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Oculus Rift canceling pre-orders that show up on eBay

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Did you manage to pre-order the upcoming Oculus Rift DK2? Well you may want to hold off on putting it up on eBay.

In an effort to stop price-gouging of the Rift, and maybe as a means of getting their headset to those who really want it, Oculus Rift has canceled shipments of people selling their places in the pre-order line. Read more »

Shazam can now stream entire songs in-app

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Rdio and Shazam have been working together for quite some time now to bring you the music you like after you identify it.

The problem was you always needed to exit Shazam after you ID’d the song, but with the latest software update, you’ll be able to listen to the song within the app itself. Read more »

Microsoft’s Project Adam takes image recognition to the next level

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You may have used Google’s reverse image search’s recognition software to call shenanigans on a picture someone claimed to have taken themselves, or stalk someone on FB.

But Microsoft’s Project Adam looks to expand the use of image recognition, and has developed its software to some impressive lengths. Read more »

Beats is handing Germany’s winning team gold headphones

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Beats is notorious for getting publicity by giving athletes free pairs of their headphones. During the Olympics, competitors could be seen rocking Beats around their neck, UFC fighters are also usually seen wearing the iconic (and expensive headphones) on their walkouts to fights as well.

It looks like the Beats brand was able to also capitalize on the World Cup even after the games were over: by giving Germany’s team a pair of Gold headphones for its victory. Read more »

Windows launches Chromebook competition campaign

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Chromebooks are doing well in the $200 computing arena, but it looks like Microsoft is trying to nip that in the bud.

A new line of cheap, Windows machines are going to be hitting the market, including a $199 HP laptop, called the Stream. Read more »

An LG Nexus tablet pops up in an import manifest

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According to manifest documents from Indian imports tracker Zauba, somebody has brought a prototype LG Nexus tablet into the country. It sounds pretty reasonable to guess that this may as well be the Nexus 8 we saw mentioned earlier this month in a similar manifest.

Of course, it may as well be a 10-inch slate as it’s been a while since Google released theirs. Interestingly, the last two compact Nexus tablets were made by Asus and both received stellar reviews so it would be surprising to see Google move production to LG. Read more »

Ritot is a unique smart band concept with a built-in pico projector

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You may have seen projection clocks, but what if you could wear one of those on your hand? That’s what the makers of Ritot are campaigning for on IndieGoGo – a smart band that uses a projector to cast a big, readable notifications on your wrist.

It has to be said the prototypes look much better than regular smart bands – an aluminum ring covered in leather, the Ritot can pass for a fashion accessory. Read more »

Raspberry Pi Model B+ brings neat new features, still costs $35

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The Raspberry Pi Model B has been selling for over 2 years now and today the company behind the popular single-board computer has launched a new version called Raspberry Pi Model B+.

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As you can deduce from the name of the new product, the Model B+ is not a big leap on features from its predecessor. It packs the same BCM2835 application processor and 512MB RAM, but there’s quite a few novelties. Read more »

Upcoming Play Store update with Material Design revealed

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Android Police have revealed some screenshots that showcase what the next major version of Play Store on Android is going to look like. The design changes are based on the Material Design language that Google introduced at I/O this year.

What you see here are just product pages for all the different categories and how they will look on tablet and smartphones. Read more »

Submit your Snapchat to a global World Cup story

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There may have been only two teams in the World Cup Final today, but Snapchat did something very interesting: the app manufacturer created a global “Our Story” dedicated to this year’s final game.

Every single user was able to upload their Snap to the game, creating a huge photo album for everyone who has the app to view. Read more »

‘Mighty Adventure’ for iOS game review

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Mighty Adventure is a simple platforming game with a little twist. The game features three characters and you can switch between them any time during the game instantly depending upon the situation and their abilities.

Let’s see what the gameplay is like. Read more »

You can play Fruit Ninja on the Nokia Lumia 930 with a knife

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Move over, iPhone 6. Sure, your rumored sapphire display can withstand pretty much anything one throws at it (except a car running it over, as it turns out), but in this regard the Nokia Lumia 930 is no slouch either.

Its super-sensitive touchscreen adorned with Gorilla Glass 3 has in fact wonderfully survived an encounter with a knife – which was used to play Fruit Ninja, believe it or not. Video proof follows. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy K zoom battery test

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The Samsung Galaxy K zoom packs a 2,430mAh battery, less that you would imagine looking at its bulk. Still, Samsung has had a few iterations to optimize its Exynos chipset for great power efficiency and the Galaxy Note 3 Neo got great results with the same chipset (but bigger battery).

Despite its camera-oriented nature, the Galaxy K zoom has full smartphone functionality. Read more »

OnePlus One battery test

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The OnePlus One is the latest phone to pass our battery test and if you haven’t checked out the review we have the scorecard right here plus some extra juicy details.

Walking about with a 3100 mAh battery inside, the OnePlus One needs to show respectable performance. Of course, it does have pretty large screen to power on (a bright 5.5″ 1080p display) plus a powerful Snapdragon 801 chipset. So jump after the break to find out how it did in our proprietary battery test. Read more »

LG G3 QuickCircle, Slim Guard, Slim Hard, wireless charger and USB stick review

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The LG G3 is one of the phones to shape the industry landscape in the short 12 month tenure before the next iteration comes out and so far it’s shaping up quite good.

LG did well to tone down the K Pop look of the Optimus UI in its latest release and the redecoration continued with the set of accessories. We’re about to check out the LG QuickCircle flip cover, the Slim Guard back panel, the wireless charging dock and the USB stick.

You all know, flagship smartphones aren’t just expensive silicon nowadays and all the bells and whistles of this or that platform. No, style is very much involved – these phones cost a pretty penny and are made to impress. They come duly accessorized as manufacturers try to maximize their appeal and, in most cases, that goes well beyond the fashion statement.

Accessorizing them has become the next fad but it’s a trend we don’t object. Just on the opposite, we enjoy it. So let’s look at the LG G3 trinkets that came in the mail this week. Read more »