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Sprint releases weird collection of ‘Framily’ plan commercials

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In an effort to bring in more subscribers, Sprint has really been pimping out their ‘Framily’ plan, which pays out bigger and bigger discounts for more friends and family members you pile onto your monthly bill.

They want to let the world know about the great savings that can be had, so they’ve decided to do that by releasing a series of weird family-centric commercials where humans are the children of animals. The real question is, why has Sprint taken on this bizarre approach? Read more »

AT&T hacker’s conviction overturned

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A few years ago, a little old hacker by the name of Andrew Auernheimer was able to snatch 114,000 email addresses of iPad owners and shared the security breach with Gawker.

Well his blabbing landed him a hefty $73,000 fine and a 41-month prison sentence. But it looks like that decision has now been overturned. Read more »

More versions of the Galaxy S5 now fall to Chainfire’s root

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Chainfare was able to root the SIM free, international version of the Samsung Galaxy S5, even before the phone hit store shelves.

Well now you can add seven more versions of the Galaxy S5 to the list of handsets susceptible to the root. Read more »

Nokia X dual-SIM battery life test

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You’ve probably noticed our in-depth review of the dual-SIM Nokia X is now live on our homepage. Now it is time to share with you the full battery benchmarks breakdown to see for yourself how the Nokia X stacks against the competition.

Nokia X is running on a very-low powered Snapdragon S4 Play chipset with a dual-core Cortex-A5 processor, but it comes with a rather modest by today’s standards 1,500 mAh battery. We didn’t expect some impressive battery performance not just because of the small battery, but also because the dual-SIM connectivity and the 4″ screen display that needs to be lit up. Read more »

Qualcomm, LG and Airtel join forces to bring LTE experience in India

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While many countries across the globe are enjoying the latest standard for wireless communication, the huge market that is India is struggling to keep up the pace with current technology. The lack of LTE enabled smartphones along with the high cost for deploying the next-generation networks has kept the country stuck on 3G.

Now, two of the biggest names in the tech industry – Qualcomm and LG have joined forces to bring the fourth generation mobile telecommunications technology experience to the consumers in the sub-continent. Read more »

Take at Samsung’s facilities where the Galaxy S5 received its training

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Every phone, smartphones included, has to pass certain tests and requirements in order to be allowed on the market. FCC is the responsible authority for the USA, TENAA for China, etc. Before any device is submitted to those government agencies though it must pass a bunch of internal tests, which are often far tougher and stricter.

Samsung has shed some light on what the Galaxy S5 test facilities look like and how it was used to make sure the flagship is as great as possible. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 official TV commercial goes live

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Samsung has launched a brand new Galaxy S5 commercial to celebrate the flagship’s global launch. Today the Galaxy S5 hits 125 markets worldwide.

The 30 seconds ad focuses on the Galaxy S5′s camera, fast networking capabilities and the water resistance. Read more »

Alibaba to enable fingerprint purchases for the Galaxy S5

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The latest generation of devices reintroduced fingerprint recognition into mobiles, with online payment services like PayPal quickly jumping aboard to enable secure one-touch authorization for purchases.

Chinese ecommerce site Alibaba is allegedly also looking to enable mobile purchase verification using the Samsung Galaxy S5‘s fingerprint sensor, this time to the wider Asian market. Read more »

Google makes Glass available to anyone in the US for a day, asks $1500

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Google has announced it will put Glass Explorer edition on sale for one day only. That day is Tuesday, April 15 and the pricetag remains the same old $1500.

Only those living in the US are eligible to get a pair and Google says you can pick your favorite shade or frame. Sadly, for everyone outside the US, Google Glass is still not freely available. Read more »

Twitter enables notification system for web

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Twitter has implemented a new notification system for the web, wherein you will receive pop up notifications within the browser page. Now, every time someone retweets your tweets, marks them as favorite, replies to them, sends you a direct message or follows you, you will get a notification on the web page. This feature is similar to the notifications that Facebook has had for a long time now.

Along with showing information, you can also interact with these notifications, so if someone sends you a reply, you can reply to them from within the popup notification. Read more »

Chrome Beta for Android adds undo tab close, among other things

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Google has released a new version of the Chrome Beta browser for Android (v35.0.1916.34). Chief among the new features is a handy undo function for closed tabs. If you ever find yourself accidentally closing a tab, you will get an undo button at the bottom of the screen, which will quickly reopen the tab. If you keep pressing it, the app will keep reopening previously closed tabs.

Another change is to fullscreen video playback within the browser. The controls for fullscreen video have now been revamped and instead of the large playback control overlay at the bottom you just get a longer version of the standard controls in fullscreen mode. Read more »

AT&T’s GS5 devoid of Download Booster

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One of the new features that Samsung has been sure to brag about in their Galaxy S5 smartphone is the Download Booster, which allows users to use both WiFi and the phone’s LTE data connection to download files more quickly onto their phone.

But there’s some bad news for AT&T customers who were looking forward to using this new feature, because America’s largest GSM carrier decided to go and remove it from their version of the GS5. Read more »

Samsung Gear 2 gets a firmware update

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The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch got treated to a firmware update today. Sized at a tad above 24MB, the update brings improvements and a duo of new features to the Exynos-powered gadget.

The new functions brought by the update to the Gear 2 include Training Effect and Sleep monitor. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets torn down by iFixit

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If you’re curious about the internals of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S5, then the folks over at iFixit have exactly what you’re looking for.

As with all Galaxy devices, the battery is user-replaceable and easy to access by simply removing the back panel. But what about the other components? Let’s take a look at just how easy it is to gut a Galaxy S5. Read more »

Nikon introduces 1 J4 interchangeable lens camera with focus on speed

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Nikon unveiled a new addition to its interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras dubbed 1 J4. According to the company this is one of the fastest interchangeable lens compact cameras for continuous shooting with autofocus tracking currently on the market.

The compact shooter is said to come with many of the features recently introduced with the company’s more advanced 1 V3 model, except in a more affordable package. Read more »