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Lenovo getting ready to enter the US and EU smartphone markets within a year

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Lenovo slowly but surely shows its potential of becoming a respectable smartphone maker (the K900 being its latest and greatest Android smartphone), but outside of China, its smartphones are only available in India, Indonesia and Russia.

The company’s CEO Yang Yanqing however, has expressed in an interview that his company is looking into expanding its reach to Europe and the United States. Read more »

Hisense Sero 7 Pro is a $149 tablet with Nexus 7 topping specs, we go hands-on

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The Hisense Sero 7 Pro Android tablet, together with the entry-level Sero 7 LT slate, is the Chinese manufacturer’s first effort designed with the lucrative US market in mind. Priced at the highly acceptable $149.99, the Jelly Bean slate offers a better spec sheet than a Google Nexus 7 for noticeably less cash.

Like the Nexus 7, the Hisense Sero 7 Pro packs a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC and a gig of RAM. Read more »

Microsoft pits the Lumia 920 camera against the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III

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If you ever stumbled upon the recently created Windows Phone tumblr blog, you’d have notice a smattering of amusing GIFs comparing the quality of the Lumia 920′s low light images against those of the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III.

Now, they have released a video that shows the three phones placed side by side, shooting the same bizarre scene all at the same time and then the results are provided for you to see. As you can guess, the Lumia 920 comes out on top with a significantly brighter image, with the iPhone 5 a distant second and the Galaxy S III in the last. Read more »

Google to finally shutdown Buzz on July 17, will backup your posts on Google Drive

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Back in October 2011, Google announced that they will be shutting down the ill-fated Google Buzz social network. Now, the company is taking the final steps towards this goal but before they delete all your Buzz related data, they will be backing it up on Google Drive on or after July 17, 2013.

Buzz users will find a copy of all their Buzz posts in a new private folder in their Google Drive account. A second, publicly accessible folder will be made for all your public posts on Drive. As with other files on Drive, you can choose to download, share or delete these files. These newly-created files will not count against your storage limits. Read more »

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is not afraid of water or our camera, stars in quick hands-on video

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The Sony Xperia Tablet Z had to cross a river to get to our office… okay, it didn’t but it that wouldn’t have troubled it thanks to its IP57 certification. That’s not the only specs the Z tablet shares with the Z phone either, the slender OmniBalance design gives the tablet a unique look.

The Xperia Tablet Z is only 6.9mm thick and weighs under 500g, it’s a pretty impressive device to hold in your hand. Read more »

Fast & Furious 6: The Game officially launched for Android

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The game based on the latest action movie Fast & Furious 6 is now officially available on the Google Play Store. The game takes racing genre to a whole new level with amazing graphics, new game modes, challenges and intensive missions.

The whole aim of the Fast & Furious 6 mission is to take down an organization of skilled mercenary drivers, so as to earn respect, while you drift and drag through the streets of London. Read more »

A new technology from South Korea promises to triple the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries

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A new technology developed by a group of South Korean scientists can triple the efficiency and in turn the capacity of lithium-ion batteries, according to a report from the country’s science ministry.

The scientists of Seoul National University have found out a way to increase the capacity of the lithium-ion battery by three times by using a nano structure of iron oxide and manganese oxide for the cathode of the battery, instead of the lead, which is currently being used. Read more »

Splashtop 2 now available in the Windows Phone Store

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Splashtop 2, the popular remote desktop applications that allows you to access all your content from any device from anywhere, is now available to Windows Phone users.

The Splashtop 2 for Windows Phone gives you remote access to your PC or Mac from your smartphone and the app is capable of delivering full audio and HD video streaming along with interactive 3D gaming. Read more »

Another Microsoft ad goes after Apple’s iPad

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Shortly after Windows 8: Less talking, more doing commercial, Microsoft released yet another video that goes after Apple’s iPad.

This time the ad focuses on multi-tasking, Office package, microSD expansion and printing capabilities. Read more »

BlackBerry 10.2 update is in the works, brings emoji, reminders and more

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BlackBerry’s Product Manager Michael Clewley has confirmed some of the features coming with the BlackBerry 10.2 update.

The new version will bring support for standard Unicode emojis, multiple alarms, reminders and level 1 notifications. Read more »

Verizon’s Nokia Lumia 928 works on AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks too

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The Nokia Lumia 928 brought something we hadn’t seen in a while – xenon flash – but it’s a Verizon exclusive, others are getting the thinner, but LED flash only Lumia 925. As it turns out, however, you can get the Lumia 928 working on a GSM network too.

Reddit user volvoshine is reporting that a Lumia 928 worked on AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks after adding the proper access points. That works because Verizon’s phones come with unlocked GSM connectivity for roaming purposes, but there are a few caveats. Read more »

Apple releases new iPhone 5 TV commercial: ‘Music Every Day’

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After some short, fast-paced ads with upbeat music, Apple went back to its roots with slower, more emotional ads for the iPhone 5 with the last one. Well, now, there is one more. Whereas the previous ad concentrated on the camera functionality of the iPhone, the new one focuses on the music experience.

As with the previous one, the entire ad is practically wordless with just some simple, soothing music playing in the background. We see people enjoying music on their iPhones in a variety of ways, from using the iconic white earbuds to loudspeaker, sound docks and even DJ consoles. In the end, you get a simple message: ‘Every day, more people enjoy their music on the iPhone than any other phone.’ Read more »

EA announces Need for Speed Rivals

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Fans of Need for Speed, rejoice. EA has announced the next game in the long running series of arcade racers, Need for Speed Rivals. As with some of the previous games, Rivals will feature both street racers as well as the cops trying to catch them and as a player you will get to play on either side of the law.

So what’s new in this game, then? According to EA, Rivals features a new gameplay mode call AllDrive, which blurs the lines between single player and multiplayer mode. Read more »

LG unveils 5-inch HD Oxide mobile displays with 1mm bezel

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LG unveiled its latest 5-inch HD Oxide mobile displays with 1mm slim bezel at the Society of Information Display 2013 held in Canada. The Korean company also demonstrated its flexible OLED HD panels at the event side by side with its Oxide displays.

The 5-inch Oxide display is likely to be a 720p variant, rather than a 1080p one. Read more »

Mailbox for iOS now available on iPad

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Mailbox, one of the most popular third-party email client applications, which was initially launched for the Apple iPhone, is now available for iPad as well.

Mailbox for iOS is updated and the latest version for iPad comes with a two-pane interface, which makes it easier for you to clear your inbox messages. Read more »