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New Google Chrome for Android boosts performance

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Google has just updated the Chrome browser for Android. It brings improved scrolling and JavaScript performance as well as better touch sensitivity.

Here is the official change log from Google: Read more »

Angry Birds Rio lives, new episode available now

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It seems Rovio is not ready yet to give up on Angry Birds Rio. Even though the movie-related episodes are over, an update came in the form of Market Mayhem.

It’s a brand-new episode with 30 regular and 2 bonus levels and 15 hidden strawberries. Read more »

HTC lets you try out the One flagship before buying it

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HTC is giving potential buyers of the One a taste of what it’s put into the recently-announced flagship with a new interactive site.

While it’s not the same as holding the device in-hand, the website does let you experience several of the new features such as the BlinkFeed news feed, BoomSound, and Zoe. Read more »

Nokia staff in Chennai factory in India gets 200% wage hike

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Nokia has decided to give its workers at the Chennai factory in India a raise, with some of the workers to get as much as 200% higher paychecks.

According to a report by the Economic Times, Nokia sees the factory as a key part in its comeback plans and has entered into a wage pact. Read more »

Updated Apple TV brings an even smaller die-shrunk A5 processor

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Earlier this year, we learnt that Apple has been quietly working on an updated version of the Apple TV. The difference? The processor got bumped from the A5 in the third generation mode to an A5X. Or at least, that’s what everyone thought.

Turns out, however, that is not the case. Mac Rumors got their hands on a production device of this new tweaked Apple TV that has just hit the retail stores and decided to take it apart. And much to their surprise, it is still running an A5 chip, albeit a much smaller one. Read more »

‘Temple Run: Oz’ for iOS and Android game review

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The original Temple Run hit iOS back in 2011. The game was an instant success, reaching the top of charts around the world. It arrived on the Play Store last year and saw similar response from Android users as well.

It was also last year when Imangi released Temple Run: Brave, a variation of the original game made in collaboration with Disney for their movie ‘Brave’. It featured a new character and different level design but was essentially the old game in a new wrapper. But earlier this year, Imangi released Temple Run 2 that brought with it completely redesigned visuals and some new gameplay mechanics.

Now, shortly after the release of Temple Run 2, the developers have released Temple Run: Oz. Like Temple Run: Brave before it, Temple Run: Oz is based on an upcoming Disney movie, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and carries forward the visual and gameplay enhancements from Temple Run 2 but with new level designs keeping with the theme of the movie. Let’s see how this latest installment has turned out. Read more »

Samsung exec disparages Windows 8, says it’s no better than Windows Vista

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Ever since its launch, Windows 8 hasn’t exactly seen an overwhelmingly positive response, with many criticizing the new direction Microsoft took with the UI design of the OS. We have even seen companies like Acer, ASUS and Fujitsu bemoan the lack of demand for Windows 8 products.

Now, Samsung’s head of memory chip division – Jun Dong-soo – has joined the rank of people complaining about Windows 8, saying it’s no better than Windows Vista, an OS known best for being one of the biggest failures in the history of technology. Read more »

NVIDIA gives a sneak peak at the upcoming Riptide GP 2 optimized for Project SHIELD

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The original Riptide GP released two years ago was one of the first games to be optimized for NVIDIA’s Tegra series of mobile GPU. The game featured advanced visual effects, such as water splashes and motion blur that were exclusive to devices running Tegra processors.

Now, NVIDIA and Vector Unit have announced a sequel to this jet-ski racer, called Riptide GP 2 and it will be optimized for the upcoming Project SHIELD running the Tegra 4 processor. Read more »

LG Optimus G Pro battery tests are over, here are the numbers

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The LG Optimus G Pro brings several upgrades over the regular Optimus G, including a big 3,140mAh battery, but also a new screen and updated chipset. Let’s find out if the increase in battery capacity offsets the higher power demands of the screen, which is both bigger and higher res.

Before we go on, we’d like to note that our Optimus G Pro review unit (which came from Korea) has a spare battery and a battery charger/phone stand in the box. The international version might not have these goodies. Read more »

Skype for iOS updated with stability improvements and bug fixes

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Skype, the popular instant messenger, which offers free voice and video calling, has updated its iOS application. The latest version of Skype is 4.6 and the update comes with few bug fixes and improvements to enhance the user experience.

The updated Skype for iOS now comes with the option to mark all your recent chats as read with just a few taps and the application offers new calling experience across the platform, helping you save few bucks off your phone bills. Read more »

Google rolls out Public Alerts in Japan, to use Google Now, Search and Maps to warn of earthquakes, tsunami

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Emergency broadcasts on the radio or on TV are a thing of the past – people rely on the Internet for such things. For that reason, Google is bringing its Public Alerts international starting with Japan.

Earthquake and tsunami warnings for Japan will appear on Google’s Search page, Maps and even Google Now. Read more »

Samsung I9082 Galaxy Grand Duos battery test is complete, here are the results

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We already gave you our Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos review, but now it’s time to examine the battery life of the smartphone in great detail. You already know the final score, but let’s see how the different parts of the dual-SIM phone’s performance stand in comparison..

With a 2100mAh battery and a modest WVGA resolution you would always expect the Samsung Galaxy Grand to do well even if has a large 5″ screen to power and dual-stand-by to cater for. Read more »

Hilarious Google Glass video demonstrates how Google’s latest tech could help guys with the ladies

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Google’s recent Google Glass promo campaign left many of us speechless and dreamy about what the future holds for us. However, what Google didn’t touch upon was how the Glass project will affect dating.

Well, to give us a taste of what Glass might be able to do to help people in this aspect, famous YouTube comedian Dartanion London has made a pretty hilarious video. Read more »

Angry Birds goes free on iOS for a week

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Angry Birds needs no introduction. If you managed to somehow get on the internet, find this site and are reading this there is almost a 100% chance that you know what Angry Birds is.

The original game went on sale on iOS back in December 2009. Since then, it has always cost a dollar for the iPhone version and three on the iPad. Now, for the first time since it went on sale, the original Angry Birds has gone free for a limited time. Read more »

Facebook redesigns its News Feed, brings a mobile-influenced UI to your desktop

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Facebook announced a redesigned News Feed, which divides the content stream into different categories. The new look aims to take better advantage of visual content such as photos and videos through larger thumbs, as well as to unify the News Feed appearance for desktop and mobile devices.

The new content categories in the redesigned News Feed include one for content from your friends, a dedicated one for photos, as well as separate feeds for music related posts and news on public figures you follow. Read more »