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Razer ‘Kazuyo’ gamepad for iPhone 5/5s leaks

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Ever since Apple announced support for gamepads in iOS 7, we have been seeing a few designs that have been made for the iPhone 5 and the 5s. There is the MOGA Ace Power gamepad that snaps around your iPhone, along with the new Logitech PowerShell.

Now, it seems Razer, who is renowned for making accessories for gamers, will be throwing its hat into the iPhone gamepad ring. What you see above is an image by evleaks and is codenamed ‘kazuyo’. Read more »

Indian winners of Android KitKat Nexus 7 giveaway being given last year’s model

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If you remember, Google and Nestle had started a promotion contest for Android 4.4 KitKat, where they were giving people a chance to win a 2013 Nexus 7 tablet. All you had to do is purchase the special KitKat packs with the Android logo on them and message the code inside to a particular number.

Now that the contest is over, the winners are getting their hands on a brand new 2013 Nexus 7. Except for one country, where Nestle, who organized the contest, thought it was cool to give last year’s model instead. People from India who participated in the contest were promised the same 2013 model as everyone else in the promotional material but when it came to actually giving away the device, Nestle pulled a fast one and decided to give away the 2012 model. Read more »

Torque Audio t103z in-ear headphones review

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The Torque Audio t103z in-ear headphones take a different approach to acoustic customization compared to their competitors in the premium establishment. Rather than try to do it all in terms of sound, the t103z headset offers patent-pending interchangeable valves, which change its sound characteristics on a hardware level.

Designed and engineered in Los Angeles, California, the Torque Audio t103z in-ear headphones are the company’s first product to the market. Read on to find out what it’s like to live with them on a daily basis! Read more »

‘Assassin’s Creed Pirates’ for iOS and Android game review

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It’s not uncommon for developers to release a companion game on mobile whenever they release a major title on the consoles. These mobile versions often share the same name but offer nowhere near the same experience, with a different, watered-down version of the story and gameplay found on the console version.

Following the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Ubisoft has released a companion game called Assassin’s Creed Pirates on iOS and Android, with a Windows Phone 8 version coming later. Other than the pirate theme, the mobile game doesn’t have a lot in common with its console counterpart. But is it still fun to play? Let’s find out. Read more »

Cut the Rope 2 to debut in 2 weeks as iOS exclusive

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The sequel to one of the most popular mobile games is primed and ready to hit Apple’s app store. That’s right, brush up on your rope-cutting, puzzle solving, and candy feeding skills, because Cut the Rope 2 is launching on December 19.

The announcement was made by CEO of Zeptolab, Misha Lyalin at a Cut the Rope 2 press event that took place this past Thursday. Read more »

24ct gold-plated HTC One hands-on

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The 24ct gold-plated HTC One which we got to spend quality time with, is even more exclusive than the 18ct, MOBO awards celebrating version we saw back in October. HTC will make only two units the 24ct gold-plated One, compared to five 18ct devices.

At a quick glance, the 24ct HTC One looks a tad more subtle than its 18ct sibling, thanks to its matte finish (the 18ct version is glossy, thus even more blinged-out). Head inside to check out our extensive photo gallery. Read more »

Google Play Music All Access now available in Germany

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Google’s on-demand music streaming service that was introduced at this year’s Google I/O event, is now available in Germany.

With Google Play Play Music All Access, you can stream millions of songs on any device and you can also store up to 20,000 songs for free. Read more »

Google and Facebook are leaders in the US smartphone usage game

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Yesterday we brought you comScore’s breakdown of the smartphone OS distribution in the US and today we’re bringing you the mobile app and mobile browsing usage.

According to the firm’s research users in the US are mostly accessing on Google and Facebook through their smartphones. Google takes the top spot with a huge 88.0%, while Facebook is close in second with 84.4%. Read more »

Motorola Moto G costs $123 to build

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Motorola’s newest offering, the Moto G has been the talk of the town for its impressive hardware specifications and very attractive price tag. Motorola is selling the 16GB version of the smartphone for $199 without a contract in the US, which made many suspect that it makes no profit of the actual hardware. According to an analyst though, it costs only $123 to build so there’s some profit to be extracted there.

Adding the other expenses to get the phone to the market and in turn in your pockets reduces the amount of course, but Mark Newman believes Motorola has an operating profit margin about 5% from the Moto G. Read more »

‘The Wolf Among Us’ for iOS game review

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The Wolf Among Us is a point and click action game based on the Fables comic book series. Created by Telltale Games, the same people who made the excellent ‘The Walking Dead’ series of games, The Wolf Among Us got rave reviews when it was launched on the PC and consoles a few months back.

Now the developers have ported over the game to iOS, just like they did with The Walking Dead. Let’s take a look and see how Bigby’s adventure plays out on the small screen. Read more »

Microsoft revamps Bing for Android with new features

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Microsoft has revamped its Bing app for Android platform and the latest version now comes with a redesigned UI along with a host of new features.

Bing for Android now has the ability to set daily Bing images as your Android wallpaper to make your smartphone look a lot cooler. Read more »

Design your life easily with Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Gear and Robin Thicke

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“The busier you are the smarter you have to be” – that’s what Robert Thicke believes in. And Samsung would like you to believe that utilizing its Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch is all it takes for you to become smart enough to have no trouble handling your busy life.

#Design Your Life is the headline of two Samsung ads starring Robin Thicke – the first one featuring him rocking the Samsung gear on a motorcycle and this new one, #Design Your Life Easily shows him using ChatOn to connect with a whole bunch of hotties on their Galaxy Note 3s. Read more »

Hammacher Schlemmer produces 3D tablet, glasses not required

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Although 3D tablets without glasses have been available since early this year, they haven’t really captured the hearts, and more importantly, the cash of interested consumers. Hammacher Schlemmer is looking to change that with the No Glasses 3D. It is so confident that customers will enjoy their product that they offer a no questions asked full refund to anyone unhappy with it, along with a lifetime warranty, which is almost unheard of in the mobile tech world these days.

The unique retailer is offering what it claims to be a revolutionary 3D experience on its tablet. Utilizing a parallax barrier over the tablet’s display, the screen creates the 3D effect without requiring you to wear special glasses. This is achieved by the parallax barrier displaying separate pixel sets to the user’s eyes – much like the LG Optimus 3D back in the day. Unlike other 3D technologies, the parallax barrier is supposed to provide an easier, unstrained viewing experience. Read more »

Samsung working on 8″ and 10″ tablets with AMOLED display

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Samsung has done an Android tablet with AMOLED display in the past, but the recent slates from the global market leader have all been using LCD panels. However, we might soon be looking at a range of AMOLED tablets from Samsung, according to a report from the Korean Digital Daily publication.

The latest report from the Korean media, suggests that Samsung is working on 8″ and 10″ tablets with AMOLED screens. Both tablets are expected to be officially announced early next year. Read more »

KitKat-kitted CyanogenMod 11 lands on Nexuses, nightlies for others

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The latest version of CyanogenMod – 11 – is based on Android KitKat (or 4.4) and has now been released for the Nexus family of devices (sans the Galaxy Nexus) in its M1 form.

The M (milestone) releases in CM are the ones before the Release Candidate ROMs and are considered stable for daily drivers. That means that all variations of the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are a flash (read ROM flash) away from enjoying beefed up stock Android. Read more »