM ported to HTC HD2

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It has been established multiple times that the HTC HD2 is an almighty smartphone with an incredibly dedicated user base with great technical skills. The handset has received ports of just about every OS under the sun – from Android to Jolla. The latest conquest of the HD2 devs is the Nokia X ROM, which is currently in the works.

The Nokia X Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean port is currently not very stable. In fact, it’s only capable of booting up on the HTC HD2 with only the boot sound managing to go through. Important services including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, storage, Android’s Media Server service aren’t running yet. Read more »