Latest
Switch view

Next-gen Nexus 7 to come in July with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, thinner bezels and higher-resolution screen

by 48 comments

According to a report by Reuters citing a separate duo of sources, a second-gen Nexus 7 is in the works, readying to debut at this year’s Google I/O.

Google will once again join forces with ASUS for the new Nexus 7, but has opted-in for a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset instead of Nvidia’s Tegra. Read more »

Quickoffice editing for Google Apps for Business subscribers no longer exclusive to iPad, hits iPhone and Android

by 11 comments

Google, owner of Quickoffice, now lets users with Google Apps for Business use Quickoffice for editing docs on any Android smartphone and the iPhone. Previously, the editing functionality was available only for Google Apps for Business subscribers with iPads only so it’s good to see Google expanding.

As before Quickoffice is able to find and work with Google Drive documents and then let you save them into your Drive on iOS. Once you’ve signed in with your Google Apps for Business account in Quickoffice you’ll get the standard “Shared With Me”, “Starred”, “Recent” and any subfolders. Read more »

Windows Blue to be known officially as Windows 8.1

by 65 comments

We have been hearing about this Windows Blue for quite some time now. The newest build of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, Windows Blue, as it has been known until now, features some significant improvements, most of which are under the hood, that promise improved performance and user experience over Windows 8.

Now, according to the sources at The Verge, it has come to light that Windows Blue will be known officially as Windows 8.1 when it releases later this year. This won’t be like your run-of-the-mill service pack and will feature more significant upgrades. As such, it could be a paid upgrade for existing Windows 8 users, although that is yet to be officially confirmed. Read more »

3DMark benchmark now available on Android, coming soon to iOS and Windows RT

by 19 comments

3DMark is one of the oldest and most used benchmark for testing computer graphics but has so far been available only on the Windows platform. Futuremark has now released an Android version of the popular benchmark, with an iOS and Windows RT version arriving shortly.

The mobile version of 3DMark borrows the Ice Storm benchmark from the full Windows 3DMark suite. While on Windows this benchmark runs on DirectX 11, on iOS and Android it will use OpenGL ES 2.0. The beauty of this benchmark is that it will let you compare scores not just on multiple devices of the same platform but also between Android, iOS and Windows devices, which few benchmarks can do right now. Read more »

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus images and specs leak, might be called Galaxy S Tab

by 68 comments

Two images supposedly showing the Samsung GT-P8200 Galaxy Tab 3 Plus slate leaked today. The tablet’s design looks much like the Galaxy Note 8.0 and features the new Galaxy S4 lockscreen wallpaper.

The rumors go even further suggesting Samsung might change the lineup’s moniker. Read more »

A special screen protector can turn your phone’s (or tablet’s) screen into a 3D display

by 30 comments

3D phones fizzled out pretty quickly but some people won’t give up on the dream. Temasek Polytechnic and IMRE from Singapore offer a special type of screen protector that turns a regular mobile phone or tablet screen into a 3D display, regardless of its platform.

It’s based on the old lenticular glasses-free tech, but modernized with nanotechnology. The team behind the 3D screen protector is also developing tools for making 3D games and making 2D images 3D (your regular 2D camera won’t magically grow a third dimension). Read more »

Early HTC One adopters in US to get free gift cards, accessories and other goodies

by 18 comments

HTC is having a tough time in the market and the company is losing ground quite quickly. HTC’s marketing campaigns have been disappointing in the past and have resulted in the poor sales even though its latest smartphones have been pretty good. This time around, HTC will have few exciting offers for the early adopters of its One latest flagship.

According to a leaked image from Phandroid, the AT&T and the Sprint versions of the HTC One will be up for grabs with free goodies, which include a $50 Google Play gift card and a $10 coupon, when the smartphone is purchased from RadioShack with a two-year contract. Those who are interested in getting the HTC One on T-Mobile will get a special car kit. Read more »

Lenovo K900 benchmark scores surface, competes with Samsung Galaxy S4

by 106 comments

Lenovo K900, the 5.5″ phablet with dual core Intel processor, was launched at CES 2013 and has been the talk of the town among tech enthusiasts for its impressive hardware specifications. The first benchmark score of the latest flagship smartphone from Lenovo has surfaced and surprisingly, the device rubs its shoulders with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S4.

Before we get to the benchmark scores, Lenovo K900 comes with a 1080 x 1920 resolution with a pixel density of 400 ppi. The smartphone packs a punch with the latest Intel Atom Clover Trail+ processor, which has its two cores clocked at 2 GHz. The device also features 2 GB of RAM, 13 megapixel Sony Exmor BSI camera at the back and a 2 megapixel shooter at the front. Read more »

Mint Green Lumia 920 spotted on Facebook

by 58 comments

The Lumia 920 is already available in several color options, five to be precise, but it seems there is going to be one more addition to the range. According to the Facebook account who uploaded the image, you might soon be able to purchase the Lumia 920 in a mint green flavor.

There is no information as to when this color will be available and in which markets. Also, the fact that the image is still using a yellow theme for the screenshot instead of green, which is available in the settings, makes this image slightly doubtful so take it with a pinch of salt. Read more »

ASUS S56C laptop mini review

by 66 comments

During the last several years, ASUS has steadily developed into a quality ultrabook manufacturer, and with the new S6 series it’s raising the bar even further.

The “Extra-Thin” S6 series offers a redesigned aluminum build that’s 35% thinner and 10% lighter than the S5 series. Join us as we take a look at the new S56 series from ASUS. Read more »

How to take better shots with your Sony Xperia Z? Use Burst mode!

by 79 comments

Through the last couple of days we received numerous tips that Sony’s Xperia Z Burst Mode takes pictures with better quality than the ones snapped when using the default Normal or Superior Auto setups.

We decided to look into that and gave the Burst Mode a proper try. The results came out quite surprising (or not, if you have read those threads discussing the issue) – the Burst mode shots are quite different from those produced in Normal and Superior Auto mode. It’s obvious that the post processing applied to the different camera modes is quite different, but surprisingly, we like the Burst mode output better. Read more »

Samsung introduces SMART Eco Trees air purifiers with Galaxy-style features

by 48 comments

Samsung is a big company that makes nearly everything, but now it’s expanding the list with Samsung SMART Eco Trees. The eco-friendly gadget is an air purifier that shares many of the advanced features with the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The basic feature of Eco Trees is to purify the air and pump out oxygen while scrubbing CO2. They also automatically keep air moisture at pleasant levels and cool the environment around them. FOTA (Fragrance Over The Air) will also make the air more pleasant. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 with Exynos 5 processor gets rooted ahead of its global launch

by 40 comments

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is yet to go sale and the developers at XDA forums have already managed to gain root access on the smartphone. The tech enthusiasts have found a way to root the Galaxy S4, which runs on the Exynos 5 octa-core processor, while the root for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset version is yet to come.

Samsung Galaxy S4 can be rooted with a ROM, which is packed with ROOT&Busybox image. You can flash that using Odin and gain root access on your smartphone in just a few minutes. Read more »

Nokia announces 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation microwave oven

by 128 comments

Nokia has announced the new 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation microwave oven, a first for the Finnish company in its 148 years of existence. The Nokia 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation comes with a large touchscreen display that can be used even through oven mitts.

Other features of the 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation include a water-cooled, 8-core high-voltage transformer with a combined performance of 5,000 watts, eye-tracking technology that stops the food from rotating when you look at it and automatic temperature adjustment depending upon how hungry you look. Still doesn’t have Instagram, though, which is weird as uploading pictures of food is what the service is most used for anyway. Read more »

Sony announces Animalia range of products for your pets

by 47 comments

Sony has announced a new range of audio-video products for some of the most important members of your family; your pets. The Animalia range of products will give your pets the ultimate in AV experience that they deserve.

First is the In-Cage speakers for your pet hamster, which are wired to its wheel and not just play music of your hamster’s choice (The Hamsterdance song?) but will also automatically increase the tempo of the video in sync with the speed of the wheel. Read more »