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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 »

Voice Dictation allegedly coming to Google Drive

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It seems Google will soon be adding it’s excellent voice dictation feature to Google Drive. This will let you dictate, say, notes without having to type them in manually.

The voice dictation feature has been present in Android for quite a while now but there was no way to use it on the desktop version of Google Drive née Docs. This will put a handy voice button on the Drive menu and speak your text out loud. And Google’s voice recognition feature is virtually flawless so I can tell this is going to work out very well. Read more »

Android is now the number one tablet OS

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Yep, that includes iOS.

A new survey from Gartner, who previously predicted that Apple would reign supreme until 2015, has revealed the Android has taken 62% of the tablet OS market share. Read more »

OS and Web Browser market share statistics

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Both Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11 have gained some market share.

Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 are still ruling the OS and Browser roosts at 47.31% and 21.73% respectively. Join us after the jump for a more in-depth breakdown of the numbers. Read more »

HTC teases the dual camera setup of the All New One

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Hot on the heels of the video clip from earlier today, HTC released another teaser for the All New One. Published on the company’s official social network channels, the image offers more than subtle hint at the upcoming device’s dual camera setup.

As you can see above, the teaser image shows a collage of photos and the number 253 (the release date for the device is March 25). Read more »

Samsung announces Chromebook 2 with Exynos 5 Octa processor

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After leaking out yesterday, the Samsung Chromebook 2 got officially announced. The Chrome OS notebook will be available in April with a choice of 11.6” or 13.3” display.

Powered by an Exynos 5 Octa processor, the Samsung Chromebook 2 features the same stitched faux leather look as the Korean giant’s latest Android smartphones and tablets. Read more »

Details and screenshots of Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone emerge

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Details and screenshots of the upcoming Cortana virtual assistant for Windows Phone made the rounds. Microsoft’s answer to Siri will debut with Windows Phone 8.1.

Cortana is tipped to replace the Bing search functionality in Windows Phone 8.1. Read more »

BBM to allow photo and file transfers in multi-chats

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Blackberry’s Messaging service, BBM, has been made available for non-blackberry devices for a while now.

Now the application will be packing some new features that may bring in some new users and keep current ones excited. Read more »

Samsung releases Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 commercials

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Samsung has released two new commercials for the new Galaxy S5 smartphone and the Gear 2 smartwatch, respectively. Both commercials were also shown during yesterday’s 86th Academy Awards ceremony, which Samsung was an official sponsor of.

Both ads are quite simple and done quite well. They feature simple shots of the products with a few line of text using double entendre, talking about the devices and the ceremony during which they were telecast at the same time. Read more »

HTC releases second teaser video for the upcoming HTC One

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Just when we had stopped cringing at the first teaser video for the second generation HTC One, to be announced on March 25, HTC has gone ahead and released a second one.

Just like the first one, which concentrated on the BoomSound speakers, the new video focuses on another important feature of the new One, the anodized aluminum unibody. The new HTC One seems to use the same process that they used for the current HTC One, which is no bad thing as the design and build of the current HTC One is excellent. Read more »