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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 »

Nvidia promises Android L update for the Tegra Note 7

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Nividia spokesperson has confirmed to Fudzilla that the company’s Tegra Note 7 tablet unveiled back in February is definitely going to receive an update to Android L.

The Tegra Note 7 is powered by the Tegra 4 chipset and came with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Currently, the tablet is updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but no exact date has been provided as to when the update to L might come. Read more »

After 10 years of service Google shuts Orkut down

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Guess what – Google+ isn’t Google’s first go at a social network. Back before social networks were as popular as today, around the same time when Facebook was just getting started after Myspace paved the way, there was Orkut. The social network didn’t really leave a big mark in its 10 year tenure but has been used widely in Brazil and India.

Now that Google’s Google+, YouTube and Blogger are moving forward and luring users by the quarter Google, and Father Time, have finally caught up to Orkut. The service will be shutting down on September 30 of this year and effective today isn’t accepting new registrations. Read more »

Doutzen Kroes promotes the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit in a pool

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Samsung has launched a new advertising campaign in the Netherlands today, and the Korean company is using well known Dutch model Doutzen Kroes to get its point across.

The model stars in a photo shoot in a pool, where she’s seen using the Galaxy S5 smartphone as well as the Gear Fit wristband. Both of these are water resistant, so that’s not out of the ordinary. Read more »

Gionee is the latest company to make fun of the Samsung Galaxy S5

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HTC’s been doing it for quite a while now, but today we have a new entrant into the ‘companies who make fun of the Samsung Galaxy S5′ club. It’s Gionee.

The Chinese smartphone maker has outed a TV commercial for its insanely slim Elife S5.5 in India, and in it the Galaxy S5′s plastic build comes up. And not in a positive way. Read more »

OnePlus One is the first smartphone to record in DCI 4K, check it out in action

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4K video recording has started to become a staple feature of all the flagship Android smartphone these days. But the version of 4K that these phones record in is the UHD resolution, or the ones used by 4K televisions, and is exactly four times the resolution of full HD.

But there is another version of 4K and that is DCI 4K, which is what the professional cinema cameras use while recording in 4K. The difference here is the added width; whereas UHD is 3840×2160, DCI 4K is 4096×2160. But while several smartphones record in UHD, the OnePlus One is the first to record in DCI 4K. Read more »