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God of War III Remastered coming to PS4 on July 14

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The God of War franchise is having it’s tenth anniversary and Sony is celebrating it with the God of War III Remaster announcement for the PlayStation 4.

Fans of the series will be able to relive (or live) the third major installment in the series on their new PlayStation 4 in glorious 1080p. Along with updated graphics, the remaster also brings with it the photo-mode, that lets you freeze the game and adjust the camera angle and add filters to create photos, which you can then share online. Read more »

Amazon to offer “unlocked” Android apps through its store

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Amazon is one of those instantly recognizable online vendors that are constantly trying its hand at new services and consumer markets. Besides goods and books, both digital ant traditional, for which the store is best known, Amazon probably has the most diverse catalog from all the major online stores, including movies, music and also Android apps.

It is undoubtedly hard to achieve popularity as an app store under Google’s own mobile OS, which, has its own proprietary shop and is not too keen on sharing sales profits. Still, Amazon has managed to stick with the niche and in order to do so, often resorts to quite impressive app promotions, like the regular “free daily apps”, which is even currently available with 43 titles, to celebrate the store’s forth birthday. Read more »

The new Apple TV might share hardware with the iPhone 6 and even support 4K video

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As most of you surely remember, last week Apple held its “Spring Forward”, which was buzzing with announcements. But amidst all the hype about the Apple Watch, which was undoubtedly the star of the show, a lot of you might have missed the news about the Apple TV, or at least not given it too much thought.

What Apple did was slash the price of the TV box from $99 to $69 and introduce the new HBO Now streaming service. A lot of people have speculated that this might be a precursor to an impending new Apple TV announcement and today a new rumor fuels speculations even further. Information slipped through the cracks that a new Apple TV is incoming and it will share the hardware platform of the iPhone 6. Read more »

Google is pushing on-body detection smart lock for Android

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Google updated the Play Services quietly to add a couple of new security options. Smart Lock got new Trusted Places along with the existing Trusted Faces. To take the Smart Lock further, Google is now rolling out an “on-body detection” feature in the Smart Lock mode.

The idea is to let your phone detect its proximity to you in order to save itself and your data from being stolen. The new on-body protection feature uses the accelerometer to estimate whether you’re holding the device or it is in your pocket. Read more »

Facebook testing a Phone app to take on Truecaller

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Facebook’s strategy for the mobile apps is full of surprises. With free Voice Calls in the Messenger app, the company decided to compete with the likes of Skype. Now it is testing out a diaper app called Phone to compete with the likes of Truecaller.

A random trial message showing up in the Facebook app for Android talks about installing a Phone app meant for Facebook only. Read more »

Vivo Xshot hands-on

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Vivo is one of those small Chinese manufacturers that rarely make headlines, but when they do, it’s usually big. The company definitely deserves credit, as it is generally quite open to experimentation and has always employed a premium quality approach to their tech.

This, of course, has its down-sides, but the good news is that most every phone that bears the Vivo brand is quite distinctive in some way. The Xplay and Xplay 3S were very early adopters of cutting-edge hardware at the time of their releases and the Vivo X5 Max was the bearer of the title – “word’s thinnest smartphone”, that is before Gionee came along. Read more »

Subor S3 claims to be the World’s first bezel-less smartphone

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Being first in something, especially in the tech world, does bring about a certain level of attention. And coming up with new innovations and pushing the boundaries on the mobile tech scene has become increasingly harder. So when somebody claims to have created the World’s first bezeless phone, we, only naturally, give the company it’s much deserved two minutes of fame.

And before you ask “Why the bitter sarcasm?”, consider the following news – Subor, a virtually unknown Chinese manufacturer has constructed an odd, proof of concept device, which really sounds more like a bad idea than anything else. The company claims that its latest S3 model has no side bezels around the display whatsoever, which definitely sounds cool and looks nice, but is surely accident prone. Read more »

HTC Re camera goes on sale in US, get it now for $99.99

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HTC Re camera is quite interesting gadget with 16MP sensor, capable camcorder with time-lapse and slow-mo support, plus it’s very easy to control. The camera connects rather easily with smartphones, so you can browse your photos.

If you are keen on snapping around with a Re camera, but you didn’t get one because of its $200 price tag – then we have some great news for you. Read more »

Google Play Books is coming to Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Slovenia and Slovakia

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Google has recently updated its availability support page, and there are five new names eligible for the tech giant’s own digital book store – Google Play Books. The list now includes Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Slovenia and Slovakia, which should now be able to access the service.

Play Books hosts both paid and free digital copies and has a formidable database, which, of course, is not really surprising, considering all the effort Google has been putting into digitizing content in recent years. The service is also quite convenient, as it allows you to upload your own books, acquired outside Play Books and read them as well. Read more »

Vector unveils two smartwatches with 30 day battery life, metal, waterproof casings

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There are two types of smartwatches these days – ones with plenty of features and little battery life and ones that have it the other way around. A new company called Vector is aiming for the middle ground by launching two models that promise 30 days battery life without sacrificing too many features.

The Vector Luna and Meridian will work with Android, iOS and Windows Phone, beating even the Pebble in compatibility. Read more »

Next-gen Xiaomi Mi TV coming March 24 – in FHD and UHD versions

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Xiaomi has officially announced its plans to reveal two new Mi TV models on March 24. The Chinese company is set to launch a more affordable and compact 1080p TV as well as a larger variant of the Mi TV 2 with 4K resolution.

Details are scarce at the moment, but we’re quite excited for what Xiaomi has in store considering how great the original Mi TV 2 was. Read more »

LG G Watches now as cheap as ever, first-gen retails around 100 euro

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If you’ve been waiting for prices of smartwatches to drop to more wallet-friendly levels, you may have waited long enough. Arguably the best looking piece to be actually available for purchase, the LG G Watch R can be found on most European markets around the €200 mark, more easily palatable than the launch figures of €300.

That nets you one of the most watch-like bodies on the market, with IP67 certification at that. Powered by a Snapdragon 400 chip, found in full-fledged smartphones, the LG G Watch R comes with a round 320 x 320 P-OLED display. Read more »

Android Auto app now on the Google Play Store

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Google has finally released the Android Auto app that will let you use Android Auto in your car. The head units with Android Auto started shipping in the US a while ago but couldn’t be used because there was no app on the phone to interface with them, but that shouldn’t be a problem anymore.

Android Auto is Google’s take on integrating smartphone functionality into your car’s entertainment system. It allows you to not just make and receive calls, which you can already even with some of the basic head units, but also voice to set reminders, use navigation, play music, listen to messages. and a lot more. Apple has something similar for iOS devices in the form of CarPlay. Read more »

The Volvorii e-ink shoe is a chameleon you can wear

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E-ink technology has definitely been on the rise lately. The amazing, monochrome, low-powered panels are what has basically allowed the e-reader market to sprawl. And while you would expect to find a e-ink display in a handheld device, the guys over at Ishuu Technologies have found a more unconventional use for the tech.

Their extravagant brain child is called Volvorii and it is basically a smart pair of high heels, which have a plastic e-ink display stretching along the surface. That display is hooked up to a tiny controller board, hidden away inside the thick sole, which offers Bluetooth LE connectivity and has a small battery with wireless charging. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge get a range of colorful accessories

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Samsung’s latest flagship device couple is set to hit stores in early April. With the initial batch going out on April 9 and April 10 in quite a few markets and preorders already piling in at a record-breaking rate, it seems users really can’t wait to get their hands on the latest and greatest Samsung tech.

And, as the old saying goes, you have to strike the iron while it’s hot, a fact the Korean tech giant knows oh too well. To further capitalize on the upcoming Galaxy S6 avalanche, Samsung has announced that the two flagship devices will launch along with a wide array of designer accessories. Read more »